Nilgiris Brampton Review

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6.7

 

For vegetarian foodies that want to try a variety of South Indian dishes, the Nilgiris is one option in Brampton. South Indian dishes that are typically eaten for breakfast and lunch are their speciality and there was no better way to try them all than with a lunch buffet.

Array of items at buffet

Array of items at buffet

The restaurant has spacious seating for a family meal and is busy on the weekends for their lunch hours starting at 11 a.m.

To start, many of their breakfast items were typical to any South Indian restaurant. Their idlis are their most talked about dish and the light and airy mixture made for a great first and last bite. However, the chutneys lacked to impress, along with the dosa and puri.

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Breakfast items including Idli

Puri

Puri

Their lunch items included two types of rice, vegetable noodles and standard curries including aloo (potato curry) and chana masala (chick pea based curry). These items added nothing flavourful to my plate.

Two very important and elements to any South Indian meal are sambar or rasam and rice. The rasam was well balanced with the right amount of sour and spice. I suggest pairing it with plain white rice and papadum to add crunch. This specific plate is a winner for Nilgiris. On the other hand, the sambar failed to top the rasam, as it didn’t have the same flavours.

White Rice and Rasam

White Rice and Rasam

Other hits included their pakora which were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The payasam (a type of pudding) and rasgulla offered for dessert complimented the buffet nicely and tasted sweet, just as they should.

Pakodas

Pakodas

Dessert Payasam

Dessert Payasam

The Nilgiris Brampton didn’t deliver the taste of South India as expected. The restaurant does have some hit dishes on their hands and offers variety for vegetarians who want more for their money. Their service was pleasant and the price was worth the outing. If you’re looking for a vegetarian restaurant that puts more than salad on your plate, the Nilgiris Brampton is the place for you.

Tips
Fennel Seeds Grab some of these on your way out; helps with digestion, tastes great and freshens your breath.
Price $9.99 for a weekend buffet per person

 

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The Breakdown


Taste
7
Presentation
6
Service
6.5
Ambience
6
Value
8