If you thought travelling to Whitefield for lunch or dinner might need a passport {we do tend to exaggerate sometimes}, then it is totally worth the trek. From Vietnamese to Italian and Maharashtrian to Punjabi, the globe as well as the far flung corners of our country are represented in Whitefield’s culinary map. And what’s more, there is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a fancy, fine-dine experience or want to splurge on lunch, but on a budget, our list will have you covered.

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We love their Aged Goat Cheese Salad {ask for Smoked Salmon or Aged Parma Ham as topping} as we do their Pesto Rubbed Carpaccio. For mains, look no further than Toscano’s thin crust pizzas, Aglio Olio style pasta, sinful risottos and lamb chops stuffed with mint, apricot and feta. Toscano also gets a thumbs up from us for its events calendar choc-a-bloc with baking and cooking classes, kid-friendly birthday menus and elaborate brunches.

Where: 2nd Floor, Forum Value Mall Whitefield, Whitfield Main Road

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 25939224

Timings: noon – 3.30pm and 6.30pm – 10.45pm

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restaurant vietnamese cuisine at hanoi in whitefield bangalore

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This Vietnamese restaurant is actually run by a Hanoi native. The menu offers Vietnamese street favourites such as Bun Cha {chargrilled meat pattice accompanied with rice noodles and Vietnamese dipping sauce}, Pho and Cha la Lot { meat stuffed into betel leaves and grilled} among other dishes. But what we love here is the authentic Vietnamese filter coffee {hot or cold}, traditional dark roasted coffee flavoured with rich condensed milk. Heaven!

Where: 1st Floor, Phoenix Marketcity mall, Whitefield Road, Mahadepura

Price: INR 1,500 plus tax for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9880544884

Timings: 11.30am – 11pm

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Sabudana Vada, Kande Pohe, Batata Vada and Misal Pav for breakfast, full fledged Maharashtrian thalis {veg and non veg} and specials from Kolhapur, Malvan and other regions of the state. Plus fresh catch of the day, fried or curried. We are sold!

Where: 2nd Floor, Santosh Tower, 3rd Road, adjacent to EPIP bus stop, EPIP, Whitefield

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9738019048

Timings: 9.15am – 11am, 11.30am – 3.30pm and 7pm – 11pm

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restaurant dosai at kaayal in whitefield bangalore

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This one’s in Brookefield and offers Kerala thalis, Meen Porichatu, Allepy Fish Curry, and Irachi Ullarthiyathu {pan-fried meat with grated coconut} among other staples. Try their Sunday special Sadhya or a banana leaf meal {served on the third Sunday of every month}.

Where: 601, 2nd Floor, 1st Main, C Block, AECS Layout, Kundalahalli, Brookefield

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 28524304

Timings: noon – 3.30pm and 6.30 – 11pm

Kapoor’s Cafe

stuffes paratha at kapoors cafe restaurant in whitefield bangalore

Perfect for a heavy duty Sunday breakfast or brunch, Kapoor’s Cafe serves up stuffed parathas, grilled sandwiches, Puri Aloo, Chole Bhature and more. Try their pocket-friendly meal combos if you want to make your breakfast into a full fledged meal. Ask for the special white butter to be mopped up with your parathas.

Where: Near Thubarahalli Bus Stop, inside Gurukul Compound, Thubrahalli, Whitefield

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 32559411

Timings: 10am – 3pm and 7 – 11pm

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Boondocks Bistro

Burgers, steaks, sandwiches and pasta are the mainstay of this bistro. Try their elaborate Weekend Brekkie {The Hangover, English, American or Hinglish breakfasts} or steaks such as Beef Stroganoff and Garlic Pork Chops.

Where: 33, Sundari Armadale, next to Forum Value mall Whitefield

Price: INR 1,000 for two, {approx.}

Contact: 080 41159207

Timings: 11.30am – 3.30pm and 7.30 – 10.30pm

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The Fat Chef

Start with their Badami Aloo Tuk Salad or their Spinach, Ricotta and Walnut Samosa. They have a small but nice sushi menu, and their wholewheat thin crust pizzas, pasta, sandwiches and sizzlers are other highlights. Our favourite: the Burmese Khowsuey and the Lemon Key Pie.

Where: 5/2, Jagriti Apartment, Ramagundanahalli, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 40992981

Timings: Tuesday to Friday 11am – 3.30pm and 5.30 – 11pm, Saturday to Sunday 11am – 11pm

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Cafe of Joy

Known for their German-style baked goodies and short eats, Cafe of Joy offers Bacon and Onion Flammkuchen { a kind of German pizza}, Chicken Meatloaf with Bavarian Potato Salad  and Chicken Liver and Onion served on Toasted Brioche among other dishes. Don’t forget to come away with some freshly baked bread or pack in a box of the cafe’s pies, tarts and muffins. Read our review here.

