“If there is a Paradise on earth, this is it, this is it, this is it.” Emperor Shah Jahan – The Red Fort, Delhi
The Red Fort interiors combine sleek, contemporary design with the welcoming atmosphere of ancient India in an intoxicating mix of old and new.
Natural finishes, Welsh slate, Jaipuri red sandstone imported from Rajasthan and intricate mosaic form the key floor patterns, while the walls are a mixture of inlaid sandstone and Mughal arch motifs.
Images of The Red Fort in Delhi decorate the walls and rare shattered glass hangings with intricate detail adorn the restaurant.
At the rear, a skylight provides natural light. A copper mosaic-tiled water feature, based on classical Mughal garden design cascades elegantly down the wall, and the opulence of the Mughal Court is evoked by the deep brown silk-lined walls and leather banquettes.
Tandoor ovens, behind glass, are visible to our diners adding theatre to the preparation of speciality dishes, such as the freshly baked naan breads that are made to order as guests look on. Indian art, both traditional and contemporary, complements the antiques and objets d’art sourced from the Mughal centres of Delhi, Hyderabad and Lahore and creating the perfect Indo-British ambience.