OUR TOP PICKS OF EATERIES IN DELHI NCR AND KOLKATA FOR A SPECTACULAR DELIVERY EXPERIENCE
From 5-star hotels to gourmet delivery services, these eateries offer the most mouth-watering food!
By Pallavi Mehra
While restaurants across India are slowly reopening post the Coronavirus lockdown, eateries and cloud kitchens are working hard to provide luxurious delivery experiences to guests at home. These restaurants and delivery services are offering innovative menus or are collaborating with celebrity chefs to serve the best to their patrons. Here are our favourite restaurants and cloud kitchens in Delhi NCR and Kolkata, which are presently offering an exquisite dining experience at home. Incorporating the strictest hygiene and safety protocols, these leading eateries are currently offering home delivery and takeaway services.
Chicken Tai Chin from Spicy Duck, Taj Palace, New Delhi
TAJ PALACE, NEW DELHI
Experience the best of Taj Palace, New Delhi’s celebrated restaurants—Spicy Duck, Masala Art and Capital Kitchen, in the comfort of your home with the Qmin App. Qmin brings you curated dishes made with the highest quality of ingredients, offering a variety of your favourite cuisines; delivered at your doorstep in the comfort and convenience of your home. Savour all-time favourites such as stone oven pizzas and western classics from Capital Kitchen, authentic North Indian delicacies such as Nalli Taar Gosht and Afghani Jheenga from Masala Art and exquisite Sichuan and Cantonese fare such as Wok-Fried Shimeji and Chicken Tai Chin from Capital Kitchen. If we had to choose our top luxury takeaway in New Delhi, it would be this.
Pizza Margherita by JW Marriott Kolkata
JW MARRIOTT KOLKATA
JW Marriott Kolkata has re-launched their successful home delivery module—Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels. Presently, the hotel is offering a complete culinary experience to every gourmand in the City of Joy, in the comfort of his or her home. Marriott Bonvoy On Wheels is a special endeavour to take the gourmet delicacies from the heart of the hotel’s kitchens to the guests’ homes.
Green Thai Curry by Vintage Asia at JW Marriott Kolkata
JW Marriott Kolkata’s extensive delivery menu features a wide selection of signature dishes from JW Kitchen, Vintage Asia, JW Lounge and JW Bakery so that everyone can relish the flavours of JW Marriott Kolkata that they have always loved. The new Marriott Bonvoy On Wheels menu can be ordered via Swiggy, Zomato, directly from the hotel or with the hotel’s own delivery app. Their Green Thai Curry, Asparagus and Water Chestnut Crystal Dumplings, Beijing Vegetable Dumplings, Chicken and Shitake Shumai, Wok- seared Pork Belly in Brown Sauce and Crispy Fried Prawns are well loved. In particular, JW Marriott Kolkata’s Asian dishes are fresh, vibrant, perfectly balanced and hit the spot!
Feast by Lucknowee
LUCKNOWEE, DELHI NCR
Lucknowee is a recently launched cloud kitchen unveiled by Impresario Handmade Restaurants, the company behind iconic eateries such as SOCIAL and Smoke House Deli. With this delivery service, the brand brings guests the best of Awadhi cuisine right to their doorsteps. With something for everyone, Lucknowee is focused on exceptional flavours crafted from high quality ingredients and age-old recipes. Lucknowee makes it to our list for its authentic Indian dishes that have big flavours and are oh-so-satisfying!
Paneer Makhanwala Biryani by Lucknowee
In line with the superior food experience that the brand has become synonymous with, Lucknowee pays homage to Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the last King of Awadh. The legendary recipes of his royal household have been passed down from his khansamas to Lucknowee, untouched across generations. From Murgh Chakori Kebabs and Malai Khumb Tikkas to Bhuna Gosht Biryani and Nawabi Chole, Lucknowee offers a rich feast. Order their melt-in-your-mouth kebabs and lip-smacking biryani and you will not be disappointed!
