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It’s a 7-course affair Gourmet Guide, Hyderabad’s only restaurant and pub finder is turning Seven. And as it does, this year it has turned into a younger, crispier and more informative guide. Restaurants and pubs galore in the twin cities, getting all of them onto one platform was arduous. Over and above, the food and beverage industry is still upbeat in spite of the global gloom; numerous restaurants and pubs springing up surprises either by way of their food, or their décor or even their prices. Hyderabad is witnessing a new age of eating out. This transformation is indeed gratifying, given the city’s positioning as a high-end lifestyle hub. Given this scenario we have tried our best to get you the latest restaurants and pubs which have come up in the last one year other than the established ones.

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ture in a small frame as we did in the past but with more ‘quick’ variety and without losing any of the sheen. Like in the past, we give you quick glances of Hyderabad, its huge collection of eat outs and pubbing options, couple of

We hope that with this latest edition from the Indian Express Limited, you will find new options of dining & wining and that you will be able to decide on your eating out options with ease. After all, it is just a 7-course affair.

celebrities, and a comprehensive listing of F&B outlets for your reference.

Cheers.

The added features mainly revolve around our theme – 7. You will find our pick on the top ambient restaurants and pubs, best open-air restaurants, best budget restaurants and pubs,

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best delicacies and where to get them…We have also included a section on the top Food and Beverage entrepreneurs wherein we have iden-

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SEVEN REASONS TO DINE IN HYDERABAD, TODAY Biryani sure has found its place in the dictionary. And Hyderabad has played an integral part in making it see through. While Biryanis are not new to the world, the Hyderabadi Biryani makes it to the top of the list primarily because it is the face of Andhra Pradesh for every tourist, domestic or International. But the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad have more to it than just biryanis. There are plenty of reasons why an ardent tourist or an exchange student or a domestic tourist from another state should try eating out in the twin cities. We give you seven reasons for dining in Hyderabad in its best form today;

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Dine 1 It’s now become a cliché that Hyderabad is synonymous with Biryani and Charminar. But then you just cannot imagine a Hyderabadi without a Biryani attached. Several old restaurants have been associated with the lives of Hyderabadis as well as those who come to visit them from other cities and states. Paradise, Bawarchi, Shahdaab…these are names which any Hyderabadi will swear by when asked for the best joint for a Biryani. So, however old and however clichéd it maybe, in Hyderabad the Biryani will always rule.

Dine 2 Cosmopolitan culture has brought onto fore the best of Indian cuisines and international delicacies along with chic décor and the divide between the haves and have nots. While previously the haves used to have the only option of getting a cook and prepare the best of delicacies for them and the have-nots had the small time joints dispensing affordable Biryani in a shanty with décor being an alien concept. But with the cosmopolitan culture coming to force and increasing exceedingly with time, the divide between the have and have nots too have declined. With outlets to suit all pockets and décor becoming a little familiar term even for the lower middle class, the dining habits have taken a new turn and the era of eating out with family and friends in a new joint other than the Biryani is in. International, Oriental, multi-cuisine outlets, coffee shops, fast food outlets, home delivery services are now common in the twin cities and more & more

people are curious to find the best and the latest options of dining. So dining out and experimenting with new cuisines, decors and bills find room for reason two.

Dine 3 Typical Andhra delicacies have always been associated with being very spicy, but the myth is busted when you explore traditional Andhra delicacies in some of the restaurants in the city. Pappu, the Telugu word for cooked Redgram / Pigeonpea seeds; Kodikoora (Chicken), Mekamamsam (mutton curry), Chepakoora (Fish curry) and Royyakoora (Prawn curry); Vepudu Fried vegetable curry; Vulavacharu (cooked Horsegram soup) with cream which is fast becoming an international recipe; have all been explored well in terms of spice balance and the oil factor; which when taken in authentic traditional style will have abundance of both. But then you definitely get the taste of real Andhra delicacies in sophisticated taste and style. Outlets like Rayalaseema Ruchulu, Deori, Kuchipudi, Jewel of Nizam, give you the best tastes of authentic Andhra delicacies in a contemporary décor.

Dine 4 Global options are galore these days with the fast growing number of expatriates visiting the city. So there is Fusion 9, 100 Degrees, Collage, IndiJoe and more, which have now become a regular haunt for both Indians as well as foreigners. With KFC, Pizza Hut, Pizza Corner and café’s like Barista and Café Coffee Day springing up new surprises for the ardent coffeeir, the din-

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ing style and lifestyle is on a global upswing in the twin cities.

Dine 5 The home breed of authentic delicacies for varied culture is also springing up in every nook and cranny of the city. So in varied pockets you have exclusive delicacies from Punjab, Gujarati, Jain, Malayali, North-Eastern or remote Indian-Chinese delicacies. Needs (Serving Punjabi delicacies), Nanking (one of the oldest restaurant serving authentic Chinese in a home-feel style), Jiva (Ohri Group moderately extravagant style tribute to Rajasthani vegetarian delights in one part of the outlet), Reshmi’s (Home feel North Indian Food outlet)…all form a complete list of options for the culturally diverse Indian crowd in the twin cities.

Dine 6 The pub culture too is fast driving over the speed limit in the twin cities with the most modern and sophisticated decor often capable of getting splashed with best of celebrities and top end socialites within and from across the country. Splashy lighting, sleek interiors, innovative cocktails and mocktails…rocking music- hip-hop, retro, jazz, pop… laser lighting, shiny dance floor….attract the best of Hyderabad’s modern young crowd. The nightlife is fast becoming happening in the city.

Dine 7 Entrepreneurship in terms of restaurant business is fast turning business magnets to open up some of the most contemporary designed outlets and innovatively designed menus for the Hyderabadi. While the Biryani is never forgotten in the midst of Chicken Fajita Nachos, Chicken Wings and Fried Mozzarella, the restaurateurs of Hyderabad have been able to translate modern dining ideas into great business ventures. Ohri’s, Celebrations, Minerva Group among others are examples of entrepreneurial elegance and how they can come up with offerings for the gourmand in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. These are groups and people who are reasons for a great dining experience within the city. With these seven reasons and reasons not lesser than any other city in the country, Hyderabad and Secunderabad have proven to exist as one of the most suited places offering the most traditional dining options in a subdued aura as well as the most contemporary and global delicacies in the most sophisticated of ambience. These Seven reasons could give you ample excuse for a try on your taste buds in some of the most popular restaurants and pubs in the twin cities. With tastes galore, go for it in Hyderabad.

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Indian cuisine has been perfected through time and today the cuisine finds varied reasons to rejoice in various restaurants in the twin cities. Our pick of few Indian cuisine restaurants which have created a niche for themselves.

HALDI Haldi recreates Indian fine dining and provides for a fulfilling and satisfying dining experience. It generates a home away from home feeling in every morsel with rare note of nutritional values.

DEORI Serving the best of the Nawabs’ delicacies coupled with Andhra cuisine, Deori at Ista Hotel offers some great variety of cuisine balanced well in taste, spice, and royalty.

KEBABS AND KURRIES Serving Indian cuisine from Northern to the Southern regions, Kebabs and Kurries is ITC’s new establishment. Surely special.

KHANDANI RAJDHANI Serving authentic Rajasthani, Gujarati and few Punjabi delicacies, the thaalis served here come with 32 items; each day unique.

KUCHIPUDI Showcasing its fullest Telugu varieties this outlet at Fortune Katriya offers great varieties.

PUNJABI BY NATURE The outlet’s culinary heritage has been rated high by food connoisseurs. 10

SPICE JUNXION Stylish & contemporary Spice Junxion is a confluence, where the cuisines from Andhra, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Hyderabad meet. It has the best recipes from South India, adapted to a contemporary menu.

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Oriental cuisine has always been quite popular around the world, and in Hyderabad there are some great dining options. Specialising in the Oriental delicacies with a tinge of Indian flavour, here are our pick of top seven.

FAR EAST To most people Oriental cuisine translates just Chinese food. But at Ohri’s Far East you get the choicest of culinary jewels from Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and of course, China.

NANKING Fifty plus and still maintaining the same taste and charm, Nanking is among the most familiar names and brands in Hyderabad renowned for its authentic Chinese delicacies.

CHINESE PAVILION To taste something Oriental, Chinese Pavilion is the perfect place which offers you sizzling Chinese delicacies.

GOLDEN DRAGON Golden Dragon, Taj’s authentic Chinese Restaurant, draws inspiration from its namesake, the symbol of the Emperor, of Royalty, and Grandeur, serving the best of Szechwan and Canton Cuisines.

ORIENTAL PAVILION

This oriental delight at Fortune Select Manohar is worth it.

STRINGS A classy restaurant at Taj Banjara, it serves Chinese and Thai delicacies. Don’t miss.

AROMAS OF CHINA Chinese delicacies prepared by Indian chefs, without missing the rudiments of spices and flora & fauna, Aromas of China from BJN Group is a must try for its great cuisine

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Global cuisine restaurants have been picking up fast in the twin cities and they have all come up with some of the most exclusive delicacies that the gourmet world has to offer. Here are seven of our top picks

ENCOUNTERS A 24-hour global eatery themed around Mediterranean and serving international delicacies; it is a perfect place for expatriates and those seeking a change in spice and cuisine.

ALCHEMY The new lounge and dine option at the Ellaa Suites, Alchemy brings in unique cuisines from the island nations of Fiji and Hawaii, something that is pretty new to Hyderabadis.

FUSION 9 Probably the first restaurant in Hyderabad to offer global fine dining cuisine, Fusion 9 has been a popular choice amongst food connoisseurs for many years and continues its legacy.

ON KITCHEN The ON kitchen has set new standards in fine dining, with an incredible Italian cuisine that is worth an experience.

STEAKS AND SIZZLERS

TGIFRIDAY’S

TGIFriday’s brings with it the tastes and traditions of American Family Dining.

100 DEGREES

A restaurant with a complete outdoors theme, Steaks and Sizzlers at the Leonia Resorts offers culinary delights of steaks and sizzlers.

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Multi-cuisine options in the twin cities have grown in numbers and the quality has also increased in terms of cuisine as well as dĂŠcor. The numbers are huge but we have picked few to try in terms of cuisine.

BLUE FOX The name is synonymous with quality; evident from its presence in Hyderabad for more than 20 years. Minerva Group’s flagship establishment.

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HAMPI

This newly established restaurant serves Indian and Oriental fare, but the speciality is some serious Chinese food.

A real treat to the senses of both sight and taste, transporting one into a traditional South Indian atmosphere along with great delicacies.

HARITHA The restaurant located at Taramati Baradari tourist complex, Haritha offers a multi-cuisine fare, both Indian and Chinese delicacies.

OKRA This outlet at Marriott is a perfect blend of design and cuisine.

PARADISE A landmark, it is renowned across the country for traditional biryani and kebabs.

DIASPORA Diaspora offers a blend of comfort, style and good food in an elegant setting totally different from its nigh brothers at the Celebrations Food Villa. It is a place showcased profoundly as pure and the food gives a great garnish.

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More and more restaurants & pubs are developing affordable pricing strategy to woo the consumer even while giving them great ambience, sumptuous food, efficient service . The value of money factor is now in with most restaurants.

BLEU LOUNGE AND DINE With its elegant decor and Dining with the kind of cuisine offered, Rs.500-600 for a couple is just the right pricing strategy.

HOLI For a Couple the pricing is affordable at Rs.300400 in Bali. Drinks cost about Rs.200-300. Holi on the 4th floor offers 50% off on food and drinks!

PARIKRAMA With its simplistic ambience and spacious setting Rs.400-500 for a couple is a great bet. Lunch Buffet is Rs.177; Happy Hours 12pm -7pm (30% off liquor).

MELTING POT With Rs.350-400 for a couple and the Breakfast Buffet priced at Rs.109, Melting pot surely is ideal for the wallet.

BLUE FOX With the kind of brand image that this restaurant holds, Rs.500-600 for a couple and about Rs.300-400 for drinks is just fine pricing.

PADHARO The restaurant combines good food with a unique village-like theme for Rs.400-500.

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Design plays a vital role in the business of a restaurant or a pub and today in the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad, one can be awed by the sheer magic woven in some of the restaurants in terms of ambience.

BLEU LOUNGE AND DINE From the Minerva Group, this lounge and fine-dine is masterfully designed with a blue theme effectively put in place.

ALCHEMY The lounge and dine option at the Ellaa Suites, Alchemy brings in unique décor and cuisines from the island nations of Fiji and Hawaii. Superb.

OHRI’S 1857 Perched on the first floor, it is designed to take their guests back in time. It is Hyderabad’s first Colonial themed RestroBar at Jalvihar.

SAHIB SINDH SULTAN Railway station-like location, replicas of a luxurious coach lavishly laced with extravaganzas. Very innovative.

HAMPI This is nothing less than a meal inside a South Indian miracle.

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LEO BISTRO The fine dining restaurant at the Leonia resort, Leo Bistro is a charming venue with delectable cuisines on offer, befitting the splendour of the holistic destination.

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To get the 7 best delicacies has been tough, what with so many restaurants coming up with tastier creations of their signature dishes every day. Here we have squeezed in seven which you should not miss. Pardha Chicken (chicken breast slices stuffed with chicken, mutton and paneer mince) at Bali- Holi Festive Dining

Thread Chicken (chicken pieces coated with strips of flour and deep fried) at Leo Bistro, Leonia Resorts

Authentic Rajasthani and Gujarati food at Khandani Rajdhani

Bamboo Chicken (Andhra tribal recipe) at Cascade, Celebrations

Saboota Talwar Kebab, tangy chicken-legs served skewered on a sword with a charcoal flame lit under at Tadka, Ohri’s Banjara Hills

Raan – e – firdaus, the signature dish at Fidaus, Taj Krishna

Pathar Ka Gosht, an integral part of Hyderabadi cuisine in the days of royalty and continues to hold pride of place. Try it at Kebab-e-Bahar, Taj Banjara.

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With most of the open spaces fast becoming concrete structure, the need for open air dining has become a niche segment. There are very few options in the twin cities for an outdoor experience and here are few of our ‘best’ picks.

KEBAB PAVILION The tandoor speciality Kebab Pavilion at Ellaa Suites is an open air venue which permits you to take in the aromas from their live kitchen.

BALI

SWEET NIRVANA

Situated on the rooftop, Bali in keeping with its name is themed like a restaurant straight out of the island nation.

A new entrant in the city, Sweet Nirvana is set in the open. The gazebo style seating planned under canopy tents is very Euro and transforms you into a different land.

HORIZON The rooftop venue in the Celebrations Food Villa, IT offers some great sights and smells with its views and barbeques. A fun joint to celebrate your evenings.

KEBABS AND ROTIS A charming pool side venue at Leonia.

KEBAB-EBAHAR

AL FRESCO A Mongolian speciality outlet serving only in the evening, this is an exclusive restaurant which in its open air décor is a classic in itself and offers an unmatched aura in the twin cities.

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S D Road, Secunderabad—500003, Tel: 040-27896565.

Abhiruchi

Arguably one of the oldest and most established Andhra restaurants in Secunderabad, situated near the Paradise Circle, it is your best bet when looking for some authentic Andhra food.

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The vegetarian Thali is a must have. Andhra style Biryanis and Boneless mutton biryani are popular. For the uninitiated the Andhra Biryani here has a different taste from the Hyderabadi variety which is available in twin cities. Ask for some ghee and add it to the Biryani rice to feel the difference. Also try prawn fry or the crab curry with Rumali Rotis.If you are a mutton freak try the Mutton Gongura. Various fish specialties are also available.

Don’t expect a great ambience at the restaurant as the place is mainly known for its food. Housed in a two storied building, the restaurant is placed well in the centre of the city. The restaurant has an AC and a Non-AC section and has tremendous customer loyalty among office goers in this area. The interiors and dining furniture is partitioned well according to the customers needs.

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Waiters are always around to make you comfortable. Orders are served with minimum waiting time.

Conversation; Family and Friends; Budget diners

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Seating 120; Timings: 12:00 PM to 4:00 pm, 7:00pm to 11.00 pm. Valet parking

Boneless mutton, Biryani, Prawan fry and Mutton Gongura

Cost: Rs 400 for 3 people.

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Angeethi

7th Floor, Reliance Classic Building, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 66255550

Sat Sri Akal! An authentic and exclusive native food joint with all the ingredients of a dhaba. Without compromising with what a fine dining should be, Angeethi is just the right place to address your Punjabi da khana need.

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Heavenly food or food in heaven! Tandoori chicken, Tawa pomfret, Pather ka ghosht or fibre rich broccoli ‌everything is tempered only to pamper your taste-buds. Spicy meat marinated in select spices laced with vegetables, inevitably, made to romance with nourishing parathas. Then, top it with wholesome halwa.

Located in seventh floor, this stand alone is built to give a panoramic visual effect of the city. It is a thematic food station creatively shaped into a Punjabi Dhaba with all its elements. Inviting and interesting Dabha creativity. Transparent kitchen, emitting the essence of BBQ burnt flesh and veggies are the complimentary starters that follow a jar of beer or full-bodied red wine or IMFL, adding its glamour to this joint.

service Known for its infectious pampering, it has all extravaganza of hospitality. Melodious old Hindi songs are at your call

ideal for Punjabi food lovers, Kitty parties, group meetings and, of course, an adda for gourmands.

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Timing: 12.30pm to 3.30 pm, 7.00pm to 11.30pm. Valet parking available.

Shorba, mini-spring rolls, Malai kebab, Mutton Roganjosh with Lucknow Biryani

The buffet costs Rs. 192

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ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel.: 040-2340 0132

Dakshin

A journey into the traditional South Indian cuisine, Dakshin, the signature restaurant of ITC at ITC Kakatiya truly lives up to its name. A culinary voyage that takes you from Hyderabad to Goa and ends on the Malabar Coast.

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The cuisine is authentic traditional south Indian with delicacies featured from Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. The menu is made of wood and resembles a temple door; when opened the pages inside are of silky cloth revealing authentic Andhra Chapa Vepudu (fish fillet in lemon n chilli), Kori Gasi from Kerala, Mangalorean Chicken Curry from Karnataka and Kozhi Nelagu Curry from Tamil Nadu. Definitely give Iyer’s Trolley a try.

Upon entering one notices the oil lamp as a welcoming gesture. Once inside one feels transported into a different world; traditional instrumental Kannada music playing, stewards walking around in kurtas and lungis and paintings by Thota Tharani depicting south Indian dance and culture. The chandeliers are made to look like temple bells and the wooden chairs are intricately carved. Musicians grace the evenings playing the flute and mridangam on a small stage.

service The stewards dressed in traditional kurta and lungi keep their hospitality traditional and impressive

ideal for Family; Conversation; Variety

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Seating 56; Open 12:30pm-2:45pm, 7:30pm-11:45pm. Live Kitchen

UlluVacharu Kodi (chicken in horsegram gravy)

Couple Rs.1000-1500

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Ista Hotel, Plot no.7, IT Park, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 19. Tel: 040-44508888

Deori

A dining option of class, Deori is open only for dinner and serves the best of both North Indian and South Indian delicacies; for a price one can experience great kebabs here.

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Serving the best of the Nawabs’ delicacies coupled with Andhra cuisine, it offers Tandoori Jhinga Hari Mirch, Raan e Awadh and Murgh Nizami Khurma; Chukka Peethla Vepudu, Mamsam Meriyalu, Vepudu Prawns with Dum Biryani for Andhra food lovers. The speciality is the lamb dish, Nalli Khas e Ista. ‘The Feast’ is with unlimited food & drinks, and ‘Kebabs Unlimited’, offers amazing creations like Kakori and Galauti Kebabs.

Traditional style makes use of Indian paintings, heavy wood furniture and wall couches with shades of brown for an earthen sensation; the silver ceiling is illuminated with LEDs that lend it a crimson hue and tiny spotlights illuminate the tables. The outdoor seating offers a lawn with a panoramic view of the surrounding area. Classical instrumental music keeps with the theme and the paisley design show plates add a beautiful touch to the tables.

service Unmatched service owing to Ista training. Waiters wearing Jodhpuri Achkans kneel to take orders to show respect.

ideal for Corporate; Outdoor; Variety; Family

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Seating 110; Open 7pm-11:30pm. Live Kitchen; Private Seating; Valet Parking.

Nalli Khas e Ista (Lamb Shanks in gravy), Malai Ghewar makes for an enjoyable dessert.

Couple:Rs.1500Rs.2000; The Feast Rs.1400; Kebabs Unltd: Rs 1200-1400.

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Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel: 040-23392323

Firdaus

An exotic mix of Hyderabadi, Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine, this restaurant also serves the best haleem all throughout the year. Exquisite in its look and sumptuous in its cuisine, it is a must try.

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Don’t forget to try the Raan – e – firdaus and dal firdaus which are signature dishes. Also try Haleem, Hyderabadi Biryani, Shikampuri Kebab, Samudri Platter, Peshawari Roganjosh, Lahori Murgh. Vegetarians can try Balti Imli Paneer and Anokhi Sabzi. The blend of three cuisines within the menu has been well balanced and gives enough options to try one from each.

Exquisite in style, this restaurant is pure with marble flooring, high ceiling, wooden pillars, heavy drapes; well carved chairs, Chandeliers and elegant furnishing provide the perfect backdrop for a delectable spectrum of gourmet Indian cuisine. The live Ghazal during the evening gels well with the ambience of the restaurant.

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service The service is excellent with no doubts on Taj’s established standards.

Dating, Business executives, Serious conversations

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Seating capacity: 56 covers. Timing: 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm, 7.30 pm to 11.45 pm.

Raan – e – firdaus, Dal firdaus, Haleem, Hyderabadi Biryani, Shikampuri Kebab

Rs 1200-1500 per couple

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Novotel Hyderabad Airport,Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad. Tel:040-66250000

Haldi

Word matters! Haldi, the sacred ingredient in Hindustani life, really matters. It is a rendezvous where emotions meet with meat. It is a duet between palate and plate. It is a blend of passion and pleasure. Finally it is a travel between desire and destiny.

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Enter Haldi to encounter ruminating experience. Miss not Joginder Kumar, Senior sous chef who recreates Indian fine dining – Ajwani Pomfret,Haryali Kabootar, Murg chettinad, Alleppy fish curry... Haldi also offers ‘Jet’ and ‘Express’ Lunch- a fulfilling and satisfying dining experience in just 30 minutes for those who need quick dining. The chef generates home away home feeling in every morsel of romantic food with a rare note of nutritional values.

Simply scintillating! Designed to cater to food enthusiasts, this joint is built in a pollution free-esthetic landscape –a setting of a serene environment. The lobby with modern interiors is spacious and well lit with natural light during the day. The warm atmosphere in the hotel is appealing and adds to the stress free, efficient and pleasant ambience. If you want to know more about the decor, check with Preeti Sood, Director- Marketing & Communication.

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Service personified in thought & deed. Flood of Indian & imported Malt and Martinis , whiskies and wines are served.

Friends, business. Nutritional food knowledge is complimentary.

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Seating: 60. Open round the clock with a nocturnal break of midnight to sunrise.

Haldi daawat, Haldi Khaas and Haldi Zaika. Phirnee is a must.

A family of four can enjoy a meaningful dinner just for Rs.2000. Alcohol will add to the tab.

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1st Avenue 2nd Floor, Rd No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-4 Tel. 040-6657 7722

Grill Room

The grill just got a whole room for itself. Serving a wide array of tandoori items, Grill Room is an offering from the Fusion 9 group and its culinary expertise which tantalises you with its Indian way of being ‘grilled’.

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The menu offers snacks and drinks options for Rs.99, a new budget addition to the menu. Choose from Paneer Amritsari, Pepper Chimichangas and Jalapeno Cheese Munches; Murg Sooley, Sugar Cane Chicken, Chicken Kibbe and Santa Fe Chicken. There’s also Basil Chilli Fish Tempuras, Garlic Lamb Koftas and Lamb Shammi Kebabs. Platters also served with your choice of snacks.

With extensive use of brown shades for its colour code, the ambience at Grill Room is rustic and relaxed. Seating by way of leather clad chairs is comfortable and elegant; the couch seating under draped canopies has a Mediterranean look to it and is the best option with its roadside views. Western pop music paired up with panel lighting creates a light mood to experience the culinary delights on offer.

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The staff is attired in traditional white suits and serves you in a timely and orderly fashion.

Conversation; Dating; Variety; Family

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Seating 100; Open 12:30pm-11:30pm.

Pan Fried Murrel (boneless fillet marinated with mustard, garlic and lemon with red pepper)

Couple Rs.400-600; Drinks Rs.400-600

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Hyderabad House

#28, New Vasavi Nagar, Karkhana Road, Trimulgherry,Hyderabad -15. Tel: 040-64541555

The magic of Hyderabad House’s Biryanis, its Kebabs, lukhmi’s took Hyderabadi’s by storm when they first launched and the sheen has not yet faded. The magical flavours and taste still lingers and it is just growing.

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Hyderabad House is renowned for its Biryani as well as its mutton Shikampuri Kebab’s and Mutton Lukhmi apart from its rich curries which are showcased within the take-away counter. A signature outlet with every restaurant. The pioneers of take-aways and bain-marie concept in Hyderabad, the outlet does a pretty hefty business with the concept. The dining option at this outlet is upstairs.

The latest addition to the Hyderabad House chain of restaurants in the twin cities, this outlet at Karkhana is a little uplifted in terms of ambience. Lighting is bright and there is a feel of space around. The flooring is the usual tile and cream is the colour code with wood added to up the ambience.

service Bowl-o-China, owned by the same group is beside and the menu is alternated between both these outlets.

ideal for Take-aways, families

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Timing: 11.30 am to 11.00pm

Biryani, Shikampuri Kebab, Lukhmi

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Masab Tank, Hotel Golkonda, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-66110101

Jewel of Nizam

It has an aesthetic classical look with high quality furniture spread across the spacious hall. Being an old restaurant, the place is known for its Mughalai and Hyderabadi dishes.

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The food served here is mostly South Indian. The Andhra fried fish and the chicken Majestic are delectable Andhra style starters. Mahi Tikka Lasooni (garlic fish tikka) and the Kebab-e-Makhloot (chicken tikka) are both prepared with a delicious tinge of mustard. Veggies can go for Chaman-e-Bahar (paneer in cashew gravy) or Kadhai Sabzi. In the main course, the Machhli Ka Salan and Murgh Kandhari are the chef’s special.

Sober dim yellowish glare free low light gives the hall a majestic look. A jewel shop right at the entrance truly justifies the name. The place is well composed with posh seating sofas and dining furniture arranged in a dynamic Nizami costume. The walls portray old paintings of Nizam era. Live Gazzals are conducted every Wednesday.

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Service is excellent and the waiters treat you with royal hospitality.

Conversation; Dating; Family; Business Meetings

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Seating 72; Open Timing: 12:00Pm to 3.00 Pm and 6:00Pm to 12 midnight, Liquor Served

Kebab e Makhloot; Paneer Tikka Nizami; Murgh Kandhari; Chaman e Bahar

Couple Rs 550-750 +taxes

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Kebabs and Rotis

Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000

A charming pool side venue at the Leonia Resorts, Kebabs and Rotis has a beautiful location and offers the best of tandoori creations served over candle light dinners, with trickling waters by your side.

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The menu is kept on a rotational basis and is fixed for the day. They offer a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian tandoori delicacies to choose from and serve you as much as you desire. Some noted offerings are Hara Bhara Kebab, Dakshin Kebab and Pahadi Chicken Tikka, which can be enjoyed with choice of Kashmiri Naan and Masala Kulcha with Daal Makhani and Chicken or Mutton Biryani.

In a completely outdoor setting, the ambience here is unmatched in many ways. The area is completely surrounded with trees and foliage and looks beautiful in the evenings with the focus lighting creeping through. The tables and chairs are draped in white cloth, and there is also an option of having your table setup in ankle deep waters of the pool. The pool has lighting inside and the bubbling trickling water is very soothing.

service Service is well coordinated and the beauty of the ambience fascinates you enough to not really care about it.

ideal for Family; Dating; Friends; Outdoors

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Seating 150; Open 7pm-12am. Live Kitchen; Buffet

Tandoori delicacies; Hara Bhara Kebab, Dakshin Kebab

Dinner Rs.550 per person; Drinks Rs.400-500

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Kebabs and Kurries

ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel.: 040-2340 0132

A relatively new establishment with the ITC chain of hotels, Kebabs and Kurries was the second one to open in town after Mumbai; serves cuisines from the North to the South of India.

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Serving Indian cuisine from Northern to the Southern regions, the kebab is what you find here. Try Tandoori Jhinga, Murg Angaar; Barrah Kebab and the melt-in-your-mouth Pathar ka Gosht. Special care is taken for the vegetarians with a separate green vegetarian menu. The choices are amazing, with some of the best tastes on offer-Pudina Paneer Tikka, Hara Kebab Awadhi and Dum ke Bhooley (paneer rolls stuffed with vegetables and batter fried).

A traditionally themed restaurant, the stone pillared space is done up in browns and goldens, a warm and earthy combination of colours. The teak chairs and some benches provide comfortable seating; seating by the pool side offers a nice view. Artefacts and expensive carpets adorn the walls and are highlighted by yellow panel lighting. Instrumental hindi romantic tunes make your moods nostalgic.

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The service is of the highest quality; orders are presented, not served to you.

Corporate; Family; Variety

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Seating 96; Open 12:30pm-2:45pm, 7:30pm-11:45pm. Private Seating

Tandoori Jhinga, Pathar ka GoshtPudina Paneer Tikka, Hara Kebab Awadhi

Couple Rs.1000-1500

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Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel: 040 - 66669999

Kebab-e-Bahar

Bon appetite! The newly derived menu is a marriage between single Malts and Meat. Pairing M& M, the F& B team crafted a menu which is a temptation. Dare to resist! The signature cuisines generate war between body and mind.

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Voltaire’s ‘Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity’ is truly translated in this joint. Live kitchen, enticing reception competing with Malt and meat with the magical touch of Chef Sanchit Kapoor is a worth encounter. Lal mirchi ka paneer tikka with glen elgin, tandoori lobster with taliskar and dum ka murg with glen kinchie are paired to trap you.

Alluring ambience! An open window to paradise. The only restaurant located adjacent to an in-house-lake. While mellifluous songs of 60s & 70s sink you, the dancing waves generate cool breeze that takes you to heavenly experience. Oh, what a perfect blend of nature and man-made heaven!

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service The pudding is in the eating, isn’t it? Fall prey to the well designed net of hospitality. Unlimited parking available.

Are you dating? Do you want to romance with foodies? Simply want to chat with breeze and music. Be there!

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Seating: 86 covers, Timing: 11.00 am to 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm to 11.00pm.

Veg Punjabi curry, Murg khatte pyaza & Kesari rajbhog

Rs. 2500 will take care of two of veg & non-veg diners. For booze, you will need a fat wallet.

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Kebab Pavilion

Ellaa Suites, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Hyderabad-32. Tel.: 040-2300 2488

The tandoor speciality Kebab Pavilion at Ellaa Suites is an open air venue which permits you to take in the aromas from their live kitchen. Among all other reasons, the best to be here would be the ambience.

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One can enjoy tandoori cuisine at the Kebab Pavilion; the selection of tandoori kebab items is extensive and one must definitely try a platter to savour all the succulent tastes. Try some Boti Kebabs, Tandoori Shimla Mirch and tender juicy Pathar ka Gosht. Murg Makhani, Murg Kali Mirch and Lamb Korma to be enjoyed with Naan and Dal Makhani. Their special creation is the Kebab e Jugalbandi, a blended kebab of chicken, lamb and seafood.

Being entirely outdoors, Kebab Pavilion offers an amazing experience in the evenings. Overlooking landscaped lawns with fountains creating a soothing ambience, the seating is by way of wooden tables and chairs, very rustic; but there is also seating in traditional Diwan style, and offers a comfortable setting. The smart tube lighting takes over in the evening; candlelight on the tables and Hukkas available.

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The live kitchen counter keeps you spellbound; the attentive staff takes care of the orders perfectly.

Conversation; Friends; Dating; Family; Outdoors; Non Vegetarians

Rating 4/5

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Seating 68; Open 7pm11pm. Live Kitchen; Valet; Catering; Liquor Served

Kebab e Jugalbandi (blended kebab of chicken, lamb and seafood, cooked on dum)

Rs.500-Rs.600; Drinks Rs.400-500

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Fortune Katriya Hotel, Somajiguda, Rajbhavan road, Hyderabad.Tel: 040-23325678

Kuchipudi

Bringing a discerning palate to the favourites of authentic Andhra cuisine, chefs create a varied fare that brings the true spirit and culture of Andhra. Housed in Fortune Katriya Hotel, Kuchipudi offers some great vareity of Telugu delicacies.

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Showcasing its fullest Telugu varieties in the breakfast Kuchipudi offers the typical south Indian varieties such as Royyala Vepudu, Promfret Podi chapa, Mamsam vepudu and Kotimera Kodi are the most lip smaking dishes that delight your hungry palate.

Named after the famous kuchipudi dance form, the interiors of Kuchipudi are inspired by the tradition and with a variety of antiques from time; one will have a true experience of Telugu. One end of the restaurant is walled with huge transparent glass with a clear outside view which offers ample day light ventilation. On the other end you find green bushy plants decorated in the middle of the hall which gives a natural inward look.

service Dhoti-clad stewards provide prompt service. Every requirement ordered is promptly served with in minutes.

ideal for Conversation; tourists, Family; Budget diners; Value for Money

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Seating 72; B/f (Buffet): 7:00-10:30,Lunch (Buffet):12:00-3:30 pm,Dinner: 7:00-11:00

Nelluru Chepapulusu, Royulu Iguru, Chepapulusu, Kotimera Kodi

Rs. 225 to 400 per couple

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Punjabi by Nature

M.J Towers, N-8-2-698, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-23317284

The largest restaurant in the chain of restaurants with 10,000 sq.ft, 240 cover restaurant has been designed by the multi award winning design firm M/s Sandeep Khosla and Associates from Bangalore.

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Punjabi by Nature’s culinary heritage has always been rated high by food connoisseurs all over the world. Savour the finest and most authentic Indian cuisine amidst modern service and contemporary ambience. Try their Kastoori Kebab, Rann-e-Punjab, Meat Punjabi by Nature- a Mutton dish, Murgh Punjabi Masala, Lahori Masala Paneer and Baby Vegetable with Masala Okra.

The restaurant is split into 2 levels with a signature 30 ft waterfall forming the focal architectural feature. With earthy but contemporary looks, the restaurant has oval metal design frames all over enhancing the look of the outlet. Granite flooring and wooden table tops with silver cutlery and glassware, all add to the feel of the restaurant.

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The service is impeccable and goes by the standards of the chain Punjabi by Nature.

Private meetings, Family, serious conversation

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Seating capacity: 240 covers. Timing: 12.00 pm to 11.30 pm.

Kastoori Kebab, Rann-ePunjab, Meat Punjabi by Nature

About Rs 600-700 for a couple including mocktails, starter, main course and dessert.

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Sahib Sindh Sultan

BJN, 5th Floor, City Center Mall, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34. Tel: 040 - 66683337

‘The belly rules the mind’. The Spanish proverb proves it meaningfully at this creative food palace on wheels. Literally you are in the lap of a luxurious coach to taste the food and fun. Miss to regret!

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Carefully crafted by Chef Sarat Kumar Varma, this immobile food coach offers multi-state cuisines mostly mogul specialties. Be it –BBQ driven murg, railway mutton curry or Lucknow biryani or kebabs of flesh of fiber or karakara palak chat- you are sure to say ‘repeat’. Shorbas, sugar cane based mocktails, Indian & imported beverages are here to change your mood.

Railway station-like location, replicas of a luxurious coach lavishly laced with extravaganzas of interiors and staff dressed like typical British raj stewards are sure to transport you to a memorable album of dining. A wholesome resurrection of a dining in a train journey is waiting. It is right time; rush to block your seat.

service The hospitality is impeccable to the core. Get pampered with their offers. Ample car parking and exclusive lifts add to the comforts.

ideal for Family entertainment, whether own or neighbours. No for privacy. Yes for gossip

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124 seats11.00 am to 11.00 pm with a break of 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Reserve table and go.

Kakori kebab,Roti pe boti, Atta chicken, Bhutta palak mehti, Padganj palak paneer

A family of four can enjoy a sumptuous spread with Rs. 1500. Alcohol will bill more.

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Ohri’s Banjara, 8-2-682/3, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23302200

Serengeti

The entire chain of Ohri’s restaurants have food which can never be questioned on quality or sincerity. And their themed restaurants are a definite must to visit. Serengeti is surely one of them.

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It is an ideal restaurant for some great Indian food and bread. Do not miss the Tunda Kebabs, Kakori Sheekh, Cutlet Shikampuri, Nimbu Chicken, Nehari Gosht, Murg Jehangiri are a must try. Also try their breads like Malai Warqi Paratha, Sheermal and Taftaan. In dessert try Serengeti’s Dessert sampler. The ambience of course is the main catch.

The restaurant recreates the National Park of Tanzania in style. There are animals moving on pneumatic pressure. The restaurant also gives a great view of the city’s skyline. It also has diwan style seating in one section which is typically low. Bar stools are innovatively designed. There are vines, sprawling banyans with hanging aerial roots and all, authentic grunts and growls in stereophonic sound. A great experience with kids.

service Dressed as forest officers, the service is also efficient and innovative.

ideal for Private meetings, Family, serious conversation

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Seating capacity: 198 covers. Timing: 12.30am to 3.30pm, 7pm to 12pm

Tunda Kebabs, Kakori Sheekh, Cutlet Shikampuri, Nimbu Chicken, Nehari Gosht

About Rs 500-700 for a couple.

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4th Floor, Anshu Colours, Rd No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33, Tel. 040-6451 3333/4444

Siaa

Born out of sheer entrepreneurial brilliance and a desire to bring out the vitality of Indian delicacies in a stylish decor, Siaa is the latest addition to fine dining options in the city.

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Serving the best of delicacies from all regions of India, Siaa cooks up some scrumptious Paneer Kairi Tikki, Khumb ki Galouti, Murg Dhungar Kebab and Goan Crab Cake. Vegetarians can try some Ruwangan Chaman and Spinach Paneer Malfati. Meat lovers enjoy Salli Murg (apricot infused Parsi Chicken) or Gushtaba (saffron scented minced lamb); Option for seafood galore. Try Malrani Crab Curry and Murrel Recheado.

