Cafe Delhi Heights (Galleria, Gurgaon) 7.7/10

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After having dined Delhi Heights thrice in the last month or so, I’m happy to say that this is one gem of a place, which is yet mostly unknown, except for residents of the area. Diagonally opposite Galleria market- next to the Looks salon, there’s plenty of parking space and none of the crowds that have become the bane of Galleria. Also, Galleria needed a slightly classy eatery as opposed to the ubiquitous chaat wala.

Look for Enrique- a most helpful chap. Of course, we found the entire staff to be polite and courteous (even the DJ, who very kindly turned down the music at our request), but Enrique clearly stands out. The menu, while slightly confusing, shows you that these guys can pretty much deliver most kinds of cuisines and its fun watching the chefs in action in the open kitchen.

Try the Asahi beer. Even if the waiter doesnt mention it, they usually have a few bottles stashed away. This Japanese beer is a good accompaniment to most kinds of cuisine. Upon Enrique’s recommendation, we tried the galouti kebab- amidst much trepidation, I might add. I strongly believe that super-specialty food (such as a kebab from a specific location in UP) is best left to specialty restaurants. However, I am happy to report that the galouti kebab at Delhi Heights does live up to its recommendation. The skin is slightly crispy, offering the slightest resistance before the fork breaks through into this perfectly minced and marinated meat. While its not exactly melt-in-your-mouth (which is the realm of Al-Bake in New Friends Colony), the kebab is a viable option as a starter. You could also try the mezze platter which includes their own twist- a beetroot paste!

Onto the main course, the standout dish of choice is the singapore laksa- the Singaporean twist to the Burmese khao swey. You could also try the tenderloin- one of the few places in the NCR where I would recommend a steak. The juicy lucy burger is also an option. However, stay away from the schnitzel- the chefs could do well to slice the lamb less thinly so that there’s more meat and less crumb. You could also give the pizzas a miss. But do try the tiramisu!

 

Ratings/ Quick Facts Scale (on 10)/ Remarks
Ambience 8
Ease of access 7
Service 9
Quality of food 8
Value for money 6
Would I go back there? Absolutely!
Meal for two INR 1500 + taxes (without alcohol)
Serves alcohol Yes
Credit cards Accepted

Top Tips:

  • Try having breakfast here- interesting menu for the mornings
  • The decor is fairly minimal, but do check out the mini-TVs for each booth and the no smoking sign that starts with a large SEX!!! on top

 


 

 

 

 

 

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