Zambar

At the outset, let me tell you of a few of my pet hates. I am not a proponent of making fun of someone else’s accent, especially when it is the name of an establishment. I am not, therefore, a fan of the name Zambar (zany south-speak for sambar). Then, I believe in a certain…

Bagel’s Café

Bagel’s Café, a cheery café in Gurgaon is a piece of Netherlands in the NCR. Owned by a Dutch lady, the menu features the bagel in its many avatars but doesn’t stop there. There are other dishes as well but it is clear that the star of the show is the bagel. The bagel itself…

Baluchi

It is heartening to see that Baluchi has undergone a total revamp. All too often, makeovers are merely cosmetic. There is path-breaking stuff happening at the restaurant. For one, the menu represents all the properties of the group, no matter in what part of the country they are. Thus, you’ll find a couple of Kashmiri…

Azzuro, Gurgaon

I’ve lost count of the number of times I have revisited a favourite restaurant and have been disappointed at falling standards. When I was told that Azzuro has a branch in DLF, I was almost certain I would have to write it off. However, thankfully, that is not the case. The DLF menu is tiny…

Pizzeria Rossa

Cuisine: Italian Italian with an Indian sensibility The interiors are cramped, the service is affably clueless but it’s crowded through the day because of the pizzas. Atmospherics: You don’t have to navigate all the way down Hauz Khas Village because Pizzeria Rossa is the very first eatery as you enter and there are no steps…

Oberoi Patisserie & Delicatessen

Trust the Oberois to do things in style. The much awaited patisserie and delicatessen that has come up on the ashes of the old Kandahar is all set to redefine luxury nibbles. First of all the space spells luxe living and spaciousness, there is seating space for 16, and the displays, merchandise, even the machinery…

Legends Grille

Serves Indian and Oriental grills Here’s a prime example of a mismatch between a grandiose name and the restaurant itself. On the face of it, it’s quite a good deal, especially if you have a large appetite: unlimited appetizers, a buffet of main courses and desserts with free mocktails thrown in. But in practice, it…

Mistral

European, North Indian, Iranian An extremely pleasant blend between an informal mall restaurant and a well-appointed fine-dining space An extensive western section, a patisserie counter just outside, a small Indian section – there really is something for everybody here The one restaurant in this mall to bring in a touch of class. Mistral is classy…

Indian Accent

The Manor in Friends Colony West is buzzing nowadays. Deservedly so: after a long time it has acquired F & B that is worthy of its classy interiors. Indian Accent may be new to the city, but it is the country cousin of Delhi’s Oriental Octopus and Chor Bizarre as well as Tamarai in London.…

Smokehouse Room

In the bright firmament of the restaurant scene in our city, there’s a brand new star and that is Smoke House Room. It sounds like a cliché to claim that it is a never seen before concept, but that really is the case. It is a small dining room – a 40 seater to be…