United Coffee House, a legendary café-restaurant and bar, is one of the most celebrated in the world. It was conceptualized in 1942, the year of quit India movement, by an entrepreneurial magnate late lala Hans Raj Kalra. He was a suave liquor barren and a passionate hotelier with an experience of running a restaurant and bar called ESPLANADE in the famous Chandni Chowk, Delh, Indai and a country liquor manufacturing unit in Sialkot, Pakistan. It was the time when the talks were about India breaking free from the shackles of British and Delhi started evolving its own character from the way people dressed to acquiring taste for varied cuisines. It was opened with an aim to bring the diverse characteristics of Delhi under one roof and offered an open environment where the discerning clients could sit, relax, interact and have a rendezvous and hold a intellectual discussions. Being the centre place for people from different walks of life, UCH brought change in the way people used to socialize and introduced flavors which even today, after 7 decades, ruled the palates of many. Throughout its long history the tables of UCH have been crowded with writers, artists, lawyers, journalists, actor, affluent businessmen, Philanthropists Travelers, Politicians, and Bureaucrats. UCH has also been appeared in clippings in newspapers and won many accolades by prestigious organizations, nationally and internationally.
At UCH, memory is the powerful thing, when we look seven decades back, we are filled with unforgettable moments and unparalleled sense of pride that brought us to this stage.