It is not often that a multi-cuisine restaurant pleases the palate. One tends to go to a multi-cuisine restaurant or a food court for the variety of cuisines available, rather than their authenticity.
Such were our expectations when we visited Piccadelhi in Connaught Place. Situated conveniently below the PVR Plaza Theatre at Connaught Place, it was an obvious choice after a movie.
Spread over a large area (by Delhi standards, especially considering its central location), Piccadelhi is not your average cramped eatery with call centre-like partitions between tables. With pleasing and bright colours, the decor follows a 'London' theme. You walk through an entrance designed along the lines of a phone booth and the seating sections are named after popular London areas like Soho and Southall.
The model of a double decker bus juts out at you from one wall and the restaurant itself is spread over three floors giving the whole place the feel of an apartment. At the extreme end, one can see the wood-fired oven which is used to bake their incredible pizzas.
At the reception sits a portrait artist who can sketch your portrait in a few minutes. You can choose to go instead into the 'Drunken Duck', the adjoining bar. A smoky small room, this is not the best option though.
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Photographs: Rohan Tiwary
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