Bangalore being the IT hub and one of the most populated cities in India, you can spot people form all over India and also from other countries living here. From temples and hill stations to waterfalls and forts, there are many places to visit around Bangalore which makes it a loved destination for tourists. Cultural diversity also means Bangalore is home to a huge variety of foods! From small cozy hotels serving yummy masala dosas to posh resto-bars serving international cuisine, Bangalore has them all. So here is a list of some of the best places to eat when in Bangalore.
1. The Druid Garden, Sahakar Nagar
With its cool roof-top arrangements and good music playing in the background, The Druid Garden is a great choice for those seeking not just good food, but the perfect ambience. Located at Sahakar Nagar, The Druid Garden is a brewery that serves a good variety of International cuisine along with tasty Indian dishes. Neer dosa to Malabar Chicken Curry to the Thai Kra Pao Rice – they serve some of the most delicious food we eaten in Bangalore. They also have a big list of beers which they produce along with all the other drinks you can think of. Dimmed lights and the greenery add to the beauty of this restaurant.
The Druid Garden
40/1 Century Corbel – Commercial, Sahakara Nagar Main Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560092
2. New Krishna Bhavan, Malleshwaram
Get ready to taste the best South Indian food in Bangalore, because this small restaurant serves the best of them! Located just opposite to the Mantri Mall at Malleshwaram, this place is crowded at all times. There are always people waiting for a seat and this says a lot about the place. Apart from masala dosa and coffee, puri bhajji, vada, ghee roast and idlis are the local favorites.
New Krishna Bhavan, Malleshwaram
Opposite Sampige theater, Sampige Road, 33/39, S End Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560020
3. Two Friends Cauldron, JP Nagar
Two Friends Cauldron is just the place for all Harry Potter fans. With a menu that looks like the Marauder’s Map and a cozy setting, this Harry Potter themed restaurant is a unique place to visit when in Bangalore. They serve a variety of Harry Potter inspired foods like the Butterbeer and the chocolate frogs and it is an absolute treat for the lovers of the Golden Trio!
Two Friends Cauldron, JP Nagar
39, Disha, 15th Cross Road, 4th Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078
4. Thalassery Cafe, New BEL Road
If you wish to enjoy the traditional snacks from God’s own Country, the Thalassery Cafe is the place to be. Thalassery is a place in Kannur known for its vibrant food culture and thus a visit to Thalassery Cafe is a great for those seeking to explore Kerala style food. They serve some of Kerala’s most famous snacks like the parippuvada, pazham pori, unnakkai, bonda, chatti pathal and ulli vada along with tea and coffee. With wooden benches arranged against walls to give the place the traditional Kerala tea stall (chaya kada) vibes. The Thalassery Cafe is a good place to visit during your evening tea time.
Thalassery Cafe, New BEL Road
Mathikere, 409, New BEL Rd, M S R Nagar, R.M.V. 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560054
5. Meghana Foods
One of the most famous places to eat your Biriyani, Meghana Foods have outlets at different places in Bangalore. It is said that once you try out a Meghana’s Biriyani, you wont settle for any other. And they are also popular for serving such a huge plate of Biriyani that for the price of one, three can eat!
Above Sony Centre, Opposite Park Plaza, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Bangalore, India
6. Blyton’s, Sahakar Nagar
With a quirky setting, Blyton’s is a great place to grab a drink at. This resto-bar is located in Sahakar Nagar, just beside Barley and Grapes, which is another resto-bar. Women are at advantage here since you get a drink free when you order one! With a good choice of drinks and a fairly good menu, Blyton’s is worth the visit. They have some amazing snacks and pizzas to choose from and a great ambience which makes it a great place to dine out at while at Bangalore.
Blyton’s, Sahakar Nagar
184, Sahakara Nagar Main Road, Bangalore, India 560092
7. RaRa Avis Restaurant, Sahakar Nagar
Located in Sahakar Nagar, the RaRa Avis is another great place to explore South Indian food. They have an a wonderful variety of Kerala style dishes out of which the ‘Pothy Chicken’ is one must try item. Their spinach cheese rolls and grilled fish are also some amazing dishes to try out. They have a great ambience and is a good place to take your guests out for dinner.
RaRa Avis Restaurant, Sahakar Nagar
60 Feet Road, Rod, 7, G block, mcechs layout, Sahakar Nagar, Bangalore, India 560092
8. Gilly’s Restobar, New BEL Road
The Gilly’s Restobar is one of the most loved restaurants in Bangalore. A popular hangout spot, Gilly’s Restobar is also not just about the food and drinks, but also the music and the ambience. They serve a good variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian snacks along with delicious cocktails, beers and other drinks.
Gilly’s Restobar, New BEL Road
1, Shree Prem Prasad complex, New BEL road, Devasandra Layout, Bangalore, India 560003
9. Eat Raja, Malleshwaram
Known as Bangalore’s first zero waste juice bar, Eat Raja is a unique place to get some fresh juice. The best part is that there are no glasses or straws! If your order watermelon juice, you get the juice in the fruit shell! And you get refills till your share of the juice is done! This goes for all the juice varieties there – cucumber, dragon fruit and musk melon to name a few. The rinds are fed to cattle later on, so over all, this is a great place to visit in Bangalore!
Eat Raja, Malleshwaram
No. 321/2, Sampige Road, 14th cross, Next to Saibaba temple, Malleshwaram Bangalore, India 560003
10. Khandani Rajdhani, Orion Mall
Bringing you cuisines from Gujarat and Rajasthan, Khandani Rajdhani serves you a feast of a lifetime! The food is served as a huge ‘thali’ in the biggest plate you would ever see. Then comes the starters of different kinds of pakods, the main course of a variety of rotis, sabjis and rice and desserts, along with a glass of lassi. This a great place for all lovers of North Indian vegetarian food.
This is only a small list of some of the best places to eat in Bangalore, since there many more unique places to explore here. This makes Bangalore a true paradise for lovers of food, adventure and nightlife.
Khandani Rajdhani, Orion Mall
No.26/1, Level – 2, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, Dr Rajkumar Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055
I am Athul Menon from Our Backpack Tales. Our Backpack Tales is a budget travel blog focusing on how to travel light and in a small budget. I run this blog with my wife Neethu and we love to explore off beat destinations around the world. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.