Food Review: Barbeque Nation
The first restaurant in India to bring in the concept of live grill, Barbeque Nation has established itself as one of the most successful buffet eating joints. The restaurant introduced the concept of DIY (do it yourself) in dining experience, which has become a hit with diners all over the country.
The restaurant is known to offer variety with new flavours and innovative activities to keeps its patrons engaged. The month of October saw the chain collaborating with celebrity Chef Pat Chapman giving the diners a taste of grills from all over the world.
Pat Chapman is a highly skilled chef, who travelled the world to study various barbecue cultures. He went back to England to create 14 exciting marinades. Chapman then used his culinary experience in giving his own interpretations in presenting grills from all over the world. This includes flavours from Albuquerque and New Orleans to Australia and from Thailand to Indonesia.
We tried the grills at the Jangpura outlet in Delhi while the chain has restaurants across the country. The ambiance at this outlet is truly Punjabi, what with big groups enjoying a hearty meal on a busy weekday afternoon. A birthday celebration of a patron gets the staff together to sing, clap and make the guest feel special. That just makes their warm hospitality seem a little more genuine.
Flags of different countries highlighted the month-long grill festival being hosted at the outlet.
Needless to say, you must visit this restaurant with the appetite of a lion to truly enjoy all the dishes! There are as many options for vegetarians as non-vegetarians. We loved cauliflower in Lebanese sauce, corn on the cob in New Orleans marinade, and Paneer in Sichuan sauce. Non-vegetarian delights included Yorkshire Lamb (outstandingly tender) and roasted chicken in Jamaican marinade. Besides, there were prawns (not that great), mushrooms, and more chicken.
The regular buffet has a delectable spread of dal, biryani, salads, paneer, pasta, noodles, and more. The mocktails, a disappointment, could be better. The dessert section is full of Indian as well as western flavours.
Overall, the restaurant is ideal for a lazy (and heavy) lunch with family and friends. Calorie count? What’s that?
Location: Across the country
Meal for two: Rs 1500