Delhiites being big time foodies, there are umpteen unique and interesting food joints cropping up all over town. On the Waterfront, at The Lodhi hotel is one some such awesome place for dining in style with a very interesting ambience and equally amazing grub.
The Lodhi is one of the top luxury hotels in India and is located in the heart of New Delhi. Boasting of contemporary Indian decor, this hotel is already renowned among travelers, locals as well as expats.
With their fan following in tow, they came up with an amazing concept restaurant called – On the Waterfront. I had the opportunity to review the classy joint recently.
My review of On the Waterfront, The Lodhi
OTW specializes in pan Asian cuisine in a very chic environment.
Decor and seating arrangements
The overall decor at OTW is minimalist, which is the idea behind the rooms, lobby and other parts of the hotel too.
However, the most distinguished part, which adds to their charm and is perhaps one of the top USP’s is the “jetty”. Its a glass room with a glass hallway going up to it, surrounded by water on all sides.
In evenings, there are “mashaals” (fire torches) lit up in the water bodies, making “jetty” the perfect place to dine in style. The “jetty” needs to be booked in advance for small gatherings and private parties. Even though the jetty is fully air conditioned but due to glass walls, it is still very hot during the day.
Tip – Book “jetty” in evenings to maximize your dining experience.
The buffet was laid out in a lovely manner. With several counters serving fresh food from the live kitchen and chef’s to cater to all your foodie delights, the buffet had it all.
Food at On the Waterfront
OTW is proud of their dimsums and sushi, among other stuff. I would say they are right to be.
This colorful sushi was perhaps the best Sushi I have ever had and I really tried to get a hang of the taste while I was in Indonesia, but could not. I was never a sushi fan but I am almost converted now.
When dimsums were served, as usual I went straight for the chicken dimsums which are my favorites. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find the vegetable dimsums to be more delectable and flavorsome. Hands down, they won the dimsum contest in my head.
My next favorite was the half baked, half fried fish. I have no idea how they did it but it was flavored and cooked to perfection.
Other delights were fresh wood fired pizza and Carbonara pasta cooked in the live kitchen and served piping hot on our table. Soon, I was switching plates and found myself trying everything off the appetizing buffet.
We topped off our brunch with small portions of desserts – As you can imagine, by the end of it, we were all pretty stuffed.
Overall, we had a truly delightful brunch at OTW and would love to go back and check out the jetty one fine evening.
Booking information –
Website – http://www.thelodhi.com/otw.php
Timings – 12:00 – 24:00 hrs
Reservations – +91 11 4363 3411
Disclaimer – We were guests of On the waterfront, at the Lodhi hotel. However, all food choices and opinions about the restaurant remain my own and unbiased.