Lutyens cocktail house

Lutyen’s -The predominant area of who’s who of Delhi or rather India; may it be diplomats, bureaucrats or top business entrepreneurs who have left an impact across the globe. The moment you enter the area there is a stark difference in the atmosphere around you which is quiet soothing, even the air that you breathe is lot fresher than the one you choke your lungs with everyday, thanks to the Massive green belt here. The area was a brainchild of Edward Lutyens who was a recognized architect back in per-independent era and now the value addition to the area is the old-school British raj themed eloquent bar and diner named Lutyens cocktail house.

If you happen to visit the Jaguar showroom to buy one of the smooth beauties, you may as well just go a floor up and celebrate right there. The place is an experience in itself with subtle dark ambience, which is very rich and not loud and walks the fine line between cheap and classy. The interiors, seating and decor are all very well in sync with the timeless theme.

Wild-Mushroom Bitterballen
Wild-Mushroom Bitterballen

The menu is not very extensive yet it fits the best of what’s available in limited world. My order execution started with Wild-Mushroom Bitterballen where like-sized mushroom are coated in Aoili sauce and pan-fried. The texture very well crisp and the taste oozing with flavour and juice of mushroom. The English classic or the Fish and chip is a miss with soft crusted fish which gives a soggy feel when consumed, a thicker batter would have worked wonder.

Fish & Chips
Fish & Chips

The Wasabi prawn is something from the next level, with prawn size slightly bigger than the usual ones in market and the taste of mango and Wasabi in amalgamation was beyond imagination, with pungency of Wasabi diluted it just worked magic for my tongue.

Wasabi prawn with mango salsa
Wasabi prawn with mango salsa

Next up were the salads section, there is one thing particularly different about their salads,that they are deconstructed which makes them visually appealing but keeping the quantity so less would only make them a palette cleanser atleast for me. Had a go on the Melon as well as Ceasar salad both taste well though.

Deconstructed Ceaser salad
Deconstructed Ceaser salad

From the Burgers I tried the Surf & Turf which as the name suggests has best of both world’s i.e. the chunky Beef patty on a bed of caramelized onions and topped with wholesome and fulfilling prawns. This is a burger with no frills and is recommended for serious meat lovers just like me, who would completely waste the fries on side and just concentrate on holding the structure together and making it burst with flavours right inside my mouth.

Surf & Turf Burger
Surf & Turf Burger

A Banoffee cheesecake is a must try for anyone who carries a sweet tooth, remember it’s a cheesecake and not a pie, which takes it’s rich gooey load leaving behind the hard crust and places it on a bed of cheesecake; so shut your senses for a moment and let the cheese encapsulate you. A beautiful thing to notice is the cutlery which is all black slate and works as a charm for any food being placed on it.

Banoffee cheesecake
Banoffee cheesecake

The PLF for 2 is 1500 INR, the place can be contacted on (011)33107884 and the suggested orders are Wild-mushroom Bitterballen, Surf & Turf burger and Banoffee cheesecake.

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