The brunch culture, initially started by fancy fine diners, has now moved to the bistros and restaurants around town, making it more mainstream, writes Srishti Jha.india Updated: Jan 04, 2013 22:22 IST
With winter at its peak, nothing is more perfect than an outdoor brunch under the sun digging into some specific fare dedicated to the season. The brunch culture, initially started by fancy fine diners, has now moved to the bistros and restaurants around town, making it more mainstream.
Says Restaurateur Marut Sikka, “Brunch off-late has become very popular in Delhi as we have newer spaces with outdoor seating facilities which was an issue before. People these days prefer a bright Sunday outdoor brunch with family rather than a regular Saturday night where you have to avoid a part of the family mainly kids. The brunch culture has now become a part of the upcoming restaurants and cafes which was only available at five start hotels earlier.”
With the new additions in the menu like multi-cuisine brunch options, winter specials, health food, regional delicacies, all for children menu, special live grills, live cooking counters, the brunch culture has more takers now. Says chef Noah Barnes, Ploof Deli, “Earlier brunches had a regular menu which constituted some options from every cuisine. Now its more specific. If its European cuisine, then you get a wide variety of European delicacies rather then mixing it up with anything other cuisine. If people are paying Rs. 2500 per person, they definitely expect something special and different.”
Feast: Love winter for those leisurely meals in the sun? The city has many new places to try this year.
Brunch Special: The Garden Restaurant’s ‘Super Foods Sunday Brunch’ has healthy pastas, grilled sea foods, farm fresh veggies along with fresh fruit and sparkling wines. Emphasising on fresh home grown products, the brunch offers an eclectic mix of European cuisine with Asian and Middle Eastern influences.
Price: Rs. 2099 with a glass of wine
When: 11 am to 4pm, Sundays, till Feb
Where: Opp Mausam Bhawan, Lodhi Road. Tel: 24655054
Brunch Special: Life Cafe’s serves many cuisines from Zuppa de Tortilla soups to chicken and corn chowder. The live grill serves up chicken sausages and cottage cheese. You’ll also find salads and mini burgers, fries, chicken nuggets and icecream for kids.
Price: Rs. 499 - Rs. 799
When: 12 pm to 4 pm, Sundays till Feb
Where: Life Caffe, B-49, Inner Circle, Connaught Place. Tel: 9958966357
Brunch Special: Head for a Sunday brunch on the roof terrace with live grills and counters, a wide variety of soups, salads, main courses and deserts. The menu includes Chinese, Continental and Indian dishes.
Price: Rs. 899 per person
When: 10 am to 2.30 pm, Sundays
Where: 13-14 Community Centre, Ashok Vihar, Phase- II. Tel: 9650528287
Brunch Special: Cheri claims the biggest buffet brunch in Delhi, with over fifty dishes that take you on a journey across Europe. The menu includes herbed baguettes, apple relishes and Mediterranean dishes like tzatziki, hummus and babaganoush and moroccan tajine.
Price: Rs. 2200 per person
When: 12noon to 4pm, Sundays Where: One Qutub, 1501, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli. Tel: 8800480048
Brunch Special: Daily brunch, a changing menu and an open terrace makes it a must visit this winter. Enjoy separate vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus, and a variety of mocktails and cocktails. The Kibbeh fried rolls with tahina dip, stuffed mushroom, stuffed breast chicken are some favourites.
Price: R1000 per person
When: 12 noon to 3pm
Where: MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket. Tel: 9650622113
Az bar, blue frog
Brunch Special: The only brunch in town with live music and dancing. It is an ideal place place to spend time with your children with board games, pancakes, salads, grills and desserts.
Price: Rs. 1650 for adults, Rs. 750 for kids
When: 11:30am to 4:30 pm, Sundays,
Where: blueFROG, The Kila, Seven Style Mile , Mehrauli. Tel: 30800300
Brunch Special: Located in Lodhi market, Ploof Deli is a gastronomes delight with its European brunch made up of the finest breads, cheeses, cold cuts, desserts and gourmet goods. They also serve a sea food platter. Some special items include English cheddar omelette, masala omelette and eggs benedict.
Price: Rs.1200 with wine
When: 11am to 4pm
Where: 13 Lodhi Colony Market. Tel: 9891775663