Autobahn, Pune’s First Restaurant with Conveyor Belt
Do you remember your first visit to an airport? If you do, I am sure you would have been super excited, while waiting for your language to arrive on the conveyor belt. The wait and frenzy to pick your language. I could feel the same excitement to see the food rolling on a conveyor belt from table to table. And to double the excitement you can pick any dishes that are being rotating on a belt. You can get you order even before placing any order at this place with a zero-waiting time. Yes, this place Autobahn the very first time in Pune, serves food on a conveyor belt.
There are two ways you can chose the menu. One, you can choose and pick any dish that are being rotated on the conveyor belt without having to wait. The dishes keep coming out fresh and hot from the kitchen and you can pick any dish you want.
Second, you can choose and order from the menu. The process of ordering has also kept simple using a tablet placed at each table. You just need to enter your name and menu displays on the screen. Choose the dishes, add in the cart and place the order. The order once prepared arrives on the table through conveyor belt. Doesn’t is sound exciting?
The owner, after travelling to many places abroad and having successfully installed these conveyor belt concept, finally decided to get this back in India. Hence, came this place with unique idea of serving dishes and experiencing something different unlike usual.
The décor has been kept simple yet comfortable. The waiters are helpful and greet you with a smile. The food is good, but the portion sizes are on smaller side. The food ordered from the Ala Carte menu was better than the one picked instantly from the conveyor belt.
We started with the mocktails –
Anaar Mojito – Mojito is what I love most. The anaar flavor with anaar seeds in it gave a nice bite while drinking. The sweetness was balanced.
Watermelon Basil – Loved the blend of watermelon with basil. Consistency was perfect with kick of basil.
Kiwi Mango Collin – This was the star drink. The freshness of mango with the tangy flavor of kiwi was very well blended. The sweet was balanced to give it a perfect taste.
Peru Pyala – My all-time favorite peru pyala was presented in a wine glass. The flavor of peru with the kick of red chilli was flawless. Loved it.
Mango Lassi – Balanced sweetness with perfect consistency. The thick shake like consistency with dry fruits garnished over it. #Recommended
Dahi Ke Karara Kebab – As the name suggests the kebab was perfectly crisp from outside and melt in mouth from inside. The creaminess of hung curd gave it a nice texture.
Naga Mirch ka Paneer – Indo Chinese being my all time favorite, I loved this dish as well. Crisp chunks of capsicum and onion with fried paneer. Coated very well with sauces with well-adjusted flavors.
Tandoori Mushroom – I just cannot explain how juicy, well marinated, flawlessly cooked this dish was. Served along with mint chutney and onion rings coated with spices and lemon juices. This dish clearly proves that vegetarian dishes are delicious.
Paneer Croquette – Melt in mouth, soft paneer coated with crisp crust and deep fried.
Goan Vegetable Xacuti – Mix of vegetables in goan style curry was delicious and fresh. The creaminess of coconut milk with the blend of spices gave a rich texture which added to the flavors of the dish.
Kadai Vegetable – Chunks of paneer with onions and capsicum in tomato-based gravy. The spices were balanced.
The best part of the meal
Gulab Jamun Cheesecake – What’s better than the combination of two best dessert into one. The best cheesecake I have ever had. The creaminess of cheese with freshness of gulabjamun was simply heaven. This dessert was like a dream.
Brownie – Who doesn’t love chocolate? It has the power to heal everything and make you smile. The soft, chocolaty not so sweet brownie dipped in chocolate sauce got us a perfect ending to the day.
Cost – 1300/- for two people approx
Location – Third Floor, Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar, Pune
Overall Experience – It one of a kind experience to see food coming over conveyor belt. Picking up food of your choice is fun. Vegetarian mains are good. Desserts are heaven.
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