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Buddhist Cuisine: Features and Facts

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An authentic Buddhist spread
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Standing very parallel to Hindu beliefs and customs, Buddhism is an absolutely independent religion that has its own set of rituals and regulations followed by 300 million people of this world. While standing out from the rest, the Buddhists even sketched their style of diet, popularly known as Buddhist cuisine.

BYT lists 8 highlights of the Buddhist cuisine that you may try with a fellow Buddhist and have idea about a completely new kind of culinary spread:

Meat – Yes or No?

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Consumption of meat in Buddhism
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Buddhists are predominantly meat lovers except the priests, monks, nuns or those abiding the Bodhisattva path. So, when in Buddhism, it depends on your wish whether you will be a meat eater or not. However, Buddha himself is believed to have died for over consumption of tainted pork.

Vegetarian Buddhists use gluten, tofu, agar and other plant products instead of meat in their meals.

Redefining the Food Habits

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A Buddhist meal
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Buddhists do not prefer much of poultry products. Those who are strictly vegetarians prefer lentils, beans, soups, salads, and vegetable dishes in menu. In case of meat, a broth or stew based preparation is preferred. A sect of Buddhists is known for abstaining from meat and yet keeping fish as a major constituent of their meals.

Limitation in Snacks

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Fruit bowl, the preferable snack
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Buddhists are not very fond of snacks. Between meals, they drink a lot of tea or opt for fresh bowls of fruits as snacks. This is mainly to aim for a healthy living and abstaining from junk food.

Dessert is Special

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Dessert among Buddhists
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For Buddhists, dessert is indeed a special affair that can be consumed only during happy occasions and feasts. Rice pudding and oatsbar are common Buddhist desserts that are seen on table only during festivals. This is mainly to balance the carbohydrate consumption of the body.

Post Meditation Dining

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Meditation is important
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Buddhists emphasize on meditation to a great extent. This is mainly to keep the body and lifestyle at calm and composed state. Thus they prefer taking each meal after a short span of meditation so that the calm body helps for faster metabolism and digestion.

Breakfast Menu

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Porridge, the healthy breakfast
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In case of breakfast, the Buddhists do not have much variety and prefer hot bowls of porridge usually topped with cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, raisins, muesli. Though this may sound a subtle start for a day, but it’s definitely healthy!

Sunday Brunch In Bangalore

All citizens of Bangalore eagerly wait for weekends. Weekends are special. Weekends are short.

After the hectic weeks, the Bangaloreans keep the weekends solely for fun and frolic.

The first way in which they greet a weekend is by eating out.

While Saturday eat outs might end in a friend’s party or office hangout; Sundays are indeed special with families or near friends.

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Sunday Is For Fun
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So when it comes to decide over food for Sunday, the people of Bangalore make extensive web search or try to find out where they can avail the best of experience.

To cater the need, restaurant owners and culinary experts did not think twice in introducing the concept of brunch menus.

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Sunday Brunch Spreads
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Brunch implies when the late wakings on the Sunday mornings make Bangaloreans reach the restaurants to start their first meal with heavy lunches.

The best of five brunch restaurant options in Bangalore as per BYT experts are:

The Bungalow Bar and Kitchen
Pocket Pinch: Rs.599 each

This Whitefield restaurant has in menu Chinese, Thai, Continental, Italian and North Indian delicacies. Keeping little proportions from all these category of food, they have composed their Sunday buffet. In fact, the restaurant earned their fame after introducing these package palates. The Sunday brunch is mainly composed of eight starters and main course preparations. Soups, salads, desserts and mock tails accompany these basics. If in the crew, you have a kid less than 6year old, then his Sunday lunch is a treat from the restaurant.

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The Bungalow Bar And Kitchen
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Citrus, The Leela Palace
Pocket Pinch: Rs.1599+taxes each

Because it was the man’s birthday in the week, because the lady got a promotion, because both of them had a new member to join soon – irrespective of the reason, getting into Leela, any person knows the bundle of joy that awaits. So in case of their Sunday brunch the Leela touch follows. Its really for you to decide the name for their buffet menu. It seems the global cuisine has been compressed and set in the 9acre hotel. The male vocalists and the female singers add to this harmony of food.

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Brunch at Citrus, The Leela Palace
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24/7 Lalit Ashok
Pocket Pinch: Rs.1500+taxes each

This Seshadripuram located 5-star hotel of Bangalore places one of the longest menu when it comes to the Sunday brunch. To give a hint, they have more than 30 sorts of cakes and pastries in the menu. Don’t worry, ice creams and waffles, jamuns and halwas are also in the dessert list. Here, the food becomes more than an experience due to the extras that the Lalit restaurant offers. The over sight pool view rises the charm of the food. The live counters where the culinary experts cook food as per your wishes are worth a watch. Do you need more reasons to try this exclusive Sunday brunch experience?

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Interiors of 24/7 Lalit Ashok
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Bierre Republic
Pocket Pinch: Rs.1299 for two

This posh restaurant at Pavilion Mall has attracted many for its elegant décor and designs. Now added to the list, is its, Sunday spread. While the food you eat is your call, our expeerts recommend few not to miss from the list – Chicken pizza, chicken wings, Chicken nachos and shrimps. Here, buffets are regular affair and you might have experienced it. But believe me, the Sunday spread is worth a shot and is much different.

