Walk into this new Irani café and you’re surrounded by a mishmash of glass-topped tables with red checkered cloths, stained glass walls, Parsi pop art.
If you’re the kind of fish looking for a straight up, certified, "oh that's a good school" kind of school, Guppy by Ai is your thing.
At this home décor, vintage curio plus apparel store, rooms are stocked with old furniture and new textiles, shapeless dresses and furry birds.
From the makers of PCO, this new members-only lounge comes with a restaurant, library, salon and sun room.
Mumbai's favorite seafood restaurant washes up on Delhi's shores. We haul (b)ass to get there!
On The Water swims into the Aman New Delhi with blonde and pastel colouring, multi-cuisine menu and a bare-it-all open kitchen.
This cocoa-centric coffee shop came to the Capital from Australia by way of Mumbai a couple of weeks ago. Sweet!
Afghan Darbar might look slightly sketchy but the food is acceptably hygienic and more importantly, delish.
bpb tests out one of the most exciting new restaurants on Delhi's culinary scene!
People’s Café in the Village is a good place to conduct an anthropological experiment. Just don’t go there to eat.
This new restaurant serves up delish pizza and salads, as well as a nice selection of other Italian dishes. Benvenuto!
This new eatery features Spartan décor and Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisines.
The décor of the restaurant is more reminiscent of an English smoking club than a bistro. European Union, indeed.
Dzukoü felt like a new friend’s flat, who had just cooked for us on their terrace, the climb was worth it.
Two new international fashion stores that require us to get two new jobs. Fatter pay cheques would get us that Pucci lace dress we're longing for.
Anidra is a slick, sprawling, schizophrenic space: the décor here is confused, with a section that looks like a college bar.
The signs outside this two-week old restaurant feature lively graphics and announce Rice of the Day, more common at a French café than a South Indian joint.
Garage Inc. is pleasingly large, with industrially-inspired interiors, tires on the walls and an open kitchen.
Revv Café is currently little more than two floors of desolate space within a bustling market.
All is not terrible at Ardor, the fries here are perfect—crunchy and well-salted, and our Bloody Mary had an interesting salt and sugar rim.
Over The Top, we decide, despite its pretty patio and smashing drinks, isn’t worth a second visit.
Iron Curtain has a private screening room with fifteen red Innova seats.
All in all, Dum Affairs holds a lot of promise, with its interesting food and talk of evolution.
The dessert of the day was an unimaginative brownie that came covered in a sticky, coagulating chocolate sauce and the saddest sprinkling of nuts we’ve ever seen.
House of Blondie's latest store in Promenade, Vasant Kunj, serves up plenty of nostalgia and longing.
Newbies will find plenty of pieces to take home from this new store, but the collection doesn’t offer much innovation for those familiar with the brand.
Oxford bookstore opens in N block Connaught Place. BPB pops over for a review.
Maquina, a fitting name for a dive bar that churns out one lovely margarita.
A step into the new Lovebirds store at Meherchand Market had us puzzled.
Mumbai's popular deli finally opens in the Capital! Go this week before the mall herds start swarming in over the weekend.
With mostly pedestrian food and a swarm of better options nearby, we suggest you give this new restaurant a skip.
Lush green plants, a beachy playlist and sea food. Coast Cafe is just the sea short of a holiday.
Mumbai's hungry folk may treat the international chain like ring-o star, but the donuts here are quite disappointing.
The newest kid on ‘D(ee) block’, Defence Colony is the week-old Samant Chauhan flagship store.
Named after legendary chef Pellegrino Artusi, this Italian restaurant is all about cooking and eating well.
Sushi is guarded by bouncers at this new restaurant, but do the platters deserve the importance? Read on to find out.
Season's greetings from the Summer House where the food needs vast improvement and the space, some buzz.
With Little Food Co Catering’s Bhakti Mehta as a consultant and Quirk Box’s Rixi Bhatia as interior designer, Fat Man’s Café could be the little café that could.
Despite its college hangout feel, this cafe is squeaky clean, even the usually crusted over ketchup bottle nozzles. Yes, we checked.
The international burger chain’s first foray into holy cow town, has been greeted with much enthusiasm, but our experience was less than delightful.
