There’s very few things about Delhi that trump its winter, and the months leading up to it. And now that they weather’s getting better, we’re fairly certain everyone’s looking for places that allow them to eat in the open, so here’s our top picks for a meal under the stars.


Amafli-1 #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiThe good news about Amalfi is it’s barely ever crowded, so it manages to preserve the tranquil ambience in both its outdoor sections. Complete with wrought iron furniture, white canopies, fountains, and bricked flooring, it’s exactly how you’d imagine a little Italian cafe to be.

Where:: M-82, 1st Floor, GK 2

Nearest Metro Station:: Nehru Place

Contact: 011 29229229

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


Qba #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiThe restaurant itself is spread over three floors, and has all the makings of a fancy pants night out: Read multiple cuisines, grand staircases, and a bar. Overlooking the entire market and iconic Indian flag, it’s perfect for when you run out of things to say to your fellow diners. The lighting is most suitable for dates; it makes us all look good.

Where:: E 42 & 43, Inner Circle, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station:: Rajiv Chowk

Contact:: 011 45173333

Price:: INR 2,000 for two

The Hungry Monkey

The Hungry Monkey’s terrace comes complete with its own bar, white canopies, and enough greenery to make it a sanctuary all on its own. Since it can’t seat more than between 15 – 20 people at one time, we find it more suitable for groups of friends, unless PDA is your preferred MO. If not for a meal, it’s a near perfect space for conversation over cocktails.

Where: B 6/6, DDA Market, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung

Nearest Metro Station:: Green Park/AIIMS

Contact: 011 46049801, +91 9810788196

Price: INR 2,000 for two

The Backyard

The-backyard1 #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiPerfect for nights on the DL, when all you want is perfect ambience, great food and a few drinks. The terrace is lit up with pretty fairy lights and done up in wooden accents, with a view of, well, the traffic. But seeing it down below, you feel great about not being a part of it.

Where:: A/2A, Aurobindo Market, Next to Sartaj Hotel, Hauz Khas

Nearest Metro Station:: Hauz Khas

Contact:: +91 9811167465

Price:: INR 1,500 for two {without alcohol}


Erstwhile Zest, Set’z has consistently maintained a class multi-cuisine menu, near perfect food, and a bunch of lovely cocktails. One of the few outdoor spaces that caters to every type of meeting {first dates even}, if this is your first brush with an outdoor meal in Delhi, here is where you should start.

Where:: DLF Emporio Mall

Nearest Metro Station:: Chattarpur

Contact:: 011 43119999

Price:: INR 3,000 for two {approx.}

Dramz Whisky Bar

Dramz-copy #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiA whisky bar {making sure you got that}, and five floors big, the Dramz terrace has one of the best views of the Qutab Minar. If not for the food, an aged scotch on their terrace makes any winter that much better. And sure takes care of the cold.

Where:: 1580/1, KD Marg, Near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli

Nearest Metro Station:: Qutub Minar

Contact:: 011 26646702

Price: INR 4,000 for two


Amreli-copy1 #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiAmreli has a very Olive-esque garden and outdoor section, complete with wooden decks, garden furniture, and private canopies. We hear you can rent out the entire fairy lit garden for private parties so when you do, invite us.

Where:: Hotel Diplomat, 9, Sardar Patel Marg

Nearest Metro Station:: Jor Bagh

Contact: 011 46050200

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Town Hall 

Once you eat the sushi and Black Cod, nothing else will matter. We recommend always making a reservation; the terrace fills out fast, even though they’re equipped with 20 tables.

Where:: 60-61, Middle Circle Lane, Khan Market

Nearest Metro Station:: Khan Market

Contact: 011 43597166

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Summer House Cafe

Summerhouse-copy #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiOkay, so, not so much for a fine meal, but the terrace and expansive balcony at Summer House are definitely keepers. This is more of a weekend venue, for when you’re in the mood for drinks and loud music. We recommend getting in early and scoring a table on the terrace.

Where:: DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Place

Nearest Metro Station:: Green Park/Hauz Khas

Contact: +91 9350927000

Price:: INR 1,000 for drinks for two

Fio Country Kitchen and Bar 

How’s this for a visual; it’s in the Garden of Five Senses. Add a few fairy lights, strategic spots and landscaping, and you’ve got yourself the perfect date spot in town, especially since they always have some kind of offer on pitchers. Also keep a look out for special gigs and live performances; anything is better when it’s outdoors.

