Which are the top Restaurants in Delhi? Here’s a top 50 list !
Which are the top restaurants in Delhi? Worry Not! You are at the right place. I have made a highly extensive list of top 50 restaurants in Delhi which you would surely love to read about.
Oh! You seem totally confused? Don’t be confused my Friend. I have broken down the list into 4 sections ‘just for YOU’. I guess now it’s getting too interesting? Isn’t it?
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CATEGORY 1: “For Love-Birds”
1. Tian, ITC Maurya
Tian, ITC Maurya
The perfect hot spot! If you really want to impress your date with good taste, look no further than this contemporary Asian restaurant. Chef Vikramjit Roy is a whiz and can plate up the most interesting, diverse flavours in a single dish to leave you suitably wowed. The plates are pretty too. The food is light, chic and unusual. There are intimate niches where you can dine in privacy, but make the most of the good season and book a table on the terrace. You get a glam view of the ridge, rare to find from any other hot spot in the city. Post the meal, you can sink into the couch on the terrace for the perfect after-meal drink. Oh, and the chef is also gifted when it comes to making cocktails. Ask him to do a special one for you.
Address: ITC Maurya, 17th Floor, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi — 110021
Contact: 011 33105517
2. Sevilla, Claridges
This is by far the most beautiful restaurant in the city. The perfect combination of outdoor and indoor seating, the charm is hard to escape in the evenings, especially with the soft lighting. Sit on the bar for some cocktails and then move into a cabana or a private table and load up on the wine and the sangria, order some tapas, grills and paella, which they have always done a fair job of. It is a lovely experience.
Address: The Claridges, 12, Near Lodhi Road, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
Contact: 011 3955 5096
This one is the new talk of the town. Chef Saby’s venture serves up Bengali-Armenian food and is thus quite an unusual choice that may earn you brownie points. But more than that, the setting is perfect for a romantic rendezvous. Restaurants near the Qutab are blessed with a salubrious setting. At Lavaash, there is not just a pretty balcony but an entire terrace with a grandstand view of the Qutab. Order your drinks, settle down with the bakes and you have a match made in heaven.
Address: H5/1, Ambawatta No.1, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Contact: 078270 44055
4. JW Marriott, poolside
This is a recent discovery, but a worthy one. The cabanas at the JW Marriott Aerocity make for an exclusive date venue. If you want to splurge and do something really special, book one and order a special bespoke meal. Usually, the poolside serves food only from the coffee shop, but if you are setting this one up specially, do it right and get a meal tailored for the two of you. On Valentine’s Day, the cabanas are in high demand, selling for as much as Rs 1 lakh per couple, that includes a meal, champagne and even a luxury car pick-up from anywhere in the city for the couple. The hotel’s most exclusive restaurant is Akira Back with a Japanese-Korean menu. Their tuna pizza and tacos are to die for. Make sure, these feature.
Address: Asset Area 4 Hospitality District Delhi, Aerocity, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Contact: 011 4521 2121
The Kylin terrace in Vasant Kunj is a much sought after venue in Delhi winters and for good reason. The space is done up beautifully, offering you a glimpse of the stars, privacy and some good comfort dining when it comes to food and drinks. The restaurant does good sushi, teppanyaki and dimsum. And there is a good cocktail list in place. Settle in for your private couple time.
Address: T-302, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, Vasant Kunj II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
Contact: 070428 93087
6. Amour Bistro
It is warm and intimate. The food is simple and perhaps this merits as a romantic restaurant because of the quiet location, where you are unlikely to run into too many people you know! Their pizzas are well known, but you can also pick from their interesting list of mains.
Address: 10/48, Malcha Marg, Near Government Senior Secondary School, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
7. ATM — À Ta Maison, Sundernagar
ATM — À Ta Maison
Stylish cocktails, chic eats and above all a beautiful terrace. There is also a parlour-like inner seating space that gives you the illusion of being in a home. Nothing can be cosier. You need to be a member, of course. But then that’s the price you may need to pay in the city for a bit of privacy!
Address: 21, Sundar Nagar Market,NewDelhi, India.
Contact: +91 99994 49977
8. Spice Route, The Imperial
Spice Route, The Imperial
The ideal way to kick-start the evening would be with a drink in the courtyard and then move on for dinner at Spice Route, the restaurant, which even now, after all these years, cannot fail to impress you with its stunning interiors. The murals on the walls are vibrant, warm, Chef Veena’s food familiar, and the hotel itself has that old-world charm that nothing in newer Delhi can match.
