121 Reviews / 144 Ratings
Ideal Barbeque and first of its kind
1st time in Chennai when I heard of a barbeque type restaurant I was surprised. Visited this place a month back and overall my experience has been pleasant.
1. Price - I find it quite high for the amount of food served. May be it seem like a strategy of the hotel to balance the amount of food served against the price. Some tend to eat too much whereas a few will restrict. With this they can gain quite a sum of money.
2. Starters - Both veg / non-veg were good though I prefer veg food. You need to keep an eye on including too much oil. Else, you will end up eating very less for the money you paid.
3. Ambiance - too perfect for a gathering. We had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed. Make sure you make a weekend booking well in advance. Getting a slot is like getting a tatkal ticket :D :D
4. Service - excellent and nothing to complain. They answered almost all our calls. Hindi, English, Tamil, whatever they speak, they serve well.
Overall - a pleasant experience barring the price.
A Feel Good Restaurant
On top of all, I wud like to appreciate the service staff and the concept. Though the food was average, i cudnt find myself to complain abt it as it was perfectly balanced by other details. Get urself full on the starters and desserts..... never miss out the gulab jamun...
A place to visit in chennai once in a year..... but.... must.....
Best Buffet in Town
There are no words for this joint. My topmost favourite spot of all time. I have been here so many many times over the past 5 yrs ever since the buffet rates were 400 bucks for non-veg. Now its double that. Well.. Economy.. Sigh..
It is and has been and I guess will be THE BEST BUFFET SPREAD in town. No doubts.
The booking is the hardest part in Bbq. The weekday lunch spreads are cheaper and hence there is a huge despite the restaurant being very spacious and they have different time slots. But if you book a week earlier you are bound to get at least some slot. The parking is tedious but there is a playground nearby around which cars can be parked.
The restaurant has one of the most courteous set of waiters and the most pleasant mannered managers. They take you to your seat and help you get seated.
The buffet starts with a complimentary drink which may be a mock-tail or soft drink or beer. I have always favoured the orange slushee mainly for the beautiful glass its served in.
The joint features a live band. And the art decorations are minimalistic but set a perfect ambience and despite the crowd there's no hustling and comparatively quiet, romantic even ( if your girl/ guy is a foodie, this is the spot). They have a see through kitchen which is quite fun to watch when u take breaks between eating( which you'll definitely do).
The Starters - The heroes of the entire show. Find me a restaurant with better starters and I m willing to give up eating non-veg entirely. The grill has everything. the most succulent chicken n fish. vegetables too. But the real stars are the prawns. U cannot stop having them. And they don't stop giving too. The grill sauces for applying over the meat are too good n they have 3 varieties for you to experiment. Then come the on table served starters. The usual being chicken leg tandoori. a veg cutlet style dish. mutton sheekh kebab. and CAJUN POTATO. ( I put it in caps just so u know me despite being a hardcore meat-eater cannot leave this place without having my fill of their cajun potato. There have been days I have gone here just for the Cajun potato) The best.
when you have had your fill of starters which will be almost three fourths of most average person's meal time here ( I have spent an entire hour eating only starters once - shamefully indulgent), u head out to the main course spread which on the non-veg side has a soup, two types of biryani, one sea food gravy, mostly crab, one chicken one mutton n one egg gravy. They also have a salad bar serving bout 5-6 salads and papads. The Indian breads are brought to your table on request.
The entire main course pales in comparison to the starters but stands out when u look at it alone. A perfectly awesome spread if you take into account the veg spread too which has steamed rice pulav and noodles.
When u have finally filled up your tummy till it bursts with the main course u can go to the dessert bar which is a beast unto itself. The most delicious hot gulab jamuns, ice cream wit toppings, cheese cake, brownie and much much more.. And ending with their freshly cut fruit especially their round the year watermelon supply.
On the whole, in my opinion, this is arguably the best buffet one can gorge upon in Chennai. Never ever miss out a chance to give yourself a treat here. For once after spending 800 bucks for a meal you'll feel that it was worth every penny and more!!
Oh God. Even writing about this makes me salivate. I think I am all set for another BBQ nation binge. Its time to start reserving tables again. Ha..
I have been to this place with my friends and we had a really wonderful time. This restaurant is located in the heart of the city in T Nagar and reservations are strongly recommended. One of of my buddy was a bit cranky so the staff took him around the restaurant while we dined the lovely barbecue dished out by them.The experience is nice. The price seemed a bit on the higher side but I have no regrets, because taste justified the price we paid. A must go for family outings. If any management staff of the same is reading this, then Ill give 4 out of 5 to the staff.
This place won my heart hands down with its service , environment and food. It's best for vegetarians . BN are the first ones to have initiated the International concept of a live grill in India.
Starters, accompanied by a great variety of Buffets. Peaceful ambience with great smelling food. Desserts add charm to your meal. Best within a budget of 550-600 per person.
Just go, sir!
VFM. To write about this place, I would need 1500 words. But I am placing it in bullet points.
Amazing barbecue style tables.
Super nice condiments.
Dessert section is outta the world.
The food is great, the service is greater and the ambiance is the greatest.
Reserve 506 hours in advance if you want a table. Gets really crowded and there is no chance you are going to get atable w/o reservation.
