Casablanca

Blurb: the NCR gets its first Moroccan restaurant Forget the relatively bland Lebanese cuisine that has done modestly well in our city. The real McCoy is the cuisine of North Africa, including Morocco and Tunisia. It is much closer to our palate and it is sure to be the Next Big Thing in food trends…

Faarsi

Iranian, Turkish, Lebanese Tiny, informal, inexpensive, surprisingly good, fills a need in HKV Atmospherics: Somewhere near the entrance of Hauz Khas Village, yet another rabbit has popped out of the never-ending hat. This one is called Faarsi, and if it is small, it has a well-thought out role. It comprises a take-away counter and a…

Fab Café

Blurb: Eat your way to health Cuisine: healthy food, regional Indian Atmospherics: The best part about Fab Café is the absolute fit it has with Fab India. Both are run by different companies, but it is a perfect marriage. Up three flights of stairs, or in a lift that fits two people, is the sun-filled…

Farzi Café

Indian Molecular Blurb: Molecular gastronomy for Indian food goes well with wine and can be fun too Atmospherics: Four and a half months old and it is one of Cyber Hub’s more crowded restaurants. At any given time, it attracts the young, the middle-aged, those in search of novel flavours – or indeed traditional ones.…

Fat Lulu’s

American style pizzas Blurb: Great pizzas in unassuming surroundings Intro: A neighbourhood market has pizzas and salads that are worth travelling far to sample Atmospherics: This is where Fat Lulu’s disappoints. The furniture is like a government school: wooden chairs with not a shred of comfort. Industrial strength lighting more suited to a factory. Rather…

Fatburger

Cuisine: Burgers and shakes Intro: Yet another import from the US of A Atmospherics: An acquaintance has an interesting theory. “Cyber Hub has such a great vibe that you feel you’re in a foreign country anyway. Which is why food here tastes 30% better than it does elsewhere.” There’s that, of course, but my own…

The Wine Company

Sarah Todd has hit the jackpot! Serves Mostly Indian flavours Atmospherics: Ever since its inception, The Wine Company has been known for its superior, user-friendly wine list with unbelievably value-for-money pricing, but except for its famous karari roti, as large as a sombrero, nothing on the menu was particularly noteworthy. Suddenly, in comes Sarah Todd…

Eywa by Saby @ Celeste

Blurb: Best place for meeting a friend for coffee Cuisine: all-vegetarian café with snacks Atmospherics: Have you ever racked your brains for a venue at which to meet a friend? You want somewhere around Central or South Delhi, neither of you want a particularly noisy place; ease of parking needs to be a factor, as…

Espresso Grill

A surprisingly sophisticated eatery in Baba Kharak Singh Marg Atmospherics: Just above the most sophisticated car parking system in the country, Espresso Grill is a simply done up, smart casual space that serves world cuisine. It has an open kitchen, a few shelves on which ingredients are displayed (though it does not bill itself as…

Zanotta

Serves: Italian Cuisine The most glamorous Italian restaurant in Gurugram Atmospherics: Zanotta is open only for dinner, except on the weekends when there is a famous buffet-at-the-table on Sunday lunch (Saturday has a truncated version). If you are planning to visit on Sunday afternoon, a booking is necessary: the cost to benefit ratio makes it…