{Tried And Tasted}: 38 Barracks, CP

By 00:50 Thursday, 18 February 2016 , ,

Where: M-38, Outer Circle, Connaught Place
Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Continental
Cost: 1400 for two

Movida in CP has been replaced by a shiny, new and beautifully decorated restaurant- 38 Barracks! Inspired by the life and achievements of a real-life colonel that the owner had met, 38 Barracks has everything you would expect to see at his {the colonel's} home. Trophies, badges, medals, guns, family photos, and even his attires and accessories. The restaurant has a bit of a historical, museum-y feel to it and I absolutely love it- you NEED to pay attention to the walls and the ceilings.  The restaurant is divided into different sections- the locker room, the living room, balcony etc of the house. They also have a small basement space for private gatherings. 

Tomato Sphere on Bocconcini Slice with Basil Pesto was the first thing to arrive on the table- a fresh, nutty nibble to start the meal. I have been over Paneer Tikka for the longest time now and was super impressed with its delicious new avatar at 38 Barracks- the Paneer Tikka Barrels topped with cheese. They came on thin slices of pineapple, stuffed with a melt in mouth filling. The Pineapple foam on the side was a great, innovative touch. Though visually stunning, the Veg Galouti with Ulte Tawe ka parantha and beetroot quenelle + micro greens salad was slightly dry and failed to resonate with me.

Like the dishes, the drinks too have military references in their names. The cocktails are all more on the sweeter side, with underlying flavours of orange or mint in most of them. My favourites include the Watermelon cooler and Strawberry Margarita. I don't know if it'll make you as happy as it makes me, but the alcoholic drinks come with a complimentary portion of salted peanuts {!!!}. They have a great selection of wines and if you’re feeling a little lost, the manager is happy to suggest the best pairings.

Coming to the mains, I had all my north Indian cravings satiated with the brilliant Dal Barracks and Kadhai Paneer. I usually don't like to order eggplant but their Hyderabadi Khattey Baingan is a successful experiment with a spicy, tangy, Thai-like curry. The Vegetable Biryani tasted as good as it looked, not over powered by spices or loaded with vegetables. The non-vegetarians on the table were happy with the Unilateral Salmon {with garlic tossed veggies and roasted Yukon gold creamers} and the Goan Fish Curry. I was too full for dessert but was super intrigued by the Baked Rasgulla Pie- giving me another reason to visit again!

It is a great place to chill with friends as well as family, or work out of {the music isn't too loud and there's wi-fi}. The decor is pleasant and definitely instagram-worthy. They've got special discounts and freebies till 29th Feb.

Sequins and Sangria highly recommends 38 Barracks- over and out!

38 Barracks Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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  1. Love the decor at this place and the plating is lovely too.

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