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Best multi-cuisine

Here's a look at some of the best multi-cuisine restaurants.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2010 00:43 IST
Hindustan Times

Ignis does well by giving you a sweeping look at the heart of Delhi thanks to its first floor perch. With subtle interiors and intriguing décor choices, this place provides a calming atmosphere for a meal in the middle of the afternoon or after a stressful day. Ignis offers both Continental and Indian cuisines, but tries to stay away from the clichéd options that fill regular menus. The Mushroom Cappuccino or Flambéed Prawn Bisque makes for a great start, accompanied by any of their varied kebabs. The main course is a treat, with options like Chettinad Mutton and Dal Muradabadi. You can also go for their Stroganoff or even a pizza. If you are looking for something light, the Smoked Salmon Sandwich is a good idea. Round it all up with a Parsi Kulfi, and you’re good to go.
F-45, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi; 43081984
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am
Cost: R 1000 Facilities:

Set’z Restaurant & Bar
T he name has changed (from Zest) but the heart is still the same. The island bar gives out a very contemporary vibe, while interactive kitchens dish out seven kinds of cuisines. The Indian section stands out the most with gems like Murgh Ghee Roast, and the Japanese and Thai sections are notches above their city
counterparts. Desserts here are fabulous. Setz is definitely gourmet theatre at its best.
405, DLF Emporio, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, Delhi; 43119999;
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Timings: 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm; 7.30 pm to 1 am
Cost: R2000 Facilities:

Q’BA, Connaught Place
Trendy and fashionable, Q’ba has lent itself well to Delhi’s ever-increasing taste for both a quiet daytime meal or stylish night out. In the day, the atmosphere is relaxed, with space for quiet conversation and time to enjoy your food. The terrace area gives a beautiful view of Connaught Place. The menu features Indian, Thai, Mediterranean and European dishes. If you insist on going east, try the Tofu preparations.
Where: E-42/43, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi; 45173333; 41512888;
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine Timings: 12 pm to 3 am & 7 pm to 12 am
Cost: R 1500 Facilities:

The Lap Garden
The Lap Garden is a lovely space that makes for a wonderful alfresco dining experience. Start off with the Phyllo, a lovely, buttery piece of pastry stuffed with nicely cooked lamb. The New Zealand Lamb en Croute is beyond tender and pinkly perfect. The Lap Garden does a very popular Sunday brunch with lots of live food stations and a special area for the kids. Service is efficient and suitably attentive.
Where: Hotel Samrat, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi; 24103762;
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Timings: 12.30 pm-3 pm & 7.30 pm-11.30 pm
Cost: R 2000 Facilities:

Set inside the sprawling Garden of Five Senses, Magique shines like a jewel in the city’s culinary landscape. Not only is the food great, the ambience is like a part of Italy in a quiet part of Delhi, and the service is blissfully unobtrusive. You can eat in the charming indoor area or outside in the garden. Come dusk, and the place transforms into a magical space perfect for a romantic dinner with your beloved.
Where: Gate No. 3, Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-Ajaib, Delhi; 29536767;
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Timings: 12.30 pm - 3 pm & 7.30 pm - 11 pm
Cost: R 3000 Facilities:

This swanky two-level bistro is done up in white and rather quirkily decorated with shelves of eyewear. The dishes are for the most part well done and the food presentation superb. Start off with any of their range of soups and go on to the legendary Vietnamese Prawn Rolls, which come with a nice sweet chilli dip. Come here for good food, excellent service and a warm ambience.
Where: 62, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi; 43597155/66
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Timings: 10 am to 1 am
Cost: R 1500 Facilities:

This three-storied restaurant boasts an extensive menu of over 360 delicacies spanning exotic European, Western, Modern Asian, Mediterranean, and even regional Indian cuisines. Try the Jal Tarang Platter, which features a range of delicious seafood kebabs. Follow it with steaming Moroccan Lamb Tagine or Wild Mushrooms Ragout for main course. For dessert, try the delectable Trio of Kulfi.
Where: 35, Main Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi; 46576555/46576444
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Timings: 12 am to 12 pm
Cost: R 1200 Facilities:

