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Cuisine: world street food Of the party crowd, for the party crowd, by the party crowd Atmospherics: the good news is that the former dowager that Connaught Place was, has yet another party venue. Enormous and on two floors, there are semi-private areas, lounge corners, dining spaces and open terraces including one that is exclusively…

DEL

So close to T3 as to be part of its lounge International cuisine 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 sofas…

Yellow Brick Road

When it came into existence some ten years ago, it became a sort of cult to be seen there. In the intervening years, Yellow Brick Road at the Ambassador Hotel has acquired a few more layers insofar as cuisine goes. Its sunny yellow interiors have worn well, and it still looks as fresh and chirpy…

Prankster

A modern take on soul food Modern Indian cuisine Atmospherics: Quite the largest restaurant, that too, on a single floor in the Sector 29 market, if not in the whole of Gurgaon. The theme is back to college, so the entire space has been broken up into verandahs and terraces, canteens and laboratories, class-rooms and…

Kurry Souk (Hidden Gems)

One of the most endearing facets of Delhi is how you stumble upon the most magical food in a seemingly uninspiring corner of the city. Though our neighbour Gurgaon does not share much with Delhi, it too has the same magic. Qutab Plaza in a largely residential area, DLF Phase I, doesn’t have much to…

Honk

Cuisine: South East Asian Blurb: Plenty for the desi palate in this stylish diner that has a unique selling point Atmospherics: dining tables and chairs, low squashy sofas with low tables, outdoor seating and bar chairs – you can visit Honk and have a different experience every time. But first, a word about the menu:…

Spicy Duck

Taj Palace gets a new Chinese restaurant Chinese from Guangdong (Canton) Atmospherics: Spicy Duck was born in a mighty hurry: Blue Ginger had barely closed when Spicy Duck opened unofficially. The upshot is that the décor is largely the same as the old restaurant, but the food could not be more different! The official date…

Tanddav

Cuisine: World food Blurb: I wanted to order nearly everything on this menu Atmospherics: What started out as Smoke House Grill and then Smokey’s, is now Tanddav. While the connection between Lord Shiva’s divine dance and a very comfortable, well-appointed, western-style restaurant with comfortable seating and low lighting is not apparent, the menu contains page…

Vintage 31 Bistro and Cafe

Vintage 31 Bistro and Cafe Cuisine: Mostly Italian Blurb: Treat yourself to two hours in this fairytale café Atmospherics: In that part of Meharchand Market that still has traditional mithai and general merchant shops, Vintage 31 is the hugely likeable venture of a couple whose passion it is. He cooks and she oversees the service.…

64/6

Indian, western, Lebanese vegetarian Blurb: An all vegetarian restaurant in an all vegetarian hotel Intro: India’s only vegetarian hotel is a 15 minute drive from East Delhi. The coffee shop serves all three meals buffet style only. Atmospherics: Being a Country Inn & Suites, this branch in Sahibabad is located on a main road and…