Friday, February 16, 2018

Pre-Valentine's Day special lunch at Pavilion, Comfort Inn Insys, Yeshwantpur

It’s high time I change my perception of food joints and restaurants in North and West Bengaluru especially when it comes to non-vegetarian food.  Sometimes when you expect the least, you will get the most wonderful experience. When hubby and I had the plan to dine around Yeswantpur area after finishing some personal work, we decided to visit this new hotel – Comfort Inn after seeing some posts online. Comfort Inn Boutique Business Hotel is a part of a popular brand called Choice Hotels. They have hotels across the world. This information I came to know on my visit to Comfort Inn’s All-day dining restaurant – Pavilion. Pre- Valentine’s Day celebrations were in full swing when we went to this restaurant for lunch.

Located in HMT Layout, near Yeswantpur Railway station this hotel is hardly a year old. They have four F & B outlets in the hotel - Pavilion Restaurant, The Crust Factory, Chameleon Lounge, and a rooftop barbeque place called Cinders.

Pavilion restaurant is known for its small space with beautiful décor. I love all their wall paintings which match the grey furnishings. Just before you enter the restaurant don’t forget to have a look at the beautiful lobby area.

Once we got our table, without thinking much we opted for their non-veg buffet. We started our lunch with a simple and spicy non-veg soup. I usually prefer soups with a thick consistency and this soup won my heart with its taste.

While we were waiting for the starters, the Executive Chef Abhijit spoke to us about the ongoing fest and the idea behind to celebrate the uncommon love story of a common man – Manjhi, the mountain man (Check out my Instagram post here).

On busy working days, their buffet menu consists of two veg and non veg starters each. The simple yet super delicious starters make it a perfect option to start with. Deep fried fish cooked in oriental flavors were so addictive. Then we tried Valentine’s week special dish – Gulabi Paneer. The pink color and the flavors of this starter were awesome. Except for very few fine-dining restaurants, most of the places serve Paneer which can be hard as a rock. Here at Pavilion restaurant, they select fresh and best ingredients for every dish that comes out from their kitchen. I was so happy with the texture and balanced flavors of Paneer.

Another starter, Malai Chicken tikka was cooked to perfection and the highlight of this dish was creaminess from the tikka with mild flavors of spices. There was no accompaniment with this and I didn’t mind it much as I enjoyed tikkas with Basil Pesto Mayo. That dip was given with the veg croquettes. Veg croquettes were just okayish for my taste.

For drinks, I ordered a cocktail; ‘ Sex on the beach’ which is vodka-cranberry-orange drink and whiskey lover hubby just had his fav drink. My drink was good with the right balance of alcohol, sugar, and juice.

On the day we visited they had 8 varieties of salads and I loved their Kimchi salad, Cucumber ring salad, and egg one. I like the fact that they serve salads and desserts in small portions, so it’s easy for diners to have the right quantity without much of wastage.

While exploring the options near the main course counter, I saw the label of seafood biryani and that was the first dish to get a place on my plate. Then few other gravies and I was good to go. Seafood biryani was very flavorful and I enjoyed it with saag chicken and roasted potatoes.

I can’t miss my daily dose of sweet intake nowadays and for desserts, there were enough options. I had the White Chocolate brownie, Cheesy hearts (Valentine’s special mousse) and Gulab jamuns. Everything was polished off in seconds.

The staffs were very polite and helpful. Overall I enjoyed a good buffet at the Pavilion restaurant and would definitely recommend this place to foodie friends. Their buffet is priced at ₹499/- and it’s totally worth for the price. Do check out this restaurant.
Pavilion at Comfort Inn Insys
#46, 1st Main Road
Gokula 1st stage, Mathikere
Yeshwantpur, Bnagalore
For table reservations, contact - 080 46468000

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