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Bierre Republic, M.G.Road
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Over The Terrace Lounge
Pocket Pinch: Rs.555 for each

Now, its definitely not that all Sunday brunches are decided upon food only. Many food lovers decide the venue keeping an eye on the venue. So if you want to relish your Sunday lunch plate under the heat of the sun after the chilli Bangalore night then this is the place. As the name calls, its under the sky arrangement adds to the taste of the food. During rains, think twice before you hit here.

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Interiors Of Over The Terrace Lounge
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To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below:
http://www.bytplus.com/bangalore/sunday-brunch-in-bangalore

Citrus at The Leela Palace Bangalore offers buffet

One of the most excellent restaurants in Bangalore, Citrus at The Leela Palace Bangalore offers buffet in its finest avatar. Standing out among most of the five-star restaurants in Bangalore, Citrus not just offers pleasure to your taste buds but your other senses as well. Besides offering a delicious selection of dishes to enjoy, the atmosphere of Citrus attracts you too. Let us take a closer look at Citrus, the multi-cuisine brassiere of The Leela Palace Bangalore.

Citrus at The Leela Palace Bangalore offers buffet

Citrus at The Leela Palace Bangalore

Citrus has a lovely interior with an airy and spacious outdoor seating arrangement. Allowing bright natural light to stream in through the glass windows, who wouldn’t want to dine in such a fine setting! The fresh whiff of cooked food coming from the live kitchen appeals your taste buds even more. Besides the fresh design of the interiors, what attracts you more is the buffet section.

Citrus at The Leela Palace Bangalore offers buffet

Salad Bar
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Citrus at The Leela Palace Bangalore offers buffet

Wood fire oven pizza
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It is difficult to resist your hunger when you take a look at the freshly prepared food and the salad bar with colourful fruit, vegetable and non-veg. salads. Just the mere look of these attractive dishes in the buffet section doubles your hunger. The freshest salads, perfect pastas, risottos and freshly-made pizzas in Citrus’s own wood-fired oven are some awesome varieties you get to choose from at the all day buffet sections. Besides International and Continental delicacies, you also get to relish Indian dishes like biryani or mutton rogan josh.

Enjoy a wide range of delicacies at the buffet of Citrus at The Leela Palace Bangalore. Lunch or dinner, enjoy buffet at any time and relish your taste buds. Bookyourtable  soon or call 076767 76767 for reservations.

 

Cilantro – Trident, Gurgaon

I am one of you… I have a great deal of guilt after I devour a magnificent Tiramisu or a delectable Bolognese Pizza with some chilled beer while cheering a game on the big screen in front of me! During moments of better self-control, I’m conscious of what I eat , which is code for “can’t eat in a restaurant”!

My best friend on the other hand works out religiously, yet is never able to fully enjoy a tasty, wholesome meal in a restaurant only because she knows the meal will be filled with unhealthy calories. She instead chooses to stick to salads and juices and soups! The two of us are quite contrasting in our eating habits but the point where we both agree is our dedication to being calorie-conscious! When does this stop?

Now!

Cilantro, in Trident, Gurgaon has come up with a special event for people like us! It is totally (Pardon the pun) Calorific

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Carrots, Orange & Ginger Soup
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I’ll tell you what Cilantro is up to, this time! Imagine enjoying a full four course meal with appetizers, soups, main courses and desserts while you know exactly how healthy it is and how many calories are you eating in total!

This special meal has been designed by the highly trained Chefs at Cilantro – Trident, Gurgaon in a scientific method that is delicious, high on proteins, nutritious and best of all filling!

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Raw Papaya with Chicken Salad
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This is such a relief! My recent dinner meant that I didn’t feel the guilt later and my friend did not have to run on the treadmill the next day!

Just imagine the enticing tastes of

Slow roasted beets, wild rocket, Florida orange and pine nuts

Steamed okra with edamame beans and ponzu

Thai raw papaya salad with chicken

Carrot, orange, light yogurt and ginger soup

Chicken and lemon grass broth

Bok choy normai farang fai daeng

Organic garden spinach braised with cumin and tomatoes served with whole wheat bran roti

Grilled salmon with steamed vegetables and orange

Sous vide chicken with rosemary, vegetable pearl barley stew and asparagus

Mango baked yogurt among more such wonderful choices…

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Grilled salmon with steamed vegetables and orange
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After we finished this wonderful meal, the Chef provided us with a school like “report card” of our calorie consumption. And guess what! We passed with flying colours. A four course meal within acceptable calories!

How great is that!

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Mango baked Yogurt
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What are you waiting? Call 076767 76767 and bookyourtable asap! I just returned from a great dinner! And, my fellow bloggers do let me know about your experience. I have a complementary dinner voucher from a fine dining restaurant to give away… The best opinion of this healthy dining experience at Cilantro – Trident, Gurgaon, will be the lucky winner of an amazing dinner! Remember, you heard it first on BYT blog by Amrita Kar Roy!

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Dressing your best, putting your best foot forward and going out for shopping is one of the best things that you could do on a lazy Sunday afternoon. And after that, how about a Sunday Brunch? Sounds cool, doesn’t it? But the question lies in the fact that which one restaurant you choose to hang out with friends and food? So, allow bookyourtable to take the opportunity of introducing you to the Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore!

