#FoodShaukeen #Glocal #VFMBuffet
Glocal, one of the most popular places in Hyderabad for their unconventional yet luscious cocktails along with some delicious food coupled with modern garage ambience , is one place you would love to go back again and again. A casual dine-in by the day and a party den by the night, this place offers you quite a few global dishes with a local twist and that’s where their name comes from.
Pricing : Most of the dishes (food) are priced under 400/- and many within 350/-. What’s more? They have recently started Lunch Buffet which runs from Mon-Sat and is priced at just 499++ . Ala-Carte with food only could be upto 1000 for 2.
Cuisine : Continental, European, Indian
For those who are looking for a one-liner “Their buffet is absolutely VFM, both for the eloberate spread and taste”.
For others, read on –
Buffet carried about 45+ dishes on the menu right from soups,salads to desserts.
Murgh Dhaniya Shorba – Excuisite flavor of Dhaniya added to the richness of already flavorful shorba.
Aachari Aloo : Fried Baby potatoes at their best with in house spices. Totally loved it and one of the best among starters.
Malai Sheekh Kebab and Salt & Pepper Corn were decent. Masala Cottage Cheese Croquette – This Paneer Kheema Croquette (fried roll) was too oily in the first round and was better in the second. Tasted good and did not disappoint either.
Among Non-Veg , Chicken wings were one of the best I had till date. So tender, so juicy that I couldn’t stop at one.
Crumb fried Fish fingers were next best. Initial round had too much of batter which was killing the taste of fish. Upon the feedback, it was fried to perfection with less use of batter coat.
Prawns and Chicken Kukkad Kebab were other decent starters among the lot.
The Mezze spread that was on buffet (hummus,labneh,muhammara,lavas and grilled pita bread) had few hits and misses and is probably the only section in the buffet which we felt might need improvement in taste. I would love to get mezze to be served hot/mild rather than keeping it over the counter.
They also had pizzas over the buffet and I loved Double Cheese Margarita over smoked chicken pizza. Both of these had perfect wood fired thin crust, but loved the taste of margarita.
Mac and Cheese was an absolute treat (it might have been a killer if it was served piping hot and fresh direct from kitchen) to tummy. I loved it.
Corn and Chilli Risotto was too thick (could have been result of being kept on the counter for long) and was decent in taste, not sure if arborio was used, but it felt different.
Veg Arrabiata was nothing special in taste but wasn’t bad either. Subz miloni and Aloo mutter did go well with parata served.
Chermoula fish (chermoula is a marinade, mostly use for fish) among non veg was a killer in taste. Fish was soft and was a melt in mouth dish.
Goan fish curry also tasted great and was a perfect combo with parota and peas pulav.
Out of the buffet :
Biryani Risotto – Risotto with biryani flavor topped with papad. Perfect example of local turned Global. Tasted good.
Exotic Veg Tawa Pulav – Generous usage of exotic veggies (zuchinni, mixed bell peppers) made the dish no better as it carried no flavor other than being spicy. We were told that , the dish is served that way, but none of us on the table were able to enjoy the dish. Not to our taste, may be.
Dark choco mousse topped the list followed by Geteaux. Mango cheesecake in the desserts counter was nowhere near the cheesecake and was more like pastry. No complain in the taste, but it does justice to pastry rather than cheesecake.
Out of the buffet menu, we were also served with their signature dessert, calcutta pan cheesecake and must say this was scrumptious and has soon become everyone’s favorite on the table.
All in all, with a perfect road view and a satiating lunch buffet on the table , this is one of the VFM buffet’s in the city by Day. They also have Sunday Brunch which I’m looking forward to try soon.