Where:: Gate 1, The Garden of Five Senses, Saidulajab

Nearest Metro Station:: Saket

Contact: +91 9971004530

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Rose Cafe

Rose-cafe-copy #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiWe nominate Rose Cafe for days spent in the sun rather than under the stars. If privacy is what you need, lucky for you it’s their biggest speciality, along with a menu featuring cafe-esque food including Italian, Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine.

Where:: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab

Nearest Metro Station:: Saket

Contact:: 011 29533186

Price:: INR 1,000 for two

Le Bistro Du Parc

lebistro #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiAnother menu from the French subcontinent, Le Bistro du Parc makes it to our list of top outdoor spaces. Imagine wine, a terrace surrounded by vines, fine French food, and a live jazz band. You there yet?

Where:: A 57, 58 & 59, Moolchand Market, Defence Colony

Nearest Metro Station:: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: 011 46780080

Price:: INR 1,800 for two


QLA #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiRight around the corner from one of our favourite monuments in the city, QLA deserves mention for its superb view of the Qutab Minar. This 7,000 sq feet, European style indoor space is just the perfect spot for arranging that bash you’ve been planning and is equally suitable for quiet dates. If you’re a wine person, do try out their Wine Wednesdays.

Where: The Kila, 4 A Seven Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, Near Qutab Minar, Mehrauli

Nearest Metro Station:: Chattarpur

Contact:: +91 8527098766

Price:: INR 3,000 for two

Adda by Striker

adda #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiThe recently-opened Adda by Striker in  GK N Block Market boasts of a terrace complete with a bunch of tables and chairs overlooking the market and sun umbrellas. Snack on some Butter Chicken Noodles and Tandoori Momos and take in the winter.

Where: N-4, N Block Market, GK 1

Nearest Metro Station:: Kailash Colony

Contact:: +91 8130200366, +91 8800984488, 011 29241919

Price: INR 1,200 for two {with alcohol}

Lord of the Drinks

With a stunning view of Connaught Place in all its glory, Lord of the Rings is ideal for dates. The terrace is massive and has resort-like laid-back seating. Complete with dim lighting and soft music, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to pop the question to your SO here.

Where: G-71, First Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: +91 9999827144

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Cafe Turtle

turtle #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiFor those days when you just want to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee, Cafe Turtle comes to the rescue. The bonus here is their delish all-vegetarian menu. Choose from Italian and Lebanese dishes and dig into their baked goods post your meal.

Where: Khan Market; Nizamuddin East Market; Greater Kailash I, N Block Market

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market; Jangpura/Khan Market; Moolchand

Contact: 011 24655641

Price: INR 1,200  for two {approx.}

Lodi – The Garden Restaurant

lodi #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiAl-fresco dining, cobble-stoned flooring, and one too many nooks for if things go very well, Lodi The Garden Restaurant. PS: They host gigs regularly, so we recommend you call and check beforehand, if you’re looking for downtime.

Where: Opposite Mausam Bhawan, Near Gate 1, Lodhi Road

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Contact: +91 9818743232

Price: INR 2,500 for two {approx.}


All-white interiors, eclectic furniture and flowerpots, and an open terrace {adorned with fairy lights}, where you can sit back, down some sangrias and gorge on some beautifully-plated food.

P.S. Boheme is currently closed for renovation. It will re-open mid May.

Where: D8, 2nd Floor, Poorvi Marg, D Block Market, , Vasant Vihar

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Contact: 011 49053292, +91 9810320226

For our complete list of the best outdoor restaurants in Gurgaon, click here.

Olive Bar & Kitchen

olive #LBBBestOf Outdoor Restaurants in DelhiOne of the first fine-dine restaurants in the city, Olive continues to charm us with its pebbly outdoor area done up in pretty lights. The ambience screams romance but you wouldn’t be out of place with your family at their Sunday brunch held under the warm winter sunshine. If you’re feeling experimental, enrol for their Tasting Lab sessions.

Where: One Style Mile, Haveli 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Contact: +91 9810235472, 011 29574444

Price: INR 4,000 for two {approx.}

Featured image courtesy: Fio Country Kitchen and Bar


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