Absolutely barbecues, better known as AB’s is a casual dining restaurant that is set to transform the dining experience to a new level with its innovative D-I-Y grilling concept. Following the runaway success of the concept in India, AB’s forayed into international market with the launch of its flagship outlet on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE in December 2014 and now it has opened its second branch at Deira, Dubai to the delight of the food lovers .The concept features a unique D-I-Y table grill built on each table where you can grill your own starters hot and fresh and a live Mongolian tava grill known as Wish grill where in you can pick and choose unlimited helpings of exotic meat, sea food and vegetables, sauces and get them prepared by our chefs to your liking.
The ambiance is quiet spacious, with the wish grills on one side, the gorgeous dessert counter, the fried ice cream stall gets a divine look and the buffet counter stand still to serve the foodies on. The table has got their own BBQ station and you get a different counter for the refreshing cocktails and smoothies to pace your orders. The view is spectacular amidst overlooking Deira City Center all glassed up to give you a good ambiance with a good authentic touch to it.
Let me start with the grand menu, The Wish Grill had Veg and Non Veg separate, as a die hard non vegetarian we started of with Quail, Squid and Prawns and Shredded Chicken, perfectly done with in house sauces like Tufani Indian Sauce, AB’s Dancing Sauce, Mustard Base etc.
My Non Vegetarian bowl look just like some deliciously laid down bowl of heaven.
The Veg was delicious as well with Broccoli, Baby Corn, Bamboo Shoot, Mushroom etc which was again perfectly done with sauces of your choice.
Its only not known for the Grills, it has some great serving for refreshments too, the best of Indian twisted drinks and some in house creativity, one has to definitely try.
Blue Angel, the color so hued and vibrant with lime juice and litchi crushed mixed, topped with sprite and blue curacoa mix.
Masala Margarita, the very original drink named in the honor of a fair maiden, a hint of a guava and a pinch of chilli sprayed on the glass.
The Soup had 2 delectable options, the Sweet Corn Soup and Hot & Sour Chicken Soup.
There was a huge variety of Salads, Pickles, Chutneys etc some were real good taste and delicious.
To start with the Starters from the Veg selection, they had African Grilled Veg on the BBQ station which included corn,broccoli,onion,tomato and bell peppers.
American Cheesy Potato, too delicious wit the potato patty and the cheesed topped,the flavor and the aroma was enough to win me over.
Crispy Corn, its always good anything with corn and crispy fried with a besan batter was out of the blue.
This place serves the best Churrasco Pineapple, so perfectly caramelized and delicious in taste.
Falafal with Hummus, now this one gets an Indian twist to it,it would not have taste it more better.
Now a Non Vegetarian from heart and soul,this is the right thing for me, as must long awaits come the Non Veg Starters and the Grills.
Brazilian BBQ Chicken, the delicious and the perfect grill on your BBQ Station with a hint of Chili to it.
Kashundi Jhinga, prawns in mustard paste, WOW what a perfect blend with all the flavors and the aroma.
Mutton Gilafi Seekh Kabab, the most juicy and tender lamb minced meat ever tasted. very flavorful with all the spices well blended.
Punjabi Tangri, perfectly flavored with spices till the bones, playful along with all the spices used.
Tandoori Crab, the perfect, a seafood lover and Crabs being my favorite this place gets all grilled up with the best spices used. A definite try.
Lawrence Road Chaap Masala, the best thing that could ever come across. I have just tasted the best Muton Chaap of my life, so juicy and tender,perfectly playful spices. The best that can it be.
Now the perfect Grill on the table with all the starters on,the delicious juicy and tender meat,chicken, fish and the vegetables. The first ever concept in Dubai and you get to taste a wide range of varieties with all the Veggies and the Meats.
I was already full so got to taste only few of the main course,but believe me all the dishes served were too delicious to resist as i have been a regular customer in their Sheikh Zayed Branch. To start with Wings in Hot Garlic, again one of the biggest hit by team AB’s, very saucy and very juicy.
Seafood in Yellow Thai Curry and Grilled fish with Scrambled Eggs. The curry was the perfect Thai based coconut curry with generous fillings of seafood on it. The Fish Grill was steamy, grilled with mild spices and topped with perfectly well done scrambled eggs.
The Mutton Rogan Josh and The Butter Chicken, perfect with all the spices used, the mutton juicy and tender.
The Butter Chicken, very buttery and playful with the creamy flavor and the best Indian spices used.
The others included Chicken Stroganoff & Chicken Keema Masala, Paneer Hazrat Mahal & Methi Palak Corn, Butter Vegetables & Penne Napolitana.
The Chicken Dum Briyani, was very light and well blended with the mild spices used. The chicken pieces were juicy and tender and very well done with the spices used.
Our next drink was Virgin Mojito, muddled mint & lime chunks fused with crushed ice, topped with soda and sprite. Very refreshing and deliciously heavenly.
Virgin Mary, tomato juice fused with tobasco and worcestshire sauce, topped with lime juice. One of its kind.
This place has got some delicious Shahi Tukda, is a bread pudding dessert of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices, including saffron and cardamom, condensed milk, and dry fruits. This place serves one of the best.
It was a huge option starting from Strawberry Tart, Mango Cheese Cake, Rasmalai, Choco Balls, Assorted Jelly.
The Choco Balls were simply amazing, little sweet balls of happiness.The AB’s Celebration Pastry was equally good and it was real mouthful.
The Frozen Wish Cold Stone Ice Cream counter was too delicious, you can really see ice cream gets fried with your choice of dry fruits and sprinkles, topped with chocolate syrup. The ice cream has got Vanilla and Pan flavor, the best way to end your meal with.
I am not proud of this,but couldn’t control as it was only delicious dessert in front of me.
It was amazing to meet the owner Mr. Rajen, such a passionate foodie and a great personality. Keep up the good work!! The Chef Mr. Bhumkesh, such a sweet gentleman and extremely talented with all the delicious food on. The every bit of it was so delicious and tender.The hospitality was very good once we are done with the BBQ’s the staff come running over to serve more.The experience was just awesome and its a place where i can go over and over again for their ever superb BBQ’s and now we have got 2 options to dine at.