The Classroom is a restaurant located in the Sector 29 market of Gurgaon. It is easily accessible by the Metro, being at a distance of a kilometre and a half from Iffco Chowk Metro Station on the yellow line. It is based on the theme of school and hence the name. It has an in-house St. Martin’s microbrewery as well.
One finds various elements in the design which makes one nostalgic and reminds of our school days. Right from the notice board at the entrance and periodic table displayed at the bar section to the various formulae scribbled on the walls of the washrooms, full justice has been done to the theme.
They had a Ramu Kaka Ki Canteen, complete with packets of chips and other snacks which school children are fond of.
They had a play area with the provision for indoor games like Pool, Foosball as well as board games like Ludo, Scrabble and Chess. They even had Hopscotch painted on the floor reminiscent of the games played during childhood.
Coming to the food, this place offers North Indian, Italian, Parsi, Asian and Kerala cuisines.
We ordered Chicken Lukhmi, Chicken Momos, Bunny Chow, Veg Berry Pulao, Chicken Baida Roti, Kerala Veg Stew, Miloni Sabzi , Meen Moilee and Marghi Na Farcha.
The Lukmi is one of the traditional starters of Hyderabad which I tried for the first time. Bunny Chow is an African fast food dish which had chicken.
Chicken Momos were yummy with a generous filling of chicken. The Veg Berry Pulao is a Parsi speciality having berries, cashews and potato served with two small cutlets.
The Baida Roti consisted of chicken stuffed in roti made of maida or refined flour cooked in oil till it turns golden brown. It was served with green chutney.
The Kerala Veg Stew had veggies like carrots and beans in coconut milk with a strong flavour of cinnamon.
Miloni Sabzi was a wonderful medley of veggies like broccoli, carrot and French beans and spices in a spinach based curry. It was not only healthy but also satiated the taste buds.
Meen Moilee was a Kerela fish stew having onions and curry leaves made with coconut milk.
Marghi Na Farcha is again a Parsi dish which consists of pieces of chicken marinated in a mildly spiced paste and fried till crisp. It was complemented by Pudina/Mint Chutney and Tomato chutney.
I tried the mocktails Games Period which had blackberry, rasberry and strawberry in citrus juice and Sweet Like You which had strawberry milk with Guava juice along with Ganna Nu Ras which were fine thirst quenchers.
The dessert served was Haji Ali Fruit Cream which had Apple, Pomegranate and Papaya.
Visit The Classroom to revoke nostalgia associated with school years and try some specialities from varied cuisines across India.