Over the years, Zirakpur has seen a sudden spurt in the number of dining options. When it comes to quality fare coupled with a welcoming ambience, Park Plaza in Zirakpur does not disappoint. The hotel houses many dining options and the more popular for all-day dining is Essence. Open till late night, this all-day dining restaurant is really well spread out and has buffet options as well as a la carte dining. Given the fact that the location is on the highway and you see many travellers, heading to the hills, make a stop here, the menu packs in international favourites as well the best from other Indian states. The first thing that strikes you is the cheerful ambience and the understated elegance. Finding a table, given a large number of covers, is very easy. As far as the menu goes, the buffet packs in a large variety of starters, main course and desserts. Food festivals are regularly held here and there is always a live station tossing up specials. If you are looking for recommendations from the menu, then the 'Gosht Rogan Josh' smacks of robust flavour and the 'Dal Tadka' is particularly well done. For those watching their calories, the 'Garlic Soup' with a distinct star anise flavour is a good option. The salad options hopscotch across countries and there is plenty to choose from. If you are looking to dine out in a group, Essence makes for a good option.