Top Choice South Indian in Bengaluru

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

A legendary name in South Indian comfort food, this super-popular eatery has had Bengaluru eating out of its hands since 1924. Head to the dining room upstairs, queue for a table, and then admire the dated images of…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Bengaluru

Olive Beach

A white-washed villa straight from the coast of Santorini, Olive Beach does a menu that evokes wistful memories of sunny Mediterranean getaways. Things change seasonally, but expect Moroccan lamb tagines, caramelise…
Top Choice Indian in Bengaluru

Koshy’s Bar & Restaurant

They say half of Bengaluru’s court cases are argued around Koshy’s tables, and many hard-hitting newspaper articles written over its steaming coffees. Serving the city’s intelligentsia for decades, this buzzy and jo…
Top Choice Seafood in Bengaluru


The Arabian Sea may be 500km away, but you’ll have to come only as far as this classy spot to savour South India’s finest coastal cuisines. The decor is a stylish mash of traditional thatched roof, vintage woodwork …
Top Choice Seafood in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

Lalith Bar & Restaurant

Specialising in regional seafood delights such as spicy masala fish fry smothered in saucy red coconut curry, or scrumptious deep-fried prawn rava fry, this scruffy upstairs restaurant is a must for those seeking ou…
Top Choice Indian in Madikeri (Mercara)

Coorg Cuisine

Finally a place that makes an effort to serve regional dishes, cooking up unique Kodava specialities such as pandhi barthadh (pork dry fry) and kadambuttu (rice dumplings), and some tasty veg options too. It’s above…
Top Choice Indian in Mysuru (Mysore)


Dine in absolute royal Indian–style in the grand ballroom of the Lalitha Mahal Palace hotel. And grand it is, with high stained-glass ceilings, lace tablecloths and polished teak floors. Order the royal Mysore silve…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Hampi

Laughing Buddha

Now that Hampi’s famous riverside restaurants have closed on the other side, Laughing Buddha has taken over as the most atmospheric place to eat, with serene river views that span beyond to the temples and ruins. It…
Top Choice Indian in Bidar

Jyothi Fort

A peaceful setting at the fort’s entry with tables set up on the grass under sprawling tamarind trees has delicious vegetarian meals.
Top Choice Asian in Bengaluru

Fatty Bao

This hip rooftop restaurant serves up Asian hawker food to a crowd of fashionable, young Bangalorean foodies in a vibrant setting with colourful chairs and wooden bench tables. There’s ramen, Thai curries and Malays…