For your convenience, we did some hard-core sleuthing around one of the most popular spots in Gurgaon; Baani Square. Here’s what we found.

Big Wong

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Photo source: Big Wong

Pan-Asian heavy weights Big Wong are solid contenders for the best dim sums this side of NH 8. The starters are great, their oyster sauce has decidedly too many admirers for a cornstarch-based condiment, and the sushi is always fresh. Still not sold? Okay. We’ll just leave this here then; they deliver sushi.

Where: G 41, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm.

Price: INR 1,000 for two people {approx.}

Contact: 0124 4233332, +91 852793888

Follow them on Facebook here.

NYC. PIE

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Photo source: NYC.PIE via Zomato

Pizza pie! A tiny hole in the wall that’s quickly become a favourite, they’ve got some outdoor seating, but they usually do takeaways or delivery orders. The pizzas, the classic New York style thin crust gourmet pizza to be exact, are magnificent. The ingredients are always fresh, and the pizzas are always piping hot and absolutely delicious.

Where: G – 7, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 12.30pm – 11pm

Price: INR 900 for two people {approx.}

Contact: 0124 4369156, 0124 4369157, 0124 4369158

Follow them on Facebook here.

Thaichi Street

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Photo source: Thaichi Street

As the name suggests, it’s mainly Thai and Chinese food, but they’ve got some Indonesian and Burmese food thrown in for good measure, too. Regulars swear by the dumplings, and their Thai curry has more than its fair share of admirers, too.

Where: G 47, 62,63, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Price: INR 1,250 for two people {approx.}

Contact: 0124 4242425, 0124 4001150, 0124 4102099

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Tossin Pizza

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Photo source: Tossin Pizza India

No, one pizza place per neighbourhood is clearly not enough. Erstwhile Crusty’s, Tossin Pizza looks set to serve up deliciousness; their pizzas have the freshest ingredients and are loaded with flavour. We recommend the always-dependable margherita and the unfailing Peri Peri {vegetarian and non-vegetarian}.

Where: G 31, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City, Gurgaon

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Price: INR 800 for two people {approx.}

Contact: 0124 62528833, 0124 4047070

Motuus’s Quila

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Photo source: Motuu’s Qila

Know nothing about Sindhi food? No problem. Their wait staff is really helpful, and they’ll even help you pick out your entrees. Motuu’s is serving up homely, dhaba-style Sindhi food, which means an abundance of meats and curries. Feeling particularly carnivorous? Order their non veg thali, which includes chicken, mutton and egg curry.

Where: G 42, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 10.45pm

Price: INR 400 for two people (approx)

Contact: 0124 4108222, +91 783804771

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Lub Lub Lebanese

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Photo source: Lub Lub Lebanese

Slightly small but nonetheless mighty, bookmark Lub Lub Lebanese for a great plate of chicken shawarma. They win lots of brownie points for their dipping sauces; the hummus, Tzatziki, mint mayo and chili mayo. Dessert isn’t on the menu, so how about sipping on The TWISAD, which is a delightful blend of peaches and apricots and should satisfy your sweet tooth.

Where: G-64, Baani Square, South City 2, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: 0124 4220400

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

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The Spice Lab

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Photo source: The Spice Lab

The Spice Lab delivers the gastronomical comfort and goodness of North India, only lighter, healthier and less greasy. To that effect, all of their preparations are made with olive oil, and we’d recommend trying their Amritsari kulche and chole, or the daals and the paneer preparations.

Where: G 1&1A, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Price: INR 800 for two people {approx.}

Contact: 0124 4101111, +91 8527001111

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SandBurg Shakes

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Photo source: Sandburg Shakes

A tiny little café tucked away in a corner of Baani Square, SandBurg Shakes certainly helps during those burger-milkshake-combo type days. They also do sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastas and toasts.

Where: G 28, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Price: INR 500 for two people {approx.}

Contact: 0124 4373585, +91 9999425656

Follow them on Facebook here.

Food High At My My Kitchen

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Daal makhni – naan kind of night? Fret not, gentle friends, Food High at My My Kitchen has got you covered. Stick to the usual tandoori fare {Tangri Angaari, Tandoor Murg, Tandoori Roti et all} and you’ll be sorted.

Where: G 89, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 11am – 10.30pm

Price: INR 700 for two people {approx.}

Contact: 0124 – 4066868, +91 9818787878

The Chocolate Room

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There are many reasons we love The Chocolate Room, such as their Italian hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, Chocolate shots and a whole menu for pancakes. Plus, they have a chocolate pizza. It’s true.

Where: Shop no 10-11, Ground Floor, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 8.30am – 11.30pm

Price: INR 750 for two people {approx.}

Contact: 0124 4250909, +91 9717752228

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My Pie

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Photo source: Rajesh Bakshi via Zomato

Deceptive appearances, alas. An unassuming little thing tucked away in a corner of Baani Square, My Pie might not look it, but it’s got what it takes to run with the big guys. Their display might look a bit sparse, but they do excellent cakes on order. Even the limited cakes/cookies/pies on display are always fresh out of the oven and delicious.

Where: Shop G 27, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 10am – 10pm

Price: INR 350 upwards

Contact: 0124 4200370, +91 9717866228

Heyy Sugar

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Photo source: Heyy Sugar

We’d heard so many good things about Heyy Sugar, but unfortunately, they’re doing a menu overhaul. So jury’s still out on this one, but you can’t go wrong with their chocolate truffle.

Where: G 9, Baani Square, Sector 50, South City 2, Gurgaon

Timings: 12pm – 9pm

Price: INR 350 for two people {approx}; cakes start at INR 500 for half kg

Contact: 0124 4294343

Follow them on Facebook here.

Note: A lot of these places are positively tiny, with very little dining space. So if you’re keen on dining in, we recommend going when there’s comparatively less rush, which is weekdays and afternoons/early evenings on weekends. Happily for us, all of these places deliver!

Feature photo source: Tossin Pizza India