The Odyssey
One of the classiest joints in Gurgaon, The Odyssey takes you on a culinary trip around the world with its extensive multi-cuisine menu. The restaurant serves everything from traditional Indian, Oriental and Thai cuisine to Iranian and Mediterranean dishes. From the Iranian menu, try the Chelo Kebab Loghmai Zaffrani, which are succulent kebabs made with saffron-flavoured chicken mince. Prawns in Green Thai Curry and Herb Crusted Lamb Chops are other dishes worth trying. What really makes the place stand out are the glass and steel transparent interiors done up in a nautical theme. The quaint ship artifacts that dot the restaurant have actually been sourced from shipyards abroad! After your meal, head to the terrace area to catch some fresh breeze and a beautiful sight of the Gurgaon skyline.
Where: Third floor, Sahara Mall, MG Road, Gurgaon; 0124 4048031-33;
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Timings: 12.30 pm to 12.30 am
Cost: R 1200 Facilities:

Gurgaon’s culture vultures and business honchos make a beeline for Drift after catching a play or finishing a meeting. The world cuisine menu features delicacies such as the Classic Prawn Cocktail, Norwegian Smoked Salmon and the flavourful Mushroom Cappuccino Spiked with Mint Oil. But the star of the show is the Citrus Infused Duck Breast on Potato Corn Galette. Don't miss the desserts here.
Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon; 2715111;
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Timings: 12 pm to 3 pm & 6.30 pm to 11 pm
Cost: R 1200 Facilities:

Best Regional

Oh! Calcutta
This is one of the few places in Delhi serving authentic Bengali food. Seafood lovers should try out the buffet with unlimited prawns and crabs. Don’t miss the delicious Chittagong Pomphret Bhaja or the delicately flavoured Daab Chingri served in a coconut shell. Apart from regulars like Shukto, Puishaak Chingri and Kosha Mangho are all delicious. Service is excellent.
Where: International Trade Tower, E- Block Ground Floor, Nehru Place, New Delhi; 26464180
Cuisine: Bengali
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm
Cost: R 1500 Facilities:

Chor Bizarre, Daryaganj
Chor Bizarre serves North Indian cuisine, with
special emphasis on Kashmiri food. All kinds of quaint knick-knacks make up the unique kitschy decor.Try the Yakhni, Goshtaba and Tabak Maaz to get the true flavour of Kashmir. If you’re in the mood for a royal feast, ask for the taramis, or thali. The staff is polite and also knowledgeable about the cuisine.
Where: Hotel Broadway, 4/15A, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi; 43663600;
Cuisine: Kashmiri
Timings: 12 pm to 3.30 pm & 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm
Cost: R 1400 Facilities:

Rajdhani, Connaught place
Undiya, Gatte ki Sabzi, Khaman Dhokla and Masala Puri — if all this sounds like a treat, then this is
definitely the place you should head to. The meal starts with Chhaach, goes on to a variety of Gujarati sabzis, dals, curries, paranthas, puran poli and bajre ki roti. The feast ends with lip-smacking sweets, ranging from Gulab Jamun to sinful Pineapple Halwa.
Where: P 1/90, Connaught Place, New Delhi; 23346300/400;
Cuisine: Gujarati, Rajasthani
Timings: 12 pm to 11 pm
Cost: R 500 Facilities:

One of the first fine-dining Indian restaurants to set up shop in Gurgaon, Zaffran offers a nice repertoire of Awadhi and Hyderabadi dishes. The vegetarian kebabs take the cake here — from Nadru Ke Shammi Kebab to Dahi ke Kebabs — they all merit a bite. The portions are decent, the service efficient and there’s live music to complement the meal every evening.
Where: The Bristol Hotel, Sikanderpur, DLF Phase I, Gurgaon; 0124-2356030;
Cuisine: Awadhi
Timings: 7.30 am to 11.30 pm
Cost: R 2000 Facilities:

The Oudh
This Awadhi fine dining restaurant offers a buffet at lunch and an a la carte menu at dinner. The menu itself is unique, because it’s printed in all the official
UN languages! The food is excellent for the most part. For a taste of traditional qorma, try the Oudhi Qorma; it can’t get better than this. The well-crafted Tohfa-e-Noor and the excellent Teh Biryani are other must-trys.
Where: The Ashok, 50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi; 26110101;
Cuisine: Awadhi
Timings: 12 pm to 11.30 pm
Cost: R 1500 Facilities:

Bijoli Grill, Dilli Haat
Not only does Delhi’s sizeable Bengali population flock to Bijoli Grill for a taste of home-cooked food, the place has a loyal following among the city’s butter chicken-loving non-Bengali population. Their Special Fish Curry, Fish Orly and Prawn Malai Curry are lip-smackingly delicious. The mishti here tends to fly off the shelves faster than you can say khub bhalo.
Where: 17, Dilli Haat, Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi; 26881855/ 29237371;
Cuisine: Bengali
Timings: 10 am to 10 pm
Cost: R 800 Facilities:

Suruchi, Karol Bagh
Situated bang in the middle Karol Bagh market is a restaurant that offers decent home-style Gujarati and Rajasthani fare. Among the Rajasthani dishes, try Gatte ki Subzi and Dal Batti Churma; for a taste of Gujarat, Khatti Meethi Kadhi is a great option. Also tuck into their range of farsaan, especially Dhokla and
Jain Pav Bhaji.
Where: 15 A/56, WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi; 25731614-17;
Cuisine: Rajasthani, Gujarati
Timings: 11 am to 4 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm
Cost: R 500 Facilities:

Gujarat Samaj Santushti
Looking for an unpretentious, pocket-friendly place that serves authentic Gujarati fare? Gujarat Samaj in Civil Lines is definitely one of the places to check out. The pure vegetarian thali works on an all-you-can-eat system. Though the menu is written in Gujarati, able translators are always ready at hand. Service is quick and friendly.
Where: 2, Raj Niwas Marg, Civil Lines, Delhi; 23981796-98;
Cuisine: Gujarati, North Indian
Timings: 6 pm to 11 pm
Cost: R 500 Facilities:

Bernardo’s is the sole authentic Goan restaurant in town. The ambience reminds you of a typical shack by the beach; the framed family pictures
on the walls, other knick-knacks, and the few tables give a comfortable, non-commercialised feel to the place. ‘Home-cooked’ is how they like their food to
be known, and they succeed for the most part. The place is run by an old Goan couple who’s always around to help you pick dishes from the menu. A must-try is the classic Goan Vindaloo, apart from the Fugad and Fofos (fish croquettes).
Where: B-229, Supermart 1, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon; 6518323;
Cuisine: Goan
Timings: 1 pm to 3.30 pm & 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Cost: R 1000

This brand-new restaurant inside Assam Bhawan is slowly becoming the talk of the town for its authentic fare, reasonable prices, cheerful service and dishes that Delhi has never tasted before (including pigeon meat). The special Parampara thali is a hot seller. It includes Tenga Rohu Fish Curry, Steamed
Hilsa cooked in mustard, choice of pigeon or the traditional duck meat curry, vegetables and Khar Bowl. There’s an equally delicious vegetarian thali, too. Don’t miss out on the dessert of brown rice cooked in milk and lots of sugar.
Where: Assam Bhawan, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi; 24108605/24355555
Cuisine: Assamese
Timings: 12 am to 11.30 pm
Cost: R 600 Facilities: None

Delhi has finally got a classy Andhra cuisine restaurant. At the time of this review, the restaurant was only serving three kinds of all-you-can-eat thalis— vegetarian, non-vegetarian and seafood— though there are plans for an a la carte menu, too. The seafood thali features delicacies such as Prawn Drumstick Mango Curry, Black Pomfret roasted in Banana Leaf, and Andhra Crab Masala. Mutton Fry, Vizag Egg Curry and Chicken Kurma with Idiappam also get our thumbs-up. Poppadom is definitely a place to watch out for.
Where: 4, Ambavatta Complex, Mehrauli, New Delhi; 26644289/26641796
Cuisine: Andhra
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am
Cost: R 1500

First Published: Sep 17, 2010 18:34 IST