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PRABALIKA M. BORAH
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Review For an Indian food experience in a comfortable ambience

Limelight, true to its name, makes you feel at home right from the time you enter, thanks to its warm lights, the happy smiles and hospitality of its staff.

This Limelight is in Gachibowli, definitely not always on the radar unless one happens to frequent Gachibowli. Limelight is the all day restaurant at Re:gen:ta One, of the Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd chain which is located 30 minutes away from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

To make it easy for diners, the food at Limelight is spread across three different rows. Beginning with a live open kitchen, the second row has the main course spread followed by desserts in the third row.

To cater to a wide variety of tastes of the office crowd who are mostly regulars for lunches and dinner, Limelight is hosting several food festivals. And through these fests, they are aiming at popularising the chef’s speciality.

The place boasts of kebabs and tandoori specialities and the chef loves to offer hot tandoori specialities on the table. What to try will depend on what you prefer. On a cold evening if you throat is sore, the hotel staff will be glad to offer you a hot tequila, (a warm non alcoholic drink concocted with Indian spices and honey).

From the tandoor, paneer and mushroom are a definite must. Choose non-veg according to the spread. Chicken and mutton are regular on the menu.

Mutton mostly is prepared as curries and biryani.

The restaurant offers a range of breads to choose from. Besides kulcha, paratha, naan and tandoor rotis there are missi and bajra rotis served hot on the table.

Limelight has a good choice of dals and you can complete your meal with just daal and roti if you want to keep it simple (on appetite and purse). The biryani offered here is quite different from what you get in most city restaurants.

There are a number of desserts to choose from, the signature item being the cheesecake. If you are feeling very ‘Indian’ go for rasmalai and gulab jamun.

Re:gen:ta One is at Gachibowli crossroads, beyond ISB.

PRABALIKA M. BORAH

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