Opening Hours: Dinner 7:00pm - 11:45pm
Telephone : +91 11 2611 0202
The Orient Express at the Taj Palace is themed around the legendary train. The restaurant serves classic, and some of the best, European cuisine in a setting similar to a compartment on the legendary train while the bar that replicates a railway station platform.
Just as the Orient Express train in its heyday, the Orient Express at Taj Palace’s attracts businessmen, diplomats, socialites and nostalgia infused tourists alike. The restaurant was launched in 1982 and has remained to be the best and the most famous French restaurant in India.
MUST TRY: Cognac flambéed lobster with Dijon mustard. Double-cooked cheese soufflé.
Step aboard the legendary train, the Orient Express, at the Taj Palace in New Delhi, a replica of the Venice – Simplon Orient Express, and one is bound to have a great experience, not only culinary but for the senses as well as you are taken back to the most opulent era of train travel.
Service at the Orient Express is attentive and professional but can be quite slow at times.
Chef Sharma started as an apprentice and has steadily risen up the culinary ranks. He has vast experience in European cuisines, especially French, and will always suprise you with his expertise at Orient Express. Choose between a three or four-course set menu, both with strong French influence, consisting of hors d’oeuvres, entrees, sorbets and desserts, spanning dished from all the cities and countries the train traversed, notably Verona and Venice. The à la carte menu includes Canadian lobster Thermidor with parsley rice, roasted Chilean sea bass, confit of fennel, the foie gras Brulée with asparagus foam and a risotto with seafood bouillabaisse.
INR 12,000 plus taxes average cost for two
To travel back in time while enjoying succulent European food, book your table in the replica of the Orient Express carriage at the Taj Palace in New Delhi. The Orient Express was the fabled train steaming through Europe from Paris to Constantinople in 1883, also depicted in Agatha Christie’s book, Murder on the Orient Express.
Orient Express at the Taj Palace
2 Sardar Patel Marg Diplomatic Enclave
New Delhi, New Delhi 110021