Review – Parikrama, Delhi’s First Revolving Restaurant

Delhi view from ParikramaDining in the thin air.

[Text by Mayank Austen Soofi; picture by Ville Miettinen]

If a revolving salon is judged by its views and height, then Parikrama (rotation for Hindi), 240 feet above Connaught Place in Antriskh Bhawan, scores an A grade.

Opened in 1991, it is Delhi’s oldest and India’s tallest revolving restaurant. “We carry the idea of rooftop dining a step ahead by presenting not one but all sides of the city,” said GM Rajneesh Khanna.

So let’s dine and do Dilli Darshan. Ignore the dumpy interior. Sip Fruit Punch (Rs 70) while gazing at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Feel uninhibited if the Jama Masjid dome inspires you for mutton Salakhi Kebab (Rs 260). Even non-vegetarians must try the crisp yet soft Paneer Tikka (Rs 150) and Bharwa Aloo (Rs150). Revive spirits with the hearty Tandoori Chicken (Rs 260) if the glistening Bangla Sahib gurdwara makes you contemplative. Is that silver ribbon of Yamuna stimulating visions of Sole? Have Fish Tikka (Rs 280). Yearning for Dal Makhani (Rs 150) and Chicken Biryani (Rs 240) while spotting trains at New Delhi railway station? Trust instincts while choosing the main courses. Order Tutty-Fruity (Rs 70) in advance so it is served before you reach the window peeking out at Central Park.

After 90 minutes of sightings, you would complete one parikrama. It’s okay if you don’t want to leave yet.

Meal for 2 Rs 650 Timing 12:30 pm to 12 am Ph 23721616