Hi Tea at PC

Instead of having occasional family eat outs as dinner or lunch, we decided to try out hi tea on a Sunday evening.

After considering a few options, Marcopolo at PC was decided. The Hi Tea buffet costs there at around Rs. 300 per person. The timings are from 4 PM to 7 PM.

The decision was not regretted, as there was something to suite every body’s taste. From finger fish, chicken wings, seekh kababs, to fruit chat, chana chat, dahi baray, pani puri, bhel puri, and sandwiches, and finally haleem, every family member found a favorite item to devour on. Desert included ice cream, gulab jaman, julebi, and all the traditional cakes and tarts. Juices, tea, and coffee were all included in the cost.

Since we skipped lunch (and breakfast as everyone woke up late on Sunday), everyone ate alot, as we knew no dinner will be served at night. So the idea of going out for hi tea worked perfectly as we enjoyed the pleasures of lunch and dinner in one meal, at half the price.

I am sure there are other options for hi tea that might be better than PC, and we will certainly try them out next time.

13 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    Umer, I am not sure whether you are trying to change the ‘mood’ at KMB or not, but please do not, I repeat, do not compliment PC’s food. The food at PC sucks real time.

    Out of all 5-star hotels in Karachi, only Mariott serves good (read: better)food.

  2. me (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

    whats the difference between pani puri AND bhel puri ? :D

  3. english nitpicker (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

    Does PC actually spell it as ‘Hi Tea’? The correct spelling is High Tea. It’s a shame a hotel such as PC misspells a word like that. Imagine the laugh that all the foreigners staying there must get.

    And the poster above, “ME”, is definitely not a native Karachiite if he/she does not know the difference between pani puri and bhel puri. Go back to Lahore dude.

  4. Balma (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

    irrelevant comment. Deleted!

  5. H (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    irrelevant comment. Deleted!

  6. H (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

    p.s. I LOVE high/hi tea! Thanks for blog about it :) It’s such a good idea, next time I’m there .. will definitely put that on our things to do.

  7. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 11:53 pm

    irrelevant comment. Deleted!

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 12:40 am

    Irrelevant comment. Deleted!

  9. Balma (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 12:57 am

    irrelevant comment. Deleted!

  10. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 5:21 am

    off-topic portion of the comment deleted!

    Back to the topic, I’d go as far to describe the ‘hi’ tea at pc “decent”.

    The have some good stuff (I personally prefer the channa chat there to marriots), but thinking of it in terms of value for the money with relation to variety and quality of food, you gotta give it to marriot. If nothing else, the Faluda seals the deal :D. (Oh and by marriot i obviously mean Nadia Coffee Shop).

    The only other place that I know of serving high-tea is Copper Kettle, which i find to be an absolute waste of money. But thats just one opinion that regularly gets debunked!.

    Any other places??

  11. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 5:26 am

    Umm just outta curiosity, how accurate is this google advert showing up on this post (In relation to the health of our ppl, not the validty of the mentioned trick!):

    I fought with excess belly fat for years, until I found this 1 trick.

    They clearly have studied the average Pakistani visitng a buffet serving resteraunt! :P

  12. Janoobaba (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

    They key is to get ‘high’ to really enjoy the outing

  13. wakeup (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 3:46 am

    Hi Tea at Avari Towers Hotel was very very good and tasty and big all you can eat menu, with clean nice good enviroment. I loved it and the kids loved it too.
    Kids eat free.

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