Delhi Restaurant Guide
|The restaurants are
alphabetically listed within the above five categories. These categories
are a guideline, rather than a precise definition of the establishments.
Customarily, all the best restaurants in Delhi were located in the
five-star international hotels. When smart Delhiwallahs wished to
make an impression they would head for one of these establishments
where, for five-star prices, they would be guaranteed excellent
food in upscale surroundings with outstanding service. To some extent,
this is still true, however beyond the confines of the big hotels,
the prosperity of Delhi’s large middle class has ensured that
many excellent restaurants have emerged, serving delicious food
at a fraction of the price.
There are also many restaurants in Delhi that are strictly vegetarian.
Indeed, the city is a culinary paradise for the non-meat-eater,
as even the categorization of restaurants– ‘veg’
and ‘non-veg’ – suggests a presumption in favor
of vegetarianism. ‘Non-veg’ restaurants will all serve
a variety of ‘veg’ dishes.
In General, restaurants charge a sales tax of 8% on meals and 20%
on alcohol – in the five-star hotels there is an additional
charge of 10%. This is called the ‘Hotel Expenditure Tax’.
The prices listed below are for a three-course dinner for one and
a bottle of Indian beer (usually 600ml) and include all taxes however,
not service charges.