Hybrid, Janpath - Review
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The pictures and reviews of Hybrid made it easier for me to choose this place as the venue for a friend's birthday.
Hybrid is the kind of café that turns into a party hub by night, which is indeed a superb concept to go by!
After getting our table reserved a day before the big day, we headed straight to Hybrid on a sunny day.
We had to wait for a few minutes while they were arranging the sitting to accommodate 17 of us.
The place is widely spread with attractive interiors, everything mechanical.
The bar being on the left side and the sunny side of the restaurant being on the right side;
We got seated on the right, and were greeted with big smiles.
We Ordered -
Chicken Tikka - Big pieces of chicken cooked until tender, and juicy. It was served with standard chutney and onion rings.
Paneer Tikka - 5 Medium sized paneer pieces stuck together with bell peppers and tomatoes with a stick; and served on a wooden platter which was very impressive. It was soft and tasted well but portion wasn't suffice.
Chicken Malai Tikka - Many foodies spoke well of this particular dish but it turned out to be a disappointment for me. The tikkas were white in color, because of the presence of the main ingredient; i.e Malai. But, it was over cooked, which made it loose all its moisture and it wasn't up to the mark.
Pasta - Red Sauce - Penne Pasta served with garlic bread, topped with cheese had a peculiar taste of excessive red sauce. The portion size was satisfactory.
Pasta - White Sauce - Penne Pasta in white sauce was any day better than the Red Sauce Pasta that we had earlier. The correct amount of sauce and the garnishing made it my favorite.
Pizza - Cheeeeese (Veg) - Haven heard a lot about their thin crust pizzas, we decided to give it a shot. Cheeeese was the basic veg pizza which tasted well with the thin crisp crust. The crust wasn't dry or hard, but crisp and was easy to eat. (8 slices)
Pizza - Moroccan Lamb (Non Veg) - Lamb Chunks with bell peppers and Feta Cheese made it a light but delect pizza.
We also took 3 Hukkas (Around Rs.700 each),
Along with Vodka.
Some of us weren't happy with how our drinks were made,
So the staff made the second round on our table, keeping in mind the individual preference.
Also, all the soft drinks were on the house.
The Birthday Cake was bought by us, and served by the staff on our table.
The only thing that kept me on my feet the whole afternoon was the Poor Management.
I was promised a deal when I made the reservation on phone,
a different deal when we ordered the drinks,
and a totally different deal when we the bill was drawn.
I was promised 1+1 on liquor when we ordered (Lets forget what they told us at the time of reservation)
When the bill arrive, we were discounted at 25% of the total liquor bill.
In their defense, they said that when they said 1+1, it was on domestic brands.
The staff turned on his words when we inquired them on this.
The bill was settled after the blame game, and we were on our way out.
Points to Remember :
- If you planning to take a large crowd, like around 15 people; make sure to get them to mail you the deal that they agreed to provide over a telephonic conversation <Note to Self>
- They don't provide any arrangement for occasions like Birthday, etc. But just the cake
- Reservation, specially on weekends.
- Chicken Tikka
- Thin Crust Pizza (Preferably Non Veg)
Ambience - 4.5
Food - 4
Service - 4 for quick service, 2.5 for the goof up.
A decent place with amazing ambience which sets the mood and delicious food, but a little over priced.
Place To Be : 54, Tolstoy Lane, Janpath, New Delhi (Just besides Cox & Kings, Janpath)
Contact : 011-33107916
Cuisines : American, Italian, Asian, Mexican, North Indian
Opening Hours : 12 Noon to 12:45 AM
Happy Hours : None
Parking : Ample
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