Who doesn’t love payday weekends? Besides finally having the time to relax and unwind, our replenished bank accounts elevate the joyous arrival of a much-awaited breather from work by allowing us to reward ourselves. So if you find yourself jonesing to make the best of this payday weekend consider this curation of some of the finest restaurants in Bengaluru your holy grail.
India’s new craft beer and vinyl bar in the heart of Bengaluru, Record Room definitely tops our list of 'must-visit' places in the city, and rightly so! A haven for music lovers, Record Room's vinyl bar allows guests to sift through their enormous collection of vinyl records and make their own playlists for the evening. This unique place is home to several craft beers on tap, including local favorites Toit and Geist, and introducing beers from Great State Aleworks. Besides all this jazz, they also curate an exceptional lineup of numerous artisanal cocktails and delectable small plates.
Must-haves: Geist Witty Wit Craft Beer, Twisted Negroni, Biryani Arancini, Rajma & Goan Sausage Croquettes, Pão De Queijo Waffle Ratatouille and Belgian Pork Belly.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
A blend of modern luxury, expansive yet intimate interiors, and impeccable service, Gatzby is a relatively new chic restaurant in Bengaluru that is gaining popularity for its exemplary global spread and artisanal cocktails that bring to mind the iconic jazz age, flapper dresses, and prohibition pours that were all the rage during the long gone Roaring Twenties. Spread across 28,000 square feet with multiple levels, cabanas, private rooms, and quiet nooks and crannies, this chic spot is definitely the one to add to your Payday weekend dining list!
Must-haves: Signature Lazulitini Cocktail, Rose Petal G&T, Cream Cheese & Water Chestnut Dumplings, California Maki, Pork Chops, Lamb Bolognese Pizza, Crispy chicken Burger, and Silken Tofu Cheesecake.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
The recent talk of the town, Inanna is named after the Sumerian Goddess of love and all things good, the place is far from hustle and bustle of the city and offers a premium indoor space lined with gold & green accents and murals that cover the walls, along with an outdoor space with Cabanas to give that easy-breezy feel.
Must-haves: 3 Textures of Chicken Tikka, Goan Chorizo Kulcha, Truffled Edamame Dim Sums, Puliogre Dusted Squid Rings and the Chilli Cheese & Corn Kulcha.
Cost for two: ₹1700
With a name like that, you have got to visit this place to take in all of its quirkiness. This place has a unique flip bar counter that is one of a kind in the country. It has super-quirky spots and is hands-down one of our favorites. is the super-eclectic private dining room with quirky, full-length portraits of Hitler, Napoleon, and the likes, adorning one side of the room. The terrace ambiance is also pretty special and Bengaluru's weather makes it even better.
Must-haves: Chicken Marseille Salad, Asparagus & Chestnut Bao, Patata Bravas, Dal Makhni Kulcha, and Margherita Pizza.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
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Cafe Noir is exactly the place you should head to if a laidback brunch with your gal pals is the main thing on your payday weekend agenda. Specializing in French Cuisine, the main objective of this unique restaurant is to promote the French art of living or as they say in French- "Art de Vivre", which basically entails the practice of enjoying the little pleasures of life like binging on a wide selection of gourmet grub. With its exemplary hospitality, Café Noir offers an unmatchable bistro vibe the likes of which you only find dotting the pretty bylanes of picturesque French cities.
Must-haves: Duck Confit, Parisnice Sandwich, Quiche De Bresse, and Cafe Frappe.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
Another fairly new entrant to Indiranagar, the plush interiors of Bhola and Blonde are beautiful and opulent. The gorgeous interiors of this stellar space are a depiction of the exotic east with heritage Indian design elements and peacock motifs all over. It is almost like a scene out of a painting with peacock blue tones, muted greens, ethnic bird cages & old-world tungsten lamps. Definitely a winner when it comes to extraordinary dining places worth visiting with the fam on weekends.
Must-haves: Green Pao Bhaji Bunny Chao, Spinach & Cottage Cheese Roulade, Pav Bhaji with A Green Twist, Malpua with Rabdi Panna Cotta.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
The dine-in experience at Nevermind starts as soon as you cross the threshold of the entrance. You are immediately transported into a dreamy scene complete with a beautiful open bar set up shrouded in greenery and cozy, secluded spots all around the place. Our suggestion- visit this gorgeous spot with bae and you are guaranteed to score major brownie points!
Must-haves: Som Tam Salad, Exotic Mushroom & Chicken with Cashewnuts, Butter Garlic Prawns, Pork & Napa Cabbage Dumplings, Thai Curry, and Nasi Goreng.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
The Pump House is a space that brings together food, beer and the craft beer culture that so thrives in the vibrant city of Bengaluru. The beers are good, and the food ranges from bar snacks to comfort eats, all carefully designed and beautifully presented. This isn’t a place you’re going to go home hungry from! Multi-storied with different mood seating and an almost infinite ceiling across the floors, this place is your best bet to enjoy an eventful weekend with your buds.
Must-haves: Hunan Style Black Pepper Paneer, Truffle Fries, Crumbed Onion Rings, Pulled Chicken Nachos, Madras Curry Lamb, Murgh Malai Tikka, Mezze Platter, and Belgian Chocolate Nutty Mousse.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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