I love eating out. In fact, I love it so much that I'd have probably done it every single day hadn't it been for my poor stomach. Now this fondness for eating out is a trait I've acquired from my mother. Yes, like mother, like daughter you could say. Actually, I have even taken it one step further by completely shifting my allegiance to restaurant food on any given day, except when I'm with mom of-course.
Anyways, so stimulated by my gourmet love, I found myself at Bakasur, Koramangala for lunch this weekend. And I'm here to tell you a little about my experience there.
Now Bakasur is known to have one of the longest buffet spreads in the city and there's no fault in that claim of theirs. So, judging by the sheer number of items on display it was quite impressive, the food though, not so much.
The branch at Koramangala is situated at one of the busiest intersections in the city, at a prime location actually. That added to what the buffet is priced at, it does sound like a good deal and it probably is. But here are a few things that put me off, a few things which could have been better perhaps.
- The restaurant was not well-air-conditioned. Consider sitting inside a tin boiler at the top most floor of a building with just a handful of a/cs, not my idea of a restaurant ensuring customer comfort. And what's more, water droplets from, God knows where, kept dropping on the table we were seated at. No Sir, I didn't like that.
- No non vegetarian soup. So, they have a huge spread but just one soup? That's a first, I must say.
- Not enough waiters to wait on all the tables. You need to keep looking around, hoping to get their attention. That's not my idea of a good restaurant.
- Now for the most important thing you go to a restaurant for, the food, how was it? Well, S thought the food was quite alright, the taste et al. But I didn't like it quite as much. Starting from the soup to the chats and even the starters, I just felt there was something missing. The best part of the spread was probably the dessert and I usually skip that. I couldn't find anything worth raving about in the main course either. If you ask me, I'd just give it an average rating in terms of taste.
So, as you would have guessed by now, I came out quite unsatisfied from Bakasur and I don't think I'm going in there anytime soon, at least not till they make it more comfortable for their guests.
Value for Money: 3/5
For those who live in Bangalore, have you been to Bakasur. If so, what did you think of it? And for my out of city friends, what do you look for in a restaurant or what are the things that get's a restaurant the right ticks in your book? Let me know.
Until Next Time.
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