Delhi is the heart of the nation! Its a bustling metropolis that very fastidiously combines in its fold its bewitching history and its evolving traditions! The unclouded divisions in the walled city and New Delhi set examples of its varied lifestyles, cultures and international standards. Delhi also serves as the major gateway for touring the internationally known tourism destinations of Agra and Jaipur. Food goes hand in hand with the culture of any place. There is no specific cuisine of Delhi, as the place is an amalgamation of people of several cultures that came and settled down here. This diversity can be seen in several of the Buffet places in the city. Here are 5 of the best Buffet restaurants in Delhi:
1. K3, JW Marriot The restaurant has been fashioned like a food theater with three live kitchens carrying three distinct cuisines: North Indian, Cantonese and Tuscan that defy the genre. Expect abundance of choice. Tender Italian lamb shanks, a deftly spiced nalli korma and melt-in-mouth pork ribs are the stars of the buffet. Where: JW Marriott New Delhi AeroCity, Near Indira Gandhi International Airport Open: Monday to Saturday Cost: 2000/ person
2. Machan, The Taj Mahal Hotel Machan provides the ultimate buffet experience. The menu is an impressive array of Indian, South East Asian and European classics with influences from across the globe. Try the good-old BLT sandwich and the all-time favourite dessert Bull's Eye which is a spongy truffle encased in hot chocolate fudge. The interiors are cheerful with huge wooden windows that invite plenty of natural light perfect for a family luncheon. Where: The Taj Mahal Hotel, 1, Mansingh Road When: Monday to Thursday Cost: 2200/ person
3. Tamra, Shangri-La's Eros Hotel The five live stations at Tamra's lunch buffet churn out good, tasty and unfussy food prepared with pride. At this all-day dining restaurant you can enjoy world cuisine on your platter - from the teppanyaki grills of the Far East to the tandoors of Central Asia. The dessert bar is a sweet tooth's dream with homemade popsicles and gelatos adding up to a winning proposition. Where: Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, Janpath When: Monday to Saturday Cost: 2000/person
4. Threesixtyone Degrees, The Oberoi Threesixtyone Degrees is renowned for its service and style and provides the perfect setting for a relaxed meal. It not only makes a statement with its elegant floor-to-ceiling glass facade but also delivers on taste. Spoil yourself with everything from handmade pastas and freshly baked breads to fragrant Biryanis and robust mutton curries from their buffet. Don't miss the refreshing pomelo salad with juicy chunks of the citrus fruit slathered in Thai chilli sauce giving them a decadent lift and smoked cashews adding crunch.
Where: 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon When: Monday to Saturday Cost: Saturday Trunch at INR 2950 plus taxes and Weekday Buffet at INR 2650 plus taxes.