More often than not our users, friends, and family, and anyone who knows we work at LBB ask us one question: Which is the new place that I should eat out at? And we pride ourselves in answering that question time and again. But then there comes a time when there are a little too many new places for us to remember. Hence this exhaustive list of a whopping 19 (and counting!) new restaurants and bars that’s opened (or opening) in Bangalore. Thank us later!
We Got Deets On 19 New Restaurants, Bars And Desserts Spots For You To Check Out
Bangalore’s not going to run out of space when it comes to microbreweries. We are at what 40-odd breweries now? Adding to the mega list is The Rig with six beers already on tap including IPA, Apple Cider, and Saison. Food is continental with an extensive selection of bar nibbles including grills. Their lamb chops come highly recommended.
Gravity Bar & Grill
People living on the Hebbal side, this one is for you. Gravity has the makings of a friendly neighbourhood bar where you can pop in after work or during the weekend. Watch out for their happy hours! Oh, and there’s poolside dining that’s perfect for date nights. Signature cocktails with fresh fruits come recommended while food is all out continental affair.
Indiranagar’s got no diner-style restaurants that we know of, and Django fills the need with its diner-style vibes. It comes with all-day brekkie, saucy wings, and the regular diner fare of massive burgers, pizza, and sandwiches. We like the menu and the fact that they do sports screenings. And comfy sofas win for laidback vibes.
Marathahalli’s new bar is for all you folks who love shaking a leg on the dance floor. DJ nights aplenty, the bar’s live music and performances should sort out mid-week blues or post work scenes. Ask for signature cocktails especially the ones served in bottles like Hanky Panky and Elephant Ass. The food menu is cafe-like with pizza, burgers and Katti rolls but it does the job of keeping the alcohol in.
The Arabesque Cafe
Koramangala’s got yet another hookah spot and this one comes with artsy walls, Insta-worthy spots, and munchies. They are big on the sheesh scene with sheeshas, coals, flavours, and the pipes all important form the Gulf regions such as Egypt, Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Order the cripsy onion rings, crispy fried prawns and smiling potatoes for all your hookah sessions or otherwise.
The Bengaluru Brasserie
Fine dining has got a new address and it’s at Hyatt. The menu is an extensive one with sections dedication to Asian, global, and local flavours. Small plates such as avocado with ragi crackers and cripsy duck eggs with kimchi slaw have our attention. Plus, there’s that gorgeous poolside dining to make date nights seem extra special.
It’s the rooftop ambience, the comfort food and a no-fuss cocktail menu that you will go here for. Plus, bottle beer for all revelries. Stuffed mushrooms, pork momos, and roast chilli beef to go with your drinks. Order beef or mutton curry with sannas or dosa if you are staying back for dinner.
If you thought the list will have just one mention of a microbrewery, here’s Koramangala’s soon-to-open brewery to prove you wrong. We hear there will be eight beers on tap with an amphitheatre-style seating. A massive space in the centre is for community drinking and meeting your next drinking buddy. Last heard, they will be opening their doors sometime mid-July.
Smally’s closed down and we were disappointed. But its replacement makes us happy with its menu that speaks to us in the form of juicy, meaty burgers, hoagies, and fries. Plus, their snack-filled menu has the perfect munchies you need when you are catching up with your friend or coming with a big group. Don’t forget to order their sugary shakes!
Chic interiors with minimal decor sans for the mirrors that fill up the walls, Indiranagar’s newest cafe comes with plenty of cosy nooks. Although we are disappointed that they don’t have an all-day breakfast option, we have made peace with the jacket potatoes and burrito bowls. Burgers and sandwiches keep things easy while thick shakes rule supreme in the drinks section.
The Hidden Home
Buffets for lunch on weekdays and an a la carte global menu for dinner and weekend, Sarjapur’s new fine dining space is family friendly. Long community tables work for those team lunches. Swanky looking and serving classic cocktails, it’s for anyone who needs to kick back without having to worry about loud music and people dancing about.
Brigade Road’s newest hang is pretty with bright colours and well-lit space. Birdcage booths, an outdoor seating, and picnic-like tables add to the charm. Breakfast is all-day but sadly without any bacon. Just eggs and baked beans. Salads for anyone looking to eat light while pasta and pizza will appeal to your Italian side with its cheesiness. Quattro Formaggi any day! Gnocchi in brown butter cream sauce sounds dreamy. Mind you the menu is extensive with Indian and Asian options.
The Caramelts Cafe
It’s Jayanagar, so the cafe’s menu is vegetarian only but hey, the peri peri fries and potato & cheese croquettes will cheer up even the most hardcore meat lovers. Do try the Ratatouille & Goat Cheese Panini sandwich. Oh, and guys, the space looks more like a bar rather than a cafe complete with a bar counter serving, well, mocktails.
From what we hear, they are set to open in the coming weeks and unlike the restaurants, we have listed here, this one’s going to be different. To start with, it’s counter-style seating that can accommodate a maximum of 14 people. Table reservation comes highly recommended because the restaurant follows a Chef’s Table format where they serve a single tasting menu every night. The menu will be Modern Indian using seasonal ingredients. There’s an option of beverage pairings as well.
Calling itself Bangalore’s first bubble waffle and bubble tea chain, the dessert spot in HSR lets you create your own bubble waffle flavour or choose from the set flavours. We say go mad and choose from toppings, waffle flavours, fillings and drizzle and make it a field day! You can also make your own bubble tea, so win-win!
HSR’s food scene is bustling one with new restaurants and bars opening almost every other month. This dessert parlour does Japanese desserts and is touted to be the first one in Bangalore that does mochi ice cream. We can’t wait to check out this little bit of Japan!
The Blue Wagon - Kitchen
The folks behind The Blue Wagon food truck have a started a kitchen and they keep to the same menu that we like. Nachos Chat and Butter Garlic Maggi for the win any day. Plus, the cafe wins hands-down for its cutesy space and quirky decor. Oh, and do try their fruity popsicles such as kiwi and watermelon.
Tea Villa Cafe
HSR’s gorgeous tea room and cafe will leave you wanting for more. The decor is beautiful with monochrome floors, ceilings with floral print, and plush seating. They serve over 80 flavours of tea; the menu is some 20-odd pages long! If you are a tea person, the chances of finding your next best cuppa are sorted. Breakfast is till noon and they do trays as well. Oh, and the menu is vegetarian, but dig into bagels, hummus, dim sums, and baked lasagna.
Le Terrace Cafe
To reach the place, you need to climb up 5 floors, but the cheery terrace cafe with an al fresco seating is worth the climb. At least for the feel good and relaxed ambience. Nagarbhavi’s newest hang is for dates, catch up sesh and even sports screenings. You might want to keep to pasta and munchies such as nachos, fries, and fried chicken for any occasion.