Cafe Delhi Heights

Still reeling the crowds in Serves Indian, western snacks and one-dish meals Atmospherics: When this, the very first branch of Café Delhi Heights, opened, it took the city by storm with its wildly alternative appeal and its bold menu that dared to be different (read: cater to a demographic that was hitherto ignored). Then, there…

Indigo Deli

The old Deli has moved to Cyber Hub Serves Western Atmospherics: Walk down the length of Cyber Hub and you just cannot miss Indigo Deli, now with prominent signage and an attractive patio area. In that respect, it is as far removed from the dark corner it used to occupy in its previous location in…

Wok Art

Serves Chinese and Thai A surprising island of excellence in an unexpected location Atmospherics: There are a few sectors in Noida that were built exclusively for the armed forces. You can always spot them by the adjoining markets: whereas other markets have grown hip and happening, those attached to the forces’ sectors have remained resolutely…

Travelling with my Chopsticks

What goes round the world, changing yet remaining the same? Marryam H Reshii discovers the answer: Chinese street food In the night market in Taipei, capital of Taiwan, every shopper sauntered around with what looked like a red lollipop. Not to be outdone, I ordered one too. One bite of it, and I was assailed…

Chateau de Pondichery

A piece of the French colony in our midst Serves: Tamil and French Atmospherics: On the main Aurobindo Road, down a little cul de sac, opposite the Hero Honda showroom, you step into another world: a spacious, two roomed place, where you’ll be transported to a world away from the snarling traffic of Delhi, into…

Ikk Punjab

History lesson, living museum and restaurant rolled into one Serves the food of Undivided Panjab Atmospherics: One of the more seasoned restaurateurs of West Delhi, Rajan Sethi took several years to piece together the trimmings of Ikk Panjab. The unusual spelling is because his research showed him that the state was always spelled with an…

Desi Roots

A playful, unpretentious approach to desi dining Atmospherics: On the ground floor in the mall mile of Saket, just next to the eye-popping Harley Davidson showroom, your car can drive up right to the front door of this brand new restaurant. It is composed of three sections: the lounge that looks like drawing-room, a narrow…

Pintxo

Serves: Spanish The smallest restaurant in the NCR No fuss, no pretensions .  Just small plates in unassuming surroundings Atmospherics: It is not easy to find your way around Galleria. Café Coffee Day is a convenient landmark: Pintxo is just above it. Just 18 seats and a tiny open kitchen. The walls are brown, giving…

Olly

New improved version of the Olive Bistro of yore Serves Modern world cuisine Atmospherics: A large, light filled space with floor to ceiling windows on two sides, Olly is a clean, modern space with indoor plants, books to browse through and a single page menu that has non-fussy, healthy, tasty food that begs to be…

Bo Tai

Zorawar Kalra strikes again Serves Modern Thai Atmospherics: On the second floor of a building that overlooks the Qutab Minar,  in line with the fashion district of Delhi, Bo Tai is the latest brand from Massive Restaurants, this one being a modern Thai restaurant with the bar as a focus. The space is filled with natural…