The new kid on the block, Sanctum is exclusive and hidden from public view with good reason. Even the entrance is tucked away unassumingly in the large building, the Chancery Pavillion. But guests who know better have signed up for the restaurant’s private membership so that they don’t miss out on some of the coolest parties in town. On Wednesday and Sundays, the rest of the city can find out what all the fuss is about as well. Non- members must pay a cover charge for special events.
Modelled along the lines of members- only restaurants found in London, Sanctum is a restaurant, lounge, club bar and performance space, where each function seamlessly gives way to another. A busy executive may bring spillover work from the office here rather than take it home, for a quick working
lunch or a longer networking dinner with drinks with as much ease as the party circuit’s elite let their hair down. Dimly lit, with low lying yellow lamps create an almost mysterious ambience in this glamorous restaurant. However, this place deserves a visit just for its food. Start off with a selection of crostinis, with toppings ranging from some simple eggs and mayo to the slightly salty goat cheese. Make your way through the Indian fare crafted by Chef Breeze Behera, who’s trained with celebrity chef, Jiggs Kalra. Order the usual suspects like Dal Makhni and Butter Chicken and savour every bite. End your meal with indulgent desserts like chocolate truffles and cheesecake. DON’T MISS The creamy Dal Makhni— the best in town
MEAL FOR TWO Rs 4,000 plus taxes WHERE Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road TEL 30405400
There’s a lot of personal attention here, being a membersonly club. I get to interact with the owners and they customise our needs,”
Anshul Choda, Architect