I have now been a regular at Svenska Mumbai over the last 3+ years and over these years, have tried not only all their different restaurants & bars, but also hosted various events, parties and banquets at this beautiful boutique hotel. Each time, Svenska has wowed me with the consistently good quality of their food, service, friendliness of staff, ambiance and overall experience. This is a small property, but with a HUGE heart. They genuinely care for their guests and deliver hospitality that is unmatched in the city.
Coming specifically to the Global Buffet, what a fabulous concept. Though the restaurant is small and compact and doesn't have the capacity or the spread of a Global Fusion or a Barbecue Nation, but they more than make up for it through the quality of the food. The best part is that the Global Buffet is probably the only buffet in Mumbai that offers authentic Italian gourmet pizzas from a wood-burning oven in their open kitchen. These pizzas are simply out of the world!
Another unique feature of the Global Buffet is that rather than displaying a huge spread on chaffing dishes, which tends to spoil the quality and taste of the food over time, Svenska focuses on live counters and freshly prepared items. The Global Buffet has an awesome range of 16 different starters, all prepared freshly after taking the orders from the guest from a daily changing menu. These include delightful steaming hot dim sums, live pasta counter, chat stations, oriental stir fry, succulent tandoori kebabs and a world-cuisine chef's special item, which ranges from Mexican Burritos to Lebanese Shwarmas to Thai live grill.
Most times I hardly make it to the main course after being stuffed with their delicious starters. The salad spread is also nice and the the desserts spread is fab, which includes a mix of Indian mithais, western confectionery and Baskin Robbins ice creams.
An awesome buffet, which is also great value for money. I usually go for lunch and it includes bottled water as well as a complimentary welcome drink. All for a price of only Rs.699 all-inclusive, on which also they offer buy 4 get 1 free!