Page 1

Venkatappa Art Gallery

Magnitude Gallery

Tahr Art Gallery

Art Galleries

p. 14


Earthen Symphony

Abstract Art Gallery

Alliance Francaise

Bangalore School of Music

Gallery Ske

Nitya Institute

Ranga shankara

Cultural Centre

p. 16

Gandhi Bhavan


Attakalari Centre




City Navigates

p. 18


Kempegowda Bus Station


p. 20




Bangalore Club

Ganesha Chathurthi

Brigade Gateway

Indiranagar Club

Century Club

Bengaluru Habba

Varamaha Lakshmi Dussehra Bangalore Karaga Festival

St. Mary Feast Pongal

Flower Show



Vidhana Soudha


Bangalore Palace

Tipu’s Palace

Government Museum

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain

Cubbon Park

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Jamia Masjid


St Mary’s Basilica

Sankey Tank


Ulsoor Lake

Shiva Temple

whats happening?

art comedy film screening dance food & drinks music shopping Follow us and get regular updates on what's buzzing in Bengaluru theatre @whatsupguides #WUB13 workshop

p 38 p 38 p 38 p 38 p 40 p 40 p 42 p 44 p 46




special event

2 June

IREBOOT Workshop Date: June 1 and 2 (Saturday-Sunday) Time: 10am - 5pm Do you have a passion for photography ? Sharpen your photography skills with a workshop conducted by PeeVee (Perumal Venkatesan), where he will teach you the basics of photography like exposures, apertures, shutter speeds, ISO and depth of field to name a few. Your next best shot is just a click away! T: 9663857828 / 9886295353 E:

Breakfast With Pets

Bangalore Comic Con by Comic Con India special event

Date: June 2 (Sunday) Time: 9am – 11am Spend time with your pets on a Sunday at ‘Under The Mango tree’- a continental breakfast for pet owners priced at Rs 250 and the doggie platter priced at Rs 100 with steamed chicken dim sums, ragi balls, mince meat balls and biscuits (milk optional). Options for veg and non-veg are available. Soak in the Sunday sun with your furries only at ‘Under The Mango Tree’ Venue: #3, Laurel Lane, Richmond town T: 080-22111112/3/ +919686601021 W:

Date: June 1 - June 2 Time: 11am - 7pm Celebrate all your favourite illustrations with ‘Bangalore Comic Con’. This marks the beginning of an annual comics convention for Bangalore. A fest for comic lovers! Venue: National Games Village, Koramangala T: 91- 8800477866 / 9810920020 / 9711335505 E:



food & drinks


Gourmethon At Le Jardin

Soul Food At Soul Khadi food & drinks

Date: June 1- June 30 (Saturday-Sunday) The unexpected showers in Bangalore this summer surely stir-up an appetite. Soul Kadhi is giving Bangalore mouth-watering options like spicy pakoras – onion, potato, cauliflower and chicken served with khullad Chai. You can also enjoy pav bhaji, spicy besan cheela and tawa fish. Bring-on the foodie in you and indulge in classic monsoon snacks only at Soul Khadi. Venue: # 3 Laurel Lane, Richmond town T: 080 22111112/ 080 22111113

p. 36

whats happening?

Figuratively Speaking



Date: June 1 onwards (Saturday) Le Jardin at The Oberoi brings to you ‘Gourmethon’, a one of its kinds buffet that serves a 16 course meal. From finger-licking chaat, succulent kebabs, pizza and pavbhaji. So get ready to gorge on great food only at Le Jardin! Venue: The Oberoi, 37-39, M G Road T: 080-2558 5858 W:

Date: All month long Gallery Third Eye presents an art exhibition by artist Mini Arora and Revati Gangal titled ‘Figuratively Speaking’ take a look at their artworks, as they reflect the richness of Indian contemporary style. Venue: Gallery Third Eye,F-2, Epsilon Villas, Yemlur Main Road, Next to Logica (CGI) T: 080 – 41640471 W:




Ladies Night And Karaoke At Love Shack Date: June 15 (every Wednesdays) Time for some midweek fun! Have a rocking ladies night and karaoke time with DJ Martin D’souza at Love Shack. Venue: #541-543, Above Mother Earth, Opp DELL, Indiranagar Koramangala Ring Road, Domlur T: 99000 34522 W:


special event


Special deals at Lanna Spa Date: Till June 24th Every hour is happy hour with Lanna Thai Spa’s special offers! Book your spa session and get upto 15% off on foot reflexology, facials, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures. Welcome bliss to your life and pamper your senses - Thai style! Read our review on on their signature treatments. Venue: Lanna The Thai Spa, No.94-P, VIII Cross, XI Main,RMV Extension,

Sadashivanagar. T: 23611444 W:

special event



541-543, Koramangala Inner Ring Road, Domlur T: 080-41500787 W:


Theater Konnection

food & drinks


Mediterranean Menu

Date: June 8 (Saturday ) The ‘Theatre Konnection’ is back with it’s fourth edition. Experience cocktails, theatre and food. An occasion for the art and food connoisseur to have the best of both. Venue: The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, Kumara Krupa High Grounds T: 080-3052 7777 W:

special event

9 June

RTI Foresight is back client image

Date: June 9 (Sunday) In collaboration with Sunday Soul Sante, The Ladie’s circle and Round Table India, the event organizes active citizenship and co-partnership with a car rally for the visually impaired, make your presence felt and support the cause. The event is followed by fun, music and more at the Bangalore’s happening flea market - Soul Santhe. W:

new launches Bedazzle with Bi-folds Buy bags desi-style! Need a bag that looks swanky with a touch of ‘Indian-ness’? Holii has launched a new range of bags that look chic and have an ethnic feel for the modern Indian woman. Bring home

p. 38

whats happening?


this collection to add a special touch to your wardrobe. W:

food & drinks


Ji Hazoor Date: The newly launched authentic Mughlai restaurant ‘Ji Hazoor’ serves quality Mughlai cuisine like achari paneer tikka, murg reshmi tikka, afghani naan and whole lot of mouth-watering dishes. For your sweet tooth indulge in their shahi tukda, gulab jamun or moong dal ki halwa. With an ambiance - durbar style enjoy the journey of good food at ‘Ji Hazoor’. Venue: Opposite Vydehi hospital, Whitefield T: 9964651107/9886461108


food & drinks

Date: June 10 (Monday) Olive Beach has come-up with a new menu along with their expert chefs. This time around it's a Mediterranean prix-fixe lunch. From mustard crusted reef cod, lemon mousse to hand-cut tagliolini with wild mushroom ragu they have it all! A perfect place for girls day-out or just a session of chitter-chatter with folks. Head to Olive Beach for a Mediterranean feast. Venue: 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T: 080-4112 8400 W:



New Menu At Under The Mango Tree Date: June 13 (Thursday) Come Thursday its time to kick-start your weekend! What better way to do so than by trying the new menu at ‘Under The Mango Tree’. From an Italian minestrone soup, to buckwheat pasta and grilled chicken they have it all in their new menu. Hop - on to ‘Under The Mango Tree’ to relish and enjoy their latest. Venue: Under The Mango Tree, No.3, Bhd TNT, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town T: 080-66491318 W:

14 11 June

Tuesdays at Love Shack Date: June 11 (Tuesday) Start your Tuesday nights with a twist at Loveshack, a terrace restobar one of its kind for its cool breezy alfresco feel ambience. An ideal place to spend time with friends and folks over good food, music and spirits. Your ‘the’ place for sizzlers, grill and barbecue! P.S. Enjoy a happy hour session from Monday to Saturday between 3 pm to 7:30pm. Venue: Mother Earth Building, 5th Floor,



The Polished Bottoms Date: June 14 (Friday) Time: 8pm Laugh-out-loud with this English comicplay ‘The Polished Bottoms’. Bangalore’s popular comedians Sundeep Rao, Sanjay Manaktala, Praveen Kumar and Sal Usuf are back to entertain the audience. Catch this play for a session of laughter at Jagriti Theatre. Venue: Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road T:080- 41242879 W:


15 June

Shubha Mudgal-Live in Concert Date: June 15 (Saturday) Popular Indian singer Shubha Mudgal will perform live in Bangalore. A well-versed singer in Hindustani classical music, Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, and popular Indian Pop music, she has been awarded National Award, and Padma Shri by the Government of India. Catch her soulrending music at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Venue: 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park Extension, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810, 23443956

food & drinks


This luxurious and elegant restaurant at The Leela Palace serves mouth-watering North Indian cuisine. From kebabs to a plethora of gravies with soft Indian breads, Jamavar is your place to enjoy North Indian food like royalty! Venue: Jamavar, The Leela Palace #23, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road T: 080- 25211234 re


18 June

chilli cheese naam. Sip on a popular favourite drink, Radha Pasand and end your meal with a paan ice-cream. Doesn't this sound amazing? Make your dining experience truly spiritual with ‘The Higher Taste’. Venue: ISKCON Temple Complex, Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road T: 080-22766501

20 June


Shop At NS Jewels

Addicted To House With DJ Rohan Kapoor

You may just find your dream choker - a beautifully crafted masterpiece at NS Jewels. Discover ethnic, antique, diamond and silver wear all under one roof. Make your day an interesting one, visit NS Jewels to explore beautiful jeweller. Venue: NS Jewells 7/2 , Walton road, Near Lavelle Road Café Coffee Day T: 080-4151 8008/9 W:

Date: June 22 (Saturday) Are you planning on clubbing on a Saturday Night? ‘Addicted To House’ with DJ Rohan Kapoor at Pebble is a great place for music and dance with friends. So come-on and burn the dance floor. Venue: 3, Ramana Maharishi Road, Palace Grounds, Sadashivnagar T: 9916695200 W:


Father’s day at The Oberoi

Date: June 16 (Sunday) Yes its father’s day! Make it special for your dad take him to The Oberoi and have a sumptuous lunch, get a chance to toss your dad’s favorite dish, make a card or choose a hamper. Celebrate father’s day in style at The Oberoi! Venue: The Oberoi, 37-39, M G Road T: 080-2558 5858 lore


food & drinks


Simply Sattvic Date: June 19 (Wednesday)




p. 40

whats happening?

If you want to have a vegetarian fare with a comfortable and pleasing ambience then The Higher Taste is your go-to place for sattvic food (pure vegetarian meal). Start with tandoori malai paneer platter, soup of malli rasam, curry of jafrani kofta with


DJ Night At The Terminus Date: Date: June 21 (Friday) Unwind your Friday nights at ‘The Terminus’ with a DJ night and free cocktails for women between 8pm-9pm. Break a leg post-work and party all night! Venue: The Terminus, 2nd Floor, Electronics City T: 080-30030303

Taste Of Punjab At Jamavar Date: June 17 (Monday)

food & drinks


food & drinks

22 June

Healthy Brunch Date: June 22 (Saturday) Kickstart your weekend in a healthy way! Head to the Escape Hotel and Spa for a session of yoga followed by a healthy brunch

with cut fruits, greek salad, fresh juice and sandwiches. Relax in the spa or the swimming pool to pump you up for a great week. The yogi brunch gives you a chance to rejuvenate! Venue: Escape Hotel and Spa, 770, 100 Feet Road, 12th main, Indiranagar, HAL 2nd Stage T: 080-42415555 W:

food & drinks

23 June



food & drinks

26 June


Date: June 23 (Sunday) Time: 9am - 12 noon Days: Saturdays and Sundays only Wake-up to a Sunday morning brunch at Monkey Bar. Choose from chilli cheese vada pav, railway masala double omelette or just go-in for a king-size traditional English breakfast. Read our review on and head to MoBar and gorge on the good food! Venue: 14/1 Krishna Manere, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T: 080-41116878/9 W:

food & drinks

24 June

Mango Mania

p. 42

whats happening?


Ritu Kumar Spring Summer Collection


Want chic, stylish and ultra trendy clothes for your wardrobe? Explore from Ritu Kumar’s collection. W:


29 June

Shop At TLB

Blimey, a contemporary Irish pub is a new lever in town to laze with friends and folks. Sip on Irish shamrock (vodka based cocktail) or Irish tea cake (Jameson whiskey) and munch along with Irish trademark (crumble corn flakes with spinach and potatoes) for veggies and pub wings (chicken wings tossed in smoke barbecue sauce) for non-vegetarians, move to a main course of Saint Patrick pasta and fish and chips for quintessential Irish flavour. For your sweet tooth indulge in a crème brulee or a bread pudding. Blimey is your new bistro in town! Venue: 1 MG Mall, MG Road T: 080 22086777

27 June

Photo Credit: Namrata Chinmulgund

Date: Till June 30 (Sunday) Its Summer and all we can think of is mangoes! Sugar N Spice has made it all the more special to enjoy the king of fruits. From mango pastries to pannacotta and cakes. Choose from a wide spread and tingle your taste buds now! Venue: Vivanta by Taj, Lobby Level, MG Road T: 080-66604444 W:



Shop At Davanam Date: June 25 (Tuesday) While the prices of gold are competitive shop at Davanam - a place where quality meets exquisite jewellery. Explore traditional, contemporary fine pieces of jewellery only at Davanam! W:

Breakfast At Monkey Bar

Venue: Taj West End, Masala Klub, Race Course Road T: 080-66605660 W:

food & drinks

Korporate Kurry Date: Date: Till June 30 For all you food-lovers be it business groups, family or friends - Korporate Kurry is a lunch session at Masala Klub that will let you whip-up a dish of your choice and play chef! Head to Masala Klub for fun, food and happy times.