Probably the grandest place to dine, especially for evenings, Siaa is unmatched in terms of ambience. Situated on the 4 th floor, with conceptualised contoured seating arrangements, it presents unhindered gorgeous views of Jubilee Hills area; the glass wall spans all levels of seating; Black couches are paired up with black table mats with glitterati on them. Natural lighting does the trick, but evenings are a sight to behold. The entrance door...Gigantic.

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The stewards in chef coats and aprons do their jobs effectively.

Conversation; Dating; Family; Friends

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Seating 94; Open 12pm-3pm, 7pm12am. Valet; Reservations; Attached Bar

Prawn Balchao (spiced prawns laced with Goan chillies and vinegar)

Couple Rs.500-700; Drinks Rs.400-500

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1-90/6 1st Floor, Habsiguda X Roads, Habsiguda, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-32904939, 27155388.

Spice of India

Adorned with transparent exterior glassy walls Spice of India is located centrally at Hubsiguda cross roads. It offers multi-cuisine delicacies with specialised Indian dishes.

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The Spice of India serves Chinese, Continental, Indian, Mughlai, Multi cuisine, Muslim, North Indian, Sea food, Sizzlers, Snacks and South Indian delicious. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes are served here. Unique items on the menu are Kripsi corn, American corn, Kebabs and Tangadi Kebab ka Gulmarasha which is prepared using stopping method.

Perched on the first floor, Spice of India, the exterior upper part of the building is walled with black glass curtained with laced stripes. A wooden stair from the ground leads you to the restaurant on the top. The interiors are spacious with wooden chairs and tables arranged in a disciplined manner. The restaurant has two portions inside one for general public and the other for private diners. With lot of ventilation during the day the glassy walls give you an ambient view of the outside greens.

service Well qualified waiters dressed in white and black costumes are appointed to each section and provide quick service.

ideal for Executives, Dating, Family, College Crowd

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Seating 130; Timings 11:00am to 11:00pm.

Kripsi Corn, American Corn, Kebab Ka Gulmarasha

Rs 150 to 200 per couple.

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Taj Deccan, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034. Tel: 40-66663939

Spice Junxion

Stylish & contemporary Spice Junxion is a confluence, where the cuisines from Andhra, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Hyderabad meet. It has the best recipes from South India, adapted to a contemporary, light menu.

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A feast for all senses, this 48–seater restaurant serves South Indian cuisine with a trendy twist. The restaurant has a unique menu for Lunch, the Chef’s Tasting menu - designed to give guests a taste of South India on a platter. The Tasting menu is a delightful spread of 10 Starters, 8 Main course items and four Desserts served in a span of 40 minutes. Exclusive delicacy include Meeka Pilla Miriyalu, order for which needs to be placed 48 hrs in advance.

The ambience is very contemporary with wooden flooring, cylindrical lighting and adequately lit. The seating is well organized and the tables arrangement done to appease. Light music flows through the restaurant and is never disturbing.The best part about the design of the restaurant is that it has been planned in a clever manner so as not to disturb service as well as movement of guests.

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The restaurant is strongly staffed. You even can check out the Pickle & Chutney trolley. The pricing is very smart.

Family, serious conversations, Business chats

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Seating capacity: 48 covers. Timing: 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm, 7.30pm to 11.30 pm

Don’t miss the Chef Tasting menu during Lunch. Also try Appam with fish curry.

About Rs 650 for the Chef tasting menu.

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The Royal Court

Katriya De Royal, Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan, Begumpet, Hyderabad-82. Tel.: 040-2341 1718

The royalty of the Katriya De Royal hotel, this restaurant serves up delicacies from the Indian cusine.

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Offering the best of Indian royalty cuisines, the menu has Chaney Ke Hare Kebab, Murg Bemisaal and Crab Potli (spiced crabmeat stuffed with onions and chillies) for starters. Delectable tandoori creations such as Paneer Hariyali, Achari Murg Tikka and Reshmi Kebab are available. Machhi Begum Bazar and Murg Kundan Kalian make for good choices.

With a romantic mood setting in mind, the restaurant is dimly lit with candle light on every table. The mix of white and brown shades keeps the ambience warm and cozy. The furniture compliments the moods with its red shades which pair up with the red tablecloth and napkins. Bay windows on one side offer views with large copperware adorning the centre. Ghazals are played here.

Phirni and Shahi Tukda for dessert.

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service Stewards are dressed up in achkans to complete the royal treatment.

Conversation; Family; Dating; Value for Money

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recommended

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Seating 114; Open 7pm-11:30pm

Kareli ki Nehari (baby lamb in rich broth, Delhi Nawabi delicacy)

Couple Rs.400-500; Drinks Rs.400-500

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Ohri’s Banjara, 8-2-682/3, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23302200

Tadka

Tadka is definitely high on design aspects, while keeping a balance with Mughlai specialty too. With a hanged menu and a lift to the décor, the place is really happening and Hyderabad knows it for sure.

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The menu has a whole lot of Mughlai specialities to boast of. Saboota Talwar Kebab- tangy chicken-legs served skewered on a sword with a flame lit under them, Murgh Ghee Roast, Dum Methi Murgh for the Non-vegetarians; Papad roll Masaladar and Gomantak Masaledar Sabzi in Maharashtrian style are quite popular. For Dessert, try Cocogulla and Tava Mithai Chaat.

The ambience is really the high point of the restaurant. While the menu has been tweaked, the restaurant has been given a desert feeling in terms of ambience. The silver hammered half walls and tables offer a great look. EPNS cutlery is heavily used in the restaurant.

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Ohri’s group service is at its best out here. There are 2 PDRs also for private meeting.

Private meetings, Family, serious conversation

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recommended

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Seating capacity: 152 covers. Timing: 11.30am to 3.30pm , 7pm to 12pm

Saboota Talwar Kebab, Dum Methi Murgh : Non-veg; Papad roll Masaladar: Veg

About Rs 500-600 for a couple for a grand meal.

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Banjara Hills, Shilpa Arcade, Road No. 3, Hyderabad – 34. Tel: 040-23350569, 23358484

Chutneys

The food is what makes the place tick and it has been attracting people in huge numbers. The ambience is sober but try Chutneys out for some great vegetarian delicacies on offer.

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Vegetarians unite. If there is one place where the veggie people of the City of Pearls flock to, it is Chutneys. Serving South Indian, North Indian and Chinese delicacies, the restaurant is known for its Steamed Dosa cooked in Japanese style without oil, Babai Hotel Idlli, a speciality of Vijayawada served with topped butter & ghee with four types of chutneys. The Utappams, Upma and South Indian Thali is also popular.

The Maple wood shade all around, brass glassware, steel plates covered with banana leaves, sober lighting...this simple yet elegant ambience is what has and still makes Chutney’s one of the favourite joint. The essence of the place comes out really through the food. The place does not boast of stylish design elements and everything has been kept to its minimal but required limit.

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Service is adequate & efficient considering that the place operates on 3 floors.

Family, friends, Get togethers

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Seating capacity: 160 covers. Timing: 7.30 am to 10.30 pm

Steamed Dosa in Japanese style without oil, Babai Hotel Idlli, Utappams and S.I Thali

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6-3-905, Saboo Heights, Behind Saboo Maruti Showroom, Somajiguda, Hyd-82. Tel: 91-40-2330 2330.

Ice n Spice

The multi-cuisine restaurant of Inner Circle hotel is a well furnished spacious restaurant which is circled by hotel rooms all around. The specialty of the restaurant is that it offers purely Indian vegetarian delicacies.

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Exclusively Indian vegetarian specialties are Makai tomato Shorba, Mashed Corn, Paneer Pudina tikka. The Indian main course includes Spicy Paneer Butter Masala cooked in kashimiri masala and fresh tomato gravy. Veg Makhanwala, Vegetable Kolharpuri and Shahi Aloo Malai are prominent. Deeply fried Baby Corn Mushroom in Chilly Sauce served with spring onion really rejuvenates a new taste.

Upon entering the hotel you find leather coated black sofas to make you feel comforted if you are to wait for someone. The walls are donned with unique threat line artistic pictures which resemble the white tracks on an athletic stadium ground. It’s really tough to imagine what it exactly depicts but definitely catches your eye and makes you think for a while.

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Well trained kitchen team offers you prompt service and is rated outstanding. It offers valet parking service with 2 and 4 wheelers placed separately.

Executives, Conversation; Dating; Family; Business discussions and non-smokers. Value for Money

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Seating : 70, extended during weekends; Timings 7:00 to 10:30, 12 to 3:30pm, 7 to 11pm

Spicy Paneer Butter Masala, Veg Makhanwala, Vegetable Kolharpuri

About Rs. 350 to 400 for a couple.

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Khandani Rajdhani

4th Floor, Big Bazar Super Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel.: 040-6459 3998/99

Serving authentic Rajasthani, Gujarati and Punjabi delicacies in Thaalis, Khandani Rajdhani has made quite a reputation for itself; evident from their pan India presence and the numerous food awards.

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Serving authentic Rajasthani, Gujarati and some Punjabi delicacies, the thaalis served here come with 32 items; each day has its unique fixed menu and is followed across the country at all their branches. Relish Dhoklas, Batatas, Gattas, and a wide array of daals and vegetable curries to go along with Jowar and Bajra rotis, Fulkas and Paranthas; the thaali is refilled as much as you want.

Located in the food court of the Big Bazar complex, the restaurant has kept a simplistic ambience and provides a spacious setting to dine in. Glass walling all round ensures adequate natural lighting and nice views of the busy area in the evenings. Simple wooden chairs and wall benches make up the seating; the colour code is yellow and brightens the ambience. Pretty earthenware along with Indian classical music complements the traditional feel.

service The servers in their charming yellow waistcoats keep serving till you cant have more; they are trained in sign language to communicate with each other.

ideal for Conversation; Variety; Family; Vegetarian; Value for Money

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Seating 56; Open 12pm-3:30pm, 7pm11pm.

Authentic Rajasthani and Gujarati food

value Couple Rs.350-400

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6-3-1086, Vista Grand towers, G-Floor, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyd-82 Tel: 040-23306759

Jiva

Vegetarianism is growing all over world and for the conscious vegans Ohri’s Jiva is a must visit vegetarian’s paradise giving opportunity to cherish delicacies of the North.

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The restaurant is divided into two sections - the outside section is where you can order eatables, reasonably priced ranging from south Indian delicacies, parathas, frankies, even Chinese food and wood fire pizza, while the inner section is where the buffet is laid out. Here the cuisine has a Rajasthani bias. Some of the star delicacies include Ghatte ka saag, Dalbaati chorma, Kadi pakodi are the unique Rajasthani food variants that gives a different treat.

The interiors are artistically decorated with aesthetically soothing lights that enhance your appetite. The display of ethnic copperware and toys from Rajasthan on the floor will leave you wondering in the midst of your dining. In the deep of the hall there is lavishly furnished enclosure for the private diners. Overall the whole ambience is a feel of lively freshness that rejuvenates not only new taste but also makes you more youthful.

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Rownaque Ali, the manager is a perfect food guide to unfold the treasure of buffet.

Business executives; Family; Friends; College crowd; Dating; Non-smokers

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Seating 164; Timings 11:00am to 11:00pm. Special Lunch and Dinner packages.

Ghatte ka Saag, Dalbaati Chorma, Kadi Pakodi, Maharaja Thali and Dal Panchratan

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Belsons Taj Mahal Hotel, Main Guard Rd, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 040-4035 7810

Melting Pot

The sole outlet of the Belsons Taj Mahal, Melting Pot serves vegetarian Multicuisine fares, Indian and Chinese. It’s a cute place to visit and the food is just too perfect.

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Purely vegetarian creations coming out from Indian and Chinese cuisines; the most popular section of their menu is South Indian with people craving for Steamed, Fried or Button Idlis and Neeru Dosa (rice and rava). During lunch, fill up on the Gisi Bele Huliyana (lentil and rice preparation) or go for the Assorted Veg Kebab Platter. Have Phulkas with Sabzi Harabhara; Naans with Paneer Tikka Masala and Handi Paneer.

The place is simple but smartly designed; for seating the chairs and wall to wall couches in alternate blue and orange colours are well coordinated. The tables have glass tops and pebbles are stored in the middle. Tiles and pebbles are also noticed in the pillar and wall panelling. The dĂŠcor is simple but eye-catching; they just need to impress with the food.

service The service is nice and cordial; the servers in black shirts and pants look smart and serve you politely and timely.

ideal for Conversation; Family; Value for Money

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Private Seating; Valet; Catering; Reservations; Buffet, A la Carte

Neeru Dosa (dosa made with rice and rava mix)

Couple Rs.350-400; Breakfast Buffet Rs.109

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Yatri Nivas, Near Paradise Flyover, S.P Road, Secundrabad, Tel.: 040-27840005, 27816881

Tamarind Tree

A dream of experiencing a dinner sitting under a tamarind tree can be accomplished here. Aptly named for its ambience ‘Tamarind tree’ is a diner’s paradise housed in Yatri Nivas specialising in pure vegetarian food.

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The soups on the menu are Cream Tomato soup and Mushroom soup. Salads include Garden fresh salad, Russian salad. Favorites are Fried Cashew nuts, Veg Pakoda, Veg Croquette, Chilli Cheese toast, Veg club sandwich. Popular items include Kaju Chaman, Brawn Capsicum and Dal Makhani. Rice items include Kashmiri pulav and Rice Pongal.

All trees in the surroundings—Neem, Banyan and Peepal, but one tree that attracts you is the huge Tamarind trees...thus the name. The restaurant has two parts, one the open air and the other is the air-conditioned enclosure. Open air area is beautifully lit with small sulphur lights in the evenings while the inside area is lit with glare free green radium lights and has accommodating two tables in each.

service It just takes 15-20 minutes to serve you the order. The service is caring and the stewards attend every request with a broad smile on their faces.

ideal for Families with children; Business discussions; Dating; Executives.

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Seating 160; Timings 6:30am to 11:00pm. Valet parking.

Paneer Tikka, Veg Sheek Kebabs, Jeera Aloo, Navorathan Korma, Kadai Paneer.

Rs300-400 per couple

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Adjacent to Tivoli theatre, Tivoli Road, Secundrabad. Tel: 040-27720638, 9849034099

Utsav

‘Utsav’, a Biligiri venture is housed in a splendid construction of yesteryears. It is a multi-cuisine restaurant and specialises in serving pure vegetarian food with a blend of tradition and contemporariness.

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The restaurant offers a multitude of dishes including South Indian, North Indian, and even try Mexican tacos, Nawabi Charri Tarkari, Aloo 65, Badami Paneer Pasanda which is an Awadhi delicacy made of cottage and cheese simmered in rich almond sauce and Dahi Ka Kofta a chef’s creation made of yoghurt laced with aromatic sauce. North Indian varieties include Paneer Tikka Lababdar, Kaju Paneer, and Tadkewali dal...There’s more.

Up on entering the glassy door you will find a circular central hall with four huge pillars on the four sides. The floor is spread with white marble and the ceiling is high raised with transparent sunroof that gives in ample ventilation. On the right a spiral stair case leads to a raised seating meant for Private diners lit with dim lights. The central hall is decorated with dining tables arranged in a sequence to accommodate 4 to 6 people on each.

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Always wearing a smile, the waiters are dressed in white tops and ash colour pants. Knowledgeable and experienced.

Family; Friends; Business discussions; Budget diners; Non smokers

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Seating 147; Timings 12:00pm to 3:30pm and 6:00pm to 11:30pm

Mexican Tacos, Badami Paneer Pasand, Paneer Tikka Lababdar, Kaju Paneer, Tadke wali Dal

Rs 150 to 250 per couple.

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Aromas of China

BJN, 5th Floor, City Center Mall, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040 - 66683334

China revisited! Be at ease with Chinese delicacies prepared by Indian chefs, without missing the rudiments of spices and flora & fauna. It is a bonafide location to address your Chinese tastes.

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Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter, and in wine - Polish Proverb. True, reinvent sea food. Steamed Pomfret, Prawn salt & pepper, Crab meat fritters, and shrimps dancing in Hunan style are a few to quote. Crackling spinach with almonds, imperial vegetable with lettuce are for veggies. And you can’t get away without trying Dim Sum, spicy fragrant Chicken in Beijing style and Garlic noodle tossed in butter.

The dining scene presents the new version of oriental interiors uncompromisingly ornamented with stylish furniture, visual-friendly wall hangers, of course with a perfect setting of a Beijing restaurant. Juxtaposed well-stocked bar and private dining rooms add twist to your visual feast. User-friendly cutleries, chop sticks, matching table top linens give a grandeur presentation.

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Service personified from entry to exit. Valet parking, Banarasi pan wallah and Outdoor catering are at your command.

Party animals and dating friends. PDR is a value added service.

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Seating capacity 160 with 3 PDRs. Timing: 12.00 -3.00 pm, 7.0011.30 pm

Soft shell crabs spicy salts, tofu hunan, lotus stem in honey pepper sauce

A moderate veg & nonveg diner can buy a quiet meal for Rs. 500.

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3-5-9-60 & 61, Below Press Club, Deshoddharak Bhavan, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad.

Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond is the kind of place you’d go to for an unhurried meal. The uncluttered décor - invites you to stay a while over your lunch and do a thorough job of sampling the favorites.

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The menu has on it a couple of musthaves in every section: soups, appetizers, the main course, and even dessert. Don’t miss Crispy Chicken or the Chicken Pakoda. Vegetarian Spring Rolls and the Mandarin Fish are also popular. For main course, try soft noodles with Crisp-Fried Vegetables in spicy sauce, or the Chicken, Baby-Corn and Bamboo-Shoots Soft Noodles. The Special Mixed Soft Noodles, with chicken and prawns, is recommended.

The Interiors are simple, but their systematic arrangement looks like a great feeling. It’s spacious with large tables to sit and enjoy with entire family. Visiting the hotel in the evening gives you a feel of really entering into the ’Blue Diamond’. When it comes about the food, you can just enjoy with various soups available there. Especially carrot soups that taste are never forgettable. Well designed and Rich hostage feels you to visit again and again.

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Serving is interesting and they give special care to children. The waiters dressed in red are inviting and mingling.

Conversation; Dating; Family; Value for Money

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Seating 90; Timing 11:30 am to 11:30 Pm

Crisp-Fried Vegetables in spicy sauce, Baby-Corn and Bamboo-Shoots Soft Noodles

Rs200-250 per couple

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Chinese Pavilion

Rd#1, Opp.Vengal Rao Park, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-66785680/ 66785681

To taste something Oriental, Chinese Pavilion is the perfect place which offers you sizzling Chinese delicacies. Directly placed opposite to Vengal Rao Park, it attracts the visitor.

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The Chinese cuisine includes Sea Food, Butter Garlic Lobster, Squids and Crabs. Dry pepper crab is the most famous dish liked by many. The other items on the menu include Bobby cube Pomfret which is a fish (grill kind) fried and served with sizzling effect.

Cruised down in the basement of the building the place is well furnished with high quality furniture. Wide mirror installed on the walls makes the interiors bright and looks more spacious.

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Dressed in dark blue costumes the servers all look alike with a Chinese complexion. With a warm welcome they guide us to a table and make us feel comfortable. With a little waiting time the orders are delivered on the table.

It is a perfect place for Executives; Dating; college crowd; Family; Business discussions; Budget diners and Nonsmokers.

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Seating 62: Timing 11:00am to 3:30pm, 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Chicken lamb, Crabs, Lobster and Non spicy Chicken Noodles.

value Rs 800 per couple

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Ohri’s Banjara, 8-2-682/3, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23302200

Far East

To most people Oriental cuisine translates just Chinese food. But at Ohri’s Far East you get the choicest of culinary jewels from Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and of course, China.

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The menu springs choice after superb choice. All conjured up with exotic ingredients like Sambai Olek Paste, Napla Sauce, Shao Scheng Wine and Japanese ‘Sake’ sourced from the Orient. The spread here is huge. Try out Far East Chicken, Veg. Crispy Corn Chilli Pepper, veg. Fried Wanton, Fried Ice Cream, Dragon Prawn/Chicken, Golden Fried Prawns, and Barbecue Chicken. They also have quick lunches as well as a live grill concept.

Far East is airy, filled with soft colors and lots of comforting space between tables. Taking its cue from the harmony that’s so much a part of all that’s Eastern, Ohri’s Far East has been designed along the concept of ‘yin and yang’. Its ambience replete with bonsai, unique oriental lamp shades, the gush of water at the entrance, the coordinated uniforms follows the tenets of ‘Feng Shui’, that advocates relaxation of the stressed mind and body.

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Service is brilliant. The open kitchen as well as the ‘Teppanyaki’ counter allow for an interactive experience.

Family, friends, serious conversation, Private dining

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Seating capacity: 152 covers. Timing: 11.30am to 3.30pm , 7pm to 12pm

Far East Chicken, Veg. Crispy Corn Chilli Pepper, veg. Fried Wanton, Fried Ice Cream

About Rs 500-600 for a couple.

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Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-23392323

Golden Dragon

Golden Dragon, Taj’s authentic Chinese Restaurant, draws inspiration from its namesake, the symbol of the Emperor, of Royalty, and Grandeur, serving the best of Szechwan and Canton Cuisines fit for the Kings.

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Guests can savour the aromatic flavours of authentic Schezwan cuisine amidst views of lush gardens. Chinese master chef Hung Fung Ng has carved some amazing delicacies from the four regions of Schezwan, Cantonese, Unan and Beijing. Try Express YumChas on Sundays with a 11 course set for Rs 695 only. Also try Dimsums, Soups, Lobster in XO sauce and Tiger Prawns delicacies. The restaurant also offers live noodle making displays.

Colours of the restaurant have been derived from the dynasties of China. The chairs have typical symbols that depict prosperity, spring, long life and luck. Heavily carpeted the Chinese lanterns are prominent. Dim lighting adds to the ambience and the heavy silk drapes give a luxurious touch.

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Service is fast, clean and well mannered going by Taj’s signature standards.

Family, Dating, Business executives, Serious conversations, Private dining

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Seating capacity: 68 covers. Timing: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm, 7.00 pm to 11.45 pm.

Express YumChas on Sundays, Dimsums, Lobster in XO sauce and Tiger Prawns delicacies

About Rs 2000 for a good meal per couple

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103, Park Lane, Secunderabad. Tel: 040-23843634

Nanking

Fifty plus and still maintaining the same taste and charm, Nanking is among the most familiar name and brand in Hyderabad renowned for its authentic Chinese delicacies.

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A cozy outlet with minimal design, Nanking is know for its delicacies. It is a restaurant that has amazingly maintained its supremacy in the Oriental bracket of restaurants. Ginger Chicken, Prawns dry, Fish dry, Boneless Chicken dry are some of its delicacies one should not miss. Also try Crispy Chicken, and the wanton dishes, especially the soups. Bamboo-Shoot Noodles with Roast Pork is classic, but the noodles also go great with the Vegetable Chow.

The design is minimal and with 150 plus covers, the place is still small, nevertheless one of the popular joints in town. Nanking is usually crammed with office-goers on their lunch-break, so it tends to be noisy. The lighting is dim but adequate.

service the service is satisfyingly quick, the portions are generous (and reasonable), and the food is simply yum

ideal for Variety, Family, Take Aways

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Seating: 150 plus. Timing: 10.30 am to 4.00 pm & 6.00pm to 10.30 pm. No Bar.

Ginger Chicken, Prawns dry, Fish dry, Boneless Chicken dry

For a family of Four, about Rs 400/-.

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Taj Banjara, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-66669999

Strings

A classy restaurant serving Chinese and Thai delicacies, this is surely one place you should not miss while trying out Oriental experiences in food when in Hyderabad.

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Serving some of the most authentic fare from the orient especially Thai and Chinese, try the Thai Green Curry & Red Curry, Pla-rad-Prik, Kung Pao Chicken, Dragon Chicken, Shangdong Fried rice, Dimsums, Tofu & Corn Kernel with hot garlic sauce.Red dots obligingly indicate the level of spice you can expect in each dish. The Thai curries are excellent you can’t go wrong with any of them.

The restaurant is ambient and elegant with white marble flooring and a colour theme of dark Maroon, typical yet stylish to give you a sophisticated oriental feel. The lighting is pleasant and not to disturbing in terms of its brightness. Cozy seating and impeccably laid tables add to the ambience. It definitely is an example in itself to show the design levels met by the Taj group in each and every restaurant of its. Verdict is clear - Strings look good.

service Every aspect right from the food, the ambience and the perfect service has Taj’s signature.

ideal for Family, Business chats, dating

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Seating capacity: 38 covers. Timing: 12 noon to 3.00pm, 7.30 pm to midnight. Bar attached.

Thai Green Curry & Red Curry, Pla-rad-Prik, Kung Pao Chicken, Shangdong Fried rice, Dimsums

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Oriental Pavilion

Fortune Select Manohar, Airport Lane, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 040 - 3988 4422, 6654 3456

This oriental delight is situated in the newly christened Fortune Select Manohar; a small but beautiful restaurant, which serves Pan Asian cuisines, its exquisiteness far exceeds its lack of size.

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Cuisines on offer are Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian. For vegetarian starters try the Shanghai Chilli Paneer and for non-vegetarians, the Prawn Tempura and Thai Chicken Satay The main course has some authentic palates such as the Kaeng Phek Phak (vegetables in Thai red curry) and Khao Suey (Burmese meal in a bowl). Sliced Chicken in Oyster sauce and Hunan Lamb are delicious. Oriental Pavilion Prawns are the Chef’s special.

With soft light emanating from pretty glass lanterns, the instrumental music humming in the background and the red and maroon of the décor, the interiors give a very cozy feel. Beautiful craftsmanship is showcased with the small oriental figurines on each table, the artistic Chinese vases in the corners, and the splendour of the Chinese fan and Buddha carving hung across the walls. A truly ‘scenic’ dining experience, visually appealing.

service Service efficiency is great due to the small size of the restaurant; stewards are well trained and groomed.

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Variety

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recommended

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Seating 34; Open 12:30pm-3:30pm, 7pm-11pm. Live Kitchen; Liquor served

Khao Suey (Burmese meal in a bowl)

Couple Rs.800-1000; Drinks Rs.400

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Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-23392323

Al Fresco

A Mongolian speciality outlet serving only in the evening, this is an exclusive restaurant which in its open air décor is a classic in itself and offers an unmatched aura in the twin cities.

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Al Fresco is a global cuisine outdoor restaurant specializing in seafood, grill and barbeque. Check out lobsters, steaks and the seafood platter. The menu is limited to about 40 items, divided into Grills & Barbeques, Tikkas (Indian stuff), Flambes, Sizzlers and Desserts. Grills & Barbeques include names like Chargrilled Lobster, Salmon Fillet Madagascar, Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Canneloni and Arabic Lamb. Flambes and sizzlers are also popular.

Al Fresco is basically the lawns of the Taj Krishna. The restaurant is open only in the evenings, and comprises about 10-12 tables and 3 larger ones to seat groups. A small pool and a rather vast grass-bed add to the spacious and airy ambience (plus a live kitchen with the coals, plates and clay). They are also planning to fill their aquarium with Koi fish, which can live for centuries – one survived for 226 years!

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ideal for

Good service. You can even get Golden Dragon and Encounters menu to be served here.

Dating, Business executives, Serious conversations

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recommended

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Seating capacity: 58 covers. Timing: 7.30 pm to 11.00 pm.

Grills & Barbeques, Tikkas (Indian stuff), Flambes, Sizzlers and Desserts

A little on the higher side. Rs 1500 per head

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Ellaa Suites, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Hyderabad-32. Tel.: 040-2300 2488.

Alchemy

The new lounge and dine option at the Ellaa Suites Hotel, Alchemy brings in unique cuisines from the island nations of Fiji and Hawaii, something that is pretty new to Hyderabadis.

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With tropical island cuisines, the first thing to try is their cocktails served in authentic ceramic bowls and mugs. For starters try some Dali Dali (chicken satay), Bali Miki (lamb, capsicum n onions) and Jamaci (chicken liver and walnuts stuffed in chicken slice and deep fried). Main course delights include Chicken Apekela (pineapple sauce) & Wai Kiki Special (chicken and shrimp on soft noodles)

The ambience has a very lounge like feel to it indoors; the outdoor seating amongst foliage and water fountains takes you to a tropical paradise. Depending on your mood, choose between these two contrasting ambiences. Separating the two is cascading water flowing down the glass walls. From the outside, looks like a waterfall, from inside, looks like rain. Flame red panel lighting behind the bar and inside the marble bar-top warms up the place.

service The service is good with adequate serving times; the bartender provides the best service with your drinks served in ceramic ware.

ideal for Outdoor; Conversation; Dating; Variety; Family

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Seating 55; Open 12pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm

Taro Fugi (greens, mushrooms and bamboo shoots in soya garlic sauce)

Couple Rs.500-750; Drinks Rs.400-500

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Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-23392323

Encounters

A 24-hour global eatery themed around Mediterranean and serving international delicacies; it is a perfect place for expatriates and those seeking a change in spice and cuisine.

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Encounters, an all day dining restaurant, offers buffet meals as well as an a-la-carte menu showcasing international favourites. The interactive counter serving pastas, pizzas, dosas and pancakes make the single diner comfortable. The bet could be on Jalapeno Cheese Poppers, Thin crust pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, Thai Prawn curry, Italian Rissotto. For an Indian taste, try Jinga Moilee, Keema Pav. Serving both Buffet and a-la-carte, the spread is diverse from Pastas to Nassi Gorain (Indonesian). They even have a regional cuisine concept during lunch time.

This inviting restaurant offers vibrant dĂŠcor as well as delightful fare from a variety of popular cuisines. Black & white polka dots inspired from Italian designs, Jaliwork, pillars with perforated lighting going back to the Mughlai architecture, Horizontal wooden and Italian marble flooring all give a certain exquisite look and feel.

service No lenience in lending an exclusive service oriented approach.

ideal for Private meetings, Family, Business executives, Serious conversations

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Seating capacity: 68 covers. Timing: 24 hours. Check out the Sunday Brunch.

Jalapeno Cheese Poppers, Thin crust pizzas, sandwiches, Thai Prawn curry, Italian Rissotto

Rs 900 for A-la-carte. Buffet: Rs 650 B/f; Rs 850 for Lunch; Rs 1000 for dinner. All per head

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BJN, 5th Floor, City Center Mall, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 34. Tel: 66683333

Indijoe

World food is at your call!! Take a culinary tour around the spreads, encounter the chefs, and witness the kitchens while enjoying your favourite global cuisines which tempt the senses with a wonderful array of flavours.

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Reassess the global recession with cheese fondues, tex mex towers, Mexican bean nacho, California potato skins, hot and crisp joes shrimps, fajita nachos, Texas hot wings, spicy chicken sizzlers and Italian pastas. Stimulate your nerves and muscles with Hawaiian bull cocktail or Pina Colada mocktail at 24X7 food carnival. Can you say no to velvety brownie?

Yippee, yet, peppy! Walls are made of transparent glasses. Watch global people moving around tempting you to join the revelry. Pop music rocks. Teenagers and corporate managers turn chatty. Fizzy champagne add new twist to the clamouring ambience. Aromas from kitchen and the Sizzlers awaken your soul. Cocktails zoom your mood.

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Dining personified! Impeccable service fully loaded with care. PDR for private gossips.

Teenagers, group dining, party animals and revelers. Adda for Sizzler lovers.

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4 th Floor, Pawan Priyanka Plaza, Kondapur, Hyderabad. Tel.:040-4012 2303

F9 Diner

A new venture from the Fusion 9 group, the F9 Diner is a much welcomed change in the city’s dining scene; setup mainly to cater to Hi tech city’s hungry professionals, this venue has a lot to offer in cuisine and in space.

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Continuing the legacy of Fusion 9, the diner offers the best of global cuisine. Try some lip smacking Golden Fried Potato Fingers drizzled with Jalapeno Cheddar sauce or Crispy Fried Chicken Supreme tumbled with Spicy Jamaican glaze. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is delicious and the pastas Chicken Lasagne and Penne Pasta Alfredo are scrumptious. Seer Fish Kebab, Shammi Kebab and BBQ Grilled Chicken for some delectable tandoori items.

With 250 covers capacity, this restaurant is as big as they can be. Done up completely in white, the colour radiates freshness and purity. The wooden tables look very café-like and with the white couches and chairs, forms an integral part of the colour code. There is an option of outdoor seating on the terrace, with a separate glass enclosed section for the Hukka smokers. Soft lounge music plays its tunes, while LCDs are ready for sports action.

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Service is good, in standards with the Fusion 9 concept.

Conversation; Outdoors; Corporate Lunch; Variety; Family

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Seating 250; Open 12pm-11pm

Malabari Chicken Biryani with Pappadam and Challas

Couple Rs.400-500; Drinks Rs.300-500

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1st Avenue, 2nd Floor, Rd No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-4, Tel.: 040-6657 7722

Fusion 9

Probably the first restaurant in Hyderabad to offer global fine dining cuisine, Fusion 9 has been a popular choice amongst food connoisseurs for many years and continues its legacy.

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Serving a palatable global cuisine with Italian, Mediterranean and Oriental tastes on offer, Fusion 9 serves a mean Wasabi Bang Bang Chicken and succulent Lamb Galouti Kebabs. They make genuine wood fire thin crust pizzas and authentic Italian pastas. Pan Roasted Chicken Steak with Creamy Chicken and Peppercorn sauce is worth the try; so is the Crispy Fried Sliced Chicken in Hot Bean sauce.

Themed like an upscale diner, Fusion 9 has interiors done up in crème and brown for an elegant yet cosy outlook. The leather clad chairs and couches are comfortable and create a loungelike environment in some areas; this is accentuated by the lounge music predominantly played here. Glass wall on one side gives nice road-side views while glass on the other side gives a full view of the kitchen proceedings. The central bar is nicely highlighted.

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Rating 4/5

Service is professional and timely; Sunday brunch gets the stewards to your table with pizzas and starters

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Conversation; Dating; Variety; Family; Friends

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Seating 110; Open 12pm-4pm, 7pm-12am

Iranian Joojeh Kebab (chicken in creamy saffron base)

Couple Rs.700-800; Drinks Rs.500-500

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The Golkonda hotel, Masabtank, Hyderabad-28. Tel: 66110131

Melange

As its meaning says Melange at Golkonda Hotel is a perfect place for the people to mix. Truly it’s an ideal place for the families to enjoy buffets at lunch and dinner. Exclusive multi-cuisine buffets are a unique specialty of this restaurant. It’s also a coffee shop functioning round the clock for 24 hours.

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A multi-cuisine palace, Melange offers Global cuisine with an exclusive south Indian touch. There is Chinese, Indian, Thai, Continental and even Afghani on the a la carte menu. You also have Fried Prawn & Calameri, Afghani Lamb Kebab, Satay, Torpendo Peppers, Caeser’s Salad, Tom Yum Soup, burgers and sandwiches, quesadillas, Allam Kodi, Pork Chops Peri Peri, Kadai Paneer, Mushroom Rissole and Chicken Stroganoff and Tenderloin Steak.

Situated in the atrium of the hotel, the location makes Melange a sight to behold. It has lounge coffee shop that looks glossy with the face-lift. A huge screen mounted overhead to watch TV on is just one of the bells and whistles. The hotels inner structure is studded with blue-lit windows of the corridor on each floor. The coffee shop is done up in white shades of purple adding a nice contrasting blend.

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The hotel staffs are always at your service, looking out to fulfill any dining needs of the customer.

Conversation; Dating; Family; Value for Money

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Seating 65; Open Timing: 12:00Pm to 3.00 Pm and 6:00Pm to 12 midnight

Kebabs; Allam Kodi and Fried prawns; Arabic Mezze Platter; Afghani Lamb Kebab

Couple Rs 550-750 +taxes

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Necklace road near Tel.: 040-27534230

100 Degrees

Marriott

Hotel.

Perched on the Bank of Hussainsagar lake, Ohri’s100 Degrees is known for its Sizzler varieties and has created a unique niche for itself when it comes to global cuisine.

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It offers a Global Cuisine with Sizzler Specialization. The specialties range from Indian, Chinese and Desert varieties. You would love to dig into to the place to grab a quick delicious crunchy burger. Awesome Gujarathi food which is a delight for your taste buds is a unique dish here. The mouth watering Sabudabna Kichdi available is exotic.

Up on entering you will witness a glass cage with a unique arrangement of bottles of wine arranged in a zig-zag manner, some are thrown on the pebble floor of the glass cage and some are on the shelves. The look is unique and eye catching. Entrance is calm and spacious place with wide sofas for seating. The floor tiles are broad and coloured in light brown giving the interiors an aesthetic look. The ambience is exuberant, what works in its favor is its location on Necklace road.

service Unlike serving from palate to plate ‘Ohris 100 degrees’ discovered a unique style of serving the hot palate directly to the table. Any order will not take more than 15 minutes.

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Family; Business Meetings; Value for Money

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Seating 160; Open Timing: 11:30 to 3.30 Pm and 7:00 to 12 midnight

Pizzas, Sizzlers, Pastas, and Indian platters.

Couple Rs 500-600 +taxes

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Rd. No.2 Banjara Hills, Near TDP Office, Hyderabad-34. Tel.: 040-4002 1222

ON Kitchen

Exclusivity is the key to open the door to this brand new establishment. The ON kitchen has set new standards in fine dining, with an incredible Italian cuisine that is worth an experience.

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Serving an extensive Italian fare, the menu contains starters like Bruschetta, Grilled Chicken Flatbread, Chicken Meatballs and the Sampler Italiano. Choose from a wide array of pastas like Fettuccine Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, Fettuccine al Salmon, Cheese Ravioli Bolognaise and Seafood Alfredo. Authentic pizza preparations like Trishroom Pizza, Hot Basil Chicken Pizza and Pepperoni Pizza.

Though the restaurant is relatively small, it makes up well in terms of the ambience and experience it offers. It is designed in a tunnel shape, resembling the gothic style of architecture of Europe; and the floor is done up to resemble the cobble stone streets. Wooden cafĂŠ style chairs and a wall to wall couch take care of seating. Yellow panel lighting gives the place a warm hue and the lounge music keeps the moods tranquil.

service The place prides itself for the professionally trained and skilled staff; presentation skills are good. They accept foreign currencies also!

