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Restaurant Review: Indian Accent at The Manor Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi in India

Indian Accent at The Manor Hotel

Delhi is known as the food capital of India and boasts of numerous restaurants and hotels that serve exceptional food for all budgets. Whether it is tempting street food or luxurious cuisine in high-end restaurants, there is a gourmet meal for everyone in Delhi. This time when I visited the capital city, I was fortunate enough to visit one of the most popular restaurants in the country called Indian Accent.

Indian Accent, which is housed at The Manor, a boutique hotel in Delhi showcases creative Indian cuisine by complementing the flavours and traditions of India with global ingredients and techniques. In this day and age, where a lot of emphasis is placed on the décor of a restaurant, it is a pleasant surprise to see that Indian Accent has a no fuss, no frills interior – a comfortable, no nonsense dining room, the focus is only on the cuisine. Overlooking the cool verandah and the lush lawn, the restaurant has a private dining room and a bar with a stunning onyx counter. Two gigantic silver diya trees of life also provide an Indian feel to the otherwise contemporary décor. The bright marigold and frangipani flowers scattered all over the hotel and restaurant create a unique ambience that touches your soul in many ways.

duck khurchan cornetto, herb yoghurt, chilli chutney
The delightful duck khurchan cornetto, herb yoghurt with chilli chutney

A contemporary Indian menu designed by Chef Manish Mehrotra, Old World Hospitality’s Corporate Chef – Luxury Dining with a lot of choices for both vegetarians and non vegetarians excites the adventurous yet satisfies traditional palates. For those who prefer smaller portions of the food can go for the Chef’s tasting menu paired with wines. A recipient of many a prestigious award both Indian and international, Indian Accent can at best be described as an ode to modern Indian cuisine where ingredients from all over the world are used in home style regional favourites. This restaurant serves Indian food for the twenty first century with a unique marriage of global ingredients and techniques that showcase the flavours and traditions of India. It is best described as Indian cuisine at its contemporary best and is a favorite with locals and tourists.

Indian Accent
Contemporary twists on Indian cuisine are served at this stylish, prize-winning restaurant

As you are seated the waiting staff serves the blue cheese garlic naans to begin with. I started a fantastic meal with the wholemeal and semolina Puchkas (crisp spheres) with coriander chickpea tabbouleh and five waters and moved onto the duck khurchan cornetto, herb yoghurt, chilli chutney and then the ghee roast mutton boti(lamb), roomali roti pancake, chutneys. I was also served the burratta papdi chaat, tamatar chutney on the advice of the affable restaurant manager Palki Singh. This was followed by meetha achaar spare ribs, sun dried mango, toasted kalonji seeds and tandoori bacon prawns, wasabi malai. For the main course I was served the chettinad chicken keema, curry leaf lemon seviyaan, sago puffs and the black pepper fish, sarson saag, makhni. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted to see a variety of desserts on the menu I tried the daulat ki chaat, fresh tandoori figs and warm dodaburfi treacle tart. It’s served with homemade vanilla bean ice cream.

meetha achaar canadian spare ribs, sun dried mango, toasted kalonji seeds
Indian Accent is known for its inventive Indian menu and has been awarded the ‘S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India’ by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016.

Indian Accent has a small bar with an estimable wine list. During my visit I interacted with the Executive Chef Shantanu Mehrotra who ensured I had a great meal. Each dish in Indian Accent is outstanding and it’s tough to decide what one should eat given the number of preparations on the menu. It is a good idea to take suggestions from the well informed and polite service staff who ensures that all guests feel very welcome while in the restaurant.

Address: The Manor 77 Friends Colony (West), New Delhi – 110065, India
Telephone no: +91 11 43235151, +91 9871117968
Management: Old World Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
CuisineL: Inventive Indian
Corporate Chef: Manish Mehrotra
Executive Chef: Shantanu Mehrotra
Seating: Indoors – 44; Verandah – 12; Lawn – 50
Chef’s Table Room: 9; Courtyard: 20
Opening time: Open 7 days
Lunch: 12:00noon – 3:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Dress Code: Formal Wear
Table Reservations: Advisable