The swimming pool at The Imperial is undergoing annual renovation from January 5th 2015 to January 26th 2015.
The Spice Route - South East Asian Restaurant & Courtyard
Designed on the principles of Feng Shui, The Spice Route is a treasure trove of antiques and is divided intonine different sections, each depicting part of the journey of life. Besides the stunning dcor, The SpiceRoute boasts a menu that ensnares the taste buds of a seasoned food connoisseur.
The Atrium - High Tea Café & Lounge
The Atrium with its high skylight ceiling, tropical surroundings and humming fountain creates just the right atmosphere for a meeting of any kind.Tea time is a ritual at The Atrium. Morning tea comes with an array of cakes and patisseries, while the traditional English afternoon tea is a divine interlude. The Atrium is a perfect place to unwind, no matter what may be the purpose or plan!
San Gimignano -Italian Restaurant & Alfresco Dining
Tuscany, in the heart of Italy, is known the world over for its art, history, cuisines and beautiful landscapes. Cradled in the bosom of Tuscany lies a hilltop town, one of the best – preserved medieval towns, called San Gimignano or ‘the city of beautiful towers’. The Imperial’s Italian specialty restaurant of the same name takes inspiration from this lovely city where vineyards and olive grooves flourish.San Gimignano offers a delectable fare blending the delicate flavours of ingredients that are both procured locally and imported from Italy. In an endeavour to present only the best, San Gimignano sources the finest of balsamic vinegar, cheeses, pasta, risotto and olive oils.The restaurant boasts a premium selection of Italian wines and grappa that are a perfect match to the thoughtfully created menu. Specially selected wines, wines by the glass, San Gimignano’s very own ‘Vernaccia de San Gimignano’ produced by a centuries – old traditional method in an old winery called La Gentilesca and a divine cuisine like Parmesean cheese soup, stuffed Calamari, Roasted lamb in black olive crust make San Gimignano a every day dining place in a romantic and relaxed setting.
Patiala Peg - Polo Bar
Patiala Peg, one of the most popular bars in Delhi lives up to its name, which indicates larger measure of 75 ml pegs instead of the usual 60 ml.As the legend goes, the Bar commemorates an exciting tent pegging encounter that took place in the early 1900s between the Viceroy’s team and the team of the Maharaja of Patiala. The Bar has a remarkable collection of photographs of the Maharaja of Patiala during the Second World War
La Baguette - The Patisserie
La Baguette, the pastry shop situated at the common entrance to the Royal Ballroom and 1911, tempts the inveterate sweet tooth with its enviable range of goodies. For those who want to indulge in sweet sin, La Baguette is a perfect haunt with its wide range of gateaux, bread, chocolate, sunrise and teatime eats and patisseries, promises to ensnare the taste buds of the discerning connoisseur.The pastries have been thoughtfully crafted after going through various recipes from all over Europe. The wide variety of delectable desserts from the simple black forest cake to the traditional Napoleon pastry has unique artistic designs apart from being rich in taste. Most of the ingredients are imported from France and various other countries.A new exclusive range of West-Asian pastries, patties, homemade ice-creams and exquisite chocolate showpieces compliment the “sweet sensations” from Europe.
Daniell’s Tavern - Pan Indian Restaurant
In 1786 Thomas and William Daniell (an uncle-nephew team) arrived in India to paint the unrivalled scenery and architecture of th country. Daniell’s Tavern, The Imperial’s colonial hangover, relives the journey of the Daniells as they set about experiencing the rich culture and culinary tradition of this ancient land.Daniell’s Tavern traces Thomas and William Daniell’s footsteps on a gastronomic journey through each of the places they visited. Interestingly, some of the recipes have been taken out of the diaries of the Daniells. The menu showcases dishes such as Peshawari Kebab, Phaldari Kebab, Jheenga Chettinad, Khyber Murgh, Gosht-E-Awadh, Aishbagh Korma, Dhingri Dolma and the famous Dum ki Biryani.The menu attempts to recreate the grand tradition of regional cuisine prevalent in India in that period.The restaurant showcases original lithographs by the Daniells. Noteworthy among them is the lithograph of the Jantar Mantar monument painted from the exact spot where the Daniell’s Tavern stands today.A well stocked bar, creative cocktails, finest of cigars, a live band over the weekends and food that folklores are made of, make Daniell’s Tavern a curiously appealing fine dining restaurant that romanticizes the Raj. About the Imperial
1911 - Bar & The Hardinge Room & The Lutyens & Baker Room
1911 Bar pays a tribute to this historic milestone that led to the emergence of New Delhi as a seat ofpower. Soft Montana leather chairs, period portraiture, stained glass roof and wood panelling add an element ofhigh gloss to the 1911 Bar offering over 500 varieties of beverages with lounge and club music playing toyour mood. It boasts of two stunning private rooms the 'Hardinge Room' and the 'Lutyens & Baker Room.'The walls in the Hardinge Room are adorned with pictures of uniforms and attires of various battalionsduring British Raj and the most coveted VICTORIA CROSS the highest gallantry award in the British Army,the one and only existing in the city.
1911 - All Day Dining Restaurant & Verandah Lounge
1911 is a landmark year in the history of New Delhi. In December 1911, King Emperor George V had declared New Delhi as the Capital of India and laid the foundation of New Delhi. 1911 pays a tribute to this historic milestone that led to the emergence of New Delhi as a seat of power. Given the historical significance it compliments, 1911 is a celebration of aesthetics with its rich interiors and cuisine that showcases the 'melting pot' culture of Delhi and service that is truly a reflection of Imperial India.The Imperial, has for long, had a ‘relationship’ with period art. In fact, 1911 is an ode to this tradition. It is replete with antiquities dating back to the 1911 Durbar, etchings of ink, stipple, lithographs, tints (mezzo and aqua), and photographs from the colonial era and candle stands that have an image of The Imperial crown.Spread over 3 areas - the 1911 restaurant and Verandah Lounge, which overlooks The Imperial lawns the decor is set in rich mahogany and inspired by the understated grandeur of the Art Deco era.