When your pocket restricts for a fixed budget dining with friends and family without compromising on the quantity of food, here is where Barbeque Nation comes to your rescue.
I had a similar situation where I had to host a party. So I didn’t have a second thought other than Barbeque Nation.
We reserved a table for 8 of us for a timeslot of 7:30 pm. The booking was done on the same day and I got the confirmation instantly.
Somehow we got an early bird offer as well. 😉
Barbeque Nation is located at Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar near Zaika Palace Restaurant in the same lane.
- LOCATION ACCESSIBILITY
Here’s the complete address of “Barbeque Nation”.
NALCO CHOWK, 3RD FLOOR, Triplex Mall, Sachivalaya Marg, MAUZA- SAMANTAPURI GAJAPATI NAGAR, near Gagan Awas Apartment, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013
Ease of access:
It’s located right near the Kalinga Hospital Square and can be easily located for anyone who is fairly new to the place.
Before reaching any place the first thing that concerns me is if I would get a spot to park?
They have their own parking space and I was easily able to park my car at the right spot.
There’s a dedicated parking space available and you won’t be troubled about parking issues.
Sanitization is duly taken care of while you enter the hotel. Once you enter the hotel they have a sanitization bottle placed inside the door to help you along.
We sanitized our hands and made our way into the restaurant.
So, sanitization is duly taken care of and you can rest assured with this.
Since we had our pre-booking done we didn’t have to wait to get started.
- Ambience and Service
Barbeque Nations is one of the famous dining chains in India that had brought the unique concept of the live grill.
So the ambience is more or less similar in all the outlets across India.
It’s a single-floor restaurant occupying an area of 1200 sq. ft.
Its even and bright lighting makes the atmosphere lively.
The constant check by the staff for refilling the grill doesn’t allow you to get laid back and keeps you interactive throughout your dining experience.
The restaurant can have roughly full house occupancy of 40 customers at any point of time.
Before placing the grill on the table, they had confirmation from us about our food preferences.
Within 20 mins of our confirmation, the first grill was ready.
But those 20 mins felt like a lifetime when we were surrounded by food maniaks.
Once the first grill was ready there was no stopping us…EAT till you DIE!!
After all the hunger in us got satiated, we realized the main course was still to be explored.
Unlike the starters, the main course is not served on the table and is offered in a buffet system.
Somehow we managed to try all the dishes available in the main course just to check off our checklist.
After we had stuffed ourselves till our neck, the dessert was still left for the day.
We gathered all our strength to try all possible types of deserts the restaurant had to offer.
Here’s a list of the dishes that we had:
- Crispy corn
- Grilled Prawn
- Grilled chicken
- Tandoori Tangdi
- Roasted wings
- Grilled Paneer
- Flamed Mushroom
- Grilled Pineapple
- Potato Wedges
- Hot & Sour Chicken Soup
- Tandoori fish
- Mutton seekh kebab
- Main Course:
- Kadhai Paneer
- Pindi Chole
- Veg Manchurian
- Chicken Dum Biryani
- Dal Makhani
- Kadhai Chicken
- Laccha Paratha
- Egg Curry
- Green Salad and Sprouts
- Fish Adraki
- Angoori Gulab Jamun
- Kesar Phirni
- Assorted Tart
- Fruits, ice-cream and pan kulfi
Note: You can have mocktails but are not included in the buffet price.
- 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
Price cannot be said overpriced at all considering the items it has to offer. I paid around Rs. 2720/- for 4 of us. Now that’s roughly Rs. 680/- for each.
- Ease of access – 4.6/5
- Ambiance – 4.4/5
- Service – 4.6/5
- Taste – 4.4/5
- Price – The price of Rs. 680/- per head deserves to be the best value for money (early bird offer) considering we were able to digest all the above dishes that we had and not vomit.
Here’s my final take on it?
11:00 in the Foodmaniak’s clock of 1-12.
1 stands for “No venture zone for foodies”.
12 stands for “This is THE place for Food Maniaks”.