The unruly, zooming, honking traffic, the pot-holed roads, the enveloping dust, all of these become a distant memory once you drive up the path to the oasis called Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon located at Manesar, on the NH8 (Delhi-Jaipur Highway). An enormous building rising amidst the burgeoning cityscape, the hotel is an island of tranquility. Boasting of well-appointed rooms, the largest convention hall in the city, the Longest Bar, Kitchen District, a sprawling multi-cuisine restaurant and an Indian specialty restaurant called Lavana, the hotel caters ably, to both the business traveller and the leisurely inclined.
Kitchen District, their multi-cuisine all-day restaurant, offers five distinct kitchen counters- Indian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Asian and a full-fledged Patisserie. True to its name the restaurant is laid out in such a way that you are encouraged to amble along the various counters, making your way through an eclectic mix of seating arrangements, comfortable lounge chairs, lazy sofas, business-like dining chairs, the lighting dim here, bright there. Such a mix and match ambience is equally welcoming to the hip youngsters, staid businesspersons, convivial family and the lone ranger who wants to enjoy a quiet meal. The tippler amongst us can down a couple of the best at the adjoining Long Bar, called so because it has, what else, the longest bar in town!
A sampling of the food on offer at the Kitchen District showcased the mildly flavoured Sutta Meen, bekti fish cooked, wrapped in banana leaf, the meat flaking off its mustard flavour; Octopus carpaccio, thinly sliced, refreshingly elegant in its floral presentation and taste; Lamb Pide on the other hand was calling for attention, rightly deserved I must admit, with its delectable, spicy minced lamb and cheese topping; Grilled Paneer was understated, perhaps appealing to the softer western palate; the Sashimi platter true to its origins, was minimalistic, just buttery soft fish (tuna, salmon, yellow tail and mackerel) with a touch of wasabi; the one that stole the palate show was the delightful Foccacia flat bread with juicy, salty Bocconcini and cheery red cherry tomatoes; Prawn tempura, Fried pork , Stir fried Tofu with vegetables were relished, welcomingly. Saffron Risotto was interestingly flavoured with pesto infused olive oil.
With emphasis on authenticity, the hotel has a Japanese chef-de-cuisine, Chef Fumio Kikuta rolling out delicious fare with seafood imported from Japan; the south-Indian Chef Ajith Kumar doling out rich and wholesome southern fare, his famous food promotion Thali (Rs. 799/- and 999/- for Veg. and Non-Veg options, respectively) urging customers to ask for more; Chef Liam Crotty, the soft-spoken Executive Chef and veteran of various Hyatt properties has the pulse of the “Gurgaon Gastronomes” right when he revealed that their varied and attractive buffet is priced at an equally attractive Rs. 1500/++. No other 5* property of the city can come up with such an audacious and attractive offer for such a sumptuous feast.
Even more audacious is their Weekend staycation deals where two children under 12 years enjoy free lodging and boarding along with the parents for Rs. 6500/++ with the pool area converted into an amusement park with rides, bouncies, trampolines, abseiling, music, rides and other fun activities. The hotel has covered all its bases with the week catering to the business clientele and the weekend, to the families.
Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon is an excellent de-stress option for the hyperactive, over-stimulated Gurgaonites, wanting to unwind on a weekend in elegantly appointed environs and savouring authentic dishes dished up by original chefs. For the workaholics, the hotel’s business facilitation services and ease of access to the commercial parts of Gurgaon and beyond have ensured that the hotel enjoys a comfortable occupancy level.
Go chill at the Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon on extended weekends coming up in the ensuing few months. You shall go back, wanting more.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Food: 4.0 | Service: 4.5 | Ambience: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0
Address: Kitchen District, Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, NH 8, Sector 83, Gurgaon 122004 | Tel: 011246181234 / 5
Category: Multi-cuisine all day Restaurant | Timings: 12.00 noon-3.00 pm and 7.00-11.30 pm | Buffet: Rs.1500/++ w/o alcohol
Disclosure: This review has been done at the invitation of the restaurant. Readers’ discretion is recommended even though due diligence has been observed in keeping the review as objective as possible.