Address: Janpath Ln, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: 011 4150 1234
The evening I went there, it was clearly quite a preferred restaurant for couples. The location is central, the choice unusual enough, and the food is par quality. The dimsum are amongst the best in Delhi and rival Yauatcha, the more pop, kitty party option. There is also some great Thai food upstairs to complete the date.
Address: N-17, 1st Floor, N Block Market, Greater Kailash-I, New Delhi, Delhi 110038
Phone: 095559 96655
10. Indian Accent
Indian Accent, Typical Indian
I don’t have to say anything about this cosy, sophisticated restaurant. It is India’s best. And if you manage to get a reservation here, your date is bound to be impressed!
Address: 77, Friends colony West, New Delhi, Delhi 110065
Phone:011 2692 5151
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CATEGORY 2: “Street Food Lovers”
The perfect place to get your fix of all the Indian street food you’ve been craving — from chaat to pav bhaji to samosas to, yes, vegetarian kathi rolls — you’ll find it all. The hardest part will be looking at the array of choices and deciding what to order. I usually get around that by ordering just about everything.
Address: B-225, Naraina Industrial Area phase 1 , Naraina, New Delhi, Delhi 110028
Phone: 011 4141 0317
This dhaba in Sundar Nagar does the regular chaat and vegetarian tandoori fare, but I go there only for the stuffed chaap or soya chaap. My meat-eater friends call it the vegetarian’s cheap-thrill dish because of its meaty texture. Be that as it may, it tastes very good!
Address: K1, Sundar Nagar Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Phone: 011 2435 8735
13. Moolchand Parathewallah
There are no boards to indicate where this stall stands, no neon signs, no valets on call. You’ll know you’re at the right place when you see a huge crowd in front of a paratha stand, especially post-midnight, when your body needs a greasy paratha to soak up all the alcohol. Most of us who live in Delhi have been here at some point or the other. Moolchand features on my list not only for nostalgia value but also for its great egg parathas.
Address: A 23, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi NCR 110024
If an eatery has served only two items since its opening in 1940 and is still packed to the gills, you can bet they are both fantastic. This street corner stall only makes magically soft dahi bhalla and impossibly crisp aloo tikki — and both will be the best you’ve ever eaten.
Address: 1396, Chandni Chowk Road, Next to Central Bank of India, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Contact: 098112 08811
15. Bille Di Hatti
The queues at this street stall in Kamala Nagar begin forming at 8am and by lunch, the star dish, chhola bhatura, is all sold out. You won’t understand the craze till you try it.
Website: 72, Ground Floor, Block D, Opposite Sony Xperia Showroom, Kamla Nagar, North,Delhi NCR
16. Al Jawahar
Tradition is a lovely thing, especially when it allows culinary secrets to seep down the centuries and gives us 21st-century folk an opportunity to dine like the Mughals. Standing across the gate to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, this eatery carries secrets of how to char kebabs to perfection, create the most flavourful nihari and prepare a soft, yeasty, heartwarming sheermal. Even Akbar would approve of the finesse and skill displayed by the cooks here in manipulating meats to create the stuff of legend. You can even order a whole stuffed goat, if you order in advance.
Address: Urdu Bazar Road, New Delhi 110006, India.
17. Old Famous Jalebi Wala
The name says it all — the place has been famous for a long time and rightfully so. One bite of the hot, thick, crisp, juicy jalebis and you’ll be ready to pay obeisance to their maker.
Address: 1797 Dariba Corner, Chandni Chowk, Opposite to Church, NewDelhi, Delhi 110006
Contact: 011 2325 6973
18. Tewari Bros Confectioners
Tewari Bros Confectioners
As a Kolkatan at heart, I will always claim that the original Tewari Bros has the best samosas, but I have to concede that the Chandni Chowk branch matches up to the original quite well. After you’ve suffered many limp casings and bland fillings, your faith in the humble snack will be restored with these flaky, hot pastries with perfectly spiced stuffing.
Address: Katra Neel, Chandni Chowk, 862, Chandni Chowk Rd, Katra Neel, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Contact: +91–11–2391 8326
19. Amritsari Lassi Wala
Amritsari Lassi Wala
How good can a glass of lassi get? Drink one here to find out. After all the stomach-burning spicy food of Chandni Chowk, it is absolutely essential to let one of the cooling milk-based drinks here soothe your very happy tummy. Many Dilliwalas swear by the malai lassi, but my favourite is mango-flavoured.