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Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo (grilled steak on fettuccine , spinach & gorgonzola alfredo sauce)

Couple Rs.600-800; Drinks Rs.400-500

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Plot 105, Rd No.45 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-28 Tel.: 040-4241 4343

Sweet Nirvana

A new entrant in the city’s restaurant scene, Sweet Nirvana brings to you European delicacies as good as they come with specialised desserts.

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Offering a wide array of continental fares, the menu has starters such as Lamb Meatballs and Beer Battered Vegetables. Then you can make your own sandwich with their in-house baked bread. There’s Fusilli and Vegetables in Alfredo Sauce and Lamb Lasagna in pastas and many choices for steaks as well. Desserts are a speciality with Molten Lava Chocolate Cake and Hazelnut Roulade with Strawberry Mousse.

With a majority of seating outdoors in the open, the place offers a unique dining experience. The gazebo style seating planned under canopy tents is very Euro in its style and tranforms you into a different land. A very chilled out and relaxed environment accentuated by the western tunes that play in the background. The cane furniture allows a bit of ease and gives a very lounge like feel. A small stage takes care of cultural events and live shows.

service The service is un-hurried, mainly to let the guests relax in the cool lawns and soak in the ambience offered.

information Seating 80; 11am-11pm

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value

Chicken Kiev (fried chicken breast stuffed with spinach)

Couple Rs.600-800; Drinks 400-600

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RK Cineplex, 1st Floor, Rd No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040-40151925

TGI Friday’s

Thank God It’s Friday! But you can have some good fun on any day at TGIF. It’s finally here in Hyderabad and brings with it the tastes and traditions of American Family Dining.

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An American diner serving up the favourite palates of USA; choose between Chicken Fajita Nachos, Chicken Wings and Fried Mozzarella to start your gastronomic experience. Try a real hamburger like Jack Daniel’s Burger or Bacon Cheeseburger. Fill up on a Strip Steak with choice of sauce and side. The more daring should opt for their Baby Back Pork Ribs with Jack Daniel’s sauce; keep napkins handy.

The looks of the place are typically what one would find if they went to a TGIF in USA; it’s an American diner, and has been meticulously designed that way. Lots of posters, paintings and sports sculptures create a vibrant and energetic environment. A full size canoe hangs in the middle of the place, being the centre of attention. One side offers a glass wall and a roadside view. The bar looks good and serves some imported stuff too; overhead flat screens for the sports enthusiasts.

service The American spirit is evident in the servers’ manners; cheery and jovial, with checked shirts and overalls, sporting numerous badges called Flairs.

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Variety; Family

information

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value

Seating 153; Open 11:30am-11pm. Valet; Reservations; Bar; A la Carte

Baby Back Pork Ribs with JD sauce

Couple Rs.600-800; Drinks Rs.500-750

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Steaks and Sizzlers

Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000

A restaurant with a complete outdoors theme, Steaks and Sizzlers at the Leonia Resorts offers an ambience under the starlit night sky, and culinary delights of steaks and sizzlers; a perfect venue for a romantic candle light dinner.

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The cuisine offers steaks and sizzlers of all kinds; for the want of privacy stewards are not deployed here, instead the chef comes to your table and takes your preference for orders. The chef’s recommendations go a long way in deciding if one wants a vegetable, paneer, meat or seafood of steak or sizzler creation. Introducing a small mobile kitchen, so the chef can prepare your food in front of you.

Situated in complete outdoors, with the night sky as the endless ceiling and the natural foliage for walls; the dining experience is such that one feels they are having a lovely dinner in the forest. Each table has its own privacy as each section is surrounded by trees and foliage, secluded from each other. The chairs and tables draped in white with red table cloths look very elegant; the candle light adds to the charm with the instrumental music.

Rating 4/5

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Ultimate privacy is on offer as no stewards are deployed here. Chef comes to take your order preferences and returns only to serve your order.

information Seating 50; Open 7:30pm-11:30pm

ideal for Couples; Dating; Outdoors

recommended Steaks and Sizzlers

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4th Floor, Kalaniketan Wedding Mall, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82. Tel: 040-23418373

Aroma

Aroma is a complete family restaurant with splendid luxury seating for the guests. The place is apt for families and middle aged people to relax and enjoy the 4th floor height and the food of course.

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Must try at Aroma include Steam dumplings, Corn Kerns, Dim sums, Bhutan chicken, Murg Malai Kabab, Harabhara kebab.

Perched on the 4th floor Aroma is an excellent restaurant for the families to visit and enjoy the evenings. The ceiling is low with different intensity lights lit around the corners of the ceiling. The central hall has a fountain with water pouring in the centre. There are 2 Private Dining Rooms with 10 and 20 capacities each. A spacious lounge area is the place to enjoy drinks. Children play area, mineral water plant are the added features.

service Service is excellent with waiters attending promptly for every request. Valet parking and advanced booking are the other facilities available. Valet parking, Advanced booking option, Liquor is served.

ideal for Executives; Dating; College crowd; Family; Business discussions; Budget diners.

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recommended

Seating 170; Timing 11:30am to 11:30pm

Corn Kernel, Murg Malai Kabab and Harabhara kebab.

value Rs 600 per couple.

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Plot 753, Rd No.36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel: 040-6458 0000, 6459 0000

36 Chhattees

Situated in the quite area of Jubilee Hills Rd No 36, Chhattees is a modern venue for dining; with a choice of seating indoors or on the terrace. 36 Bar-B-Q is its rooftop venue with indoor and outdoor seating and specialises in barbeque cuisine.

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Offering Indian and Oriental palates, the menu boasts of Pepper Chilly Chicken, Tandoori Pomfret and Galauti Kebabs. The crispy Red Pepper Corn and the Veg Dim Sum make some good Chinese vegetarian dishes. The Mutton Roganjosh and Kumbh Makai Takatak is popular. The menu at 36 Bar-B-Q offers only buffet options; sample from a delicious variety of kebabs and tandoori delicacies. Then follow it up with a multi-cuisine buffet.

Browns and whites dominate the colour themes; brickwork implemented in the design looks upmarket. The ceiling is quite high and gives a spacious atrium like feeling. The terrace offers the outdoors and pleasant lawns around can be seen from there.The rooftop seating has both outdoor and indoor options and the terrace seating is beautiful. Good views are available throughout the day here. The bar looks classy, offering a wide range of liquors.

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ideal for

The service is satisfactory but with the enormous number of covers it can get patience testing during busy times.

Conversation; Dating; Friends; Family; Value for Money; Outdoor

information Seating 130; Open 12pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm

recommended Pepper Chilly Chicken Galauti Kebabs (Mughlai speciality)

value Couple Rs.500; At 36 Bar-B-Q-Buffet: Lunch Rs.350, Dinner Rs.450; Drinks Rs.300

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45 Jubilee Hills

1357, Rd No.45 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel.: 040-2354 2629, 6454 4545

The newly established restaurant in Jubilee Hills, 45 brings to your palate a multi-cuisine fare, with specialised authentic Chinese. And why will it be different from others? Well, nothing much, but another excuse to a fresh new place.

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Though serving multi-cuisine Indian and Oriental fare, 45 Jubilee specialises in some serious Chinese food. The Konjee Crispy Lamb and Keong’s Chilli Chicken are succulent starters to begin with; there’s also Devil’s Chicken, Tsing Hoi Chicken and Chicken Tai Pai is the speciality. Indian fare offers delectable Murg Peshawari and Gosht Hari Mirch Do Pyaza, best followed with Bengali sweets. Lunch buffet is good with 4 non-veg and 6 veg main dishes.

An unfussy yet modern themed diner, the ambience follows a chequered black and white colour pattern with red table cloths for a complimenting colour contrast. The seating is ample and spacious with comfortable leather couches lending a feel of luxury. The bright lighting coupled with the mix of peppy and classic tunes keep your moods high and happy. The available garden seating adds the finishing touch to the setting.

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ideal for

Service is good and being a brand new place lives up to the expectations of customers.

Conversation; Dating; Family; Non Vegetarians

information

recommended

value

Seating 135; Open 12pm-3:30pm, 7pm11:30pm

Chicken Tai Pai (crispy fried chicken)

Couple Rs.600-800; Lunch buffet Rs.199

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Yatri Nivas, S.P Road, Begumpet, Secunderabad Tel.: 040-27840005, 040-27816881

Aangan

Aangan is an inviting Multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant under the shade of a huge tamarind tree. Specialised in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food varieties, it’s worth visit for its casual look and ‘hitting’ food.

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It offers some of the most delicious and most popular dishes across the country. Try Veg starters like Paneer Tikka, Seek Kebab, and Chilli Paneer are great to taste. Kadai Paneer, Paneer Butter Masala, Mushroom Masala, Aloo Methi, Green Peas masala are among the veg items while Angari chicken, Chicken chatpat, Andhra Kodikura and Mutton Kalimirch are the non-veg items under Gharka khana.

Aangan is a veritable example of a comfortable and chic recluse. On entering you will find a centrally raised dome ceiling under which tables are arranged in a circular fashion. Three large halls from the central dome span on three directions east, north and west have low wooden ceiling. Over all the internal structure of the building is an exuberant architectural marvel. The floor is donned with plane teakwood. Lamps are glare free pouring their orange lights all across the walls.

service One can expect excellent hospitality from the staff. Orders are served with a minimum waiting time.

ideal for Family, friends

information

recommended

value

Seating 180; Timings 11:00am till midnight.

Seek Kebab, Achari Ghost, Handi Ghost, Kadai Paneer, Paneer Butter Masala

Rs 700 to 1000 per couple

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4th floor, Lumbini Jewel Mall, Rd No.2 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel. 040-6453 6564

Basil

Located in the Lumbini Jewel Mall, Basil “a vegetarian affair” serves up a multi cuisine fare which is purely vegetarian. A popular lunch time venue, it serves up a good buffet spread and a varied menu for busy professionals.

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ambience

With vegetarian multi cuisine, the menu has many choices on offer in Indian, Oriental and Continental varieties. Choose from Indian Paneer Cheese Tikka, Palak Mutter Tikki, Jojo Paneer Tikka or Oriental Satay Sticks and Sizzling Paneer. There’s the Continental Italian Mushroom, Pita Sandwich and the Garlic Bread Exotic. There’s pasta like Basil Pesto Sauce and Spinach pasta baked with Mozzarella Cheese.

With a mix of brown and crème decor highlighted with blue lighting, the place is done up quite nicely, giving the place a warm and cool feel simultaneously. Comfortable seating around a modern design, the ambience is very pleasing. The bay windows provide adequate lighting during the day and also offer a great view of the surrounding Banjara Hills area. Though lunch times are mostly crowded, night time makes for a different scene with dim, soft lighting and instrumental love songs with candle light put on some nights.

service The service is good and responsive. The bartender makes some incredible mocktails that you can enjoy.

ideal for Conversation; Family; Value for Money

information

recommended

Seating 120; Open 12pm-3:30pm, 7pm11pm

Baga Sizzler (marinated grilled paneer served over English vegetables)

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JW Marriot Hotel, Tankbund road, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040 - 27522577

Bidri

Where are you? Bidri is calling!! Call it resurrection of food etiquettes or the exuberant way of dining or an epitome of creativity. It is a perfect blend of a model restaurant. Venture out to redefine your dining experience.

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ambience

Welcome to this church of fine dining! The concept of ‘Nawabi Isshtyle’ is seen in every nook and corner. Culinary delights will keep you at the edge of the seat while having Ambada Jhinga, Bidri Dal, Dahi Ki Chutney, stuffed kulcha, Khubani ka meetha, Sev Jelabi aur kulfi, Uroosa. Be watchful if “Santosh” is serving you-he just loves to add extra flesh to your body.

Bidri is styled after the famous local handicraft. The interiors are done up in vibrant red, with bidri work. With its dark interiors, wide chairs and lac bangle napkin-rings, the restaurant surely reeks of sophistication.Tables topped with steel sheets and wooden chairs add to the whole decor. One cannot miss the Tikri work from Rajasthan at the entrace and the pillars nearby.

service Hospitality to its helm and it is the hallmark. Rajneesh, restaurant operational manager, is an outstanding guide who helps you to explore fine dining.

ideal for Ideal for PEN (Poets, Essayist, Novelist), any re-unions, family -get-togethers and, of course, for corporate extravaganzas too.

information

recommended

value

Seats 64. Time: 12:30-3:30 pm and 07:00 pm -11-30 pm.

Melting pot concept. You can dine and drink as much as you can from 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm.

Sunday ‘Melting Pot’ is just for Rs. 1500 with free pour of IMFL. Weekdays a-la-carte.

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Bleu Lounge and Dine

RK Cinemax, 1st Floor, Rd No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel.: 040 - 44525555

The latest foray of the Minerva Group into the lounge and fine-dine segment, Bleu is a masterfully designed and implemented establishment. With side by side options of lounge and dine, it’s a charming wine, dine and unwind venue.

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ambience

The restaurant serves a blend of Indian, Oriental and Continental. The Kalmi and Murg Angara Kebabs are delicious and best followed up with Veg Jalfarezi, Paneer Shahi Korma, or Methi Machhli, Jheenga Kalimirch. The Oriental fare is the speciality with Sliced Fish in Hot Ginger Plum sauce, Chicken in Spicy Hoisin sauce and Panang Pla (Fish in Thai Red Curry). Finish the meal with scrumptious desserts like Berry Cheesecake and Tiramisu.

Entering the main door one can choose between the lounge and dine areas, separated by a wall of wine racks. The diner is themed to its name, with numerous blue lamps hanging from the ceiling, creating a complete blue aura. The whites of the chair cushions and tablecloth reflect the blue and blend in. Periodically the lights change colours and the aura transitions from one to another. Smooth instrumentals keep your mood satiated. The Lounge has a long bar with snazzy stools.

service

ideal for

Service is grand, keeping with the standards set by the Blue Fox legacy

Conversation; Dating; Friends; Value for Money

information

recommended

value

Seating 150; Open 12pm-12am. Private Seating; Valet; Catering; Reservations; Bar

Keh Pad Nam Nom Hoy (Stir Fried Lamb in Oyster Sauce)

Couple Rs.500-600; Drinks Rs.300-500

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Minerva Grand, SD Rd, Secunderabad. Tel.: 040-6611 7373

Blue Fox

The Blue Fox name is synonymous with quality; which is evident in its presence in Hyderabad for more than 20 years. The Minerva Group’s flagship establishment with multiple locations, this outlet at the Minerva Grand is the sleekest of them all.

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ambience

Serving Indian, Oriental and some Continental flavours, the menu here prides itself on serving some of the best Chinese in town. Hunan Chicken and Singapore Prawns are the starters to order; Chilly Garlic Noodles and Ginger Capsicum Fried Rice are best tried with some Chicken in Chilly Oyster Sauce. The Tandoori platter offers a wide selection and is sure to be enjoyed by everyone. Stuffed Chicken with Olive Sauce is delectable.

The restaurant bears a very modern look. A mix of browns and crèmes, the ambience at once pleases the senses, much before the food can play its part. Aesthetically designed interiors show the international touch; the plush patterned carpet compliments the design of the restaurant. Lighting has been innovative with a mix of lamps and panel lights, giving a soft yellow aura which is heightened by the romantic instrumentals playing.

service The stewards suited up in black waistcoats are professional to the core and take care of your orders perfectly.

information Seating 150; Open 12pm-3:30pm, 7pm12am. Private Seating; Valet

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Family; Value for Money

recommended Fish in Thai Curry

value Couple Rs.500-600; Drinks extra Rs.300400

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Celebrations, Rd No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad33. Tel.: 040-4010 0888, 2360 2888

Cascade

The garden restaurant in the Celebrations Food Villa, Cascade is a Gazebo style venue, perfect for evenings with friends or family not just because it gives an oriental garden outlook but also a great cuisine fare too.

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Serving multi-cuisine fare, the menu offers options ranging North and South Indian and Oriental delicacies. One can relish vegetarian delights with the Sabz Seekh Kebab and Paalak Dahi Kebabs. The non-veg Tandoori platter makes for a great choice in starters also. The regular Chinese creations are available and the Mongolian Chicken is worth a must-try with some Fried Rice. Andhra specials like Guthi Vankaya (eggplant) and Sambhar Rice are favourites here.

The gazebo setup has the outlook of an oriental garden, with water cascading down into a small pond; crossing it is a meandering bamboo bridge that leads to the pagoda looking structures housing the seating arrangements. Seating options vary in the individual gazebos, and one can decide depending on privacy needs. The surroundings are full of bamboo and foliage that keeps one’s senses close to nature.

service

ideal for

The service is timely, even when the kitchen is some distance from the seating area

Conversation; Dating; Friends; Outdoors; Family; Value for Money

information

recommended

value

Seating 48; Open 12pm-3:30pm, 7pm12am. Private Seating available.Liquor Served

Bamboo Chicken (Andhra tribal recipe)

Couple Rs.500-600; Drinks Rs.300-500

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Ista Hotel, Plot no.7, IT Park, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 19. Tel.: 040-44508888

Collage

The multi-cuisine restaurant at the Ista Hotel; serving a perfect blend of fares from around the world, in a setting befitting an oasis in the concrete desert of Hi-Tech City.

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ambience

A varied menu offers starters like Tandoori Prawns, Soya & Orange Glazed Chicken, Pear & Blue Cheese Salad; with sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pastas, the main course also features delectable Norwegian Salmon, Lasooni Roganjosh and Paneer Narangi to name a few. The menu also offers Japanese Teppanyaki, Tempura and also Sushi made to order.

Wine racks greet you at the entrance and lead you to seating options both indoors and out. Contemporary styling makes use of heavy wood furniture with shades of brown for an earthen sensation; surrounding glass walls allow adequate natural light while tiny spotlights illuminate the tables at night. The outdoor setting amidst pleasing foliage, offers a gazebo and a panoramic view of the surrounding area. Dim western tunes keep your moods light and make the good times roll.

service Servers in white tees and black slacks take good care of guests.Private Seating, Valet, Catering, Reservations are other value added services. Liquor served.

ideal for Corporate; Outdoor; Variety; Family; Health Conscious

information

recommended

value

Seating 150; Open 6am-2:30am; Lunch Buffet 12:30-3:30

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

Couple Rs.1500Rs.2000; Sunday Brunch Rs.1100 (food+beer/wine)

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Celebrations, Rd No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel.: 040 - 4010 0888, 2360 2888

Diaspora

Diaspora offers a blend of comfort, style and good food in an elegant setting totally different from its nigh brothers at the Celebrations Food Villa. It is a place showcased profoundly as pure and the food gives a great garnish.

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The tastes of Indian and Oriental cuisines are available here; mouth watering Paneer Tikkas before some Kadhai Veg or Veg Chatpata. Non vegetarians could go for some Mutton Roganjosh and the spicy Bhuna Ghosht Kalimirch. South Indian specialities such as Nelluru Chapula Pulusu and the spicy Chicken Chettinadu are authentically created. Spicy Crispy Lamb and Kung Pao Prawns are good options in Oriental.

The theme of ‘white and pure’ is showcased here with all round white colours, plush white leather couches, even white foliage in white pots. The days see illumination with natural light and the evenings see the blue panel lights come into effect; the cool blue hue relaxes the senses and readies you for a great meal ahead. Opulent lush interiors in tune with fine dining, a combination for a good evening.

service The service is of fine dining standards; the stewards are tidy and efficient, and ever willing to assist you with anything.

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Friends; Family; Value for Money

information

recommended

value

Seating 64; Open 12pm-12am. Private Seating. Liquor Served.

Bamboo Chicken (Andhra tribal recipe)

Couple Rs.500-600; Drinks Rs.300-500

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Trendset Towers, Near L V Prasad Eye Hospital, Road No 2, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel: 40-23542422.

Era

The trendy restaurant beside Touch, Era marks a new beginning to fine dining with exquisite dĂŠcor and some amazing collection of multi-cuisine delicacies on the menu.

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Serving Indian, Chinese, Continental and Thai, Era has some great roll out right from the starter to the dessert. Vegetarians can try Tamatar dhaniya shorba and for non-vegetarians there is Marag-Lamb stock flavoured with potli spices. Also try Andhra Royalu Vepudu, Chepala Pulusu, Tandoori Batair and Raan - roast leg of a baby lamb. Era has a special item in dal called the dal factory which is a signature dish. Pasta lovers can try Noki Ala Gratin.

Soft lights, high chairs and the properly set dining table highlight Era’s ambience. Designed by Sreekala Reddy, the owner you will find plenty of drapes. While there is not much of natural light the clever use of artificial light is truly worth appreciating.

service

ideal for

Being the latest entrant in the F&B scenario, Era has left no stone unturned in terms of delivering the best service.

Families, Serious conversation, business executives, expats

information

recommended

value

Seating capacity: 58. Dinner 7.00 pm to 11.30 pm. Bar attached

Dal factor y, Royalu Vepudu, Chepala Pulusu, Tandoori Batair and Raan

Approx Rs 1200 for a couple

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251A, MLA Colony, Rd No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel.: 040-23545577

Hampi

A real treat to the senses of both sight and taste, transporting one into a traditional South Indian atmosphere and bringing in the beauty and heritage of monuments in Hampi.

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ambience

The fiery hot Atomic Chicken Wings, Pepper Chicken and Murgh Pahadi Kebab make for scrumptious starters. Main course options include spinach & mint gravy Murgh Tangdi Kothmeer, Murgh Peshawari; the onion and tomato gravy, Murgh Punjabi and the vegetarian delight Nizami Handi, both specialities of Hampi. Andhra delicacies such as Mamsam Chettinadu and Royalla Pulusu are also available along with Continental and Oriental fares.

Dining at Hampi is nothing less than having one’s meal inside a beautiful South Indian monument. Walking in through the grand wood carved gateway, the eyes will never stop noticing the intricately carved woodwork used in the establishment. The place is adorned with traditional paintings, oil lamps and temple bells; heavy wood incorporates the pillars and the furniture. The central ceiling has glazed glass tiles with the buffet spread underneath.

service The service is good; the servers dressed in white and black assist guests with traditional hospitality.

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Family; Value for Money

information

recommended

value

Seating 180; Open 12pm-3:30pm, 7pm11:30pm. Live Kitchen; Liquor Served

Nizami Handi - Hampi Special (Mixed Vegetables in gravy)

Couple: Rs.400500+Rs.300 for drinks

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Jal-Vihar, Necklace Tel.: 9866778022

Havmor 70mm

Road,

Hyderabad

Perched on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake with greenery all around Havmor is large and truly 70MM. Launched recently, it is the latest innovation from Ohri’s Group. The theme is exclusively Bollywood.

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ambience

Havmor offers you a Global multi-cuisine. Menu provides a wide range of choices from the Buffet or from A-lacarte. Try starters like Camembert Cheese, Ricotta, Smoked Scramossan, Mexican Totilla Soup, & Camron Grilled prawn. Popular items are Chole bhatura, Southern Fried Chicken, Toasted Veg in Grilled Foccacia. Also try Mexican ‘Wings on Fire’. Not to forget its in house cold stone Ice Cream brand.

With Bollywood bytes all around, the ambience is exuberant. The entire restaurant is a combination of glass, steel, wood and Fibre. From out its all white on the top and bottom, while the middle is a firm transparent glass through which one can see statutes arranged in a fighting stint flying in the air that reminds you of a typical Hindi filmy fight. The interiors are excellently decorated with pink beaded strings hanging from the ceiling and with multiple colour mix all around.

service With extreme comfort the stewards guide you throughout and offer excellent service with utmost care.

ideal for Variety, Health conscious, Non-vegetarian and value for Money.

information

recommended

value

Seating 180; Timings: 11am to 11pm

Cold Stone Ice Cream, 70MM Dosa (4-feet long), Shakes and Chillers.

Rs500-600 per couple

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There is no love sincerer than the love of food. ~George Bernard Shaw, “The Revolutionist’s Handbook,” Man and Superman Cornelis M.Keur is a Bon vivant! An epicurean!! An epitome of IndoAmerican friendship!!! All sthat said, what confuses me was his wife Sommay’s motherly attitude? Who is better? She is another show piece that resembles her husband’s vibe in thought and deed, but with a slight exception. While Cornelis M.Keur says that he lives to eat whereas his wife eats to live, a subtle difference but very interesting factor for this writer to weave a story. Kees (that’s what his friends address him) is humble to say what he is. There was no element of artsy fartsy in presenting himself. Believe me, he is a different breed flew from the USA to establish a new era in Indo-American friendship which is likely to dawn a new chapter, thanks to Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, who played a key role in establishing American consulate centre in Hyderabad to benefit Andhrites in many ways. Flash back! An email requesting Cornelis M.Keur to join celebrity dinner was very promptly responded. When I asked him what type of food Mrs. & Mr. Cornelis M.Keur will have for the dinner, his response mail was: “Both of us are omnivores except my wife eats no mutton. Cheers”.

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xecutive Chef. Perumal Ramachandran, meditatively crafted a six course meal to pamper the guest. BMW, carrying the goodwill ambassador and his wife, silently landed. While Sanjeev Tiwari, General Manager, Aditya Hometel, welcomed the guests, laughter and bouquets were exchanged generously. Well appointed private dining room turned a live-food- station with tongue -teasing welcome drink. “Sorry sir, today being dry day, we are unable to serve wines”, I pleaded. “It is fine. We should honour the law of the land”, was his response. (Though he enjoys diplomatic immunity he was humble to say so) The welcome drink Aam Ka Panna widened the hospitality and refreshed the palate. Cheers echoed in the ambience. Within no time appetizer, Padam Shorba, creamy-milky almond soup, accompanied by starters Chicken and fish from BBQ and mint chutney- started disappearing from the bowl while tender flesh pot encountered his taste buds. “Superb shorba and salivating accompaniments “, he said with an infectious smile. To you, food means “It means a lot to me. I am a foodie. I remember a befitting saying : A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. ~James Beard Eat anything that has life?? “Of course, I am a carnivore and love to romance with my palate- whether alive or dead. A food –lover will relish everything without any discrimination”.

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“True, he is “, endorses Sommay and continues: “Once we happened to encounter elephant and he enjoyed a cuisine made out of its skin. Mmm! Kees nodded in affirmation while my body language expressed a different note. “Does it look unfamiliar menu?”asked the Consulate General.”Yah, we haven’t even heard of it”, I said. Meanwhile the chef transformed his art of cooking into Crudite Salad ,Chapa Vepudu, Assorted Kababs (Jhinga Moti Lal,

Mastani Mahi, Murgh Tilwala, Bharwan Tangri, Shikampuri Kabab) and Murtabak making the table a food parlour. Munching the Hyderabad delicacies dipped in barbecue sauces, with occasional utterances, `yummy’, `delicacy’, the party animal narrates further: “I fondly remember what a food critic Ambrose Bierce said :`Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm’. In China, they eat everything including all flying and moving. There is no discrimination. Prior to joining the service, I went to the 124

jungles of Laos where some of my friends offered me a “laap” meat salad made of raw bat , I ate it though I did not like much but obliged them. But really I relished Laap, a signature cuisine of Laos, made of meat with spices and pulverized roasted rice as a seaoning. The discussion took an interesting twist when this writer hesitatingly expressed reservation over President Obama’s decision to restrict liberal visas and ‘outsourcing’ from India, Cornelis

M.Keur ,frankly replied: “It is nice that you have raised this topic which deserves clarification. Is it wrong to support local talent? What Mr. President is trying to do is to give preference to Americans where the unemployment rate is escalating like in any other countries. In the event of non-availability of locals certainly we will continue to outsource without any discrimination. One thing I can assure you is that we will never let down friendly countries like India”. “Nice Kees that you have addressed our concern,” I said and before we

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raised other issues, Vegetarian,Paneer Tikka Saunfiya (Fennel Flavored Cottage Cheese Grilled In Tandoor) Phal Seekh Kabab (Raw Plantain & Brocolli Kebabs) joined our discussion. While we were batting with the fibre food, the topic switched over to husbands’ role in the kitchen. Assistance to wife in the kitchen? Sommay overtook and responded: “He is very nice to serve me coffee in the morning.(My wife looked at me sarcastically and I thought for a while :` Oh, what a blunder to pose such a question that landed me in a fix’. For a while I cursed Sommay for creating rift between me and my wife) Do you know when I ask him something more, Kees prepares Pan Cake and eggs? said Sommay. My wife stared at me mischievously.(Am I paying a price for asking such questions?) Some top 10 American dishes? “I recollect what Vince Staten said: The story of barbecue is the story of America: Settlers arrive on great unspoiled continent, discover wondrous riches, set them on fire and eat them. It varies from person to person. To me, I could categorise: Humburgers,Apple pie,Potato chips, Clam Chowder,Pastrami Shoofly pie, Smithfield ham,po-boys, fajitas, Chicago hot dogs, Chile-verde, Sanfracisco sourdough and Olympia oyster. Favourite appetiser? Chowder breathes reassurance. It steams consolation. ~Clementine Paddleford Red and white wine and Clam chowder, a thick soup made of shell fish

and vegetables. Many restaurants in New England sell both red and white chowders, while the southern coast favours clear and white chowders. Indulgence in Hyderabad cuisines? Do you know that I was a mason, prior to joining the Foreign Service.I have completed an apprenticeship as a bricklayer, served in Peace Corps Thailand and worked for an NGO in Laos. During this time I developed liking towards oriental foods. Be Roman when you are in Rome. I continue to train my taste-buds wherever I go. When I was CG in China ,I entertained myself to reinvent the Chinese delicacies where I was introduced to spicy-foods. As there are similarities between In-

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dian and Chinese foods, I tried and am in love Hyderabadi delicacies. Adopt measures to restrict diet? Oh! Of course, but let me quote what George Bernard Shaw said: “Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or the other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on”. I burn the excess in my tread-mill. General dining diary? Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first. - Josh Billings I am an early bird. Get up at 6.30 am. Sip a cup of coffee, at 7.00 am. Porridge and some fruits and newspapers follow my ablutions. Go to my work at 8.30 am. Yoghurt and fruits join my lunch between 12.30 and 1pm. Leave my office at 5.30pm.Dinner at Sharp 8 pm with a glass of red wine and go to bed at 10pm after watching small screen. The chef placed a rich and variety of food as main course with-Stuffed Norwegian Salmon & Salmon Frittata (Served on a bed of mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables) Kaju Kumbh Makhana (Cashewnuts with mushrooms and lotus seed) Diwan–E– Handi(A mélange of vegetables cooked Hyderabadi style)Dal Makhni ( Black lentils cooked to perfection on a resting tandoor) Indian Breads Roomali Roti / Masala Kulcha / Pudina Paratha,Hyderabadi Chicken Biriyani (All time Hyderabadi Favorite )Qubooli (Rice Cooked with lentils) Basmati Chawal (Plain Rice) Paneer Tomato Quth (Cottage cheese cubes in Tomato 126

gravy) Bagara Baingan Aloo Aur Jeera Raitha Plain Curd Qubani Ka Meetha ( Stewed Apricots )Shahi Tukra- and Kees started expressing his helplessness to get trapped into main course but on insistence he reluctantly tasted a few of them as he did not have the stomach for another fight. An ever-interesting dining encounter ended with a pleasant note of “Will meet again with fine wine to complete this incomplete dinner.(The Wine was missing)

Cornelis M. Keur, Consul General at the US Consulate General, Hyderabad presently holds the Foreign Service Officer rank of Minister-Counselor and has been a member of the US Foreign Service for 30 years. He served most recently as the Senior State Department Adviser and Deputy Commandant for International Affairs of the Air Force campus of the National Defense University. Most of his years with the Department of State were spent on various assignments in Asia, having served in India, Suriname, China (3 tours), Burma, Yemen, Japan and Thailand. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he completed an apprenticeship as a bricklayer, served in Peace Corps Thailand and worked for an NGO in Laos. He has attended Trombly Trade School, the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the Air War College. Mr. Keur was born in the Netherlands and raised in Detroit. Mr. Keur speaks Chinese, Thai, Lao, and Dutch. He is married to Sommay Keur.

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Haritha Hotel, Taramati Baradari, Golkonda, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040-23521884

Haritha

The restaurant located in the Taramati Baradari tourist complex, Haritha caters mostly to city tours that drop by for visiting the historical monument. Great food in a beautiful location.

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Serving a multi-cuisine fare, Haritha offers both Indian and Chinese delicacies. The menu is somewhat limited but there are no limits to the brilliance of the chef’s cooking. The food is delicious and well prepared and compliments anyone’s journey to this historical venue. Try some Golden Chicken, Tangri Kebab, Tawa Fish, Fish Lal Mirchi and Mutton Mughalai to name a few. Lunch buffet also set up.

The restaurant and hotel was constructed in tune with the original Baradari complex, which is situated on a small hill. Extensively white and crème in colour, the restaurant holds a royal look and even has a stage for live ghazals and other shows. The walls are adorned with paintings, some of Taramati who was the Nizam’s courtesan. The seating is unpretentious and comfortable and highlights the need to admire the beauty of the monument outside.

service The service is good, with mostly tour guests having the buffet. The stewards do their job well and the management personally takes care of guests.

ideal for Family; Dating; Value for Money

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Seating 80; Open 7am11pm. Liquor Served; Buffet, A la Carte

Tawa Fish (chef’s special)

Couple Rs.300-400; Drinks Rs.300-400; Lunch Buffet Rs.80

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Celebrations, Rd No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel.: 040 - 4010 0888, 2360 2888

Horizon

The rooftop venue in the Celebrations Food Villa, Horizon offers some great sights and smells with its views and barbeques. A fun joint to celebrate your evenings.

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Though the menu is touted as multicuisine with Indian and Oriental options, the speciality of Horizon lies in its Barbeque and Tandoor creations. Murg Banjara Kebab and Murg Angara Kebab alongside Tandoori Anjeeri Raan and Tandoori Pomfret are some appetising selections. The coal roasted Bamboo Chicken is the newest addition; a traditional Andhra tribal recipe, the herb marinated chicken is cooked inside bamboo without any oil.

The theme for this restaurant is based on its location, the terrace and roof top. The bar has a thatched roof and matched with the bartenders’ colourful shirts, resembles a Goan shack. Find a seat on the terrace or choose from between three roof top seating sections. Extensive use of bamboo is evident and the spiral staircases to each roof top are quite charming. Enchanting lamps hang over the tables don’t restrict the lights of the panoramic view around.

service The service is of fine dining standards; the stewards are tidy and efficient, and ever willing to assist you with anything.

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Friends; Family; Value for Money

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Seating 110; Open 7pm-12am. Private Seating; Home Delivery; Catering; Liquor Served

Bhuna Ghosht Kalimirch, Nelluru Chapula Pulusu, Chicken Chettinadu

Couple Rs.500-600; Drinks Rs.300-500

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Holi festive Dining, Tirumala House, Kondapur, Hyderabad, Tel.: 040-4014 8880

Holi

A rooftop dining restaurant with a unique tropical theme, Bali at Holi Festive Dining has a fine ambience, good location and great views to offer. The restaurant in keeping with its name is themed like a tropical venue.

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Serving both Indian and Oriental fares, the menu offers starters like Schezwan Paneer, Ginger Chicken, Chilly Chicken Pakodas and Jeng Wing Chicken. Hussaini Kebab, Murg Zafrani Tikka, Adraki Kebab and Paneer Tikka from the Tandoor. Fill up on some Palak Kashmiri Kofta, Murg Ashiana, Prawns Hara Masala or Jet Chicken or Mandarin Fish. 4th floor Holi offers a selected menu with 50% off on food and drinks; 2nd floor Jalsa has a massive buffet.

With the looks of a tropical beach venue, extensive bamboo work has been incorporated in the design; chairs, walls, canopies and even wind chimes all made of bamboo. Even the lamps are made of bamboo. The most striking feature is the sunset view over botanical gardens from here. Other eating options are available on the 4th and 2nd floor at Holi and Jalsa restaurants respectively.

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The service is sharp and the food presented well; professionalism is the key with the staff

Conversation; Dating; Outdoors; Family; Friends; Value for Money

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Seating 75; Open 7pm11pm. Private Seating; Home Delivery; Attached Bar

Pardha Chicken (chicken breast slices stuffed with chicken, mutton and paneer mince)

Couple Rs.300-400; 4th flr-Holi, 50% off food &drinks.2ndflr-Jalsa,Lunch Buffet: Rs.189

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Yatri Nivas, S.P Road, Secundrabad. Tel.: 040-27840005, 040-27816881

Hunters Roost

Hunters roost is an open air restaurant specialised in Vegetarian and non-Vegetarian food varieties. It aims to create the effect of a hunter’s den by hanging lanterns with zero watt bulbs and succeeds with élan.

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Try these when going at the roost after a tough day. Garden fresh green salad and Waldorf Salad, Cream of mushroom and French onion soup, Paneer tikka, Veg seek Kebab, Chilli Paneer, Kadai paneer, Paneer butter masala, Aloo methi, Green peas masala are among the vegetarian dishes offered while the non-veg varieties include Angari chicken, Chicken chatpat, Andhra Kodikurma and Mutton kalimirch.

Placed deep in the back area the restaurant is an open air dining fort. Combination of red and blue lights with trees all around makes the place all the more beautiful. The green surroundings are decorated beautifully with classical ‘charkandil’ lights.

service With a broad smile stewards welcome you cordially and ensures timely service without letting you to wait for long.

ideal for Family; Friends; Business People and Executives.

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Seating 186; Timings 11:00am to 12:00am midnight.

Chicken tikka masala, Punjabi chicken, Dum ka Murg.

Rs 300-550 per couple

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Amogh Boutique Hotel, MLA Colony Rd No.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040-2342 0582

Leaves

This cozy establishment at the new Amogh Boutique Hotel serves up a multicuisine fare and is suitable for a daytime drop in. With its casual outlook, it still attracts people because of its food, primarily.

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Serving up Indian, Chinese and some Continental as well, the menu offers Paneer Chandni Tikka and Bathi ki Boti. There’s Murg Mussalam, Mutton Rogan Josh and Methi Chaman for some delectable choices. Lancashire Hot Pot and Louisiana Chicken for some international flavours. Diced Chicken in Red Pepper is good too. Buffet for all meals of the day.

