What really strike on entering Gulati is its traditional décor and the aroma of rich flavour that fills the air and a sense that tells you to get ready for some great tasting food that’s simply addictive. Gulati, serving you since 1959, is today, one of the most well-known restaurants for best varieties of authentic Indian, Mughlai and Tandoori delicacies. What started out as a modest Dhaba in 1959 has now transformed into not just a large professionally managed restaurant right in the heart of the Capital at Pandara Road Market but also a landmark in its own right.
With one of the most elaborate menus in the city, it boasts of the most exotic preparations. Be it the legendary Kakori, Neza or Murgh Malai Tikka, the sumptuous Galouti Kebab or Barrah Akbari, Rogan josh or the popular dishes like the Kadai Chicken, Dal Makhani, Murgh Makhani; the taste will make you come back again and again. One of its most distinguishing aspects is the Hyderabadi Cuisine section. The specially flown in Chefs from the city of Nizams, cook up some most delectable items like Hyderabadi Dum Pukht Biryani (Mutton), Lucknowi Chicken Biryani, Tahiri (Veg Hyd. Biryani), the succulent Dum ka Murgh and other tender Kebabs and Kormas.
And for all you Veggie lovers out there, Gulati has a wide veg menu to choose from such as Bhutta Palak Methi, Kadhai Paneer, Bhutta Capsicum Masala, Dal Makhani to name a few. Bite into any of these and one can’t help but realise their unconditional love for well-cooked food. With the main course truly being a work of art, the delicious dessert section is not far off. The evergreen fruit cream take pampering to an altogether different level.
Gulati has introduced a new concept of dining known as ‘Buffet Lunch’ at a special price of Rs.399 plus VAT. The menu of the buffet changes everyday and offer a new experience to the taste buds on a daily basis. This menu include variety of salads, raita, papad, 2 non veg dishes, 1 paneer dish, 2 vegetables, 2 type of dals, Tahiri, rice-rajma or rice-chole combination, Aam ka pana, Chaach (buttermilk) and four different desserts. A true food connoisseur can’t control his temptation after having these lip-smacking cuisines.
Further, what also distinguishes Gulati restaurant is its well-maintained high standards of service and its special attention towards its patrons. This is one of the reasons why Gulati is the favourite food joint of many celebrities including Shekhar Suman and Anupam Kher. Be it a corporate meeting, a group of friends wanting to spend some leisurely time or the ladies being in a mood for hosting their kitty party, Gulati has arrangements for all. Over the last couple of years, the restaurant has also made a reputation of hosting highly popular food festivals – The Biryani Festival, The Kebab Festival and The Hyderabad Festival among the many more.
One of the best things for all the spiritual people out there is that Gulati offers special Navratra Thali and vegetarian food without onion-garlic during the Navratra season. Before one day of Navratri, the whole restaurant has been washed up to maintain the sanctity and religious beliefs of the patrons. During Navratras, for all those who are fasting, can truly believe on the authenticity of the Gulati’s food and its preparation. The size of the thali and food servings is bigger keeping in mind that for most people it would be their single meal of the day. So, try out this delicious yet well balanced satvik meal during every Navratra season.
Gulati has been voted as the best North Indian food restaurant, in non five-star category by The Hindustan Times reader’s poll in 2003. In 1997, a survey was conducted by ‘Insight Marketing Consultant’ and no surprise Gulati was considered the best for its Dal Makhani. It has also bagged HT City awards 2007 top nominations and listed under Delhi’s 100 best restaurants in India Today’s food magazine in 2005. Last year, it is nominated as one of the best Mughlai Restaurant of Delhi by HT City Crystals 2009 and also selected as one of the 101 finest restaurants of Delhi – NCR 2010 by Mail Today (India Today Group).
At Gulati, every occasion is special and every moment is an experience because MD Mr. Vinod Gulati truly believes what George Bernard Shaw very aptly said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
So for authentic Indian, Mughlai and Tandoori food, be at:
6 Pandara Road Market, New Delhi – 03
Phone: 23388836, 23388839