Restaurant Review:
Grand Barbeque

Satwa

We were invited to try out the Iftar buffet at Grand Barbeque recently and in terms of variety at least, the restaurant stays true to its name. Created by chefs with nearly two decades of experience, Grand Barbeque serves a mix of Indian, Pakistani, Chinese and Arabic dishes using exclusive ingredients and specific techniques thus resulting in authentic tastes and flavors.
Appetizers

After surveying the expansive space, we began our meal with some Papdi Chaat, Sev Puri and Dahi Puri from the Live Chaat and Pasta counter; the Papdi Chaat was the most appetizing one of the lot. We then moved to the salads where we sampled the Tabouleh, Barbeque chicken salad and their signature Apple Avocado salad, but neither proved to be anything to write home about.

A selection of Kebabs were brought to our table out of which we quite liked the Mutton Seekh Kebab and the Chicken Haryali Tikka; full marks for flavor and texture. Vegetarians can munch on the crispy corn and Tandoori Paneer Tikka Shashlik which were tasty to boot. 

Mains

For our mains, we had a mixture of items from the buffet along with some others that were brought to our table. What we liked from the lot is as follows:

  • Pepper Prawns: We loved this one. In fact even that half of Stamps and Stubs that doesn’t enjoy seafood couldn’t resist this generous helping of plump prawns that were doused in delicious gravy. Go for this one, you won’t be disappointed.
  • Momos: The chicken momos were quite tasty courtesy of the chefs from Nepal working on them.
  • Mutton Biryani: An indulgent Indian meal is incomplete without some Biryani and the mutton one made for a nice treat.
  • ​Roti pe Boti: This dish made for a nice, succulent treat with an even more interesting name
Desserts

There are quite a few desserts you can choose from so make sure you pace yourselves well while dining here. There are Indian delicacies like Gulab Jamun, Shrikhand and Halwa joined by other sweets like the Capuccino Mousse and Mango Pannacotta among others. The highlights for us though were the Belgian Chocolate Fondue and the Ice Cream counter. Our picks from this section were:

  • The Chocolate Fondue (Goes without saying)
  • White Chocolate Mousse
  • Ice Cream (Lemon, Vanilla): We must mention here that neither of us are fans of sorbets, which is what we thought the lemon would be. However, on recommendation by our friendly server, Mr. Senthal, we gave the lemon ice cream a try and it the creamy and refreshing treat turned out to be a pleasant surprise!

To sum up, we had an agreeable experience at Grand Barbeque and relished some items on offer. Head to Grand Barbeque for some decent food and service but ensure you book in advance as they tend to get pretty busy during Iftar.