Kitchen of Awadh

Serves: Lucknavi food Blurb: a text book example of a perfect eatery Atmospherics: the ultimate neighbourhood market in this corner of Gurgaon, no shop of restaurant can be above a certain size, and Kitchen of Awadh fits admirably into that space. You’ll find every demographic there, dining on the best kebabs you’ll get outside a…

Ciro’s Pomodoro

Italian casual dining Blurb: Food meets clubbing in this import from Beauchamp Place, London If you’ve always wanted to know what the stars eat on their pizzas check out Ciro’s Pomodoro. Atmospherics: Airy and well-lit thanks to full-length glass windows, Ciro’s Pomodoro started out life in a single location in London’s clubbing district, but has…

Culture Cafe

The most unpretentious eatery in Crosspoint Mall Serves multi cuisine Atmospherics: if you are of a certain age, you probably look back with nostalgia at the restaurants that Delhi used to be graced with. Good old eateries where you would visit with your parents and order a mix of dishes, jumbled up across the continents.…

Kopper Kadai

Every gimmick in the restaurant industry Serves North Indian Atmospherics: Every time I visit Rajouri Garden, I am convinced that there is no more place for another restaurant, yet at the next visit, I see a few. Kopper Kadai is one of the newer entrants. Situated on two floors accessible by lift, it has paid…

Cooper’s Grill and Bar

Cuisine: American Blurb: It has much going for it but needs a bit of refining to realize its full potential Intro: This brand new eatery is the brainchild of two hospitality professionals who know their onions, so expect it to get better and more polished over time. Atmospherics: This is where the restaurant falters. It…

Cookhouse by World Art Dining

Blurb: serious food in a fun atmosphere Cuisine: Multi cuisine Atmospherics: Conrad Hilton famously said that the secret of a good hotel (and by extension, restaurant) is location, location, location. He would beam with approval at the building that houses World Art Dining: on the crossroads at the traffic light that leads from Ring Road,…

Coriander Leaf

An interesting take on the food of Lucknow, Pakistan, Old Delhi and Rajasthan. Atmospherics: there are now two branches of this brand, both inexplicably in Gurgaon. The first one, just off MG Road, is the more genteel of the two; the newer one, just a few months old, is the one that I visited. It…

Cha Shi

It’s right in the middle of one of the atriums of Emporio, with luxe shopping all around. But that’s not the nicest part of Cha Shi – the low prices are. It is run as an outpost of Set’z, the restaurant on the 3rd floor and serves only the food of South East Asia. The…

Kheer

A celebration of India and its food Serves Indian Atmospherics: If you ignore the odd name, the space is huge and colourful with swirling Indian colours. Making a distinct statement against the current trend of serving modified Indian food in international surroundings, Kheer celebrates Indian design and the trademark ‘a little bit of everything’ to…

Dirty Apron

Serves: Eurasian When you want to laze away three hours, come here Atmospherics: Above the frenetically popular Piano Man (a bar with live gigs six days a week) is this compact café, filled with sunlight. The floor above it is a terrace, partly open and partly shaded with a glass canopy. While there is a…