To all the fashion-conscious leather-lovers! Now, shop at The Leather Boutique from their latest collection on W:

food & drinks

30 June

Vietnamese’s Delight Date: June 30 If you are in a mood for some Oriental food then Blue Ginger is your right pick! Start with a raw mango salad, a soup of chicken and asparagus, a main course of wok-tossed chicken with ginger and cashew nut with delicious and hot egg fried rice. End your meal with a dessert of your choice! Make your dining experience a special one at Blue Ginger! Venue: Taj West End, Blue Ginger, Race Course Road T: 080-66605660 W: Follow us and get regular updates on what's buzzing in Bengaluru @whatsupguides #WUB13

whats inn?

luxury premium budget service apartments resorts

p 48 p 50 p 50 p 52 p 52

Opp Golf Course T: +91 80 3052 7777

LUXURY (Rs. 10,000 and above) Vivanta By Taj

Located 45 km away from the airport, the hotel stands right at the main entrance to the International Tech Park, Bangalore (ITPB), which is India's first hi-tech park of its kind and integrates office facilities. The three elements stone, grass and sky combine to create a feeling that captures a stylish vibe. Modern architecture marks 170 rooms and 29 suites. Relax in leisure where today meets tomorrow. And business meets pleasure. ITPB, Whitefield Main Road T: +91 80 6693 3333 Vivanta by Taj A sophisticated business hotel with modern architecture, this luxury hotel is only 15 km from Bangalore city centre and provides world class experience. It has an open courtyard and a magnificent banyan tree lounge offering the best in world cuisine. Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur 2275 Tumkur Road Yeshwantpur T: 080-66900111 The Taj West End Ranked as one of the best luxury hotels in India, this legendary building was the first hotel in the city. The hotel has successfully retained its traditional charm over the past century. The gothic architecture blends with the lush green gardens which portrays its elegant ambience perfectly. 23, Race course Road, T: +91 80 6660 5660 Vivanta By Taj-MG Road Located at the heart of the city, Vivanta By Taj offers a picturesque view of Ulsoor Lake. The strategic location of the hotel is suitable for both business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel, with all business amenities also has a range of restaurants which offer delicacies from around the world. 41/3, M G Road, T: +91 80 6660 4444 The Leela Palace One of the top-notch luxurious hotels in Bangalore, The Leela

p. 48

whats inn?

Palace, transports you to the era of Maharajas and Palaces. This seven-star magnificent structure is truly 'royalty' personified. 23, Airport Road, Kodihalli T: +91 80 2521 1234/3057 1234 The Oberoi Located on MG Road, in the heart of the business and shopping districts of Bangalore, the luxury hotel has an abundance of greenery that is characteristic of the 'Garden City'. At The Oberoi, Bangalore, all the tastefully appointed rooms overlook landscaped gardens and guests can enjoy cuisine from around the world. The hotel offers impeccable service, understated luxury, fine cuisine and most modern facilities for discerning business travelers. 39, M G Road T: +91 80 2558 5858 The Royal Orchid A high-end luxury hotel, the Royal Orchid has created a respectable place for itself in the industry. All 195 rooms are spacious with a touch of luxury and well equipped with modern amenities. The golf course at the hotel is an added attraction. 1, Golf avenue, Adjoining KGA Golf Course, Airport Road T: +91 80 2520 5566 The Park The Park is the first contemporary boutique hotel in Bangalore and is often referred to as an 'urban retreat'. Each floor of the hotel has its own unique colour theme which gives a hint of Indian culture combined with modern luxury. The hotel houses the well known Italian restaurant iTalia. It also has a temperature controlled lap pool for outdoor activities. 14/7, Off M G Road T: +91 80 2559 4666 The Lalit Ashok The hotel with elegant and contemporary exteriors, adopts latest technologies in providing service with comfort, luxury and hospitality to guests. All 184 rooms are fully furnished and decorated extravagantly and offer all modern facilities and comfort to ensure a memorable stay at the hotel. Kumara Krupa High Grounds,

Crowne Plaza Located conveniently in the city's IT hub, The Crowne Plaza provides both business and leisure travellers - spacious, well designed rooms along with state of the art technology. Supported by a variety of meeting spaces, innovative culinary outlets and extensive leisure facilities, making Crowne Plaza - 'The Place to Meet'. 43 Electronics City, Phase 1, Hosur Road, T: 080-30030303 The Chancery Pavilion Located in the heart of the business centre of Bangalore city The Chancery Pavilion is a home away from home. With elegant interiors and pleasing ambience this five star hotel sure knows how to make an impression. They have multiple dining options, a fitness studio and sprawling rooms for meetings and conventions. #135, Residency Road, T: 080-41414141 W: ITC Gardenia “Forward to Green, Back to Nature” – that is the mantra followed by the first green hotel of the city. With 292 guest rooms and 13 suites and the largest Presidential Suite in India, ITC Gardenia works towards the mission of a greener era. No.1, Residency Road, T: +91 80 2211 9898

leading international hospitality networks has ventured into Indian market with this service apartment. This conveniently located homestead has facilities like a round the clock restaurant serving Mediterranean, Asian and regional cuisines, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and spa. 12th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala T: 080-45121212 Movenpick Hotel & Spa This five star hotel, located conveniently near the airport comes well equipped with all modern amenities. With tastefully designed rooms and a serene ambience, it promises to provide a world class experience. 115, Pipeline Road, Near BEL Circle, Gokula Extension T: 080-43001000 Sheraton Bangalore Hotel The hotel is a perfect location for business as well as leisure travellers because of its strategic position. Enjoy warm Indian hospitality along with international standards of service. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road MalleshwaramRajajinagar T: 080-42521000 Escape Hotel & Spa

Hotel Matthan Sterling Mac Group, the restaurant business pioneers have ventured into hospitality industry in India with the five star deluxe hotel called Matthan. It is a unique concept hotel built in Indo-Asian architecture and equipped with all the latest technologies. With 198 rooms and 4 banquet halls it caters to both leisure and business travellers. 134, HAL Airport road Kodihalli T: 080-42494949

The Escape Hotel and Spa is located at the junction of 100 feet road, Indiranagar. Escape offers a hidden oasis comprising 30 distinct rooms, a roof-top pool and an exquisite spa. It is also home to ‘Sunny's’ the renowned Italian restaurant, along with retail outlets of popular brands, ‘Guess’ & ‘The Body Shop’. Escape Hotel & Spa, 770, 12th Main, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: +91 80 4241 5555

Grand Mercure Bangalore Grand Mecure Bangalore are the result of the collaboration between Brigade, a leading property developer in Bangalore and the European hospitality giant Accor. Mercure, which is one of the

The Marriot, Whitefield This five star property caters to leisure and business travelers. Situated in the heart of the IT hub - Whitefield, The Marriot also makes an ideal location for corporate events with over 10,000 square feet, equipped with the latest facilities and

technology. To relax, indulge in their swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. 8th Road, Plot No 75,EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-6732 0000 W: PREMIUM (Rs. 5000-10,000) Abhimaani Vasathi Abhirami Vasathi offers its guests warm and pleasant decor and impeccable service. The 52 room hotel provides all the comfort and luxury under its roof. 2/9, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080-42671166

The Basil Ikon Hotel The hotel is designed in the most contemporary style and provides all luxurious facilities which suit both business and leisure travellers. Because of its ideal location, it is easily accessible.. 1215, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar +91 80 4040 1313

Alila Bangalore The Alila Group is finally in Bangalore with a top-of-the range luxury hotel. The Alila Bangalore offers business travellers world-class facilities from their 122 stylish rooms, to a restaurant, bar and spa. No.100/6, HAL-Varthur Main Road, Whitefield T: 080-2854 4444 Aurick Hotels

Aurick offers 32 exquisitely designed guest rooms with all the high-tech essentials that contribute to a hassle-free stay. As the sun goes down greet the evening with style at ‘Mask’ their world Grill & Bar or enjoy a workout at the state-of-theart fitness centre. A: Aurick Boutique Hotel, No. 598, 15th Cross, 35th Main, 6th Phase, J P Nagar T: 080 4901 1000 W:


whats inn?

Clark's Exotica Spread across a sprawling 50 acres Clark's Exotica provides a world of luxury to its guests with top-class accommodation, delectable international cuisines and other recreational facilities. Swiss Town, Hollywood Junction, Sadahalli Post, Devanahalli Road T: 080-22044000 / 29, 96111 91151 Fortune Select Trinity Fortune Select Trinity is a plush hotel, which is located in the hot-bed of the Silicon Valley; it is futuristic look and has many in-house restaurants that you can choose. They also organize personal and corporate events. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 080-39884444/ 9972578033 The Chancery Considered as the finest corporate hotel in the city, the Chancery provides the guests with all luxuries and modern facilities. 10/6, Lavelle Road +91 80 2227 6767 The Mark Boulevard It is a 4 star boutique business hotel in Bangalore. Located in the IT centre of Bangalore, this is one of the most apt hotels in the city. The quite ambience, well decorated interiors and friendly staff make your stay an unforgettable experience. 23, EPIP Zone, Whitefield +91 80 4198 5555 The Chevron Hotel The Chevron hotel is a luxury hotel which is aimed at the corporate travellers. The decor of the hotel is contemporary and subtle. 147, Infantry Road, Opp Police Commisioner officer, +91 80 2235 6000 The Solitaire The Solitaire is one of the premium hotels in Bangalore with all modern amenities and excellent service. 3, Kumara Krupa Road, Madhavanagar +91 80 4044 3636 The Grand Magrath Hotel The colonial style building has all the facilities to suit business travellers and leisure travellers alike. 30, Magrath Road, Next to Garuda Mall +91 80 2555 1555/4021 5555

Hotel Ramanashree Hotel Ramanashree is a business hotel in Bangalore which is known for the well planned interiors and luxury rooms offered at affordable prices. The ambience is soothing and hospitality is amicable. 16, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, T:+91 80 4135 0000/01 The Capitol Hotel The 4-star hotel has a charm of itself. The 144 luxurious rooms and suites are well decorated in such a way to give a fresh and sophisticated ambience to the guests along with the comforts of home. 3, Raj Bhavan Road +91 80 2228 1234/2226 7076 Hotel Ramanashree Brunton It is one of the best business hotels in Bangalore. All the 44 rooms are done up with comfortable furnishing. 2/1, Opp Passport Office, Brunton Road +91 80 3051 9000 Nalapad's Bangalore International Hotel Nalapad Hotel is a landmark in Bangalore city. It has unique architecture and elegant ambience. The hotel with well furnished rooms is known for is high standards of hospitality. 2A-2B, High Grounds, Cresent Road +91 80 3052 4283/2226 8011 Brunton Aster It is the first finest luxury boutique hotel in Bangalore. The hotel comprises of only suites. All the suites are well furnished and offer all modern facilities that make your stay there an 'absolute luxury' as they define themselves. 2/2, Brunton Road, Opp Old Passport Office, M G Road, T:+91 80 40239000 Shelton Grand This elegant hotel has 70 well furnished rooms which are aesthetically designed keeping in mind the comfort of the guests. 73, M G Road, Entrance Church Street +91 80 4043 0000

This 3 star contemporary hotel guarantees a comfortable stay in the hotel with all modern amenities. Diagonal Road, Jayanagar, 3rd Block, T: +91 80 4180 8777 A Loft Hotels

Launched by the Starwood Hotels & Resorts, A Loft hotels is a newly opened premium hotel situated in Whitefield, one of the major IT hubs in Bangalore. 17C, Sadaramangala Road, Whitefield, T: 080-66707777 La Marvella La Marvella is a hotel located in Jayanagar that provides all the amenities and comforts to guests to ensure a comfortable stay. 1, 14th Cross, South-end Circle 2nd Block Jayanagar T: 080-43335333 La Classic This four star hotel located at Electronic City has all modern amenities for the comfort of its guests. The hotel provides also recreational facilities such as a health club, ayurvedic spa and swimming pool. 158, Yadavanahalli, Opp. Applicomp(India) limited Hosur Main road, Attibele Anekal Taluk T: 080-27820789 Fortune Select J P Cosmos The hotel offers a wide range of facilities and services to the guests and ensures their comfort and satisfaction. 49, Cunningham Cresent Road, Behind Sigma Mall +91 80 3988 4422 Fortune Park J P Celestial The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city near the famous Race Course. It offers a spectacular view from the business hotel suitable for both business as well as leisure travellers. No: 5/43, Race Course Road T: 080-40441234/39884433 BUDGET (Below Rs. 5000)

