If there is one thing that Bengaluru continues to remain famous for, it is the lovely weather. And, the fact that our winters are getting chillier may be just the things love bugs are looking for. If you are looking for a romantic time out and want to make the best of Bangalore’s weather, then these 10 rooftop restaurants are just what you are looking for.
Ebony, Barton Centre, Central Bengaluru
Among the older “posh” restaurants of Bangalore that offers you a spectacular view of the city. Get there in time to watch the sunset and you could not have asked for a more romantic set up. The food here is as good as has always been. The Ambur Paya Shorba will warm you both up on a cold night. The Khumn Tikka Rasmonak, with paneer stuffed mushroom in a chutney marinade, are nice choices. Share some of the spicy The Devil and Some Cheese – French fries tossed in an Anglo Indian Sauce. A dish that will impress is the Jhopdi’s Murgh Pakhtooni – stuffed chicken wings. The Kakori and the Balti Murgh are lovely too. Do try the British Sticky Toffee Pudding and the Tender Coconut Souffle.
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Blue Terrain, Novotel Bengaluru Techpark
Set on the rooftop of the Novotel, with the pool being at the centre of all the seating arrangement, the beauty of the space is how much of privacy it can give.
Blue Cheese and Jalapeno Martini
The cocktails are quite good here and I would suggest going slow on your night out here. Create a Tapas platter of your own to share – the likes of tomato and cheese tarts, marinated olives with feta or squid rings with a lemon coriander dip.
Pan Seared Foie Gras with Black Truffle Mash
Rock Lobster with Jacket Potatoes
Choose from their wide range of kebabs or do give their range of international meat dishes, like the German Style Smoked Pork Sausage, the BBQ Fruit and Vegetable Skewers, the Cajun Prawn Skewers are more.
High Ultra Lounge, Malleshwaram, West Bengaluru
If you are looking for the highest place in the city to dine right now, it is at High Ultra Lounge atop the World Trade Center. In fact, if the outdoor seating does not cut it for you, you can check with them on hiring the helipad for date night. What could be better than sharing a meal with your partner with a view from the highest spot in town? Some great choices would be the Chilli Tenderloin with Oyster Sauce, the Lamb Prik Thai, The Bok Choy and Mushroom dumpling, the Prawn Hargau and definitely from their selection of sushi. The Banoffee Pie is what you should end with.
The Tao Terraces Restaurant, 1MG Road Mall, MG Road
Skip the main restaurant and head to the terrace where you get a clear view of the sky and a lovely space to spend time with your partner. The food selection is Asian and the kitchen does a great job of it. The Salmon Sushi, the XO Seafood Dumpling, Pork Gyoza and the Three Mushrooms, Leeks, Water Chestnuts, Lotus Stem Dumpling are nice choices. The sauteed Prawn with Lemongrass, fresh Basil and Chilli Vegetables, the Teriyaki Chicken with Sauteed Broccoli, the Hawker Style Chicken with Young Ginger and Star Anise. The Thai Curries in Red, Yellow and Green are good bets too. There is a range of rice and noodles to pair this with. For desserts, the Jaggery Pancake with Honey and Coconut is good.
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Om Made Cafe, Koramangala, South Bengaluru
In the middle of bustling Koramangala is Om Made Cafe that sees a dedicated crowd for its outdoor setting. That makes a perfect choice for a romantic evening out. The café styled menu has everything you need, especially if you are looking at sharing some nibbles all through your time together. The savoury Crepes with a range of toppings – ham, bacon, onion confit, béchamel sauce, tomato concasse are nice choices. Talk over a great salad – the Praia, with Italian Cheese and Watermelon, is nice as is the Mowgly – Tamarind Marinated Chicken Salad. There are also some lovely grills, pastas and risottos to choose from. Among the desserts, French Crepes and Waffles with Lemon Honey, Om Made Jam or Fruit Compote are lovely.
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The Terrace at Gilly’s, Koramangala, South Bengaluru
You could start your evening by catching a show at Fandom, a part of the Gilly’s set up, and a floor below. Or you could simply head for the terrace with your partner. Gilly’s has recently started brewing and so you have 4 to choose from- Chelsea Wit, London Lager, Granny Smith’s Apple Cider & SOHO Triple. There is a range of dishes to choose from and assuredly you and your partner will find the perfect mix of dishes to order.
Alchemy, The Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road
This terrace brewery has tied up with Australian brand Cavalier and is set atop Chancery Pavilion, that gives lovebirds an open air and a well-ensconced space to settle down in. Of the beers, do try to give the seasonal beer on tap a try, they come up with some really good ones.
Great dish choices would be the likes of Quinoa Beet Chop Wild Mushroom Galaouti, Aachari Hummus with Soya Mince, Five Cheese Kofta in Smoked Makhni, Konkan Fish Fillet with Quinoa Chittranna and a Lemongrass Moilee. And for dessert, definitely, do the Gondhoraj Lemon Mousse.
Spice Terrace, JW Marriott, Bengaluru, West Bengaluru
There are 2 spaces at the Spice Terrace for you to choose from. The lovely area around the pool as well as the Lounge which has a dedicated menu to space. Associated with the St Martin’s brewery, the craft beers here are great to try.
For your meal, there is something for every kind of palate - Chicken 65, Chiang Mai Chicken, Crunchy Mushrooms and the Togarashi Edamame.
Gooler Kebab made with green plantain, seasonal vegetables and roasted cumin with coriander root is definitely one to try. Besides this comprehensive new menu, the massive regular menu of the Spice Terrace is also available for you to choose from.
Kaze, Lavelle Road, Central Bengaluru
Here is a restaurant that has had a good buzz around it from day 1. A lovely terrace space and so you have the ambience nailed in one go.
Now coming to the food, the “Express Lunch” at Kazé introduces a delectable choice of set course meals.
Starting at INR 595 (plus taxes) for a 2-course meal, the specially curated menu from Monday to Saturday.
You can enjoy your meal in the beautiful seating area at Kaze soaking up the breathtaking view of the Bangalore’s skyline. Whether it is a get together with friends or family, a corporate meeting, treat yourself to a delectable choice of courses at Kazé.
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Ruth Dsouza Prabhu has been a media professional for 18 years now, across multiple platforms. As a passionate F&B writer, she has interacted personally with internationally renowned names such as Marco Pierre White, Janice Wong, Chef Vivek Singh, Chef Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, the late Tarla Dalal and many others for her stories. A highlight has been personal interviews with all three of the celebrity judges on Masterchef Australia. She is on several jury panels of food and beverage awards, is sought after for opinions in the field by publications and has her work published in well-known names such as The Hindu, Firstpost, HuffPost India, Condé Nast Traveller, NatGeo Traveller among many others.