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus is all bright and cheerful with the bright sun visiting the restaurant and the citrus colours that makes presence all around. Citrus at Leela Palace, Bangalore is one of the bets fine dine restaurants that allows you to get together with your friends and family as one and celebrate Sunday as a day of feasting and togetherness. What’s the fun part? The restaurant serves you cuisines from around the globe. Their live cooking stations can’t be missed at all! The chefs with a welcoming smile prepare delicious dishes for you.

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Cheese platter
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Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Spaghetti dish
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So what all can you savour at the buffet station? The cheese selection in the buffet section is probably the best one in the city. You know what? Just forget the calorie count this Sunday and dig into their variety of International cheese. A number of International delicacies like pizzas, pastas, smoked salmon, salads, a platter of cold cut meat and chicken pate are some of the best prepared dishes from the menu. However, if you love desi khana, well, they have biryani, kebabs, Indian breads and a range of delicious Indian curries made to suit your taste buds.

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Mojito
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You sure would want to sip on some beverages as well. Try from their range of sparkling wines or a cocktails and mocktails. Mojito is just one of those perfect drinks that would refresh your senses on a summer afternoon.

See you soon at the Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore! To get reservations done, visit bookyourtable or call 076767 76767. Happy Brunching!

 

 

Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore

How are you spending this Sunday of yours? No plans yet? Well then, we think we have something chalked out for you! And you’ll surely love this one! We decided to take you to the much raved about Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore. So you have never visited the Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore? Guys, you are missing something really big! Let’s walk you through the Sunday Brunch and then you can decide for yourself if you would like to be there or not.

Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The brightness and cheerfulness of a Sunday afternoon is reflected in every corner of Citrus at the Leela Palace, Bangalore. The bright yellow looks like sunshine while the citrus hues represent the zing and zest in the ambience of Citrus. This all-day restaurant also has an outdoor seating arrangement with nature surrounding you. This alfresco seating makes it all the more exciting for celebrating a Sunday Brunch.

Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Mezze Platter
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Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Margherita Pizza
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Now let us take a look at the food. Citrus has a lot of cooking stations starting from a wood fire Pizza oven to Rotisserie grills and Bread oven stations. The choice is plenty between Continental and Indian delicacies. First of all let us start with the classic Margherita Pizza that Citrus presents so authentically. With generous amounts of mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, parsley and basil leaves, the Margherita Pizza is indeed one such pizza you can never get enough of. The other specialities in the brunch menu include the variety of healthy and colourful salads along with Mezze platter.

Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Mutton Biryani
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Now let us turn to the lip-smacking good Indian dishes at the Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore. Their Mutton Biryani is just awesome; you won’t be able to control yourself to a single serving. The other dishes are tandoori fish and kebabs.

Tempted enough? Now bookyourtable soon and attend the Sunday Brunch – Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore. You may also call 076767 76767.

 

Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore is one of the finest multi-cuisine fine-dine restaurants in Bangalore. The name has become so popular among Bangalorean foodies that there is hardly anyone who doesn’t know its address. However, for those who are not aware, the address of Citrus reads as follows: The Leela Palace, 23, Old Airport Road, Bangalore. Today bookyourtable has got you information about the Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore happening on 2nd April, 2014. The event sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s take you inside this food haven.

Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Leela Place, Bangalore has a number fine-dine restaurants it can boast of, Citrus being one. Located at the lobby level of the hotel, the colours chosen for this restaurant are sunny yellow and dark wood. The wonderful crystal chandeliers on top of your table will brighten up your space. The live kitchen, wood-fire pizza oven, Rotisserie grills and Bread oven stations are the added attraction of Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore. Besides the all-day buffet, the restaurant holds a Seafood Dinner Buffet every Wednesdays, the recent one coming up on 2nd April, 2014.

Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

A delicious lobster dish
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Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Oyster dish
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A dash of Oysters, a hint of a Squid, a bit of Prawns & Shrimps, a slice of Salmon, a chunk of Crab and a Lobster to top it all, sounds enticing and delightful for all the seafood lovers. Accompanied to these, Citrus lays down a medley of Live Salad & Sushi Bar coupled with breads, international cheese and cold cuts. Revel in the selection of soups, imported meats at the Live Grill Station, and a wide variety of main course on the buffet. Indulge in an endless array of delectable dessert spread to satiate your sweet cravings.

Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Seafood salad
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Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Red wine with cheese and cold cuts
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To sip on, you may choose from wines (white, red or sparkling), a variety of cocktails, some fresh mocktails and beer.

See you at the Seafood Soiree at Citrus  – The Leela Palace, Bangalore on 2nd April, 2014. Break the lobster shell and munch on some healthy and delicious salads. Bookyourtable soon! You may also call 076767 76767.

 

 

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

For a fine-dining experience, Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore is just the perfect destination. Offering an extensive a-la-carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore is one of the most visited fine-dine restaurants in Bangalore.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore … the outdoor seating!