The President Hotel The Basil Hotel The centrally located hotel is noted for their excellent hospitality. With all modern

facilities, calm and serene ambience with elegant decorthis is one of the best budget hotels in Bangalore. 8, Sampige Road, Malleswaram +91 80 4040 2323/ 2346 4353 Holiday Palms Hotel

Looking to spend quality time with friends and family? Holiday Palms could be the right place for you. Hosting competitive weekend packages with facilities like rooms, swimming pools, Amphitheatre and banquet halls, Holiday Palms offers all activities under one roof and assures you a relaxing vacation. No 52/1, 14th Mile, NH - 4, Arishinakunte, Tumkur Road, Adjacent to Vijaya Vittala Temple T: 080-30723007/8/9 W: Pai Viceroy Situated in one of the suburban areas of Bangalore, the hotel is well surrounded by lush greenery. It is popular among both business people and tourists. 1504, 16th Cross, 9th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar +91 80 2653 5400 Nandhana Grand It is a 3-star hotel and is popular among the corporate sector. The hotel caters to the needs of business people by providing all facilities and makes their stay as convenient as possible. 52, 60 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala, +91 80 4185 8299 J P Cordial The hotel has all the facilities which one can hope for and has high standards of hospitality which makes it one of the best budget hotels in the city. 68, 68/1, Subedhar Chartram Road, Near Anand Rao Circle +91 80 4021 4021 Nahar's Heritage All the well maintained and well furnished rooms of the hotel

p. 52

whats inn?

offer comfortable stay with a touch of class for the guests. The service is excellent and the interiors portray a sense of royalty. 14, St Mark's Road, +91 80-2227 8736/1/2/3/ 4/5 Ivory Tower It is an all suites hotel well known for its decor, service and food. It offers modern facilities and services to business people and leisure travellers alike. 84, M G Road +91 80 2558 9333/4178 3333 Ginger Hotels One of the best economy hotels in Bangalore has 99 self sufficient rooms. It is the first hotel in India to introduce smart basics. It aims at meeting your key needs and ensuring comfort. 124, EPIP Phase II, Whitefield, T: +91 80 6666 3333 The Sai Leela Hotel Hotel Sai Leela displays exceptional hospitality and has high service quality. The lavishly done business hotel has 31 Executive rooms, 3 Deluxe rooms and 2 Suites complete equipped with all modern facilities. No.3/1, The Sai Leela, Singanayakanahalli, Doddabalapur Main Road, Yelahanka T: 080- 32964890/32974890 Safina Hotel Safina hotel is a budget hotel with 34 spacious fully furnished rooms which are tentatively designed in contemporary style. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant, a conference room and a business centre. 84 & 85, Infantry Road +91 80 2558 1982/83 IRIS Business Hotel This business hotel in Bangalore provides top-notch facilities across all its rooms. While it's an ideal business hotel, Iris is also a good option for tourists as it is centrallylocated centrally. 70, Brigade Road T: 080-40555888, 9731388862

districts of the city makes it a favourite amongst travellers. AMR Hotels, 88/2, Richmond Road T: 080-22233666 Keys Hotel Replete with all modern amenities, this budget hotel boasts of chic interiors and cutting-edge technology. Hosur Road, Opposite Live 100 Hospital, Near Electronic City, Hosur Main Road T: 080-39441000 24 Tech Hotel The sophisticated business hotel has 25 well-appointed contemporary rooms in three different categories-executive twin, executive king and executive suite. The hotel is complete with state-of-the-art facilities. Sarjapur-Marathahalli Outer Ring Road,Kadubeesanahalli T: 080-22545100 SERVICE APARTMENTS Sterling Suites These service residencies recreate the magic of traditional hotels with well furnished interiors and modern facilities. They ensure maximum comfort during your stay here within economical prices. 8, Hayes Road Cross, Off Residency Road, +91 80 4114 6770/4/ +91 98801 12360 Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore They are located in UB City which is the centre of commercial and business hub. All the recreational centres like restaurants, night pubs, shopping centres, parks are just a stone's throw away from this place. These residencies are well furnished with all the luxurious facilities that one can imagine. UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Comet Block, +91 80 2234 8888

The Elanza Hotel

Shilton Suites 21 well equipped, airconditioned boutique residences offer you great experience during your stay in Bangalore. 2, Ulsoor Road, Behind the Oberoi, Ulsoor +91 80 4113 8777/6649 7236

The sophisticated star hotel has 43 elegant fully furnished rooms. The hotel's proximity to business as well as commercial

Droog House Droog house has 24 spacious fully furnished guest rooms and

studio apartments. These rooms are peaceful, cosy and airy. 8, Nandigurg Road, Droog House Hospitality, Benson Town, +91 80 4020 5555/ 2333 2399 Chalet Services Pvt Ltd Chalet executive serviced & furnished apartments are an ideal choice for corporate travellers, families on relocations. 8, A Block, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, T: +91 80 4152 0871/4151 5797 Mel's This budget service apartment is an ideal place to stay whether it is a business trip or a leisure vacation. Mel's offers all the facilities required for a comfortable stay with a touch of luxury to it. 103, VBF Plaza, Opp Diamond District, Next to Leela Palace, Kodihalli Main Road, T:+91 98440 16969 Shilton Suites At Shilton Hotels you will receive high standards of personalized and efficient service along with modern luxury and in house business facilities at tariffs which are truly value for money - thier numerous repeat guests bear testimony to this. 2, Ulsoor Road, Behind the Oberoi, Ulsoor T: +91 80 4113 8777/ 6649 7236 Brigade Homestead These professionally managed service apartment offer you fully furnished studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments for your stay. 12/12, 7th Cross, Lavelle Road T: +91 80 2222 0966/ 4187 0700 Also at : Jayanagar, T: 080-4005 3333 RESORTS Amanvana Luxury Spa Resort The Amanvana Resort has a touch of nature with the comforts you would expect from a luxury resort. The other highlights that draw attention are organised picnics, bonfires and definitely the Coffee Hut which hosts a stunning view of

the river Kaveri and the islands. Whether you want to lounge or trek, enjoy your holiday as they offer customised packages to suit your needs. Amanvana - luxury boutique spa resort (Unit of Coorg Holiday Resort (P) Limited) Post Box No. 21 Guddehosur Kushalnagar T : +918276 279353 / 54 / 55/ 094806 96070 / 094806 96071 E: Corporate Groups call 9480696073 or mail at W:

Golden Palms Hotels & Spa A luxurious resort with beautifully done interiors, lush green covered lawns, lagoons and waterfalls -all contribute towards an aesthetic pleasure. Treat yourself with a spa by the specialists and see for yourself how the magic works and transcends you to a calm and refreshed state of mind. Golden Palms Avenue, Off Tumkur Road, Nagrur Village, Dasanapura, Hobli T: +91 80 2371 2222

Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort

Manipal County Spread over an expanse of 16 acres of greenery, Manipal County is an ideal place for corporate outing, business conferences and family get together. Every room has a safe, a minibar and 24 hour room service. They promise to offer the guests a truly marvellous experience. 65, Singsandra, Off Hosur Road T: +91 80 2573 4242/ 6705/6706

An ideal place to relax and forget your stress and anxiety. The calm atmosphere and the lush green country side where the resort is situated in are sure to do wonders during your stay here. The guests have access to facilities like a well-stocked library, aerobics centre, meditation and yoga centre, squash and tennis courts, gym and a spa. Main Doddaballapur Road, Addevishwanathapura Village, Rajanukunte T: 080-2846 8892/94/96/ 98801 42905 Destiny- the Farm Resort

Destiny a luxury resort gives you an experience of reconnecting with the wildoutdoors. Located in the picturesque Nilgiris, Destiny farm resort also offers a lot of activities like rappelling, horseriding, camping and trekking. Head to Destiny for a fulfilling holiday vacation. T: (Ooty reservation) 0423 2224343/4545(9am to 6pm), 09487000111/222 E: / W: Eagleton-the Golf Resort Eagleton is the perfect blend of luxury and scenic beauty. It is a perfect recreational place for both golfers and non-golfers alike. 30th Km, Bangalore-Mysore Highway, Shyanamangala Cross, Bidadi, T: 08022632222

p. 54

whats inn?

Guhantara Resorts A resort with a cave dwelling theme is situated in a place full of adventures. It is the first cave resort of India. It is a nice weekend getaway and an opportunity to have an experience of lifetime close to nature. 1317, 1st Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar, T:+91 97409 98981 Ramanashree California Resort

Set in a picturesque locale in Yelahanka, this pleasing resort is the perfect getaway from the busy city life. Ananthapura Gate, Doddaballapur Road, Yelahanka T: 080-40400900

Looking for budget-friendly hotels? Or are you fussy about your linen's thread-count? Follow us to get the best hotel information in the city! @whatsupguides #WUB13

monetize, advertize!

call +9180 4040 2321 / 22 fax +9180 2346 4353 +91 99865 32360

email website

all day dining p 58 fast food p 60 andhra p 60 bengali p 60 chettinad p 60 coastal p 60 coorgi p 62 chaat p 62 chinese & pan asian p 62 japanese p 64 korean p 64 thai p 66 tibetan p 66 vietnamese p 66 cafes p 66 european p 68 french p 70 italian p 70 platter lebanese p 70 mexican p 70 multi cuisine p 70 north indian p 74 Goan p 76 north east indian p 76 parsi p 76 persian p 76 portuguese p 76 spanish p 78 south indian p 78 sizzlers p 78 pizzas p 80 bakeries p 80 chocolatier p 82 ice creams/juices p 82 food courts p 82 organic/ gourmet stores p 86

whats cooking?

Your V-Day essential Romance on a

Best of Nature Food for the soul



ALL DAY DINING/24 HR COFFEE SHOPS 24 Carats A popular restaurant, more because of its location than anything else, the breakfast and lunch buffets are well liked. The atmosphere is not anyway near memorable but a few Indian and Continental dishes are good. The Capitol, 3, Raj Bhavan Road, opp. GPO office T: 080-22281800 Average meal for two 10001500 20 Char This elegantly decorated 24/7 coffee shop offers a blend of ethnic and international cuisine. Matthan Hotel, 134, HAL Airport Road, T: 080-42494949 Chez Nous This 24hr French cafe and bar is a peerless place to unwind after a hectic day. 'Chez Nous' also serves fresh savouries and patisseries. Try their Cheese and Chocolate Fondue with designer cocktails such as Rum Rum Rum and Afterdark!

p. 58

whats cooking?

Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T:080 66705000

whether a sandwich or a Conti dish, are very well made. Vivanta by Taj, ITPB, Whitefield, T: 080-66933333 Average meal for two ` 1800

Cubbon Pavilion Classy and beautifully designed, with a fabulous atmosphere, even the buffet is set out with a lot of care and attention. The variety of course is mindboggling – from sushi to pizzas and everything in between. The a la cart menu, especially the burgers, pizzas and steaks are done very well. ITC Royal Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Average meal for two ` 2000

Limelight The best thing about it is the location, overlooking the undulating greens of the golf course and providing fabulous views. The food, spread over 34 cuisines, while being fairly good, is less spectacular than the atmosphere. Hotel Royal Orchid 1, Golf Arcade, HAL Airport Road, T: 080-41783000 Average meal for two ` 15001800


Chic and smart, Latitude is all about business with elegance. Both the breakfast and lunch buffets, have quite a variety and are popular for their unique combo of dishes. Almost everything on the a la carte,

Mynt Warm and welcoming, Mynt is like coming home; the friendly service only adds to this. Serving Indian, Continental and Lebanese, it is the last which is most popular. Try the mezze platter with tabbouleh, hummus, kibbeh and pita bread, falafel and lamb tagine with cous cous. Taj West End, Race Course Road, T: 080-66605660

Pinxx There's no guessing the colour theme, and novel when it started, it does seem over the top feminine now. The food is all about fusion, which also seems outdated, but it is a good place for a quiet meal. Royal Orchid Central 47/1, Dickenson Road, Manipal Centre T: 080-25584242 Average meal for two ` 16002000 Sidewalk Café Designed to look like a European street café, the high ceiling and the lovely lamp posts add to the charm of the place. A huge breakfast and lunch spread, as well as a humungous all-day menu starting with beef sandwiches to Kerala dishes, make for a great place; very romantic at night. The Paul Hotel 139/28, Domlur Layout Off Intermediate Road T: 080-40477777 Average meal for two ` 1500


The restaurant serves EuroAmerican cuisine and is a part of three-restaurant set-up. The restaurant has an 'Caribbean island' like ambience that automatically transports you into a vacation like mood. 44, Richmond Road, Opp. Sapphire Toys T: 080-25545555/25554444 Hard Rock Café Housed in an ancient and beautiful stone structure, HRC is similar to those in its ilk: thumping music, rock music paraphernalia on the walls, sleek seating and yuppie American food with a nodding acknowledgement of local palette in the form of curry and wraps. 40, St. Mark's Road T: 080-41242222 Average meal for two Rs 1000 Kaati Zone A chain that popularised rolls, the outlets are bright and clean with neat staff who care about hygiene. Almost all the rolls are tasty and make for a quick meal. Chicken tikka and fish rolls are popular with healthy wrap choices. No.4, Opp to New Shanthi Sagar Restaurant, CMH Road, Binnamangala, 2ND Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41310510 T: 080-66507871 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-66507852 Malleswaram T: 080-66507884 Church Street T: 080-66507879 Hebbal T: 080-66507895 Old Madras Road T: 080-41122100 Bannerghatta Road T: 080-41122100 Domlur T: 080-41122100 Devanahalli T:080-41122100 Marathahalli T: 080-41122100 Electronics City T: 080-41122100

p. 60

whats cooking?

