There’s no doubt that the best part about winters lies in basking under the glory of sunlight with your loved ones and gorging on some good food (of course!). Being hopeless lovers of the sun in sweater weather, we can’t deny the importance of good outdoor restaurants. And so we’ve culled out the best ones in town, so scroll on peeps!

1. Sevilla, The Claridges

This restaurant is rated as one of the best outdoor restaurants in Delhi besides being the ultimate romantic haven. Sevilla captures the magical setting of the Mediterranean landscape crystallized by streams and pebbles amidst beautiful foliage. Sevilla specializes in Mediterranean, Spanish and Italian cuisines and their Fried Sardine Fillets, Tapas Platter, Paella and Cheese Croquettes are all very original and delicious!

Meal For Two | Rs 4,000
Location | The Claridges, 12, Near Lodhi Road, Aurangzeb Road
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheClaridgesHotelsResorts/

2. Lodi - The Garden Restaurant 

Set in the middle of the historical Lodhi Gardens, this restaurant has a mesmerizing outdoor area with landscaped gardens, a charming swing and stony pathways which all adds to the soothing and relaxing experience here. This restaurant specializes in European, Italian and Lebanese food. You must try their New Zealand Lamb Chops, Garden Kebab, and Grilled Chicken Supreme and there are lots of choices for the vegetarians out there as well! 

Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Location | Opposite Mausam Bhawan, Near Gate No 1, Lodhi Road
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Sewara.LodiTheGardenRestaurant/

3. Olive Bar & Kitchen 

Located near the Qutub Minar, the ethereal Olive Bar & Kitchen is a place where subtlety takes priority with a gorgeous outdoor seating area laid out on white pebbles & twinkling fairy lights and offers wonderful views of the nearby historical monuments. The restaurant serves great Mediterranean and Italian fare; you must try their Goat’s Cheese Souffle, Foie Gras, Confit of Duck Leg and Potato Gnocchi in Walnut Cream Sauce. They also have a great selection of wines for you to indulge in when you land up here!

Meal For Two | Rs 3,500
Location | One Style Mile, Haveli No. 6/8, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/OliveAtTheQutub/

4. Tonino Ristorante

Tonino is the perfect place to enjoy an indulgent and leisurely outdoor meal; the place whisks you far away from the madness and bustling crowds of Delhi and transports you straight to the villas of Italy with its rustic and cozy environment, its greenery and unparalleled Italian fare. When there, you have to try their crisp and delicious range of pizzas *drooling already*!

Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Location | 76/27, Near Andheria More, Mehrauli
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/ToninoRistorante/

5. Thai High 

Thai High has a beautiful outdoor dining area which is wonderfully landscaped, where guests get to enjoy the great view of the Qutub Minar and the surrounding greenery. Their Chicken Penang Curry, Steamed Fish Garnished with Lemon Grass Tamarind and Chicken Red Curry are simply delicious! They specialize in Thai cuisine and are really good at it. Head on over for some scrumptious eats and a good view!

Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Location | 1091/1, Ambavata Complex, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/thaihighqutab/

6. Cherie One Qutub

The first thing that strikes one upon entering this quaint little place is the beautiful and dreamy ambience which seems like someone’s homey patio! With a cobbled-stone path, lovely mood lighting, wrought iron furniture, flowy drapes and a wood-fired oven, Cherie is a beautiful sight to behold when the sun goes down. It has lovely outdoor seating surrounded by lush greenery. The eatery serves European, Italian and Continental offerings. Head on over this weekend!

Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
Location | 1501 Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli

7. Fio Country Kitchen & Bar 

This is a restaurant that is absolutely stunning and especially charming for those who prefer al fresco dining! The grandiose décor of this place is almost awe-inspiring, set in the midst of a perfectly-kept garden that welcomes you under the open skies. Most of the garden area is covered under a well structured shed or small umbrella sheds on individual tables that prove useful during the rainy season. The cuisines featured here are Italian and North Indian, with a deeper focus on Italian. Go try! 

Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
Location | Gate No 1, Garden Of Five Senses, Saket
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/fiocountrykitchenandbar/

8. Rose Cafe 

One of the prettiest cafes in the city, Rose Cafe can drive you to heaven in absolutely no time. Every element of the cafe drives you back to a calm and peaceful era which nudges you to let your hair down and just revel in the small pleasures of life. Their garden is a tranquil place to soak up the sun while devouring their delish pizzas and sumptuous waffles. Come drop by for a fabulous evening or brunch date!

Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
Location | 2, Westend Marg, Said-Ul-Ajaib, Saket
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/rosecafenewdelhi/

9. Amalfi 

A one of a kind Italian restaurant, Amalfi is the place for all vintage and antique lovers. With gorgeous baubles and chairs hailing from a bygone era, curtains that remind one of the Victorian epoch, their outdoor area is absolutely beautiful, making it a perfect haunt for a romantic date night. So head on over with your bae, enjoy your time and gorge on their utterly scrumptious pizzas and pastas! 

Meal For Two | Rs 1,800
Location | M-82, M Block, GK II
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/amalfigk2/

10. Dramz Whiskey Bar 

One of the poshest restaurants in town, Dramz Whiskey Bar oozes a classy European aura through their ambience, vibe, music and the food, of course! Their outdoor restaurant gives you a breathtaking vista of the Qutub Minar and its surrounding area. So steer your wheels to Dramz Whiskey Bar for a rejuvenating night with your loved ones. Don't forget to try their cocktails or their mind-boggling whiskey selection - and you'll be sorted!

Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
Location | 1580/1, KD Marg, Near Qutab Minar, Mehrauli 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Dramz-470363416398575/

11. Le Bistro Du Parc 

Having won the ‘Best French Casual Diner - 2015 Times Food Award’ and known for hosting lively music gigs on Wednesdays and Fridays, Le Bistro Du Parc is a mesmerising French cafe that is bound to bowl you over. Their outdoor seating area has a convivial and cozy ambience overlooking the lush greens of the environs. Drive down here for some peaceful time and authentic Italian food!

Meal For Two | Rs 1,700
Location | A 57/59, Moolchand Market, Defence Colony
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Le-Bistro-du-Parc-410950332345427/

12. QLA 

Luxurious yet minimalistic is what best describes this haunt. QLA is nestled prettily in a haveli courtyard, bedecked with huge glass windows and lovely decor. Their outdoor setup is really gorgeous and will make you feel like you're dining sitting in Europe. Woah! Enticed already? So go get your SO and head here for an indelible romantic night being transported to Europe!

Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
Location | The Kila, 4A Marg, Kalka Dass, Mehrauli
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/QlaOfficial/

13. Laid Back Cafe 

Beautiful would be an understatement for this gorgeous cafe located in the posh market of GK I's N Block. Standing true to its name, the cafe oozes that 'laidback' vibe that all you people crave for in the midst of monotony. So head on over to bask under the sun while stuffing your faces with their scrumptious Continental cuisine. See you there!

Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Location | 11, N Block, GK I

14. Lakhori - Haveli Dharampura 

Located at Haveli Dharampura, this restaurant is a place that is a must to visit to just appreciate their ethnic ambience and attempt towards bringing street food to the gourmet table. They promises to satiate your palate with Chandni Chowk delicacies and rich Mughlai cuisine. They’ve got a beautiful outside seating area that overlooks the iconic Jama Masjid. This haveli-turned-restaurant is the perfect place to have a satisfying meal while drinking in the sights and sounds of Old Delhi! 

Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
Location | Haveli Dharampura, 2293, Gali Guliyan, Near Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/HaveliDharampura/

So drive down to these places and make your winters memorable!