The Town House Cafe, Connaught Place, New Delhi
The Town House Café at Connaught Place, Delhi opened in June this year and is themed after the Warehouse Cafe. The outlet is owned by none other than Priyank Sukhija, who currently has more than 19 restaurants across the city. The group owns famous restaurants like Fat Ninja, Fork You, Flying Saucer, Skooter and so many more.
It might be a little difficult to find this cafe but it’s just opposite to the LIC building on the outer circle of Connaught Place. The café is on the 1st floor and once inside the ambiance would amaze you. The Lounge styled bar has two huge sections one with comfortable sofa setting corridor and the other near the bar with special VIP zones. We sat infront of the bar in comfortable cabin styled seating. The café has amber lightings but it is still a little dark than usual but the music was soothing. The menu here is extensive from Mediterranean to Indian to Italian to Chinese to even a Sheesha. The range of food would never disappoint you.
We started off with The Salad which had Lettuce along with cheese dumpling toasted with Balsamic reduction. The salad was outstanding and the bitterness of the Balsamic reduction was taken care of by the Chef in this amazing concept. We then moved to the Vegetable Indian Platter which had Dahi Ke Kebab, Bhutte Ke Kebab, Multani Panner Tikka, Chilli Methi Seekh and Soya Tikka served with Spicy masala Onions. The Dahi Ke Kebab were soft and succulent and had an after taste of exotic Indian spices. So were the Bhutte Ke Kebab. A must try here! The Panner Tikka was also good but failed to impress infront of the Chilli Methi Seekh. Not much chilli as the name suggests but succulent again. The Soya Tikka was tender and delicious.
The Town House Café has a huge range of both Cocktails and Mocktails. We also order a couple of drinks including the ‘Watermelon and Mint Lemonade’ and ‘Red Lemonade’ in Mocktails. And ‘Caprioska Ginger and Blood Orange’ and ‘Mojito with Basil and Clove’ in Cocktails. The Mocktails were extraordinary especially the Watermelon and Mint Lemonade. The Mojito with Basil and Clove was just breathtaking and I have never seen such a drink with clove infusion. Hats off.
The mixed Vegetable Pizza Platter gave us the option to try more than one authentic Italian Pizza. The thin crust Pizza had tangy tomato sauce and a generous amount of Cheese was put in. The slices were divided into each topping including mushroom, broccoli, baby corn and red pepper with Orange. The Pizza was baked till perfection and topped with fresh basil leaves.
The Crispy corn with Salt and Pepper was another favorite. The corns were deep fried and then tossed with spring onions. The presentation of the dish was fabulous. The corns were served in a basket made out of poppudums and served on fried noodles. The corns were served along with Red Chili Sauce.
For desserts we had Hot Brownie with Ice-cream. The brownie was fresh and dripping with chocolate sauce. The brownie was served with 2 ice-creams, Vanilla and Chocolate. Both the ice-creams are made in the house and went really well with the Brownie. The brownie had large chunks of peanuts to give it a nutty taste. A must have!
The service was great and the waiters knew exactly what was being served. With more than 2 decades of global culinary experience it was my pleasure to be eating the food made by Chef Anay Mukherjee. He brings dishes from around the world on the plates of The Town House Café. On the Chef’s recommendation we also had the Green tea. The Green Tea helped us walk after such a heavy packing!
Food/Taste – 9/10
Service – 9/10
Value for Money – 9/10
Ambiance – 9/10 (minus one for lights)
Quantity – 9/10