If there is one thing Bangalore can assure you of, it is never to run out of new places to try. Here are 9 places to add to your list of new places to check out in the city.
The ever-popular 'Chef Abhijit Saha' strives to build the bridge between popular and haute-cuisine with this new venture. Fava Bistro marks the launch of the Bistronomy movement in India where restaurants offer very high-quality food in a smart casual environment.
Beer on Tap
At the Fava Bistro in Koramangala, enjoy the Mediterranean experience, take a seat in the outdoors and soak in the fresh, airy and bright ambience, while sipping Craft Beers from the tap and relishing Multigrain wood-fired Pizzas. Freshly sourced organic ingredients from local farmers and artisanal ingredients from their places of origin form an integral part of the Fava Bistro menu, encouraging sustainable and responsible dining patterns.fava
Perfect for a quick meal or a prompt business meet, it is both a gastronomic and sensory delight. Food is prepared at interactive counters and there is always some great grills, kinds of pasta that can be customized, a range of Indian and international dishes as well as salad counters that you will want to head to multiple times. Do take time out to look at the dessert counter before filling up on a meal, if you are partial to sweets. There is a lot on offer. Walk out to Alfresco for an open-air leisurely space that stands out for its unique feature of being surrounded by a trail of the all-day flowing water body that personifies the name, ‘The Creek’.
Address: The Den, ITPB Main Rd, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Upper Cut, Sheraton Grand Bengaluru, Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center
Upper Cut, set in an al-fresco ambience, is a grill establishment at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center. It specializes in premium steaks and fresh seafood. The restaurant introduces the lesser known, but more flavorful cuts to encourage the trend of the nose to tail eating, beyond just prime parts, thus engaging the palate on a truly delightful journey. Diners Guests can enjoy a specialized Craft and Boutique Beer to complement their meat cuts, sip on an experimental or classic cocktail. Wines from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Argentina are available by the glass and tasting sets will allow guests to sample a variety of wines throughout their meals.
Address: Prestige Shantiniketan, Hoodi, Whitefield Bangalore
The Bar Stock Exchange, MG Road
At the Bar Stock Exchange, it is happy hours pretty much all the time. All prices here begin at MRP – Old Monk at Rs. 17, Kingfisher at 65 per pint, Black & White whiskey at 87! With 11 outposts across Mumbai and Pune, the pub chain has a lot going for it on the food scene as well. What makes it all the more fun is that you can order via a specially developed app (Android and iOS) that lets you monitor prices and order in real time. Customers can compete with each other and the system to score the best prices on their choice of drinks
Address: 119, 119/2, 119/7, MG Road, Anil Kumble Circle, Bengaluru 560001
Set in the hub of JP Nagar, Flow – terrace bar & grill is a design den with a Mediterranean feel to it. This open-air bar and grill is ideal for a breezy evening or a late night dinner. Whether it is a boozy lunch with friends or a romantic dinner,
Flow is a place where one cocktail can quickly spiral into 4. The menu at Flow is a combination of local Indian food, Italian, Thai and Chinese delicacies. From local bar snacks like 'spicy Peanuts' to quintessential pub grub like 'Buffalo-style Chicken Wings', Flow offers a mix of continental along with a bit of native unconventional creations. Opt from a wide range of wood-fired pizzas, kinds of pasta and pan Asian delicacies. What better way to spend an evening than with an icy, fruity cocktail in hand? Along with the conventional Mai Tais and Mojitos, Flow offers an array of handcrafted cocktails.
Address: Eden Park7, 8 Doresani Palya, Near Kalyani Magnum, Opposite Oracle, 5th Phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore
Byg Brewski Brewing Company, Hennur
Byg Brewski Brewing Company launches Asia’s ‘Byggest’ brewpub on Hennur Road. Set in the backdrop of the mighty Nordic past, the venue boasts 65000 square feet of the finest entertainment to be had, reminiscent of the majesty that is the Vikings. Staying true to its theme, Byg Brewski offers 16 different types of homebrews (check for availability though). Bringing to life, the bygone era is 'Chef Sabyasachi Gorai', who created over 200 recipes for the live kitchens here, from cultures across the globe. From wood-fired Pizza to an in-house Rotisserie and Patisserie to a Spanish Charcoal over and menu, the food and drink here promises to be phenomenal.
Address: 22 & 125, Byrathi Village, Bidarahalli Hobli, Hennur, North Bangalore
Here is a space that is made like a fraternity house is Bangalore’s new address for good times from the Sly Granny family. Made for corporate mavericks and those looking for the alternative. Foxtrot is a space split between bohemian French quarters, balcony suites and an open-air garden. The menu is a global mix of small plates and some large options with a leaning towards some much forgotten hyper-local Indian creations and curated cocktails. This space also includes an urban well-being space Mimansa, with a café garden terrace and a playroom and wellbeing program to support your love and appreciation of a conscious lifestyle.
Address: #17, Service Rd, SBI Colony, Block 3, Koramangala, Bangalore
Chinita, opened its doors to the folks of South Bangalore with their second outlet located in Koramangala recently. Chinita, the Mexican restaurant serves up some great Mexican food. Chinita brings fresh, farm-to-table authentic Mexican dishes.
Mexican Grilled Corn
With appetizers like Mexican Grilled Corn made with cheese and chilli powder or the Corn & Green Pepper Quesadillas made with flour tortillas, stuffed with cheese. One can indulge in an array of mains, from the likes of braised Pork Tacos, pan seared Prawn Tostadas, roasted Zucchini & Corn Tostadas, grilled Beef Burritos to Chicken Mole.
They have extensive options for vegetarians as well. For those sweet cravings, one cannot miss the beloved Churros, Flan or the must-have
Chocolate Chilli Cake
Chocolate Cake with a chilli twist. With the growing trends of veganism and health-conscious diets, the restaurant has also started offering vegan versions of a significant number of dishes on their menu, which has seen a tremendous response.
Address: #25, 1st Floor, 5th Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala
XOOX (pronounced Zooks) is a “live craft brewing space” that is recently launched in Koramangala. Spread across 15,000 sq. ft over three floors some great craft beer styles and global cuisines are just waiting to be experienced. The brewery will offer 6 - 8 styles of craft beers soon. Till XOOX starts brewing, diners can choose from their Signature Cocktails as well as from their classics. With a focus on global cuisine, pick from nibblers, cold or hot plates to start off. There is Thai Lemon Beef, Wasabi Cream Rock Prawns with Togarashi dust, and a Dehydrated Dosa with tomato & coconut chutney from the Nibblers section. The cold plates come with everything from Burrata with Peppered Pomodoro Basil Ice Cream and Aubergine Caviar to a Seafood Salad and more.
Address: # 8, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 5th Block, Near HDFC Bank, Bangalore
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.