Dig Into Grill
One of the few places that has a unique style of cooking and dining. Every table has a square pit in the center, and there comes a grill that holds hot coals to cook vegetables and meat. Aptly named Barbeque nation, the place is a haven for those who enjoy grilled food. I have been here a few times, with friends and family. Order a drink, dig into the Barbeque veggies and meat, and enjoy a relaxed evening.
Quite spacious, the place has wooden benches and tables, which are quite comfortable. The staff will place a flag on the table, that gets folded down when you are done with the barbeque. The food here is served Buffet style. So when you are done with the barbeque, you can go spend time on the buffet and enjoy the dishes placed there. But the barbeque itself is quite filling, so we usually head straight out to the dessert counter.
It is one of those places we love going as a group for a lazy relaxed evening.
Mouth Watering Starters!
This place is kickass!
Ready to spend 500 then you can possibly have the best of experiences with food for the taste is just brilliant especially the starters. Until you pull the flag down, they keep serving you starters. The desserts are also good.
The waiters here don't accept tip and they return it when you offer them. That's something remarkable. Also the ambiance and the service is exceptional.
I don't mind spending here.
best starters in town
its one of the places that comes in mind when we plan for a group outing!. The place is small but that does not let you down of the food or the ambiance that they provide you. The starters are the highlight and the Flag that they have kept , when up the starters keeps filling in the plate and when your stomach is full with starters only then will you think of the main course and realise that you will have to pull the flag down to stop the starters from coming. yummy starters. The food is usual though!.. very less variety but the taste is yummy! and the deserts... ha.. we will have to dump our stomachs with the deserts because by the time you reach the deserts i am sure there will be no space in the tummy!..:)
Best in Class !!
Being a regular at this place, I can safely say this is the best Barbecue spot in Chennai. Their starters, one each in Chicken, Fish, Prawn and a variety of Vegetarian dishes is vast. These are only the ones that go on the grill. They have a mutton, chicken and a few veg starters. Their Crispy potatoes and crispy corn starters are just awesome.
I don't think many people go in for the buffet after the grill, but the buffet is also vast and includes everything from Naan to Biryani. For extremely hungry people, there is no better place.
Imagine 10 hungry meat-eaters, descending in a horde on a tiny restaurant tucked away in a back-alley in T.Nagar. Now imagine their expressions as skewer after skewer of succulent roasted meats are brought out in unlimited quantities, heated at the table and slathered with dressings.
That is how my group has always reacted at Barbeque Nation. By the time we're done with the kebabs, most of us are too full for the buffet and have but enough appetite to sample the desserts.
For starters, go there for their starters! ;)
BBQ Nation is by far the best place to party. The waiters are so principled that once when I tried to tip them, they were so righteous and refused to take it.
And, their starters are the best in town. Adjectives in the english language cannot describe the place and to talk of the desserts would at least take me a gazillion words to describe them.
One line about the restaurant - Outta the world!
Had a worst experience dinnig at BBQ nation... was waiting for hours to be seated... we were not treated properly....Though, there was variety in food but no taste.... ambience was terrific,something should be done... Chicken was tough and prawns too.. the main course lacks taste and very less in variety... the place is quite cramped and there is no parking facility......I would not suggest this restaurant for first timers.... I would prefer al arab instead of BBQ nation...
I went there for my friend's treat..we were a group of 6 people ..before going there I assured myself that i should try all the items,but it turned out to be an opposite. I found that their starters r too good in such a way tht I didnt have enough space to fill in main course..and especially I like their Prawn and chicken starters...To tell abt the ambience that was pretty good and pleasant ..but the drawback is money, for lunch itself it is 618 which was earlier 530...and u will feel that that u havent usurped ur money completely as u could not try maincourse...wat I and my frnds hav done was we resorted to deserts and starters...and one of ma frnd who tried maincourse said tat wasnt worth the mark...
Be it veg or non veg, BBQ nation can never be beat by any barbeq restaurants.
Many varieties of grilled starters which are just a treat to the tastebuds,half cooked by them and the remaining portion left in our hands on the table,a good experience.
Decent price rates and they have early bird offers as well,when u arrive early as soon as their service starts.Only hassle is booking table there,as its always crowded these days,its very difficult to book a table.Best place I would suggest for barbeq lovers.
when u are looking for a place to dine then this can be ur selected place eyes closed u just cant get this wrong that s how good it is
the bearers are the best the most polite despite the heavy crowd they get the mangers or who ever that might be in the suite does a quick followup and is always a good sign every time we go we overdo the starters and we wont have enough space for the rest and this being one of the rarest of its kind in chennai which allow alcohol is a welcome sight and the liquor is also priced decently
This place lives to all the expectations. The starters are just tooooo good. The chicken kebabs, tikkas, prawns, read meat everything is mouth watering especially with their unique way of serving and the on-table grill. I have visited this place quite many times and every time i find the service to be excellent with all the waiters very prompt and eager to feed you until you are not superrr full!! One Dish i love the most even being a non-vegetarian is "Cajanus Potato". This is most awesome veg dish i ever had. They make it so properly and crispy that i love it. Definitely a 10/10 in the starters. Well i never had a chance to eat the main course coz i always eat the starters way too much and directly go for desserts. The desserts are pretty decent but they can definitely improve in this section. Once they served rasmalai in dessert, which was epic, but i guess the dessert menu keeps changing. All in all an awesome experience every time. Definitely worth for repeat visits.
