Bangalore: A Paradise for Foodies

January 1, 1970

by Samragni Dasgupta

Bangalore City or better referred to as Bengaluru by the locals, is unique. It is the perfect example of a crossroad between tradition and globalism. While still stooped in the days of early morning walks in Cubbon Park with the family, one can also find young men and women walking around Indiranagar as the sun rises in the sky. Bangalore is famous for many things, such as an avid theatre and dance scene, and the annual flower show at Lalbhag. It is also famous for its restaurants and its pubs. The sheer amount of global cuisines that can found within the city is fantastic and a pleasure for all the foodies out there.

Bangalore is known for its large varieties of places to eat and drink. One thing that every Bangalorean will say, is that, despite the traffic congestions and terrible roads, the number of places to eat and drink makes up for all of it. Bangalore is unique in this sense because it can cater to almost every taste pallet, every type of budget and most importantly every type of person. The city is friendly, especially so when you enter one of its drinking holes. Known for its Micro-Breweries and traditional English and American style pubs, it offers up a place for all those who enter its domain. As for desserts, though Bangalore has many places to indulge in, only a few are truly worth mentioning.

Best places to Eat in Bangalore:

Fatty Bao:

For those with a little more penny’s in their pockets, Fatty Bao offers sumptuous delights in the form of traditional bao’s and other Pan-Asian foods. Though a little higher priced than most other places in Bangalore, the food is definitely worth every penny.

Price Range:₹1,600 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

Location: 12th Main, Indiranagar

 

 Paradise Biriyani:

For those who love eating the spicy, flavourful biriyani of Andhra Pradesh, within a limited budget, Paradise is perfect. With decadent food that fills the tummy to the brim, Paradise is truly a paradise for foodies.

Price Range: ₹800 for two people (approx.)

Location: CMH Road, Indiranagar

 

Phobidden Fruit:

For those who love the Pan-Asian cuisine, with a specification on Vietnamese, Phobidden Fruit is the place for you. With an affordable price range and large quantities of food on each plate, Phobidden Fruit gives more than it takes.

Price Range: ₹1,100 for two people (approx.)

Location: 12th Main, Indiranagar

 

Meghana Foods:

Meghana Foods is known for its affordable yet fantastic preparations of food. The biriyani is a must for all non-vegetarian lovers in the city. However, the food does tend to be on the spicy side but the taste is definitely worth the watering eyes.

Price Range: ₹600 for two people (approx.)

Location: 4th Block, Jayanagar

 

Toast and Tonic:

Though on the higher side of the budgetary range, Toast and Tonic is definitely worth every penny. Being one of the few Mediterranean restaurants in Bangalore that are truly Mediterranean, Toast and Tonic offer up platters that are not only beautiful and delicious but are also oozing romance.

Price Range: ₹1,500 for two people (approx.)

Location: Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Richmond Road

 

Taaza Thindi:

Though MTR is the most famous of the traditional South Indian restaurants in Bangalore, Taaza Thindi is considered the best by the localites and those who chance upon it when they visit. Boasting of large dosas and delicate idli’s, Taaza Thindi is a delight for the taste buds. It is especially recommended for those who want to taste the local cuisine.

Price Range: ₹100 for two people (approx.)

Location: 4th T Block, Jayanagar

Drinking Holes of Bangalore:

Toit:

Toit, a micro-brewery is known for their large varieties of good beer, music, service, and food. With what some consider to be a “chilled-out” atmosphere, Toit gives its patrons what they want, i.e., a night they will never forget.

Price Range: ₹1,500 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

Location: 100ft Road, Indiranagar

 

Big Pitcher:

Another micro-brewery, Big Pitcher boasts about being able to cater to all types of patrons that enter through their doors. Offering different atmospheres, looks and cuisines on each floor, Big Pitcher allows for a unique experience where one can try and fall in love with the different floors that they enter through.

Price Range: ₹2,000 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

Location: Old Airport Road

 

Plan B:

With fantastic offers, and good food, Plan B is the place if you like your chicken wings and your beer. Its old school American Pub features and rock and roll music offers up an unforgettable experience for its patrons.

Price Range: ₹1,700 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

Location:  Castle Street, Ashok Nagar, Brigade Road

 

Monkey Bar:

One of the oldest pubs of Bangalore, Monkey Bar offers up its old-school charm with a twist. Still considered to be one of the best party places in Bangalore, it has neither lost its patrons nor its charm for the 30 odd years that it has been active. With fantastic drinks and lovely food, Monkey Bar is a must for partiers.

Price Range: ₹1,400 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

Location: 12th Main, Indiranagar

 

Watson’s:

An iconic place to hang out in Bangalore, Watson’s welcomes all Bangaloreans with open arms. A rooftop bar, with old-school interiors such as brick walls and retro posters, along with the balcony seating, gives the place an extremely nostalgic atmosphere.

Price Range: ₹1,300 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

Location: Assaye Road, Ulsoor

 

Pecos:

Pecos is a pub that can only be described as “alive”. From the large framed posters to the foot tapping music that is played over the speakers, Pecos is the place to chill, hang out and dance the night away.

Price Range: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

Location: Resthouse Road, Brigade Road

Places with decadent Desserts:

Natural Ice-Cream:

With its unique flavours and all naturals formula, this ice cream parlour is a must visit for all those in Bangalore.

Price Range:₹150 for two people (approx.)

Location: 12th Main, Indiranagar

Corner House Ice Cream:

As any Bangalorean will tell you, to visit the city and not go to Corner House is a mistake of unpardonable measure. With huge sundaes and amazing ice creams, Corner House is a MUST for all visitors and localites alike.

Price Range: ₹250 for two people (approx.)

Location: 12th Main, Indiranagar

 

The City of Gardens is the perfect place for those who want to relax, eat and drink. So take some time, book a flight and head down to the city. It offers up many adventures and gives you opportunities to taste the world sitting in one city.

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