Delhi is not just the capital of India, but it is also the food capital of the country. Delhiites are known to be foodies, and if you ever get tired of visiting all the beautiful museums, ruins, and shopping centers the city has to offer, visit some of these restaurants, hotels, and gallis where you can sample amazing and mouth watering ethnic and foreign cuisines.
Read on to find out about the best places to eat in New Delhi.
You will have to make an advance booking to be able to do a tasting of modern Indian cuisine here. Located inside a boutique hotel, Manor, you will find Chef Manish Mehrotra work his magic with seasonal ingredients to create unique recipes like paper dosa with wild mushrooms and water chestnuts. Another favorite is the tandoori bacon prawns.
Indian Accent, Hotel Manor
Address: 77, Friends Colony West, New Delhi 110065, India (see map)
Price: from 4000 INR or approx. USD 62.07 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 12 noon to 2:30 pm, 7 pm to 10:45 pm
2. Eau De Monsoon
Eau De Monsoon is one of the best restaurants in Le Meridien. Situated behind a beautiful waterfall, the chefs will win your heart with ingredients sourced from across the world. Some of their most famous recipes include smoked duck breast with ginger broccoli, ethnic biryani, and smoked chicken breasts.
Eau De Monsoon
Address: Le Meridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi 110001, India
Price: from 4500 INR or approx. USD 69.83 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 12:30 pm to 3 pm, 7 pm to 12 midnight
3. Olive Bar & Kitchen
Olive Bar and Kitchen comes with an outdoor setting situated in the suburbs of Delhi, where the rich and uber rich have established their farmhouses. Entering Olive will immediately give you the feeling of entering a haveli with beach house colors. Olive is popular for their quinoa, scallops with mascarpone, pumpkin seeds, amaranth, apricot-orange purée, and amazing pizzas. Their salsa, mocktails, and mezze platter are equally famous.
Olive Bar & Kitchen
Address: Haveli No. 6-8, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030, India
Price: from 4000 INR or approx. USD 62.07 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 12:30 pm to 12:30 am
4. Saravana Bhavan
With more than 68 outlets across the world, Saravana Bhavan is known for its authentic South Indian food. Originally conceptualized in Chennai, Saravana Bhavan quickly gained momentum and for all the right reasons. There are mini tiffins that come packed with small portions of a number of southern dishes for your tasting, or you can order the Tamil Nadu Thali if you want something even more traditional.
Service is impeccable and cleanliness is of paramount importance to them. The popularity of the outlet is apparent from the long queue that you will notice during rush hours. It is advisable that you book your table before visiting the restaurant. They have four outlets in Delhi alone, a fact that speak volumes about their popularity and success.
Address: P-13/90, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001, India
Price: from 500 INR or approx. USD 7.76 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 8 am to 11 pm
5. Tamra Restaurant
Tamra Restaurant is not only famous for its cuisine but also for the humble friendly servers who will wow you with their politeness and friendly nature. One of their recent additions was the Dabba style, which comes in different avatars like Desi Chinese, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, South Ka Dabba and more. Each Dabba comes with ethnic cuisines with a unique twist. There is a man on a bicycle that will ring his bell to grab your attention and try and sell you Mumbai Dabba, or maybe you would be more interested in the Thai Dabba?
Whether you are looking for Thai, Continental, Chinese, North/South Indian or European cuisines, you will surely appreciate the attention to detail that the chefs offer.
Address: 19, Ashoka Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001, India
Price: from 3800 INR or approx. USD 58.97 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 6 am to 12 midnight
6. Parathe Wali Gali
Paranthe Wali Gali is a legendary street where you will immediately smell the delicious aroma of butter, oil, spices, and of course, paranthas. Stuffed parathas in desi ghee with traditional subzis like aloo-methi, aloo dal and kaddu will leave you speechless.
Situated in the heart of Chandni Chowk, Paranthe Wali Gali has a rich history of almost 150 years. Even the Nehru family couldn’t resist their aroma and used to come here to eat paranthas for breakfast and lunch. Most of the shops are family owned businesses where the recipes were handed over from generation to generation.
Parathe Wali Gali
Address: Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, India
Price: from 150 INR or approx. USD 2.33 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 9 am to 11 pm
7. Khan Chacha
Welcome to the home of non-veg food, one of the most sought after delicacies in the capital. Khan Chacha’s outlet is located in Khan Market where you will get to taste the best rolls, kebabs, rotis, and more in the city. If you are a vegetarian, then you will also find some amazing veg dishes here, but make no mistake, Khan Chacha is famous for non-veg food.
The prices are reasonable, especially compared to the sheer variety of mouth watering dishes available here. Their meat is known to be soft and juicy and several people have claimed to re-discover their love for non-veg cuisines here.
Address: D-3, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
Price: from 650 INR or approx. USD 10.09 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 12 noon to 11 pm
8. Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat is a collection of food stalls situated in INA. A full on culinary cultural ride, you will find a number of dishes from almost all the states of India. Whether you are looking for Rajasthani Thalis, Hyderabadi Biryani, seafood of the South, or North Indian cuisines, you will find everything here.
Dilli Haat is a food bazaar, a street full of stalls and small handicraft stores that are organized and run by DTDC (Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation). It is not a weekend affair either, but a permanent addition to the city’s pride. There are as many as 62 stalls, and you will have to visit the place more than once to fulfill your desires.
Address: Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi 110023, India
Price: from 350 INR or approx. USD 5.43 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 10 am to 11 pm
9. Oh! Calcutta
Oh! Calcutta is located on the ground floor of the International Trade Tower and comes with a classy decor. The joint is known for Daab Chingri, Nolen Gurer Ice Cream, Bhapa Murgi, Luchi, Dum Aloo, and Seafood.
The staff is very welcoming and most of the dishes recommended by them are considered an excellent choice. As the name suggests, they are experts when it comes to authentic Bengali cuisines which mean if you are a non-veggie, this place is heaven for you. They also serve a buffet if you are price conscious and want to try something of everything.
Address: Ground Floor, Block “E”, American Plaza, International Trade Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019, India
Price: from 1800 INR or approx. USD 27.9 (for two people)
Opening Hours: 12:30–3:30 pm, 7:30–11:30 pm
If you have got a sweet tooth and you are visiting Delhi, then you must come meet the most famous and oldest Jalebiwala in Chandni Chowk. They are known to make the tastiest and sweetest jalebis in the world. A single jalebi will cost you 50 INR (0.70 USD) but the size will quickly help you understand why. They are bigger than any jalebi you have ever seen. Made with pure ghee and pure love, these soft and juicy jalebis will leave you wanting for more. If you are a diabetic, stay away because you will not be able to help yourself. You have been warned.
Address: 1795, Dariba Kalan Road, Dariba Corner, Opposite to Central Baptist Church, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi 110006, India
Price: from 100 INR or 1.55 USD approx. (for two people)
Opening Hours: 8 am to 10 pm
Delhi has a lot to offer when it comes to food choices, and Delhiites are known to be friendly, fun-loving people. The crowd is great, the food is amazing, and the nightlife is awesome. While this list is not exhaustive, we have pretty much covered the grounds when it comes to the food scene in the capital.
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