We all love our gastropubs, cafes and bars, but when it comes to some comfort food, the taste of {nostalgic} meals from our family clubs, at throwaway prices, does the trick best. Whether you’re a member of one of these clubs, or have tagged along as a guest, we present to you LBB’s round-up of the top club meals in the city.

Delhi Golf Club

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Maybe you’ve played the greens here. Maybe you’ve tagged along with your father while he practiced his swing. But the restaurant was the reason you ever left your couch. While we love everything they have to offer, the Olive Stuffed Chicken, grilled to perfection, features high on our list. For an evening snack, the crispy Corn Balls are our fave. Also, anyone who’s ever done a Sunday lunch in the lawns knows a good Chole Bhature and Fish and Chips.

Where: Dr Zakir Hussain Road

Nearest metro station: Khan Market

Contact: 011-24307100

For more details, visit their website here.

DSOI

This is one place we’ve all celebrated New Year at least once, courtesy the beautifully priced booze and the lovely crowd. If you do decide to head here for a meal, keep in mind that their Chinese preparations are unparalleled. We suggest the Fish in Oyster Sauce.

Where: Vinay Marg, Chanakyapuri

Nearest metro station: Race Course

Contact: 011-25694081/ 85

For more details, visit their website here.

Holiday Club

This modest club in the Panchsheel Enclave neighbourhood has some of the friendliest staff we have ever come across. Sit in the garden or the air-conditioned family restaurant, and order the Kadhai Chicken for a delicious experience. If you’re not up for something so heavy, the crunchy Sesame Toast is great.

Where: Block D, Panchsheel Enclave

Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011-26499601

For more details, visit their website here.

India International Centre

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The prim and proper restaurant here serves quite a variety of cuisines including Chinese, Indian and Continental. We’d say order one of everything, but if we had to choose, the amazingly-spiced tandoori pomfret would be our pick. For dessert, it’s fig and honey ice-cream all the way.

Where: 40, Max Mueller Marg

Nearest metro station: Khan Market

Contact: 011 – 24619431

For more details, visit their website here.

The Gymkhana Club

One of the first places that made drinking on a weekday a norm {Youngster Thursdays!}, the Gymkhana also serves fabulous bar snacks. If you’re craving something spicy, their Kakori Kebab and Mutton Seekh are sure to satisfy your cravings. Else, opt for the well-done Fish Fingers or the Crispy Honey Chicken. Also Chicken Sizzlers – classic.

Where: 2, Safdarjung Road

Nearest metro station: Race Course

Contact: 011-23015531

For more details, visit their website here.

Vasant Vihar Club

While we always wondered what went on behind the Rummy Room doors {as children}, the alternative distracted us pretty quickly. A long, refreshing swim followed by a large helping of Fish and Chips. You know how hungry swimming makes you. If you don’t dig seafood, they also do a fairly well-done Chicken Tikka.

Where: 88, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar

Nearest metro station: Chanakyapuri

Contact: 011 26146663 {extn. 210}

For more details, visit their website here.

The Panchsheel Club

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Smaller and less popular than its counterparts, The Panchsheel Club has steadily risen in the ranks, with a marble, fair light and lawn bar make-over. That said, the food has stayed the same, and top hits still go to French Fries with MDH Chaat Masala, Chilli Chicken, and the Honey Chilli Potatoes. Also, Malai Tikkas.

Where: N Block, Panchsheel Park

Nearest Metro station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 4175 3204

For more details, visit their website, here. 

Roshanara Club

Smack in the middle of North Delhi, Roshanara Club is one of the oldest clubs in our city. Picturesque green lawns, halls with arched entrances – this institution spells royalty. Take in the splendour of their outdoors, or stare up in awe at the beautiful paintings on their ceilings, while you munch on their famous Cheese Balls; for a more traditional snack, try the delicious shammi kebabs.

Where: Dronacharya Guru Hanuman Marg, Shakti Nagar, North Delhi

Nearest metro station: Vishwavidyalaya

Contact: 011 6518 2201

For more details, visit their website here.

Army Golf Club

Those who golf know it’s a sport of skill and precision, and is ultimately incredibly relaxing. Those who golf, can, and those who can’t – well, they can still enjoy the serenity of the club and of course, their killer combination of Chicken Tikka and beer. Both parties can enjoy their ‘clubs’ at the best prices. What more do you want?

Where: Nicholson Road, Delhi Cantonment, Dhaula Kuan

Nearest metro station: Dhaula Kuan; AIIMS {yellow line}

Contact: 011 25691972

For more details, visit their website here.

Faridabad Gymkhana Club

They say that one of the pillars in their community is fellowship, and what better way to foster that than through sharing a plate {or 5} of food? Perhaps that would be a stretch; we’re talking strictly starters here – their Chilly Chicken and French Fries. We see plenty of merriment in your future.

Where: Gymkhana Club-I, Sector-15 A, Faridabad

Nearest metro station: Badarpur metro station

Contact: 0129 4014488

For more details, visit their website here.