3 best places in Delhi to savour Brunches

Weekends are the days that each one of us long for. So, if you are those workaholic types with an equal enthusiasm for late nights on every Saturday, then Sunday brunches are something you do not want to miss. The warm sun in a winter season with an exotic meal is perhaps your calling if you love food and style. Delhi
has it all. Unlike grab-and-go breakfast, the best brunches are indulgent meals in your favorite company (friends, family) that inspire you to shake off those covers and then linger over another round of Bloody Marys.

Synonymous with late-morning meal, Brunch is a trend that is catching up with people of all ages. If there are a group of teenagers who like to party, there are middle aged men and women simply basking in the sun and enjoying a lavish buffet. Brunches empower you with a great mood, and make you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, while sweeping away the worries and cobwebs of the week.

Delhi has some of the most amazing best brunch spots that churn out the most delectable comfort dishes around without compromising on the environment.

The country kitchen and bar is set amidst the Garden of Five Senses in Saidulajab, just minutes away from Saket (Metro Station) in South Delhi. Fio is the baby of Mr. Vineet Wadhwa, the man who has been in the business of catering since over 30 years and now is an established restaurateur. “Fio is open from 12 PM till late midnight but if you must enjoy a good meal, go for the sunny brunches and lunches.” The atmosphere of the place gives you a Goan feeling with cane chairs, couches and wooden tables underneath canopies. The Sunday brunches offer a cuisine that is a fusion of classy Italian and sizzling Indian fare. “The herbs used in cooking are grown right there at Fio ; so from the salads to the desserts, we use everything that is grown here.”

Wadhwa adds, “Good food needs good ambience. The indoor and outdoor setting synchronizes beautifully and our herb garden fits in with the horticulture of the place. The lazy Sunday brunches with close friends and relatives makes a simple meal more interesting.”The lightening – swathed in blue – heightens the romantic setting, there’s a burst of natural green foliage, which adds to the restaurant’s delightful charm. An interesting mélange of Italian and Indian cuisine makes the place worth visiting. “Each weekend we try new Indian dishes to entice our guests.”

 The brunch menu comprises of Cappuccino Di Fungi, a Hot Cappuccino soup made with cauliflower and peas; Pasta – Penne Al Arrabbiata (tossed with tomatoes, chili flakes, basil leaves and parmesan). The main course is Italian that has Grigila De Polo and Basa Con Lemone E Capers followed by Gnocchi Della Pesto E Pommedoro, Lasagna Con Primavera, Asparagus & Con Risotto, and Exotic Vegetable Ragout.

You can indulge in a gastronomical delight with the authentic Amritsari cuisine made with perfection. Amritsari fish and mutton are a big hit with the non-vegetarians while vegetarians would love the Amritsari kulche chhole and special wadi waali curry.

“Amid festivities and parties going on till the wee hours, a brunch is an ideal way of unwinding and rejuvenating oneself.” says Vineet wadhwa, Managing Director of FIO. “I think its fun to be creative with dishes other than what’s offered on our dinner menu,” He adds. “The Thin crust Pizzas from the wood fired oven – Layered with Gorgonzola, Mozzarella Fontina, Parma and the in-house smoked chicken with a mound of Rucola are our specialty.”
You can enjoy mocktails like Fio Caipiroska with Basil and Cranberry, and Fio Mojito with Basil and Apple. If you have a sweet tooth, do not miss the authentic Gud ka halwa made with semolina, Blueberry Cheese Cake, Tiramisu and more. The Phirni, one of the Indian desserts, is also said to be a show-stealer here. To add to the fun, one can even find Hookahs/Sheeshas that are served in unique flavors.
Gastronomic details:

Gate 1, The Garden of Five Senses, Saiyad Ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi
Meal cost: Rs 1799/- + Tax /Head 
If you prefer your morning repast to be accompanied by starched linen, heavy cutlery and smart uniformed service, you’ll love this place. The Terrace@Indian Grill Room is located on the Golf Course Road. The restaurant is an open space spread over an area of 12000 sq ft. It is a perfect place to enjoy a Sunday brunch in winters overlooking Gurgao’s free-spirited life.

The hectic week days are forgotten under the bright sun where people just laze around with soft music and the scenic landscaping at the Terrace. Comfortable seating allow everyone to feel at home. You can enjoy exotic A-la carte food and your choice of beverages that offer spirits from across the world with specialty cocktails. So if you like to sip your favorite drink along with sizzling kababs, IGR is the place to be. 