Situated in the lobby of the hotel, the restaurant has a separate entrance. Its done up with a modern theme; white with contrasting brown wood paneling and furniture. The seating is wood chairs with cane work and the tables rest on tree stumps. Crockery has a white and lemon green colour theme which is very refreshing. LCD TV and instrumental music for your entertainment.

service Staff is trained well and handles your orders well, smartly suited in shirts and trousers.

ideal for Conversation; Family; Dating; Value for Money

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Seating 54; Open 7am11:30pm. Live Kitchen; Valet; Catering; Liquor Served

Peshawar Lamb Chops (nutmeg flavoured and grilled)

Couple Rs.400-500. Buffet Breakfast Rs.59, Lunch Rs.149, Dinner Rs.199

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Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000

Leo Bistro

The fine dining restaurant at the Leonia resort, Leo Bistro is a charming venue with delectable cuisines on offer, befitting the splendour of the holistic destination.

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Serving up some delectable Indian, Oriental and some Continental fares, the menu offers Bhutan Chicken, Italian Grilled Prawns, Beef Kebab and Teekha Kebab as starters. For main course choose between Peppered Steak, Chicken Enchiladas, Coconut Cream Salmon, Mutton Kali Mirch, Kodi Pulusu and authentic Kerala Pork Curry. Pastas are good and so is Kacche Gosht ki Biryani. Desserts offer some Caramel Custard and Tiramisu.

With a high ceiling and spacious seating, Leo Bistro is a classy, upscale dining alternative. The interiors are brown with wood panelling all over. Black and red leather sofas accompany the tables which are adorned with wine glasses. The ceiling above is ornamented with red panel lighting and the floor below is plush floral carpeting. Abstract paintings deck the walls and Indian classical fusion music soothes the senses. Bar is beautifully lit and stocked.

service The stewards dressed in white wearing the resort green aprons, serve you well and are good with their presentation skills.

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Family

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recommended

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Seating 96; Open 12pm-3:30pm, 7pm11:30pm

Thread Chicken (chicken pieces coated with strips of flour and deep fried)

Couple Rs.600-800; Drinks Rs.500-600

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Basera Hotel, S.D Road, Secundrabad. Tel.: 04027703200

Mehfil

It is an elegant place to enjoy melodious ghazals, Mughlai luxury and Nawabi cuisine. Meet them all here, a truly unique amalgam within the diversity of Indian cuisine.

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The Hyderabadi Biryani leads the food caravan, followed by dhaba Murgh, Pakiza, Mutton rogan Josh, Kebabs and Tangris. You have Mughlai, Sea, Mexican and Italian food varieties spread across the table. The Pomfret and lobster add splendor to the parade of food. Korma Navrotan, kofta curry and dal makhni follow through in regal style.

The place in the basement illuminated with yellowish red sober lights has a classical cool look. Adding to this the feel of the music makes your mind wander in to the memories as you wait for the order to be served.

service With the traditional ghazals going on one side, the waiters serving you treat you in complete royalty. The staff is ever available to assist you with an efficient service.

ideal for Ideal for corporate biggies, Family gatherings, anniversaries and birthday parties.

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recommended

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Seating 124; timings 11:30am to 12:00am

Mutton Rogan Josh, Murg Makhani, Dhaba Pakiza, Kebab and chilled beer.

Rs 400-450 per couple

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65, Alexander Road, Beside Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad-03, Tel.: 39122222, 23461859

Nimantran

Nimantran is housed under Urvasi Residency and is present in the heart of Secunderabad. The place is affordable and one can enjoy being here dining in a homely environment.

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The popular cuisines on the menu starts with Shorba Soup a thin tomato soup flavoured with finely chopped coriander leaves. Murg Badami shorba and Green Salad and Aloo channa are the initiator. The starters include Mongolian fire bytes, Chicken or Paneer, prawns and spring rolls which all make a good start.

Nimantran is an exotic place with comfort seating. Flamey cross glaring lights cusped around the corners of the ceiling gives the interiors a unique look. The centre of the hall is dim with an evening look. A wide screen television with low sound and melodious classical music makes the ambience more exuberant.

service The door keeper invites you in with a warm welcome and as soon as you step in, the captain guides you to the table of your comfort and appoints a separate waiter for your service till you are done with the food.

ideal for Executives; Dating; Family; business discussions; Budget diners

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recommended

value

Seating 54; Timings 11:00am to 12:00am midnight

Murg badami shorba; Mongolian Fire bytes

Rs 150-350 per couple.

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Once Upon a Time

Green Park Hotel, Green Lands, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040 - 66515151

Get arrested over the spread of multi-cuisines! An indelible address of yesteryear-children-turned-guests whose itinerary remains incomplete without dining here.

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Channing Pollock saying: ‘No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut’ is very relevant when you enter this luring food station enriched with appealing and voluptuous spread of fibre food and meaty meat. Local -Guntur Kodi Vepudu, Mamsam Vepudu, Mogul- kebabs, Oriental Dim sum and weekend buffet breakfast are for your palate.

Cool and homely. May be done deliberately to focus your attention only to dining. Vocal and instrumental music flows to twist your moods. Simple interiors but certainly not run-of the-mill kind. Glass paintings on the ceiling, moodtriggering upholsteries and friendly staff add soothing effect to the dining etiquette. Executive Chef Thangappan’s personalized interaction is fresh dimension to the dining stlyle.

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ideal for

Motherly care and feed-back- backed service is worth mentioning. Tycoon lunch buffet should be ventured.

Kitty parties, birthday celebrations and weekend rejuvenation.

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recommended

value

130 covers, valet parking, diet food and health conscious choices are at your step.

Apollo fish, Bhutani vegetables .Top your dinner with double ka meeta.

Rich buffet is priced Rs.424 while wide spread breakfast costs Rs.111.

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JW Marriott Hotel, Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040- 27522999

Okra

A creative blend of expectations and reward. No disappointments, only enchanting experience. It is a journey between nature and man-made wonders. Thoughtfully renovated structure is elders- friendly. Dine & wine while gazing at Hussain Sagar Lake. Relax to rejuvenate in the lounge bar.

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Layered with merry-making mock tail, vibrant vodka and exotic food you are bound to become Okra fan (house wives beware!). Chiseled to add the nuances of health care, the temple of fine dining where every menu is crafted to cater to the best. Latest release ‘Melting pot’, a six- hour dine & drink bonanza at Bidri or Okra ,the longest and the widest choice of dining mela, is an inevitable part of your epicurean experience. Invade to enjoy!

A model location, none can find anywhere in Hyderabad. Okra overlooks a rather wide and deep swimming pool, which is quite inviting as you enter the place. It's spacious and fairly plush. Fractioned into four segments; Entrance seats, mezzanine, lower and pool side, each space provides a different feel. Stone carvings surround the pool while the mirrors create an illusion of vastness.

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ideal for

Guaranteed hospitality! Valet parking, buffet lunch & dinner supported by Indian & imported beverages.

Celebrations, group meetings and pure revelry. Learn the art of cooking through live kitchen.

information

recommended

value

Seating:180 Timings: 24 hrs with a break of 3.30 pm to 7pm and midnight to 7.00am.

Marriott burger and Mamsam vepudu.

Lunch Rs. 800, Dinner Rs. 950 and Melting pot :Rs.1500 (unlimited IMFL). Taxes extra

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4th Floor, Meridian Plaza, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel.: 040-6604 9801

Padharo

A depiction of rural India, Padharo ‘welcomes’ you to the creativity of the countryside, combining good food with a unique village-like theme. It only gets better from being rustic to the suave.

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Padharo serves a multi-cuisine menu, dominated by Mughlai and north Indian cuisines. For starters, the Mirchi Paneer Tikka and Murgh Angaar Tikka make delectable options. From the main course, Paneer Lababdar, Murgh Kalimirch and the Keema Hari Mirch Do Pyaza do excellent with Daal Makhani and naans. For an Oriental taste, try the Honey Chilli Fish Fingers, Crispy Shredded Lamb and the spicy Chicken in Malay Sauce.

The décor is very ethnic, with seating around a beautiful centerpiece with an oil lamp burning within. The walls are of an earthen hue and are covered with rural artwork; sections of these walls have striking handicrafts and handlooms put up as decorations. The black high back chairs are intricately carved and designed. Slow hindi songs are played out to ‘Indianise’ your dining experience. The place has lost some of its charm under the new management.

service The service is adequate enough; the servers do their job satisfactorily but might need some polishing up.

ideal for Friends; Family; Value for Money; Conversation

information

recommended

Seating 80; Open 12pm-11:30pm. Liquor Served

Keema Hari Mirch Do Pyaza

value Couple Rs.400-500

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Paradise Food Court

S.D Road, Secunderabad Tel: 040-40023230

500003.

A landmark of Hyderabad, & Secunderabad, it is affiliated by the tourism department and is renowned across the country for its traditional biryani and kebabs.

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Paradise is renowned for its Biryanis and Kebabs. Other than these, the Food court offers famous puffs - veg, egg, chicken or mutton. The Irani samosas are also well-loved. As are the cakes, pastries - Pineapple, Italian, Litchee and the Plum Cake. The ice-cream parlor is best for Faluda or Lassi. At the kebab counter, the most demanded items are the Tandoori Chicken, Kalmi, Garlic, Sheekh and Tangdi Kebabs.

The food court has different levels and different outlets to cater to varied packets. The ground floor has a take away as well as a dining joint. “Persis Gold” is a Multi Cuisine family restaurant and the garden section has evolved into a classic group offering a wide range of food. The expansion of “Paradise Platinum” a huge Banquet hall with an open kitchen is another offering. The diversity of ambience raises itself as you go up each of these levels.

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ideal for

Paradise is the only restaurant which uses PDAs to improve their service by taking orders and serving food.

Family get-togethers, conferences, friends

information

recommended

Timing for each level differs, but you will get your bite. Valet Parking. Efficient Security.

Biryani, Kebabs, Haleem

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Hotel Nakshatra, MG Road, Secunderabad. Tel.: 040-6633 8888

Parikrama

An ideal dining venue for families and corporate gatherings, Parikrama is the mainstay restaurant of Hotel Nakshatra in the busy commercial centre of Secunderabad.

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The food served is Indian, Chinese and Continental with starters such as Hakka Chilli Chicken and Soya Chilli Fish. Tandoori platters are a good option as the Parikrama Mix Grill in veg and non veg. For authentic Andhra taste, try the Gongura Mamsam and for international palates, have the Chicken a la King (chicken with capsicum, onion, tomato and mushroom in cream sauce). Parikrama Special Biryani is a mix of chicken, mutton and shrimp. Their lunch buffet is popular.

A no-frills dining hall with walls done in white, complimented by the red curtains and small red lamps hanging from the ceiling lending a smooth pink hue to the surroundings. Seating is done with chairs and couches, having a mix of brown and maroon upholstery with matching tablecloths to make it an organised setting. Wall paintings and small copper figurines adorn the two sides of the diner lending a rustic Indian look. Slow romantic hindi songs keep your moods serene.

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The service is timely and adequate; the buffet popularity keep stewards at bay.

Conversation; Family; Friends; Corporate

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recommended

value

Seating 102; Open 12pm-11:30pm. Bar Attached

Rummy Kebab (chicken breast stuffed with keema)

Couple Rs.400-500; Lunch Buffet Rs.177; Happy Hours 12pm 7pm (30% off liquor)

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Aditya Trade Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040- 66788888

Promenade

Award winners for efficient power management! A centrally located food joint is a popular address for Hyderabadis. Frequent food festivals are a star attraction to epicureans. Chef Perumal Ramachandran’s magical touch adds twist to your taste buds.

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Awesome! Be it a Sayantaram Tiffin, buffet lunch / dinner or midnight biryanis, it is a perfect rendezvous to dine. Change for better is consistently followed. Kerala and Bengali food festivals are regular feature. Corn curd and broccoli kebabs for veggies, Chepa vepudu, Hara masala Murg for non vegetarians. Exploit the chef through personal interaction to extract extra pound of flesh, the right way to compensate your purse.

A spacious restaurant, it is a quiet place located on the mezzanine floor of the hotel. This food joint is a popular address for IT professionals as their business center is located at an arm’s distance. Adequately lit both in the afternoon and the evening the restaurant is just right for a relaxed dining experience.

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Home away from home! Care is quintessential trait seen and felt. Try.

Homely get together. There are two banquet halls for kitty parties.

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recommended

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Seating capacity 96. 6.30 am to 3.30pm. 7.30 pm to 11.30pm

Guntur spicy biryani, Chettinadu chicken curry, Corn curd and Apollo fish

Rs. 365 tagged buffet, Rs.99 Sayantaram Tiffin and Rs. 175 midnight biryani.

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5th Floor, Bhaskar Plaza, Road no 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040-66828283

Tabla

Apart from the very special Andhra & Shahi cuisine, Tabla also has the best of Chinese, Punjabi, Continental and Indian cuisine, making the perfect symphony of wining and dining. They serve all varieties of Imported Liquor.

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Tabla comes to you with the promise that it’s food would be music for your tummy...great food with great attention to ambience is its USP. Serving multi-cuisine delicacies viz., Chinese, Continental, Italian, North Indian, and South Indian dishes, try the Telangana Chicken, Chicken Kebabs, corn Kernel, Crispy Fried Veg, Special Chicken Biryani. The cozy little bar counter is well stocked.

Welcomed with a cozy little lounge, the restaurant is sleek in design with a contemporary look; the colour code is mainly cream on the walls with maroon napkins and thin drapes. The highlight is its 3 magnificent PDRs. The restaurant is mostly carpeted but at certain section, its just marble flooring, giving it a certain contrast. The music is soft Indian and English. The lighting is well balanced. The stylishly grey coloured cushions add to the theme.

service Well staffed, it has kept its service standards at top priority right from opening.

ideal for Family, friends, Private meetings, serious conversations

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recommended

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Seating capacity: 134 covers. Timing: 11.00 am to 11.00 pm

Telangana Chicken, Chicken Kebabs, corn Kernel, Crispy Fried Veg, Special Chicken Biryani.

Rs. 450/- for a couple without drinks.

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65, Alexander Road, Beside Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad-03, Tel.: 39122222, 23461859

Tarang

Tarang is a luxurious and posh highflied restaurant to enjoy dining and wining as well. The restaurant is grouped under the Urvasi Residency and Managed by MO Group.

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The unique items on the menu are Mongolian fire bytes, diced chicken or Paneer prawns and spring rolls. Kebabs, Tandoori Veg Paneer Sunahari are the most moving delicacies.

With unique lighting of blue and red and big cosy sofas to be comforted in, Tarang really add ‘rang’ (colour) to life. High intensity music and the dance platform incites every one young and old to hip and hop on the floor.

service Hot food with cool and homely environs is served. The waiters dressed trim and smart are prompt for your service. Other services offered are valet parking, catering, reservation and liquor is also served.

ideal for Conversation; College crowd, Family; Budget diners; Value for Money

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Seating 150; Timing 7:00 am to 11:00pm

Paneer Prawns, Spring rolls, Mutton Roganjosh, Paneer Sunahari

Rs 165 to 200 per head

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Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Madhapur. Tel.: 040-66824422

The Square

Green Globe Certified Property. Adda for gourmets! Fine dining is redefined in every spec! An address no foodies can afford to miss. Simply an extravaganza. Resist if you can, otherwise surrender to an ultimate temptation – be it the buffet breakfast, the lavish lunch or the sumptuous dinner.

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This multi-cuisine restaurant is a rightroyal address to romance with delicacies unlimited. Chef Syam Sunder pampers you with legendary Hyderabadi Biryani at the Indian counter or tantalising lavish buffet dinner overlooking the three live cooking stations. Don’t forget to try the Sunday brunch, a super –duper food festival. A-la-carte options of international favourites and local cuisines are a part of the all-daydining-menu.

The restaurant is set against a contemporary European decor, the chic and user -friendly. Three live kitchens keep you moving. The restaurant has an outdoor seating overlooking the hotel swimming pool, a visual care and lawns for a stroll.

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Anytime, every time dining with near ones or corporate deliberations. Leisure or business, be there to find the difference.

Hospitality is redefined to give you a nawabi feel. Rajesh Gopalakrishnan (Director - F&B) is always there to help

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Seating: 140. Timing: 7.00am to midnight

Try Wednesdays for Italian and Fridays for Arabic.

Buffet lunch & dinner Rs. 700 & Rs. 800 respectively. Rs. 1050 for Saturday BBQ

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Central court Hotel, lakadi ka Pul, Hyderabad Tel.: 040-23232323

Touch of Class

Touch of class is an elegantly spread multi cuisine restaurant that offers delicacies ranging from Indian, Chinese, Continental and Thai, this outlet will fill you with tastes to savour.

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Menu offers multi-cuisine dishes. Starters offered in non-veg are Chicken Tikka and Tandori Platter. Veg menu includes Paneer butter masala, Paneer tikka, Chilli paneer. Under the continental you have Mixed grill sizzler and spaghetti meat balls. From Chinese you have Honkong chicken and spring rolls.

A glassy enclosure that is bejewelled with luxury furniture. Majestically elegant, the place is a lovely diner’s fort. You have lavish grandeur comfort seating that enables 6 persons together at one table. Dim with cross ceiling yellowish lights, it gives you a unique experience of dining.

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ideal for

Attendants are prompt to take the order and serve you in the earliest possible time. They are always at your service throughout your meal and offer you the fullest comforts.

Clients from Corporate, Government, and Telecom are the prominent visitors. Business magnets and high profile Politicos and bureaucrats too are the regular visitors.

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Seating 64; Timings 11:00am to 3:30pm and 7:00 to 11:30pm

Mixed grill sizzler, TOC spl. Biryani, Chicken tikka, Paneer butter masala

Rs650-700 per couple

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Athithi Inn, Dharam Karan Rd, Ammerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel.: 040-23739091

Ullasa

A rooftop restaurant, Ullasa serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian multicuisine fares. An apt setting for cool evenings with family or friends in traditional dining.

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The restaurant specialises in Barbeque preparations available in chicken, mutton and seafood; the 5 flavours platter presents the best variety of tastes. The Chef’s favourites are the Murgh Tangdi Kothmeer (tangdi kebab in coriander gravy) and Murgh Wazid Alishan (chicken in cashew almond gravy). The tawa preparations give you Sukha Bhunawa Jhinga & Ghosht or Murgh. Hyderabadi Dum Biryani is famous. Also try the Continental fare.

The beautifully carved door at the entrance leads you to a courtyard with a fountain. There is seating all around the courtyard and for A/C dining there is an indoor area too. The area has an intricately carved ceiling and wall paintings depicting traditional village scenes. The outdoor seating area is adorned with pottery along with swings and antique artefacts, giving it the look of a traditional South Indian house. There is an attached bar, which too is decorated with wood carved pillars and panels.

service The service is timely and efficient; the waist-coated stewards keep you content.

ideal for Conversation; Family; Friends; Outdoor; Value for Money

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Seating 142; Open 11am-11pm

Raan Alishaan (rum flamed, roasted baby lamb)

Couple Rs.400-600; Drinks Rs.300-400

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Hotel Urvasi, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82 Tel.: 040-2342 0548

Urvasi

Urvasi bar and restaurant has been a preferred hangout for the people for many years; good food at great prices, the newly renovated venue has kept with its standards of the past years.

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Serving up a multi cuisine fare, the menu offers Paneer Majestic, Chilly Paneer and Pepper Paneer for veg palates and Tandoori Platter, Kalmi Kebab, Apollo Fish, Hong Kong Chicken and Chicken Shanghai rolls for non-veg preferences to go with your drinks. For a meal try the Paneer Butter Masala, Malai Kofta, Bharwan Capsicum and Achari Vegetables. Achari Chicken, Tawa Chicken, and Ginger Prawns also are delectable choices.

Trying to keep things simple and minimal, the dÊcor is of a typical bar and restaurant establishment. Crème colour code is mixed with brown wood work for a warm and cosy look. Chairs are comfortable seating and the couches are relaxing. Instrumental tunes play in with the yellow panel lighting and the soft lamps over the tables. Seating is ample with two floors providing the space.

Rating 3/5

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Service is timely and sufficient; standards have been maintained over the years.

ideal for Conversation; Value for Money

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Seating 160; Open 11am-12pm

Chicken 99 (boneless chicken slices lightly battered and fried)

Couple Rs.300-400; Drinks Rs.300-400

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3rd Floor, Gachibowli Central, Vinayak Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-32. Tel.: 040-42410022/33

The Red Bean

The Red Bean is a quality eatery in the Gachibowli area, catering to the palates of IT/BPO professionals of the neighbouring area and giving them a fresh new way to look at ambience and multi-cuisine delicacies.

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Serving a multitude of Indian and Oriental creations, the menu itself looks impressive. There’s Paneer Tikka, Tarkari Seekh Kebab, Butter Garlic Prawns, Galouti Kebabs and Tawa Machhli to start with. Then moving on to Paneer Makhni, Shahi Malai Kofta, Murg Nilgiri, Murg Makhani Maharaja and Kadhai Jhinga to order for main course. Finish off with some genuine Kulfi or Gajar ka Halwa.

With a neat and tidy setup, the place has the look of a modern diner. A blend of white with the browns of the wood panelling lend it a bright and warm hue. With elegant high back chairs, comfortable wall to wall couches and glass top tables, the seating is ample and spacious. Bay windows on one side provide nice views; cloth lamps hanging over tables coupled with the lounge music make for quite an experience.

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ideal for

Being a brand new restaurant, the staff is well trained and suited up in chef’s jackets.

Conversation; Variety; Family; Value for Money

information

recommended

Seating 78; Open 12:30pm-3:30pm, 7pm-11pm

Aloo Diye Mangsho Jhol (Bengali preparation of meat and potatoes)

value Couple Rs.400-500 Lunch Buffet Rs.199

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Windows of the World

Ground Floor, Cyber Towers, Hi Tech City, Hyderabad34. Tel.: 040-6682 2958

A dazzling outlet from the Amogh Hotels group, Windows of the World abbreviated as WOW is actually that; a huge establishment in the heart of Hi Tech City’s Cyber Towers.

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Serving up a multi cuisine fare, the menu offers mostly Indian and Oriental tastes. There’s Bharwan Tandoori Aaloo, Paneer Majestic, Crispy Fried Vegetables, Murg Malai Kebab, Chicken Chilly Kebab and Pepper Chicken for some delectable starters. For main course choose between Angari Chicken, Chicken Kalimirch, Chicken Vindaloo, Keema Masala, Sweet n Sour Chicken and Chilly Prawns.

Located inside the Cyber Towers, the restaurant is quite large with a really high ceiling. Done up in white and crème the décor exudes a bright and fresh feel. The chairs are of light brown wood and the beige upholstery goes well with it. Large bay windows facing the outside bring in adequate natural light, and give a good view in the evenings. There is a central internal dome with charming chandeliers hanging from it.

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The service is quick and responsive. The buffet is lavishly spread and well maintained.

Conversation; Dating; Corporate meal; Family; Value for Money

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Seating 250; Open 7am-2am. Live Kitchen; Valet; Home Delivery; Catering; Attached Bar

Chicken Vindaloo (Goan speciality)

Couple Rs.400-500; Drinks Rs.300-400

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Quality Inn Residency, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-01. Tel.: 30616161

Venue

One of the first 3 star hotel restaurants in Hyderabad to go purely vegetarian, Venue serves up Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines and they seem to have a Rajasthani connection.

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The restaurant prides itself for the lunch buffet they serve; special Paranthas, Kulcchas and Rotis are made available daily. The a-la-carte menu offers delectable vegetarian kebabs and tikkas like Paneer Tikka Makhanwala. For entrees, try Kadhai Kumbh Kaju (paneer, capsicum, onions, mushrooms and cashews in spicy masala; Rajasthani style) and Dhaba Daal Amritsari. One can try some Chinese too.

With a cream and brown colour code and a wooden floor for that earth feeling, the restaurant presents itself for formal dining. Brown chairs and green couches blend in well and 4 carved wooden pillars around the dining room give it an ethnic touch; the walls are crafted with depictions of Rajasthani palatial ruins. The bright lights accentuate your food while the soft instrumental music does the same for your mood.

service The service is good, with welcome drinks served and fresh rotis and naans brought to your table from the kitchen.

ideal for Conversation; Family; Vegetarians; Health Conscious

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recommended

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Seating 126; Open 1pm-3:30pm, 7pm11pm. Live Kitchen, Liquor Served

Nizami Handi (mix vegetables in spinach and paneer gravy

Couple Rs.400-500; Drinks Rs.300-400

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Arena Coffee Shop

Taj Deccan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-66663939

All day dining restaurant, this international eatery serves a fine selection of dishes from across the world, and is the ideal setting for a quick breakfast, chic business lunch or an intimate evening meal.

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Guest can look forward to a selection of international favourites. Indonesian Nasigorang is the signature dish. Also try Roti pe Boti and Olive studded steak. Also try the Sandwich bar which is quite popular. Try the varied blends – Indian, continental, Italian (Thursdays), Seafood night (Fridays). Other than the huyge variety of food to select, there are also a wide range of Indian and imported spirits to choose from.

With its casual ambience, Arena, the only Atrium coffee shop in south India is a classic example of usage of space with the right balance of lighting. he spaciousness of the coffee shop is truly appreciable and the design elements introduced across the dining area is aesthetic. Wood, metal and works with the rock formations give an added touch. Natural lighting and the live kitchens provide the awe into the experience.

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Buffet service and live kitchen is what you can look for at Arena. Also try the Sunday Brunch which is popular.

Family, Business chats, dating, friends, serious conversation.

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recommended

Seating capacity: 82 covers. Timing: 24 hours. Bar attached.

Roti pe Boti, Olive studded steak, Sandwich bar

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Katriya De Royal, Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan, Begumpet, Hyderabad-82. Tel.: 040-2341 1718

Café de Royal

The atrium coffee shop at the Katriya De Royal hotel; a cozy outlet for spending afternoons and lazy evenings is just one among those joints where you can find the best of multi-cuisine fares all through.

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Serving a variety of cuisines plus the usual coffee shop grub, the menu has Shrimp Cocktail, Chicken Hawaiian Salad, Sour Pepper Prawns, and Shredded Chicken in Pepper for some delectable choices. For Indian tastes there’s Peshawari Murg, Murg Tikka Makhani, Paneer Lababdar and Murg Shahi Korma. Buffet is set up for breakfast, lunch and dinner with multi cuisine fare.

Being situated in the atrium of the hotel, Café De Royal gets a very airy and spacious feel. The colours are in synch with the exteriors’; with bright and cheery shades overall. The multi coloured striped chairs and couches are a good compliment. To brighten things up, wall paintings of flowers. The lobby music with natural lighting of the atrium keeps things fresh.

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Staff in waist coats look smart and serve you well.

Conversation; Family; Dating; Value for Money

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recommended

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Seating 74; Open 7am11pm. Live Kitchen; Valet; Catering; Reservations; Liquor Served

Grilled Chicken in Tomato Red Wine Sauce

Couple Rs.500-600. Buffet Breakfast Rs.155, Lunch Rs.189, Dinner Rs.225

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Quality Inn Residency, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-01. Tel.: 040-30616161

Café Capri

The coffee shop of the Quality Inn Residency, Café Capri is a small but sleek joint with an interesting theme to go along with and serves some great Indian and continetals.

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Breakfast can be enjoyed in Indian and Continental variety and the live counter dishes out fresh Dosas, Uttapams and Pancakes. The dinner buffet is multi cuisine and purely vegetarian. From the café menu one can choose between Malai Paneer Tikka, Veg Seekh Kebab, Methi Chaman Bahar and Paneer Butter Masala apart from Spring Rolls, Pizzas, Burgers and Sandwiches, all vegetarian.

The theme of this coffee shop is of a Bombay/Goa style café: green and brown colours; red brick wall layout; green wrought iron chairs and tables; wrought iron seating partitions; window shutters; coffee mugs on wall mountings and comic murals depicting celebrations in every scene. The music is from the lobby and is soft and non-disturbing. Attractive lamps hang low from the ceiling and illuminate your table nicely.

service The staff caters to you well; sharply dressed in shirts and neck-ties.

ideal for Family; Conversation; Vegetarians

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recommended

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Seating 65; Open 7am11pm. Valet; Catering; Reservations; Liquor Served

South and North Indian Thaali

Couple Rs.300-400; Buffet: Breakfast Rs.130; Dinner Rs.175

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Deccan Pavilion

ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel.: 040-2340 0132

A grand lavish affair, Deccan Pavilion is the signature coffee shop at the ITC Kakatiya hotel; offers delectable cuisines in its buffet spread and has maintained a class of its own.

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Serving multi-cuisine fares, the coffee shop presents some of the best Indian, Oriental and Western food. Definitely take a pick from the Best of Pavilion which features Five Spice Roast Chicken and Pavilion Chocolate Signature dessert. The rest of the menu offers customised pizzas and pasta, New Zealand Lamb Chops and varieties of Kathi Rolls. Also features a kids’ menu. The lunch buffet is lavishly spread, with four separate sections.

The ambience offered is that of a modern coffee shop theme crossed with ITC Luxury traditions. The place looks sleek with a blend of turquoise and white contrasts. The couches are striped multi-coloured and bring out the colourful nature of the guests. With western tunes to keep you elevated, the brightly lit place awakens your senses. Outdoor seating by the pool side is also available.

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ideal for

Service is impeccable; stewards and stewardesses suited up in black provide ultimate hospitality.

Conversation; Dating; Outdoors; Variety; Family

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recommended

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Seating 134; Open 24 hrs. Live Kitchen; Private Seating; Valet; Liquor Served

Laal Maas (traditional Rajasthani lamb preparation)

Couple Rs.1000-1200. Buffet: Lunch Rs.950, Dinner Rs.1000; Midnight Sun-Thu Rs.550

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Grand Solitaire, Park Lane, Near Nanking, Secunderabad. Tel.: 040-44333999

Flavours

An ideal location for business breakfast, this coffee shop at Grand Solitaire is a perfect address to beat those hunger pangs at innovative and strategically priced dishes.

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The breakfast buffet is the most popular with live dosa counters, grilled sausages and many non-vegetarian delicacies being constantly added. Do Nalli ka Kebab is a favourite here but also try Sabka Baap – served in vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties consisting of 16 specialities for Rs 380 & Rs 520 respectively.

The design is sleek and quite contemporary which ideally identifies the restaurant as a coffee shop. Granite flooring balanced with wood, dim lighting, bamboo shoots going by Feng Shui concept, Marble rocks to add to the theme‌all give a great feel to the place while you dine with some of the amazing collection of delicacies from Flavours kitchen.

service

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Great service and clean theme gives you a good dining experience throughout.

Private meetings, Family, Kitty parties

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recommended

value

Seating capacity: 56 covers. Timing: 7.00 am pm to 11.30 pm. Soon to be 24 hours.

Do Nalli ka Kebab, Sabka Baap

About Rs 450 for a couple

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Minerva Grand, SD Rd, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 040-6611 7373

Fiesta

The coffee shop at the Minerva Grand, Fiesta is another addition to the legacy of quality dining venues from the Minerva Group. A bright and vibrant establishment, it is a ‘fiesta’ in its own rights.

food

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Being a multi-cuisine outlet, the menu offers the regular coffee shop fares of soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers along with a host of Indian and Chinese delicacies to choose from. The Italian style Minestrone Soup and Chicken Sausage Salad are interesting options. Starters offer Paneer Shaslik and Murg Tangdi Kebab, which can be accompanied by Bharwan Aaloo (potato stuffed with paneer and dry fruits). Buffet set up for all three meal times.

The first aspect to catch your attention would be the lemon yellow colour code followed in the restaurant; mixed with few greens and browns, the place has a bright, cheery outlook. The yellow panel lights mimic the aura of sunrise and awaken the senses. The glasses have colourful patterns adding to the palette of the place. Smooth instrumental music keeps the mood light and blends well with the ambience.

service

ideal for

Service is prompt and adequate; since buffet is the mainstay, the staff is not required all the time.

Conversation; Dating; Family; Value for Money

information Valet; Home Delivery; Catering; Reservations; Liquor Served; Buffet, A la Carte

recommended Paneer Shaslik Murg Tangdi Kebab

value Couple Rs.400-500; Buffet:Breakfast Rs.145; Lunch, Dinner Rs.275

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Ellaa Suites, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Hyd-32. Tel.: 040-2300 2488

Indus

Indus is the coffee shop in the Ellaa Suites hotel and serves up Indian, Chinese and Continental fares. Located in the outskirts of the city, it is an apposite venue to unwind away from the hustle bustle of the city.

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ambience

Apart from the regular coffee shop grub, the menu offers lunch and dinner items too. The Tawa Fish, Murg Malai Kebab and Matar Adraki Aaloo Tikki are great. Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops for Continental and the Nilgiri Mutton Korma and the Dum Ka Murgh are delectable Indian preparations. Blueberry Pannacota (Mascarpone Cheese, with vanilla beans) makes an exceptional dessert.

With the looks and charm of a hotel coffee shop, Indus soothes your senses with its dark brown shades fused with cream. The furniture is done in shades of maroon, orange and gold, giving it a nice contrasting look These mix of shades bestow it with a bright and warm aspect. One side of the restaurant is glass walled and overlooks the beautiful lawns and fountains of the hotel.

service Friendly and courteous staff. The chef whips magic even outside the kitchen, with amazing sculptures setup around the buffet area.

ideal for Family; Dating; Conversation; Non Vegetarians

information

recommended

value

Seating 120; Open 6am-12am. Live Kitchen; Home Delivery. Liquor Served

Brick Grilled Chicken (breast and leg in garlic and olive oil with sautĂŠed spinach and potatoes)

Couple Rs.500-600; Buffet: Breakfast Rs.300; Lunch Rs.500; Dinner Rs.600

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Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyd-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000

Juventa Café

A petite and cosy establishment, Juventa Café is part of the grand Leo Juventa spa and wellness centre; serves up incredible spa cuisine for the rejuvenation of mind, body and soul.

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Revitalizing your body at the Spa Café after a workout, spa treatment or yoga session becomes that much effective with the healthy spa-cuisine that includes great salads, entrees power drinks, smoothies, and a wide selection of Herbal Teas. The Chicken Panini served with garlic bread and low-fat butter is a delectable choice to fuel up the body.

Located on the ground floor of the spa complex, Juventa Café is an invigorating setting with hay coloured chairs and glass top tables giving it an elegant look. Surrounded by bay windows, the place gets ample sunshine to refresh any mind; the unhindered views of the foliage and swimming pool outside make this an ideal place to relax yourself.

ideal for

service Service is professional; as an extension to the spa, the service provided here is of high standards as the spa.

information Seating 24; Open 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Health Conscious

recommended Fish wrap

value Couple Rs.400-500

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Hotel Urvashi, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82 Tel.: 040-2342 0548

Motif

A small cosy setup for a coffee shop, Motifs is located at Hotel Urvashi and serves up a multi-cuisine fare for busy professionals from the surrounding Punjagutta commercial area; a nice place to drop in for a quick bite or a full lunch from their buffet.

food

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Serving a multi cuisine fare with Indian, Oriental and some Continental tastes to offer, the mainstay of this coffee shop is the buffet set up for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight. The menu has Paneer Tikka, Chilly Mushroom, Mahi Tikka and Murg Malai Kebab. One can also choose from Kasha Paneer and Malai Kofta or Veg Chow Chow and Chicken in Thai Red Curry. The buffet setup is lavishly spread and offers a wide array of options.

On entering the hotel, first thing that comes to notice are the carved pillars that separate the lobby and the coffee shop. The place is done up in white so as to give a clean and fresh aura. The chairs are of carved wood and one side has wall to wall couches; this side is adorned with framed ornaments on the wall, lending an artistic touch. Bay windows allow adequate natural lighting and give an airy spacious fee.

service The stewards dressed in waist coats and bow ties, do their job well and in time.

information Seating 72; Open 24 hrs. Live Kitchen; Private Seating; Liquor Served; Buffet

ideal for Conversation; Late Night; Value for Money

recommended Fish Tikka Masala

value Couple Rs.300-400; Drinks 200-400. Buffet Breakfast Rs.59, Lunch Rs.179 (Mon-Thu)

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1st Avenue, Rd No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-4 Tel.: 040-6550 6662

Le Café d Art

With a name that translates into ‘the café of art’, this charming coffee shop has an artistic bent to it and is an ideal place to relax with a good book. The ambience is eclectic.

food

ambience

Serving some unique tastes, they offer starters like Footlong Onion Rings, Pepper Chilli Chicken and Crunchy Chilli Fish. For bigger appetites they can offer the Arabic Kafta Lamb Burger, Chicken and Lamb Duet Sandwich and the Arabic Garlic Chicken. Shawarmas are their latest offerings with Kafta Kebab, Shish Touk and Chicken Shawarma. Desserts available from the Deli9 counter are delicious.

With a theme signifying an art gallery, this coffee shop provides just the laid back but yet creative ambience one needs to ponder over intellectual thoughts. With a crème colour code, the place exudes a nice glow that keeps your moods light and relaxed. Seating via the numerous teak chairs, made of dark wood, looks classy along with maroon couches. Pictures adorn the walls and the ceilings are bejewelled with chandeliers, each with its own design.

service Stewards dressed in café style attire with red and white checks serve your coffee drinks and food fresh and hot.

information Seating 65; Open 9am11pm. Private Seating; Valet; Catering; Reservations

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Take Away; Friends

recommended Shawarma

value Couple Rs.300-400

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Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyd-16, Tel.: 6651 5151

Tulips

A cozy outlet, the coffee shop in the Green Park hotel is a sunny place to dine in; relaxed moods and an ideal place for late night dining. It gives perfect excuse to be awake and be fed.

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The menu offers multi-cuisine fare with Indian and Chinese varieties. People mostly come by to try the buffet, set up for dinner and midnight. The dinner buffet is a culinary delight called the Culinary Cascade with a separate cuisine for each day; Mon-Chinese, TuePunjabi, Wed-Hyderabadi, Thu-North Indian, Fri-South Indian, Sat-Mughlai and Sun-Multi Cuisine. The Midnight Biryani buffet serves up some delicious Biryani, Haleem, Shorma and Curries.

