The atmospheric backyard feels like it’s in the middle of the jungle, outfitted with strings of vibrant lights, colorful tables and chirpy hanging umbrellas.
Shaded under a Neem tree and Mired in fairy lights at night with a surreal luminescence, the design aesthetics of the restaurant are on point which is also the perfect way to spend your sun drenched days.
A simple sectioned indoor area leads to a rather delightfully adorned open area done up in popping colours, hanging umbrellas and a conspicuous scooter in one corner. Sundry music flows through the entire restaurant, from its terrace to its indoor seating area, and of course, the ubiquitous courtyard.
The staff is certainly well informed but not very efficient. Service could be upped a notch to ensure a smoother dining experience which promises some seriously good food.
The menu is unconventionally Indian with traces of fusion in places but grounded in the traditional palate.
• Ganna chicken, comprises of a melt-in-the-mouth chicken seekh skewered on a sugarcane stick, smokey and tender.
• Som Tum Salad is a happy celebration of raw papaya, peanuts & chilly drenched in a jaggery lime dressing. Delicious
• Watermelon & Feta salad is especially fresh with clean flavours and a hit of jerk dressing.
The usual suspects like the Palak patte ki chaat, Asparagus Corn Fritters and Mexican veg Spring Rolls come in their standard make ups, well executed with the right balance of flavours and textures. A happy affair for the herbivores.
Banana Chicken and Twice Cooked Hoison lamb weren’t as complex as they sound. The former consisted of fried chicken discs tossed in sweet chilli dressing and the latter was a decent interpretation of a standard tossed Hoison dish with crispy fried lamb.
Monsoon Murg kebab is a chicken tikka variant made in coconut milk, which is essential to any menu. Soft and delicious.
The main course comprises of toothsome desi favourites of lavish Creamy Dal Makhni, Rich butter chicken and Palak Paneer that is polished off in minutes with butter rotis.
That’s just the sublime food which shouldn’t overshadow the beautiful cocktail menu which is careful delicious balance of taste and the reason to slurp and slip into an ecstatic trance.
A gentle brush of soft drizzle makes it the perfect outdoor spot in the capital or the perfect place for the sun seeking hordes. Come winter, this courtyard is easily the best place to enjoy Delhi in all its glory and decadence of flavours that is manifested in the bold menu and quality.
Cost/ person : Rs 1500
Will I visit again? Yes.