Ten-second takeaway 


North Karnataka-style meals



Winning for 

The unlimited meals with traditional regional dishes

What we ate

Spread across three floors, Kamat Bugle Rock has a choice of South Indian, North Indian and Indian Chinese in their menu. But skip all that in favour of their North Karnataka meals available on the topmost floor. Oh, and, make sure you take along a colossal appetite to relish these unlimited meals.

What a feast

Served on banana leaves by staff dressed in traditional garb {men in dhoti-kurtas and Nehru caps and women in sarees}, the spread includes portions of typical dishes from the regional cuisine. So, expect servings of Kosambari {a simple salad made with pulses and vegetables although their version lacked the regular seasoning with mustard seeds}, raita, dal {cooked with greens}, chana curry, carrot chutney {with just a hint of sweetness} and Yennegai {a signature dish made with brinjal}. While you sample each of the dishes, the jowar roti {a regional staple called Jolada Rotti} arrives, with a chunky cube of butter on top. Also part of the feast {oh yes, it is nothing less than that!} is a side of fresh greens and a sprig of spring onion to munch on, and curd along with a glass of buttermilk.

Just when you’re done devouring the rotis with the piquant Yennegai and other dishes, comes the rice, with a generous helping of sambar and rasam, all topped with a spoonful of ghee. Even the bill here, placed with parcels of sweet paan and bananas, seems like no ordinary affair. Want to end your meal on a sweet note? Go for the special meals, which include a Holige and fruit salad.

The DL on the ambience

Located near Basavanagudi’s popular Bugle Rock {a massive natural rock formation which is believed to be 3,000 million years old}, the restaurant is hard to miss. Lending the place a village-like ambience, the decor includes seating arrangements around a spacious courtyard. Weekends here are all the more special, with live classical music performances to look out for.

So, we’re thinking…

The ‘unlimited’ option is attraction enough to head here. But also the promise of a traditional north Karnataka fare, done just right, is winning for us.

Where: 1, 5th Main Road, Near Bugle Rock, Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi

When: 9am-11pm {Meals available from noon-4pm and 7pm-11pm}

Contact: 080 26605734

Price: INR 350 for two

Featured image by: Devika Raman