One of the best all-day dining restaurants of the city, Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore is bright and zesty in feel. Not only does it offer the best menu but also hold popular buffets and brunches. The new introduced Namma Bengaluru Brunch of Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore has been quite a rave. The restaurant has a beautiful and vibrant ambience with both indoor and outdoor seating. Facing the pool and the landscaped gardens of the hotel, Citrus is a perfect destination to have meals at any time of the day.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Live kitchen at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Let us take a look at what the menu has on offer for us. From Indian, European/Continental, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Italian to Mexican/Tex-Mex or Arabian/Lebanese, Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore has a little something on offer for every palate. The open kitchen where you can watch the chefs in action adds to the effect.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Smoked Scottish Salmon
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Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Aglio Olio
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Pizzas, salads, Pasta, Mezze platter, Indian curries; the menu has a great variety to offer. If you love videsi food, go for the pizzas and salads. Classic margharita pizza, Lombardy pizza, or double ham pizza are the best picks from the pizza variety. Health foods include a variety of salads, crab cakes, Mezze platter and smoked Scottish salmon. Pasta-lovers might pick the Aglio Olio, Ragu ala Bolognese or Black pepper gnocchi with pancetta.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Paneer Hariyali
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Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Gosht Taar Korma
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Love spicy and wholesome desi flavours? Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore also serves some true North Indian flavours through dishes like Paneer Hariyali, Subz Mewa seekh, Gosht taar korma, Sarsonwali macchli tikka or Jheenga do pyaza.

A business lunch or a romantic dinner, the settings and the menu fits all occasions. Hurry and bookyourtable soon at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore or call 076767 76767!

Shiro – UB City, Bangalore

Shiro

Shiro

Intense inspiration from Oriental culture and heritage is the lifeline of Shiro, a posh, fine dining restaurant in UB City, Bangalore. The huge Buddha face with a tranquil gaze, the perfect larger than life Tari Jaipong dancers of Heaven calmly pouring water, the many smaller sculptures of Buddha and water droplet shaped items suspended from the ceiling that add the effect of rain… It is a truly amazing setting indoors while the outdoor setting offers to view the Green City’s spaces, the wonderful breeze and a completely delighting experience.

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Japanese Food
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The menu at Shiro keeps changing every week but it always comes out even better than before! Sunday Brunch is one of the main attractions for the ardent Japanese and Asian cuisine lovers. There are Japanese, Korean and Thai cuisines to be served in a great buffet spread of sushi, maki rolls, dimsums, soups and desserts. A live counter will make the chosen sushi right in front of you! The mains are not showcased in buffet bowls but brought to the table, fresh and warm. They have 3 vegetarian and 3 non-vegetarian options and have sub-categories with a minimum of four choices in each and include Chicken, Prawns, Beef, Fish and vegetables. The shrimp dimsums and mushroom dimsums are among the hot picks here. Certain types of seafood cakes (made of shrimps or fish), seafood or chicken in Chinese sauces are also there among the options for appetizers. Tiramisu and Hot Choco-lava Cake with Vanilla Ice-cream are the primes of the dessert table! Shots of vodka with fruits like kiwi, lemon or orange, some Indian sparkling wine (Sula Seco), Martinis, Daiquiri, Mimosa (mostly IMFL choices) are complimentary to the buffet.

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A Mimosa Cocktail
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The bartender, Joseph, is really deft at mixing the right ingredients and the right portions with the right drinks to give you a mind-blowing concoction in the glass. The service is excellent. The Shiro staff is very well-trained. Hygiene is highly maintained. The DJ is good and spreads contemporary beats in the air while you eat.

Shiro

Shiro

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Choco-Lava cake with ice-cream
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The Sunday Brunch is rather sensational and reservation is a must. Call 076767 76767 and book your table beforehand. The extended time from 1230-430p.m. is quite good and you can eat at a lazy pace, enjoying the flavourful food by the morsels along with the charm of Bangalore’s weather!!

Breakfast Buffet at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore is an all-day dining destination located at the lobby level of the hotel. A welcoming vibe lurks in the ambience that attracts a lot of guests all through the day. Be it for the wholesome breakfast, a quiet lunch, some light evening snacks or a romantic dinner; Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore is always buzzing with its patrons.

Breakfast Buffet at Citrus - The Leela Palace, Bangalore

A look into Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The interior of Citrus  at The Leela Palace, Bangalore is painted in bright sunshine shades keeping up with the name of the restaurant. The restaurant also has an outdoor seating that remains crowded during dinners and Sunday afternoons for the Sunday Brunch. The ambience has that little zing and zest that is omnipresent in citrus fruits. Let us now take a look at the Breakfast Buffet at Citrus  - The Leela Palace, Bangalore.

Breakfast Buffet at Citrus - The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Breakfast Buffet at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus  at The Leela Palace, Bangalore boasts of a breakfast buffet, a Seafood buffet (Wednesdays), a Namma Bengaluru Brunch (Saturdays) and a lazy Sunday Brunch. With a Continental, Italian, Indian, Asian, Lebanese and Mexican menu, Citrus offers you the best of the dishes available in these cuisines.

Breakfast Buffet at Citrus - The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Cobb Salad
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Breakfast Buffet at Citrus - The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Fresh Juice
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The breakfast menu includes some healthy options like Classic Caesar salad, Greek Salad, Citrus Spa Salad, Cobb Salad, honey chestnut and cold cuts. The speciality at the breakfast buffet is the Juice bar serving you fresh fruit and vegetable juices of the season.

Breakfast Buffet at Citrus - The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Cheese platter

Breakfast Buffet at Citrus - The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Bread basket

The buffet section also has beautifully crafted bread baskets and cheese platters. Each of the cheese types are marked with little flags. You might also choose your favourite veg. and non-veg. pizzas from the live pizza stations. Classic Margarita pizza, Citrus Deep Blue pizza, Double ham pizza, Chicken tikka pizza are some options.

