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The Orchid Dining Room

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18 H.D Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
913542257226
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Just over Glenary's , this place is famous for its Chinese and Thai Cuisine. Though a bit deeper to the pockets, but well deserved.

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! My team and I at The Elgin, Darjeeling would like to thank you for your positive feedback and we are happy to learn that you enjoyed your dinner at The Orchid restaurant with us . We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards, Mr Badal Majumdar, General Manager, The Elgin , Darjeeling Telephone- +91-354-2257226/2257227 Front... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We visited The Elgin, for dinner during our visit to Darjeeling and it was an absolutely fantastic experience , they had a sumptuous dinner buffet with a mix of an Indian and International selection we loved the baked pie , papaya salad and the cherry soup which I have never had anywhere else, the restaurant manager was very attentive and... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! My team and I at The Elgin, Darjeeling would like to thank you for your positive feedback and we are happy to learn that you enjoyed your dinner at The Orchid restaurant with us . We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards, Mr Badal Majumdar, General Manager, The Elgin , Darjeeling Telephone- +91-354-2257226/2257227 Front... More 

York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Elgin for afternoon tea and were lucky enough to also book a seat for the Gala Xmas dinner. The afternoon tea was great, darjeeling second flush (of course) sandwiches and several types of pakora gave an Indian twist to the usual savoury fair. Then two types of cake, two types of biscuits and a scone with... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Namaskar! Thank you for your detailed feedback and appreciation of the property and the afternoon tea service, we are also happy about your positive experience with us in The Orchid Dining Room for the Christmas gala dinner and musical evening . Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging us all to keep up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Hi there , whilst in darjeeling on our holiday tour we visited this lovely hotel for a few drinks.Friendly staff and absolutely stunning hotel!!!

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Namaskar! We thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback , we are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us . We do hope to welcome you and the family again so we may exceed your expectations the next time around. Warm regards, Mr Badal Majumdar, General Manager, The Elgin... More 

New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We visited the property for afternoon tea as I had heard a lot about it from a friend of mine . They had log fires going in the lounge and it was late evening, excellent service by staff who were very attentive and i loved their home made fruitcakes, cookies and sandwiches . The tea selection was enormous and we... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Namaskar! Thank you for your detailed feedback and appreciation of the property and the afternoon tea service at the lounge . We are delighted to read your review and it is indeed very very encouraging to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us . Your words of praise will go a long way in... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We spotted this fine property while walking around town and how I wish we could have stayed here but rooms were not available . Never mind that we stayed late for tea and cakes and we loved the ambiance of the tea lounge , we were warm with the heaters and the log fires they had going , Ashok and... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! It is indeed a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit to The Elgin, Darjeeling for afternoon tea, I have personally complimented our service team members Ashok and Prashant on your behalf and we look forward to serving you again soon. Dear Sir ! We are very grateful for your detailed feedback and appreciation of the... More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Being a travel adviser I always wanted to experience all the Elgin hotels from long time. Colonial hotel, awesome location near Mall Road, awesome food buffet with music these all makes this property among the best in Darjeeling. Pure heritage property with old time charm. the continental food was just awesome.

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir! Namaskar! We thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback , we are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay with and liked the lounge , reading areas , food and the service. We do hope to welcome you and the family again so we may exceed your expectations the next time... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Dinner at the Orchid Dining Room was fantastic , the table was candle lit and the lights on the ornate brass chandeliers were dimmed ! the waiting staff wore regal turbaned white uniforms , the wine list was a small but good selection from various countries of the world aptly suited for the palette, the dinner buffet was a very... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! My team and I at Elgin would like to thank you for your positive feedback and we are happy to learn that you enjoyed your dinner at The Orchid restaurant . We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards, Mr Badal Majumdar, General Manager, The Elgin , Darjeeling Resort Direct Telephone- +91-354-2257226/2257227 Front Desk Mobile-... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It was a very memorable visit for my family to this beautiful heritage hotel for dinner in the evening . We wish we could have stayed here ! Maybe next time ! They had a good variety of Indian and Continental food ! We enjoyed the chicken garlic soup with bread rolls , our table was lit with candles and... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! My team at Elgin and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and we are happy to learn that you enjoyed your dinner at The Orchid restaurant . We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards, Mr Badal Majumdar, General Manager, The Elgin , Darjeeling Resort Direct Telephone- +91-354-2257226/2257227 Front Desk Mobile-... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It was my luck that while having buffet dinner there was arrangement of musical programme. One person was playing musical instrument. Food taste and way of staff welcome you and serve you food is really good

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Orchid Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! My team at Elgin and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and we are happy to learn that you enjoyed your dinner at The Orchid restaurant . We look forward to serving you again soon. We have also passed on your compliments to the pianist Tilak in the dining room. Warm regards, Mr... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $19
Cuisine
Chinese, Indian, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 H.D Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Darjeeling
  • Phone Number: 913542257226
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?