After a long interval, I decided to have a full course buffet..at a place that I could easily drive to,..and a new place..
Food and the starters - good and absolute value for money, 320/- (something) ..refilling the buffet items was taking some time. And the best part was the sweet Meehirdana...I was eating, may be, after almost a decade.
I recently ordered food at home from Anantara. I have never been to the restaurant so can't speak of the ambiance and service there. However, my whole experience of ordering at home was good. To begin with, the lady who took my order was courteous. She promptly noted my order along-with some clarifications I had asked for. I had ordered dal makhni, keema mutter curry, roomali roti and lachha parantha. I received my order in about 30 minutes and food was hot and well packed. The dal makhni was very well made and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The keema mutter curry was also decent, though on a little bit on the spicy side. Nevertheless, it was tasty. Lachha parantha was soft and very big in size. The only disappointment was roomali roti which was a bit hard. I may not have it again here but other stuff was definitely good. Ambaince - NA Food - 3.5/5 Service - 3.5/5 VFM - 3.5/5
After ignoring this place for a long time we finally visited Anantara yesterday. The place is right above Ratnadeep so you would expect a fair amount of crowd in the place ? Well that's not the case. Located on the first floor, Anantara is a banquet and dining hall with both areas separated. Inside the dining area, you have sections cordoned off for large groups. The place is airy and well lit. Although it advertises an operational bar, we did not find the bar stocked at all. We chose to be seated on the side facing the road so our daughter could be kept occupied , the plan backfired as the evening progressed. The entire family of 3 was hungry so the entire order was placed at once. Tamatar Dhania Shorba Handi Paneer Garlic Naan Roomali Roti Fried Rice Fresh Lime Soda The first to come was the Shorba. I have never see a shorba so oily, pungent and distinctive taste of lemon in it. It was clearly tasting like a diluted gravy. The shorba had so much punch that it refused to be an appetizer but was more of a diluted main course dish. We sent it back and the steward was gracious enough to not add it to the bill. The Hundi Paneer was julienned cubes of paneer with vegetables, more on the lines of Kadhai paneer and was decent. The roomali roti was uncooked in some parts but other wise decent. The garlic naan was pretty good. The fried rice for my wife was an approved dish on her end. All in all the entire meal lasted an hour or so and we spent about 702 Rs including service tax, vat, service charge minus the soup. The place is not kid friendly in terms of high chairs but the banquet hall if unoccupied gives the kid ample amount of space to run and jump around provided the parents following them have it in them to do that... Decent place for a quick meal. It generally starts filling up after 9.30 pm. If you want a quiet meal, reach before 8.45 pm and you should be done before the crowds start to swell.
First the staff, really friendly and accommodating. The ambiance is good, and their private dinning area is fabulous. They do have a decent spread on the buffet. When you are on a budget to treat your large team and still need all the above, this is my first choice. hence have visited multiple times. Food could be improved and the main course curries should be planned keeping in mind the bread or rice dish on offer for the day. Lastly since I have a huge sweet tooth, I must mention the deserts. They have been satisfying in each of my visits.
I am basically from Bangalore and was here for some official meetings. As I was in Kothaguda so thought to try Anantara Fine Dining, which is in a huge building above Ratandeep Supermarket. Me and my friend were there a little late as per the lunch timings still were welcomed very warmly by one of the staff member. As soon as we were seated, the manager came and told us very politely that they have closed the buffet as we are late but still they will accommodate our order. We ordered Plain Dosa and Sikandari Murg along with it we also ordered Murg Dum Biryani. First they got us Dosa and Chicken curry, Dosa was hot and crispy exactly the way I like and Chicken curry was tangy and spicy. I am a big fan of Dosa chicken of Hotel Empire in Bangalore and this was no where less in taste and I would give full 5 stars for it. Then,came the Biryani in a handi hot and fresh. Biryani was absolutely yumm. The spices were balanced and chicken was properly cooked. Overall, my experience in terms of food was very good. Ambiance and service was also up to the mark. I would definitely recommend this place...:)