The store looks like it was cut out from the Big Apple and transported across the globe to make investment bankers feel like they’re back at home in New York.
Super corporate, much like a Hilton hotel on a plate, the vibe here hits a very Hong Kong office note, extendable to Thai spa.
Until this Greek cafe stops dousing its food in too much sauce, we suggest you stick to your local roll guy.
So much spice and flavour at this week-old little eatery that serves Naga, Manipuri and Assamese thalis.
One step inside The Hungry Monkey and we realised, this was a hipster kid, the kind who'd look good on our Instagram feed.
The Bombay Bronx's ode to Mumbai city is a bit of an overkill, but the bar snacks make it worth your while.
Beauty store Sephora has finally opened in the Capital, and much to our relief, stays true to its international blueprint featuring exhaustive collections of makeup, skin and haircare brands.
A first look at Amsterdam Kitchen and Bar in Saket made us wonder if the owner played an intense game of word association before designing the space.
We were reminded of our favorite Vikram Seth poem as we watched the sad sushi going round and round the conveyor belt at brand new restaurant Sakae Sushi in Ambience Mall.
Pull up your socks, Brickhouse Cafe, or be prepared to be replaced by another generic Andheri bar soon.
A resurrection for Connaught Place has been long overdue, which is why we drove optimistically across town to lunch at White Water Cafe.
An inebriated friend once found much hilarity in the similarities between the Spanish word ‘tapas’ and Sanskrit ‘tapasya’, laughing over how one country’s penance is another’s indulgence.
Talk about a late release! We learnt this kernel of trivia courtesy of 4700BC Popcorn, a service that offers “gourmet popcorn” by the tub, which opened this week at DLF place.
Discovered through the Sobo ladies who love Soba noodles, this Malabar Hill-based cook's Cantonese catering service is top notch.
Our meal here was peppered with hits and misses, but the end - Oriental Peach Pie - was smooth as silk.
Cosy interiors, French windows & a fountain had us believing Amalfi would live up to its romantic Italian billing.
The Teppanyaki section here is manned by a knife- wielding, joke-cracking, bursting-into-song-on-request chef. And the food's good too.
You can hear Fork You, a new restaurant in HKV, before you can see it - we walked just in time to catch the last strains of Bill Perry and settled into our high chairs for what looked like a promising evening.
Get the classic pizza and skip dessert for fruit salad or what we like to call the fourth glass of sangria.
Big burgers, fat steaks, an army of sauces and a pool table from chef Manu Chandra's latest offering.
Should you make a trip to this restaurant named after a Jordanian city? Read our travel diary to find out.
The Michelin starred restaurant arrives in the Capital by way of London bringing baskets of Asian treats & super dessert!
From the team behind Flipside Cafe, Barsoom is a mish mash of Asian, Lebanese & French fare. Oh, and there are sizzlers too.
Even if you’re not a gourmand, we suggest you go by the newly opened Foodhall, a sprawling, upscale new grocery store at DLF Promenade.
Anupama Dayal, most famously known for her invention of the ‘sarkini’ (sari + bikini), is all about “fusion” in its most passé.
A brand new home delivery service in Kailash Colony, Speedy Chow's chatty phone operator tells us this is a great time to order.
Inside the compact bar, the gender binary of the he-said-she-said variety was exacerbated by a black-clad army of waiters who manned the bar with a bit too much zeal.
The glass doors at Cavalli open into a sprawling, 400 sq ft space featuring sparkly-tiled grounds and bevy of perfectly groomed, eager-to-please retail staff.
If Sephora were a restaurant it would look like this, a big, luscious, brand new open-mouth café situated right next door to sibling establishment Pout Store.
Farrokh Khambata's Joss replaces the short lived and short loved 212 All Day. Go for Joss classics and new theatrics.
Tucked away in the little maze of lanes “behind Select Citywalk”, Bora Bora sticks to their island theme with straw matting and bamboo everywhere.
This new restaurant may not have borrowed well the design elements of the nearby fishing village, but the catch is so fresh!
Fusion Lounge has menus that declare its “fully automatic” state, with tables allowed to queue up their own music and place food orders using apps.
