This blog is irrelevant. I know this even better now than I ordinarily do because despite the hundreds of thousands of words I have scribbled, typed and posted, places like Mia Bella are still opening up.
Where do I even begin? I think the owners had some sort of vague idea, perhaps based on a bar or a restaurant they saw in a magazine or on holiday, which they’ve decided to half assedly implement in Hauz Khas Village, a village of many such half assed endeavours.
The walls are a bright mash of colors with some very amateur murals. The furniture is oddly high and placed uncoordinatedly over the space. The bar is an eyesore. Clearly nobody here is a details person, a charming wooden boat has been flung way above eye level over an exposed air conditioning unit. There’s a DJ console on the side from which wires are sticking out and bits of board are falling off.
The only thing really working for Mia Bella is the view but frankly there are lots of places in HKV looking out on to the lake and I’d rather go to Dzukou and pair an amazing view with great food and an ambience that didn’t feel like it was trying so hard.
|My favorite thing in the place.|