Nassima Royal Hotel is a luxurious hotel located on the Sheikh Zayed Road. It has various dining options – one of them being Celsius restaurant which is located on the Mezzanine floor offers international, european and Mediterranean cuisine! However, they also have theme nights on specific days of the week which include an indian theme night, seafood theme night and much more!
The place is huge with a spacious seating area and dim lights making it a perfect place to visit especially during dinner time!
I was here for the Valentines Preview & had a wonderful experience! The tables were topped with rose petals to give a valentine feel!
The restaurant has a buffet system wherein a wide variety is offered in salads, soups, appetizers and mains!
The first counter includes some salads including vegetables and few dressings such as thousand islands, Vinaigrette Dressing, Balsamic dressing and cocktail dressing. I personally loved the idea of this live salad counter where you can select your own veggies and dressings and come up with a salad suitable to your preferences.
Moving on, the next counter included some cold mezzeh such as Hummus, Fattoush, Tabouleh and Moutabel. Again, a healthy counter with some yummy selections from the Mediterranean and european cuisine! Absolutely loved the hummus as the thickness and the taste was really good!
Following this, was another salad bar, however these salads were ready-to-serve ones. One of them was the Aloo methi chaat which was a potato fenugreek salad done really well with right amount of spices and just the perfect taste! Samosa chaat which was served in a bowl, topped with yogurt, tamarind chutney and corriander! Being a samosa lover, this chaat was heaven for me!
There were several more varieties in these prepared salads. This counter was shared by a wide variety of bread as well where different kinds of breads were offered. I loved the way this counter was done! The breads tasted fresh and were aromatic!
Moving on to the appetizers, the best part was that the place have a live grill counter with 6-7 options in meat, chicken, fish and paneer – you can choose from these and just wait for kababs to get done which was also served with a mint chutney!Don’t these kababs just make our meal happier and perfect?!
One thing i loved about paneer was that it was really soft and not at all chewy – not bland and perfectly done!
They also had a unique appetizer called spicy vegetarian terrine – it was similar to a vegetarian quiche so i loved this one!
The place doesn’t only concentrate on north indian selection but also offered various south indian varieties such as vada sambar and fried idli.
It also included some tandoori mushrooms which were to die for!! Spicy and yummy, these are must have!
We were also served with some pani puri on table which was served so neatly and with perfectionism! These pani puris were filled with some yummy masala and the pani went well along with it!
The mains included a wide variety in vegetarian and non vegetarian – steamed rice, palak paneer, butter chicken, chicken dum biryani, gobi parathe and much more! The entire Maincourse was absolutely delicious and yummy!
The best part of the meal was the dessertss counter!! This was by far of the best desserts counter i’ve ever seen and experienced! The desserts ranged from heart shaped cakes to chocolate mousse to tiny macarons to strawberry fountain (pink colored especially for valentines). I think this place should definitely be in your list for the valentines day as its worth it!