Cheap drinks, good food & dessert called Ramesh & Suresh. No wonder it's so hard to get a table at this new bar/ restaurant/ co-working space.
Delhi had finally gotten a Starbucks, and armed with our best i'm-in-the-middle-of-an-important-book look, we joined the melee on opening day.
Maddox, a new "multi-cuisine" restaurant in M Block Market, seems like a jumble from the moment you walk in, an assortment of tastes, quality and decor - here, standard club interiors fuse with low Japanese-style seating arrangements.
Thirty Nine in HKV is two floors up, so running from the overcrowded parking lot, knocking over hipsters in our rush, we were surprised and thankful to find an actual working elevator in the building.
This NY inspired speakeasy isn't exactly underground, but has fun elements like password entry and a voyeuristic bathroom.
Despite its name, we can’t see CosmoLive, the newest bar in Kailash Colony Market, being one of Carrie Bradshaw’s hang-outs.
Part of an Italian chain with branches in the US and Europe, La Tagliatella is run by the same people behind KFC and Starbucks.
Lots of light, a bright chef and flaming salmon strips at this new Japanese restaurant. PS: prepare to spend a pretty package here.
The prospect of being served beer by robots made us get up and head to this new pub and brewery. Call of duty!
Firefly is tucked away next to Carnatic Café in once trendy New Friend’s Colony market.
The café is housed in a large space festooned with random decals on the wall, couches in corners and low lights.
We went to three-day-old Edward’s, a highly anticipated new sandwich shop and deli by the same people behind Elma's and TLR, on a cold weekday and it was bustling with people
Haute Saute’s main focus, its plat du jour or plat signature even, is parmigiana of two kinds—chicken or eggplant.
Ex Tetsuma and Kofuku chef sends out plates of sushi that manage to shine through despite the theatrics.
“It’s like Nike got rid of the ‘just do it’ but kept the swish,” opined a friend about the rehoming and rebranding of N Block Market’s traffic causing beloved, Shalom, which has moved two doors down and now goes by the moniker S Bar.
Blue Frog’s new standalone bar that’s replacing Azimuth—to quit smoking.
Biryani, noodles, Caribbean roti, South African Bunny Chow - this new cafe has a dish for any kind of day you're having.
The Cavalli Cafe is fashionably late to Delhi's culinary party but arrives in style, fittingly furred over in zebra print and leopard spots
It won’t be the place where gourmands gather, but where families in the neighbourhood will come for unlimited (conversation) starters.
In terms of delicate teatime snacks, Bandra's newest chai place has a chamomile to go.
Ciré is the French word for fabric that has a highly glazed look.
Just when we were getting a bit sick of our standard takeaway of biryani (or a bacon sandwich) we stumbled upon House Of Yum, Two 2 Tango’s new Chinese home delivery service.
The day-old Blue Door Cafe in Khan Market reminded us of Hugh Grant's home in Notting Hill, with the blue door.
With four types of beer brewed in house, The White Owl is back on our list of after-work drinking holes.
Inspired by an Australian Children's Book, this second floor cafe serves deviled eggs and encourages you to read.
Three friends who've turned 25 bring you this new Chapter with Keats quotes, sangria and pizza. Whisky tastings coming soon.
Olive at the Qutub has revamped itself this winter into a(nother) 1920s-style “speakeasy” called Dirty Martini.
This home store that opened in Mehar Chand Market at the outset of May has many pleasant surprises up its sleeve.
The vegetarian food at Cashmere, new Kashmiri restaurant in HKV is miles ahead of its non vegetarian counterpart.
“It should be called Nan-doze,” quipped our lunch companion, as we slowly grew old on a wooden chair.
Espresso Grill feels like a deli when you walk in, with a limited selection of breads and sauces on one wall, coffee mugs for sale, a mural across one wall and an open kitchen in the back.
Black and white photographs of piano greats hang on its pastel walls, plenty of natural light is allowed in, the ceiling beams have strips of abstract musical images painted on by hand, and there’s a small piano sitting unassumingly on the side.
