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Last Sunday at noon, Sid, Antara, and I headed out for lazy brunch.

A surprisingly short drive later we were at the beautiful Claridges, Surajkund saying hello to Parul, and Mukta who came bearing delicious cookies!

The brunch offerings were extensive with something for everyone: antipasti, salads, Italian, Chinese, Indian, desserts.

The best part: Unlimited refills of sparkling wine. Seriously my flute was never once empty!

Sparkling wine

This is a wonderful place if you’re looking for an out-of-town feel without really going very far at all.

The ambience is lovely – you can choose to sit indoors or out in the winter sun.

Outdoor seating

This is what you’ll see if your eyes wander upwards.

What you see when you look up

The whole experience is languorous and relaxed and comfortable, just as a brunch should be.

Ask the chef to create a signature pizza for you, cut yourself a piece from a gorgeous leg of ham, nibble on some fresh bread, and even sneak a smiley face from the kid’s section 🙂

Here’s a look at the offerings.

Fresh, warm bread station.

Bread station

How often do you see baby octopus in a brunch buffet?

Baby octopus

Or pickled sardines in oil and garlic for that matter?

Sardines pickled in garlic and oil

Lots of cheese and fruit and crackers for everyone.

Colourful plate

Cheese platter


Sushi lovers can celebrate.

Assorted sushi

And take a look at this beauty – fresh wasabi root. Isn’t that a gorgeous green?

Fresh wasabi root

There was a huge leg of ham which I fell in love with. I wanted to take it home, introduce it to my parents, and start a family with it.

Beautiful leg of ham

Here’s a look at my many plates that afternoon.

Plate 1

Plate 2

Plate 3

Small portions of lovely vegetables and mini salads.

Assorted anti pasti

Assorted anti pasti

Chef Gurjyote Singh is a master plater in my opinion.

Salmon herb platter

He also offered to make us custom pizzas. Here’s the pepperoni.

Pepperoni pizza

Chocolate fountains are marvelous. I wish I had one next to me at all times. It would make me a happy person.

Chocolate fountain

For dessert I had a vanilla panacotta, coffee profiterole, and pineapple dipped in chocolate.


We also had Mukta’s yummy cookies,

Mukta's cookies

and the liqueur chocolates Antara brought 🙂

Liqueur chocolate

As always, it was the people who made the afternoon really memorable.
Here are the smiling ladies.

The ladies

And here’s Sid, whom we love, especially because he took Antara and me shopping AND played catalyst in one of THE funniest moments in my life.


Drop by The Claridges at Surajkund, with your family or friends for a relaxed Sunday brunch. It’s a perfect winter outing 🙂

These are the various deals on offer:

Sparkling Brunch – 2300 + Taxes
· Elaborate buffet (Multicuisine)
· Sparkling Wine
· Mocktails and Cocktails

Champagne Brunch – 3000 + Taxes
· Elaborate buffet (Multicuisine)
· Champagne
· Sparkling Wine
· Mocktails and Cocktails

Moet Rose Brunch- 4500 + Taxes
· Elaborate buffet (Multicuisine)
· Rose Champagne
· Champagne
· Sparkling Wine
· Mocktails and Cocktails

Kids Brunch – 999 + Taxes
· Elaborate buffet (Multicuisine)
· Smiley
· French fries
· Mini pizza
· Mini burger
· Cup cakes
· Puddings
· Fresh juices

Here’s what the others had to say:
Sid- Chef at Large
Parul- The Shirazine
Antara- Antypasti
Mukta- Bake-a-mania

And here are the three lucky winners for the Hilton, Mayur Vihar giveaway:
Neha, Pranay, and Aastha! Congratulations guys! Please send me your email addresses so I can mail over your discount codes.

Have a happy week people 🙂


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Sundays are meant for laid-back, languorous brunches. It’s the perfect way to unwind with some chilled beer, great food, and fun conversation.
That’s exactly what happened at the Blogger’s brunch in Cafe on 3.


A wide selection of food from multiple cuisines awaited us. If you decide on the buffet which I recommend, start with the salads and cheese like I did.


I quite enjoyed the Squid and glass noodles salad.



Cut yourself some cheese, to eat with olives and capers in oil.



There is also a fresh veggie make-your-own salad section with an assortment of dressings.


Next move on to the live counters outside by the pool. The shawarma was just spicy enough, with more meat than bread (just the way I like it ;))



The warm appams with coconut chicken/veg curry are also rather good.


Next, move on to the Continental section and fill up your plate. Here’s mine.



The herby roasted baby potatoes with skin were delicious, as was the lemony grilled fish. Vegetarians- make sure you don’t miss the Polenta with tomato coulis.


For those who prefer Oriental or Indian (or both!), there are lots of options available.



Try the sun-coloured Alleppey fish curry with some rice. You won’t be disappointed.


The dessert section won me over with one thing. Two words. Chocolate Fountain.


I wish it was dark chocolate though, but with strawberries, baby meringues, biscuits and prunes to dip, I wasn’t complaining.



If you’re a coconut fiend like me, try the foamy, light-as-a-cloud coconut mousse.



There are also some exquisite items you can order a la carte. Like this roast chicken.



The buffet brunch itself though, is well worth the money and allows you to sample a wide variety of delicious food.
It has all the makings for a fun Sunday 🙂


Cafe on 3
DoubleTree by Hilton, Mayur Vihar
Sunday brunch @ 1100 INR plus taxes per person (without alcohol) and 1300 INR plus taxes per person (with alcohol)
Phone: 011 41105555

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