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Dine Under The Stars At These Rooftop Cafes In Delhi

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - March 1, 2021 7 min read

While Delhi may lack the thrill of mountain backdrops or the calmness of babbling brooks, I'd still count it in the list of the best metropolis in the country to have a lovely dinner under the stars. For one thing, there are as many rooftop cafes and restaurants as there are people in the city. Our assumption isn't an exaggeration, in fact, it's the truth. I mean, think about it. From Hudson Lane to Satyaniketan, Dwarka, Mehrauli, South Delhi and more... there are countless places to go to and hundreds of options to choose from when it comes to picking the best rooftop cafe in Delhi. 

 

And don't worry about the view, because D-town has got it all. Cafes overlooking a lake. Restaurants blessed with the panorama of Qutub Minar and other charming monuments & forts. Famous eateries adorned with beautiful lights, tasteful decor and drool-worthy food. 

 

So, here's a list of the 15 best rooftop cafes in Delhi you wouldn't regret spending time in.

 

 

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It is a luxurious fine dining restaurant extremely famous for its delightful cocktails and an amazing rooftop area with some stunning views. They even have an open courtyard which is done up pretty well with warm golden lights and quirky seating. The place adds elegance and charm factor to this exquisite list of the best rooftop cafes in Delhi. 

 

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Popular for its urbane rooftop seating, The Sky High is not only one of the best rooftop cafes in Delhi but also a great spot to take your bae for a  candlelight dinner. The place offers an extensive range of multi-cuisine preparations and a well-curated selection of liquor varieties you don't want to miss out on. The serene atmosphere, coupled with cordial service, soulful live music, good food, and good booze, is just what is needed for an uplifting mood. Do try their Peri Peri Pizza and Dal Makhani.

 

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Popular for their lip-smacking Chinese fare, this place is a real-deal for Asian food lovers. There's a sufficient variety on their menu which is both lip-smacking and affordable. The prompt services are quick to fix for hunger pangs and the view is extremely heart-warming. We highly recommended their chilli garlic noodles, Schezwan prawns and Khao Suey. Kylin Express is a must-try rooftop cafe in Delhi where you can have a memorable romantic candlelight dinner with your better half. 

 

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What happens when Armenian food is prepared with Bengali influences and the entire cafe reeks of blue & white hue? We'll let Lavaash By Saby tell you that. This rooftop cafe in Delhi is known for its out-of-the-world food, Mediterranean influences on their interior, and an alluring ambience hard to forget. Now, if you decide to drop by this beautiful place, don't forget to try their - The Egg Devil, the Pumpkin Manti, Chicken Kalagyosh, the dark chocolate mousse.

 

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Find rustic and classic ambience, mesmerizing Latin music and delicious food ruled by authentic Italian flavours at one of the best rooftop cafes in Delhi... Amalfi. It's a romantic restaurant with a charm of its own and dishes prepared by Gods. Don't believe us? Try their spaghetti, pizza Basilico and mocktails, and tell us we're wrong. 

 

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Whatever may be the occasion, we Indians need no excuses to drink our body weight. Dramz is one such rooftop cafe in Delhi where you can enjoy your favourite drinks with yummy appetizers on the side. The menu is stacked with a wide array of choices in the area. However, if your cravings aren't that tidbit, you should definitely try their Spaghetti in Alfredo, Kadhai Paneer, Lamb Chicken Tikka, Paneer and Hummus.

Sidebar: Do end your evening with their Gulkand Nitro Ice-cream and make the most of the great view!

 

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Looking for a rooftop cafe in Delhi where you can be a part of the crowd, nibble on street food and still be in a fancy restaurant? Well, look no more. Here's Lakhori Haveli in Chandni Chowk fulfilling all your demands. Make the most of the stellar view of Jama Masjid, the Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Lal Mandir, the Red Fort and the kids flying colourful kites or indulging in games like Kabootarbaazi on a faraway terrace. And if this wasn't enough, the restaurant also promised to satiate your palette with Chandni Chowk famous delicacies and rich Mughlai cuisine. 

 

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Wasn't it daunting enough that Biharis excel in education and traditional delicacies that now they have a famous rooftop cafe in Delhi? Oh yes! Potbelly Rooftop Cafe has earned its reputation by being the best authentic Bihari restaurant in the city. It's also a book cafe, so you can sit with your favourite book and hog on their traditional thalis and other mouth-watering food from their cuisine such as Litti Chokha, Tehri, Sarso Machhli and so on. Take your Bihari friend who's been homesick to this place and they'll love you for this. 

 

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Set atop the Le Meridien hotel, this fine-dining restaurant provides one of the most breathtaking views of Lutyens Zone (Rashtrapati Bhawan premises). The interiors are the stuff of luxury, the staff is super courteous and the dishes are a piece of art. This rooftop cafe in Delhi is known for its gourmet menu and phenomenal desserts. You miss out on this and you've experienced the city a little less than Belvedere's customers.  

 

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A bar slash lounge tucked in Kailash Colony is one of the best rooftop cafes in Delhi with a terrace that offers a splendid view. The ambience is cosy and the food is exquisite. You'll find a good mix of Continental, Oriental, Italian, Mughlai and Indian cuisines in their menu. And I don't have to say this twice that Cafe 27 is a must-visit place for every foodie. 

 

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Auro Kitchen & Bar is a laidback nightspot in the party hub of D-town a.k.a Hauz Khas. The place is always a buzz with foodies who appreciate their compact international menu and party-people looking to have a good time with a lineup of regular music performances. The ambience is mesmerizing, and the crowd is wonderful. It offers delicious Modern Indian and Continental delicacies. The staff is welcoming and the service is top-notch. If you're looking for an unforgettable rooftop cafe experience in Delhi, this is it. 

 

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With spacious premises divided into a lounge, a sunlit indoor area, an open terrace, and a charming rooftop cafe, this joint is the destination of choice for booze-fuelled parties and quiet romantic brunches. The menu offers a well-curated list ranging from Chinese to Continental, Italian cuisines and more. The place amongst others also has an extensive liquor catalog and refreshing Hookah varieties. It's a rooftop cafe in Delhi, worthy of its name. 

 

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Known for its brilliant rooftop seating and happening ambience, Radio Station is a preferred choice for a chill time in the city. The joint offers a plethora of dishes ranging from North Indian to Continental, Chinese and Italian cuisines. There are plenty of liquor choices available, including yummy cocktails. And even though the rooftop area is most appreciated but the interior space is pretty smashing too. The overall decor is pretty nice and the seating is ample. We can safely say that this place is one of the best rooftop cafes in Delhi. 

 

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If pretty rooftop cafes in Delhi is what you're looking for, Romeo Lane is one of the best. With a multi-tier and beautiful terrace setting, the place catches the eyes of a lot of Delhiites looking for romantic date spots or a place to enjoy the weather. Their wall-art, lights, artefacts and food is amazing. 

 

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Overlooking the famous Hauz Khas Lake, Mia Bella is the most romantic rooftop cafes in Delhi. Now, I've been to this cafe once but I still cannot get over how beautiful it is. The food, the lighting, the tables, the music... everything is in perfect sync with the vibe of the place. However, if you're only there for the food, their Artichoke Pizza and Chicken Stroganoff is to die for.

 


Here's a point of view we can all agree upon... the best rooftop cafe in Delhi not only have an amazing view but delicious food. And we think that's worth trying. 


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