Music & Mountains

You’ll lose yourself in the mountains Serves: western casual Atmospherics: After a day spent tramping about the city, retreat into the mountains, right in the middle of Greater Kailash Market. The (mostly retro) music is played at a low volume, the lights – that replicate candlelight – are low (you’ll have to use your cellphone…

Anticlock

Turn time back Serves Pan Indian Atmospherics: In Park Inn, built on what was once upon a time known as Vikram Hotel, Anticlock is the courtyard seating of RBG (short for Red Bar and Grill). It is open every evening from 7 pm to 4 am and is essentially a young people’s hangout place, under…

Another Fine Day

Home away from home Serves Café food Atmospherics: When Sidewok took over the present property next door, the space on the other side of the lift lobby was part of it: close by enough but not contiguous. So, in a stroke of genius, Another Fine Day was born, as a separate entity. One of the…

Abha Kohli

The advantage about being a cake- chocolate- and cookie-maker who works flexi-time from the house is that there are no overheads and consequently, no compromises in quality or menu. Abha Kohli of Vasant Kunj is one of these. Her perfectionism comes through clearly, her menu is intentionally small and her prices unbelievably reasonable. She bakes…

Ano Tai

Cuisine: Chinese Blurb: The Real McCoy. At last. Atmospherics: Ano Tai has been around for a long long while, but so timeless and ageless is its décor that it was never ever trendy and it is now not old-fashioned. Plus, the huge glassed-in show kitchen is a beehive of activity and if you have a…

The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist A failsafe formula Serves Modern Indian Atmospherics: a surprisingly large space for Cyber Hub, this one is accessed from the entrance of building no. 10 but is also not far from entrance No. 1. Do be informed that it is a considerable distance from entrance no. 2, the most popular entry point…

Civil House by Hemant Oberoi

A match made in culinary heaven Serves: western Atmospherics: I had visited this pleasant (if unexceptional) eatery a few months ago, little realizing that it was to be the classic case of the mouse that was about to roar. A month or so ago, celebrity Chef Hemant Oberoi joined hands with the management, and things…

B Bar

Cuisine: Modern Japanese Blurb: The ambience is deadly and you certainly don’t feel that you’re in a mall, but the food is a shade better than the decor Atmospherics: The music – Asian underground – is one of those love it or hate it things. I personally found it too Indian inspired. The decor on…