Review – 38 Barracks Cafe & Bar, CP

Review – 38 Barracks Cafe & Bar, CP

It was a Jab We Met (no, he didn’t fall in love 😉) moment for Ankur Agarwal, the man behind 38 Barracks, when he met a colonel while traveling in a train. Casual conversations of the line of duty, honor, disciplined life led Ankur to frame a picture in mind – of something to give back for the selfless life our defense services lead and it took the shape of 38 Barracks – a restaurant dedicated to the people enabling a pleasant life for us.

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Everything has a touch of the theme – the interiors replicate the house of an officer – there are prized possessions on the walls as you will see in someone’s home & the menu has dishes named after related jargons.

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The beverages we ordered were well made and keeping in mind our request for less alcohol in the cocktails. The AK-47 Sangria is very nice and you must try it when here. Garrison was the prefered one in the mocktails.

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military camp

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ak-47 sangria

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barracks special blueberry mojito

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garrison

Our meal started with Beetroot Ki Galouti – which is an excellent dish with a crust of crispy panko (the menu mentions the fact), the name mis-leads a bit (I won’t expect panko crust on a galouti). Soldier’s Mirchi Wada is as good as it can get – tangy potato filled in banana peppers is served with a date chutney – the kick of the peppers is balanced very well by the sweet chutney. Spanakopita is spinach and feta filled phyllo wraps and are delectable – in spite of being deep fried, they don’t leave a trail of oil. Paneer Tikka Barrelsdry fruit stuffed cottage cheese steaks – lack the punch. Chicken Harissa Tikka stands true to its name and brings out the flavor of the harissa well. Olive Chicken Satay didn’t impress that much – the only portions of the chicken we liked was where olive crust.

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olive crusted chicken satay

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paneer tikka barrels

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chicken harissa tikka

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spanakopita

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soldier’s mirchi wada

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beetroot ki galaouti

From the mains, we got the suggestion of Barracks Special Butter Chicken, Subz Palak Milloni and Dal Makhani. Dal Makhani was as it should be & Subz Palak MIlloni fared well too. Barracks Special Butter Chicken is a must try here and paired with plain steamed rice, totally becomes the charmer for the taste buds.

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subz palak milloni

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barracks special butter chicken with steamed rice

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dal makhani

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Dessert was Baked Rasgulla Pie. Well, being a Bengali I have emotions attached with rasgulla, and here I couldn’t really feel it – the pie overpowered the subtle flavor of the rasgulla, but if you talk about the dish, it was a good one in whole.

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baked rasgulla pie

We wanted to try a lot of items from the Western, Grills & Oriental section, but going with our policy of no wastage, we couldn’t. Another review will follow when we have tried the other sections of the restaurant.

38 Barracks
M-38, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
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P.S. – This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. The portions were customized for the experience.

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One thought on “Review – 38 Barracks Cafe & Bar, CP

  1. NATALIA AHUJA

    38 Barracks is a must visit for every armed forces brat. My favorite is the AK 47 sANGRIA, a spiced Red Wine Sangria. The Chicken Lasagne is again a yummy dish.

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