A Buffet is a comfort place when you have a group with different taste and long to try different dishes under 1 roof. Grand barbeque buffet – the name itself clears out that this restaurant is mainly buffet based.
Parking wasn’t an issue nor was finding the place. Located right across the Ramada hotel this restaurant is bright lit – you can’t miss.
They serve a variety of Indian, Chinese, Arabic & continental food. Not to forget what stood out for me was the Chaat counter. The specialties however would remain on the Kebabs, grills & the Mughali style curries & biriyani.
The moment I entered I realized how huge the space was and the seating capacity. We chose to seat ourselves near to the corner. The other end of the restaurant was the whole buffet arranged starting with the variety of starters + sauces to compliment or to use as the dressing, grills, Indian & Chinese cuisine, grills, dimsums and the mughali dishes. At the left corner was the chaat counter situated wherein samples of the chaat provided was kept to chose from. A live pasta cooking station was just next to it as well. Grand barbeque has even personalized a kids’ corner as well – light bites thou. At the center of the whole buffet counter was the dessert section situated, ranging from pastries – cake, mousse, Indian desserts like kheer, rasmalai, premium London diary ice creams to the Belgian chocolate fountain & sides.
It definitely was a grand affair the moment I stepped into Grand barbeque.
Me and my partner started off our dining venture with a drink for which I opted the Fresh lime Soda ( sweet) – the mint lime soda drink well blend with the right amount of sweetness was very refreshing. My partner on the other hand decided to go all natural so chose the freshly squeezed orange juice.
Table Specials: Apart from the buffet menu we were served some specialities on the table too.
- Crispy Corn – I love corn and would never back out from trying a variety of the same. Here they served us deep fried crispy corn mixed with some spices / chaat. These were amazing starters.
- Kebabs – mutton seekh kebab was cooked to perfection and wasn’t too spiced up. They even got us the Chappli Kebabs which were moist and melted in our mouth each bite.
- Pepper Tossed Prawns: Spicy spicy I must say and a perfect bite for all those spices lovers just as me. These juicy and huge prawns were crispy and way too spicy since tossed in pepper.
- Dimsums – this was a surprise factor for me to get Dimsums here and as told at Grand barbeque for dinner Dimsums are a part of the menu & served. The chicken Dimsums were good with a generous amount of filling stuffed.
Pasta live cooking station was definitely a variety. Made to order kind of pasta is how I like it since I control the ingredients and the sauce I need. The chef made sure it was creamy and well cooked.
Desserts: As always I wished I would start my buffet with the dessert section however loses myself to the starters and the grills itself. Nevertheless, I found the desserts quite interesting and unique compared to any other place I have been. They make sure to serve the entire general crowd with an option of Indian & standard pastries too, also serving premium ice creams. I tried the Loki halwa which was a treat and the usual gulab jamun along, the chocolate brownie was divine and the list goes on.
Overall a treat to one and all and the spread of the buffet is amazing & worth it. Reasonable price and a grand experience to sum it!
Location: Al Mina road, near Capitol hotel, Opp Ramada Hotel
Cuisine: Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Continental
Price: Lunch: AED 55/-, Dinner: AED 79/-
Child ( 5-10 yrs) – AED 35/- & below 5 years old – FREE