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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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Chandigarh, India
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You feel like a king when you are received with a greeting and a smile by the hotel staff. The ambiance of the Dera is quite wonderful and it becomes a icing on the cake when you are having a candle light dinner. However the food could not meet our expectations. The prices and quality are no match. In starters... More 

Thank Pari1905
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always a pleasure to have food at Dera, Chandigarh and when it's a Mangalorean Food Festival - you just can't miss it. Chef ASHOK from TAJ Gateway Mangalore has flown to TAJ Chandigarh for executing the festival in the most authentic manner as anyone would expect. I have travelled to Mangalore before and tried everything there but this was... More 

Thank Jasmeet S
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taj Dera is hosting Mangalorean Food Festival and last night I got an opportunity to visit them same. The attempt to bring the flavors from Mangalore to the plates of the Chandigarh people is a nice innovation by the courteous staff of TAJ Chandigarh. For this special even, Chef from Mangalore was specially invited to prepare some lip smacking Mangalorean... More 

Thank parichay s
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I was lucky to attend the “Baisakhi Fest” at Dera this year. A festive attempt from the courteous staff of Taj to provide apetizing taste of Punjabi delicacies. The Staff was very courteous and the normal sitting of the restaurant was shifted from ground floor to pool side where decorations, ambience and music was in sync with typical Punjabi baisakhi... More 

1 Thank Madhur P
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I'd heard a lot about their dal and decided it was worth a try. And I wasn't disappointed. It's one of the best I have eaten in the city. A definite for any foodie.

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Chandigarh, India
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If there is one restaurant in Chandigarh that doesn't have to go too far to impress, its Dera, the quintessential north Indian fine dining experience by the Taj. I’ve been here several times in the past and have always found a fresh essence, a fresh flavour as it keeps reinventing itself. Beyond the set menu that is available round the... More 

1 Thank Sachin B
Chandigarh, India
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had heard some good stuff about their BBQ night at the poolside so decided to attend it this Sunday. Its a monthly activity they have during the winter months. I can see why it is so popular. The entire experience of eating some good pipping hot bbq at the poolside with candles lit all around you and live saxophone play,... More 

Thank puzifood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

1 Thank Abhimanyu N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

1 Thank Jimmy M
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
Level Contributor
49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$1,000
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?