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Brunch Timings12:30 pm to 04:00 pm on Sundays
Cost and prices for brunch at On The Waterfront - The Lodhi, Delhi India2000 +TAX (Without alcohol)
Cost and prices for brunch at On The Waterfront - The Lodhi, Delhi India2950 +TAX (With alcohol)
Cost and prices for brunch at On The Waterfront - The Lodhi, Delhi India1200 +TAX (For children)
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User Reviews for On The Waterfront - The Lodhi
This is just amazing place with a hueg interior space. You can experience have 5 different outlets in this one outlet....it all depends where you choose to sit. I love to sit in the separately cordoned area just where water body is there. You actually feel like a king walking over a water pool and going to his dining place. Its absolutely exclusive area. A perfect place for proposing someone :-). I wont talk much about food as its just amazing!! they have best of chefs so it ought to be amazing. I go there for the experience to feel "rich". My suggestion is whenever you are planning for a romantic date or a very important business meeting....plan lunch/dinner at this place only. They have a huge bar with best of collections of liquor. Try their buffet and you would fall in love.....food made is so clear....you can feel each and every ingredient.......i dont think there is any restaurant in delhi which matches its grandeur!!!
Ok, so On The Waterfront seemed like a nice option to celebrate my 23rd birthday. A quite dinner with my family in a nice hotel; seems like a good idea, doesn't it. Boy, was I wrong. I called them in the afternoon, let them know that its a special occasion, and I would be needing a table for 7. I arrived at the restaurant at 9:30, and they seated me at a table for 6 and added an extra chair for the seventh person. "OK, we are still comfortable" I thought. We placed our order for food.
Hot and Sour Soup: 3/5
Not the best soup I have had, but it wasn't that bad either.
Assorted Vegetable Dimsums: 4/5
Yum, definitely a hit. But hey, learn to serve food well and get the dimsums along with soya sauce will you!
Dal Makhni: 0/5
WORST DAL MAKHNI I HAVE EVER HAD. How can they operate in a city like Delhi, when they serve undercooked daal along with cold and chewy Indian breads. I complained, my family complained, and my dad was openly talking how horrible the dal was.
Thai Curry: 2/5
The taste was good, but it was served cold.
After complaining how bad the food was, the waiters called the manager. I told him that the dinner just ruined my birthday experience, and that the staff were not trained well. (I had to ask to refill my water glass multiple times and other details). All he could come up with was, "I am sorry sir, hope you have a better experience next time." Ya right, like I am going there again.
The only thing good about the dinner was the company I was with and the cake, which my sister sweetly got on her own
AVOID LIKE A PLAGUE
This restaurant is located in The Lodhi which was previously Aman Hotel
So like any other hotels of the Aman group - the place is opulent
The decor is classy and as soon as you enter you find elegance all around - The best part of the restaurant - the Jetty on the waterfront is Beautiful
It is a jetty covered by glass walls with water all around it -It is actually a spectacular setting and i was enthralled.
The sad part- there are cover charges for all tables in the Jetty -disappointment.
And the table booking in this area is tad expensive.
They have good dinner and Lunch buffets - reasonably priced too
I had chicken dimsums - excellent
Prawn Tempura- Perfectly cooked prawns
Fish dimsum: good
Some spinach dimsum : excellent
the desserts were excellent again -had cheesecake with raspberry coulie.
Overall great place and good food - would i go again yes- I have to figure out the seating on the Jetty.
Headline: a very pleasant experience.
OTW is from the creators of Set'z, and offers a fairly similar experience. The food is multi-cuisine, ranging from far eastern through Indian to Mediterranean. And like it is at Set'z, surprisingly, it's the Indian which is the best of the lot. The ambience is one notch above its predecessor, and the small island in between, which actually is "on the waterfront" is charming. The service is polite and attentive, just as it should be.
Lunch offers a buffet spread, and is fairly value-for-money, if you have time for a leisurely lunch. For a quick or light lunch, there is also a salad/ soup/ dessert combo on offer.
Overall, would recommend this place for a good, somewhat exclusive, fine dining experience.
Note: My actual rating of On The Waterfront is 4.5/5.
On The Waterfront is the all-day dining restaurant at The Aman. A sibling restaurant to Set'z at DLF Emporio, OTW has a lovely, cool ambience with the predominant use of white and cream colors as well as wood. The restaurant is laid around a beautiful pool of water, from which it gets its name. Having heard about an ongoing weekday buffet promotion offering salads, sushi, dim sums and dessert, I decided to visit.
As I entered the restaurant, I was hit by a strong waft of a sharp perfume with rich notes of wine, although it was a little too strong for my liking, We were seated at a nice table right next to the water, and after a few minutes of admiring the surroundings, we started with the food.
