I have had a lot of buffet lunches at copper chimney worli however i would rate it just about good.
For the reputation it posesses the ambience is strictly ok.The tables are very cramped and the salad table in the centre isnt very comforting.Copper chimneys buffet spread looks more out of a north indian wedding spread which has been ravaged by some 20 diners already. The presentation is good to start with but they do not refill properly and the frequency of refil of the breads is abysmally low.
The biggest let down for me is the Dal makhani. For its reputation copper chimneys dal is very pedestrian. The paneer dishes are good and as they should be , but they are superbly oily and very heavy.If they say that their dal is simmered overnight i seriously doubt their definition of Dal or their duration of night.
The overall feeling after the buffet is not of satisfaction but of bloating which should not be the case.I would rate copper chimney equal to jewel of india in terms of its buffet only difference being copper chimney does not use "averaged" out gravy.
I am convinced that the ala carte food at copper chimney would be better.However the true test for a joint of this repute is to replicate the small portion to the larger size with minimal dilution of taste.
Overall copper chimnet , worli is good but not exceptional.....you will come out with a feeling that you have had the same taste somewhere before.