Stunning Outdoor Restaurants And Cafes In Delhi To Hit Up!

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    The weather right now is kind of perfect; we’re fairly certain everyone‘s looking for places that allow them to eat in the open. Plus, if you're looking for a great restaurant to spend your weekends (or weekdays even) at in Delhi, here are our top picks for a meal under the stars (or plain sky to be more realistic). 

    Please remember to practice social distancing and wear masks if you choose to step out. Also, we recommend you book a few days in advance if you're planning a snug weekend dinner since places might be operating with limited seating available.


    Olive Bar & Kitchen

    One 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. You can definitely check cuisines like their Panzanella, Greek Porky Ribs & Cherry, Avocado Chayote & Foxtail Millet along with their Tripoli Punch Cocktail that serves 2 (how romantic.) 

    Timings: 1 pm to 9 pm 

    FIO Country Kitchen And Bar

    With fairy lights, strategic spots and landscaping, you’ve got yourself the perfect date spot in town at this one, especially since they always have some kind of offer on pitchers. Also, keep a lookout for live performances; everything is better when it’s outdoors. They are known for their Sangria and pastas, so try these two for sure. 

    Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm


    QLA

    Qla

    Mehrauli, Delhi

    Right around the corner from one of our favourite monuments in the city, QLA deserves a mention for its superb view of the Qutab Minar. This 7,000 sq foot, European-style indoor space is just the perfect spot for arranging that bash you’ve been planning for so long and is equally suitable for quiet, romantic dates. Their pizzas are quite sought after so, we recommend indulging in their Four Cheese and Basil Pizza.

    Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm

    Note: They're closed on Mondays. 

    Bohca

    Ex-Saturday night favourite, Bohca also does some incredible brunches and dinners so if you're looking to impress your date, we recommend you check this place out. On the pricier side, their cocktails are strong and delicious, we personally love the Bohca Margarita. Oh, and to soak up all the cocktails, we recommend the pizzas and dumplings. 

    Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm 

    Oh, and ladies, head here for free drinks on Wednesdays!

    Auro

    Summer House Cafe’s neighbour, Auro’s got a terrace with a massive bar all across the side, and plays some great music. Don’t forget to order food though. They have quite a few surprises (read coastal treats and Raan) up their sleeves. Do try their Haleem and Prawns and Calamari in Soy Chili Dressing as well.

     Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm 

    Limitless Cookhouse And Bar

    Located in Ansal Plaza, Limitless has a great terrace and delicious bar food. Try out their grills and classic pizzas; you can’t go wrong with those. It’s a great spot for grabbing dinner and drinks with bae, especially if you're the partying sort of duo. They also have live performances, so watch out for those. Limitless is known for its North Indian and Italian, but more specifically for its Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, and Sangria, so don't skip these. 

    Timings: 12 noon to 11 pm 


    The Grammar Room

    This place is winning for their gorgeous decor and excellent breakfast menu. Their deck offers a killer view of the forest, and it’s the perfect brunch spot to hit up with the gang. We can vouch for their fantastic pancakes and Avo toast. They also do some delicious cocktails that would make you forget all your tasks for the day. So, basically, The Grammar Room is also a great date place to head to if you enjoy a close, private date - so mark it on your schedule and surprise bae!

    Timings: 12 noon to 9 pm 

    Note: They're closed on Tuesdays.

    Fig & Maple

    Fig & Maple

    Greater Kailash - 2, Delhi

    Fig & Maple offers terrace seating, and it's super pretty to sit at if you love rooftop seating spots. Also, go here if you're into waffles, pancakes, and pizzas. They've got a great variety to choose from. We would also definitely recommend going here for some really great cocktails. 

    Timings: 11:30 am to 10 pm

    Speaking of crazy cocktails, if you're trying to ace your own cocktail game at home, check out these recipes


    Under The Neem

    Under The Neem is good for Continental, North Indian, and Italian food. They've got a really pretty colour scheme going - nice, vibrant hues of yellows and blues (but not in an overwhelming way). While if you choose to sit outside, they've got tables and chairs set up in a back garden where you'll see swings or khaats with pretty cushions thrown on them. Again, this is a great date night option for those of you who like being a little more desi. Do try their Tawa Chicken, Dal Makhani, and Garlic Naan. 

    Timings: 8:30 am to 9:30 pm 

    Unplugged Courtyard

    Unplugged Courtyard

    Connaught Place, Delhi

    Unplugged is great for North Indian, Asian, and Continental food. Also, this place is great to grab a drink with a mate over nachos, pasta or a good serving of momos. Their outdoor seating situation has both wooden benches and separate tables and chairs (if you only need a table for two) and it's a good setting to eat in the fresh air. In summers, enjoy a beautiful starry, romantic date night, and this one is a relatively affordable option to head to as well.

    Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm 

    Diggin

    Diggin

    Chanakyapuri, Delhi

    One of our all-time outdoor favourites, Diggin is always gorgeously lit up during the evening that makes it a lovely romantic spot, especially if you haven't been dating all that long. We recommend you get their Zucchini Fries or pasta, neither of which you can go wrong with. 

    Timings: 11:30 am to 8:30 pm 


    Diablo

    Diablo

    Mehrauli, Delhi

    If you're a fan of Mediterranean food and incredible cocktails, Diablo's a safe bet. Their Devil's G&T and mezze platter are must-haves and their outdoor area, especially the ghost bar that lights up in the evening, is a pretty sight. They also generally have live performances happening, too, so if music, drinks and good food is your thing, head here.

    Timings: 12 pm to 10 pm


    Rustique

    Rustique

    Adchini, Delhi

    For a romantic coffee date, Rustique located in Essex Farms is wonderfully lit up but not overwhelmingly so. Their mocha and pizza are super yummy but what we loved most the last time we went was how they socially distanced the tables by placing teddy bears on the ones that can't be used which we think will look extra romantic especially in 2021.

    Timings: 10 am to 11 pm 

    Swan

    Swan

    Mehrauli, Delhi

    New to the game, Swan is a popular (and trending) dinner destination RN so we'd say book fast. They've got an indoor area with a really cool bar but their outdoor area had our heart. Order their off-the-menu cacio e pepe that's made in a giant cheese wheel and skip the basic cocktails and check out their special in-house cocktails or G&T menu.

    Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm 

    Saz

    Turn up the sass and head to Saz! Take home a bottle of Campari and sweet memories created on a dream date at the Sun Room where you can customise everything from flower arrangements to the playlist in your own private room! For cozy moments with bae, get snug in their Cigar Lounge and enjoy your favourite movie over delish meals and a complimentary bottle of imported wine. Or just savour great food with a dollop of sweet nothings, with the chef’s special 5-course paired menu. Book your tables now! 

    Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm 

    Pro-Tip

    As for your outfit, we'll help you get ready for your date night or Sunday brunches, just head here. Find everything from printed shirts for men to statement jewellery for women. Shop away, folks! Oh, and if you're planning to take this party home, here's a 10-step-guide on throwing a perfect brunch for your homies.