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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to The Restaurant for Dinner and Breakfast during our stay at The Cecil, Oberoi on the night of 25th January 2024 and the subsequent morning and it won’t be wrong if I said that it was the best experience we...could have ever expected. For our dinner we tried their Thai Curry along with cocktails - Shimla spicy for myself and a classic cosmopolitan. The food was just too good and so were the drinks. And what was even better was their service. You have a request, all you need to do is ask. For the morning, we tried their butter dosa, strongly recommended by their sous chef Mr. Rajkumar Bhatia ji. Do ask for him if you are there and he will literally treat you. Coming back to the dosa, it was the crispiest dosa I have ever eaten. We finished with some French toast and pancakes and they too were made to perfection.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

We visited this property on October this year.Went to visit shimla for a day from Chandigarh.Went to have dinner before being on our way to Chandigarh.At first the staffs on the restaurant was good and well behaved.The prices are on the higher side.The staffs behaviour...changed when we started eating with our hands and they probably judged us by our appearance of shaddy clothes and tired look from all day of hectic travel,as they are used to treat royal customers I believe.The staffs started ignoring us when we called them and made faces.The food was however very tasty and we enjoyed every bit of it.The disaster happened after the meal.I gave the card to a waiter for the payment.I got the message money got debited but he said payment failed.I asked to see the failed payment receipt or the confirmation that payment failed but he did not allow me to see the swipe machine.I had to make another payment.I asked for hard copy quickly as I had to continue to chandigarh and need to be on our way soon.They keep us waiting for 15 minutes and then said it is not possible to give the hard copy now.They said we need to wait more.Frustrated I left the property and wrote a review on TripAdvisor regarding the incident.The next day Ashutosh Sharma from the property contacted me.He claimed to be the restaurant manager and apologized for his staff behaviour and offered to refund the money I paid to them as a compensation for the inconvenience.I accepted it.At this date,I have received both the refund amount as well as the amount from the failed transaction.Appreaciate oberoi management.More

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Reviewed 17 August 2023 via mobile

We come with my family and food was excellent and ambiance was excellent and staff was very helpful and always ready to help.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

The Cecil’s restaurant, appropriately named, is a beautiful space, evocative of a bygone era, with chandelier-like light fittings, lots of polished woodwork, and stunning views from the tall windows which overlook the mountains. The food is a mix of various cuisines: Indian (mostly North Indian,...with the occasional Himachali dish too, like sidu), Western (sandwiches, pastas, risottos and so on), and some perennial East Asian favourites. We had dinner here one day and tried the chicken noodle soup (East Asian style), the chicken pepper steak, and a fish and chips from the ‘Scooby’ menu, for children, for our daughter. All were pretty good. Since we were staying at the Cecil, our room tariff included a buffet breakfast at the Restaurant. While the items/sections on the buffet are the usual—cereals, fruit, cheeses and cold cuts, Western breakfast items, dosas/idlis/etc, parathas, and so on—the quality of pretty much everything on the buffet is excellent. Also, in a pleasant change from the usual, the eggs made to order don’t just include the more predictable omelettes and scrambles, but also more uncommon (but delicious) egg dishes, such as akuri, shakshouka, and Turkish-style eggs.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023

The stay was made even more luxurious by the helpful sous chef Mr Raj Kumar Bhatia, Kudos to him and his team for curating a wholesome spread at The Restaurant. Looking forward to visiting the place again.

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Reviewed 3 May 2023

Pathetic food..made aware to GM Manav, got completely irresponsible response… The team is just meant for thank you and sorry…but they are least concerned about it..I am posting this review when I am still in the property.

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Reviewed 8 November 2022 via mobile

Very good food. Great service. Good hospitality. We visited in a group of 7 people and the staff took very good care. A must visit

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022

We stayed at the Oberoi for 3 nights and spent a significant amount of time in the Restaurant which is the al day dining restaurant Special mention to chef Rajkumar Bhatia who was wonderful and provided exceptional service and personally took care of all our...requests. Do try the Primavera pizza, Cream of Tomato soup and Fried rice. In addition, the entire FnB team led by Ashutosh and consisting of Aanchal, Sanjana, Shreyoshree, Jovian,Abhishek Rohan, Rohit, Kartik,Sahil ensured 5 star quality service and fulfiled each of our requests however trivial. The ambience is brilliant and takes you back to another era since this was the place where the ballroom dances used to happen. The window-side tables provide a beautiful view of the Shimla valley and Cart Road. This is a must visit place in Shimla!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022

Everyone says one can't enjoy holidays if Hospitality of Hotel Staff is compromised. That's only 50% correct. Taste of food, coupled with service, as if you are the Chief Guest, makes your holidays memorable. I have travelled world over and is foodie, but can't remember...if had ever had such high quality food with personalize love & affection of Mr Raj Kumar Bhatia. My wife even told me, before planning next travel to Shimla, must check, if Mr R K Bhatia is available or not. if he is on leave, we will change our travel dates. GOD Bless himMore

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Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

Exceptional service. Good food. Makes you feel at home. Had a great experience. Special mention to Raj Kumar Bhatia

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

Ambience- the ambience is tip notch.It is a a luxury colonial style dining hall with lovely french windows. The best tables are the on next to the window Food- A special shout out to Chef Rajkumar who is not only an excellent chef but a...lovely warm host.He makes you feel so welcome in the dinning room.Takes time out to understand your preferences and then give you appropriate recommendations. The Indian food was great but the Italian was super.Also in breakfast time the egg preparations were really good.I would highly recommend the French toast.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022

I went there just to have lunch this time as it was my short trip to Shimla. But Oberoi Cecil Shimla is always the best and I feel so nostalgic whenever I visit this hotel. Staff is so professional and trained and they are always...ready to help you. Food was excellent so be their homemade cookies. Kudos to chefs. Perfect location, beautiful property , wonderful staff. That’s what Oberoi’s known for! Kudos to team Oberoi Cecil.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2021

This is the restaurant in Oberoi Cecil Shimla. We had our dinner and breakfast in the same during our stay. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

The restaurant at hotel Cecil Simla is one of the best. The food, service, ambiance all are perfect. The staff went out of their way to make our occasion so very special with candle lighting, special menu and perfect service. Special thanks to chef Raj...Kumar Bhatia for a memorable evening. Would highly recommend this place to everyone and visit again soon.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

The food was amazing at “The Restaurant”. The chef “Raj Kumar” was very welcoming and accommodating. The hospitality as well as the taste of the food was mesmerising. It was a beautiful experience

Date of visit: August 2021
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The Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5