- December 30, 2020 / 74 min readRestaurants are opening their doors for dining, delivery as per Govt's guideline.
Nom Nom now open at Seawood Mall
Asian restaurant Nom Nom at Seawood Mall is now open for dine-in and delivery. “We can never eat enough DIM SUMS ?? NOM NOM - Versova, Bandra & Seawoods Mall is now open for dine in (lunch & dinner) & delivery,” shared a Facebook and Instagram post by the restaurant.li>
Roseate Hotels launches Roasted by Roseate
Roseate Hotels and Resorts has launched Roasted by Roseate in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. The patisserie and tea lounge will be serving a selection of hand-crafted patisserie, boulangerie delights and savouries paired with haute couture TWG teas and a selection of handcrafted coffee. They are open for dine-in, delivery and have partnered with Zomato, Swiggy, Dineout for the same.li>
The House of Karachi Bakery launches 45th Avenue
The House of Karachi Bakery introduces 45th Avenue in Hyderabad – a European epicurean Eden for the food bon vivant. The sprawling new space hosts live-baking counters, traditionally handcrafted French desserts and drool-worthy sweet and savory treats from around the globe.li>
HungerLicious opens new cloud kitchen in Noida
HungerLicious a cloud kitchen started by Exhilarating Food Pvt Ltd expand its service to Noida. Started by two childhood buddies and food enthusiasts during the 2020 pandemic, the brand has a vast and varied menu covering cuisines like Chinese, Indian, fast food, and sparkling beverages.li>
Sabir Bhai’s to serve real muslim cuisine to Mumbaikars
Sabir Bhai’s cloud kitchen serves authentic Muslim cuisine across the city. Located in Andheri, this special delivery kitchen saw the light of the day during the lockdown. They have also partnered with Swiggy and Zomato. The platform is following safety and hygiene standards to perfection.li>
Heritage by chef Dayashankar Sharma to open in January in London
A new fine-dining Indian restaurant, Heritage, will be opening on Rosendale Road in West Dulwich, London in January 2021 with Executive Chef Dayashankar Sharma at the helm. Drawing on 30 years of culinary experience including Michelin-starred Tamarind and Kensington classic Zaika, Chef Sharma has created a menu celebrating traditional and authentic Indian recipes and ingredients.li>
After Hello Panda, Chef Vikramjit Roy launches Park Street Rolls and Biryani
After launching his cloud-kitchen venture Hello Panda in June this year, Chef Vikramjit Roy together with Vir Kotak and Anurodh Samal, brings the taste of Kolkata, with the aromatic biryani, succulent kebabs and kathi rolls. Named a Park Street Rolls and Biryani, you can place order online or directly call them.li>
CHA BAR opens its second outlet in Kolkata
Tea chain, Cha Bar that craeted a rage in Kolkata in the year 2000 has opened its second outlet at Allenby Road, Kolkata. It offers an extensive range of teas and cultural preparations besides a wide range of delicacies. Spread across 900 sq. ft, it is a combination of regal black and white.li>
Goila Butter Chicken opens outlet in Bengaluru
Goila Butter Chicken by celebrity chef Saransh Goila has opened its delivery kitchen in Bengaluru. Located opposite Opera House on Brigade Road, the takeaway counter will be open for orders from 19th December. You can also order online as they have partnered with all the major apps.li>
Pra Pra Prank shut shops for customers
Playful Asian brasserie, Pra Pra Prank shut shops for customers. Started by Inderjeet Banga of Pirates of Grill and Prankster fame, the restaurant was going through tough times much before the pandemic. The restaurant was located at DLF Cyberhub, Gurgaon.li>
Varun Inamdar opens Mumbi Local Tawa in Mahim
Guinness World Record holder , Chef Varun Inamdar launches Mumbai Local Tawa, an ode to the city’s food. Located at Mahim, the restaurant is also open for takeaways and delivery. They are also delivering across Mumbai via Wefast (charges to be paid to wefast directly).li>
Burma Burma opens first delivery kitchen in Mumbai
Burma Burma opens its first delivery kitchen in Santacruz! This kitchen will deliver to the western suburbs of Juhu, Andheri, BKC, Chembur, Vile Parle, Lokhandwala, Khar, Bandra West, Kalina among others. “No more waiting for your favourite Burmese food, Burma Burma is now closer to home,” shared a Face book post.li>
Billions opens door for customers in Kolkata
BILLIONS, a cozy, glamorous resto-bar opens its door for customers in Kolkata. Located at the heart of the city on the 1st floor of Trinity Tower in Topsia, the magnificently designed ‘uber house’ appeals to Calcutta’s elite and aspiring offering grandiose in its ambience and the spread of global cuisine.li>
Biryani By Kilo opens dine-in facility at Pune
Biryani chain Biryani By Kilo opens its first dine-in outlet in Pune, Maharashtra. Located at Wakad, the chain already has four delivery restaurants in Pune at Kharadi, Baner, Wanowrie and Wakad for last one year. It serves authentic & delicious Biryanis & Kebabs to Pune locals.li>
Mumbai Food Works Launches Cloud Kitchens
Latest on the cloud kitchen scene is new entrant The Spice Zest & Chilli Berry. This initiative is a venture by parent company Mumbai Food Works, helmed by partners Restaurateur Ameeth Jadhav and Chef Amit Chaudhary. The Spice Zest serves Indian dishes, Chilli Berry caters a wide western range of Italian, Mexican, European and American options.li>
The Tummy Section expands outside Delhi
Food delivery brand The Tummy Section recently opened their 1st franchise Outlet in Sonipat, Haryana. With the launch of this new outlet in Sonipat, the brand also opened up their first café: dine in model in Jail Road, West Delhi. The Tummy Section is eyeing to open another 15 outlets in North India by the end of 2021.li>
Varun Puri of Imly fame to launch MAD- Music & Drink
Varun Puri who took the restaurant business to a newer heights with his innovative concepts Imly and Duty Free bar is all set to open another restaurant and bar MAD- Music & Drink. The restaurant will be located at West Delhi.li>
JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru opens Japanese restaurant UNO
‘UNO’ popularly known as Bar Uno earlier, has a new exciting identity with a fascinating twist to their overall offerings. UNO welcomes diners to indulge in decadent Japanese cuisine that creates authenticity with varied dishes mixed with warmth and friendliness. The menu is an ode to street style delicacies from Japan.