The place is brightly lit and highlights the contrasting brown and creme decor. The walls are adorned with beautiful paintings by a local Telangana artist and the golden tulips on the wall somehow compliment each other and blend in. The sunny side shows with the yellows and greens of the crockery and tablemats adding a nice glow to the ambiance. The coffee shop is open towards the lobby and gets a spacious feel.

service Service is adequate enough; though it can get testy at times, taking too long with the naans.

information Seating: 64; Open: 7am – 2:30am. Live Kitchen; Valet; Reservations; Catering; Buffet

ideal for Conversation; Dating; Family; Friends; Value for Money

recommended Haleem

value Couple Rs.300-400 Buffet: Dinner Rs.350; Midnight Rs.275

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“I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.” - Peter Ustinov (British Actor, Director and Playwright) He is simple and unassuming. He is an epitome of humour. He has been spreading this infectious virus for the past 40 years. His humour has united many families, brought estranged friends together, cemented cracking associations and has been energising sullying souls to become happy hearts. The king of humour has many accolades and awards to his credit. He is the only comedian in India to join Guinness book of world records for acting in nearly 825 films. He was recently conferred Padma shri for his contribution to film industry. The perennial source of humour, without an iota of hype or hesitation, joined celebrity dining to share his success story while seldom romancing with flood of food.

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n line with his agenda of skipping a multi course dinner, Kanneganti Brahmanandam preferred to have a light food and requested the chef not to load the dining table but selectively chose some accompaniment to join his dinner. Though well spread high / low calorie multi course buffet was at his disposal, Brahmanandam preferred chicken corn soup to begin with while a few South Indian starters – Andhra chicken vepudu, vankaya, porial and fiber rich broccoli made in Andhra style slowly started inviting him to speak about many subjects including food encounters.

He says, “I was a foodie and a voracious lover of non-vegetarians. My indiscriminate indulging in eating resulted in depositing disproportionate flesh in and around my body causing uneasiness; I thought that the time has come to give a twist to the eating style. For the past five years I have ticked off dinners to shed the additional storage of unwanted calories. Fruits and juices are my dinner menu. This self-imposed restriction invited huge criticism in the film industry where late and wellspread dinners are common features. Instead of avoiding invitations and displeasing friends, I started attending dinners but never dined. Gradually my friends, when realised that I am not justifying their invitation they understood me well.” Joel Goodman, American actor, says that humour is a universal language and Brahmanandam is practising it in my daily life.He says:”It doesn’t mean I don’t eat. I love good lunch and preferably Andhra food especially from the kitchen of my wife who is a master chef. My wife Lakshmi has a magical hand and whatever she prepares is ambrosia and I am yet to find a similar or equal alternative to her food preparation anywhere in the world. Andhra chicken, Brinjal curry are some of the delicacies I still ruminate whenever I miss her during my outdoor shooting. I think I am conditioned and am yet to make any new attempts to break it because I have not faced any problem so far”. To a question what he means about conditioning the mind, the Hashya Brahmma unfolded a new dimension of his personality. Brahmanandam, whose presence vibrates positive notes, was a lecturer before joining film in-

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dustry. He was performing mimicry during his school days and later continued it in college too and was adjudged as the best supporting actor in a competition held at Andhra University in 1971. This appreciation pushed him forward to find some space in film industry and became a full time comedian since 1984. A voracious reader,

struggles endlessly even to take a small of the smallest decision in spite of getting advice and suggestions from well – wishers and friends. Buddha’s decision making power is mind boggling - a great wonder. I am probing to know more about the mind. I fondly remember a quote by Lord Buddha who preached that if we are ready to learn the giver emerges in no time.”. The Executive Chef Hrudananda Behera was ready with some special cuisines from the kitchen but the man of smiles smilingly thanked him and took Hyderabad biryani and chicken curry as main course without venturing into the rich buffet.

whose outlook was tilting towards philosophical roots when he encountered the writings of Jiddu Krishna Murthy, Osho, Vievakananda and Lord Budha, has been probing further about the mystery of human mind. When he speaks he means it. He unfolds something worth an intellectual gourmet for mind: “Reading is my stable and staple food and this continued even after my entry into tinsel world. My romance with philosophers like Jiddu Krishna Murthy and Lord Buddha culminated into a self introspecting mechanism. I am excited to understand the most scintillating and thought provoking message of Lord Buddha. I was thrilled to learn the greatest power of decision making of Lord Buddha. He was well endowed with anything and everything – a beautiful wife, handsome children and ocean like wealth – and in no time he took a decision to desert and embraced a spiritual journey. I wondered at human mind which 184

Munching juicy chicken, the captain of comedy said: “Annam Parabrahmam. If God is energy so is the food. But food does carry positive and negative energies. The food should be consumed depending upon the body requirement. Every food item may not be suitable to everybody and one should read the body’s response and switch over to a food that is friendly to the system. I prefer less spicy and salt which are normally prescribed as a good recipe to body. After a spicy food you can’t talk smilingly. Mild food conditions the behaviour and I am at it”. Though he has a sweet tooth, his conscious eating resisted chef’s temptations. This was the time a popular and tall Tamil hero Satya Raj entered the cafe. The king of humour has set a new agenda. The agenda is simple and influencing. After the successful completion of M.Phil, Brahmanandam, the master of humour, is now doing his PhD, in Nagarjana University and the title is befitting and contextual “Role of Humour in Telugu Literature”.

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Hotel Nakshatra, Paradise Circle, MG Road, Secunderabad-03. Tel.: 040-6633 8888

Panorama

A small but still widely popular outlet with the commercial district of Secunderabad, Panorama is the coffee shop in Nakshatra hotel, serving multicuisine vegetarian fare.

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The main attractions here are the buffet setups for breakfast, lunch and dinner; the menu gets sidelined. The menu here is strictly vegetarian to cater to the Sindhi population around the area. The buffet setup for both lunch and dinner offers the customer about 30 items to feast on comprising north Indian, south Indian and Chinese delicacies in vegetarian form. They also serve a vegetarian biryani along with plain rice and a selection of desserts to choose from.

With the look and feel of a regular coffee shop, Panorama is a no-fuss establishment serving affordable food. This coffee shop is mostly white, complimented by the black/red stripe upholstered chairs and couches paired with wrought iron tables. The lighting is bright and the lone wall mounted LCD TV supplies the melodies from music channels. A split-level seating area caters to private parties and functions; buffet sees the place swarming with customers.

service The service required is minimum, with soup, starters and roti/naan being served.

ideal for Family; Friends; Vegetarians

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value

Seating 44; Open 7:30am-11:30pm. Private Seating; Valet; Reservations; Liquor Served

Lunch and Dinner Buffet

Couple Rs.300-400. Buffet Breakfast Rs.89, Lunch & Dinner Rs.150, Weekend Rs.175

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Hotel Basera, Tel.: 27703200

Pickles

SD

Road,

Secundrabad.

Midnight snack? ‘Pickles’ is the place for it. The restaurant serves a 24x7 concept of foods. A cute coffee shop, ‘Pickles’ offers you double the joy as an all day/night eatery.

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Offers buffets in breakfast, lunch and dinner. Paneer Tikka, Veg Sheek Kebabs, Chicken curry, Chicken Biryani, Zinger chicken are Indian varieties served. In continental you can taste Green prawns. The a la carte menu includes Prawn, Chicken oriental wine saver, Chicken stronger, Italian teaser, Pizza margarita. Among the Chinese one can taste Chilli Chicken-65, Lobsters, Spring rolls and Mushroom.

The place has an inviting dining area that is artistically lighted. The water colored posters poster on the walls are aesthetic and elegance to the dining experience. The glass display in niches in the walls adds to the overall visual appeal. The design and décor make a lasting impression on the mind.

service The pleasant and courteous service of it’s smartly turned out staff can be enjoyed with complete content.

ideal for Executives; Family; Business discussions; Dating

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value

Seating 64; Timings: 24 hours. Live kitchen; Buffet; a la carte; Valet parking; liquor served

Zinger chicken, Chicken stronger, Italian teaser, Pizza Margarita, Veg Sheek Kebabs,

Rs 600-750 per couple

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Salt and Pepper

Central court hotel, lakadi ka pul, Hyderabad Tel.: 23232323

A wonderful Coffee shop, it Peppers you with aromas and makes you taste the Salt. Specialized in offering multi-cuisine buffets served from morning through midnight.

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Multi-cuisine buffets are on the offer. The menu includes Indian chicken curry, chicken biryani, Paneer veg biryani, Zinger chicken, Mongolian chicken, Lamb and kung Pao prawan. From continental Green Prawns are popular. Chinese include Chicken chilli-65 in nonveg and in veg you have spring rolls and mushroom.

The place is a perfect mix of glass and metal. The furniture is unique and attracts the visitor to get seated. It has aesthetic glassy surroundings. The lamps cusped in the low ceiling offer brilliant glare-free light that adds more to the beauty.

service Impeccable service is offered with aesthetic ambience around. Stewards are prompt at your request and offer Coffee at your table. During lunch, dinner and even at midnight one can enjoy buffets with alacrity.

ideal for Dating; Family; employees; business men; executives; non-smokers

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Seating 46; Timing 11:00am to 2:00am in the morning. Valet parking;. No liquor.

Chicken chilli-65, Indian Chicken curr y, Green prawn

value Rs 600 per couple

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Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000

Sun and Moon

With the union of the Sun and the Moon as the central theme, this coffee shop at the Leonia resorts is a refreshing option for all day dining and represents one of the most modern dine outs for 24 hours.

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With the buffet being the mainstay of the outlet, the menu is short and concise. The menu offers Chicken Tikka Frankie, Sloppy Joe and Chicken Goujons for some interesting tastes. There are mini combo meals available such as Mutton Roganjosh or Butter Chicken enjoyed with choice of rice or parantha. They make their own desserts and serve some good frozen coffee drinks. Burgers, Pizzas and Sandwiches also on call.

Red and black seem to be the theme depicting sun and moon in its colours. The walls are red and black and the furniture follows the same colour code. The curtains are red and black too with the black cane chairs having red cushions. The ceiling is illustrated with rays of the sun which are also in red and black; the walls are decked with paintings of the sun and moon playing hide and seek. Windows all round give natural lighting and views of the lawns.

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Service is quick and professional; opting for buffet brings hot roti and naan to your table.

Conversation; Friends; Family; Dating

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value

Seating 64; Open 24 hrs. Live Kitchen; Valet; Liquor Served; Buffet, A la Carte

Make your own Pizza (choice of sauce and toppings)

Couple Rs.400-500; Drinks Rs.400-500. Buffet Breakfast (daily) Rs.350.

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Taj Banjara, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel.: 040-66669999

Waterside Cafe

A 24-hour coffee shop, this restaurant serves exclusive North-Eastern Frontier delicacies with a touch of Hyderabad. Overlooking a small man-made lake, the Cafe is most popular for ‘ Vast’ buffet.

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ambience

It is a factory of cordon bleu cuisines powered to charge your body & mind. Serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner, this coffee shop is ideal for Indian and continental breakfasts. Breakfast cereals, even Oriental, Gujarati, Rajasthani delicacies. Unique aspect of the food promotion is Khao Galli which is held every Saturday is a basically Street food at Rs 900 per head.

The coffee shop is brightly lit during the day with perfect lighting space from the outdoor. It is dimly lit during the night but the space and the arrangement of tables accordingly is what catches the eye. The near perfect mix of space, lighting and privacy makes it a real marvel in terms of design. The design sure gives scope to add covers, but the Taj group wants it to be the way it is and it seems to best for the comfort of guests too. Well planned and stylish on the whole.

service The coffee shop holds innovative promotion from time to time. Service is efficient. Watch out for Sundays Trunch – Combo of lunch and tea.

ideal for Family, Business chats, dating

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Seating capacity: 68 covers. Timing: 24 hours. Bar attached.

Khao Galli and Trunch. try even the Gujarati and Rajasthani delicacies.

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Fortune Select Manohar, Airport Lane, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel.: 040 - 3988 4422, 6654 3456

Zodiac

Renamed the Zodiac under ITC management, this bright and spacious coffee shop welcomes you anytime of the day or night to satisfy your appetite. Open 24 hrs, offering multiple cuisines and a peaceful dining environment.

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Salads, Sandwiches and Burgers make up all-day dining options. Choose between Indian and Continental fares; start with the Murg Afghani Kebab and Mahi Tikka Ajwaini, then move on to Tarara Jhingha and Andhra specials like Meriyali Kodi (chicken in spicy gravy). For Continental try Fish Amandine (pan fried in lemon butter sauce) and Poached Fish in White Wine sauce. Finish with Elaneer Payasam (tender coconut in cardamom milk).

An appeasing combination of wood and steel paneling gives the coffee shop a well-balanced look. CafĂŠ style furniture with teak chairs, marble top tables and a wall-to-wall couch looks comfortable yet elegant. The floor is adorned with pretty designs made with tile bits. On one side, large windows overlook the lawns and swimming pool, making your dining experience a very picturesque one. The place has a huge cascading wooden art piece on the ceiling.

service The buffet spread attracts most clientele; ordering a la carte brings in the courteous services of the staff.

ideal for Family; Friends; Late Night; Conversation

information

recommended

value

Seating 64; open 24 hrs. Live Kitchen; Valet; Reservations; Liquor Served

Mutton Roganjosh (Kashmiri recipe)

Couple Rs.500-600; Buffet: Breakfast Rs.300; Lunch Rs.450; Dinner Rs.500

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Hyderabad can now boast of a whole new breed of Pubs which have catapulted wild imaginations of partying. Few oldies are evergreen, but the latest additions have great designs, best liquor and a great attitude too. Our Pick.

360 DEGREES Get the best of bar, lounge and club at one venue; 360 Degrees offers an all round partying experience

AHALA Initially promoted as a Resto-bar, it is now being given a night club image with more of drama element being brought in. Elegant in style.

EXCESS Tasteful luxury, top-notch live entertainment, Concert freaks, the finest food and drink. Excess is for the select few that savour the extraspecial in life.

LIQUIDS ETCETERA The first original lounge in Hyderabad, this born again entity is one of the few with views and class booze.

SPOIL The latest entrant into the lounge scene, Spoil enthralls.

BOTTLES & CHIMNEY

The most prominent address for a great night on the town.

TOUCH One of those places that set the lounge scene in Hyderabad on fire, Touch has showed the way to other places that have tried to make a mark. Renovated and reopened after a small hiatus, Touch came back to rekindle the magic.

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360 Degrees

Shangri-La Plaza, Rd No.2 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Ph. 9010203114

The experience of a bar, a lounge and a nightclub all rolled into one, 360 Degrees gives you that all-round feel for a great night out; choose your poison and drink, lounge and dance the night away.

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With 3 separate sections – the Sky Bar, VIP Lounge and Main Lounge with dance floor, the place give you ample choices for your evening out. The Sky Bar is equipped with a skylight that gives a feel of the open starlit night sky. The VIP Lounge with its silver leather couches lends a luxurious feel.

Visited by the young and old, 360 Degrees is a hit among the party crowd. With the kind of options available here, some opt to sit by the bar and drink, some to lounge around and many to shake a leg on the dance floor.

360 has many resident DJs to choose from.DJ Murthy spins some wicked House and Progressive Trance, and a deal in the making with Ministry of Sound will get international DJs to swoon the crowds. A Jazz Bar is being added.

service The service is of high quality; bartenders always attend to you at the bar and stewards will keep a check on your table for ordering and repeating.

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Cocktails and mix drinks. Beers are always popular. Shots and shooters do their rounds too.

Ladies Night on Wednesday.Happy Hours 7pm-9pm, Half Price Drinks

Couple Rs.400-600 Cover Charge Rs.1500 for a couple on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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Ahala

Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-23392323

Initially promoted as a Resto-bar, it is now being given a night club image with more of drama element being brought in. Elegant in style, it is one of the most elegant and sophisticated in crowd and theme.

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The night club has a different look at every pocket of itself. More of a Drama lounge; the presentation is great, the lighting colourful. It has blended Malaysian and Thai architecture well into itself with cream and red brown colors doing a lot of rounds across. Kerala boathouse chairs adorn the place.

Given the ambience and the standards maintained by the Taj, Ahala by all reasons gets the cream. Ahala attracts expatriates in huge number, in-house guests as well as youngsters between 21-35 years.

Music played is mostly house, progressive and a little bit of Bollywood. You eat, drink and dance wherever you are at Ahala.

service Efficient, fast and well-mannered. You can expect huge variety of cocktails at the counter.

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themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Three bar counter dispense the best of spirits, wines and cocktails in town.

Wednesdays: Ladies Night. Fridays: Rock & Retro. Saturdays: Club Night

Rs 1200 for a couple with normal intakes.

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Atrium Bar

Taj Deccan, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 34. Tel.: 66663939

With a huge collection of rare liquor, innovative promotions and home-made Martinis, Atrium is a popular lounge bar with a cozy feel to it. A nice watering hole to have a quiet drink

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The Atrium Bar at Taj Residency signifies the true spirit of sophistication. Wood has been used to perfection in the lounge bar and the cane furniture allow for comfortable seating. The lighting is perfect and well managed giving the place gives a very easy feel as soon as one enters it without losing on its grandeur.

The lounge bar attracts Corporates and in-house guests. But with a lot of promotions going on, the hotel is fast attracting plenty of executives and even call center kind of crowd.

An international performer from Ukraine performs live Jazz and country music. The hotel belives in live music and does it best to get the best talents from around the world.

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themes & discounts

Pan Martini, Vodkas, Single malt whiskies, international wines, Cocktails & mocktails

Known for themes and promos. Red bull Vodka at the price of Red Bull.

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service Taj’s perfection in service standards is easily visible right from the lobby, the lounge bar and till the time you depart.

damage to wallet Rs.800 per head

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ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Tel.: 040-2340 0132

Dublin

Hyderabad-16

The Pub at the luxurious ITC Kakatiya hotel, Dublin is one of the few places in town, true to its genre and it gives its stimulating essence out in every nook and cranny of the elegant pub.

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crowd

music

The place is well themed like an Irish or perhaps British Pub; lots and lots of wood has been used, in fact almost everything is made of it, lending it a very old tavern style design. The bar is central and is pretty big; lots of place to order drinks from. During the week the pub environment is maintained; on Saturday nights it becomes a nightclub.

The place mostly sees corporate executives drop in for a few drinks and some good retro music during the weekdays. On weekends a younger, party crowd comes in to revel. Many crowd pulling events are also planned here.

On the weekdays one usually gets to hear retro, rock, country and music from the 70’s, 80’s. Saturday night fever comes in and the tunes change over to house, progressive and some hip hop too.

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themes & discounts

Beer is available on tap, and pitchers are a good deal. Find Jagermeister here.

service Service is professional; the bartenders are kept busy but don’t keep the guests waiting. Get service at your tables also.

Pool is free Saturdays Party Nights

damage to wallet Rs.800-1000, more for wines

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Enigmaa

Minerva Grand, SD Rd, Secunderabad-3. Tel.: 040-6611 7373

The pub at the Minerva Grand, Enigmaa has over the years built a reputation for itself and is a popular hang out for some drinks and good times. Its decor is contemporary and well balanced.

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The pub has some interesting design elements like the rings hanging from the ceiling which play along with the innovative lighting of the place. The seating comprises plush leather couches and glass tables to rest your drink on. Bar stools are snazzy and the walls have show bottles to add to the dĂŠcor.

Apart from the hotel guests dropping in for their drinks, the pub is frequented by the IT and BPO professionals from the nearby Secunderabad commercial district

The music played spans all genres; depending on the mix of crowd the DJ shuffles between Bollywood, Hip Hop, Rock n Roll and some electronic music as well. The tunes are peppy and keep your feet tapping.

service Service is cordial; drinks reach you in a timely manner, the bartender creates them with professionalism.

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themes & discounts

Apart from the ever popular beer, a good mix of whiskey and vodka also flows out.

Promotions keep happening so you need to look out.

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Escape

Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyd-16. Tel.: 6651 5151

The ‘rock-star’ pub at the Green Park Hotel, Escape has been around for a long time and is one of the oldest pubs in town. It keeps to its name and allows guests to escape from the day’s toil.

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Located in the basement, the pub is well sheltered from sunlight and is lit up in red on the inside. LED lighting in red and blue gives it a unique characteristic. Red seems to be the main theme, as majority of the LED lights and the couches are of the colour. The chairs have red and black upholstery, in a chequered pattern.

It is an out and out rock n roll kind of place; with head-bangers filling up the pub on nights of rock music. On weekdays the crowd mainly comprises people from IT companies, BPO employees and college students.

Though the music spans most genres here, rock and metal seem to be the favourites. The DJ dishes out the usual Hip Hop and Rock, with Fridays solely for Rock Nights and Sundays for Desi Nights.

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themes & discounts

Beer is available on tap and is the most popular liquid consumed here.

One on One free for beers, Sunday to Thursday

service The bartenders in zebra print shirts serve you nicely; around special musical events, the bartenders put on their own show with flame tricks over the bar.

damage to wallet Couple Rs.400-500

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Excess Club n Lounge

Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Madhapur. Tel.: 040-66824422

A blend of a luxury designer lounge, live concert arena and lifestyle club, it is the largest and only world class entertainment centre in Hyderabad spread across 10,000 sq.ft and with two floors entertaining around 1,200 people at a time.

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Designed by French Interior Designers Soren Eriksen & Nathalie Craps, Excess is stylish and is done up with comfortable circular lounge seating for larger groups, wave seating for smaller groups and bar stools for individuals. An outdoor lounge , a VIP lounge on the first floor overlooking the dance floor and space to host a private party are add ons.

The main age group visiting Excess is between 22-44 years old and the place is usually packed with young professionals, businessmen, CEO’s, tourists and celebrities.

DJ Yogi & DJ Manish belt great Jazz, Blues, house, progressive trance and hip-hop. The live performances include varied genre of western and Indian music, stand up comedians, plays and celebrity guest DJ’s.

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Beer, cocktails, Foreign liquor

Thursdays: Ladies night; Wednesday: Bollywood; Fridays: Concert Night

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service The four bar counters have friendly, attitude free bartenders and surely add to the entire experience.

damage to wallet Rs 1500 per couple

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Fifth Element

No.8 Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82. Tel.: 23325678, 66135678

Of all the elements available here in the world the spirits of fifth element are quite high at Fortune Katriya. Besides Kuchipudi, Fifth element is an exciting pub that offers swinging lives at the dawn.

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The tone is set out to get sophisticated over a wine with an elegant and sober ambience. There is no noise of a raucous water hole; the atmosphere is cool and calm. Multi-cuisine food and liquids keep your enzymes busy to quench your apatite. The home theater adds a unique setting and the dining experience leaves you elevated.

The usual visiting crowds are the people from business houses in and around who come to spend their quality time in peace.

Big television screen with an excellent music system. Excellent place to enjoy the rock music with hip hop.

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themes & discounts

Te a c h e r s - 6 5 , Budweiser, Mug, Pitcher, Vodka based cocktails and mocktails

20 percent discount offered every day from 5pm to 7pm. F

service The bartender is a veritable treasure house of knowledge of wines and the place is a cluster of exclusive cuisine that serves both domestic and foreign brands.

damage to wallet Rs 1000. per couple

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Firangi Paani

BJN, 5th Floor, City Centre Mall, Rd.no.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel.: 6668 3336.

An offering from the BJN group, Firangi Paani is an old English style pub that takes you back to the colonial times to witness first hand the beauty of a British (theme) tavern.

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Recreating British tavern ambience, the pub has an elegant décor with antique lamps, painted glass, rich woodwork and dark green upholstery. Using oak barrels to create standing tables adds on the tavern look. Colonial influence is evident from the rifles and fishing kits, signifying the sports of hunting and fishing.

Crowd at Firangi Paani is a genuine blend of the young and the not so. Happy hours attract a lot of ‘after-office-hours’ clientele. Many working professionals drop in for a drink or two to unwind and converse.

In keeping with the pub theme, the music played is mostly soft rock and soothing retro. Nightfall sees a change in attitudes as the dance floor is opened up and the DJ switches on to hip hop and house with some Bollywood mixed in.

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Beer. With one on one free during happy hours anything you order will be doubled for you.

Happy Hours 4pm8:30pm, Buy One get One Free

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service The service is quick and efficient; during happy hours they are quick to serve you the second free drink.

damage to wallet Couple Rs.600-800 Cover Charge Saturday Rs.1000 couple

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High Spirits

Central Court Hotel, Lakdi-ka-phool, Hyderabad Tel: 040- 23232323

It’s a cozy cute bar which offers a unique range of cocktails and a wide array of drinks both from Indian and foreign brands. People visiting here can enjoy heaps of happy hours and experience spending quality time.

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High spirits is a lobbing bar with a cozy enclosure. On entering you will find a separate section where glittering wine bottles are arranged on the upper shelf. The seating on the left are exotic with luxury sofas. Dim and non-glazy light with low volume music makes the place altogether exciting.

Usual visiting crowds are from Corporate, Telecommunication sector and the IT people. Due to its proximity to many government offices and legislative assembly bureaucrats and politicians too visit the place to enjoy their evenings.

Music is at guest’s discretion and can enjoy from classical to rock on demand.

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themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Usually Beer but IMFL moves too.

For every two pegs one peg is complimentary during the Happy hours.

Rs. 600-650 per couple

service Service is excellent. You have the bartender always ready to serve you the best of the brands of national and international repute.

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Leo Vegas

Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000

A compact and snazzy discotheque at the Leonia Resorts, Leo Vegas inspires you to enjoy the high life of nightclubs. A mix of old and young, some to lounge and some to dance.

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Built in a small area, the club has a mezzanine floor that takes care of the space constraints. With seating on both levels, the black leather couches offer much comfort. The small bar is lined with blue tube lighting and lends a nice blue hue. The wooden dance floor and the projector screen for visual effects make a good combination.

Mostly visited by guests from the resort, the club also sees walk-in guests who drop by to shake a leg. Many private parties are also organised here and one can have the entire club to themselves.

Since the club operates on the presence of clientele, their requests go a long way here. The DJ spins out a selection of rock, hip hop, bollywood, house and trance; but guests’ demands are always given preference.

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themes & discounts

A wide range of liquor options are available here. Beers are popular as ever.

Free Entry for In-house Guests

service Service is prompt and efficient. The bartender does a good job with serving up drinks.

damage to wallet Couple Rs.400-500 Cover Charge Rs.250

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Leo Moments

Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000

The upscale and trendy lounge at the lavish Leonia Resorts, Leo Moments is quite an experience and creates moments to enjoy and cherish. Lounge, relax and unwind in this classy venue.

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Done up in all black, the lounge offers a sharp and smart ambience to relax in. The plush black leather couches set around the round tables are luxurious and comfy. The bar looks elegant and the large red coloured bar chairs are an added attraction. The ceiling is adorned with red, blue and green tube lighting in a wavy pattern.

Being situated in the resort, Leo Moments is often visited by in-house guests, and might see some walk-in guests also drop by for a drink after walking the resort area. The kid’s theatre next to the lounge keeps children busy.

Being a lounge, Leo Moments tends to promote lounge music; but always keeping the guests’ interests in mind, whatever the public demands, the DJ spins. Find a mix of musical genres at this venue.

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The bar serves up the best in whiskeys and foreign liquors.

Discounts are the usual corporate benefit. Promotions happen often.

service Service is professional with well trained staff taking care of every need and demand of the guests.

damage to wallet Couple Rs.400-500

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Level Lounge

Central court Hotel, Lakdi ka pul, Hyderabad-4 Tel.: 23232737

Placed in Central court, Level lounge is a bar and restaurant which offers both liquor and food. Excellently decorated with blue and sober sulphur lights, the place is a worth visit.

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High spirits opens its door in to level lounge which is highly decorated with a combination of steel and glass. Soft leather sofas are spread across with one side a stair case leading to an upper tier private dining room. On the other at the top there is a glass cabin for the DJ to play the music.

Plenty of young people from BPO and IT sectors come out to hang at level lounge in the evenings. Though the crowds seem to be thin during the week, it grows on the week ends.

The DJ plays you the music of your life that roars through the levels and make you rock on the dance platform.

service On being here you can expect a pleasurable experience, the staff is professional and caring.

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Sula brut champenoise, Black label, Glenfiddich, Cocktails and Mocktails.

Happy hours starts 4:00pm to 8pm and offers a complementary peg for every two peg

Rs650-700 per couple

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Liquids Etcetera

5th Floor, Bhaskar Plaza, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040-66259907

The first original lounge in Hyderabad and probably even India, Liquid Etcetera, which has born again from Liquids Again, is one of the few lounge bars offering extensive views of the city expanse from the fifth floor.

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Designed by New York based designer Sameep Padora, the lounge bar gives an initial impression of Black and white, but wait a while as the lights seep in and you have red, blues, yellows and all thrown in. Scintillating aura emanates from the charcoal burn effect at the bar counter created through the lighting. The angular seating is unique.

Having revamped the place again, the lounge bar gets a lot of fresh faces apart from the regulars which are mostly in the age group of 25 to 30 plus.

DJ Ajay is the USP of Liquids Etcetera and he plays a lot of Rock and Retro, as well as Bollywood mainly depending on the day theme.

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Signature cocktails and Foreign Liquor

Fridays: Barbie Fridays; Sunday: Bollywood Nights. Lunch platter

Rs 1000 plus per head

service Young staff and very jovial. Knows the needs of the regulars. They are one reason why the lounge bar gets repeat customers.

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Lobby Lounge

Ista Hotel, Plot no.7, IT Park, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 19. Tel.: 040-44508888

True to its name, this lounge in the lobby of the Ista Hotel is spacious and a comfortable venue for your mood to relax and get the feel of being yourself with few strings attached.

ambience Situated indoors, the lounge offers picturesque views of the surrounding outdoors. Themed to represent sophistication with its plush couches, the earthy hues and brown shades provide a warm setting. Bar seating is gorgeous with a mesmerising cascading fountain in full view behind the bartender. The place is ideal to have a relaxed drink with a minute hit to your wallet, but it is worth every penny you spend. The aura is amazing and so is the drink variety and service.

typical order The summer months see chilled beers flow out; otherwise the in-demand spirit is Grey Goose vodka, not available in most other places in town. The liquor collection boasts of top shelf tequila and an excellent selection of imported Scotch Whiskey; branded cigars complete the range. Mediterranean Dips, Jalapeno Poppers and BBQ Chicken Wings make for some scrumptious snack options.

service The bartender takes good care of his patrons; the drinks are artistically created and served with professionalism.

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Look out for discounts and promotions which are often thrown in.

Couple Rs.1000-1500, higher for Wines and Cocktails

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Mustang Bar

Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyd-16. Tel.: 6651 5151

One of the most iconic bars in the city - the Mustang Bar - has had a fantastic makeover. Located at Green Park Hotel, Mustang Bar combines aesthetic beauty with practical environment design to create a truly international ambience.

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The classy atmosphere of Mustang Bar is created with an eclectic mix of textures and lighting. The double-hued walls and the back-lit tables give a truly worldclass feel to the place. Ideal for a quite, refreshing evening out. The decor is pleasing and yet chic, making the Mustang Bar a unique place in the city.

Guests at the Mustang Bar mostly comprise the corporate professionals who like a quiet, classy place to both have a pleasant evening, and a business discussion at the same time. In house guests too visit.

In keeping with its decor and personality, the Mustang Bar plays soft music like Jazz and Blues, giving the bar a subtle, understated feel.

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With a good mix of imported and domestic liquor, the Mustang Bar serves a good range.

Watch out for promotons and discounts. The renovated bar opened in July2009.

Rs.800 - Rs. 1000 for a couple

service The staff is pleasant to interact with and know a great deal about liquor and food. Combined with great food, the service makes the visit charming.

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Marco Polo

ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Tel.: 040-2340 0132

Hyderabad-16,

The ‘whiskey bar’ at the ITC Kakatiya, Marco Polo is steeped in classical tradition and its name was inspired by the explorer’s connection with Hyderabad. No wonder, it is has design elemts that head back to the past.

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Grand and spacious is what comes to mind as soon as one enters. Plush leather couches to sink in and relax. The huge glass windows overlook the pool and foliage below. The walls have pictures of Marco Polo the great explorer; the most interesting feature is Marco Polo’s map on the wall and table.

This posh bar is visited mostly by in-house guests who come down for their complimentary evening drinks. Later a mix of in-house guests and corporate biggies hang out at the bar for some drinks and conversation.

Music played here is mostly western peppy tunes, uplifting the moods of anyone sipping on their drink.

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Extensive selection of wines from Italy, Chile, France, Australia and USA

Complimentary drinks for in-house guests

Couple Rs.1000-1500

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service The service is smart and exceptional, 5 star quality. ITC’s standards are evident as always.

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OH Bar

The Golkonda hotel, Masabtank, Hyderabad-28 Tel.: 66110131

Calm and quite it is the right place for the Middle aged people to spend their evenings wining leisurely. Cynosure of top business oldies OH bar offers excellent closed environs for people who seek peace of mind from their hectic work.

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Black and white zebra stripes on the spongy seating catch the eye as soon as one enters the bar. Contrasting well with the essentially creamy subordinates of the restaurant the stripes covers most of the back-rest of the sofa. Lighting is bright in the afternoons and evenings but during late nights its dim as it draws the main lighting from the lobby.

Usual crowds are the middle aged business men from the near and far business houses in the city.

Guests can choose their own music from the Juke Box which is a light hand held wireless compact electronic box. Otherwise by default light classical music is always on.

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Jonnie Walker, Blue Flame and Jinn.

Happy hours from 11:00am to 7:30pm. For every 2 pegs you get 1 complementary.

Couple Rs.750-1000, higher for Wines and Cocktails

service The bartender is always anxious to serve your favourite brand. The music box is the unique facility offered at the bar.

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ON Lounge

Rd. No.2 Banjara Hills, Near TDP Office, Hyd-34. Tel.: 040-4002 1222

Lounge like a celebrity is what comes to mind when one visits the ON Lounge. An artistically designed venue that is frequented by celebrities and page 3 personalities, it is the place to be in town.

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Vastly spread over an area of three floors, the lounge is beautifully crafted. First thing that one notices is the bar counter with a special etched glass which when illuminated creates a shadow pattern that looks like intricate carvings. The bar has a huge cascading fountain behind on which the projector screens visual effects.

The launch of this venue saw some of the biggest names from Tollywood and other celebrities on the guest list. And since the commencement, the crowd here has always been elite and fits the bill for such a snazzy place.

The DJ spins the best of Electronic Dance Music, from lounge to house to trance, its all there. DJ Iggy, DJ Freeze and Sungirl from Russia are some of the big names to have performed here.

service The professionalism and skill set of the service is in line with the sophistication that this venue brings with it.

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The liquor selection is amazing; probably one of the very few places to serve bourbon whiskeys

Special events on weekends; international guest DJs

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On the Rocks

Hotel Urvasi, Punjagutta, Tel.: 040-2342 0548

Hyderabad-82

The newly established pub at Hotel Urvasi, On The Rocks is the continuation of pub culture set in Yatri Nivas many years ago; this new venue has metamorphosed into a graceful offshoot of the original.

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A pub with a very lounge like theme, On The Rocks is designed in a long but spacious way. The ceiling is done up in shades of brown in textured patterns that compliments the black leather stools and couches paired with low tables. The dĂŠcor is abstract design, with a small dance floor and a snazzy DJ booth. Bar is tidy and well stocked.

Being relatively new to the pub scene, the place is seeing some crowd but is yet to climb up the popularity charts. Mostly visited by working professionals from the surrounding commercial area, males form the majority of the guests.

The DJ plays a mix of genres here, with lounge and electronic music given preference. Thursdays and Fridays are for Bollywood nights with Saturdays playing a mix of club music. Sound system is good and a large LCD for sports.

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Beer is available on tap. There is a good selection of IMFL.

Thursday, FridayBollywood Night

service Service is tidy; the newness of the place keeps the stewards on their best behaviour to impress guests.

damage to wallet Couple Rs.300-500

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Outswinger

Baseraa Hotel, S.D Road, Tel.: 040-27703200, 27704745

Secundrabad.

This pub has a strong cricket motif, and you can really enjoy it when you are watching a cricket match on their large TV with a little something in your hand to toast Tendulkar every time he hits a four.

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The place is a cozy corner lighted with winy dark glare-free lights. All the poster boys of the game of the cricket are here. Literally on poster around the pub, the admiration and tribute to the heroes is heartfelt and resonates in the memorabilia of the game displayed. The walls are covered with black and white prints of cricketing legends.

The crowds here are nothing less than the passionate lovers of the game. It’s really a great gala time for them during the major cricketing events.

The only music you here on match days is live Cricket on the wide screen. On the normal days you can get your choice of music from the classical pile of bollywood oldies to Spanish, with Enrique Iglesias.

service Waiters are all dressed in cricket whites and wear sneakers. They are a cheerful crowd, and like to laugh and joke with the customers.

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Try Beamers. Also the in-house blend of drinks especially Vodka based cocktails

Occasionally offers special lunch schemes.

Rs650 to 750 inclusive of snacks.

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Ohri’s 1857

Jal-Vihar, Necklace Tel.: 9866778022

Road,

Hyderabad.

‘1857’ perched on the first floor is designed to take their guests back in time. It is Hyderabad’s first Colonial themed Restro-Bar at Jalvihar. Taken from a page of History the restaurant gives one a feel of the grand Raj era.

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Plenty of design elemts woven into the this lounge bar. The roof is white with semi-dome shaped fibre ceiling. The lights, fans and the seating are designed in an old colonial style. While the lamps hang from wall, the fans are erected from the floor. The interiors are themed like a Colonial Club reflecting the life-style from the days of the Raj

The settings are truly set for people who wish to experience the kingly lifestyle. If you are not bothered to spending than you are the right person to enjoy every moment of your stay in 1857 with all the kingly luxury at your disposal.

No dance platform, but one can enjoy non-stop music ranging from classical to modern pop.

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Sula Brut, Sula zinfandel, Nilaya cabernet shiraz, Black Dog, Teachers-50

Presently there are no discounts on offer but look out for promos and discounts.

service 1857 offers a unique dining experience that explores the finest Indian and International cuisine serving authentic and contemporary taste.

damage to wallet Rs1000-1200 couple

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P Matka

4 th Floor, Meridian Plaza, Dharam Karan Rd. Ameerpet, Hyd-16 Tel.: 9398308577, 9246811562

An Indian ‘Rural Pub’, Pmatka is a welcome change to the city’s pub scene with its unique theme and charm.

