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Bawarchi Restaurant, Gurgaon

Bawarchi Restaurant, Gurgaon
[Rated: 2.5/5]

When I was told that Bangkok based Bawarchi restaurant had opened another outlet in Gurgaon, I thought of checking it out, even though I didn’t think much of the food at their Bangkok outlet. It’s quite difficult to find a good buffet with starters, featuring a decent ambiance for Rs290 all inclusive in Gurgaon. Bawarchi therefore held great promise.

On a Monday afternoon, six of us colleagues ventured out for lunch. Thank God for small mercies, the roads were clear, and we settled into my colleague’s spacious 6-seater Innova for the ride ahead. The parking outside Bawarchi was in a mess due to road construction in front of the restaurant. Surprisingly, Bawarchi was deserted at 1.30pm with only 2 tables occupied; one by a couple and another one by some office workers. The cooling in Bawarchi was acceptable, ambiance was good, but the buffet looked ordinary. A value for money proposition nonetheless.

We started with Chicken Talumien Soup, which was good. Starters were served on the table that included Chicken Wings, Chicken Malai Tikka, Mutton Seekh, Chilly Potato, Paneer Tikka and Veg Manchurian Balls. The Chicken Wings was an absolute delight whereas Paneer Tikka was as bad as it could get…chewy and hard with no flavor. Other starters were average. Service standards were quite low even though the restaurant was barely occupied. It looked like they weren’t expecting any guests on a Monday. The Mutton Seekh arrived at nearly the end of the meal and repeating the starters took forever. We were served Tandoori rotis and hesitated to ask for other available options, due to long service delays.

The Mutton Rogan Josh was made well, whereas the Butter chicken was absolutely cold. The Dal was nice but the Paneer was mostly tasteless extra-thick gravy. Desserts were phirni, suji halwa, and kesar kheer, all of which tasted stale.

Overall, my experience at Bawarchi was a mixed bag and I’d rather spend more for a buffet with higher quality standards. If you eat to live however, do try Bawarchi.

We were asked to revisit Bawarchi, after the manager noticed that our first visit wasn’t satisfactory. We obliged, and our observations were largely the same. The only difference was in the quality of the desserts; they were much better and fresher this time around.

Buffet Cost: Rs289 (All Inclusive). | Alcohol: Yes (Not a part of buffet) | Credit Card: Yes| Buffet only available for lunch.

Address: DLF Phase V, Sector -53 Golf Course Road, Opposite IBIS Hotel, Gurgaon | Phone: 0124-2396101/02

– Pawan Soni

Please note this is an older review published in Sep’2010 and hence pricing may have changed.

Pawan Soni is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. He is a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is also the Founder of The Big F Awards. The Big F Awards are the biggest Restaurant and Food Awards started by a non commercial - Non Media entity. He also owns and manages Gurgaon Food Freak, Indian Food Bloggers Network, Gurgaon Wine Club, Mumbai Food Freak, Ranchi Food Freak, Hyderabad Food Freak, Bangalore Food Freak, Gurgaon Travel Freak, and Noida Food Freak, Chandigarh Food Freak amongst many other on Facebook.
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  • shailesh

    After my hectic and worst day I just happen to enter Bawarchi restaurant,well my day was made I had never ever had such delicious kababs,dal rogan josh they were just a treat,I thought I was lucky but tried again Bawarchi restaurant with my family,and it was same amaging food.great keep it up.and never the less ambience it was just great,will visit this place often for sure at DLF phase v
    Thank you Bawarchi restaurant

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