Drifters opens its first growler station in Pune
Mumbai’s one of the finest microbrewery Drifters has opened their first Growling station in Pune. Located at Koregoan Park, the brand new cosy 250 sq. ft space has both pickup and delivery services for beer enthusiasts to quench their thirst & fill up their growlers routinely.
Oye Kake launches in a new avatar at Lower Parel
This festive season, while travelling doesn’t seem to be on the cards any time soon, Oye Kake launches in a brand new avatar, with new additions made to the menu and new interiors, and with more varieties of authentic, Amritsari culinary delights which will transport you instantly to the fun dining vibe of Punjab.
The Biryani House to expand Pan-India
Cloud kitchen Platform The Biryani house is planning to expand pan India. The group is planning to open Master Kitchens, Takeaway and delivery units. In 2015, The Biryani House started their first outlet in Kalyan, Maharashtra, and started catering locals with the most delicious Biryani at a very reasonable price.
The Sassy Spoon, Pune now open for dine-in, delivery
The Sassy Spoon, Pune is now open for dine-in and delivery. The restaurant is ensuring a safer, sassier & smarter dining experience with all safety, hygiene & social distancing measures in place. Earlier, in November they opened their outlet at Nariman Point, Mumbai welcoming their guests back after almost eight long months.
Out of the Blue launches delivery brand One Tight Wrap
Out Of The Blue, Mumbai has announced the launch of its special delivery kitchen, One Tight Wrap which is ready to dish out tasty wraps, salads, baked nachos, pure chocolate wraps with no added sugar, and more. Recognizing the need for variety in healthy food, Rahul Bajaj came up with the concept of One Tight Wrap, co-created with celebrity chef and artist Ananya Banerjee.
Parat is now delivering to Delhi
“DDMO: Delhi Delivery Mode is On. Yes, you heard right, we started delivering to Delhi now with a day prior order,” read a Facebook post by Parat. The revolutionary Indian food delivery brand is now delivering to Delhi. Launched in September in Gurgaon it is the brainchild of Chef Harangad Singh of Prankster fame.
Café Delhi Heights opens outlet at Inorbit Mall, Malad
Cafe Delhi Heights now extends its wings with its arrival at Inorbit Mall, Malad. The restaurant offers a perfect casual dining experience with a wide range of North India, Italian, Continental and American cuisines. The 86 seater restaurant offers a subtle ambience to lighten up your mood.
Goila Butter Chicken enters London
Goila Butter Chicken by celebrity chef Saransh Goila has opened its delivery kitchen in London. “The country that loves chicken tikka masala now should taste the real deal! I can’t believe that we have pulled this off in 2020,” shared Goila in an Instagram post. One can place order via deliveroo.
Subway opens revamped restaurant at Bengaluru airport
Subway® India has announced the reopening of its iconic restaurant located at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. The revamped restaurant, donning the new ‘Fresh Forward’ décor, was reopened at the airport kerbside in the presence of Subway® franchise owner and officials from Bangalore International Airport Limited – operator of BLR Airport.
Jumboking opens food truck at Pune railway station
QSR chain Jumboking has opened its food truck at the Pune railway station premises. Passengers can choose from the best of combo deals, burgers, fries, wraps, coke and thick shakes. Also, the JK super saver combo and JK loaded sides are a must have.
Berco's opens new restaurant "Silbuttah Story"
The legendary Pan-Asian restaurant, the house of Berco's has started a modern Indian kitchen and bar, “Silbuttah Story”. Located at Sector-12 Faridabad, it brings to you delicious regional Indian cuisine with a modern touch. The name of the restaurant is inspired by the humble mortar pestle, household equipment that has been used by all regions in India.
Toast & Tonic re-opens in BKC Mumbai
“Let’s get toasted,” shared an Instagram post by European restaurant Toast & Tonic as it is re-opened doors for its customers last week. The casual dining restaurant is known for its Indo-European menu & craft cocktails with a focus on gin, offered in an elegant wood-paneled space.
Speciality Restaurants open Riyasat in Doha
Indian restaurant Riyasat from the house of Speciality Restaurants now open at St. Regis, Doha. The menu is created by famed-chef Surjan Singh Jolly popularly known as Chef Jolly. Riyasat takes you back to the Indian estates in 19th century, celebrating Indian fine-dining cuisine in a contemporary environment. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 6.30 pm to 12:00 pm.
China Bistro, Worli now open for dine-in
China Bistro from the house of Foodlink Restaurants is now open for dine-in at Worli, Mumbai. “We are back with extra care, safety and sanitisation,” read a social media post by the restaurant. Earlier in September, it launched Live Kitchen to make your event special and memorable.
Goila Butter Chicken now open in Goregaon
Goila Butter Chicken is now live in Goregaon, Mumbai. Located right under the satellite towers, you can order directly through their website or place an order on Swiggy. Life is pretty ‘filmy’ these days. Chalo order karo, team is working hard to expand our borders and reach,” shared an Instagram post by Saransh Goila.
