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Travel Back In Time - Best Retro-Themed Restaurants In Delhi-NCR

By Sonam Satija

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 5 min read

Let's go back in time, get the real-retro and vintage vibes at these restaurants & cafes in Delhi-NCR. It's all about pop art, vintage cars, retro ambience and so much more. Here are 7 Retro-themed restaurants in Delhi-NCR which will bring back fond memories and get the real pop vibes out.


1. Garam Dharam

Garam Dharam is every Dharmendra fan’s haven for food. Known for its offbeat desi dhaba ambiance and interesting twist on food, Garam Dharam immediately captures you with its unique rustic decor, Sholay-themed bike, and DJ truck. It's definitely one of the best restaurants in Connaught Place - one should totally take their friends and family out to Garam Dharam for a hearty meal. Binge on the best butter chicken only at Garam Dharam as their specialties focuses on North Indian

Photo Courtesy: Garam Dharam


Popular For: Dharmendra Inspired, Dhaba Ambience

Must-Haves: Kadhi Pakoda, Chicken Kali Mirch, Tandoori Chaat

Cost For Two: Rs. 1300

Cuisine: North Indian

Address: M-16, Ground Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place (Get Directions)


2. Filmy Café and Bar

If bollywood makes you love retro then you've got to visit this cafe - It is the perfect destination for all the movie buffs as the interiors are quirky and innovative with filmy dialogues written on the walls along with props like Aamir Khan's PK radio and war helmet from 300 kept around. Must haves from the menu are dishes like Chicken Malai Tikka or Soya Chaap (in case if you are a veggie). Their biriyanis cannot be given a miss.



Photo Courtesy: Filmy Cafe & Bar


Highlights: Filmy Themed Cafe, Live Music, Live Sports Screening

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Continental

Must-Haves: Biryani, Kadhai Paneer, Chilli Chicken, Mojito, Kathi Roll, Walnut Brownie, Bhatti Ka Murgh

Cost For Two: INR 1200 (approx.)

Address: H-Block, First floor, PVR Plaza Cinema Building, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - (Get Directions)



3. Detroit Cafe

Have you ever fantasized about being in one of those classic movies with vintage cars and ambiance that intimated the style of a previous era? Get ready to have your heart pumping fast as you approach the premise of the new Detroit bar. You'll be thrilled to see the Vintage car themed seating arrangement. Once you have relived the city of Michigan, you'll be startled by the DJ console which has a tailored addition of the front of a bus. Doesn't that already make Detroit having one of the best-themed bars in Delhi? Well, the answer is yes. With amazing wall hangings of vintage cars to a stage for live performances, there isn't a thing that won't uplift your mood.


Photo Courtesy: Detroit


Highlights: Serves Alcohol, Vintage Theme, Great Interiors, Match Screening, Take Away, Dance Floor 

Cuisine: Multi-Cuisine

Must-Haves: Vintage Mumbai Soya Wings, Hatchback Potatoes, Detroit Dogs, Chicken in a Blanket, Cris Crox

Cost For Two: Rs.1800

Address: F-40 2nd-floor, inner circle, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi (Get Directions)


4. 21 Gun Salute

21 Gun Salute is a beautiful multi-cuisine restaurant where you are welcomed by a royal vintage car. It is based on the royal palace theme and if you are charmed by the Rajwada culture and royal heritage, then this should be on your must-visit places. It offers different seating areas as per customer's needs and all are fabulously themed in sync with royal Rajasthani interiors. The restaurant is decorated with beautiful chandeliers and has various antique pieces of the 17th and 18th century.retro-themed_restaurants_Gurgaon_21_gun_salute_image

Photo Courtesy: 21 Guns Salute


Highlights: Royal Palace Theme,Happy Hours, Full Bar

Cuisine: Rajasthani, North Indian, Mughlai, Asian, Continental

Must-Haves: Rajwadi Chaat, Matar Tikki, Manchow Soup, Murg Tikka Mirza Hussaini, Chilli Chicken

Cost For Two: INR 2050 (approx.)

Address: 1st Foor, SCO 35 & 36, Sector 29 (Get Directions)


5. Superstar Cafe

The unique concept of Bollywood theme makes this place outstanding. Living upto its name Superstar Cafe in Satyaniketan, has a red carpet entrance which makes its visitors feel like a superstar. The interior is very innovatively designed and decorated with posters of bollywood stars. It offers Continental, American and Italian cuisines. The whole bollywood vibe brings back the retro theme in the ambience of this cafe.


Photo Courtesy: Superstar


Highlights:  Filmy-Themed Cafe, Live Music, Live Sports Screening, Board Games

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese

Must-Haves: Peri Peri Pizza, Red Sauce Pasta, Housefull Nachos and Browie shakes

Cost For Two: INR 500 (approx.)

Address: 288, First Floor, Near Venkateswara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi - (Get Directions)


6. Chor Bizarre

This one is not really retro but only the lines of vintage themed - Chor Bizarre, as the name says, is inspired by the theme of ‘thieves market’ and even the menu has a mix of different authentic dishes from various parts of our country. The furnishings and decor items are collected from various bazaars of India and have been beautifully arranged. It is done to inspire diners to explore the wealth of objects just like the bazaar and thus is this outlet's name. The interiors of this place will surely take you back in time and the outlet has retro classical music playing in the background.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_chor_bizarre_image

Photo Courtesy: Chor Bizarre


Highlights: Full Bar, Prompt Service

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Papad Platter, Veg. Biryani, Masala Mojito, Mutton Roganjosh, Dal Makhani

Cost For Two: INR 500 (approx.)

Address: Bikaner House, Near India Gate, Pandara Road (Get Directions)

Suggested Read:

1. The Best Places To Chill In And Around North Campus 

2. Drink The Night Away At These 10 Best Pubs In Delhi

3. The Ultimate Guide To The Best Cafes In Delhi-NCR - We've Got It ALL covered for you!


Q: Which are the best places for coffee in Delhi? 

A: Blue Tokai - Saket, Cafe Tesu, Kaffa Cerrado, Barista, Starbucks


Q. Which outlets are the best to have a Sunday Brunch?

A. K3, Piso 16, Pluck, Olive Bar & Kitchen


Q: Which are the best restaurants in Delhi?

A: Parikrama, Dhaba By Cladridges, Perch Wine & Bar, Bercos, Pind Balluchi


Q: Which are the best rooftop restaurants in Delhi?

A: Cafe 27, Uncultured, QLA, Sky High, Kylin, Lavaash By Saby

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