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Refreshing Change Indeed It’s been Eight years now since we have been bringing out the most comprehensive restaurant finder of Hyderabad. In these Eight years, we have seen Hyderabad grow, not only in its business nature and concrete expanse, but also the dining and wining nature of people. People are earning more, spending more and motivated entrepreneurs are getting more innovative, global and even adventurous.

Biju Mathews Assistant Vice President The Indian Express Limited

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Gourmet Guide 2010 found many new restaurants in the twin cities which opened up in the last year. We also found many restaurants closed down or having changed hands since the last one year. It has been a surprising mix of closures and openings, but then it just shows that Hyderabad’s taste is changing and restaurateurs need to reinvent themselves every other day to maintain footfalls coming in through their doors.

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The latest Gourmet Guide has covered almost 150 establishments this year and it is no doubt a massive collection of FnB outlets with the vitals like food, ambience, value and loads of information with pictures of each venue. Like in the past, I am sure you will find a refreshing change with this year’s Gourmet Guide too. As usual you will also find recipes to use with some tempting delicacies that you can try at home. We have also introduced a new section – Treats, this year. Though small, it covers outlets which offer gourmet ice creams, pizzas and fast food, and we are sure to increase the collection in the coming issues.

category. So you will find our selections in terms of Best Restaurants in every cuisine, Best Ambient restaurants, Best Open Air restaurants and Best Pubs. We hope that this year you will find some refreshing change with this latest edition of Gourmet Guide, with its collection of new restaurants across all categories. Do send in your suggestions to me on improving Hyderabad’s only restaurant finder. Till next year, Cheers.

Continuing with our last year’s inclusion – which has been quite popular – we have again included the ‘Best’ section, with Ten Best Restaurants

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The Changing Tastes of Hyderabad Hyderabad has always been synonymous with Biryani and the hot and spicy Andhra cuisine. But that was probably a decade ago ...a more optimistic span would be six to seven years ago. That was the time when it all began to change. The revolution in IT had matured and the world started looking at Hyderabad as a prospective destination to set up their base. Several sops were thrown in by the development friendly government of Andhra Pradesh a decade back and after about 4-5 years, Hyderabad had a cosmopolitan population which triplicated with planeloads, truckloads, carloads and trainloads of young enterprising youngsters landing up in the city looking for brighter prospects. Gourmet Guide Hyderabad - 2010

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he economy boomed and inflation was redefined. Everywhere people saw opportunity, biggest among them was real estate. With real estate came one of its biggest baits... Hospitality.

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Looking at the initial success of handful of entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry the herd mentality took over and thousands entered the business not knowing the nuances. So at every nook and cranny there was a hotel or a restaurant. It took time for many from the thousands to realise their mistake but by that time the damage had been done. Hyderabad probably had an average of about five to ten thousand restaurants in the organised sector few years back. Presently a modest estimation would yield a 50% reduction in the number and another 25% thinking of looking at a probable buyer. So what went wrong with the investment in hospitality – rather restaurant business in the city? Many know that it was because they could not develop a successful business model and retain customers. According to many from the industry the key to make profits in this business is to have an in-depth understanding of the core target audience and developing a comprehensive offering for the target audience, which should focus not only on food but equally on experience and value. 8

Today, Hyderabad has a lot fewer restaurants, but there are many who are still looking at investing in the business. With the risefall-rise of the spending capacity of people in the city due to unfores e e n circumstances (Read Satyam, Dr YSR, Te l a n g a n a ) , the taste of the city has also dwindled. Right from their choice of food, to the location, to the ambience, to the damage to the wallet; the choices have seen dramatic changes. From a modest Biryani to a casual dining like Pizza Hut to a budgeted but authentic cuisine like Abhiruchi to a tasty multi-cuisine like Haveli to going for speciality cuisines like Tandoor or going for a Resto bar like Siaa to a grill like N to even trying global at Al Fresco... the high and low in terms of taste has left many entrepreneurs wondering as to where to put their money in. Go for a high end fine dining restaurant, or go for franchise agreement, or go for authentic cuisine or go for a small fast food or just reject the idea itself. In a city where you can enjoy kebabs at Bade Miyan for a mere 100 bucks or at Kebab-e-Bahar for 1000 bucks, the preferential tastes vary with people. A city where street food is just as popular and in-demand as fine dining, Hyderabad is a

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gourmand’s dream town. With the advent of global cuisine made famous by places like Fusion9 and Indijoe where the food is most enjoyed by locals, the tastes of the people are evolving. More and more people want to give Sushi and Teppanyaki a try – maybe for the new taste or maybe as a status symbol, whatever the reason, the takers are there. Weekly trips to Hard Rock Cafe to savour the amazing hamburgers have become commonplace with many youngsters, who are just loving the idea of American style dining in the city. The times changed, the foods changed, but the hunger remains the same. The change in taste is here to stay and as the population of the city grows, it will further get strengthened without reaching a maturity point, until of course IT crashes out. But two things have attained immortality – the Hyderabadi Biryani and the Andhra Cuisine. Come what may, these two cuisines are here to stay.

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The

10 Best Ten Best Restaurants - Cuisine-wise • Indian

• Oriental • Global • Multi-cuisine Ten Most Ambient Restaurants Ten Best Party Hubs Ten Best Open Air Restaurants

In the last one year, the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad have seen plenty of fresh new restaurants open up. Many have closed down in the last one year. Many have grown, renovated...reinvented in the last one year. In the following few pages we present few restaurants which have opened newly...few which have reinvented themselves...few which just remained the way they were but grew...The Ten Course Delight is about the Ten best in varied categories. This is not a ranking, the restaurants featured are our pick and are in no particular order. For details on them, refer the reviews.


Indian Cuisine

10 Best Restaurants

ANGEETHI

WE HAVE IDENTIFIED 10 RESTAURANTS IN HYDERABAD WHICH OFFER SOME OF THE BEST INDIAN CUISINE IN THE TWIN CITIES BASED MAINLY ON AUTHENTICITY, VARIETY, AND POPULARITY.

THIS

PARTICULAR COLLECTION IS NOT A RANKING, BUT A SELECTION OF SOME OF THE BEST IN THIS SPECIALISATION.

Angeethi, meaning a traditional cooking stove from north india, seeks to bring the warmth and flavours of authentic North Indian cuisine to Hyderabad’s discerning diners in a dhaba style setting.

DAKSHIN

FIRDAUS

DEORI

14 years old in Hyderabad, Dakshin, the signature restaurant of ITC, is steeped in tradition and serves typical South Indian cuisine from the four Southern states of India.

If you want all of it – Hyderabadi, Awadhi and Mughlai, head straight to Taj with a lil’ heavy pocket though. After all it is the Taj and it surely has to be exquisite... and it definitely is.

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


TANDOOR

SIGREE

Tandoor has made a brand for itself serving ethnic North Indian cuisine and is quite popular in the twin cities. No doubt it is dubbed as ‘The Ethnic Indian Restaurant.

The dream to revive the long lost art of subtle cooking in Indian cuisine gave birth to Sigree. The menu is inspired by the slow charcoal fire and the timeless taste it renders in food.

RAYALASEEMA RUCHULU

THE YELLOW CHILLI

The pure authentic tastes of the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh are brought to your table. Experience the rich flavours and extreme spices of homecooked style food of Rayalaseema.

The Yellow Chilli has created a name for itself for serving some of the best recipes in Indian cuisine thanks to the masterclass of Sanjeev Kapoor.

KHANDANI RAJDHANI

Authenticity is the name here, with the restaurant serving up mouth-watering Rajasthani and Gujarati vegetarian delicacies in thaalis. Quite a relishing experience even for the non vegetarian types.

BIKANERWALA

The lip smaking taste and great quality of Bikanerwala has finally come to the city; and Hyderabad cannot seem to get enough of it with people willing to wait with no reservations on weekends


Oriental Cuisine

10 Best Restaurants SYN

The Taj Deccan added to its range of fine dining options with Syn, specialising in Japanese Teppanyaki and combining Al Fresco, Lounge and Sushi Bar into one amazing exerience.

MAINLAND CHINA

THE AUTHENTICITY OF ORIENTAL CUISINE IS STILL A MYSTERY IN INDIA AND MANIPULATION HAS EXPLOITED THE CUISINE’S REPUTATION.

WE

GIVE YOU OUR SE-

LECTION OF

10

OF THE

BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY WHICH HAVE EARNED OUR STAMP OF APPROVAL.

AROMAS OF CHINA

This authentic restaurant serves the best of cantonese, shanghai and schezwan cuisines. Aromas of China with its good food and ambience has won the hearts of oriental food lovers in Hyderabad.

It is revered for its fine dining experience. The restaurant chain serves authentic cuisine from the major provinces of China. Today, it is the largest chain of fine dining eateries in the country.

THAI EXPRESS

You have not tasted Real Thai, if you have not been to Thai Express. The exclusive Thai restaurant arrived in Hyderabad last year and redefined the culinary experience of Thailand.


GOLDEN DRAGON

STRINGS

NANKING

Golden Dragon, Taj’s authentic Chinese Restaurant, overwhelms at first sight. It is an elegant restaurant for those who prefer the best of Szechwan and Canton Cuisines, which is fit for the Kings.

This is one of the most prominent addresses for oriental fine dining. Over looking the lawns and the garden; its a nice and peaceful bistro that serves up amazing thai and chinese cuisines.

A landmark in Secunderabad, Nanking has become a legend in its own right. It is probably the most modest of them all and superior too. You will definitely get the best of Chinese here and never forget the place.

HAIKING

ISDA THAI

MING’S COURT

One of the most popular and prominent names in Hyderabad’s oriental fine dining, Haiking has been around for over three decades, serving authentic Hakka speciality cuisines.

One of the foremost names to bring in authentic palates of Thai cuisine to Hyderabad, Isda Thai has managed to make a mark in the gourmet market in the few years since its opening.

This speciality restaurant has made a mark of its own in the Chinese cuisine world with the Ohri’s Group doing everything to get the right Chinese taste to Hyderabad...and they sure have succeeded.


Global Cuisine

10 Best Restaurants

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RESTAURANTS

OFFERING SOME OF THE BEST GLOBAL CUISINE IN THE TWIN CITIES ARE PRESENTED HERE.

THIS

The new addition to the impressive portfolio of the Zafraan group, Mozzarella offers great Italian and world cuisines; a place with great ambience and a place “where Italy meets the world.”

IS BY

NO MEANS A RANKING, BUT A SELECTION ACCORDING TO OUR REVIEWERS AND SELECTING WORLD

Fusion 9 started the revolution and is the right place for the food connoisseurs to experience the best global fine dining in the city.

CUISINE RESTAURANTS IS NOT MUCH OF A TASK IN

MOZZARELLA

FUSION 9

HYDERABAD.

HARD ROCK CAFE

The world famous Hard Rock Cafe has well established itself in Hyderabad with its signature style and amazing food, blending it together so you can have a rockin’ good time.

INDIJOE

A global diner in the true sense, IndiJoe has to offer italian, mexican and thai cuisines. This restaurant serves the best foods from around the globe in a modern and trendy setting.


ITALIA

PREGO

MOMO CAFE

The latest offering from the F&B range at Ellaa Hotels, Italia is a cosy venue that brings together the best in Italian fine dining in a true European cafe style setting.

A v i s i t t o Pr e g o will feel like Italy - a captivating live oven where the chefs bake the best authentic pizzas and a walk in wine cellar at the entrance that is a staggering experience to the guests.

The all-day dining offering from the new Courtyard by Marriott, Momo Cafe is an elegant coffee shop that serves a multitude, specialising in pan asian cuisine and as its name suggests – Momos

AL FRESCO

TGIF

N GRILL

Situated on the lawns of Taj Krishna, Al Fresco serves great Mongolian cuisine and steaks. Mainly popular with the expatriates and in-house guests. Of great interest are the Steaks and Grills.

Any day of the week you can say “Thank God Its Friday” with a visit to this restaurant. TGIF offers the best of American drinking and dining with a menu that unlike most others stays true to its roots.

A resto -bar cum lounge, N Grill serves some of the best European delicacies in the twin cities and what makes it more interesting is the setup in which you will experience the tastes of Europe. Simply Amazing.


Multi Cuisine

10 Best Restaurants DECCAN PAVILION

The signature coffee shop of the ITC, Deccan Pavilion is known for its lavish buffet spread, its perfection in cooking out some amazing multi-cuisine delicacies and the grandeur in its interiors.

IT

BLUE FOX

IS INDEED DIFFICULT

TO GET THE BEST OF MULTI-CUISINE RESTAURANTS IN

HYDERABAD,

JUST BE-

CAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY.

BUT

PRESENTING

WE ARE

10

OF

WHAT WE THINK ARE AMONG THE BEST THAT FIT OUR REVIEWERS’ BRACKET OF BEING IN THE LEAGUE.

In the league of the greats in offering great delicacies, the legendary Blue Fox brand has been around for 30 years now. This outlet at the Minerva Grand serves some of the best multicuisine in town.

OKRA

EXOTICA

Okra is the 24 hrs restaurant at the lobby level of the Marriott hotel with a magnificent view of the swimming pool and an even more magnificent buffet spread especially for sunday brunch.

Hailed as one of the best places in town to enjoy multicuisine, Exotica offers much more than just great food, it has some of the best in ambience also with its open air terrace top seating.


COLLAGE

CLOVE

BASIL

As the name suggests, Collage is a collection of the best of indian, oriental and continental cuisines. The restaurant at the Ista hotel offers great food in an oasis like setting.

This multicuisine restaurant at the Platinum Boutique Hotel, has been creating waves in the gourmet world owing to its high quality food and innovative services which are pulling in the crowds.

Basil is truly ‘a vegetarian affair’; this long standing restaurant has become one of the best addresses in town for enjoying great vegetarian food in a clean crisp ambience.

MOKSH

45 JUBILEE HILLS

VERANDAH

Moksh comes from the people who got Utsav brand to Hyderabad. Serving vegetarian and nonvegetarian Chinese, Continental, South & North Indian, this place should definitely be tried.

A year has gone by for 45 Jubilee Hills and their menu has been crafted to perfection with time. Ser ving Indian & Chinese cuisine, the thick menu offers several delicacies which are a must try.

The first of the dining options at the newly opened Park hotel, Verandah blends together designer interiors with the fusion of Indian food and global flavours, and reaffirms the hotel’s reputation for amazing fine dining.


10 Best Ambient

ONE

OF THE MOST

N GRILL

IMPORTANT ASPECTS FOR A RESTAURANT’S SUCCESS IS OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO THE AMBIENCE. IT’S MOSTLY THE FOOD THAT WINS, BUT WE PRESENT

10

OF THE BEST AMBIENT RESTAURANTS IN THE TWIN CITIES WHICH WE FEEL ARE EXAMPLES OF THE WORD

‘DESIGN’.

Restaurants

Design elements are ample and they are the best part of the resto-bar. The place is divided in three sections – indoor, bar and the outdoor area. Tastefully designed interiors are awe-inspiring.

TANSEN

WATERS EDGE

SERENGETI

Ver y Impressive. Granite stones, well carved pillars, spacious, Live instrumental music, water-bodies everywhere, window walls...one look at the place and you are impressed.

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

This is a feast in the jungle. From the Ohri’s stable, creatively made with a great menu, this place surely has several questions answered when it comes to living in a concrete jungle!


BIDRI

AMOGH HAMPI

KANGAN

The name of the restaurant has been inspired from the local handicraft of Bidri work; this Bidri work can be seen infused into each and every design element of the place.

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.

Kangan is a world of bangles that encompasses a contemporar y Indian restaurant serving north west frontier cuisine and promoting the family style ‘share and eat’ dining experience using chic vessels.

SYN

SAHIB SINDH SULTAN

LEO BISTRO

The Taj Deccan added to its range of fine dining options with Syn, specialising in Japanese Teppanyaki and combining Al Fresco, Lounge and Sushi Bar into one amazing exerience

Your own “Palace on Wheels” dining experience in Hyderabad; this restaurant offers you a unique fine dining experience befitting the rich lifestyles and traditions of royalty from the British Raj.

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


10 Best

Party Hubs

WE

HAVE SEEN MANY

N GRILL

PUBS AND LOUNGES COME AND GO...HERE WE PRESENT

10

OF

THE MOST POTENTIAL AND PROMINENT PUBS IN CITY WHICH HAVE THE METTLE TO TAKE ON ANY OF THE BEST PUBS AND LOUNGES IN THE METROS OF THE COUNTRY.

N-Grill serves some great European delicacies. Plenty of design elements giving the added push to pull the best of crowd. The outdoor bar dispenses some great martinis, margaritas and smoothies.

TOUCH

AHALA

10 DOWNING

One of the original names from the lounge scene of Hyderabad, Touch is one of those places which never seem to go out of style mainly because it has a style of its own.

The lounge at the Taj Krishna started as a resto-bar but quickly took on the nightclub and lounge image as patrons ate less and drank and danced more. Termed ‘the drama lounge’, Ahala creates its own magic.

In its Ninth year now, 10 Downing Street or 10 D is one of the most popular pubs in the twin cities. It has surprisingly held ground and retained customers all through these years when many others have perished.


B&C

SPOIL

EXCESS

Contemporary, comfortable and classy. Bottles and Chimney is perhaps the largest pub in town. Plush couches and niche sitting places. A tiny bar on the top gives you a sweeping view of the action below.

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. It had a slight renovation recently,

Excess is one of the largest and only world class entertainment center in Hyderabad with a blend of luxury designer lounge and live band arena.

LIQUIDS

HARD ROCK CAFE

UNDERDECK

The pub which was probably the first original lounge in Hyderabad had undergone a complete renovation last year and now the new avatar is just worth multiple visits.

The world famous Hard Rock Cafe has well established itself in the city of Hyderabad; it brings its signature style and amazing food, and blends it together so you can have a rockin’ good time.

The pub at the Taj Banjara, Underdeck is what its name suggests – in the design of a ship deck. One of the first few pubs in the city, it has maintained its charm among the regulars.


10 Best

Outdoor Restaurants

WHILE BEING ROMAN-

1857

TIC IS CLOSED DOORS IN OUR COUNTRY, CONTRARILY ROMANTICISM IS BEST EXPLORED IN THE OPEN.

THAT

IS HOW

THE CONCEPT OF AN OPEN-AIR RESTAURANT WAS BORN... WE PRESENT FEW RESTAURANTS WHICH FIT THE BILL NOT JUST FOR ROMANCE, BUT FOR OTHER GIGS AS WELL.

Always high on design, Ohri’s did it again with their colonial themed resto-bar at jalvihar – 1857. Experience the nostalgia of the British Raj while enjoying great views of Hussainsagar lake.

AL FRESCO

KEBAB-E-BAHAR

OUR PLACE

A very romantic outlet with water bodies, candle lights, dim lighting, tented canopies, fountains, wrought iron chairs, soft live music, lot of greens and sometime mosquitoes too and some great global cuisine.

The Kebab-e-bahar is an open air barbeque restaurant famous for its succulent kebabs. With an ambience that offers views of the private lake, it is an ideal spot for romantic dinners.

Over a decade old, Our Place is quite ‘an open invitation’ with a completely outdoors open air setting in the midst of a beautifully crafted garden, serving a multicuisine menu


STEAKS & SIZZLERS

FLAME & GRILL

EXOTICA

A classic creation by Speciality Restaurants, F&G specialises in BBQ and scores on the ambience. The roof top location, the location of the restaurant per se and of course the rustic look that has been created is amazing.

Exotica has some of the best in ambience with its open air terrace top seating with buddhist design elements. Beautiful foliage surrounds you as you enjoy the cool breeze and your meal.

COCO’S

TERRACE BBQ

HOT ROCKS

One of the more famous hangout joints in the city, Coco’s provides a Goa like atmosphere and is best visited in the cool evenings to enjoy the open air beach shack with some live music.

It is a great outdoor restaurant in the twin cities with a manually open roof if it rains. The balanced use of glass and black and red colours adds to the entire ambience. The view is of course the main attraction.

Hot Rocks is brought out by the same people who brought Yellow Chilli; it is the latest entrant into the barbeque scene with terrace top open air dining.

Steaks and Sizzlers is a restaurant with a complete outdoors theme at the Leonia Resorts, offering the ambience of candlelit dinners under the starlit night sky.


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6-3-456 / 23, Dwarakapuri colony, Panjagutta, Hyderabad – 82, Tel: 6610 1077 / 88

Anjappar

Established in Chennai in the year 1964, Anjappar is the pioneer in bringing the food of the famed Chettiars to the people world around. Over the years they mastered the art

food

ambience

Chettinad means traditional food, and the restaurant Anjappar serves scrumptious delicacies like varuval, poriyal, and kuzambu. Must try here include Appams, Parotta (Different varieties), Vanjaram Fish, Nethili Fish Fry, Poondu Kuzhambu (Veg.), and Mutton Sukka.

Anjappar has a very simple ambience as its strong point is the food. The interiors have minimal decorative features but wood has been used well and the place is brightly lit. Granite flooring, wood backed chairs, spacious seating in 3 floors... all make the place simplistic. But all who come here are here for the food ultimately.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the mill kind of service. They provide home delivery.

Families

information

recommended

Seating: 220, Timing: 11.30 am to 4.00 pm 6.30 to 11.00 pm

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Yatri Nivas, S.P. Road, Begumpet Police Lines, Hyderabad-3, Tel: 040--23461845

Aangan

Located in Yatri Nivas, Aangan is a multi cuisine restaurant run by Amogh Hotels Ltd. and serves Indian, Chinese, Continental and Tandoori.

food

ambience

The food offers appetising Pepper Baby Corn (deep fried, pepper & garlic battered baby corn) to start with. Other must try North Indian delicacies are Methi Chaman (a paneer dish synonymous with paalak paneer) and is best enjoyed with fresh, hot Tandoori Naan. The most preferred dishes are Hyderabadi Biryani, Murgh Lasooni Kebab, Chicken Chatpat, Apollo Fish and Hong Kong Chicken.

Beautifully crafted with teak wood the entire restaurant gives the look and feel of a wooden cottage. Paired with its dim lighting and sectional seating, the ambience is spacious, cozy and comfortable. The décor is light brown & creme and lends a soft, warm tone to the place; soft instrumental music adds to the mood. An inner circular gazebo section tends larger groups.

service

ideal for

Service is tidy with about 15 minutes taken for your order by the waiters dressed in all black.

Mostly frequented by the BPO and IT crowd, it also caters to families and guests at the Yatri Nivas.

information

recommended

value

Seating: 180, Timings: 11am – 11pm

Methi Chaman; Hyderabadi Biryani; Murgh Lasooni Kebab

Rs.400 – Rs.600 per couple

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Near HDFC Bank, S.D. Road, Secunderabad Tel: 64593636/ 64593600

36 – BBQ

A speciality restaurant for BBQ spread over 6000 sq ft area, 33 BBQ with spacious seating and soothing ambience has a mini-grill with sizzling fire for your choice of Kebabs

food

ambience

A multi-cuisine restaurant which specialises in serving Barbeque, 36 BBQ offers unlimited live vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs followed by sumptuous buffet spread consisting of North Indian, Andhra delicacies, Chinese and Continental. Must try include Chicken Kebabs, Mutton Sheekh Kebab, Dum Biryani, Vegetarian Sheekh Kebab and Paneer Kali Mirch.

Spaciously designed, 36-BBQ live Barbeque in their specially designed tables which have the facility of a grill inbuilt. The restaurant is brightly lit and serves buffet for lunch and dinner, which has been considered with the placement of the tables and chairs. It has two PDRs with a capacity of 25 each. Bagara which is in the same complex is their banqueting facility.

service

ideal for

Since the service is mainly buffet, the requirement is low. The grill of course is handled by trained waiters.

Families, Friends, Conversation

information

recommended

value

Seating: 135. Timing: 12 pm to 3.00 pm; 7 pm to 11.00 pm

Non-veg Kebabs, Vegetarian Sheekh Kebab

Rs 350 + taxes per person

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7th Floor, Reliance Classic, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66255550

Angeethi

Angeethi, meaning a traditional cooking stove from north india, seeks to bring the warmth and flavours of authentic North Indian cuisine to Hyderabad’s discerning diners in a dhaba style setting.

food

ambience

The menu features all the delights of North Indian cooking, which has infused the varied cultural influences of the region. You can get to taste the ever-popular vegetarian and nonvegetarian dishes from Punjab and Rajasthan, the rich, meaty delights of Awadh and Mughlai, succulent kebabs straight from the tandoor and if you love seafood, there’s a delectable variety.

The restaurant is styled like a dhaba as one would find along the highways in north india, with bollywood movie posters all around. The restaurant is well spread and its interiors are done up in true rustic design, which is well complimented by the antiques that decorate the place. There is seating outdoors on the terrace also and is best for groups of more than 10. Liquor is served.

service

ideal for

The service is good with stewards dressed up in indian ethnic wear to complete the look.

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information

recommended

value

Seating: 163, Timings: 12:30pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Mutton Roganjosh with Lucknow Biryani

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Lower Tankbund Road, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-27522577

Bidri

The fine dining destination at the Marriott hotel that serves up great indian and authentic Hyderabadi cuisine; a must dine venue for kebab and tandoor lovers who wish the nawabi experience.

food

ambience

The menu serves up the best in indian and especially hyderabadi cuisine. Start with Shorba and move on to a wide selection of Kebabs to choose from. Kushk Paneer ki Seekh and Paneer Pudina Tikka for vegetarians and Murgh Abeer Tikka and Pathar ka Gosht for non vegs. Choose from something ‘Khaas’ with Subz Kofta and Laagan ka Murgh. Traditional desserts and liquor is served too.

The name of the restaurant has been inspired from the local handicraft of Bidri work; this Bidri work can be seen infused into each and every design element of the place. The interiors in bright red have Bidri work and steel sheeted table tops with wooden chairs completes the antique ethnic look. Smart and sophisticated is the look and feel of the restaurant.

service

ideal for

Service is good with stewards dressed in tradtional indian attire to complete the look.

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 64, Timings: 12:30pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Sailani Khorma; Sofiyani Dum Biryani

Rs.1000 – Rs.1200 for a couple

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Celebrations Food Villa, 661A, Road No.1, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-67116063

Calcutta Cabiin

The aromas and flavours of authentic bengali cuisine have been brought to Hyderabad. Relish mouth-watering bengali preparations at this small cozy joint.

food

ambience

The menu offers the best in bengali cuisine, from snacks to full course meals, its all there. There’s Fish Fingers and Chicken Rolls and Keema Stuffed Mughlai Paranthas. For no fuss eating order the Thala (thali) in veg or non veg and get the best of everything served with hot pooris. Finish off with Mishti Doi or Rasogolla the way they should be. Masala Cola to digest it all.

The restaurant is very small and does not offer much on ambience. The small kitchen is located on one side of the diner and the place is kept neat and clean. Sit by the windows and gaze out at Jubilee Hills road. Cute handicrafts adorn the windows. A place where food is what matters.

service

ideal for

The service is good and timely with personal care taken.

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information

recommended

value

Seating: 24, Timings: 12:30pm – 10:30pm

Bhapa Elish – steamed fish in mustard gravy

Rs.200 – Rs.400 for a couple

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ITC Kakatiya, 6-3-1187, Begumpet, Hyderabad Tel: 23400132

Dakshin

14 years old in Hyderabad, Dakshin, the signature restaurant of ITC, is steeped in tradition and serves typical South Indian cuisine from the four Southern states of India

food

ambience

You can expect some authentic cuisine from the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. The menu is well researched. Must try include Chapa Vepudu, Kodi Roast, Avial, Kai Stew, Appam, Kori Gassi, Meen Moili, Uluva Charu Kodi. Also try the Iyer’s speciality – miniature dosas from a live counter.

Near the entrance you will find the signature oil lamp welcoming you. The traditional instrumental gets you into the traditional mood and in evening they play live instrumental. The crockery is silverware and the plates are covered with plantain leaf. The menu is also unique opening as temple doors. There is lot of art form paintings by Thotta Tharini.

service

ideal for

Very traditional, fast and efficient. ITC’s signature can be seen in the service.

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Conversation, Families, Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 64. Timings: 12.30 to 2.45 pm; 7.30 to 11.45 pm

Chapa Vepudu, Kodi Ro a s t , Av i a l , K a i Stew

Rs 800-850 per person

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Roof Top, Begumpet Road, Near ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad. Tel: 30431240/41

Flame & Grill

A classic creation by Speciality Restaurants, this open air Indian restaurant specialising in Barbeques is an ultimate offer for people living in the heart of the city – Begumpet

food

ambience

The restaurant has specialised tables with a coal storage hub where kebabs can be grilled in front of the guest. Not a new affair these days though, but the open air effect is an experience and of course the location. They also have a multi-cuisine buffet. When here, do try Dhaniya Murgh, Hariyali chicken Kebab, Fish Amritsari, Vegetarian Hariyali Mushroom and Tandoori Mushroom. Liquor is served.

This place scores on the ambience, the roof top location, the location of the restaurant per se and of course the rustic look that has been created. Of course you may not find much of wood in the décor, mostly plaster of paris or some material of that sort, but the creation and innovative idea of the décor is worth mentioning. Dim lighting is used and you have few huge lanterns dispensing light.

service

ideal for

Well trained waiters always present on call. Efficient.

Dating, Families, Friends, Conversation, Variety

information

recommended

Seating: 68. Timing: 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

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Ista Hotel, Plot No.7, IT Park, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-44508888

Deori

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

food

ambience

The menu serves the best of the Nawabs’ delicacies coupled with the authenticity of the Andhra cuisine. The place offers delectable Tandoori Jhinga Hari Mirch, Raan e Awadh and Murgh Nizami Khurma. The Feast is available with unlimited food and drinks, and also the Kebabs Unlimited, which offers amazing creations like Kakori and Galauti Kebabs, best had with a Sheermal.

Traditional styling makes use of Indian paintings, heavy wood furniture and wall couches with shades of brown for an earthen sensation. Classical instrumental music keeps with the theme of the restaurant and the paisley design show plates are beautiful. The silver ceiling is illuminated with LEDs that lend it a crimson hue. The outdoor seating offers a lawn with a panoramic view.

service

ideal for

The service is good with stewards in traditional indian ethnic wear.

Family; Friends; Dating; Non Vegetarians

information

recommended

value

Seating: 110, Timings: 7pm – 11:30pm

Nalli Khas e Ista (Lamb Shanks in gravy)

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel: 66293132

Firdaus

If you want all of it – Hyderabadi, Awadhi and Mughlai, head straight to Taj with a lil’ heavy pocket. After all it is the Taj and it surely has to be exquisite, but it is worth it

food

ambience

The signature dishes of the restaurant are Raan – e – firdaus and Dal firdaus. Chicken cooked on a slow fire, seasoned to perfection is great and so are Zaffrani Parathas, Jhinge Ka Salan and Poacha Aloo. Rice dishes are good. They also have a Phulka trolley moving around.

Chandeliers and elegant furnishing provide the perfect backdrop for a delectable spectrum of gourmet Indian cuisine. High ceiling, heavy drapes, well carved chairs, nicely managed seating, all add to the experience. The live Ghazal during the evening is an added attraction and definitely increases the level of your experience.

service

ideal for

The service is without doubt excellent

Families, Dating, Conversation

information

recommended

Seating: 56. Timing: 12.30 to 3.00 pm; 7.30 to 11.45 pm

Raan – e – firdaus and Dal firdaus

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Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. Tel: 23298811

Gufaa

The restaurant is an experiential concept followed by Ohri’s. It has a jungle theme and the lighting and the ensembles are apt to showcase the place as a forest

food

ambience

Gufaa is definitely an experience. It’s a jungle concept where you really don’t have to go hunting. Try the Talwar Kebab and Sikandari Raan. Subzi Kebab Milan along with rotis is a delicacy. Naan Chengezhi is good. Other popular gravies include the Goonchao Kheema - a vegetarian dish made from minced cauliflower - the Lucknowi Murgh Kurma and the Dum Murgh Ke Stew. Liquor is served.

Gufaa gives a forest experience with its theme of a cave and does a good job with its balanced lighting as well as the interiors. It has been created to a little bit of perfection to look like you are dining in a cave, and definitely keeps up to its name.

service

ideal for

Service is casual but fast. Expect good reception. Do not think of a meal on order. The kitchen is often busy.

Family, Friends, Dating, Conversation

information

recommended

value

Seating: 76. Timing: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.30 pm

Talwari Kebab, Sikandari Raan

Rs 350 per person including taxes

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The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, HiTech City, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-67676838

Kangan

Kangan is a world of bangles that encompasses a contemporary Indian restaurant serving north west frontier cuisine and promoting the family style of ‘share and eat’

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ambience

The food is a blend of original and pure, authentic flavors of regional India. Contemporary blend of North West frontier Cuisine served in the most informal ambience. Also offering an exclusive collection of ‘Chais’ specially developed by their tea connoisseurs. Must try the Peshawari Murg Tikka and Kacchi Gosht Biryani.

The shimmer of bangles enhances the dining experience at this chic and stylish up market a la carte Indian restaurant . A live kitchen where the Chefs magically craft the succulent Indian breads & tandoor to perfection is mesmerising. Soothing Indian music with international flavor and rhythm to elevate the dining experience. Live classical Indian music will be performed in the evenings.

service

ideal for

Service is of high quality, just what you would expect from the Westin

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 78, Timings: 7pm – 11pm (12am on Fri, Sat)

Murg Handi Korma and Pistachio Phirnee

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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Taj Banjara, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66769999 extn 1807

Kebab-e-Bahar

The Kebab-e-bahar is an open air barbeque restaurant famous for its succulent kebabs. With an ambience that offers views of the private lake, it is an ideal spot for romantic dinners

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ambience

The menu serves up the best in indian and tandoor cuisine. The kebabs are the speciality and are famous. The live tandoor in this open air space entices you with amazing aromas of kebabs and tikkas to come. Try the Lal Mirch ka Paneer Tikka and Pathar ka Gosht. For main course one can opt for Paneer Khatta Pyaaz or the special Dum Ki Nalli. Finish off with Double ka Meetha with Kulfi.

The restaurant provides an enthralling experience with its open-air setting and live tandoor. Seating is well spread and arranged well. The unhindered view of the lake is an added attraction and really sparkles during the nights. Traditional hindi songs along with dim and soothing lights keep the mood going along with the theme of the restaurant.

service

ideal for

Service is good and upto the standards of a Taj hotel.

