Spread across nearly seven acres, The Lodhi stands tall as an urban oasis in New Delhi with a thriving culinary scene that is often touted as the finest in the national capital. By Bayar Jain
The Lodhi needs no introduction. Centrally located in New Delhi near the Lodi Gardens, the hotel spread over nearly seven acres boasts of some of the largest rooms and suites in the city—most of which feature private plunge pools and expansive balconies offering panoramic views. However, the hotel’s claim to fame extends beyond the accommodations and spills over to the dining spaces as well.
As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the dining scene at The Lodhi ranges from local specialities to international delicacies. These restaurants and lounges have long served as popular epicentres for guests, providing the ideal setting for special occasions and meetings.
Élan, the all-day dining restaurant at The Lodhi, unravels an array of cuisines from across the world, with a special focus on the best of Indian, European, and South East Asian flavours. An additional exquisite sushi bar and teppanyaki theatre—where guests can witness master chefs curate magic—brings forth Élan’s Japanese side, the Élan Bar ticks all the rights notes for a heady evening with premium spirits and inventive cocktails. Overlooking verdant lawns, this restaurant’s courtyard area comes to life with canopies, making it a scenic alfresco dining destination.
Curated by Michelin Star Chef Adriano Baldassarre, Perbacco is the answer to all contemporary Italian food cravings. Offering a menu infused with traditional flavours, the restaurant serves authentic classics as well as dishes with a contemporary twist. The Safari Lounge at Perbacco showcases new-age mixology in a dramatic setting where the bar features a repertoire of rare whiskies and signature cocktails paired with eclectic international fare.
While the quaint bistro-style Pool Café at The Lodhi, a serene hideaway by the 50-metre outdoor swimming pool, offers a selection of refreshing and wholesome flavours which can be paired with inventive smoothies, The Lodhi Bakery treats guests to artisanal desserts and savouries.
Beyond The Food
Considered as one of the best wellness, fitness and recreational spaces in the capital, The Lodhi also houses an Athletic Club that comprises a world-class spa and salon, a gymnasium, yoga and pilates studios, three all-weather tennis courts, and two air-conditioned squash courts with personal fitness trainers for assistance.
Additionally, the hotel also has a team of globally accredited Les Clefs D’Or concierges that can curate tailored excursions and experiences in and around Delhi.
Élan and Perbacco have been nominated across categories at Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s Delicious Dining Awards 2022. To vote, click here.