10 Themed Restaurants in Delhi you must Visit

Among Delhi’s vibrant culinary scene are themed restaurants. Here are 10 popular restaurants in the city you must visit.

This pub is undoubtedly set to make you tap your shoes

Full of vibrancy, Delhi is home to a rich array of restaurants, offering history, culture and cosmopolitan flair.

Whether you’re craving traditional Indian dishes or eager to explore global cuisines, Delhi promises a culinary adventure like no other.

Among its myriad of dining options, themed restaurants stand out.

Not only do they provide delicious food, they also offer a memorable experience.

Join us as we explore 10 themed restaurants in Delhi that turn dining into an exciting and immersive adventure.

The Chatter House – Nehru Place

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This European-style gastropub in Delhi is an absolute gem of a place and has a loyal fanbase.

The Chatter House provides solace with its ambience, wood and brick interiors and friendly service.

This pub is undoubtedly set to make you tap your shoes on the dance floor with the full bar available at the vintage restaurant.

It provides scrumptious multi-cuisine dishes and a wide selection of signature cocktails and beers.

The Braised Pork Belly is one dish to try. Sweet and spicy braised pork is served with a pineapple and chilli glaze.

This gastropub also has casual outdoor seating for you to relax.

Begam – Defence Colony

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If you want to be transported to Turkey while seated in the ever-so-chic Defence Colony area of Delhi, then this is the place to visit.

Grand interiors with black and white flooring and red walls with intricate handpainted white designs lit with numerous candles create an Instagramable backdrop.

The live Sufi music nights attract the glam crowd and it is always a full house.

The pasta dishes on offer are creamy and delicious, the meat is succulent and the dips are finger-licking good.

For dessert, the heavenly tiramisu is recommended and is prepared right at your table!

Miamo Diner – Khan Market

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Miamo Diner encapsulates the American diner feel where every dish celebrates freedom and taste.

With the quintessential red and white checkered napkins to framed Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe photographs on the wall, the décor transports diners to the United States.

Neon signs and booth seating, alongside classic American tracks belting out in the background, make it an ideal hangout place with friends and family.

The menu is attractive with a selection of burgers, steaks, fries, sandwiches and shakes.

Traditional American desserts like Baked Chocolate Pudding and Peach Crisp with Maple Cream are also on offer at this Delhi-based restaurant.

38 Barracks – Connaught Place

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Located in the heart of Delhi, 38 Barracks is the first tribute restaurant to the Indian Armed Forces.

Trophies, badges, medals, guns, military clothing and accessories adorn shelves and walls throughout the restaurant.

All-day live music provides entertainment in this eatery.

38 Barracks offers scrumptious Indian twists on a variety of cuisines. This includes Fondue and one of the dishes is Pav Bhaji Fondue.

The cocktail menu is also appealing and the scotch is premium.

The Baked Rasgulla Pie from the dessert section is not to be missed.

Jugmug Thela – Champa Gali

With Indian culture at its heart, Jugmug Thela is a restaurant that has a homely feel.

The sense of cosiness, warmth and being at ease is unmissable and you can relax with a cup of chai and your laptop without being bothered.

Colourful paper lanterns, earthen plants, rustic tables, ethnic teapots and wooden frames set the Desi tone at this spacious and popular venue.

There are many interesting events held here, ranging from storytelling sessions, open mic events,
book releases and stand-up comedy.

When it comes to the menu, Kebab Pizza, Kulhad Chai and Penne Pasta are highly recommended but all the dishes are flavoursome and satisfying.

Orient Express – Taj Palace

The Orient Express restaurant is located at the Taj Palace, with upmarket European cuisine served in a classy dining room modelled after the Orient Express train.

The award-winning restaurant serves authentic European cuisine in classy dining car-style compartments.

Hors d’oeuvres, entrées, sorbets and desserts are inspired by the countries through which the train travels and are best paired with a fine wine, cocktail or aged spirit.

The attentive staff will explain the dishes and help you order as you enjoy the sophisticated grandeur and opulent ambience.

Live music comes courtesy of a musician, who asks for your choice of songs, adding a special touch to this unique restaurant.

PCO – Vasant Vihar

PCO has won almost every F&B award including Best Bar in New Delhi for six years in a row.

Other awards include ‘Bar with Best Ambience’, ‘Best Cocktail’ and ‘Best mixologist in India’.

For entry to the bar/restaurant, one requires a secret code, which is punched into the phone of a typical
American phone booth outside!

A few times a week, a unique passcode is sent out to a list of the bar’s patrons and friends, providing access to this comfortable, intimate space.

The bespoke Mood Cocktail encourages patrons to allow PCO mixologists to create instant customised cocktails for them based on their mood, spirit of choice and flavour preferences.

Antique telephones, red telephone booths, transistors, vintage library and posters of Hollywood legends seemingly on a call set the retro theme to make it an immersive experience.

Lakhori-Haveli Dharampura – Chandni Chowk

The hotel’s management worked with Heritage India for seven years to restore the Haveli, using a traditional construction style to preserve its antiquity and aesthetics.

Lakhori is Haveli Dharampura’s in-house restaurant and brings traditional Chandni Chowk delicacies and rich Mughlai cuisine to the table.

Mocktails like The Jahan Ara, Gali Khazanchi and Banarasi Paan will tangle your taste buds.

The jharokas and windows have stained glass art and decorated balconies with dancers practising for the evening and an atmosphere full of thumris and ghazals.

They often have Kathak performances on the weekend evenings and activities like Kabootar Bazi and Patangbazi.

The Piano Man – Safdarjung

Delhi’s cool crowd loves to visit this quintessential jazz club and restaurant.

Jazz is the predominant theme but they have regular Blues, Bollywood, RnB and Rock performances to liven up the stage.

It is not just Indian artists performing. Saxophone, piano, drums and bass artists from around the
world also perform at this intimate venue.

Delicious casual pub food, fantastic cocktails and mocktails in a cosy mezzanine venue add to making it a memorable night.

Photographer’s Punch, Monkey Gland and the Whisky Sour are a must-try here.

The Spice Route – Imperial Hotel, Janpath

Heralded as one of Delhi’s best restaurants, The Spice Route is a culinary destination for locals and tourists alike.

The journey of Asian cuisine at The Spice Route begins from the corners of East Asia through Java to India, presenting a modern yet epicurean Asian plate dining experience for business luncheons and fun evenings with colleagues and friends.

For a relaxing evening, diners can sit in the open courtyard.

Staff happily provide a tour of the restaurant too, giving an insight into the artistry and concept behind the restaurant. 

Innovative dishes include Kalio Lamb Shank and Baked Chilean Sea Bass.

Delhi’s food scene is lit and these themed restaurants are just the tip of the iceberg.

There is no doubt that Delhi has made its mark as one of the top cities in the world for dining and good times.

So the next time you find yourself in Delhi, you know exactly where to go to satisfy your palate and your heart.

Jasmine Vithalani is an avid lifestyle enthusiast with multi-dimensional interests. Her motto is “Light the fire within you to light the world with your fire.”

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