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Old 7th March 2011, 13:40   #2971
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Request your valuable suggestions on a venue for hosting a party for family members (50 persons) in Hyderabad. Prefernces are as following:
Buffet Type
All attendess are Non Veg
Budget is around 40K

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At almost 900 per plate, you can call up any of the 5* hotels and ask if they would be willing to host you guys.

Novotel offered us roughly around 800 or so per person. Food and a conference room included.
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Also, another option would be Palace Heights, Abids
+1 on that Avi Bhai. I strongly recommend Palace Heights due to various reasons. The food is awesome and the view of the city is priceless. Imagine dining out in open with a 360 degrees view of the city is one hell of an experience. We had a sangeet party the last time at Palace Heights and the spread was great and so was the experience. As far as I remember, right from my childhood days till now, Palace Heights has always been a great experience.
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you havent mentioned which cuisine/type of restuarant preferable?

Blue Fox in Himayathnagar.....Grand Minerva on S.D Road, Secbad. Palace Heights, Abids.
mobike008, Cuisine would be Mughlai / Deccani.
Thanks for the valuable suggestions . I will visit Minerva for a survey

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At almost 900 per plate, you can call up any of the 5* hotels and ask if they would be willing to host you guys.

Novotel offered us roughly around 800 or so per person. Food and a conference room included.
Thanks bblost.

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+1 on that Avi Bhai. I strongly recommend Palace Heights .. Palace Heights has always been a great experience.
Thanks travelohlic. The view at Palace Heights is really excellent and the location is very central.
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At almost 900 per plate, you can call up any of the 5* hotels and ask if they would be willing to host you guys.

Novotel offered us roughly around 800 or so per person. Food and a conference room included.
True. But, most five star hotel's food is bland and more suitable for foreign palate.

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We had a sangeet party the last time at Palace Heights and the spread was great and so was the experience. As far as I remember, right from my childhood days till now, Palace Heights has always been a great experience.
I too attended a function of a cousin engagement about 2 years ago and they host it on the terrace and I think it should be fine for a 50 people contingent. And, as you rightly mentioned, the view is priceless.

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mobike008, Cuisine would be Mughlai / Deccani.
Then Palace Heights almost fits the bill. Dont forget to enjoy the delicious paan that is sold outside the hotel. One of the best paans in twin cities.

Goodluck !
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True. But, most five star hotel's food is bland and more suitable for foreign palate.
Not necessarily.

My last visit to Westin, the food was actually a little oily and spicy. I was disappointed because I prefer the spices to be just right so each and every one can be experienced. But everyone in my team liked it a lot.

Novotel also had very good food. Not spicy but most certainly not bland.
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Hi Guyz,Request your valuable suggestions on a venue for hosting a party for family members (50 persons) in Hyderabad. Prefernces are as following: Buffet Type All attendess are Non Veg Budget is around 40K Thanks in advance NH
Another option could be Celebrity Boutique Hotel, opposite Shoppers Stop, Begumpet? This hotel houses a famous Restaurant named "Sholay".
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Dont forget to enjoy the delicious paan that is sold outside the hotel.
Triveni Pan Shop to be precise. It's near the entrance way of the hotel. You can see it on the left side of the road, when entering the lane to go towards Palace Heights.

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One of the best paans in twin cities.
Avi Bhai, do you really think so?
You bet on this, compared to those Juicy Pineapple Flavoured Meenakshi's we had at Pakwaan Meet or at Ravvs Place?
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Not necessarily.
Possible. But, i am of a firm opinion there are many stand-alone restuarants that serve way better food than these so-called 5* hotels.

It works best for someone who wants to throw a party to show-off rather than ensure they feed good food to their guests.

But, then this is just my opinion.

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Another option could be Celebrity Boutique Hotel, opposite Shoppers Stop, Begumpet? This hotel houses a famous Restaurant named "Sholay".
I deliberately kept it out as I myself got sick of too much of their "good food". Will take a break from them for a while

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Avi Bhai, do you really think so?
You bet on this, compared to those Juicy Pineapple Flavoured Meenakshi's we had at Pakwaan Meet or at Ravvs Place?
Note my previous comment again. I said " one" of the best paans.

I completely concur pineapple paan were simply out of this world. No comparison.
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Last saturday, decided to paint the town red.

Me, Wifey and couple of close friends hopped to a few happenings places and closed the crazy evening with a midnight buffet dinner at Taj Banjara

We reached there around 1:30AM. Buffet is served at their Waterside Cafe at lobby level

There were many items in the buffet and mostly kerala cuisine concentrated

1. Chicken starter
2. Fish in Gravy
3. Chicken in Gravy
4. Dry Lamb Curry ( Kozihode...something). This was highlight of evening
5. Kheema
6. Salad counter
7. Chicken Biryani
8. Huge Dessert Counter with someone helping you mix ice cream on a stone

Breads were served on table and were really good

I liked only kheema and dry lamb curry. Rest of the stuff was below average.

