17 Ultimate Restaurants, Bars and Cafés in Delhi University – GTB Nagar: EatTreat Bucket List

GTB Nagar

GTB Nagar is full of cafes that are student-friendly, owing to the fact that the North Campus of Delhi University is located here. They may not charge too much so students are able to afford them but most of them don’t skimp on the quality of the food either. While we do love the street stalls that are around this area and outside every college, nothing beats the feeling of being able to sit down, take a breather and enjoy a meal, uninterrupted. Here’s our list of the best restaurants, bars and cafes in GTB Nagar that fit every budget.


1. Echoes

multicuisine food, Echoes - Hudson Lane

Something for everyone at this great Hudson Lane spot. Photo Courtesy Of: Echoes

They’re known for being an incredibly friendly place. Echoes is run by people who have a hearing disability. You can expect not only great food and service but you can also learn sign language at this spot. They have signs and symbols all over the restaurant to provide visual cues. They launched their first restaurant in Koramangala in Bangalore, and now, they’re present in Hudson Lane and Satya Niketan in Delhi as well.

What to have: Veg Thali, Tandoori Momos

Perfect for: Coffee Dates, Hangouts, Catching Up

Head to
2522, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
011 3080 6417
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2. Spezia Bistro

spezia bistro hudson Lane

Spezia Bistro is *LIT AF*! Photo Courtesy Of: Spezia Bistro

This is one of the most popular spots in GTB Nagar and is always overflowing with students. The restaurant is dimly lit and has knick-knacks speckled all over. It even has swing chairs in one of the sections, and a beautiful aquarium. Whether you like dim sum, pasta or even a coastal curry dish, this multi-cuisine restaurant has something for everyone.

What to have: Malabar Curry with Parotta, Crystal Dim Sums, Blueberry Pie Shake

Perfect for: Hangout

Head to
2525, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
+91 9990143653, +91 9910114148

3. Kori’s

Kori's Delhi University Hudson Lane

The cafe like feel at Kori’s. Photo Courtesy of: Kori’s

This restaurant is perfect for students seeking budget Korean food. Kori’s is where you can head to when you’re in the mood for some Korean noodles. If you’re new to the cuisine or are not sure what to pick, opt for the Korean thali (Dosirak) that offers an assortment of Korean staples with sticky rice.

What to have: Korean Pancakes, Dosirak, Korean Noodles

Perfect for: Hangout, Budget Eats

Head to
 1598, Outram Line, Kingsway Camp, GTB Nagar, New Delhi

4. Indus Flavour

Indus Flavour is quite a popular haunt for students in North Campus. This is one place that can fulfil all your desi Chinese cravings at reasonable prices. This place only makes vegetarian food, but whatever they do, they do it pretty well.

What to have: Indian Chinese

Perfect for: Budget Eats, Hangout

Head to
2510, Ground Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
011 64588222


5. The Hudson Café


Hipster vibes at The Hudson Cafe. Photo courtesy of: The Hudson Cafe

Whether it’s a cheesy pasta or a comforting Chinese soup, they make it all. As is the trend at most GTB Nagar restaurants, bars and cafes, the prices are incredibly pocket-friendly so the students that come in from various colleges located in North Campus can actually afford a dish or two when they decide to skip their neighbourhood thela walas.

What to have: Wheat Momos, Schezwan Dim Sums

Perfect for: Catching Up, Coffee Date

Head to
2524, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
011 47021733, +91 9560222123

6. Rico’s

Nachos at Rico's Hudson Lane

Cheesy nachos have your name on them at Rico’s! Photo Courtesy Of: Rico’s

Always crowded with University students, this place is known for its quality food and youthful ambiance. It is the ideal go-to cafe for many students – the vibrant interiors and a menu full of comfort foods make it easy to understand why.

