The city is filled with speciality restaurants serving every cuisine from European to Pan Asian. But the one cuisine which is close to the Indian palette and whose signature dishes we love so much is the Middle-Eastern cuisine. The Middle East has one too many appetizing delicacies to offer and there are plenty of spots in the city where you can find them. So, here’s a list of 8 restaurants in the city where you can treat yourself to some delectable Arabian, Iranian, Turkish and other Mediterranean delights and give your tastebuds a flavour of the Middle East.
1. Norenj Wine Dine And Fresh Beer Cafe
A vibrant ambience with beautiful colours and lights make this place super lively! While they serve a variety of other cuisines, but if you’re looking for some tasty Middle Eastern dishes, this is the place for you. They have a great selection of Mediterranean dishes and their Mezze platter, both veg and non-veg, is a must-have! You can also head to the Norenj kitchen and microbrewery which serves the same cuisine!
Where: Plot 1, SS Plaza Mall, Block A, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 47, Near South City 2, Gurgaon
Contact: +91 9999000291
2. The Ivy
Craving for chicken shawarma or mezze or just about anything Mediterranean? Well, here’s your one-stop-shop for a taste of the Middle East. The Ivy is the most reliable place to indulge in some Mediterranean delights in the city, be it their Sheesh Taouk or their Baba Ganoush, you just won’t be able to stop eating!
Where: 89/90 Ground Floor, Baani Square, Sector 50, Gurgaon
Contact: 011 61495002
3. Lub Lub Lebanese
The name gives it away. Lub Lub Lebanese boasts of the most exquisite Lebanese cuisine in the city! If you love yourself some Ras Asfour or shawarma or just some plain old hummus and pita, Lub Lub Lebanese is your go-to place! You can even make your own pita pocket pair, come on, what else do you want?
Where: G-64, Baani Square, Sector 50, Gurgaon; Unit 6, 32nd Avenue, Sector 15, Gurgaon & 16, Ground Floor, Time Center, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Contact: 0124 4220400; 011 71565277 & 0124 4220400
Just the interiors of Baris alone will transport you all the way to a Turkish paradise. Mezze lovers, they’ve got a great variety of hot and cold mezze along with mouthwatering Kebabs and Shish and authentic Turkish Pizza and that’s just the starters so you can only imagine what the mains menu would look like!
Where: Building 3, Local Shopping Complex, Mazjid Moth, Greater Kailash (GK) 3, New Delhi
Contact: 011 49045330
5. Little Zizo
With lip-smacking Lebanese and other Middle Eastern delicacies, Little Zizo is a favourite among the Mediterranean cuisine lovers in the city! Whether it’s their mezze platters or their shawarma rolls or the Manakish and the yummy meals, there’s not one dish on the menu that we don’t like! And, make sure you keep some space for their sinful Cheese Kunafa.
Where: Select Citywalk, A-3, Saket District Centre, Saket, New Delhi – 110017, Delhi NCR;
22, Bestech Chambers, Block C, Phase 1, Sector 43, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon &
Unit A 9, 3rd Floor Ardee Mall, Ardee City, Gurgaon
Contact: +91 9870266650; +91 9821566647 & +91 8287361715
6. Rose Cafe
This cutesy little cafe is already a favourite among the Delhiites and here’s another reason to love it even more. With a warm and cosy ambience, this cafe also serves some delightful Middle Eastern cuisine that we just can’t have enough of. Their mezze platter is one of the best ones in town and vegetarians, you have to try their falafel wrap!
Where: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket
Contact: +91 9899055665
Any Mediterranean food lover will vouch for the fact that Fidahh’s food absolutely cannot be competed with! Everything from their dips and quick bites to their steaks and platter is finger-licking good! One thing you absolutely cannot give a miss is their Nanniza which is a pizza but on the naan bread!
Where: Food Court, Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place, New Delhi
Contact: +91 9911166951
8. Pier 38
With a cottage-like ambience, Pier 38 is one of those places that will instantly uplift your mood with its lively atmosphere. That along with their delectable selection of Mediterranean food and you’re set to be transported to the middle east. Starting with their Fatoush Salad all the way to their Baklava in the end, along with everything else in the middle, Pier 38 is the best place if you’re craving some Mediterranean food!
Where: 1st Floor, Shop 106-107, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Contact: +91 8800202328
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