Friday, 20 February 2015

"New Delhi's 10 Stunning Restaurants You Should Experience" by The Culture Trip

New Delhi is not only the political capital of India, it is also a cosmopolitan city at its best, boasting a wide range of outstanding cafés, award winning restaurants and memorable local eateries. This list explores the best places in town to experience mouth-watering local and international cuisines in impressive settings.



Indian Accent Interiors
Indian Accent | © Indian Accent

Indian Accent

Overlooking a lush lawn and a beautiful veranda, Indian Accent at The Manor offers Indian fusion food at its best, combining global techniques and ingredients with traditional flavors of India. In 2014, Indian Accent was rated as number one restaurant in India and number three in Asia by the '2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ ChoiceTM Restaurants' awards, honoring travellers’ favorite fine dining restaurants around the world. Welcoming guests on a unique culinary journey, the restaurant’s chef Manish Mehrotra has succeeded in designing a menu which can satisfy both adventurous palates and traditional ones. The chef’s menu can be paired with delicious wines, offering good value for money.
Indian Accent, 77, Freinds Colony West, New Delhi, India, +91 11 2692 5151



roast scallops balchao, saboodana papad, kokum powder
roast scallops balchao, saboodana papad, kokum powder | © Indian Accent

Social Offline

Social Offline offers a variety of dishes from around the world, but what it really stands out for is its innovative design and concept. Also located in the trendy Hauz Khas Village offering beautiful unmatched views of the area, Social Offline is a space that blends both office and coffee shop worlds together. It is the ideal urban hangout place to work while relaxing, to be in the real world, socialize offline on their premises, while staying connected to the virtual world. Social Offline is the urban hub for New Delhi’s most talented innovators and artists, offering them a collaborative workspace. They always have an exciting art and culture agenda, including stand up comedies, photography exhibitions and guest DJs playing live.
Social Offline, 9A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, India, +91 (0)7838652814



Lodhi Gardens on a bright sunny day
Lodhi Gardens on a bright sunny day | © Amaninder/WikiCommons

Lodi - The Garden Restaurant

Set against the backdrop of the ‘Lodhi Gardens’ heritage park, which showcases beautiful 16th and 17th century Mughal architecture, Lodi - The Garden Restaurant is one of the most popular al fresco casual dining establishments, offering the best of European influenced cuisine. Hidden behind beautiful trees in a lush botanical environment, this restaurant offers a quaint and peaceful atmosphere, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Against a backdrop of jazz and chattering birds, guests can enjoy a romantic dinner on the outdoor terrace, mouth-watering evening cocktails and even a leisurely Sunday brunch in the elegant interiors. Lodi also hosts a range of cultural events from live music to book readings and stand up comedy, making it the ideal cultural hub in New Delhi.
Lodi - The Garden Restaurant, Opposite Mausam Bhavan, Near Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi, India, +91 98187 43232



Evening Scene at the Hauz Khas Village Lake
Evening Scene at the Hauz Khas Village Lake | © Sanjayscifi/WikiCommons

Yeti - The Himalayan Kitchen

Located in one of the hippest and happening places of New Delhi, namely the Hauz Khas Village, Yeti - The Himalayan Kitchen offers the best of Himalayan cuisine. A wide range of this hilly area’s cuisine is available on the menu, which also reflects culinary imagination. This type of cuisine is particularly spicy even to Indian palates. The food is always delectable and the service efficient. Guests sitting near some of the windows can also enjoy beautiful views on the Hauz Khas lake and the 14th century structures overlooking the park.
Yeti - The Himalayan Kitchen, 50 A, 2nd floor, Hauz Khas village, New Delhi, India,+91 98119 90608

Latitude 28

Latitude 28 is Chef Ritu Dalmia’s gem, a café with a kitsch design at its best located in the popular Khan Market, inside Good Earth; a premier destination for sustainable home, housewares and clothes. Also popularly known as the Good Earth café, Latitude 28 is the perfect place to hang out with family and friends and enjoy food in a small, modern and comfortable urban Indian setting. The food is always fresh and healthy, including a variety of dishes such as bruschettas, mouth-watering desserts, fresh pasta and crisp salads among others, and can be paired with exquisite wines selected by the Chef herself. Latitude 28 was voted the best café in Delhi by Hindustan Times.
Latitude 28, 9, Khan Market, New Delhi, India, +91 11 2462 1013

Sevilla at the Claridges Hotel

Set in one of Delhi’s oldest and most prestigious hotels, namely the Claridges, Sevilla offers the best of Spanish food to be found in the city and beyond. Indeed, the restaurant was awarded the Times Foods Awards for the Best Spanish Restaurant in 2014. Named after the beautiful cultural capital of Andalusia in Southern Spain, Sevilla at the Claridges Hotel is New Delhi’s most reputable Mediterranean casual dining restaurant. Even the interior design was planned in a way that reflects the Spanish Riviera to the delight of the restaurant’s guests. Its innovative gastronomy continues to attract Delhi’s food lovers’ attention who keep praising this place year after year.
Sevilla, The Claridges Hotel, 12 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi, India, +91 11 4133 5133



Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
Connaught Place, New Delhi | © Daderot/WikiCommons

Wenger’s

Located in New Delhi’s old business district, namely Connaught Place, Wenger’s is a pastry shop and bakery that offers a wide range of signature cakes and desserts, pastries, sandwiches, artisan breads and much more. They have been around in the same location since 1926, making it one of the oldest and most reputable bakeries in Delhi. Starting as pioneers in the Swiss confectionery business in India, the reputation they have earned over the years is one to die for, and other bakeries around the city are still not able to compete with this legendary place.
Wenger’s, A-16, Middle Circle, Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India, +91 11 2332 4373

Nizam’s Kathi Kebabs

No visit to Delhi would be complete without a visit to Nizam’s Kathi Kebabs, especially for kebab lovers! Located in the historic city centre of Connaught place, Nizam’s Kathi Kabab serves the best of North Indian cuisine. Kebabs are of course a house specialty, especially kathi kababs and roasted kababs, but so is the delicious biryani! Also, it is worth noting that the meat they serve is always halal and includes goat meat and chicken.
Nizam’s Kathi Kebabs, H-Five & Six, Plaza Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India, +91-11-2332 1953

Cherie

Located in Old Serai, Cherie is a romantic restaurant with a French touch of elegance blending influences of well-known energetic Parisian jazz clubs and the warm Garden Bistros found in Provence. Set against the backdrop of the Qutub Minar, the second you enter this area, it feels like you went back in time. Luckily, there is Cherie, a beautiful restaurant where guests enjoy evenings in the vicinity of the Qutub! There is also a great ambiance in the restaurant itself which specialise in Italian, European and Continental cuisines. It's a must try for any pizza and Italian cuisine lover is their wood fired pizza!
Cherie, One Qutub, 1501, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli,, New Delhi, India, +91 88004 80048

 

Thai High

Thai High, with its fashionable bar and rooftop terrace, is one of the hidden gems in New Delhi. They mix authentic Thai cuisine to contemporary designs and romantic views overlooking the Qutub Minar, and other beautiful and green areas of Delhi to make their guests’ dining experience one of the most memorable! Candle lit tables, and the sounds of world music and rippling water, only help creating a fairy tale but modern and refreshing ambiance. Not to be missed are the signature prawn black pepper, crispy vegetable salad, and red snapper chili sour.
Thai High, 1091/1, Ambawatta Complex, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, India, +91 99108 84229

By Sarine Arslanian
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