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Travel Back In Time - Best Retro-Themed Restaurants/Cafes In Delhi-NCR- September, 2023

By Sonam Satija

Updated - May 9, 20246 min read

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Let's go back in time, get the real-retro and vintage vibes at these restaurants & cafes in Delhi-NCR. It's all about pop art, vintage cars, retro ambience and so much more.


Here are 6 Retro-themed restaurants/cafes in Delhi-NCR- September, 2023 which will bring back fond memories and get the real pop vibes out.


1. Bollywood Tadka

Bollywood Tadka is a casual dining establishment that provides an extraordinary dining experience. It presents an array of both Indian and international cuisines, with a special emphasis on preserving traditional Indian tastes. The ambiance is lively and vibrant, with colorful decorations and energetic music. The menu offers an extensive selection, ranging from authentic curries to innovative fusion creations. In addition to a variety of beverages, such as beer, wine, and cocktails, the restaurant's attentive and friendly staff ensures prompt and efficient service. Bollywood Tadka is the ideal destination to savor delightful meals in the company of loved ones.


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Must-Haves: Handi Gosht, Paneer Lababadar, Tandoori Soya Chaap, Handi Chicken, Paneer Biryani, Malai Kofta

Cost For Two: Rs. 800

Cuisine: North Indian

AddressSco 40, 1St Floor, Sector 31, Gurgaon


2. Filmy Café and Bar

If bollywood makes you love retro then you've got to visit this cafe - It is the perfect destination for all the movie buffs as the interiors are quirky and innovative with filmy dialogues written on the walls along with props like Aamir Khan's PK radio and war helmet from 300 kept around. Must haves from the menu are dishes like Chicken Malai Tikka or Soya Chaap (in case if you are a veggie). Their biriyanis cannot be given a miss.



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Highlights: Filmy Themed Cafe, Live Music, Live Sports Screening

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Continental

Must-Haves: Biryani, Kadhai Paneer, Chilli Chicken, Mojito, Kathi Roll, Walnut Brownie, Bhatti Ka Murgh

Cost For Two: INR 1200 (approx.)

Address: H-Block, First floor, PVR Plaza Cinema Building, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - (Get Directions)


3. Big Chill Cafe

Big Chill, situated in the upscale Khan Market of Delhi, boasts a captivating decor that seamlessly blends elements from Bollywood and Hollywood. Adorning its walls are posters of iconic movies from both industries, offering visitors a nostalgic journey through cinematic history. From classics like Pirates of the Caribbean to beloved Bollywood gems like Sholay, this place serves as a haven for movie enthusiasts.

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Highlights: Italian Pasta,Pizza,Salad,Waffle,Desserts,Ice Cream

Cuisine: Italian

Must-Haves: Chicken Crepe, Peri Peri Fish, Mississippi Mudpie, Veg Panini, Ravioli Pasta, Peri Peri Pizza

Cost For Two: Rs.2400

Address: B-40, Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 


4. 21 Gun Salute

21 Gun Salute is a beautiful multi-cuisine restaurant where you are welcomed by a royal vintage car. It is based on the royal palace theme and if you are charmed by the Rajwada culture and royal heritage, then this should be on your must-visit places. It offers different seating areas as per customer's needs and all are fabulously themed in sync with royal Rajasthani interiors. The restaurant is decorated with beautiful chandeliers and has various antique pieces of the 17th and 18th century.


Photo Courtesy: 21 Guns Salute


Highlights: Royal Palace Theme,Happy Hours, Full Bar

Cuisine: Rajasthani, North Indian, Mughlai, Asian, Continental

Must-Haves: Rajwadi Chaat, Matar Tikki, Manchow Soup, Murg Tikka Mirza Hussaini, Chilli Chicken

Cost For Two: INR 2050 (approx.)

Address: 1st Foor, SCO 35 & 36, Sector 29 (Get Directions)


5. The Treat

If you're a passionate enthusiast of both food and films, then it's likely that you hold a special place in your heart for the 70's superstar Rajesh Khanna. However, in Delhi, there is someone who has taken this admiration to the next level by creating a unique Rajesh Khanna Inspired Cafe named 'The Treat.' This cafe serves as a beautiful tribute to the legendary actor, Rajesh Khanna, who remains an icon of that era. 

Situated in Chanakyapuri, just behind Jesus and Mary College, 'The Treat' is no ordinary Chinese food van. It stands out conspicuously due to its exterior, which is entirely covered with pictures of the late actor. Moreover, to enhance the experience, the cafe plays some of Rajesh Khanna's most popular songs throughout the day. This innovative concept truly celebrates the memory and legacy of the Bollywood legend in a remarkable way.

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Highlights:  Filmy-Themed Cafe, Live Music 

Cuisine: Chinese

Cost For Two: INR 500 (approx.)

Address: H5VH+4G4, Dr Jose P Rizal Marg, behind Jesus & Mary College, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021


6. Chor Bizarre


This one is not really retro but only the lines of vintage themed - Chor Bizarre, as the name says, is inspired by the theme of ‘thieves market’ and even the menu has a mix of different authentic dishes from various parts of our country. The furnishings and decor items are collected from various bazaars of India and have been beautifully arranged. It is done to inspire diners to explore the wealth of objects just like the bazaar and thus is this outlet's name. The interiors of this place will surely take you back in time and the outlet has retro classical music playing in the background.



Photo Courtesy: Chor Bizarre


Highlights: Full Bar, Prompt Service

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Papad Platter, Veg. Biryani, Masala Mojito, Mutton Roganjosh, Dal Makhani

Cost For Two: INR 500 (approx.)

Address: Bikaner House, Near India Gate, Pandara Road (Get Directions)

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