Chez Nini

Montreal meets Mehar Chand Market French restaurants have never been success stories in Delhi because of the perception that they are only about haute cuisine, a concept that dogs Delhi’s dining public. Chef Nini is French, but it’s about comfort food in warm surroundings, and it’s from Montreal anyway. Modest Mehar Chand Market is going…

Tres

  Modern European food, simple elegant settings and plenty of parking! What do you get when two prominent chefs open their own place? You get this gem of a restaurant with a chef-driven menu. Next door to the now defunct Chilli Seasons is this extremely attractive restaurant in shades of coffee and crème. So far…

Terminus 1

World food, progressive Indian Surprisingly good food in an unlikely spot Tucked away near Lifestyle on the second set of escalators in Ambience Mall, you are likely to miss it altogether because of the slightly obscure location. Once inside, it looks like a teeny bopper’s hangout: none too comfortable chairs, a colourful open kitchen, a…

La Bodega

La Bodega Cuisine: traditional Mexican Intro: After the city’s collective palate has been inured to Tex Mex, here comes the real thing Atmospherics: stylish surroundings that combine a Mexican touch with an international sensibility. White walls with an adobe finish, brightly coloured stencilled motifs, no nonsense comfortable furniture and best of all, plenty of books…

Le Cirque

The original Le Cirque in New York is an Italian-owned iconic restaurant that has been around for more than 30 years. The ‘marriage’ between Leela Palace Delhi and Le Cirque is a fortuitous one. The grandeur of the palace-like hotel is perfectly matched by the gravitas of a fine dining internationally renowned restaurant brand. Approximately…

Zizo

Lebanese A cozy restaurant in Connaught Place for the refreshing flavours of Lebanon Thus far, Lebanese food in Delhi has been a misnomer. This is the real thing. In the block opposite PVR Plaza, on the Outer Circle is Delhi’s newest outpost of Lebanon. The country is usually spoken of in conjunction with Jordan and…

Dhaba by Claridges

Fuss-free Punjabi The full house from morning to night tells its own story about the popularity of this brand I have visited the branch at the DLF Place in Saket more than once. It is the one restaurant that is consistently full, which says something about the unbeatable combination of realistic prices plus choice of…

Spice Art

In the days of yore, when all four and five star hotels were situated in Central and South Delhi, the Indian restaurant was usually given the least amount of attention. Now that hotels have sprung up in Rohini, Pashchim Vihar, Mayur Vihar and Janakpuri, hotels instinctively realize that to capture the local crowd, the Indian…

Guppy by ai

Ai moves across the city in a new, playful avatar. Colourful interiors; great food Most restaurants grow older with the passage of time. Guppy (formerly ai) has grown visibly younger. Having the corner plot in the Lodi Colony Market means that the area comprises a courtyard, a bar and the restaurant. The bright, cheerful colours…

En Stylish Japanese Dining

Japanese A stylish Japanese restaurant in the shadow of the Qutab Minar Whether you want a spicy “Japanese curry”, a teppanyaki grilled chicken or a delicate chawan-mushi, it’s all here. In a spacious heritage building with an immaculate lawn and a sprinkling of designer shops on the ground floor, En is pure zen with its…