Yes Minister – Place to Chill-out


Essex Farms, New Delhi used to have a Bowling Alley by the name of Future Bowl, but it closed sometime back. Under a new management – it is finally good times ahead for the gaming lovers of the city. Yes Minister is the new name tag given and a wonderful job has been done by the designers, interior decorators and the owners. The a complete hang out joint for the youth with almost every game station and a superb Bar in conjunction with a lovely Menu serving delicious food. Bowling Alley, Snooker table, Punching bags, Live DJ, you name it dude, it is there.

A fantastic place to hang out, chill with friends and try your hands at the various games. Youth crowd, couples, families with kids – who so ever comes in will certainly have a wonderful time here and would love to come back again. In fact I certainly would make a visit again for the bowling alley and the mouth-licious Pizzas that they serve.


It was a bloggers night organised by the owners and the place was buzzing with more than 100 people right from the start of the evening. We all enjoyed the games, drinks and the delicious food served by the ever smiling staff. Mr Tushar was also present to get see that everything was going on fine and also to get a feedback from us.

Form my images; I am sure you will get an idea of how beautiful and charming the place was. We started wit a few mocktails from the bar. There was a wide variety which we could choose from. We settled for Iced Lemon tea and A Kiwi Punch. The kiwi punch certainly was great – fresh kiwi added to the natural flavours.


From the cocktails section we tried the Long Island Iced Tea, a perfectly balanced potent mixture of Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Rum Triple Sec with Coke. We also tried Yes Daiquiri, a rum based cocktail with an ice lolly stick was added as a sweetener. We settled for the strawberry flavour. Other flavours offered were Orange, Mango and Lime. Both these two drinks were the best cocktails I have had in a long time at any Rest-Bar in Delhi.

Coming to the munchies section now, we tried Goat Cheese Raisin and Walnut Tarts – Tartlets filled with Goat Cheese, raisins and walnut. The tartlets were fresh and soft, and the   goat cheese added the flavours. We then tried Jalapeno fried Mozzarella, another starter with   mozzarella stuffed in jalapeno wrap with filo pastry fried and it was served with sweet chilli nut sauce. Superb taste.

From the soup section we had Spicy Tomato and Jasmine Tea soup, and Green Pea and Mint soup. The tanginess of tomatoes was enhanced by the jasmine tea in the soup and we loved the taste. But the green pea and mint soup neither had the flavours of green pea nor the mint. It was a N0-no for us.

We then moved on to try a Pizza and ordered the Veg Pizza Indiana.  A vegetarian Pizza with paneer tikka onion red pepper mozzarella and provencal sauce. It was the best pizza that I have savoured in a long long time. We loved the spiciness of the Pizza  and it certainly will force me to come back again to Yes Minister.

Next we tried Cresepelle Alla Florentina – pancakes rolled with spinach, ricotta and parmesan on bed of tomato sauce and topped with mornay sauce and buffalo mozzarella and parmesan cheese The name was so long that it took us sometime to order that. And the taste also turned out to be a longish delicious.

The desserts section was also very appealing. Rasmali and Chocolate terrine was an innovative mix of traditional rasmalai and chocolate.

Another long named dish was the Coconut & White Chocolate Pana Cotta with Olive Caramel, Mango Coulis, White Chocolate Granita. Just like the name, it looked tasty but we didn’t like the taste. A bit too chewy for a dessert and too many ingredients made it confusing.


Over all a great place to chill out, enjoy a few games with great drinks and delicious food. It sure is one of the places I would love to go again and again.


My Ratings

Décor : 4.5/5          Hospitality : 4.5/5             Food : 4.5/5        Budget : 4/5        Location : 5/5

Address : Essex Farms, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Note: Images of the dishes are of actual serving sizes served to us. Review done on invitation from the establishment and views expressed are entirely ours and without any bias. No monetary favours were received.



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