What to have: Waffles, Chilli Cheese Fingers, Burgers

Perfect for: Hangout

Head to
2526, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
011 33105816 

7. Wood Box Café

PASTA, Wood Box Cafe Hudson Lane

Delicious desi pasta at Wood Box Cafe. Photo Courtesy Of: Wood Box Cafe

This comfy place in North Campus is always full of students bunking classes or hanging out after college. You can take your pick from their flavoured cold coffees- be it Hazelnut, Irish, and even Strawberry. They serve all their drinks in re-purposed alcohol bottles to keep things interesting. It is also one of the few spots that serves Bunny Chow – a popular African fast food dish where a loaf of bread is scooped out and filled with delicious curry. 

What to have: Beat the Beast Burger, Firehouse Sandwich, Whole Wheat Momos, Bunny Chow

Perfect for: Hangouts, Coffee Date

Head to
2521, Ground Floor, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
+91 9350507004, +91 9818367776

8. Big Yellow Door

Vintage decor at BYD HUdson Lane

The vintage-y interiors of BYD is what makes GTB Nagar so much more better. Photo Courtesy Of: Big Yellow Door

The Big Yellow Door looks every bit as clandestine as its name suggests. The dim light calms you down instantly, creating a comfortable environment which you wouldn’t want to leave. The vintage-y decor keeps us coming back over and over again and so does their cheesy Butter Chicken Pizza.

What to have: Butter Chicken Pizza, Cheesy Nachos, Chicken Burger

Perfect for: Budget Eats, College Hangout

Head to
2521, 2nd Floor, Kingsway Camp, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
+91 9717392123

9. QDs

tandoori momos, QDs Hudson Lane

The famous Tandoori Momos of QD’s. Photo Courtesy Of: QD’s

Just like Big Yellow Door, QD’s is another popular cafe. Their Chicken Tandoori Momos are just legendary—they’re the ones who first created them! This spot is decorated like an American diner and the dishes and drinks are pocket-friendly. People who swear by this place will tell you that they’d never pick another place as long as QD’s is around.

What to have: Tandoori momos, Chilli Chicken, Peri Peri Chicken Pizza

Perfect for: Hangout, Budget Eats

Head to
2520, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
+91 8882997777

10. Cafeteria & Co

Cafeteria & Co. interiors Hudson Lane

The picturesque Cafeteria & Co. is perfect for hanging out and family outings. Photo Courtesy Of: Cafeteria & Co.

This is one of those beautiful cafes in GTB Nagar that looks picture perfect and serves great food too. After their first outlet in Satyaniketan—another hub for students, this is their second and equally popular cafe in North Campus. They make giant burgers, have 12-inch pizzas for under Rsd 250 and also serve other quick bites to binge on.  

What to have: Peri Peri Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka Spring Rolls, Watermelon Cooler, Tacos

Perfect for: Family Outing, Budget Eats

Head to
Head to G 14, Hudson Lane, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
011 42870010

11. Phonebooth

Phonebooth cafe Hudson Lane

The tardis outside Phonebooth Cafe. Photo Courtesy Of: Phonebooth Cafe

Love Dr. Who? Well, you’ll want to come in just for the bright red tardis that is positioned outside the cafe. It looks like an authentic phonebooth from the 90s and it’s great for a photo-op. They serve multi-cuisine food at the cafe and you’ll find both Nachos and Mutton Rogan Josh on the menu here. They even have these huge Makhani Chicken Tikka ‘Naanzas’ that are perfect for sharing. On weekends, this cafe is open till 4 am!

What to have: Makhani Chicken Tikka Naanza, Mutton Roganjosh, Carbonara Pasta

Perfect for: Hangout

Head to
G-14 B, Hudson Lane, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
095553 60360


12. Taxi

taxi bar in gtb nagar

The super colourful bar in GTB Nagar. Photo Courtesy Of: Taxi

GTB Nagar has very few places that serve alcohol owing to the fact that it is close to North Campus and that the law in Delhi states that alcohol should not be served to people under the age of 25. Even so, we’re glad for places that do serve a chilled mug of beer with some bar nibbles to keep us going through the day when we come visiting on weekends. Taxi Bar & Cafe has the classic yellow and black colour code on the outside and colourful shelves and lights on the inside. If you’re someone who couldn’t care less about a place keeping the theme going, this bar is for you. It’s a pocket-friendly bar that you might want to visit regularly.

