There was a time when eating out was a simple choice between Indian, Chinese and Continental. But not anymore! Now it’s all about modern Indian and fusion cuisines. Fusion is the new favourite cuisine everywhere with chefs & restaurants in the city reinventing the traditional Indian dishes. It’s true that playing around with Indian flavours is no easy feat, but if done right, the results can be truly appetizing. Luckily, we have quite a few restaurants in Delhi that are doing it perfectly right and you absolutely have to check them out!
1. Farzi Cafe
With a vision of bringing Indian cuisine back in fashion, the Farzi Cafe is best described as a gourmet experience. An amalgamation of traditional global and Indian classics, with Indian influences and contemporary presentations, culinary styles and ambience, having a meal at the Farzi Cafe is an experience in itself!
Where: 38/39, Level 1, Block E, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi;
7-8, Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon & other locations
Contact: +91 9599889701; +91 8800690419
2. Lavaash by Saby
Popular chef Sabyasachi Gorai’s brainchild, Lavaash by Saby serves Armenian food with undertones of Bengali cuisine. This fusion concept might leave you all perplexed in the beginning. But, trust us when we say this, the food here is to die for! Their Mutton Rezala with steamed rice smeared with butter, green chillies and Gondhoraj lemon is an absolute must-have!
Where: H-5/1, Ambawatta One, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Contact: 011 66103790
3. Indian Accent
Fine dining at its best, Indian Accent’s inventive menu is a unique marriage of global ingredients and techniques with the flavours and traditions of India. Their signature dish, the Tandoori Chilean Pork ribs glazed with tamarind chutney and served with tandoori aloo is a thrilling gastronomical delight. One that shouldn’t be missed!
Where: The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Contact: +91 9871117968
4. Molecule Air Bar
Molecule Air Bar is a brewery which is famous for its rooftop seating, food presentation, and the interesting menu which is in the form of WW-II memorabilia. The food is served in the chemistry-lab apparatus with traditional dishes recreated into a fusion mix of diverse flavours. With an aim to offer food with a twist and touch of molecular gastronomy, Molecule Air Bar is a must-visit, especially now that the temperatures are dropping!
Where: SCO 53, 4th Floor, Main Market, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Contact: 011 66992205
5. Cafe Lota
If you ever visit the National Crafts Museum in Pragati Maidan, you absolutely have to dine at Café Lota. With a menu inspired by the owner’s travels across various states, the place is not only known for its wonderful ambience, but also for a great fusion fare. If you’re looking for some amazingly blended Indian and Continental food, Cafe Lota is just the place for you! Try their Khade Masaley ka Gosht and Apple Jalebi!
Where: National Crafts Museum, Gate 2, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Contact: +91 7838960787
6. Eu De Monsoon
Eau De Monsoon brings out Indian flavours with a hint of the west with their interesting menu laden with interesting fusion dishes Dill & Kasundi Marinated Sole, the Tandoori Broccoli and a Deconstructed Samosa. Not only that, but they also have an overwhelming menu to complement the mains with sweets like Pineapple Jalebi and Gulab Jamun Malai Cheesecake. Nothing we can say about this place can do justice to its food. So we suggest you try it out for yourself!
Where: Le Meridien, Windsor Place, Janpath, New Delhi
Contact: +91 8447741474
7. Limitless Cookhouse and Bar
Known for its rooftop ambience and live music, Limitless Cookhouse and Bar’s specially curated menu offers cuisines which will take your breath away. They offer fusion, North Indian and Italian cuisines with some spectacular options. The Achari Kathal Galauti, Stuffed Zucchini Roll, Bhindi ke Kofte are must-haves besides the Shahi Tukda for dessert!
Where: 3rd Floor, Ansal Plaza Mall, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi
Contact: +91 8826424947
8. The Immigrant Cafe
A potpourri of fusion on a plate, Cafe Immigrant offers an assortment of immigrant stories in the form of its various culinary delights. The idea of Café Immigrant was born out of the wide canvas of all immigrant stories in history. Therefore, their menu is full of familiar desi dishes with a modern twist. You have to try their Butter Chicken Samosa the Panch Phoran Fries and Salad and the Young Aam Papad Salad.
Where: 29, First Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi & B 45, 1st Floor, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: +91 9999311224; 011 47340432
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