Hotmess is one of the most popular resto-bar in Connaught place and is located in the inner circle. The place is easily visible as its a corner restaurant, name put on both the sides in huge display as well as a very red outer touch.
Like most places in cp, this place also has distinct seating, separated by wooden railings and variety in terms of couches and cushion chairs. There was a live band stage as well being set up. The bar counter is next to the washroom and well light. Even the washroom is big and scented. What disappointed was the unclean couches, with black-grey stains on them visible, can be noticed in images attached.
FOOD & DRINKS
Started with the LIIT Khamba-500ml, excellent drink. It was not over spiked, but rightly done, not dilute at all. Multiple spirit flavors were evident and an orange slice was dipped inside. Quantity was good and served with two straws – orange and green-possibly cz of republic day on previous day.
This was an off beat cocktail served with fuming nitrogen fog in a round glass topped with drink filled conical glass. The drink was very less in quantity which kind of irked us, tasted more like sprite and looked like Limca, not dilute but still failed to impress with the taste and liquor combination.
°puppy grilled chicken°
Puppy grilled chicken looked disappointing when it came due to less quantity and just flat chicken slices, but the delicious taste made up for it. 6 marinated tasty slices were served with green and tomato chutney and sauced onions.
Weird name but the dish was good. Thankfully it was overloaded with nachos and went for a longer time. The top was cheesy and had sour cream in centre. Additionally semi-consistency thick sour cream was served with salsa, both good and in appreciable quantity. Must try.
°desi cheese pizza°
This was a Chur-Chur kind and had the ragdda patty kind of base, very crispy and not very oily to touch. Was topped with red and green bell pepper, onions and cottage cheese crumbs. Cheesyness was apt and I loved this pizza, however the size was very small and hence little disappointing.
SERVICE & COSTING
Service was good, staff in uniform were good in number and attentive, had dish knowledge and trained well for Zomato gold. The costs were on a higher side, hotmess is an expensive place, specially realising from the 430 cost of puppy grilled chicken which seemed less for such a worth. Beer with MRP 50 was served at 135 bucks – kingfisher premium, which was in line with other high-end Delhi places.
Service charge of 10% was imposed and approx 1000 bucks were spent on vat, service charge and GST.
But overall a good place to visit. Seating is in abundance so finding a place here won’t be an issue.
Author – VY