I am a big foodie and I love trying new restaurants and cuisines. Last week when I was invited by Dhaba By Claridges to taste the authentic Dhaba style Punjabi food, I instantly said yes to it. So, my hubby and I went to Dhaba by Claridges for dinner last Wednesday and it was a nice experience all through.
Dhaba by Claridges is located on second floor near 80 ft road in the happening area of Indira Nagar, Bangalore. This Dhaba styled restaurant, now managed by Azure hospitality serves authentic Punjabi food.
As we entered Dhaba by Claridges, we were greeted and seated right away. I was amazed to see the interiors of the restaurant oozing Dhaba feel in a total Punjabi way. The bright yellow painted walls have quirky truck designs and taglines all across the walls. The restaurant has hanging lights hung irregularly from the ceilings thus creating a magical effect. The restaurant has well spaced seating arrangement with old fashioned chairs and tables. And the Bollywood chart busters playing in the background definitely sets your mood as you sit and make yourself comfortable.
One side of the restaurant is completely dedicated to a bar. The bar has been designed to give a theka type feel having an array of cocktails which are named as ‘tharra’. This theka is well stocked with imported liquor and signature cocktails specialty tharras which come in actual Pauva bottles! Cool right!!
There is a comforting open kitchen area too.
“With a menu that carries The Claridges’ legacy of almost 30 years forward, the dishes brim with authentic flavours reminiscent of North Indian road trips. Chef Ravi Saxena’s mantra in the kitchen is : premium fresh ingredients, prepared using simple Dhaba-like methods to produce simple, honest and tasty food.”
We started off with Mocktails where I had a glass full of Shikangi (fondly known as Banta bottles in Delhi! and yes, I had Shikangi after ages literally) and my hubby had a glass full of Nimbu Soda Lemon. Both the Shikangi and the Nimbu Soda were incredibly fresh and refreshing to say the least and perfect thing to have with starters. For starters, we had Tandoori annanaas, chicken tikka, Amritsari Kukkad, Amritsari fish tikka, Mutton Seekh Kebabs which comes with raw onions and green chutney.
A special mention goes here to the mutton seekh kebabs which were so soft that just one bite of them and they literally melted in our mouths. The Tandoori annannaas and chicken tikka were mouthwatering too. The chicken was perfectly roasted and was grilled spicy and crispy. The paneer pieces were soft served in a rich gravy. The Machhli Di Tikki was again very soft and delicious and cooked to perfection. All these starters were served with onion, tomato, spices and green chutney.
Mutton Seekh Kebabs- Highly Recommended
Machhli Di Tikki– Highly Recommended
For the main course, we were offered an elaborated option of gravy and dry curries. This was accompanied with a variety of bread options. We had Burni Mutton, Chicken, nutri saag, Amritsari Chole and Paneer kulcha for the main course. The signature Burni Mutton was served in a cute burni. It was delicious, succulent and spicy. The Kadhi Chicken had a nice flavor, was creamy with large chunks of chicken in kadhi based gravy. The kulchas were stuffed with paneer and were very hot and cooked to perfection in Amritsari style making the eating part very enjoyable. By the way, everything was served in good quantities.
Burni Mutton and Chicken- Highly Recommended.
Paneer Kulcha and Chole – Highly Recommended
Trust me guys, after such a hearty meal, we literally had no room left in our bellies for desserts. But still we both sat down to share the classic Dhaba Da Meetha. But hold on, this isn’t your regular sweet dish guys. This is actually a bowl full of perfectly executed concoction of textures and flavors made in thick milk. This contains a soft layer of bread and chilled vanilla ice cream, rabri topped up with a hot gulab jamun. The taste of the Dhaba By Meetha was wonderfully rich, delicious, completely indulgent. It was indeed one of the best one I have every had!
Dhaba Da Meetha- Highly Recommended
Service was prompt. The Head Manager Mr Rahul and the head chef there made sure everything was perfect. I must say the hospitality is quite good and the staffs are very very courteous.
Do I recommend Dhaba by Claridges ?
Yes, a big yes! We totally relished the amazing dishes at Dhaba by Claridges!
Overall, it was out an out a complete dining experience!
The food was sumptuous and totally worth your money! I highly recommend you all to visit this amazing place and relish the delicacies from Punjab in a true Five star Dhaba Style! If you want to have a truly amazing and most authentic Dhaba style Punjabi food in Bangalore, then this place is a must visit. Since we had a unique and lovely dining experience, so it was a real treat from start to finish!
Food Taste – 9.5/10
Service – 9.5/10
Value for Money – 9/10
Ambiance – 8/10
Address: 2nd Floor, # 618, Above Chicco, 12th Main, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka |
Timings: 12 pm to 11 pm
Much Love, Neha
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