Zee Zest Unlimit Awards 2024 Categories | ZeeZest

Best Japanese Restaurant

Restaurants that honour the Japanese culinary traditions, flavours, cooking techniques and art of presentation while introducing diners to the simplicity of seasonal ingredients and diverse meal styles.

Adrift Kaya, JW Marriott Aerocity

New Delhi

Azukii Bistro

Bangalore

Izumi

Mumbai

Ginkgo

Pune

Mizu Izakaya

Mumbai

WINNER

Best Cafe

A casual dining establishment with a keen focus on beverages ie: coffee and/or tea. Apart from offering a variety of options and skilled execution in beverages, the food, although not elaborate or fine-dine, is well-paired with the beverage menu to offer a complete experience.

Camillo's

Delhi

Cou Cou By Oberoi

Mumbai

WINNER

Araku Coffee

Bengaluru

Dyu Art Cafe

Bengaluru

Babka

Goa


Best Vegan Restaurant

The restaurant should stay true to the tenets of veganism, from sourcing of the ingredients to the dish on the table. The restaurant should be able to offer variety, innovative and well-executed dishes in its menu offerings.

Justbe By Nidhi Nahata

Bengaluru

WINNER

Sequel

Mumbai

Vegan Vogue

Bengaluru

People of Tomorrow

New Delhi

Yogisattva

Mumbai


Best Progressive Indian Restaurant

Restaurants whose offerings are a modern interpretation of traditional Indian cuisine. Dishes must be a radical departure from the traditional, by way of technique or presentation, showcasing the restaurant’s individuality, creativity, and ethos.

Trèsind

Mumbai

Avartana, ITC Royal Bengal

Kolkata

Masque

Mumbai

WINNER

The Bombay Canteen

Mumbai

Indian Accent

Mumbai


Best Regional Indian Restaurant

Restaurants that place value on hyper-local cuisine, are ingredient-centric and feature lesser-known regional cuisines, setting new direction for both industry and consumer.

Dhaba, The Claridges

New Delhi

Naar

Himachal Pradesh

Soma - Grand Hyatt Mumbai

Mumbai

Kappa Chakka Kandhari

Chennai

O Pedro

Mumbai

WINNER

Best Asian

A restaurant that celebrates Asian culture in the truest form. From aromatic curries to perfectly grilled meats, the menu is a work of art that tantalises the taste buds and transports diners on a gastronomic journey.

Yi Jing, ITC Kohenur

Hyderabad

WINNER

By The Mekong, St Regis

Mumbai

Yazu Pan Asian

Mumbai

KOKO

Mumbai

China House Restaurant, Grand Hyatt

Mumbai


Best Restaurant in a 5 Star

A restaurant with 5+ years of operations within a five-star hotel that has been a trendsetter and innovator in introducing cuisines with its ever-evolving menu and focus on ingredients.

Avartana, ITC Grand Chola

Chennai

Karavalli, Taj

Bengaluru

Megu, The Leela Palace

New Delhi

Wasabi By Morimoto, The Taj Mahal Palace

Mumbai

WINNER

Celini, Grand Hyatt

Mumbai


Best Legacy Restaurant

When the old continues to be the gold standard - in terms of taste, experience and guides the present to appreciate the past.

K Bhagat Tarachand

Mumbai

Bukhara - ITC Maurya

Delhi

WINNER

Tunday Kababi

Lucknow

Chaitanya Assal Malvani Bhojangruh

Mumbai

WINNER

Paragaon Restaurant

Kozhikode


Best New Restaurant

A restaurant that has opened within the last six months and has captured the eyes and palate of the cognoscenti, press, critics and social media.

Amadeo by Oberoi

Mumbai

Lupa

Bengaluru

WINNER

Howling Wolves

Goa

The Second House

Goa

Heliconia

Goa


Best Cocktail Bar

An establishment which focuses on its bar before food. The bar and mixologists should be masters of classic cocktails as well as have an evolving beverage menu that focusses on customization, innovation and exemplary service. There should also be a focus on food that complements the drinks.

Copitas

Bengaluru

WINNER

Americano

Mumbai

Raffles (Long Bar & Writers Bar)

Udaipur

Pass Code Only

Hauz Khas, New delhi


Best Nightclub

Lounges and bars that offer a comprehensive nightlife experience. Parameters to be considered include vibe, energy, cocktail selection, ability to draw a crowd, and a compelling curation of popular culture, i.e. DJs, live bands, musicians, etc.

