Holidays and The New Year are all about spending time with family and loved ones. It’s the time to share the joys of the season and what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal or two?
Whether you’re looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants across major cities to usher in the New Years in style.
Le Cirque Signature, Mumbai:
Le Cirque Signature is a French-Italian culinary showcase of signature dishes & popular specialties. It has a well-stocked wine cellar, the kind that can make any wine connoisseur happy. The table setting is excellent, the interiors sophisticated and the ambiance, perfect. The service is extremely well informed & courteous and the menu delicious – a perfect formula for a special occasion. At Le Cirque Signature, you can enjoy some of the finest wines from around the world paired with exotic dishes like Prosciutto Roulade, Salmon Tartare with Avocado Salad and Mandarin Vinaigrette, Slow Roasted Chicken stuffed with Truffle and Foie Gras, Roasted Root Vegetable and delicious desserts like Panettone with Mascarpone Cream.
Mezza 9, Pune:
Spacious with varied seating options, Mezza 9 can be an ideal pick for ushering in new years in style. Water bodies surround lush greenery that sets the right mood. The lounge plays great music and the bar rustles up interesting cocktails. The menu is elaborate and sufficient parking is a plus.
Malaka Spice, Pune:
Located in the buzzing Koregaon Park area of Pune, Malaka Spice is one of the most happening places in the city. Surrounded by lush foliage and beautiful bamboo shots, you can forget your worries and indulge in a hearty meal. Many of their dishes are inspired from popular international cuisines of Japan, Korea and Cambodia and are prepared with a unique twist to make them appealing to the Indian palate, making it an ideal place for dining with family and friends.
Lantern at Ritz Carlton, Bangalore:
The Lantern, in India’s first Ritz-Carlton is one of the finest Asian specialty restaurants in Bangalore. Designed like a Chinese lantern, this sophisticated restaurant is a fusion of casual fine dining and nightlife. Located at the third level of the restaurant, the Lantern is popular for its Asian beverages, cocktails and wines. You can enjoy authentic dim sum that boasts of delectable flavors along with other regional Chinese specialties amidst lush flora and the soothing sound of flowing water.
Zen-inspired luxurious setting and a menu that boasts of Japanese, Chinese & other Asian options, Shiro is known for its delectable Sunday brunch. The majestic Buddha statue, quirky décor, beautiful upholstery and good music add to the overall charm. Book a table at the relaxed outdoor area and banter away with good food for company.
Italia at Park Pod, Chennai:
Chennai is a metropolis that has adapted to the world food. Be it Chinese, Continental, Japanese or Italian, you will every kind of multi-cuisine restaurants in Chennai. One such restaurant is Italia, in Nungambakkam. Italia is housed in the Park Pod hotel and as the name suggests, the restaurant’s specialty is Italian food. The food at Italia is delicious and in addition to many options in Pizzas, Italia offers loads of variety in Pastas. The restaurant has an open poolside as well as indoor seating arrangement. The seating is very contemporary and classy and the ambience is nice. In addition to the starters and the main course, the dessert section is fabulous. Try their tiramisu or gelatos to get blown away and to end a delightful meal on a sweet note.
Raintree at Taj, Chennai:
The Raintree in Taj Connemara, Chennai takes you to another time and place in terms of both food and ambience. You can see majestic stone pillars catching the flickering flames of oil lamps in the path leading up to the restaurant. The restaurant is stylish with high-beamed ceilings and views of the surrounding flora and boasts of a spacious thinnai (verandah) that is quite common in Chettinad homes. The murals show the way of life in a chettinad village and the classical music makes you forget the outside world. You can experience authentic chettinad cuisine here and the flavors of the delectable food will linger even after the meal. Do try the kuruvapillai yera, kozhi milagu chettinad, and elaneer payasam, which are highly recommended.
Tonino, Delhi NCR:
Experience the old world charm of Italy right here in New Delhi. Tonino is located in a beautiful Tuscan villa amidst fruit trees and boasts of a spacious courtyard. Feel yourself relaxing as soon as you step into this place. Both the exterior and the classic wooden interior of this restaurant are inspired from the enchanting villas in Tuscany, Italy. Savor the authentic Italian flavor with loved ones here as they import the original ingredients from Italy. Do try the various regional specialties from different parts of Italy.
Dramz Whiskey Bar, Delhi NCR:
Qutub Minar is one of the most magnificent structures in Delhi that reminds us of resplendent Mughal Architecture. Dramz Whiskey Bar & Lounge overlooks the glorious minaret and probably provides the best view to it. Dramz offers a great opportunity for those lovelorn couples who want to lose themselves into each other’s eyes while sharing a meal against with the added bonus of the backdrop of one of Delhi’s most important historical monument! At Dramz, you can choose to stay indoors or book a table in the open-air restaurant, as you may prefer. It is one of the most romantic places to enjoy a glass of wine with your meal, while the sun sets down behind the Minar.
Threesixtyonedegrees at Oberoi, Gurgaon:
Envelope your loved ones in the legendary Oberoi luxury at Threesixtyonedegrees that serves Chinese, Japanese, Italian & North Indian cusiisnes. Attentive service, soft music & serene ambience – now isn’t that a perfect mantra for good times? The wine collection is noteworthy and if indulgence is on your menu- opt for the Champagne brunch.
A starry night and a lakeside dinner with loved ones. Can anything top that? Located at the banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad is this restaurant that’s aptly named The Waterfront. With the cool breeze caressing your face, the delicious food satisfying your food cravings, and the company of your loved ones—it would be a day to forget all your worries and just soak in the best things that life has to offer. The restaurant has a delightful menu that offers Indian, Chinese and Thai food that can satiate the taste buds of your entire family.
Aqua, The Park Hotel, Kolkata:
The Aqua in the Park, Kolkata is a poolside lounge bar with luxurious outdoor space and is one of the first of its kind in Kolkata. The cozy cabanas allow you to relax and dine in style and also provide privacy from prying eyes. A dinner at Aqua is always a posh affair with variety of dishes from Indian and international cuisines and classic and contemporary international wines. Aqua is one of the best places in town for pool parties and to relax by the lovely swimming pool.
As they say best conversations happen around the dinner table. So whether you choose to step out or stay at home, usher in the New Year surrounded by your loved ones and good food. Want more options? Head to www.swiggy.com to choose from a variety of restaurants and spread some foodie love all around.