This newly launched restaurant is the talk of the town.
More than the food, the restaurant’s interiors were talked about so much that I was so curious to check it out and luckily I was invited to an on the house dinner along with some fellow foodies. I was so glad that I made it that day because the experience was completely worth it.
The restaurant looks plush from the outside. A simple and neat elevation with a motif of the hamsa pakshi, a legendary bird native to India catches your attention.
“The hamsa bird is famed for its rare quality of separating milk and water. “
SPECTACULAR INTERIOR | AN ARCHITECT’S REVIEW
As I entered the restaurant I felt like I was in a different world. Neatly arranged bird cages with flowers in them were to one side. At the reception, I was directed to go to the first floor. As I stepped on to the dining area the sight that was awaiting me was truly breath taking. Intricate jaali work against the walls and beautifully carved columns with majestic capitol at intervals makes one feel like being inside one of the rooms of a palace. An entire wall adorned with gunghuroos and beautiful foil work with glistening stones will leave anyone spellbound.
A chandelier made with traditional lamps hanging from the ceiling formed the center piece. Each of those lamps were cast in the form of the hamsa bird.
On the Second floor is a private dining area. The doors to this room is made out of solid silver with beautiful carvings on them. A massive dining table with chairs decorated with pure silver accessories stands in the center of the room. The walls of this room are clad with black panels on which are depicted scenes of a garden during spring time with flowers and humming birds made entirely out of silver.
Special mention to the silver ware that were specially designed for the restaurant with motifs of the hamsa bird.
Makkai muthia chaat – deep fried kernels of corn tasted like bel puri because of the tamarind and mint sauce. we all enjoyed it so much that we took several helpings of it.
Paneer saunfiya – instead of the usual paneer tikka, this was different. Soft triangles of paneer with sandwiched fennel mixture was delicious.
Attractive ambiance, fantastic food. Hamsa has it all.