There is no dearth of options when it comes to eating out in Bangalore. There is something for every palate and every budget. These 9 popular restaurants in Bangalore have a brand new menu to boast of, and, you simply must go and try them out soon.
Alchemy, The Chancery Pavilion, Bengaluru
Alchemy always has some good beer on taps, particularly their seasonal ones. Celebrity Chef Hari Nayak has created the menu here and this time there are quite a few interesting new dishes that he has brought on.
Start with the Duck Samosas, move on the Fish Tikka with Kaffir Lime and served with a Kasundhi dip.
For the mains, the Chicken Chettiar that is roasted in a Banana leaf, with stone flower sauce and turmeric string hoppers is excellent. The Coorgi Pork Belly, served on a carrot uttapam with a granny smith slaw is a lovely balance of flavours. And if you like coconut, do not miss out on trying the Nuts About Coconut. It comes with multiple textures and is coconutty all through.
Qafila at Kava, Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Outer Ring Road
The all-new dinner menu Qafila at Kava draws inspiration from the rich legacy of Indian cuisine. The dishes encompass creations from the royal khansamas to the simple delights of the old-walled city streets across the country.
Kartla Sukka (Bitter Gourd, Chili Powder)
Some of the signature dishes to try on this new menu include Badenjaan, the Kava Dal, Shahi Nalli Nihari (refer cover image), Bharwan Tandoori Aloo, Murgh Makhani and the Kesari Rajbhog amongst others. The beverage menu has been created to complement the dishes being served and you can make a choice from drink such as the Zaffran Sour that has saffron syrup, the Jal-Jeera G&T, and the Paan Pasand which has a generous infusion of paan syrup in it.
Gulab Ki Thandi Kheer
End your meal with a Mithai Royale that has Shahi Tukda, Rajbhog and Makhan Phirni. You could also give the indulgent Makhan Phirni a try.
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Alto Vino, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield
That Alto Vino is an ode to good Italian food in the city is a known fact. They have recently launched a new menu and offer a range of delicacies.
Mini Tarts with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms & Truffle Essence
White Seafood Risotto
Make a plan to head on over and try some of their signature dishes such as, Mini Tarts with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms & Truffle Essence, Beetroot Gnocchi with Sweet Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce and Toasted Walnut, Cocoa Ravioli Stuffed with Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, Butternut Squash and a Jus reduction, New Zealand Lamb Shank Braised on Fire with a choice of Risotto or Mashed Potato, amongst others. Make sure to leave room for some decadent dessert selection which includes, a soft-centred, warm Chocolate Hazelnut Flan with Raspberry Sorbet, Mandarin Crème Brulée with Pine Nut Biscuit and Tiramisu. The beverage menu offers a number of good drinks to go with your food.
Yauatcha, 1MG Road Mall, MG Road
Yauatcha has always been a go-to place when it comes to quality dim sums. They have a fabulous new menu and there are a few on there that I would be willing to travel for. Try the Vegetables wrapped in Chinese Cabbage with Szechuan Sauce, transparent little parcel placed in a lovely, spicy sauce that hit the right notes.
The Chicken and Basil dumplings are an example in simple yet delicious. The Kale Dumpling is definitely one to travel for. It has been constructed so well and the flavours are absolutely lovely.
Another brilliant one is the Edamame and Truffle Dumpling – this one, a bottle of wine and you are sorted.
And, do not forget to wrap up with one of their classic desserts, the Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse.
Brew and Barbeque, Soul Space Arena Mall, Marathahalli
If there is one thing Brew & Barbeque are always sure of, it is that they constantly evolve. That is why you have its new menu to sample.
The highlight of the drink menu is the signature cocktail section crafted by Karthik and Bala, two world-class mixologists.
Try the Endless Summer - gin, grapefruit & blood orange shrub, citrus & dill or the Acidulated Penicillin - MaQintosh silver edition, penicillin shrub, Islay whisky spray or even the Soho Beach Bum - white rum, orgeat, cherry, blue Curacao, tropical and lime juice. These are just a few of the duo’s signatures.
