These 10 restaurants in Delhi-NCR will help you beat the heat with their refreshing flavours
YS Life presents to you an interesting line-up of restaurants in Delhi-NCR that offer summer special dishes that are perfect to cool you down.
Saturday May 20, 2023,
6 min Read
The dreaded summer season is here and we just can’t deal with the heat! This is a time when our taste buds seek refreshing flavours that can cool us down. From citrusy salads and fruity beverages to fresh desserts, restaurants are coming up with interesting menus to make us feel light and refreshed in the scorching heat.
Delhi-NCR restaurants also have summer special dishes on offer! Not only are these ingredient-forward menus, they also pack in a punch with their presentation.
If this sounds exciting, read up our list of places to visit and you won’t be disappointed.
The Pasta Bowl Company, Gurugram
If specialty Italian food is on your mind, there’s no way you can miss out on a visit to The Pasta Bowl Company. As a true advocate of seasonality, it has introduced an extensive summer menu with fresh flavours that will make your taste buds tingle with joy.
From Pizza bianco Al Funghi e Tartufo (hand-tossed white pizza with wild and cultivated Mushrooms assortment and truffles), Gamberoni Con Burro di Limone (fresh prawns partially grilled and tossed in lemon butter with a dash of white wine) to Cannoli Siciliani (classic Sicilian dessert filled with homemade sweetened ricotta, citron bites, tutti frutti and pistachios)—it has enough and more to satiate your appetite.
Plum by Bent Chair, Aerocity
Ever since Plum by Bent Chair opened its doors to the public, it has created a storm with its kitschy interiors. It’s not just the decor that will win your hearts, the food is equally tantalising. Planning a summer meal with a friend or a date? Head here to enjoy a variety of dishes from Crispy Panko Prawns Citrus Calamari, Vegetable Nimono Tempura, Fermented Garlic Oil Chicken, and their assortment of flavourful dimsums.
The hottest party destination in town is none other than MisoSexy. If you happen to be here on a sweltering day, we have the perfect recommendations for you from its menu. Its Spinach Burrata salad with spinach, edamame, avocado, burrata, and sesame vinaigrette is a perfect medley of flavours. You could also go for the Sexy Tuna Salad with sliced ocean tuna, fresh creamy burrata, and jamun fruit vinaigrette. Some of the other dishes on offer are equally interesting–Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Peanut Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cup, and a range of sushi and dimsums.
Sana Di Ge, Chanakyapuri
Sana Di Ge has earned a reputation of being the premier destination for high-quality seafood in the national capital. Interestingly, it has announced a festival dedicated to the king of fruits, mango. From Mango Kesari Lassi, Mango Rasam, Aam Masholi Fry, Goan Prawns Curry, and Aam Masholi Fry, there’s enough and more for you to explore. End your meal with one of its mango desserts—Mango Kulfi, Mango Burfi or Mango Shrikhand.
The Oberoi, Gurgaon
One of the most luxurious properties in Delhi-NCR, The Oberoi Gurgaon is also a foremost destination for food and beverage. The hotel has introduced several dishes fitting for the summer season that strike a balance between taste and health. The Avocado and Mango Salad has a burst of flavours—it is made with mango and avocado, and enhanced with a distinctive Japanese dressing. There’s also Dahi-avo Quinoa Papri, a twist on Papri Chaat that has quinoa-made papri, mango, avocado, imli and mint, and whipped curd.
What’s the best way to end the meal? Try the Three Fruit, Iceberg, and Yoghurt that packs in pomegranates, grapefruit and orange, pearl couscous, and iceberg lettuce.
Soul Pantry, Andaz Delhi
Soul Pantry, the modern and mindful eatery at Andaz Delhi--Hyatt’s first luxury lifestyle hotel in India, has recently added a variety of soothing summer specials to its menu. The new menu additions consist of a variety of bubble teas, smoothie bowls and refreshing summer coolers, with something for everyone to savour.
While the Classic Milk Bubble Tea comes with Boba pearls, milk and sweetener of choice, making for a guilt free option, the Apple and Kiwi Bubble Tea comes with chopped fresh fruits, tea decoction, boba pearls, milk, and sweetener. Our top picks for the summer coolers include Lemon Chilli Chia Cooler, containing homemade spices with mint, lemon and water and The Cardinal Punch, with cranberry and orange juice topped with ginger ale and lemon.
Blue Bar, Taj Palace
How can summer be complete without some interesting and flavourful cocktails? Blue Bar, one of Delhi-NCR’s premium bars, has introduced the all-new Summer Cocktail collection, curated by award-winning liquid chef and mixologist, Joel Scholtens Lindsay.
From creative spins on quintessential classics to exquisite homemade infusion-based creations, these will surely keep you refreshed during these sun-kissed, summer months! The menu features Artisanal Infusions (innovative, revolutionary infusion-based cocktails); Crafted Concoctions (prepared using homemade bitters, syrups, liqueurs, teas, aperitifs, shrubs and dehydrated garnishes); Frozen Cocktails; G+Ts; Non-Traditional Martinis; Unorthodox Classics, and more.
Red Dining Lounge, Vasant Vihar
A new addition to Vasant Vihar’s bustling market, Red Dining Lounge promises scrumptious dishes and carefully crafted cocktails. Some of the summer special dishes that you must try are Grilled Pineapple, Beet and Avocado Tartare, Young Mango Salad with bean sprouts and cashew nut. This is the season to indulge in mango desserts—make sure to savour the Soft-centred Mango Pudding that has a molten centre and is paired with vanilla ice-cream.
SOCIAL, Civil Lines
The newest SOCIAL outlet in the city’s charming Civil Lines neighbourhood is already making the right noise with its ornate design elements to vintage artefacts. It’s truly a bohemian paradise with Art Deco features!
Visit this outlet to enjoy a range of eclectic summer cocktails. There’s the famous SOCIAL Margarita—take your pick from strawberry, passion fruit, or peach. Thai Maalish is another favourite that has gin, coconut water, lemongrass, basil, kaffir lime and galangal. If you want to experiment with your tipple, try Two Lost Souls Swimming in a Fish Bowl that packs in a punch with margarita and domestic beer.
A restaurant that prides in offering regional cuisines across India, SAGA is definitely a name to reckon with! While it keeps introducing new menus in tune with seasonality, it is all set to launch a summer special dessert menu that has interesting options like Agre ka Petha, Chocolate Delice, Garhwali Roonth, Kunafa and Bhapa Doi, among others.
These offerings will be available within the next ten days, so make sure you head there to have your fill!
Edited by Megha Reddy