Indian Women Entrepreneur Neha Gupta, Interior designer and Architect in Delhi
Early this year, Beyond Designs, renowned for their bespoke furniture and accessories, and elaborately designed luxury interiors, launched a new vertical – Beyond Design Bistro.
This unique shopping-cum-fine-dining option offering mainly European cuisine and some select Asian dishes, was the brainwave of an Indian Women Entrepreneur, Neha Gupta, Beyond Designs Home & Bistro – Founder, who, having enjoyed the phenomena abroad had been wanting to recreate for clients in Delhi too.
But within two months, in March, lock down struck. This was an unexpected setback initially, but Neha had felt the pulse of her customers and she knew how to reach them.
She acted like a determined entrepreneur who was not deterred by the circumstances, and navigated them to find solutions, with creative ideas and grit.
So as the lock down slowly eased, she launched home dining options by offering specially created DIY and ready-to-eat, pre-packed meal kits that allowed customers to “dine-out” in the comfort their homes in style. The artistic and eco-friendly packaging elevated the whole experience.
“It was important that we stay afloat. We didn’t want to fire any of our staff during these difficult times,” she says. In fact, as the delivery model took off, she was even ready to hire staff.
“I happened to come across a chef specializing in Keto, and we decided to bring him on board to launch a Keto menu.
We consulted a nutritionist and a dietician and drew up a Keto menu. Today, the bistro delivers Keto food on subscription basis, with interesting dishes like Keto omlette, Cauli biryani, etc.
Every day the customers get 2-3 options from the menu, which they choose in consultation with their dieticians.
The bistro also has a limited Keto à la carte menu for in-house dining. Regular dining, take away and delivery is also going on.
Now, Neha is also going ahead with her original plan of expansion with the bistro. “We will be launching a bakery soon, followed by a pizzeria, so that anyone who walks in for coffee can pick up from the display stall any item they want.
They could also take away stuff and with a 24-hour notice, we could also cater to large orders.”
The bakery will showcase all artisanal breads, cookies, tarts, etc, and for the festive season, they also plan to offer gift hampers with the typical Beyond Designs signature touch.
“After the Nav Ratras, we will also start Sunday brunch which will be served at the table,” she says.
The Beyond Designs Bistro has received much love from its customers who feel comfortable dining here because of its open, airy feeling with lots of natural light.
“The location, and also the way it stands alone at a height makes them feel more comfortable.
And of course, we maintain the utmost hygiene and safety protocol as demanded by the current situation,” says Neha. We say, more power to this entrepreneur!
Neha Gupta – Founder & Restaurateur, Beyond Designs Home and Bistro
Architect, interior designer and Co-Founder of luxury furniture, home accessories and interiors solution brand Beyond Designs, Neha Gupta now dons a new hat – Founder & Restaurateur of Beyond Designs Home and Bistro. The new vertical of Beyond Designs, housed within its flagship store on MG Road, Sultanpur, Delhi, is her vision and passion.
Having enjoyed the unique shopping-cum-dining concepts abroad on her extensive travels, Neha wanted to launch something similar in India. And that is coming to fruition with the opening of Beyond Designs Home and Bistro.
Multi-faceted and multi-talented, Neha with her strong sense of aesthetics and style, has designed exquisite spaces, and has also managed the business.
Her international exposure and experience, as well as her deep appreciation for the timeless design heritage, have given her a pioneering status in an exciting design world. She is the business mind behind the growth of Beyond Designs.
And she now has a new role carved for herself. Just like Beyond Designs studio, the bistro is built on the same philosophy of experimental and fusion-based design and cuisine.
The French-inspired interiors of the bistro showcase a passionately created design environment, while the specially crafted Modern European cuisine and the Asian fare offered are equally stylish in the way they are prepared and presented.
The bistro offers a one-of-its-kind opportunity of browsing through exquisite handcrafted home accessories, some created in-house, some sourced from across the globe, and at the same time, tantalizing your taste buds with exquisite dishes prepared from the freshest produce. Healthy, home-grown, experimentative, holistic are the buzzwords.
Neha Gupta has completed her diploma in interior design and also has a degree of architecture from the Institution of Civil Engineers.
