10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In Delhi, India

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With a history of serving as the capital of India under various kingdoms, sultanates and regimes, Delhi is no stranger to hosting the world’s movers and shakers. Millions of visitors come to Delhi to see its famed landmarks like Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Chandni Chowk, etc. It helps that the city does not lack in providing a wide range of accommodations, from capsule hotels to luxury resorts. Situated in north India, Delhi is the beating heart and soul of the country, bringing together people from across the diverse land of India. And representing this diversity by way of cuisine are Delhi’s wide array of fine dining restaurants. From chic North Indian fare to gorgeous Japanese specialities, you can try every kind of cuisine at Delhi’s best restaurants. The beautiful ambience and unmatched service add to their unique charm. To know more, take a look at our recommendations of the best fine dining restaurants in Delhi, India.

1. Bukhara Restaurant

Posted by Bukhara on Saturday, 22 June 2013

Located in the prestigious ITC Maurya hotel, Bukhara Restaurant is renowned across the capital city for its scrumptious North Indian food offerings. The restaurant is designed like an old-fashioned tavern with stone walls, tasteful mood lighting and rustic furniture that has all the rugged romance of North-Western India. Winner of numerous accolades and awards, the restaurant features a menu that is heavy on succulent tandoor (traditional Indian clay oven) dishes like kebabs (skewers) and their star dishes, dal bukhara (lentils cooked with spices and cream) and sikandari raan (spiced leg of lamb cooked in a tandoor oven).

Bukhara Restaurant

Address: ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg, Akhaura Block, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India

Website: Bukhara Restaurant

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 2:45pm, 7pm - 11:45pm (daily)

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2. Indian Accent

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Posted by Indian Accent on Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Set in ethereal and refined surroundings of lush greenery, a serene water feature and all-around glass panels is the beautiful Indian Accent restaurant in New Delhi. The opulent interiors of this multiple award-winning restaurant are perfectly complemented by the contemporary Indian menu designed by acclaimed chef Manish Mehrotra. Diners can savour the flavourful dishes from the Chef’s Tasting Menu that are paired with exquisite wines from India and abroad; go for a three-course lunch menu or enjoy delectable dishes from the a la carte menu.

Indian Accent

Address: The Lodhi, Lodhi Rd, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India

Website: Indian Accent

Opening hours: 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 10:30pm (daily)

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3. Farzi Cafe

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Posted by Farzi Cafe, CP on Thursday, 19 September 2019

In the cosy yet chic environs of Farzi Cafe in the upscale neighbourhood of Connaught Place, diners can tuck into gourmet Indian cuisine. Also considered a themed cafe, this restaurant’s ambiance is a gentle mixture of elegant and quirky with beautiful lighting and comfortable furniture. The place excels in serving a fusion of Indian and global classics, each in a contemporary manner with a delightful twist. Molecular gastronomy is another focus area of the place along with stunning presentations and unbeatable taste. Dal chawal arancini and Parle G cheesecake are highly recommended dishes here.

Farzi Cafe

Address: E-38/39, Rajiv Chowk, Inner Circle, Block E, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

Website: Farzi Cafe

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

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4. Varq

“A Modern Indian upscale restaurant, Varq is a gastronomic blast for the palate… Exquisite earthy flavours fused with...

Posted by Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi on Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Situated in the esteemed Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi is the award-winning Varq restaurant. Besides the gourmet dining experience on offer here, diners are also treated to a visual sensory experience of priceless artwork that is set in various areas of the restaurant - from exquisite sculptures and carving to oil paintings and an unmatched mural by Anjolie Ela Menon, a renowned Indian artist. Promising to engage all your senses with its delicious offerings, Varq’s menu is filled with Indian classics, signature dishes and fusion creations, all presented in the most appealing manner with perfect accompaniments.


Address: The Taj Mahal Hotel, No.1, Near, Man Singh Rd, Khan Market, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India

Website: Varq

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 2:45pm, 7pm - 11:45pm (daily)

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5. Dakshin

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Celebrating the best of South Indian cuisine in the folds of the majestic Sheraton Hotel in New Delhi is the beautiful Dakshin restaurant. Dakshin literally translates to ‘South’ and the understated elegance of Southern India is reflected in the dining room of the restaurant. Traditional decorative accents of prayer lamps, intricately carved door and woodwork are just some of the typically South Indian features seen here. The signature creations of meen moilee (fish simmered in spiced coconut milk), tomato pappu (lentils cooked with tomatoes and spices) and chicken Chettinad (spice and yoghurt marinated chicken) represent the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh very well.


