The Imperial boasts a bouquet of award-winning restaurants that offer a superlative gastronomic experience to a gourmet. The culinary palette that panders to your discerning palate is wide, ranging from savouring south-east Asian, sumptuous multicuisine, traditional Indian and premium Italian. Each restaurant has an interesting tale to tell on acoount of its origin or inspiration. Each of them provide for a breathtaking setting encompassing thematic decor, fine points in architecture, period furniture and original works of art.
The Spice Route
Heralded as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, The Spice Route - serving Southeast Asian cuisine, has been designed to reflect the journey of spices from the Malabar Coast in Kerala through Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Indonesia to Thailand and Vietnam. The Restaurant is an overwhelming visual depiction of the art and culture that travelled through these regions.
1911, is a landmark year in the history of New Delhi when it was declared the Capital of India by King George V. 1911 pays a tribute to this historic milestone and is a celebration of aesthetics with rich interiors, cuisine showcasing the melting pot culture of Delhi and service that is truly a reflection of Imperial India. 1911 is spread over three areas, 1911 Brasserie, the bar and the verandah lounge, overlooking The Imperial lawns.
Set in tones of rich mahogany and dictated by the elegance of art deco, 1911 Bar is a reflection of taste and understated grandeur. Soft Montana leather chairs, period portraiture, stained glass roof and wood panelling add an element of high gloss to the Bar. It boasts two stunning private rooms, called the 'Hardinge Room' and the 'Lutyens & Baker Room.' 1911 Bar offers over 500 varieties of beverages with lounge and club music playing to your mood.
In 1786 Thomas and William Daniell arrived in India to paint the unrivalled scenery and architecture of Hindostan. Daniell's Tavern relives the journey of the Daniells and 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 pan-Indian restaurant showcases original lithographs by the Daniells.
The Imperial's Italian specialty restaurant takes inspiration from the medieval town of beautiful towers called San Gimignano in Tuscany. It offers a delectable fare and boasts a premium selection of Italian wines and grappa, including San Gimignano's very own 'Vernaccia di San Gimignano.' The restaurant leads into a terrace courtyard called Paradiso DiVino.
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 picturesque pastry shop overlooking the lawns, tempts the inveterate sweet tooth with its enviable repertoire. Presenting an interesting and wide range of gateaux, breads, chocolate, sunrise and teatime eats and patisseries, La Baguette promises to ensnare the taste buds of the discerning savant. The Imperial's bakery team has been trained by world famous Michelin star chefs of the likes of Chef Gerard de Tomasi and Chef Jean Luc Vila.