9 Eateries In Delhi That Are In Every Sense Legen(wait for it)dary!

Way before the fancy Big Chills, Subways and KFCs, existed an era of restaurants that have seen Delhi flourish and grow, to say the least. Over the years, many restaurants have blossomed in the city but these age-old eateries continue to be looked up at by Delhiites. This list covers a diverse range of eateries that have been here since time immemorial, with only one thing in common – a legacy of palatable dishes.



Where: Connaught Place11023219_1397492593898016_1390613667_n

Known for its desserts and baked goods, Wenger’s is where angels would dwell if they had to pick a place on Earth. Right from mouthwatering Shammi Kababs to their melt-in-your-mouth Mutton Patty, the savory dishes form less than even half of the goodies at this delightful place. The other half is dedicated to preparing the best sweets in town. Whether it is their Chocolate Truffle Cake, New York Cheesecake, Red Velvet pastry or chocolates, everything is dreamlike.


Kake Da Hotel

Where: Outer Circle, Connaught PlaceKake-Da-Hotel-Connaught-Place

As the name suggests, this little restaurant is a Punjabi food lover’s delight. Fondly known among frequent visitors as ‘Kake’, their Butter Chicken and Shahi Paneer are to-die-for. While the hotel might seem a little cramped, the food is well worth overlooking this detail. For the slightly more adventurous, Brain Curry, Gurde Kapure and Keema Kaleji are also superb options.


Moti Mahal

Where: Daryaganjmoti mahal

It was Moti Mahal that brought to the city the flavours of Peshawar and probably introduced the concept of Qawwals and ghazal singing amid an expansive space. As old as independent India, Moti Mahal with its palatial interiors, lush green gardens and exotic Tandoori dishes guarantee an unmatched culinary experience. Oh and did we tell you that this place is believed to be the birthplace of butter chicken?


United Coffee House

Where: Connaught PlaceUnited-Coofee-House-Connaught-Place

Set up pre-partition, the United Coffee House is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. If you’re in Connaught Place and looking for a five-course, then this is the place to be. A dining experience at the United Coffee House, includes a taste of dishes from around the world. Right from North-Indian and Asian to European and Mediterranean. The Chicken-A-la-Kiev and the Pista Kulfi Faluda are particularly exquisite.


The Embassy

Where: Connaught Placeembassy

Another restaurant with great heritage value, The Embassy is known for its extraordinary casual dining experience. Contrary to what most expect upon learning the name, The Embassy has a pleasant, old world ambience and is a good place to eat with family as well as go on a group luncheon with colleagues. The restaurant offers a choice between North Indian and Continental cuisines. Must order dishes from their menu include the Amritsari Macchi, Rogan Josh, Malai Kofta and Kofta Nargis. The old world pricing on the menu is a little quirk that adds to the charm.


Roshan Di Kulfi

Where: Karol Bagh399239-roshan-di-kulfi

It would only be fair if a meal of exotic paranthas be punctuated with a delightful finish. The almost half-a-century old Roshan Di Kulfi can probably be your next stopover in this sweltering Delhi heat. Kesar pista kulfi topped with plain faluda has been a godsend for ages at this place.


Nizam’s Kathi Kabab

Where: Plaza Building, Connaught Placenizams1

A Mughlai delight, Nizam’s Kathi Kabab is famous for its foodgasmic kathi rolls. Easy on the pocket and heavy on taste, pretty much every roll on the menu is a must have. For those looking for a meal at this restaurant, Nizam’s also has a wide variety of curries and breads on the menu, the most gorged of which is the Mumtazi Gosht Korma.



Where: Jama Masjidkarims

Situated in the thriving Jama Masjid area, generations swear by the authentic food at this eatery. Known and loved for its signature dishes like the Nikari and Bara Kabab, Karim’s is the go-to place for Mughlai lovers. With the third generation of Karim Sahib, a royal chef in the kitchens of the Last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Karim has established around nine outlets in the city.


Coffee Home

Where: Baba Kharak Singh Margcoffee home

Another restaurant which serves excellent South Indian fare, Coffee Home is budget friendly at all times. With outdoor as well as indoor seating available within the premises, Coffee Home is also famous for its aromatic and authentic filter coffee. To accompany the beverage one can also order a couple of munchies in the form of Vada Sambar or Masala Dosa, both of which are the best items on the menu.