Category: Vegetarian

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...

Mahesh Lunch Home review: A seafood promise that went unfulfilled [3.5/5]

In a landlocked city like Bengaluru where quite a few people have the ability to pay premium prices for good food, a seafood restaurant specialising in Mangalorean cuisine might have been considered a safe bet. Mahesh Lunch Home in the heart of the city might have reaped those rewards, had it not been for the quality of what it promised...

Restaurant Review: Pepe’s Pizza delivers dollops of delight [4/5]

Pizza joints have been mushrooming up all over Bengaluru, like other eateries serving popular foodstuff, like biryani. And in both cases, only the better ones persist, while others shut shop within six months of opening. Pepe’s Pizza in Bellandur falls in the former category, serving some pizza and starters that can send you into a food coma. Obviously, this is...

Skoolroom Review: This is as close to nostalgia you will get! [4.5/5]

Eateries looking to invoke nostalgia seem to be the in-thing now, besides BBQs. Few, however, do it better than Ulsoor-based Skoolroom, which can easily transport you back to school. The only drawback here could be the amount of money you spend. The ambience As a café, Skoolroom has an inviting atmosphere. Adding to the nostalgia are random phrases etched on...

Firki Café Review: This watering hole will send you for a spin! [4.5/5]

Cafes, lounges and bars, like barbecues, are mushrooming almost all over Bengaluru. However, they seem to be concentrated more to the south of the city. That is where Firki Café scores a brownie point: It is in the north, and more importantly, near the bustling Manyata Tech Park. Ambience Firki Café has quite a few layers to it. For starters,...

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...

Tata Cha Monsoon Menu: Comfort food that needs a little more kick [3.5/5]

Tata Cha, the out-of-home beverage arm of the Tata Group, recently launched its Monsoon Menu, aimed at the youth who want a better-than-average experience of drinking tea and snacking. I was fortunate enough to be invited to taste the menu, and came away both a little happy and sad. The Monsoon Menu The new menu has three items on it....

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...