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Brunching in the city

Now you can enjoy brunches Even in the summer, with restaurants providing all the facilities to beat the heat.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2011 01:55 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times

If you enjoy a nice brunch to keep you going throughout the day in the winters, the scorching summer heat shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a lavish spread. Though you can’t sit out in the open for enjoying your brunch like in the winters, there are many eateries in the city that will treat you indoors with the right ambience, perfect air conditioning and specialised brunches with cuisines from around the world.
“We have many people coming in for brunches at this time of the year too. So, we make sure that entire outlet is centrally air conditioned,” says Akshaye Anand of 1 Boulevard. Here are some places in Delhi where you can comfortably enjoy a brunch in this hot weather.


Visit this place for a Japanese brunch. Out of the many options available here, the one that you might love is the unlimited sushi — salmon, tuna, carrots, cucumber and many more. Another thing to try out here is the Tempura, a deep fried Japanese starter. You can also go in for the Yakitori — grilled vegetables served with Teriyaki sauce. They also have dimsums with prawns, chicken or vegetable fillings. While here, enjoy unlimited beer.

Our pick: The salad bar, which has a good range such as fish salad, chicken salad, roast lamb salad, raw papaya salad and a hot kimchi salad.

Brunch day: Sunday

Meal for two: Rs1,150 plus taxes

Address: 24, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar

Tel: 9311159546

This place has a number of oriental dishes from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and China. The popular dishes available here are the Vietnamese Noodle Soup, Lemon Grass Chicken, Thai curry and hand stretched Tibetan noodles. Try out the Malaysian Platter that comes with steamed fish in banana leaves. Those with a sweet tooth can either try a berimisu dessert made with summer berries or a fresh almond jelly topped with fresh cherries.

Our pick: Singapore Laxka — a yellow coloured stew cooked in coconut milk, herbs and noodles.
Brunch day: Saturday and Sunday
Meal for two: Rs900
Address: 62, Khan Market
Tel: 011- 43597155

1 BoulevardIf
A mix of European and Mexican is what you like when brunching, then this is the place for you. For starters, you can choose from either a hot or a cold soup. You can also try out thin crust pizzas with pepperoni, pork, chicken or simply veg. While here, you should not miss the items available at the grilled section. Go for the Australian lamb chops or a stuffed Israeli chicken. They also serve a variety of pastas and lasagnas.

Our pick: Judgment Day Burger, a nine inches burger that serves two to three people. It is available in both veg and non veg.
Brunch day: All seven days
Meal for two: Rs1,100 plus taxes
Address: G 11-14, Select City Walk, Saket
Tel: 011-41070001

Ploof Deli Kitchen
Check out this place for an all European brunch. Start from a granola or a pancake with yoghurt and maple syrup. In starters, you can also try a Brochette open sandwich or a smoke cheese roll. You can then go for a Deli cold cut platter that consists of Milano salami, royal salami and a Spanish ham. The other things to try out here are pasta with goat cheese and mushroom, pork chops and Spanish omelet.

Our pick: Grilled sea bass — a fish speciality that comes with charred bell peppers, mayonnaise and potato, garnished with lemon butter sauce.
Brunch day: Saturday and Sunday
Meal for two: Rs1,600 plus taxes
Address: 13, Lodhi Colony Market
Tel: 011-24634666


With a live sea food counter, chaat counter, South Indian food and a lavish spread of desserts, the brunch menu here surely provides for a mega Sunday lunch. It has a mix of Indian and continental dishes. To suit the Indian palate, they have a chaat counter serving GolGappas, AlooTikki and PavBhaji. The desserts section has around 22 varieties. You can choose from a date brownie or a mango mousse.

Our pick: The sea food counter that serves prawns and a variety of fish. You also have a choice of selecting you own marinate for the fish.

Brunch day: Sunday

Meal for two: Rs4,000 plus taxes

Address: Radisson MBD Hotel, Sector - 18, Noida

Tel: 0120-4300000

Cafe Lounge
The brunch menu here consists of European, Mediterranean, Continental and Indian dishes. Start you meal with a salad — Greek, Caesar, Italian or Tandoori salad. You can then try the different varieties of pizzas available here. Another interesting thing is the Lebanese Mezze Platter that comes with grilled prawns, king fish, hummus and pita bread. You can also choose a homemade wine or a pint of beer.

Our pick: Homemade desserts, Blueberry Cheese Cake and chocolate cake.
Brunch day: All seven days
Meal for two: Rs1,100 plus taxes
Address: M-89/90, Outer Circle, Connaught Place Tel: 011-43507880

This place serves you all kinds of brunching options. They have a section for calorie conscious people who are looking for a healthy meal. Try their salads, grilled sandwiches without butter and grilled chicken and fish. You can also go for delicacies like egg soup served with mutli grain bread, Shawarmas, New Zealand lamb chops in red wine, Chicken Satay and smoked salmon with Lemon Digon. After brunching on all these, you can try out some sugar-free deserts.

Our pick: Fish and chips — Light fried fish that is hand picked by the chef. It’s served with different kinds of sauces.
Brunch day: All seven days
Meal for two: Rs1,500
Address: Level 4, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
Tel: 9958366633

The Spice Market
While here, enjoy a big fat Indian brunch that features dishes such as Kolhapuri Sukha Chicken, Goan Balchao Prawns and Urlai Roast from Tamil Nadu. You can also try stuffed paranthas, Aloo Puri or Kulche Chhole. Do try their signature starter Patthar ke Kabab. Enjoy your main course with hot tandoori phulkas, Gilafi Naan and the home-made pickles and onions.

Our pick: Rajasthani Laal Maas, a chilli gravy dish made with boneless mutton and yoghurt
Brunch day: Sunday
Meal for two: Rs1,250 plus taxes
Address: D-2, GF 18, Southern Park, behind Select City Walk, Saket.
Tel: 9958453636

Earth Italian lounge bar
Authentic Italian food is the USP of this place. Choose from salads, pastas and thin crust pizzas for your brunch. In the main course, try the cottage cheese steak, which is a tangy preparation filled with spinach, corn, tomato and bell peppers.

Our pick: Italian Tempter, which is a traditional tomato mozzarella salad.
Brunch day: All seven days
Meal for two: Rs1,700 plus taxes
Address: Sector 15, Huda Market, Part 2, behind Galaxy Hotel.
Tel: 9873747958

This one is another place to have an authentic Japanese brunch. You can start with Kobachi, which is chicken served with soya sauce or Miso soup. For main course, you can try a Teppanyaki dish — grilled prawns or chicken served on hot plates, or the Shiromi Sakana Paru Taru, deep fried fish fingers served with chips. They also serve Japanese wine or a beer with the brunch.

Our pick: Tempura, a combination of various authentic flowers and seasonings served with deep fried prawns.
Brunch day: Sunday
Meal for two: Rs 4,400 plus taxes
Address: The Metropolitan hotel, Baba Kharag Singh Marg, Bangla Sahib Road
Tel: 011- 42500200

First Published: Jun 09, 2011 17:45 IST

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