There are plenty of ‘best restaurants’ lists all over the Internet. Why do we even need one? After all, food is a choice, taste is a personal matter and budget is a big factor.
In spite of all these factors, the biggest reason for a ‘list’ is aspiration. A restaurant aspires to be on a list, and a diner aspires to eat at a restaurant on a list. A list is believable, relatable, something to work onwards. Think of it as a culinary road map. From across the country, we bring you 10 best classic restuarants that have withstood the test of time.
The city’s oldest Bengali fine-dining restaurant is still a major crowd puller.
Everyone who is anyone has dined at this landmark North Indian restaurant.
Thirty years later, the place continues to serve Tamil food to a city that swears by its authenticity.
DIVA ITALIAN, DELHI
Ritu Dalmia’s first Diva was opened 17 years ago, before she went full diva.
INDIAN ACCENT, DELHI
One of the only Indian restaurants in this decade to have achieved global acclaim.
Known for its colonial bungalow location, this has been a local favourite since 1999.
The go-to place for south-west Indian coastal delicacies since 1990.
Excellent food, a lively atmosphere or a great meeting place—this space has a bit of everything.
OLIVE BAR & KITCHEN, DELHI & MUMBAI
Qutub or Khar, the pizzas here are an institution in themselves.
WASABI BY MORIMOTO, DELHI & MUMBAI
The iron chef’s incredible Japanese fare has been wow-ing guests since its inception.