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Old 22nd August 2009, 04:18   #886
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I just stumbled on this thread. Very nice.

I tried but going through all the 885 posts in "A Guide: Eating out in Hyderabad/Secunderabad" will need a lot of time.

It may have been discussed here already but here I go.

Novotel (Hitex) has been having a special buffet on saturday nights which apart from the standard 5 star buffet (continental, chinese, cheese, biryani, umpteen desserts) also included live grill serving lobsters, tiger prawns, beef, a few types of fishes and some other stuff. They also had chaats. What made it value for money was unlimited Tuborg/Carlsberg or Blenders Pride or ... in as my case, Vodkatini.

Priced at 1,050 + 2.5 % sc + 12.5 % vat, it came to 1,250 per head including tip.

The only problem is if you have not reserved a table, you cannot find one after 8:30 pm.
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Old 22nd August 2009, 09:07   #887
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to that list i would like to add my choice as well.

Al-Saba Cafe - according to me had the tastiest haleem last year as per my taste buds. Located on the road opposite to HUDA building in Ameerpet.
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Isn't Spice6 on the same building?
yeas venu sir, the building even has the Taj Mahal Exlcusive Restaurant.
Their North Indian Thali was 90 bucks when I last ordered but they have so much items in it, guess it will be good for 2average eating people.
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One addition I would like to make is the Harees from Asian, Nampally. Absolutely heavenly, delicately flavoured and not as heavy as the other stuff.
Cheers,
Hey Ravvs, is Harees another dish, or was it a typo for Haleem?
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Hey Ravvs, is Harees another dish, or was it a typo for Haleem?

hello venu sir, i guess harees is a variant of haleem, in layman's terms it is haleem made out of chicken rather than mutton.

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hello venu sir, i guess harees is a variant of haleem, in layman's terms it is haleem made out of chicken rather than mutton.
Thanks Aditya----I did not know this so far!!
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Novotel (Hitex) has been having a special buffet on saturday nights which apart from the standard 5 star buffet (continental, chinese, cheese, biryani, umpteen desserts) also included live grill serving lobsters, tiger prawns, beef, a few types of fishes and some other stuff. They also had chaats. What made it value for money was unlimited Tuborg/Carlsberg or Blenders Pride or ... in as my case, Vodkatini.

Priced at 1,050 + 2.5 % sc + 12.5 % vat, it came to 1,250 per head including tip.

The only problem is if you have not reserved a table, you cannot find one after 8:30 pm.
Went there last evening. Awesome spread which included Satays, 12-15 Types of Salads, Chat, BBQ counter had vegetable, fish, scampi, crabs and chicken.

Oh and not to forget unlimited beverages.

Damage : 2600 ( Including Tips) for 2 people.
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Old 23rd August 2009, 19:58   #893
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Damage : 2600 ( Including Tips) for 2 people.
you might as well become a member @ novotel ,they have some scheme where in you pay 7500 for a year and you get 50% discount on meals for 2 and the % decreases as the head count goes up.

you also get discounts on their bakery products and usage of the spa (plus what i last remember you get 1 night free stay @ the property as well)

theodore is a member there (reach out to him if your visit to novotel is quite frequent,will help you get good deals)
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Well, wherever the Haleem meet is happening, count me in.
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you might as well become a member @ novotel ,they have some scheme where in you pay 7500 for a year and you get 50% discount on meals for 2 and the % decreases as the head count goes up.

you also get discounts on their bakery products and usage of the spa (plus what i last remember you get 1 night free stay @ the property as well)

theodore is a member there (reach out to him if your visit to novotel is quite frequent,will help you get good deals)
Thanks! Will check it out.
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After a hectic Friday and Saturday, spent a lazy sunday at home and in the evening decided to head out for some street grub and wanted to have only vegetarian since yesterday was Ganesh Chaturthi. So we had the following :-

1. Veg Momo's : Outside Fresh outlet in Sindi Colony, Paradise. Taste was just about ok as it had more of onions and less of veggies

2. Wada Pav : Amazing taste. They are located in Sindi Colony, Paradise

3. Chinese Bandi : Drove all the way to Banjara Hills as wanted to try the chinese bandi outside GVK One on Rd.No.1 as i heard rave reviews of them. We had 1 Chilly Veg Manchuria and 1 Veg Schezwan noodles.Veg Manchuria was decent but noodles blew me away. One of the tastiest noodles had in a long time.

4. Drove back to Sindi Colony and had Ice-Cream Soda and Delhi ki Kulfi. Quite good.

5. Polished off the evening with pans from Dimpy Pan Palace.
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3. Chinese Bandi : Drove all the way to Banjara Hills as wanted to try the chinese bandi outside GVK One on Rd.No.1 as i heard rave reviews of them. We had 1 Chilly Veg Manchuria and 1 Veg Schezwan noodles.Veg Manchuria was decent but noodles blew me away. One of the tastiest noodles had in a long time.
How come I am not aware of this particular bandi? Where exactly is is located outside GVK One? I Will try it out tonight!
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How come I am not aware of this particular bandi? Where exactly is is located outside GVK One? I Will try it out tonight!
lane between the post office and GVK one.
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How come I am not aware of this particular bandi? Where exactly is is located outside GVK One? I Will try it out tonight!
Right outside the exit gate of GVK One Mall. Try their schezwan veggie noodles, i really loved it.

On second thoughts, try some NV dishes and let me know how they are so i can prep myself for the next visit
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On second thoughts, try some NV dishes and let me know how they are so i can prep myself for the next visit
Not quite worth trying the NV stuff there Avi. One reason is all you get is a ball of Corn flour with a tiny shred of Chicken somewhere in between. Guys the gravies served by him have excessive of artificial color added FYI.

No, I do not plan to open a food joint on that road, now or ever.
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