New Delhi Journals

Eating Out in Delhi's Hotels

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A travel journal to New Delhi by phileasfogg

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Quote: While Delhi has a plethora of good standalone restaurants, if you’re staying at a fancy hotel in the city, you might want to dine in someday. Some reviews of the city’s best hotel restaurants—and some well-known, if not exactly good.

Dakshin (Sheraton New Delhi)

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Restaurant | "Perhaps Delhi’s best South Indian restaurant"

Dakshin (Sheraton New Delhi) Photo, New Delhi, India
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The food of the four South Indian states—Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh—is a rich and interesting melange of spices, rice, coconut, and much, much more. Some of the more popular ‘tiffin’ items of the South, like dosas, idlis, vadas and utthappams are also well-loved in the North. There are plenty of restaurants in Delhi that serve those, as well as other vegetarian dishes from the south. Of the relatively few restaurants that serve South Indian non-vegetarian food, Dakshin (the name means ‘south’) is probably the best.Dakshin, on the first floor of the Sheraton hotel in Saket, looks a little intimidating at first glance, what with the ornate beaten metal door (with pi...Read More

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Dakshin (Sheraton New Delhi)
Press Enclave Marg, Saket
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi 110017

Yellow Brick Road

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Restaurant | "No longer as great as we once thought"

Yellow Brick Road Photo, New Delhi, India
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I remember having dined at Yellow Brick Road years ago, when the Ambassador Hotel was an old-fashioned, quaint hotel that reflected the period in which it was built (1945, to be precise). The food was Western—chops, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and so on—but there were also Indian dishes, and everything had a comfy, homey feel to it. No fancy ingredients, no molecular gastronomy, no fuss.Then, a few years back, the Taj Group (which owns the Ambassador) revamped it and made it part of their ‘Vivanta’ sub-group: plush, sleek, upmarket. Yellow Brick Road went through (or so we presumed) a bit of a makeover too. One Sunday, my sister, her husband and their children, and my husband and I decided to have...Read More

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Yellow Brick Road
Sujan Singh Park
Delhi, India

Travertino

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Restaurant | "A relatively affordable Italian meal"

Travertino Photo, New Delhi, India
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The Oberoi, one of Delhi’s most expensive hotels, was never really on my list of places to dine at (even though I’ve heard good things about its restaurants)—just because the prices are, in some cases, absurdly high. When my brother-in-law mentioned that the Italian restaurant, Travertino, offers a daily set lunch menu at Rs 1,250 per person (for two courses) or Rs 1,500 per person (for three courses), we thought that sounded like a good deal. And when one Sunday, my brother-in-law suggested we go and try it out, we jumped at the chance.Travertino is, even at first glance, very pleasant. Quiet, with lots of daylight streaming in through the abundant skylights above. The linen is starched, th...Read More

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Travertino
Oberoi Hotel
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

Blue Ginger

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Restaurant | "A taste of Vietnam in Delhi"

At Blue Ginger Photo, New Delhi, India
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My brother-in-law, who travels frequently on work, came across Blue Ginger (which is a multi-outlet brand scattered in various properties of the Taj group of hotels) when he was in Bangalore. Unfortunately, he’d just arrived on a late-night flight (which included an airline meal), and was leaving Bangalore the next morning. "But it looked very interesting," he said—and told us that Blue Ginger served Vietnamese food.Since both my husband and I are very fond of South-East cuisines, we decided we had to visit the Blue Ginger in Delhi’s Taj Palace Hotel. The restaurant is at lobby level, next door to the Blue Bar. We weren't interested in the bar, so let the hostess (dressed very prettil...Read More

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The Orient Express

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Restaurant | "The way to travel – and eat"

Amuse bouche at the Orient Express Photo, New Delhi, India
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One of the oldest continental restaurants in Delhi is the one at the Taj Palace: The Orient Express. With the globalisation of India, and imported ingredients pouring into Delhi’s markets enough to allow even home cooks to cook up fancy dishes, swish French fare isn’t exactly unknown any more. But nobody does it quite as well as The Orient Express.As its name suggests, this restaurant is modelled on the iconic luxury train across Europe. The restaurant – a small, exclusive one – is arranged in the shape of a train carriage. We were greeted, ushered in, led up a pair of steps into the ‘carriage’ and to our table, all gleaming with polished silverware, huge balloon-like wine glasses, and starched whi...Read More

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