A few years ago restaurateur Megha Agarwal took up the epic task of restoring a crumbling colonial mansion, abandoned since 1904, to build her first boutique hotel, The Corner Courtyard. The restaurant by the same name occupies the ground floor of the same building and since its launch in early 2014, it has earned more raves for its décor, than its food. Antique mirrors and Victorian clocks, walls festooned with vintage door accessories, ornate chandeliers and period furniture mingle to create a quirky, but stunning, setting. The food, pitched as innovative interpretations of global classics, attempts to combine elements from different cuisines. So, there are risotto balls flavoured with Thai red curry paste and ratatouille-stuffed crépes served with a cream sauce spiked with kasundi (Bengali mustard relish). The grilled salmon with creamy garlic, capers and parsley, served with herbed chilli butter roulade, is particularly good.