Established in 1981, the Ohris Group, one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in South India, launches uniquely themed two restaurants namely ‘Havmor-70MM’ and ‘1857’ in Hyderabad. According to the group, ‘Havmor-70MM’ is India’s first Bollywood themed restaurant and ‘1857’ is a colonial themed Restro-Bar. With these two new restaurants being added, Ohris have altogether fifteen themed restaurants in its kitty as of now.
“We have designed ‘Havmor-70 MM’ with five zones viz., Romantic Zone, Action Zone, Comedy Zone, Villain Zone and Vamp Zone just like a Bollywood movie and each zone is themed in that look and feel,” informs Ravi Ohri, chairman, Ohris Group.
The interior of the restaurant essentially captures the nostalgic moments associated with Bollywood and even some of the most memorable movies will be shown on giant screens of multiple LCDs in a regular intervention. The interior will also have some of the epic moments of song, dance, romance, action and treachery in the form of statues enacting the same and the authentic Bollywood memorabilia such as LP records, posters and hoardings depicting the golden era of Indian cinema.
The Colonial themed Restro-Bar ‘1857’ is themed like a colonial club reflecting the lifestyle from the days of the British period in India and offers the global cuisine of yesteryears with multiple beer towers. “We tried to design the interiors that are reflecting the life-style from the days of the British colonial times in India on the walls of this Restro-Bar,” states Amar Ohri, executive director, Ohris Group.
As a plan of expansion and focused in launching only theme based restaurants, Ohris targets to open seven more theme restaurants in the metros and major cities in India like Bengaluru, Delhi and Pune. The group also plans to foray in Singapore and London by the end of the current financial year.
The Hyderabad-based group started with Hotel Banjara, the first three star hotel in Secunderabad and then Mehfil, the multi-cuisine restaurant in the city which is the only restaurant to offer live ghazals to its customers from 1861. Hotel Banjara also houses Pickles, the only 24 hour speciality coffee shop in Secunderabad. The group also owns JIVA, a fast food outlet and a multi-cuisine Wood Fire Pizza Oven, one of the early restaurants of its kind in South India.
Apart from these, Ohris’ have opened several theme restaurants like Mings Court, Silver Metro, Gufaa, Ohris Banjara, Far East and African theme restaurant Serengeti.
— Sangita Ghosh