Rock a Fella plans to rock the Defence Colony market. This 6-month-old eatery exists on the first floor next to defence bakery, and is getting ready to delight the rock-lovers in the city with a mix of modern rock and traditional classics alike.
I drop in here for a spot of lunch. It is a dimly lit place, suited for rocking, but somewhat too dark for a lunchtime visit, which I am sure the management will address soon. Since I am hungry, I ask for the menu immediately.
With the weather turning nippy, New England Chowder (Rs 160) is creamy with a nice comforting touch to it. The Cobb Salad (Rs 260) is a good salad, but it bears no resemblance to the original, with the dressing being too tart, and the essential bacon missing.
The pepper cheese corn rolls (Rs 200) delights in its simple execution. Here are half tubes of filo like rolls stuffed with peppers, corn kernels and gooey cheese. I am happy!
The Indian menu is a trifle disappointing. The Cottage cheese fenugreek platter (Rs 250) has some rice and nice lachha parathas with cream drenched pieces of paneer. With the cream overpowering the dish, I miss out on the taste of fenugreek. The mutton in lagan ki champ (Rs 300) also has identical accompaniments. The mutton here is a bit tough, and the gravy is again too rich to enjoy. I do hope the chef here realises that a well cooked Indian meal does not need cream or too much masalas.
Being a hard core lover of music, I know that if I come to RockaFella in the evening I will enjoy myself. I am sure with time the food will become better, and rock music lovers like me will get food that Bob Dylan and Rolling Stones would enjoy here, as much as Pearl Jam.
Ratings out of 5
Food: 3.0 | Ambiance: 2.5 | Service: 3.5 |Overall: 3.0
Meal for Two: Rs 1500 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes| Timing: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Address: Rock A Fella, 35, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi | Phone: 011-26461919