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Best Restaurants in the City


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Best Restaurants in the City

 

Being a typical Bangalore girl, this city will always be considered a food haven for me. There has not been a single day it has left me disappointed. I love exploring various parts of the city, checking out all the buzzing places. I will travel for my food.

 

After moving to Mumbai, I have realised the value of Bangalore restaurants and definitely do miss them a lot. Bangalore’s culinary scene is booming and everywhere you go you will find new places to dine at. Here are a few that have always been close to my heart.

 

Plan B, Ashok Nagar

Walk into this American themed pub with a couple of friends and you are sure to walk out with a few more. It is the kind of place you would like to unwind after a really long day at work, relaxing with a pint of beer and listening to all the rock hits in the background.  When it comes to food, they have a huge selection of offerings to choose from but when you think of Plan B, only one thing can come to your mind and that is their Chicken Wings. They are to die for and come in different spice levels as per your requirements. My all time favourite would be the Chicken Wings in ABS sauce that takes your taste buds to a whole different level. The kicks you get from those spices leaves you sweating profusely.

 

Another must try is The Notorious PIG. If you’re a porkaholic like me, you will really enjoy it. It’s got the best of everything!

 

Hotel Imperial, Residency Road

Looking at this place from the outside, it’s not very inviting and you wouldn’t want to step in but don’t walk away as you will regret it for the rest of your life. Fondly known as Impees, it’s been around for donkey’s years now and has still kept up to its standards. It’s always packed with people and serves rich and oily food only meant for true foodies who don’t have to call their gym trainers the next morning. The flavours and spices you get from almost every dish is impeccable.

 

Nothing beats their Pepper Bheja Fry which melts in your mouth and their signature Imperial Chicken Kebabs is simply delightful. One must also try the Coin Parathas and Dal Fry. You are in paradise!

 

Millers 46, Millers Road

Old is gold. Just because there are so many new places opening every day, we should not forget these legendary hangouts that have given us so many good memories and this is one such place that I can keep coming back to. It’s got the whole Wild-West theme going on and the waiters that are dressed up as cowboys, add to the wonderful ambiance.

 

No doubt! You get the best steaks and sizzlers here. If you’re on a paleo diet, you will go insane! They serve huge portions and the meats are cooked to perfection. My all-time favourite has been the Chateaubriand Big Mama that comes with a lovely rosemary jus and if you’ve got a big appetite then go for The Miller’s Mixed Grill. But however big an eater you think you are, it’s impossible to finish that dish.

 

Mangalore Pearl, Frazer Town

Being away from the sea, there is always that craving for coastal food and this place is sure to satisfy it. It’s not the most posh place in town but you are sure to indulge in some great, soulful Mangalorean delicacies. Even though my mum is from that region, I always find myself here and never get tired of the food. It’s a very homely place and that is clearly brought out in the kind of food they serve. The thin Neer Dosas that go so well with the rich coconut-based Chicken Rice Curry has always been my favourite pick. Even the seafood choices are fresh and delicious. Another dish you cannot miss out on is the Pork Bafat that bursts with great flavours!

 

Riya Patel is a food blogger at www.yummyinsidemytummy.wordpress.com and currently a media student. She loves eating out and experimenting in the kitchen as well.




3 thoughts on “Best Restaurants in the City

  1. Barely a stone’s throw from our home, would you believe it, I’ve never been to Impees!!! My loss entirely. Hope to on my next trip. Don’t wish to die in shame!!

    Keep up the good work, Riya! You are doing just great!

    1. Sorry for the extremely late reply! Wow. That is a pity but you’ve got to go there on your next trip. It’s still the same :)

      And thank you so much! It’s all the encouragement I get from my readers like you that keeps me going :)

  2. I would agree with four out of your five choices because I have been to all of them, Riya, except the first. I thought the Notorious PIG was only to be had at Monkey Bar and Church StreetSocial, but if you say that it was also to be had at this Plan B in Ashok Nagar, maybe I will give it a try sometime, but do tell exactly where it is to be found.
    PS : Since you are now in Mumbai, some places worth checking out where you can get a good meal for a decent price are
    Britannia near Old Customs House for the speciality Berry Pulao and Dhansak with brown rice
    Sassanian near Metro Cinema (another unpretentious place) for scrumptious chicken and mutton patties
    Jaihind at two locations (the original at Lower Parel, the second with bar attached close to Dadar railway station on the west side) for outstanding seafood
    Highway Gomantak at Kalanagar, Bandra (East) for delicious Malwani food
    Sneha on LJ Road, Mahim (another no-frills place) for Kerala food
    New Martin’s near the old Strand Cinema in Colaba (one more basicplace) for Mangalorean dishes
    Shalimar at Bhendi Bazar for tandoori raan masala biryani
    Delhi Darbar at either Grant Road (no frills here too) or the more upmarket establishment opposite Regal cinema at the beginning of Colaba Causeway for their murg masalam (They also have takeaway branches called Jaffar Bhai at Metro & at Mahim on LJ Road)
    Kamling near Churchgate Railway Station for genuine Chinese food
    There are many more, too numerous to be listed here, that I had discovered during the 21 years that I had spent in Mumbai before relocating to Namma Bengaluru in June 2012(which has changed for the worse since I was last here during the 70s and early 80s), but I will leave you to discover them on your own. Good eating!

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