Great Location, Hit and Miss Food
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 19th February 2019 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.88

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.

One thing that really works for Unplugged Courtyard is the fact that it is a green oasis in the concrete jungle called Udyog Vihar, with its cluster of trees and a setting that is different from elsewhere in Gurgaon with its open air seating that can be most pleasant in this weather.

With 15,000 square feet spanning two levels, and a capacity of over 375 covers, the restaurant is rather huge. We have been invited here to taste their food and choose the sunniest part of the restaurant for our lunch time tasting session.

We start with some vegetarian starters. Tandoori Samosa (Rs 290) is a country cousin of the much loved-by-some-not-so-by-others Tandoori Momo where the filling is Punjabi paneer. It is an enjoyable dish. Aloo Tilnar (Rs 380) which is tandoori aloo stuffed with paneer, nuts and coated with sesame does not work as a dish, with its gooey not so pleasant bite.


 On the other hand, Paneer Multani (Rs 350), grilled paneer rolls is delicious.  The name can be deceptive in Chicken Dalcha (Rs 430). This has no connection to the Hyderabadi classic that is cooked with dal, but is a different and not so exciting dish made with tamarind and mint. 


The same is the case with Laal Maas Ki Lakhori Seekh with Walnut Labneh (Rs 480) which has no connection to the iconic mutton dish from Jodhpur. Here the laal maas refers to red meat which is what this seekh is made from. As far as seekhs go it is competent. Tandoori Prawns (Rs 510) are cooked with southern Indian tempering and are rather enjoyable.


I have been looking forward to tasting the next dish. Lobster is always a delight when cooked right. Tandoori Lobster (Rs 1500) with khasta roti alas is not, with the robust tandoori masalas totally overpowering the delicate taste and texture of the lobster meat. 

In the mains, Nalli Ghost (Rs 650) with risotto has a well-cooked falling-off-the-bone mutton shank, but the dish is ruined with its pairing with risotto. The dish just does not work. 


House BBQ Pork (Rs 650) has overcooked ribs which makes the meat stringy. Atta Chicken (Rs 900), the restaurant signature dish is inspired from the masterpiece from Kotkapura in Punjab. Here a whole chicken is marinated overnight, then wrapped in dough and slow cooked in a hearth. The dish is then dramatically carved table side.  Here the chef has added his touch to the classic recipe by adding achaari masala in the marination. This is a good dish.


We end our meal with some pleasant Churros (Rs 300). Would recommend this place for its interiors and for atta chicken.  


Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 4.5 | Service: 4.0 | Value: 3.5 | Overall: 3.5

Meal for two: Rs 2000 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: Opposite Plot 269, Phase II, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon Tel: 093198 92965

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Restaurant Information
Unplugged Courtyard Unplugged Courtyard
Opposite Plot 269, Phase II, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon
Telephone: 093198 92965 view on a map
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Average Price: Rs. 2000 - 2500