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) :
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.