Lavaash By Saby
Mehrauli, South Delhi

23/30
Critic Rating
Rs 2000 for two
This price is indicative and exclusive of taxes
Casual Eclectic
Today, 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
H-5/1, Ambawatta One, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
7861004444

INSIDER TIPS

  • The spark for Lavaash by Saby was provided by stories about Armenian families in Asansol in a history of the modern coal industry in India penned by his father, an anthropologist-turned-town planner
  • If the simple beauty of the upholstery on the chairs interests you, remember it’s hand-embroidered kanthawork from West Bengal. The principal design elements are images of parrots, pomegranates and peacocks
  • The restaurant has the city’s most romantic verandah with the sprawling neem tree in the central courtyard peeping into it. And its terrace commands an inspiring view of the Qutub

Sourish Speaks

23 /30

THROUGHOUT their checkered history, bloodied by the atrocities committed on them, Armenians have found refuge in India. Today, about 150 Armenians are living in Kolkata and the Armenian College there draws students from this Orthodox Christian community across the world. Not much was known, though, about the community that settled in Asansol, West Bengal, to develop the vibrant district town’s iron and steel industry, till Sabyasachi Gorai, a talented young chef previously with AD Singh, opened Lavaash by Saby at the picture-postcard-pretty restored heritage building Ambavatta One in Mehrauli. The Armenians gave the world lavash, the soft and thin unleavened flatbread; they created the tonir, an underground clay oven that metamorphosed into the tandoor; and their cabbage or grapevine-wrapped tolma, dumplings (manti) served with sour cream, and khoravat (grilled meats) now have a worldwide following. The flamboyant chef has dipped into this culinary tradition at Lavaash by Saby, his 150-seater restaurant set to open in phases. It has several positives working in its favour, not the least of which are the banana flower (mocha) puffs, onion tolma bulging with mustard-spiked prawns, the pizza-like pide (another Armenian speciality) topped up with molten cheese and runny egg, and manti served out of an earthenware steamer designed especially for the dumplings. Lavaash by Saby has potential.

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Outdoor Seating

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pur0bi
Posted on : 22 Jul, 2017
Lipsmacking Lavaash
I just loved Lavaash...both the bread and the ambience. Named after a form of bread from Armenia,much like the Indian roomali roti Lavaash's menu has been carefully crafted by Chef Megha Kohli.....India's youngest female Head Chef. The Mahua Mehul made from mahua berries with gin and a hint of basil leaves was absolutely heady and delightful. Highly recommended.For starters- the roasted vegetables pizza, the Armenian mezze platter,the Iranian Lamb Koobideh and the Onion and Prawn Tolma are great. For the main course we had vine wrapped Potato Tolma ,Mushroom Manti,Matnakash Claypot Bread,Lavash Fishwhich was Bhetki in a delightfully light pastry,a Prawn casserolewith buttered Govindbhog rice. For dessert wehad the Chef's Gata which was a bread with a syrup and a berry ice cream.It was a delightful meal in a lovely ambience by chef's who are passionate about what they do.......

AppetizingCity
Posted on : 20 Jul, 2017
Indulge in Armenian Delights At Lavaash by Saby
Lavaash, is considered one of the oldest forms of bread which is fire baked flatbread from Armenia.The Armenian society in West Bengal goes back 300 years. While growing up, Chef Sabyasachi Gorai (also populary known as Chef Saby) studied in schools of Armenia and it was only months later after a thorough research, the talented young chef was transforming the kitchens of Olive. It was then, when he decided to start something of his own. Passion, Art and Love are the keywords here. Both Chef Saby and Chef Megha are passionate, hard working and pay attention to fine details. They love what they do and it shows perfectly. Lavaash, at Ambavatta One in Mehrauli, is the brain child of Chef Saby. The restaurant is not just pretty but a heaven for Delhi-ites. Perfect for first date (or any date for that matter) *winks* Ambience Calling the restaurant just pretty will not do justice. With bright peacock motifs, hues of blue and white and stunning outdoor seating space, the place is an absolute charm during winters too. The restaurant has a vibe that connects you to Chef Saby's journey, his conversations with Armenian society and his sharp skills in some of the best restaurants in India. Sometimes too many bright, bold colors and lights can be an eyesore. However, Lavaash maintains the balance. The beautiful indoor seating area is spacious and comfortable. While the scenic outdoor seating overlooks Qutab Minar and wins your heart instantly. FoodTalk We started with Armenian Mezze Platter, served with crispy lavaash and chef's selection of traditional 4 dips which are served in cute little steel handis. We ordered a glass of white wine and Pomegrante mojito for our meal ahead. Non alcoholic drinks can still be packed with cheer. The spin on the mint and lime made this drink a classic and delicious pomegrante juice. For the vegetarian portion, we indulged in thin crust Lavassh Pizza, Jewish Paneer Skewer and deconstructed watermelon, feta, spinach salad with mango puree. If you know Chef Saby well, you will know that his Pizzas are always the best. The Char grilled Jewish Paneer is a traditional Indian Appetizer, however at the restaurant they marinate it with Persian cheese. Soon after Pizza and the traditional cottage cheese, we indulged in the classic deconstructed watermelon, feta and spinach with mango puree. Does the combination surprise you? Well, I sure was not able to stop myself. Watermelon with feta and the mango puree was completely magic. The best part - mango puree was not so sweet. It had a tinge of spice. Totally drooled over this dish. As for the Non Vegetarian, we could only indulge on Chilly Chicken which were tender, juicy and delicious. I will go back to try on more non vegetarian dishes soon. Even when the stomach is full, there is room for Dessert. Because dessert never goes to the stomach, it reaches the heart. Chef Megha got us to try Orange Pound Cake with a scoop of ice cream which was so beautifully presented. After clicking lots of angles, I could not wait to dig in. While we finished the pound cake, Chef Saby got us another dessert, which was love at first sight. It was goey, soft and full of chocolate. I was not able to stop myself. Perfect way to end a delicious meal!

