If you’re stranded in Connaught Place, head to Station Bar for a ‘sense-ational’ journey. I landed there by a happy accident, after an afternoon of shopping. I was hungry and wanted to unwind.
As I walked in, I noticed the door at the main entrance is modelled like something out of a time machine, and, entering the restaurant felt like quite the trip. It gave off vibes of an old train station lined with lights. The broad archway, the private room, and even the cushioned sofas felt vintage and regal.
I found a table, set down my bags and went straight for the cocktail menu to quench my parched throat.
The Dry Green Apple Martini
The bartender suggested I start off with a “Dry Green Apple Martini” for the perfect refresh-and-unwind feel. I watched him slice and julienne apples, and literally shake the drink to life. Made with Tanqueray Gin, apple juice and lemon juice, this drink makes for a great start to an evening of fun.
The Moroccan Chicken Shish Taouk Tapas
The Moroccan Chicken Shish Taouk Tapas is a mouthful to say; and to eat! Served with two dips - hummus and tahini dip, this dish is all about grilled chicken and veggies on a flat bread.
The flavours were very earthy and interesting. I think that among all the food options there, this makes for the best bet, it tastes almost as good as it sounds, and is a treat for your taste buds.
Platform No. 2
It may not be a Platform 9 and ¾ from Harry Potter but Platform No.2 sure did taste magical!
For a whisky based cocktail made with Black Dog, this drink was packed with the freshness of an orange-lime juice without being EXTRA on anything.
I mean, it literally felt like the cocktail version of that crush you have on someone who has everything working for them- proper balance of flavours, whisky, citric sassiness, sweetness, and even an edgy smokiness. Iced and garnished, this cocktail made for a pretty end to a fun-filled ‘Station-ary’ journey.
From there on, I went back to reality; left the fancy doors and it’s stories behind and walked back out into CP with my shopping bags in hand, and a new cocktail crush in my heart.
tl;dr? I GOAT You!
You can’t blame Delhiites for their perceptions about train stations- we have Metro stations and those are entirely different. While the food doesn’t stand out as much as it should, their creative cocktails are a must try. The servers are polite and obliging and service is prompt.
Food: 3 out of 5
Drinks: 4 out of 5
Ambience: out of 5
Staff: 4 out of 5
Value for money: 3.5 out of 5