If you have a location that speaks of the centuries gone by like Olive does, with the Qutub Minar towering above, you can’t possibly go wrong. Olive, the trailblazer of alfresco dining in India is nothing short of stunning. Known as much for its gourmet menu as its good looks, it has a wood-fired oven that is used for baking the fresh and hot bre... more>>
With a change of guard at the helm, this once-fabulous restaurant has gone down several notches. It still has seven interactive kitchens, each serving a different cuisine. So you don’t have to come at a consensus with your friends before deciding where to dine. The décor is still good, and there is a variety of options in your choice of seating,... more>>
This restaurant gives you the opportunity to enjoy the pleasant weather as you savour the food in one of the best tended gardens of Delhi. You can sit out in the garden under a canopy of decade-old trees which is always crowded with Westerners. The single best dish on the menu is the Moroccan Shoulder of Lamb, succulent and with a lip-smacking sauc... more>>
Diva keeps reinventing itself from time to time. The ground floor has now become a café like the one in GK I N-Block Market. This Diva café serves only Italian fare. It has a wood-fired pizza oven which does double duty for several dishes. Beetroot Carpaccio with Sesame Crusted Goat Cheese and Spaghetti with Seafood, Cherry Tomatoes and White Wi... more>>
While its older sibling sits in the whimsical Garden of Five Senses, this new edition of Fio finds itself in the city's newest food destination– Epicuria. The mahogany furniture, translucent curtains and warm lighting compliment the mood and thankfully, there is a separate entrance away from the food court for days you want to avoid the family ru... more>>
An oriental themed lounge that doesn't need international DJs to fill it up on weekends and infuses Wasabi and Gari into its drinks is not easy to come by. It's even tougher to find one that has stars as its rooftop and a quaint deck following a Japanese palette. Saurabh Khanijo's extension to Kylin is well thought out and serves ace sushi rolls, t... more>>
This restaurant aspires to great heights and the 56-foot-high (that’s the reported height!) ceiling is an indicator of this. Yet the best part of the restaurant is not its stylishness but Tiziano Ranieri, the Italian chef who presides over it. You’ll get Saltimbocca here and simple dishes cooked to perfection, from the south of Italy from where... more>>
A music-centric microbrewery that has managed to keep its bearings through packed weekends, Striker has a casual air about it that's hard to beat. The small stage showcases young as well as established bands making this a great neighbourhood pub with fresh, brew readily available. The rock wall etched with names of musical greats like Duran Duran, ... more>>
A nip and tuck or two in the interiors and an overhaul of the menu a few months ago, and Sevilla is as good as new.
This open air restaurant has a trick up its sleeve. Some of the tables are out in the open, under tall trees; others are in air-conditioned cabins, two or three tables per cabin. The bar is a sepa... more>>
It has moved address, it has changed its name yet the old Shalom is still as popular as ever.
On certain evenings of the week you'll definitely need a prior reservation. But then, once you're there, you're not expected to bolt your food and run. It is as much a bar as it is a restaurant.
Apart from the grub Mia Bella’s location is a great pull. The restaurant is spread over three floors and has an al fresco dining which opens to Hauz Khas fort, nestling a lake amidst thick greenery. The décor of this gastropub with exotic curio such as vintage wall clocks, mirrors, and Cupids adorn the walls. The interiors done in hues of yellow... more>>
The very best food of the Middle East/North African region in the city.
The most finely balanced menu featuring old favourites and never seen before delights from the MENA (Middle East North Africa) gastronomic area. Even the bread that comes to the table gratis is an epicurean treat with halloumi cheese and mint stirred into the doug... more>>
Recapturing the Punjabi soul, one kukkad at a time A well-appointed dining area and an informal bar upstairs. Atmospherics On the first floor of the building that housed the old Shalom is a very well-appointed space that has all the hallmarks of a genteel dining area. It sits at odds with the image of the bucolic dishes on the ... more>>
When the Indian Cuisine is talked about in its various ‘avatars’, the name Marut Sikka vehemently comes to our minds. Having authored books, hosted prominent TV cookery shows, organised food festivals and hi-profile weddings, he has done it all and knows the cuisine inside out. Kainoosh is an upmarket, elegant restaurant having an exclusive ent... more>>
The menu at Sattvik, which serves pure vegetarian fare, is a mixed bag. North Indian here means everything other than South Indian, with some Oriental thrown in. So you have Dhokla aur Khandvi ki Chaat, Kolhapuri Subzi, Kathal Aur Mirch ka Salan, Jhaal Moori, Clear Vegetable Soup with Cilantro and Hawaiian Ginger, and Tangy Lotus Stem Salad with Pl... more>>
Intro: Delhi was crying out for a New York style barbecue place. At last, we’ve been given Smokeys. Atmospherics: You know those dark, all wood, masculine interiors that you see in the movies? Well, they’ve been recreated here in GK 2 now. Retro music, a superbly crafted menu and wines that are some of the most attractively pri... more>>