Hotel New Zaiqa Bhopal Review – Read all about Hotel New Zaiqa Bhopal – Outside Bhopal Junction Platform No.1, Railway Station Road, Bajariya, Bhopal
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Hotel New Zaiqa Bhopal - A Snapshot
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|Hotel New Zaiqa Location
|Address: Hotel New Zaiqa, Outside Bhopal Junction Platform No.1, Railway Station Road, Bajariya, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462010
Phone No.: +91 999 395 7602, +91 989 382 8159
Cuisine: North Indian
Vegetarian Only: No
Do they deliver: No
Do they cater outdoors: No
Hours of Operation: 11:30AM – Midnight
|Meal for Two: Rs.300
Discount Available: No
Credit Cards Accepted: No
Air conditioning: No
Smoking Permitted: No
Music: Yes! Piped
Parking: Yes! Assisted
Outdoor Seating: No
Hotel New Zaiqa Bhopal - Exit from Bhopal Visit
Hotel New Zaiqa Bhopal Food Experience Review. Located right outside the Bhopal Railway Station it has Honest Food.
The rule of thumb for selecting a place to eat around a railway station is to find the busiest one. Such places make a statement – We serve great and fresh food.
However, I ignored this cardinal rule totally while selecting Hotel New Zaiqa located right outside Bhopal Junction Railway Station (basically a Dhaba) for lunch on the way back from Bhopal.
You’ll find it to your right as you exit out of Platform No. 1 of the Bhopal Railway Station. I didn’t remember it from the past, maybe it was a new addition.
The paint on the exterior was new and loud; the menu was printed on the front glass screen and also announced that they sold Rotis for a mere Rs. 3 (while Al Rasheed Gurgaon sells them at Rs.99).
Interiors & Ambience
Their menu is bilingual extensive and almost all items have a full and a half serving
The biggest warning was that it was empty. However, it kept inviting me and I dragged three of my co-travellers right into it.
Surprisingly, the place was neat and clean. The interiors again were a garish combination of colours. The furniture was decent which perhaps qualified it for a semi-restaurant rather than an outright Dhaba.
The walls of Hotel New Zaiqa Bhopal had names of their flagship dishes running on a central black strip alternated with the statutory warning of “No Drinking” pasted in loud red characters. This was reassuring for a peaceful eating experience.
The “Seth’s” (owner’s) counter was located right at the entrance at an elevation. Hanging behind the counter were two of Seth’s photographs with Mr P. Chidambaram, the past Finance Minister of India but not taken at the eatery.
Obviously, he had connections, that’s what the photo established.
We parked ourselves and immediately a lanky lad appeared with the menu and so did the pompous Seth who propped himself up on the high chair.
Though we didn’t need the menu, it was already plastered on the walls, we took it and browsed thorough it.
Their menu is bilingual extensive and almost all items have a full and a half serving; it was also published in both English & Hindi. This was very unlike dhabas in Gurgaon both qualitatively and linguistically.
Hotel New Zaiqa Bhopal - The Food Experience
The overall experience was not just cost effective for three people, but rather delicious as well.
As I wrote, interestingly and appropriately the menu was printed in both English and Hindi that means a mixed crowd enjoyed their patronage or the owner was farsighted and wanted to cater to various strata of the society.
We requested for a bottle of water (Rs. 15) and after much deliberation zeroed down our food order to Yellow Dal Fry (Rs. 60), Tamatar (tomato) Masala (Rs. 100), half portion of Tawa Mutton (Rs. 145), Tandoori Rotis (Rs. 3 each) and a plate of Green Salad (Rs. 30).
The food took a while to come and we got a bit apprehensive – we were hungry and there wasn’t much time left for the train to depart.
One of us took a bird eye view into their kitchen and announced competently that everything was being prepared fresh. This was reassuring and our patience recovered some ground.
The service began with the green salad and soon other items started appearing. Two of my friends had a minor coronary by just looking at the ghee floating on top of tamatar masala and tawa mutton.
Though, when we dug into the food with crisp rotis, the entire lunch experience went through a metamorphosis.
The tomatoes in the masala were stuffed with a very delicate paneer filling and every bite was a delight. The tawa mutton had one of my companions literally swooning over it. It was extremely well done. Maybe I was swooning too.
The Yellow Daal had its own distinct identity and has me as one of its fans now. We ended up ordering another two rounds of rotis and almost licked our plates clean.
Settling the princely bill of Rs. 390 and totally full in our bellies, we lazily dragged ourselves and the luggage over to the station to catch the afternoon Shatabadi Express to New Delhi.
The journey eventually got over, but the flavours of this hidden gem in Bhopal are still lingering on my palate. Hotel New Zaiqa is a must-visit if you are ever in Bhopal.
JUST TO SUM IT UP
So now, just to sum it up the entire experience of Hotel New Zaiqa Bajariya Bhopal
Clean, hygienic & very affordable though, the interiors were in a garish combination of colours. The furniture was decent which perhaps qualified it for a semi-restaurant rather than an outright Dhaba.
Settling the princely bill of Rs. 390 and totally full in our bellies, we lazily dragged ourselves and the luggage over to the station to catch the afternoon Shatabdi Express to New Delhi.
The journey eventually got over, but the flavours of this hidden gem in Bhopal are still lingering on my palate. Hotel New Zaiqa Bajariya is a must-visit if you are ever in Bhopal. I will surely be there after my next IHM Alumni congregation on my way to Gurgaon.
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