Restaurants

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 images of south…
Top Choice Seafood in Bengaluru

Karavalli

For the finest Indian seafood, look no further. The wonderfully atmospheric interior is perfect for a special meal, with subtle lighting, traditional thatched roof, vintage woodwork and beaten brassware – though the…
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, prawns pil…
Top Choice Asian in Bengaluru

Fatty Bao

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

Food Street

For a local eating experience, head to VV Puram, aka Food Street, with its strip of hole-in-the-wall eateries cooking up classic street-food dishes from across India. It's quite a spectacle, with rotis being handmad…
North Indian in Bengaluru

Empire

Famous in the city, Empire is all about authentic, inexpensive tandoori and meat dishes in unpretentious surrounds (plastic banquette seating and fake wood); try their butter chicken, kebabs or a mutton biryani. It'…
Indian in Bengaluru

Koshy’s Bar & Restaurant

Serving the city’s intelligentsia for decades, this buzzy, decidedly old school resto-pub is where you can put away tasty North Indian dishes in between fervent discussions and mugs of beer. The decor is all creaky …
Indian in Bengaluru

Gramin

Translating to ‘from the village,’ Gramin offers a wide choice of flavourful rural North Indian fare at this cosy, eclectic all-veg place. Try the excellent range of lentils and curries with oven-fresh rotis, accomp…
Modern Indian in Bengaluru

Indian Kitchen

Destination restaurant that's a big hit with the city's bright young things. The menu raids the nation for inspiration, standouts include the Chingri Malai (Bengali-style curry with prawns and coconut) and chicken g…
Multicuisine in Bengaluru

Ebony

While there’s a delectable menu of Indian, Thai and European dishes, here it’s all about the romantic views from the 13th floor rooftop. On weekday lunchtimes two courses are just ₹445. There's a cool lounge zone, t…