** The G.T. Road ** – A Gastronomical Journey From Kabul To Chittagong -Casual Dining –

” The G.T. Road ” is not just a casual dining space but a food journey on to Asia’s oldest and longest connecting roads. [The Grand Trunk Road] It celebrates a food journey from Kabul To Chittagong. AVVM7700

It truly justify the name with its wide variety of cuisine, superb flavors and exquisite interior design. 

Everything is GRAND about it. Right from the grand entrance, larger then life interior, huge collection of antiques. Old paintings from around the country, coin collections, armory and guns. Amazing story is, strong woods like Sal, Seesham, Saj which were used to make sleeper compartments in railways earlier. This place has build their furniture from old  discarded sleepers. Isn’t is amazing??

No doubt, it took more then a year to build this restaurant.

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Most fascinating is the Vintage Car placed right at the entrance. Such a royal feeling to just enter the place and getting some historical taste of it.

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The prices will give a shock of your life. As I said everything is grand about it except the price. Have a gala time with your pocket felling happy at the end.

A must visit with family and friends.

Few of my favorite items are –

Drinks —              

                     # Seb Nimbuda                          # Khira Vira

Main Course —

                     # Machher Kaliya                     # Nalli Nihari

                     # Aam ki Laungi                       # Lehsuni Palak

                    # Kachey Gosht ki Biryani     # Kolkata Murgh Biryani

Desserts —

                     # Sheer Khurma  (from Peshawar)

                    # Afghani Burf  (from Kabul)

                    # Sondhesh  (Kolkata)

The Grand Truck Road has a great history of its own and this restaurant truly does justice to it.

One of the best places I have ever visited and one of the best food ever had.

 

Cuisines – North Indian | Afghani | Mughlai

Buffet

Lunch 12pm to 3pm |Mon-Sun    = Rs 500/-Dinner 7pm to 11pm | Mon-Sun   = Rs 700/-

Cost  Average  – ₹1,500 for two people (approx.)

Opening Hours  12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 12 Midnight

Address – 

M 39, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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A Grill Company ** Live Grill and Molecular Thrill Session

A Grill Company is not just a casual dining restaurant which offers grilled cuisine unlike others.

This place will take you to a different journey of molecular gastronomy. 

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Luxurious dining area, good space and beautifully designed interior. 

It is in Logix City Centre Mall one of the rising dining destinations in Noida.  

 

This place will surprise you with different molecular thrills and drinks which amazes you with their preparation style.

Right from Deconstructed Dahi Bhalla, Liquid Nitrogen Palak Patta Chat, or experimental five liquid Golgappas. This place will surely tickle your taste buds.

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There buffet lunch and dinner has a wide variety of dishes. Mostly North Indian.

P.S. – They can surely improve on the dessert part though.

Address

Shop 217, 2nd Floor, Logix City Centre Mall, Sector 32, Near Sector 34, Noida

Cuisines 

North Indian , Continental.

Opening hours – Today  12 Noon to 11 PM

Cost  –  AVERAGE

₹1,600 for two people (approx.)

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DezertFox – Bakery

“Dezertfox” is not just a bakery, its a sweet gastronomical journey which will bring you back to this place for more.

Tickle your sweet tooth with some special treats and unique preparations.

This bakery has three outlets in Delhi. I got the opportunity to check out the Greater Kailash outlet which is in M Block.

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Few of their specialties are into –

Cookies | Macarons & Maringes | Cake Box | Mini Koopers | Jareed | Cupcakes 

 

 

Dezertfox believes in using fresh ingredients and natural fruit extracts as much as possible making them stand out in the crowd. Does it makes the preparations more tasteful and flavorful.

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Along with desserts and bakery items they do serve savory dishes. Also both cold and hot beverages.

They are also into home delivery.

Few of my favorites are – 

Cookies –

# Pistashio Cookies                                           # Molten Cookies

# Coconut Rocher                                               # Spicy Lemon Cookies

 

 

Plated Creations –

# Hazelnut Dome                                          # Matcha Chio

# Naariyal Pani                                               # Red Velvet Tirasimu

# Chocolate Sin                                               # Fresh Seasonal Fruit Tart

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Address 

R-45, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi

Cuisines 

Bakery | Desserts

Cost

 AVERAGE     –  ₹550 for two people (approx.)  VAT & service charges extra

Highlights

 

Home Delivery | Desserts and Bakes

Opening hours – 10 AM to 1 AM

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** Niche ** – Casual Dining

“Niche” as the name suggest has a Niche of its own. Beautiful ambiance, Live music and Good food. What more you can ask for?

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The place is in Cannaught Place, New Delhi in outer circle which is yet another happening place to hang out. Right from entering the place, ordering our food, enjoying the music, everything was so perfect. Excellent Service. Specially the live music kept me happy all through out the time.