Mughl-fe by Crepe-fe launches in Gurgaon
A sub-brand of delivery brand Crepe-fe, Mughal-fe launches in Gurgaon. The brand caters to soulful and healthy Mughlai cuisine. The brand stresses upon healthy eating, curating dishes with intricate measurements. Located at Gurgaon Central Sohna Road - Golf Course Road, it houses a unique open kitchen, letting patrons see every aspect behind their meal’s preparation
COLOCAL launches flagship store in Delhi
COLOCAL, an artisanal chocolate brand, launches its flagship outlet in Delhi at Dhan Mill, Chhattarpur. COLOCAL is a bean-to-bar concept and features a chocolate factory along with casual café dining. Conceptualized by power-couple Sheetal Saxena and Nishant Kumar Sinha, COLOCAL is a result of their love and passion for chocolate and coffee.
Silver Beach Café unveils its 3rd outpost
Silver Beach Café, a charming, European-style bistro has enchanted locals, foodies and gourmands for over a decade. Warm, inviting and always top-notch in terms of its culinary offering, it has earned many loyal patrons since it opened in 2010. The restaurant is now opened at bustling heart of Bandra.
Antares Goa is now open for the season
Beach restaurant Antares in Goa by Ashish Kapur and celebrity chef Sarah Todd is now open for customers. “WE ARE OPEN for the season! Visit us for stunning sunsets overlooking the sea, fresh cocktails and an all new food menu,” shared a Facebook post by the restaurant. You can call them directly on +91 7350011538 or +917350011528 for reservations.
Restaurants, hotels struggle to survive, registers only 20-30% pre-covid sale
The Hospitality industry has witnessed dismal response from travelers. Having registered only 20 to 30 per cent of the average pre-pandemic revenues across the country, the businesses are finding it difficult to sustain. FHRAI on behalf of its financially distressed fraternity has asked the govt to provide soft loans to hotel and restaurant players.
Zobet opens doors for customers in Kolkata
Zobet is the newest addition to the choice of gastropubs in Kolkata. Nestled on the 4th floor at Fort Knox on Camac Street, Zobet is a gift to the city’s culinary scene. The Victorian era-inspired gastropub is designed by ace interior stylist Sumessh Menon from Mumbai and inspired by the art deco soul of Kolkata.
30th October 2020
Ohri’s launches Cake Nation
Hospitality chain Ohri’s Group has launched “Cake Nation” at Kukatpally. Cake Nation is situated on the main road and offers a wide range of Cakes and Pastries. Ohri’s started their Cake business in 2019 at Secunderabad and saw consistent business growth from the beginning.
28th October 2020
The Table is now open for customers
One of the most celebrated American restaurant The Table is now open for dine in for customers. Located at Colaba in Mumbai, the restaurant is now inviting customers for dine-in. “It’s time! We’re now open for service as per usual, with a socially distant seating arrangement,” shared a Facebook post.
26th October 2020
Olive Beach Bangalore now back in action
Contemporary Mediterranean bistro, Olive Beach in Bangalore is now open for dine-in. The restaurant with beachy, white-walled decor & stylish furnishings is back in business after almost seven months. “It opens its doors again today, hopeful, warm and always welcoming…look forward to welcome you back Olive Beach,” posted Manu Chandra on an Instagram Post two days back.
27th October 2020
Biryani Central, Irfan Bhai and other brands by Cross Border Kitchens now delivers till 2 am on weekends
To satiate the midnight cravings of its patrons, delivery brands by Cross Border Kitchens kicks off late night deliveries on weekends across its 4 kitchens- Vasant Kunj, Saket, Gurgaon Sohna Road and the recently launched, Gurgaon Phase 4. Cross Border Kitchens will deliver right to your doors as late as 2am with food prepared under stringent safety and hygiene protocols, including contactless cooking as well as delivery.
23rd October 2020
The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point is now open for dine-in
The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point is now open for dine-in, daily from 12 pm-11 pm. “We assure you a Safer, Sassier & Smarter dining experience with all safety, hygiene & social distancing measures in place,” shared a Facebook post by the restaurant by adding that they’ve missed you and look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the ‘Sassy’ experience once again. The restaurant also recommends table reservations.
22nd October 2020
Imly Affair Pitampura now open for dine-in
Imly Affair from the house of Imly- a chatpata stopover has finally re-opened after almost 7 months. The Journey of Culinary Train that started from Rajendra Place in 2015 took Delhites by Storm and is now running 6 operational outlets across multiple formats in Delhi – NCR.
21st October 2020
Toro Toro Bar & Grill Goa to open soon
Toro Toro Goa from the house of Silver Beach Entertainment & Hospitality is opening doors for its customers soon. “ We can’t be more delighted to welcome our sister brand Toro Toro Goa back into operation,” shared a Facebook post by The Lazy Goose Goa which is also one of the restaurant run by the group.
19th October 2020
Olive Bar & Kitchen Bandra now open for dine-in
Mediterranean restaurant Olive Bar & Kitchen Bandra, Mumbai has re-opened doors for customers after almost eight months. “2020 has truly been upside down. So we’ve loosened the reins, shaken up the menu and are going to be open 19th Oct onwards all day long. Come by,” read a social media post by the restaurant. The restaurant has limited seating, hence pre book your table by directly calling them.
17th October 2020
European restaurant Toast & Tonic now open for dine-in
European restaurant Toast & Tonic is now open for dine-in, delivery in Bangalore. “So we start a new today armed solely with this trust- in ourselves, and in our patrons,” shared Manu Chandra, the man behind the success of this beautiful restaurant in an Instagram post.
