Absolute barbequed beauties

The swish new barbeque and grills hotspot in Bengaluru is already drawing a large fan following

Text by Namita Gupta

If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to barbeques on the table, then the new offering by the house of Massive Restaurants BBQ’D will urge you to think again. It is founder Zorawar Kalra’s endeavour to showcase global delicacies, including local favourites, in a contemporary fashion. Take your pick from several live counters including the Churrasco and table grills, special Craft beers made in the micro brewery right there, live pasta, chaat and dessert counters including soft serve ice-cream and cotton candy.

Must try: Besides grills and barbeques, you can indulge in unlimited gourmet pizzas, fresh dimsums and hand rolled sushi. We liked the essential barbecuing techniques – Tandoor, Sighri, Tawa, Kadhai, and the live Churrasco grill and Table grill. There’s a special sauce for each of the meats and veggies that brings the flavours of the food alive with its spices and fragrant herbs for a holistic sensory experience. Begin your meal with some lip smacking chaats from the live counter. The chaatwala makes a stellar set of golguppas, dahi vadas and papdi chaat. Follow this with steamed dumplings served on the table. We liked the choice of chestnut and silken tofu dumplings for vegetarians and garlic chicken cilantro dumplings for non vegetarians. You can’t miss the live barbeques on the table that include harrisa chicken, pepper three ways, spicy cilantro fish, grilled orange wedges and chipotle prawns. Even the vegetarians won’t be disappointed with an array of options like grilled cottage cheese satay, bok choy new aged potato, coriander pesto mushroom and bell pepper teriyaki and togarashi dust on the grills. If you still have room left for more, then go for the main course from the lavish buffet that serves Andhra chicken curry, Khatta meat, Malabar prawn biryani, Firangi kadhai paneer, Dakhni saag, BBQ’D in-house special dal makhani, Saunfyani veg biryani, Thai green curry and Crispy fried veg black bean sauce.

Ritz loves: We recommend that you relish your favourites instead of just filling up trying the whole smorgasbord. The appetizers are delicious. We loved the Persian mutton chops, panko dust old street style fish & chips, bird eye chillies and Delhi fried chicken wings. Do try the four custom made Craft beers, that have been handcrafted by the finest brewmasters here which also pair well with the Indian delicacies. Those with a sweet tooth, can head straight to the live counters for their fix of live candy floss and ice cream, besides the de rigueur Indian sweets like green apple jalebi, saffron rabri, pumpkin halwa with fox nuts and some pastries.

Where: BBQ’D, Level 2, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bengaluru.

Call: +91 78997 00900, +91 80409 90151.

Wallet factor: Non Vegetarian Lunch priced at Rs 690 and Vegetarian at Rs 580. Non Vegetarian Dinner priced at Rs 775 on Monday and Tuesday and Vegetarian at Rs 660. Wednesday to Sundays Vegetarian at Rs 830 and Non Vegetarian at Rs 953.