Located at the very heart of the North campus, Delhi University, The University Bistro is a new hangout junction in the ever-busy Hudson Lane. Recently THN was invited for a review and as we entered the place, we were impressed by the colourful décor and vibrancy of it.
We were greeted by Vivek Aggarwal, co-owner of the café, who took on a small journey behind the idea of opening TUB. As one takes a stroll on the Hudson Lane, one finds a plethora of cafes around and to open their first-ever F&B joint was a challenge as well as a mission of ASP Hospitality. “We always wanted to start a café and while our recce we chose Hudson Lane as our aim is to serve something new and creative. Our menu consists of cuisines from across the world unlike our contemporaries around,” says Vivek.
It came as a delight to us also as the place was full and that too within almost a month of its launch. The happy people around were the testimony of its first success. We take you on a photo journey of our culinary trip to TUB.
This one was a slightly modified version of Minestrone Soup (sans rice or noodles). It tasted well but a little less vinegar would have been better. The tea-light under the bowl helps to keep the soup warm throughout.
Next, we tried the Mezze Platter (veg) which is indispensable to Lebanese cuisine. With everything made in-house, the hummus was perfect and the falafel was crispy, light and flavourful. The mild spices intermingled well with each other.
While out with friends, one must try the Coleslaw sandwich with Peach ice tea for refreshing conversations.
The café also specialises in mocktails and we tried the Green apple and cucumber cola. Though not fizzy, this was our best pick for the day.
The owners’ love for continental is evident from the menu itself and one should not leave the café without trying their sizzlers. We ordered for Mushroom, brocolli and pepper sizzler. Served with herb rice and french fries, it filled our hearts.
The message wall is already brimming with happy testimonials. Do visit and leave yours as well.
Name: The University Bistro
Address: F-15, Opposite NDPL Office, Hudson Lane, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 500 (approx.)
Text and images by Supriya Aggarwal