Peacock is a fine dining restaurant that serves its customers with rich, lip smacking food and is structured with royal interiors to render a majestic feel. If for nothing else, one can visit this place for their rich and juicy Gajar ka halwa, FoodRad’s special recommendation for this place.
It welcomes its guests with a clean walkway that is walled with mirrors. Located on the first floor, the way to reach is through an elegant staircase that leads to an automatic door. The restaurant has seating planned strategically with a buffet counter in the centre; a royal seating at the window side and a regular green tinge seating in the rest of the restaurant area. The cushioned chairs are comfortable and you may feel like you are dining like a Maharaja/ Maharani.
Chandeliers and well crafted interiors do justice with the place and the concept it is based on. To top it up, great tones of classic Bollywood songs are played rendering a soothing ambience.
We started with chaat as the place is particularly famous for them, and being from Delhi, our taste buds got a kick. We had Dahi papdi which was superb and exactly how it should have been, followed by Dahi puri which was water balls filled with the three sauces and Sev stuffing. FoodRad recommends to choose Tamarind sauce for people with an active sour taste bud.
For the starters, we were served with both veg and non veg platter.
The Corn tikki and Peanut tikki were amazing, especially the crispy peanuts rendering rich taste to Peanut tikki.
Chilli Gobi was good and had the expected Chinese touch and Paneer tikka kandhari was great with a delectable flavor.
However we didn’t really like the green sauce as it had some sour taste to it and can be improved on. Presentation was excellent and quantity of platter was appropriate.
For the non veg platter, the Mutton seekh kebab were great and juicy.
Fish fry was again great and worth a try, tender pieces, all cooked well. Kasoori chicken blended with kasoori methi’s rich taste was very delicious. Murgh Peshawari had a rich spicy flavor and juicy touch to it, thanks to the freshness. Chilli chicken finally had the same Chinese touch and expected flavor.
For main course, we had Daal makhni, Paneer lababdar and Murgh tikka masala.
Daal makhni had the exactly same north indian taste it’s supposed to have, however it was more sober and towards low spicy side and we enjoyed it.
Paneer lababdar was great and masaledar with a thick gravy and was adequately spiced.
°Chicken Tikka Masala°
Chicken tikka masala had tender pieces in a nicely done gravy. This was towards a spicy side and had a semi thick gravy, very succulent.
Loved the main course with the overly stuffed garlic naans. Also the cutting style for naans deserves a special mention, resembling a fish.
°Gajar ka halwa with ice cream°
Finally for desert the gajar ka halwa with ice cream is the best experience we will take home, from this place.
So divinely juicy and melting in mouth preparation with a modern ice cream touch as sides is something to definitely order from here.
For mocktails we had bartender special with is a nicely done Virgin Mojito. In cocktails since only wine option was available, ordered Wine punch and One night in Bangkok. They were prepared without any unreasonable dilution and every intended flavour be it orange or pineapple was well evident.
SERVICE AND COSTING
The staff and manager were very courteous and humble, interacted well and were standing close, should we needed anything to order. The place is mildly expensive, but worth the price as it provides a richly crafted fine dining experience with delicious north indian and mughlai delicacies.
Author – VY