Trishna

Atmospherics: Most Gomantak/Mangalorean restaurants serving seafood are of the strictly no-nonsense variety. However, you cannot be in 1 Style Mile and still be no-nonsense, so the interiors (after a slightly grungy entrance) are stylish without being fussy. There’s an extremely popular terrace with gazebos, a small dining room and tables under the trees. Downstairs is…

On the Waterfront

Flavour is the motif of this brand new restaurant Set’z has a new sibling and it is at the Aman Hotel. On the Waterfront is centrally located; as well-appointed as the original with an identifiably different menu, with the same broad divisions. Atmospherics: You can opt to be seated in a different area every time…

Rara Avis

No sooner than Chez Nini opened its doors, in another part of South Delhi is Rara Avis, with three partners, two of them French. Simple, fuss-free food without pretentious flourishes. Atmospherics: The second floor restaurant is approached by a typically Parisian lift with two grill doors that have to be opened and closed manually and…

Set’z

There’s a certain X factor at work in restaurants. Some restaurants try hard and never achieve it; others are blessed with it from the day they open their doors. Set’z is an example of the latter category. It has good to great food, depending what cuisine you choose, it has good service and the décor…

Raas

The fun of going to Hauz Khas Village is discovering all levels of restaurants and bars, from the professionally run to mom’s kitchen, plus everything in between. Raas is one of the more professionally run. From the first floor, the view is of a tiny garden enclosed with an ancient wall. It is floodlit at…

Drool Kitchen

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese Blurb The first full service restaurant in Dwarka Intro: It is surprising that Dwarka has had to wait for so long to get its first classy restaurant, but from the day it opened its doors, it has never looked back. Atmospherics: Part of the Metro Station in Dwarka Sector 10, Drool Kitchen…

Fork You

The lines between one eatery in Hauz Khas Village and the next are beginning to blur. Just about every restaurant concept on the planet has been done here. American grills, however, are being attempted for the first time at this location. Atmospherics: Dark and dimly lit, the ceilings are exposed cement for an industrial feel,…

Roll Maal

It’s tiny and the decor is non-existent by South Delhi standards. But the food – you’ll be craving for more of these chatpata tastes of the street. Cuisine: Indian street food Good, tasty food in Spartan surroundings that will take you back to your college days Atmospherics: Forget about first dates or impressing the boss.…

Casablanca meets Gurgaon

It’s a full-time job keeping up with the restaurant scene in the capital. No sooner than Afghan food begin to take root, when the cuisine of Manipur and Nagaland become popular in another part of the city. Perhaps one day there will be at least one restaurant for Russian, Peruvian and Nigerian food, but right…

Nando’s

Chicken Peri Peri meets Kukkad, Tandoor da in a burst of genius The long lines and thronging crowds at this outlet are a reality, but at the end of it, there’s some seriously good, spicy, succulent chicken with a tang. Even tandoori chicken is not this good! Atmospherics: Forget about the rather insipid interiors done…