India

New Delhi

Delhi Club House – Delhi Club House makes for a quiet fun evening out which includes some wine – I tried a couple and both were really good, comforting food, purely elegant ambiance and a chance to enjoy good conversation with friends or family just like you would at your local club.

Warehouse Cafe – A cafe you may think depicts a quaint, colourful, airy eating space that serves a small collection of freshly baked food along with varieties of tea and coffee. So, don’t be shocked if you find the exact opposite of this pretty picture with Warehouse Cafe.

Yum Yum Cha – It’s tiny, it’s a little confined, it’s impersonal, you either use the bathroom before sitting down or hold on till you’re done with the meal, but nevertheless I loved it.

Smoke House Deli – There’s no smoke without fire they say, and I’m glad that the chef’s fiery passion to cook good food is still burning bright over at Smoke House Deli in DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

Wanchai by Kylin – A faux food truck; Call me a sucker but I love marketing gimmicks and Wanchai by Kylin plays it well by making it’s frontage resemble a food-truck and in this process also manages to stand out among all the other food-court counters at Select City Walk.

All American Diner – Designed as authentically as possible, The All American Diner is unusually bright with its neon signs, red bar stools, a black and white check floor and colourful tin signboards decorating the walls. It certainly lacks the subtlety and dullness of a “real” diner…

Sita Ram Diwan Chand – Why Sita Ram? Because they are one of those last few remaining eating places that are seeped into the culinary history of the city. It’s a place that has a customer following that gets passed down from one generation to another and in-between keeps on adding to its fan-base with fresh recruits.

Haagen-Dazs – Just like a good restaurant needs a good location to be successful, tasty food needs exceptional presentation to stand apart, but more importantly it needs to be executed perfectly.  Yes, looks matter, more so in the world of desserts.

Mocha Arthouse – Mocha Arthouse is what you would call a hip place but still maintains a quiet presence with regards to its popularity. People who know about it, like it, but surprisingly it doesn’t come up too much in foodie discussions.

United Coffee House – It’s fair to say that when it comes to restaurants, UCH is an institution. It has long been a Delhi favourite having the huge advantage of being situated in the inner circle of Connaught Place.

Bukhara – Bukhara is one of India’s premiere restaurants. Situated at the ITC Maurya in New Delhi, it serves “Northwest Frontier Cuisine”. The world really got to know about Bukhara when in 2000 President Bill Clinton raved about the food here which he had during his diplomatic visit to India.

Jaipur

Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar – Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar, or LMB as it is popular known, in the heart of Jaipur, is a place where time has stood still for decades, and yet it remains one of the most iconic and cherished placed to eat in the pink city

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