Capital Kitchen, Taj Palace, New Delhi: Global Comfort Food

There are restaurants that serve world cuisine but there are hardly places that serve comfort food from all over the world. Just to give an idea, comfort food for Delhite is the rajma-chawal. Comfort food aren’t very tough to make but it is still equally enjoyed by the family. Taj Palace has recently launched Capital Kitchen, based on the central theme of comfort food with nostalgia and timelessness. With signature dishes from iconic Taj properties like Cobb Salad from Taj Pierre Hotel- New York, Chicken Bunny Chow from Taj Cape Town-South Africa, Fish & Chips from St. James Court- London etc. now available in the heart of Delhi, Central Kitchen was obviously not to be missed.

We sat in the open overlooking the greenery that also ensured the pictures come well. The 70 dishes menu is not extensive but ensures one can easily find a dish per their taste buds. Given we were 8 of us, we ordered quite a many dishes. Tomato soup went with the weather. Little truffle oil drops on top and the tartness of tomatoes ensured comfort and taste. Still it isn’t something that one would specially come for. The dish to come back is the fish and chips. Battered sole fish was fresh and moist inside while retaining it’s extremely crunchy outside. Served with chips and Italian crush parsley, one knows that the Chef has really followed the London’s recipe.

If we are talking about comfort food, then pizza has to be there. The pepperoni pizza had a slightly hot sauce and I liked it. Infact this is one of those pizza which one would like till end without missing the edges. Though I didn’t ask but I am sure that imported farina would have been used to ensure the crunch and body.

Lamprais is a Srilankan specialty of yellow rice served with meat curry that has more of whole spices and less of chilli-pepper paste/coconut paste. This is another comfort food which is served with sambhal. This dish perhaps got its name from Lump-Rice, because of the way it was served earlier. I have not had an opportunity to taste it earlier and hence I have no reference point to compare it. All I can say is that I like the flavours.

We ended the meal with some excellent lamb chops and variety of desserts including a super sundae. With the comfort food made so well, it is surely a comforting idea to pay a visit to Capital Kitchen. With the entire menu priced between Rs400 to Rs1000, it is very comforting on the pocket too.

Rating (Out of 5)

Food: 4.0 | Service: 4.5| Ambience: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0

Meal for Two: Rs3000 | Wheel Chair Friendly: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Alcohol: Yes

Address: Capital Kitchen, Taj Palace Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi | Phone: 011-26110202

Disclaimer: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. Due judgement and care has been applied by the author to remain objective and unbiased in the review, but readers need to consider this review keeping this fact in mind.


Food Critic and a Marketing Wizz who had a high profile career with leading MNC’s like HSBC, GE Capital etc, Pawan Soni comes across as a quintessential corporate employee. He left behind his successful career as the Vice President of a MNC... all for his love for food. He a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. As one of the initial bloggers who started his blog almost a decade ago, his website is currently one of the biggest food and travel blogs in the country. Pawan also conducts highly successful restaurant awards and recently concluded the 6th edition of The Big F restaurant awards. He won the best influencer awards in India by BBC Food Food Awards in 2018

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