Thursday, March 13, 2008

BBQ Nation

There's been a lot of press lately about a new restaurant in town called BBQ Nation at a little hotel called Sri Devi Park in T Nagar. We simply had to try it out and we went last night.

The hotel is in some remote little corner of T Nagar, but once you get into the restaurant, its a pleasant surprise. Very tastefully done up and efficient, polite staff. We had kids with us and they even brought little toys for the kids to play with! The appetizer portion is served at the table - its almost dim sum style where the waitstaff walk around with different skewers of BBQed food. You choose what you want and then heat it up for a minute or two on the grill in the middle of your table.

There were skewers of baby potatoes, peppers, mushrooms, shrimp, chicken and fish. I personally loved the baby potatoes - they had a whole mustard dressing which was really great. They also had various dipping sauces at the table which looked very interesting.

After the appetizer portion of the meal, we were all ready to leave. But you can also have the usual fare of biryani, fish, chicken curry etc at an enormous buffet that is set up at the corner of the restaurant. Overall this is great and much needed in Chennai!


Kiki said...

I will try BBQ nation. I had read about this restaurant in the newspaper when it opened but it's great to have a customer's review before going.

Arundathi said...

Yes, it is very try it out.

Danny said...

true. the potatoes were amazing! yet to visit the one in chennai. bangalore was pretty much outta this world. the complimentary beer went great with all the bbq. starters were all i had!

Arundathi said...

Danny - I heard the Bangalore one is much better. Waiting to try it...

Kiki said...

I finally went to BBQ nation with some chennaites friends. First they were happily surprised to find such a restaurant in Chennai. They said they feel that Chennai is starting to get an international feel.

The price was 400 Rs/person. It includes all the food you can eat and mineral water (first time I don't have to pay for the mineral water).

The skewers are supposed to be appetizers ... meaning that you have a buffet for the main part of the meal... But after you try all the skewers (5 veg, 5 non veg), then ask for more of the one you like ... well, not a lot of room left for the buffet. The skewers were nice, I think that the veg skewers were the best. The buffet is big enough to fill the big appetite of some customers.
Desserts were simple but were very good.

You need to book in advance as all the tables were occupied and we saw people lining up outside ... Also we arrived at the opening (7:15PM) and the air was fine, but when we left, the whole room was filled of smoke coming from the barbecue. I guess the ventilation system is not sized big enough for the restaurant.

I would recommend going there with some friends as it's a very convivial atmosphere.

Arundathi said...

thanks for the review, kiki

Kamalika said...

Hi Arundati..

Can you please tell me where exactly this BBQ is in T Nagar.


Arundathi said...

Here's the address Kamalika:

Sridevi Hotel
1 Hanumantha Road (Off Norh Usman Rd) T Nagar, Chennai - 17.

Phone: 42694481/82

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