The Elgin has extended its hospitality for over 100 years to the kind of people who know the real style of living, like the Maharaja (King) of Cooch Behar who held most of his parties in this mansion entertaining his royal guests. With cozy interiors and classical tunes from the grand piano to discreet waiters in uniforms to serve you at all hours, the ambience is perfect. The Elgin chefs can win you over with a selection of delicious local, Indian or Continental cuisine with fresh bread, cakes and pastries prepared in-house for breakfast. The Elgin also serves special high tea from the world famous tea gardens of Darjeeling at the lounge.

Heritage hotel offers a royal fine dining expereince at Elgin hotel in Darjeeling
The Orchid Dining Room

The Orchid Dining Room at the Elgin offers a selection of European and Asian set menus. There is a variety of Indian, Continental, Italian and Regional cuisines and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The wood panelling, chandeliers and lithographs add to its old-world elegance and charm.

In-room dining is available throughout the day in all rooms.

take a tour

  • The Gazebo at the Garden
    Gazebo at the garden in Elgin Darjeeling

    The outdoor gazebo at the Elgin offers a light menu with a range of snack and drinks. Enjoy a light meal here from 11 am to 6 pm.

  • The Tea Lounge & Timber Bar
    Tea and bar lounge in darjeeling

    The Lounge is located in the Lobby level and also has a Bar. Guests can also enjoy tea or a quiet drink in front of a roaring fire. The Tea Lounge and Bar offers service from 11 am - 11 pm.

Special Themes & Dining Options
Nepalese Cultural Dance

The traditional Nepalese dance is celebrated with great enthusiasm and mirth in the hills of Darjeeling. Darjeeling is credited with its tea gardens and many lip smacking and mouth watering local Nepalese dishes. The Elgin offers one with an opportunity to be acquainted with the various delicacies of the Darjeeling Hills. Experience the grandeur of Darjeeling at The Elgin. Guests are welcomed during evening by ladies and men dressed in traditional attire. The artists take you through a musical journey of Darjeeling with a commentary describing the importance of each rendering. Guests are encouraged to participate in the dances with the artists helping the guests with the dance rituals. The service team is also dressed in traditional colonial attire of the British Raj. Cuisine of Darjeeling is rich and unique as many other Indian cuisines. Influence of the colonial British Raj, Nepal and Tibet can be clearly seen in the cuisine. Moreover, the geographical and climatic conditions of Darjeeling have also had an impact on the way and kind of dishes prepared in the Darjeeling.

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