16th October 2020
Estella Mumbai is opening doors for customers this Sunday
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15th October 2020
Nom Nom Versova, Bandra now open
Nom Nom Versova, Bandra is now open for dine-in, delivery. “Charming interiors, Cody vibe and Delicious Asian food - All on our list of must haves! @nomnom_mumbai - Bandra & Versova is now open everyday 12 pm onwards for dine in; join us for a delicious and safe meal experience,” shared the Facebook post by the restaurant.
14th October 2020
Souffle Mumbai now open for dine-in
French-restaurant Souffle Mumbai has reopened its doors for diners. “The power is back and the energy is high. Doors open,” read a Facebook post by the restaurant. Known for their food and drinks, this bistro-style eatery brings classic French fare to Mumbai, served alongside crafted cocktails with a spin.
13th October 2020
Delhi-based Burgerama to open 3rd outlet
Burgerama resonates with anyone who craves authentic, international flavours. Following the overwhelming response in Gurgaon, it is and have the next one planned for Vasant Kunj which will be planning to open 3rd outlet. Burgerama is the creation of 3 childhood friends, Kabir Bose, Vivek Prakash & Viraaj Badhwar who share a passion for good food, music and travel.
12th October 2020
Keiba Mumbai now open for customers
South East Asian cuisine restaurant Keiba is now open for dine-in, delivery. Located at Mahalakshmi's, the restaurant serves authentic dishes along with premium cocktails. The restaurant is offering limited seating with prior reservations.
9th October 2020
Goila Butter Chicken enters Pune
Goila Butter Chicken by celebrity chef Saransh Goila has entered Pune. You can call them directly to place order or book it online on dotpe. “What a puntastic journey it has been and we are finally here! Hello Punekars! Let’s get this party started,” read the Facebook post by the brand.
6th October 2020
Crafters launches its first beer growler station in Andheri
Mumbai’s homegrown microbrewery is launching its first Growler Station on 9th October! With the new product tagline “It’s not a burp, it’s a growl”, the brand is ready to roar - nay - growl, louder than ever before. Crafters, Mumbai’s second microbrewery, was brought to life in the year 2016 by Vipul Hirani.
5th October 2020
30% restaurants may open in Maharashtra from today
After the Maharashtra government allowed restaurants to operate with restrictions from October 5, only 30% of restaurants in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra are likely to open due to labour staff shortages, restrictions on timings till 7 pm in malls and 33%, 50% capacity restrictions in Mumbai and other parts of the state respectively.
1st October 2020
Vertex – The Liquid Restaurant at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata opens door for customers
The long-awaited ‘Liquid Restaurant’, Vertex, at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata, is opened its door on Friday, 25th September, 2020, to welcome the culinary tribes and bar-trotters of Kolkata for a whole new bar and nightlife experience. Located beside the pool, it offers a panoramic view of the Newtown skyline and the scenic Biswa Bangla Gate.
30th September 2020
McDonald’s- North & East introduces digital menu boards
After introducing 100% contactless ordering in July this year, McDonald’s has introduced digital menu boards in restaurants across North and East India. Aimed at enhancing the customer experience at the time of ordering, McDonald’s is geared to create a great sensory experience using vivid imagery and captivating high definition visuals of its great tasting menu items.
29th September 2020
Cantan Bengaluru now back in action
Cantan, the Cantonese food restaurant in Bengaluru is now open for dine-in. Located at Lavelle Road, it has resumed operations from last weekends. The restaurant has also implemented new safety measures to protect their staff and customer. You can call them to reserve a table.
28th September 2020
Silver Beach Café Lokhandwala is now open for delivery, takeaway
Silver Beach Cafe, Lokhandwala is now open for deliveries & takeaways; everyday from 12 pm to 12 am. The restaurant is also delivering to Versova, Andheri, Oshiwara, Jogeshwari and Goregaon (west zones). “Enjoy delicious and nostalgic dishes in the comfort of your home, Stay safe, eat well,” read the Facebook post.
25th September 2020
The Lazy Goose Goa to reopen from 30th September
Seafood restaurant The lazy Goose will be back in action for diners from 30th September. “Those mesmerizing days by the river, meals that had you coming back, always; where one drink was never enough..THE LAZY GOOSE IS BACK - as safe as it can get, as happy as ever,” read the Facebook post. The restaurant is also keeping customer’s health and safety as their #1 priority!
22nd September 2020
Viet:Nom Cyberhub now reopen for dine-in, delivery
Vietnamese kitchen and cocktail bar, Vietnom is now serving customers. They are open for dine-in, delivery and takeaway orders. The restaurant is following all safety and health guidelines as per WHO. You can call them directly for reservations or delivery.
21st September 2020
Molecule Gurgaon reopens door for customers
Molecule Gurgaon has reopened doors for its customers from Friday. The restaurant chain has also resumed operations at Agra and Lucknow. They are following all safety and health guidelines as directed by the government and WHO. “We’re NOW OPEN for dine-in. So, excited to meet you all. You safety is our utmost priority. We are taking all the safety measures,” read the FB post by the restaurant.
19th September 2020
Enjoy Espresso at Home with New Starbucks by Nespresso Fall-Inspired Beverages
As summer winds down, and the first cool breeze blows in your window, you know it’s time to start sipping on fall-inspired coffee recipes made easy with Starbucks® by Nespresso® capsules. First launched in 2019 by Starbucks and Nestlé as part of the Global Coffee Alliance.
