8 Monsoon Friendly Eateries In Delhi Where You Can Enjoy A Meal & Watch The Rain Pour Down!
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Delhi rains are as beautiful as it gets and let’s admit it, we all love to devour piping-hot pakodas while gazing out at the falling raindrops. So, to make sure that you can make the best out of this suhana season, we’ve made a list of 9 kickass restaurants that are actually rain-friendly. From places with a glass ceiling to French windows, we’ve got a bunch of options where you can have a meal while enjoying the weather. Read on and bookmark away!
1. The Grammar Room
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The Grammar Room is one cafe that needs absolutely no introduction to us Delhiites! Located near the Qutub Minar, this quaint cafe is always buzzing with people. They have large windows and a patio sitting area that overlooks verdant forests that glisten like diamonds when it starts raining, making it an excellent place to grab a meal while taking in the beauty of dewy green plants. You must try yummies like Chicken Katsu Sandwich, Shroom Croque Monsieur, TGR Fried Chicken and LOADS more delish options when you land up here!
Where | The Grammar Room - One Style Mile, Mehrauli
Timings | 12 Noon - 9 PM (Closed On Tuesdays)
Call Them | +91 8130 288 558
Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/thegrammarroomdelhi/
2. BOA Village
We can’t stop swooning over BOA Village’s gorgeous rooftop seating area! They have this glasshouse-like seating area, which makes it a safe choice during the monsoon season. And if you like a bit of rain, they also have these cutesy covered booths to protect you from the direct onslaught. The impressive menu here includes toothsome picks like Chicken Wings In Kung Pao Sauce, Singapore Chilli Prawn, Mapo Tofu and Mei Goreng, to name a select few dishes, that will make for an epic feast when you drop by here!
Where | BOA Village - 13, Exchange Store Building, Civil Lines
Timings | 11:30 - 12:30 AM
Call Them | +91 8375 091 313
Meal For Two | Rs 2,300
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/boavillage/
3. Hamoni: Cafe By The Greens
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This little cafe sits amid a sprawling golf course that makes it a brilliant choice for a nice meal when it’s raining. The large floor-ceiling windows will excellently capture the magic of the monsoons, while you pig out on yummies like their Spinach Ricotta Ravioli, Mushroom Caldin Curry, Tartufata Pizza and LOTS more. Plus, you can even sit outside if you don’t mind some stray droplets falling on you!
Where | Hamoni: Cafe By The Greens - CK Farm, Carterpuri Village, Sector 23A, Near Sector 23, Gurgaon
Timings | 9 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 7290 038 887
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/hamonicafeggn/
Diggin has time and again proved that it doesn’t just offer good food but a memorable experience to boot. Their outlet in Anand Lok has this balcony seating area where you can eat while you watch the raindrops fall. Plus, the fact that it’s surrounded by so much greenery makes the place come alive during the monsoons. Do order their Chicken Calzone and Chocolate Mud Pastry when you plant your bottoms here next!
Where | Diggin - Shop 1 & 2, Siri Fort Road Opposite Gargi College, Anand Lok
Timings | 12 Noon - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 4080 0082
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/diggincafe/
5. Dear Donna
Dear Donna has a glasshouse-like seating area, which makes it the perf choice during the rainy season. Is there anything better than watching the raindrops fall around you while you’re cosy and warm and eating a delicious meal? Well, we can’t imagine anything better than this! So while you’re at it, you can order up the Roast Chicken On Toast, Mustard Crusted Sea Bass, Thai Curry and Spaghetti Aglio Olio Peperoncino, to name a few, and satisfy your hunger pangs. Oh, and they also have this gorgeous outdoor seating area which is perfect for when it’s drizzling, so pop over soon!
Where | Dear Donna - Qutub Institutional Area, Mehrauli
Timings | 12 Noon - 1 AM
Call Them | +91 9139 646 464
Meal For Two | Rs 1,800
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/deardonnaqutub/
6. Chateau de Pondicherry
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The dreamy sitting area here is exactly what you need during this happy season! They have these large windows looking over a lush green garden, making for the perfect spot to spend a date with your bae or your bestie over good food, with drool-worthy dishes like Pomme Fritters, Thatta Pairu Keerai, Keema Masala Omelette and oodles more options that’ll leave you spoilt for choice. Because good food + rain is a combo made in heaven, right? Right!
Where | Chateau de Pondicherry - 84- Adchini, Aurobindo Marg
Timings | 1 - 9:30 PM (Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday & Sunday) & 4:30 - 9:30 PM (Friday)
Call Them | +91 9811 285 550
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/chateaudepondichery/
7. Mia Bella
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These guys offer the best of both worlds - a rooftop AND an indoor seating area with large French windows looking over the glorious Hauz Khas Fort and the adjoining lake. Wow! Munching on your lunch while looking over a historic relic on a rainy day has a magical feel of its own! Plus, this place is ideal for a date with boo, so make sure you head on over and try their Artichoke Pesto Pasta, Chipotle Chicken Wings and Chicken Parmigiana, to name a sumptuous few, to complete your day on a delish note!
Where | Mia Bella - 50E, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village
Timings | 12 Noon - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 8448 201 901
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/MiaBella.hkv/
8. Triveni Terrace Cafe
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Triveni Terrace Cafe is known for its gorgeous seating area and semi-open terrace space, making it an amazing spot to grab a meal when it's raining! If you love a good rain shower complemented by some wonderful food and a pretty ambience, this place is right up your alley. Though it’s closed right now (at the time of writing this article), make sure to bookmark this place and drop by once it opens up again!
These are some of the places you should check out, so make sure to keep ‘em in mind and drop by with your loved ones if you’re planning to step out! P.S. Don’t forget to wear a mask and wash your hands.