It’s time to adorn your pearl necklace, strap yourself in the perfect dress and put on your long evening satin gloves. So Delhi brings to you a list of the most exclusive places to visit in Delhi! Put on your tweed jacket and nonchalantly sip your glass of prosecco or single malt while discussing the last Polo match. Delhi, hedonism is back and how!
Exclusivity at it’s best, A Ta Maison is open to solely to it’s members. How do you become a member you may ask? By invitation only! Members alone can recommend others to become members - who then have to write briefly about why they want to become a member and what they hope to get out A Ta Maison. But let us assure you, all of this is absolutely worth it! ATM is styled to be the house of your dreams - a formal dining room, a casual dining bistro, a library, a dressing chamber - you name it! The aim is to provide an intimate space to their members where they can as easily have a family dinner or spend the evening alone mulling over a good book and a glass of whiskey!
ATM | 21, First Floor, Sunder Nagar Market, New Delhi-03
Delhi’s premier member’s only club, Lap offers 17,000 square feet of lush gardens, long space, personalised table service and music from some of the best DJs in the country! As their website aptly mentions, “Lap is not a place to see, but a place to be seen!”. Lap is the epitome of indulgence. Members at Lap enjoy exclusive rights to table reservations both at the Lap Club and the Lap Pop-Up Restaurant that changes it’s avatar every year. It is clearly the ‘Lap’ of Luxury!
Lap | Hotel Samrat, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21
A library for the connoisseur, this bar at The Leela houses first edition books in mint condition. And what goes best with an excellent read? A glass of single malt or a martini, to your liking and the finest cigars. Chesterfield chairs as your thrones and only the finest swigs at your disposal, The Library is an absolute treat. The lounge serves authentic Thai and Asian cuisine, and is often flocked by diplomats, giving the place an extra edge.
The Library | The Leela Palace Hotel, Lobby Level, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21
Having won many laurels, Indian Accent is a tough place to get a reservation. Booked for weeks in advance, this place is known for it’s unique take on Indian food by transforming it into a medley of Indo-European. The award-winning chef, Manish Mehrotra, has really made a significant impact with his food and the restaurant has deservedly many laurels to it’s name.
Indian Accent | Plot No.77, New Friends Colony, New Delhi-65
Capturing the essence of The Orient Express that has been travelling through Europe for over a century, this restaurant really has a concept that sets it apart. Since The Orient Express has, for years, been transporting individuals with regal splendour - diplomats and duchesses, courtesans and even spies - the restaurant makes you feel no less special or grand. The four course menu is inspired by the places this train passes through, each course better than the last. This place is a must visit for special occasions, where you will have an experience unlike any other!
The Orient Express | Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21
As Jazz music plays in the background, you get to choose cuisines from eight countries of the ‘Orient’ - China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Singapore. But you can visit this fine-dining restaurant only if you are a member of The Indian Habitat Centre. It is absolutely off-limits to non-members!
Oriental Octopus | India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-03