Home Delivery Food Review: Captain Grub, Gurgaon – 3.5/5 Stars

Captain Grub’s second outlet recently opened in Gurgaon, 1st being at Vasant Kunj. It is a late night delivery service and delivers till late at night and I really mean late (4 am). This concept itself is wonderful especially considering I burn the midnight oil regularly, Kudos!

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The menu here is lavish. They have pastas, sandwiches, burgers, shakes and all meats are available too and depending on your level of hunger you can just go crazy.

I ordered a plethora of items starting with their Ferrero Rocher Shake. I was told that their shakes are awesome and boy were they correct. This shake was superb – rich, thick and subtly sweet and surprisingly wasn’t even that heavy.

We began our meal with Hawaiian meatballs. The meatballs here were made from pork and in a sweet and sour Hawaiian apricot sauce. Lovely beginning to the meal.

I then tucked into the Pulled pork sandwich, which again was a winner. Other than the well cooked pulled pork it was the mayo mustard spread that made this sandwich special.

Next on the menu was the traditional club sandwich and it was what I expected from it, a mouthful of various textures. Grilled chicken in three huge slices of bread with the works (egg, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo). The only slight problem was that I like my bacon salty and that would have really added another level of salty crunchiness to the sandwich.

Then came the burgers and I would recommend the butterfly chicken burger. The crispy chicken will satisfy all burger lovers as will the portion size. This is one of the better burgers I’ve had recently.

The last burger I had on the day was Captain’s love. It s a pork lovers delight as shredded pork, ham and bacon are slathered with cranberry sauce on this. My only complain will again be the non crunchy bacon. I think this dish loses out its balance because the crunch and saltiness from the bacon does not come through.

They also serve a potion of their cajun spiced fries with each of their dishes and they are a great accompaniment.

Captain Grub is the kinda place you dream of at 2 am in the morning when hunger calls. And just like a sweet dream they serve delectable “Grub” at your doorstep. Can you really beat that?

Mayank
(Delhi Food Club)
Email: mail@delhifoodclub.com

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Angrezee Dhaba Grill (South City 2, Gurgaon) – 3.5/5 Stars

Being a blogger has its perks. Every day I have a lot of options to pick from, I can dine anywhere I like and call it an occupational hazard and get away with stuffing myself with interesting cuisines. Indian and Italian food is my absolute favourite and when it comes to Indian nothing can beat good kebabs.

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My very first time trying Angrezee Dhaba Grill and I was quite happy with the selection of kebabs sent over to my house. The vegetarian kebabs as well as the non-vegetarian ones were grilled well. The delivery time was slightly more than usual but it is absolutely understandable as our bloggers meet was quite far from the restaurant.

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Paneer Tikka was the star vegetarian dish and was served in big chunks. Palak Makki Kebab did not amaze me because I am not a big fan of these vegetarian ingredients. Bharwa Tangri Kebab on the other hand had been cooked well and was more to my liking. Murg Malai Kebab was also good and something everyone at the table enjoyed.

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I am a mutton fan, I love red meat so Railway Mutton Curry was was I was looking forward to. The curry and the way the mutton had been cooked was the highlight of the whole meal. Railway Mutton Curry is definitely Angrezee Dhaba Grill’s signature dish.

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For vegetarians, Butter Paneer Masala was the only option we had and they seems to be happy with the paneer curry and rotis. The rotis and naan were packed well in foil but were not very soft, perhaps the Angrezee Dhaba Grill’s delivery team can think of other ways to keep their bread soft for home delivery customers.

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A lightly sweetened Angrezi Dhaba Special Phirni was a decent end to our filling meal. At the end, I found a lot of bloggers raving about the Angrezee Dhaba’s special Railway Mutton Curry.

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Monkey Bar (Vasant Kunj, Delhi) – 4.5/5 Stars

Monkey bar is the most interesting restaurant you will dine at!

Monkey Bar has been on my wish list for a very long time, I just haven’t been able to go there for some reason. Anyway, when I was invited to be there for the ongoing Mocktober fest, I rubbed my hands with glee.

Coconut Jumbo Prawns at Monkey Bar Delhi, Photo courtesy Sanjay Ramchandran (1)

Monkey Bar, for the uninitiated, is a gastro pub in Vasant Kunj and is the brainchild of AD Singh, one of India’s top restaurateurs. This is the second Monkey bar in the country, first being in Bangalore fittingly as it is India’s pub capital.

