What to order in a restaurant? How to order a variety of courses on a budget? Whenever we dine out, everything looks tempting. We wish to have continental dishes, street food, and mouth-watering desserts at the same time. Practically, no outlet can serve you with a lesser quantity if you wish to order a variety.
A buffet is an answer if you are foody and want to try everything offered at the place. Buffets are vast in number in India, and some of them might be too expensive, but some might be cheaper than you think. Choosing a good buffet is important, keeping in mind food, hygiene, hospitality, and availability if you don’t want to waste your money and spoil your day with an unsatisfied meal. We bring to you 20 buffets that you can try and are accessible wherever you are.
1.JW Marriott, Sahar, Mumbai
JW has one of the best and organized buffets in Mumbai. It could be the best place for a continental breakfast; here you are also provided with fresh fruits, juices, a healthier option like oats and muesli, and South Indian breakfast, which is endearing to all. For a better experience, go for the Sunday brunch. It starts with a section of exotic salads, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, a counter for Mumbai chaat serving universally flattering ‘samosa’, ‘pani-puri’, and ‘bhelpuri’. Starters usually include grills like paneer tikka, tandoori aloo, and chicken tikka. The main course has fulfilling Indian dishes starting from various Dals, Koftas, and Indian bread. Other than Indian cuisine, there are pasta varieties, sushi, and Mexican tacos. Their hospitality and hygiene are on another level, and the buffet is economical.
Live grill, casual dine-in, and the vibe cannot be matched with anywhere else. Within 1000 INR, you get to taste unlimited delicious food, drinks, and the live grill. They too have desserts like ice-creams, gulab jamun, and kulfis, pastries, and brownies. Barbeque Nation outlets are all over India, be it Delhi, Agra, Kolkata, and Mumbai, and all of them provide Chinese cuisine, Indian curries and, the bread of your choice. Another interesting part is the Barbeque nation Buffet Box. It has two-three starters, the main course, and three desserts. The meal box is economical and fulfilling for two.
3.Pure Veg Buffet at Iskcon Temple, Bengaluru
The Higher Taste is a vegetarian restaurant serving Satvic food on banana leaves. Their buffet usually includes soup, 3-4 salads, chaat counter main course, and 10-12 desserts. They serve several delicacies, and some are unique, like the mango rasgulla chaat, Shavige bath and, Nachos Indiana. The best part is that they serve international courses too. The price per head is quite low (400-600INR).
4.ITC Royal Bengal, Kolkata
ITC Kolkata has an unmatched variety of food, and their buffet feels like a royal feast. The dinner buffet begins with a welcome drink, mainly a mojito. You may find an Asian counter, a counter exclusively for bread, another for salads, and kebabs. They offer Bengali dishes and curries in the main course. Taking a look at the dessert section will leave you craving. Apart from Bengali Sweets, they have cakes, waffles and, ice creams.
5.Punjab Grill, New Delhi
Punjab Grill is the place if you love North Indian food and especially Punjabi flavors. Their buffet menu is designed likewise that you would wish to try everything at the counters. Punjab Grill serves you more refreshing drinks than any other buffets in Delhi. Their innovative recipes will always have a touch of Punjab in them. Punjab Grill dal tadka, chicken gravy, and paneer tikka are the most satisfying foodstuff you must try.
6.Band Baaja Baarat, Delhi
Band Baaja Baarat in Rajouri Garden has an Indian wedding-like ambiance. The food in the buffet is just like a typical North Indian wedding. They usually serve you ‘Dal Makhni’, ‘Chhole Bhature’, chicken, paneer tikka, butter naan, and rotis. The Centre of attraction is the DIY chaat corner where you can find mouth-watering panipuri and all the stuff for your bhelpuri, aloo Tikki, and ‘Dahi Bhalla’. Desserts like ‘Shahi Tukda’, ‘Rasmalai’ and gulab jamun complete your satisfying meal.
The best part of B4, Lucknow is that they have an amazing buffet at just 800 INR for two. Their menu includes a welcome drink, soups, veg and non-veg starters (mainly paneer tikka, chicken wings, soya chaap, kebabs, and corn), the main course includes noodles, Manchurian, dal, biryani, and chicken gravy. Desserts may include gulab jamun and fruit custard.
8.Mini Punjab Lake Side, Mumbai
The buffet is quite expensive, but there is no compromise with food quality. Mini Punjab serves a variety of starters, soups, and Mumbai street food in their buffet. As the name suggests, you will find authentic flavors of Punjab in the main course. This restaurant is popular for the giant Dara Singh Thali. They have equally delicious variations in both veg and non-veg. The hygiene and ambiance are worth praising; the food becomes more enjoyable.
