Theme Based restaurants! Serving drama along with delightful food! You’ve been for theme parties; Princess and the Pirates or maybe Bollywoodish drama parties and more- but wait, have you eaten at a place, where the real drama unfolds. Behold! Theme-based restaurants have mushroomed all over the nation’s capital- you see we dilliwalas are a bunch of happy people, and we love our daily dramatic sagas while eating as well! Her’s a round up of places you shouldn’t miss.
Themed around the legendary train that travels across Europe, this award-winning restaurant serves up the best of European cuisine in a setting similar a compartment of the Orient Express. The place is expensive but definitely worth visiting.
Where: Taj Palace, 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi
Designed to be like a thieves market, you enter into an awesome decor- kaleidoscopic by nature and where chors thrive around; don’t worry, your belongings are safe. The odds and the ends here are attractive enough to keep you hooked; from antique stuff to matchboxes, chandeliers that take you back in time to chessboards and ivory sandals; a large menu to satisfy your stomachs and vintagish-kashmirish feel to the food.
Theme: Thieves market
Where: Hotel Broadway, 4/15A, Asaf Ali Road, Near Delhi Gate, New Delhi.
Call: 0114366 3600
KUNZUM TRAVEL CAFE
This cafe is designed around the theme of travel, and is a platform where travelers who have visited different parts of the world can meet in person and share their experiences. If you just want to bury yourself in the captivating world of travel books and travelogues, you can do that too with their collection of books alongside delicious coffee and free Wi-Fi!
Where: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Dhaba by Claridges
From the very first look, you will fall in love with dhaba style restaurant. Nalka chandeliers, nimbu-mirchi lights, vintage Bollywood posters, rustic interiors, truck art elements and an actual truck that you can enjoy your meal on – all enhanced with the masala of Bollywood music. Their menu is also very interesting which is divided into 3 parts: tawa, tandoor and patila.
Theme: Highway Dhaba
Where: Second Floor, DLF Place, Saket, New Delhi
Call: 011 41750555
The Spice Route (South East Asia Theme)
The Spice Route has been designed to reflect the journey of spices from the Malabar Coast in Kerala through Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia to Thailand and Vietnam, put together in the world famous menu crafted by Chef Veena Arora. This restaurant has a distinctively beautiful setting. Based on the principles of Feng –Sui, the space is filled with striking, intricate elements, antiques and details from all over South East Asia.
Theme: South East Asia
Where: The Imperial, Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: 011 23341234
Whether it is love for Dharamendra or desi food, there’s something for everyone at Dharam Garam, and you are so going to love it. This is a family restaurant dedicated to the cine star, and everything from the décor to the dishes is very Punjabi.
Where: M, 16, Connaught Circus, Block M, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: 011 2341 1928
Jungle Jamboree is a feast in the jungle. It has been designed to create an atmosphere where you feel like you are in the lap of nature with an aqua cave, an adventurous jungle area, a scintillating terrace, mesmerizing hunter’s Lodge and a lovely kid’s area. To enhance this theme, there are 3D animal murals and lush greenery, giving you the ultimate jungle experience.
Their exclusive “7 Course On Table Buffet” concept is a must-try.
Where: P-17/90, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Imly is that restaurant you visit for both its food as well as the experience. Their exteriors and interiors imitate the design of a luxury train. They even have TV screens lined along on one wall depicting footage of train tracks, hills and remote villages making you feel like you’re actually choo-chooing your way through India. Its menu features a versatile mix of street food from across the country, and we’d recommend trying as many different things on it as you can.
Where: F 20 Hog Market, Rajendra Place, Delhi
We all had a fantasy to get into dark passage, find that chamber & hunt for the secret. So introducing to you, The Vault Cafe at Connaught Place, which possesses an old heritage appeal to it, by introducing the concept of private vault chambers. So what can be better than sitting in your private chamber/vault and feeling royal as well! Not just that, it has delectable multi-cuisine along with some of their famous drinks like vault blue sea and more.
Where: F-60, Second Floor, Connaught Place, New Delhi
LUTYENS COCKTAIL HOUSE
The place takes you back to the British Raj days. A tribute to Sir Edward Lutyens, the Lutyen’s Cocktail House at Janpath is a classic bar, known for its mirrored walls, large collection of cigars and its grand imperial appeal. Live band lighting up the arena and its cocktails do the magic, and keep bringing back the customers.
Where: No.22, Janpath Road, Opp. Le Meridien Hotel, Janpath, New Delhi
WHAT A COMIC SHOW
This restaurant located in SDA will truly appeal to the X-Gen with its comic themed set up where you can kickback and enjoy a good old comic from the shelves. So if you are a fan of Superman, Batman, IronMan and their ilk, this is where the buck stops. You can enjoy a great meal and drinks too.
Where: C – 21, Hauz Khas Enclave, S.D.A Community Centre, Opp. IIT Main Gate, New Delhi