The 10 Best Restaurants In Connaught Place, New Delhi

India, New Delhi, Connaught Place © David Brossard
India, New Delhi, Connaught Place © David Brossard
Photo of Ritu C. Poojari
9 February 2017

Connaught Place is is the cultural and entertainment hub of Delhi and known for its excellent range of dining options, from budget to high-end. Take a seat at one of these must-visit restaurants here and you won’t be disappointed.

Ambrosia Bliss

Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, Indian, $$$
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Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti Bolognese | © Pug Girl/Flickr
Ambrosia Bliss is an all rounder. Not only is it a restaurant, but it also features a nightclub and a bar. Ambrosia Bliss is one of the largest places to eat in Connaught Place, with two terraces and a spacious, well-lit interior. Try the Afghani Manto and Vegetarian Bolognese from a varied menu.

Cha Bar

Tea Room, Bar, Restaurant, Tea , Indian, $$$
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Cha Bar, New Delhi
Cha Bar, New Delhi | © Cha Bar
Cha Bar is relaxed spot that combines two of the best things in life: food and books. The restaurant is an extension of the neighboring Oxford Bookstore and visitors can browse for books here while waiting for their food order from the varied menu at ChaBar. If you don’t want to eat, then read your new book over one of the teas from the long tea menu on offer.

Berco’s

Berco’s serves both Chinese cuisines and some Thai dishes too, and unlike many other Chinese restaurants, it specializes in authentic Chinese cookery, using traditional techniques and fresh ingredients. Try the chicken drumsticks, Singapore noodles and fruit beer (a refreshing highlight). The décor is inspired by Chinese culture too, with plenty of Chinese art and paintings decorating the walls.

Address: G-2/43A, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India, +91 11 4373 1111

Parikrama

Restaurant, Indian, Chinese, Vegetarian, $$$
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Parikrama is the highest restaurant in the city, located some 240 feet above the streets, and the only revolving one too. Panoramic windows give you a range of spectacular views as you revolve, while dining on well-executed North Indian, Chinese or Mughal cuisine at the same time.

White Waters

Cafe, Restaurant, American
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White Waters is a cleverly-planned, spacious American classics restaurant, with an open terrace for guests to enjoy the view of the city, a romantic mezzanine extension dedicated only for couples and a balcony for anyone who wants to vape or smoke. White Waters has lived up to their name through the décor, with its marine-inspired motifs.

Ardor

Bar, Restaurant, Indian, Chinese
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Ardor is a restaurant that transforms into a bar & lounge as the sun sets, with live jazz performers filling the space with music. Ardor offers a varied and tasty menu of seafood, meat and vegetarian options with European and North Indian influences. It’s a comfortable and cozy place set over two floors and guests have the choice to be seated outside or inside cool rooms in summer, to enjoy the jazz performers in a classic British-inspired interior while they eat.

Excuse Me Boss

Pub, Restaurant, Chinese, Mediterranean, $$$
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Ribs, Korean BBQ ribs and Asian style slaw
Ribs, Korean BBQ ribs and Asian style slaw | © tkd540/Flickr
Excuse Me Boss is the perfect restaurant to go with a large group of friends; a spacious restaurants with friendly staff and a tasty European menu; try the sweet chilli BBQ ribs. The best part of Excuse Me Boss though is the in-house DJ who plays Bollywood and Punjabi music at full volume, ensuring the atmosphere is always upbeat and lively.

The Host

Restaurant, Indian, Chinese, $$$
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The Host is a classic restaurant situated in the heart of Connaught Place. Harking back to the Old Delhi days it has kept its vintage furnishings and eclectic décor and is slightly retro inside. The food too is old-school, with authentic classic regional dishes all prepared with fresh ingredients and full of pungent spice.

Castle 9

Castle 9‘s world cuisine is comprehensive, offeringmIndian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, American, Thai, Indonesian, Lebanese, Spanish and even Afghani style dishes. Highlights from the menu include the gosht rogan josh and the grilled fish. With its Pop Art-inspired décor, Castle 9 is a light and fun place for a light bite; visitors also have excellent views of Delhi through the large French windows.

: B 45-47, Connaught Place, Near PVR Plaza Cinema, New Delhi, India, +91 11 4152 8141

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