Family; Friends; Dating; Non Vegetarians

information

recommended

value

Seating: 56, Timings: 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Kebabs and Tandoor items

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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Kebabs & Kurries

ITC Kakatiya, 6-3-1187, Begumpet, Hyderabad Tel: 23400132

The sumptuous fare comprises an array of kebabs and dishes from across India. The WelcomeCuisine restaurant from ITC is definitely a great fine dining experience

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The menu here is divided into different sections viz., Quarmas, Qaliyas and Salans. Quarmas is the most basic meat preparation; Qaliyas are made with lamb, fish or chicken sautéed in ghee and enough water to cook; Salans includes dishes cooked in various styles. Also, certain wholesome dishes - ‘Energy Foods’ (Muqawwiyat) are added to enhance the choices served up at the restaurant.

Show kitchens visible from all corners are the highlights of the restaurant. The interiors of Kebabs & Kurries reflect the haunting beauty of North Indian forts. A brass-motif engraved wooden entrance, Dholpur stone flooring and carved wooden pillars create a look of rugged earthiness. Good usage of wood; low seating; slow instrumental music add to the whole experience.

service

ideal for

ITC service standards are without doubt one among the best in the industry

Conversation, Families, Dating, Friends

information

recommended

value

Seating: 96. Timings: 12.30 pm to 2.45 pm 7.30 to 11.45 pm

Pa t h a r k a G o s h t , Tala Gosht, Dum ki Pooran

Rs 1350 + taxes per person

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Baseraa Hotel, S.D Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 27703200, 27704745

Mehfil

25-years old, Mehfil is another jewel in Ohri’s crown of restaurants. Tastefully designed, the place is one among the oldest which still retains its charm and the crowd

food

ambience

Mughlai cuisines rule and the place has sustained for so long mainly because of the food. While the Hyderabadi Biryani rules the roost, also try the kebabs, Dabha Murgh, Mutton Rogan Josh, Tangris. Dhaba Pakiza and the sea food varieties are also worth. Dal Makhni, Korma Navratan and kofta curry give enough options among others for the vegetarians. Liquor is served.

The next positive and the most important part of this exquisite restaurant is its dĂŠcor. Brightly lit, the golden filigree feel to the wall which shows a designed metal and gives a hand carved feel is an attraction. The marble flooring, comfortable seating, and of course, the Gazhals are quite a elegant mix.

service

ideal for

Adequately staffed they are very attentive and informed

Families, Friends, Conversation, Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 124. Timing: 11.30 am to 12.am

Murgh Makhani, Dhaba Pakiza, Kebabs, Hyderabadi Biryani

Rs 600-800 per couple

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Once Upon a Time

Green Park Hotel, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel: 66515151

The speciality restaurant is known for its exquisite decor and choicest cuisine. Here one can actually savour the delicacies of the royal bygone era. It is open for lunch and dinner

food

ambience

The signature restaurant is Green Park’s tribute to the princely cuisines of India. The ambience is complemented by the menu which offers an eclectic mix of items from various cuisines. The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch buffet, while dinner is a-la-carte. The USP of the buffet is the huge spread of desserts (22 plus). It also has delicacies for the health conscious.

The restaurant has been designed with modern elements subtly integrated with the elements of princely India. Wooden columns from Chettinad, Filigree work from Nizams and Moghal portraits adorn the restaurant. Well sculpted chairs, well spread out buffet counter, usage of wood is extensive and the lighting is well balanced. The spacing has also been masterfully arranged.

service

ideal for

Well attended and adequately staffed.

Families, Variety, Conversation, Friends

information

recommended

value

Seating: 120. Timing: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm 7.30 to 11.30 pm

Breakfast and Lunch buffet

Rs 375 for the Lunch buffet. Rs 125 for Buffet breakfast

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Rayalaseema Ruchulu

1st Floor, Tanisha Hotel, Opp Padmavati Silks, Ameerpet, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66100044

The pure authentic tastes of the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh are brought to your table. Experience the rich flavours and extreme spices of home-cooked style food of Rayalaseema

food

ambience

The menu brings to you, the best in south Andhra cuisine. For starters there’s Kaju Kodi and Natu Kodi, both chicken dishes. For the more daring there’s Brain Fry and Brain Masala; for different tastes there’s Rabbit Curry and Fry. Special Rayalaseema thalis both veg and non veg are good options too. One of the few places you will get Ragi Sangati.

The place has a pure white colour theme blended well with dark brown woodwork. A huge portrait of Buddha greets you upon entering. A mix of tradtional and modern design with rural and spiritual artwork adorning the walls. The metal chairs are simple yet comfortable and the seating is symmetrically and spaciously laid out. Instrumental hindi songs complete the dining experience.

service

ideal for

The service is adequate and might need a little patience

Family; Friends; Variety

information

recommended

value

Seating: 120, Timings: 11am – 4pm; 7pm – 11pm

Natu Kodi Pulusu – countr y chicken in spice gravy

Rs.400 – Rs.600 for a couple

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Sahib Sindh Sultan

5th Floor, City Centre, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 66683337

Your own “Palace on Wheels” dining experience in Hyderabad; this restaurant offers you a unique fine dining experience befitting the rich lifestyles and traditions of royalty from the British Raj

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food

ambience

The food is a combination of cuisines from several states: Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and even dishes of the Anglo Indian variety. The menu has unique names for some of the dishes: Kanpur Tomato Shorba, Chicken Dak Bungalow, Vulcan Foundry Shorba and Fish Tikka A La Lord Rippon. The Kebabs and Rajputana Maans (spicy mutton gravy) are delicious. Liquor served.

Inspired by the first Indian train journey that used 3 engines named ‘Sahib’, ‘Sindh’ and ‘Sultan’, the restaurant set up like a railway station transports you to the years of the preindependence era. The setup of the restaurant with its railway platform and railway carriage style seating is an experience in itself. The entire place is intricately designed with elegant décor & silk drapery.

service

ideal for

Service is good with stewards dressed as sepoys from the British Raj

Family; Friends; Dating; Non Vegetarians

information

recommended

value

Seating: 140, Timings: 12pm – 3pm; 7pm – 11pm

Nawabi Khas Khyber Raan (chef’s innovation for royalty)

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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

Serengeti

This is a feast in the jungle. From the Ohri’s stable, creatively made with a great menu, this place surely has several questions answered when it comes to living in a concrete jungle!

food

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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. A great experience with kids.

service

ideal for

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

Private meetings, Family, serious conversation

information

recommended

value

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

Tunda Kebabs, Kakori Sheekh, Cutlet Shikampuri

About Rs 500-700 for a couple.

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1st Floor, Begumpet Road, Near ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad. Tel: 30431240/41

Sigree

A dream to revive the lost art of subtle cooking in Indian cuisine gave birth to Sigree. The menu is inspired by the slow charcoal fire of the simple iron vessel called ‘Sigree’

food

ambience

Serving North-Western frontier cuisine – mainly from Pakistan, Baluchistan, Punjab...Sigree brings a new taste to Hyderabad. Food is slowly cooked over charcoal flame. Each dish in the carefully researched and restored menu brings back the mouth-watering simplicity of original Indian cuisine. Try the Kakori Kebab, Tandoori Bekti, Rann-e-Sigree, Delhi Wali Tikki (Veg). Liquor is served.

Situated on the First floor of Mainland China’s outlet, Sigree’s design is pleasant to the eye. Low seating chairs and low wooden tables catch your attention. Design elements like the perforated cylindrical tube with lighting are a treat. The place is well lit and plays Indian music...adding to the entire experience. There is also a well designed enclosure for about 12 people.

service

ideal for

Quick, pleasant and attentive

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information

recommended

Seating: 138. Timing: 12.00 pm to 3.15 pm 7.00 to 10.30 pm

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Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. Tel: 23298811

Silver Metro

Mughlai finds its den. Nothing has changed since last year and for those who are new this place is a journey. Mirrored to give you an experience of a long metrorail

food

ambience

The restaurant is specialised in treating you with some of the best Mughlai dishes. Do try their Panipat Chicken, Fried Pomfret and the tandoori delicacies. Silver Metro is of course one place where food takes a little back seat mainly because of the ambience. The buffet has Chinese, European and Indian delicacies. You have the option of A-la-carte also. Liquor is served.

Themed like a typical European Underground Tube this place serves North Indian, Mughlai and Continental cuisines. The mirror effect used is clever. The concept of a ‘never ending train’ is well implemented and you will not be disappointed. The Buffet along with the option of A-la-carte helps you settle with the aura.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the-mill. There is nothing much that you can expect in terms of service surprise.

Family, friends, corporate meetings

information Seating: 82. Timing: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.00 pm

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value Rs 350-375 per person including taxes

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

Spice Junxion

The speciality indian restaurant at the Taj Deccan has been reopened and reinvented in a brand new avatar – a new decor and a new menu concept that incorporates homestyle cooking

food

ambience

The menu is short and comprises of selected delicacies from south india – Andhra, Chettinad, Kerala, Mangalorean and of course Hyderabadi. The new concept being introduced is that of a ‘Blackboard Menu’ which will be the chef’s daily specials and the fresh catch of the day. The aim is to provide homestyle authentic food. They also serve speciality Martinis.

The new decor is infused with vibrant colours that are inspired by the spices of india, with a mix of shades of yellow and red. Long spice racks give the rustic ethnic look while a wall adorned with photos of south indian culture provides the perfect backdrop. It is a chic modern setting that is steeped in tradition. South indian fusion music completes the picture.

service

ideal for

The service is good and upto the standards of the Taj brand

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 48, Timings: 12:30pm – 3pm; 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Blackboard Menu – Daily Specials and Fresh Catch

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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

Tadka

High on design Tadka definitely maintains a balance with Mughlai delicacies and ambience. It is a treat to be in this place while you have some of the best Mughlai dishes on your table

food

ambience

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 Nonvegetarians; 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.

service

ideal for

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

Private meetings, Family, serious conversation

information

recommended

value

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

Saboota Talwar Kebab, Dum Methi Murgh , Papad roll Masaladar

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

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Ohri’s Jalavihar, 22-9, Necklace Road, Hyderabad, Tel: 64543333/ 64536666

Tansen

A classical Indian restaurant, Tansen is a fusion of music and cuisine. It is a jugalbandi, where the ambience, cuisine and music all form a single experience

food

ambience

Serving traditional Indian food, Tansen serves North Indian, Mughlai, Hyderabadi specialities. It is surely a restaurant which should be tried given the ambience and the collection of items on the menu. The service is only a-la-carte and the must try here include Murgh Angaar, Lal Maas, Paneer Parcha, and Rehmani Paratha. The restaurant has a live tandoor and a bar attached.

Very Impressive. Granite stones, well carved pillars, spacious, Live instrumental music, water-bodies everywhere, window walls...one look at the place and you are impressed. The colour of the granite used and the replicas match well and it gives a very distinctive look to the place. Suggestion would be to go for dinner, though even lunch is worth an experience.

service

ideal for

Impeccable. With the Ohri’s brand name behind, they have ensured excellent service.

Dating, families, friends, conversations

information

recommended

value

Seating: 124 Timing: 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.30 pm

Murgh Angaar, Lal Maas, Paneer Parcha, and Rehmani Paratha

Rs 375-450 per person. Bar extra.

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White House, Block III, 6-3-1192/1/1, Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Hyderabad Tel: 40133663/4

Tandoor

This restaurant which serves ethnic North Indian cuisine has made a brand for itself and is quite popular in the twin cities. No doubt it is dubbed as ‘The Ethnic Indian Restaurant’

food

ambience

Serving only Indian delicacies, this place offers some authentic tastes to the ardent connoisseur of North Indian food. Must try here would be Murgh Makhni, Dal Makhni, Tandoori Chicken, Raan-e-Tandoor, Lasooni Kebab, Tava Aloo chaat and corn chaat. The buffet can be brought on to the table and there are see through counters for kebabs, breads and tawa items. Liquor is served.

The entrance door itself gives an idea of the décor one can expect when inside. Wood and leather find good usage in the interiors of the restaurant. Rich and ethnic art on the walls of Tandoor adds up an artistic Indian touch to the experience. The restaurant has two PDRs. Music is mainly instrumental during lunch and Ghazals during dinner. Exquisite cutlery and crockery has been used.

service

ideal for

With about 7 restaurant across the country and even abroad, the brand Tandoor service is impeccable.

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information

recommended

value

Seating: 146 Timing: 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm 7.00 to 11.00 pm

Raan-e-Tandoor, Lasooni Kebab, Tava Aloo chaat, Corn chaat

Rs 350-400 per person

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Terrace Barbeque

5-4-187/6/6, Karbala Maidan, Necklace road, Secunderabad Tel: 66200111 / 66200112

Located on the terrace of Moksh, the guests apart from enjoying a great outdoor view get to have unlimited barbeque starters, dinner & desserts. Open only in the evenings

food

ambience

The best thing about Terrace Barbecue is undoubtedly the open air setup. The food goes well with the outdoor ambience. Try the sizzlers, the grills and the Mutton Sheekh Kebab, Mustard Fish Fry and Champari Murgh. The restaurant serves only a-la-carte. Liquor is served.

It is probably the best outdoor restaurant in the twin cities with a manually open roof if it rains. The coir plastic chairs, glass table tops, the balanced usage of glass and use of black and red colours add to the entire ambience. The view is of course the main catch. The restaurant has a PDR for 20 people.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the-mill for an outdoor restaurant.

Family, Friends, Dating, Outdoor, Conversation

information

recommended

Seating: 50, Timing: 7.00 pm to 12.00 am

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value Rs 500 per person

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The Yellow Chilli

4th Floor, Kimtee Square, Road No.12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23383838 / 23383836

The Yellow Chilli has created a name for itself for serving some of the best recipes in Indian cuisine thanks to the masterclass of Sanjeev Kapoor.

food

ambience

The menu has the best of indian cuisine – recipes created by the master Sanjeev Kapoor himself. Hare Masale ka Bhuna Paneer is a succulent choice, so is the Lifafa Paneer. Patiala Seekh and Paneer Kalimirch are also great as starters. The Lazeez Murgh Tikka Masala or the Mutton Roganjosh are equally amazing. Chocolate Chip Kulfi for dessert.

Designed like a trendy upscale diner, but with traditional elements infused – spices stacked up in glass cases within the red brick walls. The outdoor seating on the terrace is more of an oriental setting, with cane furniture and lamps. The buffet setup is good with live counters setup on each side. Romantic instrumental music keeps you occupied within the bright ambience.

service

ideal for

The service is good and quick. Starters and rotis are served to you on your table.

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 120, Timings: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Gil e Firdaus – healthy brown rice pudding

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple, Lunch Buffet: Rs.230

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Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, R R District, Hyderabad. Tel- 040-66400000

Water’s Edge

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

food

ambience

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.

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.

service

ideal for

Service is professional with well trained staff taking care of every need and demand of the guests.

information Seating: 150. Timings: 7pm – 12am

Family; Friends; Dating; Outdoors

recommended Tandoor Items

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value Rs.1000 – Rs.1200 for a couple

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1st Floor, Eden Gardens, Road No.10 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23352719

Utupura

Probably the first, but definitely the only place in town that serves up authentic kerala cuisine the way they do it on the Malabar coast. Savour the amazing tastes from God’s own country

food

ambience

It is as authentic as kerala cuisine can be. Enjoy Appams with Stew or break away from Hyderabadi and have Kerala Style Biryani. Karimeen Fish Fry is amazing and so is the Malabar Fish Curry. They have daily specials also to make your job easier. Malabar Chicken Curry is best tried with Malabar Paranthas or some Hut Biryani – with fried egg mixed in it. Finish off with Payasam for dessert.

Setup in an apartment, the restaurant is small and is meant to be fussfree. With cane tables and chairs for seating, the restaurant does not offer much on ambience, because its USP is the authentic kerala food. During festival times, they serve you food on a banana leaf to complete the experience.

service

ideal for

The service is timely and efficient. No reasons to complain

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information

recommended

value

Seating:55, Timings: 12– 3:30pm 7pm – 10:30pm

Karimeen Pollichatu – fish steamed in banana leaf

Rs.300 – Rs.400 for a couple

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6-3-190/2, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66661111

Bikanerwala

The lip smaking taste and great quality of Bikanerwala has finally come to the city; and Hyderabad cannot seem to get enough of it with people willing to wait with no reservations on weekends.

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ambience

The menu consists of purely vegetarian Indian cuisine. After trying out some innovative snacks like Fries n Fries (french fries, onion rings, potato wedges) and Paneer Love Bites, go for Deccan Paneer Tikka or Badami Seekh Kebab. For main course try some Amritsari Chana or Punjabi Kadhi with fresh Paranthas and Kulchas. Finish off the experience with some Matka Kulfi.

The restaurant located on the 1st floor of the Bikanerwala complex has a pure, clean and serene look to it. The colour theme of white symbolises purity and reflects the quality of food the brand is famous for. Buddha and the Lotus are the central themes with paintings of both all around presenting a calm atmosphere. Technicolour lighting, casading fountain and the window kitchen are eye catching.

service

ideal for

The service is average; the bigger groups and fatter wallets get more attention

Family; Friends; Dating; Vegetarians

information

recommended

Seating: 140, Timings: 12pm – 3pm; 7:30pm – 11pm

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Hotel Raj Comfort Inn, # 1-7-54/B, SD Road, Secunderabad – 500003, Tel: 23893871

Chilly’s

Chilly’s is an in-house restaurant of Hotel Raj Comfort Inn. The restaurant serves Vegetarian delicacies - South Indian, North Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, and Continental

food

ambience

A Multi-cuisine restaurant serving vegetarian delicacies, the restaurant served breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet along with an a-la-carte menu during lunch and dinner. Must try here include Chilly’s Special Biryani, Paneer Makmali Tukda, and Diced Paneer with Red & Green Pepper. The buffet spread usually has more than 20 items.

The design is simple but elegant. Patronised by Marwaris and Gujaratis, the outlet has long back sofas and chairs – apt for a whole family. Well lit, the lunch time sees natural lighting while during dinner, the place is brightly lit. The restaurant is spacious and does not boast of any jazzy decorative items, but then that is the beauty of the place.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the-mill kind of service. Buffet helps reduce the staff efforts.

Families, Friends

information

recommended

Seating: 120, Timing: 7.00 am to 11.00 pm

Chilly’s Special Biryani, Paneer Makmali Tukda Gourmet Guide Hyderabad - 2010

value Rs 200 per person

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Dakshina Mandapa

Taj Tristar, ‘Seven Hills’, 1-1-40, SD Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 27818989/40221100

A multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant in Taj Tristar, it is elegantly set to the tone of a traditional atmosphere. The food is excellent. Together it definitely make for a must visit

food

ambience

The food at Dakshina Mandapa is truly excellent; the restaurant is comprised of well done dining setting, where guests can enjoy delicious food. Serving food from all South Indian regions, the restaurant serves only buffet lunch and dinner. Try Bisi Bella Bath, Gongura Annam and Hyderabadi dum Biryani. They also serve Pani Puri, chaat and Jalebi during Saturdays and Sundays.

An elegant setting with rich wood finish and distinctive interiors complete to provide an exquisitely comfortable and sumptuous ambience, the restaurant is brightly lit and has a very stylish design. Wood has been extensively been used. The buffet counter is well laid under a nicely carved ‘Mandapam’. The restaurant also has a Private Hall with a capacity of 50 covers.

service

ideal for

Adequately staffed they are ready to help you with the buffet

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value

Seating: 80, Timing: 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.00 pm

Bisi Belle Bath, Appam & Stew, Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

Dinner: Rs 225 with taxes, Lunch: Rs 197 plus taxes

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Inner Circle, Saboo Heights, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Tel: 23302330

Ice n Spice

Ice n Spice is a Coffee shop cum multi-cuisine restaurant that offers buffet breakfast, lunch, Hi-Tea and a-la-carte dinner. It is known for its eggless bakery items

food

ambience

The restaurant serves buffet breakfast and lunch. Dinner buffet is on Weekends. There are live counters during lunch and dinner of chaats, pastas, South Indian Dosas. Try the Herb Garlic Toast, Cheese Garlic Toast, Pizzas. The restaurant is known for Segul Bread and Methi Bread. Signature items other than breads include Paneer Dhania Kali Mirch and Vegetarian Kholapuri.

Well lit with marble flooring, the restaurant situated in the atrium is brightly lit and spacious. LEDs have been innovatively used in the chandeliers to emit light during the evenings. Colourful murals and the wood usage are worth a watch.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the mill kind of service can be expected here

Families, friends

information

recommended

Seating: 70, Timing: 7.00 am to 11.00 pm

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value Rs 225 per person

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Khandani Rajdhani

4th Floor, Big Bazaar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-64593998

Authenticity is the name here, with the restaurant serving up mouth-watering Rajasthani and Gujarati vegetarian delicacies in thaalis. Quite a relishing experience

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The menu is changed on a rotational basis and is fixed for each day. The Thaalis are served with over 30 items. Relish the tastes of authentic Dhoklas, Batatas and Gattas with Dal Bhati and Dal Dokli, Puran Poli and Dahi Vada. A range of daal and vegetables served with Jowar Bajra Rotis, Phulkas and Paranthas. Dessert and butter milk served as accompaniments.

The restaurant has undergone recent changes in its interiors. Though not a large place, the space provided is adequate and gives a cozy feel. Yellow colours are bright and cheery and go well with the earthenware placed around the restaurant. Thaalis are intricately laid out on the tables welcoming guests to a gourmet experience. They are coming up with a new outlet in GVK One.

service

ideal for

Service here is most unique, with stewards using sign language to communicate with each other.

Family; Friends; Dating; Vegetarians

information

recommended

value

Seating: 56, Timings: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:00pm

Ever ything on the Thaali

Rs.199 per head; Rs.229 on weekends

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Vista Grand towers, Ground Floor, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyd-82, Tel: 23306759, 9849033900

Ohri’s Jiva

Ohri’s Jiva is a must visit place for the conscious vegetarians to have a taste of unique cultures of food delicacies from North, West and South

food

ambience

Biased Rajasthani, the cuisine offers a large variety of North Indian food. Star delicacies include Live Wood Fired Pizza, Combos, Chat and Veg Platter. Among the sizzlers one can taste Shaslik and Stick. Others include Danishes, Egg less cakes and Croissants. Dalbaati chorma, Kadi pakodi, Ghatte ka saag are the unique Rajasthani food variants to treat your buds.

With aesthetically soothing lights all around, the interiors are artistically decorated. 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. The whole ambience gives you a feel of freshness and rejuvenates a new taste for the food.

service

ideal for

The manager is a perfect food guide to unfold the treasure of buffet. Service is impeccable.

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

information

recommended

Seating 164; Timings 11:00am to 11:00pm

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value Rs 225 per person

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Hotel Nakshatra, Jade Arcade, Paradise Circle, M.G Road, Secunderabad, Tel: 66338888

Panorama

A strictly vegetarian coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Panorama has the look of a coffee shop, but serves food in the way a fine dining restaurant does

food

ambience

Serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, Panorama caters mainly to the Sindhi population around the area. The buffet is elaborate with more than 35 items on the spread comprising of North Indian, South India, Chinese and Continental delicacies. Try the Vegetarian Dum Biryani and the Paneer Tikka Masala. The restaurant also has an a-la-carte menu. Liquor is served

The ambience is typical of a casual coffee shop but the usage of space is great and the lighting has been skillfully managed. While white can be seen in most places for the colour scheme, it is complimented by the black and red striped upholstered chairs and couches paired with wrought iron tables. The outlet also has a split area catering for private parties.

service

ideal for

Service required is minimal as it is mostly buffet. But attention is always given to each guest.

Family, Friends, Vegetarians, Conversation

information

recommended

value

Seating: 44, Timing: 7.00 am to 10.30 am, 12.30 to 3.30 pm, 7.30 pm to 11.00 pm

Vegetarian Dum Biryani and Paneer Tikka Masala

Rs 133/person during weekdays Rs 155 during weekends

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

Tamarind Tree

The best place in the city to cherish a dining experience under a tamarind tree can be accomplished here. It is the best restaurant in Yatri Nivas specialized in serving pure vegetarian food.

food

ambience

Food offered here is pure Indian vegetarian food. 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.

The place is spacious with a huge Tamarind tree over the head which gives you an exiting experience of dining under its cool shade below. 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. The tables are arranged under colourful umbrellas to seat 4 at each.

service

ideal for

It just takes 15-20 minutes to serve you the order.

Families with children; Business discussions; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating 160; Timings 7am to 11:00pm

Paneer Tikka, Veg Sheek Kebabs, Jeera Aloo

Rs300-500 per couple.

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221, Tivoli Road, Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 65263646, 2772038

Utsav

The Biligiri group started with Utsav which has earned innumerable awards and unstinted recognition for its impeccable service, great taste and delectable range

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food

ambience

Fine vegetarian restaurant winning hearts since 2000, it serves A la carte, lunch buffet and Dakshin Thali. ‘An ode to food’, the restaurant serves buffet in the ground floor and a-la-carte on the first floor during lunch. Dinner is purely a-la-carte. Try the Crispy corn, Paneer tosh kebab, Awadhi Tawa, Shahi Handi and Ras Malai. The restaurant has a PDR with a capacity of 20. No liquor here.

The restaurant is brightly lit with huge ceiling and the floor spread with marble. A spiral staircase takes one to the first floor especially for private dining. The light is maintained at a low here. But the central area gets its lighting mostly from the transparent sunroof ceiling along with the wellplaced interior lighting.

service

ideal for

Dressed in ash coloured pants and white tops, the waiters are well trained and always available

Family, friends, Vegetarians, Value, Dating

information

recommended

Seating 180, Timing: 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm 7.30 to 11.00 pm

Crispy corn, Paneer tosh kebab, Awadhi Tawa, Shahi Handi Gourmet Guide Hyderabad - 2010

value Rs 250 per person


Aromas of China

5th Floor, City Centre, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66683334

This authentic restaurant serves the best of cantonese, shanghai and schezwan cuisines. Aromas of China with its good food and ambience has won the hearts of oriental food lovers in Hyderabad

food

ambience

There are some unique dishes available that only few oriental restaurants might offer. Chicken Su Mai (dim-sum) is a great starter, and to follow that is the Lat Mai Kai (Szechwan spicy fried chicken). There’s also Crispy Duck and 3 Flavoured Chicken. For vegetarian fare, the Baby Corn, Broccoli and Shitake Mushroom in Hunan Chili Sauce, are quite delicious. Liquor is served.

The restaurant is a treat to the sense of vision just as much to the sense of taste. The theme for the furniture is mainly brown and black, giving the place a very distinguished and majestic look. Dim mood lighting and sweet oriental music complete the ambiance. The private dining areas are exquisitely done with beautiful high back chairs and lamps.

service

ideal for

The service is good with stewards dressed in all black oriental attire.

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 160, Timings: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Slow Roast Spring Chicken in Piquant Sauce

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for food for a couple

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

Far East

It’s not just chinese out here. At Ohri’s Far East you get the choicest of culinary jewels from Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and of course, China

food

ambience

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 Barbeque Chicken.

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 and the coordinated uniforms, follows the tenets of ‘Feng Shui’.

service

ideal for

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

Family, friends, serious conversation, Private dining

information

recommended

value

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

Far East Chicken, Veg. Crispy Corn Chilli Pepper

About Rs 500-600 for a couple.

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565-B, 5th Floor, Park NAR, Road No.92, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23607380

Isda Thai

One of the foremost names to bring in authentic palates of Thai cuisine to Hyderabad, Isda Thai has managed to make a mark in the gourmet market in the few years since its opening

food

ambience

The menu offers traditional authentic Thai cuisine. For starters the Deep Fried Marinated Tofu/Chicken/Fish is an excellent choice. The array of Satay preparations along with Stir Fry varieties are good too. For main course choose from a variety of traditional Thai Green Curries. Finish off with delectable Thai Pudding with flavour of the day.

The ambience of the restaurant brings Thai authenticity to life. Relics of the Buddha decorate the entire place, reaffirming the serenity of the atmosphere. Black, brown and golden colour theme complete the imperial look. Bay windows on one side offer unhindered views of KBR Park. The Bar is small but attractive, with blue panel lighting for a cool feel. Thai chillout music sets the mood.

service

ideal for

The stewards in oriental attire serve you well and are most hospitable.

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Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 140, Timings: 12pm – 11:30pm

Stir Fry in Black Pepper Sauce; Stir Fry with Basil Leaves

Rs.600 – Rs.900 for food for a couple

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3-6-276/1&277/1, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad-29. Tel: 040 23220911, 23225641

Haiking

One of the most popular and prominent names in Hyderabad’s oriental fine dining, Haiking has been around for over three decades, serving authentic Hakka speciality cuisines.

food

ambience

The menu introduces the cuisine as Hakka speciality with its rich Cantonese history. Try some of the Hakka specialities like Sao Mai – steamed dumplings, Kay Chow Cha Choi – diced chicken in oyster sauce or Hao Fa – deep fried mincemeat. Other than that the menu has the regular starters and main course with chicken, fish, prawn, lamb and vegetables preparations. Liquor is served.

The ambience offers the marvel of white marble which has been extensively used in the flooring and walls. The high back chairs with oriental design are comfortable and go well with the mirrored pillars all around. The soft lighting gels perfectly with the soothing instrumental music in the background. The upstairs seating is quite a treat with a mezzanine floor and pretty aquarium.

service

ideal for

The service is good with the stewards helping you with suggestions from the menu

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 250, Timings: 11:30am – 3:30pm; 6pm – 11pm

Kay Chow Chum Choi – marinated chicken sauteed with dry lily

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel: 66293132

Golden Dragon

Golden Dragon, Taj’s authentic Chinese Restaurant, overwhelms at first sight. It is an elegant restaurant for those who prefer the best of Szechwan and Canton Cuisines, which is fit for the Kings

food

ambience

The food is authentic and we can believe Taj for stating that. When here, try the delicacies from the four regions of Schezwan, Cantonese, Hunan and Beijing,. There is lot of variety. Try YumChas on Sundays with an 11 course set with Dimsums, soups, lobsters, main course, dessert, beer or wine. The restaurant also offers live noodle making displays.

Different dynasties lend colour to the restaurant. The chairs depict prosperity, spring, long life and luck as symbols. Heavy drapes, ornate lanterns, obscure Chinese symbols, gilt-edged well, edges, and huge French windows that look out onto lush shrubbery and lawns make the experience memorable

service

ideal for

Impeccable thanks to the Taj

Family, Friends, Variety, Conversation, Dating.

information

recommended

value

Seating: 64, Timing: 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm 7.30 pm to 12.00am

YumChas, Dimsums, Lobsters, Tiger prawn delicacies

Rs 1000 per person for YumCha, Ladies Lunch: Rs 700

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Oriental Pavilion

Begumpet Airport Exit Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 39884422, 66543456

As the name suggests it truly represents and serves 5 of the best cuisines of the East “The Oriental Pavilion” serves Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian, Japanese and Chinese

food

ambience

The prime objective behind “The Oriental Pavilion” is to serve Asian food in its most original form, keeping in mind individual tastes and preference of discerning diners. Try the Chicken Red curry, Bamboo Shoot Fried rice, Nasi Goreng, Indonesian Prawn and Chicken fried rice served with Chicken Satay and pickled vegetables in a banana leaf.

A small outlet, it is well lit and has managed to use the small place well. Round tables in middle, chandeliers at different heights, maroon colour code typical to the orient, fish sculpture, the amazing Buddha sculpture all add up to present a very pleasant picture of this restaurant.

service

ideal for

Service efficiency is good due to the small size of the restaurant and of course the brand

Families, Conversation, Variety

information

recommended

Seating: 38, Timing: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm 7.30 to 11.30 pm

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Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad – 500029. Tel: 23298811

Ming’s Court

This speciality restaurant has made a mark of its own with people bustling with activity during lunch and dinner. It’s tough to find a table especially during the weekends

food

ambience

Surely try the slightly sour and spicy Manchow Soup, or the Phuket Fish, Dimsums or the variety in lobsters. Also check out the Prawn Pepper Salt, or the Chilli Stick Veggies, which are skewered and deep-fried. For main course try the soft noodles along with chicken or veggies in a Kung Pao sauce. The hot Schezwan Fish and Chicken Green Pepper are also perfect accompaniments to the noodles.

You do not find much of a Chinese setup in this restaurant...so there is no maroon. Marble floored, the restaurant looks chic with black table tops and balanced lighting. The Chinese Zodiac table top will surely ensure that the waiting period is not lonely.

service

ideal for

Run-of-mill service. Do not expect too many surprises. The service is good and the staff is readily available.

Family, friends, Dating, Conversation

information Seating: 120, Timing: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.30 pm

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103, Park Lane, Secunderabad. Tel: 23843634, 9666957429, 9666957439

Nanking

A landmark, Nanking now more than fifty years old is a place to meet authentic china in the heart of the twin cities. It is has created magic with the art of chinese cookery not many can resist.

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Humble in its outlook, Nanking is known for its delicacies. It is a restaurant that has amazingly maintained its supremacy in the Oriental bracket. Chicken Drumsticks, Chicken Pakoda, Schezwan Fish are some of its must try items. Ginger Chicken, Prawns dry, Boneless Chicken dry are delicacies one should not miss. The menu has a lot more to offer.

Simplicity is what Nanking is about. A humble joint which has made its name purely through its food, this 150 plus cover outlet has now become a signature monument of Hyderabad. Nanking is usually crammed with office-goers on their lunch-break, so it tends to be noisy. The lighting is dim but adequate.

service

ideal for

No great shakes, but you do get your order on time.

Variety, Family, Take Aways

information

recommended

value

Seating: 150. Timing: 10.30 am to 4.00 pm 6.00 to 10.30 pm.

Chicken Drumsticks, C h i c k e n Pa k o d a , Schezwan Fish

For a family of Four, about Rs 400/-

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Taj Banjara, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66769999 extn 1931

Strings

This is one of the most prominent addresses for oriental fine dining. Over looking the lawns and the garden; its a nice and peaceful bistro that serves up amazing thai and chinese cuisines

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The menu brings out the best in chinese and thai cuisines. Start with the Veg Manchow soup or Sea Food Wonton Soup. Follow it up with some Crispy Corn Kernel and Dragon Chicken. For main course try the Phad Phak - Stir fried veggies with mushroom sauce or the Gaeng Phed Koong - Prawns in thai red curry. Dates Pancake with Vanilla Ice Cream makes perfect dessert.

