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“Amazing food”

The Orchid Dining Room
Ranked #24 of 114 Restaurants in Darjeeling
Price range: US$9 - US$19
Description: The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling, built in 1887, the hotel has an afternoon tea lounge and an outdoor garden gazebo serving a selection of fresh leaf Darjeeling teas & an entire afternoon tea menu, while drinks and cocktails are also served in the cozy Timber Bar. The Hotel also does set breakfast ,lunch and dinner buffets and table service at the Orchid Dining Room of the hotel . There is also live music in the evening at dinner time in the Orchid Dining Room.
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Description: The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling, built in 1887, the hotel has an afternoon tea lounge and an outdoor garden gazebo serving a selection of fresh leaf Darjeeling teas & an entire afternoon tea menu, while drinks and cocktails are also served in the cozy Timber Bar. The Hotel also does set breakfast ,lunch and dinner buffets and table service at the Orchid Dining Room of the hotel . There is also live music in the evening at dinner time in the Orchid Dining Room.
Indore, India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The food was very good. They have a lot of variety in the breakfast and lovely high tea at the hotel.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“BAD BAD BAD food”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Oily and fried food everyday... very less variety for the price we are paying.. had to manage with omlette/ bread butter on all 4 days while we were there.

Visited June 2014
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Thank vivekkaggarwal
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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review, 4 December 2015
Dear Guest!

We are sorry to learn of your experience with regards to the quality of the food in the restaurant , we have had a meeting with our Chef and kitchen staff and briefed them of your feedback . Your feedback will help improve our food in many ways especially the areas you have taken the trouble to highlight to us . We once again are grateful and thank you for your constructive feedback and we look forward to exceeding your expectations on your next visit should you be kind to give us an opportunity to serve you again.

Warm regards,
Mr Badal Majumdar,
General Manager,
The Elgin , Darjeeling
Resort Telephone- +91-354-2257226/2257227
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing hotel in the hills”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

What a beautifull hotel stayed with wife had the most amazing stay beautifull rooms great location amazing veiw love the tea service at the gazebo beautifull gardens walking distance from mall road must stay stayed in year 2008 .would like to go bk there for sure .the breakfast is just perfect has a beautifull bar.highly recomend

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1,177 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
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“excellent for high tea”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

We really enjoyed high tea about 16h30 here at the Elgin. The waiters put us right in front of the fireplace, which was heavenly given how cold it was this week. Thoroughly enjoyed tea and snacks for about 1.5 hours--- relaxing and talking. The Elgin itself is a lovely hotel/bar/restaurant, and staff were so friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2013
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Pune
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57 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Superb Cafe”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Famous for its chocolates, the place also has on offer great bakery products and a coffee shop with a good view. This place is a must visit during your visit to Darjeeling.

Visited April 2013
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