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“spicy treat!”

Andhra Pradesh Bhavan
Ranked #26 of 12,554 Restaurants in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“spicy treat!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is one place we keep revisiting and simply can't get enough of...the thali is wonderful, the hospitality great, friendly staff, clean tables, quality and quantity are both good and washrooms clean ....this despjte the huge crowd they cater to, especially on weekends

Visited January 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Yummy Andhra Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

The AP Bhavan Canteen is situated at the junction of Jaswant Singh Road and Ashok Road. It is not too far from Connaught Place or India Gate. You can easily identify it by the cars parked on both sides of the road and the milling crowds - a rarity in this part of Lutyen's Delhi.

Entry is thru a rotating metal gate, en route to the canteen you will see an Andhra Bank ATM, a Vijaya Milk Parlor and some vendors selling plastic toys, Andhra pickles and other trinkets.

Once you are inside, you are treated to boisterous crowds awaiting their turn to enter the Bhavan on Sundays and fairly decent crowds on other days of the week.

We were fortunate enough (I was there on Friday and Saturday) to be able to walk without much waiting time - Sundays could be easily an hour - for me on Fri/Sat it was all of 5 minutes. Seated efficiently and the plate plonked in front of you with varieties galore, it is a visual spectacle and gastronomic delight.

There are the following in the typical Unlimited Meals offered for Rs.100

a) Sweet
b) Curd
c) Curry-1
d) Curry-2
e) Vegetables-1
f) Vegetables-2 or Green Leafy Vegetables (keera as they call it)
g) Papad (charged if more than one is required)
h) Poori's (unlimited)
i) Pulav
j) Plain Rice (unlimited)
k) Sambhaar
l) Rasam

Plus on the table are always handily available

a) Gongura Pickle
b) Avakaya Mango Pickle
c) Lemon Pickle
d) Dal/Lentil Powder (Pappulu Podi, locally called)
e) Ghee (clarified butter)

Plus incrementally you can also buy

a) Mutton Curry
b) Mutton Fry
c) Chicken Curry
d) Chicken Fry

By the time you maneuver your way thru even half of this thaali, you are filled up like an "anaconda". It is so filling and so delicious that you would want to make one more visit and one more and one more and so on.

Brilliant stuff and will visit again.

My 2c worth advice: Be there on time, if need be, plan an early lunch starting 12-30 on week-ends so that you don't pace your steps outside the restaurant wasting a lot of time.

Recently learnt that there is an AP Civil Supplies Corporation Outlet very near AP Bhavan Canteen that sells Sona Masoori Rice from Kurnool or Nellore (depends on the contractor's lorry supplies) at a rate that makes you feel delighted. We bought last Saturday 4 sacks of 25 kg each at 40 Rupees to a kilogram. The same rice in Delhi / Gurgaon markets is sold anywhere at 55 to 60 Rupees a kilogram.

Additional incentive if you want to make use of the government's supply chain to serve you your staple food.

  • Visited January 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Yummy Andra food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Awesome Andra Food!! I've been there many times with my family, the taste is always good, specially I am fond of the sweet served with thali, its something like halwa

it is also good cost wise.

  • Visited April 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Good wholesome food at great price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Took the Metro from Gurgaon to Patel chowk and a short ride in the auto got me to the Andhra Bhavan Canteen at 12:30pm....just about avoiding the lunch rush.
I was visiting the place after 5-6 year and as it was a week day I did not get to try the famous Hyderabadi Briyani.
Had to settle for a Thali which was ok but the addons where the reason I was there ......Prawn Curry and Mutton Fry. The two best dishes served at the canteen. The Mutton Fry is hot and spicy and the Prawn curry slightly spicy and juicy. Also tried the chicken curry....found it very average...avoid.
Great value for money, meal for 2 worked out to Rs.750 ( 2 thali, mutton fry, prawn curry and chicken curry.....and ten for the pan at the counter.
Walked back from the Andhra Bhawan to Patel chowk to take a ride on the metro to Gurgaon....most convenient

  • Visited December 2013
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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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“Delicious Chicken Biryani , Read for some tips...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Undoubtedly one of the best Authentic Chicken biryani place in Delhi NCR.

- Serves only on Sunday (12:30 PM - at max 2:30 PM)
- Nearest Metro station is Mandi house/Central Secretariat . Auto Fare Rs 30 else 10 min walk.
- Should be there by 12:30. At 1:15 PM there was waiting of 10-15 min.
- Side order - Mutton Curry.
- Biryani serves with Raita and Gravy.
- Rs 150 per plate and Mutton Curry Rs 100.
- Portion is sufficient for one adult.

Regular thali serves all week days and a good option too. Remember its a office canteen so do not expect lavish ambiance, They offer authentic Andhra food in very reasonable price, you will not regret.

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  • Visited December 2013
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