In a line: If drinks and good food is on your mind!
Cuisine: North Indian, Continental, Asian
Price for two: Rs. 1500(approx)
Location: Ground Floor, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi
Nearest metro station: Malvia Nagar
Must haves: Palak patta chaat, chicken tikka butter masala
Junkyard | junk.yard |
:a yard used to store resalable junk or a place where you can buy, sell, or leave junk.
Not going by the true definition of a junkyard, this cafe, though has imbibed the essence of a junkyard with its eclectic interiors, that are made up with recycled scrap, which are certainly worth an eye, has a strong kitchen in place, that churns some some dishes.
The sort of place where one would want to visit along with some friends, over drinks and good food, Junkyard Cafe turned out to be much better than what I had expected, in terms of the food, service and value for money, all of which are essentials in making a successful restaurant.
Serving Italian, Continental, Asian and North Indian food, the menu is rather long and it can become a little difficult to choose as you’re spoiled for choices, but I decided to try something from each cuisine and then have my final say.
Hence, I started with their much talked about palak patta chaat, which certainly lived upto its name and fame. Crisp spinach leaves, which didn’t go flaccid even after being topped with chutneys and curd, this is certainly something to look forward to.
The pepperoni pizza, perfectly baked, generously topped with cheese, tasted great, but somehow the quantity of pepperoni wasn’t justified. A few more disks of pepperoni and I’ll be good to go. Their loaded nachos, are a great value for money, as you get a heap of nachos, replete with cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes and onions. The perfect accompaniment to some drinks indeed.
I decided to stick to North Indian for mains, and got myself some dal makhni, chicken tikka butter masala and lal maas along with some breads. Without beating around the bush, the mains were the best part of the meal, period. Simple and humble dal makhni, tender mutton in a fiery red gravy and smokey tandoori chicken tikka in a rich buttery gravy, all the mains were devoured on sight.
The only area where I saw Junkyard Cafe dwindling was with the desserts. Unfortunately they didn’t have the chocolate mousse cheesecake, nutella cheesecake and tiramisu, and hence, I decided to settle down with the peanut butter fudge cheesecake, which certainly couldn’t match up to the level of dishes that I tried here. I reckon I’ll have to come back to try the other desserts and find out for myself next time!
Confession: Overall, Junkyard Cafe turned out to be much better than what I had thought of. I entered the cafe, thinking that it would be like the others, serving alcohol and below average food, and left the place, with a completely different opinion! Go on and try for youself!
Value for money: 3.5/5