18th September 2020
The Tummy Section Opens 4th Outlet in Delhi
The Tummy Section West Delhi recently opened their 4th Outlet in the capital. With the launch of this fresh looking outlet at Jail Road, Delhi, brand is set to open another new delivery outlet in next month near dussehera at Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon.
17th September 2020
Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters are now open
Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters are now open for contactless dine-ins and takeaways at their cafés! Scan the QR code at the counter or at your table and place your order on the link that pops up. They are taking all possible precautions, including physical distancing and hygiene measures.
16th September 2020
Domino’s to create 5,000 new jobs in UK
Domino’s UK is planning to create 5,000 new jobs and support more than 1,000 placements in the local government’s fledgling Kickstart scheme. The new positions include pizza chefs, delivery drivers and customer service staff. This will happen in stores across England, Scotland and Wales under theKickstart scheme.
15th September 2020
The Beer Café shut shop at SDA Market
Alco-beverage chain The Beer Café closes outlet at SDA market, Delhi. According to the reports, it was tough for the owners to run the outlet with high rentals. Also, there were other restaurants also who were forced to close their operations at SDA.
Subway Vijayawada, AP opens with new tech and menu innovation
Subway Vijayawada, AP invites local residents to experience the latest in global restaurant innovation, as it is back in business from 4thSeptember, 2020. The revamp is part of Subway’s new global brand identity which will transform every aspect of the guest experience across its Indian restaurants.
14th September 2020
Sheraton Grand Chennai backs in action
Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa is welcoming guests back to the property. The restaurant has digitized menus of all food and beverage outlets. The layouts at every restaurant have been redesigned to ensure adequate distancing; Awareness drives and thorough trainings are being conducted regularly amongst the hotel associates for maintaining the regulated standards.
Riyaaz Amalni closes Odeon Social, Smoke House Deli CP
Restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani of Social and Mocha fame has closed Social at Odeon CP and Smoke House Deli CP due to high rentals. Ever since, the lockdown has hit the nation, we have seen top business owners shutting their properties because of operational, rental costs.
9th September 2020
Chef Harangad Singh to open Parat
Chef Harangad Singh of the Prankster fame is entering into restaurant business by opening a revolutionary Indian restaurant in Gurgaon. Named as ‘Parat’ the food at the restaurant is an outcome of exploring the roots and their voyage through time and geographies. “It is Indian without being cliched and rich without being heavy,” added an Instagram announcement by him.
Spice Market by Gulati now open for dine-in
“It’s time to reclaim 2020! We resume our dine-in services on Sep 9. Join us to recreate the lovely moments you enjoyed here, accompanied by good company, good wine, and great food," read the Facebook post by the restaurant. You can now book your tables hassle-free on WhatsApp @ 9910806288. Reservations open now.
8th September 2020
Now you can order and pay using Starbucks India App
Cafe chain Tata Starbucks has launched a feature that allows customers to order and pay using Starbucks India mobile application. With the new feature, customers can now order ahead and pick up their beverage from a nearby Starbucks store. The Mobile Order and Pay feature in the Starbucks app is available to My Starbucks Rewards members.
Moonshine Food Venture acquires Cafe StayWoke
Gurgaon-based Moonshine Food Venture has acquired casual-dining cafe CafeStaywoke for an undisclosed amount. Owned by Vishal Anand, Moonshine also runs Saints N Sinners, Gurgaon, Farzi Café, Aerocity apart from few upcoming projects like: Saga-Cuisines of India with Michelin Star Chef Atul Kochhar, Glasshouse: World Grill & Bar, Gurgaon and Pa Pa Ya at WorldMark, Gurgaon.
7th September 2020
China Bistro re-opens for dine-in in Hyderabad
Pan-Asian restaurant China Bistro from the house of Foodlink Restaurants is now open for dine-in at Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The restaurant is following all safety and hygienic measures as per the government guidelines. They are also delivering via Zomato, Swiggy and Dunzo.
5th September 2020
Madras Diaries now delivering Powai/Ghatkopar
Madras Diaries is now delivering in Powai, Ghatkopar. “Topped with loads of podi and ghee, order Thattu Idli and other South Indian authentic delicacies at the comfort & safety of your home,” shared the Facebook post. The restaurant is following all the safety and hygiene measures.
Watson’s now open in Ulsoor and Sahakar Nagar
Watson’s, the neighbourrhood bar is now pouring your favourite drink. The bar has re-opened doors at Ulsoor and Sahakar Nagar, Bengaluru. They are adhering to all safety and hygiene guidelines as directed by the government. So, head on as your neighbourhood bar is now open.
4th September 2020
YOU MEE by LBF enters Mumbai, Pune
“There is a new Pan-Asian eatery in town—YOÜ MEE has now opened its doors in Mumbai & Pune for delivery & takeaway,” shared a Facebook post. After feeding bellies aplenty with sushi, ramen & dim sums in New Delhi & Bangalore, Lite Bite Foods has opened the restaurant in Maharashtra.
Whisky Samba is now back in action in Gurgaon
“Whisky Samba is #OPEN and serving an array of #dimsum #sushi #mains and #dessert - not only are we #protectedby @cpd.india, our limited staff is adhering to all WHO standards of hygeine and safety to WOW you with our hospitality,” shared a Facebook post. The resto-bar is open from 12pm - 9pm.
3rd September 2020
Olive Qutub now open for dine-in
Mediterranean restaurant Olive Qutub in New Delhi is now re-opened for dine-in from today. The restaurant is adhering to the all safety and hygienic measure as per the government guideline. “ Re-opening our blue doors to you all soon. Can’t wait to have everyone over again,” shared AD Singh on his Instagram post.
