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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Restaurant at The Oberoi Cecil

The Restaurant at The Oberoi Cecil
Chaura Maidan Rd | Nabha, Shimla 171001, India
+91 177 280 4848
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Ranked #1 of 72 Restaurants in Shimla
Cuisines: Indian, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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75 restaurant reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and ate in the restaurant on each night. After the 1st we just didn't want to go anywhere else.
Staff - just wonderful. From the initial welcome, to taking and assisting with orders and the serving of the food they were simply the best.
Food - whether you have the buffet or a la carte the food is cooked to a very high standard. Plus they also ensure you always have plenty of warm nan bread - which tastes just great. Head chef came to or table on a couple of occasions ensuring we were completely happy with our meals.
Although expensive by Indian standards you won't be disappointed if you eat here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Shimla, India
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Food, Amazing service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We have visited their cafe and restaurant a number of times. The pizzas, sandwiches, dinner buffet are all delicious. Recommended for a comfortable dinner for family or for couples. Make sure you have reservations, especially if you are not a resident guest at their hotel. They sometimes close the restaurant for non-residents.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yuma, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“We needed food and they had it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

After the 11 hour train ride from Delhi to Shimla we were in need of some food. We checked into the hotel and went straight down stairs to dinner. Once we walked in we could smell the food and didn't even need to look at the menu to decide on the buffet. It was an Indian food buffet so when in Roma do as the Romans. I have forgotten some of the names of the items but my favorites were the Curry Chicken on vegetable rice, Au gratin vegetables, and the most favorite was the bread pudding. We asked our waiter to bring a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The two mixed together were magical. I am a dessert guy and this is in my top 5 for sure.

Spent the night night and went down for breakfast. I have never been let down by the pastures from any of the Oberoi hotel chains and this one wasn't about to start. There were plenty of other options and my friends tried them all and loved them too.

Try to sit by the windows. It was worth the wait to have the view.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Coffee Ice cream was great. Value for money. The restaurant was warm and food served hot; Excellent buffet choice and the the staff were friendly.

Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Service and food - peerless.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

We popped in here on spec for lunch and were treated to some of the best food I've eaten with service that was helpful and efficient without being overbearing. At £10 per head for 5 star service it may be expensive for India, but well worth it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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