What you see -
Copper Chimney, located in Sector 26, Chandigarh is located at a distance from the central part of the city. This sector, however, has a number of popular food joints and is a favorite place among food lovers. The restaurant is nicely done up with antique urns and copper pots around. Peek inside and you will find them filled with water and floating rose petals. Usually dimly lit, it provides a soothing and calm atmosphere. Amazing light music adds to the peaceful ambience.
What you get -
Copper Chimney is a great option if you wish to binge upon Continental or Indian food. There is a definite Punjabi flavor in all their Indian dishes. Thankfully, Continental food is left without those additions of spices.
Go for the tikkas and kebabs here as starters, especially the Achari Reshmi. These kebabs usually come spiced with chillies, methi (fenugreek), ginger, coriander, peppercorns, mint and a dash of lime. Murg Tikka, a chicken based one is another nice option. Otherwise, try Bagani bahar, made of whole chicken legs marinated with mint and broiled over charcoal.
Their Taftan roti (rich, rice-flour based bread) with Kadhai Chicken (Rs. 250) is a good deal if you want to keep the main course simple. You can also go for Mughlai chicken which is on the spicier side. You can wash it down with lime juice or even margarita, which is a mix of crushed, juicy strawberries and lime water, served in frozen salt-rimmed glasses.
For the veggies, Banarasi pulao is a good option. Or try plain rice with Dal Maharaja, a tangy concoction of lentils. For the health conscious people a variety of salads and sprouts are available. The quantity they serve is good.
They also have a small bar and a nice club on their premises. So you can have a drink or shake a leg here too.
Our verdict -
Copper Chimney is a nice family restaurant. The crowd that you’d find here is usually business class and families. Thus, it is not a noisy place and rather offers a comfortable, warm atmosphere. The restaurant has a quick and efficient service. The food is good and there is something for diet-conscious ones too. A little expensive, but the restaurant scores well on quality. Their North Indian flavors are yummy and must-try. Parking space is available.
What you pay for a meal for two –
Anytime between –
11 AM – 3 PM and 7 PM – 12 AM
By Neha Chandok