Delhi's food landscape is very rich and vibrant as is. The capital city has much to offer to connoisseurs of all kinds of foods, drinks and global as well as desi cuisines. Perhaps there's a bit too much competition posed by restaurants, cafes and pubs, in a city where even hole-in-the-wall eateries pull huge crowds. Delhiites love food and we're willing to experiment with our tastes as well, but with the city milling with umpteen restaurants and more opening every other week, it's difficult to decide which places are our favourites. However, we make the job easier for you, by bringing you new and attention-worthy restaurants every month.
Here are five new restaurants in Delhi and NCR that you must check out this month:
1. Tanoshii Trail
Sushi lovers in town have a new place to head to, with Tanoshii Trail in Greater Kailash. With aesthetic décor inspired from Asian countries, Tanoshii is a haven for authentic flavours from Japan, China, Thailand and Malaysia. They have plenty of options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians and even have a conveyor belt that delivers food straight from the kitchen to the customers' tables. The concept is fresh and the food is hearty and delicious. They also serve some innovative mocktails, including a signature non-alcoholic beer.
Where: M-18, First floor, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 1 (GK1), New Delhi
Cost for 2: ₹1,400 (Exclusive of taxes)
Olive's All Day Café in Gurgaon is pulling huge crowds in CyberHub, all thanks to its vast menu and youthful vibe. The food is delicious and the ambience is just perfect for an informal and relaxed Sunday brunch with friends or family. The menu, designed by seasoned chef Jyotika Malik, encourages you to experiment with tastes and flavours, without intimidating you. The food here is always the focus, but the ambience is what will probably make you keep coming back to Olly.
Where: Shop 101, First Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Tower 8th Rd, DLF Cyber City Phase II, Sector 24, Gurugram
Cost for 2: ₹ 1,500 (plus taxes)
As is reflected by its name, Greenr is a café that promotes sustainability and clean-eating. Needless to say, the café only serves vegetarian food. Founders Mohit Yadav and Nitin Dixit aim at bringing into focus plant-based proteins, in order to give us nutritious, delicious, and sustainable alternatives to meat. This is why the menu contains protein-rich vegetarian preparations like Shroomballs with mushrooms and red kidney beans, Tofu Amaranth, Hemproot with hemp seeds and beetroot, PeaPro with mashed green peas and cashews, etc. This place promises to be a hot favourite of vegetarians and vegans of Delhi and NCR.
Where: 01, 32nd Avenue, Sector 15, Gurgaon
Cost for 2: ₹ 1,100 (plus taxes)
4. Verandah Moonshine
Punjabi Bagh has a new courtyard-themed Indian restaurant, which will give you an excuse to step out of your homes during the weekend and spend some quality time with your friends and family. Restaurateur Ankit Tayal's Verandah Moonshine has a breezy ambience with swing-like seats and greenery, giving the customers an open terrace kind of feel. Chef Pawan Bisht has designed the menu here and it features some of your desi favourites from across the subcontinent. These include Gunpowder Chicken Boti Appam, Kerala-style Tandoori Prawns, Chicken Botti Kebabs, Pav Bhaji etc. They also have fusion dishes like Chinese dosa and Bombay Mawa Cheesecake.
Where: 2/85, 3rd Floor, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh
Cost for 2: ₹ 1,500 (plus taxes)
5. Sly Granny
A new granny had made Khan Market her home and although she's quite sly, she promises to feed you well, just like your own granny. This is Sly Granny's second outlet, after the success of the Bengaluru one, and the food here has been inspired from European cuisines. The walls are adorned with eclectic art pieces and according to culinary director Chef Jani Duggal, the USP of the restaurant is the quality and freshness of ingredients used in the food. They have an elaborate alcohol menu including a wide variety of wines, whiskies, vodkas and liqueurs, as well as some mocktails for the teetotalers.
Where: 4, Khan Market, New Delhi
Cost for 2: ₹ 2,000 with alcohol (plus taxes)
Did we miss out on your favourite new restaurant, café or pub? Let us know in the comments sections below!
About Sakshita KhoslaSakshita loves the finer things in life including food, books and coffee, and is motivated by self-indulgence and her love for words. When not writing, she can be found huddled in the corner of a cosy cafe with a good book, caffeine and her own thoughts for company.