Visited this place recently
Reached at 9pm, it was packed to brim and was told waiting period of 45 minutes. But, got our seats much earlier.
Menu for the day :-
Veg Grill ( 5 Items) : Thai Grilled Veggies, Tandoori Mushrooms, Malai Paneer,Falafel with Hummas Sauce,Baby Potatoes
Non-Veg Grill ( 5 Items) : Tandoori Crab, Coastal Grilled Prawns,Chicken Tikka,Pesto Grilled Fish,Pudina Mutton Kebabs
Maincourse : Helluva lot of customary items
Desserts ( 8 Items) : Baby Gulam Jamuns, Pineapple Souffle, Kiwi Souffle, Blueberry Cheese Cake, Vanilla Ice-Cream, Pineapple Fluffy cakes and couple of items that i dont remember.
Thai Grilled Veggies: My mom ( pure vegetarian) freaked out on Broccolis,Cabbages,Lettuce, Shimla Mirchi ( forgot the english name for it..heheh) all grilled. Tasted Broccolis, Lettuce-awesome. Table next to us wanted broccolis but, waiter politely mentioned its specially for veggie diners.
Tandoori Mushroom : It was coated with flour and tasted very nice after it was coated with mango sauce.
Malai Paneer : White in color and bland. Not to my liking
Falafel with Hummus Sauce : This was the star of Veg Grill. Humungous difference between falafel at "ALL SEASONS" and this place. Falafels were crispy, crunchy, melted in mouth at first bite and were coated with generous amounts of white hummus sauce was so delicious. I felt like just keep on popping them into my mouth.
Baby Potatoes : What to say, this is BN's signature dish. Small, melt in mouth types, baby potatoes...Slurrp
Tandoori Crab: Never had crab in my entire life. But, decided to give it a shot. Asked for a small piece and tried gently the soft meat inside and i liked the taste but, looking at my mom's weird glances at me and the crab. I asked the waiter to clear it from my table immediately.
Let tell outline a small anecdote about this dish during our dinner. Table on left was occupied by 4 gentlemen and on right were a husband-wife with small daughter.
We ate our grills exactly for an hour. Imagine how much we must have consumed. Both tables on our side broke our record by 20-30 minutes atleast and they made a pile of crab shells on their table....LOL
Table to right. Husband was eating ONLY crab and his mound was larger than the left table.
Both guys went into a panic attack ( shortness of breathe, etc) and their dinner after that was identicle. Few pieces of watermelon and NO DESSERTS......Haha!
So i am guessing either the tandoori crab was superb or that you get it so expensive outside that these folks wanted to make the most of it at one go. Not sure, which one !
Chicken Tikkas : Perfectly marinated, grilled and totally juicy types. Simply out of this world. Can be compared with similar type of juicy chicken in angeethi ( forgot the name, its a starter) and is much better in angeethi. Juicy to the core !
Coastal Grilled Prawns : They were not the masala type of prawns that i like. Favorite being in Goa in a restuarant in panjim where the prawns were served in red masala coated in pure ghee. Thank god, didnt have a cholestrol attackt but, tasted heavenly. Here it was deviod of all that and was grilled and tasted a bit bland but, i garnished it with garlic sauce. Not too bad.
Pesto Grilled Fish : Green Sauce coated, perfectly grilled cubes of fish. Tasted soft and had a distinct taste of sauce that really tingled my taste buds.
Pudina Mutton Kebabs: Melt in the mouth types, pudina flavoured and perfectly cooked sheek laden kebabs that you roll on your tongue and let the flavours seep into your mouth and then gulp it down to savour it completely. Utterly Butterly Delectable
All of above with a Gilafi Naan that were baby shaped and sweetish. Different type but delicious
Our grilled sojourn lasted for an hour and we completely enjoyed the experience with chatter around, amazing eye-candy to sift through and a warm feeling of good food and relaxation that will help you remember that experience for a long time.
Finally decided to reluctantly ask our waiter to remove the grill from out table. I practically waded across to buffet table and looked at the long line of dishes and decided to select only Mutton Roganjosh, Naan, Chicken Samurai ( Gravy Based) and a little bit of chicken biryani.
Mutton Rojanjosh was mind-blowing. Maybe better than Angeethi's who's Roganjosh i absolutely cherish.
Chicken Samurai was thai-based with white gravy and large pieces of Simla Mirchi in gravy. Different and very good
Chicken Biryani was also amazing with mirchi ka saalan. Chicken pieces were so soft and fluffy that on touch of the finger, it was just melting away ( i beileve in eating biryani only with hand irrespective of type of restuarant)
We then made a massive effort to eat the desserts.
Blueberry Cheese Cakes, Baby Gulam Jamuns, Kiwi Souffle, Pineapple Souffle were outstanding and made us go for a second trip.
Rs.601 ( Nett for NV Buffet)
Rs.550 ( Nett for Veg Buffet)
Rs.280 ( 2 Bud Pints)
Rs.240 ( 4 Masala Coke)
Total Damage ( 3 People) : Rs.2450 inclusive of Rs.100 bucks tips. Note they charge a flat 14.5% VAT ( sure of SC built into it) on both drink and food which IMO, is exorbitant.
Service was impeccable and even if high percentage of tax, deserved atleast a hundred bucks. They were responding with lighting speed and did everything except practically shove that food down our throats
I regret ordering the beer as Masala Coke which was ordered by wifey and mom was so refreshing that i should have stuck to that in the first place, its a must to order this drink along with your food.
Generous masala poured into your thumbs-up with a whole bunch of mint leaves thrown in. My, My, it can even wake up senses which are in deepest slumber. MUST HAVE !!
Overall Opinion :
If your looking for a great, liesurely and warm foodie experience for dinner. This is the place.
Been here almost after a year and first time for dinner. Its really worth the extra money that you pay as quality of food is very good.
I just couldnt help but compare those Rs.199 type of restuarants for lunch and when you eat here you will notice why almost every dish/sauce/accompainment/experience even if crowded is so exceptional.
I can confess that I truly enjoyed this special occasion with an amazing gourmet food experience
My rating : 4.5/5 ( .5 less for being a tad expensive)