Searching for dishes in the Sangam Courtyard in Delhi

While Delhi’s appetite for food is boundless, the size of the city certainly isn’t. And while restaurants everywhere are popping up like so many bubbles in a jar, the stove quickly gets overcrowded. While restaurants can have a relatively high risk of failure, enough succeed in necessitating either a cycle of popularity in the markets (as the flags of Hauz Khas Village, Connaught Place and GK markets come back to life) or the creation of new spaces. to make. The latter phenomenon, while a fairly new phenomenon, comes into its own with food-only spaces opening up around the NCR, perhaps exemplifying the success of the Epicuria food mall in Nehru Place.

One such entity is Sangam Courtyard in RK Puram. Formerly a cinema of the same name, the space has been transformed into a PVR multiplex, but with an equal emphasis on quality cuisine. The mall has become a petri dish of restaurants – from niche cafe chains to concept spaces.

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It seems to have worked. When Italian aficionados have Chef Ritu Dalmia’s Cafe Diva to cherish and eat cannoli, Asian devotees can turn to The Fatty Bao, AD Singh and Manu Chandra’s irreverent take on the continent’s most populous (and by default most popular) cuisines. . Fans of Thai will have a choice of Ziu, which promises customers an avant-garde and contemporary take on the cuisine, while top restaurateur Marut Sikka’s Delhi Club House (DCH) caters to all the gods of Delhi’s hedonistic trinity – food, drink and feast. “We want to breathe new life into different markets, be it CP with Monkey Bar or any other space,” Chandra says.

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Delhi itself, in all its motley and cross-cultural glory, is represented at Cafe Delhi Heights, which serves everything from mutton curries to hawker-style Chinese to big, bad burgers, among others. The appetite of millennials and hipsters is catered for by MNC’s Starbucks and Nando’s, the latter of which will open over two floors and complete the list of restaurants.

the fat bao

Vikrant Batra, co-owner of Cafe Delhi Heights, says: “I was initially wary of opening a restaurant here as RK Puram has never really been seen as a dining destination. But now it’s an explosive dining space with everyone from diplomats to the who’s-who in Delhi, not to mention DPS RK Puram, who has 8,000 students.” While Sangam enjoys the patronage of students after (or even during) school hours, another big footstep is the adoring moms; the space enjoys huge support from cat parties. Indeed, the staccato of high heels adds to the rhythm of the notes coming from DCH.

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