An absolute delight at Absolute Barbeque Restaurant

My birthday and no acceptable excuse on this occasion!

Since I have already been to Barbeque nation so I thought to explore a new place with family this time.

But unlimited food at a fixed budget has its own charm so why not Absolute Barbecue for my rescue this time!

Absolute Barbeque restaurant is basically a dining chain in India that offers a barbeque buffet and is located opposite Infocity in Bhubaneswar.

I pre-booked my seats for the evening and was all set to go with family.

Left home at around 6:50 pm and reached the venue shortly after half an hour or so. Bang on time for our booked slot of 7:30 pm.

The restaurant seemed mostly occupied and people were busy digesting everything on the table.

The ambience of the restaurant was good with their theme-matching yellow color, bright lighting to keep you engaged with the service, enough staff to serve each table, and a lively vibe overall.

Like others, we too got started with the food festivities from the starters that were served.

There were other tables as well where people were celebrating their birthdays & anniversaries with a complimentary cake provided by the restaurant which is a nice gesture towards its customers.

The buffet was also set up which offered a lot of options starting from Papdi Chat in the starter to Chicken Biryani in the main course.

There were various deserts as well to not leave you without being sweet-mouthed 😁.

Absolute Barbecue can be compared to Barbeque Nation which offers a similarly delightful experience for all the Food Maniaks.

  1. LOCATION ACCESSIBILITY

Here’s the complete address of “Absolute Barbeque”.

9, Infocity Ave, Chandaka Industrial Estate, KIIT University, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024

Ease of access:

It’s located right near Infocity Avenue and can be easily located for anyone who is fairly new to the place.

A simple google map track would drop you right to the door of the restaurant.

They have a shared parking space for all the different restaurants surrounding it and I had absolutely no problem parking my car.

  1. SANITIZATION

Sanitization is duly taken care of before you enter the restaurant. They have a sanitization bottle placed outside the door to help you along.

We sanitized our hands and made our way inside the restaurant.

Thus, sanitization is duly taken care of and you can rest assured of this.

Since we had our pre-booking done we didn’t have to wait to get started.

  1. Ambience and Service

Absolute Barbecue is one of the dining chains in India which has established a pan India presence.

They offer a unique do-it-yourself concept of grilling on the table, which offers the diners a real-life experience on the table about grilling.

It’s a single-floor restaurant occupying an area of 1500 sq. ft.

The ambience of the restaurant was good with their theme-matching yellow color, bright lighting to keep you engaged with the service, enough staff to serve each table, and a lively vibe overall.

The food keeps adding up every minute and you never get tired of having more as it’s unlimited food but with a limited budget.

It’s evenly lighted across all the tables which makes the atmosphere more lively and welcoming.

The restaurant can have roughly full house occupancy of 70-80 customers at any point in time.

Service:

The staff are always behind your back and merely an eye-blink away.

They refill your grill as per your needs and taste whenever you wish to.

Don’t hesitate to try out different variations.

Just one instance, where we did not prefer a particular dishs’ taste and it promptly changed the next time it was served and even the cook came to our table and got our feedback on the same.

This was a very nice expression of customer satisfaction.

Before starting out they place the grill on the table with the charcoal placed underneath it that helps in the grilling process and also take confirmation of the choice of food ( veg or non-veg ) which in my case was pure non-veg 😀.

Within 20 mins of our confirmation, the first grill was ready.

Once the first grill was ready there was no stopping us 😋, we were only focused on the food and photos !!

After all the hunger in us got satiated, we realized the main course was still not explored.

Main Course:

Unlike the starters, the main course is not served on the table and is offered in a buffet system.

Somehow we just had saved enough appetite to try all the dishes available in the main course so as to complete off our checklist.

Once we are done with everything, how could we miss the desert !!

We gathered all our strength to try all possible types of deserts it has to offer.

Here’s a list of the dishes that we had:

  1. Starter:
  • Crispy corn
  • Grilled Prawn
  • Grilled chicken
  • Tandoori Tangdi
  • Mutton keema Bun
  • Roasted wings
  • Grilled Paneer
  • Flamed Mushroom
  • Grilled Pineapple
  • Potato Wedges
  • Gupchup and Papdi Chat
  • Hot & Sour Chicken Soup
  • Tandoori fish
  • Mutton seekh kebab
  • Table dips particularly the Mango Salsa and Mint chutney were superb
  1. Main Course:
  • Kadhai Paneer
  • Pindi Chole
  • Veg Manchurian
  • Chicken Dum Biryani
  • Dal Makhani
  • Kadhai Chicken
  • Laccha Paratha
  • Egg Curry
  • Green Salad
  1. Desert
  • Angoori Gulab Jamun
  • Kesar Phirni
  • Assorted Tart
  • Mousse
  • Cotton Candy
  • Fruits, icecream and pan kulfi

They also had a wish grill where they served Squid, Shark meat, Starfish, octopus, etc which I was least interested in. 🙄

Note: You can have mocktails that are not included in the buffet price.

  1. Taste and Price of the food

Taste of the food

Overall the taste of the food was good.

Starters and desserts were better compared to the main course in terms of taste and variety.

Pricing of the food

We can surely count this under the “value for money” category.

I had to pay around Rs. 7074/- for 9 of us. Now that’s roughly 786/- for each including GST.

Overall Rating:

  1. Ease of access – 4.6/5
  2. Ambience – 4.4/5
  3. Service – 4.6/5
  4. Taste – 4.4/5
  5. Price – The price of 786/- per head deserves to be the best value for money.

Here’s my final take on it?

10:50 in the foodmaniak’s clock of 1-12.

1 stand for “No venture zone for foodies”.

12 stands for “This is THE place for Food Maniaks”.

 

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