Food and travel enthusiast Rupali Dean suggests these restaurants in Delhi to make some happy memories this Father’s Day!
For The Father Who Knows His Food: Indian Accent At The Lodhi
Indian Accent is a regular on the World’s 50 Best and Asia’s 50 Best lists, and just the place to take a father who is a food enthusiast. The restaurant spotlights innovative Indian cuisine within signature pearl lustre-plastered walls and features Amit Pasricha’s photographs of Delhi monuments, including a stunning picture of Lodhi Gardens that takes centre stage in the main dining room. Chef Manish Mehrotra’s attention to detail in each dish showcases the flavour of the natural elements. The dishes are contemporary and spirited, yet authentic, often tapping into nostalgia and often-ignored flavours from across the country. Nothing is average here, and the memory of the gastronomic experience endures long after one has left the restaurant.
For Father’s Day: The tasting menu is special, so go for that and book a table in the private dining room (main image).
For The Well-Travelled Dad: Honk At Pullman Aerocity
Experience South East Asian flavours in all their robustness at Honk by Pullman Aerocity. The Pan Asian restaurant serves food from the major rice-growing countries of the world including Thailand, Southern and Central China, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Burma. Special emphasis is laid on procuring the right ingredients – the soy sauce comes from Singapore and the low-fat maguro from Japan, for example – and more to give guests an unparalleled dining experience. Honk is particularly famous for its dimsums, sushi and mapo tofu, and, while the food takes inspiration from Asian street-style cuisine, the presentation and design are worthy of notice.
For Father’s Day: Try the Asian Brunch with unlimited dimsums, starters, mains and desserts at Rs 1,850 + taxes per person
For The Father Who Loves Dimsums: Shang Palace At Shangri-La
With a 47-year-old legacy, the 39th Shang Palace in the world brought mystical cuisine of Yunnan for the first time to Delhi and is known for its Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. Shang Palace has been featured in the top 100 Chinese Restaurants of the World guide. Its inviting and expansive interiors offer athree private dining rooms and a beautiful alfresco area.
For The Father Who Loves Comfort Food: Delhi Pavilion at WelcomHotel Sheraton
Relive the capital’s magnificent past with nostalgic dining enthused by Dehlavi cuisine and its captivating blend of influences from the different ethnicities, geographies, ethoses and communities that have contributed to lend their own inherent stamp. In a roomy sunlit hall overlooking the pool, tall screens give diners a sense of privacy and seclusion.
For Father’s Day: Treat Dad to the gourmet brunch experience on Father’s Day – the eldest generation’s meal would be complimentary. Topped with powdered cocoa and iced to perfection, the Nutmeg Roasted Almond & Chocolate Celebration Cake is a must-have on the special occasion.
For The Father For Whom Ambience Is Important: Olive Qutub
Dappled sunlight on soft armchairs. A white pebbled courtyard punctuated by bougainvillea. Worlds collide and time stops in this Mughal mansion-turned-alfresco restaurant with its beautiful white walls and vast canopy of a banyan tree.
The menu comprises a progressive European and Mediterranean cuisine that celebrates the abundance of seasonal flora and fauna and the treasures of the ocean.
For Father’s Day: A complimentary drink for every father
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