In a line– An enormous restaurant in GK which is the perfect party place.
Price for two- Rs.2000(approx)
Nearest metro station– Hauz Khas
Must haves– Chilli Parmesan fish, chipotle chicken tikka, bubbly sangria.
If you’re thinking of throwing a big party or simply wanting to spend time with your loved one over some hearty food and drinks, then Urban Pind might just be the right place for you.
A place which was known for being a great party destination for Delhi-ites is back in its new avatar in GK 2 now and exudes a different kind of energy all together.
With the temperature dipping down and party season kicking in, Urban Pind is the ideal place to visit if you want to enjoy your meal in sun light or if you want to party after the sun goes down.
Covering an entire building in GK2 market, Urban Pind is an expansive restaurant which is spread across four floors. The superman inspired logo will catch your eye from far behind and the colors of the logo, i.e red, black and yellow, pervade the entire place. There is also a bit of industrial touch to the whole place which has naked brick walls, hanging edison bulbs, metallic chairs and tables made up of barrels.
As the name itself would suggest, Urban Pind has an ethnic and contemporary appeal to it, which can be seen, not only in its ambience, but in the menu as well. An elaborate nine page menu includes a mix of American, Indian, Italian and Continental food items, ensuring that no one’s palate goes unsatisfied.
It’s not only the food menu, but also the drinks menu that has a variety of spirits to uplift your spirits. Though I enjoyed both, the red wine and the white wine sangria, my pick would certainly be the unqiue and unusual Bubbly Sangria, which is prepared with sparkling wine and fruits. I also enjoyed the refreshing sweet and sour green apple kaffir lime cocktail. Though not a fan of sweet cocktails, the espresso martini turned out to be rather good and had delicious undertones of vanilla and caramel. I wouldn’t have left without trying the cold coffee with ice cream, and fortunately, it was creamy and less sweet, just the way I like it.
The meal had started with a fresh urban ceasar salad which was well balanced in terms of the flavour and texture. The place did justice to one of my favourite dish, the sweet and spicy chicken tai chi. The innovative chipotle chicken tikka was well cooked and spicy, and the broccoli shammi kebabs were so good, that I could give up my non vegetarian kebabs for it.
The steamed chicken momos looked and tasted nice along with the spicy red sauce that accompanied it. However, the best dish from the small bites section would be the chilli parmesan fish. Grilled pcs of fish crusted with a layer of parmesan cheese had unusual flavours that grew on me and became my favourite amongst all the other nibblers. My love for lebanese food was kept alive because of the veg mezze platter which had some delicious kebabs and humus to binge on. The thing that my palate was unable to accept was the butter chicken burger. I think I’d rather have my butter chicken with a naan instead of a burger bun along with potato wedges.
The lunch concluded with two delicious desserts that not only tasted good, but looked appealing as well. The warm apple pie went well with the vanilla ice cream and kiwi crush. While the show was stolen by the b, which was baked to order. The tinge of salt went well with the warm cake that exploded chocolate and had a beautiful contrast of the ice cream.
Overall, my experience at Urban Pind was no less than a culinary ride which was filled with more ups than downs. The swift and attentive service combined with delectable dishes and quirky ambience made my lunch a success.
Value for Money- 3/5