Indian Accent

New Delhi

Landmark contemporary Indian gastronomy

Indian Accent

On the Pass

Manish Mehrotra

Winning recipe: Indian Accent never fails to impress with its winning combination of creative, modern dishes and warm hospitality. Season after season, year after year, chef Manish Mehrotra’s inventive tasting menus have played judiciously with his country’s palate to craft truly unique takes on the classics of the Indian subcontinent.

What to eat? The chef’s tasting menu is a colourful procession of small bites, such as house-made paneer with sarson saag (mustard greens in a creamy and spicy sauce) and pickled onion, or meetha achaar pork ribs. The ribs, which have been on the menu since day one, are served with sour green apple and a sweet mango pickle sauce – a tribute to Mehrotra’s first job at a South-East Asian restaurant. The degustation offers the full experience, with a vegetarian version also permanently on offer, but there’s a comprehensive à la carte menu and a four-course lunch too.

Dough of dreams: Bread is anything but an afterthought at Indian Accent and there’s even a dedicated bread bar with plentiful options. As well as a traditional selection, tried-and-tested specialties raise the bar even higher: snack on wild mushroom kulcha drizzled with truffle oil, or a pink peppercorn and jalapeño roti.

More on the chef: Passionate and generous, Mehrotra cut his teeth in Mumbai at the Thai Pavilion of the Taj Hotels and has now been with Old World Hospitality for more than two decades. In recent years, he has opened several restaurants around the world, including a highly successful outpost of Indian Accent in New York and, in 2023, a branch in Mumbai.