The Chinjabi fare is at odds with the swanky decor at Fat Ninja, a new Chinese restaurant in HKV
There is a long, deep bar and leather swivel chairs instead of barstools; there are chintz armchairs and a cigar room upstairs, dominated by a photo of Sigmund Freud; there are bookshelves and a menu with a long list of spirits, but no drinks under “PCO Signature Cocktails”.
This one, brightly painted and featuring a cocky winged mascot, crowed , “How about chicken today?” We couldn't help but cross the street.
This new breakfast cafe melds cutesy with grunge, eggs with cookies and sandwiches with cake in a way that feels fresh and new.
Strung with fairy lights and dotted with customers, Pudding and Pie, a new bakery in Malviya Nagar, is hard to miss
We got a fund manager who spent two years at the Bombay Stock Exchange to review this new bar with us.
The café occupies a small section of the home store, a corridor dividing the plates from the linen, and features a small blackboard menu with three dishes that rotate daily, plus tea and coffee.
With bread and donuts and Snapple and jars of random treats, this place is open until 1 am, and soon, 24/7 if all goes according to plan.
Serving pedestrian brownies inside a spaceship like set up, could this be the restaurant at the end of the universe?
The team behind Kofuku launches a new Korean restaurant in Bandra. Raise your glass of Jinro Soju.
New bar in HKV. Stories of ghosts and killer cocktails make this a fun deal.
MasterChef class food at this GK-2 African-European fusion restaurant.
A cross between a food truck and a restaurant, Kaboom offers quick, cheap meals to offices in the neighbourhood.
If a ton of people at a given time are drinking beer in this restaurant, then the cost of beer will go down.
Bandra's newest bar not only has a fun sounding name, but also tables you can draw on and bird houses that contain shots.
Dining at Dusit Devarana means that you’ll be distracted by the beautiful spaces around you.
The first floor of Bootlegger had wall to floor screens which were streaming a tennis match to an unfortunate remix of Pit Bull.
The picture painted itself for us, the minute we walked into the newly opened The Chatter House in Epicuria Mall.
Sitting above Kitsch are two floors of muted grays, a wall space covered by pop art prints and 'touches'.
Sitting in this new cafe feels like you’re idling away time on someone’s patio, people watching while drinking pink lemonade.
We played the role of Young, Loaded and Frivolous at this Lodhi restaurant, swayed by a vintage cocktail menu that measured our economy of happiness and had us wondering about room rates.
First, let’s all take a moment to mourn - and then get beyond - the much-hyped, much-lamented fact that Burger King India will not serve any beef.
Walk in to this one-month old café and you’ll find kind-faced looters plastered on the slanted ceilings; a faintly nostalgic vibe reminiscent of the chocolate chip cookies that you once smuggled into your foreign-returned suitcase.
Sitting dangerously close to an all-time favorite Diva, this two-month-old quack of an Italian joint has positioned itself for serious danger.
At Baraesti, deep purple couches lie in wait, while elegant cutwork lanterns want to hang with you.
Newly opened pub needs a sharp eye to spot, hidden on top of a spa which requires you to climb almost four floors.
Bubble Tea is built on three floors, the first of which showcases a giant panda cuddling a neon coloured drink, pop furniture and paper table mats.
This new French restaurant that replaces P’tit Bar opens without a wine license but with an excellent Mille Feuille.
We liked the contrasts here - gossamer curtains meet mahogany furniture; dramatic lamps meet lace umbrellas, and we're hoping that hunger pangs meet comfort food.
With live kitchens serving treats from around the world, Seven is gloriously overwhelming. Our guide on what to skip & what to scarf down.
Fidahh, a new Lebanese eatery opens at Epicuria with an Anglo-Urdu script logo, a chicken skewer up front and vats of hummus, which we started our meal with.
The menu was a tiresome mix of Lebanese and 'Continental'. No North Indian? we mocked.
The mini chocolate eclairs weren’t the only arsenal in baker Tanya Gupta's selection, who started WhiskAWish as an attempt to customise desserts.
The first thing we noticed about new gourmet store Raro was its display of fancy breads, buns, rolls and ciabattas which stretched across an entire end of it's store wall.
For a place called Orange Crab, the walls are surprisingly yellow and the décor is almost entirely Beatles posters.
