For a perfect dine out experience

For a perfect dine out experience

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For a perfect dine out experience

Dim Edison bulbs, spacious interiors, and a replica of the famous ‘Iron Throne’ from the popular TV show, Game of Thrones installed in its al fresco area are the highlights of the recently opened Lord of the Drinks Forum (LoD Forum) at Nehru Place.

Second in series of Lord of the Drinks brand, after the Connaught Place outlet, LoD Forum stands out amongst numerous other restaurants in Epicuria Food Mall, because of a detailed menu and exceptional service.

On a Sunday evening, the place was not as jam-packed as one would expect it to be. Moreover, the interiors are so huge that one will never feel congested here.

We started our meal with ‘Chipotle Prawns’ and ‘Green Apple and Cinnamon White Wine Sangria’. The prawns were soft in texture with a tangy flavour. When coupled with chipotle sauce, they seemed like the perfect snack with the smooth sangria.

From the vegetarian section, we opted for ‘Rajma and Mushroom Galouti Quesadilla’. The dish did not like traditional quesadillas wrapped in tortillas. It was instead round and crispy tikkis of tandoori, pickled mushrooms and rajma beans, that were slightly on the bland side.

We then ordered a couple of Corona pints with ‘Chicken Masala Sliders’. The red and black sliders were purely delightful, with juicy and crispy chicken inside, filled with schezwan sauce.

The salad section of the menu includes varieties like ‘Bean Sprout Salad’, ‘Chana Masala Salad’ and ‘Pulled Smoke Chicken Salad’. The ‘Chana Masala Salad’ was a good bar bite to go with. One can also try specials from Asian Kitchen, which includes ‘Hot Garlic China Bento Box’, ‘Thai Bento Box’ and ‘From The Streets of Bangkok’ and more.

What next caught our eyes was the ‘Pepper Chilli Lime Grilled River Sole’ from the European Kitchen section of the menu. Grilled fillet of lip-smacking sole fish along with Mediterranean cous cous was an innovative combination, definitely a must try.

Some signature dishes of the restaurant include chef specials like ‘Chicken Chettinad with Malabar Parantha’, ‘Pulled Mutton Biryani’, ‘Butter Chicken Risotto’ and ‘Roasted Vegetable Lasagne’.

The menu is extensive and there are lots of innovative dishes on offer. But what makes the experience comfortable and memorable is their timely and hospitable service, and soothing House music in the background. Also because of the interiors, the place is not noisy and gives guests the required space and privacy.

We then moved on to order a traditional dish for main course, ‘Chicken Biryani’. Though it took them a while to serve, the biryani was worth the wait. Aromatic, flavoursome and spicy, the dish was exactly how we wanted it to be. The vegetable raita along with the biryani enhanced the taste of the dish and was a total winner.

While we were too full by the end of it, there’s always room for desserts! Smoking hot ‘Lord of Nutty Chocolate Brownie Fudge’ with hot chocolate sauce gave the perfect end to our evening.


n Address: Lower basement, Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place Metro station

n Meal for two: Rs 2,000 plus taxes

n Timings: 11 am-12.45 am

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