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Exquisite dining in and around the capital

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When it comes to fine dining, Delhi and the surrounding areas never fall short of options to lure foodies with. Take a pick from some established and some new joints creating buzz in town.

Olive Bar and Kitchen, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Olive Qutub embraces 15 glorious years of culinary excellence. The popular brand has always been on-trend without forgetting the roots of its being: a rustic hideaway where good food, soothing atmosphere, culture and conversation come together. Olive proudly uses local produce in their new menu which consists of some appealing dishes such as – plantain, taro root, chillies from Nagaland, Goan chorizo, soft shell crab from Andhra Pradesh, tuna from Andaman, Seaweed and much more. Chef Dhruv Oberoi strives on blending the best of culinary techniques with taste and modern presentation at heart, and celebrates India’s biodiversity with this menu. He also adopts using fresh ingredients, skill and imagination while creating the dishes as the new menu is fashioned into the categories of Flora, Fauna and Marine, with appetizers and entrées for all three respectively.

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Latest additions include a whole section on only truffle dishes, one on locally sourced cheese, Russian caviar, Olive signature cakes and gâteaux, and for the very first time, a large number of flavoured macaroons that can also be taken away post a meal at Olive.

We guarantee an exquisite fine dining experience with Olive’s new menu which will certainly not dishearten you.

Viet-Nom

There’s no need to travel to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi for a good bowl of pho, or your favourite Banh Xeo Vietnamese pancake. You can satiate your taste buds at Gurugram’s Cyber Hub’s hottest restaurant – Viet-Nom, Vietnamese Kitchen and Cocktail Bar, which goes beyond its exquisite food by representing the spirit of Vietnamese culture and its widespread history at their restaurant.

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Viet-Nom brings together selected favourites from the vivacious culture of Vietnam offering quintessential dishes made from ingredients such as fish sauce, sugar and rice. Uplift your taste buds with dishes like ever-popular bánh mì, pho (the best pho in town – we guarantee) to sticky rice dumplings. A few of the must-haves are signature dishes like Vietnamese stewed beef, Bo Kho, Lemongrass pork skewers- Banh hoi thit nuong, pancake filled with shrimp & pork- Banh xeo. Dishes like white rose dumpling banh bao banh vat, shrimp mousse on sugarcane skewers, Hoi An chicken rice Com Ga Hoi An will surely intensify one’s palate. Choose from a wide range of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. The restaurant has also introduced Vietnamese coffee preferably to be consumed with Banh Tieu Donuts.

Sexy Soda

Located at one of the best locations in Gurugram at Golf Course Road, Sexy Soda is a high-end bar housed in the metropolitan’s stylish lanes. The place flaunts a long & elegant bar well stocked with international spirits. A perfect combination of quality, avant-garde and sophistication, is an experience to all five senses.

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Discover textures of flavour in their wide menu that boasts a mixture of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Do not miss on the signature dishes, from Bourek Cheese Rolls and Moroccan Chermula Paneer Kabab in starters to the Egyptian Koshari and Thai Curry in main course. The dishes blend well with the range of cocktails like Clarified milk punch and Umeshu Saiyan. The Zaffrani milk cake will be a perfect end to the meal for those who have a sweet tooth.

Connaught Clubhouse

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Housed in the heart of New Delhi – Connaught Clubhouse is one of the hottest new breweries in town. The beer and food served at CCH are carefully crafted with flavourful concoctions that marry well with its enthralling ambiance. The menu is a fusion of both Indian and world delicacies that are served in small & large plates. Choose from signatures like Amaranth Avocado Chaat, Sukkha allu Ghost, Thai Chicken Baos, Tamarind glazed fish, Crème brûlée, Sweet mango pickled prawns, Mushroom Truffle Risotto & more. The cocktail & drinks bar offers flavourful and fiery drinks that are sure to liven up the senses. Elevate your dining experience to a memorable one at Connaught Clubhouse.

Saints N Sinners

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A lively place with soothing music, Saints N Sinners is perfect to enjoy a coffee date in the day and an electric arena by the evening.

Head to Gurugram to savour their delicious nibbles from the café menu. In savoury, the Cottage Cheese Steak Peperonata from the ‘Large Plates’ section is a must-try along with the Mushroom Quiche. Wash it down with their special Apple Pie gluten free shake.

Evenings here are best spent trying their finest collection of single malts along with various snacks to choose from the menu.