Restrauteur Varun Puri’s brand Duty Free Courtyard has now opened up in Noida after getting positive responses from the outlets with the same brand name in Delhi and Gurgaon. Duty Free claims to be synonymous with extravagance and as the very name suggests, it provides liquors in duty-free prices, which is the Unique Selling Price of this restaurant.
Placing a great emphasis on the idea of a tropical vibe and aesthetically pleasing decor, Duty-free reinvents the original idea while still sticking to its roots. The interiors are classic yet speak fun.
The menu at Duty Free aims at pleasing all taste palettes, making sure the dishes aren’t complicated while also adding its own spark with experimental and unique presentation. It is an amalgamation of traditional and millennial dishes. With dishes such as keema Pav, Pappad Platter and Biryani to Italian delicacies such as a variety of pizzas and pastas, they serve dishes from multiple cuisines. One will also find some Asian delicacies on the menu along with wholesome meal bowls.
We started off with Nacho Pizza, Mexican Meal Bowl, Tandoori Pineapple Chaat, and Chicken 65. While each dish was delicious, we found Tandoori Pineapple Chaat to be more interesting. It had an unusual taste to it and some people might not like the taste of it. The cocktails there are rather unconventionally served. Don’t be surprised if you will be served your cocktail in a mini bath-tub toy or a plant pot. Overall we found the food to be agreeable but did not see the cocktails making the cut.
The idea behind the brand name is to provide liquor at Duty-Free prices, their second campaign at Gurgaon targets corporate, which was named “Off Duty” providing a place of comfort after long working hours. Their upcoming outlet will be launched under the campaign name “Screw Duty” creating a soothing environment that compels one to unwind and alienate themselves from their mundane routine.
The brand name “Duty-Free” plans to follow a road map, wherein it stands as the destination for all from the bar hoppers, hopeless romantics to subtle outgoers. They’re coming up with an outlet in Dwarka at Vegas Mall soon and also plan on taking the concept to different cities in the coming months.
Founder Varun Puri believes in the idea of unconventional yet comforting spaces that can be a part of every story associated with having a good time. A property that caters to every mood, every individual that speaks only one voice- One for all, all for one! All his other properties inclusive of Imly and Musafir function on the same motto.