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…

Culture Cafe

The most unpretentious eatery in Crosspoint Mall Serves multi cuisine Atmospherics: if you are of a certain age, you probably look back with nostalgia at the restaurants that Delhi used to be graced with. Good old eateries where you would visit with your parents and order a mix of dishes, jumbled up across the continents.…

Kopper Kadai

Every gimmick in the restaurant industry Serves North Indian Atmospherics: Every time I visit Rajouri Garden, I am convinced that there is no more place for another restaurant, yet at the next visit, I see a few. Kopper Kadai is one of the newer entrants. Situated on two floors accessible by lift, it has paid…

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…

Cha Shi

It’s right in the middle of one of the atriums of Emporio, with luxe shopping all around. But that’s not the nicest part of Cha Shi – the low prices are. It is run as an outpost of Set’z, the restaurant on the 3rd floor and serves only the food of South East Asia. The…

Kheer

A celebration of India and its food Serves Indian Atmospherics: If you ignore the odd name, the space is huge and colourful with swirling Indian colours. Making a distinct statement against the current trend of serving modified Indian food in international surroundings, Kheer celebrates Indian design and the trademark ‘a little bit of everything’ to…

Dirty Apron

Serves: Eurasian When you want to laze away three hours, come here Atmospherics: Above the frenetically popular Piano Man (a bar with live gigs six days a week) is this compact café, filled with sunlight. The floor above it is a terrace, partly open and partly shaded with a glass canopy. While there is a…

Daikichi

Blurb: The tiniest Japanese restaurant with a Japanese chef Atmospherics: The L shaped eatery is strictly no-frills. Tables seat four except the tatami table (semi-private) that seats six. Daikichi is the brainchild of a hotel management graduate from a vegetarian community who spotted an opportunity in Gurgaon and has set up a wonderful little eatery,…