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This Independence Day Savor The Taste Of Nostalgic Days At These 8 Iconic Eateries In Bangalore

Celebrate the spirit of Independence Day with wholesome vintage food

14 Aug, 2023 by Tanu Seth

Celebrate the spirit of Independence Day with wholesome vintage food

Another year of freedom is being completed which not only makes us proud but also feel grateful to be a part of a nation that is beyond special. On the occasion of Independence Day let us all celebrate freedom day by relishing the flavors of gone old days with delicious vintage food. Bangalore’s foodie culture has 2 sides, the young and the old-school which lets you savor the new and old flavors of diverse India. Having so many iconic restaurants in Bangalore, you will love the taste of nostalgic days at these 8 vintage eateries that we have found just for you. Bookmark these old gems and dive into the flavours of old India on this Independence Day.

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1947 Restaurant, JP Nagar, South Bengaluru

Though 1947 Is not a vintage eatery still it’s one of the most iconic restaurants in Bangalore that aims to celebrate Independence Day by serving patrons with their special and regional signature vegetarian dishes in an elegant set-up. We highly recommend this gem of a place to go on Independence Day as they have put a lot of effort into offering food that showcases the journey of our nation from the British era to the ultimate freedom day. Their menu also highlights the important years of India, that were the major breakthrough towards independence. Overall your patriotic meal will be worth it by coming here.

Must-haves: Shorba-E-Gulzaar, Kadai Veg, Sizzlers, Paneer Kurchan, Shahi Tukda, Palak Chat, Habiba

Cost for two: ₹ 750

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Urban Solace, Ulsoor, East Bengaluru

This iconic food place in Bangalore is perfect for you to visit on Independence Day. Famously known by the name café for the soul, ‘Urban Solace’ has been a gem of a place, especially for people who love quaint and cosy spots to relax, eat, and read. It’s a legendary café where you will find delicious food with a touch of nostalgia. Their food menu is solely focused on American, Italian and European fare that goes well with the wines here, served in a calm and peaceful space adding a touch of nature. Do not miss this place if you love to eat old-style food in Bangalore.

Must-Haves: Mango Bloom, Ray Of Sunshine, Chilli Cheese Toast, Classic Chicken Burger, Steak, Pancakes, White Chocolate Galaxy

Cost for two: ₹ 800

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Lakeview Milk Bar, MG Road, Central Bengaluru

This vintage ice cream parlour is a legacy that has stood still since 1930, way before the country got independence. Opened by an English man in 1930, ironically he sold the eatery to an Indian in 1947 just around the freedom day. Their modern menu combines the charm of old Bangalore making it a special place to enjoy a huge spread of fresh baked cakes, mouth-watering snacks and delightful ice creams. On the occasion of Independence Day visit this iconic food place in Bangalore, where food and vibes both are nostalgic.

Must-haves: Pesto Grilled Cheese, Blended Milk Mocha, Boston Cream Pie, Vegetarian Viola, Spicy Chicken, Banoffee Waffle

Cost for two: ₹ 700

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Koshys, St. Marks Road, Central Bengaluru

Celebrate Independence Day at one of the most iconic restaurants in Bangalore. Located at St. Marks Road, Koshys started their journey in 1940 with a bakery and then converted it into a restaurant in 1952 that has got old-world charm and colonial style ambience. Their popular dishes are of Indian and Continental cuisines along with some traditional Kerala dishes. People love to come over here for their delicious breakfast, tea and Sunday brunches. Make sure to visit this vintage eatery that showcases the flavours of old India.

Must-haves: Koshy’s Special Coffee, Chicken Broth, Caramel Custard, Appom Vegetable, Bacon & Eggs

Cost for two: ₹ 700

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St. Marks Road, Central Bengaluru
700 for two approx

Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR), Multiple Outlets

Bangalore’s oldest and popular chain ‘Mavalli Tiffin Room’, also famous as MTR can’t be missed on our list of vintage eateries. A legendary name in the city for serving tasty and comforting south Indian food MTR started their legacy in 1924, way before the country for independence. The food tastes extremely delicious and the best part is there is no change in their taste and quality ever since they began the journey of being one of the known fast food chains for south Indian food. People gather from every part of Bangalore even at odd hours just to enjoy the vintage food here.

Must-haves: Pudi Dosa, Kesari Bath, Pongal, Curd Vada, Bisibele Bath, Grape Juice, Coffee

Cost for two: ₹ 450

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Ssaffron, Shangri-La Bengaluru

Nestled in Shangri-La Hotel, Ssaffron is one of the best food places in Bangalore to savor authentic Indian delights on this Independence Day. Embark on a fantastic culinary journey here with their Master Chef. Sandeep Pandit, beautifully crafts dishes with Kashmiri flavors and aromas that you will love to the core. Come over here to relish traditional Kashmiri cuisine along with royal dishes from various regions of India. The ambience here is upscale with luxurious seating that gives an astonishing scenic view of the city skylines. A perfect dining gem for a special patriotic feast.

Must-haves: Makai Malai Chaat, Kappa Paddapam Pidi, Kalan Milagu Fry, Sarson Salmon Tikka, Seafood Platter, Sandalwood Ghevar, Bellini, Old Cuban

Cost for two: ₹ 2500

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The Only Place, Church Street, Central Bengaluru

This vintage American eatery dates back to 1960 and is quite a popular place to dine at, especially in the morning hours as their breakfast delicacies are mind-blowing. Known for its steaks and burgers and prompt service, the place feels like home to the guest. Do check out this iconic restaurant in Bangalore, and make the Independence Day special with quintessential American delights.

Must-haves: Fish Sticks, Vegetable Steak, Boston Special, Filet Mignon, Sirloin Tips, Moussaka

Cost for two: ₹ 1000

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Church Street, Central Bengaluru
1000 for two approx

Nook, Aloft Bengaluru Outer Ring Road, South Bengaluru

Nook is inviting every patron to celebrate 15th August with their special ‘Independence Day Lunch’. They are ready to serve and unite everyone with the flavours of freedom. You will find a plethora of Indian dishes on this special occasion to relish the taste of every corner of our diverse nation. They have set themselves apart from others with their stylish and top-class ambience. Nook may not be an iconic restaurant but they surely will reminisce you of the old Indian days with their vintage food.

Must-haves: Paneer Tikka Angara, Vanjaram Fry, Classic BLT, Nilgiri Veg Korma, Butter Chicken, Penne Cotta

Cost for two: ₹ 1800

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Tanu is a happy-go-lucky person, who loves to read, cook delicious food & watch sunsets. She is always on a mission to explore as many new places as possible while also focusing on her journey to become a distinguished lifestyle & food writer!

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