The Big Chill (68 A, Khan Market & also 35, Khan Market, DLF Place Mall, Saket, HS 5, Kailash Colony Market, Third Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj,New Delhi)


In a nutshell:

A ‘super popular’ cool café that stands out of the crowd with their Hollywood inspired interiors & menu, has pretty efficient crowd management systems & good service. They serve pretty Good food as well – though not the best…………………. NJOY reading YUMMRAJ’s take on the food at Big Chill

the facade
the facade

Address & other details: The Big Chill

Meal for 2: Rs. 800 onwards

Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes in going to a restaurant in anonymity, as a normal guest, experience everything & give a honest account of the same to you.

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.

Short Description – in case u r in a hurry:

It’s a cool hangout zone for the young. An empty dining hall is a rare sight at this place. Infact, the waiting time for dining at this restaurant can go up to even 30-40 minutes at peak hours. The good thing is that they manage the waiting pretty well in a city where even standing in a queue / driving in a lane seems insulting to quite a section of the population. The guys here r pretty strict about the order of names in their list & they flatly refuse people who try to act smart & get a slimy ‘cut the queue’ entry.

The dining hall
The dining hall

The interiors r very attractive & set this place apart. The walls r full of huge posters of Hollywood movies of yesteryear’s (painted look) as well as some relatively modern movies (photograph look).

hanging on the wall...............
hanging on the wall……………

The menu card is massive & has endless items listed in it. Descriptions & occasional pictures follow each item in the menu. The menu is extremely chicken heavy. Very Few dishes of fish, prawn & lamb are there.

A glimpse of the menu card
A glimpse of the menu card

The service staff is pretty efficient, fast, sharp & r endlessly running around to keep up to the pressure of the peak hour. They seem to know well about the food they r serving & know their job pretty well.

Assorted grilled bell peppers
Assorted grilled bell peppers

Food is generally good & seldom bad. It is seldom ‘outstanding’ as well. Portions r large, in case that excites u.

our drink
our drink

Detailed Description – In case u have the Time to NJOY reading:

We started our lunch with non veg. Antipasti Platter – It consisted of Marinated grilled prawns, marinated sautéed mushrooms, ham, olives, sundried tomatoes, mixed bell peppers, broccoli & other sautéed greens, onions & a super duper white creamy dip.

non veg. Antipasti Platter
non veg. Antipasti Platter

The marinated grilled prawns were excellent. Not rubbery like most other prawns in Delhi, slightly juicy & soft, immensely flavorful & YUMM.

marinated grilled prawns
marinated grilled prawns

The ham was very good

ham
ham

The veggies & bell pepper were crunchy & nice in terms of texture & were tasty as well.

veggies
veggies

Loved the sautéed mushrooms for their taste & supple texture.

sautéed mushrooms
sautéed mushrooms

I give this dish an overall 4.5/5

Risotto with four cheese & bacon
Risotto with four cheese & bacon

Post the amazing starter we moved on to Risotto with four cheese & bacon. The cheese were Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Mozzarella & the dish was finished with cream & parmesan. It was good but not great. It lacks finesse & subtle nuances / twists. The four cheeses cud have really spun magic on the taste buds but they failed to do so. Bacon was also too little & one had to ‘fish for it’. I give this dish a 3.5/5.

Risotto with four cheese & bacon
Risotto with four cheese & bacon

The next dish we had was Chicken Florentine – ‘Succulent breast of chicken stuffed with a creamy spinach & mushroom filling & grilled to perfection’ read the menu card description.

Chicken Florentine
Chicken Florentine

In reality however the Chicken breast was far from succulent – it was plain Dry, fibrous & non juicy. Spinach was also dry as well. The mushrooms were the only saving grace in the dish. I rate this at 2/5.

Chicken Florentine
Chicken Florentine

For dessert we had Squidgy Chocolate Mousse cake which the menu card described as ‘Soft & moist chocolate cake filled with mousse & fresh cream & topped with devilishly delicious dark chocolate ganache’. The menu card also mentions ‘an original Big Chill creation, this cake is the closest thing to paradise for chocolate lovers’.

Squidgy Chocolate Mousse cake
Squidgy Chocolate Mousse cake

Well, I have surely had better at L’Opera & also at Chokola but this one was very good on its own. It did not look as impressive when served but a bite into it reversed the thought. Dark, intense, condensed & somewhat soft chocolate with mousse & moist cake. Loved it & rate it 4.25/5

on the wall....................
on the wall………………..

Overall rating for food at The Big Chill adds up to 3.6/5. I wud keep going there when I happen to b in the vicinity but I wud not really drive from home just to dine there.

Walls full of Movie posters
Walls full of Movie posters
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2 comments

  1. The effort you put in your reviews I really appreciate it. Not many people in our country would care to write a review but the Zomato culture brings new promise.

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