It’s often a big argument among Gurgaon lovers – is it the city’s nightlife or food scene that is its biggest draw. Well, I will have to side with the foodies over here. A sneak-peek at the weekend and after office behaviour of New Delhi and the satellite town’s movers and shakers will show you just that – people thronging for the sheer variety of food available here. If you are in Gurgaon and pondering where to go, this could be just the list you need for all kind of occasions and casual eats.
A Classy Affair: Top Places To Splurge
Amaranta (443 Udyog Vihar, Phase V; 0124-2451234), which dishes out gorgeous Indian coastal cuisine. An Oberoi restaurant, you can be rest assured about its taste and fine dining ambience.
Don’t Miss: Chicken Xacuti skewers
Zanotta (The Leela Kempinski Hotel, 6th Floor, Ambience Island, DLF City Phase 3; +91 124 4771234) is where you get a taste of authentic Italy sitting right in Gurgaon.
Don’t Miss: Chicken Scallopini with Marsala sauce and the desserts
Cilantro (Trident, 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar; +91 9650487875) in Trident is the place to go for a dramatic ambience and gastronomic delights! There is a huge buffet spread but a la carte menu is available as well! A perfect place to please all your senses.
Don’t Miss: Wood-fired Pizzas, live grill starters
Cosy, Intimate Setting For Romance
If the dust, traffic and innumerable high rises of Gurgaon bother you, escape to this arcadia The Piano Man Garden Cafe ( CK Farms, Next to ITM College, Caterpuri Road, Palam Vihar; 011 33106141). Garden setting, jazz music and decent food pretty much sum up this place.
Don’t Miss: Stuffed jacket potatoes
Though a cafe, Roots – Cafe In The Park ( Sector 30 M Wide Rd, Sector 29, Gurgaon) has made it to our list of romantic eateries. It is a well-known place for breakfast and starts quite early. A great place to spend some time with your partner especially winter mornings, a good respite from the concrete jungle!
Don’t Miss: Railway Masala Omelette Sandwich
Casual Eateries: For All Seasons, Days And Occasions
Our vote goes to SodaBottleOpenerWalla (0124-6518801) with its quirky design and extensive Parsi menu. If you are hoping for long conversations go in the afternoons as evenings tend to get noisy.
Don’t Miss: Keema Pao and Tareli Macchi
Farzi Cafe is another great place if you are into experimental Indian food along side home-grown live Hindi-rock music. This pedestrian arcade is also great for just simple people watching or if you just want to take a breather from the traffic while sipping some outdoor coffee.
Don’t Miss: Dal Chawal Arancini and Parle G Cheesecake
For the tandoori and smoked meat lovers, there is no better place than The Great Kabab Factory (Park Plaza hotel, Sushant Lok, Phase 1; 0124-4150000). Makes for a perfect after business hour rounds of delightful kebabs.
Easy On Pocket, Great For Taste
Food trucks are the biggest trend in the food industry right now! Gurgaon has its own set of food trucks to satisfy the taste buds of localites. Frugurpops (A149, sector 57; +91 8171719777) is one of the best trucks in the city known for its unique flavors of popsicles and desserts.
Don’t miss: You can’t go wrong here with any of the flavors!
This winter try delicious Kashmiri fare, right from a Kashmiri kitchen. Khyen Chyen (Shop-19, Ground Floor, Cross Point Mall, Opposite Galleria Market;+91 124 423 1919) means as you can guess Khana Peena. A small place run by a Kashmiri family, food is delicious here and follows the authentic way of cooking from the region! Call them before showing up.
Don’t Miss: Goshtaba, Tabakh Maaz
Fat Lulu’s (105, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4; 0124-4245497) if you feel like some hand tossed pizza – the city’s frequent visitors will know it’s climb to fame since the time it was but a tiny pop-up hole in Galleria Market.
Don’t miss: Queens Pizza (veg), red velvette cake, Pork it up