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The set is delightful replete with countryside furniture and flooring, a chalkboard menu that changes every day, the al a carte menu on a timber slate, thatched ceilings and walls, cheerful fabric with phulkari work, the indigenous ‘tharra’ like bar abounding with stained glass bottles etc. and yes the Bollywood jazz the staff does in between meals takes you straight to the highway. The dishes gesture highway dhaba fare as the name suggests offering a delightful harmony between traditional and rustic. The wisely planned menu is an assortment of Punjabi highlights aka kababs, tandoori items, biryanis, curries, lentils and famous breads. The piece de resistance is the balti meat, a succulent lamb specialty as is the palak paneer seek kabab creamy and flavourful. The humble aloo pyaaz ki subzi and the Dhaba version of the aloo gobhi are stellar. A refreshing and light dessert to try is the phirni, a good blend of milk and rice and the sugar does not over-ride. The place is unruly most of the time as it is well patronised. Chef Ravi Saxena, Corporate Chef, the Claridges group personally manages the trademark and discovers uninterruptedly for old-style recipes to add to the now notable highway repertoire.
Bringing the food from the dusty highways to the swish attractive setting is what Claridges is after. The five star name has finally judged the immense potential in chain gastronomy and dabbled its foot in the busy trendy pool. The hotel has added a new life to the chain restaurant scene by bringing in some desi flavour in the form of ‘Dhaba by Claridges’. This fantastic chain of restaurants has become quite popular in the past few years since its arrival on the Indian dining scene. The restaurant has infused fresh colourful desi ‘tadka’ to the regular modern set up and transformed it into something exhilarating. Though there are multiple outlets of Dhaba by Claridges all over Delhi NCR, the one in Cyber Hub is fairly new in comparison. The outlet is bright, vibrant and innovative.
You can’t go wrong with North Indian food, no matter how traditional or how creative you go. For that precise reason Dhaba by Claridges has invested all its attention to serve and perfect North Indian cuisine. The menu is an extension of the vibrancy of the general ambience of the restaurant. While you sip on their signature cocktail, laal pari, munch on few appetizers like, tawa mushroom hara pyaza, galouti kebab, dhaba paneer tikka, dhaba murgh roast, tandoori dhaba raan, Makai pyaz ki seekh, dhaba prawn and palak paneer ki seekh. Mop up the curry with tawa mutton pulao or a basket of buttery naans. Let yourself be wooed by dhaba chilli paneer, tiffin chicken, paneer makhani, rarha gosht, amritsari aloo wadi, burni mutton, brain masala, aloo pyaz ki sabzi and Balti meat. Finish with a serving of badam halwa or rabri as the grand finale.
Besides the awesome food, the rural desi décor is Dhaba by Claridges USP. They have bought in the true roadside flavour of dhabas to the trendy lanes of Cyber Hub. The space is decked up entirely in eye-catching colours by using things like number plates, tyres, matted chairs, old fashioned utensils, truck slogan posters, hub caps and chalkboard menus. The rustic colourful appeal of the décor goes a long way in making this brand such a huge success. The vibe is casual, relaxed, trendy and popular. Some find Dhaba by Claridges an expensive place to dine, yet it manages to retain a strong base of regulars who often pop in to soak in the rural vibrant vibe of the place.
Culture of dhabas has long fascinated restauranteurs because of its vibrant personality and never ending demand. Dhabas are casual roadside 24X7 restaurants after which Dhaba – Estd 1986 Delhi is based. The popular family-style restaurant is located in DLF Cyber City and remains a busy place throughout the week. The striking colorful décor of Dhaba – Estd 1986 Delhi can be a wonderful foil for a cozy laid-back date. Share a serving of Dhaba’s famous chitta butter chicken to fully enjoy your visit for a Special Occasion. We assure you, your date would love it.