The Oberoi, New Delhi, 1976

To celebrate its golden jubilee, The Oberoi has come up with a special menu of dishes from its old restaurants
The Oberoi, New Delhi, 1976
The Oberoi, New Delhi, 1976

Back in the Swinging Sixties, few hotels in India really swung, so when The Oberoi opened in New Delhi in 1965, it ushered in a new era of luxury properties in the country. The go-to place for travelling stars and dignitaries (The Beatles stayed for a day in 1966) in its almost 50 years of existence, The Oberoi has become a beloved landmark, marking the approximate point where south Delhi segues into Lutyen&rsquos Delhi.

The Oberoi has been home to many iconic restaurants over the years, from Café Chinois (complete with a live band) to La Rochelle, Kandahar and Taipan. For many, the Moghul Room was the final word in authentic north Indian cuisine (the Nargisi Kofta Curry was a favourite). This publicity shot from 1976 is part of a photo retrospective that the hotel has put together to celebrate its upcoming Golden Jubilee. The hotel&rsquos chefs have even come up with a special menu with dishes from the old restaurants. A La Rochelle martini anyone

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