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DineFest returns to Bangalore, Delhi & Mumbai in August 2016

A first-of-its kind culinary discovery event platform, featuring 42 of India’s finest informal dining restaurants, offering prix fixe menus at a fraction of a la carte rates.

Dinefest (F)1st August, 2016, Bangalore / Delhi / Mumbai: Cellar Door Hospitality today announced the August edition of DineFest, a bi-annual 10-day culinary event platform featuring curated three-course dining experiences at a fraction of a la carte rates across 42 of India’s finest informal dining restaurants. To be held between Friday, 12th and Sunday, 21st August 2016, the event will run simultaneously across Bangalore, Delhi (including Gurgaon) and Mumbai, where the event was last held in February 2016, catering to over 2,200 diners.

Drawing inspiration from Restaurant Week – India’s largest fine dining event – DineFest focuses on the finest informal dining experiences, featuring three-course prix fixe menus at a fraction of a la carte rates. Both lunch and dinner (with ample vegetarian and non-vegetarian options) will be offered at INR 500++ in Bangalore and INR 600++ in Delhi, & Mumbai. The pricing stated is per individual, exclusive of applicable taxes, service charges as well as beverages or dishes ordered outside of the special DineFest menu.

General reservations begin from Monday, 8th August, 2016, exclusively through the DineFest website (www.dinefest.in), with lunch as well as two dinner seatings available throughout the 10 days. Reservations will be secured by paying an INR 50 booking fee online per person.

DineFest was piloted in October 2015 featuring 30 restaurants across Mumbai and Delhi with 2,111 diners participating and over 900 reservations made. The property was created to shadow the explosive growth in the urban informal dining segment and features 10-20 restaurants per participating city with a refreshed participation list each round. By the end of 2017, DineFest will have expanded to 2 more cities with 70+ participating restaurants.
“DineFest is a reflection of current dining trends in the country, where restaurateurs are experimenting with interesting concepts in the informal dining space and providing gourmet experiences without breaking the bank. The August event will allow discerning diners the chance to discover as well as experience dining at restaurants they may not be familiar with and will feature some new restaurants compared to the last round” Nachiket Shetye, co-founder of Cellar Door Hospitality.
Zomato will be the online partner for the event. They will be displaying a DineFest Collection and will be offering online ordering of the DineFest menu for select participating restaurants in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai on their mobile app and website. The DineFest Collection on Zomato will feature all participating restaurants in each city, enabling diners to browse and discover great dining options. The Online Ordering option facilitated through Zomato will mark the first time that a Cellar Door experience will be available for home delivery. This will allow diners to experience curated three course prix-fixe menus at a fraction of a la carte rates in the comfort of their homes.

Details at a glance:

Week starts from: August 12th and will go on until 21st August
Date of Registration: 8th August 2016, 12 p.m. (noon)
Price: INR 600 for lunch or dinner in Mumbai (exclusive of applicable taxes and service charges)
Log onto: www.dinefest.in

Participating restaurants:


1. British Brewing Co., Lower Parel
2. Café Zoe, Lower Parel
3. Chemistry 101- Gastro Bar, Lower Parel
4. Diva Maharashtracha, Mahim
5. Goa Portuguesa Restobar, Mahim
6. Indigo Deli, Colaba
7. Mamagoto, Andheri
8. Mirchi & Mime, Powai
9. Mockingbird Cafe Bar, Churchgate
10. Nom Nom, Bandra West
11. Silver Beach Café, Fort
12. SodaBottleOpenerWala, BKC
13. Soho Tapas Bar, Andheri West
14. The Good Wife, BKC
15. Tuskers, Sofitel Mumbai BKC


1. Benihana, Nehru Place
2. Café Diva, R K Puram
3. [email protected], Connaught Place
4. Jamie’s Italian, Vasant Kunj
5. Mahabelly, Saket
6. Mamagoto, Khan Market
7. PCO, Vasant Vihar
8. Ping’s Cafe Orient, Lodhi Road
9. Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu, Aurobindo Marg
10. Sandy’s Cocktails & Kitchen, Sector 29
11. SodaBottleOpenerWala, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City
12. SodaBottleOpenerWala, Khan Market
13. The Chatter House, Nehru Place
14. The Hangout by 1861, Golf Course Road
15. The Hungry Monkey, Safdarjung
16. Ziu, R K Puram


1. Bricklane Grill, Escape Hotel & Spa
2. Café Cassia, Ulsoor
3. Chianti, St Marks Road
4. Ente Keralam, Ulsoor
5. Matsuri, The Chancery Hotel
6. Red Fork, Indiranagar
7. SodaBottleOpenerWala, Lavelle Road
8. The Black Rabbit, Escape Hotel & Spa
9. The Permit Room, Commesariat Road
10. Tim Tai, Koramangala
11. Via Milano, Koramangala

Customer support enquiries can be directed to [email protected]

About Cellar Door Hospitality:

Cellar Door is a Mumbai-based culinary events company, featuring multiple culinary event properties created and executed with much passion by founders and Chefs, Nachiket Shetye and Mangal Dalal. Cellar Door’s portfolio of culinary events includes fine-dining events Restaurant Week India and Chef’s Table Week, informal-dining focused DineFest and recently debuted Small Plates Week, as well as a platform for pop-up events, Cellar Door Kitchen. Cellar Door also organizes culinary fundraising dinners via Food With Benefits which they hope to introduce across other cities in India soon.

For more information, please visit www.cellardoor.in.

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