Midnight Biryani - Green Park Hotel, Hyderabad

About two decades ago when I first set foot to Hyderabad, Green Park was one of only a few good hotels. Apart from good quality accommodation, the place was known for two offerings from its restaurants – the Tycoon’s lunch buffet and the late night buffet named Midnight Biryani; so called as it is designed around their biryani offerings.

Foodaholix Green Park Midnight Biryani

Midnight Biryani was started in year 1992. After late night sessions with friends, we used to land up there when hungry. In mid-nineties, the buffet was available for Rs 99 and used to be on till pretty late at night. Hotel Golkonda was the only other place in those days where a midnight buffet was popular too.

Now, twenty years later, we are now spoilt for choices as far as food at midnight is concerned. Most of the star restaurants have their 24 hour coffee shops and quite a few offer midnight buffets too. Still if you land up here in the weekend around 11:30pm, you will notice a crowd waiting patiently for the buffet to open. Sometimes, late at night, you may have to wait for 10-15 minutes to get a table.

Foodaholix Green Park Midnight Biryani Haleem

The major cuisine served in this buffet is Hyderabadi. The biggest attraction of this buffet is their Haleem. Haleem is a delicacy which is available in Hyderabad only during the holy months of Ramzan, but this is one place where it is available round the year.

Foodaholix Green Park Midnight Biryani Mutton Biryani
Mutton Biryani

Though “Midnight Biryani” is basically a buffet, as the name suggests, the biryani is much sought after. They normally have a vegetarian and more than one non-vegetarian biryani.

Foodaholix Green Park Midnight Biryani Veg Biryani
Vegetarian Biryani

While their Non Vegetarian Dum Biryanis are very good, I am a big fan of their vegetarian offering as well. Spicy and cooked with an assortment of vegetables, this is a hot favorite of many locals. It is custom of many regular residents of the hotel, who board morning flights, to pick up this biryani and take to their destinations.

Foodaholix Green Park Midnight Biryani Paya

Hyderabadi hotels have a tradition of having Paya (or lamb trotters) in their midnight offerings, and Green Park is no exception. Paya Shorba had been in their menu from the very beginning. People love the dish and are seen to cover their plates with 4-5 pieces of paya.

Apart from this, it has a few vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes like Bagara Baigan, Dum Ka Murgh, Anda Masala and Nizami Handi. There are also live counters for an assortment of dosas and parathas.

Foodaholix Green Park Midnight Biryani Desserts
Desserts and Fruits

The dessert chef of Green Park is one of the best in Hyderabad. The dessert menu of the buffet keeps on changing and has many innovative items.


6 years have passed after this post, and many changes have taken place. The Midnight Biryani is now available only at Tulips, as Once Upon a Time has morphed into a modern Indian restaurant. The latest details (July 2019) are as below:

Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Begumpet,
Telephone 040-66515151

Midnight Buffet is available in Tulips restaurant all days of the week.

Timings: 11:30 PM – 2:00 AM

Price:  Sunday – Thursday Rs 700 (inclusive of tax) and Friday-Saturday Rs 730 (inclusive of tax)


  1. Have been there earlier,nw more enthused to go as they have my favourite 'haleem' on their buffet n of course their dessert spread is a delight :). Thanks Saby for the review :)

  2. Have been there for first time, i went there for my favourite haleem which is so tasty n biryani was so yummy. Desserts are mouthwatering too... Love the ambience n taste of the food. Worth for money. Great place to hangout.