Restaurant Review – The Classroom
Nostalgia does hit hard and what can be more nostalgic than anyone’s school memories. The Classroom is one such place in Gurgaon’s Sector 29 that does make you feel nostalgic by bringing back all those childhood memories. Now, imagine being able to go back to your classroom while eating good food and having a drink, which is exactly what the Classroom makes possible for you.
As the name suggests, the restaurant is themed after a usual school classroom and this becomes clear right from their entrance where they have a typical school styled notice board. Also noticeable are the high ceiling and the cemented floor, each strongly reminding us of our own classrooms.
This place is amazingly spacious, spread across three stories with visibly distinct silos on the ground floor and an x shaped staircase right in the centre of the restaurant. On the first floor, they have a separate area with a pool table, just in case you feel like killing time while having a drink.
Their bar on the first floor, too has been themed to look like a school canteen and is aptly called “Ramu Kaka ki Canteen” serving all sorts of hard and soft drinks. The walls on this floor are well decorated with framed pictures.
It isn’t only the ambiance that reminds you of school, their menu is also pretty original in that case. Seems like a notebook, the names of most dishes are in accordance with the whole theme of the restaurant.
We tried the non veg and the veg platters, each being very diverse in terms of the number of food items. It is only justified that we talk about each item in detail:
Harissa chicken which is tandoori chicken marinated in chilli paste and tastes kind of average. Chicken was cooked well but was confusing in terms of taste.
Creamy chicken tikka which is prepared with lavish use of cream and not spicy at all. Should appease those who dig light spiced food.
Mutton seekh kabab were soft and juicy while being slightly spicy, which is exactly the way these kababs should be because who would like a bland kabab.
CMC – Classroom Maska chicken is roasted chicken served covered in butter and green chutney and tastes awesome. Each biter gives strong favour of butter and the chutney adds tang to soft and succulent chicken pieces.
Fish fingers were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Prepared well with fish not being smelly at all, tasted good with the mayonnaise based dip.
Chicken 65 was a bit dry than I expected it to be, it has been loathed in a sauce wherever we have and it earlier, nonetheless, tasted good.
In the veg platter, we began with achari paneer tikka which had a decent achari flavour. Paneer was well marinated beforehand and grilled properly.
Badami broccoli in which a cream cheese marinated broccoli is char grilled and this is the first time in my life that broccoli has tasted so good. In fact, we liked it more than some chicken items.
Veg biryani arancini is a fried ball of rice cooked with Indian spices and is quite flavourful, it is a unique way of eating rice and this distinction makes it tasteful.
Reshampatti chilli mushroom is again deep fried ball with goat cheese and mushroom, seems like a veg alternate for fish fingers, tastes good.
Cheesy Kabab were a bend of cheese and veggies rolled into a kabab, crispy and goes well with chutney served.
In drinks we tried Attention which is a pomegranate and pineapple juice alian served with fruit pieces and Games period which has blackberry, raspberry and strawberry with homemade citrus juice. Both the drinks were well mixed and highly refreshing.
We like this place for simply the fact that it reminds us of our school, that being said their food is good and menu is like super diverse, which we like a lot.
We strongly recommend this place and will definitely visit again.
(4.5 / 5)