RESTAURANTS

  • Review: Kathputli Restaurant April 25, 2015

    At a time when restaurants are trying hard to offer the best of world cuisine, and also tweaking international food items to suit desi tastes, there are a few eating joints in the city that want to focus only on Indian fare. If you are on the lookout for a...
  • India's Zomato acquires US-based online table reservation service NexTable April 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Gurgaon-based restaurant discovery platform Zomato today acquired the US-based online table reservation platform NexTable for an undisclosed amount. The platform will soon be renamed to Zomato Book, according to a company statement. The news comes on the heels of Zomato making a foray into the online ordering segment for which...
  • Chef Sanjeev Kapoor plans new food apps, 20 more restaurants April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor is taking his kitchen savvy up a technological notch by launching two new mobile food applications. A book on curries and forgotten recipes is also on the agenda for the veteran chef. "We are working on a recipe-based mobile application which is a complete...
  • Restaurant Review: Pita Pit April 16, 2015

    Need a quick break from a busy workday? Planning to stop in for a bite after a busy evening at office? Interested in going out for a meal at a "sit-down" restaurant which is about both fun and healthy eating? Pita Pit (in Greater Kailash), Canadian quick service chain's flagship...
  • Indian kills wife inside Dunkin Donuts restaurant in US April 15, 2015

    Washington: A 24-year-old Indian national has allegedly clubbed to death his wife inside the kitchen of a Dunkin Donuts restaurant in the US where they both were employed. 21-year-old Palak Bhadreskumar Patel was found beaten to death inside the restaurant kitchen in Maryland. Her husband Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel is the suspect,...
  • Restaurant Review: The Ancient Barbeque March 20, 2015

    After a hard day at work, not everybody is excited about the thought of spending time in the kitchen cooking a healthy dinner. And that's when you look for options to eat out. To unwind. To be in good company. To spend a quality evening with family. So when I...
  • All Men Must Dine: Fans can now eat at the 'Game of Thrones' pop-up restaurant in London February 5, 2015

    London: Fans of the popular TV series "Game of Thrones" can dine like the show's characters at a pop-up restaurant themed around a meeting of the Small Council. The All Men Must Dine experience, which will take place at boutique hotel Andaz in Liverpool Street here, has been organised to mark...
  • Ayesha Takia's sister-in-law Rushda Azmi Shaikh ventures into restaurant business January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Ayesha Takia's sister-in-law Rushda Azmi Shaikh has joined restaurant business. It seems Ayesha's husband Farhan Azmi, who successfully manages popular restaurants like Koyla, Chai Coffi and Cafe Basilico, is not the only one in the family with hospitality expertise. Her sister-in-law opened a cafe-cum-patisserie called Sugar Rush here Tuesday and...
  • Nightlife deadline extended to 2 AM on New Year's eve December 27, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police has given permission to bars and restaurants to remain open till 2 AM on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. The usual nightlife deadline on weekdays is 11:30 PM. Earlier this year, the deadline on Friday and Saturday was extended till 1 AM. ...
  • Harvard professor apologises to Chinese restaurant for email rant after being overcharged $4 December 11, 2014

    Boston: A Harvard Business School instructor who blasted a Boston-area Chinese restaurant for overcharging him by $4 on a takeout order apologized Wednesday for a lengthy and widely publicized email exchange with restaurant management. Associate professor Benjamin Edelman had threatened legal action and demanded the Sichuan Garden in Brookline compensate all...
  • Gujarati food festival at Indian restaurant in Sydney, awaits PM Modi's arrival November 13, 2014

    CNN-IBN visits the Taj Bhavan restaurant in Sydney. Sydney is awaiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival. Gujarati food festival is on at a Indian restaurant in Sydney. "We are making preparations for a traditional Gujarati thali," said a restaurant owner. ...
  • Kiss and hug in public: Youngsters' protest against Yuva Morcha's moral policing October 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a strong reply to 'moral policing' by Yuva Morcha workers, some youngsters have decided to organise a programme at Kochi's Marine Drive in protest of last week's vandalism in a Kozhikode restaurant. According to reports, the event is slated to take place on November 2 where people are open...
  • Would you like to have tea in a cemetery and drinks in a space shuttle? 10 of the most unusual restaurants and bars in India September 23, 2014

    Where would you like to sit - over the coffin or the wooden chairs? This isn't a question you would want to hear or answer when you enter a restaurant. The New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad will leave you a little shaken. It allows you to enjoy a cup of...
  • Over 200 wedding guests at Indian restaurant in UK escape fire September 21, 2014

