Bangalore’s ever-growing appetite for global bites and experimental creations has produced some of the best restaurants in the country. From eccentric rooftop spaces to elegant fine-dining destinations – there’s something in the city for every season and occasion. Best part? The list grows every day. Here’s looking at new spots on our radar.
Every other month, a slew of new menus add to the culinary landscape of the country’s garden city. On offer are meticulously-plated desserts, indulgent French viennoiserie, steaming cups of artisanal coffee, and authentic Japanese fare – amongst others. The ambiance, meanwhile, ranges from laidback to bustling. Add to this warm hospitality and live music gigs and you’ve got yourself a dining experience worth writing about. No surprises why locals are spoilt for choice come weekends and date nights. Here’s a look at the best new restaurants in Bangalore.
Best restaurants in Bangalore: New spots that are worth their salt
The city’s go-to destination for authentic, plant-based Burmese creations has a new address in the heart of Bangalore. The 2,000 sq.ft, 124-seater space features two hand-painted wooden dolls, a curved ceiling-to-floor glass wall, a teak wood shelf with paper-mache dolls and lacquer-ware boxes, and a 100-year-old rain tree. The 29-feet-long Tea Bar with highchair seating adds to the ambiance. The menu is all about robust flavours from the kitchens of Burma – with must-try options being Taro and Tempeh Pan-Seared Bao, Soba Noodles with Tea Leaf Pesto, Crunchy Shiitake Fingers, Trumpet Mushroom Steak, and Smoked Chilli Rice Bowl. Those with sweet teeth will enjoy digging into the Saffron and Samuza Cheesecake and Avocado & Honey artisanal ice cream. Pair these with their delicious tea-based mocktails, artisanal iced teas, and indulgent bubble teas.
Address: Unit No.109, Forum Rex Walk, Brigade Road, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore
Contact: +91 99202 40092
Timings: 6:30 pm – 12:30 pm (Monday-Sunday); 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Friday-Sunday)
Öz by Kebapçi
A vibrant 6000 sq.ft dining space – complete with handwoven carpets, colourful lamps, and elaborate art – Öz by Kebapçı channels the magic of Turkiye in the heart of Bangalore. Fusing traditional with contemporary – the menu features options like Antep Kebap, Kavurma Pilaf, Lokum Paneer, Alte Ezmeli, Ali Nazlik, Dolma, Lokum Muton, Manti, and more. The spices and essential ingredients are procured from Turkiye while the produce comes in fresh from local farms. If that doesn’t spell authentic, we don’t know what does.
Address: UB City, Level 2, Concorde, 1, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, D’ Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar
Timings: 12:30 pm – 12:30 am (Sunday-Monday)
Contact: +91 70906 77771
Malgudi Mylari Mane
South Bangalore is now home to a 50-seater restaurant that brings the magic of Mysore Mylari Dose to the table. The ambiance is underlined by vibrant walls featuring rare Chittara art of the state, hand-painted by artists from Shivamogga. The Karnataka-style food menu – inspired by home recipes – features the likes of kaal soup, mutton pulav, mutton chops, chicken keema goju, thatte idlis, akki rotti, seasonal vegetable gravies, and more. A must try is the Mylari Dose, served with saagu, butter, and traditional meat-based gravies. Best part? Everything is cooked and served fresh through the day.
Address: Ground floor, SRS Tower, Near Mangala Kalyana Manatapa, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala
Timings: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (Monday-Sunday)
Contact: +91 97313 62277
The heart of Bengaluru now boasts of a space underlined by a semi-private outdoor deck, interactive kitchen, winding staircases, a one-of-a-kind stone-clad cellar, and two signature open pantries – a mini gelato lab and a small plates bar – amongst other elegant details. The menu features classic European flavours with contemporary sensibilities – complete with an impressive selection of wines and cocktails. This includes creations like Burrata dusted with spray-dried tomato powder, Hamachi Crudo with sashimi-grade Yellowtail, Arroz De Pato with aromatic duck stock, and Baked Salmon with brioche dough. The Mustard and Chilli Marinated Sea Bass is a must try. The brainchild of highly revered chef-restaurateur Manu Chandra and hospitality veteran Chetan Rampal – a meal at this spot is a must-try.
