Ten-Second Takeaway

Flechazo, the latest addition to Marathahalli’s burgeoning list of buffet restaurants, wins you over with its Indian and Mediterranean flavours. The interactive stations and stellar service are the highlights.  

Chow Down

Pani Puri Shot, Manakeesh, Sushi, Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Tikka, Red Wine Sangria & Lemongrass Ice Cream

Sip On

Lemonade

Winning For

Flavourful starters, the variety in dishes, interactive live stations, and enthusiastic service

Lowdown On The Ambience

Photo source: Flechazo

Photo source: Flechazo

The lively colours of the Mediterranean are on display here — blues and whites interspersed with mellow yellows. Since it’s popular with the IT companies in the area expect constant chatter all around you when you are here.

Starter Fest

Photo: Flechazo

Photo: Flechazo

The first stop on your trip here should be at the Food Shot station. A mechanised belt pushes out bite-sized cold starters. Do try the Pani Puri Shot especially if you are one of those that complain about the non-authenticity of chaats in Bangalore. The sushi too is stellar and fresh. If you’re having trouble with the pickles, wasabi, and sauces, the chef will happily help you out.

At your table, a steady stream of servers bring you all kinds of starters. Fried up corn and gobi, large chunks of grilled paneer and slivers of roasted pineapple. There’s also chicken tikkas and tandoori chicken. Small rotisseries are also brought to your table and you can make your own shawarmas with the pita bread.

Mediterranean Stop

Next head over to the live pizza and Manakeesh counter. Here, you can don the chef’s hat {quite literally}, roll out your own pizza and add the toppings of your choice. Or just order it ready-made! While the resulting mini-pizzas are cheesy, the Manakeesh is what you should sink your teeth into. The ground meat that generously coats the base is smoky, is packed with herbs and makes for a delicious eat. They also serve freshly made pita, hummus and tahini.

Towards The Finish Line

The flavours are less impressive as you head towards the main course. The Chicken Biryani, veg and meat curries, are all good, but they lack the flavour punch of the starters. The dessert table too features the regulars {jamuns and mini cakes}. But it is the Nitrogen Ice Creams that you should concentrate on. The Red Wine Sangria with Lemongrass is a real treat along with the Paan Ice Cream.

So We’re Thinking…

Reservations are a must here, even on a weekday afternoon and especially on weekends. The menu {more in favour of Indian food} alters slightly every day so if you are looking for a particular dish make sure you call ahead and find out. 

Feature Photo: Flechazo