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Cecil

Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
+91 177 280 4848
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Ranked #1 of 66 restaurants in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Indian, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Mandya, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a falafel and coffee here, both very good. The staff is young and friendly, the place sits right overlooking the town square so you can do a lot of people watching, and overall it's got a cool feel to it. There is a lot of punk crowd at the place, so it's easy entertainment overhearing... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Cecil is all about ambiance & old world charm. The creaking wooden floors/staircase, victorian style furniture, huge window panes and high ceilings takes you back in 1st half of last century. Food quality is very good. The bread rolls served on table were warm & freshly baked.We had ordered Trout Tawa Fry, Mutton Rogan josh along with some naan &... More

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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at Cecil, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is indeed a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed the old world charm of the hotel and liked the food in the hotel, me and my team are thankful to you for appreciating the Tawa Trout, We do hope to have you as our guests the next time you are in Shimla. Regards Anupam Gulati Executive... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

An excellent hotel with elegant and classy interiors,the mannerisms of the staff is a treat to experience...it gives u serene view while having meals in the restaurant at the lower floor...the presentation and the quality of food is delightful..overall a must visit hotel

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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at Cecil, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The team Food & Beverage is delighted to know that you enjoyed dining with us, thank you for appreciating. Looking forward to see you soon. Regards Anupam Gulati Executive Chef More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The hotel provided wonderful meals and a special thanks to Ashesh for going out of his way to spice up our dishes and introduce us to some new ones. Dosa for breakfast was great!

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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at Cecil, responded to this review

Dear guest, The team is delighted to know that you enjoyed dining at The Oberoi Cecil, I have personally passed on your appreciation to Ashish who in turn has thanked you for the same. Looking forward to see you again. Regards Anupam Gulati Executive chef More

Somerset
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114 reviews 114 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had the pleasure of 2 dinners is this well run restuarnt, given the standard of the Oberoi, found the pricing not to be ecessive, food preperation & presentation was top notch

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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at Cecil, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very delighted to know that you had a great meal experience at the restaurant and that you enjoyed the food, i have shared your experience with my team, we hope to see you soon the next time you are in Shimla. Warm Regards Anupam Gulati Executive Chef More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The food here is fabulous and the restaurant has lovely views from the back windows, The staff are very attentive and always willing to talk about the food or to cook things in special ways. A first class establishment.

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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at Cecil, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your feed back with us, the team is delighted to know that you had a good experience at the restaurant. we look forward to host you again. Regards Anupam Gulati Executive chef More

Prashant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

During our Shimla Heritage Walk we stopped here during lunch time. We were impressed the way staff welcomed and entertained us. One of the person escorted us to restaurant. We found everything excellent. Must try. Kids enjoyed the activity room after lunch was a bonus.

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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at Cecil, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your meal experience at our restaurant. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your lunch along with the entire family. We do hope to have you as our guests the next time you are in Shimla. Regards Anupam Gulati Executive Chef More

Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

When making reservations at the Cecil, you'll have the opportunity to upgrade to a meal plan. I strongly recommend this, as the cost of the add-on (particularly for breakfast) is low for such excellent food and table service. From my experience (2 visits) it appears that a buffet is offered during high occupancy, and that diners order off the menu... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Loved the variety of cuisine - staff were more than happy to assist with recommendations. Room service is also excellent after spa. Go hungry and diet after.

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Baltimore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Excellent restaurant, attentive staff, beautiful rooms. Separate luggage, closet room in our suite, along with a balconey overlooking the valley. Wonderful hotel.

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