Review: Vista, The Park, Visakhapatnam (All day dining- Multi Cuisine)
The Park Hotel, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam. Ph# +91 891 3045678
Known for its captivating buffet and ala carte spread, ‘Vista’, a section of ‘the Park’, is simply a must visit. Located along the pristine sand dunes of Vizag’s beach, the hotel has been beautifully done. We spent a decent time at this place and so ended up sharing the food with friends, both inside and outside ‘Vista’.
Simple and minimal is how I would define the interiors of ‘Vista’. However, the space outside, facing the pool and the spa resort definitely perks up one’s mood. The interiors are spread along a circular pattern, where the central portion takes on the buffet display, with a dome like circular mound hailing from the top over it. The glass walls all around the seating arrangement, streaming in lots of fresh light and the view outside, lifts the mood of the décor inside.
Served by a smile is what thrills every customer and we too were greeted by a very charming one. I was glad that some customized menus were also served, without them being mentioned on the menu. Now that’s what I call true hospitality.
The menu typically boasts of pan Asian cuisine, including some straight from the tropics. A few Italian gourmet foods, to the likes of wood burn pizzas, pastas and wraps were also diligently made and served.
Although, the time taken to place the orders was a wee bit long than regular, but the final dish was what won the brownie points. We ordered the very British ‘Fish and chips with tartar sauce’, ‘spicy prawns sautéed in Thai sambal oelek’ and Chinese hakka noodles.
To go along with these, there was a fruit punch, which had strong pineapple and orange flavor, packed with a great deal of other fresh tropical fruit juices. The taste, was a little too sweet, yet was quite refreshing.
The coating was crisp and firm, while the fish inside was juicy, tender and cooked to perfection. Along with the piping hot French fries and the slight sour and tangy tartar sauce, the combination was a big hit.
The prawns were neatly grilled and served. However, the ‘sambal’, as the name goes is a spicy red chili paste, hence, had turned the prawns a wee bit too red hot. However, aromatic hints of other fresh herbs like kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass could be tasted with every bite.
Fish and Chips, plus the beautiful view of the hotel are what I would go for again and again.
For two people, we had ordered 2 platters of fish & chips, the prawn appetizer, noodles, a mocktail and a cocktail, which along with a triple sundae made the entire meal way beyond satisfactory. Plus we also got a regular chicken sandwich packed for a friend, so for all this, we had to shell just Rs. 3500 inclusive of taxes.