Varities of succilent kababs are made by various Indian grilling techniques like the tawa, charcoal grill, pathar and tandoor. The food menu has a focus on Indian cuisine and has finger food like Garlay (Succulent meat balls minced and needed to perfection, infused with freshly-ground mild spices). Indulge in a Veg Papri Platter (Crispy papri and thepla with exotic veg topping) and Corn & Aloo Chaat (special twist to the classic aloo chaat tossed with American corn). Also in offer are short meals like the classic keema pao , Calcutta kathi roll or the pizza inspired – Naanza.Not only is the food great, it is served in a typical Indian style making you feat at home. The buffet menu comprises starters like the popular North Indian Kebabs like the Malai Tikka, Fish Amritsari, Kesari Paneer Tikka to favorites from other parts of the country like the Meen Moilee, Goan Chicken Cafreal, Kashmiri Tabak Maaz, Mutton Suka or the Urlai (Potato) Roast from the South.  

Interiors @ IGR, Gurgao

“Terrace at IGR is one of the most preferred party places in Gurgaon; we put up personal sigris, bonfires for a larger group. It is a perfect place to unwind after a long days work, party with friends or host gatherings upto 250 people “ says Concept and Project Consultant, Indian Grill Room, Mr. Bikram Singh. “Special events on the terrace include live music performances from an eclectic range of music genres. The terrace also plans to dedicate a day to showcase other performing arts like theater and standup comedy.”

Gastronomic details:

Address:  The Terrace, Indian Grill Room, 315, 3rd Floor, Suncity Business Tower, Sector – 54, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Meal cost: Rs. 899 for one person
If you love gazing at the lake while enjoying your Sunday brunch, head for the Amor restaurant in Hauz Khas. It has a special offering of Mediterranean cuisine which brings alive a languid experience recreating the warmth of a rustic Tuscan restaurant. The outdoor patio wooden deck offers one of the best views of the capital overlooking the lake and the Hauz Khas village monument. 

You can indulge in the outdoor live grill with a coal fed brick oven tossing up fresh pizzas while enjoying the aroma of freshly baked breads and delightful desserts from the Amour bakery counter. The relaxed and welcoming ambience of the restaurant sets the right mood for a lavish brunch in the sun. Promoter Randeep Bajaj offers a delightful surprise to his diners as they alight from the elevator on the 4th floor and walk into Amour, which opens up like a maze of unique spaces.

Particular about the authenticity of the products and the source that lends itself to the freshness of all the offerings, Chef Rociola’s kitchen makes an effort to use herbs and spices that have all been organically grown to keep the highest standards and the poultry used is bio organic, farm grown and corn fed. A Sunday brunch at Amour is a pleasure to savour with the natural flavours of the fresh ingredients playing on your senses.

The Mediterranean feel is highlighted with use of wooden panelling, earthy tones and floral printed upholstery. The restaurant opens up to the exotic outdoors with an oasis of a terrace replete with a breath taking view, that seems perfect for a brunch with friends and family. The brunch experience at Amor is an unforgettable one. Some of the delicacies in the starters and soups section comprise of – Green Veloute (a velvet textured soup prepared by slowly cooking seasonal vegetables served with fresh croutons); Marble Foie Grass and Duck Ballatine (Ballotine) – one of the chef’s favourites !, Coral reef seafood salad, Antwerp salad, Bisque lobster and Tribeka cheese soufflé.

Main course has special offerings such as Roasted French Quail and Duo of Lobster tails with Jumbo Lump Crab cake with an equally exotic vegetarian selection like Chef’s Crepes (with a blend of mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese and asparagus) and Roasted Portobello and Buffalo Mozzarella. Meat lovers can also opt for Shin of Tenderloin or Cognac New Zealand Lamb Shank.
The Wood fired oven pizza’s from the live patio kitchen are based on a specially crafted “Amour Crust” and topped with the freshest ingredients to ensure a balance between healthy eating and indulgence. 

Selection includes Tuscany (Tomato, Mozzarella and mushroom) onto Amour (Mozzarella, blue cheese, brie and Parmesan) a Seafood Experience and a Calzone amongst others. All pastas are served in different variants which are freshly made at the specialised bakery. These include the exotic vegetarian selection like Spinach Potato Gnocchi; Skandinavian smoked (Tagliatelle with Norwegian smoke salmon in an almond cream sauce and Amour Signature (Risotto with courgette and a carpaccio of scampi and caviar oscietra). A fine selection of grilled vegetables, meats, sea food is prepared on the live grills at the Patio. All dishes are served with Roasted seasoned eggplant or Roasted seasoned zucchini or Sautéed Mushroom, jacket potato and homemade pan bread.

The desserts at Amor offer delectable treats such as The Lemon and Earl Grey Tart, The Amour Triangle (A vodka based dessert drink which is a delicious blend of white chocolate, coconut and espresso), Amour Special Churros (served with honey, dark and white chocolate) and the ubiquitous Tiramisu.

Gastronomic details:

Address: Amour – The patio restaurant, cafe & bar, 30 Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Meal cost:  Rs 1200/- for a meal for two (exclusive of alcohol)
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