Conrad Hotel – Coriander Kitchen — Reviewed!

Conrad, a Hilton property, an iconic structure, is located in the heart of Pune's dynamic commercial district with office, residences, shopping, entertainment all within few miles. I saw this property in making for several times passing by. It looks so attractive and majestic that anyone would want to explore it. We were invited for the preview of the building followed by lavish lunch at Coriander Kitchen, one of the restaurants. We started our tour and below are the amenities of the hotel...

  • 24 hr Business Center and Executive Lounge 
  • Finest view of the city
  • Full luxury Spa
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool and pool bar
  • Private Cabanas
  • 24 hr Fitness center
  • Hair and Beauty Salon
  • Huge suites and guest rooms
Three different style restaurants– Koji, Asian speciality restaurant; Masu, Asian inspired bar, Zeera, restaurant offering North Indian cuisine and Coriander Kitchen, a multi cuisine one.

After a good 45 min. tour, we moved to Coriander Kitchen and the lavish lunch buffet was awaiting for us. Few highlights were..
  • Multi cuisine spreads
  • Live Counter for Salads and Chaats
  • Rotating Gelato display
  • Food Library
  • Spacious
  • Beautiful Interiors including fancy chandeliers
  • Enthusiastic staff

Food Library will certainly catch attention because of very innovative concept of food presented as sampler alike keeping books in library; where one can take a glimpse and go for more. Desserts, chutneys, hummus, salads were showcased in food library. I like it more as it curbs food wastage. The buffet spread was a balance of veg and non-veg dishes and one can enjoy their food on comfortable seats.

Our lunch had a mix of buffet and A La Carte. Chef Mandar made sure that the signature dishes are served right on the table. Started with mango cooler – chilled and refreshing. Fresh, cheesy, gooey Burrata with tangy cherry tomatoes and olives were served to balance the sharpness. 
I can surely say, one of the best Pani Puri, Sev Puri and Dahi Puri I had in Pune was at Conrad. Order from the live chaat counters and relish on your tables. One bite and burst of all tangy, spicy, sweet flavours in your mouth. Highly Recommended! 

Watermelon Jelly with Feta was different had wobbly texture and tasted good. Quinoa Salad was one of my favourite dish–healthy, tasty with a 'desi' twist. Quinoa was cooked to perfection with a crunch of papdi and dash of lime juice made it irresistible. Recommended! 

Hara Bhara Kebab had rustic plating on a slate with tangy green chutney. Thin crust margarita pizza was next on table and trust me, superb delectable it was. Chef Mandar and his team surely have magic in their hands.
Freshly made Pita bread in-house was one of the best I had in town. Soft, fluffy bread tasted great with hummus which was equally delicious. Highly Recommended!
Desserts had again so many choices from pastries to ice creams to waffles , but I settled with the signature dishes–Paan Icecream, Filter Coffee Icecream, and Fresh fruit salad.

Paan Icecream– After-dinner treat and digestive too. All the goodness of paan is infused in an ice-cream and topped with gulkand, mints, green cardamom, fennel seeds. Best!
Filter Coffee Ice-cream– The rich filter coffee flavour was best and balanced combined with the icecream. Recommended!

What: Lunch
Where: Coriander Kitchen, Conrad Hotel, Pune
Cost (Excl. of taxes.): Lunch Buffet: Rs. 990
                                     Dinner Buffet: Rs. 1290

Soon they are planning to start Sunday Brunch. Do try and share your experiences here. Enjoy few more teasers by then! :) 

Coriander Kitchen - Conrad Pune Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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