The success of restaurants in the city doesn’t just depend on the food anymore—ambience plays an equally important role—which is why many new restaurants are coming up with their own unique themes to complement the gastronomical experience.

Here are our picks for the best of them.

Jungle Jamboree

Completely adorned with the colours of the jungle, Jungle Jamboree in Gurgaon features one of the most unique themes around the city. With a separate area for kids, and a rooftop Sky Garden thrown in to the mix {yes, all jungle themed}, we recommend this one for family dinners and casual hang-outs alike.

Where: Second Floor, Gold Souk Mall, C-Block, Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre

Contact: +91 9717288300

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12.30pm – 3.30pm, 7pm – 11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Chor Bizarre

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Image courtesy: Zomato

Nestled in the crowded streets of Daryaganj lies Chor Bizarre, a themed restaurant set-up in the style of a thieves market. All the cutlery, furniture and general set-up of the place is intentionally inconsistent, to go with the theme, and honestly, it works quite well.

Everything in this fabulously done up restaurant looks like it was stolen from someone, including the vintage car right in the middle of the restaurant, though we really hope that’s not the case.

Where: Hotel Broadway, Asaf Ali Road, Darya Ganj

Nearest Metro Station: New Delhi

Contact: 011 43663600

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm– 3pm, 7.30pm – 11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Imly

imly

Imly is that restaurant you visit for both its food as well as the experience. Done up in the style of a train, complete with screens depicting the passing scenery of a journey across India, Imly in Rajendra Place is one of our favourites. Its menu features a versatile mix of street food from across the country, and we’d recommend trying as many different things on it as you can.

Where: F 20 Hog Market, Rajendra Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajendra Palace

Contact: +91 9311520737

Price: INR 450 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

38 Barracks

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38 Barracks in Connaught Place is inspired by the day-to-day life of a retired colonel, and the badges, guns and other army memorabilia on display leave no stone unturned in making that clear. The theme is also reflected in their menu, with dishes like Battalion Samosa Butter and 0.04 Magnum Boti Kebab further lending to the military-like aura.

Where: M38, Outer Circle, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 33105860

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 1am

Find them on Facebook here.

Odeon Social

There aren’t many people in Delhi who don’t know where Odeon is, and Odeon Social still exudes quite a bit of what Odeon once used to be, combined with the unique style of Social. The theme here is a blend of school and rustic, timeless beauty, with various things—like old tables from actual schools and a Principal’s Room—there to complete the look.

Where: First Floor, 23, Odeon Building, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 45652737, +91 7838090132

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 10am – 12.30am

Find them on Facebook here.

Mamagoto

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Image courtesy: Zomato

Despite the slew of Pan Asian restaurants constantly cropping up in the city, Mamagoto remains high on our list, especially as far as their theme is concerned. Whether it’s the Manga-inspired art on the walls or its authentic south-east Asian street food vibe, there’s nothing we don’t like about this place.

Where: Find the one closest to you here

Price: INR 1,900 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12.30pm – 11.30pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Lights Camera Action

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Popular with pretty much all demographics—except of course, those who’re not yet allowed to drink {we hope}—Lights Camera Action is that Bollywood-themes restaurant everyone should check out at least once. It’s located in the perpetually crowded market of Hauz Khas Village though, so if you don’t want to spend the entire evening waiting for a table, we’d highly recommend making a reservation ahead of your visit.

Where: 11, Second & Third Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 33105342

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Find them on Facebook here.

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