Entrée, Exclusive Vegetarian Restaurant of E-Hotel for Affordable yet Luxurious Dining
E-Hotel is located in one of our familiar haunts, Express Avenue mall. We are pretty regular to Express Avenue but never knew where it was and wondered about its location whenever a few of our friends talked about it. Vegetarians know the difficulty of eating at Food court in EA mall. Not many vegetarian options out there and we always seek the two vegetarian restaurants in the food court for our food. So when we were invited for a Blogger meet at E-Hotel, it was with sheer curiosity that we landed there. The entrance to the hotel is in Patullos Road and so head to Gate number 1 or 2 to get to E-hotel and to the restaurant Entrée. So now the secret of its location is out, let us talk about the ambiance and food.
Before we go further, this review was due December 1st week and thanks to the Chennai Floods, my mobile is gone and so are my photographs of the food at Entrée. So now with the courtesy of pictures from E-hotel, we are all set to write our experience. It was indeed a pleasure to be in a global cuisine Vegetarian restaurant and the option to eat everything served without any exceptions. We were received well by the E-hotel team and the General Manager in particular took special interest and joined us throughout the time we were there along with the chefs.
Our lunch buffet menu included (the menu changes every time)
SPICY CORN VEG SOUP
CORN & CHEESE SALAD
GRILLED VEG SALAD
THENGA MANGA SALAD
PESTO TOMATO SALAD
MOCHA PANNA COTTA
THREE TYPES OF ICE CREAMS with choice of Syrups
BABY CORN TEMPURA
SAPO VEG DUMPLINGS
GOLDEN ONION FRIED RICE
VEG HAKKA NOODLES
PASTA IN ALFREDO SAUCE
PANEER BUTTER MASALA
BAINGAN SHIMLA MIRCHI
PAPAD KI SUBZI
Overall food was pretty good. We would have preferred food to have more salt but the chef explained that it was done purposefully so people who should have low salt can still have it while the ones who need it can add it.
Papdi Ki Subzi is made of papad and was one dish we tasted for the first time. For the traditional food lovers, there is Sambar, Rasam, poriyal too.
Rajasthani, Marwari cuisine is the restaurant’s specialty and given this information, we tested out the pasta and it was really good.
Desserts were the highlight and special mention to the kiwi pastry, mango pastry and strawberry mousse. Honestly, huge range of food and so many options, it is really difficult to write about each and every item.
Over and all, it is a buffet priced at Rs.650 + taxes and you get yummilicious vegetarian food as much as you want.
Few points for the Entrée team to consider –
- Golden onion fried rice was crispy and dry, a bit of softness would have helped.
- Babycorn Tempura was soggy and missed the crispiness.
- Pesto tomato salad was tasting a bit bitter
Impressive ambience, artistic presentation and great hospitality was extended by the E-hotel team.
More about E-Hotel
The facilities available in E-Hotel are Gymnasium, Wheelchair Accessibility, 24-Hour In-Room dining, Travel Assistance & Tour Desk, Valet Parking, Doctor on Call, 100% Power Back-Up and other features of Kitchenette equipped with Refrigerator, Oven (suites), Sound proofed room, 40” flat screen TV, Tea/coffee maker, Walk-in wardrobe, Electronic safe, Quiet air conditioning with individualized temperature controls.
E-Hotel comprises of 7 floors with Entrée, a global cuisine restaurant (All Day Dining), Business Centre, Elixir Lounge Bar, Banquet Halls, Conference Halls, Gym, and Guest Rooms.
- Entrée, a global Cuisine Restaurant – serves 100% Vegetarian with both À la carte & Buffet for all the three meals with the best service in the city
- Elixir Lounge Bar – Elixir serves both food & beverage in the bar, serves the best fresh fruits Cocktails & Mocktails in the city. It has separate Private Dining Room inside the lounge bar for exclusive private parties. This has a separate spacious smoking room inside the bar.
- Buddha Garden – The Buddha Garden is suitable for upscale semi-formal dinner and cocktail parties. It has an impressive outdoor ambience which covers maximum people for a concert or an Outdoor Party. This ambience is the perfect place for evening light parties and concerts.
E-Hotel is awarded with ‘Travelers Choice’ of Tripadvisor, ‘Stellar performance’ by Make my trip and Zomato user choice award for Entrée Restaurant.
Phone#: +91 44 2846 3333
Posted on December 23, 2015, in Editors Corner, Food, Restaurants and tagged affordable food, buffet, chennai, e-hotel, entree, express avenue mall, food, food blogger, Indian, review, vegetarian. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.