“Indian food carries several hidden stories of taste and flavour that help you connect better with your motherland.”
Everyone is familiar with G.T. Road and it is known as one of Asia’s oldest and longest major road that has linked to South Asia with Central Asia. In the same manner, the G.T. Road as a restaurant spreads its tastes all over India with many varieties of food and serves the best from the countrywide versatile Indian cuisine.
The G.T. Road is located on the 4th floor, just above the food court in Ambience Mall, Gurugram and the nearest metro station is Moulsari Avenue Station (Rapid Metro). The place was an easy find and as soon as you step in Ambience Mall (recommended that you enter from Gate Number:- 1) you will see a big hoarding along with a vintage car, huge ads, and tapestries all over the mall. The G.T. Road is a fine assortment of Indian cuisine and offers you a joyous journey of a 2600 Km long food journey that means they have all food variety associated with the spots of renowned places on the oldest and longest major road. Starting from Kabul to Chittagong, basically, whatever lies in 2600km long ride this outlet has authentic dishes from cities covered by the GT Road itself. The place open for guests for lunch from 12:00 to 3:00 pm and for dinner between 6:00 P.M. to 12:00 P.M. They also have huge dining options and it is little crowded because of their good buffet at such affordable price Rs.595 for veg and Rs.695 for a non-veg (incl. All taxes), which is least expensive among others.
The place has a nice ambiance, offering a Royal Maharaja Kind of the dining experience and the classical setting depicts many stories of historical times, the antiques provide a royal look, a vintage car is showcased right at the entrance, taking you to the old culture that was prevalent along G.T. Road. The interiors are beautiful and the delicate wooden works, wall frames and glaze lighting make it a preferable place for family get-togethers or meeting with friends over lunch/dinner. The restaurant has a pretty good sitting capacity and offers a spectacular view through their big bay windows. Now you’re about to enjoy the food and the history of the G.T. Road journey from Kabul to Chittagong in wall mounted sceneries, old guns, and antique items. The utensils, uniforms of staff, and even the cutlery look from a completely different era. As soon as you step in, you’ll rejoice with brilliant hues of the Indian spices that are alluring in aroma and appearance. Once you are seated in the luxury restaurant, the stimulating journey gives you a chance to experience the rich diversity in flavors of the Indian cuisine. They also serve fresh barbecue based appetizers for which they do set up on the table.
“You have a lot of choices but no choice. That’s the irony of the buffet.”
The G.T. Road has buffet system and serves North Indian, Mughlai, Afghani, Chinese and a few other dishes as well. As said above, the menu reflects the best of each state, drawing inspiration from the distinguished culinary history of the respective regions while creating an urban dining experience. The menu of this place has 50+ items in a buffet, and they have a huge range in every category of food be it live counters of chaat or live counters of Rabri jalebi in dessert, etc. I’m sure that the place will take you on a gastronomical ride as the food is divided into categories on their buffet. The food is served in brass and copper utensils, and the folk music playing in the background.
“The place is a welcome break from the Table Buffets and the brass/copper cutlery lends a rich feel to this Mughlai specialty place.”
Visited this place last week during Sunday lunch with Abhishek and Jyoti. As soon as we took our seat on the table the servers started serving all starters one by one and during our visit, we tried both Veg and Non-Veg buffet. Our order includes Papdi Chaat, Raj Kachori, Bhalla Papdi Chaat, Palak Chaat, Crispy Corn, Aatishi Paneer Tikka, Crispy Honey Chilli Potato, Aloo Peanut Tikki, Ananas Khatta Metha, Mutton Burra, Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken Wings, Teekha Jheenga, Kasundi Macchi Ka Tikka, etc. You have to admit that they have huge varieties of starters. The chaat counter is a welcome change and I’m sure you will love everything from this section.
In the main course, they have a wide range, bringing flavors from 21 cities to their menu. During our visit, I tried Murgh Makhanwala and in the bread, we had Garlic Naan and Missi Roti. The Garlic naan and Missi roti were quite soft and fresh. The food quality is good and the cutlery used is unique.
Now, the most important part of the meal arrives – Dessert. The Dessert buffet at G.T. Road stands our and the thing that surprises you they don’t have a bakery so you won’t be able to find cakes, pastries or any kind of bakery items. The place has provided a superb assortment of Indian dessert and makes you feel that your tummy should be empty. Starting from Kheer to Rasmalai to different types of laddoos and ice-creams, it’s an absolute experience to gorge on so many delicacies at one go. It’s really difficult to pick a favourite in this department although a sweet tooth like me had Brijwasi Peda, Besan Ka Laddoo, Pinni, Jalebi with Rabri, Paan Ice Cream, Gulab Ice Cream, Gulab Jamun, Balushahi, Pink Coconut Barfi, Rasmalai, Rajbhog, Rosogulla, Pista Barfi, among others.
In drinks, we ordered Paan Cooler, and few buntas – Seb Nimbuda Bunta, Masale Ala Bunta, etc.
The place was clean, well maintained and talking about the hospitality it was too good. The place has friendly and polite staff, taking good care of you while you enjoy your meal.
Overall, all I can say their buffet service at such an affordable price lets you hop this place, and I’m sure the place will take you on a gastronomical ride 🙂
Things to keep in mind
It is recommended that you should do the advance booking and book the table before visiting this place. Most of the time, tables are reserved and you have to wait outside till.
The salad section and the main course section are separated ones so make sure you carefully check out. Additionally, the desserts and main course section were on one side which causes a lot of crowds.