Paris-Opera and Les Halles
May 11, 2018
This hip Indian-inspired cocktail bar has been decorated to look like a vintage train carriage. The bar specialises in subtly spiced cocktails and serves upmarket snack food. Located near Porte Saint-Denis, it’s been elaborately designed, a narrow main room lined with leather benches. The train’s ‘windows’ are actually a series of screens which have been hung on the wall ad show a succession of countryside scenes, creating a sense of movement. At the very end of the room a further screen shows more video of railway tracks, adding to the sensation of motion. Prices are on the steep side for the area. Expect to pay upwards of €12 per drink. Pick of the list includes the Tajma, a potent blend of rums mixed with pineapple juice served in a fresh coconut. The food is also expensive, some of the naans costs as much as €8 though there are plates of skewered things available for €5.50. The atmosphere is stylish and lively, this is the kind of place to hit up with friends, but there are a few service issues in need of addressing – drinks can take an awfully long time to arrive. That said the décor is something special and it’s worth putting up with a few hitches to experience something truly unique.