A white marble floor that is complimented by dark browns and red of the interiors and furniture, lends a very imperial look to the restaurant. Decorated with chinese fans, hanging lamps and other east asian artefacts, the restaurant keeps the oriental theme alive and kicking. The wrought iron furniture gives an antique and ethnic look and completes the classy look of the place.

service

ideal for

Service is good and upto the standards of a Taj hotel.

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 34, Timings: 12:30pm – 3pm; 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Thai Green and Red Curries

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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Syn Asian Bar & Grill

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

The Taj Deccan added to its range of fine dining options with Syn, specialising in Japanese Teppanyaki and combining Al Fresco, Lounge and Sushi Bar into one amazing exerience

food

ambience

Though the menu is oriental, they specialise in Japanese Teppanyaki, Thai and Vietnamese. The Chef insists on trying some of the best Sushi in town with smoked eel, octopus and sea bass. If not Sushi, then start with some Thai and Vietnamese appetizers. For main course opt for Thai Curries – try Steamed Fish with Lemon Garlic Sauce. Synful chocolates filled with makroof cream for dessert.

Syn offers a soothing ambience that one can relate to. Lighting in blue hues keeps things cool and relaxed. The seating options are aplenty – choose from sitting around the Teppanyaki bar, the drinks bar or the lounge area – each with its own charm. Dress in casual formals and unwind with music ranging from lounge, jazz, minimal tech and rock.

service

ideal for

The service is top class as would be expected from a Taj hotel.

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 110, Timings: 12pm – 3pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

California Sushi; Fried Prawn Sushi

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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Mainland China

2nd Floor, Near ITC Kakatiya Hotel, Begumpet, Hyderabad Tel : 30431244-47

Mainland China enjoys an unparalleled brand popularity and is revered for the fine dining experience it provides. The restaurant chain serves authentic cuisine from the major provinces of China

food

ambience

The menu is lavish with about 70-80 items, which is renewed often. When here, do try Lobster with chilli oyster sauce, Whole sea baas steamed or braised in Chinese parsley sauce, Dimsums, momos, crispy corn, Chilli pepper, sauteed mushroom ginger chilli. Mainland China’s delicacies are said to the most authentic, the main reason why the chain was started in 1995.

Very elegant ambience. As you enter, you get a Chinese feel through the two life size golden sculptures. The round wooden design is a very contemporary design but gives the place a stylish touch. You can find the typical red/maroon here and there along with the typical partitions with a touch of the orient. There are small sculptures on the walls with little waterfalls flowing through.

service

ideal for

The place is well staffed and there should not be any room for complaints.

Families, friends, conversations, dating

information

recommended

Seating: 128, Timing: 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm 7.00 pm to 10.30pm

Chinese parsley sauce, Dimsums, momos, Chilli pepper

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1st Floor, Uptown, Road No.2 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-40213538

Thai Express

The international chain of exclusive Thai restaurants has finally made its mark here in Hyderabad. Thai express brings you authentic Thai cuisine in modern upscale settings

food

ambience

The menu offers only authentic thai cuisine. Choose from the Bangkok Street Favourites section to savour the flavours of the best of Thai street food like Thai Stuffed Chicken Wings, Prawn Toast and Crispy Pancakes stuffed with chicken. Chicken and Potatoes in Yellow Curry goes great with fried rice. Or go for the hawker’s favourite – Thai Stir Fried Chicken Noodles. Try the Thai desserts too.

Trendy and modern are the thoughts that come to mind when you check out the interiors. There’s booth style seating for families and chairs for smaller groups. Bay windows on one side offer views of Banjara Hills road. The woodwork is the highlight and is complimented by the use of orange in the interiors. The buddha figure at the door and the cane lamps from Singapore are a nice touch.

service

ideal for

The service is nice and friendly; the stewards in orange t-shirts keep with the colour theme

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 108, Timings: 12pm – 3pm; 7pm – 11pm

Curried Sof t Shell Crab

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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

F9 Diner

F9 Diner is a perfect dining center catering to Hi-tech city’s hungry professionals; this venue has a lot to offer in cuisine and in space

food

ambience

The diner offers the best of global cuisine. Golden Fried Potato Fingers drizzled with Jalapeno Cheddar sauce or Crispy Fried Chicken Supreme tumbled with Spicy Jamaican glaze are few must try lip smakers. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is delicious. The pastas Chicken Lasagne and Penne Pasta Alfredo are scrumptious. Seer Fish Kebab, Shammi Kebab and BBQ Grilled Chicken are great.

A big place donned up completely in white, the colour radiates freshness and purity. The wooden tables with white couches and chairs, forms an integral part of the colour code. An option of outdoor seating and a separate glass enclosed Hukka section for smokers is available. Soft music plays its tunes, while LCDs are ready for sports action. Panel and spot lighting illuminates the place.

service

ideal for

Good service with a standard Fusion 9 concept. The buffet is lavish and starters are served at the table.

Conversation; Outdoors; Corporate Lunch; Variety; Family

information

recommended

value

Seating 250; Open 12pm-11pm

M a l a b a r i C h i c ke n Biryani with Pappadam and Challas

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

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SM Modi Complex, Karbala Maidan, Necklace Road, Raniganj, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-27534230/31

100 Degrees

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.

food

ambience

It offers a Global Cuisine with Sizzler Specialization. You would love to dig into to the place to grab a quick delicious crunchy burger or enjoy wood fire pizzas. Authentic italian pastas and sizzlers of both continental and oriental tastes are also served here. The desserts selection is also good.

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.

service

ideal for

It’s Ohri’s so the service is branded and surely is great.

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

information

recommended

value

Seating 160; Timing: 11:30 to 3.30 pm 7:00 to 12 midnight

Pizzas, Sizzlers, Pastas

Couple Rs 500-600 +taxes

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Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel: 66293132

Al Fresco

Al Fresco is situated on the lawns of Taj Krishna. It is a very romantic outlet with water bodies, candle lights, dim lighting and some great global cuisine

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Al Fresco serves Mongolian cuisine and steaks. Mainly popular with the expatriates and in-house guests, if you land up there, try the Steaks and Grills and of course the Mongolian menu. The restaurant is going to import high end steaks and beef from a connoisseur’s pet place – Kobe and Wagyu in Japan. They are also starting Friday Barbeques but call before you go.

It is in the gardens of Taj Krishna with tented canopies, fountains, wrought iron chairs, soft live music on Fridays, lot of greens and sometime mosquitoes too. But it is an ideal place for a romantic outing if you can afford it, coz it is Taj’s exclusive Romantic outdoor area!!

service

ideal for

Taj’s signature shows in the great service

Dating (If you can afford it)

information

recommended

Seating: 26, Timing: 6.00 pm to 12.00 am

Steaks, Grills and Flambée

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1st Avenue, 1st Floor, Rd No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-4, Tel: 9848968949, 9848968658

Fusion 9

Fusion 9 is the right place for food connoisseurs to experience some of the best global fine dining in the city

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ambience

Chicken steak fried with Roasted chilli Chicken Burritos are the unique items that tickles the tastebuds. The cuisine served also includes Surf & curf duet of grilled fish and chicken with cajun popcorn shrimp. Wood fired thin crust pizza and pastas are tastier are tasty. Pan fried lamb cutlets, paneer Kurchan with Lachha and Karela coconut mutton fry are other delicacies added to its existing menu.

The interiors are done up in creme and brown for an elagant cosy outlook. The leather clad chairs and couches are comfortable and create a lounge-like environment. This is accentuated by the lounge music predominantly played here. Glass wall on one side gives nice road-side views while on the other, a full view of the kitchen proceedings.

service

ideal for

Timely and perfectly professional service is offered.

Conversation; Dating; Variety; Family; Friends

information

recommended

value

Seating 106, Timing: 12pm-3.30pm, (sun12.30 to 4.00 pm)

F 9 J o o j e h Ke b a b (chicken in creamy saffron base)

Couple Rs.600-1000; Drinks Rs.500-800

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2nd floor, Above Fusion9, Rd No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-4, Tel: 9032530344, 9848968949

Grill Room

Serving a wide array of tandoori items, Grill Room is another offering from the Fusion 9 group and its culinary expertise; a tribute to the best that can be fired and eaten

food

ambience

Cuisine served here includes starters like Muchos Nachos, Tangy chicken Skewers and chicken chips. Other important tongue tasters on the menu are Fussili chicken Alfredo, Pasta, Grill items and Tandoori Tikkas.

Crafted sofas and exuberant shades of beige and browns give the place a royal look with a very Mediterranean feel. The interiors are decorated with artsy lamps and mirrors for an antique look.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the-mill kind of service. The place adequatelly staffed.

Ideal for Friends, Conversation; Dating; Variety; Family

information

recommended

value

Seating: 85, Open timing: 12.00pm to 11.30pm

Grill Items served with choice of sauce

Rs. 400 to Rs. 600 per couple, Drinks @ Rs.129/-

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1st Floor, GVK One, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-44767900

Hard Rock Cafe

The world famous Hard Rock Cafe has well established itself in the city of Hyderabad; it brings its signature style and amazing food, and blends it together so you can have a rockin’ good time.

food

ambience

The menu brings to your table the best of American dining. Surely you would visit Hard Rock with a bunch of friends so go for the Jumbo Combo of onion rings, spring rolls, potato skins and chicken wings. Their burgers are world famous, go for the heavenly Bacon Cheeseburger. For your sweet tooth go for Dessert Bites – Chocolate Mousse or Creme Brulee. The bar has some great cocktails.

Its what you would expect from Hard Rock Cafe. There is rock memorabilia all around, and if you’re a rock fan then its easy to get mesmerized. From Elvis’ jacket to Elton John’s hat, and rockstars’ guitars, you can find it here. Separate sections have been devoted to stars – Elvis, Beatles and Michael Jackson have their own space. Rock music and videos on LCDs do complete the picture.

service

ideal for

Service is upto standards. Stewards dance on YMCA!

Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 188, Timings: 12pm – 12am

The Legendary Burgers

Rs.600 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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5th Floor, City Centre, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66683333

Indijoe

A global diner in the true sense, Indijoe has to offer Italian, Mexican and Thai cuisines. This restaurant serves the best foods from around the globe in a modern and trendy setting.

food

ambience

For starters, try out the Cheese Fondue in both veg and non-veg variety. Go for fiery Texas Hot Wings, Fajita Nachos or Ranch House Platter. Choose your main course from Mexican, Italian or Thai. Authentic Mexican, fresh dough pizzas, a whole range of pasta, a sizzling selection of sizzlers and a dessert menu worth drooling over. The buffet offers just as much variety as the menu.

Designed to be a diner with the times, cool looking lamps hang from the ceiling and grab one’s attention almost immediately. Brown upholstered furniture creates a warm mood in the restaurant, which can be changed by looking out the glass walls. Creme and dark browns give it a cozy feel. A great place to relax, even when everyone is making a beeline for the scrumptious buffet.

service

ideal for

The service is good and the food is served fresh

Family; Friends; Dating; Variety

information

recommended

value

Seating: 136, Timings: 12:30pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Tex Mex and Italian; Oriental Sizzlers

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for food for a couple

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Ellaa Hotels, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66288488

Italia

The latest offering from the F&B range at Ellaa Hotels, Italia is a cosy venue that brings together the best in Italian fine dining in a true European cafe style settingt

food

ambience

The menu specialises in Italian cuisine and has a wide array of Sicilian tastes on offer. To start try the Spicy Mozzarella Sticks, Pepperoni Garlic Toast and Cajun Spiced Chicken Fingers. They make authentic Italian thin crust pizzas and pastas also. For desserts, go for the ever famous Sicilian Cannoli or Tiramisu; also fusion desserts like Khubani ka Meetha Cheesecake. Liquor also served.

Situated in the hotel’s atrium, the restaurant styled like a European cafe, offers true al-fresco dining. With an open and fresh ambience, the seating for twos and fours is surrounded by boutique foliage that lends a very international feel to it. Coffee scented candles light up the tables and awaken your senses. The small bar setup has yellow back lights that give it a warm and bright hue.

service

ideal for

Service is good; being a new place the stewards do their best to impress.

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 25, Timings: 7pm – 11pm

Ask for the Daily Chef’s Specials

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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The Golkonda, 10-1-124, Masab Tank, Hyderabad500028, Tel: 40 66110131

Melange

As the name suggests it is a meeting place for a mix of people. During the day the place is brimming with ladies kitty parties & the Corporates. Evening is the time for the families.

food

ambience

Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Arabic, Mediterranean, Continental, Indian, Indonesian include: Miegoreng, Noodles, Battered Fried Prawn. For Starters try Mushroom Duxelles & Arabic mezze platter in veg, Salt n Pepper Prawns & Chicken Tropicana in non-veg. Vegetarian main course includes Penne Pesto, Spaghetti Carbonara & vegetable with tofu in Hot Garlic Sauce.

The atrium structure of the restaurant & the waterfall gives it an al fresco feel. The restaurant has shades of Purple which adds a nice contrasting blend. The atrium is lit up during the day in daylight light effects & in the evening the light changes colour to blue. The restaurant has a solo singer on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. The restaurant has banquette seating & regular seating.

service

ideal for

The hotel staff exude warmth in their service. Effective.

Ideal for mixed crowd – Business executives, Families and Pub hoppers,

information

recommended

value

Seating :83, Timing: 7 am to 11 pm

Hyderabadi Biryani, Gosht Biryani, Falk biryani and Tarkan

Rs 1100 + taxes without liquor

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1st Floor, 12th Square Building, Road No.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-64625500

Mozzarella

The new addition to the impressive portfolio of the Zafraan group, Mozzarella offers great Italian and world cuisines; a place with great ambience and a palce “where Italy meets the world”

food

ambience

The menu is predominantly Italian with a mix of Mediterranean and Malaysian. For starters go for Mezze Platter, Charcoal Roasted Mushrooms or Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers. Try some wood fire thin crust authentic Italian pizzas. Malaysian Curry with Parantha and Burmese Khow Suey (meal in a bowl) are great for main course. Blueberry Cheesecake is the signature dessert.

Though Italian might be the theme for food here, the ambience is themed around Buddhism. The ambience provided is calm and serene. The Buddha sleeps atop the bar which is illuminated with red lights underneath. Lamp shades made of banana leaves and wind chimes made of bamboo complete that oriental look and feel. The private dining room is absolutley stunning.

service

ideal for

The service is performed well by smartly attired stewards

Family; Friends; Dating; Variety

information

recommended

value

Seating: 90, Timings: 12:30pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Mille Fuille – crispy filocone stuffed with roasted peppers

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for food for a couple

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Plot No. 788, Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Tel: 64644141, 64644242

N – Grill

A resto-bar cum lounge, N Grill, owned by film star Nagarjuna and Preetam Reddy is a place with ample design elements and great food. It offers an experience and is a must visit

food

ambience

N-Grill serves some great European delicacies. Must try include the Sunday Brunch, Chilli Garlic Chicken, Chicken Satay, Awesome-wholesome Salad, Risottos, Pastas and the grilled items. Rock Shrimp Tempura is the signature item here. The menu is unique with photos of some of their unique items. The outdoor bar dispenses some great martinis, margaritas and smoothies.

The design elements are ample and are the best part of the resto-bar. The place is divided in three sections – indoor, bar and the outdoor area. The indoor part has natural lighting during the day. You can see plenty of wood in here. The indoor area has huge ceiling and hanging lights. The outdoor lounge is casual and uses mist and fans to cool down the place. There are plenty of other design elements.

service

ideal for

Impeccable. Very smartly dressed waiters. Well trained and well informed of the menu items.

Expatriates, Conversation, Dating, Families

information

recommended

value

Seating: 115, Timing: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm 7.00 to 11.30 pm

Rock Shrimp Tempura, Sunday Brunch, Chilli Garlic Chicken

Rs 1500 + taxes per head

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The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, HiTech City, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-67676828

Prego

A visit to Prego will feel like Italy - a captivating live oven where the chefs bake the best authentic pizzas and a walk in wine cellar at the entrance that is a staggering experience to the guests

food

ambience

Completely authentic Italian, the a la carte menu has modern yet authentic aromas and tastes of tempting Italian home cooking with generous but not excessive portions. Signature dishes will be made up of pizza, pasta, appetizer, main course and dessert with a complimentary starter of bread and dip. Fun kids menu and drinks are also featured.

Vibrant, colorful, authentic, yet trendy are the true elements of Prego. The bustling open show kitchen enhances the look and feel of this upscale and unique eatery. As the evening turns, Prego is altogether renewed to a romantic evening dining ambience with candle lights, music and Italian cuisine catering to all your needs and creating a cozy atmosphere.

service

ideal for

Service is of high quality, just what you would expect from the Westin

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 134, Timings: 12pm – 3pm; 7pm – 11pm

Pizza Prego – barbequed lobster, red onion jan

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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Steaks and Sizzlers

Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66400000

Steaks and Sizzlers is a restaurant with a complete outdoors theme at the Leonia Resorts, offering an ambience under the starlit night sky, and culinary delights of steaks and sizzlers; a perfect venue

food

ambience

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. Food is always made to order here, so customise your palate accordingly.

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 kinda okay.

service

ideal for

Service is professional with well trained staff taking care of every need and demand of the guests.

Friends; Dating; Outdoors

information

recommended

value

Seating: 50, Timings: 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Steaks n Sizzlers made to order

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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1st Floor, RK Cineplex, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-40151925

TGI Friday’s

Any day of the week you can say “Thank God Its Friday” with a visit to this restaurant. TGIF offers the best of American drinking and dining experience

food

ambience

The menu offers the best in American dining. For starters go for Queso Fundido – melted cheese over jalapenos, onions and bacon with tortilla chips. They even have Shrimp Cocktail. The Triple Chicken Sampler is a new addition and worth a try. For main course there are sandwiches, burgers and mexican – Ranchero Chicken Enchilada.

Being a true American style diner, the place has large and spacious seating. Lots of sports and movies memorabilia all around. A DJ console has also been added for rock, pop, house and hip hop music. The environment is cheery and peppy and the flairs of the stewards add onto that feeling. A projector screen is also added for sports events.

service

ideal for

The service is good and friendly. The stewards are in true spirit and their flairs add to that spirit.

Family; Friends; Dating; Non Vegetarians

information

recommended

value

Seating: 140, Timings: 12pm – 12am

Jack Daniels Tower – shrimp, chicken and pork in JD sauce

Rs.600 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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1st Floor, My Home Tycoon Building, Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Tel: 66023331/3332

Banana Leaf

Retaining the old Malgudi charm and interiors, Banana Leaf is multi-cuisine with a simple but elegant touch. The new management has rectified mistakes of Malgudi to come up with a new leaf.

food

ambience

Ser ving South Indian, Chinese, and Continental, the restaurant is known for its Chettinadu delicacies. The Chettinadu Biryani, Malabar Parathas, Iddiappams and Appam & Stew are a must try here. While stress is more on the South Indian cuisine there are often takers for Continental and Chinese, which has been included in the menu.

Retaining the entire ambience of Malgudi, the new management has ensured that the essence of the place is not lost. So you have lot of the floor spread with marble and extensive use of wood can be seen on the ceiling. Intrinsically carved wooden pillars support as arches. The theme of the seating is blue and there are huge goblets for lighting.

service

ideal for

The place is often busy during lunch, so do not expect quick service, but they try their best.

Families, friends, Office Goers

information

recommended

Seating: 104, Timing: 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.00 pm

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Plot No. 1357, Road No. 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Tel: 64544545, 23542629, 23550094

45 Jubilee Hills

A year has gone by for 45 Jubilee Hills and there have been several learnings for it, especially the menu, which they have crafted to perfection with time.

food

ambience

Serving Indian & Chinese cuisine, the thick menu offers several delicacies which are must try. Our suggestion would be: Spicy Double Cooked Lamb, Rajasthani Lal Maas, Braised Pomfret in a sauce of your choice and Honey glazed lemon chicken. Lunch is buffet with an option of a-la-carte. Dinner is only buffet. Liquor is served and has been slashed unbelievably.

Nothing has changed from the beginning in terms of the ambience. The chequered Black and white colour pattern with red table cloths still holds on. Space is well managed and the lighting is quite sufficient which goes well with the granite flooring and the soft music. Seating is comfortable and the garden seating is a good bet.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the-mill. Has improved a lot over the year.

Family, Conversation, Dating

information

recommended

Seating: 135, Timing: 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.30 pm

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Ohri’s Jalvihar, Necklace Road, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-64536666

1857

Always high on design, Ohri’s did it again with their colonial themed resto-bar at jalvihar – 1857. Experience the nostalgia of the British Raj while enjoying great views of Hussainsagar lake

food

ambience

The menu is multicuisine and offers indian, chinese and continental fares. Called the 1857 Mail, the menu is designed like an old time english newspaper. The tandoor items and kebabs are good here. Ask for the Sepoy Grill and you will be served with a live grill with assorted kebabs. For main course try Curry House – meal with daal and choice of bread.

With an open air setup under a huge canopy tent structure, 1857 has probably the longest bar in town. The colonial theme is quite evident with photos of british raj and hunting trophies adorning the walls behind the bar. The wrought iron furniture has an antique look to it. The stewards dressed as sepoys and fans on pillars complete the picture of the old days. Separate section for private parties.

service

ideal for

Service is adequate and the sepoy uniforms blend well with the theme

Family; Friends; Dating; Outdoors

information

recommended

value

Seating: 180, Timings: 7pm – 11pm

Murgh Makhani and Shahi Paneer

Rs.400 – Rs.600 for food for a couple

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MLA Colony, Rd No 12,Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34, Tel: 23545578,42215432,9666688168

Amogh 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

food

ambience

The menu offers specialities in south indian cuisine. Palates from all states available.Hampi era Varival: spiced deep fried prawns, Kozhi Milage curry: A tamil specialist curry in black pepper gravy, Appams, Tandoori lamb chops, Ronaque sheek are chef’s special. Jawar ki Roti and Khasta roti are special rotis offered on the menu.

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.

service

ideal for

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

Conversation; Dating; Family; Value for Money

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value Couple Rs.500-700

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4th Floor, Lumbini Jewel Mall, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-64536564

Basil

Basil is truly ‘a vegetarian affair’; this long standing restaurant has become one of the best addresses in town for enjoying great vegetarian food in a clean crisp ambience

food

ambience

The menu offers great options of indian, oriental and continental fares, with new dishes added every few months. Try the Paneer Malai Roll and Karara Paneer or the Crackling Paneer for oriental tastes and Charcoal Roasted Mushrooms for continental. Have Dhaba Paneer with naan or try the Pasta Mughlai with cheesy mughlai gravy. Enjoy great mocktails that the bar serves up.

With a modern and trendy outlook, the restaurant done up in cremes and browns is highlighted by yellow panel lighting. Bay windows offer great views of banjara hills road. Glass panes used in abstract design give the place a chic look. The buffet is well spread and gets the real crowds. Nights are in a more somber mood, with dim lights and romantic melodies.

service

ideal for

The service is cordial and efficient

Family; Friends; Dating; Vegetarians

information

recommended

value

Seating: 120, Timings: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11pm

Basil Special Kofta with Hari Mirchi Kulcha

Rs.500 – Rs.600 for a couple

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Hotel Minerva Grand, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad, Tel- 040-66117373 / 66117354

Blue Fox

The legendary Blue Fox brand has been around for 30 years now. This outlet at the Minerva Grand is the classiest and upholds the Blue Fox name in the purest sense

food

ambience

Serving some of the best multicuisine in town, the menu offers indian, oriental and continental fares. Their oriental is famous and its a good idea to order some Spicy Thai Prawns, Konjee Lamb or Sesame Chicken to start with. For indian tastes you can try Fish Garlic Kebabs. The Tandoori Platter is also a good choice if you are looking to sample it all. Drinks are also served here.

Chic and ultra modern is what the look of this restaurant is. A nice blend of creme and browns keeps the look smooth like melting chocolate. The design element is quite singaporean and goes well with the amazing oriental cuisine they make. The private dining rooms are quite a pretty affair. Romantic instrumental music gels perfectly with the yellow mood lighting and candle light.

service

ideal for

The service is good and lives upto the Blue Fox legacy

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 150, Timings: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Chilly Garlic Noodles and Chicken in Chilly Oyster Sauce

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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The Platinum Hotel, 3-6-43, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-42222203

Clove

This multicuisine restaurant at the Platinum Boutique Hotel, has been creating waves in the gourmet world owing to its high quality food and innovative services which are pulling in the crowds

food

ambience

The menu gives the best in indian, chinese, continental, italian and mexican palates. Start with Chilly Garlic Paneer Tikka, Zafrani Fish Tikka, Mutton Gilafi Seekh and Chicken Nagini Kebab. The executive chef is a masterclass in mughlai cuisine so definitely go for tandoori items. Pasta, Steaks and Sizzlers also available. Attached bar serves up drinks of your choice.

The restaurant offers Maharaja style dining with low couch seating. The centre tables are the highlight with cascading waters in between. Black and dark red colour theme presents a sharp and smart look. A flowing glass beaded lamp adorns these tables. The glass walled kitchen gives a good view of the busy kitchen. Smooth western music keeps you occupied.

service

ideal for

The service is timely and cordial, lives upto expectations

Family; Friends; Dating; Value

information

recommended

value

Seating: 130, Timings: 11am – 4:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Chicken Nagini Kebab and Tandoor items

Rs.500 – Rs.800 for food for a couple

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3rd Floor, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Adjacent to TDP Office, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-67110484

Coco’s

One of the more famous hangout joints in the city, Coco’s provides a Goa like atmosphere and is best visited in the cool evenings to enjoy the open air beach shack with some live music

food

ambience

The menu is multicuisine with Indian, Continental and Chinese fare, slightly on the spicier side, so be careful when you order. Shredded Special Chicken and Cajun Prawns are delectable; Machhi Tikka Masaledar is deliciously spicy. Cottage Cheese Shaslik for the vegetarian palates. Hookas can be enjoyed at Rs.400 along with Cocotails – cocktails served in coconuts.

The rooftop location and beach shack look completed by the extensive bamboo work of the thatched roof huts transport you to a tropical beach paradise. Seating is aplenty and the low deck chair kind of seating lends a very relaxed and chilled out feel to the place. Adding to the ambience is the live musical performance by Kris in the evenings. The bar is cool to hang out at.

service

ideal for

The service is good and orders made to your liking. Food is spicy so order accordingly. Liquor is served.

Family; Friends; Dating; Outdoors

information

recommended

value

Seating: 90, Timings: 11:30am – 11:30pm

Grilled Lamb Chops, Fish and Chicken fresh off the barbeque

Rs.500 – Rs.700 for food for a couple

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Ista Hotel, Plot No.7, IT Park, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-44508888

Collage

As the name suggests, Collage is a collection of the best of indian, oriental and continental cuisines. The restaurant at the Ista hotel offers great food in an oasis like setting

food

ambience

A varied menu offers starters like Tandoori Prawns, Soya & Orange Glazed Chicken, Pear & Blue Cheese Salad; with scrumptious sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pastas, the main course also features delectable Norwegian Salmon and Lasooni Roganjosh. Also offers Japanese Teppanyaki, Tempura and also Sushi made to order. Sunday Brunch is the perfect event for food. Liquor is served.

Be greeted by wine racks at the entrance and then choose between dining indoors or al fresco style surrounded by pretty foliage. 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. Outdoors gazebo seating has panoramic views

service

ideal for

The stewards are very interactive and help you order from the menu.

information Seating: 150, Timings: 6am – 2:30am

Family; Friends

recommended Sunday Brunch

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5th Floor, 12th Square Building, Road No.12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-65585500

Exotica

Hailed as one of the best places in town to enjoy multi cuisine, Exotica offers much more than just great food, it has some of the best in ambience also with its open air terrace top seating

food

ambience

The menu offers multicuisine fare with special emphasis on north indian cuisine – that is the speciality here. The Kebabs are succulent and served with a special dahi and garlic chutney. Roti pe Boti – marinated roasted lamb served on mini rotis is quite good. Delhi style Paneer Tikka Makhani is a good choice for vegetarians and Degchi Soola Murgh for non vegs.

It is one of the best venues for open air terrace top dining. Though seating is available indoors also, its best to take a table outside. Beautiful foliage surrounds you as you enjoy the cool breeze and your meal. The calm element of buddhism has been infused into every aspect of the design. Trickling waters are soothing to the soul and umbrella grass makes the place look exotic.

service

ideal for

The service is good and efficient; does justice to the quality food they serve

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 90, Timings: 12:30pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Railway Mutton Curry; Singing Chicken

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple, Lunch Buffet: Rs.250

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Hotel Minerva Grand, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad, Tel- 040-66117373 / 66117353

Fiesta

The coffee shop serving multicuisine at the Minerva Grand, Fiesta is all about bringing life and its celebrations in all its flavour

food

ambience

The coffee shop menu spans indian, south indian, continental and chinese fare. Go for Mutton Seekh Kebab for indian tastes, Chicken 65 for some chinese, Grilled Fish n Chips for continental, otherwise there are many south indian dishes to choose from. The buffet is setup everyday and offers the best of each cuisine and is always a good choice. They serve liquor also.

Setup in the typical coffee shop ambience, to wake you up and brighten your day. Bright lighting coupled with yellow colour code lends a fresh feeling to the place and thus creates a very lively ambience. Seating is spacious and comfortable with soothing channel music. The multicoloured glasses would brighten anyone’s day.

service

ideal for

Service is good and upto the standards

Family; Friends

information

recommended

value

Seating: 94, Timings: 7am – 11pm

Murgh Tangdi Kebab

Rs.400 – Rs.600 for a couple

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Taj Tristar, ‘Seven Hills’, 1-1-40, S.D Road, Secunderabad, Tel: 27818989/ 40221100

Galaxy

For all-day dining, the restaurant offers a unique modern dining experience, with an extensive a-la-carte menu. The restaurant has seating areas, furnished in a contemporary style

food

ambience

Serving a-la-carte as well as a buffet breakfast & a-la-carte lunch and dinner, Galaxy is known for its South Indian, North Indian, and Chinese delicacies. The must try here are the Special vegetarian thalis, combos, as well as the buffet breakfast which has a huge spread. Weekend buffet also has live counters and more than 30 items on the spread.

The restaurant has a circular patterned roof, cube patterned chairs and sofa. Overall it looks like the restaurant takes a cube theme. The lighting is bright and the fixed marble structure which acts as the buffet is elegantly and smartly located.

service

ideal for

Efficient. The restaurant is adequately staffed.

Families, Variety, Value for money

information

recommended

value

Seating: 120, Timing: 7.00 am to 11.00 pm

South Indian Thalis, Combos, Buffet Breakfast

Rs 130 – Buffet breakfast

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Taramati Baradari, Cultural Complex, Langar House, Ibrahimbagh, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23521884

Haritha

This multicuisine restaurant run by AP Tourism is located at the Taramati Baradari Tourism Complex; with a lights show in the evenings, the place is ideal for a getaway from the city

food

ambience

The multicuisine menu consists mainly of Indian and some Chinese options. Though the menu is small, the food is quite good. Snack on some Paneer 65, Fish Lal Mirchi, Tangdi Kebab, Pepper Chicken; for main course there is Andhra Chicken Curry and you can also choose between Dum ka Murgh/Fish/Mutton. The Dum Biryani is also a great option.

The restaurant is large and spacious, with grand seating that encourages people to come in groups. The pillared walls and big arched windows replicate the look of the Baradari situated atop the hillock outside. The carved ceiling completes the royal look. Paintings of Taramati Bai adorn the walls and tell stories of the royal bygone era.

service

ideal for

The service is cordial and timely. The management is most hospitable and make you feel like a king.

Family; Friends; Dating; Value

information

recommended

value

Seating: 72, Timings: 7am – 11pm

Fish Lal Mirchi, Pepper Chicken, Dum Biryani

Rs.300 – Rs.500 for a couple, Veg Lunch Buffet @ Rs.85

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1st Floor, Lifestyle Building, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 23401111

Haveli

A Multi-cuisine restaurant this restaurant has sustained when many others in the complex closed. Maybe it’s because of the décor, but the food is good too

food

ambience

Although Haveli specialises in Mughlai, Hyderabadi and Punjabi cuisine, the stress now seems to be more on serving Chinese. Maybe that’s one reason that they have been able to strike the right chords of being in the business. The lunch is buffet as well as a-la-carte, but after 4.00pm you get only a-la-carte. Try the Loose fried prawns, Chinese Roast Chicken, Corn Kernel. Liquor is served.

The décor of the place is good with lot of wood and glass used in the right place. The flooring has a mix of granite and marble. The lighting is dim but sufficient. The pillars have a grunge finish. Overall the place is ambient and spacious. The seating is also well planned with cream and black colour theme for accommodating a whole family. There are 3 PDRs in the restaurant.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the-mill. No great shakes

Families, Variety, Value for money

information

recommended

value

Seating: 140, Timing: 12.00 pm to 11.30 pm

Try Chinese. In Indian, try the kebabs

Rs 219 plus taxes per person for the buffet

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Ohri’s Jalavihar, 22-9, Necklace Road, Hyderabad, Tel: 64543333/ 64536666

Havmor 70 mm

Uniquely called as India’s First Bollywood themed Restaurant, it is an experience. With five theme zones viz., Romantic, Action, Comedy, Villain and Vamp, the menu too is vivid

food

ambience

Serving multi-cuisine delicacies, the restaurant serves only Buffet. It probably has the biggest spread of buffet spread with about 80 plus varieties of items from varied cuisines. The ice creams are their USP with variety of Sundaes, Cold Stone ice creams etc on offer. From 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm, the place also serves Pizzas, Pastas, Sandwiches, and ice creams.

Theme-based, it features full and detailed statues of Amitabh Bachchan and Helen with a lot of retro Bollywood elements including staff uniforms. Table tops are all themed as per the zone. Lots of authentic bollywood memorabilia on the walls such as LP records, Posters depicting Bollywood stars, etc. gives a refreshing experience to its guests.

service

ideal for

With the Ohri brand name behind, there is no doubt about the efficiency of the service.

