There’s something magical about vintage things that you can’t help but feel nostalgic. Be it the historical places or even old restaurants, they are fun places to explore the past. Our favourite Delhi too has plenty of old places that tell the tales of its bygone eras. You might not believe but some of the restaurants in Delhi date back to 1900s!
In this article, we’re going to tell you about the top 5 oldest restaurants in Delhi, you just can’t afford to miss. Check them out and visit soon!
Established in 1913, Karim’s is every non-vegetarian’s delight. This much loved restaurant in Old Delhi has also been featured in various magazines and newspaper for its popularity. Some of the best dishes you can try here are Makhani Murg, Tandoori Bakra, Paya, Mutton Biryani, Badam Pasanda, Sheermal Naan, Roghini Naan. Also, don’t forget to taste the soft kebabs!
Jama Masjid, Gali Kababian, Old Delhi, New Delhi
Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.)
Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wale
You just can’t miss this one. Located in the famous Paranthe Wali Gali, this shop was opened in 1872. The shop reached a popular position in the 60s and till now follows a legacy of yummy food. The shop offers a wide variety of paranthas with pickles and sweet lassi in kulhars. You may not know but renowned people like Prime Ministers Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi have also visited this shop for the delicious paranthas.
Gali Paranthe Wali, 34 Chandni Chowk New Delhi
Cost: ₹150 for two people (approx.)
United Coffee House
An iconic place in Central Delhi, Unite Coffee House was set up in 1942. The shop is quite known for its signature dishes like the Chicken A’ La Kiev and humongous Cheese Balls. Though not a hotspot for youngsters, this place attracts a lot of businesspeople and entrepreneur for meetings since its ambiance is quite classy and peaceful.
E-15, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Cost: ₹2,500 for two people (approx.)
It was in 1947, the year of India’s Independence, when Moti Mahal came into being. Back then, it was the first restaurant that introduced tandoori cuisine in the country. Today, you can find a Moti Mahal restaurant all over India and abroad too. Famous people who have visited this iconic restaurant are Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, John F Kennedy, Maulana Azad, Shah of Iran and Richard Nixon to name a few.
5051/21-22, Netaji Subhash Marg, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi
Cost: ₹1,100 for two people (approx.)
Roshan Di Kulfi
Now, it’s time to go for dessert and there’s nothing better than Roshan Di Kulfi. And summers are already here, we’re sure you would love to try some mouthwatering kulfis here. This shop dates back to 1950s when Mr. Roshan Lal set it up as a stall on the street. Over the years, it garnered attraction of people all over Delhi. Moreover, it’s not just the kulfi but also other delicacies like Chaat, Choley Bhature, and Aloo Tikki which you can enjoy here.
2816, Ajmal Khan Rd, Block 34P, Beadonpura, Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Cost: ₹500 for two people (approx.)