I will definately rank this place #1 if somebody gives me a chance to!! :)
Its full mostly, so book your seat before visiting.
I opted for Non-Veg(as usual!!)
The starters were awesome. Chicken & Paneer grills n lot more. Great!!
Main Course- I couldn't concentrate much on the main course as I was already full (Starters!!). but Biriyani was good.
Desserts - Yummmmiiieeeeeee!! Apple Pie, GULAB JAMUN, KHEER!! reminds me of Mummy! :(
If you haven't tried this destination, ARE U WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD??!!
Most hyped restaurant ever!
Yes agreed that the concept of an unlimited starter followed by a huge spread is a good one but that's isn't everything.
The customer service is pathetic and when you try group booking they directly deny. After some chats with resources came to know that since as a group ppl tend to spend a lot of time, it blocks the table for a longer time with a fixed revenue and this in turn cuts down their income. So if you want to have a gala time with your friends, BBQ Nation isn't the place! and for veggies, this place is a big NO! Sigree with a similar concept, similar or better spread with a far better staff is much more preferable. Far most the most hyped restaurant ever with exorbitant cost and crappy attitude!
Suggested for non-veg eaters, good variety of starters. Improvement required for Veg starters. We are really sick of paneer and aloo kebabs. Good amount of concentration is required on maincourse, really we could find only few dishes for Vegan. Variety of desserts are good. Focus on vegan dishes will really add value to the menu..
Stictly for Non-Veg
This is a wonderful place for the people those who are hard core Non-Veg.
Great place to be in and good service and excellent barbecues will be the hot flavor. I have been to Barbeque nation 6 times. Each time when i been here i have not gone for the main course :-) bcoz the starters were extremely good.
Sometimes, i felt the way they prepare chicken is extremely good as it was very soft. Perfect place to be with family to enjoy the Barbecues.. :)
Only for Non-Vegetarians!
After several hours of waiting, we finally got our seats at this incredibly hyped place. Although the price includes the mains and desserts, I've to mention that this is a starters-only place. Loved the concept of having a mini grill on our tables, but the food was very inconsistent. The first serve of the chicken starter was overcooked, and the next a bit under.
And I must mention that they only serve 5 of the starters mentioned in the menu. It changes everyday. And I also have to mention that a few of them taste similar. So, there aren't that many options as one would think. Worth a visit, but only once!
Ya literally! Definitely a place to gain a few extra pounds! You just cant stop eating the barbeques!! Excellent starters, probably the best you could find in Chennai!! The potato starter and the chicken are definitely among the best!! and they make sure you get the starters according to your taste buds! :D How ever much, you want, you can just eat, eat and eat. They also have a good spread of desserts. The only minus is the waiting time. It is close to impossible to book a place during weekends! They must consider opening another outlet here!
Waiting is a PAIN! Food is pretty good :)
Of late, Barbeque Nation seems to have becomes insanely popular with the Chennai crowd. There hasn't been a single day that I've landed up here and not had to wait at least 30 minutes to get a seat. It doesn't help that the management is extremely dicey about taking reservations. Last time, one of the employees was really rude to a friend who just asked him how much time it'd approximately take us to get a table.
Now about the food. The starters doesn't seem to have changed in the last year. Although the names on the day's menu might be different they always end up serving the same food at the table as starters. However, the food overall remains really good and considering it's unllimited good food, I can totally understand why so many people would want to flock to this place. The Chicken Biriyani as well as the Dal on the main buffet spread is always delicious as are the gulab jamuns that they serve for dessert.
stupid food for that rate
Not even a single item has the correct amount of spicy flavour. You feel like you are eating raw food! I suggest one better tries out Traina Indulge. Even if you go and eat the tiffin at Murugan Idli shop beside it, you will get 100% satisfaction! BBQ Nation is barely "OK"
A good place to visit.
Yesterday,17/10/2012, I visited this hotel with my wife.Even though I tried to book a table in advance, they informed me, that the bookings were full, and at the same time, the nice girl on the phone, told me that they always welcome walkins. So I took a chance and went there at about 1P.M., I was asked to go to the first floor and register my name, and in five minutes, I was given the table.
Since it was my first time, the waiter was very kind enough to explain the concept, and let me tell you, I have not seen such kind of service, in our Indian hotels.Almost all the boys were from North India and they really do a great job.One incident ,I like to emphasize, my wife is a typical Chennaite, and she wanted RASAM,with here white rice, and surprise, the young waiter said he will try, and within five minutes, he was offering one of the best Rasams which we have tasted, and this is from a north Indian based hotel, and let me tell you, we have tasted a lot of Rasams, and this one is one of the best.
Coming to the food, yes this place is very good, and their welcome drink is excellent, and of course , the starters are equally excellent.
We both loved this place, and we are going to be their regular customers.
Yesterday(6/10/2012) I had a chance to visit this restaurant along with my 4 friends. All were new to this restaurant and we read about the quality of the food only thro' websites review. After a long wait we got the seats for 5.
For Ambiance - 9 out of 10
Pleasant atmosphere inside the restaurant; Valet Parking space is the only constraint.
