Gabbar’s Grill is themed according to a famous fictional character named Gabbar from Bollywood’s movie – “Sholay” which is India’s one of the biggest hit and favorite film. This film was released in 1975 and was based on India’s countryside life where dacoits used to create havoc in their life. This simple story is a huge hit and also watched until now for its unique characters, dialogues, and settings. Generally, a hero or lead role in the film is famous but in the film, the character of Gabbar which is ruthless and violent dacoit is the most famous. If you love the character “Gabar” and his famous dialogues which are still acted then go for this Gabbar themed, Dhaba (mainly a roadside Punjabi cuisine eatery for truck drivers) restaurant in the peaceful residential lanes of Discovery Gardens, Dubai. Presenting you my candid reviews of Gabbar’s Grill Restaurant – Explore restaurants in Discovery Gardens, Dubai.
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Gabbar’s Grill offers spicy Punjabi (Punjab – a state from northwestern India) food. The food menu, interiors, and everything are inspired by the Sholay movie settings and its famous character Gabbar. When you will visit this restaurant, then you would surely recall this movie’s characters like Jai, Veeru, Basanti, Dhanno, Radha, Hari Ram, Thakur, Kalia, Samba, Mausi and many more as all of them are featured at this cute, little, quirky restaurant.
AMBIANCE / DÉCOR of Gabbar’s Grill Restaurant – Explore restaurants in Discovery Gardens, Dubai
As I have said this restaurant is based on Sholay movie so all ambiance or décor is inspired by this movie. You will find Gabbar’s photo on each of its walls with his famous dialogues written. One of his famous dialogue – “Jo day gaya who mar gaya” which translates to – “Those who live in fear are considered as dead” is the highlight of this restaurant. You will also see kites and lanterns hanging from the ceiling to create the Indian countryside atmosphere. As this movie is based on a rural lifestyle, so the interiors of this place are based on village life of India. Embroidered seat covers, tables with hand painted bottles & traditional woven cots are some peculiarities and innovative decorations of this place. Rich yellow colored walls with dim lights give the feeling of mud painted homes which you commonly find in Indian villages.
You will also find miniature handcrafted wooden trucks which adorning the walls. Trucks stop at Dhaba (Indian roadside eatery) for food and rest and as this restaurant specializes in Dhaba styled food, so are the interiors depicting the trucks.
Reviews of Gabbar’s Grill Restaurant – Explore restaurants in Discovery Gardens, Dubai
I went to this restaurant for a casual dine out with my family and were welcomed by one of the staff members with great courtesy and also he took the order with great patience.
WHAT I ORDERED AT
FOR STARTERS – I ordered Veg Platter and Masala Papad.
VEG PLATTER – It consists of vegetarian Tandoori items like Paneer Tikka, Hara Bhara Kebab, Sheekh Kebabs and Grilled Paneer with Mint dip and salad.
MASALA PAPAD – Crispy Papadum topped with spicy chopped tomatoes, onions, coriander and lemon juice.
PANEER BUTTER MASALA – Cottage cheese cubes dipped in semi-spicy, rich creamy & buttery tomato based gravy.
SHABNAM CURRY – Peas and mushroom dipped in butter red-orange gravy.
SABJ MILONI MIX – Mix vegetable in Green spinach gravy.
BREAD BASKET – 5 different types of Indian bread like Tandoori Roti, Butter Naan, Plain Naan, Malabari Parantha, Stuffed Kulcha.
Overall I am satisfied with
- Serving size
- The temperature of food &
- Serving Time You can read more reviews about them on Zomato –
- Authentic Punjabi cuisine
- Sholay themed interiors
- Welcoming & Courteous staff
- Rustic countryside décor
- Kids friendly
- Vegetarian & Non-vegetarian both are served here.
- Located in a peaceful residential area
- Can be reached through taxi or drive on your own. There are many parking slots near the restaurant.
- Look out for famous dialogues of the movie – “Sholay” and recall when it appeared in the movie.
- It is located behind the building and so to locate it, you need Google maps or GPS.
RECOMMENDED FOR – Small Get together, Kitty Parties, Ladies Lunch out, Family eating out and Budget-friendly Dine out.
PRICE – AED 95 approximately for 2 people
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION – Click here to reach this location.
PHONE NO:- +971 4 4259223
ADDRESS – Ground Floor, Building 5, Garden Building, Discovery Gardens, Dubai
Click here to contact them through their Facebook Page and also check ongoing deals and discounts as they run many offers from time to time.
Enjoy your special family time with filmy memories at Gabbar’s Grill. The rustic, cute little place with some action filled dialogues from Bollywood will really make your meal times more special and memorable.
If you love to know more about the movie – “Sholay” then watch it below… Full three hours action-filled adventure with emotional drama….
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