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3 Sikh Restaurateurs of Amritsar

Roads of Amritsar, the culinary capital of India flood with street vendors serving the best of food experiences. As the city homes to the Sikh community, most of these roadside foodpreneurs are also Sikh by origin. It’s indeed wonderful to see how the Sikhs are making money through food business in Amritsar. Most of their establishments, are tiny dhabas, devoid of geographical space yet the plates are sure to tempt your for a culinary drive.

A Sikh in front of the Golden Temple, Amritsar P.C.: https://goo.gl/MXpL7g

A Sikh in front of the Golden Temple, Amritsar
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Thus, BYT food experts lists few of the Sikh restaurateurs of Amritsar, whom you got to bid a ‘hi’and taste their culinary experiments when you reach here.

Sikhs are great foodies P.C.: https://goo.gl/a8xLRU

Sikhs are great foodies
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Giani Tea Stall

Gurmit Singh has monopolized the tea business of Amritsar with the hot creamy glass of chai he serves. Don’t utter a mug or cup here, as glass is the standard term for ordering in this tea stall at Cooper Road. His breakfast menu has received appreciation from Bollywood celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor for the steaming hot kachoris or English style butter toasts he starts offering from 5 in the morning.

S. Surjan Singh Milk Bhandar

Lassi making P.C.: https://goo.gl/m3bkU5

Lassi making
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Drop in for a fresh glass of yoghurt lassi here and that is sure to make one of your meals. Located near Chowk Regent Cinema, here one gets the frothiest and one of the best lassi in Amritsar. This is counted as the ideal example of Punjabi Lassi. Flocks of tourists keep visiting the place not alone for the lassi, but to get a feel of his other milk products like curd, white butter, cream, milk cake or peda.

Surjit Food Plaza 

Entrance of Surjit Fodd Plaza P.C.: https://goo.gl/WV8KCP

Entrance of Surjit Food Plaza
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Another well-known Sikh food entrepreneur in the city is Surjit Singh, with his food outlet Surjit Food Plaza specializing in both vegetarian and non vegetarian grills and kebab. He serves it hot on the table, making it a lip smacking affair with salads and sauces. The red color tantalize your sight while the robust grill aroma is sure to make you fall in love with the Surjit restaurant.


The second most consumed beverage in the world after water is tea and India is the second largest producer of tea, after China. Prepared with hot boiling water, tea can be bitter, astringent, nutty, sweet, floral or grassy. Introduced in China as a medicinal drink, tea has its source in an evergreen shrub which are native to East and South Asia.
Today, tea serves as a symbol of hospitality to welcome guests in all households. It’s a recreational energetic drink.

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A cup of Tea
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Commercial production of this natural beverage started in India after independence. Some famous teas such as Darjeeling and Assam tea grows exclusively in India. The Indian tea industry has produced some global brands like Tata in the recent past. Tea contributes to the country’s GDP and foreign exchange. The leadership over tea industry has been continued by India for the past 150years.
Other than varieties like black tea and milk tea, there are more types of it:
Steeping Tea: Here, tea leaves are directly added to the tea pot and kept for sometime. The leaves are stained out before serving.
Green Tea: Recently green tea is very popular and has beneficial health effects. There are varieties of green tea: Chinese and Japanese.

Green Tea P.C. : http://goo.gl/pymeXN

Green Tea
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Oolong Tea: While making this type of tea, we need to warm the utensil before pouring water in it. Proper storage and water quality affects the taste of this tea.
Pure erh Tea: In the brewing process of this tea, the tea dust accumulates at the end of the cup. The brewing time varies between 30seconds to 5minutes.
Kawha: This authentic Kashmiri tea has saffron strands, cinnamon bark, cardamom pods in its ingredients list. Sugar or honey and crushed nuts, usually almonds or walnuts adds to its aroma.

Kahwa P.C. : http://goo.gl/8fyIgr

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Assam Tea: This variety of black tea is a delicacy produced solely in India. Often called breakfast tea, this is malty flavor, and strong, bright in color.
Herbal Tea: This type of tea usually does not have the caffeine content. It’s made by infusing herbs, spices, or other plant material in hot water.

Herbal Tea P.C. : http://goo.gl/NkMyzI

Herbal Tea
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If the world is considered, then there are many many types of tea. The practice of drinking tea is common. This is a good habit as tea itself, has certain health benefits like:
Tea contains antioxidants that help the body from ageing. Tea has less caffeine than coffee that makes less headache and less indigestion. Tea also reduces the chances of heart attacks and strokes.
That was so much about tea at a stretch. Don’t become an addict but start drinking tea. It’s good.


