3 New Trendy Restaurants For A Gastronomic Adventure In India

Explore these diverse dining options from across the country, off ering a taste of the seasonʼs rejuvenating spirit through their innovative menus. By SAKSHI NAHAR DHARIWAL

PEPITO Ahmedabad

In a city where dining is a cherished tradition, this bistro adds a fresh global fl air to its culinary landscape in its sprawling 13,500-square-foot space. The well-crafted interiors exude bohemian-chic elegance, perfectly complementing the cuisineʼs sensory delights. And the menu blends Asian and Korean fl avours with the essence of the Mediterranean, taking diners on a global gastronomic journey. This includes a delicious variety of sushi, dumplings, and Korean buns along with freshly rolled ravioli and Neapolitan pizzas, as well as Mexican and Lebanese dishes.Standout off erings include blue pea rice and Fusion Baozi (cottage cheese and chilli bao buns). Donʼt miss their cold brews, aff ogatos, and pourovers, while the refreshing Elder 75 tea concoction, adorned with edible glitter and candy fl oss, is as tasty as it is pretty. Open daily from 12 PM to 12 AM. +91 8858857878; Instagram: @pepito.india

GUPPY New Delhi

One of restaurateur AD Singhʼs most popular ventures, this fi ne-dining establishment is like experiencing summer on a plate. The colourful interiors blend Origami-inspired prints with gorgeous imagery, evoking the spirit of Tokyoʼs Harajuku district. And the equally muti-hued menu offers a contemporary twist on Japanese cuisine. For vegetarians, options like mushroom toban-yaki (mushroom roasted on a ceramic plate) and the karashi (mustard) vegetable casserole are top picks, while meat-eaters can savour Guppyʼs signature pork belly and Sakura wood-smoked chicken wings. Donʼt miss cocktails like Daisy (vodka, fresh pomegranate, mint, and sweet-sour mix) and Mile (Bacardi white, passion fruit, kaffir lime leaves, and lemon juice). Open from noon to 4:15 PM and from 6 PM to 11 PM daily. +91 9650185005; Instagram: @guppydelhi

COBO Kolkata

Perched atop Aauris Hotel on Park Street, this vibrant rooftop venue has a dynamic 6,000-square-foot layout, divided into three distinct sections: a glasshouse, semi-outdoor area, and an inviting open-air space. The glasshouse features a palette of earthy tones like beige and burnt orange, complemented by a spectacular red bamboo paper light fixture on the ceiling, while playful glass globe installations cast whimsical patterns on the walls. The Asian fusion menu features innovative dishes like Asian-inspired pizzettes. One of their must-try dishes is the citrus trio salad made with pomelo, blood orange, and sweet lime tossed with spicy dressing. The space also doubles as a brewery, serving fresh beers alongside craft cocktails like Let the Tet (lemongrass, jasmine cordial, gin, and candies). Open from 12 PM to 12 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, till 1 AM on Wednesdays, 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, and till 11:45 PM on Sundays. +91 7980915447; Instagram: @cobocalcutta

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