G-2/43, Middle Circle, Connaught Place
New Delhi – 110 001
Ph: 011-41513541 / 23739533
This is the place that has a lot of my Delhi memories attached to it. The first ‘costly’ restaurant we went to. Holding some one’s hand for the first time outside at the car park. Long chats and the desire to gobble up the ‘best’ Chinese food. Well, I guess, it’s better we started exploring ‘better’ places than this.
Now Berco’s has been on the culinary circuit for way too long! It is the first name that comes to mind when you think of Connaught Place (CP), hunger and Chinese.
But it’s heartening to see the place become a sort of fiefdom of the staff out there. The food is good, but not great either. The staff treats you according to your attire. Try and go there looking all ruffled up and you’ll get a hard nosed treatment. But enough for the battering. This place needs some justice to be done on account of the wonderful times that it has given me.
I would not say that the food served here is the best, but it is one of the better places to go for oriental cuisine.
The bill of fare at Berco’s is pretty exhaustive and offers a vivid variety of Chinese andThai cuisines. The spread really leaves you asking for more, in a positive sense.
The vegetarian fare is pretty impressive and the chefs do come out with really finger licking preparations, ‘at times’. There have been times when I have licked up every speck of the gravy in my plate, and then there have been times when I could not finish even half the serving.
But the food delights you after a long stroll around CP. The Phat Thai noodles are delicious and prepared perfectly. Go for Chili Garlic Noodles with a serving of Veg Balls in a spicy Manchurian sauce for that hair-raising experience. The chefs do entertain requests to keep the chili on the lower side, though.
The non-veg preparations are better than the veg ones. The chicken is really soft and the portions are sumptuous.
I have not tried the Lamb preparations here. If you have, please do contribute to this post.
Finish off the meal with one of the softest and melt-in-the-mouth desserts, the Death by Chocolate. (The name originates from an ice cream parlor chain in Bangalore, the Corner House). We never stop eating our hearts out of this dessert until we have gorged on (yes its gross to write about desserts in such a manner) at least 3 of those.
The restaurant has recently moved from Inner Circle to Middle Circle, near the Costa Coffee outlet.
The service leaves a lot to be fulfilled, almost every time. But on the whole, it is a fun place to be with your pals and have some real good Chinese grub.
Seduction Meter: Seduced … not really. The service was a turn off (6.5/10)
Environs: Soft lights. Mirrors. Indian interiors for Chinese loving Indians. Weird music though.
Platter holders: Rude. Need to call them at least 3 times before they respond. Remind you of a Government office.
Mortals awaiting seduction: Families. Couples. Asians. Sarees to jeans with smart tops.
Burns a hole: 500 bucks wide for 2 vegetarians
Location: Between Radial Road 6 and Radial Road 7 in Middle Circle