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The aroma of rich spices and piquant flavors welcome you at Khayal, which serves authentic North-Indian cuisine along with an impeccable service. A warm ambiance and princely decor is accentuated by arched ways, while exquisite lattice designs add another dimension to its plush interiors. Live music events are frequently organized where notes of melodious ghazals (Urdu poems) fill the already charged up atmosphere. Khayal also has a food festival called 'Karnal', which is eagerly awaited by the food loving connoisseurs of Bengaluru. This fine dining restaurant is situated within the palatial confines of the Chancery Hotel which is right opposite St. Mark's Cathedral on Lavelle Road.
Samarkand is one of the largest cities of Uzbekistan but here in Bengaluru, it is a restaurant which serves sumptuous North-West Frontier food. Popular among the locals, the interiors are defined by dim lighting, just like the places in the mountain terrains of North-west frontier. The tableware is all copper and the seating quite low with red and green back-rests for the chairs. With carpets and copper pots on the walls, this restaurant truly lives up to its portrayal of the rugged terrains. In fact, the staff too is dressed in the Afghan pathanis, all complete with turbans wrapped around their heads. The newspaper menu has a delectable array of many Afghan dishes. From the tasty Shorba to spicy Kebabs, they also serve the royal 'Dum Saffron Rice' and the fluffy 'Khurmee Naan.' The dainty meal can be ended the Afghan-way by devouring the 'Khubhani Ka Meetha' in dessert. So come prepared with a light tummy to feast on a royal spread at Samarkand.
Step in and an artistic wall adorned with paintings by locals artists, invites you the '64 House Full Of Flavours'bistro, situated near the Forum Mall. With live music as a regular feature, the local bands and DJs do their bit to keep regulars coming back for more than their cup of coffee. The decor is chic with white lamps throwing light onto the warm interiors, and there is a pretty sit-out on the terrace too with pristine white tables and chairs.The cuisine is essentially contemporary, but they also serve Asian dishes. The menu features themed lunches which change regularly, much to the delight of the very discerning food lovers who make their way here. Do not miss the delicious and flavorsome Cajun Spiced Prawns or the Chocolate Martini, which are highly recommended by regulars who consist of young professionals and business people from the IT sector in Koramangala, who chill out here after work. There are many events to look forward to here, and for the ladies they have their 'Ladies Night' too.