With the weekend, you find yourself in the same rut of calling the usual spots in town for a reservation. While some restaurants are evergreen and your go-to, it’s always refreshing to go to a new place. From Bombay-inspired food and a ranch-like setting to a unique spot for Latin and Vietnamese cuisines and maybe just a venue to enjoy some tipple here are some of the new openings in the city in Delhi.
Move over Chica, Cozy Box and Dirty Jungle, One Golden Mile has a new venue. Another hotspot by Priyank Sukhija, Noche (which is opening to the public soon) might be the next popular venue at One Golden Mile. Although it hasn’t opened to the public yet, we suggest staying ahead of the game to get a spot at one of the new restaurants in Delhi. What makes this place truly special is the Latin cuisine that it promises to serve up. Delhi doesn’t have too many places serving Latin food with delicious cocktails and we are waiting eagerly for this one.
Where: One Golden Mile, Bhikaji Cama Place
SAZ New Delhi
With a fabulous outdoor seating area and food that looks and tastes equally yum, SAZ New Delhi is the new place to try some interesting cocktails. Nestled in one of Delhi’s most-loved malls, DLF Promenade, the new restaurant’s multi-cuisine menu ensures you have a wide variety to choose from, with beautifully presented cocktails. Contemporary interiors with a muted colour palette further makes the venue pleasing to the eye.
Get a taste of Bombay in Delhi at the newly-open Bombay Club. Founded by Amanda Bhandari, Bombay Club is one of the new restaurants in Delhi that reflects Mumbai’s energy through vintage photographs, antique pieces, and cane furniture. With minimalistic furniture accents, the interiors of the restaurant reflect Mumbai’s culture, and the menu boasts of authentic Mumbai flavours. From street food favourites like vada pao and keema pao to Bombay’s fish and chips, salli boti, and chicken cutlets, this new restaurant in Delhi will make you feel like you’re in Mumbai.
Located in one of the plush hotels of South Delhi, Bergamo at The Grand Vasant Kunj is the perfect spot to get the party started. The classy interiors with grand doors and art nouveau styles, lend a European character to the new restaurant. Coming to the menu, Bergamo has big, hearty Italian flavours presented with culinary finesse. A night out is never complete without some cocktails; indulge in a range of ambrosial cocktails that pair well with the food and ambience.
Where: The Grand, Gate No 1, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
Chufang Asian Kitchen & Bar
Mumbai’s thriving industrial hub, BKC has a new Asian speciality restaurant called Chufang Asian Kitchen & Bar. A one of its kind lounge, the restaurant has quite an elegant red-toned ambience that is elevated with aesthetic decor like lamps, lanterns and a hard-to-miss Buddha head, custom-designed by artists from Hubli. What sets Chufang apart, is its presentation of Asian cuisine from different Asian countries, all under one roof. These include some of the choicest dishes like dumplings, ramen, sushi, Cheung fun, and more. Pair these with eclectic Asian-condiments-inspired cocktails that are seasoned, tangy and full of flavour.
Where: Adani Inspire, BKC, Main Road, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051.
When you’re in the city, resto-bars are the place to be! Mumbai’s new quintessential resto-bar in Lower Parel’s Palladium mall Dobaraa brings together the best of comfort food from around the world. The place’s speciality is its crafty mood cocktails, for when you’re feeling calm or frivolous. Elegant in some corners, and grunge in others, the space is enlivened by mood lighting and well-appointed speakers for the perfect Friday night groove. And, if you’re here just for the food, you won’t be sorry. Incorporating traditional cuisine with sophisticated techniques, the menu is designed to complement your drink, with comfort food including small bites and indulgences.
Mumbai’s first Vietnamese Bistro, Nho Saigon is a quaint little space in BKC. The restaurant gets its name from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City which was previously called Saigon. The dimly lit space is enhanced with cane decor — cane furniture, artistic cane lamps and cane curtains. The exquisite menu features Vietnamese specials inspired by Hanoi’s (capital of Vietnam) ‘bia hoi’ (translates to fresh beer) culture. At present, Nho Saigon has a monsoon special menu which serves up classic comfort food from Vietnam. These include flat rice noodles tossed with peanuts & fermented chilli sauce, sticky chilli basil fried rice, Vietnamese chicken wings, wok-fried prawns with morning glory, and Vietnam’s most comforting pho with broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat.
Where: Unit 1-B, Plot No C-68 Jet Airways – Godrej BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400051
The Game Ranch
Another striking resto-bar in the city, The Game Ranch poses an exciting countryside-themed space for great food and exciting game nights. Decorated in earthy tones with a rustic theme, the space truly exudes a feeling of being on a ranch in the country, engulfed in raunchy music, piquant platters, and old-American-style entertainment. The menu focuses on creating authentic American, South American, and Mexican cuisines with wood-fired pizzas, burgers, grills and barbeque platters.