-By Marryam H Reshii
Lofty ceilings and prints, and portraits on the walls give 1911 a historical air. Though there’s nothing on the menu that is actually a heritage dish that dates back to the opening of the hotel, you will certainly be visiting for the timeless elegance from the Raj era. It’s the ambience that wins every time and, of course, the central location in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi. Their lunch-time buffet is attractively laid out. Other things to look out for on the menu are Chicken Imperial and Croque Monsieur — two of the best-sellers. In fact, just sitting here surrounded by history is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. During the winter months, chairs and tables are laid out in the lawns, making it one of the most evocative experiences you can have in the city.
Buzz: 3/5 | Décor: 3/5
-By Deepali Gupta
Dusty old Maharajas have always made great drinking buddies and 1911 is unapologetically devoted to them. Housed in Delhi’s oldest hotels, The Imperial, the easy-going bar with its stained glass roof and its wooden furniture feels more like the living room of a Maharaja than a watering hole with art and history milling the walls. The liquor menu is expansive serving over 500 varieties of spirits and when you order their signature drink Chak De Phatte (a concoction of gin, rum, vodka, scotch, tequila and Cointreau) — the server politely warns you of its potency. That cocktail goes straight to your head and while 1911 might not be a hip-hop playing nightclub, they sure know how to kick start an evening. Also serving a near-perfect Bellini, the bar is one of the few in the city that still boasts of two private rooms — Hardinge Room and the Lutyens and Baker Room. That however isn’t the best part; this bar’s USP are the servers who are always eager to strike up a conversation. Though the kitchen does a great Smoked Salmon, 1911’s must have is the melt-in-your-mouth Murgh Malai Tikka that they’ve been serving up for the good part of a century.
Review posted this week
Food Very GoodThe a la carte menu is simple and concise and offers Indian and Continental dishes. The high tea with sandwiches, scones and cookies is a unique offering at this cafe. The bar has an impressive range of foreign labels and classics as well as some heady cocktails. There is also an elegant buffet and brunch spread for those looking for something filling. Ambiance Highly recommendedThis elegant café within the historic Imperial Hotel commemorates the year 1911, when Delhi was declared the capital. The décor is a throwback to the British Raj and effortlessly blends Indian and Western styles – wooden panelling with turquoise upholstery like a classic Irish cafe. Even the red staff uniform looks very colonial. The ambiance is soothing with soft colours and subdued lighting. Service Very GoodThe staff is knowledgeable, helpful and impeccably courteous. Service is very good. Value
Review posted last week
One of the best restaurant i have been lately.
Perfect food. Great Ambience. Good waiters who served very well.
I had a fabulous time at Golden Dragon. The food was mind blowing. One the best restaurant to enjoy Oriental cuisine. The Dim sum were delicious. I really enjoyed my Sea Food burnt garlic rice. I tried also tried the Chicken Noodles which was very nice indeed. I had Ice cream to finish with. I guess the icecream served was made by the chef and not outsourced as it tasted very good and perfectly creamy.
Review posted this month
Had been here long time ago..bt still cherish the food..lip smacking..they give you a variety of pickles and chutneys n papad...as its a north indian cuisine restaurant. .they said they would want us to use our hands to eat food and serve cuttlery on demand. All over it is good...
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