There’s nothing quite like a wonderful Sunday brunch on a sunny winter afternoon in New Delhi. After all, unwinding with friends and family over an Instagrammable buffet is indeed a memorable way to end the weekend.
Here are some of our favourite places to enjoy a relaxed outdoor brunch in the city.
By Arinita Sandilya
#Lodi –The Garden Restaurant
Love it:Located next to the beautiful Lodhi Gardens, the Lodi Garden Restaurant is one of the most popular alfresco restaurants in the city and its leisurely Sunday brunches are quite popular among locals and tourists alike. The Lodi is set amidst a beautiful tranquil garden and is tastefully decorated with frescoes, wooden furniture, bamboo railings and pebbled walkways. The menu is an eclectic mix of world cuisines, though the emphasis remains on the much favoured European influenced cuisine.
Value for money: Rs. 2,200 for two people (approx)
Where: Lodi Garden, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
#Olive Bar & Kitchen
Love it: With its dreamy ambience, a dramatic view of the Qutab Minar and a rather lavish spread, Sunday buffets at the Olive Bar & Kitchen are an overall unique experience that always tends to surprise you. Here you can feast on spreads offering a wide variety of soups and salads, pizzas and pastas along with a range of heady alcohol. In a novel twist, every person that reserves a table here gets a personalised picnic basket comprising of a bottle of wine, bread, relishes and spreads.
Value for Money: Rs. 4,000 for two people (approx)
Where: One Style Mile, Haveli 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Love it: The Claridges Garden, with its private cabanas and lush green expanse makes for the perfect setting to enjoy a much deserved afternoon of feasting and sipping bubbly with friends. The famed Sunday Brunch in winter offers one of the biggest spreads in the city, comprising of a wide selection of soups, appetisers, salads, grills, and desserts, besides main course from Indian, Oriental and Continental cuisines and interactive counters, all laid out in the garden.
Value for money: Rs 2, 095 plus taxes for two people (approx)
Where: Claridges Hotel, 12 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
Love it: A quaint little place with a laid-back casual setting, Café Lota is the in-house outdoor restaurant at the National Crafts Museum and truly a wonderful place to spend a lazy winter afternoon. The café has a lovely patio and its interiors are very minimalistic with thread and mirror paintings on the walls, simple wooden tables, and lots of plants around giving it a very earthy feel. The menu boasts of an interesting array of regional Indian cuisines with a contemporary twist.
Value for money: Rs 1,200 for two people (approx)
Where: Café Lota, National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
#Amour- The Patio Restaurant, Café & Bar
Love it: Located in the heart of Hauz Khas Village, Amour’s al fresco wooden deck offers a scenic view of the colourful roof tops, lush greenery, monuments and the lake in the surrounding area. The brunch offers a variety of exquisite Mediterranean and European cuisine, freshly made from local ingredients, such as live grills, pastas, cold cut platters, wood-fired pizzas, pastries and desserts, as well as the option for the unlimited cocktails, sangria, beer and sparkling wine.
Value for money: Rs. 3,000 for two people (approx)
Where: Amour, Shop no.30, 4th Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi