Haveli, Mansingh Road
The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road
Home Delivery: No.
Parking On Weekdays/Weekends: Easy. Efficient valet service.
It’s stuffy, old-fashioned décor, and odd location, doesn’t exactly attract the adventurous palate. But the menu has enough to draw the discerning eater, especially since the Murgh Tikka Lababdar isn’t its only USP (it doesn’t figure in the revised menu), thanks to a chef steeped in Lucknowi sensibilities. Our recommendations: Dum Ki Chaamp (lamb chops dum-cooked delicately with cinnamon and star anise), Mahi Sarson Tikka (the cracked mustard seeds give these fish tikkas a different kind of zest), green mango-flavoured Paneer Ambi Ka Tikka, and the vegetarian Makhane Ki Seekh (which gives the humble kidney beans, raw banana and lotus seeds a delightful new personality).
Meal for Two: Rs 1,250