According to me, the chef didn’t do justice to the brand.
A complete European country dining experience, Barbeque Nation opened recently at Atria Mall, Worli. It displays it’s very own world of posh and elegance. It’s tricky to rate a restaurant in situations like this. The ambience felt warm, although somehow it felt incomplete; the food was pleasant, but it lacked taste; the service was friendly, it also was very slow. There were both positive and negative sides and most of them seemed extreme and noticeable. The idea of a live grill right on your table with unlimited stakes is inviting and appetizing. More than an ‘all-you-can-eat’ buffet, I enjoyed starters the most. The best part about dining at a restaurant like this, is that it not only introduces to you different ways to enjoy food, but also makes you experience variety of spices and flavors blended together, resulting into a very enticing experience.
Personally I didn’t enjoy myself as much as I had expected to; the entire idea of introducing the same concept, the same feel as compared to the restaurant situated at Bandra, was a letdown. It seemed to me like the restaurant at Worli and the people working for it tried hard to keep score with the brand that is Barbeque Nation. The disappointment during the buffet meal was that they weren’t savory and spicy as how I had expected it to be. I had the most scrumptious and mouth- watering dish of all time, Biryani, which I loved, but the most ridiculous part of it was that they “ran” out of pickle (achaar). How is one going to enjoy an impressionable plate of Mutton Biryani without pickle? And they told me this after my wait for around 15 minutes which probably took the essence out of my dish, it was everything but palatable.
Overall my experience at Barbeque Nation was satisfactory. The ambiance, food, service and quality was above average but I’d rather dine at Barbeque Nation at Pali Hill, Bandra.