35 Bars and Restaurants
Olive Bar and Kitchen, Mehrauli
A brunch so lovely, we’d stick it in a martini.
Indigo Deli, DLF CyberCity
A Reuben so good, you'll even go to Gurgaon for it.
Diva Italian, GK2
Ritu Dalmia’s main lair. Need we say more?
Diva Spiced, Meharchand Market
Red hot (birds-eye) chili peppers.
Perch, Khan Market & Vasant Vihar
Sit here all day with your flat white, and then switch to martinis.
Smoke House Deli, Hauz Khas Village
Breakfast, booze and Basrai doodles.
SodaBottleOpenerWala, Khan Market, CyberHub, Mall of India
Eat, drink, and make berry (pulao).
Guppy, Lodhi Colony
Sushi never looked so good.
Fig & Maple, GK-II
Spend weekend afternoons Frenching the Dolores Park toast.
Ek Bar, Defense Colony
Drinks and masala papad, AD Singh style.
The Fatty Bao, RK Puram
Ramen seated for mod Asian, scarlet and slick.
Cafe Diva, GK1
The queen of Italian serves up amazing ravioli to go with your razai shopping.
Lavaash by Saby, Mehrauli
Armenian-Bengali dishes, view of the Qutub and plenty of ladies who lunch.
PizzaExpress, All Outlets
For the true value of pie.
The Piano Man Jazz Club, Safdarjung Enclave
So hip it hurts. Easy on the ears, though.
La Bodega, Khan Market
Great Mexican dishes served by a World Banker, right in the middle of “Khan”.
PCO, Vasant Vihar
You know when that hotline bling / that can only mean one thing.
Mamagoto, All branches
The dragon that slayed Chinjabi.
The Hungry Monkey, Safdarjung Enclave
We never say that a place has a good vibe. But really, this place has a good vibe.
As always, the little sister is even hotter.
Ping's Café Orient, Lodhi Colony
The other PCO – you know what we say about little sisters.
Depot29, Safdarjung Enclave
Great music to wash down big burgers. Can’t ask for much more than that.
Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Saidulajab
Get Chic-magalur with the most fragrant coffee in Delhi.
Lady Baga, Connaught Place
Dig deep into a chorizo-infused Bloody Marianna trench.
Coast Café, Hauz Khas Village
The only place where the prawn moilee is as good as the pomegranate martini.
The Dirty Apron, Safdarjung Enclave
Best. Rooftop. Ever.
The Toddy Shop, Hauz Khas Village
Mallu food and a rock n’ roll vibe.
Summerhouse Café, Hauz Khas Village
Site of the secret Coldplay gig and other amazing shenanigans.
Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu, Adchini
Cool Bombay girl, cool Bombay food. You know you want it.
Thai Crate, Home Delivery
Curry favourite of the staying-in set.
Bun Intended, GK1
Super fresh burgers with names like Dizzy Duck and Lamb of God, plus chocolate milkshakes.
Rustom’s Cafe and Bakery, Saket
Mawa cake for days.
Cake Away, Safdarjung Enclave
Frosting for your Delhi winter.
Carnatic Café, GK2
Our Mallu editor’s favourite spot for dosas in Delhi (this might have something to do with the buttery manager).
For when you want to stay in.