As the Co-Founder of Beyond Designs, her unique style and passion for design have inspired her to extend her knowledge beyond interiors into the world of food.
“I wanted to create a space that remains in the people’s heart for both its creative atmosphere and the best fine dining experience the city has to offer. That is becoming a reality with the launch of the bistro,” Neha says.
In a field rife with change and annihilation, Neha has emerged as a designer and a business woman who can deliver the flavor of today, literally.
About Beyond Designs Home and Bistro
A unique shopping and dining experience, Beyond Designs Home and Bistro is a brainchild of Neha Gupta, Co-Founder of leading luxury furniture, home accessories and interiors solutions brand, Beyond Designs.
Having enjoyed the shopping-cum-dining phenomenon at prestigious addresses abroad, she was eager to bring the concept to India.
So was born the Beyond Designs Home and Bistro as a vertical of the Beyond Designs and housed in their flagship store on MG Road, Sultanpur in the Delhi Design District.
The French-style bistro allows you to immerse in a rare indulgence of shopping for signature home accessories celebrating handcrafted traditions from around the world, and an equally exquisite dining option at a French-styled bistro. The cuisine is predominantly Modern European, with a sprinkling of Asian flavors.
With its charming classic-contemporary décor dotted with art and design, the bistro takes you straight to the streets of Paris.
Its passionately crafted interiors – chic rustic walls adorned with exclusive artworks and wallpapers; sophisticated seating of white marble top tables, chic cane chairs, classic upholstered sofas in exotic prints; and eye-catchingly displayed exquisite home accessories, some created in-house, others sourced from across the globe; and grand vintage-inspired chandeliers – result in an enchanting space for memorable moments.
The saga of fusions Beyond Designs is known for, continues with the décor and the dishes.
The bistro is where you take in the beauty around, get your hands on one-of-its-kind accessories for your home, and indulge in some specially crafted dishes with an experimentative edge.
So brace up for some twist in the taste that comes either in the form of a surprise ingredient, or in the way of preparation or presentation.
The bistro remains open from 10 am for breakfast till 7 pm in the evening, and serves a collection of delish breakfasts, lavish lunches and a luxe high tea menu and beverages.
The menu is woven around healthy, mindful and experimentative food. Americano with an orange twist, a green coffee, organic Black Currant Flaxseed Oats smoothie… are a few beverages to name.
The Healthy & Mindful All-Day Breakfast offerings include Sumac-flavored Foxtail millet breakfast, Pilaf with beetroot hash, winter berries and Ricotta on Sourdough Bread, and Asparagus, spinach and artichoke quiche.
Pink Peppercorn Curried Roasted pumpkin soup, Multi-grain Orzo Salad to a Kaffir Lime Coconut Soup for Vegans and a Bistro special noodles basket with chicken and lamb, truly belong in the Conversational Starters league.
Not to miss Club Classics like Fish & chips, Club Sandwich; Hand-crafted Asian Bowls & Dishes like Pork Scallion, Bistro Classic Korean Rice, Vietnamese-style yellow curry with Pad Thai.
The inspired and experimental Modern Plates with House-flavored minced lamb in mini herbed potato nests; Portuguese spiced chicken breast; Orange Cilantro Sole Fish and Ricotta and Spinach-stuffed shell pasta… are simply mind-blowing.
The exotic Desserts – Classic caramel two ways; Tiramisu; Crème Brule and Chef special cheesecake – can be teamed up with a classic collection of teas, cold and hot brews, power packed cold mocktails, smoothies and more for the ultimate high tea experience.
The breads are baked in-house, and soon they want to start growing herbs, so what you can expect is a healthful, home-grown, finger-licking-good fare.
The focus is not just on the sophisticated dishes, but on the over-all experience – impeccable serve ware and cutlery, stylish presentation, top-notch service, and soothing piped music.
At the Beyond Designs Home and Bistro, dining out is indeed elevated to a fine art! With its intimate and romantic vibe, the bistro is ideal for dates, family get-togethers, and catch-ups with friends or gal pals.
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And being on M G Road connecting Delhi and Gurgaon, it can be your pit-stop for some scrumptious food while in transit.