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As the weekend arrives, I can’t help but get excited each Sunday for the brunch at Jonathan’s Kitchen at Holiday Inn in Gachibowli. Jonathan’s Kitchen has been serving real wonderful food since quite sometime. We’ve always walked out of the place with great food memories. Add in the potent mix of creative drinks that Komatose whips out and you’ve had the perfect combination of a wonderful Sunday brunch.

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I’ve always been a person who prefers a set menu rather than a vast buffet spread. With a set menu I can choose to have the dishes, prepared fresh by the chef on order than walk around having left out food of a buffet. And when in Jonathan’s Kitchen you got to have the Lust from their line of signature drinks. Named after the ‘Se7en Deadly Sins’, the lust is a hot favorite. It’s a hot combination of chili infused vodka, strawberry puree and lime.

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Jonathan’s Kitchen has a vast and diverse menu which is also represented in it’s choice of set menu. Specializing in dishes from many regions of the world, I’ve always felt their strengths lie in Asian and Continental. So there was no denying when the Wasabi Prawns and Prawns Cocktail had arrived out our table that we had to just polish it clean. The Wasabi Prawns especially were brilliant and is almost part of our every order when we visit Jonathan’s.

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The liquor flowed as the afternoon progressed and so did the food. The Bhatti da Murgh was served fresh out of the tandoor while the Dahi ke Kebabs was a highlight from the vegetarian starters. Pizzas is where I’ve always felt Jonathan’s towers ahead than many restaurants. Their thin-crust pizzas are simply put – cheeselicious.

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Having already been stuffed with the starters, we went light for the main course. Skipping through the Indian dishes, we settled for a simple Pasta and Chicken breast. I always tend to be more inclined to the mashed potatoes when it comes to a continental dish and the one here on the plate was polished off clean. The mashed potatoes had been made exquisitely and it takes a simple dish to understand the brilliance of a chef.

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Completing our brunch with the dessert, we had spent nearly quite a while being set up for high. The drinks are truly potent and the food is wonderful. For a five-course meal at Rs 999/+-, the brunch at Jonathan’s Kitchen is pure value for money. But I’m one who looks more at quality and Jonathan’s Kitchen delivers on that aspect with brilliant dishes as part of their menu. We walked out of Jonathan’s Kitchen with yet another great experience wanting to go back there another weekend.

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Address : Jonathan’s Kitchen, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Phone: 040 33165791

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Sundays are made for Brunches. Who wouldn’t love the idea of getting up lazily on Sunday morning, have a cup of coffee/tea and head out for a grand spread of food that you can lay your eyes and hands on. You can walk across the entire restaurant floor making the most difficult choice of which dish should be picked up first on the place. As you have seen, we have had a previous debate on our article [ ala carte vs buffet] but we love our brunches as much as our ala carte on the table. Novotel Airport is synomous with its huge Sunday Brunch.

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We have visited it couple of times before to enjoy the pool, cocktails and enjoy the meal till late afternoon and drive back home. The distance actually makes up for a nice little getaway away from the city and their weekend stay + brunch can be perfect relaxing weekend plan.

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We were invited to try the new chapter of their Sunday brunch. Hungry and short drive later, we actualy managed to reach around 12 to see the Chefs still setting up the the huge spread. We occupied our table and instantly asked the Chef – to make our decision easy by letting him choose what we should start our meal with. Quick scan around the brunch and there were more than 90+ items with live grill, children’s play area In the garden, almost 25 items around the dessert section.

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The chef introduced us to some of the breads that are made in house and we popped some freshly laid garlic and coriander rolls. These change every week and we managed to get some good bread rolls every time we have been there.

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A quick look at the live soup station and the menu included khow suey. This is one of my favorite dishes that sets a bench mark for the restaurant if its on the menu and I wasn’t disappointed. Light flavored soup served with generous portion of fried garlic, onions and I managed to devour at least 3 portions of it.

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Quickly we moved on to try few of the live station starters – Kati Roll, dim sum, tempura along with a glass of freshly made mojito. They even had a kids only menu on the corner with veg spring roll, crumb fried chicken, mini doughnuts in chocolate and sugar sprinkle and mini cup cakes that was very enticing even to try as grown up.