Enter Delhi 6, a new delivery service that will send over food that the walled city is famous for.
Joey Matthews, super model and host of popular cookery show Love Bites with Joey has gone back to her Malyali roots with Joey Matthews Kerala Express.
The food isn't top notch at Big Bang, but who cares when a terrace bar serves cheap, well-mixed cocktails. Raise your glass of BB Spice!
Deep in the Village, literal with its name vis-a-vis location has a promising approach, with a long, vertical alleyway lined in art, abstract line drawings of a yogi.
Odd post-its will announce the favourites on the menu and a poster called 'A Magical Mystery Tour of 100 Beatles Songs' will occupy the largest wall.
The much anticipated Elma’s Brasserie has launched in Meharchand Market, but only “softly”, says the lady who holds the door for us at dinner, where we are the only patrons.
New rooftop barbeque place by the guys behind Smokehouse Room.
The new Asian take-out place in Kailash Colony market has an orange man brandishing chopsticks at the entrance.
A small glass enclosure with shelves of green is just one of the rooms that makes up Beluga, GK 2’s newest spot.
You'll find fusion food and origami swans, heart and haiku here. Waiter, Sylla-bill please!
Walking into Raas, HKV’s new ‘Indian and Pakistani Kitchen’ is like experiencing an OTB deja view.
Right next to Big Chill is a narrow lane breaking off into auto repair shops and here neatly tucked away in a corner is brand new juice bar- Juiced Up.
Against a wall of lovely old suitcases, we sat with a peanut tart that packed the most delicious caramel. Dessert is the star at this new restaurant.
Much like the plant it’s named after, China Doll, a new resto-bar at South Extension II, is glossy and lives off plenty of sunlight and liquids. Who’s fern is it to water the plants today?
As we walked up the (pink) stairs, past (pink) mirrors and into our (pink) chair at The Pink Room, a new multi-cuisine restaurant in Hauz Khas Village, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe began to play through the speakers.
Les Gateaux is the brainchild of MJ the MBA/marketing person and AJ the chef. Together they work out of a small kitchen in Faridabad, focusing on keeping rent costs low.
As Parisian lounge Buddha-Bar crosses into India, it loses part of its title and calls itself B-Bar, in fear of “hurting any feelings” and raising controversies, says a news report.
The newly opened Asian Haus in GK has a promising looking pan-Asian menu peppered with Japanese, Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean street food. What we can’t seem to spot however, is either dim sum or sushi.
We arrived suitably hungry and were greeted with a beautiful courtyard dotted with stone tables and benches.
Yesterday, we went to Ethiopia via this little restaurant in a little cultural centre, filled with locals.
Rastafarians think alcohol destroys the mind. HKV’s newest bar is called Raasta.
The Leaky Cauldron (yes, named after the pub from the Harry Potter series; no, nothing like it) is one of those HKV restaurants in the back lane, it has a lovely balcony with a view of the lake, along with a sad copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on one table.
Barely a month old, this sprawling-meets-cozy space seems to have ironed out most new-restaurant hiccups, featuring a working credit card machine, informed wait-staff and a fully-functional menu.
The Barking Deer is warm and inviting, but it makes sense to visit this bar once its micro-brewery starts next month.
On our last recce of the Village we happened by a whole van of cloche-covered frozen treats and a thin Italian man offering freshly made “real Italian gelato” samples.
Like many of its neighbors, it is distressingly ad-hoc and fly-by-the-seat-of your-pan, with no credit card machine, a clueless wait staff, a long climb and of course, a theme.
Here’s our first tip if you’re going to visit the newly opened Three Windows Café at Khoj: leave your car at home, or else park in Select Citywalk mall opposite.
Superlative cocktails and good news clippings at this Bandra bar remind you that you forgot to be happy today.
Warehouse Café can only be gotten into (and out of) by a baffling, iPhone-style lift, “feather light” the hostess called it.
Read on to know why you might want to take a Feng Shui expert to lunch with you at this new restaurant by the Aurus team.
A large section of the dishes here are devoted entirely to Braai - South African version of grills and barbeque- a smaller number to Lebanese, an Indian grouping and some pizza, pasta.
