For most people I know Sundays are for family and for me my close set of friends is like an extended family and I think that is true for so many of us considering we live in, nuclear families, away from the larger family units we find solace, comfort and bonding in friends, the boundaries between friends and family starts to vanish for good and we have a large happy Sunday family for good.
With one such gang of friends, we went to experience the Sunday Brunch at Mövenpick, Yeshwanthpur, my gang of girls along with their better halves (and friends), don’t we make a happy picture
Mövenpick, might be a long drive for most of us but on a Sunday when the whole idea is to somewhere and plonk ourselves for a good number of hours, have a couple of drinks and chit chat, their Sunday brunch is an excellent option and like always let’s talk about the most important things first, THE DRINKS 🙂
They have a large selection of drinks on the menu, interesting cocktails fixed by a friendly bartender going around with his cocktail trolley enticing you into trying something new each time he comes to your table.
And if cocktails are not your cup of tea (pun intended), they do have beer (Fosters on the tap, Sab Miller, Fosters, Peroni and Carlsberg) and wine (Fartelli Wines, Sula Champagne) as well.
So now that we are sorted on the drinks, we move on to the second biggest item on the agenda and yes I am talking of kids, when we are hanging out with friends at home the kids busy themselves with stuff and we hardly see them apart from the times we need to, have you eaten, come take a juice and then they busy themselves with exploring various silly games around the house but when you go out as a group and want to relax often the issue is kids nagging
every couple of minutes, often “I am getting bored, when are we going home”, you give them something to play with etc but part of your mind is always worried, I hope they don’t disturb the other table, I hope they don’t drop anything etc etc. The good folks at Mövenpick have sorted that problem. They have a separate kiddie area with lots of craft stuff, some puzzles, slides for the younger ones and a buffet all to themselves. The buffet has options of pasta, pizza, sandwiches, waffles, cupcakes and more. I swear once we reach there I didn’t see the child even once till it was time to leave
Moving on to food, the buffet has a wide variety of stuff available for selection (most of it fantastic). I have said this before and I say it again, buffet’s overwhelm me. I don’t know where to start, what to eat and I either end of eating too much or eating nothing at all. That was a day of eating too much. (GRRRR). From sushi to chaats to made-to-order grills to salads to mains across Indian, Mediterranean, Asian and European, Mövenpick has something for everyone
The asian section had Sushi, which was pretty good and dimsums which need a little more according to me. The outercovering was tough and they were generally breaking away leaving the filling behind in your plate, The chaat section was hugely popular and the aloo tikki chaat wasn’t bad at all and yes I am a delhi girl telling you this.
The range of salads were very good and they had what had my heart since you don’t get them often were the fresh oysters served with a dash of lemon
The Mediterranean Spread included live shawarma rotisserie, good pita bread and the classic dips usually served along namely – tabbouleh, baba ghanoush, hummus. The Italian/European counter had a lot to choose from in terms of cold cuts but the thing that stood out for me and had my heart was the Parma Ham, Mascarpone and Arugula pizza. Do not miss this, one bite will transport you to heaven
Another thing that shone that day was the Grills section, with an outstanding calamari of which many rounds were collectively ordered on the table, brilliant tandoori prawns, fish fry, beef pepper and lamb chops. The grills for me were the highlight of the day truly
After this I honestly didn’t try the main course but that is what I always end up doing in the buffet’s, the starters, salads and then the desserts and while we are on desserts hold your breadth because there were 35 of them being served in the Sunday brunch.
We did sample some and they were all decent, however what won the show was the crisp and hot jalebi. Sigh, now that I remember it, I want some more
With the brunch pricing starting at INR 1500 (plus taxes) and going up to INR 2900 (plus taxes) depending on whether you opt for no alcohol, beer/wine, cocktails, champagne, dedicated space for kids, so much variety on the menu I think Mövenpick is an excellent brunch option and not just for people in North Bangalore 🙂
Posted on 3rd June, 2016
Sunday brunch (12.30pm to 3.00pm); My Place, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa; Between INR 1500 and INR 2900 plus taxes