Barbeque Nation, R-Deccan Mall, JM Road – Pune

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Royal Kitchens of India Festival !

Rating 4.5/5


The Royal Kitchens of India Festival is running from 15th November 2017 and is up till the 3rd of December across all Barbeque Nation outlets in Pune. The idea is to present preparations from the Royal Kitchens of India from North till South and I was glad to be a part of this experience. This post will be more about what different they are serving from the usual Barbeque Nation stuff and less about the usual.

The Ambience & Live Counters – This particular festival indeed has a festive look to it with references of Royal warriors’ depictions adorning the walls and food being presented in specialized mud-looked utensils. There are specialized live counters setup as part of the festival namely the chaat/paanipuri counter, khumb galouti kebabs, Nadru ki tikki (fried lotus stem) and Tabask Maas.

TheGrillLive Grill & Starters – Some of the best starters of the festival were Prawns on the grill, Ajwaini Fish tikka, Anari Murgh Tangdi, Dahi ke kebab and the usual Cajun spice potatoes.

The Mains – As with Barbeque Nation’s main course, there are always a plethora of items, however these are the ones I liked the most and even from these the Bater (quail) korma was something you don’t get very often and this was the perfect companion for a cool winter evening. The Awadhi Murgh biryani wasn’t exactly a classical Awadhi biryani but it was definitely workable and that’s all biryanimaster looks forward to all the time, every single time !

Among the desserts, I absolutely relished the various variants of Kulfi available on a dedicated Kulfi counter. The Lychee based Mousse & assorted pastries were pretty good to have as well.

The Verdict – With some carefully thought out menu and specific theme dedicated for the festival working well for a festival of this stature I give my thumbs up to this event and Barbeque Nation in general. Even after years of dominance I guess Barbeque Nation is indeed the undisputed King of “All you can eat Buffet” concept, without a doubt just GO for it !


Barbeque Ville, Wakad, Pune

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A Barbeque to relish !

Rating – 4.5/5

Quick facts
Ambience – 4/5
Service – 4.5/5
Starters – 5/5
Main Course – 4/5
Desserts – 4.5/5
Address – Green Valley, Near Mankar Chowk, Kaspate Vasti, Wakad, Pune.

bbqvillepricingThe concept of Barbeque based buffet is in the trend these days however it is not an easy combination to pull off as during my experiences in Pune one element or the other among starters/main course/desserts isn’t quite up-to the mark. The idea traditionally has been to stuff up starters so that not a lot of main course appetite is left however that shouldn’t mean that the main course dishes are just up for making numbers without any quality as happens to be the case in a lot of places.Therefore with great expectations we were more than excited to try out the new barbeque kid on the block “Barbeque Ville” in Wakad launched recently on Valentine’s Day.

The Ambience & Service – It might appear as a not so large place from outside however the place has a seating capacity of 120 and the ambience is largely pleasant and well lit and offers a comfy seating.

On the service front, starters were replenished quickly and on most occasions without asking and with a smile, they were happy to customize the spice level according to taste and I really enjoyed having some of the spicy barbeque starters for a change. Our server Mr. Shahabuddin was more than happy to serve us according to our preferences.

The Food – One word of advice, keep some space for the Main course & Desserts after the sumptuous starters as each section is worth keeping the appetite for.

The Starters – With Six non veg and Six vegetarian starters complemented by Veg/Chicken sizzler make sure you go strictly empty stomach. The outstanding starters of the Day were Tangdi Chicken served on a Sword, Hariyali Tikka, Cajun Spiced Potatoes (very nice), Chicken Hariyali Kebab, Banjara fish tikka, Peshawari prawns, Chicken sizzler (not a full blown sizzler with rice/fries/veggies but quite tasty).

The Main Course – Haven’t quite seen Crab curry in the main course in any of the Barbeque places in Pune but you may find it here as one of the main course items as we did. Other out of the ordinary items were Maithi Paneer, Dal Bukhara, Aloo capsicum dry, Gosht Shikara (went awesome with biryani), Chicken Dum Biryani (a bit dry because on buffet but tasted fair) and Chicken hara gravy.

The Desserts – Apart from the usual pastries and Gulabjamuns, the desserts craving for my attention were the Coconut halwa, Mawa burfi, Besan laddu, Punjabi phirni and Fudge cake apart from cut fruits like watermelon, papaya and ice creams, phew… The desserts itself appear like a mini buffet so again mind you to keep space for them and don’t regret later:)

Value for Money & Verdict – At a price point of 600/500 all inclusive for Non veg and Veg option it is a no-brainer that it absolutely is a winner in the value for money quotient and wins it hands down ! I strongly recommend to visit Barbeque Ville as it is piping hot right now and just cannot be missed. Huge shout out to Mr.Hatim of Crescent Inc. for inviting us and Mr. Parth for giving us company and showing us around.

Picture CreditsShweta Parijat