Restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Sylhet

Woondaal

If you’ve ever been to a Bangladeshi-run Indian restaurant on London’s Brick Lane – where many of the restaurants are in fact run by expats from Sylhet – then you’ll recognise all your curry favourites on the menu h…
Top Choice North Indian in Mumbai

Peshawri

Make this Northwest Frontier restaurant, outside the international airport, your first or last stop in Mumbai. It's a carbon-copy of Delhi's famous Bukhara, with the same menu and decor. Folks flock here for the but…
Top Choice Bengali in Kolkata

6 Ballygunge Place

Housed in a superbly renovated mid-20th-century mansion, this top-notch restaurant serves some of the best Bengali fare in town. If you're confused about the ingredients, spices and gravies, skip the menu and hit th…
Top Choice South Indian in Kolkata

Tamarind

This unpretentious restaurant on one of South Kolkata's main thoroughfares serves a melange of traditional and improvised dishes curated from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Dishes such as Coorgi mutton fry, Chett…
Top Choice South Indian in Bengaluru

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

A legendary name in South Indian comfort food, this super-popular eatery has had Bengaluru eating out of its hands since 1924. Head to the dining room upstairs, queue for a table, and then admire the images of south…
Top Choice Mughlai in Kolkata

Arsalan

Consistently popular with locals, this central branch of Kolkata's best biriyani house is high ceilinged and attractively modern without being fashion-conscious. The main attractions are the celebrated biryanis – ar…
Top Choice Mughlai in Delhi

Karim’s

Just off the lane leading south from Jama Masjid, Karim’s has been delighting carnivores since 1913. Expect meaty Mughlai treats such as mutton burrah (marinated chops), delicious mutton Mughlai, and the breakfast m…
Top Choice Indian in Delhi

Indian Accent

In the boutique hotel Manor, chef Manish Mehrotra creates inspired modern Indian cuisine, where seasonal ingredients are married in surprising and beautifully creative combinations. The tasting menu is astoundingly …
Top Choice Punjabi in Amritsar

Bharawan Da Dhaba

Pronounced 'praa-waan', this down-to-earth Amritsar institution has been serving lip-smacking Punjabi treats since 1912. Order yourself a regional thali here, and you'll be treated to a delectable platter comprising…
Top Choice Bengali in Kolkata

Kewpies

Kewpie's is a Kolkata gastronomic institution, and dining here feels like a lavish dinner party in a gently old-fashioned home. Reared to perfection by a speciality Bengali chef, this place serves impeccably traditi…