Beeryani

Cuisine: North Indian The food of a dhaba and the soul of a college hangout Atmospherics: Safdarjung Development Area caters not so much to those who live in the vicinity as to the army of students at the nearby IIT and Beeryani is no exception. The restaurant is on two floors, is dark, has cut-outs…

Bella Cucina

Cuisine: Italian Blurb: Charming and winsome Atmospherics: What used to be a French restaurant is now Italian. With three private dining rooms, a profusion of pastel-coloured flowers, comfortable furniture and crockery that has a rim of the exact same maroon as the Moltini range in the open kitchen, Bella Cucina is an attractive proposition, even…

Bottoms Up

Cuisine: Gastropub / world cuisine Blurb: Punjabi Bagh’s Club Road comes of age Atmospherics: Bottoms Up encapsulates all that West Delhi stands for, and about time too! Being a Lite Bite Foods project, the promotors could have set up shop in any part of the city, including at the airport. But they decided on Club…

Brew Buddy

Cuisine: craft beer with mostly small eats Blurb: Pub with grub Atmospherics: Brew Buddy occupies a prominent position in the crowded Sector 29 market, so that it has two frontages so to speak. The ground floor is for diners while the basement is for buzzing music, beer taps at each table and a cooler, more…

Café Shunya

Blurb: The café that is going to start a healthy eating trend Cuisine: vegan, healthy, locally grown, gluten-free options Atmospherics: as small as all the single units in Cross Point Mall, this one is run by an architect couple, which explains the abundance of natural light and the optimization of space. Plus, there is an…

Burbee’s

Cuisine: Café Intro: A cheery little home away from home Atmospherics: Today is the day of the impersonal restaurant, run by a bevy of hired staff. The owner is usually a business tycoon who wants a restaurant to complete his ‘bouquet’ of businesses! Well, young Lakshman and Kirti Singh are the complete opposite of that,…

Café Illuminatii

Blurb: above a fairytale candle shop by the same owner Cuisine: world Atmospherics: good places are worth a steep climb. Illuminatii the store is on the first floor, while the café is on the second. There is a tiny terrace that seems to be the most popular area in the café, even when the temperature…

Casablanca

Blurb: the NCR gets its first Moroccan restaurant Forget the relatively bland Lebanese cuisine that has done modestly well in our city. The real McCoy is the cuisine of North Africa, including Morocco and Tunisia. It is much closer to our palate and it is sure to be the Next Big Thing in food trends…

Faarsi

Iranian, Turkish, Lebanese Tiny, informal, inexpensive, surprisingly good, fills a need in HKV Atmospherics: Somewhere near the entrance of Hauz Khas Village, yet another rabbit has popped out of the never-ending hat. This one is called Faarsi, and if it is small, it has a well-thought out role. It comprises a take-away counter and a…

Fab Café

Blurb: Eat your way to health Cuisine: healthy food, regional Indian Atmospherics: The best part about Fab Café is the absolute fit it has with Fab India. Both are run by different companies, but it is a perfect marriage. Up three flights of stairs, or in a lift that fits two people, is the sun-filled…