Best Coffee Shops & Fine Dining Restaurants in Indore

Coffee, tea, cakes and other delighting bites are always a preference when it comes to meeting up friends and enjoying some time together! However, when you have all these with options to fine dine at grand restaurants, it is an added advantage. Three of the best coffee spots and restaurants in Indore have been elaborated on for you:

Cold Coffee with Icecream P.C.: www.52kitchenadventures.com/

Cold Coffee with Icecream
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Raindrop, located in Hotel Waterlily on A. B. Road, Nepania, is actually a fantastic place to go and chill out with delicious food and well maintained ambiance. You can, of course, enjoy fine dining too, but talking about coffee, Raindrop(s) will keep falling on your head since they are simply delicious! The cold coffee with or without icecream is an obvious choice to go for! They serve wonders from North Indian, Continental and Italian cuisines and you have ample choices for your tastebuds! The restaurant is set with soothing shades of brown and blue with plenty of natural light. Specs of bright green (potted plants) and pale pink (napkins) add a touch of serene contrast. It is among the very beautiful restaurants, to be precise!

The Creative Kitchen - Radisson Blu Indore

The Creative Kitchen – Radisson Blu Indore

The Creative Kitchen, nestled in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Ring Road in Vijay Nagar, is yet another of the awesome restaurants you must visit. The restaurant is really creative in terms of the menu and the decor. They have fanastic breakfast options, with Continental and English options for side orders, burgers and sandwiches, Oriental, Indian and Continental cuisines dominate the following pages of the menu! Great kids’ meals and for the health conscious and vegan eaters, soups and salads have a special mention! The coffee and tea beverages do have a fanstastic reputation! Try them! The restaurant is brilliantly done with great interior designs and nice lighting effects to enhance the wooden structures around.

Sheesha Sky Lounge P.C.: www.burrp.net

Sheesha Sky Lounge
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The Sheesha Sky Lounge on the 5th floor of C 21 Mall, AB Road in Vijay Nagar, that comes third in this segment really looks into the sky and has beautiful marquis set with soft lights, sofa sets and cushions! The mood is set for a great time right from the entrance! There are simply too many choices for the bites but the hot beverages menu is wonderful! The Pot Coffee is an innovative brew that you can surely try. If you have fine dining in the mind, then you can choose vegetarian, seafood or meat dishes from North Indian, Mughlai and Fast Food cuisines. This is definitely one f those restaurant you can’t say no to!

Reservations are recommended and call us (www.bookyourtable.com) on 076767 76767 for it!

Popular coffee shops in Jaipur

People love going to coffee shops to relax, unwind and also to get some alone time, perhaps to work or just read a book. For the youth it’s a great place to chill with friends, play some games and know that parents will be OK with it. The popular coffee shops in Jaipur are made to cater to the needs of modern Indian youth and adults alike. Here are our top 3 picks.

Cafe F-32 this place is located in Gangwal Plaza, Azad Marg they are open all day and unlike most of your regular cafes they encourage amateur artists to showcase their artwork in the cafe. The ambiance is youthful and vibrant and adds a lot of charm to the place. They have an eclectic collection of chairs and tables that give you just the variety you need. To keep things fresh and lively they also organize fun events like the Jaipur Comedy Show! The food and drinks here also reflect their innovative theme and you should try some of their stuff like Chinese Bhel! They also have all your american favorites like waffles and burgers, Italian Pizzas and pastas, Indian Rolls and chats, Lebanese Falafel and sinful desserts.

The Fun and quirky F-32 Picture Courtesy F-32 FB page

The Fun and quirky F-32
Picture Courtesy F-32 FB page

Brewberrys in Raja Park and is the ideal neighborhood coffee shop. They have service that is on the whole fast and the waiters are friendly and attentive. If you are with a group of friends you can go to their Gaming zone and pick out a game to play like uno, ludo, chess or scrabble. Its well spaced out so you don’t have to share space with strangers and can even get some work done as they have unlimited WiFi. The hi-light of this place is that it’s open till 2am! They have a great beverage menu with plenty of options in the coffee and mocktail section ant the food here is the usual cafe food with pizzas, burgers and sandwiches.

Brewberrys in Jaipur Picture Courtesy-www.brewberrys.com

Brewberrys in Jaipur
Picture Courtesy-www.brewberrys.com

ThirsTea- The Teateria  is also a great place to check out in Malviya Nagar, they started with the aim to give everyone a clean and hygienic place to enjoy a good heart warming cup of tea. The ambiance is done up to reflect a lovely sunny garden, with bright sunshine yellow walls, colorful chairs, hanging plants and walls painted with various motifs. Their tea menu is amazing with black, white, yellow, green, Herbal and health tea options. But for those coffee lovers they do have a few coffees as well as mocktails and shakes. They have snacks to go along  with your tea as well as meals so you can choose from pastas, maggi noodles, Punjabi food and many many more options.

