Last evening we were invited to dine at Barbecue Delights Restaurant at their Downtown Dubai outlet. Having visited and liked their Oud Metha outlet years ago, we were excited to visit their Downtown Dubai outlet.
Barbecue Delights is one of the popular restaurant chains in UAE. This casual dining concept offers a variety of Pakistani, Afghani and North Indian inspired cuisine. Barbecue Delights offers a la carte menu, daily buffet and grills in a pleasant surrounding.
Barbecue Delights opened their first outlet in Oud Metha Road, almost ten years back and now they have many outlets in Dubai.
Located at the swanky Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, Barbecue Delights is a spacious restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating areas. The interior of the restaurant is sleek, modern and comfortable. The restaurant boasts of a high ceiling, beautiful artwork on the walls and separate buffet area.
If you give me a choice between a la carte and buffet, I’ll always go for a la carte because I would rather eat what I like than stuff myself with numerous buffet offerings. Having said that, Barbecue Delights’s buffet offers great choice and it’s reasonably priced.
If you are a vegetarian like me, don’t worry-Barbecue Delights has many vegetarian offerings in the menu. We ordered a la carte instead of the buffet.
We were served Fresh Garden Salad, Hummus and Moutabel to start our dinner. The salad was fresh and crisp. The Hummus was very good, just like the Hummus you get in good Arabic restaurants. The Moutabel was the regular kind that you get everywhere in Dubai.
Vegetable Seekh Kabab was perfectly spiced, flavorful and tasty. It was served with tamarind sauce.
Paneer Tikka was bland and flavorless and has to be improved. The mint chutney that was served along with it was good.
Daal is a basic and simple dish made with lentils and seasoned with ginger, garlic, onions and spices. The Daal was good.
Aloo Jeera was very different from the kind I am used to eating. It was good, but I would’ve liked it better, if it was a bit more spicy.
Palak Paneer could have been better. We liked the purée of spinach and tomato with the spices, but the paneer was not well cooked.
Mixed Vegetable Curry was an absolute delight. It had a medley of seasonal veggies in a tomato and onion gravy.
To go along with our meal, we were served Kandhari Naan and Roghani Naan. These naans were excellent and very authentic tasting. I think I’ve had the best Roghani naan in Dubai, it was thick,soft, chewy and oh so delicious. The Roghani naan was topped with white sesame seeds and brushed with butter.
Kabuli Pulao was fantastic. It was made with aromatic basmati rice that was cooked to perfection with Chickpeas and brown onions and garnished with raisins and almonds.
After this we were too stuffed and didn’t have any room for dessert. But we were offered well sliced, seasonal Fresh Fruits for dessert. We couldn’t refuse it, the fruit platter looked so colorful and delicious filled with a variety of fruits.
Overall, we had a good dining experience. The food, the service and the ambience was great.
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