Families, Dating, Variety

information

recommended

value

Seating 214, Timing: 12.30 to 3.30 pm, 7.30 to 11.30 pm

Buffet, Ice Creams, Sundaes

Rs 249 to Rs 349 plus taxes

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5th Floor, Kimtee Square, Road No.12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23383838 / 23383836

Hot Rocks

Hot Rocks is brought out by the same people who brought Yellow Chilli; it is the latest entrant into the barbeque scene with terrace top open air dining

food

ambience

Barbeque and Tandoor is the speciality here. The menu is set everyday and offers a range of indian and oriental starters – 5 veg and 5 non veg. Have Shaslik Paneer and Tandoori Mushroom roast fresh at your table. Try some Spicy Basil Chicken and Nasheela Jhinga. Then follow up with the buffet main course and enjoy Paneer Lajawab and Biryani. Live counters serve well.

Mostly setup as open air terrace top dining, the concept is that of having a live grill on your table and see your food roast fresh. The window kitchen grabs your attention. Indoors the seating options are of couches and this section has the better of the views of Banjara Hills. The bar serving mocktails has changing LED lights that play games with the ambience of the urban lounge design.

service

ideal for

The service is acceptable; being quite new the staff is a little inexperienced

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 96, Timings: 7pm – 11pm

Pa t h a r k a G o s h t ; Grilled Chicken

Rs.416 plus tax per person

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Yatri Nivas, Near Paradise Flyover, S.P Road, Secundrabad - 03, Tel: 27840005

Hunter’s Roost

With surrounding green decors, Hunters roost is an open air restaurant specialized in Veg and non-Veg food varieties

food

ambience

Menu starts with Fruit punch, Lassi and Milkshakes. Salads include Garden fresh green salad and Waldorf Salad. Soups are Sweet corn soup, Cream of mushroom and French onion soup. Paneer tikka, Veg seek Kebab and Chilli Paneer are among the tasty starters. Kadai paneer, Paneer butter masala, Aloo methi, Green peas masala are among the vegetarian dishes offered.

Hidden behind Angan, Hunters roost is the most preferred open air multicuisine restaurant set up in Dhaba style. The ambience & greenery have made it a perfect restaurant in Dhaba setup. This Dhaba is small alcove, and is a favourite hideaway for couples.

service

ideal for

Run-of-the-mill kind of service. Attentive and professional.

Family; Friends; Business People and Executives.

information

recommended

value

Seating: 200, Timings: 12.00 pm – 11.00 pm

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 multi-cuisine fare and is suitable for a daytime drop in

food

ambience

The food menu offers Amogh clay pot platter in veg and non veg varieties. It is also 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.

Leaves is a typical coffe shop with blends of white and brown with a long buffet setup. 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 wooden seating with cane work is good and the tables rest on tree stumps.

service

ideal for

Staff handles your orders well, you even have a live kitchen

Conversation; Family; Dating; Value for Money

information

recommended

value

Seating: 140, Timing: 12.00 pm to 11.30 pm

Tandoori Pomfret, Paneer Chandni Tikka and Bathi ki Boti

Couple Rs.400-600, Buffet Breakfast Rs.59

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Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66400000

Leo Bistro

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

food

ambience

The menu serves up Indian, Oriental and some Continental fares and offers Bhutan Chicken, Italian Grilled Prawns, Beef Kebab and Teekha Kebab as starters. For main course choose between Murgh Mal Mal, Noorani Macchli (pakistani delicacy) Mutton Kali Mirch, and Kacche Gosht ki Biryani. Desserts offer some Caramel Custard and Tiramisu.

The ambience here excudes grandeur and royalty. The high ceiling has flowing wooden panels bejeweled with blue LED lights. The plush leather seating paired with the soft carpeting completes the royal feeling. Ghazals and indian classical music is soothing to the senses. The bar is well illuminated and looks smart. A wine rack with changing lights catches your attention.

service

ideal for

Service is professional with well trained staff taking care of every need and demand of the guests.

Family; Friends

information

recommended

value

Seating: 116, Timings: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11:30pm

Murg Afghani Tikka; Tandoori Jhinga

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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5-4-187/6/6, Karbala Maidan, Necklace Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 66200111 / 66200112

Moksh

A fine dining restaurant nigh Necklace road, this restaurant comes from the people who got Utsav brand. Serving veg. and non-veg. delicacies of varied kinds, this place should definitely be tried

food

ambience

Must try at Moksh include Murgh Kali Mirch, Deghi Mirch Murgh Tikka, Paneer ke Sholay, Kushrang Paneer, Awadhi Tawa and their dessert – Chocolate Spring Rolls. It serves both buffet and a-la-carte and even serves Jalebis and chaats during the weekends. Liquor is served.

Water bodies, tiled flooring and a spacious view of the Hussain Sagar welcomes you as you enter the restaurant. Wood is used well and the glass too has been used to its ideal format. There is a bar attached and restaurant is usually dim lit. Saturdays are candle light dinner with a buffet as well as an option of a-la-carte.

service

ideal for

You will see the strength of the Utsav brand in service for sure. It is definitely brand making.

Family, Friends, Corporate meetings, Dating, Conversation

information

recommended

value

Seating: 152, Timing: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.00 pm

Murgh Kali Mirch, Deghi Mirch Murgh Tikka

Rs 450-500 per person

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Courtyard by Marriott, Lower Tankbund Road, Hyderabad. Tel- 040-27521222

Momo Cafe

The all-day dining offering from the new Courtyard by Marriott, Momo Cafe is an elegant coffee shop that serves a multitude, specialising in pan asian cuisine and as its name suggests – Momos

food

ambience

The menu offers Indian, Pan Asian and Continental fares. The all-day dining offers Momo Burger and Renato Brick Fire Oven Pizzas. Balluchi Seekh Kebabs and Paneer & Mirchi ka Saalan are good choices for Indian cuisine. Asian treats include Singaporean Satays & varieties of Momo’s. Best finished with a Cheesecake Sampler or Thai Chocolate Mudcake.

The coffee shop is large and spacious with a high ceiling. The ambience is typical of a coffee shop and is well illuminated by natural light coming in through the glass facade of the restaurant. Colour theme of grey, white and creme is smart yet relaxed. Seating options are plenty to cater to different numbers and moods. Liquor served.

service

ideal for

Service is impeccable with Marriott quality. Stewards are dressed in black oriental attire.

Family; Friends; Dating; Meetings

information

recommended

value

Seating: 108. Timings: 6:30am – 12am

Chinese Taocan (a delicacy platter)

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for food for a couple

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

Motifs

Motifs, a small cosy setup, serves 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

ambience

Food served is 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.

With carved pillars seperating the coffee shop and lobby, the interiors are perfectly 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 feel.

service

ideal for

Run-of-mill kind of service. It does feel good to see the place well staffed.

Conversation; Late Night; Value for Money

information Seating 72; Open 24 hrs

recommended Fish Tikka Masala

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Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Lower Tankbund Road, Hyderabad, Tel: 040-27522568

Okra

Okra is the 24 hrs restaurant at the lobby level of the Marriott hotel with a magnificent view of the swimming pool and an even more magnificent buffet spread especially for sunday brunch

food

ambience

The menu offers indian, oriental and continental fares and has some of the best food in town. To start with you can try the Tandoori Jhinga, Thai Fish Cakes or Murgh Malai Tikka. Go for the Marriott Burger or Steak Sandwich in main course or simply choose from the Pasta, Pizza and Biryani options. Murgh Tikka Makhani and Goan Prawn Curry are also great choices. Liquor is served.

With rich and plush interiors, Okra offers a bright ambience right next to the Marriott swimming pool. With carved pillars all around the seating offers an exotic experience every time. The place is well spread out and spacious and leaves enough room to move around for the buffet spread, especially during Sunday brunch when almost the whole city wants to grab a bite here.

service

ideal for

The service is good with special care being taken of you during the buffet

Family; Friends; Variety

information

recommended

value

Seating: 180, Timings: 24 hrs

Melting Pot (Sunday brunch)

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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8-2-602/E, Charan Pahadi, Road No.10 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23353422, 23354234

Our Place

Over a decade old, Our Place is quite ‘an open invitation’ with a completely outdoors open air setting in the midst of a beautifully crafted garden, serving a multicuisine menu

food

ambience

The menu is multicuisine with indian, chinese and thai on offer. For starters try the Lahori Paneer Tikka, Tulsi Paneer Tikka, or Murgh Chutney Kebab, Murgh ke Sholay, Machhli Afghani or Tai Pe Chicken. For main Aap ki Pasand Palak, Murgh Kali Mirch and a host of Andhra specialities. There are also Chinese Sizzlers. Liquor is served with some special cocktails.

The theme here is that of open air dining. The entire place is a garden adroned with beautiful foliage all around. There are about 10 separate seating areas, some under gazebos surrounded by foliage and some on the first floor overlooking the garden area. The entrance is bejewelled with hanging lamps and traditional diyas welcome each guest. An eco-friendly establishment.

service

ideal for

The service is acceptable. The huge size of the place slows down the service

Family; Friends; Dating; Outdoors

information

recommended

value

Seating: 500, Timings: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 11pm

Chicken Tikka Sagwala; Shinto Diced Chicken

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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Aditya Park, Aditya Trade Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 66788888

Promenade

Situated at the mezzanine floor, this outlet is now increasingly becoming popular with the office goers nearby. Lunch is often full and you could try your luck for dinner beforehand

food

ambience

Serving buffet as well as a-la-carte during lunch, the essence is to get as much local flavour into the offer. They also serve buffet breakfast for inhouse guests. Walk-ins are welcome. Try Corn curd, Vegetable Manchurian. Nellore Chapa Pulusu and the Andhra Veg Korma. Don’t miss the dessert buffet. Try to once check the breakfast buffet too.

The ambience is simple yet elegant. There is good usage of wood and the lighting is well balanced. The center buffet spread is well located and the seating has also been managed well so as to ensure that during rush hour there are no casualities! It is definitely a must try especially when you are in the center of the business hub – Ameerpet.

service

ideal for

Buffet helps less service, but the place is adequately staffed and efficient too.

Families, Friends, Office goers, Variety

information

recommended

value

Seating: 92, Timing: 24-hrs

Corn curd, Vegetable Manchurian. Nellore Chapa Pulusu

Rs 300 per person for lunch, Rs 375 person for dinner

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IIIrd Floor, Elephant House, Ameerpet ‘X’ Road, Hyderabad, Tel: 66777711, 40036097

Rang

Serving Indian, Chinese, Tandoori and South Indian delicacies, Rang is an understated place with spacious enclaves providing the perfect setting – morning, noon, night – to dine

food

ambience

Serving both lunch and dinner as a buffet as well as a-la-carte, the must try dishes at Rang include Banjara Talwar Kebab, Spicy Corn Kernel, Crab and Quails. The restaurant also serves Chicken Haleem and Mutton paya throughout the year. There are live dosa and paratha counters and two PDRs. The restaurant is attached to a 27 room hotel, so guests can even try some breakfast buffet.

The graceful interiors at Rang and surroundings display freshness. The art, painting, carvings and murals add a lot of elegance to place. With a white and violet theme, there are two huge murals – one of them depicts ‘Celebration’ and the other depicts ‘Dreams’– indicating that it could be a perfect place to celebrate and live your dreams!

service

ideal for

Run-of-the-mill kind of service here.

Families, Friends, Conversation, Dating, Variety

information

recommended

value

Seating: 225, Timing: 6.00 am to 10 am; 11 am to 11pm

Banjara Talwar Kebab, Spicy Corn Kernel, Crab and Quails

Rs 250-300 per person

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Hotel Nakshatra, #126, Jade Arcade, Paradise Circle, M.G Road, Secunderabad, Tel: 66338888

Parikrama

Situated in one of the busiest commercial centres of the twin cities, the restaurant in Nakshatra Hotel is an ideal dining outlet for families serving Indian, Chinese and Continental delicacies

food

ambience

Serving a-la-carte as well as buffet during Weekdays and Weekends respectively, the restaurant has gradually become a familiar name with many families in the Secunderabad area. Must try include Mutton Rogan Josh, Mutton Biryani, Hakka Chilli Chicken and Soya Chilli Fish. Also try the Parikrama Special Biryani which is a mixture of Chicken, mutton and shrimp. Liquor is served.

The restaurant has carefully treated interiors which help to create a warm and welcome feeling. The meal experience becomes complete with interiors which are royal, ambience that is regal, and the service truly personalized. Wall paintings and small copper figurines adorn the restaurant giving a very rustic Indian touch.

service

ideal for

Expect run-of-the-mill personalised service

Families, Friends, Conversation

information

recommended

value

Seating: 102, Timing: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm 7.00 to 11.30 pm.

Rogan Josh, Mutton Biryani, Hakka Chilli Chicken

Lunch Buffet: 199 per person, Dinner: 250 per person

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Best Western Amrutha Castle, Opp. Secretariat, Saifabad, Hyderabad Tel: 66633888

Salzburg Street

A coffee shop cum Multi-cuisine restaurant, Salzburg Street is a very cozy extension tastefully designed with a combination of natural elements and lighting. A must visit for its cuisine

food

ambience

Serving Indian, Chinese and Continental, Salzburg Street serves both buffet and a-la-carte. You must try the Pearl Prawns, Ajwani Fish Tikka for starters. In main course, try Murgh Lajawab and Mutton Roganjosh. Also try Piri Piri Chicken and the Baked Penne with Bacon. The restaurant also acts as a coffee shop and serves typical Desi style fast food.

Situated as an extension of the lobby, the place is small but cozy. The granite flooring, an extension from the wooden flooring, goes well with the bright lighting of the restaurant. The restaurant has used wood and granite stone in a balanced manner increasing the ambience to a soothing level. Little decorative items like swords and shields add to the entire theme of the castle.

service

ideal for

The service is friendly and the waiters are young, smart and always available.

Family, Conversation

information

recommended

value

Seating: 48, Timing: 7.00 am to 11.00 pm

Pearl Prawns, Murgh Lajawab

Rs 475-500 per person

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Central Court Hotel, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad, Tel:23232323

Salt and Pepper

A cozy venue, Salt and Pepper is chic and a perfect dine-in when you are late home. An apt place to taste the spicy multi-cuisine delicacies round the clock

food

ambience

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 prawns. From continental Green Prawns are popular. Chinese include Chicken chilli-65 in non-veg and in veg you have spring rolls and mushroom.

A rectangular enclosure, the place is encapsulated with glass all around. Tables are arranged on either sides of the length to seat 4 on each. The low brown ceiling is fitted with dim yellowish lights. On the other end of the breadth vessels are arranged to offer buffet for the diners during lunch and dinner along with midnight buffets.

service

ideal for

With smile always on their faces, stewards are prompt at your request and offer Coffee at your table.

Dating; Family; employees; business men; executives; non-smokers

information

recommended

Seating 46; Timing 11:00am to 2:00am in the morning.

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217, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Adjacent TDP Office, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23542835

Shikaar

This restaurant has been around for some time and is still popular with the locals. Good food is the hallmark of the restaurant which also serves some Mexican under the name Senor Pepe’s

food

ambience

Good food at affordable pricing has kept the customers coming back for more. Multicuisine menu with Indian, Oriental and some Mexican too. The choices from the Tandoor are great for starters. Or try the Mexican Fiesta Platter – Nachos, Flautas and Quesadillas. Pepper Chicken Sticks and Singapore Chilly Prawns are good chinese options. For dessert go for Chocolate Rum Mousse.

The restaurant might need a makeover in interiors, but is still a decent place to dine at. The Shikaar theme is evident with wrought iron chairs having leopard print upholstery and modern art on the walls depicting forests. Soothing saxophone instrumentals provide an interruption-free dining experience. Groups, friends, colleagues, couples and even the odd loner – all can be seen dining here.

service

ideal for

The service is good and quick. Staff is smartly dressed with ties and bowties. Liquor is served.

Family; Friends; Dating; Value

information

recommended

value

Seating: 92, Timings: 12pm – 3:15pm; 7:30pm – 11:15pm

Panchrangi Kebab – five varieties of chicken, lamb and fish

Rs.400 – Rs.600 for food for a couple

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Urvasi Residency, Alexander Road, Beside Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, Tel: 39122222, 23461859

Tarang

Situated in Urvasi Residency, this multi-cuisine restaurant is quite famous in the area for its food. Dinner is usually full so people have to shift to the nearby Nimantran

food

ambience

Serving Indian, Tandoori, Chinese and South Indian, the restaurant serves Buffet and a-la-carte lunch. Dinner is only a-la-carte. When here, try the Chinese Platter, Aromatic Chicken, Crispy Corn, Chilli Pepper, Bhatti ki Macchi, Jinga Dum Nisha. Also try Talwar Kebab and Beli Ram Gosht. Liquor is served.

The place is usually dimly lit with blue and red lights and has few design elements to talk of but the seating is done tactfully and offers no hindrance to guests. The restaurant has two PDRs with capacity of 14 and 10. The music played here adds colour to the whole atmosphere.

service

ideal for

The service is good but expect a little waiting time for your food to arrive.

Friends

information

recommended

value

Seating: 108, Timing: 12.00 pm to 12.00 am

Talwar Kebab, Beli Ram Gosht

Rs 250-300 per person without liquor

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5th Floor, Babu Khan Mall, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23418545, 23418546

Terrace Bay

This terrace top venue has stayed out of the limelight but still has managed to create a name for itself in multicuisine fine dining. Great place for dinners to be enjoyed with grand views

food

ambience

The menu comprises indian, chinese and continental fares with special emphasis on tandoor items. Try the chef’s special Patiala Tangdi Kebab – marinated chicken legs stuffed with mincemeat. Also good are Fish Achari and Ajwaini Tikka. Vegetarians try the Paneer Papri Kebab or Crumb Fried Jalapenos. For oriental tastes the Chinese Sizzlers and Schezwan Prawns are worth the try.

The seating is so spaciously laid out that its hard to believe that the place can seat 200 people! The upscale design of the place is impressive and soft mood lighting completes the relaxed atmosphere. Choose between bay window side seating or opt for outdoor terrace gazebo style seating to enjoy cool evenings. Soft rock and ballads provide the background aurals

service

ideal for

Stewards are dressed smartly in all black and serve you well

Family; Friends; Dating; Outdoors

information

recommended

value

Seating: 200, Timings: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 12am

British Chicken Tikka Masala (British version of Indian classic)

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for food for a couple

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Central Court Hotel, Lakdi-ka-Pul, Hyderabad, Tel:23233262

Touch of Class

Touch of Class is an elegantly spread multi cuisine restaurant that offers delicacies ranging from Indian, Chinese, Continental and Thai

food

ambience

It offers a multi-cuisine menu, starters in non-veg include Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Platter and Udth pari. 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 Hong Kong chicken and spring rolls.

Touch of class is a peaceful and calm glassy enclosure with dim yellowish lamps on the side walls. Setup with luxury furniture, the place is a majestically elegant diner’s fort. One can enjoy lavish grandeur comfort seating that enables 6 persons together at one table. It gives you a unique experience of dining.

service

ideal for

Attendants are prompt to take the order and serve you in the earliest possible time.

Clients from Corporate, Government, and Telecom are the prominent visitors.

information

recommended

value

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

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

Rs 650-700 per couple

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Hotel Urvasi, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82, Tel: 040-23420548

Urvasi

The place has been a preffered 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

food

ambience

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.

With minimum decor, the place is a typical bar and restaurant establishment. Crème colour code is mixed with brown wood work for a warm and cozy look. Instrumental tunes play in with the yellow panel lighting and the soft lamps over the tables. Seating is ample with two floors.

service

ideal for

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

Families, Friends & Value

information

recommended

value

Seating 200; Open 11am-12am

Chicken 99 (boneless chicken slices lightly battered and fried)

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

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Taj Banjara, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66769999 extn 1929

Waterside Cafe

This restaurant at the Taj Banjara overlooks the small lake next door. Serving the best in indian, oriental and continental cuisines, its a great place to unwind and relax

food

ambience

The menu offers multicuisine fare of indian, oriental and continental variety. Potato and Parsley Soup starts things well followed by Crab Bisque or Crumb Fired Brie. Parmesan Chicken Supreme, Cottage Cheesesteak and Wood Roasted Chicken are all good options for main course. Live counters set up for dosas and pastas. Ice cream teppanyaki for cutomised sundaes is the highlight. Liquor is served.

Vibrantly coloured upholstery, buffet props and the table arrangement make the restaurant look young at the day time; and at night the candle lights create magic for the restaurant and for the buffet counter. The seating is neatly arranged, well spread out and offers utmost comfort. Bay windows offer views of the lake side. Ideal mix of space and privacy for a great dining experience.

service

ideal for

Service is good and upto the standards of a Taj hotel.

Family; Friends

information

recommended

value

Seating: 54, Timings: 24 hrs

Ice Cream Teppanyaki

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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Windows of the World

Ground Floor, Cyber Towers, Hi Tech City, Madhapur Hyderabad-34, Tel. 6682 2958, 9912022261

WOW is a true place serving multi-cuisine delicacies from all over the world to whet your appetite in an aura that is elegant and inspiring

food

ambience

Unique items on the menu include, Mushroom Salt & pepper with chef’s special sauce, Aaloo Mirchi Kebab, Paneer Makhani, Honey glazed chicken, Murg Malai Kebab, Tofu in zinger chilli and Pepper Chicken for some delectable starters. Main course includes Angari Chicken, Dum ka Jhinga, Chicken Vindaloo, Keema Masala, Sweet n Sour Chicken and Chilly Prawns.

Located on the ground floor of the gigantic Cyber Towers, WOW is quite a large place with high ceiling; central dome hung with charming chandeliers gives a majestic look. Done up in white and crème the décor exudes a bright and fresh feel. Large bay windows bring in adequate natural light, with a good evening view. The mezzanine floor is an added attraction.

service

ideal for

Prompt and responsive service, The buffet is lavishly spread and well maintained.

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

information

recommended

value

Seating: 140, Timings: 7.30am to 10.00 pm with breaks

Dum ka Jhinga, Chicken Vindaloo, Paneer Makhani

Rs. 300 to Rs. 600 per couple

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Verandah The Restaurant

The Park, 22 Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad. Tel: 23456789

The first of the dining options at the newly opened Park hotel, Verandah blends together designer interiors with the fusion of Indian food and global flavours

food

ambience

The menu showcases the best in fusion cuisine and is inspired by Anglo-Indian traditions. Start with Verandah Gado Gado – grilled prawns with roasted cauliflower or try the Pita Pockets filled with Pindi Chhole Hummus and Jor Garam. From the tandoor go for Lagan ke Kebab. For continental fare try Slow Baked Lamb Shanks or Baked Fillet of Jon Dory.

Upon entering, you will progress through a series of beautiful spaces experiencing the formality of the buffet space, representative of the Bungalow, to the informality of the Verandah entrance and bar, followed by the vibrancy of the Garden dining area. This Verandah space is the heart of the restaurant, followed by the dining area of the restaurant.

service

ideal for

The service is impeccable and oneof-its-kind, representing the quality of Park hotels.

information Seating: 160, Timings: 24 hrs

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Family; Friends; Dating

recommended Sheermal Loaf

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Arena Coffee Shop

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

This coffee shop at the Taj Deccan is set in the atrium of the hotel and is the first thing to catch your attention as you pass the lobby of the hotel; serves multicuisine 24 hours a day, drop in anytime

food

ambience

The menu offers multicuisine fares from Indian, Oriental and Continental varieties. You can look forward to some international favourites on the menu. Roti pe Boti is an innovative Indian creation and the Olive Studded Steak is the Continental choice. Themed nights such as Italian and seafood happen on different days of the week, so catch the one you prefer. Liquor is served here.

With its central location of the hotel’s atrium, the coffee shop has an open and airy feel to it, with no walls to close you in. Gaze around the hotel while enjoying your meal. A huge carving of chariot horses is spellbinding and the highlight of the restaurant. The place also has live musical performances to serenade you. The trickling fountain is an added calm design element.

service

ideal for

Service is good and upto the standards of a Taj hotel.

Family; Friends

information

recommended

value

Seating:82, Timings: 24 hrs

Indonesian Nasigorang

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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Deccan Pavilion

ITC Kakatiya, 6-3-1187, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 23400132

The signature coffee shop of the ITC, Deccan Pavilion is known for its lavish buffet spread and the grandeur it has maintained in its interiors

food

ambience

Deccan Pavilion served multi-cuisine specialities right from Indian, South Indian, Oriental, European and Continental. Serving both buffet and a-la-carte, the must try here apart from the buffet include Five Spice Roast Chicken and Paella (Spanish delicacy). Also look out for promotions which happen time to time like molten lava stone grills. Also try the midnight buffet.

ITC’s signature is evident in the design with its spacious and sleek setting. The design has not changed since last year and the blending of turquoise and white is subtle. The Coffee shop plays light contemporary pop and blends well with the food and the ambience. Pool side seating is also available. There is a PDR also with a capacity of 12.

service

ideal for

The brilliant service of ITC is evident when here, right from the entrance.

Conversation, Friends, Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 114, Timing: 24 Hrs

Five Spice Roast Chicken and Paella

Couple: Average Rs 1000-1200

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Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 66293132

Encounters

Encounters, an all day dining restaurant, offers buffet meals as well as an a-la-carte menu showcasing international favourites. The interactive counter serves pastas, pizzas, dosas and pancakes

food

ambience

Encounters has increased on its buffet in the last one year and also has a new a-la-carte menu on offer with international and Indian delicacies. The must try here would be Fish n Chips, Chicken in a Basket and Nasi Goreng. Also try Jalapeno Cheese Poppers, thin crust pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, Thai prawn curry, Italian Risotto. For Indian, try Jinga Moilee, and Keema Pav.

The restaurant lacks a view, but it has a very international approach to design which is perfect even if minus a good view. Black & white polka dots inspired from Italian designs, Jaliworks, perforated pillar for lighting to ooze out, good usage of wood, Italian marble flooring all make it a place to be in for sure.

service

ideal for

The Taj signature is evident in every move that the staff makes out here.

information Seating: 68 Timing: 24-hrs

Families, Variety, Conversations

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value Rs 900 per person

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

Le Cafe de Art

The posh, hip Le Cafe de Art is indeed a great place to enjoy a cuppa coffee. Artistically designed, it is worth a visit also for the yummy desserts from Deli9 located within

food

ambience

Cuisine offers Footlong Onion rings and Cheese fries to start with. Pepper Chilli Chicken, Arabic Kofta Lamb burger, Chicken and Lamb duet sandwich are the special items for a new taste. They also serve Pastas, grills, platters and decent croissants and cappuccinos. Desserts include Deli9, Ice Cream Sundaes and a range of hot and cold coffee drinks.

The place is very well decorated with crafted wood on chairs and sofas. Surroundings are lit with antique lamps and chandeliers and has a cool, hip ambiance. It has an art gallery and provides a perfect arena where artists could meet up to unwind and chill.

service

ideal for

The service is cool with timely orders without much waiting.

Ideal settings for Families, Friends and Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 85, Timings: 9.00am-11.00pm

Le cafe de Art special fettucini (thin ribbon in creamy cheese sauce)

Rs. 400 to Rs. 600 for a couple

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Leo Juventa Cafe

Leonia Holistic Destination Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad. Tel- 040-66400000

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

food

ambience

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. Menu created by nutritionalists offers Italian platter, Health Watcher sandwich, Orange Spice Tea Chicken and Vegetables in Lemon Coriander Sauce.

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 with calmness and serenity all around.

service

ideal for

Service is professional with well trained staff taking care of every need and demand of the guests.

information Seating: 16 Timings: 9am – 7pm

Health Conscious

recommended

value

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

Rs.400 – Rs.600 for a couple

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Baseraa Hotel, S.D Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 27703200, 27704745

Pickles

This 24-hrs coffee shop has always been the perfect example of a casual all day-night dining. An ideal outlet for a midnight snack, the coffee shop is known for its breakfast lunch and dinner buffets

food

ambience

Serving Indian, Chinese, Continental, Italian, the Coffee shop is known for its Vegetarian Sheekh Kebabs, Ginger Chicken, and Paneer Tikka. The outlet also offers an a-la-carte option from which Italian teaser, Pizza Margarita, Chicken Oriental Wine Saver, Chilli Chicken -65, Lobsters, Spring Rolls and Mushroom are quite renowned. The outlet has a collection of 24 pickles.

The design of the Coffee Shop just rightly defines the concept of a Coffee Shop. With its bright lighting and casual seating and aura, the shop scores big on dĂŠcor even with small elements. The buffet set up is well planned in terms of location without causing any hindrance to the guest. The water coloured posters on the walls are aesthetic and elegant to the overall dining experience.

service

ideal for

The staffing is sufficient and well trained. After all it is the Ohri’s brand that they are holding.

Families, Friends, Dating, Conversation

information Seating: 64 Timing: 24-hrs

recommended

value

Vegetarian Sheekh Kebabs, Ginger Chicken, and Paneer Tikka

Rs 600-750 per couple

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The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, HiTech City, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-67676888

Seasonal Tastes

The all day dining option at the Westin Mindspace, the restaurant is a vibrant interactive dining venue where you can taste palates from all seasons of Oriental, European and Asian cuisines

food

ambience

The food has a modern approach to regional Indian and international flavours and favourites with a modern buffet with non - traditional elements in cooking and food presentation. CafĂŠ style a-la-carte menu and show kitchen add to the theatrics of live cooking. Breakfast is composed of super food items. Authentic Japanese delicacy Sushi displayed and crafted in front of guests.

The hotels all day dining buffet restaurant is located at lobby level. The buffet is modern with live show kitchens creating nontraditional elements in cooking and presentation. The restaurant offers great indoor and outdoor poolside sitting options with high ceiling and great music selection. The look is smart, chic and urban and the sense of open space you get is amazing. They serve liquor.

service

ideal for

Service is of high quality, just what you would expect from the Westin

information Seating: 208 Timings: 24 hrs

Family; Friends

recommended

value

Roasted Lamb Chops and Mango Cheesecake

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for food for a couple

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Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad. Tel- 040-66400000

Sun and Moon

This coffee shop at the Leonia resorts is a refreshing option for all day dining. With the union of the Sun and the Moon as the central theme, the place signifies its 24 hrs operations

food

ambience

The menu is short and carries the typical coffee shop fare - Burgers, Pizzas and Sandwiches along with Chicken Tikka Frankie, Sloppy Joe and Chicken Goujons for some interesting tastes. 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.

The place offers the serenity of white complimented by the vibrancy of red and black as the theme depicting sun and moon in its colours. The walls are red and black and the furniture follows the same colour code. The ceiling is illustrated with rays of the sun which are also in red and black, while the anti-slip matting on the floor keeps the kids safe.

service

ideal for

Service is professional with well trained staff taking care of every need and demand of the guests.

information Seating: 64, Timings: 24 hrs

Family; Friends

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Green Park Hotel, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 66515151

Tulips

The 24hrs Coffee Shop is a part of the lobby marked by serenity and understated elegance. One can enjoy a variety of dishes all day long. It also serves lavish specialty buffets in the evenings

food

ambience

Serving breakfast buffet and a-lacarte lunch (No buffet during lunch), the restaurant conducts unique promotions all-round the year. Few such promotions include ‘Power Lunch – Pre-plated meals for Rs 160 (Veg.) and Rs 180 (Non-Veg.) plus taxes. From 8 pm to 11.00 pm the coffee shop conducts ‘Culinary Cascade – 7 different cuisines on 7 days). Popular items - Paya, Haleem.

The Coffee shop open towards the lobby, Tulips symbolises the liveliness and energy of Green Park. Signature paintings by renowned painter Vaikuntham on subtle background hues of creams and browns grace the place. The glass-topped tables and yellow and light green napkins give a refreshing look to the outlet mingled with the lighting.

service

ideal for

Excellent. Attentive staff in adequate numbers.

Families, dating, late night party goers

information

recommended

value

Seating: 60, Timing: 7.00 am to 3.00 am

Live dosas, Culinary Cascade, Midnight Buffet

Culinary Cascade: Rs 325 plus taxes

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Begumpet Airport Exit Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 39884422, 66543456

Zodiac

This 24 hrs coffee shop overlooking the Poolside garden brings the best of world cuisines under one roof with lavish spread of breakfast, lunch & dinner. A true gastronomical journey of Zodiacs

food

ambience

A Multi-cuisine coffee shop, it offers a-la-carte plus buffet. Prawn Cocktail Manhattan, Grilled Fish Finger, Spring Chicken Steak, Chicken Stroganoff, Shredded Chicken with Paprika are some of the must try here. Continental items are fast moving than Indian and Chinese which are the other specialities offered here. Liquor is served.

A huge wooden piece cascading on the ceiling, a very huge ceiling at that, is a work of art. Window work is superb which allows natural light to pass through. Granite table tops, marble flooring, huge side sofas, the outlet has an appeasing mix of design elements to it. The use of wood and steel in harmony is also worth noticing.

service

ideal for

With a brand like Fortune Select, there is nothing to complain about the service

Families, Friends, Dating, Conversation

information Seating: 65, Timing: 24-hrs

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A NEW SECTION INTRODUCED IN OUR GUIDE, THESE FEW PAGES WILL GIVE YOU GLIMPSES ON OUTLETS WHICH DISPENSE FAST FOODS, ICE-CREAMS, COLD COFFEES, PIZZAS, BURGERS… ANYTHING THAT COMES QUICK IN A DESCENT ATMOSPHERE.

FOR A START WE ARE GOING WITH FEW OF THE BEST IN 218

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G-6, Mayfair Complex, SP Road, Hyderabad Tel: 27899111

Pizza Corner

With about four outlets in Hyderabad, at Pizza Corner the core idea is great tasting, wholesome food. Offering many varieties to taste, it is fast getting popular with families in the twin cities

food

ambience

Pizza Corner offer many varieties that range from innovative pizzas with an array of choices including Hand tossed crust, Italian crust, Deep Pan and Sicilian among others as well as appetizers, pastas, salads, bakes and desserts. Try Conizza, Veggie Facaccia, Footizza and Veg do Pyazza.

The ambience, dĂŠcor and uniforms too have been painstakingly conceptualized to bring out the sheer vibrancy of every outlet. Each of them has a particular theme that is enjoyable and friendly such as Basketball, Adventure Sports, Cycling, Movies and Music among others. A casual ambience, every outlet of Pizza Corner offers spacious seating and pop music.

service

ideal for

Adequate staffing and well trained to do their job

Families, Friends, Dating

information

recommended

Seating 72, Timing: 11.00 am to 11.00 pm

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Creamstone Creations

Beside Aircel Showroom, Road No.36 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23552499

‘Freeze Your Imagination’ is what they encourage you to do; and the kind of ice cream creations they serve up are what frozen dreams are made of

food

ambience

Ice cream sundaes are the main dish on the menu here, and they have tastes for everyone’s liking. Every season brings in a new theme – mango, jamun, sitaphal and watermelon. There is Chocoholics and Ferrero Rocher for the chocolate lovers; Fresh Fruits n Nuts for the fruity types. The frozen Death By Chocolate is to die for. Sugar Free and Fat Free options also available.

