Imagine walking into whimsical clouds with a stylishly done up interior using unique one of kind finishings like a magical twinkling tree in the middle or the restaurant, or the wooden horse just waiting for its rider to gallop away, the glass cases in the wall with musical instruments and so much more… The whole vibe is very soft, classy and romantic. This is a new addition to the Civil Lines hang out place – Romeo Lane.
Having a total of three floors, the indoor dining is a fine dining space, nice and spacious place with roomy seating. Then there are the 2 outdoor seating floors. With the weather changing, outdoor terrace seating is perfect to enjoy on a rainy day or a cool winters evening or sunny afternoon. Beautifully done up, the terrace reminds me of the European gardens with its statues and wood finishes. One must go there to experience this uniquely done up space.
To complement the wonderful ambiance is their international drinks and food menu made by ex-Taj and USA returned head Chef Hemant Singh Negi and his team. Consisting of Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes, the food menu has more than 200 options to choose from. So don’t worry, you will definitely find something for everyone to be happy about! This begins with traditional Indian breakfast plates like Indian Poha Bowl, Chilla Pancakes as well as popular continental choices like Belgian Waffles, even a twist on the waffles called Bangkok Waffles, Granola Bowl, a bit of Tex Mex with the Breakfast Burrito bowl and much more, a really fun menu for breakfast.
If you are looking for lunch or dinner options, they have a variety of options in appetizers like Black rice arancini, crispy black rice balls with melting mozzarella center. Black rice comes directly from Sikkim and is served with a spicy salsa. Other options are the butter garlic shrimp bites bell pepper tartar, fiery chicken sticks, lays crusted spicy chicken fingers with bhut jolakia dip, Sriracha Veggie Roll filled with Oriental vegetables, Prawns har gow served with different dipping sauces like spicy black bean sauce, smoke pepper, tomato n Thai chilli, soya dip, sweet chilli. Chef style Dimsums wild mushroom bok choy, Munchy chicken, pulled Peri Peri chicken, cheese and pepper stuffed golden rolls, Crispy open Dynamite bao filling of mushroom, Basil n pepper Paneer Tikka with Mint Cream.
Chicken Kiev with parsley and garlic butter, Kochi prawns and coconut curry, Railway fish curry, JD butter chicken Shah Jahaan & Mumtaaz platter which has Gucci mushroom biryani, raita, dal makhani shot, jalapeno naan, and a similar version in non-veg called Salim Anarkali non veg platter, Romance of the West Chamber veggies in coconut sauce with noodles garnished with spring onion, golden garlic, fried chillies, roasted peanuts, lemon and chilli oil.
Not only that they also have great Pizza and pastas options too. Not to forget the desserts with the Chef’s super hit Shahi Halwa Tart with Rose Ice cream, a fusion of a tart base filled with moong dal halwa and topped with Rose Ice cream. Just writing about it makes me want to have some now!! Also please try the very special version of Matcha n Strawberry Cheesecake.
Of course such wonderful food deserves an equally wonderful beverage menu. And they do not disappoint, try their brilliant mocktails, cocktails and drinks menu. With signature cocktails like Juliet Desires, a wonderful whiskey based cocktail with cinnamon cordial, apple juice, lime and cherry. The Mexican Inspiration tequila, fresh lime chunks, fresh lime juice, castor sugar, peprika powder, agave syrup or the Magic Masala a vodka based cocktail with, lime, mango juice, mango chutney, lemonade. They also have an impressive list of local and imported beers, wines, whiskeys, tequila, rum, cognac, liquors.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Even though the place has recently opened, it was full at lunch time. It’s already being very well received and another bonus is it is right next to a metro station. The stop is Civil Lines on the yellow line and when through exit Gate no 3, you will find Romeo Lane just less than 50 meters away.