Ek Bar
Defence Colony, South Delhi

23/30
Critic Rating
Rs 1900 for two
This price is indicative and exclusive of taxes
Casual Eclectic,Cocktail Menu
Today, 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM, 06:00 PM to 12:30 AM
B -17, 1st Floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi
7861004444

INSIDER TIPS

  • The menu is divided into plates and each one comes with an assortment of little bites. If you’re two or in a group, order two or more plates and be able to taste a variety of items
  • Although it’s a cocktail bar, you can have your favourite poison the way you like it, either neat or on the rocks, or with a splash of water and cola. Grey Goose seems to be an Ek Bar favourite
  • Grab a table by the large windows overlooking the Defence Colony main road. The lights and the movement of vehicles will keep you occupied whenever there’s a lull in the conversation

Sourish Speaks

23 /30

PROLIFIC restaurateur AD Singh has gentrified the central idea of Gurgaon’s AHATAs and Kerala’s Kallu Shappus and created an open-in-the-evenings-only “Indian cocktail bar” where a quirky décor dominated by a bespectacled elephant complements a deliciously experimental menu crafted by Sujan Sarkar, who returned from London last year after successful stints at Michelin-star restaurants, hangouts of high rollers and The Whistling Shop, rated by Zagat as one of London’s best cocktail bars. My favourites are the masala taftan served with a jar of chicken liver and bheja (brain) pate, the oddly named Punjabi Poboy Burger with batter-fried soft shell crabs (not quite a Punjabi speciality, but one you’d like to get your teeth into!), and the unputdownable jhaal moori granola bar with avocado, imli gel and micro greens served, like a marriage made in heaven, with a Vineet Bhatia-inspired dahi bhalla sorbet. The cocktails by fresh-from-Melbourne mixologist Nitin Tewari come with refreshing twists and no off-the-shelf syrups and canned juices. The must-have ‘Mojito 6’ is a cool combination of Bacardi, starfruit juice, honey water, Ayurvedic six-spice mix and mint leaves. It’s an “Indian cocktail” without being outlandishly so.

User Reviews on Ek Bar , Defence Colony, South Delhi


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Anu M
Posted on : 18 Jun, 2017
Once upon a time
It's quaint, inviting and they have tried to retain the old world charm of ' once upon a time' Not timeless or classic but a must visit once. It calls upon you to indulge and probably lose yourself in their air of high street dining . You will absolutely love their unique and classy cocktails. Sure fire, surprising and refreshing are their cocktails. Most of the time food is not of their menu which is a let down and food I would rate above average.

Poonam309
Posted on : 05 Jun, 2017
Bar bar
Amazing attention by the staff. Personalised food and drinks. Great ambience. Not to miss the cocktails. Must visit again and again!

SuchanaBera
Posted on : 24 Apr, 2017
Awesome experience
A must visit place for all the innovative cocktails and lip smacking fusion food suited for all types of gathering from a romantic date to a corporate get together....celebrate your special moments in style as they personalise the experience and make you feel special

deepguha29
Posted on : 21 Mar, 2017
amazing place
Packed with the culinary bliss of chef sujan sarkar, ek bar is one of the most elite stand alone resto bar with creative decor and spatial comfort. Loved the aura of this place and the mixologists made sure that we taste all of their creative innovations. About the food am simply speechless, each and every dish had a story of its own and was created with sheer craftsmanship, executed to perfection. I wish to work under chef sujan someday and learn the delicate skills which he puts into his delicacies. A lunch so flawless, I wish to go here again and again. Highly recommended !!

Arpittttt
Posted on : 13 Feb, 2017
Great food
It's a must visit with friends/couples ! Went there recently and really enjoyed the food ! Ambience is good too !

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About Ek Bar, Defence Colony, South Delhi

Ek Bar is an all-new bar dedicated for drinking along with some munchies in Defence Colony, Delhi. Owned by AD Singh, also owner of the Olive group, replaced by Diva Kitsch, the bar aims at providing an experience that would leave you thinking about it for days post the visit as to what went into your dish. Ek Bar gives vibes of a fest or a carnival from the time you enter to the time you leave the place. Talking about fun, there is a giant merry-go-round right on top of the bar. The spiral staircase leads to the rooftop bar, with a funky chandelier and vibrant décor. It is basically a conglomerate of several things tucked into one which are the vintage pictures on the walls, the elephant mascot, and addictive music.


Chef Sujan Sarkar has brought together varied unusual recipes and preparations that fall under the category of modern Indian fusion. The food and drinks have an Indian touch to them. Some of the drinks include Sher Singh, murabba mule, platform @ CST and more with a blend of ingredients such as amrak, murabba, and other Indian spices. Some of the dishes that can be tried include khameeri pizza, veg and non veg thali, Ek Bar – granola bar, Andaman tuna papdi chaat, baked mushroom chilla and Hyderabadi keema fettuccini. For a sugar rush, you can try baked saffron yoghurt, Auroville chocolate brownie and kubhani cheese cake.


As you enter the bar, you can watch the bartenders performing a welcoming shaking jig for you. Upon that, as the place is new and the menu concept is new as well, the staff graciously attends to every guest and bids them happily with a smile.

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