Basically an ice cream parlour, the place is neither big nor snazzy. Its cute and bubbly, just what ice cream makes you feel. The smell of fresh baked waffle cones is an amazing prequel to your ice cream creation. The ice cream counter is the highlight with different flavours and toppings on display. You can also park your car outside and have your ice cream served to you.

service

ideal for

The service is friendly; stewards are dressed in charming black uniforms with pink borders.

Family; Friends; Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 12, Timings: 11am – 12am

Willi Wonka; Fossil Fuel; Choco Fudge

Rs.200 – Rs.400 for a couple

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1st Floor, Rainbow Mall, RR Road, Karkhana, Hyderabad. Tel- 040-27743941

My Cafe Latte

After its breakthrough success in Jubilee Hills, the second edition of My Cafe Latte came up in Karkhana and has become the regular haunt of youngsters from the Secunderbad area

food

ambience

The menu, innovatively designed using Hollywood and Bollywood movie posters, comprises mainly of coffee drinks, snacks and some alchoholic drink options also. Enjoy coffee concoctions – cream blended, on the rocks or frozen like Mocha Dreams and Irish Freeze. Choose from an array of teas if you like or go for Pitchers of Mango or Litchee juice.

Movies are the central theme in this restaurant with contrasting red and black colours used in full effect. Choose to sit in the high director’s chairs or the couches, but don’t miss the various movie posters all around. Black and White Talkies, the private party area, screens movies and sports events for groups. Hookah bar inside is split into Star Wars and Indiana Jones sections.

service

ideal for

The service is good and timely. Order Coffee, drinks or Hookah, everything is served with care.

Friends, Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 166, Timings: 9am – 11pm

Va r i e t y o f C o f f e e Drinks

Rs.300 – Rs.500 for coffee and snacks for a couple

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Road 1 & 12 Junction, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel: 3988-3988/ 66660255

Pizza Hut

With six outlets in Hyderabad, Pizza Hut, the leading casual dining restaurant in India has been providing international standard experience and food to Hyderabadis

food

ambience

When in any of the Pizza Huts, try the Chicken Supreme – non veg pizza and the Exotica – Vegetarian pizza. Also try Spicy tomato Arrabbiata, Creamy Stroganoff, Creamy Spinach And Mushroom, Arrabbiata (Smoked Chicken) and Creamy Stroganoff (Smoked Chicken).

Pizza Hut is a casual dining restaurant so you may not find great setup in most outlets. Commonly it has casual seating with bright lighting, pop music, spacious and comfortable seating and low lying lamps.

service

ideal for

Service is quite attentive with adequate staff to take care of your orders.

Families, Friends, Dating

information

recommended

value

Seating: 138, Timing: 11.00 am to 11.00 pm

Chicken Supreme, Exotica

Starts from Rs 99 to Rs 200

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

Ahala

The lounge at the Taj Krishna started as a resto-bar but quickly took on the nightclub and lounge image as patrons ate less and drank and danced more. Termed ‘the drama lounge’, Ahala creates its own magic

ambience

crowd

Incorporating malaysian and thai architecture in its design elements, Ahala is a chic hangout. Upon entering you come across a wooden bridge over rose petal covered waters. From then on there are ample seating options. The dance floor is pretty quickly filled. so start your steps fast.

Always having attracted the elite and cream of the party-going crowd, Ahala gets its fair share of celebrities, expats and the youngsters. The place lost its touch for some time but has regained the faith of its regulars.

music

service

Playing the best in electronic dance music, sway to the beats of house and progressive with some bollywood.

The service is efficient and the stewards do their jobs well through maddening crowds too.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Beer and whiskey for the guys; vodkas and cocktails for the girls.

Wednesdays is Ladies Night.

Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple.

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

Atrium Bar

Located in the beautiful atrium of the Taj Deccan, guests at the Atrium Bar can unwind with a wide selection of spirits as well as sizzlers and snacks in a live musical setting

ambience

crowd

The decor is all about elegance and sophistication. Wood panelling pairs up well with the comfortable cane furniture. Soft lighting gives the place a light and casual feeling – perfect for enjoying drinks while unwinding after a hectic work-day. The live music in the evenings is the highlight.

The bar is mostly visited by in-house guests and corporate bigwigs who drop in for a drink or two while relaxing in the bar’s soothing atmosphere.

music

service

Soothing and comforting musical genres like rock, pop and even some oriental tunes find their place here.

The service is upto the mark, what one would expect from a brand like the Taj.

typical order International range of liquors, wines, spirits and cigars

themes & discounts Check for updates

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damage to wallet Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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Bottles and Chimney

Opp. Old Airport, Prakash Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-27762368

Bottles and Chimney, one of the original names in Hyderabad pubs, has been around for years and maintains its reputation and charm over the party-goers of the city

ambience

crowd

Contemporary, comfortable and classy. Bottles and Chimneys is perhaps the largest pub in town. A small dance floor on the left is usually full. Plush couches and niche sitting places around a huge island bar. The upper floor gives you a sweeping view of the action below.

The young Software and BPO crowd generally take to the dance floor, whereas the rest cool their heels by having drinks and absorbed in animated chat. A special item is the Oriental hookah which is provided by staff on request.

music

service

To bring freshness and exuberance in the music scene, the DJs are rotated on daily basis.

The service is good. The stewards and bartender are well dressed, polite and efficient

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Beer & French fries, Platters and sizzlers

Many throughout the week

Rs. 600-800 for two

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1st Floor, Lifestyle Building, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 23401111

Club 8

A basement extension of Haveli restaurant, Club 8 is a spacious pub with 190 covers. Popularly called the Haveli Bar, it has two entrances - one from the outside, and the other, a staircase through Haveli

ambience

crowd

Spacious, the lighting is dim. The place is shaped like 8 thus the name. It has leather upholstered low seating and wooden flooring. It is small but because of the space management it looks spacious and chic, with the added bonus of great food upstairs.

The place has it regulars but mostly the corporate and youngsters frequent the place.

music

service

Mainly Hard rock plays here but after 11.00 pm, it is Hindi Bollywood.

Service is professional and quick. They have been trained to handle the crowd so be sure of your order.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Vodka, Scotch Whiskey, Domestic wines, and Cocktails

Regulars can expect discount.

Rs 100 for a beer. Average: Rs 500.

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ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23400132

Dublin

With a setting befitting its name, Dublin with the irish-pub theme, is one of the few places in Hyderabad that are keeping the authentic pub culture alive

ambience

crowd

The theme follows the name with full effect and renders the place with that authentic irish-pub look. Extensive use of wood creates a scene from the good old times, that of a classic tavern. The centrally located bar is big and is the focal point of the pub.

The pub mostly sees some in-house guests and corporate executives who drop in to relax in the true pub ambience. The weekend brings about a change in proceedings with a nightclub culture moving in and with it the younger party crowd comes in.

music

service

Keeping with the pub theme, most of the week one would get to hear rock, retro and country music.

The service is good and professional, as would be expected from the ITC luxury brand.

typical order Draught Beer – by mug or pitcher

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themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple


Katriya Hotel and Towers, Somajiguda, Hyderabad Tel: 23325678

5th Element

5th Element is a small but calm place for a drink and it offers some exquisite spirits complimenting well with the other exclusive outlet – Kuchipudi. With a capacity of only 47 covers, the pub is open from 1.00 pm to 11.00 pm

ambience

crowd

The calmness is evident in here and there is nothing much to disturb you except your conversation and the bartender and few waiters who leave you alone until asked for. The lighting is often dim and the exquisiteness of the place comes out because of its size.

The place gets mostly in-house guests and few walk-ins in the form of business executives from the nearby area.

music

service

It is only the big television screen with an excellent music system that makes some noise here.

It is a calm place where you tend to relax so until and unless asked for the waiters do not disturb you.

typical order

themes & discounts

Teachers, Beer, Vodka & dry vermouth -stirred.

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Hotel Minerva Grand, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad., Tel- 040-66117373

Enigmaa

The long standing pub at the Minerva Grand, Enigmaa has carried its reputation through the years and is still popular among its regulars

ambience

crowd

The pub has maintained a balanced and clean look. There is ample space to move around the fat leather chairs set around glass top tables. Modern design elements can be seen in the decoratives hanging from the ceiling. The lighting creates colourful auras around you.

Mostly the hotel guests are seen inhabiting this watering hole. But the nearby commercial district of secunderabad also accounts for young professionals dropping in after office hours.

music

service

The music here spans all genres. Mostly rock, pop and hip hop can be heard here

The bartender is good with his bar tricks and makes good drinks too. Service is efficient.

typical order Beer is enjoyed by the young lot. Whiskey and Vodka drinks also

themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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Excess Pub n Lounge

Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad International Convention center, Madhapur. Tel: 6616316, 66824422

Excess is one of the largest and only world class entertainment center in Hyderabad with a blend of luxury designer lounge and live band arena

ambience

crowd

With excellent lighting and electrifying music, the ambience at Excess is brilliantly designed to suit the party goers. Done up with comfortable circular lounge seating for large groups, wave seating for smaller groups and bar stools for individuals the place looks all the more stylish.

Usually packed with young professionals, businessmen, CEOs, tourists and celebrities.

music

service

DJ Yogi delivers great house & progressive trance. Many international artists also featured

The service is typically five star. The bar tenders are cool and exhibit a friendly attitude.

typical order Single Malt Whiskeys, Brands from French, Italian wines

themes & discounts Nothing as of now

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5th Floor, City Centre, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66683336

Firangi Paani

Firangi Paani or “The English Spirit” is what this old English style pub is all about. Take a trip back to the colonial times and witness first hand the beauty of a British (theme) tavern

ambience

crowd

Elegant décor with antique lamps, painted glass, rich woodwork and dark green upholstery give it the authentic pub look. Standing tables in the shape of oak barrels are quite eye-catching. The walls are decked with memorabilia such as old rifles and fishing kits.

The crowd here is always varied: from corporates to youngsters, with a few foreigners mixed in for good effect. Thanks to the many ‘ladies nights’ in the week and the daily ‘happy hours’, the place fills up quickly.

music

service

Soft rock and retro music for most of the evening. 10pm - Flash Dance Floor opens and the DJ arrives.

The service is good and the bartender has experience in making ‘ultimate cocktails’.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Beer is available on tap. They have a good selection of liquors

Happy Hours: MonThu 4pm – 8pm; FriSun 12pm – 8pm

Rs.400 – Rs.600 for a couple, Cover charge on Tue, Thu, Sat

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Hare & Hound

Best Western Amrutha Castle, Opp. Secretariat, Saifabad, Hyderabad Tel: 66633888

Using a contemporary but with a touch of an old castle theme the pub at Amrutha Castle is an ideal place for a quite drink with a perfect ambience, especially for the corporate types

ambience

crowd

Use of wood and stone has been well done and the lighting goes well as the roof is low and the entire effect is beautiful. The granite walls and the low and high seating classic chairs definitely are comfortable for seating.

The corporate world is what we see in this place especially for a quite drink and some official chats. The pub is not youth oriented, but the corporate in the age group of 28 to 35 hops in for few hours.

music

service

Expect to hear some Hip-hop and jazz. They have an in-house DJ too.

Great friendly service. Especially if you are at the bar counter.

typical order Beers & Whiskey

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damage to wallet Rs 600 per person


Aditya Park, Aditya Trade Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 66788888

Harry’s

A elegant and popular pub in the hub of the city, Harry’s is a hit among the young crowd, the corporate and the nearby businessmen. In recent times, its brand name has grown

ambience

crowd

An aesthetically designed pub, it has heavy leather nailed chairs with both high and low seating. The lighting aptly recognises the décor and wood usage is prevalent. Granite finds its way as usual but it does give a rare charm to most outlets and does not disappoint at Harry’s either.

Businessmen, youngsters, floating crowd, in-houses guests, corporates, middle-age group

music

service

The DJ’s absence is not minded much because of the sleek ambience and people have got used to retro

Very friendly and timely given the fact that the covers are not much. It operates from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Chillers, Cocktails. Beer, of course

Promotions happen every month with a 1+1 offer

Rs 600 -800 for a couple

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Central Court Hotel, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad, Tel: 9849323232, 040-23232323

High Spirits

The place is a cozy cute bar offering a unique range of cocktails and a wide array of drinks both from Indian and foreign brands. People enjoy heaps of happy hours and spend their quality time

ambience

crowd

With luxury seating sofas on one end High spirits is a a cozy lobbying enclosure. A separate section at the entrance with glittering wine bottles arranged on the upper shelf rightly takes you to the bartender with a smiling gesture of warm welcome.

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

service

Music is at guest’s discretion and can enjoy from classical to rock on demand.

Service is excellent. You have the bartender always ready to serve you the best of the brands

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themes & discounts Nothing as of now

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damage to wallet Rs. 600-650 per individual


Taj Tristar, ‘Seven Hills’, 1-1-40, SD Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 27818989/40221100

Ice Spice

A fine dine bar in Taj Tristar, Ice Spice is the place to visit if you are seeking exclusive drinks and exquisite wines. Cozy interior, selected liquors, wide range of snacks and courteous service

ambience

crowd

It is a cozy outlet with white as the theme along with a tinge of blue. The lighting is well balanced and one can have a good view of the hustle and bustle of the Alexander Road below. It also has an Executive lounge attached which is for small gatherings.

The place gets middle age group, the corporate and even youngsters from around the area. The Executive Lounge is exclusive.

music

service

The outlet plays mainly Lounge music and keeps it low. The Executive Lounge does not play any music.

Courteous and efficient service. The outlet along with the Executive Lounge is well staffed.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Beer, Scotch whiskey. In food – Kebabs, Dum Biryani

There is no happy hour or discount as of now

Rs 800-100 per person including tax

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4th Floor, Begumpet Road, Near ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad – 500016, Tel: 30431240/41

Kibbeh

Situated on the Fourth floor of Mainland China building, Kibbeh is refreshing in its outlook with its white theme and unique Hookah rooms. The cuisine served is Lebanese

ambience

crowd

Spaciously designed and offering a beautiful view of Somajiguda and Begumpet, Kibbeh enchants on entry with its white themed seating arrangement. Comfortably designed low seating chairs, cushioned moodahs, high bar stools, wooden and granite floor in a balanced format...Kibbeh!

Currently operating from 3.00 pm to 12.00 am, the Hookah areas are popular. It is also ideal for the corporate as well as middle-age crowd. The place is chic and would be loved by youngsters.

music

service

You will find a lot of Arabic music being played here going by the theme and the cuisine.

‘Speciality Restaurants’ Trademark can be seen in the service.

typical order Try the Lamb Kibbeh and Hummus. For drinks – try Cilantro

themes & discounts None as of now.

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damage to wallet Rs 500-600 per person

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Leo Moments

Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66400000

Leo Moments is the upscale and trendy lounge at the lavish Leonia Resorts. It is quite an experience to lounge, relax and unwind at this classy venue while creating moments to enjoy and cherish

ambience

crowd

This lounge offers a sharp and smart ambience to relax in with its all black color code. Seating is comfortable and luxurious in plush black leather couches. The bar in the corner is elegant in design and the DJ booth next to the elevated dance floor is attractive also.

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 with pool, air-hockey and fooseball keeps children busy.

music

service

Being a lounge, Leo Moments tends to promote lounge music.

Service is professional with well trained staff taking care of every need and demand of the guests.

typical order The bar serves up the best in whiskeys and foreign liquors.

themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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Leo Sports Bar

Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66400000

The newest addition to the vast portfolio of FnB outlets at the Leonia resorts, the Leo Sports Bar is part of the vast sports complex that accompanies the Leonia convention centre

ambience

crowd

Located over two floors, the sports bar is large, spacious and has a loungey feel to it. Green flowing LED patterns on the wall are very attractive and form the perfect backdrop for the luxurious and plush white leather couches on the sides.

The sports bar is mostly visited by people from the vast sports complex which is part of the Leo International Centre for Exhibitions and Conventions.

music

service

Being a sports bar, music played here is mostly rock. The DJ blends a mix of rock, house and hip hop.

Professional. Expect good treatment.

typical order Beer is just as popular as whiskey and vodka.

themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple

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Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78, Tel- 040-66400000

Leo Vegas

A place where you can enjoy the high life of nightclubs and the night life befitting Las Vegas, Leo Vegas is a compact and snazzy discotheque at the Leonia Resorts

ambience

crowd

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. True discotheque setting

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. A mix of old and young, some to lounge and some to dance on the floor with a capacity to fit 100 people.

music

service

Since the club operates on the presence of clientele, their requests go a long way here.

Service is professional with well trained staff taking care of every need and demand of the guests.

typical order Beers are popular, older crowd prefers mix drinks and cocktails

themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs.400 – Rs.600 for a couple

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Lobby Lounge

Ista Hotel, Plot No.7, IT Park, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-44508888

This is the lounge in the lobby of the Ista Hotel; a spacious and comfortable venue, the Lobby Lounge presents an extraordinary experience to unwind and relax in beautiful settings

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crowd

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 and cascading fountain in full view.

The Lobby Lounge is mostly visited by in-house guests of the hotel or by corporate biggies who wish to discuss their business in a smooth setting.

music

service

Soft and harmonious. ‘Just to be yourself’ is the motto of the music.

The bartender is very helpful with your drinks and will personalise your drink as you wish.

typical order Liquor collection boasts of top shelf tequila

themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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5th Floor, Bhaskar Plaza, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel.: 040-66259907

Liquids

The pub which was probably the first original lounge in Hyderabad had undergone a complete renovation last year and now the new avatar offers extensive views of the city expanse from the fifth floor

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crowd

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 all thrown in. Scintillating aura emanates from the charcoal burn effect at the bar counter.

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.

music

service

The resident DJ is the USP of Liquids and he plays a lot of Rock and Retro, as well as Bollywood

Young staff and very jovial. Knows the needs of the regulars.

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themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Signature cocktails and Foreign Liquor

Fridays: Barbie Fridays; Sunday: Bollywood Nights.

Rs 1000 plus per head

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ITC Kakatiya, 6-3-1187, Begumpet, Hyderabad Tel: 23400132

Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a good, quiet place compared to the drastically loud pubs in the town and is a fitting tribute to the spirit of Marco Polo, one of the greatest adventurers to visit India

ambience

crowd

Overlooking the pool, the lounge bar is a fitting place to relax with a drink. With rich wood and carpet flooring the place is really posh with tight leather couches, sensible lighting and well managed in terms of space usage.

Marco Polo is mostly visited by inhouse guests. You could also see few 40-plus walk-ins too. It is a favourite for most expatriates staying at the hotel.

music

service

The music is relaxing and is mostly Jazz and Blues. They have ensured that the music is kept low.

Very efficient service throughout.

typical order

themes & discounts

Scotch Whiskey.Try King George – a peg costs Rs 24,000!

Complimentary drinks for in-house guests

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damage to wallet Rs 1800 per person

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Mix Bar & Lounge

The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, HiTech City, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-67676878

The eclectic and sophisticated lounge at the Westin Mindspace, its a place where they Mix spirits and aperitifs in a new age urban setting, where you can network with all that is important to you

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crowd

Mix is a cozy stylish lounge bar with high ceiling and very luxurious sitting design arrangements. In the afternoon, Mix becomes the perfect place to enjoy a contemporary English tea. At sunset, the candles light up and Mix magically transforms into a warm chic cocktail bar.

Mostly visited by in-house guests or corporate big-wigs from the surrounding Raheja IT Park dropping in to unwind from work. The crowd is a mix of the formal with the casual.

music

service

Smooth Vocal Jazz-10 am to 6:00pm. New Breaks/Top40/Rough Grooves-6pm to 9pm. Then the DJ takes over

An all female service lounge team backed by the Westin quality.

typical order Extensive selection of cocktails, vodkas and whiskeys

themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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The Platinum Hotel, 3-6-43, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-42222203

Mix

One of the latest entrants into the lounge scene of the city, Mix represents the urban and chic, and has been doing well with many international DJs praising the light and sound systems of the place

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crowd

Opened very recently, Mix is plush, new and fresh with an urban chic avatar. White colour theme showcases a clean look, complimented well by soft, velvety stools and couches. The changing lights over the bar counter play visual games against the white backdrop.

The lounge has become an immediate hit with the young crowd of surrounding Himayathnagar area. The crowd comes in strenghts when international DJs are playing at Mix.

music

service

Music is mostly electronic dance with tech, progressive and commercial being played.

Being a relatively new place, the staff is out to make first impressions with the guests.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

White Spirits seem to be the potion of choice here

Ladies Nights on Saturdays

Rs.400 – Rs.600 for a couple

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Taj Tristar, ‘Seven Hills’, 1-1-40, S.D Road, Secunderabad, Tel: 27818989/ 40221100

Molecule

Premium spirits, great music, simple decor is what you will definitely get at the Molecule. A nice place to chill out, the pub cum bar serves starters along with domestic and international liquors

ambience

crowd

Molecule is well lit for a pub but that is what makes it different too. With flower patterned walls, the pub has a simple decor with some pin-ups of stars from the silver screen and sporting world. The seating arrangement is well crafted and can handle upto about 100 covers.

The pub is mostly frequented by IT professionals and young adults. Even the corporate tend to drop in at times.

music

service

The DJ plays House, Hip-hop, trance, Electro and fast Bollywood depending on the guests.

Service is tolerable, though adequately staffed. Some pep up is required.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Rum, Beer, Mocktails, Cocktails

No cover charge but regulars can expect discount.

Rs 800-1000 per head

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Green Park Hotel, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 66515151

Mustang Bar

The signature bar is ideal for a quiet and refreshing evening out. It combines aesthetic beauty with practical environment design to create a truly international ambience

ambience

crowd

The bar is designed with an eclectic mix of textures & lighting. The double hued walls and backlit table give the place an enchanting feel. The dĂŠcor is pleasing making it a fine place to unwind. Cushioned chairs, lit acrylic tables, sleek stools, granite flooring, all make for a great experience.

Mostly corporate professionals and executives visit the bar other than the in-house guests. Youngsters from the area also tend to drop in for a quiet get-together.

music

service

The music is often low but Jazz and Blues are played giving the bar a great atmosphere during the evenings.

The staff is pleasant to interact and very attentive to the requirement of the guests.

typical order

themes & discounts

Beer, Vodka, Scotch Whiskey

Regulars are provided with a discount

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Begumpet Airport Exit Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 39884422, 66543456

Nostradamus

Previously known as M-Bar, which was the signature bar of Fortune Select, this place will soon get this new name. So the next time you ask for M-Bar don’t be surprised to find Nostradamus

ambience

crowd

A small outlet mainly for the in-house guests, it has a classy look and does not seem too small mainly because of the lighting and seating arrangement. Dimly lit at few areas and brightly lit at selected areas, the bar is surely going to get a change of stars.

Mostly in-house guests visit the place for a quick drink. It is calm and has soft channel music and mainly meant for them. But with the name change, probably the management expects more selected walk-ins to come by.

music

service

Very light channel music which is apt for an aura like that of a cozy small bar.

With just 32 covers from 12.00 pm to 12.00 am, the bar is sufficiently staffed by attentive waiters.

typical order

themes & discounts

Vodkatini, Margarita, Daiquiri, Pina Colada

Call before you go to know of the themes.

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damage to wallet Rs 1000 per couple

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Yatri Nivas, Near Paradise Flyover, S.P Road, Secundrabad. Tel: 23461845

On the Rocks

A small, no-frills place, On the Rocks has been around for very many years and is managing to stay afloat thanks to its regular customers and guests of Yatri Nivas

ambience

crowd

Extensivley used wooden panelling provides a warm and relaxed armosphere. Wooden tables paired with black and creme striped chairs and couches form a casual outlook. The bar is small and offers some limited seating.

Though guests from the Yatri Nivas are mostly seen here, Business biggies, Executives, Friends and young groups too pour in to enjoy their evenings.

music

service

One can enjoy music ranging from Western to Indian. DJ arrives in the evenings.

The bartender serves elegantly. The other waiters at the tables too are prompt.

typical order Beer & Whiskey with great snack options

themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs. 300 to 500

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Baseraa Hotel, S.D Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 27703200, 27704745

Outswinger

Taking the theme of cricket, as suggested by its name, this is one place which has been quite popular with every cricket fan who likes to watch the game on big-screen with friends

ambience

crowd

One among the first Pubs in the city, the place has grown to become a neat and sleek place with the traditional Pub atmosphere in most of its entity. There are several memorabilia on display related to the game. The walls are covered with black and white prints of cricketing legends.

Mostly youngsters in a group and middle aged executives especially during cricketing days. Other days you have middle-aged businessmen or in-house guests coming over.

music

service

They have events going on during few days of the week. Wed to Fri- Ladies nite and Bollywood during Sundays.

Going by the theme, the waiters are aptly dressed in their attire and they are quite efficient at their job.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Vodka based cocktails, Beer

There is no cover charge. The regulars get discount.

Rs 650 -750 per person

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2nd Floor,Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Adjacent TDP Office, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23540600

Rio

Previously known as the Sundowner in its hay-days, Rio has been around for a long time. A small and cozy lounge, it is a popular hangout for its young regular crowd that drops by every evening

ambience

crowd

The lounge is small in size and can seat approximately 70 people. The bar is smartly lit and well stocked with IMFL and imported liquor. The wall section decorated with multicoloured wine bottles looks good with yellow back lighting. White lounge chairs are comfortable to relax.

The place is mostly visited by a host of young regulars who meet up after college or work. A lot of the BPO crowd comes in to unwind after the long work week.

music

service

Staying on from its Sundowner days, the theme here is rock music, with sundays strictly Bollywood.

The service is provided well by the staff dressed in black. The bartender is good with his cocktails.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Draught beer is available by mug and pitcher

Bollywood on Sundays

Rs.400 – Rs.500 for a couple

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10 Downing Street

#10, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel: 66629323, 66620015

In its Ninth year now, 10 Downing Street or 10 D is one of the most popular pubs in the twin cities. It has surprisingly held ground and retained customers all through these years when many others have perished

ambience

crowd

Themed as a British pub, this 220seater pub which is open from 12.00 pm to 12.00 am is a popular hub since its inception. The design has been maintained since beginning and the usage of wood is high. It is well spaced out with elegant sofas and balanced lighting.

Having a long standing reputation, the pub witnesses many regulars right from the corporate to middle management grade executives as well as youngsters. The themes on different days segregate the kind of crowd here.

music

service

Saturdays - Bollywood mix, Sundays - Retro Bollywood, Monday - Soft vintage music.

Adequately staffed with young faces, you will not have much to complain even on crowded days and nights.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Beer, Whiskey, International Liquor, Vodka

Cover charge of Rs 600 per couple.

Rs 600 – 800 on an average for a couple

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Taramati Baradari, Cultural Complex, Langar House, Ibrahimbagh, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23521884

Saqi Bar

Adjacent to the restaurant run by AP Tourism is the bar at the Taramati Baradari Tourism Complex; ideal for quite drinks with friends coupled with walks in the lawns and a visit to the Baradari

ambience

crowd

The pillared walls and big arched windows replicate the look of the Baradari situated atop the hillock outside. The large heavy wood chairs feel like a king’s throne to give you the royal feel. The carved ceiling completes the royal look. Paintings of Nizams is class.

The crowd here is not the loud boisterous kind. The people come here to have talks over a few drinks, and relish the great snacks that come with them. The serious, minding-theirown-business kind of people can be seen at the bar, so you are guaranteed of a nice relaxed time.

music

service

The bar typically does not play any kind of music. Though on special request, you could get the right note.

The bartender is most cordial and personally serves you drinks at your table. Stewards are also quick.

typical order Beer is served chilled everytime

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themes & discounts No need

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damage to wallet Rs.300 – Rs.500 for a couple


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

Spoil

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. It recently had some refurbishment and the place looks better

ambience

crowd

An out and out lounge, Spoil is done up smartly in black with red contrasts paying beautiful compliments to the look. The bar is long and extensively well stocked. One side is glass walled and offers vistas of Jubilee Hills.

Being a year old now, Spoil has been seeing crowds thronging in to have an experience of the place. The look and feel of the place demand an elite crowd and that’s exactly what the place gets.

music

service

In keeping with the lounge theme, the music played here is strictly lounge only.

The service is good; the newness of the place means special care being taken of guests.

typical order

themes & discounts

Find scotch whiskeys aged 10-21 years; Grey Goose Vodka

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damage to wallet Couple Rs.400-600

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Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel: 66293132

Seasons Bar

Offering a fine collection of spirits, cognacs, and cigars for the connoisseur, guests can relax and unwind in this charming bar. Situated right at the lobby, it is a calm place for some casual meetings

ambience

crowd

Themed around four statues in the lobby which depict the four seasons, it is a classic bar with an exquisite dĂŠcor. A recent addition is the Tea lounge offering stylised tea coffee service with lots of variety. Seating about 56 covers, the Bar starts at 12.00 pm till 12.00 am.

Mostly in-house guests frequent the place. Walk-ins are mostly high profile corporates. Expatriates love this place.

music

service

They organise live music on different occasions otherwise it is mostly the live channel music

Taj’s signature service standard is well maintained.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Wines, margaritas, Scotch, plus the tea and coffee

Few promotional activities from time to time

Rs 200 per person for tea, Else starts from Rs 1000 per head

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Green Park Hotel, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 66257575

Torque

Gear up for a great ride. A cool and trendy addition to the pub world in town, it is sophisticated and lively. Torque offers you electrifying music, exquisite cuisine and much more

ambience

crowd

Formerly Escape, Torque has been designed to go with the automobile theme. So you have a BMW engine, car parts, front portion of a Willys, ball bearings within tables, exhaust pipes supporting bar stools....all giving the place a unique and unseen experience for Hyderabadis.

The place is now getting popular with the ladies. But otherwise, you get youngsters as well as in-house guests.

music

service

The DJ plays behind a BMW. WedHyd DJ, Thurs - Hip-hop, Fri- special DJ, Sat- Ladies and Sun- Desi nites.

Service is really fast and the staff is well trained with casual attire – Jeans and white t-shirts

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Beer, Scotch Whiskey, Wines, Cocktails

No cover charge on weekdays.Rs 500 -1000 on ends.

Rs 500 per head on an average

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1st Floor, Trendset Towers, Road No.2 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23542422

Touch

One of the original names from the lounge scene of Hyderabad, Touch is one of those places which never seem to go out of style mainly because it has a style of its own

ambience

crowd

The all white colour code of the interiors signifies purity at the base and the changing colour lighting showcases different aspects of its personality. Draped sheets hanging from the ceiling lend a very luxurious look and form the perfect backdrop for the changing lights.

Touch always has and it seems it always will attract the most attractive of crowds. Page 3 peeps and tollywood celebrities are often spotted here. The place is packed on most nights and the number of cameramen at the door surely tells how many pretty ladies show up at that door.

music

service

The club plays a range of foot tapping music. House, progressive and hip hop can be heard on saturdays

Service has been one of the hallmarks of Touch’s success. The bartender and stewards are pretty efficient.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Beer. The ladies opt for vodkas and cocktails.

Wednesday is Ladies Night

Rs.600 – Rs.800 for a couple, Cover charges apply

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The Grand Solitaire, 1-2-40, Parklane, Secunderabad, Tel: 44333999

V3 Lounge

A classy watering hole made with great usage of space, lighting and colour shades, it is a cozy place for a drink or two with your kinda music in the background

ambience

crowd

The place has a cover capacity of 38, but it has been planned well and has made good usage of space. You never get a feeling of being crammed up. Bean bags and comfortable couches get you to relax after a tough day out. The lighting is dim and adds to the mood.

You get to see a lot of corporate crowd who drop in regularly for a drink. It is not too crowded so it is not noisy. You could even try taking your friends for a quiet time together.

music

service

The music is instrumental – mostly trance, progressive and house.

The staff is adequate and you are assured of timely service.

typical order Martini, Margarita, cocktails

themes & discounts None as of now

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Taj Banjara, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-66769999 extn 1947

Underdeck

The pub at the Taj Banjara, Underdeck is what its name suggests – in the design of a ship deck. One of the first few pubs in the city, it has maintained its charm among the regulars

ambience

crowd

Designed like a ship deck, the highlight of the pub is the extensive use of wood that reiterates the theme of the place. Decorated with things that one would normally find on a ship deck from the old days, the place transports you on to the high seas once you down your drink.

The music here is always good. The live band keeps you busy and occupied with foot tapping songs. There is also the option of the DJ who plays pop, soft rock and jazz to keep the mood light.

music

service

The music here is always good. The live band keeps you busy and occupied with foot tapping songs.

The music here is always good. The live band keeps you busy and occupied with foot tapping songs.

typical order Beer is ever popular, whiskey and rum are also in great demand.

themes & discounts None

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damage to wallet Rs.800 – Rs.1000 for a couple

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The Golkonda, 10-1-124, Masab Tank, Hyderabad-500028, Tel: 40 66110132

Upper Deck

Decked on the floortop, Upper deck is an openair poolbar with a Restaurant. It is one among the few places which offers leisure just nigh a waterbody while you drink

ambience

crowd

The decor and ambience reflects the natural setting in the open air with seating under a gazebo of a cabana and relaxing pool bar. The pool lounge is very tastefully and subtly laid out with contemporary comfort elements. Special attention has been given to maximize the space available.

You will find families and friends from the nearby area. It is an ambient place and does get a sober crowd. If you are one, do join the party.

music

service

Don’t expect a Dj. Be ready for some intsrumental channel music.

The hotel staff exude warmth in their service. The Chef conjures up a delicious barbeque dinner.

typical order Grilled fish, Jumbo prawn, pepper flashed with lamb

themes & discounts None for now

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damage to wallet Rs.800 - Rs.1000 for a couple

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Xtreme Sports Bar

Alcazar Plaza, Opp City Centre, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23326618, 64586166

The one place in town that encourages you to “Be A Sport”, the Xtreme Sports Bar is the ideal place for the sports junkie to have a blast with friends while enjoying the sporting action

ambience

crowd

The place is a sports bar to the core with tonnes of sporting memorabilia all around. You’ll find posters of sports stars adorning the walls and helmets from different sports. Model replicas of F1 cars, photos, jerseys, gloves and autographed cricket bats make up the collections.