For Food - 9 out of 10
Starters are Amazing, never expect this kind of taste and varieties. Main Course Food and Desserts are also Tasty. Only Soup is not upto the mark.
For Service - 10 out of 10
Fantastic & Great hospitality experience we had. I really HATS OFF for the service provided by all the Waiters, Managers and all employees in this restaurant. Not sure, how these guys are providing Top grade service for all Guests equally. No matter who you are, the good service is applicable for all Category of people.
Not Accepting the TIPS also even if we force to give. Wow....
I would really appreciate the Management and the Owner of this restaurant from my bottom of the Heart. This restaurant does have all the qualifications for getting Award and Recognitions.
Only request, Management has to reduce the waiting hours.Thanks.
I was eagerly awaiting a chance to experience Barbeque Nation for so long and yesterday my wish came true.
To start with, the ambience was really good. Starters was the best part of the entire meal ,with the items being grilled in front of you, on the table. That was something new to me and was really fun!
There was nothing extra ordinary about the main course buffet, but the food was good enough and the veg people have a lot of options in that area!
Onto the dessert, it was really disappointing. As per my friends, the dessert section is usually good in Barbeque Nation, but somehow yesterday i had a bad experience with desserts.
Overall, a nice place to hang out with your friends and family.
And i really hope they can improve their dessert section (kids love it!)
Well... Good things first ... Service ,starters. Especially their no Tipping Policy makes Waiters treat everyone equally. Unlike Bangalore BBN...Chennai has bit more to make it to top list. Their Location manager does a Good job in Addressing Issues. So I hope he will take care of below.
b) Crowd Control.. Its impossible to enter into the Restaurant sometimes even when you have Reservations. The crowd doesn't have the Patience or Decency to give way to Elderly or children or Ladies..so Management needs to do something.
c) Paying attention to starters , Main Course was not done Justice.
d) Bangalore Unit has much more deserts??...
But Overall Its a Place for Non-veggies. its worth a visit atleast once.
Too Much Waiting n Disappointed with Food!
We ent over a week end - friday evening to be precise n had to waitaalmost 45 mins. for a table for 2 ! The comprehensive charge they take for a person was a bit ttoo high especially when there is not much menu preference - either its kind of an all u can eat thing or buffet ! Anyways our complaint was about the food being bad since we had tried quite a bit of the BBQ seafood we found that the food was giving a burnt plastic taste n smell !! and on complaining the staff could not figure it out. We later concluded that it had to be the Brush used to baste the seafood especially while BBQing was scorching as it was being used over the open flames and that was affecting the taste of the food !! Will the Management Please take note !!
Too crowded for a peaceful dine
I visited there for dinner with lot of expectations. Starters were attractive. It was a feast for the non-veggies. Veg dishes were yuck! What a veggie is doing at BBQ? Explicable!
The buffet table was overcrowded where people were competing to reach the serving bowls. I did not enjoy anything really there. But non-veggies, you should try this once! Forget about the crowd!
BBQ nations is better known for their starters, but their main course & desserts are hidden diamonds. Total paisa vasool if you manage eat all that they serve. We went there on an empty stomach hoping to gorge in as much as possible, but it's just not possible! You can't enough of it...
One major problem is that there is only branch in Chennai and we don't easily get reservations. But all good things are hard to come by! :) So be patient and persistent.
Caution for Vegetarians !!!!!!!
I had been to this much hyped restaurant once. Being a vegetarian I was SHOCKED to see that both Veg and Non-veg were prepared using the same tong/grill/utensils. Yes, we could see their kitchen through their big glass windows. I immediately complained to the manager but he showed me a face as if he was too insensitive to vegetarians and it does not bother BBQ's reputation. VEGETARIANS BEWARE - you might be chewing a piece of chicken in your mouth thinking it was just a well grilled cauliflower !!!!
Long wait to visit BBQ Nation was worth for the food experience they provided was awesome.. the STARTERS.. Can anyone really have this only as starters.. ?
I doubt so... because we could'nt. after so many rounds of starter dishes we still had a little of every dish in main course too.. that too was good.. and the finishing touch.. the desserts were too good... Thank u guys... :) good luk with ur services...
Good Barbeque in the citiy
Its been my favorite restaurant for a long time. I love their barbeque and the deserts served in buffet. Earlier the cost used to be more reasonable and we can feel the value for money. But, the revised tariff has made the food not worth the price. Also, the menu of live barbeque served on the table hasn't been changed for a long while.
It would still be my favorite if the prices are slashed for menu improved.
Veggies - This is for you!
Less options for vegetarians! But amaazing starters. Make sure you're more than 80% full after your starters.
The potatoes and cottage cheese is the best of all!
The main courses are not soo great! Same old fried rice, noodles and stuff. Nothing extra ordinary!
Desserts are pretty good! The cheese cakes and the variety of ice creams makes you drooll!
Ambiance is great! Nice music, nice food! Great place to hang out with loads of people!
Ordinary main course
Overall : A must place to go just for the starters. Atleast once!
required little change in menu.
in every occasion me and my family is going to this restaurant to celebrate our special days and i personally like the food and variety but i m dissapointed by the menu selection. now a days there is no different variety of food .and every time there is no change in menu. now this place is sounds little bit boreing . i suggest to include some more varity and change the menu .
