With the culinary scene in metro cities rapidly changing, lot of food joints are now changing over to buffet menus. I once saw even a street food vendor in old Delhi offering buffet menu to his customers. Today we talk about one fine dining restaurant, Global Food Factory in Rajouri Garden, Delhi, which offers theme based buffet menus to its patrons.
Global Food Factory, a casual and fine dining restaurant, is an absolute delight for foodies who are always seeking different and adventurous food experiences. GFF is a one of a kind restaurant that offers its customers varied types of dishes ranging from British, European, Thai, Chinese, Tex-Mex, Mediterranean, Indian, American and Japanese and takes them on a journey to explore different cultures through a sense of taste.
Themed buffet menus has been the forte of GFF and changing the themes often is a significant part of their strategy. Currently they were serving us varieties from Turkey, Thailand, Pakistan and China.
When we entered the restaurant on a lovely Tuesday afternoon, it was like entering an English/British pub. The brick look walls, the firewood fired oven, gave an impression of the colonial styled pubs that we see in British era films. The entire floor is divided into three levels and the interiors looked spectacular.
We started with the Starters from their buffet menu and it was an endless flow of different dishes coming out of the kitchen. The service was excellent and prompt
We had Bangkok Spicy Chilli Vegetables. The name seemed nothing special but when we tasted them, we found them very different from any other normal Oriental chilli veggies. They were crispy and the oriental sauces were yummy. We continued with their Veggie Fiesta Wood fired Pizzas – directly served from the Oven on the main dining floor of the restaurant.
Sikandari Paneer Shashlik, Lahori Mushroom Barwan, Lahori Kababs, Falafal Pita with Hummus, Turkish Chilli Garlic Bread followed and we were unable to resist from overeating, and kept on munching. When the always smiling manager asked us for the main course – we were startled.
They insisted and got us London Doner Gyros, a Turkish Pita bread Kabab dish served on streets of London and Greece. The Gyros were filled with Cottage cheese and veggies and served with mixed pickles, Hummus, Garlic Mayo and fried potatoes. This was one of the best Pita breads I have tried till date and full marks the chef for this.
We were persuaded to try their buffet spread and the dessert counter too. The salad bar at the buffet area was quite impressive. I was amazed at the variety they had on their salad bar. Fruit Salad, Chinese salad, papads, raita, green salad, oriental chicken salad – you name it and it was there.
Dal Makhani, Mix veggies oriental style, Sahi Paneer, Mix vegetable plain rice, Fried rice, Pulao, everything was tasty and delicious. Dal Makhani and a small piece of Nan was all that I tried and the taste of Dal was just as a perfect Dal should be.
My colleague and my host Veta now had to order flavoured Green tea to help them gulp down the food on their plates. We still had the dessert counter to conquer. Varieties of Pastries, frozen fruit custard, choco pudding and also the kheer/phirni from the buffet spread ….. all looked mouth-watering. But we could just try a bite of each and found all of them marvellous.
The lunch at GFF made us pass through many different culinary zones of world – Beijing, Istanbul, Lahore, and saddi Delhi. The journey through the culinary zones of these places left us mesmerised and our tummy full and complaining…….
Here are my ratings for Global Food Factory,
Décor : 4.5/5 Hospitality : 4.5/5 Food : 4/5 Budget : 4.5/5 Location : 4.5/5
Location : A 15, Ground Floor, Vishal Enclave, Main Najafgarh Road, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Average Price for 2 : INR 1200-1600
Note: Images of the dishes are of sample tasting sizes served to us. Review done on invitation from the establishment and views expressed are entirely ours and without any bias.