PrasunPeter
Posted on : 12 Jul, 2017
Great Food and Ambience
Saby is a well-known figure in the Delhi food circuit, and this is his own venture - so he has put his complete mind and soul to it. However, the seating is limited, and the outside portion may tend to be hot in summer months, even with the cool water fans. Enough parking too

Akash R
Posted on : 25 Jun, 2017
Lunch with friends
Superb innovation and food flavours. Great cocktails to go along. Lovely ambience with excellent service and care.

Putneyhill
Posted on : 11 Jun, 2017
Unique restaurant in Delhi with Delicious Food in Beautiful Location
The food is Bengali (Calcutta) Armenian. Delicious middle Eastern Flavours and some colonial inflences - Mutton Curry puffs are a lot like sausage rolls! The location with out door seating near away from the delhi traffic is excellent. Staff are kind and attentive - I am a regular visitor for lunch and dinner. great in combination with trip to the Qutub Minar

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About Lavaash By Saby, Mehrauli, South Delhi

Our love for well-designed stylish dining spaces have often taken us to ends of the country impressing us with the need to explore what India has to offer and break away from the conventional dining. Gastronomy in New Delhi has gone under a huge transformation and the patrons now willingly welcome the more refined and fashionable versions of conventional fine dining. ‘Lavaash By Saby’ is the brainchild of Chef Sabyasachi Gorai who was previously with famed AD Singh and found the inspiration of the restaurant in the coal sooted lanes of Asansol, West Bengal. It’s a little unknown fact that many Armenian families after fleeing home found refuge in various parts of the country and some of them settled in Asansol. Sabyasachi Gorai or as lovingly known as Saby dipped into the culture and bought its vibrancy and authenticity to the old roads of Mehrauli, New Delhi.

Lavaash By Saby is a good-looking stylish fine dining restaurant run by a passionate chef who is influenced by the joys of Bengal and Armenia and captures the same through his fantastic menu. With your drinks enjoy some starters like, chicken skewers, crispy lentil sticks, spiced soy keema koobideh, classical meat dolma, char grilled mutton ribs, the valley view cutlet, eggplant tolma, Jurassic cheese lavaash pizza and roasted cauliflower & pumpkin kebob. Main course entails, dill marinated pork chop, prawn claypot casserole, mushroom manti, lavaash fish, tenderloin steak and spiced pide pie. Tickle your sweet buds with the old monk mousse, Armenian coffee cream pot, ponchiki, chefs gata and milk chocolate walnut & cherry cheesecake.

Saby found a picture perfect heritage villa in Ambavatta One and converted it into a tranquil paradise of flavours and style. He then chose to throw away the edgy modernity of today’s trendy dining spaces and paved his own way with handlooms of West Bengal. The fetching beauty of hand-embroidered kanthawork upholstery that covers the chairs to the delightful motifs of peacock, parrots and pomegranates that seems to be everywhere, lends the space an enchanting appeal. A chrome yellow painted room flooded with sunshine and a vast sunlit courtyard shaded by a neem tree beckons one to relax and soak in the leisurely ambience. Lavaash may not be cheap but it takes you on a rollercoaster of flavours that stay with you for weeks to come.

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