7 Restaurants In Delhi You Ought To Try
In the exploding food scene of Delhi in the midst of Covid restrictions easing, it’s no surprise to run out of places to eat at. If you’re wondering which place to visit in Delhi right now, there are many hidden gems. From whitewashed walls to angular designs with culturally inspired flavours and innovative food techniques, here are the best restaurants in Delhi for every mood and appetite.
1. Anglow Whiskey Bar
When in and around Khan Market, make your way to Anglow Whiskey Bar for a tipple or two (or ten) in an intimate setting with Anglo-Indian food. Relax against the wallpapered setting and savour their Crunchy Okra, Fish Cakes, Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie & of course, the Chicken Dak-Bungalow Curry, with a wide range of single-malts and wines to go with it all.
End the meal on a sweet note with their Tipsy Pudding for a load full of surprises!
2. Plum by The Bent Chair
Perched in Aerocity, Plum by Bent Chair brings to the table finger-licking food; a range of products for retail; and a highly instagrammable experience. And if you think the whole shopping-dining experience is too good to be true, wait till you try their signature cocktails like the Sriracha Bloody Mary, Yuzu Sour, and a range of spritzers! Of their expansive pan-Asian menu, we especially loved the Thai Basil Tofu Bao, Plum Golden Fish Steak, Prawn Tempura Sushi, & the gin-based Elderflower and Blueberries Spritzer.
3. Hotel Delmaar
Next up is Hotel Delmaar – sibling of the young Sly Granny and Mamagoto. This restaurant stands amidst the buzz of Select CityWalk as a transport into a bygone breezy era. There is an artsy vibe to the Britannic setting of the diner, to which Chef Utkarsh Bhalla and Chef Nicole Lott bring a carefully curated menu with gastronomic elements from French, Greek, Middle-Eastern and North African cuisines.
4. Kwality Restaurant
Head over to Kwality Restaurant, the go-to place since the time of the British Raj that has only come to age with grace. Now revamped, this family restaurant in Connaught Place now flaunts a novel transformation around the classic piano, studded with old school photographs of our city’s youth. Moreover, those obvious doubts can be put to rest as the ‘kwality’ of the popular chole-bhature is still top-notch, making the restaurant ideal for a good ol’ family meal.
5. Cicchetti by Mr. Beans
Let those conversations flow over beverages and nibbles at this spacious cafe in DLF Cyber Hub. The menu here, curated by Chef Neha Singh, is extensive from drool-worthy cheese boards, Lamb Shank & Grilled Artichoke to Warm Pecan Nut Crumble Cake & Pizookie, and fits well in its flamboyant setting. Their small appetizers are the big hits, so do try their Anti-Pasti Pepper Rolls and Jack Daniel Spanish Pork Ribs. And for the caffeine addicts, the Cinnamon Macchiato is the best option to go with their freshly baked buns+cheese!
After the celebrated popularity of Indian Accent, Chef Manish Mehrotra came up with yet another (but quite different) concept restaurant. Comorin is the place to be at in Gurugram for a merry meal! This restaurant is a celebration of the vibrant spectrum of Indian cuisine, capturing nuances of regional delicacies from Hyderabad’s haleem to Kanyakumari’s crab claws. The long dining tables, brass tins and copper tones make for a homely setting. It is ideal to enjoy the simple yet palatable dishes like Kanyakumari Crab Claws, Bacon Bread Pakoda, Gujarati Samosa Curry, and Kanpur Nimki. Their craft cocktails, like the Neer More, Pickled Pom Whiskey, and Khus Vermouth Negroni only go on to complement these nostalgic flavours.
7. Dear Donna
Another addition to the dine-out calendar should be Dear Donna at the Qutub Hotel. This restro-bar stands in a heavily contrasted concept to its counterparts Summerhouse and Auro. An eclectic fashion follows in the interior design of the restaurant, with a hipster vibe and an inter-continental menu.