Round-up alert: New restaurants in Delhi March 2020 edition, now served.
The love for Japanese cuisine is only growing and the newest to join the bandwagon is Yokoso at The Lodhi. Authentic flavours with millennial touches is what you’ll find here, with the young Chef Shubham Thakur at the helm. He also does an omakase menu, i.e., a customised menu based on the produce of the day. The regular menu is divided into small and large plates, sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, soups, and noodles. The Shira Ae (salad), salmon kale cups, miso soup, and seabass with mustard sauce are our picks. Don’t forget to wash it all down with the plum sake from their special sake menu.
Price: Rs 7,000 plus taxes, for two. Other details here.
In recent years Delhi’s South Indian offerings have gone beyond idli, sambar, dosa, vada. This welcome change continues to grow with Padmanabham, a vegetarian South Indian restaurant with cuisines from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In the busy lanes of Janpath, it’s ideal for that quick lunch break as well as large family gatherings. The fast-moving restaurant follows the theme of South Indian kitchens—no extra fuss & frills, just good food and quick service. Along with a la carte, each day of the week has a thali from one of the four states. Four different chefs from each state have developed the respective food sections, bringing the food at Padmanabh closest to what you get down south.
Price: Rs 700 plus taxes, for two. Other details here.
Fig at Museo
In the by lanes near Galleria, Fig at Museo has come at Gurugram’s own camera museum. A quaint place setting, it offers café food, Italian, healthy bowls, and Asian dishes, along with a selection of Indian and international coffee roasts. The Crunchy Buttermilk Chicken Burger is worth writing home about, as are the fries and the mint chutney that come with it. This pet-friendly café is perfect for the Instagram generation.
Price: Rs 1,500 plus taxes, for two. Other details here.
The Piano Man Jazz Club in Gurugram has a new dining space, The Groove. With cuisines from Europe and Asia, they are catering to all dietary needs—gluten-free, low carb, vegan, egg-free options. DIY tacos, avocado toast, chorizo, panuzzo sandwiches, pastas, burrito bowls, decadent desserts such as cheesecake and tiramisu are just few of the dishes on the menu. Comfort flavours are promised in the chef’s special brunch as well, which has signature pizzas, dumplings, beer, and more.
Price: Rs 1,800 plus taxes, for two. Other details here.
When Indian Accent had to shift base from The Manor, it wasn’t the best news for this OG boutique hotel. However, they’re back with a new modern Indian restaurant: In-Q. The a la carte menu is complemented by their chef’s tasting menu, which can be paired with wine of tea. Avocado and wasabi puchka, ‘snow balled’ srikhand, tofu parantha, and such atypical takes on Indian food is what you’ll find at this fine dine restaurant.
Price: Rs 4,000 plus taxes, for two. Other details here.
In the tony restaurant district of Mehrauli, Diablo is the latest in the Qutub Minar neighbourhood. Fun, millennial décor welcomes you to this Mediterranean restaurant. They also have Turkish and Iranian cuisines, with the devil (diablo) being a theme. Light salads, indulgent kebabs, grills, breads, and hummus is beautifully paired with potent cocktails. Headed for a fun evening with friends? Put Diablo on your list.
Price: Rs 2,000 plus taxes, for two. Other details here.
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