McDonald's Another international chain serving burgers and fries; has a faithfully following among the children and youth. Ideal for quick meals but quite indistinct. The Forum, 1,21, Hosur Road Koramangala T: 080-22067733/7661 Also at: Rajarajeshwari Nagar T: 080- 32651125 C V Raman Nagar T: +91 9620206959 Basavanagudi T: +91 9620206960 Brigade Road T: 080-32502535 J P Nagar T: 080-42278571 Indiranagar T: 080-40936600 Commercial Street T: 080-22067733 HSR Layout T: +919739995612 Ruby’s Bar & Grill Chic, warm and friendly place, with lovely music; specialises in American food, especially the fast food variety with an abundance of fried dishes; the healthy conscious have a range of options as well. No.20, 1ST Floor, Asha Enclave, Next To Ameoba, 3RD Cross, Church Street T: 080-41470023 /08041470023 Average meal for two 800-1000 Say Cheese Feel like a good evening-snack? Say Cheese has some yummy, natural and fresh ingredients in their pastas, grilled burgers, wood fire pizza and beverages. Bring on the foodie in you and ‘Say Cheese’! 2039-HIG, 1st Main Sector Yelahanka New Town W: Sbarro One of America's leading pizza chains is now in Bangalore. Sbarro specialises in traditional Italian cuisine and serves the best New York-style pizzas in town. Also on the menu is their globally popular option, “pizza by the slice”. Mantri Square Store #5 - 1 Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-30160001 Also at: Brigade Orion The Bay Rmz Infinity, Unit No 2-A Old Madras Road Phoenix Market City Mall

Taco Bell A popular Tex Mex American chain's first outlet in India is similar to its counterparts in feel; it has the usual tacos, burritos and quesadillas all of which have been spiced up a bit for Indian tastes. Mantri Square Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-22667222/3 Also at: Koramangala T: 9986303447 Gopalan Innovation Mall Bannerghatta Main Road ANDHRA Bhagini Go here for the vast choice – more than 200 items on the menu. Apart from the usual Andhra fare, which is fairly good, it also has North Indian and Chinese, but most of these are very spicy. 92/6, Opp Innovative Multiplex Theatre Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli T: 080- 64501573/65961818 Average meal for two ` 150-250 Hyderabad House This is no place to look for décor or atmosphere. Go for the biriyanis, whether chicken or mutton, though the latter is what scores. Pepper chicken and roast mutton are good too. 75, 'Krystal Prestige' Koramangala Industrial Area Hosur Main Road T: 080- 25525522/25521133 Average meal for two ` 500 Mayuri A popular chain of Andhra restaurants, the food is not very different from the some of the other joints, but it has a loyal following. Expect basic décor, fairly efficient service and palate burning fare. 47 D, J C Road T: 080- 26704284/26708073 Average meal for two ` 250 Nagarjuna Known for its fresh masalas, Nagarjuna sticks to the Andhra formula of fiery and spicy. Like others of its ilk, the chicken/mutton biriyani is almost always good, but the chilli chicken can be searingly hot. 44/1, Residency Road T: 080- 25592233 Average meal for two ` 150

BENGALI Bangliana Very basic and down to earth, Bangaliana takes home-style and authentic very seriously, so it can be a bit of a put off for non-Bengalis. Nevertheless the thalis and the fish curry and rice are good options. 355, 1st B Main 7th Block, Close to Juke Box Restaurant, Koramangala T: 080- 25711058/9845366458 Average meal for two ` 450-500 Esplanade Deceptive from outside, this elegant restaurant serves Bengali food with a delectable twist. Try the mochor chop, kosha mangsho and bektir rassa. For kicks, have the baked rosogolla, a modern twist to the old classic. 151, KHB Colony 1st floor, Koramangala T: 080-40927878 Average meal for two ` 900 CHETTINAD Adupadi Adupadi, which means kitchen or cooking place in Tamil, has a charming at home feel. This Chettinad eatery has a pleasant blend of spices in their dishes and an array of starters, main course and desserts to choose from the menu. An authentic joint. Venue: 201, Double Road, CMH Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25251234/25291234 Anjappar With a history of nearly half a century, the restaurant professes to carry the authentic Chettinad flavour forward. Almost all the Chettinad style curries are good, as are the varuval, kothu parota and chicken fry. 50, 100 Feet Road 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-25534477/78/79 Average meal for two ` 120 COASTAL Coastaal Express A thorough Mangalorean restaurant, there's not much décor and atmosphere to speak of, but the food scores, especially rava fry of any kind of fish, crab, bangda pulimunchi, Karwar style kori gassi, neer dosa and appams. 6/4, Sivananda Complex, Sivananda Circle, Kumara

Park East, Kumara Park T: 080-22355094, 22355095 Average meal for two ` 500 Ente Keralam If you’re a coastal food junkie and love all things coconut, Ente Keralam is your place to go. From curries to stews, malabar parathas to appams, they have it all. Venue: 1/3, Ulsoor Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Ulsoor T: 080-32421002 Kubay Sparingly decorated and quite functional so to speak, Kubay's Konkan style food is generally appreciated. Almost all the seafood is fresh; try the mussels, Goan rechedo, oysters and curries with sannas and neer dosa. 110, 6th Cross, 6th Block Koramangala Club Road, Koramangala T: 080- 41105221 Average meal for two ` 250 Karavalli With more than 20 years behind it, this elegant, high-end and rather expensive restaurant with choice of seating, serves the most delicious coastal fare. A big fave is the thali though the Alleppey fish curry, prawn curry, Goan pomfret and a host of other dishes are well worth the money. 66, The Gateway Hotel Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Average meal for two ` 1250 Kudla Patterned rather rustically, the restaurant specialises in Mangalorean food especially Bunt and Konkan dishes, some of it really good; try the kane rava fry, kozhi gassi, crab fry, the various rice dumplings. Do end with ragi manni if it is available. Hotel Ramanshree 16, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road T: 080-41350000/41350001 Average meal for two ` 400-500

fish Gassi, a Mangalore-style fishwith feather-light appams. Sounds interesting doesn’t it? Cears Plaza, Opposite Bangalore Club, Residency Road T:080-41311101/ 41311102 http://www.maheshlunchhom COORGI Cheers Coorg Explore the authentic cuisine of Coorgi food at Cheers Coorg. Taste the most popular dishes of Coorg, Chilly pork, Pandi roast, Wanku yerchi. Cheers Coorg serve you century-old recipes from that will flavour your palate and awaken senses. Venue: No: 29, 80 ft road Indiranagar Hal 3 rd stage T: 080-41215555 Coorg No atmosphere to speak of, but head here for some great value for money Coorgi food, especially the pandi curry, roti and other dishes. 100 FT Road , Near Hotel Imperial, CMH Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9845493688 Wild Spice A pleasant if not non-fussy place, though a bit cramped sometimes, it specialises in earthy Coorgi fare; try the set meals, kadambuttu, veg and non veg curries, and of course the pandi curry. Cariappa Bhavan 96, Residency Road T: 080- 41127404 Average meal for two ` 300 Windsor Pub An out and out watering hole, regulars swear no other place does the pandi fry and pandi curry quite like here, though there's nothing much else from the region. 7, Kodava Samaja Building 1st Main, Vasant Nagar T: 080-22258847, 41148006 CHAAT

Mahesh Lunch Home This seasoned restaurant popularly known for good seafood, which began its culinary jaunt in Mumbai, has now come to Bangalore. Mahesh Lunch Home welcomes its visitors with a melange of seafood like Bombil fry or the Bombay duck, fish fry, prawns Koliwada (king prawns marinated in a masala and deep fried). For the mains, try their

p. 62

whats cooking?

Bhagatram Sweets Initially a tiny sweet shop, it has expanded its space and scope as well. The gulab jamun is the hands-down favourite, but if you are in the mood for something different then try the chaats: almost all of them are uniformly good. Sweet alternatives include jalebis and gajar halwa. 174/1-14, Commercial Street

Bombay Chowpatty Kulfi and Chats Don't look for ambience, atmosphere or décor; stay in your car instead. But the chats and the kulfis bring the Mumbai experience, and they come at a price as well, but regulars don't complain. 41/B, Mosque Complex M M Road, Frazer Town T: 080- 25488811/9845884414 Dilli Kitchen If an evening snack is what you’re craving, Dilli Kitchen is your place to go. Relish the most yummilicious Dahi Bhalla, Choley Bhature and Fried Aloo Chaat. Savour Indian street food, Dilli Style. C/O Mittal Business Ventures #70, Prem Chambers, Jyothi Nivas College Road, Koramangala Gangotree An out and out chaat corner, in all its branches, the pani puri and samosas are the best on its menu, though the rest are not too bad either. It has some innovative stuff but the classics are the best. BIAL Airport, Sulibele Road, Devana Halli T: 080- 22268484/9844034141 Also at: 4108, High Point 4, 45, Palace Road Khushboo Tucked away on Lavelle Road, the two-floor eatery serves some well made chaats, especially the masala puri, bhel and samosas; head to first floor for simple meals. 25/5, Maruthi Complex Lavelle Road, M G Road Area T: 080-42156161 Mishti A haunt for those eager for the taste of Kolkota, the eatery is basic and known for its Bengali sweets such as sandesh, jalebis and rosogolla. Among the savouries, try the kachori and the alur dum which is done quite well. 29, Kaushal Presidency 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-65583935 CHINESE and PAN ASIAN Aroy Beautifully designed and laid out on a terrace skirting a treelined avenue, Aroy is a midlevel restaurant specialising in Thai and Burmese cuisine. The

khao swe is really a meal in itself; most Thai dishes are quite spectacular as well. 74, 15th Main 3rd phase J P Nagar T: 080-40939311 Average meal for two ` 700-800 China Pearl No décor or atmosphere to speak of, the outlet is nevertheless a fave with the local community as a takeaway. What distinguishes it is some of the dishes such as stir fried tofu, crispy vegetables, whole fried fish and crab dishes. 53/1, 5th Cross 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080-25501735, 41105060 Average meal for two ` 400 Chopstick Set amidst a long line of eating establishments on Ring Road, there's nothing much to distinguish either from its neighbours or those of ilk. It claims to be multi cuisine, but focuses on Chinese; the food is fairly flavoursome and consistent. Hotel Aangan Residency, 100, Ring Road, Near To Surya IT Park II, Electronic City, Hosur Road T: 080-28521670/71 Average meal for two ` 500 Chungwah Spread all across the city, Chungwah outlets are basic and functional serving typical budget Indo-Chinese. Popular dishes include wantons, American chopsuey, fried rice, noodles, steamed rice and soups. Leo Complex,45/1, Residency Road T: 080-25580708/25550053/ 25582662 Also at: Bannerghatta Road T: 080-41215333 Koramangala T: 08041607888/41607999 Jayanagar T: 080-32488588/8688 Sadashiv Nagar T: 080-65903348 Hebbal T: 08041699088/41699188 Church Street T: 080-25598598 Varthur Main Road T: 08028540041/28540039 Frazer Town T: 08041234738/41234739

Whitefield T: 08041641322/64542188 Katriguppe T: 08041553388/64542088 Sadashivnagar T: 08023618861/23616945 New Bel Road T: 08023413814/65675955 T: Cunningham Road 080-22204949/ 22202224 Indiranagar T: 080-25250500 Jayanagar T: 080-26644700 Malleswaram T: 08023368222/23369844 Jayanagar T: 080-26551899/ 26631899 Mahalakshmi Layout T:080-23104949/ 23207729 HRBR Layout T: 080-30923325 Average meal for two ` 400 Fat Buddha Fat Buddha, specialises in PanAsian cuisine. With plush interiors and scattered waterbodies, Fat Buddha provides a nice relaxed experience. 70, Cunningham Road T: 080-41235139 Chutney Chang Done in red and gold, there's no mistaking the oriental connection. Apart from Chinese, there's Singapore and Indonesian cuisine as well. Try the dumpling soup, mushrooms in hoi sin sauce, glass noodles and interesting desserts. HM Eleganza 31, Museum Road T: 080-40001234/9008001196 Average meal for two ` 400 Mainland China Smart and contemporary, the restaurant serves delicious Indo-Chinese. The lunch buffet is a great hit and also great value for money, while the crackling spinach, four treasure vegetable and dimsums are excellent from the a la carte menu. 14, Church Street T: 080-25596677 Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway T: 080 30412940 5th Block, Jayanagar T: 080 30412940 5th Block, Koramangala T: 080 30412940 Average meal for two ` 1000

p. 64

whats cooking?