Chinoiserie at Taj Bengal, Kolkata
TAJ BENGAL, KOLKATA
This luxury hotel is offering an opulent takeaway experience from their signature restaurants such as Chinoiserie, Cal 27 and Sonargaon. We highly recommend the authentic Sichuan and Cantonese dishes from Chinoiserie. Our favourites include the Peking Duck, Butter Chilli Garlic Prawns, Steamed Tofu with Ginger Soy Sauce, Spicy Sichuan Noodles and Coconut Pancakes with Vanilla Ice Cream. Additionally, Taj Bengal, Kolkata is also currently offering a special INNERgise menu, which features immunity boosting indigenous superfoods, a subscription meals selection that features home- style dishes available on a subscription basis, and a comfort food selection, which comprises a delightful assortment of soulful comfort fare. While Taj Bengal’s delivery service is a tad expensive, we recommend it for its flavourful dishes that are made with good quality ingredients, and their impeccable packaging!
Delightful Dimsums by the Dinner Box
THE DINNER BOX, DELHI NCR
The Dinner Box is a pop-up, gourmet delivery service that brings the top chefs of India to curate signature menus that are available for ordering and takeaway. Delivered in elegant boxes, it’s the best way for food enthusiasts to relish world-famous dishes prepared by the most renowned chefs of the country from the comfort of their homes. The Dinner Box launched with Celebrity Chef Amninder Sandhu, who curated a 5-course menu. In March 2021, they collaborated with the legendary chef Hemant Oberoi, who created an elaborate 7-course meal. Last month, the Dinner Box unveiled their first ever-Asian menu with chef Vaibhav Bhargava titled ‘All Woks Of Life.’ Our favourites from this menu include the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Yuzu Butter Garlic Prawns, Dimsums, Stir Fried Udon Vegetable Noodles, Truffle Flavoured Vegetable Rice, and the Turmeric Tofu Curry. We love their dishes for their unique flavours and good quality ingredients.
Pepperoni Pizza at The Salt House, Kolkata
THE SALT HOUSE, KOLKATA
This wildly popular eatery opened in 2018 and has been on various delivery platforms since then. However, it is after the 2020 lockdown that delivery became a large market for this restaurant and they started doing their own direct deliveries, which worked wonders for their business. With no third party in between the experience was smoother and customers were also happier. Going forward, The Salt House is also planning to launch a direct delivery website wherein customers can order at the hit of a button. Order The Salt House’s handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, Pork Belly Slider, Chilli Cheese Toastie, Beet and Chèvre Hummus with Cheddar and Jalapeno Kulcha and the Hazelnut Mousse and you will not be disappointed!
Penne all'Arrabbiata by Taj City Centre Gurugram
TAJ CITY CENTRE GURUGRAM
Taj City Centre Gurugram is offering a wide selection of dishes from the kitchens of its restaurants. Guests can savour authentic Thai delicacies from the legendary Thai Pavilion in the comfort and safety of their homes or choose from local and global flavours from their multi-cuisine dining destination, Culina 44. The food, prepared with utmost care and heightened safety measures, is safely delivered in sustainable packaging. Moreover, Taj City Centre Gurugram is also offering La Patisserie’s gourmet menu that includes artisanal cakes, handcrafted chocolates, macaroons, assorted cookies, breads and an array of customisable hampers at home. Check out Taj City Centre Gurugram, if you’re looking for Thai dishes that have a burst of flavours and are made with fresh ingredients.
Truffle Edamame Dumplings at Yauatcha, Kolkata
A chic Cantonese dim sum eatery, this restaurant launched in Kolkata’s upscale Quest Mall in September 2014. Yauatcha Kolkata’s all-day dining menu offers a large selection of dim sums, wok preparations and modern European desserts. Our favourites from their eclectic menu include the Truffle Edamame Dumplings, Chicken and Coriander Dumplings, Fried Turnip Cake, Port Klang Chilli Prawns, Kung Pao Chicken and Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse. Order from Yauatcha Kolkata if you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food!