Butterfly Chicken at MONKEY BAR, New Delhi- 9384

Now, I really need to ask the owners whether the glass dome was already present and they decided to build a restaurant inside it or if they were really inspired by Louvre. Either way it is a striking structure and looks like a restaurant from a “galaxy far far away”.

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Monkey Bar is one of those restaurants whose vibe you can gauge the moment you step in. It is extremely cool, hip and young and the ambience contributes to it in no small measure. The posters and pop art pieces, from old Lindt signage to Johnny Walker wall clocks, it really is superb. Hidden in a nook is a game room that has a pool table, a Foosball Table and other game-y stuff.

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Monkey Bar has a two level dining area and we were seated on the upper deck. Okay, onto the food – the Mocktober fest menu has around 27 beers from all over the world. Although my first choice Hoegarden was not available, I settled for an Estrella Damm (Spanish), while my partner had an interesting strawberry flavoured beer called Fruli (Belgian). Our starters were Butterfly Chicken (a la carte menu) and Beer battered tiger prawns (Mocktober menu).

St. Patricks' Spegatti at Monkey Bar Delhi, Photo courtesy Sanjay Ramchandran

The chicken filling was fab especially with a drizzle of the sweet and spicy sauce. It was presented well too, in a butterfly shaped shells. The butterfly shells on their own had no flavour but eaten along side the chicken it formed an interesting combination.

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The beer battered prawns were probably the only dish I did not like that evening. Although the batter was great, the beer made it light and yeasty, the prawns were chewy and a tad bland. It might have to do with the big tiger prawns coz I think smaller prawns are more flavourful than its larger cousin.

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We ordered tasting portions of many main course dishes and ill start with the two on the Mocktober menu first. We had the Cajun chicken taco pizza and St. Patricks Spaghetti. The Cajun chicken taco pizza was perfect. The spicing of the chicken was as good as the toasted tacos which was as good as the beer yoghurt on top. I was pleasantly surprised with the incorporation of beer in this dish, marvellous.

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St. Patricks spaghetti was a winner all the way. The stout and beef stew was slow cooked and still had pink in the middle, gorgeous taste. The buttered spaghetti was smooth, buttery and sinful and the combination of the two was hearty.

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Our a la carte was a portion of the mutton shami slider, tiger steak and the mobar bork. First things first, the mutton shami slider was probably the best dish I’ve had the whole year. Three little shami kebab burgers with mint chutney and coleslaw, the flavours in the shami blew me away. And to think that one of best shami kebabs in Delhi is in a high end gastro pub says something about the chef. You can come to this restaurant just for this and not be disappointed.

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The Tiger steak was well cooked and had so many interesting flavours in it, the heat of chilli paste, pungency of the galangal and the tang of lemon. Very nice indeed.

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Finally, the mobar bork is a pork belly dish, served on a bed of wonderfully cooked noodles. The pork belly was how a belly should be, fatty and crisp at the ends. I loved the dish and the combination of flavours were top notch.

Spiced Honey & Ale Cake AND Chocolate & Stout Pudding,Photo courtesy Sanjay Ramchandran

For desserts, I went for a Spiced Honey and Ale cake (Moktober menu) while my partner had the Chocolate pot de creme with salted caramel.

The Spiced Honey cake was beautiful with a strong sticky honey flavour and went well with the stout cream it was served with.

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My partner loved the chocolate pot but it really was not up my street as I like dark chocolate and hate popcorn. Anyway, she loved it so I will say that people who like that combination should surely give it a go.

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All in all, I loved the experience at Monkey Bar and would love to come back to enjoy it all over again, and for those mutton shami kebabs (Boy I am hungry again!!).

Review by: Mayank

Photo Credit: Shivangi Reviews

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La Piazza – Hyatt Regency (Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi) – 4/5 Stars

This Italian restaurant is one of my most favourite places in Delhi. I love the ambience, the service and the food. The delicious sea bass on their menu is one of the many things I like to order every time I’m at La Piazza. Calzone with goat cheese is mouthwatering – highly recommended.

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Been to La Piazza for many Sunday brunches. The Sunday Brunch is great. Love the pastas and pizzas. They have a very interesting wine menu too.

On the dessert menu, do not miss the tiramisu. It is truly divine. Try the authentic stone oven baked pizzas at La Piazza, you will not regret it.