Food buffs in Delhi have another reason to rejoice as they have a brand new destination to head to for luxury dining. There is no dearth of places serving scrumptious meals in and around Delhi but as they say – a change is always welcome. If you love strolling down the alleys inside Cyber Hub in Gurgaon along with a slew of eateries in a row, you will love this place too. Aerocity, till a few years back, was nothing but a green land. Situated in close proximity to the international airport, the area first caught the attention of hoteliers, who build some world-class 5-star hotels for people looking for accommodation near the airport. Cut to now, Aerocity is buzzing with corporate offices, shopping arcades and a bevy of well-known restaurants, cafes, bars and resto-bars.
Aerocity serves the right combination of luxury and entertainment within its well-planned commercial arena. The modern structures and strikingly clean pathways (called – the Walk) lend a very international feel to the whole area. Most of the restaurants have outdoor seating. The lavish interiors and heart-thumping music set the pace for a fun evening with your friends or family. Now, if your interest is piqued to a high enough level and you’ve decided to visit Aerocity, here are some places you must try:
Farzi Cafe: A tremendous place for a fun evening, Farzi Cafe has a spacious bar and a dance floor for you to dance the night way. If you are in luck, you might turn up on one of the days when they host live performances. Their exquisite food menu will leave you with a happy heart and even happier stomach. Do try their tandoori New Zealand Lamb Chops and Mutton Irachi Pepper Fry.
When: 12 PM – 1 AM
Where: GF 01-FF 01. World Mark 3, Aerocity
Cost For Two: INR 2,200 (approx.)
Plum By Bent Chair: Instagram is filled with pictures of this place. Opened in collaboration with Bent Chair, a renowned decor and furniture brand, this place brings to you exactly what you would expect – a mirage of bright, colourful decor complementing quite a quirky seating arrangement. This place is perfect for young people to enjoy their drinks and food, and, of course, click a lot of insta-worthy pictures. Don’t forget to taste their Chicken Bao.
Plum By Bent Chair
When: 12 PM – 1 AM
Where: The Walk, Worldmark 2, Aerocity
Cost For Two: INR 1,800 (approx.)
The Beer Cafe: This is the 40th outlet of The Beer Cafe in Delhi but this place provides a whole new extravagant experience to the visitors with a whopping 16 varieties of the freshly brewed beer and an exciting ambience to enhance the revelry. A good meal along the way will definitely pump up your high.
The Beer Cafe
When: 11 AM – 12 AM
Where: GF-02, Ground Floor, World Mark 2, Asset Area 8, Hospitality District, Aerocity
Cost For Two: INR 1,500 (approx.)
Anna Maya: This one is for the night revellers as this place has its door open 24/7 throughout the year. Being mindful of the well-being of the society, the restaurant sources all the ingredients from local organic farms and the whole variety of artisanal produce is also available for sale. One bite from their spread and you can feel the freshness of their farm-to-table meals.
When: 24 hours
Where: Hotel Andaz, Asset 1, Aerocity
Cost For Two: INR 2,500 (approx.)
Kampai: can be credited for bringing the rich culture-feel of Japan to India. Really! The authentic Japanese food served amidst the sparkly interiors, will transport your mind to Japan. This place is a heaven for sushi lovers. Their crystal duck dumplings and prawn tempuras are a must-try.
When: 12:30 PM – 1 AM
Where: G -02, Worldmark 1, Aerocity
Cost For Two: INR 2,200 (approx.)Also Read: Best Sushi Bars In Delhi
Hong Kong Club The palatial multi-level restaurant makes you feel you are actually walking into a towering building in Hong Kong. The island bar set in the backdrop of uber luxe interiors and large wine racks, will definitely set the party ringing. The specially curated Cantonese dishes and Chinese Zodiac-Inspired cocktails will leave you spellbound. If you are looking for some fine dining and wining, this is the place for you. Must have – moon rabbit, pork belly, Cantonese chicken and duck bao.
Hong Kong Club
When: 6 PM – 4 AM
Where: Hotel Andaz, Asset 1, Aerocity
Cost For Two: INR 3,500 (approx.)
Akira Back Helmed by the popular Korean chef, Akira Back, this place promises to invigorate you with some creative Korean delights. Akira Back is one of the many outlets across the globe and garners the same amount of love here as the other outlets. If you love seafood, you should be headed to this place already.
When: 6 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: JW Marriott Delhi NCR, Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Aerocity
Cost For Two: INR 4,500 (approx.)
La Roca: For the ones who prefer a place where food is the epicentre of the functional design but also serves some exotic drinks, there is a new spot in the town that is the right balance between a fine-dine restaurant and a lively bar. We are talking about La Roca – Indulge. The name that means ‘The Rock’ in Spanish is as unique as its concept. The concept of ‘Indulge’ is to let yourself go and give in to an experience that elevates your taste and expectations. At La Roca, give in to your guilty pleasures and experience the global cuisine – all under one roof. Do try their All Mushroom Pide (Turkish Pizza), Chilli and Pepper Prawns and Himalayan Pepper-Garlic Chicken.
When: 12 noon – 1am
Where: 6, Lower Ground Floor, Worldmark 1, Aerocity
Price For Two: INR 2,300
Daryaganj: Daryaganj is bringing back the original recipes dal makhani, butter chicken and tandoori chicken from Aerocity. The chic and minimalist décor of the restaurant is ideal for family outings and indulgent weekends. The North Indian restaurant is attracting foodies from all over the city. If you call yourself a butter chicken fan, you ought to be here sometime soon.
When: 12 noon to 11 p.m
Where: Shop R1, Lower Ground Floor, The Walk, Worldmark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi
Cost For Two: INR 1200
Dragonfly Experience: Dragonfly, with its striking, blitzy interiors, will make your dining experience full of quirks and novelties. With walls showing trippy depictions of bug anatomy and classy interiors, Dragonfly has a characteristic ambience like no other. Restaurateur Priyank Sukhija and Indian rapper Badshah have joined hands to create this place that serves some amazing cocktails and culinary gems, including healthy meals for fitness freaks.
Where: Worldmark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi
When: 12noon – 1am
Cost for 2: INR 4,000 (excluding alcohol and taxes)
That’s not all. There’s a whole host of other restaurants that enjoy a great inflow of food lovers from in and around the city. And, there are many others all set to open their doors and welcome you. One good reason to enjoy Aerocity is that it is not overcrowded and the easy availability of parking space heightens the overall experience in this new food haven of Delhi.