Address: 295, Fatehpuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk, North Delhi — 110006.
20. Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners
Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners
Indian sweets are truly an art mastered by very few. And this city institution deserves every accolade that has been thrown its way in its many decades of existence. First-timers are encouraged to try the famed Karachi halwa. But really, every single mithai here is a stunner. So my advice would be to work your way through the offerings — from milk cake to balushahis — on every subsequent visit.
Address: 6499, Ground Floor, Fateh Puri Chowk , Near Axis Bank, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Phone: 011 2395 0747
21. Siddique’s Kheer Shop
Siddique’s Kheer Shop
First, you must read the book Korma, Kheer and Kismet by Pamela Timms to understand why the kheer here is so special. [The shop and its owner are featured in it.] Then, trek over to Chandni Chowk one morning and savour the best kheer you will ever eat.
Address: Hauz Qazi Chowk, Chhoti Baradari, Chandni Chowk, Delhi — 110006.
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CATEGORY 3: “Dinner Time“
How do you take a concept that’s generations old and make it the next hip thing? By having fun with it. From the quirky ambience to the cheeky cocktails, a meal at SodaBottleOpenerWala will never fail to make you chuckle. But you will also keep returning for the lost glory of Parsi dishes such as berry pulao, dhansak and eggs kejriwal with toast that you didn’t even know you craved.
Address: Shop No. 3, CyberHub, Near Building No. 8, DLF Cyber City, Phase II, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002
Phone: 0124 651 8801
23. Coast Cafe at OGAAN
Coast Cafe- Tea and Conversation
A warm, inviting vibe, friendly service and excellent food — this place has everything a café should. Nestled above the OGAAN store, the space is beautifully designed to transport you away from the chaos of Hauz Khas Village. The minimalistic menu is crafted to showcase speciality coastal cuisine.
Address: Shop No. 3, CyberHub, Near Building No. 8, DLF Cyber City, Phase II, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002
Phone: 0124 651 8801
24. Elma’s Bakery
The test of any bakery is the quality of its bread and Elma’s, in Hauz Khas Village, passes with flying colours. You’ll want to curl up in its plush armchairs with a good book and enjoy a pot of tea while eyeing the pastries and cakes on display. But don’t just eye them, take a big bite of carrot cake and smile in sweet contentment.
Address: 31, 2nd Floor, T.L.R., Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 2652 1020
This charming restaurant in Lodi Colony has a minimalistic décor, a seasonal menu and a fun bar. It’s perfect for an easy evening of good food and great cocktails.
Address: 17, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Contact:011 2462 5520
Finally, here’s an establishment that takes Lebanese cuisine beyond hummus and falafel. The owners of Zizo are crazy enough to fly in staples such as pita, za’atar, haloumi and baklava from Lebanon, and serve it at throwaway prices. So go devour the delectable mezze and man’oushe before they come to their senses.
Address: No.K-18, 22 Connaught Circus, Opp PVR Plaza Cinema,, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: 070425 55444
27. Le Bistro du Parc
Le Bistro Du Parc
Cosy, charming, rustic and adorable — this tiny French eatery is all of these. The ever-changing menu is small, which may put some off — but as they say, good things come in small packages. I always go in the hope that the salted caramel flan is on the menu.
Address: Shop No. 57,58,59, A Block, Moolchand Flyover Complex, Ring Road, Moolchand Market, Opp. Moolchand Medicty, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Contact: 011 4678 0080
28. Oh! Calcutta
It’s the perfect introduction to the world of Bengali food. Immerse yourself in the joys of food cooked in mustard oil and savour one of India’s richest cuisines. Regular patrons swear by the fish preparations, but I prefer the classic daab chingri and mishti doi.
Address: No.K-18, 22 Connaught Circus, Opp PVR Plaza Cinema,, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
29. Café Lota
Tucked away in the National Crafts Museum, at Pragati Maidan, Café Lota is an absolute gem. I love that the menu showcases pan-Indian dishes that are rarely seen on restaurant menus. The simple, homestyle cooking helps it cut through the crowd and make its mark. Go for the kadak chai, dal ka chilla and Bombay keema ‘bao’.
