Part of an international chain of restaurants and bars, serving people all over the world, Hard Rock Cafe has opened its doors in the lovely city of Bengaluru. Akin to the other outlets, the walls of the cafe are adorned with items such as guitars as well as other musical instruments and costumes that were once played by or worn by some of the biggest names in the show business. On the menu, you will find delectably popular items like potato skins and burgers, and there is a wide range of drinks also available. Also, the Hard Rock Cafe hosts live performances by local, national as well as international artists. Drop in for the ultimate 'rock dining' experience.
Vidyarthi Bhavan is a restaurant which was opened in the year 1943, and ever since, nothing much has been altered here. They serve authentic South-Indian delicacies which are in fact too good to be real. Old timers swear that the flavors of the food have not changed from the time they started serving. No matter what time of the day, Vidyarthi Bhavan is full of diners. However, mornings face a rush-hour and you may have to wait longer than usual. A must-try is the mouth-watering 'Masala Dosa' or the steaming hot 'Idli' with spicy 'Sambar'. The food here is prepared the traditional way, which preserves its true local taste. The decor is basic with sketches on the wall, but this does not matter much as the food takes all the attention here.
Royal Afghan undoubtedly has the best to offer in barbecues and grills. The flavorsome spices seep into the juicy meat before being grilled on hot charcoals, making the food taste more sinful and succulent than ever. The cuisine is essentially from the regions of the Northern Frontier regions. Do try the chef's recommendation, the Raan Sikandari, which can be devoured at leisure. And a bonus to this feast, is the poolside seating arrangement, which is a unique experience in itself. The furniture is in earthy hues and the ambiance is very relaxing. With a seating capacity of ninety-six guests, the Royal Afghan is just right to avoid a crowded dining experience.
When coffee and art come together, it only means good times and great experiences. Art Blend Cafe invites patrons to enjoy just the same. This beautifully laid out cafe has a laid back vibe, ideal for those who look to escape the pace. Grab a cuppa and a hearty burger and curl up on one of their huge chairs with your book. Come along with your friends and play board games or let your conversations come alive. Artworks by popular local artists are exhibited at the cafe. The food and coffee is of course, top quality.
Situated within the grand ITC Windsor hotel, the Jolly Nabobs-Dumpukht restaurant offers a blend of the British and Awadhi (North Indian) cuisines. These dishes are prepared with great care by the chefs called Khansamahs (native house stewards or butlers in Anglo Indian language). Essentially a fine dining restaurant, this place is best suited for the lovers of haute cuisine. A favorite among patrons here is the kakori kebab prepared with minced mutton and served with slit chillis, fried onions and coriander chutney, So next time you feel the urge to indulge in some pre-independence food, you know exactly where to head.
The word 'tiffin' down south is used to refer to breakfast, and MTR or Mavalli Tiffin Rooms serves the best breakfast in the city. Well-known for their instant meals like Rava Idli or mixed spices like the evergreen Sambar or Rasam Powder, they essentially serve pure vegetarian cuisine from the Dakshina Kannada zone of Karnataka. Diners also dig into their divine Idli, Masala Dosa, Sambar and Chutney, all complete with a dollop of pure ghee (clarified butter). Piping hot coffee in typical tumblers, remind you of the days gone by. Seating provisions are available on both the ground and the first floor. All said, when in Begaluru do not miss Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, which is located very close to the Lalbagh Botanical Garden.
Nothing ever changes at the Airlines Hotel which is actually a restaurant; it's as if Time stood still and stubbornly resists any change. Right from the time of its inception, the food has remained as delicious and the attractive seating area too remains under the same trees. The waiters too are the same ones who were already there from the start with no changes in their uniforms either. The only thing that changes are obviously the people who visit. At this restaurant, one can enjoy a tall glass of chilled coffee along with steaming hot Masala Dosa. This joint is very close to the Bowring Institute on Madras Bank Road.
Another exquisite offering from the highly-rated Chancery Pavilion hotel, Ithaca is a rather popular restaurant offering a menu of Mediterranean delights. The menu, while dominated by Mediterranean specialties, also has options from cuisines around the world. There is also an extensive wine list featuring a good selection to accompany your meals. The brightly-lit dining area with its high ceilings and classic decor gives the space a subdued elegance. Additionally, the restaurant has a hugely popular Sunday brunch which offers live counters and pool-side dining.