Much awaited Barbeque Nation opens at Rajajinagar, West Mall- Bengaluru. Perks of being a foodblogger, I got an invite not only to be a part of the 8th BBQ Nation outlet inauguration but also meet India's Disco King, Singer and Music Composer Bappi Lahari.
Barbeque Nation pioneered in India ‘DIY’ (do-it-yourself) cuisine with a concept of live on-the-table grill and today is the largest casual dining brand in the country. The restaurant offers a pre-fixed menu with a fixed price. The menu is drawn from Mediterranean, American, Oriental, Asian and Indian cuisines. Customers can grill starters in a range of marinades and sauces and enjoy them right off the skewers, at their own tables. Barbeque Nation also offers a full-course buffet menu with soups, salads, main course dishes and desserts, within the fixed price.
Bappi Lahiri says, “I am passionate about food and particularly enjoy barbeques. I think Barbeque Nation captures the essence of a barbeque quite well – not just the delicious smoky flavour of food grilled over charcoals, I am sure that this outlet, like others across the country, will appeal to food lovers of Bengaluru.”
What is so special about the BBQ's here? The joy of grilling their own vegetarian and non-vegetarian barbeques on live grills embedded in the tables makes the food/ grills more interesting and enjoyable.
The Rajajinagar outlet can accommodate up to 128 people. The look and feel of the restaurant follows the basic design of Barbeque Nation which is rustic and casual, with wood and open-brick wall interiors.
An average meal for two costs Rs. 1600. The hours of operation are lunch and dinner.
Pineapple, Prawns, Fish and Chicken Skewers on the table..,
Rajajinagar outlet consists of an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.Starters like Pasta Steak with Sweet Chilly Sauce, Stuffed Barbeque Pesto Mushroom, Coastal Barbeque Fish and Fried Chicken Wings in Schezwan Sauce deserve a special mention.
The main course has a number of mouth-watering dishes ranging from Corn Mushroom and Mutter Tamatar Taka Tak to West Coast Fish Curry and Roasted Chicken in demi glaze sauce.
The outlet will also offer traditional fare such as Hydrabadi Vegetarian Dum Biryani and Kadai Paneer. For dessert, the chefs whip up popular dishes like Pumpkin Halwa, Double Chocolate Pastry and Kesar Pista Phirnee. Also on offer is the delectable range of Kulfis from the restaurant’s Kulfi Nation counter.
Alfredo Pasta from the live pasta counter
Pastries and Kulfi from the dessert section.
I somehow managed to get a pic with the Disco King.
Overall we absolutely enjoyed the concept of live on-the-table grill. We were spoilt with many choices of both veg and non-veg dishes on the menu every single dish was prepared to perfection specially the andhra chicken curry and pudina mutton. Service was quick. To our surprise the place was packed and bit noisy. If your in the vicinity this BBQ Nation is a must visit.