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Located in Hotel President in Jayanagar, this family restaurant is quite literally like the inside of a cave from the stone age. Step out of the lift and all you will see is illuminating the way are some lanterns. The starters, though extensive, are nothing much to speak of and you may as well dig straight into the meat and seafood platters. They are big enough for a group of 4 and do fair justice to your appetite. They also pair well with the beers served here. Stick to the beers and familiar cocktails; the experiments here are not always successful. End your meal on the 'Qubani ka Meetha' and you will go home happy. There may be a man in a tribal outfit, spear, feathers, et al to welcome you. If you have little children who get scared easily, you need to be careful. The restaurant can get quite packed on weekends and so reservations are a good idea.
Conceptual dining has become the next best thing when you are tired of the usual classic spaces with no imagination whatsoever. To revive your interest and give you something to look forward to, themed dining spaces are introduced to bring back innovation and originality to the culinary scene. Fine dining restaurants working around a certain attractive theme becomes the receiving end of constant Instagram tags and raving reviews. If you are a fan of such sort of dining then definitely try out Bengaluru’s answer to primitive life with ‘Gufha’. This highly sought after family-style dining destination is attractive to all, gourmets, bloggers, Insta-addicts and even families with kids. A never-ending frenzy of photos capturing the restaurant’s striking décor keeps the shutterbugs happy. Address to finding Gufha is The President Hotel, Jayanagar, Bengaluru.
Matching its primitive frontier vibe, Gufha prepares a menu focusing on the cuisines of North India and North West Frontier region. Afghani and Peshawari touch to the menu hooks the foodies immediately. To enjoy your meal even more, take advantage of Gufha’s impressive bar selection, which stocks on every kind of liquor known to man. Non-drinkers can quench their thirst with Gufha’s refreshing mocktails. Open the menu through the appetizers and start digging into dishes like, chuntnywalli phool, ruzwali kabab, taea mirch paneer, pahadi kebab, ande ka tikka, tillwale-e-khumb, gosht shahjahani, smunder ke lehare, laccha paneer jaali and tawa methi jhinga. Save some space for the main course. Their curry selection features, gosht banjara, hara Makai ki subzi, murgh Patiala, achari paneer tikka masala, laal maas, matka murgh, khumb peshawari and murgh tawa kurchan.
Opt for a cheese stuffed naan or hara biryani to polish off the curries. Coddle your sweet tooth with Gufha’s toothsome dessert range. The chef offers, khubani ka meetha, halwa aghani, litchi-rabdi and baklava. The restaurant gets packed on weekends, book a table ahead. Gufha’s main reason for success lies in its eye-catching décor, which is fashioned after a cave. As you step off the lift, you will meet a man dressed in frontier attire complete with spear and feathers. Move inside and you will notice a spacious cave-like room with drooping muddy rough walls, tribal statues, lanterns, tiki torches, spider webs etc. They have taken a lot of pain with the décor and that shows. Dim lighting further accentuates the cave feel. Gufha doesn’t cost too much and lets you have a luxurious time without burning a hole in your pocket.