Barbeque Nation Restaurant – A Review May 18, 2008Posted by simarprit in Barbecue, City, Food, Review.
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Date: May 18, 2008
Time: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
City: New Delhi (Janak Puri Outlet)
Address: B-1/ 623 Janakpuri, (Near District Center)
Restaurant: Barbeque Nation; Owners: Barbeque Nation Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Occasion: Sunday evening Family Dinner
Location: Bang opposite District Center Janakpuri on Shivaji Marg/ Najafgarh Road.
Drinks: Masala Cola – No issues ; Pistachio Twirl – No issues
Format – One Price buffet spread, no drinks included. Barbecue on the table.
Starters: 5 Veg and 5 Non Veg Starters – Served on the table – Directly to plates or on skewers kept on Charcoal Grill placed in the hollow center of the table:
Vegetarian Starters: Hara Seekh Kabab - totally avoidable; Mushrooms on skewers – OK; Thai Grilled Vegetables – very good; Uncut Sauteed Potatoes on skewers - very good; Paneer Tikka - trash, poor quality of Cottage Cheese followed up with extremely poor marination.
Non Vegetarian Starters: Chicken Kabab on skewers – OK; Mutton Seekh Kabab – all chilli no taste; Chicken Boneless tandori – Good; Fish Fry – very good; Prawns on skewers- very good.
Salads: Standard unexciting spread with an exception of Corn Salad.
Main Course Buffet (Non Veg Menu) Spread: Standard Upper Middle Class North Indian Shaadi Spread, looks like a roll call. 1 chicken dish (Chicken Tikka Masala) – Good; Mutton Biryani – Good; 1 mutton dish (Rogan Josh) – Good, 1 fish (Lemon Sauce) – Rubbish and hopeless and above all it was stale and real bad – had to be vomited out instantly and still live with chances of food poisoning for several hours.
Main Course Buffet (Vegetarian Menu) Spread: Dum Daal – Regular OK; Veg Manchurian – OK; Paneer Dish – Horrible, they have a problem with their quality of Paneer; Mushroom dish – Good. Veg Biryani – Very Good; Roti & Naan – Good.
Deserts: Fresh Fruits – OK, Gulab Jamun – good; Ice cream with sauces very good.
Water: Kinley bottled water served as part of the buffet.
Locational Access: Very good.
Parking: Valet support.
Ambiance: Very good.
Interior: Excellent for this price range.
Tables: Very Good, Plates need to be wiped once brought on the table.
Cooling: Not correct tonnage. Becomes too hot, with live grill.
Acoustics & Music: Acoustics bad, becomes very noisy, Music could be far better.
Staff Attitude: Indifferent
Service: Very Fast but totally Unpersonalized
Washroom: Insufficient numbers and not very clean
Rates: Reasonable (at 500 + drinks in May 2008 )
Why Go: Ambiance; Location; Concept; Starters
Why Think Twice: Main Course unexciting menu; Indifferent staff and unpersonalized service; Process flawed – stale fish landed on the table, I noticed – Fish was withdrawn from the buffet for rest of our stay. Thank God.
More to come…