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One of the most talked about dining places in Chandigarh, Playground is the go-to stop for foodies in the city looking for fun eats amidst a quirky set-up. And quirky it is from the word go, for one has an option to choose from the two entrances of Playground—one a narrow bottle-lined front entrance and another a cool cassette-lined back alley.
The interiors are vibrant and attractive, with lots of indoor greens brightening up the space. One wall is lined with oversized posters of Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Kin Jong-Un that add a touch of playfulness to the casual set-up.
The bar menu here offers a variety fresh juices, mocktails, creative cocktails and an extensive selection of liquor for those who take their alcohol seriously.
The food menu is simple but offers a number of exiciting options for all kinds of palates. From pre-plated meals, a lavish snack menu, delicious Thai, and Italian dishes, they have thought of it all when planning their menu. Interestingly, guntur chilli has been used extensively in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks, which adds a dash of sass to the dishes.
While we loved the yogurt and fruit/granola parfait, the lamb, apple and arugula pizza and the gnocchi porcini sauce, we suggest you also makes some room for the Moroccan lamb burger, pumpkin and coconut soup, avocado, pear and Parmesan salad and the bacon wrapped prawns—all delicious and worth going back to Playground for.
The highlight of this place however is that the vegetarian selection is as extensive as the non-vegetarian section, something we find missing at most eatries today. Also, the presentation here is the key and will leave you quite impressed. The credit for this we are told goes to the co-partner of this venture, Ayush Singla, 32, who put his experience in the food and beverage industry to good use at the Playground.
Served in copper vessels, with each dish looking more tempting than the one served before, we recommend you skip breakfast before heading here to enjoy to the fullest.