Don’t forget booking a table at these restaurants in Delhi for an exquisite and an elegant meal. There is lot of diversity in these meals and this capital city does justice to its nuanced cuisine. Whether one wants to try some old butter chicken or wants to experiment with something unorthodox, upmarket and international , the fine dining restaurants here have it covered. Given below are some of the best ones:
1. Dum Pukht
It is mainly known for Lucknow’s Awadhi cuisine; spices, herbs and meats that are sealed in a pot with dough and then cooked on low flame. The specialty of this restaurant is the meat that takes the flavors of various seasonings, while cooking in its own juice that results in hearty aroma. Recently this restaurant has appeared in the list of top 50 restaurants. The dining room is adorned with crystal chandeliers wherein one can enjoy slow-cooked biryanis and kebabs.
Address: ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Sadar Patel Marg, New Delhi
2. Indian Accent
It is housed in a small boutique hotel and is an unusual and innovative restaurant in New Delhi wherein there is fusion of local foods with international cuisine in unexpected and new ways such as galawat lamb kebabs stuffed with foie grass and served with green chilly and strawberry chutney. Another popular item is soft shell crab with tomato pickle and roasted coconut.
Address: The Manor, 77 Friends Colony West, New Delhi.
It lies next to Dum Pukht and serves internationally renowned kebabs. The dining room is made of bare wood and clay tiles and dishes come with bibs and not with cutlery. It was started in the year 1977 and since then, little changes have been seen.
Address: ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Sadar Patel Marg, New Delhi.
3. Spice Route
It is designed intricately for reflecting the cuisine from the East. It is known for Pan-Asian cuisine. Some popular options include vermicelli payasam with raisins and cashew nuts and Thai-style lobster that is stir fried with mushrooms and ginger.
It serves various foods from South Indian states such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. It offers several dishes like Veinchina Mamsam, Lamb with coriander, onions, garam masala and chillies and Deep fried or pan fried prawns.
Address: Sheraton New Delhi, District Center, Saket, New Delhi.
Here, traditional street food is blended with modern experimentation. New twists include syrupy jalebi served with pistachio dip and silver leaf, attaraan, that is roasted lamb’s leg in a saffron dough shell and gander chicken kebabs that are skewered on sugar cane.
Address: TajMahal Hotel, 1 Mangsingh Road, New Delhi.
6. The China Kitchen
This place offers a truly authentic oriental fine dining experience. Other than offering the most enchanting and succulent Peking Duck in the town they also have a wonderful variety to offer in wines.
Address: Hyatt Regency, BhikajiCama Place, New Delhi.
7. Orient Express
The Orient Express at the Taj Palace captures the mystique of the legendary train the Orient Express that has been traversing Europe for over a century. This place offers one of the most romantic fine dining experiences with serious old-world charm. The double-baked Normandy Camembert soufflé here is the best in the city.
Address: Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
Tian meaning Heavenly is a Classy Restaurant with breathtaking views, splendid food and superb service. You can find the classiest and most amazing molecular Asian gastronomical dishes but their simple Thai curry is still one of the best in town.
Address: ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi
9. Neung Roi
The place offers some the outstanding Thai fare. The delicately balanced curries, the fresh, crisp greens or the perfectly cooked noodles—the flavours in every dish are simply perfect. While the service is nothing to be talked about but the food does make up for it all.
Address: Radisson Blue Plaza, Mahipalpur, New Delhi.
Here you can get one of the best and the most sophisticated and authentic Japanese experience. They offer an amazing variety of dim sum here, and the stir-fried beef is simply great.
Address: Level 2, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
A jewel in the crown of Japanese restaurants, Meguspecialises in hand-made tofu, exquisite sushi and sumibiaburiyaki – a grilling technique using Kyoto charcoal known as bincho-tan. The wine list here is never ending and you can experiment with 10 varieties of sake.
Address: The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, Diplomatic Enclave
12. San Gimignano
If you want to experience autheintic Italy in Delhi , this is the place to head for. Named after a pretty, medieval hill town in Tuscany, the restaurant leaves a lasting impression on its guests. This place offers a luscious fare blending the elusive flavours of ingredients that are both procured locally and imported from Italy.
Address: The Imperial Hotel, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi
13. Le Cirque
The Leela Palace New Delhi’s modern Italian restaurant ticks all the boxes as far as food, service and décor is concerned. It’s expensive sure, but then the taste, ambiance and service surely makes up for it.
Address: The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, Diplomatic Enclave , New Delhi
Perfecting the indulgence of the Garden of five senses in New Delhi, Magique is best suited to give an ultimate fine dining experience to its guests. Magique is a treat not just for your eyes but also to the palate.
Address: Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi.
Set’z, earlier known as Zest, is a rooftop restaurant, that offers an interactive dining experience. The menu is a diverse mix, which ranges from the best European cuisine to pungent flavours of coastal Indian food.
Address: DLF Emporio, VasantKunj, New Delhi.
16. En Restaurant
‘En’ is a holy word. It means synchronicity, a blessed relationship, an invisible connection, of fate and destiny. En from Tokyo offers a fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine complimented by carefully matched wines chosen to further accentuate the taste. Always relaxing and yet very contemporary in design.
Address: H-5/1, Ambawatta One Complex, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi.
17. Guppy by Ai
Another Fine Dining in Delhi is a modern cute Japanese restaurant, with one of the best sushi in town . Also they have the most amazing collection of drinks and mock-tails and cocktails.
Address: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi.
18. Smoke House Room
A stark white restaurant highlighted with pink and purple contours, tinted glass wall frames and a panoramic view of the 12th-century monument QutabMinar, is what you get when you step in. With quirky food that tastes amazing.
Address: Crescent Mall, Mehrauli, New Delhi
If you are a connoisseur of food then these Fine Dining Restaurants of Delhi should definitely feature in your must try list.