Your New Address for Drinks & Bar Snacks: 38 Barracks

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Movida has been replaced by a shiny and beautifully decorated restaurant, 38 Barracks. Inspired by the life and achievements of a real-life colonel, 38 Barracks has everything you would expect to see at his home.

No place like {the colonel’s} home

As you enter, you’ll find trophies, badges, medals, guns, family photos, and even his clothes and accessories. The restaurant has a bit of a historical, museum-ish feel; make sure you pay close attention to the walls and the ceiling.

Divided into different sections like a house, you’ll find the locker room, the living room, and balcony. They also have a small basement space for private gatherings.

From the kitchen

The Tomato Sphere on Bocconcini Slice with Basil Pesto was the first thing to arrive- a fresh, nutty nibble to start the meal. The Paneer Tikka has been done to death, but we were actually super impressed with the Paneer Tikka Barrels here. They came on thin slices of pineapple, stuffed with a soft 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 and micro greens salad was slightly dry and failed to resonate with us.

For mains, do yourself a favour and order the Dal Barracks and the Hyderabadi Khattey Baingan {especially if you like tangy flavours}. The Veg 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.

The Baked Rasgulla Pie from the dessert section is on our must-try list the next time we visit.

Sweet sips

Like the dishes, the drinks too have military references in their names. The cocktails are all on the sweeter side, with underlying flavours of orange or mint. Our favourites include the Watermelon Cooler and Strawberry Margarita.

All the drinks come with a complimentary portion of salted peanuts {yay!}. They have a great selection of wines and if you’re feeling a little lost, the manager is happy to suggest the best pairings.

It is a great place to chill with friends as well as family, or work from {the music isn’t too loud and there’s Wi-Fi}.

This post was first published on Sequins and Sangria here


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