The V Spot Café Bar has everything going for it. It is situated in a mall that is becoming an extended restaurant. It has been started by a music channel with the heavy backing of Rupert Murdoch. And it calls itself the official spot for the Delhi Daredevils IPL team. I am here to find out how cool the experience is.
One thing is evident—the café is sparing no tricks in its effort to be spunky. From the perplexing large cut-out of Tendulkar (given its professed proclivity towards the Delhi team), to the foosball table, to the funky napkins and the cheeky table mats, the serious marketing effort put in is clearly evident.
I have studied the menu on their website and look forward to trying their chilled tomato and melon gazpacho and the legendary railway cutlets, but I am in for a disappointment. The menu here is an abridged version of what exists in the cyberspace, and none of these dishes are on offer. I struggle for choices with this sparse menu that has a preponderance of fried stuff, presumably to go with the drinks. Thankfully I do find some options that sound promising.
The first dish I decide to try is the Mumbai Irani restaurant staple, kheema pau (Rs 175). The keema is light and piquant, and it is a good dish, but it bears no similarity to the Mumbai classic. The good food moment happens a little later, with chikibum bum (Rs 295) which has spinach and cheese stuffed chicken with mushroom cream sauce and fresh pasta. The chicken is cooked to perfection, and both the stuffing and the sauce compliment it rather well. Since I love chilly, I quite like the fact that the dish has been well spiced up for the desi palate. It is a dish I would recommend.
The remaining part of the order is a bit of a disappointment. The pepperoni pizza (Rs 245) is flat and low on flavour because of the rationed portions of cheese and pepperoni toppings. The chocolate lava cake called love me lava (Rs 165) is oversweet and ordinary.
The V Spot Café Bar is a good option as an evening out with friends. The place is fun and the prices are reasonable. And if you do like some fried favourites along with your evening cocktail, there are a lot of options to choose from. For those looking for a bite of dinner, go for the unlikely sounding chikibum bum. It should make for a wholesome evening.
Ratings out of 5
Food: 2.5, Ambience: 4.0, Service: 4.0| Overall: 3.5
Cuisine: Multicuisine | Timings: 11 AM to 1 AM| Meal for two: Rs 1000 | Credit Card: Yes | Alcohol: Yes
Address: The [v] Spot Café Bar, 3rd Floor, Cross Point Mall, Opposite Galleria Market, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon, Haryana, New Delhi, India 110017 | Phone: 9650814399