Address: National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
30. Cafe at Korean Cultural Centre
Cafe at Korean cultural centre
Even though Korean food is booming in the West, it is still relatively unheard of in India. I love this place for its excellent classics, such as kimchi fried rice and bibimbap.
Address: No. 25A, Ring Road, Near Moolchand Metro Station, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Contact:011 4334 5000
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31. The Big Chill Cafe
The big chill cafe
Not that a true Delhiite (or anyone who knows about the existence of Delhi) needs to be told about Big Chill, but for those who do not know for some reason- GO THERE ASAP! A to-die-for shake, a huge portion of pasta and a scrumptious dessert (Mississippi Mudpie Oh yeah) — one definitive meal that’ll get you hooked for life.Adorned with posters of Classic Hollywood flicks and vintage product commercials, there’s not a single dull moment in Big Chill. A meal for two will set you back 1500 bucks, but that’s 1500 bucks spent very, very well!
Address: Shop No. 122, DLF Place, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Contact:011 4117 0000
32. Legends of India
Legends of India
Picture this- India’s best street food chefs flown into the heart of Delhi, cooking their regional specialties and you get Legends of India. Some exotic-sounding kabab, a frivolous little mutton gravy, a puffy, unheard of naan and a silky phirni- by the time you devour all this deliciousness, you have a very overwhelmed stomach and a very empty pocket. A meal for two in Legends Of India will cost you about 1500 bucks, but then again, it’s one of those places where you ask your friends to treat you on birthday
Not too authentic, not too Punjabi- Fujiya is the perfect kind of Chinese. Huge portions, good crowd and friendly servers- Fujiya is the place to go to with your family. Do not forget to order their wontons… they serve these crisp, warm and light delights in a big basket, enough to fill you up for an entire week. With an average of about Rs. 800 for 2 people, Fujiya is the place to be next Sunday with the family.
Address: 12/48, Malcha Marg Shopping Complex, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
Contact: 011 2687 6059
Gaudy, overdone, extravagant and uptight- that’s what Veda is. Amidst all the local eateries and street shopping CP, Veda is a high-class, amuse bouche-serving, Rohit Bal-designed restaurant that serves some pretty good food. It’s completely candle-lit and you see more chandeliers and crystals than people. With uptight staff and melt-in-your-mouth chicken tikka, Veda forces you to ditch Sula and try Pinot Noir. Dress in your Sunday best and take a glimpse into the life of a Page 3 celebrity. A rather pricey indulgence, Veda will cost you about Rs. 1500 for a meal for two.
Address: H-27, Tropical Building, Connaught Circus, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone:011 4151 3535
35. Cafe WTF
11 a.m., and the rest of the day’s lectures got cancelled? Hit the road or board the metro, and go to Cafe WTF in Defence Colony. It has absolute rubbish on the walls and an eclectic mix of food. But the best part about the cafe is the board games. And lots of them. You can spend hours, drinking beer and playing Jenga, Ludo, Scrabble or Life. Delhi University crowd ensures lots of young energy in the air. Hours of casual time-pass and delicious food will cost you no more than Rs. 1500 for a group of four.
Address: Shop No. 41, 2nd Floor, Main Market, Block A, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
36. Fio Country Kitchen and Bar
Fio country kitchen bar
Fio in Garden of Five Senses is complete with beautiful outdoor seating and perfect music. Excellent food, an eclectic selection of drinks and a guaranteed-burn-a-hole-in-your-pocket-bill, this is one place you go to appreciate the beauty of the ambience. A meal for two will cost you around Rs. 2500.
Address: Gate Number 1, Garden of 5 Senses, Near Saket Metro Station, Saidulajab, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Contact: 011 2953 6309
The minute you open the gate to Sizzlers by Moets, all you’ll see is smoke and all you’ll smell will be delicious. But fear not, step right in and get yourself a table. Get their fresh and garlic-butter smeared bread. Choose from their very confusing Sizzler options and wait. Want to know what will power and self-control are all about? Go to Sizzlers and find out. A delicious but piping hot sizzler will sit in front of you and you’ll have to wait for it to cool down. Don’t want to wait? Dig right in. You’ll have a burnt tongue and all that, but the saffron rice and fries will straight away put you into a coma anyway. At about Rs. 300 a sizzler, Sizzlers by Moet’s gives you your money’s worth.
