Food & Beverages

16 Best Restaurants In Delhi For The Ultimate Food Experience

By Aditya Ganjoo

Updated June 21, 2018 8 min read

If you're a hardcore foodie, then you know that finding the best restaurant in Delhi is like picking a needle from a haystack. But luckily for you, we've already done the groundwork! Here's a list of the best restaurants in Delhi (Places to visit in Delhi: Dilli Darshan), divided into categories according to individual tastes. You can thank us later.

Best Romantic Restaurants

1. The Rose Café

Best restaurants in delhi

This cosy Victorian-style cafe offers light meals and freshly prepared desserts. The location and ambience of this place make you feel like you’re having food in some sleepy town in a European country. The view of their beautiful garden makes the experience even more surreal. Head out here on a date for a guaranteed good time.


Highlights: Outdoor Seating, Cosy Ambience
Must-Haves: Mezze Platter, Waffles
Cost For Two: Rs. 1,300
Cuisine: Continental, Italian, and Mediterranean
AddressSaket, Delhi (Get Directions)


2. Sevilla - The Claridges

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If you're willing to splash some cash, then Sevilla has the perfect setting for a romantic date. The interiors are beautifully done to capture the essence of Spain. The soothing music sets the mood and is soft enough for you to easily have conversations with your partner. When it comes to food, do try one of their famed wood-fired pizzas. You won't be disappointed!

Highlights: Romantic, Outdoor Seating
Must-Haves: Chicken Pizza, Patata Bravas, Sangria
Cost For Two: Rs. 4,500
Cuisine: Spanish, Italian
AddressAurangzeb Road, Delhi (Get Directions)


Best Pocket-Friendly Restaurants

3. The Big Yellow Door
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This gem of a place is great for hanging out with your buddies over delicious pastas and burgers. The ambience will transport you to a different world, away from the chaos of Delhi. It's a miracle that this place is so pocket-friendly!

Highlights: Quirky Ambience, Huge Portions
Must-Haves: Bomb Burger, Butter Chicken Pasta, Butterscotch Shake
Cost For Two: Rs. 600
Cuisine: Italian, Fast Food
AddressSatyaniketan, Delhi (Get Directions)


4. Beeryani

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A small place located in the heart of the SDA market near IIT, this joint is popular amongst students as it supplies them with the only two things they desire in life - Beer and Biryani. Apart from having a unique concept, the drinks are cheap and the biryanis are lip-smackingly delicious. Once you visit Beeryani with your friends, you're bound to become a regular.

Highlights: Beer + Biryani
Must-Haves: Handi Biryani, Mojito
Cost For Two: Rs. 700
Cuisine: North Indian, Biryani
AddressSDA, Delhi (Get Directions)


Best 5 Star Restaurants

5. Bukhara

Bukhara has been voted amongst the best restaurants in Asia, and for a good reason. The Dhaba-like ambience and the absence of cutlery ensure that you get a truly Indian eating experience. It's not easy to find a table here so make sure you book in advance.

Best restaurants in delhi
Highlights: Luxury Dhaba Ambience
Must-Haves: Dal Bukhara, Malai Chicken Kebab, Phirni
Cost For Two: Rs. 6,500
Cuisine: North Indian
AddressChanakyapuri, Delhi (Get Directions)


6. Masala Library
Masala Library

This classy, swanky restaurant impresses with its grandiose decor, top notch service and heavenly grub. They truly understand what eating out at a restaurant should be - A visual and gastronomic adventure. The food takes the best elements of the Indian cuisine and gives it a pleasant twist. What's more, the presentation of the food is stunning - You'll feel like you're eating art.


Highlights: 19 Course Meal, Experimental food
Must-Haves: Galauti Kebab, Bun Maska, Mushroom Chai
Cost For Two: Rs. 5,000
Cuisine: Modern Indian
AddressJanpath, Delhi (Get Directions)


Best North Indian Restaurants

7. Chor Bizzare
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As the name suggests, Chor Bizzare's ambience is inspired by a local thieves' market. Everything in the restaurant is made to look like it's been stolen from somewhere. This includes a vintage car in the middle of the restaurant! While the ambience certainly gets full marks, the food is out of this world as well. One of the few places in Delhi which does justice to Kashmiri foodChor Bizarre is bound to steal your heart (pun intended).

Highlights: Vintage Ambience, Kashmiri Food
Must-Haves: Roganjosh, Seekh Kebab, Rajma
Cost For Two: Rs. 2,000
Cuisine: Kashmiri, North Indian, Chinese, Thai, Korean
AddressDaryaganj, Delhi (Get Directions)


8. Punjab Grill

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Punjab Grill’s food and ambience rivals to that of a fine dining restaurant, but without the added cost. Their service is prompt, and the super-friendly staff will make you feel like royalty. The food proportions are huge, so make sure you order accordingly. If you’re craving for a traditional, heavy North Indian meal which is rich in flavors, then look no further.


Highlights: Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Huge Proportions
Must-Haves: Tandoori Gobhi, Butter Chicken,
Cost For Two: Rs. 1,950
Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai
AddressSaket, Delhi (Get Directions)


The best romantic restaurants to take your love interest to are all compiled in one blog post by us here 


Best South Indian Restaurants

9. Carnatic Cafe

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This Dosa paradise is a must for lovers of South Indian food. You just can’t get enough of their crispy dosas. But if you CAN get enough, order a glass of chilled masala buttermilk to make the experience truly divine!


