5 pocket friendly hangouts to visit in Delhi for an unforgettable wine and dine experience

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If you’re a foodie, you must visit Delhi. The city doesn’t disappoint anyone when it comes to food – from the ‘thela wala’ momos, street food shacks, cafeterias, family restaurants, bars to the finest dining places; you name it, the city has got it!

But considering the cheap-skate in you that comes out every now and then (guilty as charged!), I decided to list down the cheapest hangout places in the city – that won’t let you down when it comes to checking-in at a fancy place!

Psst. To be on the safer side, always carry at least a 1000 bucks. Not because the prices have changed, but you might just end up eating much more than planned!

1. Rico’s

Average cost per person: INR 500

Address: 1st Floor, 2526, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi

Recommended: Mexican and Lebanese cuisine

Image courtesy: Ricos

One of the most reasonably priced places for yummy food, Rico’s is a hit amongst students as it is located near the North Campus. The restaurant is beautifully done up with paintings, fancy lighting and a bookshelf with some of the most interesting reads tucked away in a corner. Read while you wait, and then chow down on lip-smacking delicacies. What more would one want!

2. Soda Bottle Opener Wala

Avg. cost per person: INR 500

Address: 73, Khan Market, New Delhi

Recommended: Parsi dishes

image courtesy: Soda Bottle Opener Wala
Image courtesy: Soda Bottle Opener Wala

Considered as one of the gems of Delhi, Soda Bottle Opener Wala offers the most authentic Parsi cuisine in Delhi. The ambiance made up of paintings, little candles, vintage style tables, antiques and quirky quotes all across, makes the restaurant totally worth a visit. They serve food in steel plates and tiffin boxes to make sure you don’t miss out even on one of the fancies!

3. Khan Chacha

Avg. cost per person: INR 350

Address: First Floor, Shop 50, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

Recommended: Chicken Tikka Roll, Mutton Seekh

image courtesy: Khan Chacha
Image courtesy: Khan Chacha

One of the oldest eateries in Delhi, Khan Chacha is famous for its mutton seekh kebabs, paneer tikkas, rumali rolls and a lot more! If you’re planning to go on a weekend, be warned – this place is one of the most busiest restaurant in Khan Market, so you might want to head out to the place a little before meal time.

4. Big Yellow Door

Avg. cost per person: INR 500 (or less)

Address: H 8 B, Near GTB Nagar Metro Station, Opposite Hudson Lane’s NDPL Office, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi

Recommended: B Y D Cheese Bomb Burger, Cheesy Nachos Mexicana, Butter Chicken Pasta

image courtesy: Big Yellow Door
Image courtesy: Big Yellow Door

A crazy looking tilted yellow door, fancy lights and paper lamps hanging from the roof, Big Yellow Door offers an ambiance as enchanting as its food. This place is frequented by a lot of students for fancy drinks like mojitos, sodas, shakes and a lot more!

5. Bromfy Public House

Avg. cost per person: INR 500

Address:  4/3, Roopnagar, Opposite Kamla Nagar Market, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi

Recommended: Chilli Paneer

image source: Bromfy Public House
Image source: Bromfy Public House

A perfect place for get-togethers and budget parties, Bromfy Public House has good music, good food, affordable alcohol and a tantalizing ambiance. The dim lighting, an in-house DJ and a variety of hookahs to choose from as well, this place is the go-to destination for parties!

So, where are you headed this weekend?

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