Ramadan is here and so are the fabulous Iftars of Dubai. Though I never heard stellar review about this place from friends or whoever I happened to be discussing places to hit with, their ranking on Zomato kind of made me take the risk and go for Iftar with my friend at Kris- Park Regis.
Trust me, I have not been disappointed on so many levels by one single place in one single evening as <a href=”https://www.google.ae/search?q=park+regis+kris+kin+hotel&rlz=1C1CHMO_enAE581AE581&oq=park+regis&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.5083j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8″>Kris</a> did.
The place is known for spectacular views of the city so we booked our table around noon for 7pm in the evening. Though the hostesses were warm, they led us to the right side of the elevators where there was hardly any lighting, only two guys eating at separate tables and was wayyy far away from the buffet on the left side of the elevators. All blinds were down except ours and she left. Sitting there and contemplating whether we should leave, because the place looked kinda dead, we thought, let’s just have a look at the buffet.
Turns out, where she had seated us wasn’t even part of the restaurant but had this Banquet hall feel to it and had nothing of the festive atmosphere that Kris did. On bringing this to the hostess’ notice, she apologized saying she had given our table to someone else and didn’t have one by the window, and that no other tables were available either. When in fact, we saw three vacant ones. When we told her about it, she took ten minutes to give us one of those. The one next to the table assigned to us was by the window and vacant as people had already eaten and left, on requesting for that table, we were declining claiming the table to be reserved. We were there from 7:30 – 10:30 pm, NOBODY came to that table. They cleared it after 8 and it was never occupied till 10 when we finally decided to get our desserts there. This was about hosting people.
Then comes service. The most inattentive waiters- if you want to look for them, go to Kris. They take solid twenty minutes to serve you water, each time you ask for your glass to be refilled, when they only have to serve water as it is a buffet.
The food…cold and unappetizing. Their <a href=”https://www.google.ae/search?q=biryani&rlz=1C1CHMO_enAE581AE581&oq=biryani&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.2271j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8″>biryani</a> was good. Apart from that, nothing, not even the desserts.
For a place with a good view and all, this place is a disappointment. I should have listened to those who had warned me against it.
Rating on 5
Hosting : 0.5
Service : 1
Food : 2
Ambiance : 3.5
Value For Money : 2