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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Swagath

      Fish dishes
      This multilevel restaurant is famous for its excellent South Indian cuisine, and above all for its fish. The best-seller is the garlic butter crab – crab prepared with butter, pepper and lots of garlic. Other specialities are the battered, deep-fried king prawns and the pomfret (fish) prepared in a tandoor oven.
      3rd Floor, Malviya Nagar
      Delhi, 110017
      +91 11 4998 1100
      swagath.in
    • Indian Accent

      Part of the Manor Hotel
      Modern versions of Indian classics – that’s what await guests in the Indian Accent. Head chef Manish Mehrotra has already netted a number of gastronomic awards, and the restaurant ditto. There are dishes with goose liver or wild mushrooms, asparagus and scallops, all prepared with sophistication and served in an elegant, unpretentious ambience.
      77 Friends Colony (West)
      New Delhi, 110056
      +91 11 2692 5151
      indianaccent.com
    • Varq

      Tradition meets modern sophistication
      Stylish restaurant in the luxurious Taj Mahal Hotel, serving modern and creative interpretations of Indian cuisine. Excellent: varqui crab, a mousse of crabmeat and coconut wrapped up in crispy filo pastry. Equally good: Pondicherry duck with tender duck meat, crispy skin and coconut sauce.
      1 Mansingh Road
      New Delhi, 110 011
      +91 11 2302 6162
      tajhotels.com
    • Olive Bar & Kitchen

      Romantic garden atmosphere
      This pretty garden restaurant in a historic Mogul villa is a little haven of peace in the middle of the city. White wicker chairs and tables, candlelight and a spreading banyan tree create a romantic atmosphere. The Mediterranean specialities such as goat’s cheese salad, asparagus risotto and roast pork with polenta are fabulous.
      One Style Mile, Mehrauli
      New Delhi, 110030
      +91 11 2957 4444
      olivebarandkitchen.com
    • Gunpowder

      Popular restaurant
      Cool, and rather hidden away. The Gunpowder, which has a very pretty terrace, is on the third floor of an unassuming office building. The kitchen serves mostly fish dishes from the south of the country. The selection is deliberately kept small, but everything tastes wonderful. Simply delicious. Closed on Mondays.
      22 Haus Khaz Village
      New Delhi, 110 016
      +91 11 2653 5700
      gunpowder.co.in
    • Diva Piccola

      Italian haven in the trendy quarter
      Ritu Dalmias owns the Diva Piccola, the Diva Italian and a number of cafés. The Diva Piccola is in the trendy quarter of Hauz Khas. The trattoria is small and intimate, but also chic, relaxed and very much in the spirit of the time. The menu offers pizza, pasta and panini, while Italian evergreens play in the background and the windows offer views of the hustle and bustle on the main street. It’s the perfect spot for a break from sightseeing – and also if you need a break from the Indian food.
      30 Hauz Khas Village
      New Delhi, 110016
      +91 11 4053 6001
      diva-italian.com
    • Café Turtle

      Pretty terrace
      The pretty Café Turtle and its delightful terrace are on the top floor of the well-stocked Full Circle bookshop. It is the perfect place to recover from an extensive shopping tour on Khan Market. As well as coffee and cake, it also serves freshly squeezed juice and curries. Everything is completely healthy – and delicious.
      23 Khan Market
      New Delhi, 110003
      +91 11 2465 5641
      cafeturtle.com
    • Bohème

      Lovely roof terrace
      A hidden gem with a delightful roof terrace and views of the nature reserve and lake. The seats beside the balustrade have the best views; as far as the others are concerned: just lean back in the comfortable seats and enjoy the romantic ambience. Although most guests come for the coffee, the Bohème is also well visited in the evenings.
      D-8, 2nd Floor, D Block Market
      Vasant Vihar
      Delhi, 110057
      +91 11 4905 3292
    • Elma’s Bakery

      Enchanting bakery
      The homemade bread, cakes and gateaux served in this picturesque café taste best with a nice cup of tea. In fact, you'll feel almost as if you were in the English countryside as you deliberate over walnut apple or lemon cheesecake. Heavenly.
      24/1 Hauz Khas Village
      New Delhi, 110016
      +91 11 2652 1020
    • Aqua

      Trendy meeting place
      In the evening, the pool terrace of the stylish Park Hotel transforms into a cosy lounge with palm trees and bright day beds. Delhi’s upper class sits here by candlelight and cool jazz, ordering local Kingfisher beer or French champagne, accompanied by one or the other of the Mediterranean delicacies on the menu.
      15 Parliament Street
      New Delhi, 110001
      +91 11 2374 3000
      theparkhotels.com
    • The Living Room

      Casual
      There is no denying that The Living Room (TKR) probably started all the Hauz Khas hype. The multi-storey establishment is like a comfortable living room, with armchairs, sofas and pleasant corner groups. And the highlight is most definitely the roof terrace, where cocktails and beer are served and there is a brightly mixed menu. There is often live music to provide entertainment and a great atmosphere.
      31 Hauz Khas Village
      New Delhi, 110016
      +91 11 4608 0533
      tlrcafe.com
    • Blue Frog

      Popular club
      The huge club was already a sensation in Bombay, and so was promptly duplicated at the same scale in Delhi. There are often concerts in the evenings at the Blue Frog, while international DJs rock the house on the other nights.
      Mehrauli
      New Delhi, 110030
      +91 11 3080 0300
      bluefrog.co.in