Most of us have started ordering outside food now but are still sceptical about the idea of actually heading to the restaurants. While eating out isn’t much recommended now, there are some restaurants which have reopened with heightened standards of social distancing. So, if you’re longing to break the lockdown monotony and enjoy a hearty meal amid a well-decked ambience, here are 6 eateries in Delhi where you can have safe dining now:
1. Rustique, Hauz Khas
The cutesy cafe ‘cum’ eatery Rustique in Essex Farms, Hauz Khas, is encouraging its guests to maintain social distancing in the most quirky way. The eatery has an enclosed area with glass walls, and the glasses are now renovated with messages of social distancing like ‘Practise Social Distancing’, ‘Face Mask Always’ and ‘Use Mobile Pay’. The cafe specializes in coffee, tea, baked delicacies, pizzas, pasta, sandwiches and flatbreads. Their main course comprises exotic European dishes like Stuffed Chicken Breast with Olive Red Wine and Fried Fish with Cucumber Relish.
Rustique has an open-air space too. Allow us to tell y’all the best part, the guys have kept huge orange teddy bears on the seats which the customers aren’t permitted to occupy. The restaurant is also conducting thermal check-ups at entry points. A QR code is provided by the waiter that has to be scanned for the menu.
2. Chaayos ( Multiple Outlets)
Chaayos is one of the favourite snack joints for many of us, be it for sipping their pipping-hot adrak wala kadak chai or tucking into their super scrummy paneer loaded paratha. They have opened doors now and they are strictly adhering to all the guidelines of social distancing to ensure safe dining.
Visitors will have to undergo a thermal screening at the entry point and there is a paddle sanitizer dispenser kept outside the cafe for contactless hand sanitizing. All of their employees are now wearing face shields. Inside the cafe, one needs to scan a QR code to download the Contactless dining app and order from there. Also, the eatery is using automated tea-making machines called Chai Monks.
3. Mahabelly, Saket
The authentic Kerala cuisine restaurant in South Delhi, Mahabelly is back to business. They had kept the restaurant shut from 5 PM on August 29 to 11 PM on September 1 for Onam Sadhya 2020 preparations. Normal services have resumed after that. Their employees are wearing masks and using gloves for cooking, cleaning and other activities. They have also received FSSAI certified training on COVID-19 protocols.
4. The Belgian Fries Co., SDA Market
This is a small eatery with an open kitchen and sitting facilities. You won’t need to touch the menu, it’s displayed on the board right above the kitchen. The food joint serves some of the best burgers, crinkle fries, monster shakes and waffles.
The eatery also offers some pocket-friendly meals. Due to the open kitchen, you can see your food prepared right in front of you. Their employees are wearing masks and gloves now.
5. Maini’s Green Leaf, Mayur Vihar
The restaurant has reopened on August 18 to serve its patrons with all precautionary measures and hygiene. They have even taken to social media notifying about launching some new mocktails and shakes this season. The picturesque restaurant serves classic Italian and Indian cuisines. Their Paneer Tikka Bruschetta is a must-try.
6. Getafix, Greater Kailash 1
Getafix serves scrumptious comfort food that are nutritious too. The restaurant has an outlet in Gurgaon as well. The eatery chain had even bagged the Best Healthy Restaurant Award in November 2018 by Indian Restaurant Awards Association. Getafix is now ensuring contactless dining with QR-coded scan-order-pay facility. Hit up here and pamper yourself with some delicious pizzas, cheesy garlic bread, tostadas, Barbeque chicken wings and more.
It’s time to revive your good ‘ol food memories in the socially distanced way! Meanwhile, did you know about this veg thali in Delhi that has 45 condiments?