The place sees a good amount of crowd especially during sporting events. It is also quite a hit with the rock n roll kinda crowd. Typically groups frequent the place.

music

service

Music played here is mostly rock and retro to keep with the sports theme of the pub.

The service is fast and efficient, provided by stewards dressed in all black.

typical order

themes & discounts

damage to wallet

Draught Beer goes best with Xtreme Starter Combos

Look out for specials during sports events

Rs.400 – Rs.600 for drinks for a couple,

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The Golkonda, 10-1-124, Masab Tank, Hyderabad. Tel : 66110132, 660110101, 66110131

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a leisure bar. As the name suggests it is a country in Africa. The upholstery of black & white Zebra stripes compliments the name. The place is chic and spacious

ambience

crowd

Zanzibar is a closed glassy enclosure from inside with couchy black and white zebra striped sofas to rest in. The theme is African because of the black & white Zebra stripes upholstery. It has big windows towards the outside for good views.

Settings are best suited for matured and sophisticated people to enjoy, but usually the place can also accommodate a mixed crowd.

music

service

Live music shows on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Valet parking is available

Efficient. The bartender is artistic in his creations.

typical order W h i s ke y: J o h n n y Walker-Black-Label, Vodka with Red Bull

themes & discounts None for now

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RECIPES

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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. Here we present few 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.

Kishore K Sinha, Executive Madhu Rehman, Executive Chef, Fortune Select Manohar Chef, The Platinum Hotel

Mahendra Tripathi, Sous Chef, Green Park Hotel

Ramesh Chandra, Executive Chef, InnerCircle Hotel 290

Pichi Seenu, Master Chef, Rayalaseema Ruchulu

Zaheeruddin, Executive Chef, Haritha

Dibyendu Biswas, Sr Sous Chef, Leonia Gourmet Guide Hyderabad - 2010

A Vikram Simha, Corporate Chef, Ohri’s Group


Courtesy: Madhu Rehman, Executive Chef, The Platinum Hotel

Marinated Chicken and Red Onion Skewers Ingredients

Quantity

Red wine vinegar

¼ cup

Olive Oil

2 tbs.

Finely chopped garlic Honey Salt & Pepper Boneless, skinless chicken cut into 1-inch cubes Small Red onion, peeled and cut into wedges

2 cloves 1 tbs. To Taste 1 lb. 1

Special equipment: Bamboo Skewers*

Method: • Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Combine vinegar, oil, garlic, honey and salt & pepper to taste in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces and onion wedges. Toss to coat everything well. Marinate at room temperature for 15-20 minutes, tossing occasionally. • Thread chicken pieces and onion wedges onto skewers in any order you like. Drizzle any remaining marinade over top. Arrange skewers on a baking sheet. Roast for about 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and onions are tender. • Note: If you are going to grill the skewers instead of roast them, soak the skewers for at least 20 minutes in cold water prior to using them to prevent scorching. Grill time will vary depending on the type of grill you use and the level of heat, but the skewers will likely take around 10-12 minutes to cook through.

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(For the Dressing) 90 ml extra virgin olive oil, 30 ml red wine vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper Method: • Grill the pepper skin side down on a hot barbecue or grill (broiler) until the skins begin to blacken. • Using the tongs, transfer to a bowl, cover and leave to cool • Brush the Aubergine and Zucchini slice with oil and cook until tender and golden, turning occasionally Courtesy: Chef Madhu Rehman, Executive Chef, The Platinum Hotel

Grill Vegetable Terrine Ingredients

Quantity

Red Bell Pepper quartered, cored and seeded

2 large

Yellow Bell Pepper quartered, cored and seeded

2 large

Aubergine (Egg Plant) sliced length-wise

1 large

Zucchini sliced lengthwise

2 large

Olive Oil Red Onion, Thinly sliced Raisins

90 ml 1 large 75 gms

Tomato Puree Paste

15 ml

Red Wine Vinegar

15 ml

Tomato Juice

400 ml

Gelatin

15 gms

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• Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the onion, raisins, tomato puree and red wine vinegar. Cook until soft and as syrup. Leave to cool in the pan • Pour half the tomato juice into a pan and sprinkle with gelatin. Let it dissolve gently over a low heat. Keep stirring • Lime and oil 1.75 ltr. Terrine with clear film (plastic wrap) leaving a little hanging over the side. Place a layer of red peppers in the base and pour in enough of the tomato with gelatin to cover. Repeat with the aubergines, zucchini, yellow peppers and onion mixture ending with another layer of red pepper and covering each layer with tomato juice and gelatin. • Add the remaining tomato juice if any left in the pan and pour into the terrine. Give it a sharp tap to eliminate air bubbles. Cover the terrine with clear film and chill until set. • To make the the dressing, whisk oil and vinegar and season with salt & black pepper. Turn out the terrine and serve thick sliced, drizzled with dressing.

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Orange in Maple and Coentreau Syrup Ingredients Butte Oranges Maple Syrup

Quantity 20 ml 4 medium 30 ml

Method: • Cut four double thickness squares of baking foil, large enough to wrap each of the orange; brush the centre of each square of foil with plenty of melted butter • Remove some shred of orange rind to decorate. Blanch and dry them and set aside. Peel oranges removing all the white pith and catching the juice. • Slice the oranges crossways into thick slices. Reassemble them and place each orange on a square of baking foil. • Tuck the baking foil up securely around the oranges to keep them in shape, leaving the foil open at the top. • Mix the reserved orange juice, maple syrup and liqueur together and spoon the mixture over the oranges. • Add the knob (pat) of butter to each parcel and close the foil at the top to seal in the juices. Place the parcels on a hot barbecue for 10-12 minutes until hot. Serve with crème fraiche, fromage frails or mascarpone cheese • Top with shreds of orange rind. Courtesy: Madhu Rehman, Executive Chef, The Platinum Hotel

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Courtesy: Zaheeruddin, Executive Chef, Haritha

Courtesy: Ramesh Chandra, Executive Chef, Inner Circle Hotel

Tawa Macchi

Bharwani Paneer Tikka

Ingredients Murrel fish

1 kg

Corn Flour

200 gms

Eggs Ajinomoto Black Pepper Red Food Colour

Ingredients

Quantity

2

Paneer cut into cubes

1 slab

Dice Tomato & Capsicum, Onion

1 each

20 gms

Ginger Garlic Paste

20 gms

Garam Masala Powder

5 gms

Quantity

Chilli Paste

2 tsp 5 gms 1 tsp

Salt & Pepper

to taste

20 gms

Lemon Juice

1 lemon

Zeera Powder

20 gms

Curd

Red Chilli Powder

50 gms

Refined Oil Dhaniya Powder

Salt Ginger Garlic Paste Coriander

500 gms

To taste 100 gms 2 bunches

Fresh Lime to marinate

½ cup

Method: • Make marinade with curd, garam masala, ginger garlic paste, chilli paste, salt & pepper & lemon juice • Add Paneer, tomato, capsicum and onion in the marinade • Leave for about 30 minutes

Method: Wash Fish and debone. Cut into pieces. Marinate will all spices and leave for one hour. Shallow fry in Refined oil. Serve with chopped onions and coriander 294

• Pin paneer, onion, capsicum, tomato into the skewer alternatively • Char-grill in tandoor. • Serve with mint chutney and tandoori salad

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Courtesy: A Vikram Simha, Corporate Chef, Ohri’s Group

Deviled Chicken Ingredients Chicken pieces White Wine

Quantity 1000g 75 ml

Pepper

10 gms

Dried Red Chilli

50 gms

Vegetable Oil

150 ml

Onions

150 gms

Parsley

50 gms

Salt

20 gms

Oregano

30 gms

Flour Tomatoes Garlic

100 gms 750 ml 100 gms

Method • Marinate the chicken pieces with salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, marjoram and red chilli flakes • Coat the chicken pieces with flour and dust to remove excess • In a sautee pan, heat some oil and fry the chicken pieces till golden brown • Remove the chicken when done and set aside on paper to remove excess oil • Add the onions to the pan, then garlic and fry till brown. Deglaze with wine • Add the chilli flakes and the chopped tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes on a slow heat • Add the chicken pieces into the pan and cover, cook for another 15 minutes till chicken is tender • Remove and place onto a plate and garnish with chopped parsley

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Courtesy: Mahendra Tripathi, Sous Chef, Green Park Hotel

Chicken Satay Ingredients

Quantity

Method:

Coconut milk powder

25 gms

• Mix coconut milk powder, red chilli powder, jeera powder, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, turmeric powder & salt

Red Chilli powder

a pinch

• Clean & wash the chicken

Chicken Breast cut lengthwise

2 nos

Jeera powder

¼ tsp

Ginger garlic paste

¼ tsp

Lemon Juice

1 no.

Turmeric powder Satay Sticks/tooth picks Refined oil

a pinch 8 nos Shallow fry

For Peanut butter sauce Oil

½ tsp

Garlic chopped

5 nos

Peanut Butter

296

As needed

• Apply mixture on the chicken and keep it for at least 30 minutes • Insert the satay stick length-wise • Shallow fry for 3-5 minutes turning once • Serve hot with peanut butter sauce • Heat oil in the frying pan • Add chopped garlic, add two table spoon water and boil • Add peanut butter • Check the consistency and seasoning • Serve hot

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Courtesy: Mahendra Tripathi, Sous Chef, Green Park Hotel

Vegetable Lollipop Ingredients

Quantity

Cabbage

30 gms

Carrot

30 gms

French Beans

30 gms

Green Peas

30 gms

Potato

50 gms

Green Chilli

2 nos

Ginger

5 gms

Corn Flour

10 gms

Refined Flour

10 gms

Star Anees

a pinch

Salt

to taste

Pepper Powder

• Boil potatoes, peel and mash • Mix potatoes, chopped vegetables, refined flour, flour, salt, pepper powder, soy sauce & star anees • Divide into eight balls • Cover with pressed rice, press firmly and give barrel shape • Deep fry till golden brown on medium fire • Insert tooth pick & serve hot with tomato ketchup

¼ tsp

Pressed Rice (Atkulu)

50 gms

Light Soy Sauce

2 Drops

Refined Oil

Method: • Finely chop all the vegetables except potatoes

For frying

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Courtesy: Kishore Kumar Sinha, Executive Chef, Fortune Select Manohar

Murgh Sailana Quantity

Method:

Chicken Breast

1 piece

Mint Leaves

10 gms

• Mix the mint leaves with cheese and dry nuts and keep it aside

Cheese

10 gms

Cashewnuts

10 gms

Raisins

10 gms

• Poach the stuffed chicken in the chicken stock and make it to pieces and keep in the serving bowl

Onions

100 gms

• Brown the onions and cashewnuts and make into a paste and keep aside.

Cashewnuts

100 gms

Ingredients

For Gravy

Tomato Puree

50 ml

Ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp

Curd

1 tbsp

Whole Garam masala

10 gms

Coriander leaves

Few for garnish

Salt

To taste

Oil

298

• Flatten the chicken breast and stuff the above mixture and roll it.

• Take a pan add oil, add whole garam masala, add brown onion paste and cook for 5 minutes • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till oil leaves, add tomato puree. Cook for 5 minutes. • Check for seasoning, serve on top of the stuffed chicken and garnish with coriander leaves, sliced dry fruits and warq.

20 ml

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Natu Kodi Pulusu Serves - 2 Time Taken: 60 mins (approximately) Ingredients: • Country Chicken with bones - 750 g (use mixed pieces, diced into big bite size pieces, wash properly and remove the excess water from it) • Red Chilli powder - 3 tsp or more to suit your taste • Turmeric (Haldi) - 1 tsp • Ginger and Garlic paste - 3 tsp of each • Oil - (it should cover the whole area of the surface of the cooking dish)

Courtesy: Pichi Seenu, Master Chef, Rayalaseema Ruchulu

• Curry leaves - 2 springs • Onions - 325 gms- (Finely chopped) • Kashmiri chilli powder - 2 tsp • *Home made Masala Powder - 4 tsp (see below for recipe) • Salt to suit your taste • Coriander leaves - handful (chopped finely) * Home made masala: 6 tsp Coriander seeds, 2 tsp Poppyseeds, 10 Cloves, 8 Cardamoms, 2 inch Cinnamon stick, 1 Star anees - grind these in to powder using a coffee grinder or regular mixer. Remaining powder keep it closed in airtight container and can be used in the preparation of other Andhra delicacies. Method to Prepare: Proportion of Chicken to onions 2:1. Marinate country chicken pieces with ginger and garlic paste, turmeric and chilli powder for 2 hours (approximately)

Heat a large non-stick pan which is heavy based underneath, add oil as described and heat it up, add curry leaves crisp a little, add onions and fry until light brown. Add marinated country chicken pieces along with the marination and fry until country chicken loses it’s pink colour and the water which releases from it. Now add the home made masala powder, kashmiri chilli powder and fry the same. Add 1 1/2 cups of clean water, bring to boil and simmer for approximately 10 mins. Cover with a lid. Keep on stirring time to time. Add salt to suit your taste, followed by coriander leaves mix and cook until the country chicken is thoroughly cooked until way is formed when u slide the spatula and oil floats on top. Serve with hot Steamed Plain Rice, Jonna Roti or Ragi Sangati.

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Courtesy: Dibyendu Biswas, Sr Sous Chef , Leonia

Tofu Spinach Stir Fry Ingredients Tofu Baby Spinach Bell Pepper Garlic Soya Sauce Staranees

Quantity 150 Gms 4-6 Leaves 60 Gms 2-3 Cloves 1/2 Tsp 4 No

Salt

To Taste

White Pepper Powder

A Pinch

Sugar

A Pinch

Ajinomoto

To Taste

Seasme Oil

1 Tbsp

Vegetable Stock

100 Ml

300

Method: • Cut The Tofu In Cubes, Blanch The Spinach Leaves Then Keep In Cold Water. • Take Frying Pan Add Oil To It. • Add Chopped Garlic; Sautee For A While Then Add Bell Pepper, Staranees, And Soya Sauce; Sautee It For A WhIle. • Then Add Stock Water, Season With Salt, Sugar, White Pepper Powder And Ajinomoto. • Bring It To Boil Then Add The Blanched Spinach And Tofu. • Cook Little For A While Then Add Spring Onion. Let It Dry Little. Then Garnish With Spring Onion. • Serve Hot

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LISTING The listing in the following pages has a comprehensive collection of restaurants, pub & lounges in Hyderabad and Secunderabad along with their Contact numbers and speciality. You will also find contact numbers and addresses of Bakers and fast foods, caterers as well as Home Delivery outlets. The information provided here has been updated, but changes are possible either due to closure of the outlet or due to change in telephone numbers.

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ORIENTAL ALEX’S KITCHEN Himayatnagar, Near Liberty, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 23220548 Seating Capacity : 50

AROMAS OF CHINA BJN, City Centre Mall, 5th Floor, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34 Tel : 66683334, 66570000 Seating Capacity : 160

BLUE DIAMOND Fateh Maidan, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. Tel : 23232667, 23230612, Seating Capacity : 84

BOWL O CHINA Sanjeev Reddy Nagar Hyderabad-500038 Landmark: Back Side Sr Nagar Community Hall Phone: 040-23808111, 040-23808222 Seating Capacity: 63

CHINESE PAVILION Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Opp. Vengal Rao Park, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66785680,81 Seating Capacity : 60

CHIN LING 1st Floor, S.D. Road Secunderabad H.O. Hyderabad-500003 Landmark: Near Sangeet Cinema Phone: 040-27718969 Seating Capacity: 60

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CHUNG HUA #1-8-303/41, Surabhi Castle, Minister Road, Secunderabad H.O., Hyderabad-500003, Phone: 04066322550, 040-66322551 5-9-29, Plot No.1, Hira Mansion, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad, Tel: 23222295/66822295 Seating Capacity: 150

FAR EAST Ohir’s Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Near Pizza Hut, Hyerabad-500034. Tel : 23302200 Seating Capacity : 168

GOLDEN DRAGON Hotel Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjarahills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 66662323, 23392323/3309 Seating Capacity : 64

HAIKING 3-6-276/1& 277/1, Himyath Nagar, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-23220911, 23225641

HUN - A CHINESE RESTAURANT Diamond Towers, Main Road, Secunderabad H.O. Hyderabad-500003 Landmark: Near Hotel Taj Mahal Phone: 040-27815913 Seating Capacity : 50

ISDA THAI 565-B, 5th Floor, Park NAR Road No.92, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Tel- 040-23607380

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ORIENTAL MAINLAND CHINA bulding no. 6-3-1186/1/1, near ITC KAKATIYA Hotel, Begumpet,Hyderabad- 500016. ph:04030431244,45,09390260792 Seating Capacity : 160

MINGS COURT Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Opp Gandhi Medical College Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-500029. Tel: 23298822, 23298811 Seating Capacity: 123

NANKING Parklane, Secunderabad-500003. Tel : 27843634, 27840971, 96669574289/39/49/59 Seating Capacity : 120

SHANGHAI 107, Behind Subhavani Reddy Complex, Parklane, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 27818556, Seating Capacity : 75

STRINGS Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel : 66669999 Seating capacity : 45 Speciality : Thai & Chinese

ORIENTAL PAVILION Fortune Select Manohar, Old Airport Lane, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 040 - 3988 4422, 6654 3456 Seating Capacity : 38, Speciality: Pan Asian

THAI EXPRESS 1st floor, uptown Bnjara Hills, Road no. 3, Hyderabad. Tel:40213538,9573683824,9246353442 Seating Capacity : 120, Speciality: Thai

TUNG KEIN CHINESE FOOD Badam Sohana Apts, Beside Digital Shoppy, Raj Bhavan Main Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad Tel : 66620527, Mobile: 9885493868 Seating Capacity : 30

WANG’S KITCHEN HDFC Building, Opp. Cyber towers , Madhapur, Hyderabad. Tel.: 23116266, 65166266, 66666266, Mobile: 9348555255 Seating Capacity:96 Speciality: Thai,Malayasian, Chinese

SYN ASIAN BAR & GRILL Taj Deccan, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel- 040-66663939

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GLOBAL

100 DEGREES Ohris , 5-4-187/5 The Residence, S.M. Modi Complex, Necklace Rd, Hyderabad. Tel : 27534230/31 Seating Capacity: 150, Sepciality: Pizzas, Sizzlers

4 SEASONS 9-4-77/3/D/4/5/6, Yousuf Tekdi,opp RTA office, Toli Chowki Hyderabad. Tel: 23567439,65578671 Speciality: Hyderabadi, North Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean

ALPS Below Alpha Hotel, Next to Bharat Petroleum Pump, Near Secunderabad Railway station, Secunderabad. Tel: 66495582-83

BARBEQUE NATION ANR center, Ground Floor, Road no 1, Banjara Hills, Hydearbad. Tel: 64566692/93 Seating Capacity: 120

ALCHEMY Ellaa Suites, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Hyderabad-32. Tel: 040-2300 2488 Seating Capacity: 54

AL FRESCO Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034 Tel : 040-66662323 Seating Capacity: 62, Sepciality: BBQ

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DELI 9 16 & 17, Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon Building, LifeStyle, Begumpet, Hyderabad-34 Tel: 66777727 Seating Capacity: 40

ENCOUNTERS Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-23392323 , 66662323 Seating capacity: 70 covers

FUSION 9 6-3-249/A, 1st Avenue, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel : 65577722/55 Seating Capacity : 110 Speciality : Thai, Italian, Chinese, Continental, American, Latin, Arabic

F9 DINER 4th Floor, Pawan Priyanka Plaza, Kondapur, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-4012 2303 Seating Capacity: 250 Speciality: Indian

GRILL ROOM 6-3-249/A, 1st Avenue, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel: 66777744 Seating Capacity: 120

HARD ROCK CAFE 1st Floor, GVK One Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel- 040-44767900

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GLOBAL ITALIA Ellaa Hotels, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Hyderabad Tel- 040-66288488

INDIJOE BJN, City Centre Mall, 5th Floor, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34. Tel: 66683333 Seating Capacity: 136

PIZZA HUT 1-8-303, KPR House, SP Road, Begumpet. Tel: 040-66320666,39883988, 66336666 PREGO The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, HiTech City, Hyderabad Tel- 040-67676828

SENOR PEPE’S TEXMEX Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Near TDP office, Hyderabad. Tel: 23542835

KFC Himayathnagar, Hyderabad-500029. Tel: 40114455 LITTLE ITALY 550F, Road no. 92, Jublee Hills, At Apollo Crossing, Hyderabad-28. Tel: 23558001/002

MELANGE The Golkonda Hotel, Masabtank, Hyderabad-28. Tel: 66110131, 66110101 Seating Capacity: 69

MOZZARELLA 1st Floor, 12th Square Building Road No.12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel- 040-64625500

STEAKS AND SIZZLERS Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, R.R Dt, Hyderabad Tel: 040-6640 0000,9295002322 Seating Capacity: 40

SUBWAY 1-8-303/34, GB 4, May Fair Building, SP Road, Secunderabad Tel: 2789-1837, 2789-1838

SWEET NIRVANA Rd No.45 Kaveri Hills, Hyderabad-28. Tel: 4241 4343

N GRILL Jubilee Hills, Road No. 36, Tel: 64644141/64644242

TGI FRIDAY’S RK Cineplex, 1st Floor, Rd No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel: 40151925

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

TOUCH 1st Floor, Trendset Towers, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 23542422/33

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MULTI-CUISINE 10 JANPATH RESTAURANT Hotel Rajdhani, 15-1-503,Near Osmania General Hosp, Siddiamber Bazar, Hyderabad-500 012. Tel : 247406504 Seating Capacity : 80 Speciality: North Indian, Chinese

1857 Ohri’s Jalvihar, Necklace Road, Hyderabad, Tel- 04064536666

36 CHHATTEES Plot 753, Rd No.36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33 Tel: 040-6458 0000, 6459 0000 Seating capacity: 210

45 JUBILEE HILLS 1357, Rd No.45 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Ph. 040- 23550094 / 2354 2629, 6454 4545 Seating capacity: 135

AANGAN 1-8-180/B,Yatri Niwas Amogh Hotels Ltd., Opp. Anand Cinema, S.P. Road, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 040-2346184,27842258,23461850 Seating Capacity : 150. Speciality : Continental, Indian, Chinese, Moughali, Tandoori, Hyderabadi

AASHNA Aalankrita The Ethnic Gateway, Thumkunta Village, Karimnagar Main Road, Shameerpet Mandal. Tel : 08418-309999 Seating Capacity : 54 Speciality : Pure Vegetarian, Italian

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ALMAS S R Nagar X Roads, Near Umesh Chandra Statue, Hyderabad. Tel: 64548002 Seating Capacity: 60 AMANTRAN 1-98/15/37, Kamal Plaza, Beside Hi tech Theatre, Madhapur, Hyderabad Tel: 66778866,66838484,9247117837 Seating capacity: 104

AMOGH HAMPI 251A, MLA Colony, Rd No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040-23545577 Seating capacity: 175

AMRAVATHI RESTAURANT Flat no. 107, Gachibowli Main Road Telecom Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Tel: 23002780,9866721242 Seating capacity: 100

ANAND TIFINS Beside Ajantha Theatre, SD Road Secunderabad Tel:27715908 ANJAPPAR CHETTINADU RESTAURANT 6-3-456/23,Dwarkakapuri colony, Punjagutta Tel:66101077,66101088,9704667461,9700694204 speciality: Chettinad, Chinese, Indian Seating capacity: 200

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MULTI-CUISINE AROMA 4th Floor, Kalaniketan Wedding Mall, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82. Tel: 040-23418373 Seating capacity: 150 Seating capacity: 150

ASHOKA BAR AND RESTAURANT House no.8-11,Gayetri Nagar, Ameerpet hyderabad Tel:9394019935 ATIROOPA Fine Dinning Restaurant Aalankrita Resort, Thumkunta village, Shameerpet mandal, Rangareddy district, Hyd-78 Tel : 08418-309999 Seating Capacity : 56 Speciality: Middle East

BANANA LEAF 4th floor, Lumbini Mall, Road No.2, Bajara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel:66023331/3332

BARBEQUE NATION ANR Centre, Ground Floor Road no. 1, Banjara Hills Hyderabad Tel:64566692/93

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

BAWARCHI RTC Cross Roads, Hyderabad. Tel : 27605308,27634490/94, 27601260

BIRYANI’S Shop No. 3-6-142/2, Himayathnagar Main Road, Hyderabad-500029 Tel: 040-65874334, Mob: 9885393167

BLUE KING RESTAURANT 1-1-169, Sudarshan Complex, RTC Cross Roads, Chikkadapally Hyderabad. Tel:27673203

BANSURI RESTAURANT (Veg) Belman Hotels, Dwaraka Paradise, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-4. Tel: 66785566, 66660631, 2324768 Seating Capacity : 100 Speciality : North & South Indian, Chinese

BLUE B Time Square 8-1-1,2/2, Opp. Clock Tower, S.D Road, Secunderabad – 500003Tel: 040-42222222 Seating Capacity: 180

BLUE FOX RK Cinemax, 1st Floor, Rd No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040 – 44525555 Seating Capacity: 150

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MULTI-CUISINE BLUE FOX Hotel Minerva Grand, SD Rd, Secunderabad. Tel: 040-6611 7373 3-6-199/1, Near Gayatri Bhavan, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad, Tel: 23220448 Plot No. 3, Mitri Vihar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad, Tel: 23745622

BROADWAY 1st Floor, Amulya Estate, Beside Radhika Theatre, ECIL X Road, Kapra, Sec-bad. Tel: 27127286 Seating Capacity : 150, Speciality : Chinese, Indian, Tandoori

BOMBAY BLUE Ground Floor, Hyderabad Central, 6-3-673,673/1,674,674/1, Punjagutta Cross Roads, Punjagutta, Hyderabad Tel :40031798,64526411,9866473121,9346123476 CARNIVAL RESTAURANT Hotel Pearl Regency, Near Railway Bridge, Red Hills, Lakdi ka Pul, Hyderabad, Tel:66666555 Seating capacity: 54

CRYSTAL BAR AND RESTAURANT 1B, Old Santosh nagar, opp.BDL road, Hyderabad ph:27676331 CASCADE Celebrations, R.No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel: 040-4010 0888, 2360 2888,9949466333

CITY HEART #3-5-890, Paras Chambers, Opp. Stock Exchange Building, Near Old MLA Quarters, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad-500029 Tel: 040-23220517

CLUB 8 1st Floor, Life Style Building, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel:23409999, 23401111 Seating Capacity :180

CLOVE The Platinum Hotel, 3-6-43, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-42222203

CELEBRATIONS RESTAURANT 66A, Road no.1, Near Chiranjeevi Blood Bank, Jubliee Hills, Hyderabad Tel:32333888,23545888

CAFE BAHAR AND RESTAURANT 3-5-815, Nr. New MLA Quarters, Hyderguda, Hyderabad. Tel :23243798,23237065

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CHAUTANYA BAR AND RESTAURANT 74, Sai siddala complex,Sai nagar colony, nagolle, Hyderabad. Tel:24220960

COCO’S 217, 3rd Floor, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Adjacent TDP Office, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-67110484

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

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MULTI-CUISINE EXOTICA 5th Floor, 12th Square, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. \Tel: 65585500 Seating Capacity : 110

DADU’S Opp. TTD Temple Liberty Road, Himyatnagar, Hyderabad-500029 Tel: 040-23227125/3855

DELHI DURBAR Madhavi Nagar, Opp. BHEL R&D, Bowenpally, Hyderabad. Tel : 23777796

FIESTA Hotel Minerva Grand, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad, Tel- 040-66117373 / 66117353

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

FLAVOURS Aditya Hometel, Adjacent to Satyam Theatre, Balkampet Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500038 Tel: 040-66308888

DEVINA FAMILY RESTAURANT Srinivasa Nagar Colony(west), Opp S R Nagar Bus Stop, Above Prudential Bank, Ameerpet, Hyderabad Tel : 66464234/35/36

DICKYS RESTAURANT Sivam Road, New Nallakunta, Hyderabad. Tel : 27561504, 65419858

ELEMENTS 5-4-427 Sai Prakash Hotel, Station Road, Nampally, Hyd-1, Tel : 24611726, 24611727, 24611729

ERA Trendset Towers, Near L V Prasad Eye Hospital, Road No 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 40-23542422, 23542433

FINZ Ebony Boutique Hotel,Melting Moments Lane Near Annapurna Studios, Rd No 2 Banjara Hills Hyderabad. Tel: 4031 9696

FISHLAND Hotel Savera Residency, #8-3-949/4&5, Madhu’s House, Ameerpet Main Rd, Hyderabad.Tel: 23733888

GALAXY Taj Tristar, ‘Seven Hills’, 1-1-40, S.D Road, Secunderabad, Tel: 27818989/ 40221100

GARDEN RESTAURANT Near Clock Tower, Secunderabad. Tel : 27803805, 27804074

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GET X TRANCE 1-74/1-2, Lane beside Pepe Jeans’s showroom, Road no.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel:23553829, 9000076000

GUSTO Hotel LEO continental, 2-4-77, MG road, Secundrabad. Tel:40400400,66333366 Seating capacity: 46

GHARONDA FOOD JOINT Opp. MCH Park, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad-25. Tel : 27504455. Seating Capacity : 200 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Continental, Tandoori

THE HUB 6-3-698/A, Basement, Pawani plaza, Punjagutta, Hyderabad. Tel:2340484,23418484,66662424

GINGER COURT Hitech City, Opp Syndicate Bank, Madhapur, Hyderabad.Tel:23113731/32,23113733 Seating Capacity : 50, 130, 65, 130 (Galaxy Roof) Speciality : Chinese, Tandoori, Indian, Continental

GOKOOL Opp. Vijaya Bank, West Marredpally, Secunderabad-26. Tel: 27800077 Seating Capacity : 30, Speciality : Chinese, Indian

GOLDEN CAVE Srinivas Nagar Colony, S.R. Nagar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Tel : 23754773, 65596841 Seating Capacity : 150 Speciality : Indian, Andhra, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental

GOOD LANDS RESTAURANT Tarnaka, Hyderabad. Tel:27014515/16,27018550 Seating Capacity : 200 Speciality : Indian, Chinese,Continental,Tandoori

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HANG OUT RESTAURANT G6, Aditya Arcade, Opp. Ghanshyam Supermarket, Ishaq Colony, West Marredpally, Sec-bad-500026. Tel : 65210400. Seating Capacity : 15, Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Continental

HARITHA Haritha Hotel, Taramati Baradari, Golkonda, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-23521884 Seating capacity: 80

HAVELI RESTAURANT 1st Flr, Life Style Building, Begumpet, Hyd-16 Tel: 23401111, 23409999 Seating Capacity : 150

HAVMOR 70MM Jal-Vihar, Necklace Road, Hyderabad Tel: 9866779881, 9989743385 Seating capacity: 214

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MULTI-CUISINE HIGHWAY INN 1st Floor, Challa Estate, Above Honda Showroom, Erragadda Main Road, Hyderabad-500018 Tel: 040-23800917 Seating capacity: 270

HOTEL SHANBAGH VEGETARIAN 1st Floor, Near Flyover, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-29. Tel : 23222628, 23224248 Seating Capacity: 200

HOTEL SHEZAN Housing Board Complex, Ajanta Gate, Exhibition Ground, MJ Road, Hyderabad Tel: 9642060744 Seating capacity: 70

HORIZON Hotel Celebrations, Plot No 66A, 67, Road No. 1, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 33. Tel: 40100888, 23602888 Seating capacity: 110

HOTEL SREE ABHILASHA Beside Sandhya Theatre, RTC X Roads, Hyderabad-20 Tel: 040-66106690,27656520, 9866866990 Seating capacity: 200

HOLI Holi festive Dining, Tirumala House, Kondapur, Hyderabad, Tel.: 040-4014 8880 Seating capacity: 450

HOT ROCKS Level 5, Kimetee Square, Road no. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 34 Tel. 040-23383838,23383836, 9652993838 Seating capacity: 80

HOTEL MANJIRA #3-3-67, Kachiguda Station Road, Hyderabad-500027 Tel: 040-24656611, 24653419 Seating capacity: 120

HUNTER’S ROOST Yatri Nivas 1-8-180/B, SP Road, Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 040-23461847,23461840, 23461843,23461845 Seating Capacity: 150

HYDERABAD HOUSE Plot No. 100, Opp. Mosque, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 500034. Tel: 23554747,23554848,9249991882 Seating Capacity: 90 Speciality : Hyderabadi, Moughali, Tandoori,

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MULTI-CUISINE ISDA FOOD AND BEVERAGE LTD. Plot no. 565-B,5th Floor, Road no. 92, Jublee Hills, Hyderabad- 33. Tel: 23607380 JAI BHAVANI ECIL X Roads, Hyderabad. Tel: 66207767 Seating capacity: 130

JEET’S KITCHEN Plot No. 20, New Vasavi Colony, Karkhana, Secunderabad-500015. Tel : 27740498, 66220498 Seating Capacity : 50 Speciality : Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Moughali, Tandoori, Punjabi

KABABISH Opp. Allahbad Bank, Yousufguda Main Road, Yousufguda, Hyderabad. Tel:9290436554 11-4-692/A, Mailapally, Chaderghat, Lakdi ka Pul, Hyderabad. Tel:9347369155 1-2-524/2/4, Liberty Cross road, opp.GHMC Head Office, baseerbhag, Hyderabad. Tel: 30781144 Seating capacity: 70

KADALI Hitech city,Main road madhapur,hyderabad PH:23114295. Speciality:Andhra, North Indian, Chinese KANKI’S HUB 8-2-293/82/l/6/A, Behind LG Showroom, MLA Colony, Road no.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad32 Tel: 65355569 Seating capacity: 60-70

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KHOLANI’S RESTAURANT #8-2-60/23/4, Zera Nagar, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 23391751/ 23391752 Seating Capacity: 100 Speciality : Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese

KRUTUNGA Park Hotel, #5-9-110, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-500001. Tel: 040-66789125,66663969 Seating capacity: 60 covers

KSHETRA 6-3-570, Rockdale Compound, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500082. Tel : 66665881, 66665882, Seating Capacity : 120 Speciality : North & South Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Continental

LEAVES Amogh Boutique Hotel, MLA Colony Rd No.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-2342 0582 Seating capacity: 60

LEO BISTRO Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000 Seating capacity: 72

