three great places - Delhi

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Whether it is tantalising street food or refined cuisine in high-end restaurants, there is a gourmet meal for everyone in Delhi, and one that suits every budget.



This 30-year-old legendary restaurant is a nationwide favourite, and has hosted more global luminaries than any other in India. Bukhara's rustic simplicity succeeds in charming the most discerning diner.

There is no cutlery (except on request), the seating is low, and the service is exemplary. With an astonishingly small menu that consists of ten non-vegetarian and four vegetarian melt-in-the-mouth kebabs, accompanied by nine varieties of bread, the superior quality of food served here is the reason Bukhara has attained cult status.

Other dishes include the mind blowing dal bukhara (slow-cooked black lentils) an absolute must-try. Save room for the light-as-air phirnee, made with milk, sugar, and rice) and you won't regret it!

Dum Pukht

Asia's first recipient of the Golden Fork Award, Dum Pukht scores on all fronts, be it the cuisine, the ambiance, or the service. The decor is regal, with mirror work on the arches and walls.

Known for its aromatic biryanis, slow cooked with handpicked spices, Dum Pukht also dishes up the finest kakori kebab (made with minced lamb) in Delhi.

While dining in this restaurant is an absolute delight for lovers of meat, the menu lists a generous offering of vegetarian delicacies too, such as the hara kebab (made with ground spinach and lentils).

Round  off a great meal with the luscious kulfi (traditional Indian ice cream) or shahi tukra (a rich dessert made with sweetened bread and milk, garnished with chopped dried fruits).


An attractively designed restaurant with an open kitchen and a line of tables that gives the impression of being on a pavement in Italy, Pomodoro serves home-style Italian food that is fresh, flavourful, and light.

Don't miss complimentary ciabatta, served with two varieties of dips. Try the insalata pomodoro, a crisp, healthy, and zestful salad. Vegetarians have an equally attractive option in pizza pomodoro (made with a topping of tomato, mozzarella, jalapenos, mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, rucola, caramelised onions, and oregano).

Wash all this down with a selection from their extensive range of local and international wine labels. The vibe here is warm and relaxed  as much to do with the spacious yet intimate setting as the unpretentious waiting staff.



Delhi, India
Distance: 2,572 km
Flight Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Frequency: 2 flights a day

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ITC Maurya Hotel
Tel: +(91) 114942 2222
Open daily for lunch and dinner

Dum Pukht
ITC Maurya Hotel
Tel: +91 114942 2222
Open from Monday to Saturday 7pm–11.45pm, Sundays 12.30pm–2.45pm

Hilton Hotel
Tel: +91 114123 4123
Open daily 12 noon–11.30pm

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