KG Road, Scindia House, CP, New Delhi
Meal for two: Rs 1,500
Local, as the word itself connotes, is like your regular party venue with more excitement. The restro bar offering variety of dishes also makes for a spectacular place for all party lovers within the vicinity.
Local is a new restro bar who have set foot in the heart of Delhi. The place is catering to the wishes of all street food lovers bringing all the street food from all corners of the capital. One of the specialty of the restro bar is its rotating DJ giving more reasons to celebrate which adds more fun to the nightlife of Delhi. Exposed brick walls, soft wood floors, mismatched lights are some of the details which brings the feeling of cosiness and representing the international bars vibe at the same time. The space is quite amicable and historically melodramatic. The two stories building also have rooftop which is all set to attract the patrons.
The brick imitating walls have handcrafted paintings of each monument of the capital, which includes Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Red Fort and many more. The paintings can be scanned via a QR Code that gives the full details of the monument which is quite fascinating. The ceiling is nicely decorated with funky lanterns. The space here is capacious that makes it even more pleasant as space is one major factor that is lacking from most of the Delhi restro bars. The menu consists of localised menu with a pinch of foreign essence. The menu contains all from Aloo parathas to Mumbaiya Pav, from chicken momos to green salad, from Gulab Jamun to dark chocolate slice cake, from Kadi Chawal to River Thames Fish. The entire spectrum is one great unique idea.
I started my evening with mocktails which included Junoon Ka Fal which was made of pineapple juice, vanilla syrup, lime juice and passion fruit. No Daaru Cosmopolitan is also worth giving a shot. It was a melange of cranberry juice, peach syrup, lime juice, rock salt and triple sec.
The next on my table was ginger chicken momos which were delicious and a not to be missed snack. After this I tried Rajkachori followed by Kashmiri Kesar Dahi Ke Kebab, which proved to be lip-smacking. The dishes like Chicken Seekh Kebab, Paneer Piccante Pizza, Sardarji Ki Masala Fish Fry are the best dishes to try for non-vegetarians. The place also serves tremendous variety of cocktails including Ghar Ki Baat which is the mixture of tequila, lime juice, litchi juice, egg white, shattu syrup and angustora bitters, Local Mary a blend of vodka, lime juice, jal jeera mix, tabasco and Worcestershire. Neeli Sangria is another cocktail that attracts the crowd. It is made of white wine, apple juice, buile curacoa and triple sec. I ended my meal with the sweet tooth with Rabri Mini Paneer Jalebi and Kesar Farini as desserts for the day.
The place is moderately priced with appreciable hospitality. The alcohol is also served at much cheaper rate. It can prove to be a platform for a celebration with a huge crowd. The place resonates with perfect synchronisation of music, space and food.