A’La Liberty is not only a treat for veggies but gives the city a new destination for fine dining
Their tagline states, “If you love good food, you will love us”, and we may have to agree. In this day and age where a majority of individuals are turning vegan, there are not too many restaurants in the city that serve fresh, healthy and tasty produce. While one half of the population thrives on fast food, the other half feeds on anything that is easy on the pocket and filling at the same time. A’La Liberty, however, combines all these missing factors and treats its customers to some of the best in North Indian, Oriental, Italian and American vegetarian cuisine.
Tastefully done and well-lit up, the chic ambience is in sync with what is being served. Keeping pace with theme, there is the option of A la carte as well as the buffet. We suggest you opt for the buffet as there is a lot more you could sample and we strongly believe that you should sample everything at A’La Liberty. And what more, the buffet menu changes everyday and doesn’t repeat too often.
The buffet was an elaborate spread of some of the best in vegetarian cuisine right from light, healthy soups and fresh salads, crispy spring rolls, soft veg manchurian, tangy chaat to flavourful masala paneer and vegetable pulao. A steamy bowl of soup is a great way to have your daily servings of veggies. The sweet corn soup was the perfect starter and the dahi paapdi was the perfect mix of tangy and sweet. We could have easily made a complete meal out of the cheese filled vegetable spring rolls but then the smell of fresh naan stopped us midway in our gluttonous ordeal.
Passing by the main course spread, we first stop at the masala paneer and load our plate with the soft butter naans as its choicest condiment.
There was however no chewing involved when it came to the paneer which was fresh and extremely soft and literally crumbled in our mouth. The Zafrani Kofta curry consisted of stuffed dumplings in traditional Nawabi flavours in a creamy gravy. Since Indian cuisine is mainly prepared using the best of spices, the food tends to exuberate its own distinct flavour and aroma.
A lot of times a dish may smell fantastic but fall flat in terms of taste. But the Vegetable Hyderabadi Dum Biryani was not only aromatic but tasted amazing too. It was obvious that this dish came from experts who could capture the delicate mix of flavours and nuances of Hyderabad’s dish of pride. The garden vegetables tossed together with selected spices inspired from the Nizam’s kitchens cooked with the best Basmati rice, topped with a touch of saffron served with raita and salan was a moment to cherish.
The desserts were however nothing extravagant and consisted of a choice of ice-creams and Indian sweets.
Its usually packed during lunch time because of the buffet so make sure to make a reservation if you plan on dropping by for lunch.
Meal for two: Rs.700 + taxes
Buffet (Lunch and Dinner): Rs.340 + taxes
Address: # 1st & 2nd Floor, A.G. Heights, Banjara Hills, Road No. 12
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