Hyderabad turns over a new leaf with the arrival of monsoon. The blistering summer makes way for sweet petrichor, gentle pitter-patter of raindrops, and mystical cloudy skies. Restaurants across the city have crafted monsoon special experiences to help you make the most of this beautiful season. Here are our top picks.
SodaBottleOpenerwala, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Rains make most Indians crave for Chaat, Chai, and Pakoda. The good news is that SodaBottleOpenerwala is offering all three! SBOW has introduced a monsoon special Chaat Pakoda menu featuring refined takes on our childhood favourites.
Try the Twisted Papeta Bhajia, Palak Patta Pakoda Chaat, and Mangalorean Prawn and Coconut Fritters. Pair this with a steaming hot cup of Irani or Masala Chai from SBOW's Chai Bar.
The Hoppery, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Find a cosy spot inside Hoppery's glasshouse and enjoy the dreamy lakeside views while munching on their I'm Fried monsoon specials. Try the Navajo Taco - a fried bread topped with green pea hummus, salsa, sour cream, and minced tenderloin. This dish is also available in vegetarian and chicken variants. Other dishes worth trying are Chicken Popcorn and Fried Mushroom and Dill Pickles.
Feast, Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel
The Downpour Brunch
Every Sunday in August, Feast by Sheraton Hyderabad will be showcasing popular street food from across the country in its Downpour Brunch. From Momo and Chicken Drumstick to Chhole Kulche, Chaat and Jalebi. All of this in addition to a countless array of mains and desserts from around the globe. All you can eat packages with and without alcohol is available for the leisurely three-hour brunch.
Farzi Cafe, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Farzi Cafe rejigs its menu every few months. The latest update introduces the kind of robust and comforting fare that is perfect for the rainy months.
Try the Paneer Chettinad Taco with Pickle Cream, Egg Ghee Roast Dosai with Podi Dust, and Tawa Chicken Liver Bao.
Van Lavino, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Van Lavino, the swanky patisserie and cafe in Jubilee Hills, is going back to the basics for its monsoon. Their special Maggi Menu, promises a little bit of nostalgia, a little bit of whimsy, and a whole lot of savoury goodness. Try the Maggi Jalapeno Cheese Poppers, Tandoori Chicken Maggi, and Thai Green Curry with Maggi.
A relaxing poolside venue, live music, and sizzling plates of meat. If that sounds like your kind of monsoon extravaganza, book your table at The Grill by Vivanta Hyderabad. The Flavourful Monsoon promotion featuring Kebabs and Sizzlers will be available on Saturday evenings until 27th August at an attractive price of Rs. 1299 (all-inclusive).
Pallab De is a techie who arrived in Hyderabad towards the beginning of the decade and fell in love with the city’s vibrant and rich culinary legacy. He has been blogging for over a decade and a half, and, shares his food-related musings under the moniker of ‘Hyderabad Food Guy’.