Darbaar By Abdul Yaseen

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Darbaar By Abdul Yaseen

Darbaar is the first solo project from the legendary Abdul Yaseen and offers modern Indian cuisine in the heart of the City.

Situated a stone’s throw away from the financial district, Darbaar spans over 5,500 square feet. Has an extensive restaurant and bar seating up to 220, private dining room and a chef’s table seating up to 10.

Its contemporary styling gives it a slightly cosmopolitan feel and the restaurant really has a vibrant ambience to it day through to night. Taking inspiration from the Ancient Palaces of India, the interior is elegant and opulent, deep shades of midnight blue and tones of gold throughout give a sense of sophistication to Darbaar.

Having been at The Cinnamon Club for over ten years, Abdul is already world renowned for his take on creating high-end Indian cuisine with a modern edge. Throughout the menu, Abdul has reinvented classic Indian dishes by adding Western flavours and an element of fine dining.

Incorporating street styled tapas and spit roasts, the menu at Darbaar gives a much welcome variety and much of the food is prepared on a central robata grill overlooking the restaurant floor.

The menu has been devised as a sharing concept and its best to order a few dishes for the table to share. I normally order a portion (or two) of the Desi Chicken Wings, served with a cool yoghurt dip, they really hit the spot and feature a unique blend of spices.

The Lamb Seekh Kebabs are also a house favourite and the Tandoori Salmon simply melts in the mouth. For mains, the Katsuri Butter Chicken serves a treat, the texture of the sauce is creamy and the fusion of flavours complements the chicken well.

The Menu Daawat Tasting Menu is also a great way to get a feel for Abdul’s style of cooking and features house favourites such as the Kerala Spiced Shrimp and Kadhai Spiced Paneer.

Darbaar is open daily Monday to Friday for lunch from 12pm to 2.45pm and for dinner Monday to Saturday 6pm to 10.45pm with the bar opening 11.30am to 12am serving nibbles and light bites. The restaurant and bar is closed on Sundays.