April 12th, 2014
By Somya Kukreti, Foodie Correspondent
Diggin is a new, multi-cuisine restaurant in Anand Lok, right across the road from Gargi College. Opened in February this year, the restaurant has already made quite a name for itself. The residents of AnandLok and Green Park form a huge chunk of their customer base. Add to this the crowd from Gargi College which cannot get enough of the restaurant’s unique ambience.It is a double-storey restaurant with outdoor seating and patio on the ground as well as on the first floor.
Seeing the influx of college students, Diggin has realized that not all of them can afford its luxuriously priced menu. And so tosatisfy everyone, Diggin has introduced their DU Special Menu from 12 noon to 4 pm, with half the menu, half the prices, and sadly, half the portion. But this isn’t necessarily bad. There are two meal options within the price of Rs.200. You can either get an appetizer, a main and a soft drink, or a main course, a drink and gelato. I ordered a Margherita pizza, garlic bread with cheese and coke. The pizza lacked flavourto the extent that even oregano and chilli flakes couldn’t make it worthwhile. The cheese garlic bread too did not leave an impression on me. What did impress me though were the shakes. Available only on the regular menu, the flavour-filled shakes are surely a treat to the taste buds. Priced at Rs.150, the Ferrero Rocher shake and the Belgian Chocolate shake are a ‘must try’, especially in this weather.
The peach iced tea was a new spin on the traditional iced tea and went well with everything. The white sauce pasta too was delicious, though I would stay clear of the red sauce pasta. Even though the food can be hit-and-misssometimes, the ambience is one to be experienced. Looking at the décor and the efforts they had taken to make their restaurant look appealing, one could only wish they had put as much efforts in making their dishes savoury.One of the unique qualities of the restaurant is that there is a very high chance of running into the owner and striking up a conversation with him. All in all, it is a good place to hang out with your friends, with higher chances of satisfaction if you order something other than the pizza!