38 Barracks –38 is Numeral of M Block, CP barrack is picked from Army Themed Restaurant
Earlier that Place is known for Movida Bar and lounge and soon 38 Barracks has replaced the Movida Name.
Location: 38 Barrack is located opposite to Shanker Market (aka Super Bazar market) in High street of M block outer circle. Place is conveniently located and had no parking issue.
Interior is Initially conceptualized by Mr Ankur Agarwal, the managing director of 38 Barracks. It is brainchild of Mr Ankur Agarwal. Ankur got the idea while he was travelling to Shimla on a train and a small conversation with an army man changed his mind, soon he started collecting army collectibles it took several months to collect.
The army-style lounge cum bar is sprawled across two floors, with the ground floor is reserved for family and private gatherings and the first floor artistically divided into three parts called locker, dining room and balcony.
Family/Private Dining space, located at Ground Floor, with 40 Seats decorated with dark brown leather sofas, wooden tables and brick walls.
Bar and lounge , first floor has a arrangement of 56 sitting space, it has well stocked bar with dining room and a locker space, where
Balcony with Venetian window perfect for smoking that also serves as mini dining space for parties with 26 seats.
Overall the restaurant is spread over 3000 square feet of area with the seating capacity of 125 people.
Restaurant is full of Replica of vintage rifles, pistols, medals, shields, trophies, Pictures, certificates, army mask, Helmet, Old Uniforms, Suitcases and even army lunch boxes are decorated all over the place.
The restaurant kitchen is managed by celebrity chef Gautam Chowdhary. Chef Guatam is fusion specialist and he has designed and crafted menu with his 17 year experience, whereas the Chef Kumar Sambhav had 20 year experience as director of food and beverage in various hotels to companies.
Food and Beverages
I have started with
Mocktails – Rs 185
Sergeant– Pineapple Juice, with Khus Syrup, Lime Juice top with Soda
Fresh orange, Peach Syurp, Dash of Grenadine Served with crushed Ice. It was served in bulb and presentation part was amazing.
Both were excellent mock tails, perfectly balanced and worth to try and decently Priced.
Cocktails- Rs 295
Barrack Special Blueberry Mojito:-
Base part was Bacardi Rum and with addition of Mint Leaves, Lemon chunks, Blue berry Puree.
Captains Flavoured Caipiroska- Highly recommended
It was base of vodka, addition of fresh fruit, Lemon Chunks, Brown Sugar & crushed Ice Watermelon, Strawberry, chili coconut. Had a very good in taste again presentation part was top notch served in kettle base.
Spanakopita (Veg Part) Rs 275/-
It small wrap filled with spinach and feta
Paneer Tikka Barrels (Veg part) Rs 295/-
Stuffed cottage cheese filled with dry fruits served with mint dip had amazing stuff.
Chicken Duet Tikka ( Non Veg) Rs 325/-
It is combo of Afgani and Punjabi Style chicken Tikka- I think it’s better option to choose since you get advantage of two different tikkas in single order.
Since I have been craving for Indian food that’s why I opted a Barrack Special Butter chicken, it comes with Daal Makhni, Butter chicken Gravy, Steamed Rice, Chutney, Papad, Onion Salad and Chicken Tikka, which is complete Indian Style non Veg Thali. Chicken tikka weren’t dip in the Butter chicken gravy so it gives an option to either to eat as chicken tikka or dipped in gravy.
Baked Rasgulla Pie Rs 225/-
In the dessert section we opted, Rasgulla Pie, had amazing stuff, a Pie stuffed with dry fruits and rasgulla, glazed with a scoop of vanila ice-cream on it top. I really liked the Stuff, Presentation and sweetness.