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The Spice Route

#34 of 11,763 Restaurants in New Delhi
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Janpath Lane | Patiala Peg - The Imperial, Connaught Place,, New Delhi 110001, India
+91 11 4111 6605
Today
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Spice Route is highly recommended and we had decided to have a nice dinner on our first night in New Delhi. Was told the restaurant took 7 years to complete due to the exquisite hand painted artworks through the entire restaurant. As a art lover, I was really impressed by every details of the paintings from the wall, to... More 

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Thank Kevin T
VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I deeply regret your recent experience and would like to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Spice Route is quite appreciated for its food and service and thus, receiving such a feedback is indeed surprising. Kindly treat this experience in isolation and I sincerely hope that you will not let it influence your perception. Once again, I am deeply... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Spice Route, The Imperial Hotel (New Delhi). An absolutely stunning hotel, very plush and worth seeing and The Spice Route has beautiful decor. The service was excellent, exactly what we'd been craving as it's not always been easy to find on this trip. £30 a head for starter and main course. Food wasn't outstanding but it was tasty and... More 

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Thank cbubbs85
VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am delighted to learn about your wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route and am glad that you liked the stunning decor, attentive service and good food. We are constantly working towards enhancing the qualityof our product and service. Once again we thank you for your patronage and look... More 

Bonn, Germany
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to us by a local ("best in town"). The dining room is very impressive and the food was good. The service was friendly but not overly attentive. The wines were ridiculously expensive. We spent a nice evening but we wouldn't go again.

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Thank FalkW
VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am delighted to learn about your wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route and am glad that you liked the stunning decor, friendly service and good food. We are constantly working towards enhancing the quality of our product and service. Once again we thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is exquisite! The decor (seven years to complete) is utterly breathtaking.... as is the food! Hand carved finishings and some of the most fantastic Asian paintings/sculptures complete the amazing ambience of this top restaurant. Stunned by the decor/design you go on to experience some of the best south east Asian food available. The cuisine is derived from the... More 

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Crete
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266 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant interestingly covers the cuisine of five different countries on the historic spice route.the food is good and served in great style by very attentive staff. The restaurant is also very accommodating regarding the level of spice that individual guests prefer. I had two '3' chilli dishes (the hottest) which were spicy but not excessively so, less than what... More 

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Thank Beltayne
VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am delighted to learn about your wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager More 

New Delhi, India
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Spice Route is a poetry in design. The renowned South East Asian cuisine restaurant mesmerizes all your senses enrapturing you with its sensuous exotica. It has been designed to reflect the journey of spices from the Malabar Coast in Kerala

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Thank Mohammad I
VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am delighted to learn about your wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful meal here with the family. The lovely maitre d' Mr Rohit explained the history of the restaurant and the cycle of life represented by the different sections of the restaurant. He was also very kind recommending dishes which were not spicy for the kids. We had the malabar fish curry and Kerala chicken curry which were delicious.... More 

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Thank Yu L
VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am delighted to learn about your wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager More 

Malaga
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best meals I have ever had in terms of atmosphere and the quality of the food with great service. Don't fall over at the wine prices when they bring the list (if you are from Europe)!

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Thank tim s
VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am delighted to learn about your wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Ethnic decor - attentive staff - excellent food - fair prices - a thoroughly enjoyable meal at a fine dining level without having to leave the Imperial

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Thank gavin g
VWanchoo, General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am delighted to learn about your wonderful experience at The Spice Route. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Situated within the Imperial Hotel (a beautiful venue in itself), we were probably too early to appreciate what this restaurant must be like when full. We were one of maybe four couples, so it was too serene for my liking (others may love this aspect). This is good Northern Indian cuisine: it's not an extensive menu, but what we did... More 

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Thank Theo P
VWanchoo, General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am delighted to learn about your wonderful experience at The Spice Route. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
Monday
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
Thursday
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
Friday
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
Saturday
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Janpath Lane | Patiala Peg - The Imperial, Connaught Place,, New Delhi 110001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  National Capital Territory of Delhi  >  New Delhi
  • Phone Number: +91 11 4111 6605

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