Charcoal Tandoor and Grill

Blurb: Modern interiors and peg and leg to your heart’s content Atmospherics: Right opposite the Deer Park in Safdarjung Enclave, the temperature drops a couple of degrees. The little market, for long, a strictly neighbourhood joint, has metamorphosed into a restaurant hub, Charcoal being the only Indian option. It has contemporary, no-fuss interiors, seats 24…

Chopaan Kebab

A little piece of India’s North West neighbours in Lajpat Nagar Serves Afghan, Uzbek, Iranian food Atmospherics: there is a lane in Lajpat Nagar which those in the know refer to as Little Kabul. Bread bakers, money changers and chemist shops with signs in Pashto, even a beauty salon or three with the menu in…

L’Angoor

One underrated gem in Millennium City Serves American, European, seafood Atmospherics: I have been visiting this restaurant cum wine bar ever since its inception 11 years ago and one puzzle, whose answer has eluded me, is why it has remained so consistently under the radar. After all, Gurugram has frenetic bars for the young and…

Khyen Chyen

Blurb: a piece of the Valley, in Gurugram Cuisine: Kashmiri wazwan mostly Atmospherics: This snappily named little ground floor eatery looks like a piece of Kashmir with its exposed brick and wood interiors and lattice screens. All the items of décor: part of a hookah, a rice winnower, copper service- and table-ware, are items of…

Chi Asian Cookhouse

Cuisine: Pan Asian Blurb: This place has enormous potential Atmospherics: Once you enter the restaurant, the double height ceiling gives it an extremely spacious appearance. It is a dramatic departure from the old version of Chi which used to have three branches, all now closed. This Chi is cool and will be the new happening…

Artusi

Cuisine: Italian Blurb: A perfect restaurant in every respect Intro: Great food, interesting menu, European service and excellent desserts Atmospherics: When you enter the door, you migrate in an instant from hot, dusty, noisy Delhi and into Italian soil. From the owners to the manager to the chef – everybody is either Italian or has…

Chinese Section at K3

Blurb: A powerhouse of talent moves to Delhi Cuisine: Beijing meets Canton Atmospherics: The very first time I was brought face to face with Chef Zhang Xue Shi’s towering talent was in a hotel in Chennai five years ago. The world of food is not so large after all, and after fantasizing about the lunch…

Bombaykery

Blurb: The most distinctive little store in Cyber Hub Cuisine: Patisserie, savouries Atmospherics: This is the time when new entrant Bombaykery is going to come into its own. From here on, the weather is going to improve rapidly, and though there is not much space inside the tiny round store with the glass walls that…

Cibo

From being a place with great interiors and not so great food, Cibo has suddenly become a place with great food. They’ve just hired fresh blood in the kitchen, and the youthful chef, an Indian with international experience, is clearly set to break boundaries. In the last couple of weeks, Cibo has metamorphosed from an…

Days of The Raj

Cuisine: Anglo Indian food Blurb: An old restaurant given a new lease of life Atmospherics: Right on the main road at the busy Adchini T-junction is this rather gracious restaurant. Though it has been around for a while, it has just been given an extensive makeover: new interiors, new menu, even the initial concept has…