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Capital Indulgence

3 Nov 2021 by Akanksha Maker

Being a top destination for business and leisure travel, Delhi welcomes a mix of international and Indian travellers. The Indian capital is well known for its range of F&B outlets that hail travellers from across the world. Nestled in its premium hotels are these fine restaurants that we’ve handpicked for your next trip to the capital. Whether you’re visiting for business, leisure or both, these restaurants make for ideal venues for entertaining business partners, a meal with family or even some indulgence just by yourself.

AnnaMaya at Andaz Delhi

AnnaMaya inspires guests to “Eat Mindful. Shop Artisanal. Raise Awareness”. A combination of two elements, Annapurna- the goddess of food, and Maya – the goddess of magic, AnnaMaya is created as a European food-hall that serves original cuisines with a contemporary touch. Across the restaurant’s beverage bar is a salad bar that’s dressed with fresh aloe vera plants and micro greens stored in temperature controlled cabinets. Known for its fresh ingredients and enigmatic cooking techniques, the live kitchen and tandoor section is where artisanal items and fresh produce is converted into delicious dishes. Spicy mango curry with Kerala red rice, amaranth paratha with kumaoni pickle and banyard millet khichdi are some of its signature dishes. annamayadelhi.com

Bukhara at ITC Maurya, A Luxury Collection Hotel, New Delhi

The romance of the rugged north west frontier of India comes alive at this authentic Indian restaurant that’s highly renowned worldwide for its food and service. You can’t go to Bukhara and not have its signature dal Bukhara that’s simmered overnight on a slow charcoal fire and finished with cream and a dollop of unsalted butter. Naan Bukhara, sikandari raan and barrah kebab are some fo the other dishes you should keep in mind on your visit here. This restaurant is known for its no cutlery dining experience however if you feel more comfortable with cutlery the staff would be happy to assist you with the same. A meal at Bukhara is an escape to the north west frontier province of erstwhile India with not just its food but also the ambience. itchotels.com

Dilli 32 at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

This restaurant presents an amalgamation of legendary Indian heritage and meticulous craftsmanship. Dilli 32 is an Indian speciality restaurant that showcases flavours and aromas from various princely states of india. Boasting of homegrown flavours that focus on Awadhi and north west frontier cuisine, the restaurant’s dishes include the chicken 65, Rampuri tikka, tandoori prawns, dal tadka, egg curry, a signature “dal dilli 32” and mutton pulao. If you’re feeling indulgent, go for a regional thali which features a balanced meal with an appetiser, kebab, regional curry with rice, dal, assorted Indian breads and dessert. Dilli 32 is also famed for its premium selection of beverages including shahi shikanji and childhood favourites such as “banta” with homemade salts. theleela.com

Food Exchange at Novotel New Delhi Aerocity

Food Exchange is the culinary backbone of the hotel. The all-day dining restaurant proves a very convenient spot for travellers to either grab a quick meal or relish a full three-course affair. The restaurant’s menu has an eclectic mix of delicacies from North Indian, South Indian and Continental cuisines. One can savour their mini raj kachoris, tandoori lamb chops, black puffed rice crusted spicy king prawns and so much more. The decor is contemporary with an edgy touch to it, with sharp looking lamps and a formal dining arrangement. Various hues of brown are employed in making the space seem more inviting and eye-catching. Their open kitchen is very reassuring as one can see their food being prepared in front of them. all.accor.com

Honk at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity

For all your pan Asian cravings, Honk at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is the place to be. The menu ranges from Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Singaporean to Malaysian! Honk’s speciality is its famous Beijing barbecue from the clay oven. This includes a five spice marinated honey baroque pork belly and a classic peking duck. For seafood aficionados, the fresh catch section features mud crab, sea bass and grouper. You can also devour their meals in a bowl, dim sum, sushi, soothing curries and kushiyaki. A beautiful collection of Chinese teas can be found here. This aesthetically decorated restaurant overlooks a verdant garden that makes for a peaceful dining ambience. all.accor.com

K3 – New Delhi’s Food Theatre at JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi, Aerocity

K3 caters to guests seeking a versatile culinary experience with an enticing buffet-style menu. This popular Aerocity restaurant showcases live kitchens serving Asian, Indian and Mediterranean cuisines. The all-day dining restaurant has been conceptualised like a food theatre with three live kitchens showcasing three distinct cuisines: North Indian, Cantonese and Tuscan. Each kitchen has a wide spread with offerings pertaining to each cuisine, authentically handcrafted by their three specialty Chefs to tantalise your tastebuds with a fine buffet or a la carte dining experience. marriott.com

