Lunch time can be rushed and a quick, yet satiating bite, is what one prefers. Variety is still critical, as one does not want boring choices imposed upon them. Buffets can at times be monotonous and confusing. Many restaurants in the city offer a well-crafted set lunch menu, in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, giving diners what they are seeking - a value-for-money meal served speedily. Many of these have a beer or a mocktail thrown in for good measure. So, head to any of these 5 places and enjoy a nippy but tasty lunch.
This plush and expansive lounge offers great food. The a la carte menu may seem intimidating, hence, the set lunch is a perfect choice. One can opt for a vegetarian or non-vegetarian one. A bowl of soup or salad, one starter, one main and a dessert along with a beer, sangria or mocktail is what you get at a reasonable price of Rs 599 all-inclusive, for a vegetarian or non-vegetarian set lunch.
Sun-dried Tomato Flatbread, Seafood Bowl, Lamb and Truffle Tagliatelle, Lemon French Toast, are some of the highlights.
Three veg or non-veg tapas options, a para picar platter with mushrooms, olives, breads and dips, a dessert and a soft drink or tea or coffee, is what you can hope to enjoy in a quick lunch at Rs 890 plus taxes for a vegetarian option and Rs 990 plus taxes for a non-vegetarian one.
Moorish Chicken Skewers, Zucchini Carpaccio, Garlic Prawns, Buff Meat Balls, are some of the delectable tapas offerings.
A three-course global menu for set lunch is what you can avail of at Illuminati at Rs 799. From Rajma and Feta Squares to Mac n Cheese Poppers to Cajun Fish and Chips Poppers and Vegetable California Maki, one can enjoy a range of global dishes. The mains include Balinese Tofu and Veg Curry, Crispy Five Spice Lamb with Noodles, and more. Round off that perfect meal with Apple Pie Baklava or a decadent Cake French Toast.
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From Kumfir Potatoes to Corn Hush Puppies and Kadhai Paneer, Jeera Rice, Dal Makhani, Chocolate Brownie and more, is what you can enjoy as part of your set veg lunch at Rs 399. The non-veg lunch at Rs 499 includes Saffron Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Prawns, Lentil Goat Curry, Yellow Thai Prawn Curry, Rice and Ice cream.
Thalis, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian at Rs 495 and Rs 595, respectively, in North Indian and South Indian cuisine options, are available here for lunch. Quickly served, these provide immense variety, tickle your taste buds with the unique flavours and ensure you do not burn a hole in your pocket too. From a Khurchan Paneer to Veg Galouti and Malabar Theeyal to Kozhi Chettinad, expect to savour varied flavours.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.