One of the only top-of-the-line hotels in the very heart of the Indian capital, the styling of the luxurious rooms and masterfully maintained grounds found at Taj Palace will certainly impress. Impressive touches such as complementary airport pick-up, welcome drinks, and a 24-hour, invisible butler make this a true, one-of-a-kind experience. The colonial charm of the massive structure, combined with great services and a wonderful location, has earned this location the privilege of being known as the premier hotel in New Delhi. The convenient location near the airport, local tourist attractions, a number of embassies, and business offerings are simply more reasons why Taj Palace should definitely be considered for those seeking an effortless and luxurious trip to New Delhi.
This bar and award-winning restaurant captures the mystique of the legendary Orient Express, which has been traversing Europe for over a century, transporting diplomats and duchesses, courtesans, private eyes and spies in regal splendour. The dining area successfully recreates a carriage in the train, and with it, the ambience of a bygone era. The Orient Express has carved a place for itself in literature, playing an important role in such works as Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" and Ian Fleming's "From Russia With Love." The menu traces the train's journey through the continent, culling specialties from each region through which the train passes.The table d'hote menu consists of three to four courses, including the entrée before the main course, a tradition only observed in a very few exclusive restaurants. Although the Orient Express menu includes cuisines from all over the continent, the focus is on classical French. The meal commences with an amuse bouche and sorbets appear between courses to cleanse the palate.Understated sophistication rules and outside the 'train', in the bar area, a jazz singer and accompanying pianist complete the Orient Express experience. Regular guests are treated to initialized napkins, while special menus are provided for all celebration tables.
Kafe Fontana is a combination of a Tuscan Palazzo and a Californian conservatory. It's about earthy colors, the aroma of good food and live cooking. A fountain takes center stage in the bright atrium. One length of the restaurant is covered with a show-kitchen where our chefs conjure up a delectable assortment of pizzas, kebabs, barbeques and other dishes spanning countries like Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, France and Italy.The restaurant overlooks the pool with its landscaped gardens, green palms, putting green and blue shimmering water, all of which can be viewed through the lovely Venetian blinds which are gently turned in as the day progresses in summers or left open in winters to let in the warmth of the afternoon sun.Life music adds to the atmosphere. Guests relish both Indian and international favourites, from carpaccio to fish and chips. A dieters' corner has been specially conceived, by popular demand, where ingredients for salads and low-calorie whips please the palate and flatter the waistline. The restaurant packs a crowd on Sundays for its delectable brunch.
For all those who think that light, healthy Indian food is an oxymoron, Masala Art is the answer. At Masala Art, authentic spices are used judiciously to complement, rather than to overshadow the other ingredients. A show kitchen, contemporary décor, and a cuisine inspired by art of renowned artists Paresh Maity and Prabhakar Kolte, makes Masala Art a highly memorable dining experience. In the kitchen, authentic spices are used judiciously to complement, rather than to overshadow the other ingredients. The unique grinding machines whip up fresh Masalas for each meal. The show kitchen is interactive, a feature usually associated with western cuisines. Guests can actually tell the chef exactly how they like their meals. Indian breads too, are baked on a griddle atop a unique trolley. The show kitchen is interactive, a feature usually associated with western cuisines.Dishes include a choice of Murgh badam shorba, Tamatar dhania shorba, Jeerewala murgh tikka, Roti pe boti, Shammi sampler, Dahi aur sing dana ki tikki, Mathania mirch ka murgh, Paneer kaliyan, Gucchi mutter, Bharwan bhindi, Ajwaini malai kofta, Chole and Langarwali dal.
The Blue Bar
The Blue Bar is about food as much as it is about drinks. The cuisine does not have boundaries. Guests are served fresh and premium ingredients, be it fruit purees, imported herbs, oysters, or India inspired spiced starters. The snack menu at The Blue Bar is a collection of very eclectic tastes. The menu has a delicate balance of liquor, fruits and delicious appetizers.Located along the perimeter of the hotel, facing the lush central garden and pool, it offers unique ambience, be it indoors or outdoors. Guests inside can view water flowing outside which seems like a water body over curtains. Sitting outside you can enjoy the outdoors at the timber alfresco deck, which is greened with giant bonsai trees and large over-scaled seating with bespoke standing French baroque torchers. The Blue Bar's alfresco dining pampers those who want to lounge on contented conversational sofas. The bar has city's only outdoor foyer. The design and element has an ascent of Bohemian art. Textures and colors used to design the dazzling bar are exceptionally edgy. The bar looks enormously stunning with black carpets, shimmers and white curtains. The ox blood red upholstery sits on metallic black carpeting. A special feature of transparent concrete is constructed at the bar top. The black Luccon top looks solid in the daylight, but as the night falls, millions of fiber-optic threads allow light to pass through the stone and onto your drink placed on the bar.