Daily: 12:00 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:30
Located at Stadium Walk, Vansh serves the finest North Indian Cuisine along with an exquisite Teppan-style and Tandoori dishes.
My last visit to an authentic india restaurant was ages. Since I was craving for some quality indian cuisine in a nice restaurant, I went to Vansh for dinner one weekday evening, The setting inside the restaurant blew me away. Upon stepping foot inside, I was warmly welcome by cosy lighting, plush seats and the allure of a extensive menu. Go for the creamy butter chicken paired with steaming rice (the grains seems longer than our usual thai rice) that is both fragrant and rich without being cloying sweet but more savoury. Staff was polite and prompt with re-fills of water.
Deciding to spend my special day in an out of town area, I ended up having a late dinner at Vansh, located at the Indoor Stadium.
Allowing myself to sin a little this day, I started with the Onion Bhajia, which is crispy Indian fritters that goes well with beer.
I also tried the Dahi Papdi Chaat, a tradtional Indian street food that comes with sweetened yoghurt, chtuney and vermicelli which has a strong taste and will wake up the palette.
For my main course, I tried the Fish Masala, which is fresh sea bass mixed with very rich spices. Fulfilling. Paired this with some Jeera Pulao, which is basmatic rice with cumin.
Ended my meal with the Lychee Kulfi, their own homemade ice cream which made the final oomph to my dinner.
Overall, a pleasant dinner, with great company. What else could I ask for!
Vansh and HGW were kind enough to arrange the invited tasting session a month ago. I usually decline invited tastings but was happy to accept this because I am already familiar with their offerings and was sure that I won't be unduely influenced by 1 specially arranged session. I have taken business partners to Vansh since about 10 years ago, and it continues to remain one of my favourite modern Indian restaurants.
This sister restaurant of Rang Mahal has been designed differently from the traditional Indian restaurant. The decor is tastefully modern with a strong use of colours. One of my favourite tables is the one with the sunken seats by the left side after you step in the doors. You can also observe the show kitchen at work in the middle. Combined with the waterside location, this makes for a very attractive ambience.
Kingfisher beer is served here so you can pair Indian food with Indian beer. On Sundays, a beer and kebabs lunch has been served for a few years - another favourite of mine because it's a great way to enjoy all the kebabs and beer I can eat.
4 chaat were served for appetisers. Dahi Papdi Chaat came with 3 contrasting dips for an exciting explosion of flavours - a good way to start here. Onion Bhajia was great accompaniment to the beer, light and pleasant.
The universal favourite of everyone at the table was the Garam Chicken Tika Chaat. Texture was wonderful, and the skill is in the flavouring and cooking to make a chicken dish outstanding. Everyone kept chomping at this and singing praises.
Fish Masala was served for the mains, with dal, rice and a variety of naan. The meal ended with a Lychee Kulfi. The naan here is excellent and fills you up easily.
Another impressionable thing about Vansh is the pride taken in the presentation of the food. The modern presentation and strong focus on aesthetics suits the decor well and contributes well to the ambience. Excellent service befits the whole experience.
Vansh continues to impress me after all these years, and I am pleased that it upholds the high standards that I have known this while.