Address: Saket District Centre, District Centre, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017, India

Website: Dakshin

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 2:45pm, 7:30pm - 11:45pm (daily)

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6. Dum Pukht

Dum Pukht ITC Maurya : Participating Restaurant in Restaurant Week Delhi 11th to 20th September 2015 #RestaurantWeek #Delhi #food #Festival #India

Posted by Restaurant Week India on Monday, 24 August 2015

Dine in the luxe interiors of the Dum Pukht restaurant that are reminiscent of a Mughal palace. Located on the premises of the iconic ITC Maurya hotel in New Delhi, this award-winning restaurant evokes an old-world charm in its silver and royal blue decor, plush furnishings and impeccable service. Complementing the royal settings of the restaurant is its exquisite Nawabi (royal) and Awadhi (region in India) cuisine reflected in its signature dishes of shahi nehari (spiced lamb pieces cooked overnight), dudiya kabab (Indian cheese and spiced potato roundels), dum pukht biryani (fragrant rice cooked with lamb and aromatics), etc.

Dum Pukht

Address: ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi - 110 021, India

Website: Dum Pukht

Opening hours: 7pm - 11:45pm (daily)

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7. Megu

Posted by The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts on Monday, 21 October 2019

Set in the luxurious The Leela Palace hotel in New Delhi is the chic Japanese speciality restaurant, Megu. Comprising various dining rooms done up in a beautiful palette of bold and dull colours, oriental prints, a stunning glass Buddha, a traditional Japanese bell, etc., this restaurant is a feast for the eyes and the mouth. Tuck into crispy tempura, tempting sashimi plates or artful sushi from the trendy sushi bar. Signature dishes you should definitely try here are salmon tartare, megu original crispy asparagus and Alaskan king crab and cucumber salad.


Address: The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India

Website: Megu

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 2:45pm, 7:30pm - 11:45pm (daily)

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8. Set’z

7 Dining experiences and a legendary team of Chefs dedicated to making each experience even better than your last. #SETZ #DLF #DLFEmporio #GlobalCuisine

Posted by SET'Z on Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Comprising seven live kitchens, a walk-in wine cellar, central dining area, private and semi-private rooms, an open terrace and a lounge bar, Set'z is the ultimate dining destination for those who want a bit of everything! The decor of the restaurant is contemporary and sophisticated with the highlight being the fascinating al fresco dining area. Choose from Northern Indian, Coastal Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Mediterranean treats off the a la carte menu or go for the magnificent lunch buffet that has plenty of vegetarian options too. Pair your meal with handcrafted cocktails or delicious wines from their extensive wine collection.


Address: 405, Third Floor, DLF Emporio, 4, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India

Website: Set’z

Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)

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9. Ophelia Delhi

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Posted by Ophelia Bar on Monday, 20 January 2020

Done up in deep crimsons, plush velvet chairs, leather couches, classic European paintings giving a fun twist and mood lighting, Ophelia Delhi is a very chic and trendy fine dining restaurant. Serving European and Turkish cuisine, this restaurant is a delightful place to enjoy a romantic evening or enjoy an intimate family dinner. From shawarmas and kebabs to pasta and pork belly, you can find delicious creations on Ophelia Delhi’s varied menu.

Ophelia Delhi

Address: The Ashok, 50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, ophelia, Delhi 110021, India

Website: Ophelia Delhi

Opening hours: 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 12:30am (daily)

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10. Sevilla

Escape the mundaneness of the week! Walk into an aesthetic space, and ensure a blissful time in Sevilla, Claridges! #perfection #delhirestaurants #dreamy

Posted by The Claridges Hotels & Resorts on Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Touted as the ‘most romantic restaurant in town’, Sevilla has notched up a reputation of providing an unbeatable fine dining experience with its romantic Mediterranean ambience. Sevilla has an alfresco dining area, with beautiful cabana-like dining tables served by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Guests can tuck into signature dishes like patata bravas, beetroot risotto and cordero – on the grill paired with an extensive list of global wines.


Address: The Claridges New Delhi, 12, Dr APJ Abdul kalam Rd, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India

Website: Sevilla

Opening hours: 7pm - 11pm (daily)

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Owing to its status as the capital of India, Delhi is home to a wide range of fine dining restaurants that cater not only to the tastes of visiting diplomats and world’s whos-who but also city residents with a discerning palate. For your trip to this amazing city, do remember to check out our suggestions for the best fine dining restaurants in Delhi, India. There are also food tours to join and other fun things to do at night, so be sure to try them while you’re here!

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Satya Niketan Cafe Sandoz, Satya Niketan Satya Niketan

If you're into authentic North Indian cuisine and find yourself in Delhi, I'd recommend dropping by Cafe Sandoz. I had a memorable dinner with my family at their Satya Niketan outlet. It's not just about the food – which is delightful – but the whole vibe of the place is warmly traditional, something that adds to the dining experience. The costs aren't too steep either, making it a sweet spot for both your palate and your wallet. While you're in the area, you'll notice it's bustling with eateries like QD's and Rico's. It's a haven for foodies. Just hop off at the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus metro station, and you're there. The lanes of Satya Niketan are a discovery in themselves – definitely worth exploring.

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