Bhopal eateries bowling over fans with free food

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2015 22:14 IST

If you walk into a high-end bar in Bhopal next Thursday, chances are you’ll stumble into a bunch of youngsters glued to the small screen, watching the battle between the Big Two while smoking a free hookah.

As the city gears up to root for Team India when it clashes with Australia in the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, restaurants and lounges in the capital are going all out to cash in on the cricket frenzy.

For starters, several eateries have begun offering food and drinks (and hookahs!) to people at attractive discounts.

The Noor-Us-Sabah Palace Hotel kick-started this trend in the city by offering ‘The Mauka Knockout Offer’ on match days.

In this offer, the hotel serves breakfast, lunch and tea to visitors at discounted rates.

“We want people to enjoy the match with good food. We have installed big projectors so that they can catch the action live. As the match starts at 9:00 am, we provide breakfast to our customers. After the first inning, we provide lunch. When the match is about to end, we serve tea or coffee. This will continue till the finals,” food and beverages manager Noor-Us-Sabah Mohammad Aslam says.

Eldritch Blue Restaurant has gone an extra mile and come up with a World Cup-themed menu.

Moreover, anyone visiting the restaurant in a Team India jersey or checking-in through Facebook while tagging Eldritch Blue’s Facebook page during match hours can get a 10% off on the total bill.

“As the entire country is enjoying the World Cup, we wanted to create a cricket-friendly atmosphere in our restaurant,” says Tushar Lila of Eldritch Blue.

Windz Cafe and Restaurant at Market number 10 is consistently luring cricket aficionados by giving Rs 100 off on each hookah during the World Cup.

The 10 Downing Street pub has come up with World Cup-themed cocktails, which will be served during the finals.

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