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Foliage & Fireflies – Green Lounge

Written by K N Deya

Dhaka city is ever so full of bustle that the inhabitants tend to tire trying to keep up with its breakneck speed. The metropolitan offers such a rich plethora of life’s luxuries that we often forget what it is that Dhaka lacks. Yes, it is greenery. In the pursuit of peace and relaxation, we often look to establishments that offer an idyllic ambience such as the Green Lounge.

Claiming to be the largest rooftop restaurant in Bangladesh, Green lounge sits atop a high-rise building of Dhaka, promising sought-after isolation from the noise and pollution of the city below. The sight of the restaurant is more often than not a pleasant shock, prompting the visitor to breathe a sigh of relief. The dreary spectacles of urban life falls away as the soothing vision of plants, grass, water and woods take its place.


Architect Al Mamun Ur Rashid of the AMUR Architecture firm is a dab hand at infusing natural elements to any project he works on and Green Lounge is no exception. His use of nature as the primary decor material is bold and simple. It is a restaurant second and a place to relax first, as was the idea of the architect. The use of walls is minimized wherever possible; instead utilizing the cover of foliage and wood, the space is turned into a work of art. As dusk approaches, lights pop up around the structure and twinkle into the greens, giving the illusion of a mythical fairy garden.

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Good food along with a good ambience is very important; The Green Lounge offers both. A rooftop restaurant with such an amazing view, the intensity of the green will give you an excellent experience, and not to mention, the food won’t disappoint you at all !

Eyes follow the easy chemistry of how the elements bind together seamlessly and remind us of village ghats, the river shores, sleepy ponds and courtyards full to the brim with vegetation.

All the elements of a rural retreat are brought together into making Green Lounge truly unique. Subtly, there are Feng Shui components working together to impart a wholesome sense of wellbeing. Wood and bamboo is used to fill up a sturdy, yet rustic and classic steel and glass structure, while live plants cover most of the area.

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While riding on bandwagons and chasing the bigger picture, life at the city gets quite the one you would need a getaway from, without specks of all the modern triumphs achieved on a daily basis. A village or beach house, with wooden floors and trees surrounded, good food and chirping birds to add to the picture could be the ideal placement of it. But habituated to the city life, not everyone would enjoy the taste of it. And then, there’s Green Lounge. Doing justice to its name; Green Lounge serves from a throne of greens, wooden furnitures to be hospitalised on, with great food and amazing ambience, a set of decor you can’t have enough of, but with the touch of modern facilities. Keeping the proper blend in mind, they curated their interior in the urban void you could take a walk to, to get rid of all the high rises or structures bonded by walls you can’t see beyond. Indeed, a getaway for hours to heave for days on mind!

Bamboo and wicker are also used for furniture and decor. Flowing, merrily bubbling water complements the green and creates a harmony with nature. Warm light from quirky pendant lamps represent the element of fire, while the serving dishes represent metal, and stone decor items represent the earth element.

The form of this place strikes a very familiar, yet mysterious tone in the heart. Eyes follow the easy chemistry of how the elements bind together seamlessly and remind us of village ghats, the river shores, sleepy ponds and courtyards full to the brim with vegetation.

Green Lounge utilizes all the best features of natural components to create a soothing ambience. Living trees are placed strategically to cut off scorching daylight, as well as to create a mesmerizing play of light and shadows. The large mesh used as a canopy does not restrict the vision yet act as a trellis for vines. A variety of viewing angles and seating arrangements don’t leave any place for monotone.

As an eatery, Green Lounge is as refreshing as it is as a retreat. They primarily offer a multi-cuisine experience. Their notable array includes barbeque, sea-food, kebabs of Indian and Continental style as well as a spread of curries. Their 80 member staff includes internationally certified chefs. Aside from their lavish buffet menu, the a la carte menu is also offered from 4pm to 10pm. They also provide party booking and catering services. For the convenience of parties, celebrations or other functions, there is a raised stage boasting a perfect mix of practical and elegant. They authority encourages calling for reservation so that their team can provide you the best experience. The food isn’t overly aesthetic or pretentious, but hearty and wholesome that’ll appease even the most prudish among the foodies.

Subtly, there are Feng Shui components working together to impart a wholesome sense of wellbeing.

As Green Lounge is situated at quite a prime spot in the city, they’re hoping to receive visits from both corporate personnel as well as families, in search of rare comfort, good service and quality food.

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