LEO’S DINETTE Plot No. 794, Defence Colony, Near 5th Avenue Bakery, Sainikpuri, Sec’bad-94. Tel : 27117620,65297620 Seating Capacity : 45

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MULTI-CUISINE LITTLE HUT Plot No. 52, Kaveri Hills, Rd No. 36, 0 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel: 23115258 Seating Capacity: 150 Speciality: North Indian, Kebabs

MANDAR RESTAURANT 9-4-77F/10, Yousuf Tekdi Complex, Tolichowki Road, Hyderabad-8. Tel : 23562274, 23561253 Seating Capacity : 200

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE Yousuf Takdi Complex, Toli Chowki, Hyd. Tel : 64532326 ,64516378,23563130 Seating Capacity : 120 Speciality: Indian, Turkish, Chinese, Oriental, Western

MELTING POT Belsons Taj Mahal Hotel, 82, Main Guard Road, Behind MCH Swimming Pool, Secunderabad-3. Tel : 27810810, 27810817, 66489090, 40357810 Seating Capacity : 100. Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori

MINERVA COFFEE SHOP Ameerpet, 1St Floor, Beside Maitri hospital,Plot No 3, Regency Plaza, Hyderabnad-16 Tel : 66618899, 23745621, 23757525 Seating Capacity : 150

MOKSH Biligiri Hotels, 5-4-187, Karbala Maidan, Necklace Road, Secunderabad-03. Tel: 66200111/112 Seating Capacity : 170

MOHINI RESTAURANT 3-6-342, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 23224431, 40041101, 9392433434 Seating Capacity: 100 Speciality: Indian, Chinese

MOMO CAFE Courtyard by Marriott, Lower Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad. Tel- 040-27521222

MOTIFS Hotel Urvashi, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82, Ph. 0402342 0548

NEEDS FAST FOOD JOINT 6-3-1216/141, Methodist Colony, Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 23407754 Seating Capacity : 40 Speciality: Punjabi, Tandoori

NICE SPICE 2-30-44, Staff Road, Wahab Nagar, Sikh Village, Secbad-9. Tel: 27841877/88,65089388 Seating Capacity : 120

NIGHT FLIGHT Hotel Sudharshan, Opp. Taj Mahal Hotel, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad Tel: 040-66253665, 65798855

NIMANTRAN 65, Alexander Rd, Beside Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad.Tel: 39122222, 23461859, 9346522203

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MULTI-CUISINE ONCE UPON A TIME Green Park Hotel, Green Lands, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Phone: 040 – 66515151, 23757575 Seating Capacity : 130 Speciality : Buffet Lunch

OKRA Marriott Hotel, Tank Band Road, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-27522568, 27522999 Seating capacity: 120

ORCHID Katriya Hotel, Survey No. 8, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82. Tel : 23325678 Seating Capacity : 110

ORCHID Fortune Park Vallabha 515-516, Road No.12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel- 040-39884444

OUR PLACE Charar Pahadi, Road No.10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad34. Tel: 23353422, 23354234 Seating Capacity: 650 Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Thai

PALACE HEIGHTS 8th Floor, Triveni Complex, Abids, Hyderabad – 01 Tel: 24754483, 24754939 Seating Capacity :160 Speciality: Indian, Chinese Mughlai, Tandoori, Continental

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PADHARO 4th Floor, Meridian Plaza, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16 Ph. 040-6604 9801,9985403937 Seating Capacity : 80 Speciality: Mughlai, N. Indian

PARADISE FOOD COURT S.D Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 040-40023230 Seating Capacity : 300

PARIKRAMA Hotel Nakshatra, MG Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 040-6633 8888 Seating Capacity : 102 Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, South Indian

PARIVAAR Sree Amulya Estate, Dr. A.S.Rao Nagar, E.C.I.L, Secunderabad-62. Tel: 27141198, 27127979 Seating Capacity :250

PRAKRUTA RESTAURANT Thumkunta Village, Karimnagar Main Road, Shameerpet, Rangareddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel: 08418-309999 Speciality: 72 Speciality: Sizzler, Barbeque, Kabab

PRIDE OF HYDERABAD 1st Floor, Hotel Anmol Continental, Opp. Secretariat, Saifabad, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-66848904 Seating Capacity: 120 Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Continental, Tandoori

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MULTI-CUISINE PROMENADE Aditya Trade Centre,Beside Aditya Enclave, Ameerpet, Hyderabad–16, Tel: 66788888, 929180388 Seating Capacity : 98

RANG 3rd Floor Elephant House, Ameerpet X Roads, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel : 40036067, 66777711,9849590808 Seating Capacity : 50

RESHMI’S 108/A, Park Lane, Secunderabad-500003 Tel: 040-65218414, 9849028245 Seating capacity: 60

ROYAL DERBY 3-3-50, Kachiguda X Roads, Kachiguda, Hyderabad – 500027 Tel : 66615111, 66635101-04

SALZBURG STREET Best Western Amrutha Castle, #5-9-16, Opp. Secretariat, Saifabad, Hyderabad Tel: 66633888

SALT AND PEPPER Central court hotel, lakadi ka pul, Hyderabad, Phone:23232323

SEASONAL TASTES The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace Raheja IT Park, HiTech City, Hyderabad Tel- 040-67676888

SEVENTH HEAVEN 5, Venkat Plaza, Opp. Central Mall, Punjagutta, Hyderabad. Tel: 66668822,66668833, Cell-9885108822 Seating Capacity: 150

SHIKAAR 217, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Adjacent TDP Office, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23542835

SINGH’S VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 1-6-62, M.G. Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 27813920 Seating Capacity : 80 Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, North Indian

SITARA Ramoji Film City Hyderabad - 501512 Ph: 08415-246555 Seating capacity: 82

SITARA Main Road, Opp. Chandana Bros, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Tel: 23735999, 23736999 Seating Capacity : 200 Speciality : Multi-cuisine

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MULTI-CUISINE SITARA ROYAL #4-3-3-2, to 308, Bank Street, Koti, Hyderabad – 500001. Tel: 040-66661981, 66661982 Seating capacity: 1st floor-174, 2nd floor-220

SOUTHERN SPICE 8-2-350/3/2, R No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyd-34. Tel: 23353802/803, 66822619 Seating Capacity: 130 Speciality:North Indian, Andhra, Chinese

SPICE 6 Masab Tank, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 66660786 Seating Capacity : 25, Speciality : Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Arabian, Hyderabadi, Mughlai

SPICE KING G-12, Lingapur Complex, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad-500029. Tel: 23261999, 66619999 Seating Capacity: 100, Speciality: Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Hyderabadi, Tandoori, and Thali

SPICY HUB R.K. Puram X Roads, Hyderabad-556. Tel: 65598669,9985412354 Seating Capacity: 55. Speciality:Indian, Chinese, Tandoori, Hyderabadi, Mughlai

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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

SRI RANG 1-10-44/2, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel:040-27764242 Seating capacity: 120

SURAJ Multi Cuisine Garden Restaurant, opp. Shilparamam, Madhapur, Hyderabad-81 Tel : 9441929998 Seating Capacity: 190

SURYA RESTAURANT 102 Nilgiri Block Aditya ,Enclave,Ameerpet, Opp Fardi Studio, Hyderabad. Tel : 66628899, 23748899 Seating Capacity: 70

SURUCHI 2-10/2, Near Habsiguda X Roads, Hyderabad-500007 Tel: 040-27174855, 65222862 Seating capacity: 150

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MULTI-CUISINE TABLA FINE DINING 2nd Floor, APHB Commercial Complex, Opp Shiva Parvathi Theatre, Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500072 Tel:23897999, 23893399 Seating Capacity : 170

TABLA RESTAURANT Banjara Hills, 5th Floor, Bhaskar Plaza,Road No 1, Above ABN Amro, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel : 66828283 Seating capacity: 113

TAJ MAHAL RESTAURANT 4-1-999,Bank Street, Abids, Hyderabad Tel : 66511122, 24758250,66120606 Seating Capacity : 140 Speciality : Pure Veg, South Indian food

TANISHA Opp. Padmavathi Silks, Ameerpet, Hyderabad Tel: 040-44774444, 23739099,66100044 Seating Capacity: 90

TASTE BUDS Vah Magna, Plot No 142, Raod No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 23420990/1/2 Seating Capacity: 150

TERRACE BAY 501, 5th Floor, 6-3-1111/B, Babu Khan Mall, Somajiguda, hyderabad. Tel: 23418545-46, 65229977, 9948664730 Seating capacity: 200

THE FISHERMAN’S FARE Yousuf Tekri Food Court, 9-4-77/3/G/16, Toli Chowki, Hyderabad-08 Tel: 64532326, 9849050527 Speciality: Sea food

THE SQUARE Novotel Hotel, HICC, Madhapur, Cyderabad, Tel: 04066824422 Seating capacity:400 Speciality: Indian Banquet, Sunday Brunch

TARA Ramoji Film City,Hyderabad, Hyderabad – 500001 Tel : 0841-246555 Seating Capacity : 84

THE RED BEAN 3rd & 4th Floor, Gachibowli Central, Vinayak Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-32. Tel: 040-42410022/33 Seating capacity: 3rd floor-92,4th floor-90

TARANG 65, Alexander Road, Beside Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad-03, Tel: 39122222, 23461859 Seating capacity: 150

TOUCH OF CLASS The Central Court Hotel, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-4. Tel: 23232323 Seating Capacity: 64

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MULTI-CUISINE TYCOON I K London Residency # 6-6-656, Kapadia Lane, Somajiguda Hyderabad-82 Tel: 040-23306600/22/31 Seating capacity: 50

VERANDAH THE RESTAURANT The Park, 22 Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad. Tel: 23456789

WATERSIDE CAFÉ Hotel Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills Hyderabad. Tel : 66669999 Seating capacity: 54

ULLASA Athithi Inn, Dharam Karan Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Ph:2373 9091 Seating capacity:500

WAYSIDE 9-1-39&40, Near YMCA, Clock Tower, S D Road, Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 040-66200080, 27716368, 9000999990 Seating Capacity: 182, Speciality: Indian, Hyderabadi, Chinese, Mughlai, Tandoori

URVASI Hotel Urvasi, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82 Ph. 040-23420548 Seating capacity: 200

VENUE Quality Inn Residency, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-01. Tel.: 30616161 Seating Capacity: 128 Speciality: North & South Indian, Hyderabadi, Rajathani, Chinese, Oriental, Western, Thai

WINDOWS OF THE WORLD Ground Floor, Cyber Towers, Hi Tech City, Hyderabad-34. Ph. 040-6682 2958 Seating Capacity: 250, Speciality: Indian, Chinese, South Indian

WOODLANDS DELUXE RESTAURANT 3-6-230/C, Himyatnagar, Hyderabad. Tel: 23227731/5014

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MULTI-CUISINE Y2K TANDOORI CHICKEN.COM 6-3-390/1, Road No.1, Panjagutta Crossroads, Panjagutta, Hyderabad. Tel: 66662117, 66739439, 32601346

DID YOU KNOW? Cuisine is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture. It is often named after the region or place where its underlining culture is present. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws can also exercise a strong influence on cuisine.

ZAIKA Pride Inn Hotel, 8-2-289/8/1/b, Road No.14, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23600567/678 Seating capacity: 40

The foods and methods of preparation is traditional to a region or population. The major factors shaping a cuisine are climate, which in large measure determines the native raw materials that are available to the cook; economic conditions, which regulate trade in delicacies and imported foodstuffs; and religious or sumptuary laws, under which certain foods are required or proscribed.

ZAFRAAN NIRVANA 4th Floor, Lumbini Jewel Mall, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 64511988 Seating capacity: 100

World cuisine is traditionally divided into regions according to the common use of major foodstuffs, especially grains and cooking fats. In Central and South America, corn (maize), both fresh and dried, is the staple. In northern Europe, wheat, rye, and fats of animal origin predominate, while in southern Europe olive oil is ubiquitous and rice becomes important.

ZAFRAAN 4th Floor, Uma Hyderabad House, Raj Bhavan, Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 500082 Tel: 040-65151177/ 1188 Seating Capacity: 85, Speciality: Indian

In Italy the cuisine of the north, featuring butter and rice, stands in contrast to that of the south, with its wheat pasta and olive oil. China likewise can be divided into rice regions and noodle regions. Throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean there is a common thread marking the use of lamb, olive oil, lemons, peppers, and rice. The vegetarianism practiced in much of India has made pulses such as chickpeas and lentils as important as wheat or rice. From India to Indonesia the lavish use of spices is characteristic; coconuts and seafood are used throughout the region both as foodstuffs and as seasonings.

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INDIAN 36 – BBQ # 1-8-179, Near HDFC Bank, S.D. Road, Secunderabad Tel: 64593636/ 64593600

ATITHI Dhola-ri-Dhani, Kompally, Medchal Road, R.R, Dist. Tel:040-27721586 (Hyderabad office)

AANGAN Yatri Nivas, S.P. Road, Begumpet Police Line, Hyderabad-3 Tel:234161845

BIDRI Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Tankbund Road, Hyderabad Tel: 27522577

ANJAPPAR 6-3-456/23, Dwarkapuri Colony, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82 Tel:66101077/88

ABHIRUCHI 1-7-074 ,S D Road, Secunderabad-500003, Tel: 040-27896565 / 9849210877.

ANGEETHI 7th Floor, 701 & 703, Reliance Classic Building, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 66255550, 2999

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CALCUTTA CABIIN Celebrations Food Villa, 661A, Road No.1, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Tel: 67116063

DAKSHIN ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel: 2340 0132

DEORI Ista Hyderabad, Plot No.7, IT Park, Namakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-19. Tel: 44508888

FIRDAUS Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-23392323, 66662323 Seating Capacity: 56 Speciality: Mughlai Kebab

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INDIAN FLAME & GRILL Roof Top, Begumpet Road, Near ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad. Tel: 30431240/41

GUFAA Ohris cuisine Court Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-29. Tel : 23298811,22,33, 23230465 Seating Capacity : 76 Speciality : Indian, Peshawari, Chinese

HALDI Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad. Tel:040-66250000, 66503000

KEBABS AND KURRIES ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel: 040-2340 0132

KEBAB-E-BAHAR Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 34. Tel: 040 – 66669999

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

KUCHIPUDI Fortune Katriya Hotel, Somajiguda, Rajbhavan road, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-23325678, 66135678

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

LA CANTINA Hotel Novotel, Near Hi-tech city, Izzatnagar, Madhapur, Hyderabad. Tel:66824422,66067000 Seating capacity: 120

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

MEHFIL Baseraa Hotel, S.D.Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 27703200, 27704745

KANGAN The Westin Hyderabad, Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, Hi-Tech City, Hyderabad Tel: 67676767/67676838

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INDIAN ONCE UPON A TIME Green Park Hotels, Begumpet Tel:66515151

RAYALASEEMA RUCHULU Hotel Ritzy Orchid, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-500004 Tel: 040-64595454, 5252

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

SANGRI Dholari Dhani, R.R District. Tel:040-27721586

SERENGETI Ohri’s Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23302200

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

SIGREE 1st Floor, Begumpet Road, Near ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad Tel: 30431240/41

SILVER METRO Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad Tel: 23298811

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SPICE JUNXION Taj Deccan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-66663939

TADKA Ohri’s Banjara, 8-2-682/3, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-23302200

TANDOOR White house, Block III, 6-3-1192/1/1, Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Hyderabad Tel:40133663/4

TANSEN Ohri’s Jalavihar, 22-9, Necklace Road, Hyderabad Tel: 64543333/ 64536666

TERRACE BARBEQUE 5-4-187/6/6, Karbala Maidan, Necklace road, Secunderabad–500003., Tel: 66200111 / 66200112

THE YELLOW CHILLI Kimetee Square, Road no. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040- 23383838, 23383836

UTUPURA 1st Floor, Eden Gardens, Road No.10 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel- 040-23352719 WATER’S EDGE Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad. Tel- 040-66400000

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VEGETARIAN ANNAPURNA TIFFIN CENTRE Opp. Sadhan College, Raj Bhavan Road, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-4. Tel: 23316784, Seating Capacity : 50, Speciality : South Indian

DAKSHINA MANDAPA Taj Tristar, Seven Hills, 1-1-40, S.D. Road, Secunderabad Tel: 27818989/40221100 HOTEL PADMAJA Opp. Railway Station, Secunderabad. Tel : 27702020

AASHNA Aalankrita The Ethnic Gateway, Thumkunta Village, Karimnagar Main Road, Shameerpet Mandal. Tel : 08418 309999 Seating Capacity : 54, Speciality: Indian, Pure Vegetarian, Italian

ICE N SPICE 6-3-905, Saboo Heights, Behind Saboo Maruti Showroom, Somajiguda, Hyd-82. Tel: 2330 2330.

BASIL 4th Floor, Lumbini Mall, Banjara Hills Rd no 2, Hyderabad-34. Tel. 040-6453 6564

JASMINE’S BEEGI RESTAURANT saleem nagar colony, malakpet,, Hyderabad. Tel : 040-66773456/58,09618062429,09849623133

BIKANERWALA 6-3-190/2, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel: 66661111

JIVA 6-3-1086, Vista Grand towers, G-Floor, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyd-82 Tel: 040-23306759 Seating Capacity: 150 Speciality:(Veg)-NorthIndian, Chinese, Continental, South Indian

CAFE CAPRI Quality Inn Residency, Public Garden Road, Nampally, Hyderabad. Tel : 3061 6161 ext.522, 9866157717

INVITATION Hotel Tourist Plaza, Kachiguda Station Road, Hyderabad-27. Tel: 3072 3333 CHILLY’S 50, MG Road, Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 040-27720900/1/2/3/4/5

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

KAMAT RESTAURANT 5-8-56/A,Station Road, Nampally, Hyderabad. Tel : 23203351 Seating capacity: 130 Speciality : South Indian, North Indian, Chinese, Ice creams

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VEGETARIAN KAMAT RESTAURANT (KOTI) 4-7-1146,Beside Womens College, Koti, Hyderabad – 500195 Tel : 24653366 Seating capaity: A/C-80, Non A/c-100 Speciality : South, North, Chinese, Ice cream & Sweets

NAIVEDYAM New Bhoiguda Main Road, Near Secunderabad Railway Station, Secunderabad. Tel : 27535599. Seating Capacity: 100

KHANDANI RAJDHANI 4th Floor, Big Bazar Super Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Ph. 040-6459 3998/99 Seating Capacity : 80

NAIVEDYAM (AMEERPET) Shop No 7 Meridian Plaza, Beside Lal Bungalow, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Tel : 23416587 Seating Capacity :40 Speciality : North, South, Chinese, Punjabi, Indian Veg

MAAN MANUHAR Dhola-ri-Dhani, Kompally,Medchal Road, R.R, Dist. Tel:040-27721586 (Hyderabad office) Seating capacity: 70 Speciality: Rajasthani Vegetarian Cuisine

NEW ANUPAMA #6-3-788/7/A, Opp. Chandana Brothers, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-66411694 Seating capacity: 250

MELTING POT Belsons Taj Mahal Hotel, Main Guard Rd, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 040-4035 7810 Seating capacity 100

METHI Hotel Manasvi, #2-4-65 to 68, MG Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 040-27811666, 27844555 Seating capacity: 90 plus

MINERVA COFFEE SHOP 6-3-1110, Ground Floor, Amrutha Mall, Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel: 040-23415910 Seating capacity: 175

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PANORAMA Hotel Nakshatra, Paradise Circle, MG Road, Secunderabad-03. Tel: 6633 8888 Seating capacity:100

PRIYA DHARSHINI Tadbund X Road, Near Pizza Corner, Secunderabad. Tel: 27890727,9963421921 Seating capacity: A/C-30, Non A/C – 40

SANTOSH DHABA #1-7-207/C/4, Shop No. 4,5,6,7&8, Kamala Devi Chambers, Paradise Circle, Secunderabad-03. Tel: 9985271177,040-65217887 Seating capacity: 130

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SHANBAGH RESTAURANT 4-89, Ferozguda, Opp. Bhel (R&D), Balanagar, Hyderabad-500011. Tel: 23770807,09849562616 Seating capacity: 100 Speciality: North Indian

SWARG Hotel Grand Plaza, 5-9-88/A/1, Beside Haj House, Opp. Public Gardens, Nampally, Hyderabad-01. Tel: 040-23230860, 23230861 Seating capacity: 80

TAJ MAHAL HOTEL 88, Sarojinidevi Road, Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 040-27812106/07/08/09 Seating capacity: A/C-70, Non A/C-70

TAMARIND TREE 1-8-180/B, Yatri Nivas, Opp. Anand Theatre S.P Road, Secundrabad, Tel: 040-23461847 Seating capacity:150

UTSAV Adjacent to Tivoli theatre, Tivoli Road, Secundrabad. Tel: 9248744011,9849040445 Seating capacity:165

DID YOU KNOW? The earliest records of (lacto) vegetarianism come from ancient India and ancient Greece in the 6th century BCE. In both instances the diet was closely connected with the idea of nonviolence towards animals (called ahimsa in India) and was promoted by religious groups and philosophers. Following the Christianisation of the Roman Empire in late antiquity, vegetarianism practically disappeared from Europe. Several orders of monks in medieval Europe restricted or banned the consumption of meat for ascetic reasons, but none of them eschewed fish. It re-emerged during the Renaissance, becoming more widespread in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1847, the first Vegetarian Society was founded in England; Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries followed. The International Vegetarian Union, a union of the national societies, was founded in 1908. In the Western world, the popularity of vegetarianism grew during the 20th century as a result of nutritional, ethical, and more recently, environmental and economic concerns. VARIETIES OF VEGETARIANISM There are a number of types of vegetarianism, which exclude or include various foods.

♦ Ovo-lacto vegetarianism includes animal products such as eggs, milk, and honey. ♦Lacto vegetarianism includes milk but not eggs. ♦Ovo vegetarianism includes eggs but not milk. ♦Veganism excludes all animal flesh and animal products, including milk, honey, eggs. ♦Raw veganism includes only fresh and uncooked fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. ♦Fruitarianism permits only fruit, nuts, seeds, and other plant matter that can be gathered without harming the plant. ♦Su vegetarianism (such as in Buddhism), excludes all animal products as well as vegetables in the allium family (which have the characteristic aroma of onion and garlic): onion, garlic, scallions, leeks, or shallots. ♦Macrobiotic diets consist mostly of whole grains and beans.

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PUBS & LOUNGES

10 DOWNING STREET Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel : 66629323, 66620015 Seating Capacity : 250

AHALA Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 040-23392323, 66662323 Seating Capacity: 58

ATRIUM BAR Taj Deccan, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 34. Tel: 66663939 Seating Capacity: 40

BOTTLES & CHIMNEY Opp. Airport, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 9703657634 Seating Capacity : 100+

CLUB 8 Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet Tel: 23409999. Seating Capacity : 200

DUBLIN PUB ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23400132 Seating Capacity : 85

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ENIGMAA Hotel Minerva Grand, SD Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 66117373. Seating Capacity : 40

EXCESS CLUB N LOUNGE Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Madhapur. Tel: 040-66824422 Seating capacity: 60 pacs, By standing:1200

FIFTH ELEMENT No.8 Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82. Tel: 23325678, 66135678 Seating capacity: 43

FIRANGI PAANI 5th Floor, City Centre, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 66683336. Seating Capacity: 95

HARRY’S Hotel Aditya Park Inn, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500038. Tel : 66788888. Seating Capacity : 60

HARE & HOUND Amrutha Castle, Saifabad. Tel: 040-66633888 Seating Capacity : 75

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PUBS & LOUNGES HIGH SPIRITS The Central Court Hotel, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-500004. Tel : 23232323 Seating Capacity : 80

HYDRATE BAR Hampshire Plaza Hotel, Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad – 500004. Tel: 23335555 Seating capacity: 40

ICE SPICE Taj Tristar, ‘Seven Hills’, 1-1-40, SD Road, Secunderabad. Tel: 27818989/40221100

KIBBEH 4th Floor, Begumpet Road, Near ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad – 500016, Tel: 30431240/41

LEO VEGAS Leonia HolisticDestination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Ph.: 040-6640 0000 Seating capacity: 100

LEO MOMENTS Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Ph. 040-6640 0000 Seating capacity: 34

LEO SPORTS BAR Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Ph. 040-6640 0000

LEVEL LOUNGE Annexe, The Central Court, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad4. Tel: 23232323, 9849323232 Seating capacity: 70

LIQUIDS 5th Floor, Basakar Plaza, Road No.1, Hyderabad. Tel : 66259907 Seating Capacity : 60-70

LOBBY LOUNGE Ista Hotel, Plot no.7, IT Park, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 19. Tel: 040-44508888 Seating Capacity: 32

MARCO POLO ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23400132 Seating Capacity : 36

MIX BAR & LOUNGE The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace Raheja IT Park, HiTech City, Hyderabad Tel- 040-67676878

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MIX The Platinum Hotel, 3-6-43, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-42222203

MOLECULE Hotel Taj Tristar, S.D. Road, Secunderabad. Tel : 27818989. Seating Capacity : 120

MUSTANG BAR Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad Ph.: 6651 5151 Seating capacity: 24

NOSTRADAMUS Fortune Select Manohar, Old Airport Exit Road Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel: 66543456 Seating capacity: 34

ON LOUNGE Rd. No.2 Banjara Hills, Near TDP Office, Hyderabad-34. Ph. 040-4002 1222 Seating Capacity: 200

ONE FLIGHT DOWN Hotel Quality Inn Residency, Public Garden Road, Hyderabad-500 001. Tel : 30616161 Seating Capacity : 120

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ON THE ROCKS Hotel Urvasi, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82 Tel: 040-2342 0548, 23113306, 9948295938, 9948295938 Seating capacity: 200

OUTSWINGER Hotel Baseraa, S.D. Road, Secunderabad. Tel : 27703200 Seating Capacity : 110

PMATKA 4th Floor, Meridian Plaza, Dharam Karan Rd. Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16 Ph. 9398308577

RIO 217, 2nd Floor,Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Adjacent TDP Office, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23540600

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

SAQI BAR Taramati Baradari, Cultural Complex, Langar House, Ibrahimbagh, Hyderabad, Tel- 040-23521884

SEASONS Hotel Taj Krishna, Banjarahills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66662323.

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PUBS & LOUNGES SPOIL 4th Floor, Anshu Colours, Rd No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel. 040-6451 3333/4444 Seating capacity: 103

TORQUE Hotel Green Park, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Tel : 23757575 Seating Capacity : 80

TOUCH 1st Floor, Trend Set Towers, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 23542422/23 Seating Capacity: 1000

TWISTER PUB Srishti Towers, 1st Floor, Hitech City, Madhapur Hyderabad - 500081. Landmark: Above Pizza Hut Phone: 040-65538558 Seating capacity:80

UNDER DECK Hotel Taj Banjara, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66669999 Seating Capacity : 30

UPPER DECK The Golkonda, 10-1-124, Masab Tank, Hyderabad-500028, Ph: +91 40 66110132

V3 LOUNGE BAR The Grand Solitaire, # 1-2-40, 41& 43, Parklane, Secunderabad. Tel: 040-44333999

XTREME SPORTS BAR 1st Floor, Rainbow Shopping Mall, Rajiv Rahadari Road, Karkhana, Secunderabad. Tel: 9618888336

ZANZI BAR The Golkonda hotel, Masabtank, Hyderabad-28 Tel: 66110131, 66110101 Seating capacity: 34

DID YOU KNOW?

UNWIND NKM’s Grand, Taj Residency Lane, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 040-30617181. Seating Capacity: 55

Beer is the world's most widely consumed and probably oldest alcoholic beverage, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal grains—most commonly malted barley, although wheat, maize (corn), and rice are widely used. Most beer is flavored with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavorings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included.

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COFFEE SHOPS ARENA Taj Deccan,Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 34. Tel : 66663939 / 1070, 23392684 Seating Capacity : 82

CAFE IN THE AIR 5-6th floor, ksr towers, madapur, hyderabad Tel:40258889,9177777798

LEO JUVENTA CAFÉ Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyd-78. Ph. 040-6640 0000 Seating capacity: 68

DECCAN PAVILION ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Ph. 040-2340 0132,1804 Seating capacity: 134

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

FIESTA Minerva Grand, SD Rd, Secunderabad-3. Tel: 040-6611 7373 Seating capacity: 60

GALAXY COFFEE SHOP Hotel Taj Tristar, 1-1-40, Seven Hills, S.D.Road, Secunderabad500003. Tel : 27818989, 66311001,40221100 Seating Capacity : 120

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INDUS Ellaa Suites, Hill Ridge Springs, Gachibowli, ISB Road, Hyd-32. Ph. 040-2300 2488 Seating capacity: 96

LADY DIANA Hotel Iklondon Residency,6-3-656,Kapadia lane,somajiguda,hyderabad. Tel:23306622,66625555

MOCHA 8-2-574/B,Road no.7,Banjara hills,Hyderabad. Ph:23350133/155.

MOMO CAFE The Courtyard, Marriott, Opp. HUssain sagar lake, Tankbund Road,Hyderabad. Ph:27522121

MOTIF Hotel Urvashi, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82 Ph. 040-2342 0548 Seating capacity: 72

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COFFEE SHOPS SALT AND PEPPER Central court hotel, lakadi ka pul, Hyderabad Phone:23232323 Seating capacity: 46

MY CAFE LATTE Road no.36,Hi-tech city Road, Jubilee hills, Hyderabad. Tel:23553709

SAROVAR COFFEE SHOP Sarovar complex, Saifabad,Hyderabad. Tel:23237299

LE CAFÉ D ART 1st Avenue, Rd No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-4 Ph. 040-6550 6662 Seating capacity: 50

LOBBY LOUNGE Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention centre,Opp.Hussain Sagar Lake, Tankbund Road, Hyderabad. Tel:27522999

SUN AND MOON Leonia Holistic Destination, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad-78. Tel.: 040-6640 0000 Seating capacity: 68

TULIPS Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16, Ph. 6651 5151 Seating capacity: 60

PICKLES Hotel Baseraa, SD Road, Secundrabad. Tel: 27703200 Seating capacity: 52

SALZUBURG STREET Hotel Amrutha Castle,Opp.Secretariat, Saifabad, Hyderabad. Tel:66633888,66828222

ZODIAC Fortune Select Manohar, Airport Lane, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 040 - 3988 4422, 6654 3456 Seating capacity: 67

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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

CAKE BASKET Near Karkhana Police Station, Secunderabad-15 Tel no. 66294441

AMERICAN BAKERS INN Shop No. 3-5-872, Hyderguda, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 66828698, 24529413

COUNTRY OVEN Opp. Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Hyderabad Tel : 23410198, 66662400

CHOICE BAKERS P. No. 10A, Chandragiri Clny, Trimulgherry, Rear RTO Office, Secunderabad-15.

ARCHWAY Shop No. 5 & 6, Laxmi Apartments, Beside ICICI ATM, Padmanarao Nagar, Secunderbad.-500025. Tel : 27501791,65441744

DAIRY DEN Shop no. 33 Opp. OBC bank Near Clock Tower SD Road Hyderabad-3 Tel no. 27700828,9440664843

AROMA BAKERY H.No. 37-128/21, Near Railway Flyover Bridge, S.B.I, Building, R.K.Puram, Secunderabad. Tel : 27114760

DELICIOUS DEN BAKERS Back of Asoka Garden, 2nd Gate, Hasmatpet X Road, Bowenpally, Secunderabad-500011.

BAKER’S POINT plot no.114, Padma Arcade, East Marredpally, Secunderabad-26. Tel :9027731771

DOMINOS PIZZA *Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Tel : 66518585/86/87/88 *Secunderabad, Tel : 66268888/90

BAKERS INN Somajiguda, Hyderabad. Tel : 23403728

DUNKIN DONUTS 4/119, Sesha Challa Colony, West Marredpally, Secunderabad-26.

BEST BAKERS Boasa Reddy Guda, Opp. Food world , West Marredpally, Sec-bad-26. Tel no. 65991026

GOLDEN BAKERY Next to Ganesh Temple Station Road, Secunderabad. Tel : 27701177

BIG CHEF 6-3-801-803,eleTelant house ameerpet cross road, ameerpet, Hyderabad Tel 66777711,40036097 BIKANERVALA road no.1, banjara hills, Opp. Taj banjara, Hyderabad Tel:66661111

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GRACE BAKERY & KERALA STORE 37-126/1, Sree Colony, Neredmet Crossroads, Near SBI Defence Colony, RK Puram Post, Secunderabad-500056. Tel: 27119025 GRUBHUB Vah Magna: 8-2-696/7, Flat no. 142, Road no. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34. Tel: 23420990/ 991/992

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FAST FOODS & BAKERS GULF BAKERS Plot No. 1, Krishna Reddy Nagar, Beside Petrol Pump, Main Road, New Bowenpally, Secunderabad-500011. Tel : 27755754

KINGHORN BAKERS Beside SBH Ground Floor Bhupati Chambers, Next to Petrol Pump, Himayatnagar X Road, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 27158838

HANG OUT Ground Floor, MPM Mall, Abids, Hyderabad-1. Speciality : Pizza

KING BAKERS Shop No. 22-240/10, Bhagyanagar Colony, KTelB, Hyderabad-72. Tel:9348057779

HAVMOR 5-9-30/16/20, Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Liberty X Road, Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-29. Tel : 23298811 Seating Capacity : 25, Speciality : Ice Creams and Fast Foods HAVMOR Ohri’s Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 23302200 Seating Capacity : 60, Speciality: Fast Foods, Ice Creams, Indian HI KING BAKERS Behind Mandir Masid, I S Sadan, X road Santoshnagar, Hyderabad-59. Tel: 24532929 Speciality: Cakes JUST CHOCOLATES 351/A, Road No. 23, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel : 23543970, 23544180 KFC MG Road,sec-bad Tel:40164455 Raj Bhavan road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad. Tel:40124455 Karkana, sec-bad. Tel:40044455. HI-tech city, Madhapur, Hyderabad. Tel:40364455, 9848033340 Beside Minerva Coffee shop, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad Tel:40114455

MAMU 2nd Floor,prasad IMAX ,Necklace road,Hyderabad Tel:23450558 1st Floor, Cineplanet, medchal Road, Kompally, Hyderabad Tel:64546464 MARY BROWN FAST FOOD JOINT 2nd Floor,Inside Prasad Imax, Beside NTR Gardens. Secunderabad. Tel:04039895050,3448888 MCDONALD’S Ground floor,Prasad IMAX,Necklace Road,Hyderabad Tel:9642325021 Rainbow mall, Rajiv Ramdhari road, Karkana, Secbad Tel:9642325024 City centre, Junction of road no1&8, Banjarahills, Hyderabad Tel:9642325023,9912885524 METROPOLIS CONFECTIONERY Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034. MID-WAY BAKERY Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 65505000 MING’S COURT Ohri’s Cuisine Court, 5-9-30/16/20, Opp.Gandi medical college, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. Tel: 23298811/55 MODERN BAKERY Shop No. 18-11-2/E, Opp. Bank of hyd Chandrayangutta, Hyd-59 Tel:24449914

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FAST FOODS & BAKERS NOODLE BAR 6-3-673-1674-1,Hyderabad central, panjagutta, Hyderabad. Tel:9885659858,9346123476 OFCOURSE Plot no:140, Kavuri Hills, Opp.Madhapur Police station,madhapur,Hyderabad. Tel:42603515 OHRI’S FOOD COURT Prasad’s I-Max, Necklace X-Roads, Hyderabad. Cell: 9866778043/44 OHRI’S FUEL STATION Hyderabad Central, Punjagutta X-Roads, Hyderabad. Tel:04066430102 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 : 23261999,966619999,65509999 PIZZA CORNER *Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel : 23354242 SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN Road no.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel:66660088 * 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 REAL BAKERY Shop No. 12-3-1288, Tarnaka X Road, Hyd-17.

