Shreya posted on 17th May

Prison Cells To Bollywood Vibes: You Must Check Out These 7 Themed Restaurants Now

Tired of dining at regular restaurants and need a more exciting place to go to with your friends? Check out one of these themed restaurants for a more unique dining experience. From walking the red carpet of Bollywood to encounters with inmates in a jail, you can experience it all at these interesting places.

Ohri's Gufaa

One of the oldest restaurants in Hyderabad, Ohri’s Gufaa is a cave themed space with dim lighting, and waiters dressed in a hunter’s outfit. If you’ve ever wondered what it must feel like to dine in a cave, like in the stone age, head to this place in Basheer Bagh and teleport to the times when tribals painted stone walls and lived in jungles. The seating is made from bamboo, and you can also find wall hangings of tribal people on the walls, the lighting although sombre is soothing and just enough for you to know what you’re eating, and they play 90s music that brings about a certain air of nostalgia. The mocktails at this place are really good and their talwar kebab is so delicious that it will melt in your mouth.

Price: INR 1,000 for two.

Mayabazaar

Based on the Telugu movie of the same name, Mayabazaar is a restaurant in Kavuri Hills that is quite popular for its ambience. With posters of the iconic film, its iconic moments framed, and music to set the mood — it has a minimalistic but impressive approach to theme-based dining. The food here is great both in terms of quality and quantity, and this place also has value for money. They have another branch in Karkhana with a similar theme, but it has a more rustic and dhaba like vibe to it.

Price: INR 800 for two.

Kaidi Kitchen

This vegetarian-only restaurant follows the theme of a prison with the waiters being prisoners and the manager being a jailer. The ambiance too resembles a jail with its exposed brick walls and prison gates. Luckily, however, the food here is nothing like the bland food that inmates have to eat, but rather a good variety of Continental, Italian, North Indian, and Chinese dishes. They have 3 types of Sizzlers here, and we recommend you try the Mexican Sizzler which is finger licking good.

Price: INR 800 for two

Dock Forty Five

One of the many pubs on road no. 45 in Jubilee Hills, Dock Forty Five can best be described as lit. The ambience of this place is well done, both on the inside and outside and it does resemble that of a dock on a port in a ship. You can find elements like lifebuoys, compass, boat pipes in its decor and come evening, the place lights up with bright colours, and fortunately isn’t too crowded. The food here is nothing extraordinary, but you can pick this place to have a couple of drinks with your squad.

Price: INR 1,400 for two {with alcohol}

Ohri's 70mm

Bollywood fanatics, if you haven’t been to Ohri’s 70mm on Necklace Road yet, we are judging you! Enter red carpet, framed posters of legendary Hindi cinema {From DDLJ to Mughal-E-Azam, they’ve got it all}, bright yellow lights hanging from the ceiling, and graffiti of your beloved super stars looking at you is what makes this place spectacular. We recommend going here for a buffet as it is pocket friendly, and making reservation in advance as this place is usually crowded.

Price: INR 1,500 for two.

Real Arabian Dhaba

This place in Chandrayangutta is designed in true Arabian fashion with tents, and seating on lavish carpets with pillows. The tables too have intricate designs on them, and you get to eat authentic Arab food that is apparently mouth-watering, and the Mandi here is worthy of all the praise. However, be prepared to travel all the way to Barkas to experience this Arabian theme, and the service could be a little slow too. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Price: INR 600 for two.

Tollgate

This highway themed place in Jubilee Hills is a popular breakfast spot amongst city folks. It has various outlets serving juice and coffee to South Indian and Continental food too. The decor includes props like gas stations, driveways, wall art designed to look like cars, graffiti to resemble roads and number plates on tables – the ambiance is spot on. The theme makes the place look sort of like a drive-in, but there is indoor as well as outdoor seating and the food is pocket-friendly. While here, try out The Elvis {INR 109 plus taxes} from their all-day breakfast menu which is a layer of peanut butter and banana grilled to crispy goodness.

Price: INR 700 for two.