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“Food-wise a mediocre experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Royal Vega

Royal Vega
Ranked #33 of 6,616 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hyderabad
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food-wise a mediocre experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

After hearing about this restaurant, was expecting a true representation of vegetarian food of India but was left quite disappointed. The meal was disproportionately heavy towards legumes, cereals and carbs and hardly had any real vegetables. All the dishes consisted of heavy gravies or curries with overpowering richness and there was no dish really that provided a relief from this. The raita was overly sweet and no other sides of a fresh salad or even a buttermilk to counter the richness of the meal. The emphasis was clearly on food from the North and does not have any representation from the region the hotel is located in. The chef did however mention that there are some plans to introduce some royal dishes from the South.

On the positive side, the service was impeccable and unlike a regular thali where all the dishes are served at once and can sometimes be confusing, there were only two dishes presented with each bread/rice which is a great idea. The rotis were excellent and unusual from the regular ones you may have tried elsewhere. They were also extremely helpful and accommodating with the dietary preferences at our table.

All in all, if you are in the mood for some rich vegetarian food from Northern India and don't care about the amount of calories in each dish, this is the place for you! If they manage to balance out some of the dishes with more vegetable-based ones and make it a more wholesome meal, it is a great place to entertain guests if budgets are not a constraint.

  • Visited November 2013
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Philippe_Charraudeau, General Manager at Royal Vega, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and for your positive comments about our service. However, we regret that a few of the dishes at Royal Vega could not match your expectations. We have taken note of your remarks and have discussed it with the team. We would like to know more about your concerns, kindly share your feedback on philippe.charraudeau@itchotels.in. We look forward to speaking with you.

Warm regards,
Philippe Charraudeau
Vice President and General Manager.
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Guadeloupe
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best for Vegetarians”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Pure vegetarian, serving excellent food. The menu presentation is good with details of the food. Some of the dishes are from age old recopies. Efficient service. Good ambience.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Rangassamy L
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Philippe_Charraudeau, General Manager at Royal Vega, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for highlighting our excellence in Luxury Vegetarian cuisine and also for complimenting our service and ambiance. Your wonderful comments mean a lot to us, we are very pleased to read your valuable feedback.

We shall eagerly await your return.

Warm regards,
Philippe Charraudeau
Vice President and General Manager
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Chennai (Madras), India
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Is the food worthy of the undoubted trappings and dhoom-dhaam about it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

I had dinner at the Royal Vega on April 21, 2013 in the company of my wife. The Manager, Ms. Shashwati Bhattacharya, did everything right from escorting us to a table of our choice, to guiding us through the menu, and assuring herself that we were comfartable. Three cheers for her, and perhaps even for the Training Program at ITC Hotels.

The menu card weighed mightily, and the dishes as they were purveyed to the table were a possibly royal touch. They were carried overhead on the lordliest of serving trays, and the bowls and containers had a silvery or bronze sheen.

Upon resting at table level, the Chef explained the provenance as well as rarity of the dish. The food is all-vegetarian here, by the way, and the variety of royal kitchens that had yielded their secret menus for our delectation, would have soothed the ego of any latter-day Drona.

So go, if you are in search of a change of locale from the ordinary. Some of the dishes were very passable, and had obviously been cooked after much search and research, and with a love for the art.

Let me leaven my "average" rating with this statement : this 'average' holds, when measured against the very best Indian restaurants in the world.

Visited August 2013
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Thank LeithCastle
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Philippe_Charraudeau, General Manager at Royal Vega, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback and for dining with us at the Royal Vega. We are delighted that Shashwhati and our team could stand up to your expectations. It is very heartening to hear your description about the menu, service and our luxury vegetarian offerings.

We shall definitely await your return.

Warm regards,
Philippe Charraudeau
Vice President and General Manager.
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Bengaluru, India
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“best veg hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

The restaurant has wide variety of vegetarian dishes, if the prices are little high and a meal for two can cost anywhere between 2000 rs to 3000 rs. its best to reserve your table on weekends because it gets crowded.

Visited October 2013
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Thank radhareddyh2016
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Philippe_Charraudeau, General Manager at Royal Vega, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and for highlighting our wide range of luxury vegetarian offerings. We take pride in offering the country’s first luxury vegetarian, fine dining restaurant in a five star setting.

We shall eagerly await your return.

Warm regards,
Philippe Charraudeau
Vice President and General Manager
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chennai
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Royal Vegan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Even though very highly priced it is a good place to dine once in a while.They are trained to explain rajma in a nice way.
Reception at the door is good.Gentleman who served us was pleasing and courteous.
To make a booking was not easy.Over phone it takes a while tobe put through.
In general there are lot of guys and one lady moving around dining area.They wear coat.I do not mean serving staff.
They should be trained to smile show guests are welcome. Especially the lady was starring at guests.

Food is rich and filling.Their staff need more training to handle full house.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank goldsuresh
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Philippe_Charraudeau, General Manager at Royal Vega, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for choosing to dine at Royal Vega and for sharing your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We have taken note of all your feedbacks and we assure that our staff will be briefed about the same. We hope that you will visit us again and allow us another opportunity to portray our strong repertoire of luxury vegetarian cuisine in the majestic settings of Royal Vega which harmoniously blends in with our indigenous service.

Warm regards,
Philippe Charraudeau
Vice President and General Manager
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