Chinese Section at K3

Blurb: A powerhouse of talent moves to Delhi Cuisine: Beijing meets Canton Atmospherics: The very first time I was brought face to face with Chef Zhang Xue Shi’s towering talent was in a hotel in Chennai five years ago. The world of food is not so large after all, and after fantasizing about the lunch…

Bombaykery

Blurb: The most distinctive little store in Cyber Hub Cuisine: Patisserie, savouries Atmospherics: This is the time when new entrant Bombaykery is going to come into its own. From here on, the weather is going to improve rapidly, and though there is not much space inside the tiny round store with the glass walls that…

Cibo

From being a place with great interiors and not so great food, Cibo has suddenly become a place with great food. They’ve just hired fresh blood in the kitchen, and the youthful chef, an Indian with international experience, is clearly set to break boundaries. In the last couple of weeks, Cibo has metamorphosed from an…

Czech Republic

When my son (now in his 20s) was tiny, he had gone to see a film with his best friend’s family. I never did get to learn the name of the movie, but it had a scene in it, which, described by a 4 year old, consisted of a cupboard with a door. You walked…

Days of The Raj

Cuisine: Anglo Indian food Blurb: An old restaurant given a new lease of life Atmospherics: Right on the main road at the busy Adchini T-junction is this rather gracious restaurant. Though it has been around for a while, it has just been given an extensive makeover: new interiors, new menu, even the initial concept has…

DEL – Roseate House

Blurb: So close to T3 as to be part of its lounge Cuisine: international Atmospherics: the very last hotel in Aerocity, closest to the International Airport, someone has very craftily designed not only the space but the menu too. The space is vast, disappointingly monochromatic, and as comfortable as a business lounge: upholstered chairs, squat…

Ciro’s Pomodoro

Italian casual dining Blurb: Food meets clubbing in this import from Beauchamp Place, London If you’ve always wanted to know what the stars eat on their pizzas check out Ciro’s Pomodoro. Atmospherics: Airy and well-lit thanks to full-length glass windows, Ciro’s Pomodoro started out life in a single location in London’s clubbing district, but has…

Cooper’s Grill and Bar

Cuisine: American Blurb: It has much going for it but needs a bit of refining to realize its full potential Intro: This brand new eatery is the brainchild of two hospitality professionals who know their onions, so expect it to get better and more polished over time. Atmospherics: This is where the restaurant falters. It…

Cookhouse by World Art Dining

Blurb: serious food in a fun atmosphere Cuisine: Multi cuisine Atmospherics: Conrad Hilton famously said that the secret of a good hotel (and by extension, restaurant) is location, location, location. He would beam with approval at the building that houses World Art Dining: on the crossroads at the traffic light that leads from Ring Road,…

Coriander Leaf

An interesting take on the food of Lucknow, Pakistan, Old Delhi and Rajasthan. Atmospherics: there are now two branches of this brand, both inexplicably in Gurgaon. The first one, just off MG Road, is the more genteel of the two; the newer one, just a few months old, is the one that I visited. It…