Following the launch of an in-home dining service earlier this year, the owners of the Taj brand have rolled out their first shop under the ‘Qmin’ banner.

President, Mumbai gets a new outlet

Like many hospitality brands, IHCL (owner of the Taj hotels brand, along with Vivanta, Ginger and others) was forced to get creative when coronavirus hit.

With customers unable to visit hotel restaurants, IHCL decided to bring its food direct to you with the launch of Qmin - an in-home dining service. Customers can order in from iconic restaurants in Mumbai, like Golden Dragon and Souk from Taj Mahal Palace, Thai Pavilion and Trattoria from President, and Ming Yang from Taj Lands’ End.

Other cities quickly followed and the service is now also available in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Pune, Guwahati, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Cochin.

Qmin promises the highest hygiene standards, contactless delivery and sustainable packing and - as we reviewed here, pitting Qmin against its ITC rival - IHCL is doing a pretty good job.

As a further extension of the Qmin brand, IHCL has just opened its first Qmin shop, located in the President hotel in Mumbai.

The store is bright and colourful and - as we confirmed this week - is a great place to catch up with friends and family over coffee and snacks (you can also takeaway if you’re short on time). There’s a variety of bread products, handcrafted cheeses, meats and patisserie items on sale, as well as specially curated hampers.

Non-hotel guests can access free wi-fi for two hours. Saadaan visited the Qmin shop this week and said:

“The interior is made of bright colours and the space feels airy, which is good. They have a lot of options for food, and the chocolate and raspberry macaroons were both pretty amazing.”

Qmin Shop will soon be launching across key locations in cities such as Delhi and Bengaluru. IHCL is also working on a Qmin app for online orders and deliveries.

Have you visited the Qmin shop in Mumbai yet? If so, how do you rate it?