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The foodies’ network

Delhi restaurants take to social networking to reach out to fans. We take a look at what’s up on the most popular fan pages.

india Updated: Apr 25, 2011 00:50 IST
Namya Sinha

For foodies of the city, it is not just about the food. For them it is also about being in regular touch with their favourite eateries, pubs and bars through social networking websites by joining their fan pages. Various restaurants in the city have very active fan pages on social networking websites such as Facebook. Here’s a look at some of them that have more than 1,000 ‘likes’ on their fan pages, in Facebook.
Big Chill Cafe in Khan Market holds the top position with more than 60,000 ‘likes’ marked on the fan page, followed by Khan Chacha with more than 49,000 ‘likes.’

The Big Chill Café
Big Chill’s fan page has one of the highest number of followers among restaurants in the city. On the wall of the fan page, people have written about their favourite dishes in the restaurants. Mississippi Mud pie (Rs.247 per slice) and Banoffee pie (Rs.158 per slice) ranks highest in popularity with the fans. Pictures of the restaurants’ branches and dishes served are posted on the fan page.
Where: 68-A, Khan Market
Tel: 011-41757533

Number of Likes 60,671

Khan Chacha
The fan page has also done various kinds of interactive activities with the fans. One such is where people have to rate their favourite roll at the eatery and the shops’ chicken tikka roll (Rs.135) gets the highest ratings. It is followed by mutton tikka roll (Rs.135). Apart from regular interactions, there are pictures of various Bollywood celebrities and cricketers, who visited the shop, are posted on the fan page.
Where: Flat 50, opposite Big Chill, middle lane, Khan Market
Tel: 9810804114

Number of Likes 49,922

One of the most popular bakeries in the city, this place has a huge fan following, though the number of people liking the fan page does not justify its popularity. The page has a section where fans can vote for their favourite cake at the bakery. Chocolate truffle cake (Rs.640 per kilo) gets the maximum votes, followed by black forest (Rs.600 per kilo). Where: A-16, Inner Circle, Connaught Place
Tel: 23324594

Number of Likes

Al Bake
Al Bake has separate fan pages dedicated to Al- Bake’s Shawarma’s, which has around 473 likes. The shwarmas of Al Bake are so popular that people travel from far flung corners of the city to eat it. A single shawarma costs R30. The fan page mostly has people discussing the shawarmas and the chilli potato sold there. Where: Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, New Friends Colony
Tel: 011- 26324527

Number of Likes 3,496

Shalom — Med Lounge Bar
The fan page of this lounge has many fans writing about their appetising experience at the restaurant and their favourite dishes served there. The page is active and pictures of parties held there, are regularly uploaded. Special offers and screenings at the restaurant are regularly put up on the wall.
Where: N-18, N Block Market, GK 1
Tel: 9810048084

Number of Likes 1,562

The restaurant that serves peninsular cuisine, has a big fan following, especially with the residents of the area where it is situated. The fan page is interactive and even has options for people to make reservations for a table at the restaurant. The moderators of the page are prompt with the reply. Fans have also commented about food and ambience and have got immediate replies to their queries.
Where: 22, Hauz Khas, 3rd Floor
Tel: 011-26535700

Number of Likes 3,515

Karim Hotel
This legendary eatery, that opened in Old Delhi in 1913, has got many outlets across the city. Karim’s fan page has interesting reads on the restaurants’ history. The administrator even puts up dishes to be served the following day. The mutton korma (Rs. 191) and chicken korma (Rs. 232) are the most-talked about dishes on the page.
Where: 64, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
Tel: 011- 23269880, 23264981

Number of Likes 1,100

Nizam’s Kathi Kabab
This multiple outlet joint may not have many virtual followers, but it still is very popular among Delhi’s foodies. Its fan page has people talking about their favourite roll in the eatery. The page administrator regularly discuss upcoming recipes with their fans.
Where: H- Five and Six, Plaza
building, Connaught Place
Tel: 011-23321953
Number of Likes 1,093

Turquoise Cottage
The fan page of TC, as it is popularly known, has postings about various gigs that take place at the club. Fans who are mostly regulars at the club , generally post their queries about the dates of various gigs and the best days to visit it.
Where: 47, Basant Lok Market, Vasant Vihar
Tel: 11 47686868

Number of Likes 1,381

Café Morrison
Apart from posting various gigs that take place in the cafe, the fan page also doles out information on many offers that are up for grabs, for example — every Thursday, the restaurant offers Bladder Burst (Rs.449), in which you can have as much beer as you want.
Where: E-12, South Extention, Part 2
Tel: 9810261442

Number of Likes 1,008