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4 Must-Try Places to Eat in Gurgaon

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Comorin, Gurgaon, India

A crowded metropolis that isn’t without its problems, Gurgaon has transformed from a sleepy little town on the outskirts of Delhi to one of the leading cities of India in the past two decades.

Home to sky-high apartment complexes, a thriving call-center culture, an ever-growing ex-pat population, and some of the best hotels in the region, Gurgaon continues to expand and develop in more ways than one.

Culturally woke and forever trendy, the city is particularly famous for its passion for good food. As a result, there are plenty of must-try places to eat in Gurgaon that leave gourmands in a state that is nothing less than gastronomic heaven.

Now, a popular place to eat in Gurgaon is CyberHub. However, we’ve already covered restaurants from there earlier. Therefore, we’ve skipped the best restaurants in CyberHub for this article.

Comorin

Contemporary in design, but with food that glorifies Indian classic eats, Comorin is unquestionably one of the best restaurants in Gurgaon. Located in Two Horizon Center, the interiors are chic with bursts of colors that don’t hurt the eyes, but at the same time give the space a vibrant appearance. The food, though, has trademark Indianness wherein, once again, the presentation is modern yet without any unnecessary drama.

The menu at Comorin has the talent of chef Manish Mehrotra, of the Indian Accent fame, behind it. However, whipping-up the magic in the kitchen is Dhiraj Dargan, a quiet and shy chef who is often found interacting with his patrons.

What to eat? – You can choose practically anything from the menu and expect it to be excellent. If you want recommendations, go with the sweet corn kichadi, haleem, and prawn curry. Notably, the spice levels are on the lower side, which means you get to enjoy all the different flavors that make a dish. The restaurant also offers bespoke drinks worth a try.

Address: 101, First Floor, Two Horizon Center, DLF Phase 5, Sector 43, Gurugram

Paul

The famous French bakery brand opened its first outlet in the country in the early part of 2019. Since then, the café slash restaurant in Ambience Mall has quickly become a favorite. So, if planning on lunch at Paul, be prepared to wait. Paul’s interiors have that unique European charm to it and will transport you to France, albeit momentarily.

The bakery is chock-a-block full of delicious, freshly made sweet and savory treats, and they also have a little café out in the foyer if you are not planning to have a proper meal. On the other hand, the main menu is quite extensive and features salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, seafood, and meat dishes.

What to eat? – The French onion soup is a must-have partly due to its delicious taste but also because it comes in an eatable bread bowl. For your mains, opt for the braised chicken in red wine sauce, baked mahi mahi, or quiche lorraine if not feeling too hungry.

Address: G-1, Ground Floor, Ambience Mall, Sector 24, Gurugram

Como Pizzeria

Como is Gurgaon’s very own Italian pizzeria with an innate rusticness that gives it oodles of homely character, which eventually accentuates the food you’ll try here. Located at 32 Avenue, the city’s somewhat latest foodie haunt, Como is where you’ll find the best pizzas in town, available via delivery as well.

When visiting the restaurant, choose their cute bay window table or a seat in the little enclosure outside. Now, before all you non-pizza lovers give up on Como, know that they also have several healthy dishes that are equally scrumptious.

What to eat? – The Japanese soba noodles cold salad is to die for with a multitude of textures and flavors originating from its ingredients, including orange, beetroot, kale, pine nuts, and goat’s cheese. The burnt garlic prawns are super spicy but oh-so-good if you can handle the heat. Of course, you cannot leave without having their Neapolitan pizzas, be it with wild mushroom, garlic, and thyme or smoked chicken and pistachio.

Address: 32nd Avenue, Sector 15 Part 2, Sector 15, Gurugram

Fig at Museo

Fig at Museo works on two distinct levels. Most importantly, it’s a lovely little atmospheric restaurant highlighted by its cozy indoor and alfresco dining space. Then there is the fact that it is a part of Museo Camera, which means a trip here is just not about food, but can also be combined with a visit to a world-class photography museum.

Still, food is essential, and Fig doesn’t falter there either, plating an array of different global flavors through comfort eats, healthy bowls, wood-fired pizzas, and the occasional continental fare.

What to eat? – Turkish egg is a good place to start if you’re an egg lover, and Fig is incredibly proud of its rosewater yogurt parfait. The burrito bowl, any of the handmade pasta, shepherd’s pie, and their pesto pizza are also highly recommended.

Address: Shri Ganesh Mandir Marg, DLF Phase IV, Sector 28, Gurugram

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