I asked for a sampler of the cured meats on offer, and was presented with a beautiful arrangement of a sliver each of marbled salame, (I am not exactly sure about its provenance) jamon (Spanish dry-cured ham) and prosciutto, accompanied by Kalamata olives, a pickled caper berry and soft Mozzarella. The quality of the cured meats was excellent, and the jamon stood out in particular with a brilliantly tangy flavor which is the result of slightly fermenting the sausage. The accompaniments were good, especially the Mozzarella, but the caper berry was extremely sour and slightly bitter (a caper on steroids) and is better for purposes of decoration than for actual consumption.
The cheese selection, although similarly small, is also nice. The cheddar and gouda are good (as one would expect) while the brie, although an acquired taste for many, is great with the correct balance between firmness and creaminess. The sushi rolls were freshly prepared, with an option of salmon, tuna or julienned cucumber. It was a simple maki preparation, and so I wouldn't have minded a little more interesting option, but the flavors were clean and fresh, and once again the ingredients used were of the highest quality - especially the nori. (this was the first time I could actually taste any of it in my sushi) Among the dimsum, both the vegetable crystal dumpling and the prawn crystal dumplings are good choices, with translucent rice flour wrappings hiding flavorsome minced and whole vegetables or succulent balls of prawn. The chicken bean curd dumpling was nice although I couldn't truly appreciate the turnip bao, which was far too doughy and thick as baos often are.
Coming to the salads, there were a large variety of options - seven non-vegetarian and vegetarian each. My favorite consisted of shrimp, calamari, cherry tomatoes and lemon. The seafood was absolutely fresh, and combining it with the cherry tomatoes and a dash of lemon juice resulted in a marvelously simple and amazingly delicious salad which is among the best I've ever had - so much better than the thick, mayo-based and utterly flavorless ones you normally get today. The salad, on the whole, was a perfect example of a simple combination of top-notch ingredients which led to a great dish.
Another great option was the spicy minced lamb salad with shallots and basil. The lamb had big, spicy Asian flavors and the texture of the mince was great. The basil also combined very well with the rest of salad, and the only thing I could have asked for was a touch less salt which would have made it much less heavy. The pan-seared haddock with olives and orange sections was another pleasant option - slices of fish tossed with salad leaves and olives in a mellow vinaigrette which accentuated the haddock, while the oranges provided a bit of both sweetness and tang to round it off. I also didn't mind the turkey pastrami and mortadella ham salad with zucchini and squash and the sliced pork, red onion and pok choy salad with soy.
The Afghani murgh tikka, however, was average with no distinctive flavors and tough chicken pieces. Unfortunately, the salad of sliced beef with carrots, broccoli and chili miso ended up as beef salads usually are - rubber-like pieces of meat not particularly tasting of anything.
Although I wasn't quite as comprehensive with the vegetarian salads, the stand out dish for me was the shredded snow peas with honey. The snow peas were thinly shredded with a great texture, and along with a dab of sweetness from the honey, made for a brilliant, fresh and delightful salad. The garden tomato salad with basil and balsamic was pretty decent as well. The grilled mushroom and goat's cheese salad was great, although the goat cheese often overpowered the flavor of the mushrooms. The paneer tikka, if not a little boring, wasn't quite good either. Another desi option, papdi-chaat, was a failure too with badly sweetened curd to mask the fact that it was sour.
However, On The Waterfront did get one Indian street food item right, and we ended the savory part of the meal by guzzling down quite a few golgappas, which came in a handy DIY kit - a bowl of the golgappas, a cool little vial of the paani and another bowl containing the potatoes and chickpeas.
After a little break to just relax after all that eating, we began with the desserts. There was a wide variety of options, and having heard that Set'z had brilliant desserts, I expected no less from On The Waterfront. My expectations were met - and surpassed - by one dessert in particular: the chocolate tart. If there was one word to describe the chocolate tart, it would be indulgent. For it was, indeed, a gloriously indulgent dessert. The chocolate filling was richly flavored with excellent dark chocolate, while the crust had been replaced by a firm brownie base which gave the tart extra character. Baked to perfection, the chocolate tart was nothing short of extraordinary. Among the other desserts, I enjoyed the layered mousse cake and the apple pie was excellent as well. The bread pudding, however, was too eggy while the cheesecake was the refrigerated variety. (which made it pretty much inedible to me)
Finally, we asked for coffee, which was good as you would expect, and after slowly finishing our cuppas, we left, extremely satisfied.
However, the one bad thing I have to say about OTW is the service, which is downright haughty. The servers treat you in a manner dangerously close to contempt, and make no attempt to make you feel comfortable. Housed as it is in a 5* hotel, On The Waterfront needs to make some major improvements on the service front.
As for value, the weekday lunch buffet I had cost Rs. 1200++, while you can add a main course of your choice from the menu for a total price of Rs. 1300++
On the whole, On The Waterfront offers the best salad lunch in the city - it may be pricey but it has excellent food prepared with ingredients of the highest quality.
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