Passionate chefs and interactive cooking at the live kitchen counters make the dining experience at the buffet more memorable. Take some time out of your busy schedule and visit the breakfast buffet (Timing: 6.30 am to 10.30 am) at Citrus with your family and friends. For easy reservations, visit bookyourtable or call 0 76767 76767.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai is located at the lobby level of the hotel. It is the all-day dining restaurant of Four Seasons and has a lavish setting. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with natural light streaming in make Café Prato and Bar a perfect place for business meeting, a quiet family lunch or an intimate romantic dinner.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Indian, Italian and Mediterranean, Café Prato and Bar presents you the best offerings of these most-sought after cuisines of the world. Being an all-day dining restaurant, breakfast is served daily at Café Prato and Bar that features continental, International and regional specialities, even idlis and Japanese breakfast.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Poached egg with toast
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However the popular ones include egg (in any form) and toast, birchermuesli, savory waffles and crab and tomato omelettes, poori bhaji, pancakes with maple syrup and fruits (chosen by the health freaks). You must try the blonde beer dosa with coconut chutney. It is such an unsual dish.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Blonde beer dosa with coconut chutney

The a la carte menu at Café Prato and Bar includes thoughtfully crafted dishes including pizzas and pastas, contemporary main dishes, kathi rolls, home-style curries and kebabs. Authentic Italian-style risotto and cappuccino are lunch favourites.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Mutton rogan josh
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Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Roasted seabass
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Dinner at Café Prato and Bar turns into a more romantic and intimate affair as the chandeliers and candle light up to lend a warm ambience to the restaurant. The dinner speciality includes menus from  Chef Clinton Cooper like Beet, Sweet Tomato or Caesar Salads; Lobster Veloute; Grilled Yellow-fin Tuna; roasted Seabass; Roasted Lamb Rack (all new on the menu) in addition to the regular pizzas, pastas and Indian curries like Lamb rogan josh and saffron rice.

Café Prato and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Warm chocolate brownie

Dare not miss out on the desserts! It is a crazy blend of favourites like cheesecakes, Apple Pie, fruit platters and Warm chocolate brownie, classic tiramisu, roasted almond ice-cream, mixed berry compote and homemade ice-creams.

However it is the Sunday Brunch at Café Prato and Bar that is the talk of the town. This lavish multi-cuisine buffet is accompanied by drinks of your choice. Go ahead and choose from wines, French champagne, vodka and vodka-based cocktails. It is a sumptuous party with a separate kids’-friendly zone. An impeccable service ensures you have a great time at Café Prato and Bar.

Head to Café Prato and Bar right away! Make your reservations beforehand. Visit bookyourtable or call 076767 76767.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Leela Palace, Bangalore is just a synonym for luxury and elegance redefined.  Spread over a good 9 acres of land, this epitome of sophistication mirrors the lushness of the green city.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The beautiful porch at The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Typical of Leela Hotels, the restaurants are a feast to the eyes with all the beauty and magnificence. One of the fine-dine restaurants of The Leela Palace, Bangalore, citrus is our focus today. And moreover, the restaurant has planned so much for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. You guys have planned yet? No? Let us make some special plans for you with Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Outdoor seating at Citrus … so romantic and beautiful setting!

Citrus  is this huge all-day dining restaurant at The Leela Palace, Bangalore that lives up to its name in every aspect. Every corner of Citrus seems to be smiling with its bright yellow shades and the sunlight streaming in. The outdoor patio seating of Citrus turns into a lovers’ paradise where you see couples seated in candle-lit tables and getting lost in each other. And this is just the place you should be on the evening Valentine’s Day. The chimes of the waterfall with romantic tunes playing, the lush greenery and the flickering candle light to lit up your face and bring a twinkle to your eyes is what Citrus plans this Valentine’s Day.

Citrus’ V-Day venture Tangy Flavours of Love gives you the opportunity to dine with your beloved in the romantic atmosphere with an array of cuisines that adorn the spread. Indian, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Continental, Italian, Mexican and Lebanese … you have everything here to suit your palate.  This special Valentine’s Day dinner is topped by premium drinks served. What can be more romantic than a glass of wine or champagne that will accompany you through the evening! Take small sips as you look into your beloved’s eye and pronounce the words “I Love You” in a unique way this Valentine’s day.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Nothing can be more romantic than a glass of champagne and your beloved before you

