45 minutes into a ride on Delhi’s blue line metro, the doors of the metal centipede open up to Delhi’s Rajendra Place Station. Iconized by red brick structures and a tall Videocon tower, this area is home to a number of eateries. Sharing pin code with this area is the net stop on the centipede’s route – Patel Nagar. Here are 9 places to eat at when in this area.
Shop F-20, Hog Market, Rajendra Place, New Delhi-08 | 011 33106204
Stuff yourself with delicious street foods from all around the country at Imly. Get set to binge on dishes like khaman, samosa, idli, berry pulao, pao bhaji and a hoard of other street grubs at this railway train coach-inspired restaurant.
Lanterns Kitchen & Bar
163/164, Rajindra Bhawan, Near Rachna Picture Hall, Rajendra Place, New Delhi-08 | +91 9015447000
Lanterns will top your favorites list if you’re one for good food, booze and soulful music. The restaurant-cum-sheesha lounge is popular for excellent live performances by local and national bands that will crank up the enjoyment quotient your meal for sure.
3/72, Main Shankar Road, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-08 | +91 9911120690
Overdose on sugar as you take your taste buds through ice cream and kulfi flavors like shahi gulab, paan meetha, oreo bliss and classics that include butterscotch, vaniila, chocolate, et al.
The Yellow Chef
18/48, Main Market, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi-08 | +91 9911333345
Adorned with the bulbous façade of an Ambassador car, The Yellow Chef counter rolls out scrumptious “Indian Chinese”, momos, burgers and a selection of fast food options.
1/4, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi-08 | 011 33105305
This proper sit-down restaurant is home to a kitchen full of delectable Chinese culinary expertise. The Oriental restaurant serves excellent seafood preparations, which you can either enjoy in their calm and relaxed restaurant ambience or order-in to savour on your couch.
53/5, Opposite Andhra Bank, Old Rajinder Nagar, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-08 | 011 33105309
Kickback with a plate of creamy pasta, loaded nachos and totally sinful brownies with ice cream at The Flashback. The place has an electrifying ambience fueled by a young crowd and a jovial owner couple with a menu full of delectable food.
B-1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi-08 | +91 9891209269; +91 9643995994
A quaint little delivery and takeaway place in West Patel Nagar, Kennedy’s caters to the Chinese and Fast Food loving hungry soul. Some of their eclectic offerings include hybrids like butter chicken pasta, chipotle shawarma, and chili chicken burger among many other scrumptious options.
25/35, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi-08 | 011 25862929; 011 65457986
This pure vegetarian South Indian restaurant is symbolic for its authentic food preparations coupled with a breathtaking Karnataka-style temple décor. The place exuberates gastronomical glory in all its true senses.
28/14, East Patel Nagar Market, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi-08 | +91 9811373421
An out and out desi lovers’ hangout spot, Z Corner is essentially a takeaout and delivery joint that specializes in Mughlai and North Indian grubs. Yes, they have everything that takes to stuff a chicken curry, dal tadka and tandoori roti-loving soul.
Get, set, eat!