While the country soaks in the patriotic fervour as it celebrates the 62nd Republic Day today, why not let your tastebuds share a bit of the spirit of freedom? After all, no celebration is complete without good food! And with restaurants in the city offering lucrative deals, ranging from delectable tricolour spreads, lavish buffets, free meals and great discounts, there’s indeed a lot to look forward to. Here, we give you a glimpse of the places you can head to with your family or friends and have the most of this mid-week holiday.
If you are born on or before January 26, 1950, you get to enjoy a free meal at the Indian restaurant, Paatra, and the 24-hour resto café, Eggspectation, this Republic Day. So, prove your age and be the lucky one. The offer can only be availed on a family dine out session, wherein the lucky person enjoys a free lavish meal.
Where: Jaypee Siddharth, 3, Rajendra Place
Time: 12.30pm - 3pm (Lunch)
7.30 pm – 11.30 pm (Dinner)
Marbella’s Hotel, Tivoli Garden
The lavish spread here woos you with a colourful appeal. Served with some of the best-selling spirits and tricolour drinks, the specially concocted Desi treat comprises of tricolour paranthas, medu vada, dosas, Bhatti ka murg, Murg Chettinad, Gosht biryani and more.
Where: Chhatarpur Mandir Road
Meal for two: Rs 1,650 (plus taxes)
Time: 7am - 10:30pm
From tricolour cakes, tandoori delicacies to tricolour biryanis, there’s lot to look forward to in this Moroccoan-themed restaurant today and for the next two days, including a performance by the band Nasha on January 28.
Where: 1, Club road, Punjabi Bagh
Meal for two: Rs 1,200
Time: 12pm - 12.30am
Taj Palace & Taj Mahal
Enjoy a 20% discount on the Republic Day Brunch at Kafe Fontana, The Taj Palace Hotel, and Machan, The Taj Mahal Hotel, and treat yourself to delectable food.
Where: Taj Palace Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave; The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road
Price: 20% discount on the Republic Day Brunch
Time: 12.30pm–3.30pm (Machan); 12pm onwards (Kafe Fontana)
Here, you can feast on the special Republic Day Brunch over the unlimited soup + salad + sandwich package. Choose from desi preparations such as Dahi Ka Shorba, Mutton Curry Soup, or the Chutney sandwich.
Where: Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar
Meal for one: Rs 599 (plus taxes)
Time: 11am - 4pm
21 Gun Salute
It’s not just about the tricolour treats here. The names of the dishes too have a patriotic fervour. Azadi Ke Sholey, Inqalabi Seekh, Desh ki Shaan, Daal Firangi, and Watan ki Awaaz are just a few examples.
Where: SCO 35-36, First Floor, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Meal for two: Rs 1,500
Time: 12pm - 12am
Pavilion, ITC Maurya
The Republic Day grand lunch buffet at the Pavilion, ITC Maurya, includes delicacies such as Mughal roast, Dahi Ki Pasliya and fruit rabri. Today, members of the armed forces will get a special discount of 25% and their guests here.
Where: Diplomatic Enclave
Meal for two: Rs 2,250 (plus taxes)
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Et Al Cafe + Bar
Bring out the true Indian in you by feasting on the delightful tricolour platter here. From tricolour sandwiches, grilled veggies, crostini, fish fillets to sweet temptations, there are options aplenty. If you dress up in one of the tricolours or wear an accessory that says, ‘I am proud to be an Indian’, you’ll get a complimentary tricolour cake for the day.
Where: Moments Mall, ground floor, Kirti Nagar
Meal for one: Rs 800 (plus taxes)
Time: 12pm - 12am
Iceage Skating Cafe
Here, you not only get to feast on Indian dishes such as cakes, ice creams, sandwiches and even cutlets in the colours of the Indian flag, but today, you also get to spend half an hour of frenzy and fun on the ice-skating rink for free.
Where: Moments Mall, second floor, Kirti Nagar
Meal for two: Rs 600 (plus taxes)
Time: 12pm - 11.30pm
The Pirates of Grill
Apart from the tricolour décor and the live performance of the band, Vishnu, the special Tiranga meal buffet spread is something to look forward to here. You can savour tricolour kebabs and paneer tikka, tricolour biryani and even tricolour desserts.
Where: C-12, Vishal Enclave, Rajouri Garden, Main Nazafgarh Marg
Meal for two: Rs 1,100 (approx)
Time: 12.30pm-3.30pm (Lunch)
Rang De Basanti Dhaba
Come here for a sweet surprise, as it has on its menu the all-time-favourite Gajar Ka Halwa, which will be on the house today. So, even as you dig into their North Indian spread comprising scrumptious dishes such as chicken tikka and dahi ke kebab, you needn’t worry about the dessert, as it will come completely free of cost.
Where: E-18, first floor, South Extension II
Meal for two: Rs 650
Time: 12pm - 1am