What to have: Baked Nachos, Lemon Chicken, Chilli Potatoes, Veg Sizzler

Perfect for: Binge Drinking, Hangout, Post Work Drinking

Head to
G-15/B, Ground Floor, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
+91 9810111360, 011 45064872

13. The Vintage Avenue

the vintage avenue restaurant

Vintage-y feels at The Vintage Avenue. Photo Courtesy Of: The Vintage Avenue

This place looks more like a restaurant than a bar, but it does serve alcohol. The beautiful pastel decor makes you want to keep coming back over and over again for it is just so welcoming. They have managed to keep things vintage-y with distressed wood, wrought iron decorations, plaid cushions and floral patterns all around. This place is great for people who like to hang out in large groups for you’ll barely see any spot that has less than 4 chairs!

What to have: Watermelon Lemonade, Cocktails, Chilli Potatoes, Baked Pasta

Perfect for: Hangout

Head to
2516, Hudson Lane, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
011 47071594, +91 9818833326

14. 736 AD

736 AD restaurant

The old-timey interiors at 736 AD. Photo Courtesy Of: 736 AD

With old-school decor that reminds you of a time when stone walls and secret narrow passageways in monuments were the done thing, 736 AD sure is one of those bars that you’ll want to keep visiting just to enjoy the ambiance. They even have an open-air setting that has hand-pulled rickshaws for seating. Cheap booze and delicious food await you here. You could pick this over other bars and restaurants if you’re planning a private party because it is quite spacious. The bar is situated in the middle of the room so no matter where you’re seated, you can always walk up to it to get a refill in case you’re just too impatient to ask your waiter.

What to have: Peri Peri Chicken Pizza, Fish & Chips

Perfect for: Private Parties

Head toG-15/B, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at
097178 63449


15. Hunger Strike

tandoori momos

Tandoori Momos at Hunger Strike are very popular—and for good reason! Photo Courtesy Of: Shivangi Verma

This place is known for their Tandoori Afghani Momos. The outlet in Amar Colony was the very first one to have opened in the city and it soon became a hit. Their other food items such as kathi rolls and chaap are all worth digging into. 

What to have: Tandoori Momos

Perfect for: Quick Bites

Say hello at
+91 8860066468, +91 8860066478

16. Faasos

kathi roll, Faasos

Loaded rolls that satiate all your hunger pangs. Photo Courtesy Of: Faasos

They’re a popular delivery joint all over Delhi and they’ve opened their kitchen in Mukherjee Nagar to cater to the ever-hungry students. They operate from 9 A.M. in the morning until midnight so you can order in all your meals especially if you’re not in the mood to go out.

What to have Chicken Rolls, Mutton Roll, Smoked Butter Chicken

Perfect for Quick Bites, Budget Eats

Say hello at
 +91 7400433295

17. Hudson’s Chopsticks

hudson chopsticks

Quick Asian delivery in GTB Nagar. Photo Courtesy Of: Hudson Chopsticks

They make delicious Asian food and deliver it to your doorstep. Chicken Hakka Noodles, Kung Pao Chicken, Wheat Momos, and Honey Chilli Potatoes are just a few of the many delicious offerings on their menu. Try these or pick some of your favourites. They will not disappoint.

What to have Chilli Paneer, Honey Chilli Potatoes, Mushroom Rice

Perfect for Quick Bites, Budget Eats

Say hello at
096932 02020

GTB Nagar and Hudson Lane is packed with cafes and picking the best spots to hangout or order in from can be quite as task. We’ve put together this ultimate list for you so you never have to spend another minute contemplating on where you should go or what you should eat. Check out these restaurants, bars and cafes in GTB Nagar, the next time you’re around. Happy eating!

Editor’s Note: All recommendations are based on reviews conducted by the EatTreat team, suggestions from food experts and audience polls.

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