Memories of China High end fine dining Chinese restaurant with a classy ambience and atmosphere, it has a great lunch buffet. Also popular are the soft shell crabs, sliced pork and bamboo steamed rice. Vivanta by Taj – M G Road 41/3, M G Road T: 66604444/4276/4277 Average meal for two ` 2500 Red Bamboo Shoots Done in Oriental colours and interesting artefacts, the restaurant has reinvented itself with the red in the name symbolizing spice. It has a reasonably priced lunch buffet but try clay pot chilli prawn, flaming chicken and pan seared Mongolian chicken. Museum Inn, 1, Museum Road T: 080-41113338 Average meal for two ` 1000 Shao The signature restaurant of Park Plaza serves authentic Chinese cuisine with fresh herbs and vegetables. The service is prompt with cordial wait staffs. Park Plaza Hotel, 90-4 Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road T: 080-49094909 Shiro

The setting and décor are spectacular to say the least with the giant Apsaras and Buddha statue. The outdoor seating is fabulous as well. The food is equally good and runs the whole gamut: try the sushi, Mehtani's chicken, dim sums… 3rd floor, UB City (Comet) Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738864/8861/ 8862/8863 Average meal for two ` 2500 Shitakke

Named after a popular mushroom from Far East, this restaurants' menu includes delicacies from Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Indonesian cuisine.

Bangalore Central Bellandur Soul Space Spirit, Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Bellandur T: 080-49029555 The Oriental Pavilion

Your go-to is this authentic Pan-Asian restaurant. Their menu is inspired by the Far East and is made with great attention to details. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 08039884444/ 9972578033 The Rice Bowl One of the city's oldest Chinese restaurants, it looks a bit run down, but the food, old style Indo-Chinese, is as good as ever. Don't miss the cracking spinach, drums of heaven, soups and the pineapple fried rice. 40/2, Lavelle Road T: 080-22240216/22105437 Average meal for two ` 400 Three Quarter Chinese Smart and yuppie, the restaurant is sprawling and rather crowded at times that it could be a bit of a bother. The menu is not very different from the usual Chinese but they are done quite well. 22, Church Street T: 25327981/82/83 Average meal for two ` 700

is all Japanese done in semi casual style with teppanyaki and robatayaki. The menu is extensive; try the sushi, sashimi, soups and steamed dishes. ITC Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Average meal for two 4000 5000 Harima Stylish and elegant, with traditional Japanese low seating at one end of the restaurant this is for the true Jap food lover. The sushi and sashimi are great, as are the prawn tempura, stewed pork and soba noodles. 4th Floor, Devatha Plaza 131, Residency Road T: 080- 41325757/65688222 Average meal for two ` 1000 Teppan The immaculate ambience of Teppan is a new addition to Bangalore. This Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar serve authentic cuisine. From fresh sushi to the traditional teppanyaki stye of cooking, Teppan will leave you wanting more. By reservation only. 12/1 Ulsoor Road T: 080-32569029 KOREAN Hae Kum Gang

Zen Perhaps the classiest pan Asian restaurant in the city, it is elegant and meant for a leisurely meal. Try the exotic dishes, which are done very well: teppanyaki, sushi, tempuras, glass noodles, Thai soups and curries. The Leela Palace Kempinski 23, Airport Road T: 080-30571520 Average meal for two ` 5000 JAPANESE Edo Very high end, very classy and very nice: the latest ITC properties to be launched, this

Not much of a place to look at, the restaurant nevertheless provides a large window into Korean food. The best way to go about it is by having the set meal with kimchi soupl, chicken in chilli sauce, roast pork, tossed greens and such like. 20, Paul Castle Castle Street, Ashoknagar T: 080- 41127730 Average meal for two ` 500 Soo Raa Sang Tiny, cosy and expensive, the

restaurant serves authentic Korean that goes beyond just kimchi. Try the grilled meats and seafood soups. There's also a karaoke room is you like that kind of thing. 35, RK Arcade Wind Tunnel Road, Off Airport Road Airport Road T: 080-41303435 Average meal for two ` 800

Phobidden Fruit Phobidden fruit serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine. With its minimalistic decor and soothing ambiance, you are guaranteed a transcending experience. 965, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41255175


Au Bon Pain A chain of smart looking cafes serving a variety of beverages, cakes, pastries, breads and short eats, these are good to chill and catch up with friends. They also do hot sandwiches, soups, pastas and rice and curry dishes for quickie lunches. MG Road, 86 Mahatma Gandhi Road T: 080-25586969

Benjarong You will taste Thailand’s unique culinary flavours at Benjarong, which serves exquisite Thai food. Ancient recipes are made and served to perfection. Taste their signature dishes like Soft Shell Crab, the national soup of Thailand, the Tom Yum Prawn Soup and the infamous Thai curries. 1/3 Ulsoor Road, Ulsoor T: 080-32217201 Rim Naam Set in a gazebo surrounded by greenery and water, there can never be a better setting for the delicious and authentic Thai food served here. Must haves include som tam, prawn and crab cakes, warm seafood salad and any of the Thai curries with the fragrant jasmine rice. 37-39, The Oberoi M G Road T: 080-25585858 Average meal for two ` 300 TIBETAN Taste of Tibet A rather dingy and cramped place in a small shopping mall, the restaurant nevertheless serves authentic Tibetan; try the momos, pork buns, noodles and fried rice. Nanjappa circle, 1, Cornwell Road, Langford Town T: 41235438/41237875 Average meal for two ` 150 VIETNAMESE Blue Ginger High end and set in a beautiful location with greenery and water all around, this is a great place for a leisurely meal. Feast on the raw mango and papaya salads, noodle soups, crab cakes and the fish/prawn curries with rice. 55, Taj West End, Race Course Road T: 080-66605660 Average meal for two ` 5000

p. 66

whats cooking?


Also at: ITPB, Whitefield Road T: 080-28412260 / 61 Mantri Square Mall, Malleshwaram, T: 080-22667435 Old Madras Road T: 080-65832366 Jayanagar, T: 080-41538841 Cunningham Road T: 080-41456642 12th A Main, HAL 2ND Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-42283107 Barista Funky when it started out, this has become just another chain of coffee shops; the blaring music could be an irritant for some, though others swear by the cappuccino. A few of the cakes and muffins are delectable. Koramangla Ring Road T: 080-41218329 Also at: Frazer Town T: 080-41253983 Magrath Road T: 080- 40913723 Old Airport Road T: 080- 41265329

Café Aloha is meant to transport you to a fun, relaxing environment, an ideal place to grab a quick bite or even engage in a game of PS3. #12, Hosur Main Road Next to Christ College T: 080-41110276 Café Coffee Day CCD revolutionised coffee drinking with its simple cafes, chirpy music and yuppie attitude; has branches all over in its trademark red and beige colours. Some coffees are good, while the food is average but is a great place to meet and hangout. 30, Mezanine Floor, Prestige Meridian, M G Road T: 080- 32488840 Also at: Indiranagar T: 080-41269982 Richmond Road T: 080- 32486263 Whitefield Jayanagar T: 080- 32486278 Old Airport Road T: +91 9343713016 Frazer Town T: 64512291 HSR Layout T: 080-64541183 Koramangala T: 080- 32903012 Coffee Day Square High end outlet of the CCD brand, it stands out with its specialist coffees selected from all over the world; especially good are the single-origin coffees. 23/2, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-40012345

Blend N Brew Blend N Brew is all about the food. Enjoy freshly made mocktails, baked breads, pastries, cakes and cookies with hot cup of coffee. It also offers Indian and Chinese cuisines. 30, Behind MG Road, Church Street T: 080-30515690

Cafe Ora In the bustling streets of Richmond town if you want to sit in a quiet place and sip on coffee, then Cafe Ora is your goto place. Located in the premise of ‘Under The Mango Tree’ this cafe serves popular favorites like blueberry cheesecake, oreo cheesecake, and mango mousse. Expect the regulars like french fries, potato wedges, onion rings and chaats as well. For drinks they serve smoothies (ask for the day’s special), milkshakes and fresh juices. A good place to meet-up with friends and folks mid-town is Cafe Ora. 3, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town T:080-22111112

Cafe Aloha Designed like a beach shack,

Café Pascucci No doubt about the Italian

connection, though the décor is quite generic done in reds, blacks and pastels. Speciality Italian coffees are worth a try though the food is quite ordinary. Madhura Beaverages India Pvt Ltd, United Mansions, 39, M G Road, T: 080- 40912134 Also At: No.191/1, Next Ground, 6TH Main Road, Defence Colony, Indiranagar 080-25200522 No.1/62, High Street, Opp Vijaya Junior College, 11th Main, 4TH Block, Jayanagar 080-42068201 /9739969767 No.619/A, Near H P Petrol Bunk, 14th Main,15th Cross,2ND Phase, J P Nagar 080-41200431 S V Towers, Opp Bata Showroom, 16th Main, BTM Layout 2ND Stage 080-42100843 Mantri Mall, 2ND Floor, Sampige Road, Malleswaram 080-23316633/ 23316363 Cha Bar A smart tea lounge attached to a book store, the combo couldn't be better. It has a wide variety of teas from all over the country and beyond, accompanied by some delicious cakes and cookies. The Leela Palace 23, Kodihalli, HAL, Airport T: 080-30571234 Gloria Jeans Trendy and yuppie, this is the place for those who like peace and calm. Some of the coffees are innovative and good, like the vanilla coffee. Food is good but nothing spectacular. 50, Zatakia Centre, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41487631 India Coffee House Old and nostalgic, this is Bangalore's pride. Cramped, no-frills and dowdy attitude of the waiters notwithstanding, the coffee is authentic and the scrambled eggs are favourites. Great place to catch up with old friends. 19, Ground Floor, Church Street T: 080-25587088 Java City A few outlets spread out, it has a casual atmosphere that is a great hit with youngsters; live music in the evenings is also a draw. The Mysore coffee is good while the food is quite ordinary.

24/1, Next To Ajantha Apartments, Lavelle Road T: 080-41120647 Mocha Hip and happening at one point, it has lot of competition. The Lavelle Road outlet is charming due to the location. Apart from the usual cappuccino and latte, there are some choices from across the world; food is rich and sinful. 577, 80 Feet Road, 8th block, Koramangala T: 26601236/41570437/ 30224711 OZ Cafe Classy and contemporary - the OZ cafe has a beautiful ambiance which makes for perfect setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try their mocktails, soups, risottos, sizzlers, seafood, pastas, pizzas and cakes. G 15, Ground floor, Whitefield T: 9980621042, 28026556 Teaze A great place to hang out with your friends. Teaze is always buzzing with energy. Choose from a variety of special teas, Jelly drinks, fruity mocktails and light bites. 159, Jewellers Street, Commercial Street, Shivajinagar T: 9945999989 The Hole in the Wall Cafe Tucked away in a nook of Koramangla, this restaurant is one of the city's best kept secrets – known for its American and Continental breakfast menu. Soak in the warm ambiance, fresh food and quirky décor in this little eatery. 61, 1st Main, S T Bed Koramangala T: +91 9900517582/ 984546784 Zodiac

It is a 24hrs cafe. It has a wide range of cuisine from around the world. What's unique about this place they have custom made meals for each of the zodiac signs. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 39884444/ 9972578033

p. 68

whats cooking?

