Attention all foodies, these new restaurants, cafes, and bars that have opened will spoil you for choice when you want to step out for a meal or grab a drink. From an international brewery, two globally popular cafes, a restaurant inside a national monument to lovely breakfast spots, add these to your list.
It might be a little difficult to choose what to drink here as BrewDog has more than 24 beers on tap including their global signatures like Hazy Jane, Punk IPA, Lost Lager, Dead Pony Club and more. This Scottish craft beer brand opened its first bar in Gurgaon earlier this month and plans to open in more cities through the year. They will even have a few ‘guest beers’ from other brands in the country. And when it comes to bar nibbles there’s a huge variety – but do not ignore their wings. If you want to experiment, try the naan bombs that come in four flavours. Take your dog along too - this also happens to be a pet friendly brewery.
Where: T1-104 Plaza Level, One Horizon Center, DLF city phase V, Gurugram
2. Café Delhi Heights
Imagine sipping your coffee at one of the country’s most historical spots that goes back three centuries? Café Delhi Heights has opened at none other than the iconic Mughal era Red Fort. The design is in keeping with the architecture of the fort and the menu is vegetarian offering signatures like Mumbai Vada Pao, samosas, ISBT Makhni Maggi to pizzas, sandwiches and burgers. Without a doubt, there’s no other place in the city where one can enjoy a meal with this kind of a view. It is open till 6pm.
Where: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk
3. Deja Brew
Make your way to Deja Brew for freshly brewed coffee and beer. The five craft beers are from the Ministry of Beer – Belgian Blonde, Stout, IPA, Neipa and Hefeweizen – and the tasters come in small beer mugs. They even have one special seasonal beer. Their signature cocktails come with a beer popsicle and taste so good. The menu is covers different cuisines but a few must orders are the Buffalo Chicken Tenders (crisp outside and juicy inside), house masala nuts, avocado on toast with burrata and the pepperoni pizza. It's one of the few places in the city that has a good collection of cigars. Spread over two levels, they even have a private dining room.
Where: M-20, Block M, Greater Kailash II
4. Social Aerocity
Enter SOCIAL Aerocity and for a moment one feels as if one has stepped inside an airport and aircraft. Designed with an aeronautical theme, the interiors resemble an aircraft with the windows designed like those on a plane. While the ambience here is unlike any other SOCIAL outlet, what is familiar are the dishes and drinks on the menu. Order favourties like breakfast trays, platters, chaat, momos, rolls, burgers, lunch thalis or delicious butter chicken biryani. The signature cocktails like Aacharoska, The Lantern, Social Screw Driver, Trip on the Drip are all there. It even has co-working areas.
Where: Worldmark 1, Aerocity Access Road Shop 6, 7 & 8, Ground Floor, Aerocity
Located in South Delhi, One Golden Mile is THE place to be seen, party and let your hair down and very soon there will be one more such venue. Priyank Sukhija, owner of CEO & MD of First Fiddle Restaurants, is launching Noche – an artsy restaurant with interiors and menu inspired by Latin countries. Bent Chair has done the interiors and the menu by Chef Priyam Chatterjee is progressive cuisine with Latin influences and an Indian touch. The cocktails are by Spanish mixologist, Guiseppe Spasi so you can expect some really interesting ones.
Where: One Golden Mile, Netaji Nagar
6. Tim Hortons
Delhiites can’t get enough of Canada’s most popular cafe that has opened at two locations in Delhi NCR and have been lining up from Day 1 to taste that iconic French Vanilla coffee. While its bestsellers like Timbits, donuts and bagel and cream cheese are all on the menu, there are a few Indian additions. There’s ravioli in a makhani sauce – which is a bit on the spicier side, chole kulcha flatbread which is more like a desi pizza, wraps that come in a parantha and kadak or ginger chai to accompany these.
Where: G-18, Ground Floor, Select CITYWALK Mall, A-3, Saket District Centre and Unit No 24, Ground Floor, DLF CyberHub, Gurgaon
7. Poetry By Love & Cheescake
There’s nothing like a good breakfast place – those eggs benny, pancakes, waffles and a good cup of coffee to go with it. If you’re a morning person, then make your way to this cutesy café in DLF Cyberhub in Gurgaon. Done up in soft pastel shades this cafe and patisserie has a wide menu with all-day breakfast, smoothie bowls, salads, sandwiches and grills. Just like the coffee, their cheesecakes and desserts cannot be ignored by those with a sweet tooth.
Where: DLF CyberHub, Gurgaon
8. Fig at Malcha
After happily feeding people in Gurgaon, Fig has opened doors in the capital city. With floor to ceiling windows letting in plenty of light, white interiors and terrazzo counter tops, it has a lovely setting near Lutyens Delhi. This is an eco-conscious café which means that the cuisine is plant forward, the eggs are free range, the meat is GMO-free and the produce is from local farms. The coffee beans are sourced from different estates in the country. The menu is massive with two pages on just eggs. Apart from a huge breakfast selection they have small plates in a range of cuisines - from summer rolls to tacos. Then there are healthy bowls, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and wood-fire pizzas. They have premium wine and drinks as well.
Where: 3/48, Malcha Marg Market, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri
This iconic French café that set foot in India by opening in Delhi’s posh Khan Market last year has launched its second outlet in Ambience Mall Gurgaon. Done up in that classic mint green colour, the café can accommodate about 32 people. The Salon De The has classic macaroons, egg dishes, avocado toasts, burgers, sandwiches and pastas. Do not miss the hot chocolate, especially in winters.
Where: Ambience Mall, Gurgaon