Address: Ground Floor, Spencer’s Towers, No.86, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Timings: 12:00 pm – 12: 30 am (Monday-Friday), 12:00 pm – 1:00 am (Saturday-Sunday)
Contact: +91 8792384999
The heart of the city is now home to Mumbai’s most popular Asian tapas restaurant. Helmed by the Tham Brothers – Ryan and Keenan of Pebble Street Hospitality, the vibrant 5,500 sq.ft space boasts of over 100 Asian delicacies. We’re talking sushis, dim sums, salads, ceviches, spring rolls – the whole shebang, courtesy of acclaimed chef Eric Sifu. Recommended here are the Smoked Duck Salad, Nikkei Avocado Uramaki & Truffle Lobster Dumplings, Foo Chilly Chicken, and Blue Butter Japanese Fried Rice with Yellow Curry. The drinks and desserts truly complement this line-up, particularly Mount Foo-ji, the Black Marble Sesame Cheesecake, Yuzu Negroni, Wasabi Margarita, and Virgin G&T. Need we say more?
Address: Ground Floor, Forum Rex Walk, Brigade Rd, Bengaluru
Timings: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am (Monday-Sunday)
Contact: +91 93217 07545
The city’s go-to for a slice of New York on a plate – Magnolia Bakery has a new address in the south. The menu boasts of the most indulgent treats – of which the banana pudding, German chocolate cake, red velvet cheesecake, carrot cake, key lime pie, and cookies come highly recommended. The decor meanwhile, is the quintessential Instagrammable pastel-floral affair that the space is known for. Best part? You could also watch the staff add the brand’s iconic swirl on their stunning baked creations live. Don’t miss out.
Address: Ground Floor, Forum Mall, Prestige Falcon City, Anjanadri Layout, Konanakunte, Bengaluru
Timings: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Monday-Sunday)
Contact: +91 99026 42266
Dhaba Estd. 1986 Delhi
One of the city’s best restaurants for North Indian delicacies – Dhaba Estd. 1986 Delhi has a new address in Bangalore. The third of its kind, the menu here has classic options like Highway Chicken Tikka, Tiffin Paneer, Balti Meat, Galouti Kebabs, crisp parathas, and more! Combine that with a bustling ambiance and you’ve got yourself a dining experience like never before. Speaking of the new space, co-founders Rahul Khanna and Kabir Suri state, “Dhaba has always been one of our best ventures, the closest to our hearts and one that we’re very proud to have launched. With every new branch, we feel nostalgia mixed with a lot of excitement. As we open our third outlet in Bangalore, we’re ecstatic to see it grow and hopefully launch many new outlets in the country soon.”
Address: 6th floor, Forum Rex Walk, Brigade Road, Bangalore
Timings: 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm (Monday-Sunday)
Contact: +91 99458 52564
The second restaurant of its kind in Bangalore, Sly Granny fuses old-world charm with new-age sensibilities. On offer are Prohibition-era cocktails, delicious tapas, live music, and the most exciting, quirky ambiance – complete with a collection of art. There’s also a charming, pergola-inspired outdoor space complemented by a verdant green cover. Best part? It is centrally located. Need we say more?
Address: Forum Rex Walk, 5th Floor, Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar
Timings: 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm (Monday-Sunday)
Contact: +91 95558 05296
The holiday season may have passed us by but its culinary offerings are here to stay. These new restaurants that opened late last year have had us excited about dining out every weekend.
Singapore’s favourite destination for cheesy comfort fare has a new address in Bangalore. The menu takes an alternative approach to pizzas. As such it spotlights sourdough creations – made with a nine-year-old house-made starter that’s shipped from the lion city. This is complemented by a selection of condiments – crust drips to homemade oils. The ingredients are fresh with popular options being the Don’t Goat Me Started with lamb meatballs and a touch of za’atar and I’m a Fun-Gi with mixed mushrooms and truffle oil. There’s also plenty of pastas, salads, starters, and desserts to go around as well.
Address: 974, 1st Floor, 80ft Rd,Above Nasi and Mee, Koramangala
Timings: 12:00 pm – 10.00 pm (Monday-Sunday)
Contact: +91 81238 92268
Average cost (for two): INR 1,300 (plus taxes)
Bringing the flavours of the coast to Bangalore’s plate – Mama Mangaalore is a quick-service restaurant that boasts of the most scrumptious menu. The menu features authentic bites like Neer Dosa, Appam, Podi Dosa, Mangalore Buns, Kappu Sheera, and Goli Bajji (amongst others). The signature Gassi is indulgent, comforting, and an absolute must-try. If you’re in South Bangalore, this restaurant is one of the best spots to hit up.
Address: 28, ground Floor, 4th B Cross Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala
Timings: 08:00 am – 01.00 am (Monday-Sunday)
Contact: +91 99455 88006
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