100 Feet Stylish, with indoor and outdoor seating, it is a boutique restaurant ringed by trees. Food is mostly Med; try the tapas, pastas, risottos, and the lobster thermidor. 777/1, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25277752/25278616 Average meal for two ` 1000

Graze Swish and stylish, high end and very discerning, Graze is all about dining on elegant food made with fresh ingredients. Check out the crab bisque, veal chops, warm duck salad, scallops and such other exotic things. There's also a set meal, as well as a huge wine list. Vivanta by Taj-M G Road 41/3, M G Road T: 080-66604444 Average meal for two ` 2500

Bangalore Bistro Sleek and smart, as opposed to the charm of its former location, this is nevertheless a good place to have salads, veal chops, pastas and some delectable desserts such as the cheesecake. 74, Sumeru Towers, 3rd floor, Brigade Road T: 080-41131616 Average meal for two ` 400

Herbs and Spices Located in a charming bungalow, this is something of an expat destination, even as it serves a few Indian dishes. By far, the tequila chicken and the tiramisu are must try items, though the rest of the menu is not too bad either. 154, Main Road, Whitefield T: 080-28452803 Average meal for two 700


Le Cristaal (Deli) This luxurious café with a Parisian feel, elegant and tasteful interiors serves sumptuous European cuisine like Baked French Toast-with Cream Cheese, Olive and garlic roast chicken with Pomme Dauphinoise roast ,roasted garlic and green beans, Éclairs that is light and fluffy. No.36, Vittal Mallya Road T: 9845070704


Spiga Reopened and relocated on a terrace, the restaurant is a tad hot during summer afternoons, but perfect for other meals and other times. Faves here are the salads including the pasta salad, the grilled chicken, Mexican tortillas and fish dishes. 9, 4TH Floor, Halcyon Complex, St.Marks Road T: 080-42110469 Average meal for two ` 750

This continental restaurant is located by pool with a breath taking view. It plays with your senses with ambient light and soothing music, perfect for a romantic night out. If you are with family it makes a great dining experience. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 39884444/ 9972578033 Couch A Med place with the accent on Italian, the restaurant has a lounge feel to it and is popular for that reason. Some of the Italian dishes like the pastas and meat dishes are popular, as are the Med style grilled veggies. 114/1, Sai Complex, M G Road T: 080-41512898 Average meal for two ` 600 Fireflies Trendy and innovative, the restaurant offers a beautiful ambience for diners. Some of cocktails, jerked chicken, prawns wrapped in ginger, grilled fillet, barbecued ribs, wood oven pizzas and tiramisu are delicious. 4/1, Walton Road Lavelle Road T: 080-41140303 Average meal for two ` 1500

On the Edge The restaurant's biggest attribute is its location in Barton Centre which offers fabulous views of Bangalore. The décor is also stylish. As for the food, which is a mix of Med and Asian, that's good as well, especially the Burmese khao swe and pastas. 84, 13th Floor, Barton Centre , MG Road T: 080-41783344/33 Average meal for two ` 12001500 Portland Steakhouse and Cafe This attractively unusual cafe with white furniture and glass ceiling gives an al fresco experience. They serve delicious lamb chops, fish and beef steaks. With a relaxed ambiance and awesome food, Portland Steakhouse and Cafe makes an interesting place to visit. No. 1, 1st Cross, Brunton Road T: 080-25593403/25593405/ 9591677183

Ta'aam Located in the basement of a largely residential area on Queen's Road, the restaurant is simple and rustic. This restaurant is well known for Arabian cuisine. 19/1 Queens Road cross Muniswamy Road, Shivajinagar T: 9845538234 The Only Place Set in a lovely courtyard with trees all around, the restaurant is all about old style Continental, which can sometimes go awry. But you can never go wrong with the cheesy fries, lamb chops, grilled fish and the lasagne. 13, Museum Road T: 080-32718989 Average meal for two ` 700 The Tower Kitchen

With a view to kill, The Tower Kitchen speaks volumes of great food and a stellar ambience. Over-looking the beautiful city, all the way from the 16th floor, TTK makes for a perfect dining experience. From luxurious Alaskan scallops to sous-vide beef cheeks, expect nothing but the best of ingredients harmonized with the choicest of produce. A must try is the chocolate platter. The Tower Kitchen,16th floor, UB city T: 080-49399999/ 9900343204 Vicky's La Terrazza The predominant blue and white colours give it a distinct Med feel with a cosy atmosphere. Have the Greek fish, the pastas and crème brulee.

99/ARD Complex, 5th Cross, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080- 41751635/41751636 Average meal for two ` 1000 West View Classy, elegant and very high end, the restaurant is all about healthy and grilled food, and looked after by a all-woman set up. All of it done with so much sophistication. The choice is not only humungous but very top end so be assured of a truly fabulous meal, with some great wines. Definitely has the 'wow' factor. ITC Royal Gardenia, 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 FRENCH CafĂŠ Noir Owing to its location it looks very Parisian with just some tables and chairs spread out casually. Not just the coffees, but the variety of sandwiches and salads are good; however, the array of desserts, yummy cakes, pastries, mousses and tarts, just take the breath away. 206, The Collection, UB City, 24, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-40982050 ITALIAN Bene

With cheerful colors, natural wood and stone interiors - Bene dishes out pizzas Italian style. Just watching the skilled chefs knead, pinch and toss pizzas will help you build an apetite. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleshwaram-Rajajinagar T: 080-42521000 California Pizza Kitchen

Enjoy authentic California-style

p. 70

whats cooking?

cuisine at all outlets of CPK. They offer scrumptious pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, desserts and more. Ground Floor, Hothur Square, No.284, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar Also at: Phoenix Market City, Mahadevapura T: 080-64048888 Italia

Level-2, 4th block, Concorde Block, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738800 Average meal for two ` 700 Also at: No.224/225, 2ND Floor, The Forum Value Mall, No.62, Varthur, Whitefield Main Road T: 080 -25939224/ 41528318 No.16, Upper Ground Floor, Orion Mall, DR Raj Kumar Road, Malleswaram West T: 080-22682055 LEBANESE

Elegant and minimal, done all in white, Italia is a fine dining restaurant that doesn't want anything to take away from the food. The pizzas are great of course, as are the risottos, pastas, chicken and lamb dishes. 14/7, The Park Hotel, M G Road T: 080-25594666 /4029 Average meal for two ` 2000 Little Italy Vegetarian Italian might sound like a bit of paradox, but Little Italy, located on the 100 Feet Road in Indiranagar, surely is an expert in it. Select from a humongous list of pizzas or try out the ravioli and the veg bolognaise. 2017, Next to Reebok Showroom, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25207171, 25207272, 25207373 Pizzeria Romano Bright and vibrant with Hollywood posters, the restaurant has a charming ambience. Wood fire oven pizzas are the speciality here, but the menu spans pastas, risotto, seafood and meat dishes as well. 55, 5th Cross, Above Sprocket, 6th Block, 60 feet Road, Koramangala T: 080- 40953752, 40953751 Average meal for two ` 800 Toscano Beautifully located on the terrace of UB City, it is nonfussy and serves up some delicious Italian fare, especially from Tuscany. By far the pizza margherita is fabulous, but the spaghetti alia oleo, risotto and the lamb chops are great as well. 24, The Collections-UB City

Mezze Part of the restaurant World Network Cuisine - Mezze is an exclusive Lebanese restaurant. With low seating, heady beverages, regal hookahs and authentic Lebanese food, this roof top restaurant makes for a unique dining experience. 32, 80 Feet Road Beside Yes Bank, Indiranagar T: 080-66494904, 43568888 The Ranoosh The Ranoush is a trendy and spacious restaurant serving traditional and authentic Lebanese cuisine. VKL Resorts India Pvt Ltd., 120 125, K.H.Road Shanthinagar T: 080-43452222 MEXICAN Habanero The 120-seater restaurant boasts of an authentic Tex-Mex fare. Their unique kitchen is designed in the form of a Mexican-style hut to enhance the ambiance. The menu comprises of some of the classic Mexican specialities like nachos, chimichangas, quesadillas, and fajitas. Ascendas Park Square, Whitefield T: 080-28026530 MULTICUISINE Brick Lane Grill

The al-fresco resto-lounge situated in the Escape Hotel Bricklane Grill serves traditional Indian staples as well as fusion food. Don't miss their live grill in the midst of their soothing ambience. 770, 100 Feet Road

Indiranagar T: +91 8861003757 Cholayil Sanjeevanam A part of the renowned Cholayil Sanjeevanam group, this vegetarian restaurant serves wholesome, healthy and tasty food designed along naturopathic principles. On offer is a buffet spread for lunch and an a la carte option for dinner. Average meal for two 500 No.50, 100 Feet Road, Opposite Kendriya Sadana Koramangala 2nd Block T: 080-25931962 / 4430 Cream Centre The restaurant caters to the vegetarian crowd of the city and offers cuisines like Mexican, Italian along with an array of Indian food. The restaurant also prepares food for Jain customers. 762, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41161154, 41161153 Desmond's Named after the owner and looked after personally, the restaurant is homely, serving Continental, Chinese and North Indian. Try the grilled fish, crumb fried prawns, sizzlers, pepper chicken, sticky toffee pudding and apple pie. 41, Cristu Complex, Lavelle Road T: 080-41278000 Average meal for two ` 800 Ebony

Simple dĂŠcor and furniture take away nothing from the fabulous views of the city. The lunch buffet spanning mostly Indian with a sprinkling of Chinese is popular, though the Parsi dishes on the a la carte are a great choice as well. 84, Hotel Ivory Tower, M G Road T: 080- 41783344/45/46 Average meal for two ` 1000 Empire - Taste of Bangalore Quick service, delicious food and comfortable seating, Empire serves well-made multicuisine food ranging from Chinese and Malyali specialties, to North Indian dishes. A popular haunt for those looking for a late night meal, don't miss

their grilled chicken, kebabs, ghee rice with butter chicken, shawarma rolls, biriyani and Kerala parotta. Hotel Empire International, No.36, Church Street, Off MG Road T: +080 4041-4041 /+918861993886 Also at: Central Street T: 080-4041-4041 Castle Street T: 080-4041-4041 Koramangala T: 080-4041-4041 Frazer Town, T: 080-43078000 Kammanahalli T: 080-4168-7345 Millers Road T: 080-4147-0238 Garuda Mall T: 080-6641-1076 Domlur T: 080-4243-6162 Shivajinagar T: 080-4041-4041 Indiranagar T: 080-4065-4065 Orion Mall T: 080-67282222 Food Street With a no-fuss décor a comprehensive menu, Food Street offers good vegetarian food from the streets of Chennai, Delhi and China, at reasonable prices. No. 67, Chokkanahalli Village, Hegde Nagar, Thanisandra Main Road T: 9900191789 Flambé The multicuisine casual dining restaurant is set on two floors, with a family dining space and an open air lounge. With a live flambé counter and a relaxed ambience, Flame makes for a nice place to unwind after a hard day's work. 93, 2nd and 3rd floors, 5th cross, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080- 41606888 Huckleberry Elegant and beautiful with warm and welcoming interiors Huckleberry is open for brunch. It offers a range of cuisines from European and Mediterranean to Italian. The restaurant also has an attached bar. 298, 100 Feet Road Binnamangala, 1st Stage Indiranagar T: 080-40917416, +91 9611811007

p. 72

whats cooking?


Isys is a unique resto bar with European-style blue light flooring. The multi-cuisine restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The President Hotel 79/8, Ground Floor, President Hotel Premises, Elephant Rock Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41808777, 41808700 Koshy's Koshy's defines Bangalore with its old world charm, no-fuss décor and furniture and an atmosphere that is indescribable. The cuisines too straddle many spheres. The menu is humungous but faves include fish n chips, roast mutton, meen moilee, fish curry and rice, Korean fish etc. 39, St. Marks Road, Diagonally Opp LIC Bldg T: 080- 22213793/ 22915840 Average meal for two ` 800 Lido The multi-cuisine restaurant overlooks and infinity pool, providing the perfect ambience for a business lunch or a lazy Sunday brunch. 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road Ulsoor T: 080-25558888 Maori

A place to dine for a combination of Chinese, continental and Indian flavours in Bangalore is Maori. For dinner, business lunch or a celebration with your loved ones indulge in Maori’s versatile menu. #598, 15th Cross, 35th Main 6th Phase, JP Nagar T:080-49011000 W: Nature's Cuisine This multi cuisine restaurant offers a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Thai, North Indian and Chinese to Malaysian and Continental. No. 30 Behind MG Road

Church Street T: 080-30515690 Peshawari Tandoor The comfortable seating and chandeliers may give a plush look. But, don’t let that confuse you. Authentic north indian food, bursting with flavour will have you use your hands and how! This food heaven serves the freshest paneer tikkas and a flavourful Dum Biryani. 2 and 3rd floors, 9 1st A Main Road, 5th Block Koramangala T: 080-65776588 Pot Puree The Indian and Chinese theme extends from the cuisine to the walls of this cozy diner – with fun family sketches adding a splash of colour to the décor. Their comprehensive menu includes finger food such as steamed momo's and Tandoori dishes. You can also avail their home delivery service(within 3 km radius) 46/B, 1st D Main, Koramangla 1st Block, Jakkadandra T:080-25501515 Season Elegant and beautiful with its warm and welcoming interiors, this multi cuisine restaurant opens for brunch. The bar offers relaxing ambience to unwind over drinks and cocktails. Adarsh Hamilton, 2/4, Langford Garden Road Richmond Town T: 080-43595700 Soul City Oakwood Premier’s new restaurant and lounge located in the UB City complex. The elegant and tasteful interiors are blissfully inviting. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oakwood Premier Prestige, UB City T: 080-22348888 Spice It A restaurant that serves an international buffet that has strong Indian influence! 'Spice It' serves delicious food at an affordable price.Paneer Makhani, Kadai Chicken, and Meen Moilee are some of their must-try on the list. Acquaint yourself with fresh, simple and appetizing cuisine full of gusto. Ibis Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T: 080-66700600

Tamarind Paradise This restaurant offers a beautiful ambience for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the delectable dishes on the menu comprising, North Indian and Chinese cuisines. No. 68/1, Double Road Appareddy Palya (Near ESI) Indiranagar T: 080-40972777 TEY (Tea-wine-dine)

TEY serves a spread of Indian, Chinese and Western cuisine with a tea bar, conference hall and a bakery. Make use of their exhaustive range of teas, from Oolong to enchanting flower teas. opp Deepam silks. S.M. Towers # 4/3/1&3/2 1st floor, 11th main, 3rd block Jayanagar T: 080-41707478/8861586550 The Island

The decor and ambience of this multi-cuisine restaurant is impressive. Enjoy Continental, Mediterranean and Fusion cuisines, along with alcoholic beverages. House No. 3, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41261114 The Square This is a signature restaurant of Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, which has a global buffet concept. With its live cooking counters, watch chefs make noodles, pastas, Tandoor grills, kebabs and more! With their notable list of wine, spirits, and an A la carte menu d'The Square' makes an interesting place to stop-over for any meal. Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T:080-66705000 The Grill and Curry Bowl This fine dining restaurant has a serves the best of of Indian, Continental, and Pan-asian. Relish salads, starters, and lip-

smacking main courses. 5th Floor, 1 MG Mall, Opposite Vivanta by Taj, MG Road T: 080-22086666/ 9743488880 Tivoli Gardens This roof-top, garden restaurant serves a succulent kebab platter, alongside a panoramic view of the Garden City. The Capitol No-3 Rajbhavan Road T: 080-22281234 Tomatina The restaurant themed in red hues complimented by its cozy ambience and trendy decor Tomatina, offers authentic pure vegetarian delicacies from Chinese, continental and North Indian cuisines. A special menu of Jain food is also available. 2631, 4th Floor, 27th Main Road, 1st Sector, HSR Layout T: 080-42420606, 988095736 Under the Mango Tree

A charming place, literally under the mango tree in the backyard of a bungalow, the restaurant has great ambience. The food is good as well, spanning pizzas, pastas, steaks, soups, Goan and Kerala dishes. 03, The Bat and Ball Inn, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town T: 080-22111112/3/4 Average meal for two ` 600 Veg by Nature

With their outlets in prime localities of Bangalore city, Veg by Nature serves-up healthy vegetarian food like North Indian, chats, snacks, parathas and lassis. Tasty treats that promises value for money. Garuda Mall, No. 72, 3rd Floor Garuda Mall, Magarath Road T: 080-66141068 Also at : Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Intermediate Ring Road, T: 080-42436110 Mantri Mall, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667304 Royal Meenakshi Mall T: 080-67080209

p. 74

whats cooking?

