The display looked inviting and if I have to look at the silver lining in the entire spread, it would be the carrot and basil soup which was refreshing and unadulterated with corn flour, pork and chicken ham where chef did not had a role to play, and Dal Makhani which like other dishes was stale however given its attribute, it taste better with time.
Unfortunately there is nothing else that grabbed my attention. Starters – Amritsari fish was a over salted pakora with hardly any taste of main ingredient – fish. Chicken salt and pepper was anything but that, veg shami kebab only tasted of spices and though Manchurian has no authentic recipe, at Cafe Rouge they had one of their own which shouldn’t qualify in its category.
The chat counter served soggy potli samosa and equally soggy and over-salted onion pakoda. Anything which sits in the buffet for so long will meet a similar fate.
Paneer butter masala was overly sweet using skimmed milk paneer. Mutton so far looked the best and was also cooked perfectly however overuse of spices rendered it tasteless. It is a difficult task to make a raw roti which also has burnt edges (both at the same time), a feat which Ramada Central’s Cafe Rouge easily achieved.
Most desserts were either stale with rancid cream or had a dry bread base. If you think there is nothing worth in Gurgaon for Rs1100+ taxes (Rs1298 to be precise), Ramada Central Cafe Rouge is for you.
Ratings out of 5
Food: 1.5 | Ambiance: 2.5 | Service: 2.0 |Overall: 2.0
Meal for Two: Rs 2600 (Incl 30 ml of vodka or softdrink) | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Timing: 12.30PM – 3.30PM (Lunch); 7.30PM – 11PM (Dinner)
Address: Cafe Rouge, Ramada Central Hotel, Site No 2, Sector 44, Gurgaon | Phone: 0124-4886400