La Piazza at the Hyatt Regency Delhi

When La Piazza first opened its doors to guests in 1994, it caused a stir in the culinary world. The restaurant’s authentic Italian offerings introduced Delhi to Italy’s famous regional delicacies, different kinds of pastas as well as the famous gelato. Using farm-fresh ingredients and imported Italian produce, the trattoria-style restaurant has curated multiple menus featuring extraordinary Italian delicacies. La Piazza functions on the primary principle of delivering the freshest food to their guests. Hence, they take their farm-to-table concept very seriously. Each dish is put together with the chef’s expertise and only fresh, authentic ingredients which makes for a highly memorable dining experience. The restaurant’s design emulates the spirit and vibrance of the quintessential Italian countryside eatery and lures guests in with its rustic charm. hyatt.com

Nostalgia at 1911 Brasserie at The Imperial New Delhi

Nostalgia at 1911 Brasserie is an ideal set up for an evening in the past. The brasserie pays homage to the classic European menu in an old-world ambience. It first welcomed guests in 2011 as an ode to 100 the year celebration of Delhi with a selection of classic western dishes. While the walls of the restaurant greet you with black and white photographs of music icons, legendary Hollywood stars in the midst of royalties, the soft piano notes make sure that your experience is truly an enchanting one. The traditional delicacies are flambeed with cognac on the gueridon trolley, adding not only culinary drama but taking you back to the yesteryears. Set against the traditional and rare European theme, the restaurant promises you a delightful getaway from contemporary to classic. theimperialindia.com

Sevilla at The Claridges

With an ambience that reflects the essence of Mediterranean cities, Sevilla is deemed to be one of the most romantic restaurants in town. Avid wine lovers will be spoilt for choice at this restaurant as guests can choose from150 global wines. The wines when paired with the restaurant’s signature dishes like beetroot risotto, patata bravas and cordero that come together seamlessly for an extremely delightful dining experience. The restaurant is ideal for special occasions when one is looking forward to treating their loved one to a memorable meal. Sevilla, with its fresh, authentic offerings will take your tastebuds on a beautiful journey to the shores of the Mediterranean. claridges.com

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi

For a classic Oriental dining experience, Shang Palace at Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi is an obvious choice. Shang Palace is also the hotel brand’s signature dining outlet which makes it even more special. The restaurant serves authentic Sichuan, Cantonese and Yunnan cuisine with a wide selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian signature dishes, including signature Beijing roast duck. If you’re a fan of dim sum, you can opt for its Shangtastic Dim Sum Dinner that offers a selection of ten handmade baked, fried or steamed dim sums, along with signature clay pot dishes, staples and desserts. Lamb potsticker, chicken xiao long bao and prawn dumpling with caviar are some of our recommendations here. shangpalacenewdelhi.com

Orient Express at Taj Palace, New Delhi

Named after a famous train that ran between Munich, Budapest and Giurgiu (Romania), Orient Express is a charming restaurant that vicariously journeys down picturesque routes to serve memorable gastronomic experiences. Caviar with accompaniments, lobster bisque, Dutch asparagus soup, Balik salmon and mille feuille are some of the dishes you can indulge in here. In mains, go for lobster ravioli, black pomfret, corn fed chicken or a centre cut steak! The menu also boasts of an array of pasta including homemade linguini and potato gnocchi along with parmesan risotto and goat cheese ravioli. A selection of European cheese is an ideal way to end your extravagant European meal here. tajhotels.com

Yi Jing at Sheraton New Delhi – A Luxury Collection Hotel

Yi Jing is a Chinese restaurant noted for their incorporation of traditional cooking techniques and unique ingredients used in a refreshing and inventive way. “Yi” means “to change” and “Jing” refers to “the classic”. It is representative of a cuisine philosophy that amalgamates simplicity with contemporary interpretations spanning across the diverse regions of China. The menu celebrates dominant culinary traditions from the Sichuan and Hunan provinces. The highlights of this restaurant are its pan Chinese culinary line up ranging from their intricately handcrafted dim sum, deftly pulled handmade noodles to barbecued specialties, immersive tastes from the wokery and delectable desserts that are comforting and adventurous at the same time. Guests can immerse themselves in the vibrant environment of Yi Jing and embark on a unique culinary sojourn. marriott.com

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