Hull Indian restaurant Tapasya launches street food branch in Trinity Market

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 1 Mar 2018

An award-winning Hull restaurant will be bringing traditional Indian street food to the city centre after announcing plans to open in the historic Trinity Market.

Tapasya Restaurant Group, which runs its well-known Beverley Road restaurant and Tapasya@Marina site is set to launch Tapasya Kitchen in the indoor market.

The firm has completed a deal to launch the street food arm of the business at the market, with hopes to open in April.

The company has also launched a street food menu, which it says it will bring to events, festivals and celebrations in and around Hull.

It says the menu is inspired by Indian street food vendors, combining regionally-sourced ingredients with authentic cooking methods.

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The menu consists of popular Indian street food staples such as well-known savoury snack Samosa chaat, chutney dish Paapri Chaat, Northern Indian potato dish Aloo Tikki, Kathi Rolls, and traditional breakfast dish Chole Bhature.

The street food business will be following a number of recent openings in the market, including Shoot The Bull, Falafia and Cone Queen.

A Tapasya Kathi roll

The restaurant says it plans to create a true taste of India using delicious locally sourced ingredients, combined with the knowledge of its team of chefs.

Mukesh Tirkoti, director and founder, said: "We are delighted to open Tapasya Kitchen this year. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to choose to further invest and grow our brand offering in the city of Hull.

"We look forward to offering our customers something brand new and exciting with our street food menu that is guaranteed to delight the senses."

The restaurant group has also today announced that a new, esteemed chef will joining the business to lead its two Hull fine dining restaurants, Moti Mahal and Indian Essence.

Chole Bhatura

Gajendera Singh, who began his career in New Delhi, has forged exceptional skills and knowledge in Indian cookery, and worked as a sous chef at acclaimed London Indian restaurants.

Tapan Mahapatra, director and founder said: “We are delighted to welcome Gajendera Singh, his arrival will be integral to moving forward and his appointment is expected to bring an extraordinary addition to our menu’s and kitchen team at both Tapasya@Marina and Tapasya Beverley Road.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for us to build on existing innovative ideas and continue to exceed all fine dining expectations.”

Gajendera Singh

Tapasya also recently featured in Reality Bites, a series that features eight of the best catering students from East Riding College, Grimsby Institute, Lincoln College and Scarborough TEC to support them in their future careers.

Mukesh Tirkoti, director and founder said: “We are very excited to appear in Reality Bites. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our passion for fine dining and most importantly an exclusive preview into the process of preparation through to delivery.

“It places fine Indian food in the spotlight and we are proud to be categorised as one of the best restaurants.”

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