Located in the famous Manor, the Indian Accent is a wonderful pot-pourri of contemporary Indian cuisine. With an ambiance ever so relaxed and smooth, this restaurant boasts of delicious appetizers and rich Indian dishes. The comfortable seating and the soothing music in the background adds to the restaurant's significance. One must try the Baked Paneer Pinwheel and Duck Khurchan Cornetto for starters; as your main course the Chicken Tikka Meatballs, Pork Belly Tikka, Gongura Masala Prawns would do just fine. And to top it off, the Old Monk Rum Balls will do you justice in the dessert department. Do drop by for an amazing dining experience.
A stalwart in its field, Bukhara remains unchallenged as far as cooking dry meats go. The kebabs are to die for and its dal (an Indian dish), which is cooked for 24 hours over a slow fire, is legendary. Sitting on one of the designer wooden stumps, which match the log house decor of the place, you can enjoy the fascinating scenes of the kitchen. It is separated through a glass partition and the chef can be seen throwing dough in the air and ending up with a perfect circular roomali roti (Indian bread). This restaurant is considered the ultimate place for Frontier food. It is expensive, but worth every penny.
Celebrated restaurateur Sirio Maccioni's legendary New York restaurant needs no introduction among food circles and his foray in Asia, has also met all expectations. The Indian outpost of Le Cirque sits pretty within the plush confines of The Leela Palace New Delhi. The dining room, with its rich wooden hues, ambient lighting and sleek furnishings, is a stylish affair. The outdoor dining area, offering breathtaking city views is a favorite among patrons. The menu offers mix of French and Italian specialties, with a good amount of classics as well as some of the restaurant's favorites including Lobster Risotto, Sirios's Spaghetti "Primavera" among others. The wine list is extensive and offers labels from France and Italy. The wood-dominated bar and lounge area exudes a sophisticated vibe, and offers an array of spirits and cocktails. Reservations are highly recommended.
If you are a tea connoisseur then Cha Bar is one place that you simply cannot miss. In a trendy interior that boasts of the place's love for tea, this cozy cafe entertains locals and travelers alike. At Cha Bar, the selection of teas is exhaustive thus promising something for every taste preference. The menu dictates domestic teas like those sourced from the plantations in Darjeeling and Sikkim to those imported from exotic locations like China, Sri Lanka and even Russia. Served in charming tea pots, these beverages refresh your senses and last forever on your mind. There are delectable snacks to complement the teas, thus keeping your hunger in check. Cha Bar also has a good selection of books to keep you company.
A beautiful dining experience awaits your arrival at the Kylin Skybar. Overlooking the beautiful city, this wonderful terrace lounge makes a perfect setting for an evening with friends or even for a date with someone special. The place is illuminated in soothing, blue undertones and quaint lamps. It is furnished with comfy sofas and see-through, white curtains part every table. On a cool evening, this is an ideal spot to enjoy a glass or two of scotch while soaking in the weather. Kylin Skybar also has an impressive food menu which offers delights like grilled fish, Oriental chicken, Thai curry and more.
Known all over for its music and great atmosphere, the Hard Rock Cafe comes to New Delhi. Located on premises of the DLF Place, the atmosphere here is typical pub like with live bands performing. They often have international upcoming artists coming here to showcase their talents. The place is well decorated with tables, chairs, sofas and a bar serving some excellent drinks. Like in most of their outlets the Long Island Ice Tea tops the menu chart, the stage area is massive with state of the art sound and lighting. On the walls you will find posters of the greatest rock artists and memorabilia are stocked as well. The music here is classic rock from the 80's. The cafe also houses a souvenir shop selling T-shirts and other collections. There is also a separate smoking area.
Tabula Rasa is a restaurant, club and lounge can be expensive, but with choices of meats from the menu that include Wagyu and Kobe, you get your money's worth. Other clientele are mostly other high-rollers, so you may well see some local celebrities or people of particular interest. The overall characteristic of the establishment's interior has a unique Asian fusion feel, and if nothing else, the fully stocked bar will help many club-goers make Tabula Rasa an unforgettable night out on the town.
Located in the midst of the bustling Paharganj Bazaar, Kathmandu Cafe is a quiet little cafe perfect for a quick breakfast or quiet lunch. Serving up a selection of baked goodies as well as a special Nepali lunch thali, it's a good place to check out if you're looking to take a break from the busy bazaar. With Wi-fi available, it's easy to relax over a cup of coffee or freshly brewed tea. The cafe also serves a variety of snacks, small bites and beverages, a nice option if you're in the area and need a break from the busy market.
Delhi's oldest fast-food chain, Nirula's is a well-known and loved chain of restaurants. Popular with locals and tourists alike, this location serves up the usual selection of their famous favorites like pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and other specialities. Popular things to try include the Mutton Burger, Nutty Buddy and Butter Chicken. A house-hold name, Nirula's stirs up nostalgic memories for plenty of Delhi locals, who fondly remember stopping by to enjoy a special treat like their Hot Fudge Sunday. A good place to check out if you're in the neighborhood.
Pabrai is one place that every ice cream fan must explore. This endearing parlor is a local favorite owing to their interesting range of flavors. From classics like chocolate and vanilla to innovative flavors like mocha almond fudge and south Indian coffee are served here. In addition, Pabrai also offers fruity ice creams of which the black grapes, strawberry and muskmelon come most recommended. Bubblegum and Banana Caramel Crunch are other must-try flavors. For those with an adventurous spirit, Pabrai has flavors like black sesame, five spice and cinnamon. Single scoop falls well under INR90, and for an addition INR10 you can enjoy your ice cream in a waffle cone.
Dilli Durbar is the place for affordable, Mughlai food. Where else will hot parathas (Indian bread), biryanis, chicken and dessert cost pittance? It's an efficient restaurant... they want you in but they also want you out fast. The waiting lines can be pretty epic on the weekends.