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5 things you didn’t know about the iconic Gaylord restaurant in Mumbai

Happy 60th birthday Gaylord!

mumbai Updated: Nov 16, 2016 19:49 IST
Compiled by Meenakshi Iyer
Gaylord restaurant
A member of the restaurant’s staff looks on as the restaurant gets ready for celebrations (Photo: Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)

As Gaylord completes 60 years this week, we take a look at some little known facts about the iconic restaurant.

The outdoor seating area (Photo courtesy: Gaylord)

• Gaylord was opened by Delhi-based food entrepreneurs Pishori Lal Lamba and Igbal Ghai of the Kwality Group. They had earlier opened Kwality Restaurant in Connaught Place in New Delhi in 1947.

The mezzanine floor also houses the bar now (Photo courtesy: Gaylord)

• Originally, the restaurant didn’t have a mezzanine floor. It was added only in 1986.

• Bollywood celebrities such as Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, BR Chopra, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle were regulars.

The table that used to be reserved for music director Shankar Jaikishan (Photo: Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)

• Music director duo Shankar-Jaikishan had a table reserved for them and would visit every evening for a cup of tea.

PL Lamba receives the award along with Noel D’Souza (Photo courtesy: Gaylord)

• The restaurant received the Best Restaurant in Western Region award from then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the year 1997-98.