ThirsTea  Picture Courtesy- ThirsTea FB page

Picture Courtesy- ThirsTea FB page

If you have any other favourite cafes you would like to share with us do leave your comments below. Do look for more dining options on www.bookyourtable.com or call 07676776767.

Mocha Arthouse – Delhi

Mocha Arthouse is present at five great locations across Delhi—Vasant Kunj, Civil Lines, Defence Colony Market, Greater Kailash (GK)1 and DLF Place Mall (Saket).

Mocha Arthouse

Wow… Mocha Arthouse archive…

The Mocha Arthouse is basically an art gallery where all the art works that are put up are for sale. The interiors are pretty simple, normal café-like look but what make a difference are the artistic displays. You are free to come in, pick up a piece of art of your choice or just scan through and leave but who would like to miss out on the delectable café food that they serve?

Mocha Arthouse

The restaurant-cum-art gallery

The Mocha Arthouse dishes out European, Chinese and other multi-cuisines food along with snacks and drinks. They serve everything, from a variety of coffee to a huge variety in alcoholic beverages.

Mocha Arthouse

Mocha Arthouse

Mocha Arthouse

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Italian cuisine has quite a bold definition here with popular pizzas and pastas. Speciality and signature coffees include the Jamaican Blue Mountain, Sumatra Mandheling, Choco-Latte, Varlhona White Chocolate laced with Citron and French Vanilla Hot Chocolate among others. Their Paninis, Bagels, Noodles and all items have a certain authenticity about them that make the dishes stand apart from other regular joints. Don’t forget Mezze Platter, Nacho Grande and Satay Chicken!!

Mocha Arthouse

Panini (Chicken)

Mocha Arthouse

Chicken Satay

The Philadelphia Cheese cake with blueberries is one of the must try-s here. You simply cannot let go of the melt-in-the-mouth flood of flavours and texture that this cake can offer! Another very interesting option that you shouldn’t miss out on is the Yin & Yanf fondue which is but ‘a balanced bowl of dark and white chocolate’, served to you with many bites for dipping like seasonal fruits, marshmallows, custard filled profiteroles, pound cake, butter cookies and whipped cream!

Mocha Arthouse

Blueberry Cheese Cake

Mocha Arthouse

A guitar quartet session at Mocha Arthouse

The venues regularly host shows of different cultural kinds and live performances are there on almost every day!

Mocha Arthouse

Mocha Arthouse

Mocha Arthouse

Mocha Arthouse (Saket)

For making the best out of your experience in here and enjoying your heart out at the stunning world of artistic perceptions, well equipped with state of the art interiors and top class food and beverages, please visit bookyourtable.com for reservations, discount coupons and other value deals.

The One – Le Meridian, Delhi

The One – Le Meridian, Delhi is a popular all day coffee shop in Delhi NCR. The restaurant is smart looking and stylish and is spread over quite a large area.

The One - Le Meridian, Delhi

The One – Le Meridian, Delhi

The restaurant has the look of an international cafe with long tables and some private seating too. The cornice lighting and some metal chimes hanging from the ceiling gives a distinct character to The One. All set very beautifully, The One is a perfect place to meet up with friends and have a family dinner.

The One - Le Meridian, Delhi

Aglio-e-olio … Chef’s recommendation pasta

The One - Le Meridian, Delhi

Deconstructed Prawn cocktail – A speciality dish of The One

The a-la-carte menu is International with European and Continental dishes. Tenderloin steak, thin-crust pizza, pasta served with exotic veggies, Prawn cocktail, Chicken Breast with Almonds on Pea Mash, Mixed Mushrooms on Toast with Burnt Sage Butter, Salmon Carpaccio, Caesar Salad, Asian chicken skewers, burgers and sandwiches from part of their extensive menu. The burger menu has choices like Hamburger with Caramelized Onions, Tomato, Lettuce and Beetroot. All the dishes are presented beautifully and with excellent finesse.

The One - Le Meridian, Delhi

A cup of hot and creamy coffee … nothing better than this!

If you are longing for some hot brewed tea or coffee, their well-trained Baristas pour out one for you complete with crème and an elegant finish.

The One - Le Meridian, Delhi

Asian Chicken skewers

Sunday is that day of the week when you just feel like lazing around. The One at Le meridian allows you just that with their Sunday Brunch. The chefs cook exciting dishes and they are served hot on your table by a smiling staff. The service is prompt, tidy and commendable. With a display of soups, salads, kebabs, main course and desserts from the Indian and Continental cuisines, the guests have an extensive spread to choose from. Come to The One and celebrate a relaxing Sunday with your family and friends.

