Dine and unwind

Dine and unwind

Casual dining

Dine and unwind

After opening its outlets in Connaught Place and Rajouri Garden, Junkyard Café has now entered south Delhi. Launched a couple of months ago, its third outlet is located in the Southern Park Mall, Saket, which is a popular destination for shopaholics and foodies.

The theme is uniform and this outlet too uses junk in the most innovative way. Here too,  installations made of junk like discarded tyres, barrels, car parts, switches, old radios and TVs adorn the walls as show pieces.

An old car seat, big drums cut in the shape of table and chairs are used as furniture. One of the highlight of the café is the portrait of pop icon Michael Jackson, which is made of chains and nails. With a lively ambience and funky décor, the place is an instant mood-lifter.

Coming to the food, Junkyard Café offers a mix of North Indian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. The menu has a special section for health conscious people, which also gives calorie and nutrient count of each dish.

However, Metrolife ordered from the main menu and chose ‘Spicy Onion Rings’, ‘Chilli Chicken’ and ‘Prawn Salt & Pepper’ for appetisers. Marinated in spicy ‘aloo bhujiya’ crumb, the large deep-fried onion rings were served with peanut sauce. The rings were crunchy at every bite.

The chicken dish, tossed with bell pepper in chilli sauce, was served cold. It didn’t meet our expectations, the dish was like a regular chilli chicken served at any other restaurant. The prawns, however, stood out, both in terms of taste and presentation. The crispy fried prawns were tossed with ginger, garlic and spring onions. The balance of spices in the dish made it the star of the evening.

Among drinks, we tried ‘Maroon Hat’ which was a vodka-based cocktail. Blended with fresh muddled basil, vanilla, it had a strong, overpowering aroma and flavour of beetroot, which was its key ingredient. Simultaneously we were also served ‘Edison Bulb #3’. Served in a bulb-shaped jar, the vodka-based drink was a blend of watermelon, basil and lime juice. Though the ingredients seemed light and refreshing, the taste was overpowered by basil.

Moving over to the main course, we chose ‘Peri Peri Chicken’ and ‘Shredded Lamb Hunan Style’, served with steamed rice. The first dish, served with grilled vegetables and mashed potatoes was indeed the perfect choice. Mildly spiced, big chicken pieces were juicy and soft.

The lamb dish was inspired by the Hunan cuisine. It had a strong aroma and was deep brown in colour. With liberal use of chili peppers and garlic, the dish is a must try!

When the time came to order desserts, we chose to give it a miss, since we were already full.

FAQs:

* Address:Plot D-1, Unit 16, 17, 30, 31, ground floor, Southern Park Mall, District Centre, Saket.

* Meal for two: Rs 1,400 for two people (plus taxes).

* Time: 11 am - 1 am.

* For reservation call: 011 30806393.

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