Dilli 32

Cuisine: North Indian Blurb: Really royal nawabi gosht stew in this five star restaurant that also serves banta soda and chuskies as a palate cleanser Intro: Expect surprises in the restaurant that is located in Delhi 110032 (hence the name 32) in sprawling settings. Atmospherics: Like all the restaurants in this spacious hotel, this one…

Dirty Apron

Cuisine: Eurasian Blurb: When you want to laze away three hours, come here. Atmospherics: Above the frenetically popular Piano Man (a bar with live gigs six days a week) is this compact café, filled with sunlight. The floor above it is a terrace, partly open and partly shaded with a glass canopy. While there is…

Diva Spiced

Cuisine: South East Asian Diva Kitsch moves to a new location and menu Atmospherics: This is the old Chez Nini, so all the furniture is more or less the same. The first floor is open when the ground floor fills up. There is a washroom on each floor and service is as well informed, professional…

Dum Affairs

North Indian/Lucknow Blurb Forget the corny name: this menu concentrates on the finest from Lucknow Gourmet Gallery, never known for the excellence of its cuisine, has just acquired a new Indian restaurant. Award winning food, a steal at the price, its elegant surroundings embody five star comfort. Atmospherics: the small, elegant restaurant could give a…

En

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

Crepes

One of the joys of our city is stumbling upon a tiny gem of a restaurant where you least expect one. No PR hype, no raised expectations, but when you reach there, you find great food. Crepes are the focus of this tiny little place that is accessible from the middle lane of Khan Market.…

The Grammar Room

The charming greenhouse at 1 Style Mile comes into its own Serves bowl meals, café bites Atmospherics: At last the promotors of Olive have given the greenhouse its rightful place in the sun. It is now a more or less independent entity with a lively buzz all through its opening hours, with an irresistible sun…

Khaaja Chowk

Khaaja Chowk One of the most quirky eateries in the mall Serves North Indian Atmospherics: This is one of Gurugram’s oldest mall restaurants, having opened its doors well before the present stampede for eateries started. Khaaja is the name of the little fried papdis made of what is essentially flaky pastry and what the restaurant…

Cafe Delhi Heights

Still reeling the crowds in Serves Indian, western snacks and one-dish meals Atmospherics: When this, the very first branch of Café Delhi Heights, opened, it took the city by storm with its wildly alternative appeal and its bold menu that dared to be different (read: cater to a demographic that was hitherto ignored). Then, there…