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A ‘desi’ pub from end to end, Pmatka has earthen clay coloured walls covered with rural paintings, and gives the impression of a true village scene. In contrast to this, the walls are also covered with interesting beer stickers and posters. With new management taking over, graffiti was spray painted around the place.

New management has done wonders for this place with rock and metal music taking priority has brought in a lot of head-banging crowds. Mostly stags inhabit the place.

The DJ plays music every night and his selection varies between Rock, House, Hip Hop and Bollywood. Rock and Metal are the preferred genres now, as many live bands and open guitar nights are organised.

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Beers are popular here, though some enjoy taking vodka shots.

Happy Hours 12pm10:30pm, Buy One get One Free

Couple Rs.300-500; Happy Hours 12pm10:30pm

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Rock On

Katriya De Royal, Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan, Begumpet, Hyderabad-82. Tel.: 040-2341 1718

The pub at the Katriya De Royal hotel, Rock On is a good place for a rockin’ good time and it sure delivers in terms of good ambience, music and finger foods.

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The pub has a lounge like feel to it, with ample brown leather couches and round tables. Shades of beige are mixed with predominant dark brown woodwork, making the place darker. The bar counter has yellow lighting inside and has a projector screen next to it. There is a dance floor too.

A young crowd always seems to be at this place mostly emanating from the BPO sector. Though weekends only get to see the rush. Many private parties are booked here also.

Mostly playing rock music, they span all genres also. DJ Sreeni has good selection and ladies nights on Thursdays see the women on the dance floor under disco lights.

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The bar is small but well stocked with IMFL. They do have some imported wines also.

Happy Hours 4pm7:30pm, Buy One Get One Free

Couple Rs.400-500. Buy One Get One Free; Happy Hours 4pm7:30pm

service The service is satisfactory; bartender serves well and stewards get your orders if you have a table.

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Ellaa Suites, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Hyderabad-32. Ph.: 040-2300 2488

Rocks

Rocks is the hotel bar in Ellaa Suites; a small but classy place, it is an ideal place to unwind and relax over your preferred drink. A drink or two at this bar would be the perfect compliment to your visit to the hotel.

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The bar has a ‘lounge’ feel to it. The brown colour theme is contrasted with dark green and dark pink upholstered couches, and colourful paintings adorn the backlit wooden panels. Adding a sophisticated touch to it is the wine rack embedded in a wall. The far end is glass walled and offers a great view.

Mostly the hotel guests visit the bar. Otherwise expect to find high-end business executives discussing matters over a few drinks. Visitors of the hotel spa also drop in to sip up fruit juices or mocktails.

Going along the ‘lounge’ feel of the bar, the music played here is also of the lounge genre. There is no DJ, and the soft chill-out tunes keep you occupied without trying to grab your attention.

service Two bartenders, who go around their business in a neat, professional manner, operate the bar. The bar is well stocked with international brands.

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Scotch and wines. Liquors such as Bailey’s, Kahlua and Cognac are also available.

Happy Hours: 4pm – 8pm; buy one get one free.

Rs.1000 - Rs.1200 for a couple including snacks.

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Seasons Bar

Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel.: 040-23392323

Themed around 4 statues in the lobby which depict the 4 seasons, it is a one of its kind classic style bar with who’s who being the patrons. A must visit when you have a heavy wallet.

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Guests can relax and unwind in this charming bar, offering an eclectic collection of fine spirits, cognacs, and cigars for the connoisseur. Situated just beside the lobby, it is a fine place for serious conversations. The calmness of the whole Taj Krishna in its sophistication is evident.

Being in a lounge bar in one of the top restaurants in the twin cities has its own advantage, especially with the crowd, with who’s who in the twin cities, Corporates and top notch in-house guests seen here.

They have live music from time to time. Waheda Carmel Gomes from Goa currently performs live with Jazz and Western. Otherwise the lobby channel music is also on.

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Wines, Margaritas, highend scotch, single malts, vodkas.

Popular for themes and promotions especially wines and Margaritas.

Starts from about Rs.1000 per head

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Spoil

4th Floor, Anshu Colours, Rd No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel.: 040-6451 3333/4444

The latest entrant into the lounge scene, Spoil is the brainchild of three top restaurateurs of the city who wish to pamper you in this exotic setting and they really do succeed.

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An out and out lounge, Spoil is done up smartly in black with red contrasts paying beautiful compliments to the look. The dark red couches are long and meandering, and offer a novel concept in lounging. The bar is long and extensively well stocked. One side is glass walled and offers vistas of Jubilee Hills.

Being a brand new establishment, Spoil has been seeing crowds thronging in to have an experience of the place. The looks and feel of the place demand an elite crowd and that’s exactly what the place gets.

In keeping with the lounge theme, the music played here is strictly lounge only. They try not to encourage other genres to play spoil-sport with their concept; and make sure the music is never loud.

service The service is good; the newness of the place means special care being taken of guests.

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Find scotch whiskeys aged 10-21 years; get Grey Goose and Skyy vodkas here

Plenty of promotions. You just have to a keep a watch.

damage to wallet Couple Rs.400-600

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Underdeck

Taj Banjara, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel.: 040-66669999

One among the first pubs in entire Andhra Pradesh, Underdeck is a fine pub with an elegant ship décor and is one of the popular haunts among young executives in the twin cities.

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As the name suggests, the pub’s décor is a nautical one. Underdeck is known for its Long Island Iced Teas and shooters and offers the entertainment of a four-piece International Band. The bar counter is bright and the wooden flooring sets the mood for some foot tapping.

it is crowded with regulars, who haven't considered going anywhere else in a long time because right here they have everything they need. Otherwise, the pub attracts in-house guests, young college goers and executives.

Music is good. They have provided two options for music lovers. A live Filipino band plays here. The pub also has an in-house DJ who plays Pop and Jazz. The dance floor is a great addition.

service The place is cozy but does not give the feel of getting suffocated even when the crowd is huge. Taj brand name shows in the service.

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Beer, Vodka, Rum, or even go for some cocktails

A regular can expect about 20% discount.

Rs.1500- 2000 for a couple

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V3 Lounge Bar

The Grand Solitaire, # 1-2-40, 41& 43, Parklane, Secunderabad. Tel.: 040-44333999

A classy watering hole it is a cozy place, well designed and ideal for few swigs through out the day – both hard as well as beer. The promotions offered do make you do it for a while and the next day!

ambience Beige couches contrasts well with the couches covered with black cushions. Beanbags add to the overall look. White is abundantly used in the whole restaurant. Overall, the ambience has been designed with great taste and goes well with the lounge bar concept.

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The lounge bar is mostly patronised by business people from in and around Parklane. But it is not the kind of place where you have no place to sit or there is too much of noise. The sophistication is evident.

The place plays background music often highlighted by light trance, progressive and house music.

service Being a cozy place, the staff is adequate and sharp in terms of order delivery.

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Beer is the best bet here and the offer highlighted is 3 bottles of beer in a classy place at Rs 400

Regular guests are offered 15% discount while for the first time, it is 10%.

Couple Rs.500-600 for a couple

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Whiskey Joe

Katriya De Royal, Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan, Begumpet, Hyderabad-82. Tel.: 040-2341 1718

The lounge bar at the Katriya De Royal hotel, Whiskey Joe has nice settings by the pool side and great happy hours. Just the perfect place in the middle of the city for a relaxed guzzle.

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The bar is located right by the entrance and the seating is quite spaciously set. Though it is a small place, the high dome like ceiling gives it an open feel. Evenings are best spent outside in the lawns and poolside. The great part of the outlet is the location, right in the midst of the where the happening crowd resides.

Mostly visited by inhouse guests, the bar also sees some businessmen and IT/BPO professionals drop in during the evening happy hours. A good place to unwind after a hard day’s work.

Being a whiskey bar, ghazals are the only tunes played here. Sometimes live performances also grace the venue. Listen to Pankaj Udhas and Jagjeet Singh croon.

service Small bar and one bartender, service is adequate; stewards serve you well, and bring your orders by the poolside.

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The bar is small but well stocked with IMFL. They do have some imported wines also.

Happy Hours 3pm7:30pm, Buy One Get One Free; Happy Hours 3pm-7:30pm

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Xtreme Sports Bar

1st Floor, Rainbow Shopping Mall, Rajiv Rahadari Road, Karkhana, Secunderabad. Tel: 9618888336

A one of its kind outlet, this sports lounge is refreshing and provides most modern experience of viewing sport in the ambient aura along with great beverages and food.

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Tastefully designed, the sports bar has a artificial wooden rood with black and white scratch effect, horizontal tile wooden flooring, 8 LCD screen, 2 projectors, 3 PDRs, several bean bags, high and low seating, lot of wood use and photo frames of sports and sports stars. Definitely a place with a high bar on innovative design.

Frequented by people mostly in the age group of 25-40. The place attracts many business executives and working professionals.

Xtreme Sports Bars primarily plays only rock of all genre and the place rocks with its great sound system.

service Very friendly and worth mentioning is a chat with the manager operations, Rohit Sakhuja. Definitely friendly and enterprising.

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Cocktails, Beer, Snacks

Wednesdays: Karaoke Nights; Happy Hours – 3.30 to 7pm. Sunday brunch & unlimited beer.

Rs 750-Rs 1000 per couple.

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Touch

1st Floor Trendset Towers, Rd No 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 34, Ph. 040-23542422, 23542433

One of those places that set the lounge scene in Hyderabad on fire, Touch has showed the way to other places that have tried to make a mark. Renovated and reopened after a small hiatus, Touch came back to rekindle the magic.

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The white colour theme creates an aura of purity and urges you to have a touch and feel of the place. Thin draped cloth over the lighting looks luxurious and the changing colours of the lights transcends the place from one shade to another. The long bar with red light background grabs your attention. The ‘Ice Bar’ is a fascinating concept.

Since its commencement, Touch has always managed to rope in the elite crowd. Many Tollywood celebrities are spotted here from time to time and so are page 3 personalities. Ex-pats and corporate executives also drop by.

With limited days of functioning, the music comes with its limitations too; there are Bollywood numbers aplenty on Sunday nights and foot banging trance and techno tracks for Party Nights on Saturdays.

service With such an elite group of people visiting the place, the staff and service are of high standards and live up to the expectations.

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Martinis are the speciality drinks; Apple Martinis is a favourite. Beers are popular too.

Ladies Night on Wednesday, Club Night on Saturday, Bollywood on Sunday

Couple Rs.600-800 Cover Charge on Wed and Sat: Rs.1500 per couple

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In the following pages, you will find some of the top restaurateurs that Hyderabad and Secunderabad have seen since some time. They have proven track record in the business and have been striding ahead with new and better concepts, refresh dĂŠcor and the best of delicacies that a kitchen can offer.

Amar (L) & Ravi Ohri Ohri’s Group

A Vijayavardhan Reddy Minerva Grand

Shankar Krishnamurthy Fusion 9

Arjun Valluri Excess Club n Lounge

J Vamshi Dhar Rao Liquids Etcetera

Srikala Reddy Touch

Ali Hemati Paradise

Mir Anwaruddin Hyderabad House

Sanjay Batla Bottles & Chimney

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Ravi & Amar Ohri, the father-son duo who founded and built Ohri’s Group into a strong brand succeeded primarily because they understood the consumer’s need and thus used food as a focal point while creating unique concepts around it.

OHRI’S MAGIC A civil engineer by profession, Ravi Ohri was associated with the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata for a long time; it is this association with the prominent hotel giant that inspired him to venture into the hospitality industry. Starting with the rooms business, Ravi established the first 3-star hotel in Secunderabad, Hotel Baseraa, along with a favourite of yesteryears, Daawat, a south Indian restaurant. Being the first among many, the Ohri’s group also established the first pub and 24hrs coffee shop– Outswinger and Pickles at Hotel Baseraa; and also the first restaurant complex in South India. Having completed his hotel management from Switzerland and MBA from the United States, Amar Ohri quickly followed in his father’s footsteps, helping the Ohri’s brand expand its presence further. Currently with 24 branded outlets spanning food courts, restaurants and pubs, Ohri’s is a prominent leader in the F&B industry. The group has always been strong with their innovative approach, keeping food as the focal point and creating unique concepts around it. The future looks bright as ever for the father-son duo, as plans of creating a pan India presence are slated to be carried out in the next 2 years. Starting with Bangalore, Ohri’s will consider Pune, Mumbai and then New Delhi; with an objective of creating a home-grown Indian brand name.

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A Vijayavardhan Reddy, Managing Director, Minerva Grand has played a pivotal role in establishing Minerva as a recognisable brand name across Andhra Pradesh 244

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MINERVA’S GRANDEUR A Chartered Accountant by profession who had the courage to take the risk in a business when hospitality had little firm roots in the region, A Vijayavardhan Reddy took a step forward and created along with his Brother-in-law Prabhakar Reddy and his brother Ramkrishna Reddy, a brand that has today become trusted not only for its great food, accommodation and affordability, but contemporariness and trust also. The name Minerva - Roman goddess and the inventor of music, has tactically transformed into a mammoth brand in Hyderabad and what started with Blue Fox in 1982, the first of its kind restaurant in those times, has today become a name that anybody in the state can recognise. Then on came Palace Heights in 1986, Minerva Coffee Shop at Himayath Nagar in 1987, and the famed Viceroy Hotel in the 90s. After a gap, in 2001, Blue Fox and Minerva Coffee Shop came back in another location - Ameerpet and in 2003, in Vijayawada. 2004 saw the group build contemporary and stylish outlets in the form of Eat Street and Waterfront restaurant. In 2005, they started the 3-star Minerva Grand. 2009 saw the opening of another Minerva Grand in Banjara Hills. With such a repertoire and more planned in the state, Reddy along with Chairman Prabhakar and brother Ramkrishna is all set to reach new heights of grandeur in days to come.

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BATLA FOR BOTTLES It doesn’t often happen in India when two young wannabes come up with an entrepreneurially successful idea while circumstantially influenced sitting in a pub! For Restaurateur Sanjay Batla, the man who established the longest running independent Pub in Hyderabad – Bottles & Chimneys, “Destiny” sums up the journey. The circumstance was an innocent request for a song to be played at the pub, which was curtly turned down. “That’s when we decided to open a pub where there are people whose request are played and played for sure,” says Batla. B&C came up in 2002 and there has been no looking back. Batla has since ventured into Service Apartments (Luxor), and now is a partner in Siaa, a restaurant with a stylish ambience serving Indian cuisine. “This is my first experience with a restaurant,” he says. Batla has plans to enter the hotel business too when his ‘destiny’ calls, but for now it is Siaa all the way. “A Pub has to have good music and lights, the décor, food and these days, even drinks take a backseat. People come to pubs or clubs to party, to socialise, not just drink to get drunk like older days,” he said. Ask him about his Dream Pub, the quick revert, “B&C, without a doubt. It has everything that a pub needs; most essentially space.”

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SHANKAR’S FUSION Having been a chef by profession for about 25 years, Shankar Krishnamurthy naturally transcended into the food and beverages business back in 2003; he wanted to create a brand with an aim to establish a chef-driven organisation. As a result, Fusion 9 was set up as a first of its kind outlet to fill the niche segment of an upmarket restaurant; with a varied and exotic carte du jour, the Fusion 9 brand name became synonymous with fine dining and has been the mainstay in serving global cuisine in the city of Hyderabad for 6 years now. Along with Fusion 9, Shankar also branched out with other establishments namely Deli 9 for amazing desserts, Grill Room for some barbeque delicacies, and Le Café De Art for coffees and quick bites in an artistic ambience. Venturing into the ‘mass-dining’ concept, Shankar recently established the F9 Diner in Kondapur to cater to the IT/BPO professionals from the Hi Tech City area. He has also taken his business to within organisations by setting up small outlets under the F9 banner at top multi-national companies like Deloitte. Encouraged by the success of this setup, Shankar has also planned on foraying into the retail market, malls and multiplexes. Plans are in place to expand brand presence to Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. A chef by profession Shankar Krishnamurthy entered the business with profound passion and the result is for all to see. 248

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For Arjun Valluri, Xtreme Sports Bar is more than a business venture, it’s a dream come true. Now with Excess Club n Lounge, he is hitting big time. 250

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LIFE IN EXCESS Having Graduated in MSc (Tech) from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan, there were many aspirations in the mind of Arjun Valluri. While in his heart, it was hospitality all the way, the IT bug too had certain dominance. He started Intelligroup, Inc. and served as the Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Arjun is also a strategic investor in a number of Companies ranging from Software, Business Process Outsourcing, F&B, Telecommunications to Power and Infrastructure. His passion towards opening a sports bar was instigated primarily because of a lack of one in the country in an ambient aura. That’s when Xtreme Sports Bar took shape. A sleek outlet completely focused on Sports, through LCD screens and done up with great taste, the essence of the place is evident enough of Arjun’s creativity. Now with Excess, which is spread over 10000 square feet at the HICC, the largest and only world-class entertainment experience in Hyderabad, Arjun has caught on the concertina concept and he has big plans for the twin cities.

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MIGHTY LIQUID J Vamshi Dhar Rao’s tryst with the hospitality sector came naturally with his family already in the business. Having been involved with Bhaskar Palace of yesteryears, he took a break from the business and left to the US to pursue his MBA. Spending about six years there, he came back with modern concepts, the thought of which was yet to even touch Hyderabad. In 2003 he started Liquids and brought in the lounge concept to the twin cities. Since then he has been reinventing the place every two years, bringing in new design elements, revamped lighting and music and even the menu. “It is necessary to keep on inventing the place so that it does not stagnate and the buzz is on about the place,” said Vamshi. His new ventures got initiated when he was associated with the New Year’s bash through One Alliance, which started in 2004. Since then he has been part of Spoil - a lounge bar and Siaa - a fine dining restaurant. Having never treated his outlets as a commercial product, Vamshi has always strived to keep himself and his outlets ahead of time. Vamshi is now looking at major expansion with outlets planned across the country and abroad. With an unmatched zeal towards his outlets and a matured outlook, he sure is in good control.

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For J Vamshi Dhar Rao, the lounge bars and restaurants he is part of are results of immense passion towards each of them.

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TOUCH GRACE They say a woman can achieve something she sets her eyes on; and that’s precisely what Srikala Reddy achieved through focusing on the niche segment of high class lounge bars. Now the owner of an up market lounge bar, along with being an interior designer and a trained classical dancer, she effortlessly dons many roles with ease. Srikala says “Women shouldn’t hesitate because something wasn’t done before”; that’s what made her the only woman to own the most happening lounge of the city – Touch, bringing in a fresh perspective to the field dominated by men. She turned things around after some initial testing weeks. Her tact is simple; she makes things happen instead of waiting for things to happen.

With a first of its kind, innovative concept of the Ice Bar, Srikala Reddy plays it cool in the hot market segment of resto-lounge with Touch.

Though Srikala has plenty to be proud of, she is not stopping. She wants to make Touch a brand to reckon with and plans to expand her brand presence by introducing it in Chennai and Vizag also, along with an in house magazine & merchandise. A new Spa in Jubilee Hills is around the corner; this 5 floor boutique Spa is slated to have a beauty saloon & wedding planner facility which will be a success story for sure. An achiever in many ways, Srikala is vivacious and friendly, and a tough woman entrepreneur with a clear vision.

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PARADISE ENOW When a small cafe serving tea and snacks is transformed into a palatial restaurant. becomes synonymous with the popular delicacy of the region and above all becomes a landmark of the region, the insightful acumen of people behind it is aweinspiring. Today Paradise is a landmark for good food especially when one thinks of quality authentic Biryani and anyone who visits this historic city loves to taste the speciality dish which Paradise has been serving since 1953 with a recipe that has been passed down since decades of experience The story of Paradise. now Paradise Food Court is just that and much more. There were and are many people be-hind the magnificent growth of Para-dise, but the driving force is Ali Hemati, the suave owner of the food court. It was his sheer foresight and acumen that instigated the growth of Paradise in 1978. For Hemati. the growth which took place over a period of time and from strength to strength was pri-marily because of the mission behind the outlet; that of offering value for money and cater to a cross-section of the society right from a commoner to a celebrity. Today the restaurant has a vast seat-ing capacity and Hemati plans to ex-pand across the city, the country and abroad. With Hemati’s kitchen back-ing him, his Biryani already famous across continents and his acumen still as sharp, few would have any doubts on that.

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Ali Hemati, the man who has drivenParadise Restaurant’s tremendous growth over the years.

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‘HOUSING’ BIRYANI Ten years back, the concept of a takeaway or a bain- marie was never heard of in Hyderabad. What made Hyderabad and Secunderabad familiar with this now popular concept was one man’s thirst of knowledge. Knowledge which could be spread across the region and the country, about a lifestyle that is easy, comfortable, affordable and healthy. That was Mir Mazharuddin, the man who founded Hyderabad House and who pioneered the concept of Bain-maries and take-aways in Hyderabad.

Mir Anwaruddin, brother of Mir Mazharuddin, the founder of Hyderabad House Group of restaurants has played a vital role in the success of Hyderabad House.

Initially involved in outdoor catering business under the company name MBA Catering Services (named after his father, Mir Baber Ali, who ran canteen services), Mazharuddin was quick to gain immense knowledge of contemporary service concepts during his travails abroad. He started to sell curries by weight which was an innovative concept. Mir Anwaruddin, his brother was his main support during all these innovative concept launches. Anwaruddin used to handle institutional catering. Their first take away and drivein outlet started at Masab Tank in 1998. Hyderabad House now has about 34 outlets in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Vizag and Sydney. They also have another brand – Bowl O’ china.With Hyderabad House and its audience of the common man to the upper class, Mazharuddin has taken the delicacy of the Nawabs to arms length of desire of the ardent customer.

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RECIPES TO USE While the restaurants and pub reviews attract immense readership, we have found that there is a huge attraction towards learning recipes one has just dined. In this section we bring few creations from the master chefs in Hyderabad, which can be easily made at home with ingredients that are easily available in the market at affordable prices. Here we present five recipes, including two cocktail recipes, which you can try at home. So go ahead, get some fire and translate these great concoctions on to your platter for some sumptuous dining time for you and your family.

Pradeep Khosla, Executive Chef, Taj Krishna

Sachin Joshi, Executive Chef, Taj Deccan

Amar Thapa, Executive Chef, Ohri’s Baseraa

Narender, Executive Chef, Basil

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Srimanta Kumar Jena, F&B Executive, Xtreme Sports Bar

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Courtesy: Pradeep Khosla, Executive Chef, Taj Krishna

Shikampuri Kebab Ingredients

Qty.

Grind adrak, lasan. chop kothmir and

Mutton boneless 500 gms Chana Ke dal, Soaked Chilli powder Garam masala Saffron

Method pudina to a paste.

50 gms 1 tsp 1 tsp ½ tsp

Garlic

15 gms

Ginger

15 gms

Coriander, chopped

10 gms

Mint

10 gms

Egg, white only

01

Onion, chopped

2 no’s

Green chillies, chopped

½ tsp

Salt

to taste

Refined oil for frying

500 ml.

Wash the mutton boneless; add the

channa dal and 2 cup of water. Also add chilly powder, ginger garlic paste, and salt and allow it to cook till dry, and then remove. Grind the boneless to a paste. To the paste add the garam masala,

chop coriander, mint and egg white. Mix well and form into dough. Divide the dough into equal sized balls.  Flatten the balls and inserts filling

made of chop onion, salt, chop chilli, chops ginger and lemon juice forming into a kebab. Shallow or deep fry till it turns pink. Serve hot with onion rings and lemon

wedges.

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Courtesy: Pradeep Khosla, Executive Chef, Taj Krishna

Kacchi Gosht ki Yakhni Biryani Ingredients Basmati rice, washed Mutton, 2" pieces Ginger, garlic paste Onion, sliced and Fried till crisp Red chilli powder Turmeric Raw papaya paste Beaten curd Saffron, dissolved In warm milk For Masala Cinnamon Green Cardamom Black Cardamom Clove Bay Leaf Black pepper Shahi Jeera

Qty. 500 gms 1 kg 1 tbsp 5 5 2 tbsp 1 tsp 2 tsp 250 gms 2 pinch

10 gms 5 gms 5 gms 5 gms 2 no’s 5 gms 5 gms

*Powder the above masala and keep aside.

Whole Masala for rice Black cardamom Cinnamon Green Cardamom Clove Ghee Coriander, chopped Mint, Chopped 262

1 no 2 sticks 03 no’s 3 no’s 5 tbsp 2 tbsp 2 tbsp

Method Add beaten curd, adrak lasan paste, raw papaya paste, chilli powder, haldi, powdered masala, salt and half of the crushed fried onions to the mutton . Allow to marinate for 3 hours. Heat water (2 ½ times more than the

rice). As soon as it boils, add the whole masala, rice and salt.Cook till ¾ done and then drain.Remove the whole masala. Melt ghee and set aside.  Assemble: Take a heavy-bottomed

dekchi and add the marinated mutton and ½ of the melted ghee. Cover with chopped pudina and kothmir, fried onion and slit green chilies and juice of half a lemon. Spread the rice over this. Sprinkle the remaining ghee, coloring or saffron milk and lemon juice.  Cover and seal the dekchi with atta

paste. Place over high heat for 2025minutes.Lower heat and cook for another45 minutes.Allow to dum. Serve hot

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Courtesy: Pradeep Khosla, Executive Chef, Taj Krishna

Courtesy: Sachin Joshi, Executive ChefTaj Deccan

Daliya

Khubani ka Meetha Ingredients

Quantity

Dried apricots, soaked For 1 hr Sugar Almonds Fresh cream

Ingredients

Quantity

Broken wheat

100 gms

Water

200 ml

800 gms

Ghee

25 ml

20 gms

Sugar

35 gms

Cashewnuts (roasted)

15 gms

1 kg

10 ml

Green cardamom powder

Method Boil the apricots in water till they are

soft Add sugar, water to the apricots and cook

till the mixture thickens. Cook to a single string consistency Pour into individual cups and garnish with

crushed almonds and fresh cream.

2 gms

Raisins

15 gms

Milk

250 ml

Method Melt ghee. Add broken wheat and cook

for some time. To this add water and pressure cook till the daliya is done Add milk and cook on slow fire for some

time. Add sugar, dry fruits and cardamom powder. Cook on slow fire, stirring ocassionaly till thick in consistency. Serve hot garnished with almonds & raisins.

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Courtesy: Sachin Joshi, Executive Chef, Taj Deccan

Lahori Fried Fish Portion Size: 4 – 6 Servings Ingredients

Quantity

Method Clean the fish fillet and cut into slices

Fish (Slices)

1Kg

Besan

200 gms.

Make the marination sauce with

above mentioned ingredients in a thick paste form.

Corn Flour

50 gms.

Ginger Paste

25 gms.

Garlic Paste

25 gms.

Cumin white (Ground)

10 gms.

Coriander Powder

10 gms.

Salt

20 gms.

Accompaniments

Red Chili Powder

15 gms.

Serve with mint sauce and Raita,

Turmeric

5 gms.

Red Chili Whole (ground)

5 gms.

Ajwain (Ground)

5 gms.

Garam Masala Powder

5 gms.

Lemon for juice

Marinate the fish slices with above

paste and leave for 2 hours. Heat the oil at medium temperature

and deep fry the fish until light golden colour.

portion of Rice, Naan or Roti

100 gms.

Water for mixing

As req.

Oil for frying

As req.

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Courtesy: Narender, Executive Chef, Basil

Rajwadi Paneer Ingredients

Quantity

pure ghee.Then take tamarind and add little water to make smooth paste or take tomato paste to have a sour taste

Paneer

100 gms

Tamarind paste

3 tblspoon

Tomato puree

3 tblspoon

Ginger garlic paste

Âź tspoon

Be son or moong flour

3gr chilies

Cashews & resins

25 gms

Mix tamarind paste or tomato puree with besan flour or moong flour in a mixer

Salt

To taste

Heat 2 table spoon full oil or pure

Sugar

To taste

Cumin

Âź tspoon

Rajwadi garam masala

2 tblspoon

Coriander leaves full

2 tblspoon

Oil

2 tblspoon

Water

200-ml

Method Wash all vegetables, cut and chop finely, fry with broken cashewnuts, resin or peanuts and keep aside. Fry the paneer in two table spoon of oil or

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 Grind garlic and green chilies together into a fine paste or use ginger garlic paste.

gee, then add cumin seeds or mustard seeds and let that crackle. Then add finely cut coriander leaves, add finely ginger garlic chili paste and fry, then add cooked vegetables & paneer Add Nuts and tamarind paste or tomato puree and Rajwadi masala or Punjabi masala, mix for 2 minutes, then add 200 ml of water, pitch of salt & sugar for taste. Mix well and let it boil for 2-3 minutes and take off from the burner.  Garnish with whole green chilly & papad which indicates a specialty of Rajasthan

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Tangadi Noormahal Ingredients

Quantity

Chicken drumstick (leg)

360gms

powder, garammasal powder, salt, refined oil and mix together. Add the chicken to the marinade and

Ginger paste

10gms

Garlic paste

10gms

Keep the marinated chicken for 3 hrs.

Red chilli paste

10gms

 Cook the chicken drumsticks in pre

Amul cheese

30gms

heated oven or tandoor at 80 C for 8 minutes.

Fresh cream

30ml

Cashewnut paste 30gms

Refined oil Salt

Check the tenderness and baste with

little butter.

Green Cardamom powder Garam masala powder

finish with little oil and check the salt.

5gms 15gms 50ml

Serve hot, sprinkled with Chaat masala,

accompanied with mint chutney and lachha piyaz. Note:-In place of chicken drumstick you could use chicken boneless meat also.

to taste

Method  Clean the chicken and cut the flesh

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Nalli Rogan josh Ingredients

Quantity

Lamb dice /Nalli

500gms

Refined oil

75ml

Black cardamom

5gms

Bay leafs

4gms

Tomato

100gms

Add the ginger, garlic paste, chilli paste

Onion

150gms

and cook till it leaves the oil, and add the lamb chunks or nalli.

Ginger

5gms

Add salt, cook on a low fire, add the

Garlic

5gms

tomato puree and cook till it leaves oil.

Red chili paste

50gms

Salt

a pinch

Water

1lit

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Method Slice the onions, make puree out of to-

mato and make ginger, garlic paste Heat oil in handi and add bay leaf, car-

damom, onions, sautĂŠ on slow fire till golden brown in colour.

Add water and cook on slow fire till it

becomes tender. Serve hot garnished with fresh corian-

der.

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Courtesy: Srimanta Kumar Jena, F&B Executive, Xtreme Sports Bar

9-11 Burning Tower Ingredients

Quantity

Xtreme Hard Rock Ingredients

Quantity

Vodka

60 ml

Bacardi

60 ml

Dark Rum

90 ml

Tequila

30 ml

Samboka

10 ml

Lime Juice

2 dash

Lime Juice

2 dash

Sugar Syrup

1 dash

Sugar Syrup

1 dash

Blue Curacao

15 ml

Glasses: 1 Margarita, 1 Bar Blade, 2 Brandy Balloon, 4 short Glass

Bacardi

45 ml

Vodka

30 ml

Gin

30 ml

Method Mix all ingredients in Cocktail shaker and top it up with ‘Rock’ Energy Drink

Method Put all the ingredients in a shaker and shake. Put it in the Margarita Glass. Slowly arrange the glasses as shown in the picture. Then put Vodka from the top and light with fire. While doing so, sip the cocktail from the Margarita glass set at the bottom with a straw. The two short glasses arranged on either side and be made colourful by putting any drink of choice.

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Courtesy: Amar Thapa, Executive Chef, Ohri’s Baseraa

Phyllo Rolled Prawns Ingredients Large, raw king prawns (40 counts prawns per kg heads and shells removed but tails left on) Curry Paste

Quantity

Mix curry paste with the fish sauce and

chopped coriander. Add prawns and turn them in a mixture until they are well coated, Cover and leave to marinade for 10 minutes. 8 5 ml/1 tsp red

Thai FishSauce

15ml/ 1tbsp

Chopped coriander leaves Small wonton wrappers, about 8cm in square Fine egg noodles, soaked

½ tsp 8 8

Oil for deep frying Method Place the prawns on their sides and cut

two slits through the underbelly of each, one about ½ cm in from the head end and the other about ½ cm in from the first cut, cutting across the prawns will prevent the prawns from curling when they are cooked.

Place a wonton wrapper on the work

surface at an angel so that it forms a diamond shape and then fold the top corner over so that the point is in the center. Place the prawn, slits down on the wrapper with the tail protecting from the end, then fold the bottom corner over the end of the prawn. Fold each side of the wrapper over in

turn to make a tightly folded roll. Tie a noodle in a bow around the roll and set it aside. Repeat with the remaining prawns and wrappers. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or work to 190oC fry the prawns for 5-8 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Drain well on kitchen paper and serve with sweet chilli sauce.

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Courtesy: Amar Thapa, Executive Chef, Ohri’s Baseraa

Mexican Cobb Salad Ingredients Qty Fresh babycorn, blanched 6 Pieces Carrot cut into batons, blanched 1 Asparagus tips, blanched 6 Pieces Thick slices of green and yellow zucchini, grilled 3 Thick slice of tomato, Grilled 2 Florets of broccoli, blanched 8 Pieces Fresh whole mushroom, blanched 2 Pieces Slice avocado ½ Pieces Red, yellow and green pepper cut into triangle, grilled ½ Pieces Lettuce leaf 3 to 4 Pieces Black olives 2 Pieces Monterey 20 gram Jack Cheese, Cut into cubes (Substitute of jack cheese can be used with Cheddar Cheese) Corn chips 60 gm

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For Dressing Item Tomato sauce Balsamic Vinegar Salt Pinch of Pepper

Qty 20 ml 20 ml ½Tsp

Method For dressing, in a small bowl whisk to-

gether all the ingredients, set a side Place lettuce on a salad platter. Arrange all the vegetables and cheese. Crush the Corn chips over the arranged

salad Drizzle the dressing over the salad. This salad takes a little time to assemble

all of the parts, but it can be made ahead and is definitely a pleasing salad.

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ORIENTAL

ALEX’S KITCHEN Himayatnagar, Near Liberty, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 23220548 Seating Capacity : 50 Speciality: Chinese

FAR EAST Ohir’s Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Near Pizza Hut, Hyerabad-500034. Tel : 23302200, Seating Capacity : 167, Speciality : Chinese

AROMAS OF CHINA BJN, City Centre MAll, 5th Floor, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34 Tel : 66683334, 66570000 Seating Capacity : 160

GOLDEN DRAGON Hotel Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjarahills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 66662323, 23392323/3309 Seating Capacity : 68, Speciality : Chinese

AWANA 12Th Square Building 8-2-686/b/6/a,A1 Ground Floor, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel : 23300427, Fax: 23300425 Seating Capacity: 108, Sepciality: Malaysian

MAINLAND CHINA 8-2-672 1St Floor G S PlazA,Road No 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034 Tel: 23304500 Seating Capacity : 160, Speciality : Chinese

BLUE DIAMOND Fateh Maidan, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel : 23232667, 23230612, Seating Capacity : 84, Speciality : Chinese THE ORIENTAL PAVILLION Hotel Manohar, Airport Lane, Begumpet Hyderabad - 16. Ph.: 6654 3078 Seating Capacity : 40, Speciality: Pan Asian CHINESE PAVILION Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Opp. Vengal Rao Park, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66785680,81 Seating Capacity : 59, Speciality : Chinese

MINGS COURT Opp Gandhi Medical College Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-500029. Tel: 23298822, 23298811 Mobile: 9395367411. Seating Capacity: 123, Speciality: Chinese

NANKING Parklane, Secunderabad-500003. Tel : 27843634, 27840971 Seating Capacity : 150, Speciality: Chinese

NOODLE BAR Hyderabad Central, Ground Floor, Panjagutta, Hyderabad Tel: 66847000 Seating Capacity:68, Speciality: Oriental

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SHANGHAI 107, Behind Subhavani Reddy Complex, Parklane, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 27818556, Seating Capacity : 75, Speciality: Chinese

SHANGHAI DICE 4th floor, Uma Hyderabad House, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82. Tel :65151177/118 Seating Capacity : 88 Speciality : Chinese

TRIVIA

STRINGS Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel : 66669999 Speciality : Thai & Chinese

TUNG KEIN CHINESE FOOD Badam Sohana Apts, Beside Digital Shoppy, Raj Bhavan Main Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500082, Tel : 66620527, Mobile: 9885493868 Seating Capacity : 45 Speciality : Chinese

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WANG’S KITCHEN HDFC Building, Opp. Cyber towers , Madhapur, Hyderabad. Tel.: 23116266, 65166266, 66666266, Mobile: 9348555255 Seating Capacity:66, Speciality: Thai,Malayasian, Chinese

❈ Milk is actually considered to be a food and not a beverage. ❈ The table fork was introduced into England in 1601. Until then people would eat with their knives, spoons or fingers. When Queen Elizabeth first used a fork, the clergy went ballistic. They felt it was an insult to God not to touch meat with one’s fingers. ❈ Before Columbus, Europe had never tasted cord, potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers, sweet potatoes, tapioca, chocolate, pumpkins, squash, coconuts, pineapples, strawberries, and much more. Why? All these food items are native to America. ❈ The cashew nut in its natural state contains poisonous oil. Roasting removes the oil and makes the nuts safe to eat. ❈ Although explorers brought potatoes back from the New World in the early 1500s, Europeans were afraid to eat them for fear that the spuds would give them leprosy. It wasn’t until Louis XVI, who was looking for a cheap food source for his starving subjects, served them at the royal table that people were convinced potatoes were safe to eat. ❈ In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac. ❈ There is no alcohol left in food that’s cooked with wine. The alcohol evaporates at 172 degrees Fahrenheit. ❈ Cabbage is 91% water.