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon is the all-day dining restaurant of this five-star luxury hotel in Delhi NCR. This all-day dining five-star restaurant is located at the lobby level of the hotel and has a cool and casual ambience. Abundant natural light and breeze floods the restaurant that makes it a fine-dining option.

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon … dining area!

Seasonal Tastes has kept up with the modern trend of live kitchen. With seven live cooking stations and interactive chefs, the guests are entertained and at times there is a fair chance that you might get to know a culinary tip or two from the chefs. The restaurant also has a live juice bar; choose your fruits and vegetables and make your morning breakfast a healthy one with fresh made delicious juices.

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Healthy Breakfast at Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Start your day with a healthy and wholesome breakfast at Seasonal Tastes. Waffles, Pancakes, fresh and energising juices, eggs, breads, cereals and much more await you here. All through the day, you get an enticing choice of Indian and International cuisines flowing from the live kitchens. The health freaks also have innumerable choices.

Seasonal Tastes has many events happening throughout the week.

High Tea service begins every day late afternoon with traditional English tea accompanied by light bites.

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Enjoy unlimited selected drinks at Pinky Ladies Night … Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Wednesday evenings are dedicated to the fair sex with Pinky Ladies Night. Ladies can enjoy unlimited drinks and heady cocktails in a lively ambience. Foot-tapping music keeps playing that adds to the fun. You are also treated to delectable munchies from the live kitchens.

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Bubbalicious Bollinger Champagne Brunch at Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Spend gourmet Sundays at Seasonal Tastes with their Bubbalicious Bollinger Champagne Brunch. Freshly brewed coffees, a delectable spread of International cuisines, live cooking stations and unlimited alcohol … all that you need after waking up late on a lazy Sunday and start a new week is found here. The kids have a separate buffet and activity area.

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin, Gurgaon

Enjoy your midnight Espresso at Seasonal Tastes

So you see, Seasonal Tastes is just the perfect place where you can enjoy a midnight coffee and also start your day over a healthy breakfast business meet.

Visit BookyourTable for reservations.

Pavilion 75 – WelcomHotel Dwarka, Delhi NCR

WelcomHotel Dwarka (a part of ITC group of hotels) in Delhi NCR is a classy and sophisticated hotel that is situated in a very convenient location from all the major locations in Delhi NCR.  The hotel has a modern design with world-class amenities that makes it a great option for a luxury stay in the NCR. A number of restaurants and nightclubs serving you your favourite cuisines is housed by WelcomHotel Dwarka. Pavilion 75 is one of the restaurants in the list.

Pavilion 75 - WelcomHotel Dwarka

Pavilion 75 – WelcomHotel Dwarka, Delhi NCR

Pavilion 75 is a fine all-day dining restaurant that serves a variety of Indian and International cuisines. A state of the art decor and elegant lighting with sophisticated service are the characteristics that make Pavilion 75 one of the most popular restaurants for fine-dining in Dwarka. The restaurant is a perfect place to choose for a formal corporate lunch or an enjoyable family dinner. The service being diligent and friendly, you would want to come to Pavilion 75 over and over again.

Pavilion 75 - WelcomHotel Dwarka

Indian menu at Pavilion 75

When we take a look at the menu, we find a great and intelligent blend of Indian and Continental cuisine. The Indian varieties include aromatic and rich dishes like Jhinga Kadai Masala, Mahi Methi Qaliyan, Murg Achari, Gosht Taar Korma, Murgh Zafrani, Gosht Pulao, Paneer Tikka, Paneer Khurchan, Paneer Makhani, Hing Dhaniye Ke Chatpate Aloo, Kathi rolls, tandoori items, with gulab jamun and phirnee. Some International dishes like Ambi prawn, Pavilion Club sandwich, and Chicken shawarma with hummus, Middle Eastern Lamb patty burger, Fish and chips, pastas and pizzas are available.

Pavilion 75 - WelcomHotel Dwarka

Caprese Salad – A healthy and delicious food option

There are options for the health conscious too. Salads like Pavilion Caprese salad, Classic Caesar salad with many combinations, and soup varieties include French onion soup, Clear broth of double-boiled chicken, Mushroom and Wild Thyme puree and Extract of scampi; isn’t that a great variety? Some healthy pasts are also available. The bar serves beverages like Cosmopolitan Cocktail, Mojito Cocktail, seasonal fruit juice and lassi.

