Chef Manish Mehrotra’s Restaurant© Indian Accent

Delhi’s ‘Indian Accent’ Makes It To The World’s Best Restaurants List

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

Chef Manish Mehrotra’s New Delhi-based restaurant Indian Accent has become the only Indian restaurant to land a place in the recently released ‘World’s Best Restaurants’ List.

World’s 50 Best organisation released the much-anticipated list at an event held in London, in the midst of the ongoing brutal heatwave, with actor Stanley Tucci playing master of the ceremony for the evening.

Danish restaurant Geranium found itself at the top of the list in first place, for the second time in two years, and Central (Lima) and Disfrutar (Barcelona) followed at second and third place respectively.

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Indian Accent made it’s entry for the first time on the list at the 92nd place, and was the only Indian restaurant on the list. Mehrotra was also awarded the top honour at the recently held FoodSuperstars awards.

Now before you go and book yourself a table at this award-winning restaurant, take a look at our list of some of the best restaurants and bars in and around the capital for every mood…

For The Best Ramen: Mensho Tokyo

This Japanese restaurant made its way to Delhi’s GK II market and quickly became the favourite of anyone who loves and appreciates authentic Japanese food. While their Tori Paitan Ramen and Prawn Ramen are a must-have, you cannot skip the Vegan Mazesoba. You’re welcome!

Where: M 72, near Blue Tokai, Greater Kailash II, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110048

For The Best Mexican Food: Miss Margarita

Mexican food is slowly becoming a rage in the country as it comes as close to our flavourful, spice-loving palates as any cuisine could. Chef Noah Barnes’ Miss Margarita is a Mexican Grill & Tequila bar that offers cuisines from different regions of Mexico with a modern twist. Our recommendation? The cheesy jalapeno chicken chipotle quesadilla or the diablo prawn. And obviously, you cannot leave without a helping of their churros. It’s just the unofficial rules!

Where: M 31 first floor, M Block Market, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi, Delhi 110048

For The Best Indian Gourmet Snacks: Bombay Club

Amanda Bhandari has brought a little piece of her favourite city, Mumbai, to Delhi with Bombay Club. The minimalistic cafe pays homage to the city with the vintage photographs chosen for the interior and the menu that would instantly transport you to the fast-paced city. Sample their frankies, kheema pao, and fish and chips if you want to take a trip to Bombay without actually getting on a flight.

Where: Dhan Mill Compound , 100 Feet Road, SSN Marg, Chhatarpur, Delhi 110074

For The Best Cocktails: Lair

This modern speakeasy’s edgy aesthetic is somehow minimalistic and maximalist at the same time. The imposing black concrete, paired with glass and silver sheets, is the perfect foil for the selection of delicious and bright cocktails the pub offers. The fusion of different Asian ingredients in their signature cocktails ensures that you will keep coming back for more.

Where: 15, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057

For The Best Mediterranean Food: Cafe Mez

Take a mini vacation to any exotic Mediterranean land of your choosing by stepping into Gurgaon’s Cafe Mez. Right from the authentic Turkish tea, served as a welcome drink, to the Tahini cheesecake that you cannot miss for dessert, it’s a treat for your senses. Not to forget, the decor is highly ‘grammable, so that’s always a plus.

Where: Shop No. 23 DLF Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana 122002

For The Best Italian Food: Amour Bistro

This cozy bistro, tucked away in a leafy Delhi neighbourhood, is perfect for a girl’s day out. With its rustic decor and bold European flavours, the restaurant will take you, and your palette, on an unforgettable journey. The best part? Even the most hardcore non-vegetarians would go ga-ga over the menu’s vegetarian offerings. Trust us.

Where: Block C, No.10 Yes Bank, 48, Malcha Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110021