1. Karavalli, The Gateway Hotel, Bengaluru.
Karavalli, which means ‘land by the shore’, is known for the finest Coastal-Sea food dining experience in Bangalore with a variety of dishes such as the Mangalorean and Konkani. The surroundings include pathways, which lead to this marvellous structure where Mangalore tiled ceilings, lamps of brass and wooden furniture can be seen. It also has a lotus pond with croaking frogs adding its country charm. Cost may reach to Rs. 4,000 for two.
2. Orient Express, Taj Palace, New Delhi.
This award-winning restaurant is based on the theme of the renowned Train, Orient Express that travels across Europe. All the dishes listed in the menu are symbolic of the countries the train passes through. Remarkably, even its setting is similar to a compartment of the said train. From entrees, sorbets and desserts, it serves one of the best European dishes in India. The average cost for two is Rs. 12,000.
3. Bukhara, Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi.
The North-West Frontier has always been at the helm to relish us with its yummy tandoor-cooked kebabs, bread and vegetables. This phenomenal dishes can be best enjoyed at Bukhara, which is a six-time winner of the ‘Miele Asia Award’ for being one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Asia. The interior adds to the rustic-ethnic feel of the dish, where the display kitchen forms a part of the restaurant. Interestingly, the menu is painted on a wooden block and earthenware crockery is used. This outstanding experience comes at a price of Rs. 8000 for two.
4.Yuuka, Palladium Hotel, Mumbai.
Another restaurant known for its Japanese dish, this one is the creation of internationally awarded chef, Chef Ting Yen. The restaurant not only provides intelligently crafted, fine delicious masterpieces accompanied by advantage and Japanese beers and malts but also is well acclaimed for its luxurious setting and origami-patterned decor, which overlooks the Arabian Sea. Average price for two can exceed Rs. 10,000.
5. Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs, ITC Windsor, Bengaluru.
The feel, dining style and dish of The British Raj can be lavishly experienced at Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs. This extraordinary Anglo-Lucknowi restaurant has been a six-time winner of the Times Food Guide for the Best North Indian Restaurant. The flavoursome aroma of the Mughlai Khana paired with a rich ambience adds to a pleasant evening. Average price for two may amount to Rs. 5000.
6. Bayview, Vivanta by Taj Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai.
Bayview is the restaurant to visit if you want to be entertained by live music on the seaside while sipping on your favourite beer. No wonder it gives off a ‘Romantic vibe’. It is popular for its seafood dish whereas Crab Cake and Grilled Tenderloin are it’s most needed after dishes. Dining here may amount to Rs. 4,200 for two.
7. Italia, The Park Hotel, Chennai
Italia offers classical Italian dish in a delicate yet casual setting. It boasts of being associated with Chef Antonio Carluccio and Chef Rajesh. This contemporary restaurant offers individualistic spaces. With a brilliant service, Italia will bestow delicious Italian memories upon you for two, at a price of Rs. 5,000.
8. Zen, Leela Palace, Bengaluru.
Zen is an exotic restaurant in the city, which introduces its patrons to the splendid world of Asian cuisine. The restaurant has mastered the art of Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes and presents a calming, peaceful ambience. Their signature prawns, bamboo shoot dumplings and barbeque pork buns are immaculate in taste with one of the best Teppanyaki and Yakitori kitchens. All this comes at a price of Rs. 5000 for two.