After months of being under lockdown, many restaurants in Bengaluru are gearing up to reopen their doors by embracing the ‘new normal’. They have started putting in place systems precautions in accordance with the safety advisories issued by the Government. While proper hygiene and social distancing are among the top priorities to be taken into consideration in setting up seating infrastructure, some eateries are going an extra mile and installing transparent partitions between tables to completely avoid physical contact between separate parties of guests. All restaurants are allowing only two diners per table and are functioning at 50% capacity. Some precautionary measures that are followed to the ‘T’ by all food establishments include availability of sanitizers at the entrance as well as tables, proper markers for social distancing, and thermal screening.
When it comes to food and serving, more and more restaurants are serving food in disposables to avoid reuse of utensils. Entire working staff is mandated to wear hand gloves and undergo regular temperature checks throughout the day.
To further strengthen the safety of people, EazyDiner via its new initiative EazySafe+ Dining has implemented its own set of comprehensive safety regulations on partner restaurants, key highlights of which include:
• Transparent display of sanitation and hygiene policies to the customer
• E-menu on the EazyDiner app to ensure minimal contact and digital bill payments for quicker check-out.
• Real-time safety and hygiene rating of restaurants.
• Broadcasted of live kitchen feed.
• Immediate action on any gaps based on customer feedbacks leading to a 360-degree improvement cycle.
• Raw material supply chain sanitization.
• Regular restaurant team temperature checks, along with deployment of necessary hygiene practices including compulsory usage of gloves and masks at all times.
• Compulsory sanitization of every table, tableware, cutlery before and after guest use.
So, in our quest to take care of all your safety qualms, here’s a list of the safest EazySafe+ certified eateries in Bengaluru that you can visit or order delivery and takeaway from.
Some of the best dim sums in the city can be found here at Yauatcha. The chef is known to serve excellent authentic Chinese with a special focus on modern Cantonese cuisine. Their dim sum selection is staggering, so make sure to indulge yourself. Get a pot of gourmet Chinese tea or an Asian-inspired cocktail to wash down the meal. Their flavors are complex and fill your mouth with an explosion of tastes. Variety is so fantastic that one trip will not be enough for Yauatcha.
Must Haves: Vegetable Crystal Dumpling, Truffle Edamame Dumplings, and Stir-fried Lotus Root.
Cost for two: ₹ 2200
Decorated in blues, whites, and bright pops of color, Via Milano is a beautiful Italian restaurant. Whether you are out for lunch or dinner, the atmosphere, service, and food make this a perfect choice. Located at the entrance of the Gran Carmen residential complex, full-length windows provide a serene view of the swimming pool to diners. In terms of what to order, you will find yourself spoilt for choice, with an array of delectable salads, appetizers, pasta, pizzas, and mains, not to mention desserts on offer.
Must Haves: Assorted Bruschetta, Rustica and Funghi Al Proscuitto Pizza, and Mango Panna Cotta.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Along with housing some great craft beers, This microbrewery is the classic example of good gastronomy. Their grand selection of food and extensive menu is enough to pacify every foodie's cravings. From an eclectic curation of appetizers to delicious fuller meals, The Bier Library is the perfect answer to your weekend food qualms.
Must Haves: Loaded Nachos, Chili Garlic Prawns, and Fudgy Oreo Brownie.
Cost for two: Rs 1500
The Biere Club is all about having a good time. They are prominent for their craft beers and a sophisticated menu that allows the diner bask in the immense variety of delicious grub on offer. Give your buzz a new height by sampling a couple of scrumptious desserts made by the chef. While the bacon-wrapped sausages and the prawn popcorn are highly recommended, you might even want to take a look at their lip-smacking pizzas.
Must Haves: Kasoori Paneer Tikka, Mini Fish & Chip Cones, and Cherry Crème Brulee.
Cost for two: Rs 1600
If you appreciate beautiful little cafes with nicely adorned interiors, you will certainly love this one. This pure-veg eatery specializes in Modern Indian, Pan-Asian and Continental cuisine. The interiors are chic and charming. The seating area is huge and spread across various sections. The entire cafe is dotted with green plants that impart a vibrant vibe to it.
Must Haves: Broccoli Saag, Daal Maharani Khaas, Red Velvet Cheese Balls, and BBQ Kachori.
Cost for two: Rs 800
This casual dining eatery has a lovely ambiance with elegant and spacious interiors as the place is mostly adorned with wooden furniture and beautiful lighting. Also, the place is huge with a comfortable seating area. Rasta specializes in different types of Indian and Continental delicacies.
Must Haves: Crispy Corn Bhel, Thai Spiced Chicken Tikka, Chargrilled Vegetable Pizza, and Nutella Cheesecake.
Cost for two: Rs 800
When we talk about restaurants with plush ambiance and gourmet food its hard to not think about JW Marriott. This iconic hotel is known for housing great restaurants and that's why it JW kitchen is so popular amongst the locals. At JW Kitchen you are guaranteed to have a lovely evening basking in luxury and elegance. The diners enjoy a generously vast global menu entailing North Indian, Continental and Italian cuisines. Other good examples of great restaurants housed under JW Marriott are Merak Lounge and Spice Terrace that are every bit as loved by the people of Bengaluru like JW Kitchen and definitely worth visiting.
Must Haves: Murgh Malai Kebab, Roasted Tomato Soup, and Teriyaki Chicken Leek Skewers
Cost for two: Rs 2200
Fava -The Mediterranean is a fantastic restaurant and bar with the backdrop of the picturesque surroundings of lush green historic Cubbon Park and resplendent fountain area. You can experience the exotic Mediterranean, Italian, Lebanese, Greek, Moroccan and Turkish cuisine in this premium restaurant and the service is also impeccable.
Must Haves: Chilled Tomato Gazpacho, Greek Style Vegetable Moussaka, and Caramel-Chocolate Flan.
Cost for two: Rs 1600
The first thing you do after waltzing into Brewklyn is to order whatever is on tap. They usually have 5-6 brews on tap. An exciting eclectic grub menu complements the drinks on offer beautifully. Throw your diet chart away and pick up your spoon to polish off an excellent selection of luscious desserts. Just the best place to visit when you want to unwind after a busy week.
Must Haves: Bacon Wrapped Sausages, Farmhouse Pizza, and Strawberry Chocolate Tart.
Cost for two: Rs 1200
Big Pitcher has six floors each with a theme and a unique means of entertainment for its guests. The focus here is on the food and there is ample choice for both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The food menu you will come to find is quite eclectic and immense in variety. Whether you order starters or the desserts, everything on the menu here tastes just amazing.
Must Haves: Nachos Grande, Red Hot Chilli Corn, and the Jalandari Kattameeta Paneer.
Cost for two: Rs 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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