Chennai Restaurant Reviews

Bazaar – All Day Diner – Grand by GRT Hotels, T. Nagar, Chennai

Wifey’s birthday had to be something special, so decided to go out for dinner in some nice star property.  Tried to shortlist places that served a dinner buffet, and finally zeroed in on Bazaar, in GRT Grand.  I’ve not been here in a long time.  My last visit here was for Valentine’s Day dinner in 2013 and probably a couple of visits to their bar High Time, roughly during the same time.  Many things have changed since then, including the name of the restaurant.   

Reserved a table and made it well on time, which is a rarity in Chennai traffic.  The place was quite like how I remembered it.  Bazaar was more like spread out in the lobby too, all-day dining kind of a place.  We were escorted to the table right away.  

We decided to just take a look at the counters and get back to the seat, as we were informed that soup and starters would be served on the table.  

Chicken soup was served in a cup, a clear soup with nice flavor.  We got quite a few starters on the table – Zaffrani Paneer, Muesli Nuggets, Sprouts vada, Crispy vegetables, Spicy Peanut Chicken, Peri Peri Chicken, Tandoori Fish, there was a Mutton Starter too, A chicken Pizza, and momos.  It got us quite filled, I should admit.  Most of them were very tasty.  Dahi Papdi chaat had nachos in it I suppose, it was okayish.  The Mutton didn’t excite the family as much.  Peri Peri chicken wasn’t hot when I took it, so was not really the best.  Rest of them were very good.  We repeated a few of them.

Which munching on starters, I decided to help myself with a couple of glasses of draught beer.  Perfectly chilled, it was wonderful!

Quite understandably, main course was a low key affair after all the gorging on starters.  We just decided to taste something very little and proceed to desserts.
Wifey liked the noodles and the tofu gravy.

I tasted a bit of Mutton Biryani, sans the mutton (read as Kuska).  I liked it.

Desserts were quite elaborate, and we picked quite a few to try.  Chocolate Mousse, Ivory White chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Brownie, Karuppatti Halwa, cardamom pannacotta, and a couple of cakes.  Wifey liked cut fruits which the kids shared too.

Finally the celebration – Cake Cutting!  I had told them it was a special occasion and they gladly agreed to have a cake-cutting.  We got a wonderful Chocolatey cake and a birthday song played.  Sensing that we were stuffed to the gills, they readily offered to pack the cake which was a lovely gesture.  We thoroughly enjoyed it the next day!

Throughout, the service was very courteous.  Special mention to Ms. Josifa who took very good care of us.  A few people like this redefine customer service.  Thanks to her for making our dinner extra pleasant. Overall, paid close to 6K in all, after a discount of 20% through Zomato Pro.  It was about 7.4K otherwise.  Overall, it was a wonderful evening, and I would love to come back again.

Pro-Tip: Purchased a Zomato Pro membership for Chennai for 3 months at Rs. 200 and availed a discount of Rs.1,400 Rupees on my bill of Rs. 7,400. That’s an awesome deal, I would say!

Bazaar - All Day Diner - Grand by GRT Hotels Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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