Pirates of Grill opens its bar in Gurgaon, Chandigarh
Pirates of Grill Gurgaon is now serving alcohol at MGF Megacity Mall, Gurgaon. They are also serving liquor in Chandigarh. The restaurant is following all safety guidelines directed by the WHO and the government.
2nd September 2020
Colonial bar Gymkhana 91 is delivering across Mumbai
A cosy, colonial, everyday bar that bring back the elegance of old school Gymkhana is delivering lipsmacking food across Mumbai. “It’s hard to work from home, cook from home & clean from home. So give yourself a little break, and let us handle one piece of that puzzle with our new and improved #SocialDistancing menu,” shared a Facebook post.
Le15 is now delivering to Ghatkopar, Chembur
Le15 Café is open for delivery in Mumbai. The café is also doing a fixedday delivery at Chembur and Ghatkopar on 3rd September. You can your favourite food online from Zomato, Swiggy or directly from their website.
1st September 2020
Top bars in Bengaluru starts serving liquor
With Karnataka government allowing restaurant, bars and pubs to serve liquor from today, top restaurant and bars have started serving liquor from today. Places like Byg Brewski, Toit, The Bierre Club and Pecos to name a few that were already doing delivery and takeaway since June are now welcoming customers for a glass of their favourite alcohol.
31st August 2020
India Bistro Chembur is now open for delivery, takeaway
You can order some mouthwatering Indian cuisine delivered with love & care from India Bistro. The restaurant is now open for delivery, takeaway at their Chembur location. You can call them directly or place order on Zomato, Swiggy from12 pm to 3:30 pm & 7pm to 12 midnight.
Pan- Asian restaurant Keiba is now delivering
Pan-Asian restaurant Keiba is now delivering your lipsmacking dimsums to you. For self-pickup, you can call them at directly or place order on Zomato, Swiggy and Broeat India. The restaurant is adhering to all govt. recommended safety precaution.
29th August 2020
Pan-Asian Restaurant Shizusan open for delivery in Pune
Shizusan Pune is now officially open for safe delivery. The restaurant kitchen is sanitised as per WHO guidelines & are following a regimented hygiene protocol to ensure customer safety. “As we bid you a heartfelt goodbye at the beginning of this pandemic, we are here to greet you back with the heartiest of hellos,’ read the Facebook post.
Kuai Kitchen is delivering in South Mumbai
Cantonese restaurant Kuai Kitchen is delivering food across South Mumbai. You can call them directly to place order. They have also tied-up with Zomato for online deliveries. The restaurant is following all safety and healthy guidelines.
28th August 2020
Mahabelly now open for dine-in
Speciality restaurant serving authentic Kerala cuisine, Mahabelly is now open for dine-in. “Priyapetta Dilliwaalon, After a five long months, Mahabelly opens its doors to dine-in guests,’ shared a Facebook post by the restaurant. The restaurant is also delivering Onam sadhya at their doorstep.
Café Diggin is ow open in Gurgaon
Italian-café Diggin is now serving your favourite delicacies at Anand Lok, Gurgaon. The restaurant is now open for dine-in and delivery. You can call them directly to place and order or reserve a table. They are following all safety and hygienic measure as per WHO and the government.
27th August 2020
Ji Memsaab now open for dine-in
Indian terrace restaurant Ji Memsaab is now open for dine-in. Located at Eros City Square Mall, Sector 49, Gurgaon it is open for both lunch and dinner. “We have made your experiences completely safe and sanitized and we prepare your food with extra care to keep it safe and delicious,” read the Facebook post by the restaurant.
China Club now open for dine-in, delivery
Now you can savour all your favourites from China Club in the comfort of your home too You can place order on Zomato or directly call them. “China Club values the trust of its patrons, to ensure you enjoy a great dining experience every time, we have maintained the highest quality of service and hygiene since 2003,” added the Facebook statement.
26th August 2020
Grandmama’s café now delivering at select locations
Mumbai-based Grandmama’s café that runs seven outlets in Mumbai and two in Pune is now delivering at select locations. The restaurant is delivering at Chembur, Juhu and Kemps Corner. You can also place order on Swiggy.
Krua Thai opens for dine-in
Thai- restaurant Krua Thai is now open for dine-in. Guests can get the authentic experience of Thai food from all the regions of Thailand. Located at M3M Urbana, Sector 67 Gurugram, Krua Thai aims to be more than just a restaurant, it’s a celebration of Thailand and the spirit of Thai food.
25th August 2020
La Roca at Aerocity now open for dine-in
A Spanish themed restaurant designed by Sumessh Menon and owned by Dinesh Arora, La Roca at Aerocity is now open for customers. It is a destination that transforms throughout the day, transitioning from a business lunch to a leisurely dinner spot and a buzzing bar.
Nooba Cyber Hub is now delivering
Noodle Bar, Nooba at Cyber Hub Gurgaon is now delivering your favourite Chinese food at the comfort of your home. Known for their authentic flavours, the restaurant is following all safety and precautionary measures. You can order through Zomato or Swiggy or directly from them and pick them up from the restaurant.
24th August 2020
Delhi-based Daryaganj to launch a QSR brand
North Indian cuisine restaurant Daryaganj is planning to launch a QSR brand to cater to the budget segment. The brand will be a hybrid of cloud and physical outlets. The restaurant is now open for dine-in and delivery following all safety and hygienic norms as pr WHO and the government.
KFC opens outlet in Srinagar
American fast-food restaurant chain KFC has opened its first outlet in Srinagar, a year after Article 370 was revoked and the state of Jammu and Kashmir was made a Union Territories. The QSR chain is already running two outlets in Jammu.
