Like many cities in India (Mumbai and Goa excepted), there isn't a thriving nightlife in the city. There are some reasonable nightclubs in South Delhi and Noida, though. But if you want to sit in a quiet place and have a cold beer you're going to be restricted to the over-priced, sanitised environs of the larger, western hotels. 'Bars' just don't exist, really. Beer can be had in most western restuarants but as part of a meal - for example Rodeo or the other eateries on Connaught Place. (Though not TGI Fridays!).
I know that I'm English and the wheels of our country are greased by beer but it was a strange notion to get my head around.
Favorite Dish: Kingfisher is the ubiquitous lager in India and it's not the same as in Europe. It can have a slight chemical taste unless it is very cold (therefore i prefered it a smaller bottles). Cobra is much better but more expensive. Imported beers are rare and very expensive
Good selection of Indian food at a reasonable price. Prompt service and attentive waiters. Alcohol served to persons over 25 (so sign says on wall, although none of our under 25's in the tour group were asked for ID).
Favorite Dish: Tasty butter chicken.
Designed in Ancient Delhi theme. C.O.D.E stands for Cuisine of Old Delhi Exclusive.. Interiors relates to Red Fort and Old Delhi
Favorite Dish: Must try Chicken or Tomato Shorbha under Soup Heading
And Kebabs and Biryanis are speciality here along with Real Indian Delicacies
Kitchen cafe is a rooftop restaurant on the top of Hotel Shelton. It is a Nepali run restaurant with Tibetian, Indian, Chinese and Continental food available.
It is a great place to relax and eat in the wicker chairs whilst enjoying the sunshine. The food is very reasonably priced. Mains 60-110 Rupees.
The staff are friendly. When you are there, why not try your Nepali out on them (look in the back of the menu for the basic words).
Favorite Dish: Tibetian food is great, especially the momo's.
Good meal here me and my wife had good service good price, large restaurant.
One thing spoiled it was the loo's were at the back of the restaurant and we had all westerns walking back and though using the loo's and not eating in the place
This restaurant in the Taj mahal hotel, New Delhi is open to non-residents as well as residents. it has a colonial feel to it with the long floor to ceiling windows with wooden shutters, paintings of lions, tigers and deer on wall panels.
The background muzak was enjoyable and not overwhelming.
The breakfast buffet had breads, fruits, cold cuts, hot dishes, cereals etc
Favorite Dish: The dinner menu was international. We tried both the lentil soup [mulligatawny], which was ordinary and a bit watery , and the plum tomato soup , which was spicey.
One of us had Rogan Josh , a stew which was spicey, supposedly medium spicey,. But the maitre d' noticed my distress and ordered a large bowl of yoghurt to eat with it, which made it not merely bearable, but delicious.
The fish in lemon sauce was also very good.
Located in Connaught Place and convenient to shopping and transportation (including the new Metro), Amber Restaurant serves mostly Mughal and Kashmiri dishes. I've eaten there four (4) times, twice each on my 2004 and 2007 visits.
The interior has a classy, colonial era ambience. There's a small upstairs area with a ceiling so low people standing much above 6 feet might need to bend their heads to walk through it.
Service is attentive without being intrusive. The food is always good. Portions are large but not wastefully so.
All major credit cards are accepted.
On one visit my waiter made a point of telling me that service is not included in the bill.
Favorite Dish: 2007: Fish Butter Masala. The fish was succulent and the sauce just spicy enough to keep one's appetite alive throughout the meal. With plain rice and a Kingfisher -- plus pre-dinner snacks and post-prandial mints -- the cost was Rs 436 (US$11.18 at Rs 38 to US$1).
2004: Tandoori sampler (non-veg). The meat was grilled to perfection and included mutton and chicken pieces. Cost with a Kingfisher and naan: Rs 517 (US$12.31 at Rs 42 to US$1).
The place was not one of the finest, but it was very laid-back and easy-going, and the waiters were great; good and fast service.
We somehow fell in love with the place. We didn't see any other westerners or tourists from any place there; only local men. This is a sign that tells the food is good (if it is crowded by locals). Then also you can be more sure that the food is not stored too long if there are eaters in the restaurant.
I admired the good service; even the owner wanted to come to meet us as we visited the place so many times. He wanted to give his visit card. Later on as we told that we have to leave India soon, the manager/owner came with two small packages. He wanted to give gifts to us; an ashtray to my husband and a small vase to myself. So kind of them! We will never forget this place - neither India. It is really a pity I didn't, for some reason, take a picture of the place.
Favorite Dish: We ate there several times; often some safe (for westerners) good boiled clear soup (chicken- or vegetable soup for instance). The soups tasted great and were fresh.
Also ate main dishes, very good value for the money. Local, Indian food, not too fine; it was easy to go any time of the day and eat practically anything.
Rodeo is the first & the authentic Mexican, Tex-Mex restaurant in Delhi.
The restaurant is located in the more western area (Connaught Place); you need to know the letter of the "block" and the circle (inner or outer) to tell to your rikshaw, tuk tuk or taxi driver. It is a big area.
Nice small restaurant, tex-mex theme and food, male waiters wear black clothes and black hats. Music is nice; from 60's, 70's and 80's; also mixed and more modern later in the evening. The place closes quite early; around 11-12 p.m.
Staff is young and speaks English; are also very friendly and service-minded which is not always the case in Delhi.
Favorite Dish: I took the usual fajitas as I like it so much.
It tasted great, but the portion was too small even to me, a woman who usually eats quite healthy food and not too much.
If you are planning to take a train from Old Delhi Railway Station, make sure to drop by the Comesum Multicuisine Food Plaza.
Favorite Dish: They offer all kind of Indian Dishes, also available for Take Away. The food was very good and comes at low prices.
There are quite a few Chinese restaurants around Connaught Place and this one is a little cheaper than some as its located on the Outer Circle. The menu is full of your normal Chinese dishes that you'll expect to find. I had a nice spicy pork as I had not eaten any pork in Delhi up until that point as its considered not the done thing by the muslim population. Anyway, good food and service washed down with a large beer for Rs75.
If you're craving for fast food then Connaught Place is the place to come to. There's plenty on offer such as McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays (which you won't find anything for less than Rs300) and Cafe Coffee Day (cafe chain similar to Starbucks that do a great strawberry smoothie). McDonald's only sell chicken and veggie burgers as beef is a strict no-no in India but they do quite a few different types of each.
This is a very popular place in Connaught Place! I didn't find many ice cream parlours in Delhi, come to think about it this was the only one! I popped in and had a small cup of mint chocolate ice cream after "westening" out on a spicy chicken pizza at Pizza Hut nearby (sorry). They also, I think I'm right in saying, have a fast food place up top.
I popped in here to have a look to see what this place was all about as the name amused me rather! I was in for a bit of a surprise as the inside is decked out with London memorabilia such as red telephone boxes and post boxes, underground maps, British bobbies (policemen) and the front end of a double decker bus. The restaurant itself is very popular with your middle class Indians and serves mostly Thai and Chinese food at a price but then all the restaurants in Connaught Place are quite expensive. Personally I didn't eat here as I only live 20 miles away from London and the last thing I wanted to see in Delhi was errrrm London......
This restaurant is a clean, modern, air conditioned restaurant located centrally in New Delhis Connaught Place.
This place was listed in our guidebook, still we walked past it a number of times before we eventually found it!
Upon arrival, as we never had a reservation we did have to wait for a table, it wasn't for long though and it was well worth it!
The service here was friendly and polite and the food was delicous!
I ate a very tasty vegetarian Mousakka and Matt ate an Indian Thali. The food was hot and really yummy - we would definitley go back!
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