Add these heritage hotels' restaurants to your gastronome bucket list
India’s historic heritage hotels today are not only offering a walk down memory lane, but also an opportunity to dine like royalty. Explore these iconic hotel restaurants that not only offer a captivating view, but an array of culinary delights that will take you back to the past.
Jai Mahal Palace Hotel – Jaipur
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The Jai Mahal Palace Hotel is not only one of the best luxury heritage hotels located in Jaipur, it also boasts of a wonderful Indo-Saracenic architecture. For a truly royal dining experience, guests can dine at any of its four restaurants. Cinnamon, a pan – Indian restaurant offers a blend of traditional and contemporary menu, best known for its delicacies from Rajputana, Awadh, Hyderabad and Kashmir. Giardino, the open-air restaurant best known for its al-fresco dining that goes best with its Italian menu. Marble Arch is an all-day restaurant, offering Indian, European, and Oriental fares. Lastly, Oasis is an informal outdoor restaurant which is best known for its refreshments and light snacks with drinks, especially since it is located right next to the outdoor pool.
Palais de Mahe – Pondicherry
As the name indicated, the French quarter in Pondicherry is best known for its history, especially Palais de Mahe. The hotel features impressive French colonial building styles and patterns, that pay tribute to its past. The hotel’s restaurant, Mahe De Malabar is located near the lovely courtyard and the swimming pool. The menu here comprises of a combination of continental and Indian cuisines, each a unique delight on its own. The Mahe Café is also worth a visit, especially for its aromatic hot and cold beverages along with delicious quick bites and snacks.
Coconut Lagoon Resort – Kumarakom
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Another unique heritage destination is the Coconut Lagoon Resort located in Kumarakom, Kerala. Located in the backwaters, amidst canals, paddy fields and iconic lush natural life, Coconut Lagoon Resort reflects the centuries-old ‘tharavadu’ style of Kerala’s culture. Guests can dine from any of the three hotel’s restaurants. Vembanad Grill, is best known for its dishes made from the fresh catch of the day. Aymanam Restaurant is best known for its open-air dining. The traditionally constructed Ettukettu restaurant is best known for its multi-cuisine delicacies
The House of Mangaldas Girdhardas - Ahmedabad
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This heritage hotel was first built as a luxurious home for an influential textile industrialist before it was converted into a heritage hotel. Each room, splendid then the one before, comes equipped with a traditional swing. But it’s not much as the room as its, is its restaurant, 'Agashiye' that offers an amazing experience. Literally meaning, ‘on the terrace’, Agashiye lets you experience a gastronome experience like no other. The menu changes daily and according to season, ensuring that guests will be left wanting more.