Suvarna Mahal

If you want to feel like royalty, there’s just one place in the country to make your dream come true, and that is at Suvarna Mahal, the old dining room when Rambagh Palace really was a palace. Old timers to the restaurant remember the late Rajmata dining there. Of course, the royal experience begins long…

A Tale Of Two Cups

In which we juggle multiple cups of tea and coffee, just in time for the monsoon showers! Tea and coffee bars are a dime a dozen in this city of ours and most of us visit them because we want to set down our shopping bags or to cool off in the frosty air-conditioning. In…

Side Wok Khan Market

The time is not far off when Khan Market will be crammed end-to-end with restaurants and cafes. Sidewok is the latest to join the band-wagon, but there are others still waiting in the queue. So, how does the latest kid on the block fare? As far as décor and service goes, it is the most…

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…