Well, this is my first restaurant review on the blog. We feel excited. It means we are expanding to a newer dimension of writing! Hehe. Enough of the drama. 😀 Let’s get to it.
My sister and I walked into Pot Pourri for brunch on Sunday at 12:30 ish. The place was empty and we could choose a table of our choice. The place gets full quite quickly on weekends, and we recommend that you come in a little early. Calling in for reservation will also help, though they have generally asked us to come early when we called in to reserve. The place was bustling with people by 1:15 ish and there was a decent number of people waiting outside. (Speaks of a good place already, doesn’t it?)
I will give you the brief on the buffet today, instead of their a la carte. And by that we mean all the non veggie food. We did not touch the veg food. (Sacrilege would have happened then! 😛 )
Soup: (This pretty much changes every day)
Chicken Minestrone with Basil (Very yum, lots of flavour and lots of chicken!)
Live Salad Counter: We tried a salad with zucchini, chicken, spring onion greens, corn, lettuce and capsicum. With it went an oregano dressing and thousand island. It was kind of heavy not as light as I wanted it to be, and filling.
Appetizers: There was chicken crostinis and corn and spinach crostinis. Preferred the corn and spinach one over the chicken! (Shocking! I know, right?) Also, tried their hummus with bread. I love hummus, so I may tend to be partial, but it was delicious! 🙂
Pizza: We had their chicken pizza. Their pizzas are deliciously thin crusted, with just the right amount of toppings and cheese. Absolutely yum! 🙂
Sizzlers: My sister tried the chicken sizzler and I tried the fish sizzler. Though the chicken one was more bold on flavours, the chicken itself was tough and me and my sister struggled to chew through it! The fish one has milder flavours, which complimented the fish perfectly, and the fish itself was soft, flaky and delicious. Absolute must try!
Pasta: I am a big fan of pasta and I told my sister that we were going to Pot Pourri, because I really wanted to have their pasta! (Yes, that big a fan!) We had farfelle in white sauce with mushroom, broccoli, zucchini and chicken. Yummmmmmmmmmm! (Yes, it was that brilliant! 😛 )
Main Course: We pretty much skip the main course when we go to Pot Pourri, but we decided to try their lemon baked fish and their chicken. Being a Bengali, I am particular about how my fish is done, and I have a bone to pick with these guys about the fish. Their Basa had bones! 😐 I had to struggle to eat a fish with bones in a restaurant. 🙁 The chicken was delicious! They also had baked garlic-y potatoes which were good. We skipped the vegetables and the butter garlic rice, which smelled absolutely beautiful! 🙂
Dessert: We were stuffed, and decided to skip dessert! Almost! 🙂
My sister had their delicious, but quite heavy chocolate mousse while I had a piece of their light as air, strawberry cake. There was also a date cake, vanilla and chocolate cake with a dunking bowl full of chocolate. And something else which I don’t recall. (Their desserts also change daily, so all is good! 😀 )
Drinks: Her poison was lemon ice tea while mine was a watermelon cooler (Decidedly sweeter than the ice tea. And that is a good thing!)
Cost for Two: Rs. 1,064 w taxes.
Ambiance: 4.5/5 (We had a super cute kid sitting in his pram on the next table, throwing his toy cars all over the floor. Sohel. Adorable as a button and upping the ambiance points by 0.5! :D) Also, the staff is very attentive, and very quick. (Also, it helps that I know most of the staff! 😉 ) Oh, and they have an image wall. 😀
Value for money: Buffet 5/5, you will be stuffed even if you have super micro portions of everything! So, total paisa vasool! 😀
Sold, are you? Well here is the address:
Address: Ground Floor, Inorbit Mall, 2nd Entrance, Vashi. Navi Mumbai. Tel: 022 27810548, 022 27810549 (As found on Zomato)
Since, my sister and I are mega hogs, we didn’t clicks pictures. 😛
Give this buffet a try and let us know how much you like it! (Note: They only have lunch buffets from 12:00-4:00)
Have a fun Monday everyone. And wish you all a very happy Ganeshotsav!
Psst: They have unlimited beer from 4:00-7:00 (please correct me if I have the timings wrong! 🙂 ) for 399 bucks on weekdays and 499 bucks on weekends!
Oh, and did we mention, a flat 50% off on all drinks (Yes, you read it right) from 11:00 pm to 12:30 am! (Yes, you are very welcome! )