Tag Archives: Food review

bpb Review: L’ Amour Fou Afghan

Originally published in Brown Paper Bag Delhi, January 18, 2017. Hidden in a quiet gully off Kalkaji’s main market, L’Amour Fou Afghan catches our eye for its location and its extraordinary name: Afghan eateries usually call themselves Balkh or Kabul or Mazaar, and cluster in neighbourhoods with settled patron populations, such as Lajpat Nagar and Bhogal.  The Fou Network In […]

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Published: 18. 01. 2017 | Comments: 0

bpb Review: Owl is Well

Originally published in Brown Paper Bag Delhi, January 12, 2017. The midnight burger has become an heir of sorts to the 24/7 hot dog, the first after-hours trend to help expand Delhi’s traditional late-night kebabs and parathas. A new fly-by-night specimen, operating out of GK-I, adds itself to the flock.  Knock Knock, Hoot’s There Steering clear of […]

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Published: 12. 01. 2017 | Comments: 0

Party Workers: Two New Services To Bookmark For Your Next Bash

Originally published in Brown Paper Bag Delhi, January 5, 2017. Whether the weather, the political climate, or the deep freeze of your finances, two start-ups from the greater Lajpat Area promise to improve matters by bringing the party to your doorstep this winter. (We were just motivated by desperation in the run-up to New Year’s […]

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Published: 05. 01. 2017 | Comments: 0

bpb Review: Kofuku, Ansal Plaza

Delhi’s Japanese dining scene may have a slight edge on Mumbai’s in terms of numbers, but with the novelty of Tsukiji-sourced seafood wearing thin in recent years, the arrival of Bandra’s Kofuku restaurant in the refurbished Ansal Plaza ought to rejuvenate this genre, with its casual approach to offerings that go beyond sushi and teppanyaki. […]

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Published: 02. 01. 2017 | Comments: 0

Saanuk Oriental Bistro & Lounge

Luxe Buddhas and a killer deal ♦ In the early days of Time Out food reviewing, there were no quaint little tea rooms or reservoir-facing bistros popping up every other week. You were lucky if you got to go to a hotel once in a while; otherwise, a high percentage of the free dining experience […]

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Published: 19. 07. 2013 | Comments: 0

Espresso Grill

Rich flavours on pretty plates ♦ Delhi’s largest multilevel parking lot on Baba Kharak Singh Marg, which opened to much fanfare last year, is a desolate, glittering island between the hustle of Hanuman Mandir and the panoply of state emporia across the street. A digital display outside lists the impressive number of available spots, 1,408, less […]

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Published: 04. 01. 2013 | Comments: 0

Vega

 Pure vegetarian, old-school Indian ♦ The owners of one of Delhi’s oldest hotels (Alka in Connaught Place, established in 1968) decided not too long ago to try their luck at the cursed spot at Tavern on the Greens in Lado Sarai, which has thus far summarily rejected Climax, F Bar and Bar Sávanh. They opened a […]

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Published: 20. 10. 2012 | Comments: 0

Kavia’s Kitchen

A hidden find for adventurous foodies ♦ Sau Foota (100 Foot) Road in Chattarpur has a couple of random gems, including sweet patisserie-café French Affair. But the most interesting place we’ve been to is a restaurant above a shady-posh gym called Energizer. Run by chatty owner Shobhana Gupta, who has spent significant time in Nigeria, Kavia’s […]

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Published: 06. 06. 2012 | Comments: 0

Chez Nini

 Cozy up for a friend-date ♦ Chez Nini’s decor suggests a nest, with twinkling lights, glossy tree trunk tables, branches and quite a few finely feathered patrons, likely out for what they might consider a “casual” dinner. This French café has a few fancy twists in its salads, soups, baked goods, main courses and desserts, […]

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Published: 06. 05. 2012 | Comments: 0

Cheese Chaplin

Quick bite ♦ Did someone say cheese? Cheese Chaplin, tucked into the air-conditioned, office-like basement of a tiny building draped with bougainvillea in Lado Sarai, is primarily a purveyor of domestic cheeses, made by the shop’s own brand Dairy Craft (which has been around since the ’90s), and some imports. Cheese Chaplin has been delivering […]

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Published: 06. 05. 2012 | Comments: 0