Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Banjara restaurant - A must visit for #mumbai foodies

Recently had the pleasure to visit Banjara restaurant which opened roughly 7 months back. Situated in the Goldfinch hotel which has set the standards high among business hotels. Located in the heart of MIDC this place caters to the corporate honchos on a daily basis and is an ideal choice for an afternoon leisure lunch buffet (Available daily) or an A La Carte selection from a well curated menu consisting of North/South/Asian cuisine keeping the diversity in mind.

With a Seating capacity of 92 people they are generally fully booked on weekdays considering the business hub surrounding it. The d├ęcor is classy with spacious and comfortable seating, high ceilings, an array of huge windows lining up on a wall providing ample sunlight and a wavy mesmerizing wall on the other side – Complete Tranquility!

We walked in on a Sunday afternoon around 3 PM for lunch and realized the buffet time was almost getting over and decided to stick to the A La Carte menu.

Started with a round of drinks, Watermelon juice which was freshly prepared and a mocktail Blueberry Lemonade which was fizzy and had the right blend of Blueberry, lime & soda.

Coming to food we ordered and this is where things got interesting :

Appetizers :
-          Murgh Angare : Presentation 10/10. Served in a locomotive engine with 2 housing units, one containing the mint chutney and the other section had the coal burning under a grill with succulent chicken tikkas over it. These were hot till the last piece and delicious. (Recommended)
-          Surmai Masala Fry : 4 large slices of Surmai fish (Fresh catch) masala fried to perfection. This took no time in disappearing from our plates and left us wanting for more! (Highly Recommended)

-          Basa Masala Fry : Tender chunks of Basa fish marinated with spices and served on a banana leaf, a perfect balance of taste of basa & masala.

Main Course :
-          Thai Green Curry & Rice : Not my first time having this dish as its widely available but the first bite of this combo set new standards for me. A creamy touch to the gravy with oodles of chicken pieces added in mixed with rice and you can’t get enough of this dish. (Highly Recommended)
-          Rajastani Laal Maas : Recently developed a liking for mutton dishes and Rajastani Laal Maas is on more reason behind my new taste bud addiction. Tender Mutton cooked in red gravy bustling with flavors in each bite – Pair it with Roti or Rice; you cannot go wrong with this dish. (Highly Recommended)

Desserts : Simply because it is mandatory!
-          Strawberry & Blueberry Cheesecake : Fascinated with the sheer size at first and then bowled over by the texture & taste of these yummy desserts. Freshly prepared and you can taste the cream used while the Blueberry/Strawberry flavors adding to it and the base was a perfect crisp as well. If you are a cheesecake lover then do try any or both of it! (Highly Recommended)

This concluded our dining experience at Banjara and we left with a happy satiated feeling and a subconscious need to return for more.

Service is impeccable & the staff courteous and always available, the ambience – something you need to experience once you are there.

Definitely recommended to all food lovers & cannot wait to go back myself soon enough!

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