Punjabi Food festival from King Chef Sweety Singh was what we landed up in.. and it was fabulous..We ordered Tawa da Kukkad for starters and it had a quite different taste with an overtone of Ajwain and it was good..Haryali Paneer also appealed to our taste buds..The best was the Butter Chicken which was a class apart...The frequent interaction of the Chef with patrons added to the liveliness of the atmosphere and his cooking tips were well received.. The live ( Karaoke ?) band was anything but enjoyable...coz their Boney M numbers were a sad compromise to what we have heard over the years. What the management needs to urgently address is the indifference the waiters showed towards us. It was an endless wait every time we needed their services like demand of additional water bottles, refill of drinks, placing an order for additional rotis, removal of closed plates and to top it all we waited for 15 minutes for the cheque to be presented after we announced we were through.. (not before I called the F& B manager).. and the cutlery we had used for starters were not replaced with a fresh set but the waiter removed them from the used plate and kept in the quarter plate for main course..It would be better if they replace used cutlery for every course.. I have informed the manager about the improvements they need to do and I am sure they would have made sure they give us a better experience next time. Still I consider this as one of the best spots in Chennai and recommend wholeheartedly..
The Crown, located 200 feet above ground level, offers the best panoramic view of singara Chennai. The added advantage of having dinner while enjoying such a view is so appealing!
Unfortunately we weren't able to get a table in the Deck since we had few children in our group. But the majestic Dome is as good as the Deck with plush seating, candle light making it a royal suite. We spent a lot of time clicking photos of the Deck, Dome and the Terrace after we had placed the order.
The service was very slow. It took 30 mins for the starters to arrive. The same happened with main course. Also the food was average and nothing special. Their signature dish Dal Makhani was yummy and definitely the best I've ever tasted. In the desserts section the Chocolate Mud pie was simply delicious. We took breaks in-between to sneak out to the Deck to catch a glimpse of bird's-eye view of Chennai city :)
Overall it was a royal experience but the food could have been better considering the pricey menu and the service needs some attention.
Ambiance - Full marks!!! Food - 3.5/5 Service - 2.5/5 VFM - 4/5