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GLOBAL

1000 Ohris The Residence, S.M. Modi Complex, Necklace Road, Hyderabad.Tel : 27534230/31 Seating Capacity: 150, Sepciality: Pizzas, Sizzlers

AL FRESCO Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034 Tel : 40-66662323 Seating Capacity: 62, Sepciality: BBQ

BOHEMIA Vah Magna, 8-2-696/697, Plot 142, Opp. Laxmi Cyber towers, Road No, 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34. Tel: 23420900, 23420990/991 Seating Capacity: 80, Sepciality: Italian, Mexican

COLLAGE Plot no: 7, IT Park, Nanakram guda, GachibowliHyderabad 500019 Tel; 44508888

DELI 9 16 & 17, Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon Building, LifeStyle, Begumpet, Hyd-34 Tel: 66777727, Mobile: 9951743300 Seating Capacity: 40

GRILL ROOM 6-3-249/A, 1st Avenue, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel: 66777733/44 Mobile: 9848968949, Seating Capacity: 90

INDIJOE BJN, City Centre Mall, 5th Floor, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34. Tel: 66570000, Mobile: 9866019471, Seating Capacity: 132

SENOR PEPE’S TEXMEX Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Near TDP office, Hyderabad- 34. Tel: 23542835 Seating Capacity : 90, Speciality : Mexican, Chinese

TOUCH 1st Floor, Trendset Towers, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 23542422/33 Seating Capacity : 220, Speciality : Italian, French, Mediterranean

LITTLE ITALY 275, Film Nagar, Opp KBR Park, At Apollo Crossing, Hyderabad. Tel: 23558001/002 Seating Capacity: 110, Speciality: Italian, Pizza.

FUSION 9 6-3-249/A, 1st Avenue, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel : 65577722/55 Seating Capacity : 110 Speciality : Thai, Italian, Chinese, Continental, American, Latin, Arabic

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10 JANPATH RESTAURANT 15-1-503,Near Osmania General Hosp, Siddiamber Bazar, Hyderabad-500 012 Tel : 247406504 Mobile: 9397077787 Seating Capacity : 80 Speciality: North Indian, Chinese

ANGEETHI 7th Floor, Reliance Classic, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66255550 Seating Capacity : 160, Speciality : North Indian, Tandoori, Punjabi

18 STEPS, RAJ DARBAR 8-3-903/f To 7/1,Beside Image Hospital, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 23737744 Seating Capacity :60 Speciality: Veg, Non Veg Multicuisine

ANMOL RESIDENCY 5/5/295/301, Near Ek Minar Masjid, Nampally,Hyd-1 Tel : 24608161/24608116/24608107.

AANGAN Yatri Niwas Amogh Hotels Ltd., Opp. Anand Cinema, S.P. Road, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 23461847, 27842258, 23461840/50 Seating Capacity : 150. Speciality : Continental, Indian, Chinese, Moughali, Tandoori, Hyderabadi

AASHNA Aalankrita The Ethnic Gateway, Thumkunta Village, Karimnagar Main Road, Shameerpet Mandal. Tel : 9848021021, 9246156110 Seating Capacity : 64 Speciality : Pure Vegetarian

ABHIRUCHI 1-7-274/4, S.D. Road, Secunderabad-3. Tel : 27892227, 27896565 Seating Capacity : 180

ATHITHI INN 7-1-59/1,Dharam Karam Road, Opp Jaydurga Furnishing, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel : 23739093, 97-94, 23739091, 23739092 Seating Capacity : 300 Speciality : South Indian

ATIROOPA Fine Dinning Restaurant Aalankrita Resort, Thumkunta village,Shameerpet mandal, Rangareddy district, Hyd-78 Tel : 9440136620, 9849031700 Seating Capacity : 120

BANSURI RESTAURANT (Veg) Belman Hotels, Dwaraka Paradise, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-4. Tel: 66785566 Seating Capacity : 100 Speciality : North & South Indian, Chinese

BAWARCHI RTC Cross Roads, Hyderabad. Tel : 27605308, 27601260 Seating Capacity : 200, Speciality : Hyderabadi, Moughali, Chinese

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BJN HOTELS LIMITED City Center Mall, 5th Floor,Opp Taj Krishna, Road No 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034 Tel: 66570000, 66683333 Seating Capacity : 140

MINERVA BLUE FOX Hotel Minerva Grand, SD Road, Secunderabad 3. Tel: 66117373. Seating Capacity: 150

BOMBAY BLUES Ground Floor, Hyderabad Central Mall, Panjagutta Crossing, Hyderabad. Ph: 6687 7000 Seating Capacity : 54

BIDRI JW Marriot Hotel, Tank Band, Hyderabad, Tel 0402722577 Seating Capacity : 64, Speciality : Peshawari, Mughlai and Hyderabadi

BROADWAY 1st Floor, Amulya Estate, Beside Radhika Theatre, ECIL X Road, Kapra, Sec-bad. Tel: 27127286 Seating Capacity : 150, Speciality : Chinese, Indian, Tandoori

RV RESTAURANT Celebrity Boutique Hotel, 5th floor,Prajay Corporate House, Opp to Shoppers Stop, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyd. Tel : 65329999

CLUB 8 1st Floor, Life Style Building, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel:23409999, 23401111 Mobile: 9290145876 Seating Capacity :180 Speciality : South Indian, Chinese, Tandoori

COPPER CHIMNEY Hyderabad Central, Ground Floor, Panjagutta, Hyderabad. Tel: 66848000, 66849000 Seating Capacity: 80, Speciality: Indian

COUNTRY KITCHEN 5-9-110, Park Hotel, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-1. Tel : 66789125 Seating Capacity : 75, Speciality : Indian, Chinese

CILANTRO Hotel Fortune Katriya, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82Ph:23325678 Seating Capacity : 68.

DAKSHINA MANDAPA Taj Tristar, S.D. Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 66313001 Seating Capacity : 90 . Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Moughali, Continental, Hyderabadi

DECCAN PALACE Shamshiri Estate, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-4. Tel : 66660786, 23322826, Mobile: 9866651613 Seating Capacity : 75, Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Arabian, Hyderabadi, Moughali

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DEGH (COMFORT INN WOOD BRIDGE) Lakidi-ka-pul, Hydderabad-4. Tel : 65510001-4, Seating Capacity : 48 Speciality : Hyderabadi, Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental

DELHI DURBAR Madhavi Nagar, Opp. BHEL R&D, Bowenpally, Hyderabad. Tel : 23777796 Seating Capacity : 400 Speciality : Panjabi

ELEMENTS 5-4-427 Sai Prakash Hotel, Station Road, Nampally, Hyd-1, Tel : 24611726, 24611727, 24611729 Seating Capacity : 120

ROYAL DERBY 3-3-50, Kachiguda X Roads, Kachiguda, Hyderabad – 500027 Tel : 66615111, 66635101-04 Seating Capacity : 90 Speciality : Banquet Hall 200

DEVINA FAMILY RESTAURANT Srinivasa Nagar Colony(west), Opp S R Nagar Bus Stop, Above Prudential Bank, Ameerpet, Hyderabad –16. Tel : 66464234 Seating Capacity : 150 Speciality : Biryani

DIASPORA Celebrations, Plot 66A, 67, Road No.1, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel: 40100888, 23602888. Seating Capacity: 64

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DICKYS RESTAURANT Sivam Road, New Nallakunta, Hyderabad. Tel : 27561504, 65419858 Seating Capacity : 65. Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori.

DINE HILL Banjara, Masab Tank, Hyderabad. Tel : +(91)-(40)-64505485, 65579221, 9866389221 Seating Capacity : 100 Speciality : Grilled chicken Mutton raan

FIESTA Hotel Minerva Grand, SD Road, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 66117373 Seating Capacity: 92

FLAVOURS The Grand Solitaire, Parklane, Secunderabad. Tel: 44333999

GALAXY HOTEL SITARA Ramoji Film City, Hayat Nagar Mandal, R R Dist. Tel : 925 246666 Seating Capacity : 92

GARDEN RESTAURANT Near Clock Tower, Secunderabad. Tel : 27803805, Seating Capacity : 100 Speciality : Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Moughali

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GHARONDA FOOD JOINT Opp. MCH Park, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad-25. Tel : 27508343. Seating Capacity : 200 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Continental, Tandoori

GINGER COURT Hitech City, Opp Syndicate Bank, Madhapur, Hyderabad – 500034Tel: 23113731/32, 23113733 Seating Capacity : 50 130 65 130 (Galaxt Roof) Speciality : Chinese and tandoori Indian continental

GOKOOL Opp. Vijaya Bank, West Marredpally, Secunderabad-26. Tel : 27800077 Seating Capacity : 60 , Speciality : Chinese, Indian

GOLDEN CAVE Srinivas Nagar Colony, Behind ICICI Bank, S.R. Nagar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23754773, Seating Capacity : 150 Speciality : Indian, Andhra, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental

GOOD LANDS RESTAURANT Tarnaka, Hyderabad-17. Tel : 27014515/16, Seating Capacity : 120, Speciality : Indian, Chinese,

GOPI RESTAURANT Beside Gopi Sweet Shop, Nampally, Hyd-1 Tel: 66669598 Seating Capacity :180 Speciality : Hyd biryani, South Meals, North Indian Chinese

GRANDMAS #85, 8th Avenue, Road No.3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 34. Tel : 65686444 / 555.

GREEN CASSEROLE (Veg) Hotel Harsha, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-1. Tel : 23201188 Seating Capacity : 90 Speciality : North & South Indian, Chinese

GREENLANDS Near Alkapuri X Roads, Opp. Petrol Bunk, L.B. Nagar Ring Road, Hyderabad-500035 Tel : 24034037 Seating Capacity: 50

GULNAR Opp. Polytechnic, Beside Satya Apartments, Masab Tank, Hyderabad. Tel: 23370074, Seating Capacity : 58 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental, Moughali

GUSTO RESTO-BAR Hotel Leo Continental, MG Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 66333366

HANG OUT RESTAURANT G6, Aditya Arcade, Opp. Ghanshyam Supermarket, Ishaq Colony, West Marredpally, Sec-bad-500026. Tel : 65210400. Seating Capacity : 14, Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Continental

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HARAHS 4th, Floor Lumbini Amrutha Chambers Road No: 3, Banjara Hills, Nagarjuna Circle, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 30919191, 30929292 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Continental

HARITA RESTAURANT (Saqi bar and restaurant) Gandipet, Hyderabad, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel: 23520172 Seating Capacity : 60 Speciality : Hyd Biryani

HAVELI RESTAURANT 1st Flr Life Style Building, Begumpet, Hyd-16 Tel: 23401111, 23415555, 23409999 Seating Capacity : 180 Speciality :South Indian, Chinese, Continental, Tandoori

HEALTHY BITE Plot No. 56, Opp. HPCL Petrol pump, GR Complex, Trimulgherry X Road, Secunderabad-500015. Tel: 27791087, 27749026, Seating Capacity : 25 Speciality : Chinese, Hyderabadi,

HORIZON Celebrations, Plot No 66A, 67, Road No. 1, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 33. Tel: 40100888, 23602888, 32999888. Seating Capacity: 72

HOTEL RAJDHANI A-84, Siddiamber Bazar, Hyd-12. Tel: 24740650, Seating Capacity : 100, Speciality : North & South Indian, Chinese

HOTEL SHANBAGH VEGETARIAN, 1st Floor, Near Flyover, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-29. Tel : 23222628, 23224248 Seating Capacity: 250 Speciality: South & North Indian

HUNTER’S ROOST Yatri Nivas 1-8-180/B, SP Road, Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 23461847 Seating Capacity: 180

HYDERABAD HOUSE Plot No. 100, Opp. Mosque, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 500034. Tel: 23551233, 23551244, Seating Capacity: 90 Speciality : Hyderabadi, Moughali, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental

ICE SPICE (Bar & Restaurant) Opp to Manju Theatre, SD Road, Secunderabad.500004. Tel : 27818989,9848097000. Seating Capacity: 50 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Continental

HOTEL KRYSTAL Lake Hills Road, Near New MLA Quarters, Adarsh Nagar, Hyd. Tel : 23261574, 23227576,

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IGNITE BAR & RESTAURANT 3-6-335 to 339, Hotel Megacity, Near Flyover, Basheerbagh X Roads, Hyderabad-1. Tel : 23226267/64, 23224494 Seating Capacity : 150, Speciality : Indian

KAMAT LINGAPUR HOTEL 1-10-44/2, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 27764242, Fax: 27765151 Seating Capacity: 82 Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental, Mexican, Thai, Juices

JASHAN #8-2-60/23/4, Zera Nagar, Road No. 10, Banjara hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 23391751/ 23391752 Seating Capacity: 300 Speciality : Indian, Hyderabadi

KHOLANIS KITCHEN RESTAURANT Abids 16 Needs Arcade,Boggulkunta, Hyderabad – 500001, Tel : 24753444, 24757657 Seating Capacity: 300 Speciality: Kabab Chinese

JEET’S KITCHEN Plot No. 20, New Vasavi Colony, Karkhana, Secunderabad-500015. Tel : 27740498, 66220498 Seating Capacity : 120, Speciality : Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Moughali, Tandoori, Punjabi

KSHETRA 6-3-570, Rockdale Compound, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500082. Tel : 66665881, 66665882, Seating Capacity : 80 Speciality : North & South Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental

JEWEL OF NIZAM Hotel Golconda, Masab Tank, Hyderabad-500028. Tel: 23320202, 23320303 Seating Capacity : 70, Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Oriental, Continental

KABURA Ist Flr My Home Tycoon Bldg,Kundan Bagh, Begumpet, Hyd-16 Tel: 66628800, 66629977 Seating Capacity : 75 Speciality : Multicuisine Food

LEO’S DINETTE Plot No. 794, Defence Colony, Near 5th Avenue Bakery, Sainikpuri, Sec-bad-94. Tel : 27117620, Seating Capacity : 72 , Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Moughali, Tandoori

LITTLE HUT Plot No. 52, Kaveri Hills, Rd No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel: 23115258 Seating Capacity: 75 Speciality: North Indian

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MAHARAJA RESTAURANT 3-22-595, Opp. Satyam Computer, Karkhana, Secunderabad-15. Tel : 27849630, Seating Capacity : 100, Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Moughali, Tandoori, Continental, Hyderabadi

MAK’S KITCHEN Opp. RTA Office, Yusuf Tekids Food Point, Towilchowki, Hyderabad Tel : 64532326 Seating Capacity : 60 Speciality: Indian, Chinese

MAKHAN SHAH RESTAURANT Vahini Nagar, Sikh Road, Opp. GTB Bank, Secunderabad-500015. Tel : 27849734, Seating Capacity : 100 Speciality : Punjabi, Indian

MALGUDI First Floor, Lifestyle Complex, My Home Tycoon Buildings, Begumpet, Hyderabad Tel: 66632277 Mobile: 9704153676 Seating Capacity : 104 Speciality : South Indian

MANDAR RESTAURANT 9-4-77F/10, Yousuf Tekdi Complex, Tolichowki Road, Hyderabad-8. Tel : 23562274, 23561253 Seating Capacity : 500 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori, Hyderabadi

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MANTRA Somajiguda Circle, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-6544466

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 9-49977/3/G/16 To 21, Yousuf Takdi Complex, Toli Chowki, Hyd-500008. Tel : 64532326 Seating Capacity : 125 Speciality: Indian, Turkish MEHFILL Hotel Baseraa, S D Road, Secunderabad-3 Tel : 27703200, Fax : 27704745 Seating Capacity : 135, Speciality: Indian, Chinese, European, Chettinad

MELTING POT Belsons Taj Mahal Hotel, 82, Main Guard Road, Behind MCH Swimming Pool, Secunderabad-3. Tel : 27810810, 27810817, Seating Capacity : 100. Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori, Hyderabadi, Continental

MINERVA COFFEE SHOP Ameerpet 1St Floor, Beside Maitri hospital, Plot No 3, Regency Plaza, Hyderabnad-16 Tel : 66618899, 23745621, 23757525 Seating Capacity : 180

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MOKSH Biligiri Hotels, 5-4-187, Karbala Maidan, Necklace Road, Secunderabad-03. Tel: 66200111/112 Seating Capacity : 145

MOHINI RESTAURANT 3-6-342, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 23224431, 40041101 Seating Capacity : 100 Speciality: Indian, Chinese

NEEDS FAST FOOD JOINT 6-3-1216/141, Methodist Colony, Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 23407754 Seating Capacity : 40 Speciality: Punjabi, Tandoori

NEW POT POURRI 1-10-20/2b, Pooja Edifice, Opp Shoppers Stop, Begumpet, Hyd-16 Tel : 66498989 Seating Capacity : 50 Speciality: North Indian

NICE SPICE 2-30-44, Staff Road, Wahab Nagar, Sikh Village, Sec-bad-9. Tel: 27841877/88, Mobile: 9246581688 Seating Capacity : 150 Speciality : Indian, Chinese

NIMANTRAN HOTEL URVASI INN, Adj. Lane to Airport, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 23461853 Seating Capacity : 120 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori, Hyderabadi, Continental

ONCE UPON A TIME Green Park Hotel, Green Lands, Begumpet Hyderabad – 500016. Tel : 23757575 Seating Capacity : 155 Speciality : Buffet Lunch

OKRA Marriott Hotel, Tank Band Road, Hyderabad. Tel: 27522568

OPEL BAR & RESTAURANT Diamond Towers, S.D.Road, Secunderabad-3. Tel : 66328826 Seating Capacity : 120 Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Tandoori

ORANGE BOWL Shameerpet, Celebrity Holiday Retreat, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel: 958418-245200 , Mobile: 9949736029 Seating Capacity : 70 Speciality: Vegetarian

ORCHID BAR & RESTAURANT Fortune Katriya Hotel, Survey No. 8, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82. Tel : 23325678 Seating Capacity : 106

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OUR PLACE Charar Pahadi, Road No.10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 23353422, 23354234 Seating Capacity: 700 Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Tandoori

PADMAJA’S BIRYANI HOUSE Raja Enclave, Bhagyanagar Colony, Behind K S Bakers, KPHB, Hyd-72. Tel : 23064789, 66335400 Seating Capacity : 30 Speciality: North & South Indian, Chinese, Tandoori

PALACE HEIGHTS 8th Floor, Triveni Complex, Abids, Hyderabad – 01 Tel: 24754483, 24754939 Seating Capacity :180 Speciality: Indian, Chinese Mughlai, Tandoori, Continental

PARIKRAMA Hotel Nakshatra, 126, Jade Arcade, Paradise Circle, M.G. Road Secunderabad- 03. Tel: 66338888 (10 lines) Seating Capacity : 102 Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental

PARIVAAR Sree Amulya Estate, Dr. A.S.Rao Nagar, E.C.I.L, Secunderabad-62. Tel : 27141198, 27127979 Seating Capacity : 114

PEGS & MUGS (Bar & Restaurant) Plot No145, Opp. RS Bros., Kukatpally,Hyderabad-4, Tel:40063899, Mobile: 9849044499 Speciality: Hyderabadi,Chinese,Mughlai, Tandoori, Indian Continental.

PADHARO 4th floor,Meridian Plaza, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16 Ph: 97010 54214 Seating Capacity : 80 Speciality: Mughlai, N. Indian

PESHAWARI RESTAURANT 6-3-1187 Grand Kakathiya Hotel,Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016. Tel: 23400132, (Ext, 1859, )

PAN ASIAN RESTAURANT Hotel Tulip Manohar,Airport Exit Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016. Tel: 27903333, 66543456

PRAKRUTA RESTAURANT Thumkunta Village,karimnagar Main Road, Shameerpet Mandal, Rangareddy District, Hyderabad – 500078. Tel: 9912030999, 9849482696 Speciality: 72 Speciality: Sizzler, Barbeque, Kabab

PARADISE CAFE & STORES Persis Heights, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Secunderabad-500003. Tel : 66313720 Seating Capacity : 300

PROMENADE Aditya Trade Centre,Beside Aditya Enclave, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 16 , Tel: 66788888 Seating Capacity : 98 Speciality: Global Buffet

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PUNNAMI APTDC, Taramati Baradari cultural Complex, Ibrahimbagh, Hyderabad - 500031 Tel: 040-23521884

RENDEZVOUS 5Th Floor Prajay Corporate House,Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 66266665, 66329999 Seating Capacity : 80

RAAGA BAR & RESTAURANT Vegetarian 6-1-1062, Belman Hotels, Behind Hotel Dwaraka, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-500004. Tel : 66785566 Seating Capacity : 100, Speciality: North Indian

RUNWAY 9 5-115, Mohan Reddy Commercial Complex, Medchal Road, Kompally-14. Tel: 958415232752

RAJ CLASSIC INN M.G. Road, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 27810908/9 Seating Capacity : 30

RAJ DARBAR RESTAURANT Behind Bata Show Room, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel: 23737744, Seating Capacity : 70 Speciality:Hyderabadi, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori, Indian, Continental

RANG A Family Dining Bar 3rd Floor Elephant House,Ameerpet X Roads, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel : 40036067, 66777711 Seating Capacity : 250 Speciality : North South Chinese and Continental

RANJIT Bar & Restaurant Putli Bowli Gowli Guda Chaman, Putli Bowli, Hyderabad – 500001. Tel : 24741622

SAFFRON WINE & DINE Taj Tristar, S D Road, Secunderabad- 3. Tel : 27818989, 65311001

SALZBURG STREET HARE & HOUND Sampradaya Restaurant Dharam Karam Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 23739091

SAPTHAGIRI RESTAURANT 6-1-70, Hotel Ashoka, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyd-4. Tel : 23230105, 30620222 SEVENTH HEAVEN 5, Venkat Plaza, Opp. Central Mall, Punjagutta, Hyd. Tel: 66668822,66668833, Cell-9885108822 Seating Capacity: 150 Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori, Continental, Hyderabadi, Italian

SHILPI BAR & RESTAURANT 9-22, Vedere Complex, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad-500060. Tel : 24069153, 66635919 Seating Capacity: 200, Speciality : North & South Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori

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SHIVANI Near Dilsukhnagar Bus Depot, Hyderabad-500060. Tel: 24040555, 24058555, 24051455, 24046447 Seating Capacity:100, Speciality: North & South Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori

SILVER METRO Ohri’s Cuisine, Opp Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-500 029 Tel: 23236504, Fax: 2323-5990, Seating Seating Capacity:82, Speciality: Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori, Continental

SINGH’S VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 1-6-62, M.G. Road, Secunderabad-500003. Tel: 27813920 Seating Capacity : 80 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, North Indian, Thali

SITARA (Mutili Cuisine Restaurant & Bar) (Sodexho Ameerpet Main Road, Opp. Chandana Bros, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 23735999, 23736999 Mobile: 9246361222 Seating Capacity : 210 Speciality : MC Hyd. Biryani, Andhra food & Takes care of parties max 800

SKYLIGHT Hotel Golconda Masab Tank, Hyderabad-500028. Tel: 23320202, 23320303 Seating Capacity: 66 Speciality:Indian, Chinese, European, Chettinad

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SOMETHING FISHY BAR & RESTAURANT Durham Cheruvu, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033. Tel: 23110523 Seating Capacity:44, Speciality: Chinese

SOUTHERN SPICE 8-2-350/3/2, R No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel: 23353802/803, 66822619 Seating Capacity: 106 Speciality:North Indian, Andhra, Chinese

SPICE KING G-12, Lingapur Complex, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad-500029. Tel: 23261999, 65619999, 6550666 Seating Capacity: 100, Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Hyderabadi, Tandoori, and Thali

SPICE OF INDIA 1st Floor, Opp. CCNB, Habsiguda X Road, Hyderabad-7. Tel: 27155388, 32904939, 27155390 Seating Capacity: 130 Speciality: North Indian, Chinese, Andhra, Tandoori, Mughlai, Hyderabadi

SPICE OF LIFE Hotel Asrani International M.G. Road, Secunderabad-500003. Tel: 27846901 to 10, 27842268 Seating Capacity: 88 Speciality:Indian, Chinese, Continental

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SPICY HUB R.K. Puram X Roads, Hyderabad-556. Tel: 65598669, 24032560 Seating Capacity: 200 Speciality:Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Hyderabadi, Mughlai

SPICY VENUE Plot No. 265/8, Road No. 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033. Tel: 65595522, 65595225, Seating Capacity: 66 Speciality:Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori and Andhra Srirang Vegetarian

SUNNY BAR & RESTAURANT 6-3-795/b, Behind Jc Brothers, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 66366669 Seating Capacity: 60

SURAJ Multi Cuisine Garden Restaurant, opp. Shilparamam, Madhapur, Hyderabad-81 Tel : 23114404 Seating Capacity: 200

SURUCHI 2-10/2, Near Habsiguda X Roads, Beside Magna, Hyderabad-500007. Tel: 27174855, 65222862 Seating Capacity: 110, Speciality: North & South Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori

SURYA RESTAURANT A/C 102 Nilgiri Block Aditya ,Enclave,Ameerpet, Opp Fardi Studio, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel : 66628899, 23748899 Seating Capacity: 70 Speciality: North Hyd Chinese mughlai tadoori

SUSHMA BAR & RESTAURANT 8-113, Narshima Puri Colony, Opp. N.T.R Nagar, Saroornagar, Hyderabad-500035. Tel: 24032863, Seating Capacity: 50, Speciality: North & South Indian,

TABLA FINE DINING 2Nd Floor,Aphb Commercial Complex, Opp Shiva Parvathi Theatre, Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500072 Tel : 23893099, 23897999, 23893399 Mobile: 9966034234. Seating Capacity : 144

TABLA RESTAURANT Banjara Hills 5Th Floor Bhaskara PlazA,Road No 1, Above Abn Amro, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel : 66828393, 66828283 Seating Capacity : 115

TADKA Ohri’s Banjara, 8-2-682/3, road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-23302200 Seating Capacity: 110, Speciality: Rajasthani

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TAJ HOME HOTEL (VEGETARIAN) 9, M G Road, Secunderabad-500003. Tel: 65323200/11/50/60. Seating Capacity : 80, Speciality:North & South Indian, Chat Items

TAJ MAHAL RESTAURANT 4-1-999,Bank Street, Abids Hyderabad – 500095 Tel : 66511122, 24758250, 40090000 Seating Capacity : 200 Speciality : Pure Veg, South Indian food

TARA RESTAURANT Ramoji Film City,Hyderabad, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel : 958415246444 Seating Capacity : 88 Speciality : All food

THE SQUARE Novotel Hotel, HICC, Madhapur, Cyderabad, Tel: 04066824422

TOUCH OF CLASS The Central Court Hotel, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-4. Tel: 23232323 Seating Capacity: 66 Speciality: North Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori, Indian

TARAMATI Baradhari Cultural Complex Aptdc Ibrahimbagh Bagh A.P tourism, Near Vasavi Engg College, Near Gandipet, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel : 23520172, 23521884 Seating Capacity : 100 Speciality : Indian Continenatal

TASTE BUDS Vah Magna, Plot No 142, Raod No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 23420990/1/2 Seating Capacity: 140

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TASTE OF HYDERABAD Greenland,Opp Hotel Green Park, Near Lal Bunglow, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 66132343 Seating Capacity: 40 Speciality: Biryani Kabab

UTSAV RESTAURANT 221,Tivoli Road, Beside Tivoli Theatre, Sec-bad-3 Tel : 27720638, 65263646 Mobile: 9849034099 Seating Capacity : 164 Speciality : Indian chinese Buffet south indian thali alakart Pure Veg.

ULLASA Athithi Inn, Dharam Karan Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16.Ph:2373 9091

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VENUE Hotel Quality Inn Residency, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-1. Tel: 30616161 Seating Capacity: 120, Speciality: North & South Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Oriental, Western, Thai

WATERSIDE CAFÉ Hotel Taj Banjara, Roadd No. 1, Banjara Hills Hyderabad. Tel : 66669999

WAYSIDE 9-1-39 & 40, Near YMCA, S.D.Road, Sec-bad-3. Tel: 27716368, 65200080 Seating Capacity: 200, Speciality: Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori

WINDOWS OF THE WORLD Ground Floor, Hi-Tech City, Madhapur, Hyd-33. Tel: 66822958, Seating Capacity: 168, Speciality: Indian, Chinese

ZAFRAAN EXOTICA 5th Floor, 12th Square, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034 Tel: 65585500 Seating Capacity : 160

FOOD TRIVIA ❈ Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. ❈ Honey is believed to be the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found to still be edible. ❈ Cheese closes the stomach and should always be served at the end of a meal. ❈ Peanuts are salted in the shell by boiling them in a heavily salted solution, then allowing them to dry. ❈ The canning process for herring was developed in Sardinia, which is why canned herrings are better known as sardines. ❈ A quarter of raw potato placed in each shoe at night will keep the leather soft and the shoes smelling fresh and clean. ❈ Pineapples are classified as berries. ❈ Over the last 40 years food production actually increased faster than population. ❈ Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere. ❈ Approximately one billion snails are served in restaurants annually. ❈ Vitamin A is known to prevent “night blindness,” and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A. One carrot provides more than 200% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin A. ❈ Carrots have zero fat content. ❈ Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. ❈ In the 1950’s some 80% of chickens in Europe and the US were free-ranging. By 1980, it was only 1%. Today, about 13% of chickens in the West are free-ranging. ❈ An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavour are caused by their smell.

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NORTH INDIAN

ANGEETHI 7th Floor, 701 & 703, Reliance Classic Building, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 6625550

PADHARO RRS Hotels, 4th Floor, Meridian Plaza, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 30588488 Seating Capacity: 80

BOMBAY VIHAR Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon Building, Begumpet. Tel: 65537777, 9246571122

RESHMI’S RESTAURANT 1-7-395, 108/A, Parklane, Opp. Nanking Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 65218414 Seating Capacity: 56 Speciality: North, South, Chinise

DEORI Ista Hyderabad, Plot No.7, IT Park, Namakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyd: 19. Tel: 44508888

GUFAA (OHRIS CUISINE) Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-29. Tel : 23298811,22,33 Seating Capacity : 100, Speciality : Indian, Peshawari

KHANDHANI RAJDHANI Encore Hotels, 4th Floor, Big Bazaar Super Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 64593998/99 Seating Capacity: 64

PANORAMA Hotel Nakshatra, 126, Jade Arcade, Paradise Circle, MG Road, Secunderabad-03. Tel: 66338888 Seating Capacity: 103 Speciality: North, South, Chinise

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TADKA Ohir’s Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 23302200, Seating Capacity: 108, Speciality: North Indian

SAHIB SIND SULTAN BJN Group, 5th Floor, City Centre Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 66570000 Seating Capacity: 124

SANGRI DHOLARI DHANI Kompally Village, Medchal Highway, Ranga Reddy District. Tel: 27845911, Mobile: 9246815010 Seating Capacity: 50, Speciality: North Indian

ZAFRAAN 4th Floor, Uma Hyderabad House, Raj Bhavan, Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 500082 Tel: 040-65151177/ 1188 Seating Capacity: 85, Speciality: Indian

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ABHIRUCHI 1-7-274/4, S.D. Road, Secunderabad-3. Tel : 27892227, 27896565 Seating Capacity: 180, Speciality : South Indian

CHUTNEYS Shilpa Arcade, Road No 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-23350569, 23358484

DAKSHIN ITC Hotel Kakatiya Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23400132 Seating Capacity: 64, Speciality: South Indian

FIRDAUS Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 66662323 Seating Capacity: 65 Speciality: Moghalai Kabab

FISHLAND Beside Big Bazar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23738177, 23738188 Seating Capacity : 150, Speciality : North & South Indian, Chinese

KUCHIPUDI ITC Hotel Fortune Katriya, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500082. Tel: 23325678, Seating Capacity: 60, Speciality: South Indian, Thali

MELA Patny Centre, Secunderabad-500003. Tel: 27716555 Seating Capacity: 86 Speciality: South Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Chettinad

RASAVATHI (VEG) Street No. 7, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad-29. Seating Capacity: 80, Speciality: South Indian

RAYALASEEMA RUCHULU Behind JNTU College, Shantinagar, Hyderabad-28. Tel: 66100033, 66100044 Mobile: 9866656150 * Dilsukhnaga: 64626490 * Lakdi-ka-pul: 66688662 * Ameerpet: 66688664

SOUTHERN SPICE 8-2-350/3/2, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel: 23353802/803 Seating Capacity: 106

TRUPTHI 203/A, Vasavi Nagar, Kharkhana, Secunderabad-15. Tel: 27745380, Seating Capacity: 50, Speciality: South Indian, Tiffins, & Meals

36 CHHATTEES/36 BAR-B-Q Plot No. 753, Road No.36, Jubil;eee Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 64580000, 64590000

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VEGETARIAN HOTELS

ANAND TIFFINS Beside Ajanta Theatre, S.D. Road, Secunderabad.

ANNAPURNA TIFFIN CENTRE Opp. Sadhan College, Raj Bhavan Road, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-4. Tel: 23316784, Seating Capacity : 40, Speciality : South Indian

AASHNA Aalankrita The Ethnic Gateway, Thumkunta Village, Karimnagar Main Road, Shameerpet Mandal. Tel : 958418 247464/199/161/2 Seating Capacity : 64, Speciality: Indian, Chinese, European, Barbecue

BOMBAY VIHAR RESTAURANT 8, 9 & 10 6-3-1192 Life Style Building,My Home Tycoon Building, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 65537777, 66835678 Seating Capacity :92 Speciality : Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Rajasthani, South and North

BASIL 4th Floor, Lumbini Mall, Banjara Hills Rd no 2, Hyderabad-34. Tel No.: 6453 6564 Seating Capacity : 120 CAFE CAPRI Quality Inn Residency, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad. Ph : 3061 6161 ext.522 Seating Capacity : 65

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HOTEL PADMAJA Opp. Railway Station, Secunderabad. Tel : 27702020 Seating Capacity : 90

JASMINE’S HOTEL Near TV Tower, Malakpet, Hyderabad. Tel : 55773456, 55773458. Seating Capacity: 100

JIVA No. 6-3-1086, Vista Grand Towers, Ground Floor, Rajbhavan Road,Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 82 Tel: 23373531 Mobile: 9866778047 Seating Capacity: 100 Speciality : (Veg) -North Indian, Rajasthani Food, Chinese and continental

INVITATION Hotel Tourist Plaza, Kachiguda Station Road, Hyderabad-27. Ph : 3072 3333

KAMAT RESTAURANT NAMPALLY 5-8-56/a,station Road,Nampally, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel : 23203351 Speciality : south north Chinese icecream sweet

KAMAT RESTAURANT KOTI 4-7-1146,Beside Womens College, Koti, Hyderabad – 500195 Tel : 24653366 Speciality : South, North, Chinese, Icecream & Sweet

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KHANDHANI RAJDHANI Encore Hotels, 4th Floor, Big Bazaar, Super Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 64593998/99 Seating Capacity : 65

MELTING POT The Belsons Taj Mahal Hotel, Mail Guard Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 66480808

MINERVA COFFEE SHOP 6-3-1110, Ground Floor, Amrutha Mall, Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 040-23415910

NAIVEDYAM New Bhoiguda Main Road, Near Secunderabad Railway Station, Secunderabad. Tel : 27535599. Seating Capacity: 105

NAIVEDYAM Shop No 7 Meridian PlazA, Beside Lal Bungalow, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel : 23416587 Seating Capacity :45 Speciality : North, South, Chinese, Punjabi, Indian Veg

NEW POTPOURRI 1-10-20/2B, 1st Floor, Pooja Edifice, Opposite Shopper Stop, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 66498989

PANORAMA Hotel Nakshatra, Paradise Circle, MG Road, Secunderabad-03. Ph: 6633 8888

SRI SARAVANA BAVAN H.No. 1-8-155/A P.G. Road, Street No. 7, Behind Auto Fin, Secunderabad.

SAMPRADAYA Athithi Inn, Dharam Karan Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Ph: 2373 9091 Seating Capacity : 130

SWAGATH RESTAURANT Opp R.S. Brother,Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel : 23733987 Seating Capacity :120 Speciality : North and south Indian SAROVAR RESTAURANT Nampally, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel : 23205062, 66468187 Seating Capacity :15 Speciality : North South Tiffin section TAMARIND TREE Yatri Nivas 1-8-180/B, SP Road, Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 040-23461847

UTSAV Tivoli Road, Adj. Tivoli Theatre, Secunderabad. Tel: 98490 34099, 27720638

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WAH TAJ RESTAURANT Opp St Georges School, King Koti Road, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel : 24758221 Seating Capacity : 30 Speciality : Only Veg and lodging, North and south

DIABETES IN KIDS Diabetes also scientifically known as Diabetes Mellitus is now a common occurrence in children. There are many reasons why diabetes in children is rising rapidly. Very often exposing children to a certain virus such as the Coxsackie R virus or even certain environmental causes can trigger a diabetic condition. The most vulnerable period for children to get diabetes is around early primary school years or initial years of secondary school. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes There are two predominant varieties of diabetes. While earlier, Type 2 used to be seen primarily in adults, these days it is increasingly being found in children as well. The Type 1 diabetes is also called Diabetes Mellitus – IDDM and is characterized by very low levels of insulin. In such cases patients may be needed to manually inject insulin into their bodies. In the Type 2 variety of diabetes the patient’s body becomes immune to the effects of insulin. It can also trigger when the child’s pancreas are not able to product adequate levels of insulin. What are the symptoms? Diabetes in children is characterized by certain specific symptoms. The need to drink water more often, insufficient immunity to common infections, blurred vision, any wounds which do not heal fast enough, numb sensations in the hands and feet, frequent urge to urinate, too much hunger for food, rapid weight losses, irritable behavior and many more. The problem with the symptoms of juvenile diabetes patients face is that these symptoms are easily considered as part of growing up years. Hence parents tend to take these quite lightly. Moreover, each of these symptoms alternates. Close watch and careful observation is a must.

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THE SUPERMARKET The first ever American Supermarket:Before there were supermarkets, customers would stay at the counter and point to the food items that they wanted. A worker at the store would reach for the items and place them on the counter. This would cost the owner of the store a lot of money because he had to hire a lot of people to fetch all of the items for all of the customers. By having a self-service grocery store, there was a greater chance of shoplifting but it cost less in labour because the grocery store owner did not have to hire as many workers. While Piggly Wiggly was the first self-service store (opened in 1916), the first supermarket was the King Kullen Grocery Company in New York. King Kullen opened in 1930. The first store was 6,000 square feet in a former garage in Jamaica, Queens, New York, and just a few blocks from a busy shopping district. The slogan for the store was, “Pile it high, sell it low”, which means stack the food high and sell it for a low price. People came to the store from all around because the store provided affordable food. It became known as the “World’s Greatest Price Wrecker”. When Cullen died in 1936, there were 17 stores in operation in Queens and Nassau County, with 6 million in annual sales. When Cullen died, his wife ran the business. Today, King Kullen has approximately 50 stores throughout Long Island and Staten Island. It is still a family run business. It is recognized by the Smithsonian Institute as America’s first supermarket.

