On the Prowl

Barbeque nation widely popularized the concept of grill on your table where you can roast your own kebabs followed by a lavish buffet. Many restaurants have henceforth adopted the concept but for me, Barbeque Nation remains the benchmark for all these places and so far, none of the places has come close to the curator. Jungle Jamboree being one exception – the concept happens to be slightly different as the offer a seven course meal in a beautifully Jungle and Aqua themed ambiance.

After major success in Gurgaon – Jungle Jamboree opened their outlet in Connaught Place recently. The mammoth outlet is spread over three floors – the first floor offers the seven course buffet, the second floor offers the a la carte menu and the third is a lounge. The place is as authentic as it gets – divided into two parts – Jungle and Aqua – they place is designed perfectly to the last detail. Grass lined couches, shrubs on the walls and calls of animals playing in the background.


The Aqua theme is essentially blue with dolphins ranging the walls and tiny water fall fixtures.


The dance is simple – you choose whether you want a vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal and the food starts pouring in. It was obviously a non vegetarian meal in our case.

Starting with fruit chaat, nachos, masala corn and mini raj kachauris – you absolutely cannot miss the rajkachauris – they pop into your mouth into a thousand flavours -yumm!


The next course included appetizers – galauti kebab with a mini ulte tawe ka paratha is definitely worth a mention – even though, the flavour of spices was overpowering the tender taste of the meat, it was delectable.

Chicken dimsums, non vegetarian pizza and salsa potatoes were decent. Unlike other places we were not served with both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes.


On the grill – Barbeque chicken wings, chicken satay, chicken tikka and fish tikka. Among all, the fish tikka was exceptional and we took numerous helpings of the same 😛

Coming to the Salad bar and soups – they offered a vegetarian and chicken manchow soup which were both quite appetizing.


The lavish salad bar – the chicken tikka chaat was a very unique and toothsome preparation.

Coming to the main course – the spread was extra-ordinary. The non vegetarian delicacies included Handi Gosht, Butter chicken, Grilled fish in thyme sauce, Chilly chicken, Chicken Lasagna and Chicken biryani.


The butter chicken was delectable and stood out as a clear winner. Among the vegetarian options, methi malai paneer was very alluring.


Desserts are the best things of every buffet. The kiwi mousse is not to be missed – otherwise the desserts were slightly disappointing.

Clockwise from the top – Chocolate truffle pastry, Pineapple pastry, Strawberry mousse, Kiwi mousse and Black Forrest Pastry.

Go on a prowl for a hearty seven course meal in this charming Jungle setting.