A Place for Starters...
Barbeque Nation is a must go place for Buffey's for its BBQ style starters. A number of varities of Veg and Non Veg Starters are served in the table. But the Main course lacks taste and variety. I suggest this restaurant for first timers. Ambience is also good for get together or candle light dinners !!!
Good food....stick to starters
We had been to this place on Sunday last.We were told to register in the first floor after entering.There was a family waiting on a couple of sofas near the entrance.
Upstairs Reception area is pretty cramped teeming with lots of techie kind youngsters sitting (on just 3 sofas)standing and waiting to be let in.The booking was done and we were asked to come after 45min.We did window shopping on the s.usman rd and managed to get in as per the schedule.
The dining area is pretty spacious with decor pleasing to the eye.The waiters are never in a hurry and politely take the order.In the middle of the table there is a square shaped space where the charcoal fired chulha fits and the grill plate set upon.
The starters are the best part.The never ending supply of skewers are set on top of the grill.You have spiced olive oil(ginger ,garlic)+sauces to brush & spice up the barbecue.they came in handy sized pieces that would suffice for a single bite.
The Barbecue -chunks of capsicum ,cauliflower,mushroom,paneer & meats -small whole prawns,fish,chicken,mutton each separately keep coming in skewer after skewer.This we suggest is the tastiest & enjoyable part of the dining.You stuff your belly till you feel ok and down the fold able flag pole,to indicate you are done with starters.The barbecue session is light & easy on the stomach sans spicy masalas & oil.hence you can lose count of how much you shovel into your mouth.
After the flag is downed ,you head for the buffet section( not a great spread with average menu)plus you cannot indulge much coz of the overindulgence at the barbecue ,I could manage a nice okhra salad with corn pulav & veg noodles.there are 4 types of salad & 2-3 types of dishes in both veg 7 non veg +curd rice.
same goes for Dessert too - Average spread.one ice cream,fruit salad, gulabjamun, chococake and a tart. Our bill for two came fora steep rs1540+ (We were expecting about Rs1100)
It was a nice dining experience with barbecues.
There is a live band playing western music catering to requests. There-is also a tastefully done bar counter with drinks served on the table for additional cost..
Barbeque nation needs to work on the seating for the hungry,standing guests.They could think of lots of stack-able chairs instead of the few space occupying sofas.
Truly Gastronomic Venture !!
Barbeque Nation ...the moment I utter the name Im drooling here..Im at a loss for words when I intend to write a reveiew for this place ..:)
I have been here a couple of times and trust me I wasnt disappointed even once .!!
The 5 stars goes for :
# Starters deserve a special mention -- its unlimited & truly enjoyable
# Food here in general makes you completely addicted -- in its taste
# Tariff here is -- pocket friendly
# Ambience here is -- pleasant & peaceful
# Lastly the Grill-on-Table --is quite innovative
On the whole -- A Truly Gastronomic Venture-- I would say A-must-try for all food lovers !!
BEST BUFFET IN CITY
Been there for just once in the 1st week of Nov 2011. I do not have any other words than to say its awesome. So far the best buffet i have had in city. Lip smacking starters, followed by a huge variety main course and deserts. You just need to starve for a week long without food before you head to bbq nation, just to justify your intake for the cost they charge you for the buffet.
Verdict :- Just too good.
Much said - and true too
Much said about this place and some may even warn you to book a week early (if you are late by an hour to the 7 days, you may not get the table etc....).
Been to this place (yes - we booked 7 days prior !) with a gang of 25 and all had a nice time.
We got the one full row (on the ground floor) - 4 tables - which helped us to move around / chit-chat & even pass on the plates !
Buffet-dinner is limited & selective (but then - who is here for those, its only Starters, Starters & Starters !).
Some one indeed raised the flag - post main course & am pleasantly surprised for the staff to attempt for serving.
Well trained staff & a good concept - you guys are rocking.
Yes - parking, too much crowd, too fussy on all reach by 6.30 - then you get discount else full charge etc - kind of put-off's !
excellent service and excellent menu
went for a weekend lunch along with freins to barbeque nation . the waiters are extremeely helpful. they are happy to serve you all day long . great taste great service great restaurant ..........enjoyed every bit of time i spent there ....... keep up the good work guys .....p.s love the mutton sheikh very much .......ha ha ha
Good Concept - Repetative
This place is just amazing, always recommend this place for this price range
+ Excellent concept, well organized
+ Hospitality is excellent
+ Like the No tip concept - so that all customers are treated equally
+ Starters are excellent, good place for a long chat - office/family get together
+ Main course is nice
- Difficult to get parking in that area
- Place is cramped up
- The menu doesn't change on any given day, so it kind of gets reputative
(even then I visit once a quarter, if they give variety I might go more often)
Overall the cons are negligible given the demand of the reservation :)
Great Starters Amazing Deserts
This place is a should try if you are looking for good cuisine in Chennai. the starters are just amazing and the deserts are too good. they have unlimited starters for their buffet. all the starters are really good. the main course is just ok and u wont have much of a variety. u shud try some of the amazing deserts they have on their menu
Excellent concept of starters for both veg & non veg lovers, Good Spread of buffet & desserts, Service is excellent. all these with a very reasonable price.
