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8 Of Our Favourite Restaurants In CP That Have Stood The Test Of Time

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Mehek Sharma 29 Sept 2020

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With its signature Georgian arches and Colonial-era buildings, CP is quite literally the dil of dilwaalon ki Dilli. From shopping sessions with mom to some quality dates with bae, or just random outings with friends, CP has always been our go-to place for all things fashion, food, and fun. While CP is home to scores of restaurants, catering to every cuisine conceivable, there are a few eateries that have stood the test of time. Here’s a curated list of some iconic restaurants that have served generations and have aged just like fine wine - take a look!

1) Kwality

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Often described as a time capsule to another century, Kwality, established in 1940, is an example of what happens when tradition embraces modernity. While the décor has been modernized, the food is said to be as scrumptious as it was decades ago. The Kwality Chicken Kebab, Channa Bhatura and the Chicken Bharta are not to be missed on your visit here for sure!

Where | Kwality - 7, Regal Building
Timings | 12 PM - 12 AM
Call Them | +91 11 2374 2310, +91 11 2374 2352, +91 7835 847 513
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/kwalitydelhi

 2) Saravana Bhavan

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Picture Credits: Saikat Mitra

Part of the world’s largest vegetarian South Indian chain, Saravana Bhavan has been the go-to place for the yummies of food for years now. What makes the restaurant a hit amongst patrons is the excellent taste and the simple, no-frills ambiance they offer. Do try their Dry Fruit Dosa and the Filter Coffee when you land up here next!

Where | Saravana Bhavan -  P-13, Connaught Circus
Timings | 8 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2331 7755
Meal For Two | Rs 500
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/hsbdelhi

3) Kake Da Hotel

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Picture Credits: Sujit Parthak

It’s impossible to not spot this humble establishment on the Outer Circle while driving through. Inside, the air is pungent with the aroma of spices and meat being cooked in ghee. Although you’ll always find a queue of hungry patrons here, the scrumptious food does more than make up for the ordeal! The Dahi Meat, Keema Kaleji, and Dal are easily crowd-favourites and must-tries when you park your wagons here!

Where | Kake Da Hotel - Shop No. 67, Municipal Market, Connaught Circus
Timings | 12 PM - 12 AM
Call Them | +91 11 2341 1580
Meal For Two | Rs 1,000
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/kakedahotel.kakashospitality 

4) Keventers

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Picture Credits: magicaltummies

While Keventers has established itself as a chain now, the Keventers at CP remains the OG for its fresh milkshakes and ice-creams. Though they have now expanded their menu to include delish options like sandwiches, their unconventional and awesome milkshake flavours, served in cute glass bottles, keep the patrons coming back for more. Their Almond Rose Milkshake and Blueberry Milkshake is our absolute favourite and we’re already on our way over for our share - how about you?!

Where | Keventers - Daulat Ram House, 190, Baba Kharak Singh Road, Block P
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them +91 11 2374 7120
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Keventers-116595406408951

5) The Embassy

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Founded by two friends after the Partition, The Embassy, with its regal and elegant interiors and recipes that haven’t changed in the past 60 years, is one of the most iconic restaurants in all of Delhi. With their signature Mutton Chops and Chicken Pakoras that are guaranteed to take you to culinary heaven, don’t forget to try out their Dal Meat too and thank us later!

Where | The Embassy - 11D, Between Inner And Connaught Circus
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2341 6434
Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheEmbassyRestaurant

6) United Coffee House

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The first café of Delhi, UCH has stood the test of time and how! A step in and you’re immediately transported to CP in the British era, with interiors no one can peel their eyes off of. Their food takes the entire experience a notch higher and you can see why the establishment remains a favourite, even after 83 years. Don’t forget to try out their Keema Samosas, Chicken Pepper Sizzler, and the Mutton Curry!

Where | United Coffee House - E-15
Timings | 9:30 AM - 12 Midnight
Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Call Them | +91 11 2341 1697, +91 9650 596 114 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/theunitedgroup.uch

7) Nizam’s Kathi Kebab

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Unarguably one of the first places to pop up in our minds when thinking of kathi rolls, Nizam’s, with a rich legacy spanning almost four decades, has several outlets across the city. What makes the joint popular with the crowd is the rich taste, scrumptious biryanis (of course), and the plethora of food options available. Popular choices include the Chicken Rolls, Mutton Curry, and the Potato Rolls. Scamper over ASAP with your gang for a meal!

Where | Nizam’s Kathi Kebab - H-5/6, Plaza Building
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2371 3078
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/NizamsKathiKabab 

8) Wenger’s

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Picture Credits: Vinay Dhiman

Established in 1925 by a Swiss couple, Wenger’s is one of the oldest bakeries in the city. Be ready to get hit by the aroma of freshly baked cakes and pastries as soon as you step into this place. Patrons swear by their Chicken Patty and Blueberry Waffles, and a piece of their Chocolate Cake is nothing less than a slice of heaven, so pop by soon for a hearty snack!

Where | Wenger’s - A-16, Middle Circle
Timings |11 AM - 8 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2332 4373
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/p/BriDUYTjCvP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

So why not take a trip down memory lane with your parents and hear their stories over scrumptious food at these iconic eateries? We’ll see you there!

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