Those in love can celebrate Valentine’s Day every day of the year, every hour of the day, every minute of the hours and every second; we know that! But 14th February is special as it has been pronounced worldwide as Valentine’s Day, so your beloved will expect a little something that will make them a little more special on this particular day. Citrus has it all set just for you; from music to food to wine to a romantic ambience. You just have to dial 076767 76767 or visit bookyourtable for reservations. Make your special one feel significant he/she is to you. Just a few expressions are needed, don’t shy! Surprise your beloved.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Leela Palace at Bangalore houses a galore of speciality restaurants that offers world class dining. This is just one feature of the hotel; the rest includes palatial decor with ornate gardens and cascading waterfalls. The Leela palace is a feeling of grandeur and opulence that is a sharp cut from the busy streets Bangalore. For those who have visited The Leela Palace, it has surely been a memorable journey, but those who haven’t experienced The Leela Palace yet, we’ll talk you on a stroll down the iconic lanes of this lavish hotel. Let’s first start with Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus at The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus is true to its name. The ambience is bright and peppy with citrus and sunshine hues. The restaurant located at the lobby level of the hotel is an all-day dining restaurant. Live grills, wood-fire pizza oven and bread oven stations make Citrus  stand out from its contemporaries.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Sunday Brunch spread at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore
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Citrus showcases the finest cuisines of the world namely Asian, Indian, Italian, Thai, Malaysian, Continental, Mexican, Lebanese and more. Citrus also takes care of those who are health conscious. They have a special Citrus spa salad with organic lettuce, roasted squash, pumpkin seeds, honey chestnut, preserved lemon oil, lightly smoked grilled salmon fillet, green pea puree and basil. Every ingredient used in this special salad is fresh and healthy in some way or the other. The other speciality dishes of Citrus include Lump Crab Cake, Black Angus Steak, Karuvepillai Yera and Sarsonwalli Machhli Tikka.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Chocolate tart with hazelnuts

Sunday Brunch is very special at Citrus . It is revelry with a number of food displayed, live cooking stations where chefs are ready to cook anything you wish to have and a spread of sinful desserts. Citrus Grand Marnier Parfait served with orange marmalade and raspberry sorbet and the Guayaqul Chocolate Ganache Tart served with hazelnut biscuit and hazelnut ice cream are difficult to resist. Sparkling wine accompanies your Sunday Brunch.

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Sparkling wine accompanies Sunday Brunch at Citrus

Get your table reservations done at the earliest. Visit bookyourtable.

The Creative Kitchen – Radisson Blu, Delhi-NCR

The Creative Kitchen is one of Radisson Blu’s prized F&B, DJ and hype corners, located in Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR.

The Creative Kitchen

The Creative Kitchen

The previously frequented pub, 99 (Ninety-nine) has been renamed The Creative Kitchen and it is a multi-cuisines restaurant that prepares meals from the worldly cuisines of the Orient, China, Continent and Italy! The Wild Mushroom Risotto, Herb Roasted Chicken Breast, Heeng Dhaniya ke Chatpate Aloo, Jalandhari Gosht, Sunrise Skillet, Continental Breakfast, Burnt Garlic and Sliced Chicken soup, Cottage Cheese Steak, Grilled Prawns, Malai Kofta, Rara Gosht, Dal Punjabi Tadka, New York Cheese Cake, Kesari Phirni, Cold Coffee and Warm Gulabjamun are among the popular dishes here.

The Creative Kitchen

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

The Creative Kitchen

The Creative Kitchen

The Creative Kitchen has been wonderfully done up, with bright, fresh looks and grand buffet arrangements. The balanced mix of coffee brown, wood brown, copper and ebony with occasional spurts of bright red and deep golden, set with cream white renders an awesome combination of modernism, perfection and beauty! In short, the restaurant is very beautiful. The filigree partitions put up at random, the hidden little lights, the twinkling clean cutlery, the bigness—all seem to come together totally to bring about an impressive effect.

The Creative Kitchen

Chocolate Cake

The buffets at The Creative Kitchen are known for variety, taste and finesse. They have buffets for all meals, on all days but the Sunday brunch is what most people do look out for. The Brunch offers even a greater variety of salads, mains, soups and desserts along with all necessary sides, sauces and condiments. The menu—all, buffets, a la carte and platters have something for every taste and fancy.

The Creative Kitchen

Fresh Fruit Salad

The Creative Kitchen

The Creative Kitchen

The Creative Kitchen offers live music since it tingles the senses and DJ, big screens with lyrics, really let you feel absorbed! Before you begin, to enjoy your heart out and make your experience even more worth remembering, by visiting BookyourTable.com and helping us add to your comfort with our value added services, reservations, discount coupons and more!

Fenix – The Oberoi, Mumbai

The Oberoi at Mumbai is located at NSC Bose Road, Nariman Road. Located on Marine Drive, The Oberoi is a world-class five star property overlooking the lovely sight of Arabian Sea in all seasons. With a number of fine-dine options, lounges and a patisserie, The Oberoi is a great place to dine at all occasions. Fenix – The Oberoi is one such fine-dine five-star restaurant with a tastefully done up decor.

Fenix – The Oberoi, Mumbai

Fenix – The Oberoi, Mumbai

Located at the lobby level of the hotel, Fenix is a versatile all-day fine-dine option that welcomes guests for business breakfast, Kitty party lunch, afternoon tea and an intimate family dinner. With a lot of natural light and a cheery ambience, Fenix is a perfect place to enjoy the very best of the cuisines from around the world.

Fenix – The Oberoi, Mumbai

Poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and baked asparagus

Fenix opens at 6:30 in the morning and from then on welcomes guests to a gourmet experience. For breakfast, guests are treated to a range of breakfast options – Gourmet Breakfast, Fitness Breakfast or Traditional Indian Breakfast. Fresh baked Breads, eggs in any style (boiled, poached, sunny side up or omelette), fresh fruit juices, pancakes, waffles, fresh salads or soups; just pick what you like!

Fenix – The Oberoi, Mumbai

Sushi and sashimi platter

Fenix – The Oberoi, Mumbai

Heart of palm salad

Fenix specializes in Indian, Continental and Japanese food. Simple menus are presented in an artistic fashion with distinct tastes and flavours. Cottage cheese (paneer) kofta and succulent kebabs are followed by escargot in garlic herb butter. Sushis and sashimis come up next. The live bar boasts of serving 80 varieties of suhsis and sashimis beautifully rolled and plated. Vegetarian sushis are also available. If you want to try something healthy, Heart of Palm salad is a good option.

