Having a restaurant right in the ground floor of your office building meant frequent visits to the same. So it was with Jewel of India situated in Nehru Centre in Worli. . The place is known for its buffet which means that the veggies and non-veggies can eat to their hearts’ content. The restaurant is airy and well ventilated. The tables are comfortably placed and as soon as you arrive you are served starters that usually consists of pani puri, pakora chat, baby dosas , baby kulchas and the Mulligatawny soup or Kokam sharbet. After these sumptuous appetisers , one is required to walk down start the buffet, the tables being right in the centre of the room.
The choice is mind boggling with 4 non veg salads – chicken salad, tuna fish salad, roast chicken and an egg platter and 6 vegetarian salads – tossed salad, Caesars’ salad, Lima beans, Fruit in cream, bean sprouts and garden greens.
Side dishes include Pudina raita, curd roll, hummus & Pita, papads, Kheechyo , whole wheat bread and sticks. Other items that I remember are Murg Banjara kabab, green chicken tikkas, Fish cutlets, Mutton Hyderabadi, chicken hara dhaniya, Sabz Kashmir pulao, saag paneer, sabz handi, mushroom shahi korma, baingan bharta, kadhi pakodi, basil saute vegetables, lasagne and aloo cheese rolls.
Rice items include biryani, pulav and also plain rice for any one who doesn’t want to eat any of this but plain old dahi chawal. The waiters serve the naan, rotis and parathas on the table.
Desserts include Fresh fruitplatter, Pineapple pista roll ice cream, Lucknowi kheer , apple cake with cinnamon sauce, and Butterscotch mousse.
The waiters are polite and the ambiance is good enough for a good experience. The tables had enough space around for every one to move and all in all, the attentive general manager personally looked after all the guests made sure that everyone in the restaurant had a great big happy smile. The price of the buffet is Rs 565, inclusive of taxes, neither too cheap nor too expensive!! Definitely worth giving a try!!
Jewel of India
Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai
Ph no: 24949217, 24949214, 24949435, 24949204