Restaurant Review: Lantern at The Ritz Carlton, Bangalore | India
“Designed to resemble its namesake, The LANTERN at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore combines an informal Chinese fine dining experience with cutting-edge night life.”
Situated on a level below the ground , it reminds me of enchanting yet forbidden kingdom or perhaps a secret place with a fantastic view. The Evocative Oriental interiors at the Lantern are quite interesting. Along with the Stylish lifestyle bar at the entrance that serves distinctive Asian spirits and mixed drinks , some of the wall sections in the restaurant, have been created with different materials like books , carpets and others,giving it a very uniquely attractive feel. The alfresco terrace seating here is surrounded by lot of greenery and water features. Hailed by many food connoisseurs for the menu that epitomises Chinese culinary traditions at Lantern with array of delightful Dim Sums, soups and other sumptuous delicacies from the region.
The New Dim Sum Menu
Much to the delight of diners ,the weekday Dim sum menu has been revamped with lot of dimsums additions by their chefs while retaining favourites from the earlier one. Available every day of the week , the Dim sum lunches will be a 3 course affair with a choice of dimsums, main course and desserts, making it a great choice for those who are looking for healthy yet varied Asian mid day meal.I was here recently to try their new lunch menu with some of the foodies.
Double boiled Noodle soup – a nourishing clear noodle soup with choice of vegetable or chicken and fish ball. The perfect go-to soup for a jump start to the meal.
Shemiji Mushroom Dumpling – Mixture of assorted mushroom like shitake, straw, black and white fungus and shemiji mushroom stuffed in wheat starch dough.
Crispy fried Radish cake – crispy fried radish cake also known as Lo Bak Gao is crunchy, a little sweet and has a hint of burnt garlic flavor…served with a sprinkling of fresh spring onion.
Baked Vegetable and Mock Duck Puff – mixture of assorted vegetable with vegetarian duck baked in puff dough.
Seafood Dumpling – mixture of prawn, scallop and fish wrapped in potato and wheat starch skin
Chicken and Duck Fungor – minced chicken with roasted duck and nuts in starch skin.
Almond Prawn Roll – minced prawn coated with almond flakes and deep fried. Their chef’s own take on this delightful, deep fried dumpling which is elevated with the almond encrusting on the outside.
Seasonal Vegetable Sautéed with Vegetarian Duck in Hot Pepper Sauce – stir fry seasonal vegetables like beet root, carrot, black and white fungus, lotus root, Sichuan preserve vegetable and mock duck in hot pepper sauce.
Spicy Okra with Shitake and Sambal Onion in Pickle Chilli – Classic Cantonese dish… soft fried okra with shitake mushroom and sambal onion tossed in homemade pickle and chilli sauce
Braised Tofu with broccoli in fried ginger and spring onion sauce – wok braised soft fried tofu with broccoli tossed in ginger and spring onion sauce.
Lobster in Crab Meat Sauce with Bell Pepper – Stir fried lobster with bell pepper and broccoli tossed in crab meat sauce and finished with cooking wine
Seafood Clay Pot – prawn, scallop, fish and squid with bamboo shoot cooked in Asian five spice sauce.
Sa Cha Chicken – Wok fried diced chicken with onion and capsicum in dry chilli and chilli oil sauce finished with Chinkiang vinegar. (Zhenjiang or Chinkiang vinegar is a rice-based black vinegar widely used in Chinese cuisine. It takes its name from Zhenjiang, a city on the Yangtze River between Nanjing and Shanghai )
The Lantern Special Red and White Fried Rice – wok tossed organic red rice and Jasmine rice tossed together with vegetable and spring onion.
Dan Dan Noodle – authentic Sichuan flavoured noodle topped with minced chicken in Sichuan pepper sauce.
Ginger and Litchi pot de crème – Creamy custard flavoured with ginger and litchi.
Cinnamon Chocolate Cake, Mango Mint Parfait – Rich chocolate cake with hint of cinnamon powder and topped with mango mint parfait
Venue: The Lantern at The Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru
Structure of Lunch: Choice of 1Soup+ 4 Dimsums + 1 Main Course+1 Noodle OR Rice + 1 Dessert
Time: 1200hrs to 1600hrs
- Monday and Tuesday – Dimsum Lunch at INR 990 All Inclusive
- Wednesday to Saturday – Dimsum Lunch at INR 1200 All Inclusive
- For groups bookings above 15guests – INR 990All Inclusive (from Monday to Saturday)
Guests looking to enjoy the dimsum lunches in groups may avail of a special price point.
For reservations, please call
080 4914 8000