Uptown Diners: Our Favourite Stylish Restaurants Around India

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Not just about filling the belly, modern restaurants place equal focus on seducing guests with luxe ambience, Instagram-worthy presentation, and innovative take on classical cuisines. With up and coming restaurants jumping onto the bandwagon, selecting only a handful is a Herculean task. This may not all the places on our must-eat list, but these praise-worthy restaurants offer a feast for all senses.

 Delhi

Indian Accent

Looking for a refined fine dining experience in the Capital? The frontrunner of the S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India boasts a swanky decor and a long list of A-list foodies. Helmed by celebrity chef Manish Mehrotra, Indian Accent offers North Indian and Mughlai cuisine with a unique twist. So popular is the restaurant that it now even has an outpost in New York!
Street loves Duck Chettinad; tamarind sea bass; makhan malai

On the menu…Tawa duck, Kashmir spinach, Tomato curry #IndianAccentDelhi #InventiveIndian

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Olive Bar and Kitchen

Winner of multiple awards, Olive Bar and Kitchen is one of the country’s most iconic chains. The Mediterranean restaurant in Mehrauli, with its signature white-washed walls and pebbled courtyard, is frequented by celebrities and the crème de la crème of Delhi. Despite the burgeoning number of restaurants, this chic hideout holds its own.
Street loves Honey and fennel glazed duck breast; Home-cured salmon; chocolate fondant


Bangalore

The Fatty Bao

A pan-Asian gastro bar with colourful Oriental-inspired decor by designer Anshu Arora Sen. Its quirky albeit warm interior is great for a succulent meal of Asian-inspired creations like dumplings, rolls and signature Baos, accompanied by innovative cocktails. The Fatty has branches all over India, but the Bangalore original is special.
Street loves Pork belly with miso jam;  Isfahaan (vodka, grape juice, rose and lychee syrup cocktail).

 

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Fenny’s Lounge & Kitchen

Nostalgic about your last trip to Goa? Walk into Fenny’s Lounge and Kitchen, any day of the week for phenomenal food and a breezy ambience. Popular among party goers, the restaurant is a sweet escape from the chaos of the city and also happens to serve a range of spectacular cocktails and European and Mediterranean delicacies.
Street loves Beef stick steak; hanky panky cocktail

Quality Time.

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Mumbai

Bastian

Named after popular Disney character Bastian from The Little Mermaid, this new restaurant entices children and grownups alike, with its nautical decor and a tempting medley of seafood, rendered with a modern Asian twist. The brainchild of Kevin Cheung, of Ellipsis fame, it’s the best place for a succulent, juicy mud crab.
Street loves Crab in Singaporean chilli sauce; lemon cheesecake

Weekend vibes. ✌🏻️

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The Table

Launched by Jay Yousuf and Gauri Devidayal in 2011, The Table is a haven for conscious gourmands. Expect to dig into new feasts with a menu that changes according to seasonal produce, much of it sourced from their very own farm. Snag a seat at their 20-feet-long Burma teak community dining table, designed by renowned architect Tarik Churrimbhoy.
Street loves The Table burger

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