The most challenging task in the world is resisting chocolate, followed closely by picking out just ten restaurants in an area speckled with hundreds of top-notch eateries! But here are our favorite top joints in Connaught Circus, Delhi that deserve full marks and more!
E-38/39, First Floor, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | +91 9599889700; 011 43551028
Unlike the rest of its outlets, Farzi Café CP has a more casual and lounge/pub feel to it complete with a massive bar space. The food at Farzi, like always, doesn’t disappoint with its delicious eclectic mix of Parsi and contemporary.
Chew – Pan Asian Café
M16, First Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 | 011 33105491
If you want to stuff yourself with delicious and authentic Pan Asian cuisine, just head over to Chew. The place has an exhaustive menu complete with delicacies from the Far East. The ambiance is lively, service crisp, and food delightful what more do you need?
The Junkyard Café
91, 2nd Floor, N Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 33105388
Junkyard Café is the perfect place to kick back with some delicious finger foods from Asia, the Mediterranean, and North India. The lounge is nothing fancy – literally – with minimal wood and iron furniture, subdued lighting, and décor that boasts of junk scraps.
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Treat yourself to a Tuscan fare at Caffe Tonino. The enchanting villas of Siena and San Gimignano in Tuscany Italy inspire the restaurant. Mr. Tonino Generale of Napoli brings you the most authentic Italian cuisine to New Delhi. Do try their Provencale and Affumicata Pizzas, which you must wash down with some wine followed by a perfect tiramisu.
K-18 & 22, Connaught Place, New Delhi=01 | 011 33106056
The first word that comes to your mind when you enter Zizo is, chic the place is the epitome of neatly done clean interiors with crisp white furniture and wooden adornments. The restaurant serves delicious Lebanese and Mediterranean grubs that’ll transport you to the coast of Santorini.
23, 1st Floor, Odeon Building, Radial 5, D Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 01 | +91 7838090132; 011 45652737
Social, in the past few years, has built a solid image for itself in the F&B arena. So it does not come as a surprise that it’s CP branch, which is hardly a week old, has made it to this list. Social offers the most chilled out ambiance complemented well with eclectic food and potent drinks menu. All par excellence, by the way.
A-25/5, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | +91 9899358888; +91 9811329426
Fa Yian has been feeding the Capital healthy and wholesome Chinese for over two decades now. The restaurant serves up some excellent Oriental specials like Thai Chilly Garlic Noodles, Fuyong and Szechwan specials. The place is perfect for a winter lunch or a pleasant summer dinner.
A-16, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23328589
Connaught Place is not all booze and lounge, and Wenger’s Deli reinstates that. The place, which is an extension of Delhi’s legendary bakery, Wenger’s serves up fresh and delicious quick bites like submarines, burgers, shakes, and waffles. Top that with a generously iced pastry from the friendly neighborhood, and you’re golden!
M-41/2, Speedbird House, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 I 011 33107682
It cannot get more authentic than Fuji when it comes to Japanese food. The place offers a thorough experience complete with mouthwatering delicacies, on-point ambiance, and a traditional low-seating arrangement.
D-26/28, Hotel Palace Heights, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 64726598; 011 45460000
Stuff yourself silly with the rich Mughlai and North Indian food at Zaffran. The place offers rich and wholesome desi grubs and a breathtaking view of CP’s inner circle.
M-11, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 33107674
Give yourself one good reason why you wouldn’t visit a place with that name! Lucky for you, it’s not just the name that makes this place an attention seeker. The décor, ambiance, and food do complete justice to the other hubbub.
P-13, Connaught Circus, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 28844305; 011 23345577
Steal 30 minutes from your schedule for a quick bite at this bustling food joint that is known for its decadent thalis and adorable tiffin-sized meals that go gentle on your wallet. Grab yourself some packets of salty snacks fried in desi ghee as you head out.
M38, Outer Circle, Connaught Place-01 | 011 33105860
Drawing inspiration from Army and defense elements, the lounge is packed with things like rifles, badges, guns, and other army souvenirs. Their menu too boasts Army-influences with dishes like a 0.04 Magnum Boti Kebab and a Battalion Samosa Butter.
Lord of the Drinks
G-72, Radial Road Number 2, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | +91 9999827144
Known for an impressive array of poisons and spirits – hence the name – Lord Of The Drinks is also popular for its vintage medieval charm. The interiors tug on historical strings with retro antique leather couches, wooden furniture, and the likes.
N-55/56 & 88/89, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 33106222
Enjoy a chilled lounge ambiance with Ardor 2.1 and pair your experience with unbelievably reasonable prices.
C-38, 1st Floor, Opposite Odeon Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 33107557
Barush likes to keep its attention on the North Indian grubs and does a mind-blowing job at that. Brace yourself for delicious platters, brilliants fusion bites, decadent kebabs and tikkas with a neo twist.
N-86, 1st Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 33106525
The place sports a dark and dim lit ambiance couples with a seriously eerie but oddly comforting décor complete with deer heads, grungy walls, and a massive Union Jack painted on the wall. The menu is the kind you’d want to pick from when hanging out with friends over some chilled pints.
1, Scindia House, Janpath Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 30806531
As the name suggests, Tourist Janpath occupies a neat and well-done up space in Janpath. Apart from an impressive décor, the restaurant sports tourist theme spread out over two floors. You can stuff yourself with their selection of American, North Indian, and Chinese grubs and a loaded bar!
42, A-25, Middle Cir, Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | +91 78385705527
Looking for a wide variety of options on a budget? Well, look no more because Connaught Place’s restaurant scape is a manifestation of all our gastronomical and financial dreams. 7 States, as the name suggests, serves up cuisines from 7 different states of India – including the quintessential Dilli-style khana – in the form rich Rajasthani gravies, spicy Kashmiri stews, and heart Punjabi thalis. So the next time you’re in the hood, save yourself a hole in the pocket and binge on the delish grubs at 7 States!