Great Food, Great Plating!
Restaurant: Pluck
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 26th May 2018 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 4.00

Please note: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant to taste their food, and no bill was presented to the author. While the author assures you of objectivity, the review may be influenced by the personalized attention the author got.

Pluck restaurant at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity focuses on serving Modern Indian & Contemporary European flavoured dishes and has some pretty decent repertoire as I am soon to realize. I am here to taste the new dishes introduced by the restaurant. The new menu has some exciting sounding dishes and their USP of food made from freshly plucked greens of Pluck 5000 square feet in house vegetable and herb garden, promises to only make things better.

I am met by Chef Shyam Dhar Rai, the new Chef of Pluck, along with Chef Ajay Anand, Director of Culinary, Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity.


Pluck has pleasant European inspired interiors with muted colours, which is beautifully reflected in the first dish on the table – an indulgent and delicious Lobster Bisque with Chantilly cream and lobster butter (Rs 1000). The soup is a sum of various parts, each of which are served separately, and has to be assembled as per personal fancy. I am helped by Shyam and follow his suggestions to put my soup together, which is like a party on the palate.


Next to arrive is the salad course. The vegetarian Textures of Amaranth with turmeric poached apples, feta, pomegranate and yuzu lime dressing (Rs 700) has myriad textures and a fresh taste. The starter course has a somewhat unorthodox pairing which works well. The dish of Pan roasted scallops with caramelized cauliflower, pressed crispy rice, honey and truffle dressing (Rs 850) is most enjoyable. Who would have thought cauli and scallops could tango? They do and do so happily. 



After the high of the first three courses, the main course struggles to match the impact. The vegetarian option of Five grain, peas and carrot with ricotta filled zucchini, ragi grapefruit salad (Rs. 800) is interesting without being scintillating. Dukkah Spiced Chicken with sesame garlic mash, prunes, straw mushroom and pepper jus (Rs. 900) is regrettably overcooked and dry.


The shining star of the main course options is Spicy Miso Salmon with Wakame gnocchi, trio colour quinoa, shrimp and nori leather (Rs. 1500) is perfectly cooked and very tasty. The Indian Curry leaf Podi dusted braised Lamb with Barley Pulao, masala pan jus (Rs. 1200) is again a fascinating combo with the barley pulao binding the whole dish together.


Dessert are delicious too. Pain Perdu (traditional French toast with caramel ice cream; Rs. 600) is comforting, Mont Blanc (chestnut and cream, mushroom meringue; Rs. 600) is delicately delicious.


Pliable Chocolate with Mandarin Sorbet (Rs. 600) is a chocoholic’s fantasy.

Last but not the least the plating of Chef Shyam and his team is amongst the best I have seen. While it is easy to plate a European course well, the visualization of the Indian dishes is truly impressive.

So if you want to indulge yourself and do not mind splurging a bit, head to Pluck and pamper your palate.

Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 4.0 | Ambience: 4.0 | Service: 4.0 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0

Meal for two: Rs 3000 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Asset 2, Hospitality District, Aerocity, New Delhi Tel: 011 33105567

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Restaurant Information
Pluck Pluck
Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Asset 2, Aerocity Hospitality District, IGI Airport, New Delhi
Telephone: 011 4608 0808 view on a map
Opening Hours: 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Average Price: Rs. 3000 - 5000