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India’s cosmopolitan city, Delhi, is brimming with luxury eats for discerning travellers and locals. Taking notes from the scrumptious street food scattered across the city, restaurants update the menus with premium ingredients whilst using traditional techniques. From international hubs to authentic Indian restaurants, here are some of the best luxury restaurants to try in Delhi.
Situated within the trendy Hauz Khas Village, Social Offline offers dishes from around the world in a coffee shop and office setting. Guests swing by to relax and socialise with other diners or workers, making it an urban community for city dwellers. The space welcomes New Delhi’s creatives and entrepreneurs to sit back and work in a calming, arts-and-culture-centric environment. Try some of the hearty dishes, including the blueberry pancakes, or the spicy paneer chilli.
Social Offline, 9A & 12, Hauz Khas Fort Road, Deer Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India | (+91) 78386 52814
If you’re craving Indian-fusion food, Indian Accent at The Manor supplies the goods—plus, it features pristine views of a lush lawn and gorgeous veranda. Helmed by Chef Manish Mehrotra, the eatery tingles and tantalises with its adventurous and traditional plates. Dine a feast, and bring your friends, for a culinary adventure awaits.
Indian Accent, The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India | (+91) 98711 17968
Serving the best of Mediterranean and Spanish delicacies, Sevilla was awarded the Best Spanish Restaurant in 2014 by Times Foods Awards. Nestled within the iconic Claridges hotels—also one of the oldest in Delhi—the restaurant offers casual dining, yet its interiors are awe-inspiring. Designed to reflect the Spanish Riviera, Sevilla continues to surprise and delight gourmands from all over. The innovative cuisine attracts Delhi food lovers who are enticed by the impressive selection of elegant courses. Come here with a guest to impress—you won’t fail thanks to the restaurant’s ready charm.
Sevilla, The Claridges New Delhi, 12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India | (+91) 11 3955 5096
Designed with a sustainable ethos, Chef Ritu Dalmia’s Good Earth Cafe is a premier venue for eco-friendly homeware and clothes. The modern restaurant is nestled within Khan Market, and is decked with comfortable furnishings, to make guests feel right at home. There’s an abundance of healthy eats to choose from on the menu, including bruschetta, fresh pasta, and hearty salads. It was also rated the best cafe in Delhi by Hindustan Times.
Good Earth Cafe, 9, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India | (+91) 11 24647175
Featuring its own chic bar and rooftop terrace, Thai High is one of New Delhi’s secret gems. Serving authentic Thai cuisine, the restaurant is decked in a contemporary design, with spectacular views overlooking the Qutub Minar. Dine at one of the candle-lit tables, whilst listening to the elegant music in the background.
Thai High, Ambawatta Complex, 1091/1, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli Village, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India | (+91) 99108 84229
Located at the heart of New Delhi, Bukhara features lavish North Indian cuisine taking sophisticated dining to the next level. The authentic and rustic ambience of the restaurant elevates the North-West Frontier. Bukhara uses traditional clay ovens, also known as, tandoors to curate the delicious menu ranging from tandoor-cooked kebabs to hand-made naans. Dine-in at Bukhara to experience one-of-a-kind tandoori cuisine in New Delhi.
Bukhara, ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg, Akhaura Block, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India | (+91) 11 4621 5152
Taking you through a journey from the Malabar Coast in Kerala, to Southeast Asia regions like Malaysia and Indonesia, The Spice Route is exactly as its name indicates—a tribute to the regional spices which have lasted for generations. Located within the luxurious Imperial Hotel, the restaurant is unique in that the murals are completely hand-painted using vegetable and flower dyes from a temple in Guruvayur. Helmed by Chef Veena Arora, guests can expect to dine in five-star glory, with exceptional cuisine and gourmet service.
The Spice Route, The Imperial, Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India | (+91) 11 4111 6605