Pavilion 75 is quite popular for the widespread dinner buffet on Saturdays and lunch buffet on Sundays. Visit BookyourTable for reservation.

Emperor’s Lounge – Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

Emperor’s Lounge

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Stuffed French Toast

The Emperor’s Lounge, tucked away in the Taj Mahal Hotel on the Mansingh Road, New Delhi, is one of the best lounges for a tete-e-tete over business matters. It offers the perfect blend of tranquillity, elegance, greenery and pabulum.

Emperor’s Lounge

Emperor’s Lounge

The decor is rather simple. One side is made of floor-ceiling picture windows that open your view unto the blue sky and lush greenery outside. On the inside, comfortable sofas are set along with twin chairs around each table, set with bright Venetian lampshades. The harmonious caboodles of sepia, rust, red, white and bronze are well marked by lines of ebony and dark chocolate brown.

Emperor’s Lounge

Pouring Tea, Emperor’s Lounge

Tea and Coffee are the primary items served at the Emperor’s Lounge. Looking back into time, both tea and coffee have enough history in their cups to bring about quite a few big, fat grimoires that will cast its spell of awe if you endeavour reading them! And the Emperor’s Lounge brings you the end results in flourishing tea cups and pots, along with your snacks. There are about twenty-five varieties of teas available here and some twenty types of coffees. They have sections that suggest to you the perfect beverage for the right time in a day. The staffs are well groomed with quite respectable knowledge of the menu so that they can guide you satisfactorily.

Emperor’s Lounge

Insalata Caprese

Emperor’s Lounge

Kentucky Fried Prawns with Mango Sauce

Emperor’s Lounge also offers lengthy choices for munching, from which the classic Italian Insalata Caprese, Cajun Chicken Salad, Kentucky Style Fried Prawns, Foie Gras and Caramelized Pears Club Sandwich, Forest Mushroom and Cream Cheese Sandwich, Scallops and Shrimps Skewers, Traditional English Scone are very popular. The Emperor’s Lounge is further equipped with an even more detailed preference list for ‘high-tea’!

Emperor’s Lounge

Roasted Chicken Wrap

The Emperor’s Lounge is sure to beguile you. To enjoy your heart out and make your experience worth remembering, please visit BookyourTable.com and help us add to your comfort with our value added services, reservations, discount coupons and more!

C-Cube on Elgin Road?

The strange name of this write-up is nicely justified since this contains a peek inside of three great café-cum-restaurants, all of whose names begin with ‘C’! Want to find out more about C-Cube on Elgin Road? Read on.

C-Cube on Elgin Road?

Chaskaa Cafe

Chaskaa Café - C-Cube on Elgin Road?

Open from 7-1am, the Chaskaa Café, is also an awesome Hookah lounge apart from being a bar and restaurant, is a great place to hangout in when with friends. The psychedelic lights, blue, purple, red and the black seats, all together combine to bring out the perfect ambiance for relaxing. The musical taste is good and classy contemporary artists have their tracks running in the background. It is definitely tagged as the best hookah parlour in the city. Ambiance is decent and even improved upon with the additional touch of excellent service and polite staff. The restaurant has a stern focus on quality and Italian, along with other items from Continental and Chinese, and the Hookah, all, echo each other in this case. It is a welcome spot ‘o change for all.

C-Cube on Elgin Road?

Cold Tea Latte

Cream Centre - C-Cube on Elgin Road?

Strictly vegetarian, the Cream Centre is a wonderful Italian joint that also dishes out recipes from the North Indian, Fast food and American cuisines. It has a décor that sports shades of warm brown along with dark chocolate to add definition. The spot lights are rightly placed above head and one side the hanging lamps add elegance to the whole effect. The big plasma screen sometimes tunes into big games to provide the desired entertainment. The brocade wallpapers elaborate on the setting and the bright red Chinese vases afford the desired distraction. The Cream Centre serves top-class sizzlers, mac and cheese, nachos and cheese toast. These are highly recommended and especially the nachos will blow your head away with the perfect balance of tang and sweet, hot and mellow. Service and quality of food are good, since their hospitality is quite well-known.

C-Cube on Elgin Road?

Chai Break – 1


Chai Break 2

Chai Break - C-Cube on Elgin Road?

Chai Break is also a vegetarian joint where Fast food, Italian and European cuisines are served. Open from 10am-11pm, the restaurant is very popular for its quality of food and service. Their pizzas, risotto, Chai, Falafel with Pita Bread are the ‘must try’-s here. The décor is simple but the choice of dark peacock blue, moss green and magenta for the seat covers and little sofas have really brought out certain cheerfulness in the whole arrangement. It is a wonderful place to go spend some time catching up with old friends or family.

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