Smoke House Grill

Delhi’s newest restaurant – Smoke House Grill – is from the stable of Riyaaz Amlani, the maverick genius who gave us Mocha. Expectedly, it is not just another fine-dining eatery with a lounge section, but contains a novel concept that is set to change the way we look at cuisine. The restaurant actually has a…

The Chowk, Gurgaon

The Chowk is among MGF Mall’s latest crop of eateries, many of the original ones having faded away into oblivion, but then, that is the malaise that affects all of Gurgaon. This restaurant is reportedly a branch of Khaaja Chowk, in another mall down the same road. This avatar has none of the exuberance of…

Cafe Creme Brew

It’s rather confusing, the name of this rather cozy little café with its bright colours and the appearance of a café in Western Europe. Etched on the glass walls is the name Crème Brew Café, but there’s a board saying Café FigMint too, so one doesn’t know. There are two menus: a food menu and…

Masala House

Refined Modern Indian dining in Sundernagar Up a rather steep flight of stairs, Masala House is situated on the first, second and third floors, but if you are taking elderly family members with you, the first floor is probably where you will end up. Beautifully appointed and with an international décor, set off by dark…

Latitude

You could be in a drawing room when you visit this charming, well-appointed room that is a combination of Good Earth taste and Ritu Dalmia’s food. On the face of it, it is a winning combination. It is tucked away in Good Earth, Khan Market, on the second floor and has an interesting patterned ceiling,…

Le Bistro du Parc

French, in its simplest, most uncomplicated avatar Overlooking a park, it is a tiny piece of Paris in our chaotic city. The dainty tables and chairs are exactly as you’d find them in Paris: effortlessly stylish and the opposite end of the spectrum from grand and showy. Both times I have visited, I have seen…

Chez Nini

Montreal meets Mehar Chand Market French restaurants have never been success stories in Delhi because of the perception that they are only about haute cuisine, a concept that dogs Delhi’s dining public. Chef Nini is French, but it’s about comfort food in warm surroundings, and it’s from Montreal anyway. Modest Mehar Chand Market is going…

Tres

  Modern European food, simple elegant settings and plenty of parking! What do you get when two prominent chefs open their own place? You get this gem of a restaurant with a chef-driven menu. Next door to the now defunct Chilli Seasons is this extremely attractive restaurant in shades of coffee and crème. So far…

Terminus 1

World food, progressive Indian Surprisingly good food in an unlikely spot Tucked away near Lifestyle on the second set of escalators in Ambience Mall, you are likely to miss it altogether because of the slightly obscure location. Once inside, it looks like a teeny bopper’s hangout: none too comfortable chairs, a colourful open kitchen, a…

La Bodega

La Bodega Cuisine: traditional Mexican Intro: After the city’s collective palate has been inured to Tex Mex, here comes the real thing Atmospherics: stylish surroundings that combine a Mexican touch with an international sensibility. White walls with an adobe finish, brightly coloured stencilled motifs, no nonsense comfortable furniture and best of all, plenty of books…