There is additional treat for all the foodies in town this festive season with a spate of brand new eateries giving more options to you to have a good time with your folks and friends. Three of the big names in the culinary business — Nirula’s, IFB and Angeethi — opened their chains in the city to cater to your taste buds. t2 finds out what’s on the platter
Pictures by Jai Prakash
Nirula’s was the first to bring in the culture of fast food to India and has been one of the popular brands, which introduced Delhiites to burgers pizzas and ice creams parlours that reached an iconic status. Now, it’s the turn for the Patnaites to taste the ‘desilicous’ delights of one of the oldest food joints in India.
Where: The restaurant started its service on October 21 at Faizal Imam Complex on Frazer Road.
On the Menu: You could go for full Indian meal with delicacies such as matar paneer, tandoori chicken and kebabs. But if you want light bites, snack on cheese and garlic toast, kathi rolls, burgers, pizzas and shakes. The restaurant has introduced footlongs priced between Rs 50 and Rs 120. In breads, pudina paratha is the hot favourite among food lovers. Capsicum mushroom footlong, theekha paneer tikka, chilli chicken, chicken salami, mutton salami are a must try.
Pocket Pinch: Indian items ranges from Rs 120 to Rs 150. Pizzas cost you between Rs 70 and Rs 425, Footlongs range between Rs 50 and Rs 120
Owner speak: “For us, it was a grand opening. The sales in the first two days had broken all records and we topped the list,” said Sushant Ranjan, owner of the restaurant. “We got around more than 50 calls for home delivery in these last few days,” he added. The restaurant is also going to provide free home delivery from November 1. The fully-fledged fast food joint is gaining popularity among youngsters.
IFB (Inflight Kitchen)
Why drink and drive when you can eat and fly! The concept of this newly inaugurated restaurant is to provide the food lovers a feel of travelling in an aircraft. The interiors of the restaurant resemble that of an aeroplane. The customers here are welcomed with a cold towel and a welcome drink. The most interesting thing about the restaurant is that one doesn’t have to wait for the waiter to jot down the orders. The order is placed with the help of tablets. Get ready to tickle your taste buds with oriental cuisine of seven countries — China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.
Where: Patliputra Colony, Near Kurji More
On the Menu: The menu uses original names of oriental dishes, for instance dim sum for momos, chicken pepper wings for chicken lollypop. The chocolate Sumatra is the one of the lip-smacking deserts. Fried ice-cream, Hong Kong-style noodle soup and chow fun, pan -friedThai noodle, Thai basil chicken and spring rolls are the other irresistible offerings. To give the food an authentic taste the chefs have been appointed from the well-known China Garden restaurant in Mumbai.
Pocket pinch: A meal for four would cost you between Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,400
Owner speak: “My concept was to make a restaurant that is unique and technically sound too. The idea of tablets came into my mind as its eco-friendly with no involvement of paper. So a big no to deforestation,” said Ankush, owner of the restaurant.
Fire and flames engulfed the opening ceremony of Angeethi, as sizzling Pakistani actress Veena Malik turned out for the event on October 20. The multi-cuisine restaurant specialises in Punjabi and south Indian dishes. It’s a perfect family destination where one can spend quality time relishing good food. However, the finger-licking Awadhi food is the main attraction of the restaurant. Good news for those who are on a diet as they can order boiled food exclusively. Even those who are not in habit of eating rich and spicy food can place order for dishes with less spices and oil. So you can keep your calorie count in check.
Where: Jagdeo Path, near Haldiram’s
On the menu: Roasted pomfret Rs 400, martaban meat Rs 280 (it is cooked for 16 hours on low flame), raan-e-angeethi (full roasted leg of goat) Rs 650, Dessert- tiramisu Rs 190
Owner speak: “Our idea was to provide both healthy and quality food. Keeping in mind the food habits of senior citizens, we have decided to provide them food with low spice and calories,” said Rahul Mishra, owner of the two-storey restaurant.
Compiled by Shambhavi Singh