October 8, 2011response from management at Barbeque Nation:
Thanx for the feedback. will work towards living upto your expectation even in the future
Food quality is good and different for first timers. Spread can be better. But worth the visit.
October 8, 2011response from management at Barbeque Nation:
Thanx for the feedback. Would request if you could spare a little while and write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org and elaborate on any specific area where you thought we could improve. We will be highly obliged as it would help us better ourself
A good concept, smart thinking . roaring business. The trick is most people fill their stomachs with the starters and not much of the buffet actually is consumed. But overall a great place. anybody would love it ..
October 8, 2011response from management at Barbeque Nation:
Thanks for the words of appreciation. Will be our effort to live upto delivering a great experience
Any foodie would walk out of Barbeque nation happy, satisfied and texting his/her friends about it!
The ambience is pretty good but nothing very extraordinary. The grill on the table concept totally clicks. In case you're wondering...the food doesn't get cooked on your table completely.....it comes cooked, the grill allows you to marinate your Kebabs the way you like them an cook them to your desired level.
A Kebab fan would easily fall in love with this place. The lip-smacking kebabs keep coming....UNLIMITED....you just can't help but to stuff one more in, and then you realize those we're just the starters. The fish kebab was the best I've had, and the potatoes...never knew potatoes could taste so good. I must add veggies might be a little disappointed, since i only found the paneer and potatoes good...but being a meat lover, maybe i can't be a fair judge.
The main course consists of a variety of dishes of multiple cuisines to choose from at the buffet table. All good here.....but you must be feeling full by now, so do leave some space for the deserts.
Variety of deserts available....you're sure to find something of your taste, or like me just take a bit of everything.
The service here is great as well, they make sure you're satisfied all through!
At around 500Rs per person, this place is totally worth it!...not an economical restaurant but an experience worth the money spent.
Non-Veg Heaven !
I am a total sucker for Barbequed chicken !! So it was no wonder that i absolutely loved the place. I was too engrossed in eating the kebabs to remember n quote wat i ate. but whatever it was, it was yummy. And the best part - its unlimited.. u can hog on bbq chicken, mutton, prawns, fish for as long as ur heart and stomach desires. but vegeterians will be disappointed though they do serve bbq mushrooms and potatoes.
I hogged so much that i ended up not having the buffet lunch afterwards. i pecked a little at the biryani and it was yumm too. so next time i go there, im hoping to enjoy their buffet too.. though the spread there is limited, it smelled and looked nice..
As for their desserts. they had some cakes, hot gulab jamuns, etc- the usual stuff. Does not satisfy a dessert lover like me, but enough to end ur meal on a sweet note.
They have a variety of mocktails for the non-alcoholic ppl. and they are quite tasty too..
To sum it up, a MUST TRY for all chennaites, whether u like bbq or not!
Rude Front office Girl
Last week we visited this place, after making a booking for a table of six. Since we went by two cars, the person who had booked the table was yet to come. Hence when we reached the front office desk,I had told that girl that booking is done, and we had to try out some names out of all the six, her attitude there was so horrible. She was like - "Any other names" first and then she doubted us and asked twice -" DID YOU REALLY BOOK"? that really annoyed us. Horrible welcome she gave, she tapped her foot down and yelled at us. I rushed inside the restaurent and brought in a person who looked like manager with black dress and if i remember right he had a name hooked as :Sanjai. I took his help and told that this girl is behaving horrible and wanted him to take us to the first floor where the actual table booking was done for us. Though we booked and reached the place on the right time, just because this girl behaved very rude, the whole lunch session was so unpleasant fo r us. Management has to take some action on this. I also wrote this on the comment papers given to us on that day.
The best bbq in town!
After reading all the glowing reviews abt this place, I just had to eat here! Had made plans many times to come here but I finally made it for dinner yday.
We ordered 2 veg and 1 non veg buffet. The starters were just scrumptious! The paneer was soft and nicely done and the mushrooms were very tasty. The sheer no. of grilled items quite my tummy full. The main course buffet was quite ordinary and the desserts were just awful barring the ice cream and strawberry cake. The entertainment was good with the live band and a group of waiters even gave us a dance number! The waiters served us well in spite of the crowd.
All in all a very fine dining experience I thoroughly enjoyed with my family. Hope to be back here soon with someone who has an appetite to do justice to the grills! :-)
bbq nation shud be renamed as ENTERTAINMENT nation
the raving of my friends about the place got me kinda wondered , is there a place in chennai so good to rave about ? and so the journey began .
the reception is a bit too small for the crowd it attracts .( - .5)
i had made the reservations at 2 45 and got it at 2 50 , no issues .
i had gone alone . the reason being , i wanted to find the true depth of the taste , cause when ur wid company , even if the food sucks , ull have a nice time , hence enhancing the ratings .
the waiter was kind enough to explain the prosedure as it was my first time . i really enjoying the bbq experience though there was not much of an option for the vegetarian platter .
the best part of the place is the beverage , i thoroughly enjoyed the mock tail . :D it was so good that i didnt mind spending extra buks on another drink .
the buffet was like any other except for the ice cream , lemme get to that later .
it was definitely a treat for the non vegetarians , but they gotta make it up to the expectaion of the vegetarians as well
the deserts were not up to the mark despite the availablity of different sauces . the chocolate brownie was too sweet destroying the entire dining experience , the payasam was horrible and cheesecake was indianised , ( - 1.5)
if they can do something about the vegetarian platter and the desserts .i mite reconsider my review .
the ambience is truly what one calls THE DINING EXPERIENCE provided u get the right seats ,
Barbeque nation speaks for itself all over india for its great barbeque experience and they have this great place in chennai. Barbeque here are great and they keep coming till you drop. Buffet is average but who wants it when you filled to the brim on the starter barbeque. Desserts are good and has a good ambience and service.
