In Delhi, you have the option of trying out pretty much any cuisine, but some days you just want a good old Indian meal cooked with rich spices and herbs. Which is why the arrival of U RoadRomeo will likely be welcomed by many. Serving what its owners Neha Singh and Vishal Singh Saini call “A blend of the North and South” aka Kashmiri and Hyderabadi dishes, this eatery has an impressive menu, and an array of mocktails and desserts.
Informal yet vibrant, quirky artefacts punctuate the interiors of U Road Romeo. We loved the funky posters and lanterns, and the liberal use of emerald green throughout the space. While it looks like an upmarket and therefore pricey joint, the menu is surprisingly wallet-friendly.
FOOD + DRINKS
Take your time to browse through the menu, and you’ll discover some interesting Kashmiri and Hyderabadi dishes crafted by Chef Ghulam Nabi Khan and Chef Dev Gurung – with a few options for regular soups and salads thrown in for good measure.
We kicked off with their signature Kursi Miyane (Rs 325). This delicately-flavoured Hyderabadi appetiser, prepared with boiled eggs and minced lamb was a real treat. It was followed by the spicy Chicken 65 (Rs 325) and the Wazwani delicacy of fried lamb ribs, Tabakh Maaz (Rs 475) – teamed up with a chilled glass of Kiwi Cooler (Rs 325). If you want to steer clear of meat, try Dum Ke Bhutte (Rs 275) and Oven Fired Cottage Cheese and Veggies (Rs 275) served with a coriander dip.
With tons of main course choices on the menu, it admittedly took us some time to make a decision. We settled on a combination of Steamed Rice and Mutton Rogan Josh (Rs 575). The mutton was soft and the gravy had the right texture. Because it came highly recommended, we tried the Chicken Biryani (Rs 225) served with mirchi ka salan and churri, and the unique Lahbi Kebab Platter (Rs 425) – mutton kebabs in a thick gravy. And were glad we tried them!
From the vegetarian selection, we opted for the Rajma (Rs 325) and Kashmiri Dum Aalu (Rs 275) – the latter with its rich flavours was an absolute delight for the taste buds. What Indian meal is complete without a sweet dish? So we indulged in a sinful bowl of chilled Phirni (Rs 95) garnished with almond and pistachio shavings.
If you want to experience the traditional Kashmiri wedding feast, you can even opt for their Trambi Meal (Rs 675) served on copper plates at the specially created Dawat-E-Khaas arena.
In a Nutshell
TC Verdict: The perfect spot for when you want to eat like Indian royalty, but not shell out a fortune.
Meal for Two: Rs 1,500
Cuisine: Hyderabadi and Kashmiri
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**The writer was invited by the restaurant to preview their menu**