Delhi Diner

Cuisine: North Indian Blurb: The cuisine of the whole of North India given a Punjabi tadka Intro: A regular Punjabi restaurant with a vast banquet hall and a 3rd floor drive through for cars, all in Pacific Mall, near Rajouri Garden. Atmospherics: If you are going for grand interiors, you had better look elsewhere, for…

Cafe Ludus

Cuisine: Mostly Mediterranean Blurb: Where the food and the interiors both try to make a difference Intro: In place of ai, the Japanese restaurant, MGF Mall has a new entrant. With spacious interiors (do check out the funky toilets) and a sprawling terrace, it is a treat to visit. Atmospherics: The term Ludus is supposed…

Mix by Brewmaster

Blurb: It has all the trappings of a beer brewery; all that is awaited is the licence. Intro: one of the few restaurants, that too in a mall, that has its own banquet hall attached, Mix by Brewmaster caters effortlessly to parties as well as to families who just want to visit a restaurant. One…

Lahori Shah

Blurb: Pakistani food as close to the real McCoy as possible Intro: LahoriShah is the closest thing we Delhiites have to a pop-up restaurant. It changes its name and cuisine every winter, but this time it appears to have hit the jackpot. Atmospherics: Into a car parking lot, right by auto workshops, while you’re wondering…

FireFly

Cuisine: Bar Blurb: A neighbourhood bar where you can go with Rs 500 in your pocket! Intro: Delhi swarms with lounge bars, resto-bars and all manner of specialty bars, but there’s nothing else like a genuine neighbourhood bar where you can visit in your chappals and shorts and not feel out of place. Atmospherics: The…

Crepe Rit

French & Italian Blurb: Small and cozy, it is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Saket malls. Intro: As soon as you enter, you are transported to a French bistro; the appearance on the menu of crepes heightens the likeness. Atmospherics: The cheerful, cozy vibe of Crepe Rit is the best part about…

SodaBottleOpenerWala

Gawking at Gurgaon’s Cyber Hub is good enough reason to visit; Sodabottleopenerwala (SBOW) is the icing on the cake Atmospherics: If the swish hub looks like Singapore or Dubai, with its spacious walkways, the restaurant looks like a throwback to another era. From the uber cool display window with its giant bottles of sweets from…

Neung Roi

Eschewing the clichés and celebrating Thai food from the entire country Atmospherics: Light coloured wood and bright yellow table runners overlook a large open kitchen headed by a diminutive lady chef. It sets the tone for the meal. Neung Roi has many firsts: It  features each region of Thailand on a menu: North, South, Central…

Thai Pavilion

A brilliant Thai restaurant with modern tastes. Atmospherics: The rest of the hotel may be young and trendy, but Thai Pavilion is sombre, being completely wood-panelled from floor to ceiling. Service is managed by a bunch of seriously young people who can talk extensively on the finer points of every dish. The management can take…

Pout Cafe

Worth it for the peppy “fashion café” interiors alone, though there is food for every taste too Atmospherics: The best part of this café on two floors is the interiors. Broad black and white stripes combine with vibrant colours and an attractive collage on the first floor that occupies a whole wall. The first floor…