Address: Sheraton Grand, Raja Bahadur Mill Road, Bund Garden Road, Pune, India
Time: 24 Hour
Meals for two: Rs. 3,000
Cuisines: North Indian, Asian, European
Facilities: Breakfast, Full Bar Available, 4/5 Star, Valet Parking Available, Brunch, Desserts and Bakes, Luxury Dining, Live Sports Screening, Buffet, Wifi
The all-day dining restaurant in Sheraton Grand is dialling up their dinner buffet game with days dedicated to specific cuisines along with their regular offerings.
Feast: Sheraton Grand, Bund Garden Road, Pune: DECOR
Cozy and chic, the restaurant located on the ground of the hotel is a sophisticated option for a lunch meet or leisurely dinner. Plush chairs in shades of green and beige, crystal chandeliers, colourful enamelled cast-iron cookware and tagines that line the buffet counter and islands specifically designed for salads and desserts-Feast is indeed a feast for the eyes.
Feast: Sheraton Grand, Bund Garden Road, Pune: FOOD
On Wednesdays, it’s Tempura and Sushi night.
They also have days allocated for Persian and Spanish dishes. These are served in addition to their regular spread that includes Indian, European and Oriental cuisines along with a splash of Arabic fare.
We start off with rounds of tempura and sushi. The mark of a good tempura (battered and deep-fried vegetables or seafood) includes a crisp coating sans the unctuousness that’s associated with deep-frying. Though they have a wide range of options (salmon, prawns, squid, pineapple, sweet potato, eggplant), the tempura here is oily, and soggy and is served without any dipping sauce. Unfortunately, the sushi wasn’t a different story either. The vinegared rice (shari) was overpoweringly sweet and didn’t let any other elements of the sushi shine. While the highlight dishes were misses, there were a lot of hits. The salad counter with options like Aloo Kabuli Chana Chaat, Thai Fruit Salad, Braised Lamb with Corn Salad is a good place to start. There are plenty of appetisers like the delicious Spinach and Ricotta Parcels, Oven-Roasted Potatoes and Sliced Lamb in a sauce enriched with ginger and herbs. The choice for mains are also staggering and really good. A special mention to the Indian section that features popular dishes like Lababdar Paneer and Biryani along with some regional specialities like a south Indian Mutta Roast (egg curry), Bhartachya Kumil Curry – a delicious mushroom gravy and rich Mawa Anjeer Ke Kofte. The desserts are another attraction. With over a dozen choices, most of them were good. If you want to veer off the buffet, they also have an a la carte menu.
Feast: Sheraton Grand, Bund Garden Road, Pune: PLUS AND MINUS
Most dishes are hits and for approximately Rs 1,500 including taxes (for dinner), it’s a catch. The number of dishes on offer is impressive, and the quality of the ingredients, especially the seafood and meat, is equally admirable. The only obvious letdown was the uninterested and unattentive service.