In a line: The best of club food without the hassles of a club.
Cuisine: Indian, Asian
Price for two: Rs. 1800(Approx)
Location: Sangam Courtyard, RK Puram
Must haves: Dum ka keema, Nano Idly Set.
With the city being barraged with new eateries serving superlative food, the charm of having an exclusive club membership serving passable food has started to take a back seat. The alleged waitlist of 20-30 years to get a chance to be amongst the creme, is further a deterrent for people to look forward to meals at a club.
But fret not. With Delhi Club House, nor do you have to wait for a decade or two and nor do you have to settle down with mediocre food. Instead, you can relish the best of meals served across the famous and exclusive clubs of India, taken up a couple of notches, rubbing shoulders with the best of 5-star restaurant meals.
With the famed Marut Sikka at the helm, Delhi Club House has a menu that boasts of an array of Indian, Anglo-Indian and Chin-dian dishes, perfect to woo every one’s palate, thereby, ensuring no one goes dissatisfied.
Upon recommendation, I commenced my lunch with their celebrated galauti kebabs: Dum ka Keema. Patties prepared with minced meat without the outburst of spices that is relatable with galauti, these kebabs with green chutney were perfect to start my meal on a delicious note. Masala cheese toastie, that comprised of a cheddar infused tomato-based masala, atop toasted brioche bread is a dish that I would happily bet my money on.
For the mains, we called for the Nano Idly Set, comprising of 8 baby idlies, 4 slathered in gunpowder and the others in a green chutney-like paste, served with tomato chutney, green chutney and coconut chutney along with a slightly sweet sambhar, replete with vegetables and flavours. The chicken tikka masala combo had a kadhai-chicken version of chicken tikka masala, with the customary dal makhni and naan(which I replaced with laccha parantha). A wholesome and unpretentious meal, perfect to satiate the hunger of a hungry soul.
To conclude my meal on a sweet note, I got myself their molten chocolate cake, that I spotted on the table next to me and hence, without taming temptations, ended up ordering. Warm, gooey chocolate cake with molten ganache centre served with vanilla ice cream, was perfect to tick mark a triumphant lunch at Delhi Club House.
Confession: Fuss-free food elevated to 5-star elegance is what each dish at Delhi Club House was all about. My visit to their RK Puram outlet exceeded expectations and even though I didn’t gorge on to a variety of meals, the ones that I had were par excellence. Guess, I’ll have to visit their Gurgaon outlet to try a couple of other dishes for the overall verdict. But until then, a big thumbs up is well deserved.
Value for money: 4/5