Blessed with a burgeoning culinary scene, Central Delhi is one place where food gets a whole new meaning – it is not just something you consume to keep hunger pangs at bay, but a deep-seated emotion. Catering to this sentimental connect and love of people for food, there are numerous eateries that dish out everything from Indian to global delicacies. Be it Pan Asian, North India, Italian, or even Mediterranean, Delhi is replete with gastronomic marvels to appease the palate of even the hardest to please foodie. So, if you are also on the lookout for a good place to indulge your cravings, here is the list of some of the best restaurants in Central Delhi that are sure to enthrall you with their delectable fare.
The Kimono Club is an ultra-luxe place famous for its stellar Asian offerings. Serving Japanese, Chinese and Thai spread with a modern twist including caviar, oysters, lobster, and duck, the Kimono Club is certainly one of the best restaurants in Central Delhi for those who love Pan Asian cuisine.
Must-haves: Xiao Long Bao, Black Cod Miso, Kerala Red Rice, and Steamed Oysters with Seared Duck Liver.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
Local, situated in the heart of the capital, is a colossal beauty and a casual laid back place perfect for hanging out with friends. It is the epitome of class and elegance, with interiors adorned by paintings of monuments in Delhi, the space is just beautiful. As the name suggests, the food menu houses flavor-packed local delicacies from the various regions of the nation.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
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Over the decades, Kwality's name has become synonymous with high-quality, delicious food, and even after all this time it still masters and presents a menu that encompasses a delectable selection of North Indian dishes. Its extensive selection is sure to leave you spoilt for choice.
Must Haves: Chicken Gilafi Kebab, Kwality Kali Dal, and Chicken Bharta.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
A multi-level restaurant, Q’ba doubles up as a lounge and diner. This is one place where you can eat and drink and feel like you have not been cheated out of either experience. A trendy dining spot, it makes for a fun hangout place as well. The kitchen serves an all-encompassing multicuisine spread comprising of everything from 'chaat' to pizzas and salads to 'Desi' mains, boasting of multiple signature dishes across cuisines.
Must Haves: Garden Green Salad, Rara Gosht, Goan Prawn Curry, Margherita Pizza, and Dark Chocolate Mousse.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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With 'Fine Dine' in the name itself, Sanadige is a mecca for nonvegetarians. It offers a plethora of coastal delicacies along with some North Indian delights too. Definitely a good restaurant in Delhi to visit when craving coastal delicacies or seafood.
Must Haves: Gosht Dum Biryani, Chicken Chettinad with Malabar Parotha, Paneer Pepper Fry, and Tandoori Pomfret.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
Biryani By Kilo or BBK is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Central Delhi for when you are craving authentic dum biryani. They pride themselves on bringing the taste of Royal Biryani to the masses. Prepared in the traditional Dum style in handmade clay pots, they are popularly known for their exquisitely authentic Hyderabadi and Lucknow Biryanis.
Must Haves: Mutton Hyderabadi Biryani, Chicken Lucknowi Biryani, Egg Biryani, and Matka Phirni.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
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Nestled in Hotel Alka, Connaught Place, this unpretentious restaurant wows guests with its delicious spread of pure vegetarian food. For people who prefer vegetarian fare, Vega presents a lot of interesting food choices and an all-encompassing eclectic menu that offers flavorful North Indian delicacies cooked to perfection in pure Desi Ghee (clarified butter).
Must Haves: Vegetable Special Cutlet, Poori Bhaji & Yogurt, Assorted Kebab Platter, and Maharaja Feast Thali
Cost for two: ₹ 1700
This sophisticated all-day dining restaurant situated in The Leela Palace New Delhi wows patrons with its unique interiors, great service, and stellar food. Offering an extensive range of delicious North Indian, Italian, Chinese, Seafood, Continental, Thai, and Malaysian delicacies, The Qube is one of the very best restaurants in Central Delhi for a romantic dinner date.
Must Haves: Goat’s Cheese & Arugula Salad, Hainanese Chicken Rice, New York Burger, Veg Dumplings, and Qube Kebab Platter.
Cost for two: ₹ 3200
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Specializing in serving the piquant flavors of Andhra Pradesh, Bagundi is a hidden gem nestled in the Outer Circle of CP. The food here truly amplifies the cultural identity of the region with plentiful vegetarian and non-vegetarian options listed on the vast menu.
Must Haves: Gongura Vegetable, Chicken 65, Malabar Paratha+Pulusu Combo, Andhra Fish Fry, and Payasam.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
Tamra is an all-day dining restaurant that overwhelms you with the sheer variety of options available. Tamra takes the culinary experience to another level with its exciting “world on your platter” concept which is quite evident from its menu that features sumptuous Japanese, European, robust Indian, excellent tandoori, and lots of East Asian delicacies.
Must Haves: Thai Fisherman's Basket, Burrata Salad, Tamra Club Sandwich With Bacon, Ambala Mutton Curry, Primavera Pizza, and Chocolate Truffle Pastry.
Cost for two: ₹ 3000
Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at Kimono offers 25% off on food & soft beverages. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.
Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at Local offers 25% off on food & soft beverages. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.
Ans. Yes, Kwality accepts home delivery/takeaway orders through the EazyDiner app.
Ans. Yes, Vega offers a pure vegetarian North Indian spread.
Q. What are the best and must-try dishes at Bagundi?
Ans. People love chicken 65, Chettinad Chicken the most at Bagundi.
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.