We as a family visited this hotel in coimbatore, race course road last weekend - saturday for Lunch buffet. The response at the lobby was quick and efficient - the valet service. We walked into the buffet lunch restaurant, the ambience was good, and spacious. The buffet spread was quite limited, which consisted 1 chicken fry, 1 mutton gravy, 1 fish curry, rice+sambar+rasam+appalam+vathal+pickle+curd rice+jeera pulav+noodle vegetarian. 1 vegetarian side dish+paneer gravy+dal gravy. One cheese cake, normal pastry, 1 rasogolla 1 gulab jamun. There was pasta section and live roti counter. the salad section had cut vegetables and fruits, and coleshaw salad.
Most importantly, the food taste was below par, most of them were bit too spicy (and I am a south indian used to spicy food). The sambar was below par, dal gravy though good, was not filled fast enough. The soup was again very spicy. Curd rice didnot haver the richness or the fresh cream feel to it, unfortunately.
The dish which was good and tasty was phulka (live counter) with dhall gravy, which we all had a couple of times. Coleshaw salad was good too. Gulab jamun was fresh and good too.
No ice cream, no juice, no biriyani, choice of Non-veg was very limite - so all of us left with a sense of not having a full meal.
And finally, on paying the bill, Ms. Deepa - waitress, gave us a bill for dinner Buffet - which was about 1150rs/head, on enquiry she apologised and changed to lunch buffet which was about 850rs/head. One hopes it was not a intentional mistake (so patrons keep your eyes open please during bill presentation)
So the verdict would be
1. Taste was bit too spicy
2. Dont go on week days when the spread is limited (may be Sunday when it is costlier could be better)
3. If just want to eat out and willing to spend, may be visiting one of the numerous restaurants outside, could offer you more variety and be more fulfilling.
3. Bill time - be alert.
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