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Dera Retaurant at Hotel Taj

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Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160017, India
+91 82880 20530
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Taj Chandigarh has a poolside barbecue dinner once a month and this time I went there with a couple of friends and what a good decision that was. The ambience at the poolside area is striking to look at , very spectacular. The pool has beautiful blue neon lights and the area adjoining it has just the right amount of... More 

Thank Abhimanyu N
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's good to see Taj evolve over the years into the sought out place to dine in by the Chandigarh's elite. With the new chef Ranvijay at the helm of affairs things have become even better and the culinary range at Taj has gone a notch higher. I was at the Barbeque Night by the poolside at Taj yesterday and... More 

Thank Jimmy M
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurants come and go but Dera stays firmly ahead in matters of North Indian cuisine. I have been a regular at Dera since it opened in Taj, Chandigarh many many years ago and it continues to impress and generate more interest with new events and food festivals. Taj recently started a monthly Barbecue night at its poolside during the winter... More 

Thank amitnagpal1985
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had food here on my last day. The pathar ka gost and tarka daal is highly recommended. The achars are very interesting and must be tried.

Thank Prithvi S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Taj -dera is a perfect place if you are looking for a place where you want to celebrate your special day. We went there to celebrate our anniversary, mouthwatering food, courteous staff, welcoming manager ( Ganesh), overall amazing experience. in short they made our day. One must have SHAN-E-DERA... Place lives upto its name, it is 'Taj'.

Thank Gayatri D
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

the perfect ambiance for a cosy dinner. Excellent Biryani and good selection of drinks. service is quick and polite, they surprised my partner with a delicious cake for his birthday.

Thank aditismusings
Manchester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed at the Taj on business and had our first night meal here. Service was warm and inviting and we were guided through the local and regional dishes by a lively and enthusiastic staff. Being from the UK and eating Indian food weekly, we were surprised to find how much the curry had evolved in the UK, when the Poppadoms... More 

Thank DenTreacy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Overall probably one of the best indian food I've tried in the city. Please try the sorbet to finish the night. The service was excellent, the crew was always there for you, recommending the best. Will come back

Thank Oscar B
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The restaurant serves Punjabi and hyderabadi cuisine. we ordered some hyderabadi stuff which was ok. Staff was helpful. Desserts though was average(rather overpriced). We had something like a rasmalai which was average.

Thank Nipun7
Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Why does a person visit a fine dining restaurant? Is it only for the great food that one gets, or is it for the overall experience? Hubby and I decided to visit Dera, since there was a Hyderabadi food festival being organised there, with a chef having flown in from Hyderabad. The food was well prepared, right from the signature... More 

Thank Seema1709

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$1,000
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160017, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Chandigarh
  • Phone Number: +91 82880 20530
Dera, the elegant Indian restaurant, presents an inviting ambience with its split level design, warm lighting, show kitchen and interactive counter. The menu showcases an array of traditional delicacies from the Punjab with specialities from Amritsar, Lahore and Peshawar yet with a contemporary touch as they are cooked in virgin olive oil. Mobile trolleys serving fresh phulkas (Indian breads), as well as delicious dal-tadka (tempered pulses), add to the enjoyable dining experience. Open only for dinner.

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