Address: No. 50, Defence Colony, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Phone: 080109 18000
38. It’s Greek to Me.
Its greek to me
Looking for a place to serenade your beloved? Fed up of the Punjabi-Chinese-Italian routine? Want to reminiscence the Mediterranean feel from your EuroTrip? It’s Greek to Me is your answer. The hospitality, warmth of the staff will pull you back to the place at any given time. The restaurant has two floors, one modelled as a by-the-sparkling-sea cafe, and the other a more cosy, dimly lit lounge, complete with dig in couches. The authenticity is brilliant, and the variety, mind-boggling. It’s actually heart breaking to see the waiter clean up the last of your dishes. A meal for two shall cost you around 2000 bucks. But, what’s that for a hung-up-on-you look from your beloved, eh.
Address: B-6/4 Commercial Complex, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi — 29.
Contact: 093130 54012
Wenger’s. If the name isn’t enough to send you into a drool frenzy, then shame on your knowledge of the city. Wenger’s is perhaps the oldest bakery in the city. It was started by a German couple, and was the posh place for the young and dashing to spend their evenings at. Wenger’s regains the old world charm of English baking and hosts the most delicious varieties of pastries, cakes, cookies, tarts, pizzas, breads, macaroons, sandwiches, chocolates… You name it and they have it. If you have given up on dieting, Wenger’s is the place to accumulate fat, the stylish and delicious way. Do try the Chocolate Ruffle cake and the Christmas cookies.
Address: A-16, Middle Cir, Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: 011 2332 4373
40. Khan Chacha
Where? Connaught Place
From a hole in the wall, to a swanky two storey building, to a branch in the heart of Delhi, CP, Khan Chacha has come a long way, but has retained the grandeur of it’s humble roll. Since the building has come into the picture, the prices have shot up, but hey, we do have a place to sit and take in the goodness of Khan Chacha. The wooden floors, the viewable kitchen — all remind you of the simpler times that are long gone. The never ending photographs of Javed Bhai with actors, cricketers, even international footballers make you feel special, being “one of them”. Khan Chacha outlets are the stuff which give the phrase, ‘you have to see it to believe it’ a new perspective altogether. A meal for two would cost you around 400 bucks.
Address: Flat No. 50, First Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Contact: 011 2463 3242
Itshady entrance sends back a thousand prospective customers, and that’s what you should rejoice about. Thadi is the cafe all of us have been looking for, all our lives. Thadi was started by two frustrated engineering students, and the frustration comes out beautifully in the graffiti that adorns this roof top cafe. Hookah, low seating, great food, and nobody to kick you out for lazing around. Nestled in the beauty of the Hauz Khas village, overlooking the vast expanse of lake and those little spot-me ducks, this place is a check on all the little quirky needs of us youngsters. It’s quiet atmosphere is home to budding entrepreneurs, musicians, artists and even singers. You can spot the next MF Hussain, I say. Â It’s a little expensive to fall under the daily outings, but good for monthly dates. Rs 900 for two, including the hookah.
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Address: 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Contact: 099999 78441
Coconut Water Iced Tea. 4 words that summarize the entire Zambar experience. The Nelluri Mushrooms and Malabar ‘Parotta’ might haunt you in your dreams, but nothing really comes even close to the brilliance of the iced tea. A long walk all the way to the back of the food court, this lovely closed restaurant had tables designed like little ships. Get one of the window tables… you get to see the Gurgaon skyscapers while hogging on these Coastal delights. A rough Rs. 2000 for a meal for 4, Zambar is a gem.
Address: 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001
Contact : 0124 466 5639
43. The Great Kabab Factory
The Great Kabab Factory
Where? Various locations in Delhi
If you have to go to Kabab Factory next month, stop eating from today. Unlimited supply of kababs, unlimited supply of dal and sabzi and a selection of no less than 15 different desserts await you at The Great Kabab Factory. The non vegetarians can say that it’s pointless for the vegetarians to go there, but do NOT listen to them! The Veg Galouti Kabab melts in your mouth, the sweet bread they serve with kababs smells so divine that it gives you goosebumps. The non vegetarians, of course, consider it heaven. Prices per head vary from branch to branch, but people would trade their children to eat at Kabab Factory, so money is basically insignificant.
