We used to be a fan of Barbeque Nation when they had just set up shop in Mumbai. We especially loved their Pali Hill joint. Last weekend, it was the turn of the Andheri joint. We went there since they had recently started a desserts section dedicated to Kulfis….ah! Perfect , we thought, in this summer heat!
Located just off the Andheri Link road, near the Fun Republic, Barbeque Nation is easy to find. A sprawling place, by Mumbai standards, it has a separate bar area, the public seating, and also an enclosed place for private parties. On enquiry, they told us that they can sit close to 200 diners at one time….that’s massive in Mumbai!
Food, as is usual with Barbeque Nation, starts with the alluring skewers laid on the little barbeque stove in the centre of the table. We, straight from work that Friday evening, and post that crazy 45minutes in the crazy traffic, were famished. And immediately lunged for the Prawn, Chicken, Mushroom, Tengri and Paneer barbeques. Jayanta had requested for beer, while I really wanted to play it the Friday way – asked for their Masala Guava Margarita. And boy! Was it just the right choice. Absolutely loved the flavor and taste. And was such a perfect match with all those straight-off-the-skewers delicacies.
And as is usual at Barbeque Nation, the starters are more or less our main meal. The barbeques had almost filled us up to the brim. We did, however, settle for little portions of Biryani, Crab Lassoni, Mutton Curry and Roti from the spread of Fish and other veggies. And then, it was time for desserts. They have such a big spread of desserts — it’s a crime! I contained myself with one round of Phirni and one round of the just-launched Mango Kulfi. While Jayanta went bonkers with the Pan Kulfi, the usual Malai, the Fig. I have to admit though that I took a bite from all of them. So much for resisting calories!!!
Awesome food, very attentive staff and live music, made it a fantastic experience at Barbeque Nation that evening.