At times, a simple road trip to nowhere is the solution to overcome every problem. Well, we are taking you on a new journey and to the new destination that introduces us to new ways of celebrating- The GT Road. Here, we’re talking about a new restaurant which has been recently launched in Jaipur with a very novel concept, based on a 2600 km long highway known as ‘The Grand Trunk Road’. The Grand Trunk Road is considered one of Asia’s longest roads ever constructed in the era of Sher Shah Suri. As The GT road starts from Chittagong, Bangladesh and ends at Kabul, Afghanistan, the restaurant offers specialities of all those cities that are covered by GT Road. Isn’t it, interesting?
The exciting part is that it genuinely makes you relive the bygone era that it is based upon. Let us give you an insight of this beautiful gastronomical journey…
As you enter, there is an eye-catching Victorian century’s polished Rolls Royce to welcome you. Inside the restaurant, the charm of the antique shotguns, rifles, and other artefacts like utensils give you a sneak peek into the chronicles of the old days.
Moving on, let us take a look at the food.
This place is one of Jaipur’s rare live food counter providers. There is barbeque available for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The options here vary from Aatishti Paneer Tikka of Panipat, Mughfali Aloo Masala Tikki of Ambala to Panch Puran Kumbh of Amritsar, Chilli Potato of China Town Kolkata in vegetarian section and in non vegetarian there is lehsooni Murg Tikka, Burra Kabab, Gilafi Mutton Seekh of Lahore to Macchi ka tikka of Kolkata to satiate your taste buds. And that’s not it, there is a separate chaat counter for all the chaat lovers. The chaat options vary from Dahi Bhalle, Papdi Chaat to Raj Kachori, Palak Patta Chaat.
But wait, don’t overindulge as there’s still more to come in the buffet and later in desserts, cause we know you would not want to miss anything ☺
The buffet options here are selective and will change after every 15 days (YAYY!). The beautifully laid buffet counter with metal utensils preserving the age-old charm undoubtedly creates the traditional warmth in the atmosphere. On the buffet counter, in vegetarian from Dal Makhani of Amritsar, Kadi pakoda of Jalandhar, Pindi chole of Rawalpindi to the garlic noodles from China Town of Kolkata and Biryani of Allahabad. There was a whole variety of Non-veg delights- Aloo Gosht from Lahore, Murg Makkanwala from Kabul, Machar Jhol, Murg Masala of Delhi to Murg Dum Biryani of Lahore to Baluchi Gosht Biryani of Kabul.
No doubt, the food is well researched and well crafted. Even basic ingredients and recipes are paid attention to. The chef told us that a recipe as simple as Sirka Pyaaz has been researched and brought from Ludhiana. For desserts, there are tiny portions available so that you can easily try all of them even after an almost full stomach. As a matter of fact, the chefs themselves have visited cities like Delhi, Panipat, Kolkata, Kanpur, Aurangabad, Varanasi etc. in order to bring authenticity to the meals.
The restaurant also has a full bar offering a good range of cocktails.
The pleasant music, antique décor sets the perfect mood for indulging into a food journey covering 2600 km long Grand Trunk road. The delectable Barbeque and Buffet’ is what makes The G T Road so special amongst food connoisseurs.
So, the next time you feel or wish to go for a road oops food trip, you know where to head to ☺
The GT Road, Mango Hotel
Govind Marg, Saket Colony, Jaipur