44. Al Bake
It’s Arabic, and not a fancy name for a bakery. It’s the joint which has the most number of infringement cases after the never-ending Aggarwal Sweets. Yet, nobody can ever copy more than the name. The mouth watering Shawarma is; was and shall forever be Al Bake’s forte in Delhi. The jostling and over enthusiastic crowdÂ and the “khat-khat” of the lamb and chicken being minced instantly pulls you in. The greasy mayo, the elbow to elbow fight for space, the barely there cleanliness is all forgotten with the first bite of the beautiful Shawarma. It’s a must visit for all you non-vegetarians out there. A meal for two shall set you back by Rs 300.
Address: 21–23, Community Center, New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110025
Contact: 011 2632 4527
Rajdhani is the closest to sampling authentic Rajasthani cuisine in the capital. The mouth watering Gatte ki Sabzi, Moong Dal ka Halwa and the Daal Baati Churma would make you want to take the next flight to the desert land. The best part? It’s heaven for indecisive people. They have a fixed menu, with the Rajasthani thaali, which showcases every inch of Rajasthan on a copper platter. The ambience is perfect for that long due family dinner, with darbans greeting you at the door, attendants attending to you, the royal style. The secret that I will lead you on to? The second, third, fourth… Nineteenth, all helpings are free! A thali costs a little more than Rs 250, including taxes.
Address: Shop No. 9A, Atmaram Mansion, Scindia House, Connaught Place,, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: 011 4350 1200
46. Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe
We’re not saying that the food at HRC is bad, but if you’re going to The HRC, you go there for the experience. You go there to see what the buzz and hype are about. You order a beer, order some chicken wings and have a good time. Also, before going there, you save up money for a while because those are 2000 bucks (for two people) you will never see again.
Address: M 110, 1st Floor, DLF Place, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Contact: 011 4715 8888
47. Nagpal/ Sitaram
After a long and heated argument about the best Choley Bhature joint in Delhi, we finally settled with a tie between Nagpal and Sitaram. What’s better? The onion-smeared aloo ki sabzi with choley with paneer stuffed bhaturey at Sitaram or ‘it’s 11 AM, and they are gone’ spicy affair at Nagpal’s? Having grown up on both of them, it’s a choice only the devil can make. Sample them, and join in our dilemma. Rs. 50 a plate.
Address: Lajpat Nagar Market, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi
48. Saravana Bhawan
The wait to find a place to rest your derriÃ¨re is the real deal that the place offers. It’s a two storied, deep into the building restaurant, and even at four in the evening on a busy working day, you cannot find a place. Blame it on the population, you say. I beg to differ. Saravana Bhawan, a unit of Andhra Bhawan (Go ahead, call us partial) has the magic. It offers you the South Indian delicacies with panache. Want to impress your ‘phorener’ friends? Ditch the Khan Market routine, and head to Saravana Bhawan. Not into South Indian? Go in, have the fresh smoothies and shakes. Or sample the luscious in house brand of ice cream. Fig ice-cream. A must. It’s fancier than Andhra Bhawan, so a meal for four will cost you around 1200 bucks.
Address: 46, Janpath Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: 011 2331 7755
49. Andhra Bhawan
Andhra Pradesh Bhawan
Some rules to follow: Leave your fab diets at home. Shed the too-sophisticated-to-dig-my-fingers-in-the food image. Enter. Enter the world of Gunpowder and ghee, mutton fry and gonkura pickles. The unlimited helpings of rice and rasam, combined with the delightful south Indian hospitality are a match made in heaven. If you aren’t the daring variety, settle down for the tried and tested Idli and Dosas. The steam from the piping hot food there can put even the mightiest of steam engines to shame. It’s the place for homesick South Indians and the rest of us, who crave for authentic South Indian cuisine. It’s cheap, delicious, and different! A meal for four will cost you about 700 bucks. Oh, and brownie points for scoring a seat within ten minutes during the lunch hour!
Address: 1, Ashoka Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: 098206 19999
50. Nathu’s in Bengali Market
I think we can all establish that almost all of us have had that moment where you cross Bengali Market enroute to somewhere and everyone in the car agreed upon stopping for a quick plate of gol gappe, a papri chaat here, crisp aloo chaat there, asking the younger sibling to run and get some kulfi and then continued with your journey. It’s a real disappointment when you don’t see the bhaiya with the really big moustache, but the food compensates for that. Home to Mahi from Mahi Way, us Delhiites have been asking for extra pani after finishing gol gappe long before her. A family of 4 can eat it’s heart out in less than Rs. 200.
Address: Shop No : 23, 24, Bengali Market, Tansen Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact: 011 2371 9784