Overall rating: 4/5
I went here for Sunday brunch, and the very first thing I would like to say is that if you’re going for this brunch, make sure you have had a light dinner the previous night and have no plans to eat dinner on that day.
The first thing you notice when you enter Set’z is their walk-in wine cellar. The restaurant is quite spacious and well-designed, with lavish spreads of global cuisine everywhere you look.
We started our meal with the sushi station, which had a huge variety of veg and non-veg sushi. Then we moved to the dimsum, which was kept in huge barrel-shaped steamers. The veg dimsum lacked a bit of flavour, but the chicken dimsum was quite nice. There were 3 options of chutneys/dips that you could take with the dimsum- lemon chili coriander, celery spring onion, and the regular chili garlic, all of which were very nice.
Next we tried out the salad section, where you could either take pre-made salads, or create your own. They also have an indian chaat section, which has gol gappe, bhel puri, etc. Our next stop was the cold meats section, out of which I simply loved the parma ham.
The next counter we went to was the veg and non-veg starters. The indian section had chicken tikkas, leg of lamb, fish, paneer tikka, veg shami kebabs, etc. While all of them tasted nice, they would have tasted better had they been warmer.
They also have a live pasta station, where you can tell the chef what type of pasta you want, with either red or white sauce, and tell him what all meats and veggies you want in your pasta, and the chef whips it up for you. I took a white sauce pasta and it was one of the best I’ve had. They also have a pizza section, where you can either take a slice of the pizzas laid out, or you can tell the chef to make a customized mini-pizza for you. We went for the customized pizzas and they were quite nice.
For the main course, you can choose from the oriental or the Indian section. What I really appreciated about the Indian section was that it had dishes other than the normal north-indian ones. they focused more on the coastal Indian cuisine, and apart from the dal makhani, all other dishes were ones you don’t normally find in buffet set-ups. The indian section also had biryani a variety of papads and stuffed paranthas to choose from. Now coming to the taste of these dishes. The noodles and kung pao chicken from the oriental section and most of the dishes from the indian section were just above average. The biryani was overpowered by the heavy use of spices. I also tried out a dosa, which was below average. The dosa and the sambhar both had an overwhelming taste of coconut oil and the coconut chutney was bland. I think the main course section could definitely do with some improvement.
After eating all this, we were stuffed, but there is always room in my stomach for desserts, and Set’z has a long list of options to choose from. I guess I tasted pretty much all the items- strawberry mousse, creme brulee, blueberry cake, red velvet cupcake, chocolate mousse cake, kiwi panna cotta, ras malai, orange mousse, peach cobbler, kheer, gulab jamun, butterscotch souffle, etc. While most of them were quite tasty, my favourites were strawberry mousse, kiwi panna cotta and blueberry cake, while the gulab jamun and the butterscotch souffle were below average. They also have the option of fresh fruits and cheese, as well as fruit chuskis.
Overall, most of the food is very good, options are huge, service is excellent and this place offers a nice dining experience. Can definitely be tried!