It's not everyday that you wake up to splendid news and the nostalgic aromas of chicken tikka masala, paneer jalfrezi and mouth-watering channa bhatura. Now that we've caught your attention, old-school Bengalurians, we're sure you already know which spot we're hinting at. Only the iconic Queen's Restaurant, of course, and its delectable and hearty home-style Punjabi and North Indian khana. This spot that once (mind you since the 1970s) served and satiated the crowds (and possibly gave them many food babies) of Church Street has a new address and shiny new and much bigger space. Don't worry, this change doesn't come at a cost because we hear the food is just like we remember it.
Ever since this 44-year-old restaurant shut shop in 2017, patrons have been eagerly waiting for its resurrection and finally, in May this year, Queen's Restaurant opened its doors at New BEL Road. The team shares that this new space reflects the 'soulfulness, warmth, texture and vibrance of homemade food and Punjabi culture'. Prepare to spot mud-coloured texture plaster and bamboo cane handmade chatai weaves on the walls, and patterned floor tiles with Phulkaari-like patterns. The interiors also boast a statement graphic wall with truck art and artwork vectors of Punjab and a cool exposed ceiling. Sounds like a good mix of culture with all things edgy and modern.
The menu has all the authentic yummies we so love - from soft phulkas to butter chicken, channa bhatura, sarso da saag and chaat, a whole section of it. Mmmh, mmh! Can't wait to make a trip here soon.