A veggie delight!
We were invited to try their weekend lunch buffet on a Friday.
A L-shaped area with rustic wooden decor, which could seem confining if there is a large crowd, which was the case when we went considering it was a weekend.
The buffet counters are organized well, keeping them at one end which makes it easier to enjoy the items being served.
Rating: 7 Golden Nuggets
1. Drinks: The orange juice was fresh but way too much pulp which we aren’t fans of, so it was a miss for us.
You also have options for watermelon, the usual soft drinks or an indian favorite sweet/salted lassi.
2. Starters: There is a huge spread from baked to fried items. It includes, croissants, samosas, miniature pizzas, mini sliders, dhokla, pav bhaji, potato wedges, bread and soups.
The only problem with the breads were that they were way too hard to be eaten, with no flavor remaining because of being kept out in the open for too long.
The pav bhaji tasted average, we have tried better ones before. There was inconsistency with the pav as well, with some being toasted and not buttered and vice versa.
The potato wedges were the best that we have had in a while with being spicy and cheesy, our favorite combination which we could not resist piling on our plates. *DON’T JUDGE US*
The samosas were crisp, flavorful and a tad bit spicy which suited us perfectly, being spice addicts but those not in the favor of spice would be best not to give it a shot.
The pizzas would have tasted better if they were at least warm if not sizzling hot which wasn’t the case again because of being left uncovered, which made them for another average dish.
There was a chaat corner too but it wasn’t open, so we could not try it out.
We were served their best seller dishes from the a la carte menu which were the paneer tikka and hara bhara kebabs. Both the dishes tasted great. The paneer was soft, delectable and just melted in your mouth! The kebabs were presented beautifully with a sizzle, they were perfectly cooked and tasted delicious.
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3. Mains: Again you are spoilt for choices ranging from different cuisines, be it North or South Indian, or Indo Chinese. There was hakka noodles, mushroom manchurian, fried rice cakes, idli, bhindi, dal, rice, khichdi, biryani, aloo methi, sambar, dosas and so on, we guess you get the picture by now that they aren’t joking with their claim of more than 100 varieties.
We tried the noodles and the manchurian with a side of potato wedges because you know how good they were! The noodles were very cold and could pass for a salad dish which was why we couldn’t get any flavor. Nevertheless, the mushroom manchurian was a hit which balanced out the noodles. The mushrooms were well cooked and got devoured by us.
The fried rice cakes were yam batter fried with spices. Since, we are not a fan of yam, we didn’t like the dish but those who prefer the vegetable would definitely enjoy this one.
4. Desserts: There is always a special corner to enjoy some sweetness to the end. The choices were shahi tukda, ras malai, gulab jamun, cinnamon rolls, pastries, cupcakes, custard, fruit tarts, jalebi and so on.
We tried the gulab jamun but it had too much of elaichi, which was a miss for us, since we don’t prefer the spice to be added in our food.
The cupcakes were hard, because of being uncovered otherwise would have been an amazing dessert in the end.
The staff was friendly, and gave good service. The manager was around to take our feedback and suggestions.
The price couldn’t get any better than this, just for AED 37 you get a lavish spread. Another deal specifically for the ladies, on tuesdays you could plan your hangout at Dwarka and enjoy 50% off!
There were hits and misses in the buffet for us, so we might come to try the ala carte menu next time!