Students of IIIT Hyderabad, we know there's plenty to eat inside your campus. In fact, we've got a thing for your meals and juices (that avocado juice tho) but if you are craving something other than your mess ka khaana, this recommendation is for you. Here is a list of places to grab a meal around IIIT Hyderabad.
Biryani, Brews & Burgers: Where To Eat Around IIIT Hyderabad
Sardarji's Traditional Punjabi Palate
Sardarji's is for those of you who cannot get enough of buttery paranthas and tikkas. If comfort food is what you're seeking, make haste for lunch hour is their busiest and you might have to fight your way to find a table. But when you do, start your meal with Special Dahi Bhalla and move on to Chicken Seekh Kebab. Known for juicy kebabs, this iconic joint also makes mindblowing Mutton Galouti Kebab and Boti Kebab.
Distance from IIIT: 2.6KM
Tucked away in Jayabheri Enclave, GD's Burgers is one of the busiest stalls. Go for their burgers – Neptune (a fiery combo of chicken, chocolate, nuts & cheese), Jupiter (grilled potato and pan-fried veggies) and starters – Uranus (Grilled Boneless Fish Fillet). GD’s also has a special item on their menu – Equinox Leg 1 kg – smoked and grilled BBQ lamb. But to relish this, an order has to be placed a day in advance.
Distance from IIIT: 2.1KM
If you haven't been to Marley's Joint in Gachibowli, about time you go now. This all-vegetarian cafe also serves vegan food and it's a quaint cafe with minimal seating. Quite hippie, if you ask us! If you are lucky, you might spot people jamming too. Their specialty is Lebanese food and when you're here, you've got to treat yourself to Shroom Addiction Salad, Garlic Mushroom Wrap, Kadai Veg Curry. Their Choco Peanut Butter Shake is worth giving a shot!
Distance from IIIT: 3.1KM
Over The Moon Brew Company
A painted OTM bus in the courtyard welcomes you into the bar with colourful floors and a plush seating area. Pick the outdoor seating if you are looking for less noisy space, but we recommend the indoors and their Special Drinks menu that has plenty of cocktails, infused drinks (vodka or white rum-infused cocktails), and classics like daiquiri and martinis done in OTM style. With drinks, order the food off their Truckers Stop as Pita Cones stuffed with tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, sour cream, and a choice of chunky chicken or grilled prawns.
Distance from IIIT: 2.8KM
In the mood for South Indian tiffins? Udipi's Upahar will sort your craving. With more than 15 types of dosa, you've got to try their Onion Masala Dosa, Capsicum Dosa, Mysore Onion Dosa. Their South Indian meals are quite delicious too. This place is usually quite crowded and you might have to share your table with strangers so go here if you're completely cool with breaking bread with strangers.
Distance from IIIT: 2.6KM
The street opposite of DLF, Gachibowli is a treasure trove with abundant food stalls. Go here anytime after 9 pm, and you’ll find it super crowded. Stretching from DLF’s Gate 1 to Gate 2, get dragged into stalls with dishes like shawarma, french fries, rice bowls, and more. Interested in doing a food crawl? Click here to find out where you can eat on the DLF Street.
Distance from IIIT: 3.6KM
The Glass Onion
Planning a dinner date? The Glass Onion — a restaurant by Fusion 9 is tucked inside Boulder Hills and it overlooks the boundless golf course and the humungous buildings behind it. Known for its mindblowing cocktails, if all you seek is great food and a decent wine collection, this has to be your haunt. They've got Krsma, Tarapaca, Jacob's Creek, and all the usual suspects, but as they say, it's the view that matters and they've got a killer one.
Distance from IIIT: 4.4KM
Kritunga is truly not for the faint-hearted and we mean it. Loaded with spices and mirchi, this restaurant is known for its Andhra-style delicacies. We recommend their Chennur Mutton Pulao, Drumstick Biryani, Kheema Biryani, and Mushroom Biryani. If you are in the mood for some spice, try their Rayalaseema delicacies.
Distance from IIIT: 1.9KM
The Bake Factory
All-day breakfast is always a good idea. Even at 2 am in the night and if you love tons of meaty options, The Bake Factory in Gachibowli is your constant. It has a Full English that comes with chicken sausages, mushrooms, eggs, and more veggies. Plus a coffee or juice of your choice. Want more? Go for the Carnivore Feast that comes with chicken sausages, bacon, pork sausages, pulled chicken, and vegetables.
Distance from IIIT: 3KM