Hyderabad’s Barbeque Nation offers a fun and engaging dining experience. A dinner here starts with a pre-fixed menu of five barbecued starters, which are the real draw of all the Barbeque Nation outlets. Each table is equipped with a grill that guests can use to keep their starters warm or glaze with the accompanying marinades and sauces. All tables also have a little flag: the alert service keeps the starters coming until the flag is up. If you wish to take a break or proceed to the main courses, signal this by folding the flag down. The extensive spread of dishes offered at Barbeque Nation is influenced by international cuisine, but deeply founded on India’s national fare.
With six outlets throughout the city, Paradise is a food empire not limited to Hyderabad specializing in Hyderabadi, Indian and Chinese delicacies. The branches range from large spaces in pre-established compounds to enormous venues comprising several different eateries under the same roof – quite the progress for a little cafe that first opened in 1953 to serve tea and a few snacks. The secret to Paradise’s wild success is the ridiculously good biryanis, the best in town by general consensus. One of the most frequented Paradise spots is the food court located in the district of Secunderabad. Here, a multi-level, modern palace hosts a cafe, a bakery, an al fresco restaurant on the roof, another one with seating on the street level patio, and the acclaimed Persis Gold restaurant.