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PUBS & LOUNGES AHALA Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad34. Tel: 66662323. Seating Capacity: 58

ATTRIUM BAR Hotel Taj Residency, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel: 66663939. Seating Capacity: 38

BLACK HOLE Plot No. 66A, 67, Road No.1, Jubilee Hills, Tel: 23544888. Seating Capacity: 50

BLOCK BUSTER Hotel Taj Tristar, S.D. Road, Secunderabad. Tel : 66315001. Seating Capacity : 80,

BOTTLES & CHIMNEYS Opp. Airport, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 27766464, 27762368, Seating Capacity : 50

CLUB 8 Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet Tel: 23409999. Seating Capacity : 70

10 DOWNING STREET Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet, Hyderabad.Tel : 66629323, Seating Capacity : 250

COCO’S Plot # 217, road No. 2, Opp. KBR Park, BanjaraHills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23540600, 65542730 Seating Capacity: 90

DUBLIN PUB ITC Hotel Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23400132, Fax : 23401045. Seating Capacity : 86

EASY RIDER Opp. Lake View Palace, Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Seating Capacity : 40

ENIGMAA Hotel Minerva Grand, SD Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 66117373. Seating Capacity : 45

ESCAPE PUB Hotel Green Park, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Tel : 23757575, Seating Capacity : 70

FIRANGI PAANI BJN Group, 5th Floor, City Centre, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 66570000, 66683336 Seating Capacity: 120

HARRY’S PUB Hotel Aditya Park Inn, Opp: HUDA Maitrivanam, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500038. Tel : 66788888, Fax : 66789999. Seating Capacity : 60

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HARE & HOUND Amrutha Castle, Saifabad. Tel: 040-66633888 Seating Capacity : 75

HIGH SPIRITS The Central Court Hotel, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-500004. Tel : 23232323, Fax : 23232737 Seating Capacity : 28

ONE FLIGHT DOWN Hotel Quality Inn Residency, Public Garden Road, Hyderabad-500 001. Tel : 30616161 Seating Capacity : 100

OUT SWINGER Hotel Baseraa, S.D. Road, Secunderabad. Tel : 27703200, Seating Capacity : 125

LIQUIDS AGAIN 5th Floor, Basakara Plaza, Road No.1, Hyderabad. Tel : 66259907 Seating Capacity : 80

PMATKA 404, 405, 406, 4th Floor, Meridian Plaza, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 30588488 Seating Capacity: 160

LEVEL Annexe, The Central Court, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-4. Tel: 23232323, 23232737

RIO Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500033. Tel : 23540600

MARCO POLO ITC Hotel Kakatiya Sheraton Hotel & Towers Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23400132 Seating Capacity : 100, 43

SEASONS (BAR & LOUNGE) Hotel Taj Krishna, Banjarahills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66662323, 23392323. Seating Capacity : 60

MUSTANG BAR Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad.Ph.: 6651 5151

THE BAR Fortune Select Manohar, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel: 66543456, 39884422

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SPARKS 1st Floor, My Home Tycoon, Behind Life Style Building, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel: 66629977, 66632277, Seating Capacity : 150

TOUCH 2nd Floor, Trend Set Towers, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 23542422/23 Seating Capacity: 250

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PUBS & LOUNGES UNDER DECK Hotel Taj Banjara, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad500034. Tel : 66669999, 23399999 Seating Capacity : 50

F-BAR & LOUNGE 4th Floor,Lumbini Jewel Mall, Rd.no 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.Tel: 040 23551511 SCARLET Opp chiranjeevi blood bank, Jubilee hills, Road No.9, Hyderabad. Tel: 23425060-63

UNWIND NKM’s Grand, Taj Residency Lane, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-30617181. Seating Capacity: 60

5TH ELEMENT #5, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, \Hyderabad Tel : 23325678. Seating Capacity: 40

F CAFÉ & LOUNGE Plot No. 2-91-9, Opp E-Park, Kondapur, Hyderabad - 500019. Telephone: 2311-3456 POISON 7th Floor, Shangrilla plaza, Road No.-2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel-23551503, 9912805099 XTREME SPORTS BAR Opp. City Centre, Road No.1, Banjara Hills Hyderabad. Tel: 64586166, 23326618, 23544381 SOUL CLUB 6-3-885/7 4th Floor Sapphire Building, Above Mantra Restaurant, Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 500082. Tel: 40-66733288

V3 LOUNGE BAR The Grand Solitaire Parklane Secunderabad Phone: 44333999

WISHKEY JOE’S – THE LOUNGE BAR Katriya De Royal, Hotel Paryatak Bhavan. Begumpet Tel: 23411718, 40131111

LOUNGE Ista Hyderabad, Plot No. 7, Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500019. Tel: 040-44508888

TWISTER PUB Srishti Towers, 1st Floor, Hitech City, Madhapur Hyderabad - 500081. Landmark: Above Pizza Hut Phone: 040-65538558 ZOUK Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel: 9949799339

HYDRATE BAR 6-1-79 & 80 Hampshire Plaza Hotel, Lakdi Ka Pool, Hyderabad – 500004. Tel: 23335555 MYST 6-3-348/B101/A, Opp To Vengal Rao Park, Road No 1dwarakapuri Colony, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 23350098 SPIRITS THE PUB Placida Resorts, Near Chirec Public School, Madhavpur, Hyderabad – 500034.Tel: 30607171,32007171 OH-BAR The Golkonda Hyderabad, Masab Tank Tel: 66110101

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COFFEE SHOPS

ARENA Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34. Tel : 66663939, Fax : 23392684 Seating Capacity : 84

CAFE ODYSSEY Emerald Building, Amrutha Hills, Panjagutta, Hyderabad - 500082 Tel: 23416499 Seating Capacity: 50

BARISTA COFFEE SHOP Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 64556706. Seating Capacity:60 Near Necklace Road Railway Station, Somajiguda, Hyderabad. Tel: 40101296.

DECCAN PAVILION ITC Kakatiya Sheraton, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23400132, Fax : 23401045 Seating Capacity : 142

CAFÉ CAPRI Hotel Quality Inn Residency Public Garden Road,Hyderabad-500 001 Tel: 23204080 Seating Capacity:60 CAFÉ COFFEE DAY *Somajiguda, Tel : 66510559 Seating Capacity : 40 *MPM Mall, Abids, Seating Capacity : 40 *Music World, Banjara Hills,Tel : 64579083 Seating Capacity : 100 *S.P. Road Seating Capacity : 68 *Himayat Nagar, Tel : 66789668, Seating Capacity : 40 *Habsiguda, Tel : 27152109, Seating Capacity : 40 ZODIAC Fortune Select Manohar Hotel,Airport Exit Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 66543456, 39884422 Seating Capacity : 72 Speciality : Café Shop and a pastry shop and a MC SC VRH 24 hours

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ENCOUNTERS Hotel Taj Krishna Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66662323, 23392323, Seating Capacity : 72 Speciality : Continental, Indian, Italian, Indonesian, Burmese

GALAXY COFFEE SHOP Hotel Taj Tristar, 1-1-40, Seven Hills, S.D.Road, Secunderabad500003. Tel : 27818989 Seating Capacity : 130

LE CAFE D’ART 1st Avenue, Road No. 1, Below Fusion 9, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad -4, Tel: 66506661,62 ORCHID Fortune Katriya #8, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 500082 Tel: 040-23325678 Seating Capacity : 104

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PICKLES Hotel Baseraa, S.D. Road, Secunderabad. Tel : 27703200 Seating Capacity : 70

COFFEE TRIVIA ❈ Coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine. ❈ The Arabs are generally believed to be the first to brew coffee. ❈ Milk as an additive to coffee became popular in the 1680's, when a French physician recommended that cafe au lait be used for medicinal purposes.

SALT & PEPPER The Central Court Lakdi-ka-Pul, Hyderabad - 4, Tel: 23232323 Seating Capacity: 46

❈ The first Parisian cafe opened in 1689 to serve coffee. ❈ Bach wrote a coffee cantata in 1732

MELANGE Hotel Golconda, Masab Tank, Hyderabad-500 028. Tel : 23320202, 23320303. Fax : 23320404 Seating Capacity : 46

❈ In the year 1763, there were over 200 coffee shops in Venice.

TULIPS Hotel Green Park , 7-1-26, Green Lands, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 23757575, Fax : 23757677 Seating Capacity : 56

❈ The founding fathers of the U.S., during the revolution, formed their national strategies in coffeehouses.

WATER SIDE CAFE Lobby lounge Hotel Taj Banjara Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66669999 Seating Capacity : 72

❈ The heavy tea tax imposed on the colonies in 1773, which caused the "Boston Tea Party," resulted in America switching from tea to coffee. Drinking coffee was an expression of freedom.

❈ In the year 1790, there were two firsts in the United States; the first wholesale coffee roasting company, and the first newspaper advertisement featuring coffee. ❈ The prototype of the first espresso machine was created in France in 1822. ❈ The Civil War in the United States elevated the popularity of coffee to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration. ❈ The first commercial espresso machine was manufactured in Italy in 1906. ❈ In Italy, coffee and espresso are synonymous. ❈ The average age of an Italian barista is 48 years old. A barista is a respected job title in Italy.

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FAST FOODS & BAKERS

ALMOND HOUSE *H.No.3-6-237, Lingapur Building, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad-500 029. Tel : 23221475, 23226068. *8-2-348/3, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66628084, 9849008798

COUNTRY OVEN Opp. Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Hyderabad Tel : 23410198, 66662400

AMERICAN BAKERS INN Shop No. 3-5-872, Hyderguda, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 66828698, 24529413

DELICIOUS DEN BAKERS Back of Asoka Garden, 2nd Gate, Hasmatpet X Road, Bowenpally, Secunderabad-500011.

ARCHWAY Shop No. 5 & 6, Laxmi Apartments, Beside ICICI ATM, Padmanarao Nagar, Secunderbad.-500025. Tel : 27501791

DOMINOS PIZZA *Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Tel : 66518585/86/87/88 *Secunderabad, Tel : 66268888/90

AROMA BAKERY H.No. 37-118/13/6, Near Railway Flyover Bridge, S.B.I, Building, R.K.Puram, Secunderabad. Tel : 27114760 BAKER’S POINT 10-3-18/2/3, Padma Arcade, East Marredpally, Secunderabad-26. Tel : 27735756 BAKERS INN Somajiguda, Hyderabad. Tel : 23403728 BEST BAKERS Busi Reddy Guda, West Marredpally, Sec-bad-26. BURGEROLA 9-1-87/119, St. John’s Road, Near Sangeet , Secunderabad-3. CAKE BASKET Near Karkhana Police Station, Secunderabad-15 CHAYA BAKERY Opp. Dilsukhnagar Bus Depot, Hyderabad-500060. Tel : 24067443 CHOICE BAKERS P. No. 10A, Chandragiri Clny, Trimulgherry, Rear RTO Office, Secunderabad-15. Tel: 27742791

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DAIRY DEN 33, S.D. Road, Secunderabad-3.

DUNKIN DONUTS 4/119, Sesha Challa Colony, West Marredpally, Secunderabad-26. GOLDEN BAKERY Next to Ganesh Temple Station Road, Secunderabad. Tel : 27701177 GRACE BAKERY & KERALA STORE 37-126/1, Sree Colony, Neredmet Crossroads, Near SBI Defence Colony, RK Puram Post, Secunderabad-500056. Tel: 27119025 GULF BAKERS Plot No. 1, Krishna Reddy Nagar, Beside Petrol Pump, Main Road, New Bowenpally, Secunderabad-500011. Tel : 27755754 HANG OUT Ground Floor, MPM Mall, Abids, Hyderabad-1. Speciality : Pizza HAVMOR 5-9-30/16/20, Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Liberty X Road, Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-29. Tel : 23298811 Seating Capacity : 56, Speciality : Ice Creams and Fast Foods

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HAVMOR Ohri’s Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.Tel : 23302200 Seating Capacity : 60, Speciality: Fast Foods, Ice Creams, Indian

METROPOLIS CONFECTIONERY Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. MID-WAY BAKERY Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.Tel : 23350022 MODERN BAKERY Shop No. 18-11-2/E, Chandrayangutta, Hyd-5.

HIKINBAKERS Behind Mandir Masid, I S Sadan, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad-59. Tel: 24530925 Spaciality: Cakes JUST CHOCOLATES 351/A, Road No. 23, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel : 23543970, 23544180 KFC MG Road, Secunderabad - 500003 Tel: 40164455 Seating Capacity: 146, Speciality: Hot & Crispy Chicken KING & CARDINAL BAKERY Next to Petrol Pump, Himayatnagar X Road, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 66615444 KINGHORN BAKERS Habsiguda, Hyderabad. Tel : 27150097, 27158838 KING BAKERS Shop No. 22-240/10, Bhagyanagar Colony, KPHB, Hyderabad-72. K L BAKERY 15-21-36/42, Sai Vikram Towers, Next to Chaitanya College, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500 072. MAHARAJA BAKERS L B Estate, Near St. Anns School, S.P. Road, Secunderabad-3. Tel : 27808554 MARY BROWN FAST FOOD JOINT. 2nd Floor,Inside Prasad Imax, Beside NTR Gardens. Secunderabad.

NEW PERCY’S BAKERY Near Secunderabad Club, Picket, Sec-bad-3. PARADISE BAKERY & TAKEAWAY Hotel Paradise, M.G. Road, Secunderabad-500003. Tel : 66313720, 66313721 PICK N MOVE G-12, Lingapur Complex, Opp. Minerva Hotel, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 23261999 PIZZA CORNER *Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel : 23354242 Seating Capacity : 80, 40 * S.P. Road, Begumpet, Secunderabad. Tel : 66214497 * Opp. Petrol Pump, Tarbund, Bowenpally, Sec-bad. Tel : 27899111 PIZZA HUT * Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 23378844 * Hitech City, Madhapur, Hyderabad. Tel : 23111867/868/889 * S.P. Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel : 27891100 PIZZA DEN Opp. Food World, Kharkhana Road, Sec-bad-26. RANA BAKERS & CONFECTIONERS Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. REAL BAKERY Shop No. 12-3-1288, Tarnaka X Road, Hyd-17.

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FAST FOODS & BAKERS RELIANCE BAKERY Near Flyover, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 27767558

TASTE BUDS BAKERY 31, Kushal Towers,near shadhen college, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-4. Tel : 66788840

SABA HOTEL Trimulgherry X Road, Near Petrol Bunk, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad-500015. Tel: 27747771

TWIST COFFEE PUB 10-3-154/1, East Marredpally, Secunderabad-26.

SARVI BAKERY Opp. Care Hospital, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. SCOOPS ICE CREAM Sri Srinivasa Dairy Products P. Ltd., 4-6-465/464, Esamiya Bazaar, Koti, Hyderabad - 5900027 Tel: 24732806, 24732820 SEASONAL BAKERY Shop No. 38/28/1, Beside Hero Honda Show Room, Near Vayupuri Bus Stop, Sainikpuri, Sec’bad-95. SHANGRI LA Plot No. 1, New Vasavi Nagar, Opp. Julluri Vajramma Kalyana Mandapam, Karkhana, Secunderabad500003. Tel : 27749544 SIP N MUNCH BAKERY 1-1-161/B, RTC X Road, Sudhershan Theatre Complex, Chikkadpally, Hyderabad-500020. SRI SAI KRUPA BAKERY Janapriya Apartments, Davatar, Bollaram, Secunderabad-500010 SRI SAI POOJA K.P. Complex, Trimulgherry X Road, Sec-bad-15. Tel : 27799679 STOP ‘N’ GO P.No.14, AOC Centre, West Marredpally, Sec-bad-26.

UNIVERSAL BAKERS *Paradise,near Chermas, Sec-bad. Tel : 27844089 *3-6-12, Himayatnagar, Hyd-29. Tel : 23221779 UR’S BAKERS Jupally Arcade, Opp. Bus Terminal, ECIL X Road, Hyderabad-62. Tel : 27132243 US PIZZA *Flat No. 468, Road No. 36, Opp. Trinethra Super Market, Jubilee Hills, Hyd-33, Tel : 66691111 ZAM ZAM BAKERY Paradise Circle, MG Road, Secunderabad. FOOD COURTS OHRIS FOOD COURT Prasad’s I-Max, Necklace X-Roads, Hyderabad. Cell: 9866778043/44 OHRIS FUEL STATION Hyderabad Central, Punjagutta X-Roads, Hyderabad. Cell: 9866777584 GRUBHUB Vah Magna: 8-2-696/7, Flat no. 142, Road no. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34. Tel: 23420990/ 991/992

SUBWAY *Shop No.5, Lumbini, Amrutha Chambers, Road No.3, *Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23310455.

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CATERERS ADITYAM 8-2-326/K4, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 66663333/5566. Speciality : (Indian) AKSHAYA CATERERS PURE VEG 12-10-590/10/10, R.No. 5, Indranagar, Warasiguda, Secunderabad-11. Tel : 27077345, Speciality : Veg. (Multi Cuisine) AKANKSHA CATERERS 12-11-178, Warasiguda, Secunderabad-500011. Tel: 27074115. Speciality : Veg. (Indian) AMRUTHA CATERERS 12-11-1410/1, Boudhangar, Warasiguda, Secunderabad-500061. Tel : 27073667. Speciality : Veg. (Multi Cuisine)

GURU’S CATERERS 18-444/1, Malikarjuna Nagar, Malkagiri, Secunderabad. Tel : 9391020994 , Speciality: Veg & Non Veg.(Multi Cuisine) JYOTHI CATERING SERVICE Opp. IDPL Colony, Sowbhagyangar, Hyderabad-500037. Speciality : Veg. & Non Veg. (Multi Cuisine) KIFF CATERERS 10-2-317/32/1, Vijay Nagar Colony, Hyderabad-500057. Tel : 23561241, 9346687377 Speciality : Veg. & Non Veg.

ANNAPURNA CATERERS 23-5-903, Near Sudha Cinema, Shalibanda. Tel : 24566160. Speciality : Multi Cuisine

MIDNIGHT DIAL-A-MEAL, WAITER ON WHEELS Flat No.: G3, A Block, Amrutha Enclave, Road No. 14 , Banjarahills, Hyderabad. Speciality : Veg. & Non Veg., Midnight - Catering

APNA CATERERS (MULTI CUISINE) Plot no-83, Telephone Cly. S.R.K. Puram, Hyderabad-500035. Tel : 24042061 Speciality : Veg.

NARMADA’S RASOI Opp coffee day, Mithra Agencies, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad. Tel : 23226336 Speciality : Veg. & Non Veg. Multi Cuisine

ARORA CATERERS Plot No:126, Ravi society , mahendra hills, Secunderabad-500026. Tel : 27730020/27731500/ 9849030380. Speciality : Multi Cuisine

PADMAJA BIRYANI HOUSE Raja Enclave Behind Kings Bakers, KPHB, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-72, Tel : 23064789, 66335400 Speciality : Veg.& Non Veg.

ATUL CATERERS 6-2-113/3/1, New Bhoiguda, Secunderabad-500003. Tel : 65212288, 27502506, 9849077011 Speciality : Veg. (Multi Cuisine)

RASA RAJANI CATERERS 3-1-54/3/A, Opp SBH Colony, 2 Venture L B Nagar,Hyderabad. Tel : 24038185,9849207240/1 Speciality : Veg. Non Veg. (Multi Cuisine)

CHIMNEY Street No. 6, Habsiguda, Hyderabad. Tel : 944046360. Speciality : Indian, North Indian, Chinese, Mughalai

RKHS 7-1-70/D/1, 1st Floor, Dharam Karan Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23731019, 23757415 Speciality : Veg. & Non Veg.

GAYATRI CATERERS Opp. Crystal A/c Function Hall Road, Medhipatnam, Hyderabad. Tel : 23524823, 23514267 Speciality : Veg. Multi Cuisine

S.K. CATERERS 7-1-214/1/2, Daram Karan Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-06. Ph : 23743603, 23752824

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FOOD CALLS HYDERABAD HOUSE Contact: Begumpet: 66311786, 27816120, Banjara hills: 23554848, Tarnaka: 27014945, Himayathnagar: 27661429, 27608789, Madhapur: 23118900, Kukatpally: 6648 8484, Malakpet: 24557505/06, S.R Nagar: 6613 2227, 6613 2228, Masab tank:23327861, 23308463, Karkhana: 64541555, Ameerpet: 6673 3333/4666, Towlichowki: 64551100, 64553300, Malaysian township:6456 6156, Chandanagar: 64602004 BOWL OF CHINA Masab Tank: 23326611; Begumpet: 27893000 Srinagar colony:64586660; Karkhana:27744011, 64543555; S R nagar:23808111, 23808222 TASTE OF HYDERABAD Opp Green Park Hotel, Near Lal Bunglow. Tel: 66133313, 66132343 PIZZA HUT Banjara Hills: 39883988, Begumpet: 27891100 Sp road: 66320666 DOMINOS PIZZA Himayath nagar: 66510505, SD road: 66268888 Raj Bhavan Road: 66518585, Road no 5, Jubilee Hills:66338585, Hitech City: 66848585 PIZZA CORNER Banjara hills: 23420140, Bowenpally: 27899111,S P road: 44112233 SUBWAY Banjara Hills; 66102121, Madhapur: 64507999 Jubilee Hills: 65525050, Kukatpally:64574447 Himayath Nagar : 40172720,40172721 Paradise: 40024628, SP road: 27891837,27891838 Necklace Road : 23371107,gachibowli: 64529938 Ascendas: 9247518996, KBR park: 9701109999 Ashoka Metropoliton Mall, Banjara hills: 66782929 MCDONALDS Prasads Imax: 66000666, City center, Banjara hills: 32400360; Abids: 32421361, Kharkana: 32425592

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DIAL A MEAL G-3 A Block, Amrutha Enclave, Road No 14, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad – 500034 66663333, 66666266 DIAL YOUR FOOD Lane beside Banjara super market, Panjagutta, Hyderabad – 500082 Tel: 66255115, 66256322,66256321 KFC R B Road:: 40124455, M.G Road: 40164455, Himayathnagar: 40114455, Vikrampuri:: 40044455, 40044466 BARBEQUE NATION RESTAURANT 6-3-249/5/1 Grd Floor Anr Centre, Opp City Centre, Road No 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, Tel: 66047874 MOKSH RESTAURANT D No 5-4-187, Karbala Maidan Biligiri Hotel, Main Road, Necklace Road, Hyderabad - 500004 Tel: 66200112,66200111 OUR PLACE RESTAURANT 8-2-602/E Charan Pahadi, Beyond Karvy Consultants, Road No 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 23353422,23354234 HAVELI RESTAURANT 1st Floor Life Style Building, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016. Tel: 23401111,23409999 NANKING RESTAURANT Building No 103, Beside Hussain Travels, Parklane, Hyderabad – 500003 Tel: 27843634,27729893,27848986

UTSAV RESTAURANT 221 Biligiri Hotel, Begumpet Police Lines, Tivoli Road, Secunderabad, Hyderabad – 500003 Tel: 27720638,65263646

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DHABAS CHANDNI FAMILY DHABA Medchal Road, Near Fox Sagar, Hyderabad-55. Seating Capacity : 50, Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Punjabi DEGCHEE PUNJABI DHABA S.R. Complex, Opp.CCMB, Habsiguda, Hyderabad.Tel : 27177577 Seating Capacity : 90. Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Moughali, Tandoori DELHI DURBAR 4-75/1, Madhavi Nagar, Opp. BHEL R&D, Balanagar, Hyderabad. Tel : 23777796, Seating Capacity : 40. Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori DHOLARI DHANI Kompally Village, Medchal HighWay, Ranga Reddy, Tel : 66310549/27721586. DHUADAR DHABA Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 23325034 Seating Capacity : 40. Speciality : Punjabi NEEDS FAST FOOD JOINT 6-3-1216/141, Methodist Colony, Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Hydrabad-16. Tel : 23407754 Seating Capacity : 50, Speciality : North Indian NEW SANTOSH DHABA (VEG) 15-8-234/5, Gosha Mahal Road, Begum Bazar, Hyderabad. Seating Capacity : 200 Speciality : Indian, Punjabi, Chinese, Tandoori

PARIWAR DHABA D.No. 6-4-8, Shivrampally, Hyderabad. Tel : 24015885 Seating Capacity : 600 Speciality : Indian, Punjabi, Chinese, Tandoori

SABARWAAL BAR & RESTAURANT 4-1-356/3, Hanuman Tekdi, Hyderabad. Tel : 24752924, 24753144 Seating Capacity : 320 Speciality : Indian, Punjabi, Chinese, Tandoori SAGAR PAPAJI-KA-DHABA 4-1-365/F/1, Reddy Hostel Road, Hanuman Tekdi, Hyderabad. Tel : 24753857 Seating Capacity : 125 Speciality : Indian, Punjabi, Chinese, Tandoori SHER-E-PUNJAB DHABA 11-6-221, P.G. Road, Railway Station, Durga Bhavan Complex, Nampally, Hyderabad-500001. Tel : 23205501, 66825501 Seating Capacity : 60 Speciality : North Indian, Punjabi, Mughalai FOOD TRIVIA ❈ China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year. 25 million trees are chopped down to make them. ❈ Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavour in the world, beating vanilla and banana by 3-to-1. ❈ Each American eats approximately 22 pounds of tomatoes yearly. Over 1/2 of the tomato consumption is in the form of catsup and tomato sauce. ❈ The average U.S. dairy cow produces 22.5 quarts of milk each day. That’s about 16,000 glasses of milk per year- enough for about 40 people. One cow can give 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime. ❈ Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or 350 slices per second. ❈ Onions contain a mild antibiotic that fights infections, soothes burns, tames bee stings and relieves the itch of athletes foot. ❈ A family of four could live for 10 years off the bread produced by one acre of wheat. ❈ It takes just 40 days for most Americans to earn enough money to pay for their food supply for the entire year. In comparison with the 129 days it takes the average American to earn enough money to pay federal, state and local taxes for the year.

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INDEX

ORIENTAL Alex’s Kitchen Aromas of china Awana Best of East Blue Diamond Chin Ling Far East Golden Dragon Mainland China Mings court Nanking Noodle Bar Shanghai Shanghai Dice Strings Tung Kein Chinese food Wang’s Kitchen

229 80, 229 81, 229 82,229 229 229 85, 229 83, 229 86, 229 89, 229 91, 229 92, 229 230 95, 230 93, 230 230 230

GLOBAL 100 0 Al Fresco Bohemia Collage Deli 9 Fusion 9 Grill Room IndiJoe Senor Pepe’s texmex Touch Little Italy

105, 231 231 231 107, 231 111, 231 113, 231 115, 231 108, 231 231 231 231

MULTI-CUISINE 10 Janpath Restaurant 18 steps Aangan Aashna Bidri Angeethi Anmol Residency Athithi Inn Atiroopa Bansuri restaurant Bawarchi BJN Hotels Limited Blue Fox Bombay Blues Once upon a time Brigade Broadway Carrot RV Restaurant Club 8 Cilantro Copper pot

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232 232 232 232 120, 233 232 232 232 123, 232 124, 232 232 233 139, 233 122, 233 233 233 233 233 153, 233 233 123,233 233

Country Kitchen 233 Crystal Restaurant & Saqi Bar 233 Dakshina mandapa 233 Deccan Palace 233 Degh 234 Delhi Durbar 234 Derby 234 Devina 234 Diaspora 125, 234 Dickys 234 Dine Hill 234 Fiesta 141, 234 Flavours 127, 234 Garden Restaurant 234 Gharonda Food Joint 234 Ginger Court 234 Gokool 235 Golden cave 235 Good Lands 235 Gopi Restaurant 235 Grandmas 235 Green Casserole 235 Greenlands 235 Gusto Resto-Bar 129, 235 Hang out 235 Harahs 235 Haveli Restaurant 236 Healthy Bite 236 Horizon 131, 236 Hotel Krystal 236 Hotel Rajdhani 236 Hotel Shanbagh 236 Hyderabad House 236 Ice Spice 236 Ignite Bar & Restaurant 236 Jashan 236 Jeet’s kitchen 236 Jewel of Nizam 237 Kabura 135, 237 Kamat Lingapur 237 Kholanis Kitchen 237 Kshetra 237 Leo’s Dinette 237 Maharaja Restaurant 237 Mak’s kitchen 237 Makhan Shah Restaurant 237 Malgudi 237 Mandar 237 Mantra 237 Mediterranean 238 Mehfill 137, 238 Melting pot 238 Minerva 238 Moksh 143, 238

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Mohini Restaurant Needs Fast Food New Pot Pourri 2 Nice spice Nimantran Urvasi Inn Okra Opel Bar & Restaurant Orange Bowl Orchid Once Upon a Time Our place Padharo Padmaja’s Biryani House Palace Heights Palate Tips Pan Asian Paradise Cafe Parikrama Parivaar Pegs & Mugs Peshawari Restaurant Prakruta restaurant Promenade Punnami Raaga Bar & Restaurant Raj Classic Inn Raj Darbar Restaurant Rang Ranjit Rendezvous Runway Saffron Wine & Dine Sapthagiri Restaurant Seventh Heaven Shilpi Bar & Restaurant Shivani Silver Metro Singh’s Veg Restaurant Sitara Skylight Something Fishy Southern Spice Spice King Spice of India Spice of Life Spicy Hub Spicy Venue Sunny Bar & Restaurant Suraj Suruchi Surya Restaurant Sushma Bar & Restaurant Tabla Tadka Taj Home Hotel

238 238 238 238 238 144, 238 238 239 145, 239 147, 239 148, 239 150, 240 239 239 239 239 239 155, 239 239 239 239 240 151, 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 241 241 241 241 157, 241 241 241 241 241 241 242 157, 242 242 242 242 242 242 242 242 242 243 243 243


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Taj Mahal Restaurant Tara Restaurant Taramati Taste Buds Taste of Hyderabad Tasty Bite The Riviera The Square Ullasa Utsav Restaurant Venue Waterside Café Wayside Windows of the World Yatrik Hotel Zafraan Exotica

243 243 243 243 243 243 243 158, 244 152, 244 244 244 244 244 244 244 161, 244

NORTH INDIAN Abhiruchi Angeethi Bombay Anand Bhavan Copper Chimney Firdaus Gufaa Hotel Haridwar Hunter’s Roost Indian Grills Kebab-e-Bahar Khandhani Rajdhani Little Hut Panorama Padharo Reshmi’s Restaurant Tadka Utsav Sahib Sindh Sultan Sangri Dholari Dhani Waterside Cafe Zafraan 36 Chhattees

245 245 245 245 245 25, 245 245 245 245 29, 245 69, 245 245 71, 246 246 246 49, 246 75, 246 36, 246 246 174, 246 51, 246 53, 247

SOUTH INDIAN Abhiruchi Black Pepper Chutneys Dakshin Firdaus Fishland Kuchipudi Mela Rasavathi

247 247 247 21, 247 247 247 30, 247 247 247

Rayalaseema Ruchulu Southern Spice Trupthi

35, 247 44, 247 247

INDIAN VEGETARIAN Anand Tiffins Annapurna Tiffin centre Aashna Bombay Vihar Basil Cafe Capri Invitation Jiva Melting Pot Kamat restaurant Khandhani Rajdhani Laxmi restaurant Naivedyam New Potpourri Panorama Sampradaya Sri Saravana Bavan Sudha Darshan Swagath Restaurant Sarovar Restaurant Swagath Tiffins Tamarind Tree Utsav Wah Taj Restaurant

248 248 248 248 62, 248 63, 248 64, 248 67, 248 65, 249 248 69, 249 249 249 249 71, 249 72, 249 249 249 249 249 249 249 75, 249 250

PUBS & LOUNGES Ahala Attrium Bar Blue Fox Bar Black Hole Block Buster Bistro Bottles & Chimneys Club 8 10 Downing Street Coco’s Crystal Bar & Restaurant Dublin Pub Easy Rider Enigmaa Escape Pub Firangi paani Harry’s Pub Hare & Hound High Spirits Liquids Again Level Marco Polo M-bar

182, 251 193, 251 251 251 251 251 183, 251 251 186, 251 251 251 187, 251 251 197, 251 199, 251 192, 251 202, 251 252 252 188, 252 203, 252 204, 252 206, 252

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Mustang Bar One flight down Out swinger Pmatka Seasons Sparks Touch Under Deck Unwind 5th element 99 Megahertz

210, 214, 216, 217,

252 252 252 252 252 252 189, 252 252 253 253

COFFEE SHOPS Arena Barista Espresso Bar Café Capri Café Coffee Day Cafe Take Off Cafe Odyssey Deccan Pavilion Encounters Galaxy Coffee Shop Le Cafe d’art Orchid Pickles Salt & Pepper Skylight Tulips Water Side Cafe

164, 254 254 254 254 165, 254 254 166, 254 167, 254 254 254 145, 254 171, 255 255 255 173, 255 174, 255

FAST FOOD & BAKERS Almond House American Bakers Inn Archway Aroma Bakery Bakers Corner Baker’s Point Bakers Inn Bangalore Iyengar’s Bakery Best bakers Burgerola Cake Basket Chaya Bakery Choice Bakers Country Oven Dairy Den Delicious Den Bakers Dominos Pizza Dunkin Donuts Golden Bakery Gulf Bakers Hang Out Havmor Hikinbakers

256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 257

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INDEX Just Chocolates KFC King & Cardinal Bakery Kinghorn Bakers King Bakers K l Bakery Maharaja Bakers Mary Brown Fast Food Metropolis Confectionery Mid-way Bakery Modern Bakery New Percy’s Bakery Paradise Bakery Pick n Move Pizza Corner Pizza Hut Pizza Den Rana Bakers Real Bakery Reliance Bakery Saba Hotel Sarvi Bakery Seasonal Bakery Shangri La Sip n Munch Sri Sai Krupa Sri Sai Pooja Stop ‘n’ Go Subway Taste Buds Twist Coffee Pub Universal Bakers UR’s Bakers US Pizza VAC’s Zam Zam Bakery 5th Avenue Bakers

257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 257 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258 258

CATERERS Adityam Akshaya Caterers Akanksha Caterers Amrutha Caterers Annapurna Caterers Apna Caterers Arora Caterers Atul Caterers Chimney Gayatri Caterers Guru’s Caterers Jyothi Catering Service Kiff Caterers Midnight

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IDEALS Bidri (M) 120 Dakshin (I) 21 Deori (I) 23 Jewel of Nizam (I) 27 Kuchipudi (I) 30 RayalaseemaRuchulu(I)35 Sahib Sind Sultan (I) 36 Southern Spice (I) 44 KhandaniRajdhani (I-v) 69 Panorama (I-v) 71 Padharo (M) 150 Sampradaya (I-v) 72 Utsav (I-v) 75 Zafraan (I) 51 Angeethi (I) 18 Aromas of China (O) 80 Awana (O) 81 Basil (I-v) 62 Best of East (O) 82 Bidri (M) 120 Bombay Blues (M) 122 Bombay Vihar (I) 19 Cafe Capri (I-v) 63 Cafe Take Off (C) 165 Copper Chimney (I) 20 Deccan Pavillion (C) 166 Encounters (C) 167 Far East (O) 85 Flavours (M) 127 Golden Dragon (O) 83 Gufaa (I) 25 Gusto Resto-Bar (M) 129 Horizon (M) 131 Invitation (I-v) 64 IndiJoe (G) 108 Jewel of Nizam (I) 27 Jiva (I-v) 67 Kabura (M) 135 Kebab& Kurries (I) 28 Khandani Rajdhani (I-v) 69 Kuchipudi (I) 30 Mainland China (O) 86 Malgudi (I) 47 Mehfil (M) 137 Melting Pot (I-v) 65 Ming’s Court (O) 89 Moksh (M) 143 Nanking (O) 91 Nirvana (I) 33 Okra (M) 144 Once Upon a Time (M) 147 Our Place (M) 148 Panorama (I-v) 71 Padharo (M) 150 Parikrama (M) 155 Pickles (C) 171 Promenade (M) 151

RayalaseemaRuchulu(I)35 Sampradaya (I-v) 72 Sahib Sind Sultan (I) 36 Serengeti (I) 43 Silver Metro (M) 157 Southern Spice (I) 44 Spice Junxion (I) 46 The Square (M) 158 Tulips (C) 173 Utsav (I-v) 75 Ullasa (M) 152 Waterside Cafe (C) 174 Zafraan (I) 51 Zafraan Exotica (M) 161 100 Degrees (G) 105 Arena (C) Aromas of China (C) Awana (C) Basil (I-v) Best of East (C) Bombay Blues (M) Copper Chimney (I) Cilantro (M) Diaspora (M) Encounters (C) Flavours (M) Grill Room (G) Gufaa (I) Indie Joe (G) Jewel of Nizam (I) Kebab & Kurries (I) Melange (C) Minerva Blue Fox (M) Moksh (M) Okra (M) Padharo (M) Sahib Sind Sultan (I) Strings (C) Silver Metro (M) The Square (M) Tulips (C) Ullasa (M) Waterside Cafe (C) 36 Chhattees (I) 100 Degrees (G)

164 80 81 62 82 122 20 123 125 167 127 115 25 108 27 28 169 139 143 144 150 36 92 157 158 173 152 174 53 105

Aromas of China (O) Awana (O) Best of East (O) Basil (i-v) Cafe Capri (I-v) Cafe Take Off (C) Collage (O) Copper Chimney (I) Diaspora (M) Dakshin (I)

80 81 82 62 63 165 107 20 125 21

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Flavours (M) Golden Dragon (O) Gusto Rest-Bar (M) Jewel of Nizam (I) Kebab-e-Bahar (I) Melange (C) Moksh (M) Noodle Bar (O) Nirvana (I) Once Upon a Time (M) Parikrama (M) Sahib Sind Sultan (I) Serengeti (I) Sampradaya (I-v) Tulips (C) Utsav (I-v) Zafraan Exotica (M) 36 Chhattees (I)

Cocktails

127 83 129 27 29 169 143 92 33 147 155 36 43 72 173 75 161 53



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