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People really know what they are serving and ever ready to guide you with your order. The serving time was perfectly on the mark.

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This is place has also experimented with molecular gastronomy, and few items will definitely wow you.

The taste is above average and one would not be disappointed to come back for more.

Few Favorites of mine –

# Lal Mirch ka Chicken Tikka                            # Murgh Malai Tikka

# Onion Rings                                                         # Chicken Aranchini

# Pesto Fish Tikka                                                 # Fish and Chips

# Panner Dum Ka Roll                                          # Harvest Veg Pizza

# Blackened Chicken Pizza                                 # Feta Ki Potli

# Fried Chicken                                                      # Asian Spiced Chicken

# Watermelon Salad                                             # Jalapeno Lamb Burger

# Butter Chicken                                                   # Smoked Mushroon Risotto

# Pappu Chicken

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Cuisines

North Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental

Cost  

AVERAGE  –  ₹1,500 for two people (approx.)  with alcohol | VAT extra
₹95  for a pint of beer (approx.)

Opening hours   – 12 Noon to 1 AM

Highlights

Wheelchair Accessible                                                 Full Bar Available
Live Sports Screening                                                  Gastro Pub
Paid Parking                                                                    Outdoor Seating
Dance Floor                                                                     Live Entertainment
Nightlife                                                                           Live Music
Smoking Area                                                                 Wifi

{Niche} - Cafe & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Down The Memory Lane | United Kingdom

September, 2010 – A trip to cherish and remember for life.

My first trip abroad and wouldn’t have thought that it will be “United Kingdom”.

A nine hours and thirty minutes journey along with 2 hours each at both “Indira Gandhi International Airport. Delhi and Heathrow Airport, London. My longest and the most tiring travel by air. Two pecks of whiskey on the rocks and few episodes of “Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai was the only savior for me.

Reach Heathrow airport at night and from there I was suppose to take bus to Bournemouth. It was a two hours journey from the airport and the place where I was suppose to stay and my hotel [Russel Court Hotel] booking was done.

Bournemouth – It is a beautiful seaside destination with British Victorian architecture and buzzing night life along the beaches. Most beautiful beach I have seen till date. Its a place where you can get the best of both the world. Beauty of a hilly area and the sand and sea experience of a beach.

Situated at the southeast coast of England, it is famous for its never ending  7 miles long beach.

Best time to visit is from July till August. the weather is generally comprises of mild winters and long summers. However, for a person like me who comes from a place which is so humid and hot, even the summers seemed too cold.

Main Attractions –

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“Corfe Castle” – Purbeck , Dorset

This Castle was built by “William The Conqueror” in the early 11th century. Its on the Purbeck Hills on the way to Wareham and Swanage. No visit to Purbeck will be completed without seeing the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Its rocky structure at the hill top and the greenery all around will surely take your breath away. The Cold wind and the bright sun surely added up to my visit. Was mesmerized to see the beauty.

 

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Swanage Railway Station

 

Swanage Railway Station is a beautiful station in Sawnage on the Isle Of Purbeck in the county of Dorset. The station was closed by British Govt in 1972. Later it was reopened as a heritage railway station which operates only from Corfe Castle to Swanage. Although it is just another railway station but there is certain beauty about it. the classic and heritage look of it makes it valuable and surely needs to be preserved. The long bells informing you about the arrival of the classic old train made me nostalgic and reminded me of the black and white movies era, only where I saw this kind of trains.

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LONDON BRIDGE

Feel fortunate to have visited LONDON. Just had a single day to cover the city which was next to impossible. Though I made my mind to cover as much as possible and not think too much about it. Wanted to soak it all in.

The historical London Bridge over the Themes River which flows through the city of London and Southwark in central London was very fascinating. After reading in the nursery poem [London bridge is falling down] finally I was standing tall on the bridge.

It has a great history of its own. Right from various wooden bridges over the river in (AD50–1176) then to the Stone Arch in the medieval period to today’s modern concrete bridge.

London Eye – Another tourist attraction. It really does stand by its name and acts as an eye to all, giving a spectacular view of London.

I was also fortunate to visit the —

Big Ban  |  Saint Cathedral  |  Trafalgar Square  |  Museum Of London  | Buckingham Palace

 

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Tired and feet swollen, I came back to my hotel late night and kept cherishing the moments I got to spent. And with a hope I will be back again someday 🙂

“Phonebooth Café” * Casual Dining

“Phonebooth Cafe” in Vijay Nagar – Hudson Lane is a casual dining cafe with ‘Phone Booth’ themed ambiance. As it is situated in the North Campus of Delhi University so the place is mostly crowed with students.

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Got to visit there recently and the first impression was quite good. Moderate space, phone booth theme was quiet attractive and the service was quick. Hudson lane is doing quiet a good job in providing various cafes and outlets with amazing food varieties.

