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Defence Colony fine dining at Zooey

ZOOEY meaning ‘Life’ in Greek is an amalgamation of a Relaxed vibe with Fine Dining Experience at Defence Colony

At Zooey, we could begin by saying, its all about the subtle class of being in the heart of South Delhi, not too much and not under, music which is tasteful, soothing and not hard rock, one could indulge is happy coneversation over a glass of drink; seasoned people who love hanging out and yet mentaining their privacy and intimate time to bond. Only wish is maybe a little bit fo more light at a few corner/s , for the picture galalry and some instagram popups.

 Zooey the culinary bar in Delhi  that combines delectable offerings, exotic cocktails along with stunning and contemporary interiors. Zooey celebrates the nightlife of Delhi with an elevated spatial experience. Spread over two floors including indoor as well as outdoor, Zooey’s casual dining setup brings forth a relaxed and laid back vibe. Although the vibe of the place is informal, the culinary menu matches its offerings to that of fine dining spaces, allowing guests to enjoy the best of both worlds in a relatively easy environment. The food menu offers a wide range of flavours and exotic dishes from across the European, Mediterranean and Pan-Asian cuisines. At Zooey,  the Chef ensures that their patrons can enjoy the best of all cuisines, delectable meals while immersing themselves in the specially curated dishes and  cocktails: one which is not ordinarily found.


The menu at Zooey offers scrumptious flavours and specially curated offerings for the guests. The idea of the menu is to provide the best of the cuisines to their patrons while they enjoy a relaxed and laid back vibe.

Signatures at Zooey include luscious Lebanese Roast Chicken, Cheese Platter, Burrata, and Chef’s signature pastas like Squid Ink Shrimp Aglio Olio and Pesto Potato Gnocchi Burrata. Among the signature plates by the Chef, we have Grilled Lamb Lion, New Zealand Duck Breast and Mushroom Parcel. Luscious woks, Sashimi platter, fried seabass fish and fried chicken add a zing of pan Asian to one’s palate. There is also a wide choice of sauces and fresh seafood for the sides. An authentic Japanese menu comprises selections such as Lamb chop, Miso Salmon and Buta Kimchi. Zooey brings to you a unique dining experience, catering the finest of European, Mediterranean and Pan-Asian cuisines. The delicious range of food is bound to leave the guests wanting to come back for another memorable experience.


Mr. Yangdup Lama, the man behind Zooey’s vibrant cocktail menu is a bar owner, an entrepreneur,an author and one of India’s finest mixologists.The Unmissable Cocktail concoctions to sip and savour at the bar include the signature cocktails like Breakfast Spritzer, Berry Smash, Spiced Paloma Margarita, Peru Lanka and specially curated Gin and Tonics like Grapefruit G&T, Jasmine G&T, Rosemary G&T, Hibiscus G&T and Apple G&T.


Zooey is a contemporary modern style designed property, enthralling, experiential and memorable through each curated corner of the outlet. Bringing forth an exciting and unique concept, the restaurant follows a style of arches and fluidic forms defining the interiors. Mr. Abhigyan Neogi: a celebrated F&B architect and designer is the design head for Zooey. Talking about the interiors of the restaurant, Mr Neogi says “I look forward to challenging projects where creativity is stimulated, demanding nothing but the skills to produce extraordinary designs and twisting them with sustainable solutions. Consistent learning through every project is the key to successful architectural practice.

The indoors and the outdoor space is distinguished by the bar, contributing to  distinct experiences in the indoor bar and on the terrace. This special cocktail bar aims to provide an elegant and contemporary space to its guests where they can sit and relax while enjoying the finest of the cuisines. The bar structure, being the unique feature of the interiors, is a blacklist marble counter with displays of alcohol up till the ceiling. It flaunts a rush of colours in hues of pink and gold that are dominated by luxe appeal of black along with pink and golden warm lights which provide an aesthetic and a celebratory vibe. The metal arches and fluted glass also adds an impressive aesthetic to the luxe bar. The bar aesthetics are accompanied by DMX lighting installed at the bar, syncing with music and offering a distinct and gala vibe to the place at night. Zooey creates an experience that is immersive and casually quirky for the guests.

About Vishnu Midha, the Founder:

 The brainchild of Vishnu Midha, Zooey is nestled and nurtured by him after 7 years of culinary experience and after successfully running an Uber Lounge at Greater Kailash 2. It was an outcome of Mr. Midha’s dedication and love for culinary arts, wild imagination and sheer perseverance. Mr. Midha gained international culinary exposure from the Le Cordon Bleu London and achieved the insights and experience, knowledge and skills required to run a restaurant which helped him lay the bricks of Zooey at Defence Colony and with it launched his first steps in the hospitality industry. Zooey marks the passion project of Mr. Midha, guaranteeing the best of the cuisines and a perfect place to lay back and relax.

Social Media Handle: @zooeydelhi

We would definately want to visit there again with friends and family and also recommend it to the tasteful people.


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