[Noida, India] A name that is meant to defy gravity and encourage patrons to get high on good food and drinks, I Sacked Newton is among the best restaurants in the city of Noida.
Spend an enticing evening full of fun and frolic or a laid-back afternoon enjoying its many offerings; the restaurant is the epitome of international gastronomic delights.
An experiment gone right by ex-cricket player Utkarsh Chandra, I Sacked Newton has a façade that is English in design, but with a more worldwide appeal when it comes to the food they serve.
Chef Cecil Raj, taking control of the kitchen, brings military-like precision to the operations of the restaurant that reflects beautifully through the dishes presented subtly.
Because of its grand size, I Sacked Newton can fit in a lot of activity in the area beside food and drinks.
There is a small section reserved for dancing with an in-house DJ, sporting competitions are often telecasted live on TVs, and they even have a private dining area.
However, it is their extensive bar and food menu that is mindboggling, to be honest. How the chef manages cuisines that cover the length and width of the planet is beyond me.
Aiming at the British pub experience, the vast room of I Sacked Newton has large tables and comfortable cushioned chairs and sofas.
The setting evokes a relaxed aura, and even though I found the tables to be quite large, it was nice to eat with lots of space to move the plates around.
The décor is simple with wallpapers that represent a rainy London day. Colour to the scene comes in the form of green French windows and the red and jade sofas.
There is the occasional oddity hanging here and there, which I like, as the idea of less is more works perfectly in this setting.
As for the bar, it is quite large, imposing and because of the darkened windows, and lights up nicely during daytime as well.
I am always wary of places that serve too many different cuisines from the same kitchen.
However, I Sacked Newton somehow managed to keep it all together; and while the food was nothing exceptional, it was satisfying and heartening.
The Mini Butter Chicken Samosas (Rs 275, SGD5.15) were a fantastic way to start the meal.
Funnily shaped like a little chicken that is ready for carving, the filling of the samosa was delicious while the thin outer layer had the perfect crunch to it.
On the vegetarian side, the Mumbaia Pav Sliders (Rs 245, SGD4.50) looked bready but were light to eat.
Thankfully, the spice levels were not too high making this a great way to enjoy the famous street food.
The highlight of any meal at I Sacked Newton has to be their wood-fired pizzas.
While there was no dreamy woody smell to the final product, not that there should be, but the thin crust had an excellent cook to it, and the flavours were all there.
One little feedback with regards to the Veggie Delight Pizza (Rs 385, SGD7.15) that I had would be to spread out the toppings evenly and not keep them more towards the centre.
I Sacked Newton is reasonably priced, and the food along with the ambience elicits a repeat visit.
It is quite a large property especially when you consider the outside seating, ideal for the winter months.
The restaurant takes pride in their cocktails, and for the adventurous soul, there are quite a few concoctions like the Beer Raita that are worth a try.
I also appreciate the fact that the restaurant allows kids, especially during the daytime as similar establishments usually prefer to stay open for adults only.
Even though the aim behind I Sacked Newton is to resemble an English pub, the food is much more refined than the average pub-grub in terms of variety and tastes.
The ambience in the evening is a lot more electric, but weekday afternoons are ideal for savouring some of their offerings in a somewhat quieter environment.
I Sacked Newton remains one of the most popular and hip destinations to have a casual culinary experience in all of Noida.
I Sacked Newton, Noida
5th Floor, Logix City Centre Mall, Sector 32, Noida
Tel: 097735 04999
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 1:00am (Mon-Sun)
Google Maps – I Sacked Newton
* Written by DFD’s India Correspondent @tickereatstheworld. Raghav is a travel and food writer who enjoys the thrill of discovering new places and writing about them. When he is not working, he can be found driving around his two kids from one birthday party to another.