Note: - Go there only if you love barbeque and not for the buffet.
Bluff myself this is chennai
If any of my friends ask me how is chennai, I would show them everything and then to make sure that they like chennai, I would bring them here.
What more is there to say?
This place is THE BEST yet.
And it was right under my nose.
An experience worth every paise. @ 530 per person.
If there is any item that has become dry, do ask and they will happily replace that with a fresh batch.
The buffet offers good variety but isn't all that great. However, the highlight of your dining experience ought to be the barbeques/kebabs. Add alcohol to the list and you have a fun dining experience. Prices are OK. Service is good.
Be it a bunch of friends or family members, this is one place you shouldn't miss out on.
Best Buffet restaurant in Chennai (26.11.2010)
I have been to BBQ Nation couple of times say 5-6 times in last few months. I would say, till date they are the best in Chennai for corporate lunches and family dinners. Though it is very crowded and at times you may not even get a table after waiting for an hour, if you walk-in, still will rate 5/5 for their recipe, ambiance and hospitality. Do book your table to avoid embarrassment.
Enjoy dining at BBQ nation. But please note they are not the same as other BBQ nation, other city branches like in Delhi and Gurgaon, one can ask for their favorite recipe from chef if it is not there on that day menu, any recipe, starter or main course or dessert. In gurgaon I always used to ask for the Jelaepi from Chef which one should never miss from BBQ nation.
Suitable for Family Dinner
One good place which always comes in mind to host family dinners considering the Food and Ambience. We were here more than 4 times in the last 6 months and most of our guests thanked us to choose this place for dine. Ensure advanced reservation is always done before you visit this place to avoid waiting.
King of kebabs....
Its a nice place as far as i know. Had just been there once for a family treat. I loved the kababs here and the way they were served - direct from the mini barbecue pit on the table. That day it was raining outside i certainly enjoyed the food being kept warm despite the the air conditioned room. Buffet was really good with good variety, especially the desserts variety was lip smacking.....;-)) No much idea about the cost though. It was a different and refreshing experience all together.
Starters starters and more starters!
This is a great place to go to if you are a non veg freak. I was not particularly impressed by their vegetarian starters tho'. The first time I went there I was so full with the starters alone that I did not even try the main course and when I went in the second time I was careful not to eat the starters alone so I had place to try their main course! :)
I was really impressed with their main course which had a neat variety of salad, a papdi chat (which was good), a mutton biryani and chicken biryani, a chicken gravy, dal, paneer and 2 or 3 sea food items. For dessert they had the usual buffet dessert spread of icecream, gulab jamoons, some soufle's and some kind of an orange kheer thingy in a small pot (not sure what its called) Overall it was a great experience.
Good Food, a refreshing ambience
I had heard a few good reviews about this place, so decided to check it out. I must say, though we went on a weekend when reservation was full, we managed to secure a table in about 20 mins. It was well worth the wait.
The food offers a refreshing style, with an array of starters, mostly kebabs. Though the kebabs were really delicious, I find the lack of veg kebabs a bit worrying. Well once we were done with the *unlimited* starters, we started to work on the main course, the buffet. The buffet offers a wide variety, but is biased towards the non veg side as well. The desserts were sumptuous, I particularly loved the cake served on that day. All in all, I would recommend this place only to good eaters. Veggies may find it lacking in a sense, but is a heavens abode for all the non-veggies.
A great place to hang out in Chennai!
Little did I know that I would be getting the same awesome ambiance and mouthwatering variety of food that I got in the BBQ nation at Mumbai, here in Chennai as well. On a Saturday night, we had the audacity to drop in without a reservation, but after being assured by the customer service desk that they would be able to help us get a table within an hour...and lo behold!...it was exactly 50 minutes when I got the call that my table was ready...the live band, great service by the attendants and of course, the food made the 1.5 hour journey to T Nagar worth the effort...Only area of improvement that I could think of was - We did not realize that some special 'Food Festival' was going on...did not reflect in the food at least..nothing different from their regular stuff anyway..
I was asked to wait for an hour during an unreserved weekend and decided to give it a slip.Now I got a chance to visit barbeque nation on a weekday and got a table. This was a different experience of having kebabs direct from the mini barbecue pit on the table with skewers refilled as and when it is emptied.
They have two buffet options
2NV + 4V starters - Rs. 375
5NV + 5V starters - Rs. 475
Being mad about kebabs, I obviously chose the second option. The Mutton seekh kebab and chicken tikka were good and the prawns were OK. The Lebanese fish was the best kebab I ever had. The barbecued fruit (apple) was different and exciting. After unlimited rounds of kebabs, there is no room for any main course (but, desserts dont require any space). Dessert section is not the best, but good enough to fill in the gaps.
