Every time you think of alfresco dining, you would undoubtedly visualize the quaint European towns with cozy and open air cafes; smelling of earthy delicacies. You can stop wishing you were there because, Delhi the heart of India, offers you the best outdoor dining you could have ever imagined.
With the summer heat giving way to the nippy autumn breeze, maybe, it’s time to get adventurous and enjoy a hearty dinner, under the sky. From rooftop cafes to garden bistros and golf course restaurants, Delhi has every dining option under the sun, or stars, for that matter.
Rated as the top most open-air restaurants by NDTV FOOD, Zomato and TimeOut Delhi, these places in Delhi’s downtown and suburbs can add to a memorable dining experience. For a romantic date night, family get-togethers or a fancy Sunday brunch, explore these 8 must-visit restaurants.
Auro Kitchen & Bar (Rating 4.6*)
Good food, great music and a massive terrace seating with a bar- sounds like the perfect Friday or Saturday night hang out. Head to Auro for all these and a little more on the menu. The heady Indian fusion food along with the continental fare, and a wide liquor menu to choose from makes Auro one of the trendiest places to be. Don’t forget to try their coastal recipes and special Rann.
Outdoor setting- Casual Colonial with large open spaces and cozy dining areas
Location- Hauz Khas
Cuisine- Indian, Fusion, Continental
Cost- 1500 for 2
Sevilla- The Claridges (Rating- 4.3*)
Planning an exotic date night? Or need a quick getaway from the city, within the city? Bask in the rustic European ambience at Sevilla, with its close to roots Spanish and Italian cuisines. From the chef’s special Paella Valencia to artisanal pasta and corn-fed chicken, Sevilla is one of the most exclusive European food affair as it can get.
Outdoor setting- Mystical &Romantic
Location- Aurangzeb Road
Cuisine- Spanish & Italian
Cost- 4500 for 2
Lord of the Drinks Meadow (Rating 4.3*)
Bizarre as it may sound, this terrace resto-bar is capable of shutting out the chaos and hustle of CP. Once inside, you would forget you are in the heart of Delhi. Set in medieval style interiors, this urban tavern is the place to be after a long day at work, or to unwind with a close bunch of friends over the weekend.
Outdoor setting- Enveloped in nature
Location- Hauz Khas Village
Cuisine- Global & Bar
Cost- 2200 for 2
Lavaash (Rating 4.2*)
Ever heard of a restaurant that finely blends the magic of Armenia and Bengal? As strange as it sounds, Lavaash by Saby is an eclectic dining place, inspired by the 300 years old Armenian settlement in Bengal. Spread across white and blue setting, with a Mediterranean décor, Lavaash is famous for its exotic Sangrias, Egg Devil and Mutton Rezala- the Bengali way.
Outdoor setting- Colorful, bold, elegant with a lot of flora
Location- Ambavatta One, Mehrauli
Cuisine- Armenian, Bengali
Cost- 2000 for 2
Amalfi (Rating- 3.9*)
For a cozy evening or a hearty, home-style Italian meal, land here in Amalfi- a name taken from Italy’s famous coastal province. The rustic decor with iron fixtures, brick flooring and fountains is surely a tryst with the southern Italian town. As authentic as you would expect, Amalfi serves classic Italian menu from minestrone soups, lasagne, risotto and tiramisu to mention a few.
Outdoor setting- Peaceful & resembles an Italian Café
Location- Greater Kailash 2
Cuisine- Casual Italian
Cost- 1800 for 2
QLA (Rating 3.9*)
Spread across 7000 square feet of plush indoor and outdoor setting, QLA is the perfect place for exclusive European dining. For a romantic dinner to a family dinner gala, QLA is a must-visit. But wait for the icing on your cake as you catch the mesmerizing night view of Qutab Minar while indulging in the European country fare.
Outdoor setting- Contemporary European; opposite Qutab Minar
Cost- 3000 for 2
Arriba (Rating 3.9*)
Step into Arriba for the most authentic Mexican food fare in Delhi. A rustic setting with colorful lamps, canopied outdoors and folk-art interiors, Arriba presents a typical Mexican Casa feel. From fancy Tequila concoctions to an array of tapas, this is the perfect place to welcome autumn.
Outdoor setting- Relaxed & Romantic
Location- Khel Gaon Marg
Cost- 2500 for 2
Le Bistro Du Parc (Rating 3.9*)
Looking for a cozy bistro dining, with a touch of French flair? Le Bistro du Parc in Delhi’s posh Defence Colony, gives you right what you need for a special Sunday brunch or a memorable family evening. With its French country style setting and a terrace seating, this bistro offers a soothing view of the plush greenery of the neighborhood. Soak in the sun and the open-air ambience while you
relish a sumptuous serving of Crème Brulee or their signature meringue.
Outdoor setting- French Country style
Location- Defence Colony
Cost- 1700 for 2
This autumn, embrace the fresh breeze and gorge on the most celebrated international cuisines and reinvented Indian recipes at these best alfresco restaurants Delhi has to offer.