I had gone to paprika on a tuesday for a team dinner. As it was chirstmas week the decorations were complete and the place looked pretty. I had been here when they had recently opened marriot in chennai and i loved the buffet and it was well priced at 500. The buffet on weekday was 795 + taxes and this time i expected more.
Now onto the food part. Soups were served at the table and it was the 1st disappointment of the buffet. It was some chicken soup which did not have a single piece of chicken it in and i had to ask the waiter if he served us the correct soup and his answer was "YES". I left the soup disappointed and moved on to the buffet spread.
The salad spread was good both in veg and non-veg. Their chicken salad and veg pasta salad were amazing. Marriot score on salad.
On to the main course of non veg, they had grilled chicken, Methi chicken gravy, Mutton gravy, Fish gravy and Beef cornwall. Grilled chicken was was really bland and had no taste in it and the non veg gravies were watery and really did not have a mouth watering taste, it was just alright. I really didnt feel the food was 5 star standard.
Paprika freshly prepares pizzas and pasta off the counter and serves it at the table but they had only veggie options in both. I didnt understand why wouldn't you have a non veg pasta when you call it pasta tuesday's. I had the veg pizza and skipped the pasta, the pizza was thin crust and was really tasty and not very cheesy .
Now on the desserts part, Desserts ranged from 4 flavors of ice creams and lots of cakes, souffles, fruits and indian sweets. Desserts were really tasty and it was the best part of the buffet after disappointing main course. I would recommend their desserts anytime.
Over all their buffet was ordinary for non veggies. My friends were satisfied with their veggie options.I haven't tried their brunch would give it a shot as i am a fan of marriot service and food but this time they disappointed me. Good thing they gave us a 10% discount as we were a group of 10 people.