BBQ World Has a buffet with a variety of meats like chicken, Lamb, prawns, vegetarian starters, all in true barbeque style. Main course of Biryani, Indian breads, and desserts. 2726, OFF 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25287777/25298888 NORTH INDIAN Bakasur As the name suggests, Bakasur (a man who eats in huge quantities), offers large meals to their guests. It caters to those who love food, and like to live and eat, king size! Outer Ring Road, Next to Shobha Hibiscus, Bellandur T: 080 30412940 ext: 492 Banjara One of the locality's old timers, with a pleasing décor and ambience, this is a multicuisine restaurant but the Punjabi and Northn Indian dishes score. Try the lamb seekh, the chicken makhni and breads. 19/2, Kumara Krupa T: 080-22262756 Average meal for two ` 1000 Bayleaf Part of the name comes probably from the large bay windows, while the rest is smart and stylish. As for the food try the chicken tikka, prawns, koftaq curry and the breads. 1, Raheja Arcade,Koramangala T: 080-25535050/41104018 Average meal for two ` 600-700 Chandni Chowk Designed to recreate a slice of this famous Delhi locality, it does not succeed all too well, but the food more than makes up for this. The tandoori chicken is really good, as are lamb chops and dal makhni. 28, Opp Indian Oil Petrol Bunk, 80 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41105454/5757 Average meal for two `500-600 Great Kabab Factory Located at Mantri Mall this restaurant chain provides a five-star dining experience and serves succulent kebabs, lip smacking tikkas, biryanis, Indian breads and a variety of desserts. Mantri Square, 3rd Floor, Near Amoeba, Malleswaram T: 080- 3016-0000


Luxurious and elegant, with Jamavar shawls draped all over, this is a really high end restaurant that is sure to delight. There's food more across the country, but North Indian is the favourite. Start with the kababs and choose from the selection of gravies, especially the lamb curries, and amazing breads. The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore, 23, Airport Road T: 080-25211234 Average meal for two ` 2500 Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs A throwback to the Colonial past, both in terms of ambience and food, the restaurant provides one of the those rare 'aah' moments with its food. The delicious kakori kabab is an absolute must; try also the lamb shanks, chicken rezala and dum biryani. ITC Windsor, 25 Windsor Square, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Average meal for two 40005000 Indian Tadka Tadka offers vegetarian and non -vegetarian tandoor dishes and predominantly kebabs. They also serve North-West frontier cuisine. Sikandari Raan, Tandoori Pomfret and Mahi Tikka Ajwain are the Chef’s specials. Orion Mall -26/1 Brigade Gateway Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram T: 080-67282222 Kebabs and Kurries Elegant and classy, with beautiful furniture and a glassed-in open kitchen, K&K is among the best North Indian restaurants in the city combining the best of some of ITC's brands. Some must try dishes are the galouti, fish tikka, the morel curry, lamb curry, breads and the lamb biryani. ITC Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Average meal for two ` 4000 Legacy of Punjab Done up in a lot of ethnic

kitsch, the restaurant is known more for its good Punjabi fare. Try the murgh chicken, the lamb curry and the Amritsari biryani which is flavourful and yet not overwhelming. 16, Hotel Ramanashree, Richmond Road T: 080- 65995970 Average meal for two ` 700-800 Masala Dani Masala Dani at the Paul Bangalore brings to you the same delicacies hidden in the cook books of yore. A bite into the food and you'll be back into an era redolent with rich aromas from the kingly kitchens. A time where refinement and taste were celebrated everywhere, from the Royal Durbars to the crowded narrow lanes. Come give in to the taste. The Paul Bangalore A Unit of Paul Resorts & Hotels Pvt Ltd., 139/28, Domlur Layout, Off Intermediate Ring Road T: 080-40477777 Average meal for two ` 2400 to Rs.3000 Mint Masala Busy and crowded, the restaurant's décor is all old world with brass crockery and an open kitchen. The fare is hearty vegetarian multicuisine, though the North Indian is better; try the chaats and rotis with paneer dishes. 384/1, Bashyam Circle, Sadashivnagar T: 080- 23610668, 23616191 Average meal for two ` 1000 Nawab There's not much décor to speak of, but what matters – food – is good, with a heavy tilt towards Mughlai. The buffet is value for money and comes with a kabab selection on a sizzler. Other dishes are good, though the biryani is delightful. The Solitaire Hotel, 3, Kumara Krupa Road, Madhavanagar T: 080-40443636/40443034 Average meal for two ` 600-700 Punjabi by Nature Specialises in authentic Punjabi food, the restaurant offers quality service to its customers. Subtle lighting and contemporary artifacts, create a chic ambiance. Enjoy their signature dishes and new age cocktails. 6, Krishna Nagar, Industrial & Residential Area, Hosur Road, Near Forum Mall,

Koramangala T: 080-49138800 Queen's A homely place, with some earthy touches, this is homestyle Punjabi fare. The phulkas are probably the best in town; have it with the chicken bharta, methid chicken, baingan bharta, alu gobi and bhindi fry. Nice dals and a super gajar halwa as well. 7, Shrungar Complex Ground Floor,Chruch Street T: 080-25596361 Average meal for two ` 250 Royal Afghan Located by the poolside of the Windsor, the restaurant has a nice elegance to it. The fare is mostly frontier with a touch of heartiness to it, especially the tandoori kababs, rotis and gravies while the biryani though is delicious. ITC Windsor, 25, Windsor Square, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Samarkand Low lighting, low seating and rustic ambience, Samarkand is very popular for its frontier food. Try the galouti, pomfret fry, murg filafi, dal makhni; the biryani is among the best in the city. Gem Plaza, Infantry Road, between Monarch Luxur Hotel and Infantry Hotel T: 080-41113366 Average meal for two `600-900 Soul Kadhi An authentic north Indian restaurant located in the heart of the city, ‘Soul Kadhi’ serves north Indian dishes, and vegan food on request. Start your meal with a rosewali chicken kebabs, move to a main-course of mutton roghan josh, a rich silken gravy with a tawa paratha. For those hurried office goers they have a combomeal of rice with an option of curries. Rest your soul with a dessert, kulfis ( paan, kesar, rose and badam with chocolates). A restaurant for all-ages, which promises quality food. 3, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town T:080 22111112/22111113 Tandoor

p. 76

whats cooking?

Among the city’s old time North Indian restaurants, Tandoor is a must visit for every food lover. the decor is rather ornate, while the ambience is suited for a leisurely meal. Favourites include breads, Kababs, butter chicken and Paneer makhmali. 28, Cenetary Bldg, M G Road T: 080- 25596961/25584620 Average meal for two Rs. 800. Tandoori Hippie

Tandoori Hippie is a fun dining places where you can bury your worries have great time while enjoying a sumptuous North Indian meal. It also has a chai bar, live bar, and cocktail bar. Just 4 Hospitality, 541-543, 4th Floor, Amarjyothi HBBCS Layout, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur T: 080-41500787 Tattv

Tattv , the speciality Kabab fine dining restaurant aims to showcase the world of kebabs using the 5 culinary elements namely the Tandoor, Sigri, Kadai, Tava and Curry. The restaurant is decorated with Stone Jaalis, Rajasthani jharokas and intricate gold leaf work. The dining area is ornate with plush seating and the kitchen as a stage. 1st FLOOR, 25/4, Lavelle Road, Above Barista T: 080-41552225/9901066246 Terracotta

Airy and bright, fronted by trees, this is a classy restaurant. Especially interesting is the walk through kitchen where you can get the chefs to cook the dishes as you want them. Almost all dishes on the menu are good, but do try the galouti kabab, herbed and spiced breads, with the boti curry and dal makhni, and the mutton

biryani. Vivanta by Taj-Whitefield ITPB, Whitefield T: 080-66933333 Average meal for two ` 1200 Peacock The restaurant has impressive interiors designed with classy decorcomplete with crystal chandeliers. The North Indian menu includes Kababs, Tandoori Chutney Aloo, Paneer Makhmali, Raan, Amritsari Kulcha, Punjabi Chole and Fish Masala (Fish Molee). 57 1st Floor, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar Tijouri Elegant and beautiful, with special care given to the lovely furniture, this is a place to have a leisurely meal. Must have dishes include kakori kabab, pathar ka gosht and the biryani; they also do haleem with sheermal, but has to be ordered ahead. Atria Hotel, PB No.5089, 1, Palace Road T: 080- 22205205 Average meal for two ` 500 Zaffran Zaffran, a popular diner in Mumbai has marked its presence in Bangalore with its new outlet. With beautiful Indian decorcomprising drapes, mirrors, lamps and cushions this elegant restaurant serves classic Indian dishes with a twist. Papanna Street St. Marks Road T: 080 - 3041 2940 Goan Carnival De Goa Calling all foodies who love fresh seafood and Goan dishes, Carnival De Goa is your hangout. Experience the authentic element of Goan food. From Goan sausage chilli fry and clams dry fried with green masala to the simple, yet delicious, Goan prawn curry with red rice. 8/6 Kensington point, Ulsoor road, Ulsoor T: 080-7676767620 NORTH EAST INDIAN NE Diner A no-frills restaurant with simple decor, it serves authentic North-Eastern cuisine at reasonable prices. 404, Opp Raheja Arcade, Near Forum Mall,

7th block Koramangala T: +91 8861446753 PARSI Daddy's Deli Daddy's Deli is famous for delicious and authentic Parsi delicacies like chicken farcha, patrani machhi, sali murghi, colmi no pulao etc. Holiday only on Monday Open for Lunch and Dinner: 12:30-3:30 / 7:00-10:30 resp. 594, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41154372/76 PERSIAN Ayda Ayda is a rooftop fine dining restaurant set in the heart of the city. The dimly lit, romantic ambiance is complimented with mouth watering Persian cuisine and Sheeshas. 1, 1st Floor, Church Street T: 080-41478209 Persian Terrace Delectable Persian delicacies like kebab grills, pitas and naans are on offer. Enjoy your meals amidst chandeliers, shimmering lanterns, and twinkling tea lights. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleshwaram T: 080-42521000 Sufi This authentic Persian restaurant is spacious and well ventilated and is sure to provide you with a unique dining experience. Enjoy authentic Persian delicacies while getting comfortable on the diwan seating or the Persian style seating option. 103, 5th Floor, Empire Building, 5Th Block, Koramangala T: 080-65901177 PORTUGUESE Nando's Nando's is a restaurant from the international chain of AfroPortuguese restaurants which is spread across five continents. It is famous for its flame-grilled chicken and peri-peri sauce recipes. 1/A , Church Street, MG Road T: 080-25550707

