Ten-Second Takeaway

Inspired by 1950s British subculture and the Edwardian period, Teddy Boy is Delhi’s newest bar, offering stellar cocktails and a varied fusion menu done by Doyel Sarangi {of Masterchef fame}.

What It’s About

Teddy Boy is based on British subculture from the 1950s: Teddy boys dressed a certain way, mostly inspired by the fashions of the Edwardian period. The interiors are beautiful, amply lit with retro beats playing in the background. The terrace was still under construction when we visited {it’s open now} and had a beautiful view of the Indian flag in Central Park on one side and Janpath on the other side.

On The Menu

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Image courtesy: Mahima Agarwal

The menu is full of fusion dishes which have one or more Indian elements. The Potato Skin Salad with mint chutney and a mishti-doi like dressing on the side made for a great start. The spicy garnish with fresh coriander gave it a nice, Indian touch.

Our personal favourite was the Tortilla Bruschetta with creamy mushroom topping and surprisingly, a garnish of chocolate shavings. Yum. The Stuffed Tandoori Mushroom with cheese and paneer filling were melt-in-the-mouth attractions.

The Palak Patta Chaat however, was very disappointing. It was more like batter fried spinach leaves than chaat, with no toppings {we were really hoping for a drizzle of yogurt} and it was intolerably oily. For dessert, we tried the Ferrero Rocher Golgappa and we did not like it. There are some less experimental options on the dessert menu which we’ll be happy to try, the next time we visit Teddy Boy.

Signature Slurps

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Image courtesy: Mahima Agarwal

Collision Martini with Blueberry and Cucumber was an instant hit on the table. While it looked a little peculiar, it tasted super refreshing. Prom Night LIIT was served rather interestingly in a plastic bag made sturdy using lots of ice, and tied with a ribbon around the neck. It was fun for the first few sips but then our hands started getting numb while holding the bag- they must serve it better.

Our personal favourite however, was the Chennnai Tang with orange, strawberry and curry powder- a genius combination!

Overall, it is a beautiful place to hang out with friends or colleagues, post-work. There are some hits and misses when it comes to the food, but we’re very happy that a concept like this now exists in the city.

Where: N-86, First Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: +91 9999082777

Price: INR 1,600 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12.30am

This post was first published on Sequins and Sangria here

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