Indian resto-pub ‘Republic’ opens at DoubleTree by Hilton
Republic, the newest in Business Bay add one, opens its doors at DoubleTree by Hilton. Holi-themed hangout promises an affordable social space where people can congregate, drink, party and eat Dubai’s freshest and tastiest Indian cuisine, while enjoying incredible Burj views Khalifa from the terrace of the place.
Chef Nagbushan has replicated and reinvented India’s old street food favorites to create a sharing-style menu that takes diners’ taste buds on a culinary journey from Ahmedabad to Amritsar, from Kolkata to Kochi. Whether it’s Black-out Samosas or Beetroot Baos, each of the contemporary desi bites offers an explosion of flavors, while the Indian-influenced mocktails and cocktails are prepared in-house by the team’s talented bar staff. .
The Indian and South Asian-inspired decor immediately catches the eye: a classic tuk-tuk greets guests at the entrance, the ceiling is covered with patterned lanterns and umbrellas, and around the room are panels of bracelets, funky pop art and Indian style. whiskey bar. Republic’s vibrant and colorful aesthetic is essentially Instagrammable and a resident DJ playing a fusion of fantastic Indian hits and commercial pop will ensure a lively buzz and fun vibes.
“In India, we use the word add one to describe a community meeting place where people gather to eat, drink, chat and have fun,” said Nagbushan Shenoy, Head Chef. “That’s what we sought to create with Republic. It’s traditionally Indian to the core, but it has a modern twist, so it’s a fun mix that we think represents the modern face of the country.
The accessible and affordable food menu has also embraced this modern twist, with multiple meat, vegan and vegetarian options, such as Chatpat lamb skewerswhich contain North Indian spices served on a South Indian Uthappam (Dosa), Blackout samosas, a different approach that leaves the typical samosas in their wake oozing butter chicken from a charcoal pastry, and a beet cake, the place’s pride and joy vegan dish bursting with southwestern Indian flavors.
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Republic offers an extensive drinks menu including whiskey, draft and bottled hops, as well as dozens of signature and classic cocktails and mocktails, featuring names such as King’s Landing and Let’s Go To Kashmir.
A wide range of daily offers and promotions are running during the month of February, including a Happy Hour offer on a selection of house drinks and cocktails, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Additionally, Pop A Bucket Thursday invites lollipop wing lovers to combine 12 wings with a bucket of local Indian hops for AED 169.