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Bangalore Express

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The Bangalore Express is a contemporary Indian restaurant in London with a very warm ‘Bangalorean’ ambiance so to speak, well Bangalore isn’t really the Garden City anymore. But, the concept behind the interiors is based on the concept of Bangalore – Garden City  and Express – Indian Railways.

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Entrance is not too exciting, the restaurant sits on 103-105 Waterloo Road, with a few tables outside. But once you enter the restaurant it is a whole other world. The chaotic lines criss crossing over shades of green blending in with the timbers and furniture, gives it a urban-earthy feel.

Like the railway sleepers they have a scaffolding with a dining area on the top level. The customers sit in their little berth, crammed in for a more private conversation. Their menu offers a wide range of North Indian Food. Yes, i don’t understand how it makes sense at all.

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This space is all about romanticizing India- Bangalore – Indian Railways. The language is clear – chaotic lines, earthy contemporary colours and crammed spaces between railways berth scaffolding. But the type of food offered is just disappointing.

Via The Cool Hunter

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Written by Vishnu Kumar

October 10, 2008 at 12:25 am

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MG Road in India is universal, it is found in every major city in the country, integrating different states into a single force of cultural diversity. Named after Mahatma Gandhi, it is synonymous with every Indian. There is something about Mg Road (Bangalore) and surrounding areas you can’t find anywhere else.

MG Road, Bangalore, signifies what India is today, freedom, diversity and chaos.

Bazaar style atmosphere rains through this road, simulating the free markets that have flourished in India from the beginning of time.

Cultural diversity that can be sipped down with a beer at Koshy’s or finger licked with some home cooked anna-sambar from the back of an Omni.

Besides diversity adding to the chaos, 3 m wide gullies open doors behind every building around this region, which in turn light up, illegal shops selling ‘original fakes’ to the popular culture.

Written by mgroad

May 15, 2008 at 1:42 am