And, did I forget to mention that they offer a complimentary drink (choice of mocktails / beer).
This was my first visit to Barbeque Nation. We were 6 of us 3 Veggies and 3 Non Veggies. We have ball of time over there.
1) Awesome ambience
2) Great Service by the staffs
3) Hot Kababs
4) Nice choice of menu for both Veg & Non Veg
5) Privacy Assured
6) Live Band
7) Nice Mixture of Drinks Available
8) Pricing is OK.
1) Reservation of Table is limited to 4 rest is on First Come First Served Basis
2) Dont expect much on Main Course.
Its a place where u can end your appetite with Starters.
I loved this place the first time I went there, tasty tasty kebabs in squires on hot coal right in front of you.
Plus we get a complementary drink on week days and a band plays on the weekends.
But the management in sneaky on weekends by restricting the menu, increasing the price and offering no complementary drink.
The starters become so heavy that you cant really concentrate on the main course and the desserts.
I didn't like the biriyani there. Rotis and side dishes were good.
Their dessert spread isn't wide, cream cakes are bad, brownies are good though.
I wish they had a wider variety of cut fruits.
The place is huge with a large seating capacity, but it is always difficult to get seats, especially on weekends. So, it is always wise to make reservations
May 22, 2010response from management at Barbeque Nation:
Thanx a tonne for your feedback. It will be our endeavour to improve on the counts mentioned by you. I am confident that you shall give us another opportunity to serve you and we can make it better for you.
i love it
I was going through the reviews of this place. i am surprised to see how one cannot like this place. its one of the best places ive been to in chennai. as someone has rightly said u "conclude ur dinner with starters". Their choice of starters is good even for the veggies.
although the main course is not that great.
they have a great collection of wines and alcohol.
overall the place is fantabulous and i would definitely keep going back there.
May 22, 2010response from management at Barbeque Nation:
Thanx a lot for the encouraging words. This is all that the team strives for. Do keep giving us opportunity to serve you
A non-veggie delight
Food - fantastic spread of starters, I was surprised that they managed to maintain the taste of their branches in Mumbai in Chennai. Vegetarian choices are a bit limited, but for a non-veggie, its simply delightful. coupled with excellent deserts, you can look forward to spending a fun filled 2-3 hrs at this place.
Ambience - one of the best reastaurants in the town in this regard. Comfortable lighting, just the right amount of privacy and some good music to go with the mood.
Service - some of the best behaved staff that I have come across in chennai, very polite and while always ready to serve, yet totally non-intrusive. And unlike some other places in Chennai, they didnt rush us out at the end of our meal, even though it was past 12 and we were the only ones left.
Price - buffet at Rs 500 per head may sound pricy, but its worth the money and perfect for those special occasions.
best place to have Barbeque at a affordable price!
one of the best restauant in chennai!there is a gud variety of kabab's to hve as much as u can and also a gud spread of buffet as ur main course and a yummy spread of desserts to finish of with.another gud thing is the live band played which soothens ur mind while u eat and one important thing is to better researve a table during week ends to avoid waiting time.over all one of the best restaurants to enjoyyyyyyyyyyy........
Value for money
With a novel concept of buffet, this restaurant has taken control of food aficionados all over India. Unlimited starters are served at the table and can be marinated and cooked to one's taste. Ambience is good except for the little too bright setting. Service is decent given that the restaurant is always full.
Dinner Buffet per person Rs. 450
A must go for all food lovers.
Not a place for strict vegetarians!
I had read positive reviews about the place and was was pleasantly surprised when the manager explained that the green coloured plates were for the veg dishes and brown for the non-veg items.. As I rubbed my hands in anticipation and waited for the grilled stuff to arrive, I was shocked to see that the veg and non-veg items were grilled using the same skewers...! The same manager confirmed that the skewers are the same! I mean, what the hell!!! I sat through the 3 hour dinner sipping a mocktail and watching my friends eat...no, i wasnt hungry anymore, i had lost my apetite by then...
Not your backyard b-b-q but close!
While its not your backyard barbecue, its as close as you can get without the messy marinades, burning charcoal and lighter fluid! A no-nonsense mini barbecue right in the middle of your table where you can choose from a variety of marinades and grill your almost-finished skewers of meat or veggies. The appetizers are seemingly endless and the thought of exploring their buffet almost makes your stomach explode! The buffet, complete with soups, starters, main dishes and desserts provides a nice selection, especially for those who are not barbecue-inclined. The ambiance is dimly lit and relaxing. A fun concept-restaurant for a get-together with friends, a romantic dinner or a family outing!
Simply superb... We a group of seven went there for dinner.. And we were unable to walk after getting outside..( since our stomach's are full of their barbeques)...The grills kept coming on and on, and we were not willing to give up those... A good taste with a variety of dishes as grills..Main courses and ofcourse desserts are excellent but we felt that too was limited(when compared with Mainstreet)... served crab(none of us know how to eat it either:( But we thoroughly enjoyed everything avbl over there... worth for money.. My reviews are wrt NV's .. Veg.. there s no difference.. they gave out fried capsicum and cut fruits in their menu..;(