Fenix – The Oberoi, Mumbai

Chocolate fondue

The restaurant hosts a lavish Sunday Brunch with breakfast dishes like pancake, waffles or eggs and the lunch options include dishes from around the globe with unlimited Moet and Champagne. Desserts like chocolate fondue, pastries, blood orange soufflé, fresh fruits, trio of crème brulee are available in the spread. Fenix is one of the best five-star destinations in Mumbai for a luxury breakfast and sample a variety of sushis and sashimis. For reservations, visit Bookyourtable.

The Qube – The Leela Palace, Delhi NCR

The Leela Palace has one restaurant after the other that is an icon in itself. The nest restaurant we’ll take you to is The Qube – The Leela Palace. Whenever we say ‘cube’, geometry comes to our mind. Well, this restaurant has been designed geometrically in the shape of a cubical glasshouse.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

The Qube – The Leela Palace

The Qube of The Leela Palace is a coffee shop that is placed just diametrically opposite to the rest of the palace hotel. With glass walls, the ambience of the coffee shop is just like to should be; light and airy overlooking the lush greenery outside. The Qube is a coffee shop-cum-restaurant that serves you delicious light bites at all times of the day. The restaurant also offers an outdoor seating in the lap of nature.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Margarita Pizza … looks too delicious and cheesy!!!

The Qube showcases an eclectic menu from around the world and the show kitchen adds to the appeal of this coffee shop (or shall we call it a restaurant?). Thai, Seafood, European, Indian, Italian and Continental with a range of beverages are what the kitchen dish out. The chefs at The Qube put together one of the best burgers in town – Real chuck steak with tomato. They also serve the priciest pizza in the city.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Malaysian Laksa

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Mustard crusted Rack of Lamb

Maryland crab cakes, goat’s cheese and arugula salad, Mexican Sarrandeado Chilli Glazed Red Snapper, Mustard crusted rack of lamb, gourmet pizzas, Chicken breast with thyme, Thai curries (red and green), Dumpling, Crisp black pepper lamb, Malaysian laksa, Asian noodle bowl, Kung pao Lobster. The menu also includes some Indian varieties like kebabs, Dal makhani, dum Biryani, stuffed kulcha, Butter chicken, Rogan josh and Jhinga Lazeez.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Chocolate Marquise … tastes as yummy as it looks!

The Qube menu also serves some great innovative desserts – Araguani Chocolate pudding, Trio of Indian desserts (gulab jamun, kesari rasamalai and kesar pista kulfi), cheesecake, Chocolate marquise, Mango passion fruit parfait and home-made sorbets.

The Qube – The Leela Palace

Wednesday Barbeque at The Qube

For breakfast and lunch, they lay down a buffet spread while dinner is a-la-carte; and Sundays are special with the Sunday Brunch. And Wednesdays will be a favourite for all the BBQ lovers. The Leela Palace hosts Barbecue Lunch Wednesdays with live barbecue grill. Hot dogs and mini burgers, Smoked BBQ pork spare ribs, Half-roasted BBQ chicken, Chicken frankfurter, Char-grilled lamb chops, Grilled vegetables, Cottage cheese steaks, Herb roasted potato wedges, Mac and cheese and Garlic bread are some choices to relish for your Wednesday lunch.

Visit BookyourTable for reservations at The Qube – The Leela. Happy gorging!

Mosaic – Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Delhi Rohini

Crowne Plaza, a five-star hotel of the upscale brand IHG is a luxury hotel catering to visitors for business or leisure. A stone’s throw away from the major shopping complexes and local attractions, Crowne Plaza provides comfortable stay with a contemporary design, modern amenities, five-star restaurants catering to every palate and more. Mosiac is one of the fine-dine restaurants at Crowne Plaza located at the lobby level of the hotel and serving pure vegetarian food.

Mosaic – Crowne Plaza Hotel

Aerial view of Mosaic restaurant – Crowne Plaza Hotel

Mosiac is an all-day dining restaurant serving sumptuous spread of breakfast, lunch and dinner in both buffet and a-la-carte varieties. The restaurant spread over a huge area is quite attractive and colourful. High ceilings, state-of-the-art light fittings, wooden flooring, open kitchen and a colourful spread of a variety of vegetables and salad items form part of their decor. The restaurant welcomes expats from the western world and the vegetarian locals. Be it for a formal business meeting or a fun family lunch, Mosiac serves all.

Mosaic – Crowne Plaza Hotel

Paneer Tikka … Soft and Delicious!

Mosaic – Crowne Plaza Hotel

Dessert buffet spread at Mosaic

Let us take a look at the food menu. As it is already mentioned that the restaurant focuses on a vegetarian menu, the cuisines served here are Indian, Oriental, Italian and Continental. Soups , Salad, Minestrone, Grilled vegetables, veg. dumplings, Rocket Latter With Peanut, paneer Tikka, Cigar Rolls. The buffet also has live counter that tosses some healthy colourful pastas and serves wood-fire oven pizzas. Strawberry Soufflé, Berry Baked Yoghurt (Egg Less), Crème Bruléé, Dark Chocolate Profiteroles and Strawberry Gateaux are some desserts prepared at Mosaic.