Highlights: Vegetarian, Cosy Ambience
Must-Haves: Malleshwaram 18th Cross, Masoor Dosa, Buttermilk
Cost For Two: Rs. 550
Cuisine: South Indian
AddressNew Friends Colony, Delhi (Get Directions)


10. Thalaivar

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If you’re bored of the regular veg South Indian dishes that most of us usually come across, then Thailavar is going to be a pleasant surprise. Known for their meat-based grub and authentic Kerala dishesThailavar’s take on South Indian cuisine will win you over and ensure you come back for more.

Highlights: Serves South Indian Non-Veg Specialities
Must-Haves: Roast Mutton, Filter Coffee, Appam
Cost For Two: Rs. 800
Cuisine: South Indian, Kerala
AddressHauz Khas, Delhi (Get Directions)


Live Music Restaurants

11. Olive Bar & Kitchen

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For many, Olive Bar & Kitchen has been love at first sight. They're a unique concoction of live events, delicious food, and beautiful decor. As soon as you enter the place, you're bound to be captivated by their aura. The experience is akin to stumbling upon a beautiful island in the middle of nowhere - You forget all your troubles and just enjoy the moment.


Highlights: Romantic Ambience, Outdoor Seating
Must-Haves: Lamb Burger, Mushroom Pizza, Mezze Platter
Cost For Two: Rs. 4,000
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, European
AddressMehrauli, Delhi (Get Directions)


12. Hauz Khas SOCIAL

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Adding a bunch of new flavors to the area's already vibrant setting, it is an enthralling place to be at for new experiences and, as the name suggests, socializing. The casual theme, beautiful rooftop, mesmerizing view of the lake and some of the most happening people come together to create an enchanting ambiance, that is perfect for partying or just hanging out. An excellent range of drinks and toothsome multi-cuisine preparations are served here, in the familiar quirky manner that this outlet's chain is famous for. Must-Have: Veg Club Sandwich and Chilly Paneer Pepper Box.

Highlights: Outdoor seating, Wi-fi place, Open air-seating
Must-Haves: Butter chicken Biryani, Death wings, Thai curry
Cost For Two:  Rs. 1,350
Cuisine: Continental, American, Italian, Thai, Lebanese
AddressHauz Khas Village, Delhi (Get Directions)


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Best Ice Cream Places

13. Wenger's

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This legendary outlet has been around since times immemorial and is still insanely popular. You're not a true Delhiite unless you've tried their mind-blowing, heavenly desserts. The best part is, Wenger's doesn't burn a hole in your pocket! So kiss that diet goodbye and hog-like there's no tomorrow.


Highlights:  Legendary Desserts, Pocket-Friendly
Must-Haves: Cream Cake, Blueberry Waffles, Rum pastry
Cost For Two: Rs. 400
Cuisine: Bakery, Desserts, Fast Food
AddressConnaught Place, Delhi (Get Directions)


14. Natural Ice Cream
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Natural is for ice creams what nirvana is for humans: It's the ULTIMATE destination. We've been all over the city, but have still not found a match for the fruit ice creams that Natural is so famous for. The only con of visiting this place is that there are so many options available, you'll wish you had a black hole for a stomach.


Highlights: Fruit Ice Creams
Must-Haves: Anjeer Ice Cream, Coffee Walnut, Mango Sundae
Cost For Two: Rs. 150
Cuisine: Ice Cream
AddressConnaught Place, Delhi (Get Directions)


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Best Pubs

15. Lord of the Drinks 

Best restaurants in delhi

A cool and laid-back lounge with a fully stocked bar filled with a fine alcohol collection. The ambience makes you feel like you're bang in the middle of Game of Thrones, which makes things all the more interesting. The best time to head to LOTD is during IPL season. Things get crazy!

Highlights: Medieval Ambience, Variety in Drinks
Must-Haves: Chicken Curry, Mezze Platter, LIIT
Cost For Two: Rs. 1,950
Cuisine: Italian, Chinese, European, North Indian and American
AddressConnaught Place, Delhi (Get Directions)


16. Summer House Cafe
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If you're a party animal, this place is exactly what you've been looking for. With its unique blend of cocktails, wild parties, and good music, Summer House Cafe has something for everyone. Have memorable conversations on their terrace, or dance the night away with your partner during their Salsa night.

Highlights: Musical Events, Rooftop Seating, Karaoke
Must-Haves: Keema Pav, Penne Arrabiata, Waffles
Cost For Two: Rs. 1,850
Cuisine: Italian, Continental
AddressHauz Khas, Delhi (Get Directions)


If you are confused about where to head this weekend, read our blog on the top 5 newly opened bars in Delhi/NCR. 


What are the best budget restaurants in Delhi?

Cafe brown sugarchowringee lane, big yellow doorRicos, QD's

What are the best Family restaurants in Delhi?

Soda Bottle opener walaTamra, DakshinBarbeque NationSmoke House Deli

What are the best roof-top restaurants in Delhi?

10 Beautiful Rooftop Restaurants In Delhi To Relax On Lovely Winter Evenings

What are the romantic restaurants in Delhi?

Top 13 Romantic Restaurants In Delhi/NCR For A Perfect First Date

Where to go in Delhi for a good fine-dine experience or date?

 Lodhi- The WaterfrontLavaashSky Lounge 

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