Some Place Else

Mumbai

Drunken Teddy

Kolkata

R Adda

Mumbai

AntiSOCIAL

Mumbai

WINNER

Warehouse

Bengaluru


Best Designed Restaurant

Design is integral, the first thing we notice, engage with... it tells a story and stays long after we leave a place. From the door to the furnishing to the light fixtures that give you warmth and privacy to the architecture that doesn't disturb the past but merges with the fuctional needs of the present.

Indian Accent

Mumbai

Aish The Park

Hyderabad

The Bagh Gourmet Garden and Bar

Amritsar

WINNER

Foo, Brigade Road

Bengaluru

Qavalli

New Delhi


Best Concept Restaurant

A restaurant that has made an attempt to attract the audience in a unique manner, through its decor, location and the experience. A distinct idea that could be thoughtful, fancy or utterly shocking.

Inja

New Delhi

Ekaa

Mumbai

WINNER

Nksha

Mumbai

Palaash

Nagpur

The Shap

Kozikode


Most Stunning Location

A full-service restaurant that is located amidst nature and has assimilated the surrounding resources and taken inspiration from the setting regards ambience, architecture, produce and menu.

Ginger House

Kochi

The Royal Afghan Seaside Barbeque and Grill, ITC Grand resort and Spa

Goa

Dome - Intercontinental

Mumbai

The Kyagar

Ladakh

Naar

Kasauli

WINNER

Best Indian Wine

An Indian wine chosen for its body, colour, clarity, bouquet, balance, complexity, and grape blend.

The Source Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, 2023

WINNER

Vallonne Vineyards Anokhee Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve, 2019

Fratelli Wines ‘Sette’, 2022

Sula Late Harvest Chenin Blanc, 2023

Fratelli Master Selection White, 2023


Best Indian Craft Gin

A homegrown gin brand that follows the globally acknowledged rules of gin-making. The gin will further be assessed according to parameters of flavour, quality, aroma, colour and finish.

Samsara Pink Gin

Stranger & Sons Sherry Cask Aged Gin

Hapusa Himalayan Dry Gin

WINNER

Amrut Nilgiris Indian Dry Gin

Greater Than Broken Bat Gin


Best Indian Craft Beer

A craft beer assessed according to parameters of flavour, quality, aroma, colour and mouthfeel.

Toit Nitro Stout

Bira 91 Pomelo IPA

Peoples Lager, Goa Brewing Co.

WINNER

Simba Stout

Geist Kamacitra


Indian Whisky

A homegrown whisky brand known for its ​well-rounded and ​d​istinct flavour among ​a​lcobev enthusiasts and has gained international recognition and praise for its craftsmanship and taste​ in recent times.

Indri Trini

Gianchand

Rampur Indian Whisky Oloroso Select Cask

Amrut Fusion

WINNER

Paul John Brilliance


Best Wellness Resort

A retreat where the focus is towards wellness and holistic wellbeing. The wellness resort needs to approach spa or wellness from 360 degrees, which means there is a positive impact on a guest, inclusive of treatments, cuisine, experiences and activities. There must be highly-trained professionals overseeing and managing treatments—Indian and international.

Raffles

Udaipur

WINNER

Swaswara

Gokarna

Mercure Goa Devaaya Retreat

Goa

Ayurshala Centre Amanbagh

Rajasthan

Ananda in the Himalayas

Narendra Nagar


Best Sustainable Resort

A hotel or resort that goes above and beyond lip-service sustainability practices to inculcate and innovate practices that work with the changing consumer and environment. Sustainability should also look at how a property is giving back to the local community, utilises resources, and reduce carbon footprint amongst other things. Brownie points for international accreditation and certification.

Brij Lakshman Sagar

Pali, Rajasthan

WINNER

Svatma

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort

Kutch, Gujarat

The Sujan Serai

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Samode Safari Lodge

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Barefoot at Havelock

Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Best Boutique Hotel

A ​luxurious stay with limited rooms that ​excels ​in creati​ng a personalised, immersive, and unique experience with its distinct design, ​intimate atmosphere, ​and allows guests to savour the local ​culture through its art, food, culture and community.

The Claridges

New Delhi

Storii by ITC Hotels Moira Riviera

Goa

The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa

Gulmarg

WINNER

Dolkhar

Ladakh

Maison Perumal

Puducherry


Wildlife resort

A luxurious stay amidst a forest that lets guests experience and appreciate nature and wildlife while prioritising sustainable practices to minimise their impact on the environment.

The Serai Bandipur

Bandipur

WelcomHotel by ITC

Jim Corbett

Taj Mahua Kothi - Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park

Zana Forest Resort Ranthambore

Sawai Madhopur

Tipai By Wildlife Luxuries India

Tipai

WINNER