Connaught Place is the heart of Delhi and is now undergoing a major renaissance. Since 90's the CP has always been a prime location to go out with friends and high on the list. Each day there is an opening of a new venture, be it a cafe, salon, boutique or anything. This place always has something new to offer. And when it comes to food, it is no way behind. If you are a foodie or like to explore new places, then you have reached the right place. As mentioned below is a list of 8 must-visit restaurants, cafes and bars in CP that you should bookmark for your next weekend binge session.
Cibamor is a chic European style bistro in Connaught Place for those looking out for a quaint place. Its wooden architectural aesthetic gives it a feel-good vibe. The word "Cibamor" stands for the love for food. They serve delectable European cuisine with a healthy twist. It's the sort of place that you can go to for a late evening date, a Sunday brunch, or even a family dinner scene. They also have customized menus for special occasions such as Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve and so on.
Cost for 2: Rs. 2,000
Must-Haves: Beer Punch, Toxic Beauty, Stromy Night, Connection, Charred Chicken Caesar salad, Habanero Chicken Wings, Tuttu Carne, Spaghetti Aglio Olio, brownie fudge, New York cheesecake, The Phyllo Wrapped Brie with a Walnut Honey
Where: H-20, Block H, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Big Chill at Connaught place has a stylish space with amazing posters that manage to stand out in a city full of it. They introduced the first one in Kailash Nagar in 2000 as a chain designed for "Italian" cuisine lovers with high foot traffic. The retro posters and the wooden interiors give out a pleasant ambience and will make you fall in love with the place.
Cost for 2: Rs. 1,500
Must-Haves: Penne Vodka Pasta, Ravioli, Grilled Chicken, Chicken Streak, Portuguese Peri-Peri Chicken, Baked Chocolate Oreo Cheese Cake, Banoffee Pie
Where: B 40, The Colonnade, Connaught Place, New Delhi
The Art House cafe has brilliant colourful interiors with an amazing food menu. The moment you enter here, you can notice beautiful art forms in all the corners of this artistic cafe. Their food menu offers Italian, Indian and American food options.
Cost for 2: Rs. 1200
Must-Haves: Stuffed Mushrooms, Tikka Trilogy, Red Sauce Pasta, Thin Crust Pizzas
Where: N-35, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi
All the pizza lovers out there, head to this place and get ready for a new culinary experience. Taking care of hunger pangs Xero Degrees in Connaught Place (CP) is a casual dining restaurant serving delicious dishes. It is a nice spot to hit with friends or family and to indulge in some lip-smacking dishes. The place is highly praised for its scrumptious quick bites and fancy beverages. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians have plenty of options to choose from; but, their signature dish remains to be the ever-so-cheesy pizza in a jar.
Cost for 2: Rs. 500
Must-Haves: Chicken Pizza Fries, Garlic Bread, Chicken Burger, Virgin Mojito, Blueberry Drink, Nutella Brownie Shake
Where: L-23/9, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Bombay Brasserie is a restaurant and bar known for its food that is prepared with ingredients sourced locally from all over the country, and drinks that are inspired by different cultures in India. With a menu armed with starters, small plates, big plates, street grills, and desserts. The interiors are made up of quirky decor, vines, plants, and wooden furniture.
Cost for 2: Rs. 1600
Must-Haves: Marathi Jhinga Mirch, Naga Ghost Pepper Wings, Goan Pao Puffs, Achari Biryani, Chilli Cheese Kulcha, the Fiery Thecha Prawn, the Bombay Dabba Gosht and the Bombay Ice Cream Sandwich
Where: H 66-68, second Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
The American bakery specialist Cinnabon is a chain of baked goods stores and kiosks offering a range of Cinnamon Rolls and other heavenly treats. If desserts are your thing, you will be amazed to walk by Cinnabon, and not be dragged in by the delicious smell in the air. Their desserts will keep you coming back for sure.
Cost for 2: Rs. 400
Must-Haves: Chocominibon, Cappuccino, Caramel Pecabon, Cinnabon Stix, Cinnamon Rolls
Where: R-01, C &D, Mezzanine, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Momo lovers, rejoice! Brown Sugar has opened its new outlet in CP and this one is making things a lot easier. While the ground floor is where you place orders, you can grab a seat upstairs which has a slightly grunge-themed ambience with canister tables and cushioned bar stools. Order from their vast menu of grilled sandwiches, wheat rolls, pizza and milkshakes, but it is their momos that will always have our heart.
Cost for 2: Rs. 500
Must-Haves: Garlic Bread, Choco Temper, Choco Bomb, Pink Sauce Pasta
Where: N-20, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
This casual dining restaurant is located on the outer circle of CP and is a highly rated spot for serving a delicious and healthy range of vegetarian and vegan North Indian, Chinese and Street Food. The ambience is simple and cosy with paintings of Lord Krishna on the walls as per the name goes. This place is highly recommended for family dinners or if you choose to eat healthy vegetarian food.
Cost for 2: Rs. 800
Must-Haves: Matcha Smoothie, Coconut Breezer, Chatpata Noodle Salad, Pani Puri Shooter, Broccoli Tikki, Kesar Rasmalai
Where: G-9, Marina Arcade, Block G, Connaught Place, New Delhi
That was our list of the best restaurants in CP. You will find that there is something for everyone and that is why we love Connaught Place.
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Kruthika Dixit Kandpal, is an in-house creative writer for EazyDiner Pvt Ltd. She is a food enthusiast, social worker and blogger. She has contributed to the Safari India Magazine, The Statesman Newspaper, Wedding Vows Magazine, Sanchar Times and several other publications. Nothing is dearer to her than the joy of writing with her passion for food as the connection of food is not just with your tummy, but with your heart. In addition to writing a lot, Kruthika likes to eat and experiment with her cooking and gallivanting. And, if not inside the kitchen or at work, one can find her volunteering for NGO’s, exploring places, partying, travelling and shopping. She dreams of owning a restaurant one day and provide some notable contributions to the world of food.