Phonebooth Cafe offers a wide range of cuisine right from Indian, Mexican, Chinese, European etc.

I started off with a shake. My favorites were ‘Kikat Shake’ and ‘Red Velvet Shake’. The flavors were very luscious. The sweetness of the shakes were well balanced as compared to other chocolate or flavored shakes.  

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The starters were palatable too. Tried the following

# Makhani Chicekn Tikka Naanzza – The base was of a naam and more towards thin crushed pizza and garnished with Chicken Tikka along with cheese and other veg.

#Makhani Panner Tikka Naanzza – Naam Based with Paneer Tikka and vegetables.

# Dragon Kiss Pizza – 

# Zaffrano Pasta – White sauce pasta. Too good. Comes with a piece of bread.

# Dimsums (Veg/Nonveg) – Non veg Dimsums were not too great. The outer layer of flour which cover the feelings was little too thick. Resulting in making the dimsums too dry. However, on the other hand the veg dimsums were way too tasty and mouth watering. It was juicy and succulent along with the spicy dip which was indeed properly spiced up.

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Main Course – 

# Dal Makhani  – Perfect Indian dish to start your main course. It was little different from any other restaurents as they tried adding some extra spices to cook the Dal. [Indian Pulses]

# Mutton Curry – The mutton was really succulent and the spices were perfectly blended. 

# Garlic Naam – Loved it

# Laccha Paratha – Too soft and flavorful.

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Recommended Dishes –

Makhani Paneer Tikka Naanzza  |  Dal Makhani  |  Makhani Chicken Tikka Naanzza  |  Red Velvet Gourmet Shake  |  Crispy Chicken Burger  |  Dragon’s Kiss Pizza  |  Zaffrano Pasta  |  Nacho Salsa Chaat

Highlights –

Home Delivery | Wifi |Live Sports Screening


Opening hours 

Today  11:30 AM to 11 PM


AVERAGE₹800 for two people (approx.)

Phonebooth Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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BOOMBOX BREWSTREET –

Sector 29, Gurugram has become the hub for food and drink lovers. Perfect hangout place for anybody and everybody.
I checked into this place Boombox Brewstreet and they do stand by their name. The boombox theme can be seen all over the place with some awesome tracks by the DJ.
Beer lovers !!! This is your stop. Right from freshly crafted beers to in house signature drinks.  “Wheat Beer” Premium Beer” “Dark Beer” and “Flavored Beer”
A variety of choices available. Also the yummy shakes for the “Sanskari Group” 😉 as said by them.

Lets go to the menu. Fun is in every corner of this place and I bet you would have a ball of a time ordering food. You would get nostalgic reading the menu with such Bollywood filmy names.. specially songs from 90’s and 80’s era.

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Few Favorites –

Kool-Cha ==  Mushroom Chettinad Stuffed in mini kulchas with coconut chutney.
Punjab Se Le Ke Delhi Via Spain ==  Rajma Chawal Arancini on Sabudana Crisp with Anardana Raita. Tasted awesome.

PB&J (Paneer, Bread & Jam) ==  It was one unique dish with unique taste, crunchy & crispy from outside and soft from the inside.
Aye Mere Pyare Mutton ==  Mutton meat balls with sides of cucumber and basil yoghurt and Tomato Chutney.

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Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha ==  It was not just a dahi golgappa chaat. Another molecular gastronomy genius.
Yeh Reshmi Zulfein == Pesto sauce marinated tandoori chicken pieces hanging on Beautiful ladder.
Hoton Pe Bas Tera Naam Hai == Chicken sitting on Coconut shell with “Lips” shape Tomato jelly garnishing which made this dish attracting and delicious.
Hogyi Teri Balle Balle ==   Thin crust veg pizza with toppings of Paneer tikka, finely chopped Bel Peppers, onions and makhani mayo. Vegetarians delight.

Khaike Paan itty Wala  ==  Sweet, Creamy Paanmisu served with sweet chutney and had wonderful taste which filled our mouth with sweetness.


Something is Fishy == Yammy Fish dish so far I tasted. People if you don’t like fish due to the odd smell. Try this out for sure. I loved it.

Few More Recommendations –
# Chawla Chicken Kulcha, since 2016
# Udta Punjab
#Yeh Daulat Bhi Le Lo, Ye Shaurat Bhi Le Lo.

PS – *****HIGHLY RECCOMAND THIS PLACE********

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Address -SCO 53, 1st Floor, Main Market, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Phone number – 011 33106095

Cuisines – North Indian, Italian, Chinese and American

Cost Average – ₹1,600 for two people (approx.) with alcohol  VAT & service charges extra | ₹85  for a pint of beer (approx.)

Opening hours –

Today  12 Noon to 12:30 AM

Highlights –

 Wheelchair Accessible

Full Bar Available
Smoking Area
Wifi
Live Sports Screening
Nightlife
Wallet Accepted

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