Sakley’s The Mountain Café, M Block market, GK outlet tries too tries to hard to be upscale. The décor is artificial and the food and beverages that we tried were just about average. Probably the effect of trying to bring something from the mountains to the dry and dusty plains of an ostentatious locality of Delhi. The place lacks soul.
FrenZone at Satyaniketan serves most common types of food (barring South Indian) and doesn’t burn a hole in ones pocket. But it doesn’t leave a great impression either. The cafe survives mostly on students from South campus of Delhi University. On a day when other restaurants in Satyaniketan have long waiting, one can give this place a shot.
We visited The Grub Fest (23-25 October 2015) on a Sunday afternoon that happened to be the last day. The organisers had assembled popular eateries, food, drinks, and some live performances under a single event. In fact, we saw the popular comedian Vir Das performing and singing as well! Given the myriad eating options, we tried bits of a lot of things and liked whatever we had.
We visited the daylong street food festival Zaika-E-Dilli at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri where the organisers Thelewala brought together brought an assortment of street food mostly from Old Delhi. Consequently, got to have some simple but hidden pleasures like the fruit kuliey and the Rabri waali Kulfi in Rose flavour. While there is room for more variety, this was a great starting initiative by the Thelewala.
The Potbelly is a restaurant serving Bihari cuisine in their outlets at Shahpur Jat and Bihar Bhavan in Chanakyapuri. The Chanakyapuri outlet opens out to a lawn and greets one with pleasant artistic décor. They take Bihari cuisine out of the litti-chokha zone and the stylised cooking alongwith the aesthetic plating makes a visit to this place a fine dining experience . But without burning a hole in one’s pocket.
Delhi NCR foodies have a reason to rejoice. A number of food festivals are happening in Delhi Gurgaon back to back and the festivals have a lot to offer more than just food. The organisers have included live performances, games, music etc along with already promised gastronomical delight that is provided by several restaurants, new start ups and theme based food joints.
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.