Mosaic – Crowne Plaza Hotel

Colourful salad counter at Mosaic – Crowne Plaza Hotel

The most attractive of the entire buffet is the salad counter – very colourful and tempting. Greek Salad, Asparagus with Palm Heart Salad, Haricot Beans with Feta, Marinated Zucchini with Prunes, Spicy Chickpeas and Tomato Salad, Nutty Beetroot Salad are some varieties available. You can also get your own custom-made salads. Create a colourful plate – choose veggies, drizzle dressing and there… your DIY salad is ready!

Get treated to a healthy buffet each day of the week at Mosiac , Crowne Plaza! Visit BookyourTable for reservations.

Fres Co – Delhi NCR

Fres Co, a Lite Bite Foods enterprise was born in Barcelona and is Mediterranean at heart. It is one of the best places to savour a Mediterranean fiesta. A lively cafeteria style ambience with Mediterranean colours like sky-blue and turquoise gives you the feel of sitting in some restaurant in Spain. With an elegant ambience, it is a great place to hang out with your family and friends or just enjoy a quite dinner with your spouse. The ambience is serene and peaceful.

Fres Co

Fres Co restaurant ambience

Fres Co

Thin crust Pizza at Fres Co

Fres Co offers you the best and the freshest of the Mediterranean cuisine. Whether you visit here for lunch or for dinner, this restaurant is always a very welcoming place to hang out very relaxing ambience. The menu offers a wide array of fresh salads, soups, pasta, pizza and grills.

Fres Co

Cherry tomato bruschetta

Fres Co

Prawn n Chips

This fine-dine restaurant is a perfect place for the vegetarians, although there are some non-vegetarian options too. Chat Patata, Mezze Platter, Shish taouk, Loaded potatoes, almond crusted chicken, Prawn n chips, Greek/Caesar salad, Falafel roll-ups, Chicken shawarma roll, Burgers, thin-crust pizza with a variety of toppings, Chickpea pilaf, Gourmet pasta, grilled chicken breast; the list is long. With a delectable variety to choose from, it is a Mediterranean feast carnival at Fres Co.

Fres Co

Chocolate mousse

Fres Co hosts a heart-warming Sunday Brunch with a range of delicious and filling dishes. Soups, salads, starters, grill counters, live pastas and egg stations, thin crust pizzas and healthy options in the main course leave you rejuvenating and fresh for a new week ahead. A choice of delectable desserts like tiramisu, cheesecake, chocolate mousse, Créme caramel and choice of assorted fruits awaits you at the Brunch!

Fres Co is found in many locations at Delhi NCR – Vasant Kunj, IGI Airport, Janpath and Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. Which is your nearest location?

For reservations, visit Bookyourtable and enjoy a healthy meal!

Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli, Delhi NCR

Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli finds address in an old Mughal mansion beneath a giant banyan tree. Somewhere between Qutub Minar, The Delhi greens and the ridge forest is this ideal spot for rendezvous. The restaurant is absolutely breathtaking is one of the best known options for alfresco fine-dining in Delhi NCR. Olive Bar and Kitchen is as much envious to its contemporaries as it is a favourite of its patrons.

Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli

The white ambience of Olive Bar & Kitchen … looks so serene…!
P.C.: Sangeeta Khanna

Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli

The cozy corner for the little tete a tete… Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli

The restaurant that is a serene oasis to the luncheons transforms to an ideal spot for the romantic diners. White wall and pillars, long flowing blue curtains, white wicker furniture, pebbled pathways, greenery and the trademark Banyan Tree that provides shade to the restaurant; Olive Bar and Kitchen is no doubt preferred by Delhiites as a celebration spot.

Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli

Caprese Salad drizzled with olive oil

Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli

Thin-crust cheesy pizza … a must-try at Olive’s!

The menu has classic and some innovative recipes from around the Mediterranean continent. It is also notable that the menu changes with every season offering you the best of the season’s freshest ingredients. A wood-fire oven that bakes hot thin-crust pizzas are served right at your table with finesse. Bakon Wrap Chicken, Goat’s Cheese Souffle, Foie Gras and Confit of Duck Leg, Salad Caprese with bocconcini, Thin-crust cheese pizza, goat cheese tortellini, Spinach and mushroom filo pie, Artichoke and asparagus risotto, Paprika Grilled mushrooms, mezze platter, Potato and blue cheese gnocchi are some populars here you just can’t miss asking for.

Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli

Greygoose Expresso Martini … a tad different for a martini but nevertheless very innovative!

The bar works in sync with the kitchen serving seasonal drinks. Grand Margarita, Green Apple Martini, Mojito, Olives Mary, Milano Smooch, Mediterranean Sunset, French Forest, Sparkling Dreams and dirty martini are some best creations of the bar. Greygoose Expresso Martini is quite an innovation you must try if you are a caffeine lover.

Olive Bar and Kitchen – Mehrauli

Sunday Brunch at Olive Bar and Kitchen

Lazy Sunday mornings turn out to be happening at Olive Bar and Kitchen with their lavish Sunday Brunch spread. The cobbled courtyard is set beautifully with a variety of food and desserts. Pizzas, pastas, salads and a variety of Mediterranean dishes are part of the Sunday menu. Visit BookyourTable to reserve and have fun with your family and friends.