21st August 2020
Fig at Museo is now serving customers
One of the best breakfast and coffee joint in Gurgaon, Fig at Museo is now open serving one of the best coffee in town. The café is adhering to all safety and hygiene norms as directed by the government. From a wide range of hydroponic salads, handmade pasta, and comfort bowls, their food is fresh and eclectic.
40% of restaurants may shut permanently: Survey
Dining out industry in India is yet to bounce back and operating at 8-10% of pre-COVID levels. Slump in the industry is largely driven by markets being in lockdown, consumers not stepping out due to fear of transmission and restaurants not opening up, even if the city is not in lockdown, shared a report by delivery platform Zomato.
20th August 2020
Coco Ichibanya enters India, opens first outlet at Cyberhub, Gurgaon
Japanese curry chain Coco Ichibanya has now opened its first outlet in India on 3rd August. Located at Cyberhub, Gurgaon, Ichibanya India is a joint venture between Mitsui (60% equity share) and ICHIBANYA Co. Ltd. (40% equity share). The restaurant was certified as the world’s largest restaurant curry chain by Guinness World Records in 2013.
CCD becomes pet-friendly at select stores
Cafe chain Cafe Coffee Day has now extended its services to include pets. This facility will be available in select cafes in India which have an outdoor seating option. Café Coffee Day has a stringent hygiene safety protocol in place, for both their customers and employees.
19th August 2020
Oriental restaurant Chowman opens first cloud kitchen in Bengaluru
Fine-dining restaurant in Kolkata Chowman has launched their first cloud-kitchen concept in Whitefield, Bengaluru. So, you can unlock your cravings for authentic Chinese as they are taking all safety precautions to deliver hot, hygienic and fresh food right at your doorstep! They have also opened their doors in Kolkata and Bengaluru for dine-in.
Lite Bite Foods first cloud-kitchen now open
Lite Bite Foods that announced entering into cloud-kitchen model last month has officially opened its first location. The kitchen is located at East of Kailash, Delhi. It is open for both delivery, takeaway.
18th August 2020
The Embassy Restaurant in Delhi is now back in action
Iconic Delhi restaurant, The Embassy is now open for dine-in at Connaught Place. The restaurant is following stringent safety and hygiene measure. You can call or Whatsapp them directly to book a table. The restaurant is also doing delivery of your favourite food at the comfort of your home.
Pizza Hut to close over 300 restaurants
Over 300 Pizza Hut restaurants will be shut permanently as its franchisee NPC International has filed for the bankruptcy. In its filing, NPC said that closing stores not designed for pick-up or delivery will allow it to invest in smaller stores that can better handle online orders.
17th August 2020
Gaurav Gidwani launches Indian Aroma
Food and Beverage director at Corum Hospitality, Gaurav Gidwani has launched a new venture Indian Aroma. The restaurant serves Indian home-style food and is currently accepting orders across Mumbai, and will soon be available on food aggregator apps. You can call them on 9324846597 to place an order.
Tata Starbucks opens two All-Women Stores in India
Tata Starbucks is creating more opportunities for women partners (employees) to demonstrate their leadership in the workplace as part of its ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The coffee chain is opening two all-women stores in Delhi, Mumbai.
15th August 2020
FAT Brands to acquire Johnny Rockets for $25 MN
Fatburger parent is buying diner-styled franchise restaurant Johnny Rockets for $25 million. According to the reports, the company reported a 50% jump in the sale for second quarter, and its stock was down nearly 25% this year before the deal was announced.
14th August 2020
The Lazy Goose, Goa set to open from September
Seafood restaurant The Lazy Goose in Goa is opening its door for customers by September. Operated by Silver Beach Entertainment & Hospitality, the restaurant will be back with all new refreshing happy high cocktails and popular food menu. Opening after almost 5 months, the restaurant is planning to launch new stuff and much more.
Pavithra Restaurant at Jayanagar, Bengaluru shut shops
The famous vegetarian restaurant at Jayanagar, Bengaluru has closed its door permanently. The restaurant is known for its multi-cuisine vegetarian food across Bengaluru. It is one of those iconic restaurants in the city that has been serving customers for decades.
13th August 2020
Oh! Calcutta Silver Spring, Kolkata Open for dine-in
Are you missing your favourite Bengali delicacies? Oh! Calcutta, Silver Spring Kolkata has been operating since July. You can visit the restaurant and indulge in a safe and hygienic dine in experience. You can call them directly for reservation. They are ensuring all Govt norms; Sanitized Ambience, Contactless Ordering, Social Distancing and Highest Food Safety Measures.
Comorin by Chef Manish Mehrotra now open for dinnerComfort Indian food restaurant Comorin by Chef Manish Mehrotra in Gurgaon is now open from 6pm to midnight daily for dinner. “We have missed you and are thrilled to welcome you back to COMORIN after this long break,” shared a Facebook post by the restaurant. All health and safety precautions have been taken and the restaurant has luxuriously and safely spaced seating in the restaurant and the patio. Call them directly to make prior reservations as they have limited seating.
12th August 2020
Whisky Samba is now open for dine-in, takeaway
One of the famous whisky bar in Gurgaon Whisky Samba has resumed operations. The restaurant is now open for dine-in and takeaway. You can call them directly for reservations or can place order on dineout, EazyDiner. The restaurant is following all safety measures as directed by the government and WHO.
Theos Noida starts In-House dining
Located at Noida Sec-104, the restaurant is offering all new experience of restaurant dine-in at home. Theos will come down to your place and create a perfect atmosphere of a restaurant in the safety and comfort of your house so that you can enjoy their delectable dishes despite stepping out of your home.
