GTB Nagar a well-known named among the college students as there is a North Campus of DU. It has become a food hub of DU Northern Campus. Apart from this, it has many coaching institutes and the students seeking Government jobs comes here from all over India as It has good cheap food, good institutes and affordable rent.
Last I went there in 2012 when the place was quiet compared to today, Had burger in Ricos and it was pocket-friendly and delectable in taste too. All the places here used to pocket-friendly but as the culture is developing and the introduction of drinks and hookah into the life of people the prices have been increased skyrocketing. Or it may be simply high purchasing power of the people.
Many new Cafes and restaurant have come into being in last few years, providing much comfort and more eating options to the people.
Last Sunday was here for some food tasting session with my friends. The place has 4 floors with every floor has a sitting arrangement of 30-40 people. First, two floors are more for dining purpose with light music and ample of natural light while the other two are for partying and nightlife with a big screen at one corner and for live band performance over the weekend.
We started with Mocktails and Shakes – Ordered Orange screwed up mocktail which was well presented and tasted good too quite similar to Tropicana. It had orange, Basil, Passion fruit puree with soda in it.
Paan Bahar – Loved this shake topped with Paan Pata. The consistency and the sugar content was up to the mark loved it.
In starters, we had Veg platter – which had Paneer Tikka, Tandoori potatoes, Broccoli and Chaap. Loved the Tandoori potato and the Paneer was decent too, well marinated and properly made.
Ordered Fries with Toppings – The way they serve toppings with fry is great – choice of different dips. Ordered four – Mint Mayo, Paprika mayo, Jalapeno cheese and Peri Peri mayo.
Garlic Bread – It was overcooked and extra crispy which ruined the taste of cheese.
Palak Chole Chawal – The presentation was very beautiful looking like a tricolour. It had three layering first was of chole (which was average known spicy), then rice in the middle and Palak Paneer at the bottom which was good in taste. This combo was decent as was trying a mix of Palak Paneer and Chole for the first time.
Spring roll – Crispy dip fried filled with bell pepper and cheese in it. A perfect dish for spring rolls lover.
Dal Makhani – The Dal Makhani was having the strong touch of palak, which I didn’t like.Paneer Lababdar – The Paneer chunks were soft and the gravy was good – made up of tomato gravy and topped with cream. Breads were Cheese naan, garlic naan and butter naan.
Dessert – Brownie topped with Ice cream – A perfect dessert to end your meal.
The place is good for students to do a party or chill out as two floors are especially dedicated for this which I like the most.