    London: Over 200 guests at a wedding reception had a lucky escape when a fire broke out at an Indian restaurant in the UK. The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread to the roof of the Arooj restaurant on Attercliffe Road, Sheffield. About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze,...
  • Kolkata: Woman denied entry into restaurant for being rape survivor, FIR filed September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from Kolkata, a woman claimed that she was denied entry into a restaurant for being a rape survivor. The woman alleged that the management of a south Kolkata restaurant turned her out because she was raped. She claimed that the management told her they had...
  • Not bluffing, there's a hotel called Bewakoof No. 1! 15 hilarious restaurant and 'dhaba' names you'll only find in India August 30, 2014

    Move over food courts, the real fun lies on the streets in India where you'll find the most hilarious Indian restaurants and 'dhabas' ever. There are certain things that happen only in India, like naming a hotel after Facebook or WhatsApp. Would you believe it there's a restaurant called Facebook...
  • Indian eatery 'Gymkhana' in London's Mayfair gets UK's National Restaurant of the Year award July 2, 2014

    An Indian eatery in the UK has become the first restaurant to bag the country's National Restaurant of the Year award, a sign that curry houses are now being taken seriously for their gastronomic excellence. Beating even the traditional "fine dining" restaurants such as The Clove Club and The Ledbury, which came...
  • Bangalore nightlife extension to continue, pubs to be open till 1 am June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: In good news for Bangalore residents, the Karnataka government has decided to continue with the city's nightlife extension for a year. This came after a meeting with the city's police commissioner and senior state officials on the matter. Earlier this year, the state government had extended the limit for...
  • French restaurant fines diners who don't finish their food May 13, 2014

    London: A French restaurant has come up with a unique way to reduce wastage of food by charging a fine from customers who don't eat everything on their plates. Customers at the Patrizietta restaurant in Losone in the canton of Ticino face a fine if they don't lick their plates...
  • Restaurants in Delhi's Connaught Place to remain open till 1 am April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Restaurants and bars in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place, will soon remain open till 1 am. Even the shopping outlets will remain open till 11 pm. The decision was taken by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to promote night shopping in Connaught Place. The decision is,...
  • Election special menu: NaMo Thali, RaGa Basket March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to create awareness and encourage people to vote in the Lok Sabha elections, Tandoor Restaurant in Allahabad has taken up the ante and introduced NaMo Thali and RaGa Basket. The names are being derived from Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress Vice...
  • Inside Shanghai's 'insanely popular' toilet themed restaurant that has toilet seats as chairs and poop-shaped ice cream March 4, 2014

    A restaurant in Shanghai has a toilet theme that is a hit across China with branches in Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Wuhan and Beijing. 'More Than Toilet', an off-shoot of the brand Modern Toilet, which started in Taiwan in 2004, has guests sitting on chairs designed like toilet seats. The ice...
  • Man wears 'Breaking Bad' shirt after meth arrest February 27, 2014

    Chicago: A suburban Chicago man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab appears in his booking photo wearing a T-shirt from the television show 'Breaking Bad.' Daniel Kowalski's mug shot shows him wearing a T-shirt for the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos chicken restaurant depicted in the AMC show about a methamphetamine manufacturer. The...
  • Woman gives three Illinois waitresses $5,000 each February 4, 2014

    Illinois: Three waitresses at an Illinois restaurant say they could only stare in disbelief when a woman over the weekend handed them each a $5,000 check. The owner of the Boone County Family Restaurant in Caledonia, Matt Nebiu, said business was slow Saturday when the customer handed checks to 25yearold Amy...
  • Japanese restaurant chain Benihana sets shop in India January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Knifespinning chefs of globally famed Benihana chain of restaurants have now set shop in the city providing a taste of authentic Teppanyaki, Japanese style of cooking. Teppanyaki originated 50 years ago and involves use of an iron griddle to cook food. Benihana, which means red flower in Japanese,...
  • French restaurant shut down for 'no Pakistanis allowed' policy January 7, 2014

    A French restaurant, running in a posh locality in Islamabad, was raided and shut down by police following a public outcry over its policy of not allowing Pakistanis in. 'La Maison', running out of Islamabad's F71, was not allowing Pakistanis in, citing the French style of cooking that uses wine. Also,...
  • Kerala: Shutdown to protest against rise in LPG prices January 3, 2014

    Hotels and restaurants have been shutdown in protest against rise in LPG prices. The Kerala hotels, restaurants association and Bakers association said that this is only a one day strike, but their agitation could intensify. ...
  • Bombay HC allows hotels to remain open till 5 am for New Year's party December 31, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has extended the deadline for New Year's Eve parties and has allowed all establishments hotels and restaurants to remain open till 5 am. Giving the order, the HC said, "It is traditionally a night that people spend with friends and family till morning. There...
  • Israeli restaurant: Turn off phone, get 50 per cent discount November 21, 2013

    Abu Ghosh: A restaurant owner in an Arab village outside of Jerusalem says he is on a mission to save culinary culture by making diners a simple offer: Turn off your cellphone and get a 50 per cent discount. Jawdat Ibrahim says smartphones have destroyed the modern dining experience. He hopes...