There he was, walking hand-in-hand with us, when we stumbled upon an old bungalow in Hauz-i-Rani, which turned out to be a new Pakistani restaurant, Lahori Shah.
Two boys, a girl and a burger place. At this sandwich shack we found tasty beef burgers minus the fuss and fat bill.
Launched a couple of weeks ago, Rose Café (not to be confused with the Rose B&B in Hauz Khas Village), is run by Sarita Ahuja, a self-described “full time mum” who buzzed around our table urging us to eat some more, pointing out dishes that her kids love the most.
This writer's two Jhulelal-fearing Sindhi friends swore that the food here could have come out of their home kitchens.
There’s a new establishment at Kemp’s Corner and it doesn’t sell shoes.
Che Guevara graffiti and Castro posters you will not find at this Cuban themed bar. Just tasty cocktails and warm smiles.
Ambrosia's snacks and pastries may be old school, but so are the prices.
This Pan Asian restaurant finally made the crossing from Delhi to Mumbai, bringing with it fierce ninjas and tigers, fiery noodles and soups.
New from the team behind Aurus, Nido is a beautiful restaurant where cocktails are mixed marvellously and food costs a pretty little packet.
If you call the dim sum here names, it won't matter because most of them are fairly thick skinned.
Give a hoot about this Lower Parel bar that serves mean cocktails, good steak and will brew its own beer soon.
Not to be dramatic, but you may hear the sound of the Santorini ocean when you bite into the gyros here.
This new roll place isn't spectacular, but it does deliver until 3 am!
We suggest you let this Italian restaurant resolve its crust issues before you go in for a meal.
A punch password provides you access to Long Island Iced Teas so strong, they should come with their own warning labels.
International fro-yo chain Pinkberry launches in India with a Bandra store that allows you to top your yogurt with dhokla.
You may not notice that this pretty cafe has free Wi-fi, as the street scene beyond the French windows will keep you busy.
Dishes warrant meaty descriptions at this intensely carnivorous cafe in Bandra.
Diet some other time. Royce' is here with its ridiculously rich Nama and chocolate covered potato chips.
What sounds like a lad's mag, is really a pizza and sub place that comes to Mumbai from South Africa.
Try the yum Char Grilled Prawns & the decadent Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake here!
In the jumble of Carter Road eateries, a simple restaurant with a short menu is always welcome.
London's glitzy and celebrity-endorsed San Lorenzo opens at Taj Land's End. Will this be the fuddy-duddy hotel's ticket to hip?
Cocktails with onomatopoeic names and duck that's worth ordering at this Pan Asian restaurant and bar.
Considering all the mutations that food go through here - Burhani Mousse, Kaffir Lime Air, Thandai Crème Brûlée - it should have been called Masala Laboratory.
No one thing stands out at Boveda just yet, but we'll wait around for when they start their live acts. Stag(e) allowed.
Replacing Don Giovanni, The Spare Kitchen has some pretty big boots to fill and needs a little more time to do it.
We can't wait to try the Indian Pale Ale from these local brewers who will soon start supplying to bars across the city.
Try the food here and you'll be reminded of your Gujju friend's smiling maharaj, who sends out homemade nachos from the kitchen.
The drinks here are well priced, the gyros tasty, and the community table top slick enough for you to showcase your moves.
If salad subjects we must be, then we hope to fall in the hands of Karishma Dalal, ex Suzette chef, now chief tosser at her own Bandra café.
Kamala Mills’ newest entrant is a jazzed-up version of the good ol’ family park, with a kiddie play area, grown-up spa & woefully boring restaurant.
This big new bar and restaurant that borrows elements from a banquet room is not where you should go for a meal, but it’s alright for elbow room on a Friday night.
We’re calling first dibs on the glazed ribs at this new charcuterie & bar, where the interpretation of American barbeque is as sharp as a meat cleaver.
A shophouse that travels Phuket → Pune → Phoenix Mills: more successful than you might think.
This meat-serving restaurant in a strictly vegetarian neighbourhood could have been the cle(a)ver trick South Bombay needed.
Don't eat and drive.