It almost seems as if Delhi likes to add cities as a sport! If the many shades of NCR weren’t enough, there is now the swanky new Aerocity, bang in the middle of T1 and T3. Although the new slew of hotels try their best to keep visitors within a 5 kilometre radius from the airport, we are confident that our attempt to share all of Delhi’s awesome offerings will lure people on a flying visit to go just that little bit farther.

In the meanwhile, for when you’ve reached too early before your ETD, or when you need solid food immediately after your STA, here’s what Aerocity has to offer.

Holiday Inn

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Good for All Day Dining, Coffee & Pastries, Lounge Bar,  and Spa.

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Contact: +91-11-42222000


 From 11am till 11.30 pm, the menu covers appetizers, Western & Asian favourites, Pizza, and good old North Indian. In the dark hours from 11.30pm to 6.30am, before the breakfast service starts, things look quite bright with their select menu of soups, salads and mains.

Price: Approximately INR 1200 for a soup/side and a main

Viva Deli | For a quick coffee or tea, and you may as well get a tiny nibble of something from the bakery.

Price: Approximately INR 600 for a hot beverage and an item from the patisserie.

The Hangar | Oh, the inside jokes about all things airport-related! The Hangar is an all-amber-and-wood lounge bar; we love it for the subtle roof that resembles an actual airplane parking lot. Expect drink-friendly snacks and mains from Viva to be served here as well.

Price: Cocktails start at INR 500, beers start at INR 250

Lea Spa & Salon | Hooray for places we can go to for a hair wash & blow dry this late at night! Open from 8am till 8pm, the salon offers all regular services and the spa menu includes body wraps, body scrubs, facials and massages.

Price: 60-minute massage is priced at INR 3000+, hair wash & blow dry at INR 450+ , pedicure at INR 1200+

Red Fox Hotel

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Good for 7am till 11pm Coffee Shop

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Contact: +91-11-45232323

Clever Fox Café | This all-in-one café starts at 7am with a breakfast service that ends quite generously at 11.45am, with a good spread of eggs, idli-dosa-utthapam and fresh juices. From 11.45am till 11pm, you can expect Indian, Oriental and Continental classics.

Price: Approximately INR 600 for a soup/side and a main

Lemon Tree Premier

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Good for Twenty-Four Hour Dining, Pan-Asian, Bar {with Playstation}, Spa & Salon Services

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Contact: +91-11-44232323

Citrus Café | For those on painfully early morning flights, you’ll be happy to know the breakfast service starts at 6.30am. You’ll get sandwiches, pastas and Indian mains until 11pm, when the midnight menu kicks in. Quite sweetly, they have a ‘Ghar Ka Khaana’ menu as well for those who can’t wait to get home.

Price: Approximately INR 800 for a soup/side and a main

Republic of Noodles | If Pan-Asian is part of your constitution, you’ll be glad there’s a Republic of Noodles close at hand. Covering Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian classics along with regular Chinese, it’s open only for lunch and dinner services.

Price: Approximately INR 1800 for a meal for two

Slounge | We love that the bar/lounge is open from 6am till midnight – apparently it’s never too early to get a cocktail. Those, and the usual selection of wines, beers and spirits. Oh and they’ve got Playstation too.

Price: Beers start at INR 200, cocktails start at INR 450

Fresco Spa & Salon | Hooray also for places we can go to for a hair wash & blow dry this late at night! Open from 9am till 10pm, Fresco offers regular salon services as well as spa therapies.

Price: 60-minute massages start at INR 3000+, hair blow dry starts at INR 400+, threading starts at INR 50+


Good for Twenty-Four Hour Food & Drinks

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Contact: +91-11-43020222

Spice It | Soups, salads, appetizers and a smattering of everything for mains, you’ll be happy for all the choices available twenty-four hours a day.

Price: Approximately INR 1000 for a soup/side and a main

The Hub | Open twenty-four hours as well, you can expect cocktails and the regular spread of beers, wines and spirits. Selected snacks from Spice It’s menu. as well as non-alcoholic drinks like the interesting Café Cola can help you stay awake till you reach your gate.

Price: Cocktails start at INR 350, beers start at INR 220

JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity

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Good for Twenty-Four Hour Dining, Awesome Japanese, Tea/Coffee, Lounge Bar and Massages at the Spa

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Contact: +91-11-45212121

K3 | Not a mountain peak, but you’ll feel on top of the world with their super specialty Italian from Tuscany, Chinese from Canton and Indian from all over. Open twenty-four hours, the breakfast buffet runs from 6.30-11am. Special kiddie menu available from 12 noon until 11pm.

Price: Approximately INR 1500 for a soup/side and a main

Akira Back | Oh dear, best to not get us started. This Japanese-Korean fusion superstar has become the stuff we dream of. If we had to take a flight only to stop en route at this restaurant, we would. Here’s how much we love it.

Price: Approximately INR 2500 for a soup/sushi roll and a main

Delhi Baking Company | A bright and cheery café filled with chai, coffee, kahwa and curios, Delhi Baking Company is open from 7am till 10pm. They also do freshly squeezed juices and freshly baked goodies of the sweet and savoury kind.

Price: Approximately INR 1000 for a hot beverage and a sandwich

JW Lounge | For those conversations best had in corridors, stop by the JW Lounge. There’ll be plenty of drinks {alcoholic and otherwise} to fuel those chats, and a brief menu of nibbles if you need to munch on something. We especially like their salted almonds, compliments of the hotel. Open 9am till 12.45am.

Price: Coffees at INR 300 – 550, fresh juices at INR 350, snacks start at INR 500.

Oval Bar | Open for a rather respectable window of 5pm till 1am only, we love their elaborate selection of wines and elegant seating.

Price: Wines by the glass start at INR 550.

Quan Spa | Welcoming non-hotel guests too, Quan Spa is a super luxurious way to unwind, with a 60-minute or 90-minute massage. Open from 7am till 12 midnight.

Price: INR 3700++ for a 60 minute massage treatment.