The food menu boasts of creations by renowned Chef Nuthan from a variety of cuisines.
Choose from Chile Con Queso - homemade tortilla chips served with a chilli cheese sauce, Thala Hua Chicken - Hyderabadi fried chicken on hot sizzlers, Pork Bulgogi Pizza - pizza topped with Korean pork bulgogi and cheese to Burmese Khao Suey - spicy curry on rice noodles and delectable twisted desserts like Paan Rasmalai. And, of course, you have some signature brews to choose from.
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Mimansa @ Foxtrot, Koramangala, South Bengaluru
Set in Koramangala, Mimansa has always been about healthy eating. And, towards this end is the launch of their new menu.
Take your pick from their healthy quick bites and all-day breakfast items such as – Downtown Sweet Potato, Apple Crunch Smoothie Bowl, Artisanal Cheese and Cracker Platter, Avocado Toast and Free Range Egg Frittatas - to name a few. For those with a sweet tooth, you have desserts such as Almond and Amaranth Cake, Chocolate Almond Brownie and Vegan Chocolate Truffle Cake and an Indian classic with an organic twist - the Carrot Halwa. Also, try popular dishes inspired by global cuisines such as Kosambari Salad, Quinoa Salad, Barley Risotto, a choice of open-faced sandwiches such as the Ratatouille and Tofu Burji.
And, their thin crust Pizzas made of a home-made and gluten-free mix of organic amaranth and millet flour are absolute winners.
The Bengaluru Brasserie, Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
The multi-cuisine new menu, curated by Head Chef Manish Uniyal, focuses on classic plates with a modern interpretation here.
Take a look at the ‘Native Inspired Plates’ section which features dishes like the healthy Millet Wrap, Kodava Fish Curry served with Red Rice, Kori Gassi or the Mangalorean Chicken Curry served with Set Dosa, and the very popular Bisi Bele Bath and Pandi Curry. International classics include unique dishes from across the continent like the Hainanese Chicken Rice from Singapore, the Thai Kaeng Karee and the popular Nasi Goreng from Indonesia. The ‘Indian Affair’ section features old acquaintances like the Dum Biryani, Mutton Roganjosh and Dal Makhani. The menu also has a separate segment dedicated to healthy eating. The special wellness section has an array of dishes that are low in calories and tailored to suit varied palates.
There are a variety of salads made from native and holistically grown produce, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and shakes rich in antioxidants that boost the body, mind and spirit. Comfort food like the Sorghum Khichdi and dishes like the Broiled Chicken with Olives and Pan-Seared Barramundi are available on this new menu.
The Reservoire, Koramangala, South Bengaluru
While The Reservoire has a great menu, to begin with, it is the desserts section here that has undergone a revamp.
Jack Daniel's Chocolate Cake
Poached Pear in Wine Sauce
Check out the Jack Daniel's Chocolate Cake, Kahlua Fudge Cake, Tequila Spiked Apple Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Brandy Sauce, Rumchata Cheesecake and much more.
Indian Durbar, Conrad Bengaluru
Chef Akhilesh and Chef Iftiyaq have curated the special menu that brings delicacies from various Indian empires under one roof. The new menu includes authentic delicacies from the Awadh Empire, Rajputana Empire, Sailana Empire, Peshwa Empire, Kashmiri Empire, Patiyala Empire, Hydrabadi Empire and Gupta Empire. Top picks from the menu are Chukandar Aur Kele Ka Gular - a dum cooked beetroot and raw banana stuffed with spicy cheese; Buzith Chaman - A Kashmiri traditional aromatic and spiced cottage cheese, Purvanchal Ka Saag - Indian organic greens tempered with red chilli, cumin and garlic, and definitely do try the Khum Ki Galouti - lentil cooked on griddle served on Ulta Tawa Paratha, and do not miss the Nalli Nihari.
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.