Category: Non-vegetarian

Restaurant Review: Republic of Noodles is a true hidden gem [5/5]

Restaurants that are part of hotels are not too often places where you would like to go just forthe food. However, during my stay in Bengaluru, I have come across some notable exceptions. There was Rice Bowl, which was a great eatery. More recently, I had the opportunity to visit Republic of Noodles, which cemented its status in my mind...

Restaurant review: What’s In A Name asks curious culinary questions [3.5/5]

You know you have something different on your hands when a restaurant decides to use one of William Shakespeare’s most iconic phrases to refer to itself. What’s In A Name in Koramangala does indeed provide some interesting eats, with pub-grub derived from classics! Order a drink, settle down, and enjoy yourself on the balcony-seating area, like we did. And you...

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...

Restaurant Review: Kalmane Koffees is a nice after-movie snacking place [3.5/5]

Upmarket eateries have over the years seen an uptick in urban centres, including Bengaluru. Cafe Coffee Day may have started the trend, but it is seeing stiff competition from the likes of Kalmane Koffees, a chain that has several outlets in Bengaluru. The outlet I visited was at Mantri Mall. At first sight, it seemed tucked away in a small...

Restaurant Review: Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba is a roadside experience! [4.5/5]

When the wanderlust bug bites, you gotta hit the road. But when the hunger pangs surface, you gotta grab some bites. In northern India, roadside eateries called Dhabas alleviate those hunger pangs with oily, spicy vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare paired with piping hot naan or phulka. Bengaluru has its own version of this in the HRBR Layout location of Chulha...

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: Mobydick is a whale of a fusion experience! [4/5]

First off: Quit sniggering! You are clearly a troglodyte if you have not heard of the 1851 novel by Herman Melville, which in itself is a literary must-read, or the 1956 film made on it. And in case you are mature enough to have realised the cultural significance of the name Mobydick, prepare to immerse yourself in the fusion food...

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: Behrouz Biryani is a revelation, but we want more! [3.5/5]

It was on a stuffy Spring-Summer evening that a black box was delivered to our home. Its very packaging oozed royalty. It raised our expectations from the contents of the black box with the golden lettering that said “Behrouz – The Royal Biryani.” And Behrouz Biryani turned out to be a revelation! However, it also felt like a bit of...