Unwind under a neem tree at this brand new restaurant in Delhi

first_imgWith its cheery facade and quirky menu, restaurateur Dinesh Arora’s latest venture, Unplugged Courtyard definitely makes for a cool hangout place right in the heart of the city. The restaurant, which opened its doors to city-dwellers in March this year, has an inviting indoor seating arrangement with comfortable sink-in sofas and a massive bar adorned with a number of liquor bottles. Adjacent to the bar is a door which leads you into a courtyard, which sports a mix of red bistro-style chairs, bright stools and canapes, under the shade of a massive neem tree–a beautiful space to unwind with friends over delicious cocktails and snacks.Also read: Epicuria Food Mall adds a new floor, full of your favourite restaurants Coming to the food, the menu has a mix of Indian and continental dishes–all served up with a unique UC twist. For example, the Ganna Chicken, a chicken mince kebab slow roasted on ganna (sugarcane) stick–is a foodie’s delight. Succulent, mildly spiced and spiked with a hint of sugarcane juice, it’s one dish that will draw you back to UC for more than one helping. Team it with Roji, a refreshingly strong gin based drink garnished with star anise, mint and lots of crushed ice–perfect for a hot summer afternoon. A main course worth trying is the Aam Aadmi Chicken–their version of comfort food–which announces its arrival by the ringing of a bell, literally. You will find the waiter carrying it in a steel lunchbox in the typical dabbawala style–wrapped in a potli and hanging from a long stick balanced on one shoulder–oodles of drama and flavour packed in one.advertisementAlso read: A dash of Kerala in the middle of Connaught Place You’ll come back for another serving of Ganna Chicken at the Unplugged Courtyard.If you’re a vegetarian, try their Chili Paneer Ghosla–tangy chilli paneer served in a crispy edible basket that looks like a nest, or opt for their juicy veg burger that’s served with crispy fries on the side. In the dessert section, their star offering is the ice lollies that take you back to the good old childhood days. And the best part is that they are made right in front of you–the server pours chocolate, strawberry and kiwi syrups on ice slabs which are temperature controlled with the help of liquid nitrogen. Once the liquids turn semi-solid, plastic sticks are attached to them and a few seconds later you have a cool delicious dessert ready to be enjoyed. The perfect way to end a meal, don’t you think? UC also hosts Sunday fairs and live music events, stand-up comedy acts, etc, so watch out for their next happening do that will add to your dining experience.Meal for two: Rs 2,500 inclusive of taxesAt L 23/7, Ground Floor, Middle Circle, Connaught Place next to Odeon CinemaTime 11 a.m. to 12 midnightContact 09999396662 +919999396662last_img

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