17 Reviews / 19 Ratings
Begumpet- Very very disappointed
We recently went to the new Cafe Bahar that opened at Begumpet for team dinner. Totally disappointed with the service, taste and treatment of the customers. It was it think 2 days after they opened the Begumpet outlet, which was pathetic from the taste aspect and we couldn't find a lot of the usual menu items.
1) Very bad treatment for customers ( I strongly feel like management simply brought the same staff from Nampalli hotel and they still think they were treating an Irani Cafe customers. They really took care of the name of the hotel 'CAFE')
2) We were 8 people as one team and they were simply refusing to add 2 tables to accommodate all of us on the same table and to top it of, they were suggesting we adjust 4 on each table at different locations in the restaurant. They had the audacity to suggest that we shouldn't have a problem with being seated on two different tables. Hahaha... that is their level of treatment. They thought we were there JUST to have some food and leave. So it seems if we are more than 6, that's out problem, we shouldn't go to this restaurant. On the up side, they themselves accepted it and said this... Hahahaha.
3) The dishes which they mentioned in the menu.. almost 60% of items were not there. Remember, it is the 2nd or 3rd day after a grand opening... hahahaha!
4) No taste with all the items we ordered.. believe me, the whole menu was no good... We were just hoping that at least the Biryani would be good and not as bad as the roti and other curries. Unfortunately the biryani was also very bad.
5) So on the whole, a very bitter experience with service, taste, variety and of course not a great ambiance ( very conjusted). I think Begumpet or areas like Begumpet, are not suitable for this kind of hotels as we expect some kind decency in treating the customers.
So on the whole, think twice or thrice before you think of this so called famous CAFE Bahar.
2nd Best Biryani Joint in Hyd ... Probably !
Read a fantastic review of biryani joints in Hyderabad and couldnt resist going here
was recommended as the 2nd best joint there, Shadab being the best ! Bahar has 2 restaurants and I opted for the original one at . Not very surprising that the place was a little run down and I went to the AC room which was totally full with all class of people. Felt I had made the right choice
Ordered a Brain Fry n Mutton Biryani and it was served within minutes. The very hot & spicy Bheja Fry was definitely one of the best I had a bit over the edge as far as chillies was concerned but amazing on flavor and perfectly cooked. The mutton biryani dod not disappoint and was a generation ahead of the crap that Paradise serves. The rice was long grained and the mutton was perfectly cooked with the right amount of spice. The special biryani apparently comes with a boiled egg and extra mutton pieces. I have travelled across India in the search of the best biryani and though it does not match the ones made by the professional lady caterers of Hyderabad who sell it by the KG, this is far superior to what they serve in Bawarchi, Hyd House and Paradise.
Waiting to visit Shadab in my next visit. Might revise my rating them ... till then, bon appétit !
Good biryani is good
The restaurant is always full and especially crowded during weekends. The ambience is just average and isn't particularly clean. The glasses are washed twice if you go along with a family. Biryani's are being shouted into the kitchen non stop. There is chaos all around. In the middle of all that, arrives a steaming hot portion of the Best Biryani, man has ever made. The masalas perfect, the uneven texture that is expected, marinated meat over a time, well cooked - The perfect Biryani according to me. The portion is soo huge, that if you are not a real Hyderabadi, its just practically impossible to even imagine finishing it alone.Thums up. The kebabs are also a must try, as anything else at this place. Really
Yummy Briyani. Best briyani in the world
Been recently to Hyderabad and got some advice to try Briyani at Bahar. We were are big group of 6 adults and 3 kids and we ordered for 1 family pack of Chicken briyani and 1 mutton briyani. It was a huge serving of briyani and the taste was awesome. This the best Briyani we had till now. This is definetely a stop for all tourists who visit Hyderabad.
best bheja masala in hyd
if u want the awsum bheja masala ever goto south mumbai's bade miyan's....
for the next best option for people in hyd , head to basheerbagh for their bheja masala and other mughlai food. the bheja masala is nice but lately i guess due to recession they are adding more onions and less bheja .
the biryani is nice . nothing to die for . upstairs is the family section and its pretty ok ....if u r this side of the city
the haleem during ramzan is awsum .....parking in the lane is a bit of a task
Cafe Bahar - Attitude sucks
I have liked their biriyani and since I was on that side of the town, I wanted to try the biriyani again from this place and reached the "takeaway counter".
As I was about to place my order, my curious 7 yr old daughter by mistake went to the service side of counter. The guy at the counter turns back and in a threatening voice and addresses her "aye" and clicks his finger pointing her to move out. I really got furious for the guy didn't know how to behave with a 7 yr old. When questioned, he said no customer was allowed and thats why he had to do it. There was obviously no board which says so. He fails to understand that respect is of surmount importance in the hospitality industry and that kind of attitude towards a kid is too cheap. In all this commotion, the manager quickly intervened with a serious face and asked me for a solution to the problem. I didn't settle for anything less than an apology to my daughter from the counter guy which he half-heartedly did, and we left the place.
May be their biriyani is good but their attitude sucks. There is no point rating them on any other category as they have lost a potential customer and I am not going there ever again.
When I was in the city, this is the placed i turn to for their yummy biryani. Got a chance to re-visit this place last weekend. They have all kinds of Kebabas, we tried the Chicken Tikka kebab and the special Chicken biryani. It's the best biryani you will get in whole of Hyderabad. Don't be fooled by some uber famous places for biryani. During Ramzan, you also got to try their Irani Haleem, its the best i had. If you like Hyderabadi cuisine, you will love this place. Just make sure you sit in the A/C section, I tried once eating in the lower section, the biryani didn't taste that well. Also make sure you have enough cash, because they don't accept cards for some reason. But other than these two things, it's a thumbs up for this place. The portions are generous and rice is done well. It's full hyderabadi..... Avg price for two would be around 500, but its really worth it !!!
According to me this place serves the best biryani in hyderabad. I always recommend this place to my friends and relatives whenever they complain of not able to get a decent biryani... and Cafe Bahar never disappointed me. and the best thing is the very moderate price tag. But its ambiance is not tat good and resembles a normal cafe of hyderabad.
p.s: perfect place for take-away biryani and other mutton dishes.
From time immemorial, Hyderabadis have fought many a bloody battle over the question "Which is the one Biryani place that owns them all?". It is this. It is this. It is this.
Moderate pricing and generous quantities make Cafe Bahar the grand daddy of Hyderabadi Biryani joints. Ignore the ambiance though, there is none.