Brunch at Royal Orchid


This weekend a bunch of us decided to meet up over a long brunch at the Royal Orchid. Located next to the Golf links- it is unofficially known as “Bangalore’s only hotel with a golf course”.

Their coffee shop – Limelight is located beside the lawns and has a pretty great ambience. Things did get off to a rocky start though.

We had booked a table for 14 outdoors (this would allow us to relax as well as watch over the kids playing on the lawn). When we got there, we found that our table was allotted to some body else, and we were pushed right inside next to the buffet – a disaster for us all. All the kids would have had a field day throwing food at each other.

After almost 1/2 an hour of standing about and arguing, we finally got things sorted out, and a table was placed for us in the patio.

And then the fun times rolled…

The brunch buffet is from 11:30 – 4:00. We were all there by 12:30 and we stayed on till almost five, when we were politely asked to pay the bill and leave :).

The kids had great fun playing on the bouncy castle, going on the merry-go-round, as well as playing with some stray puppies that had somehow wandered into the lawns.

Some pics below (courtesy the Sat man) :

Here we go around the mulberry bush

Here we go around the mulberry bush

Too busy digging in to even look up and smile

Too busy digging in to even look up and smile

Future Target of Maneka Gandhi / PETA

Future Target of Maneka Gandhi / PETA

Group Shot

Group Shot

The food was okay. The thing is, when the price is 900 bucks, I tend to expect something stupendous and this buffet was not that. I have eaten at better restaurants at half the price. However, the ambience is great, the place is accessible, and it really helps to have a lot of open space when there are kids around. Not sure that I would really appreciate this place otherwise.

4 Responses
  • Rohini Kamath
    May 21, 2009

    Have never been brave enough to sit outside and smell the “roses” so to speak. Have only been there for lunch and dinner. At night, sitting outside is not advised since the mosquitoes are the size of small sparrows 😀

    • Nish
      May 22, 2009

      Ya, not the greatest place.

      However, you should try Ginseng – their Oriental restaurant in the basement. One of the best Chinese, I feel

  • Nishita Kumar
    October 16, 2008

    Ya, we were lucky this time that there was no stink…but still, the food is only so-so. Much prefer the food at Atria coffee shop

  • gugiinsingapore
    October 16, 2008

    I’ve given Limelight and its garden so many chances and @ best its been tolerable. You are lucky the “rain drain” (its a bloody naali) did not stink to high heavens as it usually does.
    They have such a lovely spot with the gold view and a garden, the least they can do is make it a success, no?

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