Venue: Connaught Place
Date: 25 March 2017
Delhiites are known for their passion for food. Delhi is probably the only place where people don’t mind driving several kilometers to go and dine at a dhaba / restaurant on G T Road. Dhabas like Amreek Sukhdev, Gulshan and pickle chain like Pachranga and lemonade king Jain Shikanji wala are big stars because of their popularity among travelers on G T Road. The famous G T road covers food heavens like Delhi, Benaras, Kolkata and even Afganistan. Tapping the popularity of cuisines from these famous places, a new restaurant The G T Road is offering a melange of famous dishes at their newly opened CP outlet. The concept is unlimited kebabs on your table and then a buffet for maincourse.
The ambiance which is rustic Indian, dimly lit earthy tones reminded us of Culture Gully food court at Kingdom of dreams. The cutlery, plates and bowls are heavy bellmetal variety. As soon as we were seated they setup our table with barbecue set and a few skewers of veg and non veg starters.
Murg ke parchey, Lahori fish and kasundi jheenga were fresh, mildly marinated and served with a host of interesting dips. Two varieties of paneer tikka were the best among vegetarian starters. A live chaat counter offers Delhi’s famous chaat options like palak patta chaat, paapdi bhalla, raj kachori and laccha tokri etc.
Maincourse had some regular and some fancy new options. Regular ones like palak paneer, dal makhni, chicken etc went well with our garlic naan. Tamatari fish and a graveyed ghia dish were quite unique and we liked the taste and aroma of these dishes. Murg Biryani was fragrant and we loved the fact that it was also low on spices like other dishes. Thanks for thinking a little out of the box and offering soya rice and not just vegetarian biryani. Big thumbs up for this rice dish.
Dessert counter was a window to rich and vast range of Indian sweets and desserts. Sweets like fruit barfi, kalakand and paneer jalebi were accompanied by desserts in a bowl like gulkand kheer and phirni. We didn’t enjoy desserts as much as we liked starters and main course. Some of the sweets were a little too dry for our liking and there was definitely room for improvement. Jalebi can use some light fragrance/flavor.
We ended this lovely lunch with green tea and meetha paan. The GT road offers great food with warm hospitality and we were not surprised to see almost all tables full of diners and some people were still in waiting. Cost per head is approximately Rs.700/-. Definitely recommended for Indian food lovers.