{Tried And Tasted}: The Villain Cafe, Punjabi Bagh

By 12:19 Saturday 27 February 2016 ,

 Where: 30, North West Avenue, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh
Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Continental
Cost for two: 1800 for two

No points for guessing what The Villain Cafe is about- it celebrates the baddest, the wickedest and the most loved {and hated?} villains of all time with some great food and cocktails. The villain influences however, are more in the decor of the place rather than the actual food/food presentation. They've got super cool lounge seating area with replicas of big guns on each table- dimly lit, of course. The best seating area is definitely the spacious rooftop where your own gang of baddies can chill for hours planning and plotting your next move *evil grin*.

The Villain Cafe  has an excellent variety in the drinks menu. Just let the staff know your preference of flavours and they'll suggest the best option for you. My first {and very wise} choice was Nutty Fruity, a bright, frothy mocktail with cranberry and pineapple flavours along with hazelnut, served in a bulb. Even though I am not a big fan of Guava, I thoroughly enjoyed their Guava Spice- a mix of guava juice, vodka and a secret mix of spices that came with chilly-coated rim. The regular cold coffee {the hazelnut variant wasn't available that day} was not as strong or cold as it should have been and can be skipped. 

Coming to the real deal, the food. I enjoyed every single one of the dishes I was served- not even one of them was bad, I just had a few favourites. Do no, I repeat, DO NOT miss their Vegetable Cigars- each piece comes seated in a shot glass with a fabulous chilly garlic sauce. To my surprise, the rolls didn't go soggy even when I spent a little too much time photographing them. The next thing on my must-order list is the very tender, melt in mouth Tandoori Badaami Broccoli- glazed with a slightly sweet creamy fondue with a garnish of almond flakes. They've turned a plain vegetable like broccoli into pure indulgence! I have mixed feelings about the Vegetarian Tandoori Platter- while the seekh kebabs and paneer tikka were perfect, I wasn't so sure about mushroom galouti and Shami kebabs.

They've got quite a few burgers to choose from- thankfully, there's enough choices for the vegetarians. I went for the Veggies Chilly Bean Burger and it was huge! A delicious crisp bean patty, crunchy vegetables with a generous side of fries- what's not to love? We were already quite full by this time but the exciting menu tempted us into ordering one final dish- the Artichoke and Asparagus Lasagna. You have no idea how satisfying it was to just look at it! Hogging it, even more. The rich tomato sauce was the right balance of tangy and sweet with a nice crunch of vegetables in every bite. A perfect dish for all cheese-lovers!

A special mention to the delicious mint chutney that was served with all appetisers- a good mint chutney makes everything at least ten times better! The cafe looks pretty promising with excellent service and a pleasant ambience. The music was groovy AF and I'd love to visit during evening time next. However, what I will say is that there needs to be a stronger connect between the concept of the cafe {villains, guns, everything evil} and the way the food is prepared/served. 

The Villain Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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