Must see restaurants in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

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    SO – The Sky Kitchen

    Jubilee Hills rooftop restaurant, with candles and loungey playlists, which makes a highly atmospheric eating spot. The superb menu has been crafted…

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    Sea Inn

    Chef Devi cooks Andhra-style curries the way her mum did. Biryanis are spicy-delicious and filling, and you'll also find a short menu of local fish,…

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    Shah Ghouse Cafe

    During Ramadan, Hyderabadis line up for Shah Ghouse's famous haleem (a thick soup of pounded spiced wheat, with goat, chicken or beef, and lentils) and at…

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    Olive Bistro

    Located in a secluded leafy location with lake views from its terrace, this atmospheric restaurant is one of the hottest places in town for Italian and…

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    Dhaba By Claridges

    A good reason to head out west to Hi-Tech City, this hip hang-out offers a contemporary take on North Indian street food (minus the fumes and traffic of…

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    A classy hotel restaurant, Firdaus offers great Hyderabadi (and also North Indian) dishes to the strains of live ghazals (classical Urdu love songs,…

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    Hotel Mayura

    One of the best places in town for South Indian thalis (₹220), with delicious dishes and lots of chutneys neatly arranged on a banana leaf. Ten kinds of…

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    One of the city's best-regarded restaurants, with simply superb veg thalis – order a 'Special' for an authentic taste of the South (₹240). The hotel has…

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    Minerva Coffee Shop

    The veg-only Minerva does superb Andhra and North Indian thalis (with free refills) and fine filter coffee. Staff are efficient and the ambience is family…

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    Paradise is synonymous with biryani in these parts. The main Secunderabad location has five different dining areas: head to the attractive 'roof garden',…

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    Chutneys is famous for its South Indian meals and all-day dosa, idli and uttapams (thick, savoury rice pancake with finely chopped onions, green chillies,…

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    This classic Irani cafe, always packed to the rafters, is located almost underneath the Charminar's arches. It offers a particularly tasty range of Irani…

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    Southern Spice

    Southern Spice offers sublime Andhra-style cooking and specialities from across the South. Try a special veg thali (₹299), which features an unlimited…

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    Cafe Bahar

    Consistently recommended by locals for authentic Hyderabadi cuisine, this AC place serves generous portions of flavoursome biryanis at modest prices (veg…

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    Dakshina Mandapa

    Highly regarded spot for South Indian vegetarian food. You may have to wait for a lunch table, but order the South Indian thali and you'll be brought heap…

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    Renowned for its Hyderabadi dishes, this elegant hotel restaurant serves fine biryanis, kebabs and wonderful haleem, including a veg version (₹675) of…

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    Little Italy

    This Italian restaurant does fine thin-crust pizza, pasta and reasonable salads in stylish surrounds. No alcohol, but good fruit mocktails. It's behind…

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    For an authentic taste of the north, the great veg and non-veg kebabs and curries at Gufaa will satisfy all. Try a paan gufaa khaas (fragrant basmati rice…

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    Govind Dosa

    A famous breakfast spot, cheery Govind's street-corner stand is permanently surrounded by happy Hyderabadis savouring his delicious dosa (South Indian…

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    Located in a converted villa, this is one of west Hyderabad's most popular cafes. Banjara Hills' bright young things flock here for the Western food:…