CT Throwback: We Loved These 10 Best Restaurants That Redefined Delhi’s Food Scene In 2023

From Anglo-Indian tributes to opulent Mughal feasts, discover the best restaurants that redefined the city's food scene.

by Mallika Khurana
CT Throwback: We Loved These 10 Best Restaurants That Redefined Delhi’s Food Scene In 2023

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on the vibrant tapestry of culinary experiences that adorned Delhi’s gastronomic canvas in 2023. A city renowned for its diverse flavours and ever-evolving food scene, this year witnessed an exciting influx of new haunts that tantalised taste buds and redefined the capital’s dining landscape. At Curly Tales, we embarked on a delectable journey, uncovering numerous hidden gems and the best restaurants that graced Delhi’s streets. Now, as we look back, let’s revisit the best restaurants that emerged in 2023.

Best Restaurants In Delhi We Loved In 2023

1. Anglow Cocktail Bar And Kitchen

Nestled in Khan Market, this culinary gem pays homage to the Anglo-Indian cuisine of the British era. Offering an exquisite blend of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights, from devilled eggs to shami kebabs, it’s a culinary journey intertwined with history and hospitality.

Where: 57, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi
When: 12 pm-1 am
Cost: ₹2500 (For two)

2. Khi-Khi


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Situated in Basant Lok, Khi-Khi combines a contemporary international bar concept with an Indian essence. With playful vibes and a menu curated by Chef Tarun Sibal, it’s a spot where revamped Indian dishes like Malun Aloo Chaat and Kebab Biscuit meet creative cocktails like ‘The Grand Old Looking Spritz’.

Where: Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
When: 5 pm -1 am
Cost: ₹1,500 (For two)

3. Red


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Adding vibrancy to the dining scene, Red allures patrons with not just scrumptious flavours but also stunning interiors dipped in shades of red. Experimenting with Robatayaki cooking, it’s a spot for culinary adventure seekers in Vasant Vihar.

Where: Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
When: 6 pm-1 am
Cost: ₹2,500 (For two)

4. Melt


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Noida’s Melt isn’t just a bar; it’s an aesthetic marvel. With fluid architecture and panoramic views, it seamlessly transitions from a serene daytime cafe to a high-energy evening bar, making it a must-visit for its ambiance and treats.

Where:  Sector 98, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
When: 12 pm–2 am
Cost: ₹1500  (For two)

5. Pret A Manger


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Making its mark in DLF CyberHub, Pret A Manger delights Delhiites with its globally renowned sandwiches, freshly brewed coffee, and French-inspired treats, becoming a go-to spot for a quick yet delightful meal.

Where: Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City
When: 8 am – 12 am
Cost: ₹1,000 (For two)

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6. Silly


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From Mumbai to Delhi, Silly offers a chic ambiance with a stunning view of Qutub Minar. Famed for creative cocktails and a diverse menu including Kerala fish and truffle wontons, it’s a haven for gastronomic enthusiasts.

Where: Level 3-4, Crescent Building, Mehrauli, Ladoserai
When: 12 pm to 6 pm
Cost: ₹2,500 (For two)

7. Camillo’s Pizzeria

The Manor’s latest addition, Camillo’s, infuses Italian flavours with contemporary twists. Its relaxed setting and Neapolitan-style pizzas with local-inspired toppings make it an inviting spot for pizza aficionados.

Where: 77, Friends Colony West, New Friends Colony
When: 1 pm–11 pm
Cost: ₹3,000 (For two)

8. Qavalli


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Aerocity’s royal rendezvous, Qavalli, mesmerises with its opulent Mughal-inspired decor and a menu steeped in North Indian culinary traditions. From murgh biryani to royal desserts like Qavalli falooda, it’s a regal feast.

Where: World Mark 1, Aerocity
When: 12 pm to 12 am
Cost: ₹2,000 (For two)

9. Amoda


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This classy Indian restaurant at the National Gallery of Modern Art captivates with its lavish interiors and a menu boasting dishes like “Dilli-6” butter chicken and badami malai broccoli, making it a haven for family meals and decadent Indian cuisine.

Where: National Gallery Of Modern Art, C – Hexagon, Delhi High Court, India Gate
When: 12 pm-10 pm
Cost: ₹1,500 (For two)

10. Cafe De Flora


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Transporting patrons to a Parisian escape in Chanakyapuri, Cafe De Flora beckons with its charming floral decor and an array of French delicacies and cocktails, creating a delightful retreat for all.

Where: Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
When: 11 am – 9:30 pm
Cost: ₹1500 (For two)

Each of these best restaurants in 2023 brought something unique to Delhi’s culinary table.

Cover Image Courtesy: Red/Instagram and Camillo’s Pizzeria/Instagram

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