Chili's, Toscano & Iyer Mess: Eat Out At These Restaurants In Malleswaram

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Far away from the likes of Indiranagar and MG Road, you may think that Malleswaram, mainly a residential area, has little to offer the hungry, food seeker. But that can’t be further away from the truth. From Italian to Tex-Mex and hot - hot mess food that’s served on a banana leaf – Malleswaram has every dining experience in the book. Here’s a list of Malleswaram’s best.

Chili’s American Grill & Bar

Tex-Mex comes to Malleswaram at this laidback restaurant that’s located in Orion Mall. Their lengthy menu includes popular nibbles like nachos, onion rings, and wings dripping in sauce that go just well with your tipple. For mains, you can chow down on their Baby Back Ribs and Smoked Chicken Quesadillas. Then there is also the Philadelphia Cheese Steak that’s a hunk of tenderloin adorned with melting cheese and sauteed veggies and the Southern Smokehouse Burger garnished with Applewood smoked bacon that make this place a must try.

Must Try: Texas Cheese fries, Southern Smokehouse Burger, Triple Dipper, Margaritas

Cost For 2: INR 1,500 


Looking to tuck into some coastal Mangalorean specialties to tame your hungry soul? Then, make a reservation at this chilled-out, open-air restaurant. From Anjal Fry to Chicken Ghee Roast, you will be left satisfied as the flavour of ghee languishes on your fingers even after you complete your meal. They also have North Indian and Chinese specialties like Paneer Chilli to Tandoori Chicken, Dal Tadka and Mutton Biryani. Down your meal with their alcohol selection that we must say, is decently priced.  

Must Try: Prawns Ghee Roast, Kori Rotti with Chicken Gassi, Neer Dosa

Cost For 2: INR 1,200

Barbecue By Punjab Grill

Big Punjabi flavours are all the rage on this spiffy restaurant’s menu. The melt-in-the-mouth Dahi De Kebab and the spicy Tandoori Murg will get your meal off to a rollicking start. You can follow these up with helpings of Amritsari Malai Kofta {balls of paneer stuffed with clotted cream, pistas, and green chillies before being cooked in a rich, cashew curry}, Butter Chicken and Dum Biryani. A meal fit for the kings indeed. 

Must Try: Dahi De Kabab, Tandoori Murg, Ajwaini Fish Tikka

Cost For 2: INR 1,300


Want to experience the pure pleasure that comes with being stuffed to the gills? Then, hit the buffet table at 1947. From Dhoklas to Dal Tadka, you can sample North India’s finest culinary offerings here. If you don't prefer an elaborate spread, you can choose to go a-la-carte too. Chomp on Tandoori Kumbh {creamy mushrooms cooked in an oven}, Paneer Papdi, Sarson Ka Saag, and Kashmiri Dum Aloo. Also, 1947 outlets offer only a vegetarian fare, Jain options are available too. 

Must Try: Paneer Papdi, Kashmiri Dum Aloo, 1947 platter

Cost For 2: INR 1,200. Buffets ranging from INR 299 - INR 599. 

Trattoria By Toscano

If you’d like to take a quick detour to Italy during your lunch break, for a casual luncheon or even for a corporate lunch, we recommend this spot. Popular with Bengaluru’s food lovers, their flavour-packed menu includes Sweet Potato Croquettes, Minestrone Soup, and Calamari & Prawn Fritters. The Pork Chorizo Risotto, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, and Rosemary Beef Fillet Steak are other highlights.

Must Try: Pork Chorizo Risotto, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Calamari & Prawn Fritters

Cost For 2: INR 1,000

Iyer Mess

Simple and rustic home food served at humble prices – Iyer Mess is an old favourite of ours. During meal times, they’ll serve up food on banana leaves where you'll get mounds of rice, sambhar, masala vada, and veggies – for less than 70 bucks. no better place to eat your fil than here if you're on a shoestring budget. They serve up Lunch and Dinner meals with an extra side of Vadas, all vegetarian. 

Must Try: Meals

Cost for 2: INR 140

Clean Slate Cafe

A charming little nook, resembling a classroom with college hotspot vibes, this cafe has everything you need for a breezy lunch or dinner. They have Bunny Chow, Mac N Cheese, and Creamy Spinach Pasta along side sandwiches, cappuccinos and pancakes. All of this at affordable prices, what more do you need?

Must Try: Bunny Chow, Ratatouille Croque Sandwich 

Cost For 2: INR 800

Geometry Gastropub

This Malleswaram bar’s swish setup makes it the perfect place to eat heartily and drink up. Perch on their swanky couches and indoor chairs, or head to their rooftop space and order anything from nibbles like onion rings and tacos to mains like their pizzas and burgers. And don’t forget to wash all of that down by picking your poison from their bar menu.

Must Try: Crispy Chettinad Finger Paneer, Tandoori Malai Broccoli, Neptunemartini

Cost For 2: INR 1,500

1522 - The Pub

Reminiscent of a quintessential English pub, exposed brick walls, wooden furniture and mood lighting set the vibe for a laid-back post-work or weekend hang. Add old-school rock music playing in the background and a TV screening live sports so you don’t miss out on the action, and you’ve also got the quintessential pub that 1522 is. Pair your rolls, kebabs and sandwiches with a chilled mug of beer and you’ve got quite a satisfying meal on your table and a great outing overall.

Must Try: 1522 Special Chicken, 1522 Special Pasta, Mutton Ghee Roast

Cost For 2: INR 1,500


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