Restaurants & Hangouts

Motuu’s Qila: Sindhi cuisine by Mumbaikars

We are always on a food trip and this time around it happened in a group of five. Last Saturday, we along with our three other friends were in a mood to try out something absolutely different. We came across Motuu’s Qila in Baani Square in Gurgaon as the restuarnt claimed to serve authetic Sindhi cuisine. “Sindhi cuisine” like really, Oh man! it’s absolutely rare. In Delhi you can still find a few places but in Gurgaon there’s hardly any. So, [...]

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Spice Route warms Delhiites this winter

Winter in Delhi has its own joys – warm fireplaces, nice weather and Chef De Cuisine, Veena Arora. Culinary magician Chef Veena with her fine dining special – “Winter Collection” menu at the Spice Route (Imperial Hotel, New Delhi) has been extremely popular in melting winter blues away for over two decades now. Below is a quick snapshot if you are thinking of a winter special dine in option: Review report card: Ratings – on a scale of 1 to 10 (10- highest, [...]

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Top 5 pocket friendly tea places in Delhi

Your perfect cup of tea and just right price. Check out, Delhi’s most sought after tea places where you don’t have to think. They are a right combination for both your senses and wallet. Pocket easy options Cha Bar: It’s the mecca of tea house if you are looking to spend time with books while you sip tea. Located right opposite ‘the famous Statesman House’, Char bar is nestled inside the Oxford Bookstore at Delhi’s Connaught Place. A landmark in itself, Cha [...]

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Crazy cocktails: Fork You!

I am fairly new to the blogging business and thereby was referred to this place for a food review by Nidhi Arora, a fellow Delhi blogger, who to me is more of my friend Shilpa’s sister. Even after pricking Tina Choudhary’s brain over several phone calls, I wasn’t too sure whether I want to go or not. However for old time sake, I told myself: I should go. Making my way through on the lanes of Hauz Khas village, where [...]

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Food maestro :Olive Bistro

“Prepare yourself for where I am going to drive you all tonight” declared Monalisa as we gathered almost after three years for an informal reunion in Gurgaon. She confessed her love for the Mediterranean cuisine as we drove to our very own ‘Cyber Hub’. We had decided that Olive Bistro will only happen with Monalisa because meeting her was indeed a special occasion. Their fabulous terrasse and branché ambience was quite enticing. The restaurant had a laid back space with [...]

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Chai-shai and gupshup @ Chaayos

A Radio ad of Chaayos intrigued my curious mind “what would it be like to visit a tea house in Gurgaon?” Soon after which Raghav Verma and Nikhita Kapur invited me to ‘Chaayos’ in Gurgaon. On a rainy evening, Monali and I decided to go for a special tea and light snacks to Galleria market outlet. All thanks to my Gujju tea expert Monali Naik, I’ve developed a special connection to tea. It was around 7:30 PM when we reached the [...]

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Delicacy comes easy at Citibank India Restaurant Week 2015

Desi Restaurant Week Events has announced the return of Citibank Restaurant Week India. More than 100 restaurants have scoured the menus to offer their finest dishes that give you the best bang for your buck. Event details: When 11 – 20 September 2015 Where Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and for the first time in Kolkata. How to participate Make reservations exclusively through the Restaurant Week India  website. Official website: www.restaurantweekindia.com   Promotional cost: Delhi a three-course prix fixe menu at INR 1,100 for lunch and INR 1,300 for dinner Mumbai a five-course prix fixe menu (with vegetarian and [...]

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Tastes galore at Tamra

Restaurant report card: Food & drinks  9/10 Décor & ambience  9/10 Service  9/10 Ratings – on a scale of 1 to 10 (10- highest, 1 – lowest) Why should you be here: For a great meal, perfect ambience and a great setting with a wide spread of over 200 delicacies from Indian, Asian (Thai, Malay, Singaporean and Chinese), Western Grill, Japanese-and-Teppanyaki.  Tamra is actually a great option for business lunches as well. Let’s start with the good things first Food:  Everything is delicious. Must have(s) :Aambedi Fish Tikka, pan seared [...]

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