When I started Delhi’s 10 Best restaurant list, which came out in 2017 for the first time, I was under tremendous stress as selecting 10 best out of many restaurants isn’t an easy task. It took us months to come up with names. After a lot of logical arguments and discussions, we finally decided to stick with 10 names. Even this year while we were finalizing the names I was asked to add some more numbers to make it 20, but I chose to stick to the list. Instead, this year like last year we have 10 best café in Delhi and 10 best bars in Delhi. It will be out in April and May.
While the whole world is following Michelin star guide and going mad about it, unfortunately in India we do not have any authoritative list of restaurants for every city. Well, what we did not realize was that our effort towards this initiative will go viral and will cross 1 lac view. We are not only excited but also thrilled that people were able to relate to the list and were eager to know what we at Urban Escapades consider the BEST! This humbles us further as we start our year again to create the next best! So here, we are back again with the 10 best restaurants of 2019. Our selection process remains the same.
We finally decided to stick with 10 names. Even this year while we were finalizing the names I was asked to add some more numbers to make it 20, but I chose to stick to the list.
It is never going to be easy – I was told by my well-wishers when I thought that why not to have our own list of best of the restaurants. Well before I wanted to pen down 10 finest restaurants in the city, I wanted to be very sure what I am going to do and how will I define it. It is a small step that I have taken and the aim is to get as big as it can. I don’t want to draw a comparison or make it sound like an unachievable goal.
Everything starts with a drop and so did this blog when I started penning down. This list wasn’t created overnight, however, is the result of efforts that have been placed over a year. All the restaurants have been visited by our team (including me) and some places where we went as guests, we paid for our meals. We didn’t share inputs with the restaurant. We have already started working on our next list and I would like to ensure that this is going to get more transparent.
It’s a human tendency that whatever you do or create, you will always find critics for it. I would be glad to have a discussion around this anytime.
So here is it, the third edition of 10 Best Restaurants in Delhi – purely based on our research, food reviews and discussions with our experts. You may or may not agree but we would love to see your comments.