This season will be about reliving old traditions...as the iconic fine-dining restaurant of New Delhi ‘Kwality’ is now all set to re-create nostalgia. A place where Delhi first learned how to dine is now all set to return, hoping to bring back traditions such as delicious and authentic fuss-free food, a dress code, foreign brass bands, formal high teas and midnight dances.
Kwality, New Delhi's single oldest restaurant has been standing strong in Connaught Place for the last 80 years. The restaurant is older than India Itself, having opened in 1940 by the legendary owner PL Lamba, during the pre-independence time. Kwality has had the rare privilege of laying the foundation stone of India's post-independence food landscape, introducing Indians to the delights of ice-cream, hotels and fine dining. Over the years, it has spread not only across India but also beyond the borders of the country. The Restaurant forms a part of fond memories for patrons who have been dining here through their childhood and one has seen generations of Indians for whom eating out meant going to Gaylord or Kwality. As the trustee of this rich Indian heritage, the group remains a vibrant and growing one, which seeks to continue the mission of its visionary founders spearheaded by Director of the group, Divij Lamba, while adapting to modern challenges and evolving preferences of food connoisseurs.
“The brand is now all set to bring back the old-world charm of having a fine place to dine at, and yet feel comfortable and non-intimidated. The idea continues to be to enjoy time with family and friends over hearty meals and hearty conversations. Here is where you will see the grandfather, the father and the grandson having a ball together on the same table.” says Divij Lamba - Director, Kwality group.
The new Kwality restaurant has stuck to its authentic and traditional routes of their renowned Anglo-Indian continental cuisine, which they are pioneers of. That, along with a full-scale breakfast and a traditional colonial high tea menu, will transport you to a royal dining experience. The service style is curated with bespoke crockery and cutlery from Villeroy & Boch, Germany, and a painstakingly curated silver service. Kwality promises to continue to deliver innovative ideas in the preparation and presentation of the best flavours, tastes and aromas in food and drink. Tandoori Pomfret, Kakori Kebab, Taar Gosht are some of the many delectable delicacies that are considered favourites at the restaurant will be back. And not to forget, the Chana Bhatura! More details from chef to be added as per questions sent.
The new Kwality endeavours to harken back to the look and feel of the bygone golden era as well. The interiors, designed by Mandira Lamba with the touch of Manuu Mansheet, reek of a historical authenticity. Behind a heavy velvet curtain entrance, one is immediately transported into a time warp with original period furniture, a piano lounge and a typical maharajah style polo bar littered with original antiques. There are almost 70 original photographs of CP by the famous photographer Madan Mahatta on the walls. These photographs span over the period of 40 years and have captured the essence of the grand Connaught Place and lifestyles post-independence where strong colonial influences can be seen. The part of the restaurant which is curated around a equestrian and polo theme radiates of the time and sport that so was popular around that period. The floor is covered with checkered wood and Italian marble.
The entertainment also offers an equal vantage into time travel, with weekend Jazz band performances, and daily grand piano accompaniment during high tea and dinner.
#WelcomeBacktoKwality: buzzy and happily sunlit in the day; piano tunes coming alive during high tea; the night being accompanied by a jazz, dimmed lamps and utter elegance. The new look of the Kwality restaurant will be the place to flock in at all day, every day, for delectable nostalgic food, at the very least.
Offer Description: One coupon entitles you to one complimentary main course item when another main course item is ordered of same or higher value. Valid on Curries, Dal and Mains. Valid on all days, including weekends.