Amici (48A, First Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi)

kIn a nutshell: A Chain restaurant that serves very good hand-made food unlike some of the big MNC chains serving similar category average tasting ‘assembly line’ food. Address & other details: Amici Meal for 2: Rs. 600 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill … Continue reading Amici (48A, First Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi)

La Piazza (Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: Good ambience, good service, almost authentic & Good food, but nothing great / outstanding. Address & other details: La Piazza To take a virtual walk into the restaurant pls click here: Meal for 2: Rs. 3000 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the … Continue reading La Piazza (Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi)

Diva Piccola (1st Floor, 30 Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: Loved the food at this tiny restaurant by celebrity chef & Food writer, Ritu Dalmia & Njoyed the nice ambience. Address & other details: Diva Piccola Meal for 2: Rs. 1200 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. … Continue reading Diva Piccola (1st Floor, 30 Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi)

Italiano (NR 27, Nathupur, DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: A relatively value for money Italian food joint with nice interiors, good service & Punjabized Italian food. Address & other details: Italiano Meal for 2:  Rs. 1000 onwards How to get there:  After u cross Guru Dronacharya Metro Station while going towards Delhi on MG road, there is a traffic signal – Nathupur. Turn left & keep driving straight till u reach a … Continue reading Italiano (NR 27, Nathupur, DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon)

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 Address & other details: The Big Chill Meal for 2: Rs. 800 onwards … Continue reading 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)

56 Ristorante Italiano (Ground Floor, Vatika Atrium, Sector 53, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: My search for good vegetarian & nonvegetarian Italian food (leaving aside 5 star Hotels) in Gurgaon ended here. A rare experience of 4 starters & maincourse coming out to be excellent back to back , followed by superb desserts. Highly recommended by YUMMRAJ. Address & other details: 56 Meal for 2: Rs. 1500 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All … Continue reading 56 Ristorante Italiano (Ground Floor, Vatika Atrium, Sector 53, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon)

La Tagliatella (Upper Ground Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, Delhi)

In a nutshell: An ornate & beautiful Italian restaurant with an Expat host, good service, great ambience & tasty & almost authentic Italian food. Address & other details: La Tagliatella Meal for 2: Rs. 700 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 … Continue reading La Tagliatella (Upper Ground Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, Delhi)

Italia (309 & 310, 2nd Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: Located in  a ‘happening’ mall, this restaurant with a nice ambience serves average Italian food with few exceptions. Address & other details: Italia Meal for 2: Rs. 1000 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 … Continue reading Italia (309 & 310, 2nd Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi)

Wow Italia – Stone Oven La Piazza (Food Court MGF Mall, MG Road, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: A tiny shop in the food court that has been consistently serving very good ‘non Indianized’ Italian food for almost a decade now & I wud say the second best Italian joint in Gurgaon keeping aside the fine dining restaurants. Address & other details: Beside Mc Donalds on the Food Court area Meal for 2: Rs. 400 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian … Continue reading Wow Italia – Stone Oven La Piazza (Food Court MGF Mall, MG Road, Gurgaon)

Peter Cat (Park Street, beside Music World, Kolkata)

This is a late add to YUMMRAJ’s series called TIMELESS KOLKATA EATOUTS – reviews of Heritage Kolkata restaurants. Each restaurant has been rated as ‘Old is Gold’ or ‘Old is no more Gold’ based on the experience.

Year/decade of opening- Around Independence.

YUMMRAJ Demystifies the Legend of Peter Cat & maintains OLD IS GOLD

In a nutshell:

A retro restaurant (not by design but coz they never changed with time) with a great ambience, old school staff, good food for the prices that they charge but nowhere as good compared to the ’real thing’- be it European or Persian.

peter cat – the facade

Address & other details: Peter Cat

Meal for 2: Rs. 300 onwards

Legendary Chelo Kababs at Peter Cat

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

Peter Cat has been around for decades & that speaks a lot – Restaurants open very often & close down almost as often. The ones who survive the test of time surely have something good / unique to offer.

The décor as I mentioned above is retro in today’s context – red sofas facing each other & nice lamp shades above each table. The lighting is dim overall but the lamps on each table illuminate the table good enough to see each other, have a good chat & enjoy some good food. There are two floors & the way to top floor is as grand as it can get.

The dining Hall at Peter Cat & the Waiting staff in the background

Waiting staff look Grand as well, with their sherwani suits, flamboyant headgear & pointed shoes. Most of them are however quite Old School – smooth talking, knowledgeable, not overtly attentive but attentive as well, not quite warm, talks with an air of authority interspersed with some rare smiles & I guess quite bored of doing the same job for donkey’s years…… & that shows on their face. U will enjoy the evening if u think this to b a part of the package – dining at a retro restaurant & being served by people who r enacting the past:)

The food is good in general & at the prices that the food is offered, I wud say some are excellent. However, if u compare the non- Indian dishes to the original dishes the way they r, then u might b quite disappointed.

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