Legends Grille in Noida provides a fine dining option

Noida boasts several malls, a golf course and a racing circuit but somehow lacks fine dining restaurants. Trying to address this lack is the newly launched Legends Grille, a classy 115 cover grill and buffet restaurant in Spice Mall Noida. It serves multi-cuisine grills and main course delicacies, although the menu is dominated by Indian cuisine.

Its promoter Ravneet Singh Kalra, a humble and lively man, greeted me warmly and took me through the menu. “It is a buffet concept wherein every Tuesday a new menu is introduced,” he said. I started with a piping hot chicken man chow which was thick but needed a bit of seasoning. I must confess, though, that even as I was having the soup, my mind was not completely in it. I was more focused on trying out the live grills. Though grills take some time to arrive, but good thing about Legends Grille is their quick service.

Being a buffet they keep the live grills on and serve them fresh and hot. For a change I started with some vegetarian ones. First to be served was the Mexican grilled pineapple and it was very tasty. I loved the charred flavour with the tanginess of pineapple, which had been marinated with spices. It was dish to remember.

The crispy baby corns were crunchy and the potato salsa, with grilled potato pieces dipped in white sauce, was worth a try. But Peshawari kumbh was a bit bland.

Next I moved to the non-vegetarian section and tried the Punjabi delicacy, bhatti ki tangri. The chicken tangri was tender but its flavours were suppressed. I expected it to be more flavourful. Zaituni malai tikka was tender and soft but it was the pan-seared chilli garlic fish which tasted good and delicious. Lebanese prawns were good too, but had a Punjabi colour and flavour to it.

After the starters, Kalra was courteous to serve me the main course from the buffet on my table. Lagan ka meat was rich and finely textured. It went well with the lacchha parantha. Paneer dish was tasty too and worth a try. The murgh dum biryani was average, uplifted by the accompanying curries. After the grills, just to satisfy my sweet tooth I ordered a traditional moong dal halwa which was made in a refined way and was on the lighter side.

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