This coffee shop off the lobby of the Le Meridien Hotel does not draw attention to itself because it does not need to. Despite an almost-complete absence of publicity, the word of mouth is so good that it is packed out most days by hotel residents and people who work in the hub of central Delhi. The menu is not very different from the average hotel coffee shop but the food is cooked with passion and service is unfailingly courteous.
Le meridian at Connaught place, New Delhi is a family managed property that has its advantages. The staff is decades old and knows how to impress their guests. The hotelâ€™s coffee shop which also serves as the all-day dining is their star attraction. â€˜The Oneâ€™ is not publicised much but has earned its faithful clientele with good food and word of mouth. A beautiful property Le Meridian has shared the beauty with its popular coffee shop. The look is completely contemporary and every bit posh. This coffee shop come all day dining restaurant is frequented by the hotel residents and local foodies for buffet and a la carte. A word of advice, try reaching the buffet early to avoid the crowd. Itâ€™s late brunch and breakfast is very popular and can often see a full house. The view from the windows is stunning and much admired.
Menu of The One covers the whole globe. The international cuisine is prepared by the very talented chefs who have years of experience of impressing the gastro-fanatics. The One serves wonderful breakfast to all the early risers with passion and courtesy. For lunch and dinner start with crispy Caesarâ€™s salad, smoked salmon stack, nachos, cold mezze, Asian chicken skewers, two way mushroom cappuccino and char grilled vegetables. Grilled section flaunts sea bass, king prawns with cous cous, quesadillas, Norwegian salmon, new Zealand lamb chops and chicken supreme. For delicious mains fish n chips, oven roasted chicken, lamb curry, thai red chicken curry, chettinad chicken curry, lasagne, korma and tenderloin steak will entice you. In Italian cuisine pasta and risottos are prepared authentically. Stone oven pizzas with rich sauces and fresh toppings are also served to the customers. Burgers and paninis are juicy and well executed. The buffet is very popular so try that for variety.
The sweet table is filled with most decedent offerings. Their dessert section is loved especially by the kids for the restaurant has a whole section just for ice creams. Trio of cheesecake, soft nut pudding, chocolate degustation, raspberry riserva, mocha parfait, pistachio kulfi and fruit salad are on the menu for you to revel in. To drink juices, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, lassi, milkshakes and soft drinks are stocked by the house. The restaurant is ideal for families and colleagues. The kids love the buffet and the room is big enough to hold business luncheon. Expensive but amazing The One is pride of Le Meridian and for all the right reasons.