IKEA is here in India! The world’s largest furniture retailer, that’s coming up with its first India store in Hyderabad by next month, is already busy fixing its menu card. That’s not all. The bigger news still awaits. IKEA is going to bestow the city's food lovers with India’s Largest Restaurant. The restaurants that come as a package with IKEA stores globally are known for their international flavours. However, the menu In Hyderabad would be localised for India.
Drooling already? Wait till you know that the array offered here, would also include the famous and ever-loved Hyderabadi Biryani. The menu will be well-curated with flavours to appease the local taste buds, so says the grapevine. With a world-over raging review of IKEA, this Swedish furniture retail store pledges to make their restaurants, a landmark in all the India Stores they come up in future, with a niche ambience and interesting menu.
On the global map of IKEA, its first India store in Hyderabad will house the country’s largest 1000-seater restaurant, considering how eating out is an integral part of shopping in India. Along with Indian favourites, a variety of Swedish classics will also be on the menu, at an affordable price, so that it can attract more walk-ins.
As the store is spread across a humongous area of 4 lac sq. ft., the shoppers would certainly need a break from all the exhausting retail therapy. So, what better than gorging on some lip-smacking world-class food. But all this is happening in India, so the famous Swedish Meatballs, will not be a part of the menu curated for us. With all the beef controversy in the country, IKEA too had to alter its menu. Having replaced the well-known IKEA meatballs, with chicken, veg and fish, this furniture store, will have a vegetarian fare, including options like idli, sambhar, vegetable biryani and samosa, to name a few. The usual offering of pork and beef will be replaced with chicken in India.
So, this is just a heads-up of what awaits us. An affair that the city of Hyderabad, or for a matter of fact, the entire country hasn’t witnessed yet. India’s Largest Restaurant is to be unveiled at India’s first IKEA. We will be back soon with a more detailed review of the interiors and the food soon.
Location: Hitech City, Hyderabad, Telangana. Click for directions.
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