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RELIANCE BAKERY Near Flyover, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 27767558 ROLL CALL Shop no:103,1st floor, Life style Building, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel:66106231 Nagarjuna circle, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad. Tel:9701996631 Under DCB Bank,Opp.Hi-Tech city, madhapur, Hyderabad Tel:9848454007 SABA HOTEL Trimulgherry X Road, Near Petrol Bunk, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad-500015. Tel: 27747771 SARVI BAKERS Opp. Care Hospital, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34.

ICE CREAMS SRI SRINIVASA DAIRY PRODUCTS P. LTD., 4-6-465/464, Esamiya Bazaar, Koti, Hyderabad 5900027. Tel: 24732806, 24732820 SHANGRI LA Plot No. 1, New Vasavi Nagar, Opp. Julluri Vajramma Kalyana Mandapam, Karkhana, Secunderabad500003. Tel : 27749544 SRI SAI POOJA K.P. Complex, Trimulgherry X Road, Sec-bad-15. Tel : 27799679 SUBWAY *Shop No.5, Lumbini, Amrutha Chambers, Road No.3 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23310455. TASTE BUDS BAKERY 31, Kushal Towers,near shadhen college, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-4. Tel : 66788840 TWIST COFFEE PUB 10-3-154/1, East Marredpally, Secunderabad-26. UNIVERSAL BAKERS *Paradise,near Chermas, Sec-bad. *3-6-12, Himayatnagar, Hyd-29. Tel : 27844089

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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, Bhramana Basti, Warasiguda, Secunderabad - 500011. Tel: 9246557777. Speciality : Veg. (Indian)

ATUL CATERERS 6-2-113/3/1, New Bhoiguda, Secunderabad-500003. Tel : 65212288, 27502506, 9849077011 Speciality : Veg. (Multi Cuisine) GAYATRI CATERERS 13-6-445/A/4, CrystalGarden, Ring Road, Mehdipatanam Hyderabad-28 Tel: 23524823,9849079103, 9848035911 Speciality : Veg. Multi Cuisine GURU’S CATERERS 18-444/1, Malikarjuna Nagar, Malkagiri, Secunderabad. Tel : 9391020994 ,3295150, 9391040913 Speciality: Veg & Non Veg.(Multi Cuisine)

AMRUTHA CATERERS 12-11-1410/1, Boudhangar, Warasiguda, Secunderabad-500061. Tel : 27073667.98499001059 Speciality : Veg. (Multi Cuisine)

JYOTHI CATERING SERVICE Opp. IDPL Colony, Sowbhagyangar, Hyderabad-500037. Speciality : Veg. & Non Veg. (Multi Cuisine)

ANNAPURNA CATERERS 23-5-903/1, Near Sudha Cinema, Shalibanda. Tel : 24566160.,24386185 Speciality : Multi Cuisine APNA CATERERS (MULTI CUISINE) Plot no-83, TeleTelone Cly. S.R.K. Puram, Hyderabad-500035. Tel : 24042061 Speciality : Veg. ARORA CATERERS Falt no. 301, Matrix Synergy Apartments, Marredpaly, Secundrabad Tel : 27730020/27731500/9849030380. Speciality : Multi Cuisine

KIFF CATERERS 9-4-131/78/A, Akbar Bagh Tolichowki Hyderabad. Tel : 23561241, 9346687377 Speciality : Veg. & Non Veg. NARMADA’S RASOI Opp. Coffee Day, Mithra Agencies, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad. Tel : 23226336 Speciality : Veg. & Non Veg. Multi Cuisine PADMAJA BIRYANI HOUSE Raja Enclave Behind Kings Bakers, KTelB, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-72, Tel : 23064789, 66335400 Speciality : Veg.& Non Veg

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FOOD CALLS DIALS DIAL A MEAL G-3 A Block, Amrutha Enclave, Road No 14, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad – 500034 Tel:66663333, 66666266 DIAL YOUR FOOD Lane beside Banjara super market, Panjagutta, Hyderabad – 500082. Tel: 66255115, 66256322,66256321 ORIENTAL AROMAS OF CHINA BJN, City Centre MAll, 5th Floor, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 34 Tel : 66683334, 66570000 BOWL O CHINA Sanjeev Reddy Nagar Hyderabad-500038 Landmark: Back Side Sr Nagar Community Hall Telone: 040-23808111, 040-23808222 CHINESE PAVILION Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Opp. Vengal Rao Park, Hyderabad-500034. Tel : 66785680,81 CHUNG HUA #1-8-303/41 Surabhi Castle, Minister Road Secunderabad H.O. Hyderabad-500003 Telone: 040-66322550, 040-66322551 HUN - AN CHINESE RESTAURANT Diamond Towers, Main Road, Secunderabad H.O. Hyderabad-500003 Landmark: Near HoTel Taj Mahal Telone: 040-27815913 NAVADEEP #3-6-290, Sai Thirumala Towers Shop # 5, St Pauls School Lane Road Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad-500029 Telone: 040-66838939

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TUNG KEIN CHINESE FOOD Badam Sohana Apts, Beside Digital Shoppy, Raj Bhavan Main Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500082, Tel : 66620527, Mobile: 9885493868 WANG’S KITCHEN HDFC Building, Opp. Cyber towers , Madhapur, Hyderabad. Tel.: 23116266, 65166266, 66666266, Mobile: 9348666266 GLOBAL DELI 9 16 & 17, Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon Building, LifeStyle, Begumpet, Hyderabad-34 Tel: 66777727 DOMINOS PIZZA Himayath nagar: 66510505, SD Road: 66268888 Raj Bhavan Road: 66518585, Road No 5, Jubilee Hills:66338585, Hitech City: 66848585 MCDONALDS Prasads Imax: 9642325023 City center, Banjara hills: 32400360; Abids: 32421361, Kharkana: 32425592 PIZZA CORNER Banjara hills: 23420140, S P Road, Tel:44112233 KFC R B Road: 40124455, M.G Road: 40164455, Himayathnagar:Tel:40114455, Vikrampuri- Tel: 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 LITTLE ITALY Plot no.550, 3rd floor, Behind W showroom Near Apollo Health city gate, Rd no.92, Jubliee hills Hyderabad. Tel:39883988,66336666

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FOOD CALLS ON KITCHEN Rd. No.2 Banjara Hills, Near TDP Office, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040-4002 1222 PIZZA HUT 1-8-303, KPR House,SP Road, Begumpet, Secunderabad – 500003 Tel: 040-66322666 SENOR PEPE TEXMEX Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Near TDP office, Hyderabad- 34. Tel: 23542835 SUBWAY 1-8-303/34, GB 4, May Fair Building, SP Road, Secunderabad Tel: 2789-1837, 2789-1838

CASCADE Celebrations, Rd No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel: 040-4010 0888, 2360 2888 DIASPORA Celebrations, Rd No.1 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel: 040 - 4010 0888, 2360 2888, 32999888 DEVINA FAMILY RESTAURANT Srinivasa Nagar Colony(west), Opp S R Nagar Bus Stop, Above Prudential Bank, Ameerpet, Hyderabad –16. Tel : 66464234 DINE HILL Banjara, Masab Tank, Hyderabad. Tel : 40-64505485, 65579221, 9290679696 GHARONDA FOOD JOINT Opp. MCH Park, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad-25. Tel : 27508343.

TGI FRIDAY’S RK Cineplex, 1st Floor, Rd No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040-40151925 MULTI-CUISINE 36 CHHATTEES Plot 753, Rd No.36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33 Tel: 040-6458 0000, 6459 0000 45 JUBILEE HILLS 1357, Rd No.45 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33. Tel. 040-2354 2629, 6454 4545 BANSURI RESTAURANT (Veg) Belman HoTels, Dwaraka Paradise, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad-4. Tel: 66785566 BLUE FOX Minerva Grand, SD Rd, Secunderabad. Tel: 040-6611 7373 BROADWAY 1st Floor, Amulya Estate, Beside Radhika Theatre, ECIL X Road, Kapra, Sec-bad. Tel: 27127286

GOKOOL Opp. Vijaya Bank, West Marredpally, Secunderabad-26. Tel : 27800077 GOLDEN CAVE Srinivas Nagar Colony, Behind ICICI Bank, S.R. Nagar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016. Tel : 23754773, HAMPI 251A, MLA Colony, Rd No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel: 040-23545577, 23391343 HANG OUT RESTAURANT G6, Aditya Arcade, Opp. Ghanshyam Supermarket, Ishaq Colony, West Marredpally, Sec-bad-500026. Tel : 65210400, 27894824. HAVELI RESTAURANT 1st Flr Life Style Building, Begumpet, Hyd-16 Tel: 23401111, 23415555, 23409999, 9848091141

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FOOD CALLS HORIZON Celebrations, Plot No 66A, 67, Road No. 1, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – 33. Tel: 40100888, 23602888, 9949466333 HOLI Holi festive Dining, Tirumala House, Kondapur, Hyderabad, Tel.: 040-4014 8880 HYDERABAD HOUSE Plot No. 100, Opp. Mosque, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 500034. Tel: 23551233, 23551244 JEET’S KITCHEN Plot No. 20, New Vasavi Colony, Karkhana, Secunderabad-500015. Tel : 27740498, 66220498 KHOLANA’S KITCHEN Needs Arcade,Opp.mahavir Enterprise, Bogulkunta,Hyderabad. Tel:24753444 Specialities:North indian,Hyderabadi,chinese. LEO’S DINETTE Plot No. 794, Defence Colony, Near 5th Avenue Bakery, Sainikpuri, Sec-bad-94. Tel : 27117620, MAHARAJA RESTAURANT 3-2-595,Ground floor, Opp.satyam computer, Karkana, Sec-bad Tel:27849630. MAK’S RESTAURANT Opp.RTA office,Toli chowki,Hyderabad Tel:64569816,9866569816 Speciality:North indian,chinese MG INN 4A,Vengalrao nagar,S R nagar,Hyderabad. Tel:23815599 Speciality:Indian,Chinese MOHINI RESTAURANT 3-6-342, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-500029. Tel : 23224431, 40041101

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MYTHRI 7-1-619/A/36,Plot no.34, Behind huda, Mytrivanam, Gayatri nagar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Tel:66565556. Speciality:North indian,Chinese,South indian. N-GRILL Plot no.788,Nr.Croma,Road.no.36,Jubilee Hills,Hyderabad. Tel:64644141/42,9703330996 Speciality:European,Mediterranean,Italian NAKSHATRA HOTEL 126,Jade Arcade,MG road,sec-bad. Tel:66338888/1000 Speciality:North indian,chinese,South indian NEW MANDAR RESTAUARANT 9-4-77/F/10,Yousuf Tekdi complex,Toli Chowki,Hyderabad. Tel:23562274 Speciality:North indian,Chinese NICE SPICE 2-30-44, Staff Road, Wahab Nagar, Sikh Village, Secbad-9. Tel: 27841877/88, Mobile: 9246581688 OLIVE GARDEN Hi-Tech City,Main road,Madhapur,Hyderabad Tel:23110900,98853100999 Speciality:North indian,Chinese,European PAN ASIAN Fortune Select Manohar,Airport Exit road,Begumpet road,Hyderabad. Tel:39884422,66543031 Speciality: Chinese,Thai,Japanese,Indonesia PARADISE GARDEN SECTION HoTel Paradise MG road Sec-bad. Tel:27843115 Speciality: Chinese,Hyderabadi PALATE TIPS Plot no.29,P&T Colony Opp.Vikrampuri colony,Vikrampuri,Sec-bad. Tel:27894159/5204 Speciality:North indian,Chinese,European

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FOOD CALLS PEBBLES The GrandSolitaire,Himayat nagar next to Lee show room,Hyderabad Tel:66688338

SHADAB HOTEL Madina circle,High court road,Chaminar,Hyderabad. Tel;24561648 Speciality;Hyderabadi,Chinese

PEPPER PODS 3rd Floor,Rainbow mall,Karkana,Sec-bad. Tel:40194401,9246526750. Speciality:North indian,Chinese,European

SHANBHAG HOTEL 3-6-354/A,1st Floor,Basheerbhag,Hyderabad. Tel;23222628/4248 Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese

PRAKRUTHA Alankrita-The Ethnic gateway, karimnagar Main road, shameerpet mandal, sec-bad, Tel:08418-309999. Speciality:North indian,Chinese,European

SHANBHAG RESTAURANT 4-89,Ferozguda,Opp.BHEL,Balanagar,Hyderabad. Tel:23770807 Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese

RAJADHANI HOTEL Siddiambar bazaar, Opp.Tara hoTel, nampally,Hyderabad. Tel:24740650,9397077787 Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese RANG 6-3-801,3rd floor,EleTelant house, Ameerpet Crossroads,Hyderabad. Tel:66777711,40036097,9849590808. Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese RICH N FAMOUS HoTel sai prakash,Nampally, Hyderabad. Tel:24611728 Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese RUNWAY 9 5-115,Medchal road,Kompally,Hyderbad Tel:08418-232753 Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese SAFFRON Taj trister,seven Hills road, sec-bad.Tel:27818989 Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese SEASONAL TASTES The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park,HITech City,Madhapur,Hyderabad. Tel:67676888,8008302162 Speciality:Oriental,European,Asian,Japanese.

SHIKAAR-THE TEX MEX RESTAUARANT 217Ground floor,Road no.2,Banjara hills,Hyderabad. Tel:23542835 Speciality:North indian,Chinese,Tex Mex SHIVANI Nr.Bus Depot,Dilsuk nagar,Hyderabad. Tel:24058555 Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese SRI RANGA 1-10-44/2,Chikoti Gardens,Begumpet,Hyderabad. Tel;27764242 Speciality:North indian,Chinese,Hyderabadi,European SILVER OAK 6-1-70,LAKDI-KA-PUL,Hyderabad. Tel:65592150,9948137105 Speciality:North indian,south indian, Chinese SILVER PLATE HOTEL 1-7-194/195,Paradise circle,SD road,Sec-bad Tel:27840019,9949076672 Speciality:North indian,Chinese SOUTHERN MIRCHI Plot.no76,Nagarjuna Hills,Panjagutta,Hyderabad. Tel:23353737,66664747,9849737474 Speciality:North indian,Chinese,Andhra

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FOOD CALLS SPICE OF INDIA 1-90/6,1st Floor,Habsiguda Cross Habsiguda,HyderabadTel:27155388 Speciality:Chinese,Andhra

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SPICY GARDEN Priyadarsini HoTels,Beside Chaitanyapuri Bridge,Dilsuknagar,Hyderabad. Tel:24162260 Speciality:North indian,Chinese SRINIVASA RESTAURANT HoTel Samrat Complex,Ferozguda,Balaganar,Hyderabad. Tel:23770939 Speciality:North indian,Chinese STEP-IN Ibrahim khan Estate,6-3-883/9,Punjagutta Crossroad,Punjagutta,Hyderabad. Tel:65345488/5400 Speciality:North indian,Chinese STRINGS Taj Banjara,Road no.1,Banjara Hills,Hyderabad. Tel:66669999 SPICE 6 Masab Tank, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 66660786 SPICE KING G-12, Lingapur Complex, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad-500029. Tel: 23261999, 66619999 SURYA RESTAURANT 102 Nilgiri Block Aditya ,Enclave,Ameerpet, Opp Fardi Studio, Hyderabad – 500016 Tel : 66628899, 23748899 Suruchi 2-10/2, Near Habsiguda •eX•f Roads, Hyderabad500007. Tel: 040-27174855, 65222862 TABLA FINE DINING 2nd Floor, ATelB Commercial Complex, Opp Shiva Parvathi Theatre, Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500072 Tel:23897999, 23893399

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TERRACE BAY 501,5th Floor,6-3-1111/ B,Babukhanmall,Somajiguda,Hyderabad. Tel:23418545-46,6522997,9948664730 WINDOWS OF THE WORLD Ground Floor, Cyber Towers, Hi Tech City, Hyderabad-34. Tel. 040-6682 2958 ZAFRAAN EXOTICA 5th Floor, 12th Square, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034 Tel: 65585500 INDIAN BASIL 4th floor, Lumbini Jewel Mall, Rd No.2 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34. Tel. 040-6453 6564 / 6465 HAVELI RESTAURANT 1st Floor Life Style Building, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016. Tel: 23401111,23409999 KHANDHANI RAJDHANI Encore HoTels, 4th Floor, Big Bazaar Super Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel: 64593998/99 MOKSH RESTAURANT D No 5-4-187, Karbala Maidan Biligiri HoTel, Main Road, Necklace Road, Hyderabad - 500004 Tel: 66200112,66200111 NEW UDIPI ANAND BHAVAN S-159,Machili kamaan,Pathergutty,charminar,Hyderabad. Tel:24417512 NIZAMS N’ NAWABS 1/A,Madhapur main road,Opp.ING Bank,madhapur,Hyderabad. Tel:64633391,6433392

Vyasa

OUR PLACE RESTAURANT 8-2-602/E Charan Pahadi, Beyond Karvy Consultants, Road No 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 23353422,23354234

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FOOD CALLS PADMAJA HOTEL Opp.Railway Station,Sec-bad. Tel:27702020

PANORAMA HoTel Nakshatra, Paradise Circle, MG Road, Secunderabad-03. Tel: 6633 8888

PISTA HOUSE Shalibanda road,Charminar,Hyderabad. Tel;64541786,9396500786,9885258786 POINT PLEASANT RESTAURANT Indo-Arab League,Road no.10,Banjara Hills,Hyderabad. Tel:23314984,9848472015 PUNJAB RESTAUARANT 5-4-424, Station Road, Nampally,Hyderabad. Tel:24735494, 9849180388 SAFRON STRINGS Kimtee square, Road no:12, Bajara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel: 23303001,9848077365 TASTE OF HYDERABAD Greenland,Opp HoTel Green Park, Near Lal Bunglow, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16. Tel : 66132343 UTSAV RESTAURANT 221 Biligiri HoTel, Paradise Tivoli Road, Secunderabad, Hyderabad – 500003 Tel: 27720638,65263646 VEGETARIAN HOTEL PADMAJA Opp. Railway Station, Secunderabad. Tel : 27702020 JIVA 6-3-1086, Vista Grand towers, G-Floor, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyd-82 Tel: 040-23306759, 9866778047-48 NAIVEDYAM New Bhoiguda Main Road, Near Secunderabad Railway Station, Secunderabad. Tel : 27535599.

DID YOU KNOW? There are six major classes of nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, minerals, protein, vitamins, and water. These nutrient classes can be categorized as either macronutrients (needed in relatively large amounts) or micronutrients (needed in smaller quantities). The macronutrients include carbohydrates, fats, protein, and water. The micronutrients are minerals and vitamins. The macronutrients (excluding water) provide structural material (amino acids from which proteins are built, and lipids from which cell membranes and some signaling molecules are built), energy. Some of the structural material can be used to generate energy internally, and in either case it is measured in Joules or kilocalories (often called "Calories" and written with a capital C to distinguish them from little 'c' calories). Carbohydrates and proteins provide 17 kJ approximately (4 kcal) of energy per gram, while fats provide 37 kJ (9 kcal) per gram. though the net energy from either depends on such factors as absorption and digestive effort, which vary substantially from instance to instance. Vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water do not provide energy, but are required for other reasons. A third class of dietary material, fiber (i.e., nondigestible material such as cellulose), is also required, for both mechanical and biochemical reasons, although the exact reasons remain unclear.

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DHABAS CHANDNI FAMILY DHABA Medchal Road, Near Fox Sagar, Hyderabad-55. Tel:9866496661,9346815467,9391147472, 9391074771 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.

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. Tel : 23205501 Seating Capacity : 60 Speciality : North Indian, Punjabi, Mughalai

THE DHABAS OF PUNJAB Punjab has bequeathed this institution of Dhaba to the world. The Dhaba moves wherever a Punjabi goes would be the correct thing to state about its origin. The first Punjabhi Dhaba probably started with the linking of the cities of India by highways (national, state and village roads).

MAST KALANDAR 1st floor, Shilparamam, Shilpakalavedika, Madhapur, Hyderabad Tel:64576162,64576364,9550887899 NEEDS FAST FOOD JOINT 6-3-1216/141, Methodist Colony, Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Hydrabad-16. Tel : 23407754 Seating Capacity : 50, Speciality : North Indian

Though no records can be cited to the first Punjabi Dhaba, it can reasonably be assumed that such restaurants must have first flourished along the GT Road between Peshawar (now in Pakistan) in Punjab passing through Amritsar, Delhi to Calcutta. There is now a large network of the Punjabi community since it is from among this group that many have migrated to far lands. Punjabi food served in Dhabhas is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. Food is served in big brass thali (plates) and drinks – water, lassi, milk (of several varieties) or tea or shorbas (soups) - are served in a 12-inch-long brass glass.

NEW SANTOSH DHABA (VEG) 15-8-234/5, Gosha Mahal Road, Begum Bazar, Hyderabad. Seating Capacity : 200 Speciality : Indian, Punjabi, Chinese, Tandoori

Two types of food are served in the Punjabi Dhabas – the Non Vegetarian cuisine, which is the most popular and the Vegetarian fare, which is termed Vaishno Dhabas where only vegetarian food is cooked in pure ghee or clarified white butter. Dal Makhni, a shining blackish lentil named Urd or Maha is a popular dish of this type of dhabha.

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INDEX INDIAN 36 BBQ Aangan Anjappar Abhiruchi Angeethi Atithi Bidri Calcutta Cabiin Dakshin Deori Firdaus Flame & Grill Gufaa Haldi Hyderabad House Jewel of Nizam Kangan Kebab-e-Bahar Kebabs & Kurries Kebab Pavilion Kuchipudi La Cantina Mehfil Once Upon a Time Rayalaseema Ruchulu Sahib Sindh Sultan Sangri Serengeti Siaa Sigree Silver Metro Spice Junxion Tadka Tandoor Tansen Terrace Barbeque The Yellow Chilli Water’s Edge Uttupura

33, 320 31, 320 29, 320 320 34, 320 320 35, 320 36, 320 38, 320 41, 320 43, 320 39, 321 45, 321 321 321 321 47, 321 49, 321 50, 321 321 321 321 53, 321 55, 322 57, 322 58, 322 322 61, 322 322 62, 322 65, 322 67, 322 69, 322 72, 322 71, 322 73, 322 75, 322 77, 322 78, 322

INDIAN VEG Annapurna 323 Aashna 323 Basil 323 Bikanerwala 80,323 Cafe Capri 323

Chilly’s Chutney’s Dakshina Mandapa Hotel Padmaja Ice n Spice Jasmine’s Beegi Jiva Invitation Kamat Khandani Rajdhani Maan Manuhar Melting Pot Methi Minerva Naivedyam New Anupama Panorama Priyadarshini Santosh Dhaba Shanbagh Swarg Taj Mahal Tamarind Tree Utsav

81, 323 323 82, 323 323 83, 323 323 87, 323 323 323 84, 324 324 324 324 324 324 324 89, 324 324 324 325 325 325 91, 325 92, 325

ORIENTAL Alex’s Kitchen 302 Aromas of China 95, 302 Blue Diamond 302 Bowl O China 302 Chinese Pavilion 302 Chin Ling 302 Chung Hua 302 Far East 97, 302 Golden Dragon 101,302 Haiking 99, 302 Hun 302 Isda Thai 98, 302 Mainland China 112, 303 Ming’s Court 105, 303 Nanking 107, 303 Shanghai 303 Strings 109, 303 Syn Asian Bar & Grill 111, 303 Oriental Pavilion 103, 303 Thai Express 113, 303 Tung Kein Chinese food303 Gourmet Guide Hyderabad - 2010

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GLOBAL 100 Degrees 4 Seasons ALPS Barbeque Nation Alchemy Al Fresco Deli9 Encounters Fusion 9 F9 Diner Grill Room Hard Rock Cafe Indijoe Italia KFC Little Italy Melange Mozzarella N – Grill On Kitchen Pizza Hut Prego Senor Pepe Texmex Steaks and Sizzlers Subway Sweet Nirvana TGIF Touch

119, 304 304 304 304 121, 304 199, 122, 115, 123, 124, 125, 126, 305 305 129, 130, 131, 305 305 133, 305 135, 305 305 136, 280,

MULTI-CUISINE 10 Janpath 1857 36 Chhattees 45 Jubilee Hills Aangan Aashna Almas Amantran Amogh Hampi Amravathi Anand Tiffins Anjappar Aroma Ashoka B&R

306 145, 306 306 143, 306 31, 306 306 306 306 147, 306 306 306 29, 306 307 307

304

304 304 304 304 304 304 305 305

305 305 305

305 305

305 305

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INDEX Atiroopa Banana Leaf Bansuri Barbeque Nation Basil Bawarchi Biryanis Blue King Blue B Blue Fox Broadway Bombay Blue Carnival Celebrations Cafe Bahar Chauthanya Crystal Cascade City Heart Club 8 Clove Coco’s Collage Dadu’s Delhi Darbar Diaspora Devina Dicky’s Elements Era Exotica Fiesta Flavours Finz Fishland Galaxy Garden Get X Trance Gharonda Ginger Court Gokool Golden Cave Goodlands Gusto The Hub Hang Out Haritha Haveli

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307 139,307 307 307 148, 307 307 307 307 307 151, 307 308 308 308 308 308 308 308 308 308 235, 308 152, 308 153, 308 155, 308 309 309 309 309 309 309 309 156, 309 159, 309 309 309 309 160, 309 309 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 161, 310 162, 310

Havmor 70mm Highway Inn Horizon Holi Hot Rocks Hotel Manjira Hotel Shanbagh Hotel Shezan Hotel Sree Abhilasha Hunter’s Roost Hyderabad House Isda Food Jai Bhavani Jeet’s Kitchen Kababish Kadali Kanki’s Hub Kholani’s Krutunga Kshetra Leaves Leo Bistro Leo’s Dinette Little Hut Mandar Mediterranean Melting Pot Minerva Coffee Shop Moksh Mohini Momo Cafe Motifs Needs Fast Food Nice Spice Night Flight Nimantran Once Upon a Time Okra Orchid Our Place Palace Heights Padharo Paradise Parikrama Parivaar Prakrutha Pride of Hyderabad Promenade

165, 311 311 311 167, 311 311 311 311 169, 311 312 312 312 312 312 312 312 312 312 171, 173, 312 313 313 313 313 313 174, 313 175, 177, 313 313 313 313 314 178, 314 179, 314 314 314 183, 314 314 314 180,

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Rang Reshmi’s Royal Derby Salzburg Street Salt and Pepper Seasonal Tastes Seventh Heaven Shikaar Singh’s Veg Sitara Sitara Royal Southern Spice Spice 6 Spice King Spicy Hub Spicy Venue Sri Rang Suraj Surya Suruchi Tabla Taj Mahal Tanisha Tara Tarang Tasty Buds Terrace Bay The Fisherman’s Fare The Square The Red Bean Touch of Class Tycoon Ullasa Urvasi Venue Verandah Waterside Cafe Wayside Windows of the World Woodlands Y2K Tandoori Zaika Zafraan Nirvana Zafraan

315

COFFEE SHOPS Arena Coffee Shop 199, 336 Cafe in the Air 336

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311

311

312 312

313 313 313

314 314

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181, 315 315 184, 185, 315 315 186, 315 315 316 316 316 316 316 316 316 316 316 316 317 317 317 317 187, 317 188, 317 317 317 189, 318 318 191, 318 196, 193, 318 195, 318 319 319 319 319

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315 315

315

317 317

317

318 318 318 318


INDEX Deccan Pavilion Flavours Fiesta Galaxy Indus Lady Diana Mocha Momo Cafe Motif My Cafe Latte Encounters Le Cafe de Art Leo Juventa Cafe Lobby Lounge Pickles Salzburg Street Salt & Pepper Sarovar Seasonal Tastes Sun and moon Tulips Waterside Cafe Zodiac

200, 336 336 336 336 336 336 336 336 337 203 204, 207, 337 209, 337 337 337 211 213, 215, 337 217,

TREATS Pizza Corner Creamstone Creations My Cafe Latte Pizza Hut

219 221 223 224

PUBS 10 Downing Street 5th Element Ahala Atrium Bar Bottles and Chimney Club 8 Dublin Enigmaa Excess Firangi Paani Hare & Hound Harry’s High Spirits Hydrate Ice Spice Kibbeh

273, 237, 231, 233, 234, 235, 236, 239, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 327 248, 249,

336

337 336 337

337 337 337

326 326 326 326 326 326 326 326 326 326 326 326 327 327 327

Leo Moments Leo Sports Bar Leo Vegas Level Lounge Lobby Lounge Liquids Marco Polo Mix Bar & Lounge Mix Molecule Mustang Bar Nostradamus On Lounge One Flight Down On the Rocks Outswinger PMatka Rocks Rio Saqi Bar Seasons Bar Spoil Torque Touch Twister Underdeck Unwind Upper Deck V3 Lounge Xtreme Sports Bar Zanzibar

251, 327 253, 327 255, 327 327 257, 327 258, 327 259, 327 261, 327 262, 328 263, 328 265, 328 267, 328 328 328 269,328 271, 328 328 334 272, 328 274, 328 277, 328 275, 329 279, 329 280, 329 329 283, 329 329 285, 329 281, 329 287, 329 289, 329

AREA-WISE AMEERPET Harry’s Khandani Rajdhani Promenade Rang Rayalaseema Ruchulu

245 84 180 181 57

BANJARA HILLS Ahala 231 Al Fresco 121 Amogh Hampi 147 Gourmet Guide Hyderabad - 2010

Angeethi Arena Coffee Shop Aromas of China Basil Bikanerwala Coco’s Encounters Exotica Far East Firangi Paani Firdaus Fusion 9 Golden Dragon Grill room Hard Rock Cafe Hot Rocks Indijoe Kebab-e-Bahar Le Cafe de Art Leaves Liquids Mozzarella Nostradamus Pizza Corner Pizza Hut Rio Sahib Sindh Sultan Seasons Bar Serengeti Shikaar Strings Syn Tadka TGIFriday’s Thai Express Touch Underdeck Utupura Waterside Cafe Xtreme Sports Bar Yellow Chilli

34 199 95 148 80 153 203 156 97 242 43 122 101 123 124 167 125 49 204 171 258 130 267 219 224 272 58 277 61 186 109 111 69 136 113 280 283 78 193 287 75

BASHEERBAGH Gufaa 45 Ming’s Court 105 Silver Metro 65

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INDEX BEGUMPET 10 Downing Street Banana Leaf Bottles and Chimney Club 8 Dakshin Deccan Pavilion Flame & Grill Haveli Kebabs & Kurries Kibbeh Mainland China Marco Polo Mustang Bar Once Upon a Time Oriental Pavilion Sigree Tandoor Torque Tulips Zodiac

273 139 234 235 38 200 39 162 50 249 112 259 265 55 103 62 72 279 215 217

GACHIBOWLI Collage Deori Italia Lobby Lounge

155 41 126 257

HI TECH CITY Excess Kangan Mix Bar & Lounge Prego Seasonal Tastes Windows of the World

241 47 261 133 211 195

HIMAYATHNAGAR Clove 152 Mix 262 JUBILEE HILLS 45 Jubilee Hills Calcutta Cabin Creamstone Creations Isda Thai N Grill Spoil

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143 36 221 98 131 275

KARKHANA My Cafe Latte

223

KONDAPUR F9 Diner

117

LAKDI KA PUL High Spirits Salt and Pepper Touch of Class

246 185 189

LANGAR HOUSE Haritha 161 Saqi Bar 274 MASAB TANK Melange Upper Deck Zanzibar MG ROAD Panorama Parikrama

129 285 289

89 183

NECKLACE ROAD 1857 145 100 Degrees 119 Havmor 70 mm 165 Moksh 174 Tansen 71 Terrace Barbeque 73

Galaxy Ice Spice Mehfil Molecule Nanking Outswinger Pickles Tarang V3 Lounge

160 248 53 263 107 271 209 187 281

SHAMEERPET Leo Bistro Leo Juventa Cafe Leo Moments Leo Sports Bar Leo Sun and Moon Leo Vegas Steaks and Sizzlers Water’s Edge

173 207 251 253 213 255 135 77

SOMAJIGUDA 5th Element Ice n Spice Ohri’s Jiva Terrace Bay Verandah

237 83 87 188 196

SP ROAD Aangan Hunter’s Roost On the Rocks Tamarind Tree

31 169 269 91

PUNJAGUTTA Anjappar Motifs Urvasi

29 177 191

TANKBUND Bidri Momo Cafe Okra

35 175 178

SAIFABAD Hare & Hound Salzburg Street

244 184

TIVOLI ROAD Utsav

92

SD ROAD 36 BBQ Blue Fox Chilly’s Dakshina Mandapa Enigmaa

33 151 81 82 239

Gourmet Guide Hyderabad - 2010

RESTAURANT TRIVIA ♦The word "restaurant" comes from the French word "restaurant" which means to restore. A restaurant restores or refreshes us with food and drink.


Gourmet Guide-Hyderabad  

A complete handbook on fine dining restaurants and pubs in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad

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