Category: Lunch

Gajalee Sea Food restaurant review: This Mangalore eatery oozes heritage and taste [4.5/5]

Repurposing things seem to be an innate Indian trait. Sometimes, though, this repurposing — especially when done for a purpose — takes a whole new dimension. That is the case with Gajalee Sea Food, a restaurant in Mangaluru — erstwhile Mangalore — that oozes heritage and nostalgia through its ambience. The ambience Imagine a British-style office and canteen that has...

Machali Restaurant Review: This Mangalore eatery is a must-visit for seafood fans! [5/5]

Visit Mangalore, and the foodies around you will drown you in “seafood” shouts beforehand. And for good reason! The fish is fresh from the sea next door, and the cuisine itself stands apart! And rarely does it get as good representation on the plate than in Machili Restaurant. The Ambience Machili, at first sight, may look like any other restaurant...

Maharaja Restaurant Review: This Mangalore eatery is a bit of a letdown [3.5/5]

Do a quick Google search on “best chicken ghee roast in Mangalore,” and one of the first restaurants you encounter is Maharaja. That alone should send your expectations soaring. The ambience Then, things start going downhill. And that happens from the moment you sit down. It starts with the décor, which appears pleasing and old-school at first. But the moment...

Restaurant review: The Biryani Café is a hidden gem worth exploring [4.5/5]

Phrases like “hidden gem” are often thrown around for every little shop with even halfway decent food these days. Let me be clear that while The Biryani Café is indeed small as compared to its competitors, it deserved the “hidden gem” moniker in more ways than one. The ambience The Biryani Café is located on the second floor of a...

Restaurant review: By Chance is a good watering hole in several ways! [4.5/5]

Posh areas and thoroughfares in Bengaluru generally translate to really costly eateries. By Chance is an exception in that regard: Not only is it reasonable on the pockets, but it also does not compromise on the food, drinks or the ambience to achieve this! Ambience Located on Brigade Road itself — just a stone’s throw from where the thoroughfare meets...

Faasos Navratri Special food review: A filling meal when you fast [3/5]

Here’s a quick review for the Navaratras: Faasos has introduced a range of Navratri Special dishes, and send one of them over for Yum Central to try! The dishes include Paneer Makhanwala, Sabudana Khichdi, Singhada Aloo Paratha, Hare Tamatar Ki Sabji, Sabudana Vada and Sabudana Kheer. In each case, especially in the Paneer, Aloo Paratha and Sabji, no garlic or...

Restaurant Review: Brew & Barbeque is more than a delightful sports bar! [4/5]

With a burgeoning IT sector, Bengaluru has seen the mushrooming of several sports bars all across its geography. Few, however, offer something more than the generic sports bar experience. Brew & Barbeque manages to fall in that small category, as it serves up not just some good in-house beer but also food and ambience that is inviting for the whole...