This post was curated and published by Neeru Singh of Eatstory. You can find the original post here.

There are days that cooking is far too gigantic a task, but you’re still in the mood for a home-cooked meal. Here are a few spots that whip up home-style fare.



A Parsi restaurant, where you’ll find the simple and heartfelt food that comes straight from the kitchen of Contractors. Have their Keema pattice, Dhansak, Jhardaloo chicken curry, or the Patio with malai parantha and experience an authentic Parsi treat. The preparation of the food is unpretentious so all you really have to do is kick back and savour the Parsi flavours.

Where: 94 A/B, Adchini, Aurobindo Marg

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 33106450

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


A small and vibrant Goan restaurant owned by a lovely Goan Couple {Chris and Cres}, Bernado’s carries the same happy vibe that Goans are known for. The menu is small and offers famous Goan delicacies like Goan Fish curry, spicy fried Mackerel, Paparis Racheado com Batata and Beringelas Picantes. Cres personally looks after the kitchen operations and ensures that what you get on your plate is the authentic Goan flavour.The couple’s lovely wedding pictures adorn the walls of their restaurant; what more do you need to feel at home?

Where: A 236, Super Mart 1, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: 0124 6518323

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



Even if you haven’t grown up on Greek food, the magic of great food is that it will evoke love just based on how well it has been made. Anastasia, the owner/chef of Mykonos has a quality that is rare in today’s time. She makes friends with every patron and makes sure she gives them nothing less than the taste of ‘authentic’ Greek food and moreover, Greek hospitality. So much so, that she even imports the ingredients from Greece. The Mezze Platter, Souvlaki, Moussaka, Souzoukakia and Baklava are a must have. It’s evident that the place has been put together with a lot of love and dedication, and Anna paints a beautiful picture of her country and its people.

Where: 1-F, Shahpur Jat

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: 011 65656002,+91 9560307081

Price: INR 1250 for two {approx.}

The Toddy Shop

The Toddy Shop is run by three partners one of whom-Anoop Kutty-is a Malayali. So naturally, the kitchen at the restaurant churns out dishes based on the recipes created by Anoop’s mother. Have the delicious and finger-licking Beef Fry with Malabari Chicken and parotta or Egg appam. Listen to The Beatles in the background or enjoy a live gig, while relishing a lavish Keralite feast.

Where: 1 A, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 40519338, +91 9560256426

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}



Recently opened and cleverly named, Mahabelly is yet another Malayali restaurant, where the dishes have been designed and developed by one of the owners’ sisters. She travelled from Doha to Delhi and spent months in the kitchen, fine-tuning her recipes and putting together an interesting menu. Their quickly growing popularity is simply a testimony to her talent. Have the delicious Kappa and Fish curry, appam and mutton curry or ghee rice with simple chicken stew and you’ll know, when it comes to taste, a sister can be just as good as a mother.

Where: MA – A05, Ground Floor, Restaurant Block, DLF Place Mall, Saket

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: +91 9911462757

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

Carnatic Café

Carnatic Café is a haven for food lovers-delicious and memorable. Relish the famous Malleshwaram 18th Cross Dosa, Paddu or Mini-meal for an experience that blows you away. Carnatic Café serves south Indian food that stands out unlike any other spot in Delhi. We hear that the dishes on the menu are inspired by what the owner eats at home. We can practically feel the delicious aroma wafting toward us.

Where: Ground Floor, India Mall, Community Centre, New Friends Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

Contact: 011 41008630

Price: INR 550 for two {approx.}