House of Commons, CP is a good place for party

We stumbled upon this amazing place while looking for options in Connaught Place to throw a party for about 20-25 people earlier this year. One of the main reasons for choosing this place, over the others in the vicinity, was the promise of non-deafening music. Not a fan of loud music that drowns your voice, we wanted a place that allows conversations while enjoying a good background music. We’re glad we chose the place since our overall experience was enjoyable although there were a few glitches here and there. Here’s the review of dining at House of Commons…

Food & Drinks:

We chose 3 vegetarian and 3 non-vegetarian starters:

dahi kebab

Dahi ke Kebab: These delicate kebabs were one of the best snacks of the evening. Rich, creamy, crisp on outside and soft inside, these just melt in your mouth.
Palak Patta Chat: Crispy fried baby spinach was delicious but would have been wondrous with a choice of chutneys.
Honey Chilli Potato: Good in taste but nothing extraordinary
Murg Malai Tikka: It’s difficult to go wrong with this dish. The chef at HoC does a fine job of making it well!
Chilli Chicken: Usual with not so memorable taste.
Mutton Gilafi: A snack that would vanish in seconds upon its arrival! This snack was clearly the winner that evening. Very succulent, these kebabs were cooked to perfection.

Main course: While we were already stuffed with the amount of starters served to us (impressive quantity), how could we have missed the main course at our own party! The dishes included were: Jeera Rice, Indian breads, Dal Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala, Butter Chicken, and Mutton Rara Gosht. Dal Makhani and Mutton Rara Gosht had maximum takers. We gave the evening a sweet end with Basil Cheese Cake & Phirni.

party place in CP
Ambience:
There’s nothing ‘parliament-like’ about the ambience but the décor is inspired from the old world charm of the English era. Bricked walls, red upholstered sofas, dim lights and wooden panels make it a cozy place. Instead of the centre of the restaurant (perfect for dance lovers), we chose the corner to enjoy private space. The terrace is marvelous with a fine view of the art work on building in Shankar Market. We intended to move around the terrace area too but sadly it rained heavily that evening, so we had to squeeze in that little corner. Water leaking from one air conditioner made it a literal watering hole! Hope it has been mended by now.
CP art work view from terrace

View from House of Common’s terrace

Service: 

There are two extremes to judge this bit about the restaurant. While the service during the beginning of the evening (7 pm) was impeccable, it wasn’t so by the end of it (around 10 pm) when a lot of crowd started coming in. The staff wasn’t equipped to handle so much (rain caused some chaos), it seemed. However, we hope that was only teething trouble since the gastropub had recently opened.

Cost: Rs 25000 approx.

Overall, we had a memorable evening at House of Commons. It is definitely one of the good places in CP to host a party with friends and family.

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