I must tell you Chicken Biryani was so sad ( thick rice, bland looking) that I couldnt control the urge to call the chef and tell him that it was the worst biryani i ever tasted.

Ice cream counter looked fancy but, nothing tasted right.

Wifey got upset that entire food was so bad as she had insisted we go to Pickles or Green Park.

Price : Rs.400 AI/Head inclusive of a beverage

Though Green Park midnight buffet has much lesser variety but, the quality is way better.

After a long time, we all let our hair down and practically blew close to 8-9 grand between the two of us that night
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At almost 900 per plate, you can call up any of the 5* hotels and ask if they would be willing to host you guys.
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True. But, most five star hotel's food is bland and more suitable for foreign palate.
+1 on this Avi.

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Not necessarily.

My last visit to Westin, the food was actually a little oily and spicy. I was disappointed
Ive had numerous disappointments in my career span of 12 years.These star hotels scores over restaurants only at breakfast.

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Another option could be Celebrity Boutique Hotel, opposite Shoppers Stop, Begumpet? This hotel houses a famous Restaurant named "Sholay".
+1 Bajaj sahb.

@Night Hawk.

Please stay away from these star hotels for a personal do,these hotels are good for meeting/conference/working lunch etc and many a times they disappoint you on the food quality.

Sholay would be a very good choice for this do as it is centrally located.They do not serve regular buffet,but keeping our existing relations in mind i am sure they will oblige for a crowd of 50.

In my opinion,Sholay scores over all the existing restaurants i know.
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BTW-I had been to Shah-Ghouse Tolichowki last evening and ordered the following (Silverwood+6)

Chicken 65- 2 No's-Extremely good
Sheek Kebab-Very average taste.
Mutton Roghan Josh-Yummy.
Chicken Mughlai-Was a bit spicy, but was very tasty.
Special Mutton Biriyani-2 No's- Loads of tender mutton pieces cooked to perfection.Perfect blend of spices and rice.Mirchi ka saalan disappointed me.
Assorted Bread-

Total Damages-1230 including tips.

They have renovated this place recently and is ideal for a family lunch/dinner.

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...a midnight buffet dinner at Taj Banjara


I must tell you Chicken Biryani was so sad ( thick rice, bland looking) that I couldnt control the urge to call the chef and tell him that it was the worst biryani i ever tasted.

Wifey got upset that entire food was so bad as she had insisted we go to Pickles or Green Park.
I had posted a bad review of the Taj Banjara Midnight buffet long time back!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post2085021
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I had posted a bad review of the Taj Banjara Midnight buffet long time back!
I do remember your review quite vividly. But, two thoughts ran across the mind. One is probably they improved and second was the lure attached to their buffet, if you know what I mean.
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Last Saturday, a bunch of us (Me, Puzz, our wifeys and another 6-7 close friends) decided to hop around town, started with HRC - They have some really good burgers, nachos and probably the best chicken wings in town. Then headed to Syn - They too have a really good non-veg platter and some very nice salads, and yes bumped into Bhatman and family while entering Syn and later unfortunately bumped into Reddevil_Appu while in there... by the time we finished hopping around it was about 4AM and most of the gang had eaten by then except for me and a couple other friends. The 3 of us decided to go to Alhamdulillah for a late dinner / early breakfast, they had run out of most of the stuff so had the following:

Khichdi - Little oily, but very tasty
Til ka khatta - very good
Kheema - Mildly spicy & Extremely Tasty

I had 2 helpings of the Khichdi & Kheema (and got 1 packed for lunch/dinner the next day, rather same day).
Missed out on the bade ka ghosh, but this more than made up for it.
No idea about the total damage, as my friend paid the meal!!

Definately a must visit for those who haven't already been there!
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+1 Bajaj sahb.

@Night Hawk.

Please stay away from these star hotels for a personal do,these hotels are good for meeting/conference/working lunch etc and many a times they disappoint you on the food quality.

Sholay would be a very good choice for this do as it is centrally located.They do not serve regular buffet,but keeping our existing relations in mind i am sure they will oblige for a crowd of 50.

In my opinion,Sholay scores over all the existing restaurants i know.
Silverwood, I was actually suggesting to NH to host the party at Celebrity Boutique Hotel and not at Sholay. The hotel should be more than happy to host the do as a buffet in their Banquet Hall. Gives one privacy and a menu as per one's choice. The pricing can be negotiated and the dishes added/reduced according to budget.

Palace Heights has an excellent terrace above the restaurant and I had hosted a party way back called "announcing my intention to get married" for 35 pax. It was a very reasonably priced party, thanks to the discount granted by its owner, some Mr Reddy, seem to have lost contact with him ever since.
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As far as I remember, right from my childhood days till now, Palace Heights has always been a great experience.
We went there once when I was a kid. They took 1 hr to serve us cold food (and the restaurant wasn't exactly bursting with people nor completely deserted either).

We never went back again.

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