-By Marryam H Reshii
Bookshelves, multi-level cafe, bar and restaurant with style and flair. Gurgaon Sector 29 is a smorgasbord of restaurants and bars. Zura is for those times when you're catching up with friends and want to nibble rather than gorge.rnrnAtmospherics:rnrnIt is a breezy cafe with bookshelves and a laden pastry counter. You can browse through the books, buy them, order from a long menu (Zura is about croissants and burgers though they do have main courses as well), make use of their wifi for an hour or two, use it like a bakery to buy burger buns or foccacia, or treat the place like a meeting point in the daytime or a bar in the evening. The skill with which the eatery has been put together really does make it morph into various moods depending on the time of the day. That is its best feature.rnrnTable talk:rnrnThe best thing on the menu is an absolutely first rate section of cold beverages called revitalizers (Rs 145). You can feel virtuous at the health-giving properties while enjoying the delicious combinations: carrot, mint, celery was my favourite though khus, watermelon, grape, mint worked better than I expected. In addition, there are coffees, teas, smoothies and shakes. The salad I tried: Roasted pumpkin and spinach salad with feta cheese, pine nuts in a marmalade glaze turned out to be rather inexpertly made, with disintegrating steamed pumpkin and a too small portion of feta overwhelmed by a mountain of spinach leaves. Far better was the lamb kibbeh (Rs 295) in which the lamb mince was loosely packed yet the outer casing was firm - to my mind, the mark of successful kibbeh.rnrnOn the whole, the menu can be best described as off-beat. How do you classify a sandwich that is composed of a fillet of fried fish in a croissant (Rs 345)? Or a chicken burger glazed with onion and beetroot jam, topped with Cheddar (Rs 295), cheese or cold platters or falafel sandwiches? Even the main courses that consist of lamb chops, grilled basa and root vegetable stew are not really fine dining but hearty crowd pleasers.rnrnPlus and minus:rnrnYou have to admire a restaurant that has dedicated tables with nearby sockets where you can charge your phone or laptop! It is brand new but the youthful owner has her heart in the right place and Zura should become a cult before long.
Buzz: 3/5 | Decor: 3/5
-By Deepali Gupta
A somewhat confused identity, but a rustic charm makes this bistro cum bakery cum bar a happy place to visit. With a name that originates from the French word 'Azure' meaning pure blue skies and is applied to their philosophy towards food and drinks, Zura gets the basics right. Stick to classic cocktails, although their Melontini is pleasing, but the Cinnapple Mojito is avoidable. Their bar snacks that traverse continents are wonderful with juicy and fiery Oven Baked Meatballs and a luscious Shish Taouk. Retro rock plays through the day, while a DJ mans the console in the evenings. Thursdays are a popular night as ladies and expats get two free drinks.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
One of the good hangout places in Sector 29 Gurgaon. Love the place. I hosted my nephew's birthday party here. Food and service both are good.
Review posted more than a year ago
I generally visit the place when i want to sit in a cool and calm place with a book as my company. When ever i go there, I surely have a book in my hand with a shake for soothing me. I advised my friends as well and they also quiet liked it.U can also go and give a try.
Review posted more than a year ago
bng a bookworm and ardent foodie, zura is one of my favorite hangouts. i jst love the place for is ambience and the food here. lack of variety but amazing taste, croissants are my favorite here. also try the watermelon drink here. the ambience is awesome like nothing.
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