It is the need of the hour, stress buster, the ultimate comfort, and your delectable friend. Yes, this post aims to take a fancy jibe at your yummiest buddy, food. Because accept it, we are all looking for that unique combination of great food, fine dining experience and a pocket that feels not-so-light after all, despite the big splurge. But fret not! If you find yourself in Delhi and dire need of a food guide, allow us to lead you on. We have got it all covered for you.!!! The capital city happens to be an incredible melange of delicious flavours and great chefs, and we aim to take you on a tasty stroll. Dig in!
1. The Indian Accent
The head chef, here, prefers to describe the food as 'inventive Indian’ and 'Indian food with an international accent’ and we couldn’t help but nod our heads wildly. Rated as one of the fifty best restaurants in the world, The Indian Accent, without doubt, make an excellent option if fine dining is what you have in mind. Although the prices swing a little on the steeper end, this culinary delight swears to seduce you with its world-class service, helpful staff and an excellent farrago of exquisite flavours, melted in contemporized Indianness and wrapped in a global tang. Head here if you love the unique fusion of the food cultures of the west and the east.
Give a call: +91 11 4323 5151 or +91 9871117968
Hop in: The Manor, 77 New Friends Colony West, New Delhi
If Mughlai and North Indian food makes your mouth water, we suggest you give this one a try. Located conveniently, right at the heart of the bustling Connaught Place, Zaffran is a favourite delight among the non-veg lovers. Apart from that, Zaffran makes for a great option for a quiet, traditional meal offering a great ambience with its classy interiors and food.Once here, don’t forget to try its famous Murgh Tikka (grilled chicken) and Kadai Murgh.
Give a call: +91-9910369119
Hop in: D - 26/28, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001 (Behind ODEON BIG Cinema)
3. Oriental Octopus
Light on the pocket, great food and a fantastic ambience; now that’s a combination that any food lover could die for. Offering both vegan and gluten-free options, Oriental Octopus make for an excellent choice among the vegetarians on a lookout for a delicious and authentic Indian/ Chinese food experience. As the name suggests, Oriental Octopus serves the platter from eight countries, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Singapore. Head here if you love to experiment and try out new cuisines. We assure you, you won’t be left disappointed. And, remember to reserve a seat in advance since the restaurant is only open to its members.
Give a call: +91 11 4366 3333
Hop in: 5th Floor Lodhi Road | Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 110003, India
Care for a lazy brew on a Sunday? Or a casual outing with your group? Your best bet is Raasta. With its hippie ambience and strategic location, the place is a popular choice among the youngsters looking for a carefree time, some great food and a splash of drinks. What makes this one a favourite is its well-structured menu, friendly service, good prices and quality food that includes the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Jamaican platter apart from a bar and a hookah lounge. If fast foods, music and a lively environment is what sets your mood right, we suggest you add Raasta to your bucket list.
Give a call: +91 11 49424501
Hop in: A2/A, Second floor, Aurobindo Marg, Green Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
If you are looking for an exotic lunch, relishing the flavours of the Italian or the Spanish cuisine, Sevilla might be the place for you! Sevilla houses a bar and has an accessible layout boosting of not only a courteous staff but also a diverse menu offering a kind of variety that might leave one in a lurch. With its peppy outdoor settings and romantic vibes, this culinary delight is just the place to take your date to. Next time you plan a food trip down here, try giving paella and the patatas bravas a taste. We are sure you won’t be left disappointed.
Give a call: +91 9971718208
Hop in: The Claridges New Delhi, 12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Rd, New Delhi, Delhi 110011
6. Suruchi Restaurant
True to its name, the restaurant takes delight in serving its visitors the traditional Gujarati thali along with a range of Rajasthani and North Indian cuisines. The best part? This one happens to be a pocket-friendly treat, high on homeliness and yum-factor. Plus the staff is friendly with minimal response time and an excellent service. The thalis here come with an ‘unlimited-quantity’ tag, so we suggest you go empty stomach and dig in straight away.
Give a call: 011 4500 0200
Hop in: 15A/56, WEA Karol Bagh, Near Metro Pillar No 98,99, Opposite Lane to Roopak Store, New Delhi, Delhi 110005
7. China Chowk
If you love to explore and experiment with the spicy, lip-smacking, Chinese cuisine, you absolutely need to pick up your chopsticks and head here straightaway. Light on the pocket and a great place to grab a quick bite at, when you’re out on a stroll, China Chowk scores in all departments from its yummy food to the decor and the service.
Give a call: 088266 84367
Hop in: 79, G 79, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi, G-Block, West Patel Nagar, Patel Nagar, Delhi, 110008
8. Pind Balluchi
If you want to feast real North Indian food specially of Punjab area, then Pind Balluchi is the right place for you. They have 7 locations in Delhi. The pricing is very affordable. When you enter the restaurant, you will get the feeling of a real Pind (Village) area of Punjab.
9. Paranthey at Paranthey wali Gali
If you are craving for best Paranthas, then you must visit Babu Ram Paranthey waley at Chandi Chowk in old Delhi. You can order stuffed paranthas of your choice of Potatoes, Mulee, Eggs, Gobhi and Keema. Their keema paranthas are very popular.
10. Nizam's Kathi Kabab
Nizam's Kathi Kabab is in Connaught Place, New Delhi. This restaurant is famous for its mouth watering Kathi rolls. The ambience is not that great but chicken rolls and biryani is simply the best in the city.
11. The Great Kabab Factory
If you are looking for great ambience and super non vegetarion food, then you must try The Great Kabab Factory in the CP are of Delhi. Apart from their non vegetarion items, their Punjabi Dal tadka is also very tasty and will remind of you Punjabi style dhabas on the highway.
If you have craving for best Chole Bhaturey, then you should try Haldiram restaurants. Haldiram is very famous place specially for snacks and fast food like Vada pao, Pau Bhajee, Kachori, Dosa. Do not miss out to drink dry fruit milk. Dry fruit milk is boiled again and again on slow heat and it is super yummy but be careful as it is very hot.
Tamra is a very famous restaurant offering Buffets anc cocktails. The place is super clean and the ambience is excellent. It is located in Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel ,Connaught Place in Central Delhi.
If budget is not your concern, then Tamasha is one of the very popular restaurant in the prime location of CP (Connaught Place) Delhi. The service is great. You can also get hard drinks and beer at the restaurant.
15. Bukhara ITC Maurya
Bukhara is an open style kitchen restaurant at the ITC Maurya hotel in New Delhi. Their service levels are excellent apart of super delicious food. You will get elite city crowd all the time as Bukhara is pretty expensive restaurant.