Top choice mediterranean in Indore

Cure the curry blues at this romantic rooftop restaurant on Indore’s main avenue of upscale shopping and hotels north of the centre. Mood lighting sets the tone for a meal infused with Moroccan and Italian flavours, with dishes ranging from lamb tagine to classic homemade pastas.

Many of the excellent mezze and starters – the likes of paneer satay or coconut prawns – are big enough to be mains themselves. Cocktails (₹350 to ₹400) and French, Indian and Australian wines are the sidekicks to the meals.

It’s one of five excellent restaurants in the luxury Hotel Sayaji: others include Kebabsville (a poolside grill) and Sanchi, dedicated to the dum pukht (slow oven) cuisine of Uttar Pradesh's Awadh region. Reservations are a good idea.