Qzine Sportsbar offers global cuisine, plus a chance to whet your appetite at the pool table
For residents of Noida, the posh sector 18 market is the ultimate eating out destination. Every month a new restaurant seems to spring up with a new concept. One of them is Qzine Sportsbar — the new sports bar at the K Block, Ansals Fortune Arcade. Qzine has been launched as a ‘sportsbar’ that serves cuisine from across the globe. The setup is quite comfortable and vibrant, with 12 LEDs which have HD sports channels. Next to the entrance is a pool table — a good time-pass till your food is served. People into gaming can enjoy playing HD games on big screens.
The menu is quite extensive. I quite liked the menu presentation with a small flag next to each dish denoting the country of origin and telling us the name of the region where the dish is most popular. I asked the chef to prepare a starters platter. While waiting, I tried my hand at pool and won the game — a great appetiser. I cooled off with a drink of Bolt’s Run — the mocktails are named in keeping with the sports them, and this one is a mix of lychee, cranberry, apple and lemon.
The sight of the chef coming out of the kitchen holding my sizzling platter sent me rushing back to my seat. I started with the Afghan import, Jhumka Kebab, which was really succulent.
Next I tried Sambal ke Seekh Kebab, a delicacy known across the world for its tenderness and subtle flavours. But it turned out to be a disaster, nowhere near the original dish.
The Mutton Chapli Kebab was again not like the original. It lacked the finely chopped onions and egg, and was too flat. The Amristsari Macchi, though, was tasty and went well with the mint chutney.
For the main course I ordered Rara Gosht, Balti Chicken Khurchan, Kadai Murgh and Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani. The Rara Gosht was tasty and perfectly seasoned. The Balti Chicken, a Pakistani delicacy, had thick gravy and tasted delicious with tender de-boned chicken cooked on a spit fire. The Kadai Murgh, with its refreshing coriander flavour, was well worth the try. The curries went well with laccha paratha.
The fragrant biryani was served in a dum handi with a covering of roti. It paired up well with the Burrani Raita.
I satisfied my sweet tooth with a Chocolate Struggle. Nothing but chopped chocolate cake topped with a vanilla scoop, it was aptly named and I struggled to finish it.
Meal for two: Rs.1200