Where: 8, Siddhapura, Whitefield Main Road

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9886329015

Timings: 10am – 8pm

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Chez Mariannick

This endearing little creperie offers a set menu, and is known for their wonderful crepes {made out of wheat flour} or Galettes {crepes made out of buckwheat}. The set menu allows you to order a salad and choose either two, three or four mains {with unlimited salad, water, juice and bread}. We suggest you go for the Le Bergerie, French Goat Cheese, cream, and onion jam galette from the savoury options and choose the La Belle Helene, a sweet crepe stuffed with pear, chocolate and cream. Their thin crust, wood fired pizzas are equally popular and you can ask for a wholewheat base at an extra cost. And if you are alive after the French-style onslaught of cream, cheese and all things heavy duty, do end your meal with a Creme Caramel.

Where: 1A, Anjanappa Building, Siddhapura, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield

Price: Set menus start from INR 400 upwards per person

Contact: +91 9739406536

Timings: 12.45pm – 4pm and 6.45pm – 10pm. On Sundays, only takeaways available

The Bungalow

Crispy Filo Cigars, Semolina-Crusted Calamari and Bacon-Wrapped Prawns are some of the adventurous starters you can tuck into at The Bungalow. We are also partial to their Cha Sui Bao with pork. Mains include pastas, pizzas, risotto, and even a smattering of Indian and South East Asian cuisine.

Where: 95, EPIP Area, opposite Vydehi Hospital, Whitefield

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9742713392

Timings: noon – 3.30pm and 7.15 – 11pm

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Mustard & Cress

This organic cafe relies on fresh, local produce and grows its own herbs and veggies in a garden patch. Start with Potato and Apple Fritters or Baked Ratatouille Tarts with Goat Cheese-Chive Cream. Vegetarians have plenty of options to chose from here just as non vegetarians do. Try their Pumpkin Cream, Gorgonzola, Olive Oil and Toasted Almonds Tagliatelle or the Indian-style Lamb Lasagne served with Masala Garlic Bread.

Where: 153 Biere Street, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield

Price: INR 2,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9845887454

Timings: Sunday to Thursday 11am – 3pm and 7 – 11pm and Friday to Saturday, 11am – 3pm and 7pm – 1am

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Cafe Buzzinga

Now open in a new location, this cafe serves up chilled drinks in jam jars along with snacks, pizzas, sandwiches and burgers. Their breakfast menu tends to tilt heavier towards eggs, but there’s also ham, bacon, sausage served as sides along with pancakes, waffles and French toast.

Where: Bungalow 1, Bright Farms, Thubarahalli, next to Pride Orchid, Whitefield

Price: INR 500 for two

Contact: +91 9742414757

Timings: 8am – 10pm

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Barley & Grapes Cafe

Offering an array of starters and mains, the Chilli Cheese Toast is what you must start off with here. Follow it up with their hand-tossed pizzas and mains like Grilled Prawns with Lemon Butter Sauce. Oh, and don’t forget to make most of their drinking deals. Read more about it in our review here.

Where: Lower Ground Floor, Phoenix Marketcity, Mahadevpura, Whitefield Road

Price: INR 1,200 {approx.} for two

Contact: 080 33166599

Timings: 11am – 11pm

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Herbs & Spices

A bungalow converted into a restaurant, Herbs & Spices has a cosy ambience. And, adding to that, they have a spread of Indian and global cuisine to please your palette. So, there’s everything from Thai Pumpkin Soup and quesadillas to pastas and desi options like Sarson Ka Saag to choose from.

Where: 154, Whitefield Main Road, Opp Vijaya Bank, Whitefield

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: 080 28452803

Timings: 12pm – 3pm and 7pm – 11pm

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bakasur buffet restaurant in whitefield

Source: Bakasur

Offering only buffets, Bakasur is quite a popular choice for foodies in the area, thanks to their impressive number of dishes that will leave you full and happily so. From salads, chaat and starters to noodles, pasta and biryani, the spread here has a little of everything, catering to everyone. Vegetarians, you have plenty of options, too. And, all this for a reasonable rate, too.

Where: Ascendas Park Square Mall, Ground Floor, International Tech Park, Whitefield Road, Near ITPB

Price: INR 1,700 for two

Contact: 080 49652543

Timings: 12pm – 3:15pm and 7pm – 11pm

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Want more options? Check out our handy guide to pubs and cafes in Whitefield.

Featured image via: Toscano


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