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12 Alfresco Restaurants To Visit In Delhi Before Summer Sets In


Do you feel that? That light nippy wind that made your arm hair rise a little? Yeah, it’s not going to last longer than a month. Come March, and you’ll be running after your air conditioner mechanic to clean out the filter, because North India. Moreover, this dense – borderline romantic – fog and the arctic winds won’t be dragging the mercury down for long so make the most of it while you can. And what better way than an open-air setting to enjoy the weather? Here are 12 alfresco restaurants in Delhi where you can head to before the warmer months set in.


  1. Olive Qutub

One Style Mile, Haveli No. 6-8, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi-03 | 011 29574444

Synonymous with excellent food and ambience, Olive never gives us a moment to be disappointed. The restaurant offers a mesmerizing Mediterranean setting complete with Mediterranean, Italian and European food.olive


  1. Sevilla – The Claridges

The Claridges, 12, Near Lodhi Road, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi-11 | +91 9971718208

Sevilla is the place to be, whether you are on your first date or celebrating your anniversary. The breathtaking ambience of this place complete with the canopies, flowing water, romantic dim lighting, great music and amazing food make this place what is it – perfect. Sevilla-The-Claridges

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  1. The Flying Saucer Café

Ground Floor, Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station New Delhi, Nehru Place, New Delhi-19 | 011 33106257

The lounge offers an excellent ambience complete with a fun décor that you can knock back with a variety of boozy somethings and live music. You can also enjoy the place with its delicious food on a Sunny afternoon sprawled across their alfresco setting.


  1. Qla

4-A, Seven Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, Kila, Mehrauli, New Delhi-30 | 011 30079200; +91 8527098766

Enjoy a fine and luxurious meal at Qla, which is known for its picturesque alfresco seating. The menu prides itself with a mix of Italian, Spanish, and European grubs that’ll make your palate oh-so-happy. Nibble on the exquisite preparation and top it off with a treat from their sinfully amazing dessert selection.qla


  1. The Friends Republic

Opposite Nirvana Country, Sector 65, Golf Course Road Extension Road, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon-122002 | +91 7838340077; +91 9711009102

The Friends Republic is the perfect place to unwind with a pint and your folks after a long hard day of work. With a super fancy and eclectic outdoor seating, the place completes your shack-like dining experience with lip-smacking nibbles and a live DJ.the friends republic


  1. Soi 7 Pub & Brewery

205-208 & 209-A, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon-122001 | 011 33107716

Freshly brewed beer, a superb selection of food on the menu and a live band complete the Soi 7 experience. With picturesque outdoor seating, this place spells out brilliance.


  1. Lodi – The Garden Restaurant

Lodhi Road, Opp. Mausam Bhavan, New Delhi-03 | +91 9818743232Sit back and enjoy an exemplary European menu accompanied by a fine selection of wine, all put together in a beautifully manicured garden adjoining Lodhi Garden.the-lodi-garden


  1. Zerruco – The Ashok

The Ashok, 50-B, Kautilya Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21 | 011 33105963

Along with an impeccable non-vegetarian selection, this critically acclaimed Italian and Mediterranean restaurant gives the vegetarian more than just a herb-laden sorry excuse for food. Do try their delicious wild mushroom and truffle risotto and tiramisu.zerruco tiramisu


  1. Fio Country Kitchen & Bar

Gate 1, The Garden of Five Senses, Saiyad Ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi-30 | +91 9971004531

Fio offers a romantic atmosphere for couples with its intimate and cozy niches and corners. Its country-style ambiance is a sensation with all those looking to spend some quality time with their significant other.fio


  1. Kylin Premier

Ambience Mall, T-302, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-70 | +91 7042893087

The two-story abode hosts a charming restaurant as well as a terrace bar that is discerningly decorated to allure the party crowds of Delhi. Sitting atop the Kylin Premiere is Sky Bar, an oriental feast for the city’s gourmets. Teppanyaki, Live sushi, and delicious drinks await you at the Kylin Premier Sky Bar.kylin premier


  1. Cirrus9

The Oberoi, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi-03 | 011 23890606

A new addition to the Capital’s nightlife, Cirrus9 is the newly re-opened The Oberoi’s terrace bar. The bar & lounge offers a variety of poisons with a side of Delhi’s breathtaking landscape.

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  1. Baoshuan

The Oberoi, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi-03 | 011 23890606

Another space to look out for at the glammed up and renewed Oberoi is Baoshuan, which has taken up Taipan’s spot in the property. With London-based Michelin star chef Andrew Wong at the helm, Baoshuan’ menu features Indian, Islamic, and Chinese cuisines with Wong’s expert take on each.

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Binge eater by day and binge watcher by night, Ankita is fluent in food, film, and Internet. When she’s not obsessing over the hottest trends, tacos, and the perfect author’s bio, you can find her under a pile of Jeffery Archer’s novels or looking for the nearest wine shop.