As time changes, we also need to change. Capital Kitchen has replaced Kafé Fontana at Taj Palace. It is no longer a coffee shop. This is new age multi-cuisine all day dining and can’t be just coined as a coffee shop. Stating them as the coffee shop is more like demeaning all that it offers, however it’s my personal opinion and you have all the right to disagree with me J.
In the last couple of years, the all-day dining places have not only evolved but are now at the point where they have become the most sought after places. Their lavish weekend brunches, weekday buffet, focus on getting variety and hence calling it a coffee shop, underestimates all that it offers.
As we sat down for lunch in the beautiful courtyard of Capital Kitchen with the view of swimming pool, Nikita Das, Director PR, and Marketing explained to us the philosophy behind the place. Capital Kitchen is all about serving comfort food with three live kitchens that serve Indian, European and Asian cuisine. It has a small a-la carte menu comprising of dishes from across the globe.
They have also picked up signature dishes from their iconic Taj properties like Cobb Salad from Taj Pierre Hotel, New York; Chicken Bunny Chow from Taj Cape Town,;Lamprais from Taj Samdra; New England Lobster Roll from Taj Boston and Fish & Chips from St. James Court, London.
It is interesting to see that Taj Palace too is redefining their F&B space. They recently launched Spicy Duck that replaced Blue Ginger. Now Capital Kitchen replaces decade old Kafé Fontana and now we have also learned that Masala Art is also going under renovation and an all new modern Indian restaurant will replace it.
Centrally located island bar adds to the magical set up of the restaurant and it is situated in the middle surrounded by live stations and live kitchen that looks outstanding.
While we were looking at the menu, we realized that they have stayed away from all the gimmicks and focussed on food. Hence, you will not just find classic food but also will be happy to see rajma chawal and chole bhature.
Lamprais which is Sri Lankan delicacy is Dutch inspired and is very popular during large gatherings or family occasion. This is one of the best dishes apart from Cobb salad and fish and chips.
You can also try their hand toast pizzas which were really good. You may also love to finish your meal with dhoodh(hot milk ) Jalebi or baked cheesecake or can choose any Sundae from their dessert list.
Capital Kitchen is fresh, vibrant, and colorful and the ambiance portrays energy. With Chef Amit Rana leading the way, I am sure this will be the hottest all day dining in Delhi.
Disclaimer – This review was done on an invitation from the establishment. Views expressed in the review is entirely ours and without any bias. Pictures of the dishes are not the standard portions, they are sample portions.