From Hebbal To Silk Board: Where You Can Eat On The Outer Ring Road

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Travelling on the busy Outer Ring Road with a rumbling tummy? Well, we can’t help you with Bangalore’s annoying traffic but we sure can point you in the direction of yummy food. From buffet places to bars and high-end restaurants, the ORR is dotted with plenty of options. Just drive by and feast away! We find you the best restaurants on the Outer Ring Road.

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Mainland China

For when you want to feast on a spiffy Chinese menu, Mainland China is ideal. This branch in Kalyan Nagar is perfect for families or even team lunches. You can either sign up for their daily buffets. Or you can pick from a vast menu that includes their line-up of delicate dimsums and Pan Grilled Crab Cakes. There’s also the Sliced Chicken with Kafir Lime, the Roast Duck in Chilli Plum Sauce, and the Roast Lamb in Mahlak Sauce. You can pair these up with their Lemongrass Fried Rice or their Chilli Garlic Noodles.


Right above Mainland China in Kalyan Nagar, Hoppipola is a great pick when your spirits are high but your wallet is dry. Grab a table here and settle in for a booze-filled night {or day}. Their loaded Mojitos, Bloody Marys, and Margaritas are all popular. Along with these, order up the kitchen’s many bar nibbles. The cheese-filled Smokin Carlos, The Mojos {potato wedges}, and the Muncher’s Favourite {crispy, chicken balls} are spot on. For more, click here


One of the earliest eateries to spring up on the Outer Ring Road, Tamarind’s low-key ambience and budget-friendly prices make it a hit with the crowds. The open-air setting is great when you can want to down a cold one or you can choose from their classic cocktails. For grub, we recommend that you stick with their Indian offerings. The Murgh Malai Tikka, the Tawa Fish, the Mutton Rogan Josh, and their Biryani make for excellent choices.


Those who love a good buffet will adore this restaurant in dusty Marathahalli. A bright, welcoming ambience greets you here. You can then settle in for a no-holds-barred feast that includes bite-sized servings of Pani Puri and sushi. There’s also a live station where you can make your own pizza. And, at your table, they pile your plate high with everything from Shawarma to Chicken Tikka. Finish up, with their out-of-the-box ice cream flavours and helpings of Indian sweets. For more, click here.

Punjabi Times

Want a hearty Punjabi meal? Then, book your table at this popular restaurant. A hot pick with the IT crowd and families from around here, this Bellandur restaurant is known for its spot on flavours. Do watch out for their alcohol deals, they usually offer a beer buckets for insane prices. In the food department, you can gorge on Punjabi classics like the peppery Kalimirch Murg Tikka, Gosht Tawa Fry, Paneer Tikka Masala, and their Stuffed Parathas. Their buffets are a great option too.

Absolute Barbecue

This place attracts the crowds by the droves so make sure you have reservation before landing up here {especially on the weekends}. If you are the kind that loves experimenting with food, head straight to the live station where they serve up exotic meats like emu, octopus, quail, and rabbit. At your busy table, the servers will bring you Cheesy Potato, Tandoori Broccoli, Caribbean Jerk Chicken, and Grilled Fish. For the mains, there’s Sri Lankan Crab Curry, Butter Chicken, and Biryani.

Barbeque Nation

Troop in here with your family and friends or your office gang and make the most of their endless offerings. From the grill, on your table, you can feast on everything from sweet corn to creamy paneer and succulent pieces of grilled chicken as well as prawns. Once you’ve add your fill of the starters, you can turn your attention to the mains that include Indian curries, biryani and piping hot gulab jamuns.


The all-day diner at Hotel Park Plaza, Melange serves up a variety in cuisine. You can either come by for a lavish buffet or even for a lazy, Sunday brunch. The busy live counters dish out everything from freshly-made shawarmas to appams that you can pair with the meaty stew. Apart from this, you’ll find the familiar variety of chaats, kebabs, curries, and desserts that range from fluffy cakes to traditional Indian sweets.

Tipsy Bull

A night-out place with a fun concept, Tipsy Bull offers revellers the bar exchange format. Once you log on to the app, you’ll be able to track the fluctuating prices of drinks {that get costlier or cheaper depending on their popularity that night}. They have a healthy mix of classic cocktails to beers and hard liquor – so there’s plenty to place your money on. From the food pages, the Chicken Satay, Tossed Pudina Chilli Chicken, and the Oregano Spiced Chilli Garlic Prawns will keep your tummy happy.


Packed with Indian and Chinese favourites, Bakasur’s buffet is a must try. You can start off by nibbling on fresh salads and prawn cocktails. You can then move onto dimsums, fried fish fresh off the tawa, and a range of meaty kebabs. When you snacked plenty on these, you can focus on gorging parathas, dosas, and biryani. Finish off with jalebis, pastries, and helpings of ice cream.

The Square

Their global buffet spread is what the IT crowds, from around here, swing by for. Their Sunday Brunches too have families signing up. Their sushi counter is one of the highlights. And you can also chomp on salads, pastas, and pizzas. When it’s time for main course, you’ll find the usual mix of Indian offerings. We recommend that you save space for dessert though since they have quite a variety on display.


Part of Fairfield by Marriott, Kava makes for a pleasant outing.Their buffets are very appealing and what you should head there for. Grab a plate and pile on servings of fresh and creamy salads. You can then move on to their flavourful-packed kebabs, soups, grilled paneer, and other starters. For mains, you can choose from a selection of biryanis, flavoured rice, and fresh Indian breads that go well with their creamy curries.


Want a night out on the town? Head to this buzzing bar on the Bellandur Outer Ring Road. The speakers belt out a great mix of retro, Bollywood, and current hits. You can rule the dance floor and when your feet need a break you can queue up at the bar. For food, you can choose from their menu that is peppered with Indian offerings. The Chicken Tikka, the Liver Tawa Fry, and Chicken Lollipops are all excellent choices.


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