This is an old post and now Gharana has changed its menu so you can read my new reviews on it at – New reviews of Gharana.
“Gharana” – a Hindi word translates to “FAMILY”. Restaurant Gharana serves the authentic Indian cuisine from royal households of India, is located in Dubai (UAE). Situated on the ground floor of Holiday Inn Al Barsha, this restaurant can be easily accessed through metro and car/taxis. Restaurant Gharana presents diverse cuisines from famous Gharanas of India. India is a land of diverse cultures, cuisines, and music. This restaurant has specific regional cuisines with all uniqueness from different parts of India. They serve authentic food from 4 gharanas –
Awadhi (Lucknow) Gharana
These are the famous royal households/Gharanas from India, also famous for Indian classical music as well. Many Indian classical music legends belong to these Gharanas.
The specialty of this restaurant is live music on all days. So this restaurant not only presents the regional food options but have daily Indian music. Live music band comprises of flute players, table players, male & female playback singers with a keyboard player. So indulge in the authentic Indian flavors with live songs of your choice.
What I ordered –
There are lots of variety in starters, main course, sides, bread, desserts, and beverages.
Bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks is also there on board with many unlimited offers.
Initially, they offered Papads(Indian) with mint dip(chutney). – Complimentary from the restaurant.
My order was from Jaipur Gharana and Hyderabad Gharana with bread. They have nice vegetarian options and being a vegetarian, I got a wide array of choices.
I ordered Jaipuri Ratan from Jaipur menu and Paneer Methi Tuk from Hyderabad menu with Missi Rotis from bread section.
The quantity of the main course and size of bread are good. Not too less and nor too big. Perfect serving size. All served hot, in time by polite and hospitable staff.
For beverages, I ordered Thandai (an Indian cooler drink).
MY VERDICT –
Food – 4 out of 5
Ambiance – 5 out of 5
Service – 5 out of 5
Live Music/Entertainment – 5 out of 5
Cleanliness – 5 out 5
- It is better to book your table in advance on weekends as it can be crowded at sometimes.
- Make a list of your favorite Hindi, Bollywood songs so that you can ask for them to be sung – ON REQUEST. Even you can dedicate a song to someone special.
- Music starts after 8: 00 P.M., so better to go after 8: 00 P.M.
DÉCOR / AMBIANCE – The colors and hues of the wall are light saffron or dark yellowish with traditional lamps all around. Jaipuri Oak furniture and silver colored Jhula (swing) takes us to the era of Indian Maharajas (kings) and Maharani (Queens) period. In short, restaurant Gharana is a royal heritage restaurant with live songs.
TYPES OF LIVE MUSIC – Ghazals, Sufi music, Bollywood hits, Old songs (Bhuli Bisri yaadein). One night on weekdays, is dedicated as Karaoke night where you can also sing your song with resident singers.
RECOMMENDED FOR – Romantic Dinners, Family Eat outs, Couples, Celebrations, Special Occasions, Groups.
- VALET Parking Available. Also, there are ample public parking slots in front of hotel HolidayINN.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alcohol is served, having full Bar
- Vegan options
- Opens Late Night
- Polite and Courteous Staff
- Accept Credit Cards
PRICE – AED 200/- for 2 persons approximately.
Restaurant Gharana has won many excellence awards from TripAdvisor, What’s On and many more accolades famous reviewers.
So go for your musical and delicious Rendezvous in Dubai at Restaurant Gharana.
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