Much like the plant it’s named after, China Doll, a new resto-bar at South Extension II, is glossy and lives off plenty of sunlight and liquids. Who’s fern is it to water the plants today?
As we walked up the (pink) stairs, past (pink) mirrors and into our (pink) chair at The Pink Room, a new multi-cuisine restaurant in Hauz Khas Village, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe began to play through the speakers.
Gunpowder will be partnering with People Tree in Goa and plans to open doors early November.
This is a mobile café (in Delhi on September 22,23 and 24, and again on October 6) that runs on gift economy, which means you pay what you wish for the food and drink. Or to tell it as they see it – think of it as paying for the next person’s cup of coffee, since yours has already been paid for by the person before you.
As Parisian lounge Buddha-Bar crosses into India, it loses part of its title and calls itself B-Bar, in fear of “hurting any feelings” and raising controversies, says a news report.
Rastafarians think alcohol destroys the mind. HKV’s newest bar is called Raasta.
The Leaky Cauldron (yes, named after the pub from the Harry Potter series; no, nothing like it) is one of those HKV restaurants in the back lane, it has a lovely balcony with a view of the lake, along with a sad copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on one table.
Barely a month old, this sprawling-meets-cozy space seems to have ironed out most new-restaurant hiccups, featuring a working credit card machine, informed wait-staff and a fully-functional menu.
On our last recce of the Village we happened by a whole van of cloche-covered frozen treats and a thin Italian man offering freshly made “real Italian gelato” samples.
Like many of its neighbors, it is distressingly ad-hoc and fly-by-the-seat-of your-pan, with no credit card machine, a clueless wait staff, a long climb and of course, a theme.
There he was, walking hand-in-hand with us, when we stumbled upon an old bungalow in Hauz-i-Rani, which turned out to be a new Pakistani restaurant, Lahori Shah.
Launched a couple of weeks ago, Rose Café (not to be confused with the Rose B&B in Hauz Khas Village), is run by Sarita Ahuja, a self-described “full time mum” who buzzed around our table urging us to eat some more, pointing out dishes that her kids love the most.