Pot Belly - 3.50

Bihari Belly

With the whole Hauz Khas Village craze in overdrive, it was only a matter of time till someone decided to cash in on Shahpur Jat. Shahpur Jat has the same little alleys, and a similar spirit of artistic curiosity -- food, really, was the only thing missing.

“Bhojpuri” food got my curiosity going, but it certainly wasn’t what led me there like a cat to sardines. I had seen an article on eye-catching design themes done by Delhi’s young restaurants and Potbelly was one of them. The owners, Vivita Relan and Puja Suha, wanted the feel of a forested canopy inside the restaurant. Not only did they succeed in their own quirky way, they did it with intelligence, and frugality. The airy sun-lit space is brightened by huge colourful cane flowers that hang from the ceilings, with cutting chai glasses in the center that act as bulb holders. A little bit of style and creativity goes a long way; one thing we Delhites should learn is that money alone doesn’t always amount to good taste. Besides the whole place giving this "outdoor" vibe there is an actual outdoor section too down a few steps.

But as much as I and my waistline would love to get full on ‘cuteness’, that is sadly not the case. We were starving and we ordered a feast. 
I don’t know how often I will crave Bhojpuri food, but I will return just for that lovely Goa-esque vibe and that wonderful apple-cinnamon ice-tea. Ok fine throw in a pakora basket and I’ll be there before you know it!

Alcohol : No

Budget: About Rs. 800 for App, Main , Dessert and Beverage.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 11:30 a.m to 11 p.m
4th Floor, 116 C Shahpur Jat

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