The Great Indian Buffet, Jaipur9.
This place is known for its relaxed and rooftop ambiance. The food in their buffet is vegetarian. They serve multi-cuisines like Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and Indian. The most loved of its menu are paneer lababdar, malai kofta, chana masala, and gulab jamun. The uniqueness of this buffet is that it has a Jain section of food. Starters include papdi chaat, kebabs, and grills. You can have a DIY salad and a variety of Indian sweets in the dessert.
Tamra restaurant in Delhi is famous for its breakfast and dinner buffets. The breakfast buffet is the usual one which serves Dosa, idli, or vada with Sambar, Dhokla, and other Gujarati savories. In the lunch buffet, they serve continental and multi-cuisine food. The menu highlights are crab sushi, lamb chops, and Mediterranean food.
11.Royal Indiana, Chennai
Royal Indiana is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant serving Indian and Asian food. They welcome you with drinks like ananas ka Panna or whatever goes with the season. As usual, the buffet has soups and salads. You have vegan food choices too. International desserts, cakes, and traditional South Indian desserts would steal your heart.
12.ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru
The breakfast buffet of ITC Gardenia will leave you satisfied. It starts with the famous South Indian filter coffee. Then they have a toast section which consists of bread, idlis, and vada and, interestingly, a whole section of chutneys and seasonings including tomato garlic chutney, coconut chutney, gunpowder, and a lot more. Other than this, they serve Pongal, parantha, chhole bhature, and dosa with different varieties. Fresh fruits, drinks like Kombucha and lassi, flavored yogurts are healthy and delicious options to start your day.
13.Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
high Tea Buffet at Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace with a seaside view is something worth experiencing. The first thing you’ll get tempted to try is the desserts. They have almost 25 varieties in their tea-time buffet, including cakes, muffins, cookies, doughnuts, and chocolates. Another enjoyable item is the Mumbai chaat. The buffet also has tea-time snacks from different cuisines.
14.Taj Santacruz, Mumbai
Taj Santacruz is best known for its breakfast and dinner buffets. As usual, there is a chaat counter, a DIY salad counter tabled with exotic fruits and vegetables. The main course has more options for non-vegetarians, but it’s not disappointing for vegetarians. They have an uncountable number of cakes, sweets, and ice-creams in the dessert section.
15.The Barbeque Company, Gurugram
This buffet serves you an unlimited five-course meal that you would love. The buffet has live grills at each seating table. Staters include paneer tikka, mushrooms, chicken tikka, and pineapple grilled and served piping hot. The buffet also has a live counter for dosa and uttapam. The interesting thing is that they have 10+ varieties of salads, and you can have your customized raita. Deserts served by Barbeque Company are tabled accordingly that they look tempting, and have almost everything like halwa, gulab jamun, pastries, and brownies.
16.The Palate, Varanasi
This restaurant in Varanasi has 4+ ratings. The food is vegetarian friendly, has vegan options and gluten-free options. A well-organized buffet with beautifully tabled food is all that you need. The Palate is a must-visit in Varanasi. The buffet has everything from starters to desserts, international cuisines, and Indian food, both are served and equally praised. Desserts are beautifully tabled and include Indian sweets and cakes.
17.6 Ballygunge Place, Guwahati
It is a comfortable and customer-friendly buffet you can find in the northeast. They serve you perfectly cooked and hygienic Bengali dishes, curries, and other north Indian dishes. They also have a good seafood variety. They are famous for their Tawa fish, and baked Mihinda with rabri. This lavish buffet has Indian sweets, and other international desserts too which are quite satisfying.
18.Indian Coffee House, Gwalior
If you are fond of South Indian food, you are offered it at an affordable rate in a buffet at Indian Coffee House. They have a limited section of Buffet, but there is no compromise with the taste. They, too, have vegan options. You are provided with Indian snacks in starters which is everyone’s choice. The must-try in their buffet are pakoras, masala dosas, and coffee.
19.Sigree Global Grill, Pune
One may find Sigree Global Grill expensive, but it’s justified with the variety they present before you and the delicious savories you will taste. Some of the recipes are unique and will make you visit the place again. Ghost Rogan Josh, olive and chili naan, green apple jalebi with rabri, and their special matka kulfi. In the buffet, there is a whole array of bread from Tawa roti, butter naan, and kulcha. Apart from Maharashtrian delicacies, other cuisines are also served.
20.Kylin Premier, New Delhi
Kylin Premier in Delhi has a beautiful ambiance. It is an Asian restaurant with a rich buffet. They serve you noodles, mocktails, and dim sums. Their specials include dragon rolls, Jumbo Prawns, and live Teppanyaki. The dessert section looks so attractive and has all kinds of multi-cuisine desserts.