Last Tuesday on a whim as it always happens when we meet we decided to go out for lunch to Silver Metro. Though we had eaten many times at Ohri's court we never ate at the neighboring one. Anitha recommended this one.
Silver Metro is a theme restaurant. It recreates the feel of a Metro Station. There are two Silver trains with a central platform for dinning. The coaches of the trains have sofas and can seat four at a table. While on the central platform there are table with chairs. The entire area is brightly lit in white light, quite flashy but then we are in a Metro station. There is a bar at the far end for those interested.
I liked the cutlery and the ambiance. It was just right for some noisy conversation with a bubbly group. The table mats and coasters all had the Metro route designed on it. The cutlery showed railway network on it too but not like a map but more like an abstract design with just lines. It definitely indicated a balance by the designer who knew where not to go over the top. The finger bowls were square shaped and like the steel basins in a railway compartment.
Deepa showed her practical attitude by suggesting that we occupy the tables on the platform reason being that this is a buffet restaraunt and we would need to move a lot, so thats what we did. Deepa your suggestion to use the chairs was right, we made so many trips to refill
The food is a whole range of Italian, Chinese, Indian both South Indian and North. The food tasted fantastic! It went something like :
3 veg salads and 1 NV salad
1 Chinese soup and 1 tomato soup
Dimsums both veg and NV
Til vali aloo tikki
2 types of noodles
Spiced veg rice
1 Dal makhani
2 types of Papads
6 varieties of yummy pickles
3 types of icecreams
Blackforest and Pineapple pastries
5-6 types Suparis/ Mouth freshners
I might have missed listing a couple of things especially the Non veg as it does not interest me but it could be a deciding factor for many to eat out. The variety was amazing. We were a starved lot and binged with carefree abandon. You have to go real slow to enjoy the food, every dish was well flavored and had a distinct character.
The service though you don't need much in a buffet place was friendly. Here in Bangalore it is customary to ask regular water or hot water and they did ask. The used plates were cleared between courses and refill trips.
This place gets a lot of corporate crowd so becomes a little rushed at peak hours. A railway station is not my idea of a romantic time so would never go there with that in mind but it is good for the kids, family and a chatty group. Its located on the top floor of Total Mall at Madivala.
On the scale of 5 our group rates Silver Metro at an all overall 4.