The Oberoi does everything with a dignified class, so it's no surprise that even their lounge bar that doubles as a tea and coffee lounge in the morning is the best in its segment. The welcoming, unobtrusive vibe is perfect for business meetings or a quiet drink before a meal at one of the hotel's restaurants. Their scotch collection is extensive and rare single malts are a common drink here. Cocktails are interesting too with Champagne variants like the Kir Royale being a personal favourite. Light hors d'oeuvres form their snacks menu and an eclectic collection of Cuban cigars round up the experience. In the evenings, a live band plays the kind of mellow tunes that instantly put you at ease and make you want to linger on.
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Uber Lounge is not longer uber and it seems to have a new (not improved) bar team that has come in over the past year. Nothing else explains the steady decline in their quality and cocktail preparation standards – both of which have gone down considerably. While the menu remains the same and the decor is still all about dark wooden panelled interiors and comfortable seating, this lounge bar is no longer a viable option for any kind of night out. The music is a misfit with everything and anything thrown in. In cocktails, the Vanilla Vain is a vodka based drink with apple juice, ginger ale and well, vanilla was nothing but vanilla. The Irish Tiramisu Martini caught our eye thanks to the espresso, Baileys, vanilla ice cream combo, but the problem was the virtually absent alcohol. They seem to have wandered over from the mocktail section accidentally. The food is edible with the try Galouti Kebab and the Vegetarian Platter being fast movers.