11th August 2020
Magic Mikes Pune now delivering across city
Are you ready for a burger therapy? Magic Mikes Pune is now delivering across city. You can order some cheesy, yumlicious burger through them. They are also open for take-away / delivery. You can place your order on Zomato, Swiggy or directly from them.
Suzette is now delivering in Mumbai
Get Suzette & Suzette Bakery at home now on www.suzette.in. You can order your favourite sandwiches, crêpes and breads from their menu or pick your favourite ingredients from their new Deli section to create your own meals (Kitchen Garden Deli). Direct orders are available during opening hours (10:30am to 7:30pm) or pre-order for any date & time.
10th August 2020
Plats Delhi is ready for a comeback
Plats that serves food from across the world is ready to come back in action. “Having spent the last month to smoothen out operations and safety protocols, it’s time to reopen our doors,” shared the Face Book post by the restaurant. They are opening the restaurant with reservations, at half capacity as per government guidelines.
Haveli reopens door for customers
Highway restaurant Haveli is now open for dine in at Jalandhar, Murthal and Amritsar. The restaurant has executed even stricter safety standards, connecting guests to the real flavour of Punjab and keeps their peace of mind. They are rigorously following the government guidelines and aims at providing a hygienic and stress-free experience to the guests.
9th August 2020
Iktara to soon deliver in Pune
“Super excited to announce that we will be delivering Iktara food to Pune,” shared Chef Amninder Sandhu on Instagram. The restaurant will be delivering on every Saturday, starting August 15th. To place an order you can directly message her or on Iktara Mumbai Instapage. So, enjoy some comfort Indian food at the comfort of your home.
7th August 2020
Jubilant FoodWorks launches ChefBoss, ventures into ready-to-cook segment
Owners of Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts, Jubilant FoodWorks have launched ‘ChefBoss’. With this it ventures into FMCG segment with a range of ready-to-cook sauces, gravies and pastes. This will initially be exclusively available for consumers across e-commerce portals.
Jollibee to close over 255 outlets
Filipino-based QSR chain Jollibee Foods Corporation is planning to close over 255 outlets as it has suffered a net loss of US$240 million. The fast food giant also witnessed its shares take a dip, with US$2.2 billion wiped out in market value.
6th August 2020
Kitchen Kraft launches contactless delivery service in NCR
Kitchen Kraft Luxury Catering Company launches safe and hygienic ‘Family Meal’ Food Box with Contactless Doorstep delivery across Delhi-NCR on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The brand is popular for its signature style, which relies on fusing global ingredients with traditional Indian cuisine.
PizzaExpress to close 67 restaurants in the UK
Casual dining chain PizzaExpress is planning to close about 67 restaurants in the UK which is 15 per cent of its business in the country. It has also put its UK business for sale and has also warned of about 1100 job losses, reported The Financial Times.
McDonald’s launches ‘Big Hug’ burgers
McDonald’s- North & East launches Big Hug burger by inspired by people’s craving of hugging their loved ones in the recent times. The burger chain has introduced double patty variants in its all-time favourites McAloo Tikki, McVeggie, McChicken, McSpicy Paneer, McSpicy Chicken, Filet-O-Fish and Dosa Masala burgers, which include two patties hugging each other tightly.
5th August 2020
Wok In The Clouds now open for dining
‘The wait was long but we promise it's worth it, we are now open for dine-in, delivery and take away,” shared a post by Wok In The Clouds as it opens its Khan Market and Rajouri Garden outlet. They are also doing no-contact deliveries bringing unique food experiences to your home and have partnered with Zomato, Swiggy.
EEST at The Westin to take you on a gourmet experience
This Independence Day, The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi invites you to a three hour exclusive - one of a kind six course dining experience. Indulge in a mélange of signature specials at EEST, as they chart a contactless journey to keep your mind and loved ones at a comfortable ease.
4th August 2020
Ardor 2.1 to come back in action, launches Vedic Thali
Amidst all the chaos and surprises that 2020 had in store for restaurants, Ardor 2.1 is coming back in the market and they are bringing with them something super delicious and amazingly healthy. They are also providing contactless ordering and payment options, along with camera access to their kitchen on your phones (optional).
Thai Naam is now delivering online
Thai Naam by Chef Ananda Solomon is delivering your favourite dish online. You can place the order directly on their website and taste the flavours from the Royal Thai kitchens now served in the comfort of your home. You can also call them on 7417300300/28530500 to place your order.
3rd August 2020
Kimono at the Chanakya now open for dine-in
Fine-dining place Kimono at The Chanakya is ready for dine-in. The restaurant is also doing takeaway and delivery through Zomato, Swiggy. “Thrilled to announce we are ready for takeaway, delivery and open for dine in serving up signature #sushi, #dimsum, mains and dessert,” read the Facebook Post by the restaurant. They are adhering to all WHO standards of safety and sanitation.
Café Delhi Heights resumes operation in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh
Casual-dining chain Café Delhi Heights is now open for dine-in in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh. So, make your way to Café Delhi Heights for some Juicy Lucy experience. The restaurants is also doing delivery and takeaway. The restaurant is strictly abiding by the rules laid down by WHO to make sure that the customers and the staffs are safe.
2nd August 2020
Starbucks opens two stores in Lucknow
Tata Starbucks Private Limited opened its store in Lucknow. The coffee chai has opened store openings two stores that are located at Phoenix Palassio Mall and Vibhuti Khand in Gomti Nagar. The new stores are designed with Lucknow’s rich and authentic culture in mind.
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