Posted on 03 / 28 / 2009
We passed this place when leaving the train station (great location)and went back to try it after checking in. It was a bit intimidating when you do not know exactly what you are supposed to do. You chose a small or large plate and fill it up from the buffet. You can also do a main meal and desert deal. The waiter spoke very good English and explained the system. My husband (and everyone on the surrounding tables) chose the normal sized plate (20Fr) while i went for the extra large plate (29.50 Fr)as I have a very large appetite.
There was quite a varied selection of Indian style foods and I ended up with about 10 different types of food items on my plate. This is the best way to eat Indian food; a mixture of different flavours. I eat a lot of Indian food back home, and this was some of the best that I have tasted. A good variety of flavours (mild to very hot)with good quality ingredients, obviously freshly made.
It was great to be able to chose anything from such a great looking buffet without worrying about whether there would be any meat or fish in it. Even if you do not like Indian food there are other options. My husband had sweet and sour tofu dish, rice and pancake rolls. There was also a salad bar with a mediterranean feel; it included stuffed vine leaves, stuffed peppers, mozerella, etc.
I thought the food tasted great, and was worth what I paid for it. I would not get that variety of dishes at my regular indian back home for that price. As previously mentioned I have a large appetite and am not shy about piling on the food. I was filled up and did not need desert. I can see how it would become very expensive if there was a group of people, who also had deserts. The drinks are also not cheap. I had a kiwi fruit juice, which at 8Fr I thought was a bit steep, it did taste great though. My husband decided to avoid the expensive drinks and asked for tap water which they were happy to provide free of charge.
This place has the atmosphere of a very upmarket/expensive restaurant - perfect for a romantic dinner.
upmarket atmosphere, great tasting food, helpful staff
could be expensive, bit confusing at first