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“WHAT A LET DOWN” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Grill

The Grill
Ranked #243 of 5,636 Restaurants in Hyderabad
Cuisines: Indian, Bar, International, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kochi (Cochin), India
Level Contributor
89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“WHAT A LET DOWN”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

I live close by and decided to treat my brother and family from Kuwait at the Grill, after reading some of the comments. After having experienced the Taj hospitality for almost 4 decades in different cities with Inner Circle membership it was a complete let down.

First of all it is a very small place making use of the space around the pool. Hence without booking a place you may not get a place if you walk in. We had made a reservation but the table was at the entrance which was a bit disturbing. It may be a good place to enjoy a drink or two with your friends since I saw two of the tables being serviced quite well where the guests were concentrating more on drinks than on food.

The food was acceptable but has no comparison with what you get in Taj Malabar out door restaurant.

The service to say the least was not acceptable at all. After the starters we had to wait almost an hour to get the main course after repeated reminders. They just did not care and we were very polite. May be the staff were not well trained and did not know what to do. It was another half an hour wait to get the bill and pay.

Will I go back? Most probably not.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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19 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hyderabad, India
1 review
“Had a great personal party at The Grill!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Yesterday, my fiance gave me a surprise night out and took me to The Grill at Vivanta. She booked a dinner just for us two, a special set up. The people over at Vivanta got a very good set up for us, by the side of the pool, arranged a personal grill with a Chef Vaibhav Malya who grilled great food for us as well as shared a couple of tips on grilling as we tried it ourselves hands on! We had a 7 course vegetarian italian meal, which was awesome, and has a personal musician play for us the songs of our choice. The whole team of Vivanta catering for us were great, and spot on in their service. They gave us a strawberry cake to carry home with our names on it, which we got home and cut today morning infront of the family. The cake and chocolates that we got were awesome, and we still have got the two menu-cards, printed just for us, still here on my table. It was a memorable evening with great food and an excellent ambiance.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NathfromHyderabad
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Hyderabad, India
1 review
“Brillant Service!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

I went there on a Sunday night, excellent service even on a Sunday. The grilled fish was really nice, juicy as it should be; and the grilled Lobster too was great. The chef chose the sides and sauce for us and we were impressed. The restaurant Manager Gaurav was really warm and took great care of us. Would definitely go there again.. Recommending to all

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TotalFoodie915
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Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Awesome and lip smacking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

superb food and awesome environment really love the food, It was properly managed by Gaurav,

Hope to have a visit again for some new variety .

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank yashshahus
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It's ok for a quick bite at reasonable price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

I liked the food. reasonably good ambience and the service good. Prices are reasonable and the Menu is imprssive.

Visited April 2013
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Thank ramak_45
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