I usually don't trust the food at bars, mostly because they try to be a jack of all trades and in some cases, not even that. But Lanterns has mastered not only its Indian fare but the Italian food is on point as well. I have had their butter chicken on a few occasions and would consider it amongst my favourites in Delhi, so much so that I would drive from South Delhi to Rajendra Place to eat it. My last visit, I also tried their pepperoni pizza which was served with a wafer-thin pizza base topped with loads of cheese.
Awesome Butter Chicken & Wafer Thin Pizza: Lanterns Has A Winning Formula
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We went there on a match day, so the ambience was more of a pub than a restaurant. The place does tend to get quite loud and they serve hookah indoors which I'm sure is troublesome, but I drown out the sounds to the thought of their butter chicken. Weekends it tends to become more of a pub, but afternoons are great for a meal and a cold one.
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The drinks here are also cheap. Bira draught for INR 200 and Kingfisher at INR 70. Amongst the starters, their Chapli Kebab served with Khasta Parantha is a another favourite. The breads they serve namely the Garlic Naan and the Mirchi Parantha are delish as well.