After having heard numerous wonderful things about Lanterns Kitchen & Bar, I finally visited it myself and it surely lived up to my expectations. It was a Wednesday, and hence Sufi night and for anyone who’s accustomed to the Coke Studio music and plays it on loop would have loved listening to that music and enjoyed themselves. The ambience is on the lines of an American pub, and is done quite well. Of course the location isn’t the most favourable one, yet Lanterns itself is so good that it’s worth going to this side of the city just for it. The drinks and food menu both are concise, with some regular and some special options. The service is exemplary, although it might be a bit slow for people who don’t want to just sit there, enjoying the music and ambiance. But for me, it was just perfect. The servers are very courteous and warm.
Now coming to the food and drinks, here are a few recommendations:
Veg Hot Dog: This is a new addition to the menu and I usually don’t like veg hot dogs but this one was delicious.
Zaffran Khasta Kebab: A minced lamb dish with a hint of saffron is a complete crowd pleaser and why wouldn’t it be so when it tastes good and is presented so well.
Lanterns All Veg Pizza: The pizza was super cheesy and had all my favourite toppings of brocolli, zucchini and bell peppers.
Mushroom Dimsums: The dimsums were really tasty.
Rasily Bunta: Red wine and passion fruit is an amazing combination, especially when served Bunta style. Would surely recommend this cocktail.
Mint Julep: A delight for Jim Beam lovers.
They also serve hookah and have amazing base combinations imitating mocktails and cocktails and have really good flavours too. One of the best hookahs in Delhi.
Overall, I had a wonderful experience and would definitely recommend this place!