QLA– is derived from Kila and that’s where it is located inside the Kila complex near Qutab Minar in New Delhi. It is a modern European-style eatery, with a friendly atmosphere. QLA was launched recently in June 2015 and has already established itself as the leading restaurant serving stylish European food with French, Italian and Spanish influences and a fabulous array of wines and cocktails.
The menu is highly innovative and offers its patrons all the classic flavours of modern European food with a focus on grilled imported meats, steaks, local seafood and social platters. Avant-garde cocktails combine intricate preparations, unique textures and balanced flavors.
We also tried out the establishment recently to taste the exquisite food and drinks that QLA has to offer. We were offered a pre-selected array of dishes from their conventional menu. And to begin with the assorted basket of Freshly baked breads and the elegantly presented Amuse Bouche set the tone of what was going to come later to please us.
Soft Cucumber Taco was next for us, the vegetarians on the table. I personally have not seen such a preparation and presentation. The Taco skin made of cucumber slice was delicious and compelled me to ask for a repeat.
Another Italian delicacy, Sake & Lemon grass marinade with long eggplant followed. The dish came after a long wait after the previous starter; hence everyone on the table pounced on it. The same was the situation till the soup arrived. But I guess the waiting time was worth it as the Clear Pho broth with Broccoli & cheese crystal, tomato & tamarind was amazing.
Wood fired pizza with veggies, Passion fruit & red wine iced sherbet, summer organic vegetable plate were delicious. Arborio mushroom risotto, Paris mash, onion rings, sautéed vegetable and sweet potato chips added flavours to our already overfed taste buds.
QLA’s executive Chef Sanjay Chowdhury’s special sweet sampler including Double chocolate flourless, Valencia cheese cake, and Beer sorbet made for an exciting finish to our sampling session of the exquisite flavours offered by QLA.
In a span of just 4 months QLA is already getting repeat clients and getting high grades by every critic in the town. The Kila complex is frequented by high society clients of Delhi and is a favourite hangout of Delhi’s connoisseurs of beauty and grace. QLA interiors which have been designed with tones of black, rustic golden and fern green, an ambience that’s straight out of a European bistro attracts a lot of such clients.
Décor : 4.5/5 Hospitality : 4/5 Service : 3/5 Food : 4/5 Budget : 4/5 Location : 5/5
Address: The Kila, Seven-Style Mile, A 4 Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli Opp Qutab Minar New Delhi
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.