Time may take its toll, but there are certain things that have the means to pass the test of time and become a legend in doing so. One such legendary entity that refuses to fade away is the Minar Restaurant, located in L Block, Outer Circle, Connaught Place. It is one of the oldest restaurants in the area, one that has retained most of its persona, including great taste and ambience, over the years. As patrons would also agree, it is one of the best family restaurants in the area, which comes with the promise of lip-smacking North Indian dishes.
Food – If you ask patrons, they will immediately come up with recommendations such as chicken pakora, chicken tandoori, chicken tikka, butter chicken, chicken saag, chicken curry, chicken rarra, dal makhani, etc. These are probably the USPs of Minar Restaurant, which most patrons love to have on their table, every time they visit the place. Regular visitors say that the restaurant has been using the same mix of masalas and other ingredients since the time it was established, which has enabled it to maintain consistency in the flavorful taste of its various dishes. You may find the recipes uniquely different from those utilized in other similar restaurants and the awesome taste is likely to make you visit this place again and again.
Ambience – Minar Restaurant has retained its old-world charm that comes with a conventional seating arrangement, featuring tables covered with white tablecloth and neatly arranged plates, glasses, and cutlery. When you go there for the first time, it may feel as if you have travelled back in time, somewhere in the 90s when this type of ambience was in vogue. It may be a bit of an irritant for some, whereas others appreciate this classy fine dine experience.
Bar – You will find most of the popular liquor options, as is normally available in a fine dine restaurant. Liquor prices are quite reasonable.
Price – Some people find food prices a bit high, but it is Connaught Place, so can’t really blame the restaurant. Moreover, it delivers one of the best dining experiences, which justifies any seemingly high rates in the menu.
Booking – Minar Restaurant in Connaught Place is mostly bustling with diners, especially on weekends, so booking your table will be a good idea. If you go without booking, you may have to wait sometime before you get a table.
- Closed on Tuesdays
- Other days – 12:30 PM to 11 PM
- Happy Hours: 12:30 PM to 8 PM
- L-11, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi