Just got back from a dinner at BBQ Nation and I must say that I was very impressed. I read numerous reviews before going to the restaurant and was only expecting something mediocre. I wanted to go and try it anyways to see what this table-top-grill was.
First impression, loved it! The decor is great. Love the earthy feeling of the whole place. Cool tiles ;) Open air. It was a beautiful night. Perfect weather.
The head waiter came to us and explained the whole scenario to us since we were new to the place.
Its like this - You pay Rs.450 per head no matter what. I ordered a peach ice tea which was a little too sour for my taste. SO two of us, and the iced tea brought the total bill to Rs.1080 + tip. Wait till you hear what you get for this money.
We settled down, ordered the ice tea and they brought in the table top grill shortly. It fits into the table nicely without being an obstacle. Now, that is for the starters and I haven't had anything like this before in my life. Unlimited starters. First came out the vegetarian items - mixed veggies, grilled pineapple and bbq corn. Spicy, quite ok - I was waiting for the real food. Then there was tandoori prawns (we had that the most - about 8 skewers or so), mustard fish (mm... its subjective), shish tawook chicken (very nice), another chicken dish (good too) and sheesh kebab (good). Then came our waiter with numerous other things like - Some kind of folded and baked bread, cajun spiced potatoes (best part of the whole dinner - I had four servings!!), pesto mushrooms, paneer tikka,
Let me stress this again - they are ONLY starters. Once you are done with starters, fold down the flag on your table and they will clear everything for you. Now you can move onto the buffet. The buffet included (OMG) a million items. They were all pretty good. They had some great salad options which was necessary after those heavy starters.
Then comes the dessert with a plethora of options there too. Mango cheesecake, chocolate pastry (yum yum), doodhi halwa, gulab jamun, icecream with toppings, phirnee, walnut pie and fresh cut fruits. By this time, it was physically impossible to eat anymore. If I could, I would have eaten more of those chocolate pastries.
And as an icing on the cake, we had an amazing waiter named Ishtiyakh. He was silent, and very efficient. He glided back and forth without much fuss.
We also got a great seat nicely tucked away in a corner, away from the smoke coming out of the kitchen.
And I would strongly recommend getting a reservation since that place was packed for a thursday night.
After reading about certain items being stolen from your table when you are away, I must say that I was a bit cautious. But I did leave my purse behind when I went to get food because I felt quite comfortable doing so. Needless to say, nothing went missing.
Now, will I go there again? Definitely.
Is it expensive? I say, yes.
Was it worth the price? You bet.