Restaurant Review – Striker Skybar
Friday evenings are the most happening time across the globe and all the party people are always on the hunt for the best place to spend their nights.
In the never-ending list of such places, Striker has been a prominent sought after name that has been around for a long while and recently they changed their address in Gurgaon so we decided to pay them a visit and find out what all has changed other than the address.
So, the new Striker Skybar is now located at South Point Mall on the Golf Course Road in Gurgaon. Situated on the 3rd floor, it takes the term “Skybar” literally with their dedicated open area which is a romantic delight especially during winters.
Those who have been to the previous striker would be able to tell that that the new place is a total makeover. The best part is that it is divided into 2 parts, one is the restaurant where you have decent ambiance with the open area to enjoy food and drinks under the open sky.
The moment you walk in there is a collection of really big red colored lamps that look fabulous. Followed by some couches and 2 full-size pool tables. This area can very well serve as a private area as well, as it is slightly separated from the rest of the area.
Next up is the watering hole for all thirsty animals – The Bar. There are big sofas right in front of the bar which can easily accommodate 6-8 people. One good thing about the place is that it is very spacious.
Towards the right side of bar is the stage for live performance, with some seats in front of it too. These would be best for those who want to watch a live performance up close and personal.
Striker Skybar also has a nightclub in the house which is simply sexy in terms of ambiance.
The place has a black theme with dim yellow lighting and the combination of black and yellow gives it an exotic and mystic look.
Comfortable sofa style chairs with numerous LED lights all over the wall, is a sight to behold.
The bar is decorated with really long chandelier with lots of glass balls which one would find difficult to turn their eyes away from.
This is a perfect place to spend an evening with your friends over some drinks and shake a leg to the kick-ass music.
By now we were mighty impressed with the décor of the place but our expectation level was about to touch a new height with their food.
We tried a lot of items in the starters and even more in main course and one thing can be indubitably mentioned that each item was prepared with a lot of dedication and care. Everything we tried was delicious and well presented.
Our culinary journey began with the bacon wrapped sausages which were simply awesome. Served in a small chariot, the sausages had developed a slightly chewy exterior with a soft interior and the bacon wrapped around was properly done. Served with a mayonnaise dip, this dish is a delight for the meat lovers.
Chicken Rara Poutine with Sour cream had fried and minced meat on top of each other with sour cream dressing on top. The keema used was not too spicy and tasted fresh and good. Combination went well and the sour cream enhanced the flaour.
Grilled chicken bruschetta contained charcoal grilled chicken crostini with jalapeno pesto, served on a bread with some Parmesan cheese on top and cherry tomatoes on the side. Slightly bland and low on salt, it had natural flavour of meat rather than being dominated by any kind of spices.
There were also traditional starters like the chicken tikka, Malai Tangri and chicken spring rolls. The quantity served in each dish was adequate for 1 person and there was no reason to complain about anything.
In Main course, we tried Mutton Rogan josh which had an authentic ravy with medium consistency and rich in garam masala and was cooked using lot of other raw spices. Mutton was soft and not too spicy.
One thing we liked in particular was Prawn Moilee with Couscous Upma and Moilee sauce. The gravy was yellow in color with well cooked prawns in centre, sitting atop some couscous upma. Upma was bland but gravy was quite flavour full, highly enjoyable and delicious.
Our veg options were Stir Fry Chinese Greens which we did not like at all as it smelled like boiled veggies and was simply tasteless.
However, the Vegetable Thai Green Curry was better and 100% authentic. There was mushroom, cherry tomato and other seasonal veggies cooked in Thai green curry paste and coconut milk.
In the end we tried Paan ki Kheer in the desserts which was served with gulkand and tasted fantastic. Each bite was giving paan flaour while being an authentic cold kheer.
There is nothing to not like about this place. The ambiance is classy, the nightclub is groovy and the open area is scintillating. Food is simply perfect and quite innovative. Perfect place to hang out with friends or have dinner with family, we strongly recommend this place.
(5 / 5)