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The Al-Bustan Iftar

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The iftar buffet at Movenpick Hotel’s popular all day dining area, Al-Bustan is heartily prepared amid a traditional ambience where local warmth and hospitality come to life.

A lavish buffet spread, in a beautiful environment, bustling with pre-iftar energy are some of the things that strike immediately as one enters the dining area of Al-Bustan at the luxury Movenpick Hotel Karachi. A few steps from the hotel lobby you are taken into a space that is both enchanting and serene, full of warm tones and refined textures, that accentuate the tasteful decor.

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The Iftar dinner buffet at Al-Bustan which is served from 7 pm to 10 pm consists of continental, Pakistani and Chinese cuisines. Serving a complete meal of more than 60 dishes altogether, the buffet spread consists of a generous Salad Bar, Hot and Cold Appetisers, live Cooking Stations, bountiful main courses and a sumptuous Dessert Bar. Complimentary Lemonade and Ramadan drinks are served generously throughout.

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bufetWhat we appreciated most about the Iftar offering was the fact that it is not entirely Pakistani. Local offerings are most definitely the main focus, but the palette steers towards other cuisines making the selections very diverse. With a delightful assortment of Arabic favourites including: Mandi, Shawarma, Sajji and Om Ali one is also taken on a culinary tour of the Arab world.

The Al-Bustan Iftar buffet offers so many options that one is spoiled for choice. It is humanly impossible to try everything, but some must have items at the buffet include Pani Puri, Haleem, Seekh Kabab, Haryali Boti and Blueberry Cheese Cake bites for dessert. FYI: The freshly fried orange-gold jalebis here are the best I have ever had! Try them and you’ll understand what I mean.

Offering Maghrib Namaz is an important act especially for people who are fasting.  The prayer area, which is a few steps away from the restaurant is pristine and calm providing rozeydars with a comfortable spot to offer their namaz.

img_9944The family-friendly venue houses 200 plus people and one can see with a full house that the place is a crowd pleaser. Towards the end of the iftar several gift hampers were distributed via a lucky draw, which stirred excitement among the crowd.

The food is in abundance.  The staff is extremely receptive and courteous. The overall experience is  very comfortable. All in all, it was a very well organized and sorted Iftar Buffet which is indeed one of the biggest in town. Do try it out, the experience is not to be missed.

For Bookings: 021-35633333 ext 3047/48
Iftar Buffet: PKR 2,395+tax

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