Monkey Bar |

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If you’ve never managed to get yourself a table at Monkey Bar, Vasant Kunj, worry not, because now there will be more tables to choose from. By that we mean they’re opening a second outlet, smack in the middle of Connaught Place. While the exact location is still under wraps, they’ve introduced a teaser/trailer of sorts at the Vasant Kunj location, called the CP Cocktail or the Cherry Pop. The Cherry Pop is inspired by fruity flavours and is a concoction of homemade cherry syrup, vodka, lime juice, ginger ale, triple sec, and as a cherry on top, they have a cherry on top! The Cherry Pop is on offer for a limited period of time, and if you tweet a photo of the cocktail with the hashtag #monkeybarcp, you could stand to win some exciting prizes. Much like the exact location the contents of these prizes are also unknown. But, we trust Monkey Bar and prizes are always welcome!

MexitUp |
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The not so great news is that GK1 M Block is still as crowded and disorganised, and has one too many one way streets, giving the boys driving around one more rule to break. But, like every Delhi neighbourhood, there’s always a silver lining, and the newest one on the {M} block is MexitUp, a fresh Mexican grill. Situated two doors down from Brown Sugar, on the first floor, the restaurant is a QSR, and features a live grill, giving you the chance to choose toppings, fillings and condiments. We sampled the Burrito Bowl, freshly made soft shelled tacos, quesadillas, and the burger, and have to say we didn’t have much reason to complain. The consistency of the refried beans was a pleasant surprise, and the option of brown rice for the Burrito Bowl was a welcome choice. They demarcate the vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals by colour-coding their serving bowls, so you don’t end up picking up an incorrect order. What made our experience all the more satisfactory were the triangle shaped brownies, and the clever addition of chocolate salami {tastes as good as it sounds}. Like most new places, MexitUp is focusing energy on finishing touches and last minute details, so we recommend giving them at least two weeks before you sample their menu and take to a social media platform to share your views. Keep a special look out for the artwork on the walls, and clever Mexican references, including an informative info graph explaining the journey of a taco. In a taco shell, MexitUp is perfect for a meal on the go, or if you’re looking for a quick, wholesome sit down meal, which isn’t mass-produced. Parking is a bit of an issue, but since it’s not in the main square, you can make the trek from outside the market fairly easily.

Where: M-71 First Floor, M Block Market, GK 1; Contact: 9811501492

Price: INR 700 for two

Follow them on Facebook here, for regular updates.

G’s Patisserie |
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Bang across the road from erstwhile Savitri, has opened a new Patisserie. Specialising in cupcakes, muffins and cakes, they also do freshly baked macarons. They take bulk orders, and can do customised cakes, but request a 12-hour notice period. They don’t have an exhaustive menu like most bakeries, and stay in the vicinity of classic flavours and staple baked goodies. Think vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, and a classically simple sponge. They have on offer an exhaustive range of sprinkles, and we couldn’t help but love the vintage, almost Parisian themed interiors. The icing on the cake – they’re open 7 days a week, so stop by any day of the week for a taste.

Where: B-25, GK 2; Contact: 9911566009

Price: Depends on what you order, starts from INR 35 and goes up to INR 1,500

Follow them for regular updates on Facebook, here.


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