Enter Ambience 365, located in the heart of Lalitpur, and you will instantly experience a drastic environment change, leaving the hustle and bustle of the city behind to be in a well-maintained restaurant. I liked Ambience 365 the moment I walked in. I was delighted by how the place was so cozy, yet so spacious. Entering the ground floor, you immediately notice the picturesque patio, perfect for a romantic monsoon dinner, and a view of an amusing bar.
The second floor, for me, has a touch of familiarity, given my Newari heritage. The cozy seating and the private dining areas all pay tribute to authentic Newari decor. Up on the roof, there is a sheltered space for customers to enjoy dining with live music on every weekend, which certainly lends itself to the relaxing ambience of the restaurant. As for us, we settled on the second floor that reflected comfort at its best.
The first thing that caught my eyes was the variety on the menu. This three-year-old restaurant had so much to offer to its customers, ranging from Nepalese to continental food. It is always such a struggle deciding what to eat when I am at new eatery. If it’s your first time, and you are not sure what you would like to have, just go for the 365 specials on the menu; these will surely make you satisfied. After going through the menu a few times and seeing there were just so many options to choose from, we decided to make an exception and went with the chef’s choice of his best dishes.
I was genuinely impressed by Ambience 365’s soothing quality of service. The staff was all smiles and gave me a number of takes to my table with a promise that food would follow. Soon enough, we were served with the welcoming sight of scrumptious dishes. The dinner started off with cheese and herb-stuffed mushrooms. These deep-fried delights were well-presented and looked very appetizing. The taste did not disappoint, either. I remember nodding in appreciation at this amazing combination of the pool of hot cheese and fresh mushrooms. The outside was crunchy with the bread crumbs and the inside was the ‘bomb’, full of creamy cheesiness and the earthy flavor of mushroom, with just the right amount of mixed herbs.
The next dish presented to us was the almighty tandoori chicken. We were served delicious-looking chunks of chicken that had been marinated in lemon juice, salt, and pepper and baked in a tandoor oven and served with mint paste and hot sauce. Flavored, moist, and tender, these piquant pieces of tandoori chicken made the perfect dish to get our dinner rolling. Each bite was generously spicy, sweet, and salty. The dish, as a whole, was packed full of satisfactory and happy flavors. For enhanced pleasure, we suggest you get rid of the cutlery and dirty your hands. The accompanying glass of sweet red wine was the perfect conclusion to a savory dinner that prepared the body and mind nicely for a good night’s sleep.
At Ambience 365, you may let afternoons slip into evenings and not worry. The menu has a combination of appetizers and main courses, along with a variety of drinks. I, therefore, recommend Ambience 365 for extended hangouts, family gatherings, and even conferences. They hold live music gigs every weekend, 6:00 p.m. onwards, featuring famous Nepali artists. So, if you are up for the whole package of good ambience, multi cuisine delicacies, and live music, then make sure to visit Ambience 365 and have a good time with your loved ones.