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Chaura Maidan Rd | The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla 171004, India
+91 177 280 4848
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Vijayawada, India
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Restaurant with a wonderful mountain view and delicious food. Wonderful experience in Shimla, very very tasty.

Thank Navya143
Dar es Salam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very difficult to find authentic Himachali food except Himachali Rasoi which serves Vegetarian Options only. I was staying in the Hotel when one of the staff suggested to try the Thali and fortunately I met Sous Chef Rajkumar Bhatia. He is very well experienced with the region and the food. The best food to DEFINITELY try is (My... More 

1 Thank YOGESH B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Himachali food is a must try. it is delicious beyond words, a total revelation for the uninitiated. a hidden treasure to have a meal of a lifetime.

1 Thank Puneet B
Leeds England
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at the hotel "The Cecil" which I will review at the end of our stay but I must comment on this restaurant which serves mouthwatering curry prepared in the Himachal style. My lentil dumplings in a curry sauce plus lentils and vegetables of the day was delightful. It was freshly prepared expertly spiced and a gourmet treat.... More 

Thank Bob M
Miami, Florida
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182 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

If you would like a delicious meal at a restaurant with a wonderful mountain view, choose The Restaurant at the Cecil Oberoi Hotel in Shimla. My family thoroughly enjoyed multiple meals at this restaurant as we looked out at the Himalayan Mountain peaks. One meal we particularly enjoyed was a dinner buffet, although you could also order from a menu... More 

Thank alliharper
Gangtok, India
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

You know you can get the finest cuisines in the world - that is authentic and served in an immaculate environment at the Oberoi. Perfect setting with amazing service - left nothing more to be desired.

Thank Prashant P
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Perfect old style service...excellent menu and quality food. We were half board in the hotel and could still select from the a la carte menu

Thank Mike B
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110 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Food of a very high standard. Staff excellent, attentive and eager to please and meet any request. Decor, ambiance and furniture absolutely beautiful.

Thank Jill-Jack
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful location, beautiful old building with great views. Service was fantastic, our waiter Kashish was very attentive and provided great recommendations. Food was delicious - a great selection of regional, Indian & international dishes. We were recommended a regional Thali - a fabulous selection of veg & non-veg dishes, great quality & great taste. Also a good wine selection.... More 

Thank Laura W
Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that Kashish and the restaurant team was able to make your experience memorable. We look forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards Vishal Pathak More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

'The Restaurant' perfectly reflects the Oberoi Experience. It has a good variety of food options with very friendly chefs. Muffins and south Indian food are a must try.

Thank Umang P
Oberoicecilshimla, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience at the Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Guest Relations More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chaura Maidan Rd | The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla 171004, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Shimla District  >  Shimla
  • Phone Number: +91 177 280 4848
  • This restaurant is at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?