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Although not part of the menu on display at times, you can still get your portion of Sunday eggs and pancake. We ordered sunny side up along with their freshly grilled sausage and barbecued chicken and some avocado artichoke salad and this got us feeling healthy already. We then decided to take a quick glance and jump on the main course.

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We usually prefer continental dishes during brunch buffet but couldn’t help ourselves to a generous portion when we saw nalli nihari, rarah murgh, prawns malai curry with plain rice. The flavors were localized to suite the spicy palate but we enjoyed the nalli nihari with naan. Switching back to our original love for continental dishes, we decided to try the roasted chicken with poached tomato, order some risotto fresh off the live station.

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We were already full by the time we packed in second set of main course but having eyes set on the dessert table since start, we managed to get few delectable dishes on our plate. The best was of course the crème caramel, perfectly sweetened along with lamington and hot chocolate fudge. If you decide to have all the desserts first like the next time we did, you won’t be able to even reach the main course.

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The menu keeps changing and the Chef at Novotel Airport spoke of innovating and creating different dishes just for Sunday brunch so people can sit back and let chef create the wonder that is the humongous lazy Sunday brunch.

Address : Novotel Hotels, Hyderabad Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad
Phone : 040 66503000

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Brunches are always the answer for weekend food fix. On Sundays we have a NO-Cooking policy, when we relax over a glass of wine and delicious food. Brunches have always been the best part of my week. A time to spend with family, friends and conversations. As the sparkling wine pours down the your glass and you look out to soak in the afternoon sun, you know Brunch had been created to give a new definition to ‘Gratuitous Indulgence’.

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It’s no secret that Trident hosts a beautiful brunch every Sunday. An elaborate spread ranging to Sushi, Panipuris, fresh salads, Pasta, desserts and so much more had me going Phewww. If you’ve been following our FoodDrifter page, you must know of our loves for Salads. If I could be inspired from ‘Lord of Rings’ then you’d hear me quoting “One Good Salad To Rule Them All”.

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Coming back to the brunch at Trident, the first to get your attention is the fresh and colorful ingredients. Bright colors awash from quality ingredients and we couldn’t have asked for more. A good look at the Salad section and I must say I’m thoroughly delighted. From simplistic Watermelon and Feta to Mozzarella in Bell Peppers. There is also a bit of the healthy Dhokla sneaking in while the Non-vegetarian options range to Chicken Tagliatelle with Citrus dressing, Chicken Roulade and Zucchini. A delicately prepared Smoked River Salmon and Orange Salad had me smiling on a wonderful afternoon.

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There was quite a crowd by the Panipuri section which gives an option to choose between the regular and Vodka version. Hic….A little bit of caution to not go overboard with a bit too many of those. There was also an ornate plate filled with the choicest of Sushi options and a Dimsum section with the option to get freshly made ones right at your table. Being Trident, how can their Italian spread be not good. The live Ravioli and Pasta counter is fabulous. Giving you a choice of sauces, they whip up those dishes and serve you right at your table.

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But I had been so content with my salads, that little was left was left to fit in the main course. But a little look through the spread and I couldn’t hold myself back. The Bengali preparation of Macher Jhol was terrific with plain white rice, but the stand-out was the Malay sea-food preparation in coconut milk which was nothing short of words.

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The dessert counter was extensive. The Strawberry Parfait and Crème Brûlée were quite delectable. Cronuts, Donuts, Croissants, Muffins and other baked goods lined up generously and made it difficult to choose and pick. The Kaffir Lime Baked Yogurt was enticing enough to pick up a another.

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The Sparkling Sunday Brunch at Trident is worth taking a little time off the busy schedule and relaxing while you enjoy some of the finer things in life. It’s ok to be pampered once in a while and when it comes to Trident, they definitely know how to indulge the senses.

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Address : Amara, Trident Hyderabad, Opposite Cyber Towers, Hitech City, Hyderabad
Phone No. : 040 6623 2323. 

The Brunch is priced at 2400+ taxes for the Sparkling and Rs. 1800 (+taxes) without the alcohol. 

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