6 Ultimate Molecular Gastronomy Restaurants That Are All About The Minute Details & Magicby Saundarya Srinivasan | Tue May 02 2017
This year has seen some great additions to the restaurant space (Masala Library anyone?), wowing us with flavours and jaw-dropping food presentation like never before. We’re telling you the best restaurants that you need to go to for the mind-boggling molecular gastronomy techniques that they employ.
1. Lights Camera Action – Air Bar
They’re one of the more popular places in Rajouri, for all the delicious food and even more delectable cocktails that they make. Catch signatures, and twists on classic cocktails at Lights Camera Action. You could make up your own version of a drinking game as you go through each of them because they’re all worth it! They’ve got something called the Chandni Chowk to China Nitrogen Papdi Chaat too! So you can expect lots of dry ice, nitrogen and awesome molecular fare.
Head to J-2/6 B, 3rd Floor, BK Dutt Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 4704 1334
Pay INR 1,300 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
Timings 12 pm – 12 am
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2. Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra
Masala Library is where food meets art. This fine dining restaurant doesn’t disappoint in terms of decor and plating techniques, apart from the delicious food that they serve of course. From levitating desserts, to deconstructed classic dishes, and incorporating international flavours, Masala Library does it all.
Head to 21 A, Janpath, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 69400005, 011 69400006 (table booking recommended)
Pay INR 5,000 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
Timings 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 7 pm to 1 am
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3. India Bistro
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From the Snow Dahi Bhalla to Pav Bhaji Fondue, India Bistro is attempting to change the way you’ve always had Indian food. They’ve got dishes from every nook and corner of the country and they’ve taken innovative food presentation to the next level. You can look out for things like the Deconstructed Turmeric Martini, and the Muradabadi Dal Chaat. The best part is that the prices don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Head to 9, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 – 46150999
Timings 7.30 am – 11 pm
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4. Farzi Café
Also by the Kalras, comes Farzi Café which has now become a popular hangout spot for the city’s youth. Their food and drinks look mind-blowingly beautiful and taste equally great. The best part is that they’ve managed to retain the Indian flavours while still making innovative dishes.
Head to 38/39, Level 1, Block E , Inner Circle,Connaught Place, New Delhi
Say hello at +91 9599889700 / 1
Pay INR 2,200 for two (approx.) with alcohol
Timings 12 pm – 1 am
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5. Indian Accent – The Manor
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This chef-driven restaurant by Chef Manish Mehrotra makes even the humble papad look like a work of art. They present the simplest of foods in the most complex ways and never miss any flavour note. True to its name, Indian Accent brings international and Indian flavours together on the plate. They’ve even featured in San Pellegrino’s Asia’s Top 50 restaurants of 2017.
Head to The Manor, 77, Friends Colony, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 43235151, +91 9871117968
Pay INR 4,000 for two (approx.) with alcohol
Timings 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 7 pm to 10:45 pm
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6. Molecule Air Bar
Barely a year old, Molecule Air Bar has managed to catch eyeballs of those who frequent the pub-hub of Gurugram. They’ve been doing things that really do go beyond our regular understanding of food presentation. They say that they don’t believe in full-blown main courses and so their entire menu is full of food that you’d normally get as a build up to the main course, while still providing generous portions.
Head to 4th Floor, SCO 53, Main Market, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Say hello at 088266 77705
Pay INR 1,500 for two (approx.) with alcohol
Timings 12 pm – 1 am
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Featured Photo Courtesy Of: Lights Camera Action