Anyone who has tried to organise a corporate lunch knows how difficult it is to zero in on a spot for team outings. You have to keep in mind the diverse palate of the team members, ensure that the service and hygiene, is appropriate for a corporate event and, finally stick to the budget provided. Our list of best team lunch spots for corporates features value for money buffets with crowd-pleasing grub.
Flechazo spices up your usual BBQ buffet with fun and interactive counters. Pick up the bite-sized food shots from the conveyer belt. Don the Chef’s hat and craft your own pizza. Get your favourite flavour of ice-cream prepared right in front of you with liquid nitrogen. It seamlessly marries disparate flavours that Hyderabad loves – spicy Indian food, lip-smacking Indo-Chinese, wholesome Arabic, and cheesy Pasta and Pizza.
Grand Trunk Road is a spacious, new-age dhaba modelled on the humble eateries dotting the highways of Punjab. It is a great option if you are looking for Indian fare but are tired of the usual grills and barbeques. While the highway after which this restaurant is named runs from Afghanistan to Bangladesh, the buffet spread at GTR features popular Punjabi and dhaba-style Chinese dishes that have been spiced up for the Hyderabadi palate.
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If there is one foreign cuisine that Indians across the length and the breadth of the sub-continent love and have made their own, it is Chinese. The China Bistro buffet is an elaborate affair that features new-age favourites such as bao and dim sum as well as spicy Schezwan dishes and saucy gravies and noodles reminiscent of the Hakka fare from Tanga.
Absolute Barbecues offers everything you want in a team lunch. Loads of grilled meat and kebabs, lip-smacking vegetarian appetisers, lots of delish desserts, and quick and personalised service. It is not difficult to figure out why AB’s, which is now 3 outlets strong in Hyderabad, has been attracting houseful crowds since its inception.
Sahib’s puts a distinctive Hyderabadi spin on the tried and tested Barbecue format. Savour the best of the old city, such as Lukhmi, Bheja Fry, and Patthar ka Gosht at the heart of Cyberabad. The Hyderabadi theme continues to the main courses and desserts also. After savouring Hyderabadi khana like Haleem and Dum ka Murgh, finish your meal with distinctive ice-cream flavours such as Guntur Chilli and Irani Chai.
Palato serves a mix of Italian and Mexican that is refined yet well suited for the local palate. The pocket-friendly lunch buffet at Palato is surprisingly good and provides ample reasons to keep coming back. The menu is changed every 2 weeks, but it always features a wide selection of dishes including quite a few interesting appetisers, exceptional main courses featuring lasagne, pizza and pasta, and memorable desserts.
Pallab De is a techie who arrived in Hyderabad towards the beginning of the decade and fell in love with the city’s vibrant and rich culinary legacy. He has been blogging for over a decade and a half, and, shares his food-related musings under the moniker of ‘Hyderabad Food Guy’.
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