17 Iconic Restaurants In Bangalore You Must Try At Least Once

Perhaps a fascinating thing about most of the restaurants listed here is not that they are iconic but that they became so without resorting to over-the-top advertisements. In other words, their reputation has been painstakingly built over the years as they were garnering the appreciation of an ever-increasing customer base. This, more than anything else is the reason why you should visit them at least once. Presenting to you a list of the most iconic restaurants in Bangalore:

The Only Place, Church Street

the only place restaurant bangalore

If it’s steaks and burgers that you want, it’s The Only Place you wanna go to. So goes an unspoken saying of Bangalore. Pricey, yes, but definitely worth the visit.

Price for two: Rs. 1,000 (approx)

Location: 13, Museum Road, Church Street, Bangalore

Meghana Foods, Koramangala

Biryani lovers have a good reason to drive all the way down to Koramangala to try out the foods at Meghana. It’s Hyderabadi, tasty and one-of-a-kind.

Price for two: Rs. 550 (approx)

Location: 124, Near Jyothi Nivas College, 1st Cross, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore

Sai Ram chats, Malleshwaram

Their USP is the overwhelming chat varieties on offer. The unspoken USP also happens to be the taste of the foods they serve. Worthy of frequent visits.

Price for two: Rs. 100 (approx)

Location: 83, 2nd Temple Street, 15th Cross, Near Kadu Malleshwaram Temple, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Savoury, Frazer Town


For Arabian cuisine, there’s hardly a better place in town than Savoury. They do have outlets in different places in the city, but it’s the one in Frazer Town that’s arguably the best. The fact that the place is usually jam-packed should be proof enough.

Price for two: Rs. 800 (approx)

Location: 27, Mosque Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore

Shivaji Military Hotel

One of the best-loved places in Bangalore by meat lovers, the Shivaji Military Hotel is particularly favoured for the biryani. Weekends are usually super-crowded, so some level of patience is called for.

Price for two: Rs. 300 (approx)

Location: 780, 1st C Main, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore

Pecos- Classic, Brigade Rd.


Hardly a Bangalorean can live up to the term unless s/he has visited this legendary place-this abode of classic rock and dark interiors with contrasting posters on the wall. The food is an especial attraction in this pub that has seen quite a lot of youngsters having a fun time.

Price for two: Rs. 800 (approx)

Location: 34, Resthouse Road, Brigade Road, Bangalore

Central Tiffin Room (Shree Sagar), Malleswaram

The fact that they changed the name didn’t take away the halo of fame that surrounds the place. A place frequented by vegetarians and rarely forgotten by them.

Price for two: Rs. 100 (approx)

Location: 7th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Koshy’s, St.Marks Road

khosky restaurant

Loved not just for the consistent quality of food they’ve been serving but also for the old-world ambience, Koshy’s is also a favourite hangout for artists of the city where they converse over a cup of coffee and more.

Price for two: Rs. 700 (approx)

Location: 39, St. Marks Road, Bangalore

Shivanna Gulkand Centre , Vishweshwarapura

Gulkand. Fruits. Ice-cream. These are words that make the dictionary at least tolerably interesting. Imagine how gross a product a dictionary would be if it were filled with only bland terms- like ‘occupation’ or ‘responsibility.’ The three things mentioned at the start are also what make the servings of Shivanna Gulkand Centre so mouth-watering. Not to be missed. Unless you are satisfied with the dictionary entry on ‘delicious.’

Location: Old Market Rd, Vishweshwarapura, Sudhama Nagar, Bengaluru

Halli Mane, Malleshwaram

One of the iconic eateries of Garden city, you can hang your head in shame if you haven’t visited at least once. Well, if you haven’t visited the place, ensure you do this weekend!

Price for two: Rs. 200 (approx)

Location: 3rd Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR), Lalbagh Fort Road


Rava idli and masala dosa are things that many restaurants and households alike make, but the ones that come out of the kitchen of MTR have a zing all its own. The place has been a delight for foodies in the city for decades and going by the persisting popularity, it’s bound to stay popular for a very long time to come.

Price for two: Rs. 200(approx)

Location: 14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Near Basavanagudi, Bangalore

Hotel Janatha, Malleshwaram

This restaurant with its old-world vibe is practically a time capsule. Good news is that you can enjoy masala dosas, vadas, et all in the same purity with which they were prepared ages ago-when things were probably much saner all around.

Price for two: Rs. 150 (approx)

Location: 27, 8th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Vidyarthi Bhavan, Basavangudi


Another ‘oldie but goodie’ in the city, Vidyarthi Bhavan has been delighting patrons for decades, especially with the crispy masala dosas. The fact that they are an economic option makes it even better.

Price for two: Rs. 120(approx)

Location: 32, Gandhi Bazaar, Near Gandhi Bazaar Circle, Basavanagudi, Bangalore

Hyderabad Biryani House, Old Airport Road

There are an insane number of places that serve Andhra food in Bangalore. Chances are, such places are more in number than restaurants where you can get authentic Kannada dishes. But not all places that have Andhra dishes on the menu are quite this good. Especially when it comes to the Mutton Biryani.

Price for two: Rs. 600 (approx)

Location: 98, Sky Lark Plazzo, Total Mall, Old Airport Road, Bangalore

Brahmin’s Cafe , Shankarapuram

Brahmins Cafe

Probably the only place in Bangalore where the chutney is so brilliant it can be considered as a standalone dish, Brahmin’s Cafe is yet another vegetarian restaurant that has delighted generations of tummies.

Price for two: Rs. 100(approx)

Location: Ranga Rao Road, Near Shankar Math, Shankarpuram, Basavanagudi Area, Bangalore

Veena Stores Malleshwaram

A place so small that you could miss it even if you go there specifically looking for it, this one gives those who say “Size does matter” a run for its money. Specialising in South Indian breakfast, the best way to identify the place may be with the crowd that’s usually in front of it.

Price for two: Rs. 100 (approx)

Location: 187, 15th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Chetty’s Corner, Seshadripuram

The name may give the impression that this one is for lovers of South Indian fare but the fact is its fast food that Chetty’s Corner is famous for. And rightly so, given the unique taste that’s their hallmark.

Price for two: Rs. 150 (approx)

Location: 2, Serpentine Road, Kumara Park West, Seshadripuram, Bangalore

Icons are not created in a day. They are created over moments-moments when a patron savours the food, enjoying the tasty cuisines like a taking a stroll in a pleasure garden. And it is to such moments that you can open up, by visiting these legendary eateries of the city.

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