QD’s Restaurant at South Campus is a popular food joint. Their most celebrated dish perhaps is the tandoori momos. These are grilled dumplings with chicken / vegetable filling. The filling is spicy and the dish should be had hot. Try this if you are up for experimenting with food.
The Maharashtra Food Stall at Dilli Haat (INA) is one of the most popular state food stalls. They serve a variety of snack, meal and sweet dishes. The snack and the meals are high on the chilly factor. However their Puran Poli is something to die for.
Café Lota serves a variety of common as well as off beat dishes from various states in India. They cover the whole gamut of starters – main course – dessert. The cooking style is creative and everything that we had tasted awesome. The serving size is however small and parking can be an absolute torture over weekends / peak dining hours.
Imperfecto is a resto bar at DLF Cyberhub and Hauz Khas Village. The Hauz Khas outlet is right at the entry (literally). The cuisine is a mix of Mediterranean, Italian and Continental. The food is decent but nothing to go gung ho about. However, the staff is nice and we had pleasant experience always.
A zomato meetup invite for Pakistani food festival Daawat-e-Maghrib at Singh Saheb, Hotel Eros gave us an opportunity to taste authentic cuisine from Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore and Multan. The cuisine was familiar yet different. Just like how a neighbours food taste different even if they use the same ingredients.
The next Grub Fest would be held during 23-25 October at Ambience lawns, Gurgaon. During the recent curtain raiser, we are told that the focus would be on food from various states of India. Additionally they have a variety of entertainment programmes lined up for the visitors.
Smoothie factory’s outlet at Cottage Emporium, Janpath looks very promising but disappoints with their overpriced food and bad service. Though its a good option for people looking for health food like grilled sandwiches, salads and fresh fruit smoothies, it can’t be visited frequently given the food prices. Moreover the seating space is very limited.
Yes Minister is a sports bar in Essex Farms (off IIT Flyover). They have amongst others snooker, ice hockey and about four bowling alleys. The food and drinks require some improvement. However the place is spacious and given the convenient location (bang opposite Hauz Khas Metro Station), this is a fun-do any weekend.