Category: Lunch

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...

Rice Bowl restaurant review: Quantity and quality Chinese fare! [4/5]

Restaurants attached to hotels are often not the first choice of people who are looking for a quality eatery for the entire family. Rice Bowl is an exception there, serving up a combination of quality and quantity that may make it that occasional celebration destination where the whole family can land up. Whetting the appetite One of the first things...

Restaurant review: Oven Story Pizza is cheesy in the best possible way! [3.5/5]

Pizza places are a dime a dozen in metropolitan cities like Bengaluru. They sometimes mushroom in the unlikeliest of places, and disappear like bubbles because of the competitive market. Thus, when we first heard of Oven Story, we were a bit sceptical. Then the pizza and the garlic bread were delivered, and we were covered in a deluge of cheese!...

Restaurant review: Faasos Signature Wraps roll it up quite nicely! [3.5/5]

There are a few items in Indian cuisine that seem quintessential on any restaurant’s menu. And quite often, these are the items that end up being the deciding factor for food connoisseurs on whether an eatery is hot or not. Basically: “If they can’t get the simpler ones correct, let’s not even try to more experimental ones.” Faasos manages to...