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Attire for Taj Lake Palace Restaurants

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Attire for Taj Lake Palace Restaurants

We will be staying at the Taj Lake Palace next month and need advice concerning appropriate attire for the restaurants. The hotel's website says "formal" attire for Bhairo and "elegant" attire for Neel Kamal. Surely "formal" doesn't mean black tie. Advice?

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1. Re: Attire for Taj Lake Palace Restaurants

Hi rag714,

Dress code are just to keep hotel standard. Its doesn't mean suite and tie.

elegant" attire for Neel Kamal. Means just looks good . "formal" doesn't mean tie and coat .

Mumbai (Bombay...
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2. Re: Attire for Taj Lake Palace Restaurants

They want to keep people in floaters and shorts away, it would ruin the ambience for others for whom these could well be special dining experiences. A nice full-sleeve shirt paired with trousers, belt, black shoes would be fine. Doesn't have to be a suit. My personal advice - if you are staying in multiple hotels like this one - is to bring a jacket that you can team with it and wear whenever necessary. We are experiencing a very cold winter, some of the days have been the coldest in the last 4-5 hours.

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3. Re: Attire for Taj Lake Palace Restaurants

In reality you will find a lot of people dressed in casual evening wear. By that I mean brown loafers, khaki trousers, casual shirts, etc. The restaurant staff won't turn you away except if it is shorts, which they don't allow.

See this link for what I suggest for men, if you like to be nicely dressed for dinner at Lake Palace, but not super formal:

boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php…

Scroll down and see the photo posted by OceansandRivers on Oct 10.

For women, pretty much anything is ok, really, but it helps if you dress up rather than down. Given the weather a nice shawl and some blingy ear-rings will hide all clothing sins :) :) I usually take a pair of strappy heels (although these days I have stopped wearing heels, and it tends to be more like a strappy but very nice flat shoe).

Atlanta
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4. Re: Attire for Taj Lake Palace Restaurants

Thanks for the good advice Udaipurmagic and Deepa_Krishnan. It seems that restaurant attire for nice restaurants in India is about the same as in Atlanta and we will pack accordingly. Also thanks for the information concerning the unusually cool weather you're having. I'll keep a watch on the weather forecast.

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