Drop your inhibitions and get Informal! In the heart of the city, there’s a new place to go shivoo – located sagaciously at the coveted Connaught Place, Informal is all about chilling like a dandy and dancing like a diva. After ‘perfect’ adulation, Naresh Madan wants to relax a little ‘informally’ and therefore, this gastropub for the savants. This place exudes comfort lounging and clandestine rendezvous. A rustic panache permeates through the framework of this beautiful sprawling two-tiered tony place. Wooden planks hammered into each other to form an abstract mise en scène for the scenic and laid back terrace seating lends a very informal feel to this place. The metal-riveted sturdy tables, springy wooden stools, pot holders, staples and bob wires – all encompass the high-spirited vibrancy. Nothing seems overpowering and with winters stepping in, the sundowners would be the most sought after here. If you want to raise your standards then raise a toast at the top-notch terrace – take the spiral staircase up and reach the place you’d not want to leave soon – could be doubled for a private party or a general wingding.
There is lounge done up in comfortable seating and classy interiors for people who like it a little swish. An elevated console will keep your spirits high – must say they play an eclectic mix of house and commercial. Maybe one of the best!
This place is known for its experimentation and presentation. The Screwdriver was smoking chilled and enticingly delicious – a citric induced vodka concoction never tasted or looked better.
The food came in exciting platters, some really heavy and huge slabs (unique). As a matter of fact a simple dish like Zucchini With cous cous looked exceptionally gorgeous – all credit to food aesthetics. It tasted just average though. The best were the thin crust Pizzaz. Also the Chicken Patè was scrumptiously flavored – perfect accompaniment with drinks. The Chicken Tikka And Dahi Kebab were good too, maybe perfect for people who swear by finger food. A must try – the seafood Risotto.
P:S A Bar Station that serves shots is a highlight of his place. If you’d like to give your capacity a challenge, you could try this one for sure. The bartender wouldn’t cut it short until you call it quits.
“We wanted to give the connoisseurs something new and exciting and that’s why we came up with the concept of the Barber Shots, something Delhi hasn’t witnessed before”, said Naresh Madan, owner of Imperfecto and Informal.
Thanks to Veta for such a beautiful afternoon!