Nestled in the heritage-soaked green environs of Hauz Khas Village, Raasta brings alive the free spirit of the Rastafarian culture, which has over one million dedicated followers across the globe. The lounge pays tribute to the legendary talents of Bob Marley, who made Rastafarian culture a part of the mainstream music scene and left an indelible impression of brilliance.
The main genre of music played at the lounge is reggae, with a smattering of dub.
Raasta is spread across 4,000 square feet divided into charming indoor and outdoor spaces. The cheerful interiors and the bright tones of green, gold and red bring alive the riotous movement that promotes music, free thinking and the emergence of identity. Choose from a refreshing list of mocktails infused with the goodness of fruit; you want something more filling, opt for the dark chocolate and chocolate Toblerone shakes, or the green tea smoothie.
The place also offers a snack menu that encourages small nibbles and light bites, as well as hearty meals. The selection offers cuisine from across the world; a melange of Oriental, Middle Eastern, Indian and continental. Choose from Gold Bags (water chestnut, baby corn and cilantro served with harissa), falafel (chickpea dumplings served with white sesame sauce), Corn Pastellos (American corn tossed with garlic, chilli oil and peppers), Panko Prawns (Japanese crumb-coated prawns served with tartare sauce), Afghani Murgh (whole chicken marinated with almond, cheese and cream, finished in a clay oven).
There are also a variety of pastas like penne, fusilli, spaghetti and fettucini with sauces like alfredo (cheese and fresh mushroom), marinara (tomato, olive and seafood), pesto (basil and pine nut). The oven rustles out delicious pizzas, like the Smoked Chicken and Smoked Mozzarella, Chicken Poorva Paschim (tandoori chicken, cheese and fresh basil leaves). The Walnut Brownie and Drunken Chocolate Mousse make for the perfect end to any meal.