Colonel Kebabz (Gurgaon) 6/10

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I’d say the DLF Phase IV area in Gurgaon is a foodie’s paradise- especially when you’re looking for home delivery options. Comparatively however, eat out options are slightly limited. We had dined at Colonel Kebabz on Arjun Marg about a year back and thought it would be nice to go back there. Sadly, it seems that the quality has dropped somewhat. Don’t expect Karims or Al Jawahar levels of quality. While nothing comes close to these institutions in Old Delhi, it would be nice to have a couple of contenders in Gurgaon as well.

The simple décor and slightly cramped spaces all contribute towards a cozy family atmosphere. The lack of alcohol is actually a plus- that means you wont have loud and tipsy executives guffawing at the table next to you. But be warned, you WILL need to climb a flight of rather narrow stairs to get to the main dining area.

The menu is funny- in a good way. Apparently, the good Colonel has named the preparation categories after the places he’s been posted in during his career.

We started with the mutton burra kebab and the murg afghani. While I’m usually a big fan of the burra, I’d say stay away from this one. Stick to the tried and tested tandoori and afghani fare here. In the mains, try the chicken haldighati. It’s not bad, considering the inordinate amounts of ginger on top. My favourite there remains the roganjosh.

Top Tips:

  • Like I said, don’t expect the extraordinary
  • You will need to climb stairs
  • Reservations aren’t really necessary, even on a weekend
  • For dessert, there’s an outlet of Angels in my Kitchen on the other side of the market
Ratings/ Quick Facts Scale (on 10)/ Remarks
Ambience 5
Ease of access 7
Service 6
Quality of food 5
Value for money 8
Would I go back there? I’d rather order home from Qureshi’s
Meal for two Rs 1000
Serves alcohol No
Credit cards Accepted, but ask if their machine is working

 

 


 

 

 

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