A discrete staircase leads upto a warm welcome when you venture in and walk towards the majestic single floored restro bar with sky high ceiling, smokey red bedecked quirked walls, velvety flashy couches and several divided sections to slide into. The bar is centrally located in this cheerful mayhem, well stocked and ready to take down an army with its gleaming liquor collection.
The rooftop is sectioned into neat corners, giving atop view of the busting humdrum of our beloved delhi!
I chose to sit in this laid back space, with the gushing breeze and an ideal cricket match being screened across. Music was mellow and I loved how I could choose to either be amidst maddening music or a calm open rooftop sanctuary.
Predictable and familiar in many respects, maybe jaded too, Teddy Boy is all about good grub and a good time, so don’t be disappointed just as yet!
The menu is innovative, modern cuisine sprinkled with hues of traditional indigenous flavours from the heart of the country. It was a task to narrow down my order.
The food is pervasively chilly centric and immersed in big bold flavours. The chefs have a clear bias for sharp,individual flavours, oh and chilly of course.
We start off with some conventions.
•Mutton Galouti seekh with Paranthas
The mutton is gentle & beguiling redolent in Mughlai spices, melt in the mouth spectacular served with sweet spiced mini paranthas, happily polished within seconds with the mint chutney & onions.
•Sharma Chinese Egg Rolls
Street style with a crackling eggy crunchy coating with scorching spicy tender chicken stuffing, this was a standard chicken spring roll. Simple spicy and scrumptious.
Nachos topped with creamy mayo chicken. Familiar likeable flavours but not the most exciting dish!
•Kasundi Chicken Skewers
Tender chicken skewers strongly spiced with mustard and served with an equally powerful tangy mustard mayonnaise sauce. Delicious.
• Paanch Phoran Tandoori machhi
Delightful flavours on a rather tough piece of fish, I loved the freshness of the marinade but it was the mishti doi raita sauce that made my heart skip a beat. Such a wonderful play of ingredients and gorgeous pairing.
• Juicy Lucy mutton momos
Much anticipated because I am addicted to dumplings, these were reasonably spiced but I wish they were more juicy and tender.
Accompanying sauces could have been livened up too!
Here on, I plunge into the mains which redefined indulgence.
• Spicy Beef kulcha taco
Crimson with chillies and curry, resting inside pillowy kulcha, was the regal spicy rich beef stuffing that I could literally spend the rest of my life eating happily and greedily.
• Malai Chingri Curry
Packing a punch of flavours in a sublime medley of crimson beetroot rice and velvety prawn malai curry with genteel pieces of plump baby prawns, this dish was the hero of the evening with a culmination of big and mellow elements all imbibed in one bite.
•Ferrero Rocher golgappas are crunchy golgappas stuffed with nutty dark chocolate and finished off with white chocolate swirl pool. Chocolate and golgappas are two things that can make even the grumpiest diners drool, so imagine a fusion of the two! Yummy in my tummy.
An eclectic & equally inspired bar menu that will gratify all them boys and girls who love their booze. Quirky take on the usual bantas that are spiked with serious quantities of vodka and prepared in desi favourites like Bubbly Paan and Kashmir which I absolutely drooled over, also got drunk over!
LIIT was equally spiked with not your usual flavours and boozy in a real good way.
I would advocate this restaurant not for the location or any other reason but the honest food that is so so inspired and fabuloulsy executed that it seems only fair to impart it much gratitude and appreciation for innovation in a simplistic design.
A kaleidoscope of culinary explosions with scattered bits of Indian cuisine meshed in global flavours and excellent drinks, Teddy Boy is here to create ripples!
Cost/person: Rs 1200 (inc alcohol)
Will I visit again? Yes