A good experience indeed !
Rating – 4/5.
As a sandwich between two movies on the Republic Day Weekend, we visited @thegrandbuffet Seasons Mall and to be really honest I had minimal expectations as a result of my last visit probably an year ago. I must say that they have really raised their game with all these new Barbeque outlets coming into fray and with a competitive pricing of 499/599++ for Mon-Thu (Veg/Non Veg) this is a fairly reasonable deal.
The Ambience – With both the indoor and outdoor seating options available, the one at the outdoor section is my preferred section that looks absolutely dazzling at night. The indoor section is pretty alright too and no real complaints at all.
Talking about the food, with about 14 starters to kick off the meal – most of them were upto the mark and some of them were pretty tasty too. I tasted 2-3 Mains and all the desserts, the overall package was too good as a cool value for money proposition. My recommendations as below:
Mutton Shorba (too good)
Kumbh ke sholay
Corn Salt & Pepper (fantastic)
Butter Fried Prawns (very tasty)
Chicken Tikka (tender & juicy)
Chicken Wings (best starter)
Chicken Tikka Masala
Mutton Rogan Josh
Barfi (best dessert)
The service was pretty quick and though we were on a tasting so it was supposed to be quick but I saw their floor Supervisor Mr.Balram, their Manager Mr. Michael guide and supervise their staff to manage the crowd well. Mr.Chandan who took care of our table did a pretty good job and Mr.Balram did his best to ensure that they showcased their best which is so important while someone is out on a tasting invite.
Areas of improvement:
While most of the things were upto the mark, there were a few blemishes that could definitely be improved upon:
Chilly chicken’s outer coating was a little chewy and hard which spoilt the preparation.
Shahi Tukda was not upto the mark as the bread was mostly soggy and the sweet rabdi type preparation in which it was immersed tasted nothing like a Shahi Tukda should ):
The Verdict – Apart from these two issues rest of the 30+ dishes were upto the mark which sets an extremely positive precedent for me to come over again in the near future. Grab all these dishes and more for 555/666++ from Friday to Sunday at 2nd Floor Seasons Mall, Magarpatta Pune