Located in Shoppers Stop Mall, on the top floor , very well connected to the Rajouri Gdn. metro station is this place called Aanch. Nicely done up place with 3 different sections catering to a different set of people and their requirements. The main entry opens up to reveal the lobby with Aanch – The Fine Dine Restaurant, Kash – The Hookah Lounge and XTC – The Lounge Bar. They have ample AL fresco seating too, but suits well only in good weather conditions. They cater well to big crowds at parties as well. 

We were invited to Aanch , a few days back for a tasting session of their going to be launched new “Terrific 25” menu. 

The Menu is nicely curated keeping their target customer in mind. It has the essence of India with a modern twist. Dishes like the Tawa ka Burrah, Chooza Murg, Mahabali Paneer Tikka, Gabbar ke Sholey , Smoked mushroom galauti etc. are not new to any of us but presenting them in a new way with their touch of spices and so on makes this menu a must try for all.

They have taken care of the vegetarians as well as the non vegetarians by equally working on both the dishes. The Mushroom skewers and the Veg cheese quessedillas plus a few more dishes are great examples of good vegetarian options.

Non veg dishes like the Balti murg, Creamy gosht and the Haleem are new innovations for this place and are well done. The Haleem is not an easy dish to get right but the chef has done his homework well and got it very much close the authentic one. The creamy gosht is a white gravy lamb dish which I liked much as I love somewhat subtle flavors too. The Dal Makhni was good but not as per my taste. The presentation is very well taken care of, and each and every thing has been tried to be presented in a different manner.

They have also introduced a few new Cocktails and Mocktails . I tried the Foggy Delhi (Gin or vodka with ginger juice, ginger bread syrup, lime juice, topped with ginger ale) and loved it thoroughly. It was really amazing and unique. The Caramel Old Fashioned  (Bourbon, orange & aromatic bitter with caramelized sugar and water ) is  a nice twist to the regular Old Fashioned. Also some of the Mocktails like the Anarkali (Freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, mint syrup, orange bitter, lime juice, chat masala black salt, served in a martini glass) , Pure Veg (Cucumber nectar fresh ginger juice, angostura bitter fresh cucumber slice, mixed and served in tall glass) were also really well made.

All in all , a nice and happening place which has been in existence since last 5 odd years and has fulfilled its guest’s expectations till date, is back with a bang with its newly innovated Menu. 

This will really bring back the much needed fire back into Aanch. Great place for family dinners as well as a nice hangout with friends over a sheesha and some great drinks and food.

AANCH , 4th Floor Terrace, Shoppers Stop Mall,  
Rajouri Garden, New Delhi


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