Niche Lounge And Bistro, Delhi

February 17, 2016
Niche Lounge Bistro

Niche Lounge And Bistro, located in the heart of Delhi – Connaught Place, is unlike your regular lounge scenario. With a spacious sitting under a brightly lit glass roof, to getting comfortable in a vintage style sofa setting; Niche is all about class and having an exclusive dining experience. With its de-constructed menu, you can expect to tantalise your taste buds with an amalgamation of Gastropub experience wedded to the flavours of sophistication.

DILLINGER Dill Vodka, Bay Leaf Sirop de Gomme, Citrus, Cucumber, Grapefruit Bitters, Mustard Flowers

DILLINGER
Dill Vodka, Bay Leaf Sirop de Gomme, Citrus, Cucumber, Grapefruit Bitters, Mustard Flowers

5 Reasons to visit Niche Lounge & Bistro? Check em’ out!

#1 The Ambience

SMOKED SALMON Nicoise salad with gazpacho
SMOKED SALMON
Nicoise salad with gazpacho

The first thing that’s going to come across strongly is the ambience of this lounge. Unlike other dimly lit lounge interiors, this one is well lit with a very spacious seating arrangement.

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For those who are looking for a drink, they have a live bar available, for those who prefer engaging in some live music in between meals, they have a nice dining space right in front of their entertainment zone; and for those who prefer having some privacy to catch up on some offline conversations they have the vintage lounge zone and a balcony seating area to blow out cigars and hookahs.

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#2 Caters To All

The lounge is spacious enough to host an entire family gathering, a group of workaholics or even youngsters who just want to chug some beers!

POLENTA Trio of polenta with seasonal mushrooms, asparagus, baby carrots, mushroom soil and parmesan; served with Fratelli Sauvignon Blanc
POLENTA
Trio of polenta with seasonal mushrooms, asparagus, baby carrots, mushroom soil and parmesan; served with Fratelli Sauvignon Blanc

The menu too is priced to compliment each pocket, with a variety of delicacies that can cater to the desi as well as continental taste buds.

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#3 The De-Constructed Menu

BEETS & GOAT CHEESE Texture of beets and goat cheese with micro herbs & rocket
BEETS & GOAT CHEESE
Texture of beets and goat cheese with micro herbs & rocket

Delhi is definitely taking the whole eatery scene on a new level, with every other F&B brand improvising international plating scenario to their regular menu.

57' DUCK BREAST Goosberry Coulis, grape salad, puffed rice & beet chips; served with Fratelli Sauvignon Blanc
57′ DUCK BREAST
Goosberry Coulis, grape salad, puffed rice & beet chips; served with Fratelli Sauvignon Blanc

Pleasing the Indian palettes with appetizers like Paneer Dumka Roll, inducing the flavours of Asia with Vietnamese Prawns to going Michelin Star with portions of Smoked Salmon with Gazpacho; Niche is definitely living up to its namesake! And it’s not just the menu but the flavours too that are going to hit the right notes.

HARI SAAG Polenta crusted fried yoghurt ball & white butter soil; served with Sula Riesling

HARI SAAG
Polenta crusted fried yoghurt ball & white butter soil; served with Sula Riesling

I am not a big fan of Sarso Da Saag, but their version of ‘Hari Saag’ was definitely a winner and tasted absolutely divine.

HARI SAAG Corn bread and Jiggery chips
HARI SAAG
Corn bread and Jiggery chips

They have an array of wine and champagne options that have also been constructed alongside the menu to compliment each dish.

PANEER DUMKA ROLL Sweet & sour stewed peppers served with Fratelli Chenin Blanc
PANEER DUMKA ROLL
Sweet & sour stewed peppers served with Fratelli Chenin Blanc

#4 Smaller Portions

Now if you are concerned about ordering say Confit Halibut or 57′ Duck Breast but are unsure if you’ll be able to take it up as a wholemeal, they have an option of ordering ‘smaller portion’ of the dish to tingle down your taste buds and satisfy your cravings too.

VIETNAMESE PRAWNS Tomato & mango salsa served Il Casone Pinot Grigio
VIETNAMESE PRAWNS
Tomato & mango salsa served Il Casone Pinot Grigio

This comes in as a fresh and a well acclaimed idea for those foodies, who love tasting, but are not able to order much given that they got to finish the entire servings before ordering up anything else.

FRENCH ONION SOUP RINGS Textures of Onion, Gruyere Cheese; served with Hardy's Stamp Chardonnay Semillon
FRENCH ONION SOUP RINGS
Textures of Onion, Gruyere Cheese; served with Hardy’s Stamp Chardonnay Semillon

#5 Entertainment Amidst Champagne

GOURMET SORBET BELLINI Pineapple & Thyme
GOURMET SORBET BELLINI
Pineapple & Thyme

Live music, beautifully prepared dishes and a few drinks; what else do you need to make your weekend more happening, eh? Although not much has been told about the type of music or bands that are going to play their on a regular basis, but everything will definitely be in approximation to the ‘niche’.

CONFIT HALIBUT Seasonal Vegetables, coconut scented shellfish bisque reduction served with Sula Riesling
CONFIT HALIBUT
Seasonal Vegetables, coconut scented shellfish bisque reduction served with Sula Riesling

Their elevated entertainment station will definitely avoid chaos and a chance for everyone seated in the lounge to enjoy the same, comfortably.

Lagavulin 16yrs, Egg and Pop Corn, Taylor's Ruby Port
Lagavulin 16yrs, Egg and Pop Corn 

Recommendations

Hari Ka Saag, Paneer Dumka Roll, French Onion Soup Rings, Vietnamese Prawns, Pappu Chicken, Smoked Mushroom Risotto and 1816 FLIP

1816 FLIP Taylor's Ruby Port, Cranberry Marmalade, Chocolate Bitters
1816 FLIP
Cranberry Marmalade, Chocolate Bitters

Verdict

Ambiance : 5/5
Food : 4/5
Service : 3/5
Value for Money : 3.5/5

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Pappu Chicken Chef’s Special; served with Domaine Laroche Petit Chablis

Check it Out!

NICHE Lounge & Bistro
M-16, Connaught Place
Outer Circle