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Panchavati Gaurav (20-12, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon)


In a nutshell:

Nice ambience, similar format as Rajdhani, an amazing manager and staff who make u feel as if u r guests at his house but some average to good food.

panchavati gaurav

panchavati gaurav

Address & other details: Panchavati Gaurav

Meal for 2: Rs. 800

Cuisine type : Vegetarian

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receipt - proof of payment

receipt – proof of payment

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Description:

The restaurant has a full glass facade and one can see thru it while walking past. This is located right near one of the entrances of cyber hub and is unmissable. Inside the restaurant is nice and it has elements of traditional Indian decor.

board utside the restaurant

board utside the restaurant

As mentioned above, as we entered the restaurant, the manager welcomed us with a huge smile (very genuine one), said namashkar with folded hands and showed us in. I felt as we were baratis in his daughter’s marriage / revered guests at his home. Of course we reciprocated the gesture with equal warmth.

this is what comes to table as soon as one sits

this is what comes to table as soon as one sits

What stood out in the staff was that most of them were’ not just doing a job’. They were also feeding guests with a smile, efficiently and quickly.

Only if the food were as good as the manager and the staff!!!

furniture at the restaurant.

simple furniture at the restaurant.

The only option for food here is a thali. It is a mix of Rajasthani and Gujarati, we were told. The food was average at times, good at times and hardly ever outstanding with the exception of 2 items. A similar thali at bikanervala / haldirams / om sweets wud have been much more richer , wud have had much more ghee etc and more ‘on the face’. In a restaurant like suruchi at least there were Rajasthani specialty stuff like ker sanghri etc. Here it was just plain Jane usual North Indian fare. No specialty regional food though they claimed Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisine.

a part of the thali

a part of the thali

The Meal started with a dhokhla that was very good. Reminded us of a very good Gujarati food stall in MGF mall gurgaon named farsaan. The dhokhla was soft, not overtly fluffy and had an intense taste. Liked it very much and rate it 4/5.

Post this we were served a samosa chaat. This was excellent – crisp samosa broken and topped with dahi, chutneys and sew. Great texture ( not soggy) and superb tastes and flavours. rate it 4.5/5.

samosa chaat

samosa chaat

The exceptions ended here and thereafter started the long list of averages.

Chaanch served was ordinary – not bad not good. Rate it 2/5

chaanch

chaanch

We were served paneer that was as most good. Paneer was soft and nice. Gravy was ordinary. I rate this 2.5/5.

paneer

paneer

Daal was again very average. Rate it 2/5.

daal

daal

Daal baati was just bad. daal had neither a good balance of taste in terms of seAsoning nor did it have distinct flavours of good daal and spices. The baati was just bad. It was hard & was not as good as the basic baati that u find in decent eateries in Jaipur. Mentally my benchmark was with those super places in Jaipur like santosh bhojanalaya etc. rate it 1/5.

Daal baati

Daal baati

Gatte ki subzi was average in terms of taste. Gathas were hard and almost tasteless. Rate it 1/5.

Gatte ki subzi

Gatte ki subzi

Aloo ki subzi was sub – good.

Aloo ki subzi

Aloo ki subzi

Kadhi served here was quite nice. Rate it 3/5

Kadhi

Kadhi

I liked the cauliflower subzi – Rate it 3/5.

 cauliflower subzi

cauliflower subzi

For dessert we were served choorma which was Ok Ok. Rate it 2.5/5.

choorma

choorma

Sewai was normal as well. Rate it 2.5/5.

sewai

sewai

Overall rating of food at Panchavati Gaurav averages out to 2.5/5. I will never ever revisit. Looking forward to hearing ur story.

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3 thoughts on “Panchavati Gaurav (20-12, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon)

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