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Sakleys the Mountain Cafe, GK 1, Delhi

By Rohit Dassani

Sakleys the Mountain Cafe is currently being run by its 3rd generation of family entrepreneur and the outlet in GK 1 – M Block Market is one of their newest additions. The story of Sakley’s is printed on its menu. The story which started in Nanital in 1944 has reached Gurgaon, Delhi and as far as London. The ambiance takes you to the beautiful misty mountains to relax and enjoy the evening at Sakley’s. The tables are made from huge logs of pines and the pine cones are embedded in the floors to make it more rustic. The setting is truly inspirational and the music is so soothing in this atmosphere.

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Loved the fact that Sakley’s wants to keep everything traditional as it was back in the days and therefore most of the items are made inhouse rather than procuring it from the outside. This gives their dishes the taste of the mountains and a true Continental/European affair. Mr Amit, one of the owners of Sakley’s was kind enough to brief us on the history of Sakley’s and made us taste some of their homemade sauces. Sakley’s has been a experience of its kind and every item we tried on the menu, stands out.

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Apple soak Mojito – Mojito made from green and red apples finished with lime! Amazing, refreshing drink! 9/10

Blushing Girl – Watermelon Caipirojka with Mint, lemon and fresh watermelon. Great  presentation. 8/10

Foggy Mountain – Peach Mojito with fresh chunks of peach. 8/10

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Cherry Blossom green Feta salad – Salad made with cherry tomato, mozzarella, jalapeno and caramelized balsamic glaze. The Balsamic glaze was made inhouse and the taste of the dish was amazing. 9/10

Homemade Chamonix Fries – Mountain Potato’s in cheese sauce. The dish is super indulging and the fried with the sauce is super delicious. On top of that the sauce is sprinkled with crumbles of jalapenos, yellow and green capsicum. The portion is enough for a complete meal! 9/10

Northern Lights Pizza – Thin crust Pizza made from Wild Mushrooms, peppers, jalapenos and olives. The pizza is super big and so tempting! 8/10

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Lake Mist Fettuccine – White sauce and mushroom based pasta. The taste was subtle. The dish is served with a portion of garlic bread. 9/10

Mushroom Risotto – Creamy White sauce with mushrooms. Topped with Parmesan cheese and parsley. The risotto is cooked in white wine and olive oil, delicious in taste. 9/10

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Chocolate Éclair – Super big Éclair with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Go to Sakley’s to try this. 9/10

Blueberry cheese cake – Astounding blueberry cheese cake. The cheese was super fresh and the base was crumbling in the mouth. The entire combination of cheese, berry sauce and the cake crumble was fantastic.Never had such a delicious cheese cake in my life! 10/10

Mud Pie – Super soft Chocolate Mud Pie. Great portion again, the cake was so moist that it just melted in the mouth. 9/10

Chocolate dry cake – Loved their Chocolate dry cake topped with other fruity flavors. 9/10

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The service was flawless and the staff members were so well trained. Sakley’s is one place where the portion sizes truly stands up for the price. The Quality/Quantity factor is one of the best across any restaurant in Delhi NCR region. The food at Sakley’s is super delicious and each of the items is so well thought through.

The Scorecard:-

Food/Taste – 9/10
Service – 9/10
Value for Money – 9/10
Ambiance – 9/10
Quantity/Quality – 10/10

Overall Rating – 4.6/5

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Must Have: Homemade Chamonix Fries, Blueberry cheese cake, Chocolate Éclair, Mushroom Risotto

Go back to the Mountain’s!


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