Also at: Whitefield T: 080-28026555 SPANISH Caperberry High end, fine dining Mediterranean restaurant, this is among Bangalore's best, especially for the innovative molecular gastronomy concept. Almost everything on the menu is good, but try the tasting menu. An executive lunch option is a great hit and great when you are strapped for time. Ground Floor, The Estate, 48/1, Dickenson Road T: 080-25594567 Average meal for two ` 1500 El Tablao El Tablao is a Tapas restaurant that boasts of authentic Spanish cuisine. The decor comprises of dark wooden furniture contrasted with white walls and Spanish motifs. The Sangria and Paella are a must try. 612/1, 80 Foot Road Koramangala 4th Block T: 080- 41410124, 9902336811 Ruh Ruh offers three unique special menus comprising Spanish, Arabian and Indian. Try out the highly recommended Murg-taka-tak with your choice of beverage. Ganapa Towers, 4th floor Sarjapur outer ring road, Bellandur Junction Sarjapura Road T: 080-42022727 / 080-42024747 / 9845175777 / 9972305871 SOUTH INDIAN/TIFFIN Adiga's Chain of restaurants spread across the city, the decor is basic and the furniture generic, but the South Indian tiffins, especially the dosas, are fabulous; the chain does a decent thali as well. There's passable North Indian and Chinese too. Sampige Road, 15th cross, Malleswaram T: 080- 41535991/41535992 Average meal for two ` 150 Bon South Classy interiors and furniture, with beautiful paintings on the wall, the restaurant stands out even in a mall. Serving dishes from the four South Indian states, almost everything in the

p. 78

whats cooking?

menu is delectable, though the Kerala fish curry, prawn curry, Andhra fish curry stand out. Mantri Mall, Malleswaram T: 080-22667377 Average meal for two ` 350 Central Tiffin Room (Shiv Sagar) CTR for short, there's no other place to beat the benne dosa; the crowds waiting to get in will vouch for that. Functional and basic, the restaurant is not meant for lingering. There are other items too, but not many will order anything else. 154, Ground Floor, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram T: 080- 23317531 Dosa Plaza This South-Indian restaurant offers a wide variety of Dosas in unique flavours. Have the Schezwan Sada with Cheese Onion Sada Dosa, Paneer Chinese Delight Dosa with Cheese, Mushroom Chopsuey Dosa and Mexican Roast Dosa. 30th Cross Road, 4th Block Jaya Nagar, Opt Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Beside Jain Mandir, T: 080-22443878/ 26541314 Kadamba An almost plain looking place, go here for the idli-vada, button idlis, kancheepuram idlis, dosas, akki rotti, sweet pongal and puliyogare. There's North Indian as well, but its best left alone. No 707, Opp Food World, DR Modi Hospital RD, Rajajinagar T: 080-66493931 Kerala Hut Kerala Hut offers authentic Malayali cuisine. Be spoilt for choice with the array of mouthwatering vegetarian and nonvegetarian dishes. Kaggadasapura Main Road, Near Bajaj Service Station,CV Raman Nagra T: 8553023030/ 8553025050 MTR Bangalore's most iconic brand, the place hasn't changed in decades. The place is hygienic and the food is excellent; have the rava idli, dosas, uppittu and khara bhath. The thali meals are humungous and will fill you up for a couple of days! Near Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, 11, Lal Bagh Road, Mission Road T: 080- 22220022

SLV No dĂŠcor or atmosphere to speak of, this is more like an evolved darshini. The fare is the usual South Indian thalis and tiffin, but done reasonably well. They serve North Indian as well but best to stay away. 1990/17, 28th main, Jayanagar, 9th block, Near Raggigudda Temple T: 080- 26586345 Average meal for two ` 100 The Higher Taste Located inside ISKCON, the restaurant is on two floors and done quite elegantly. It serves sattvic food, which might seem boring, but the menu is actually humungous and the dishes are quite delicious. The banana flower fritters, vadas, paneer tikkas, kothu parota, tender coconut curries, curried vermicelli and lemon rice are very popular. ISKCON Temple & Cultural Complex, Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road T: 080-22766501 Vidyarthi Bhavan The queues outside the place should be indicator enough of the popularity of the place. Have the plain and the masala dosa here; other dishes are only for when you get bored with the dosas. 32, Gandhi Bazaar, Near Gandhi Bazaar Circle T: 080-26677588 Average meal for two ` 15001800 SIZZLERS

Average meal for two ` 900 Blue Terrain Have a good time by the pool with grills, barbeque and signature cocktails. 'Blue Terrain' is a the place to laze! Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T: 080-66705000 Indijoe Sizzlers Hived off from the original, the restaurant seems a bit stuffy what with posters and frames, but the sizzlers, whether the sizzling chicken or the steaks, are the highlight here. 46/2, Kalpak Arcade, Church Street, T: 080- 41113311 Average meal for two ` 700 Kobe

The mall location probably is the reason for the generic dĂŠcor of this Mumbai chain. Chicken shashlik, cubed chicken and veg sizzlers are the most popular, though the restaurant does a few other non-sizzler dishes as well. 5th Floor, Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, M.G Road T: 080-65600872 Also at: Indiranagar 1st stage T: 080-65600873 Brigade Orion Mall T: 080-65600874 Average meal for two ` 750 Mask - World Grill & Resto Bar

Barbecue Nation Muted elegance with deep brown furniture is what marks this popular restaurant. The novelty is in the fact that each of the tables has a barbecue and diners can cook pre marinated stuff, ranging from baby potatoes to chicken satay, according to their taste. 4005, 100 Feet Road Hall 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar T: 080-32503344/ 55,25422913

The grill and Resto bar of the Aurick hotel is on a roof-top with a variety of drinks to intoxicate you, along with soothing music and grilled cuisine from across the globe. #598, 15th Cross, 35th Main 6th Phase, JP Nagar T:080-49011000

W: PIZZAS (chains and home delivery) Domino's Thin crust pizzas are the speciality here, especially the margherita. Garlic bread and chicken wings are nice but the pastas are a disappointment. 37/2, Chicago Avenue, Cunningham Road T: 080-22374591/ 22385855/ 66/ 77 Also at: Indiranagar T: 080 – 25217444 Electronic City T: 080-65733856/ 57/ 65624873/ 41573880 Rex Theater T: 080-25599075/ 77/ 25322333 Koramangla T: 080-25528888 Jayanagar T: 080 – 26659696 Malleshwaram T: 23343330-32/ 35/ 36/ 39/ 42/ 46/ 41280822 BTM Layout T: 080-26687722 Pizza Hut Loved for its deep dish and pan pizza, the chain comes up with innovations every few months, the latest being the cheesy bites. The tomato basil soup is excellent; service is friendly. 54 Monarch Plaza, Brigade Road T: 080- 3988-3988/ 41129994 Also at: New BEL Road T: 080- 3988-3988/ 23519701 Banashankari T: 080- 3988-3988/ 26710997 Forum Mall T: 080- 22067994 Jayanagar T: 080- 3988-3988/ 26532999 Kanakapura Main Road T: 080- 3988-3988/ 26542999 Cunningham Road T: 3988-3988/ 22282410 R T Nagar T: 080- 3988-3988/ 23331507 Basaweshwar Nagar T: 080-3988-3988/ 41287999 Domlur T: 080-3988-3988/ 41538420 CMH Road T: 080-3988-3988/ 25260999 Kamanahalli T: 080-3988-3988/ 25435999 Koramangala T: 080-3988-3988/ 25533999 Sadashiv Nagar T: 080-3988-3988/ 23312752 Vijay Nagar T: 080-3988-3988/ 23146498 Coles Road T: 080-3988-3988/ 25512693

p. 80

whats cooking?

Mantri Square T: 080-39883988 BAKERIES AND CONFECTIONARIES Anand Sweets Anand Sweets - the popular sweet shop brand that makes delicious sweets, savouries and biscuits. Buy goodies from Anand sweets for the most cherished occasions in your life. For the lip-smacking motichur laddu, a dry fruit pack and yummilicious sweets Anand sweets is your destination! No 143-A, 60ft Main Road, Koramangala 5th Block T: 9845041563/080-25631555 Also at: Frazer Town, T: 080-41251707 Old Airport Road, Kodihalli, T:080-41256466 Jayanagar 4th Block, T:080- 22446973 Kammanahalli Main Road T: 080-40942087 Banashankari 2nd Stage T: 080-26716111 Commercial Street T: 080-25588992 Brownie Cottage Brownie Cottage is India's first and only retail brownie brand. With its 30 different kinds of brownies it provides an authentic brownie experience. Mantri Square, Third Floor 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram Caramel A little place tucked away, it specialises in huge, multi layered cakes designed with elaborate care. It also stocks sandwiches, burgers and other savouries. 6, O'shangnessy Road, Langford Garden, Langford Road T:080-65994158 Caramel at Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield

A lovely deli style eatery, with the option of sitting out under umbrellas when the weather is good, the range of bakes and goodies is just huge. Sandwiches come in a

mindboggling array of bread choices; there are also a variety of cookies, cakes and pastries and savouries in veg and nonveg; try the bun-chow for a unique experience. Vivanta by Taj - Whitefield ITPB, Whitefield T: 080- 66933333 Creme & Crust The cakes and patisserie shop makes some delicious desserts, cakes, muffins, and tarts. Be sure to try their ice creams – blended with fresh ingrediants, Italian style! Also available is an all out American breakfast with selection of omelettes, pancakes, sausages and veg/non-veg skillets. 57, 100 Ft Road, Indiranagar T: 080-42087801/+91 968619197 / 98 Délice A 24hr cake and gourmet shop that has a charming selection of breads, cakes, chocolates and lots more goodies. Try their chocolate donuts, hot dog buns and soft dinner rolls. Tingle your taste buds with these baked delicacies! Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T: 9538812348 Fatima Bakery A regular family-run neighbourhood bakery, it stocks breads and a wide variety of cakes; especially delicious is the sponge cake. 1/2, Hosur Road, Richmond Town T: 080-25510378 Happy Belly Bakes Get your cakes custom-made at Happy Belly Bakes made using the finest ingredients available. Apart from the designer cakes and handmade chocolates, the cafe also offers a comprehensive menu which includes everything ranging from cakes and coffee to other short-eats. 15/1, Richard Town, Clarke Road T: +91 9945001555, 9845011638 Koshy's Bakery An old timer, it stocks a variety of breads including the rare ragi bread. Among the other things, the mutton puff is delicious. 1, Wellington Street T: 080-22211516

Lavonne An academy, patisserie and café; Lavonne is a stomping ground to learn and relish chocolates, novelty cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes, and breads. Visit Lavonne for a gastronomical experience. No. 151, 2nd Cross, Domulur, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 7760195688/8884560880 Mesa Deli The confectionary at Svenska hotel offers the best of breads, bakes and confectionaries freshly baked. 56D, Electronic City, Opposite Wipro Gate no. 5, T: 080-44310000 Spoonful of Sugar Tiny and bright, SOS is possibly the best dessert place in town. It's a tough choice to make: there's mud pie, banoffee, mousse cake, oreo cakes, cup cakes, tarts and delectable sandwiches, lasagne and pastas for some savoury. 421-G, 1st Main, 3rd Cross, 1st Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25255534/5 The Cake Shop

With a variety of delectable cookies, luscious chocolates, distinctive and palatable pastries. Take a relic back home and birthday cakes for your loved one. They also have breads like multigrain bread, rye loaf, and sour dough loaf, as this bakery makes it an event to be remembered when you enjoy a pastry. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 39884444/ 9972578033 The Cupcake Company Cupcakes go couture as 'The Cupcake Company' brings a variety of delectable flavours like Red Velvet, Caramel Butter Cream and Boston Vanilla cupcake. They also specialize in making custom-made cakes and cupcakes to suite every occasion. It could be a birthday, anniversary or just a night-out with friends. So book your cakes now! #298, 100ft Road, Indiranagar T: 080-40916426/40913088

Variar's Bakery Probably the only bakery you have to queue up whenever you go. Apart from the oven fresh breads, including wholewheat, the masala bread, toasted bread and rusk are very popular. 68, 2nd Block, 2nd Main Road, Rajajinagar T: 080- 23324808 CHOCOLATIER Candy Treats Candy Treats brings to you some of the most famous chocolates and candies from across the world. The candies come in various sizes, shapes, smells and tastes. Mantri Square , 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram The Chocolate Room A chocolate themed restaurant for the chocolate lovers in the city, the place spoils you with the range of chocolate delicacies on offer. A chocolate lovers' paradise; also offers quick breakfast, lunch and dinner. No.8, 9, Glassics Building, Krishnanagar Industrial Layout,Hosur Main Road, Koramangala T: 080-65970425, 9243000422 Also at: 1st flr, ST. Patricks Complex, Opp: EVA Mall, Brigade Road T: 080-66497978


Cioccolatini offers a unique and exclusive assortment of intensely-flavoured homemade chocolates that are meticulously handcrafted. These chocolates are ideal gifts for personal as well as corporate occasions. Pride Regalia Bannerghatta Road T: 080-9880479088 / 080-

ICE CREAMS and JUICES Baskin Robbins Not just great ice creams but the tingling aroma of freshly made

p. 82

whats cooking?

waffles lends a rather unique touch; fave flavours are banana caramel, almond, plain chocolate, Belgian chocolate and chco chip. 617, Opp Anjaneya Temple, 6TH Block, 80ft Road, Koramangala T: 080-41303424 Also at: Magrath Road T: 080-9341261675 Frazer Town T: 080-41540256 HSR Layout T: 080-42134005 Marathahalli T: 080-66591999 Whitefield T: 080-64548597 Hebbal T: 080-41157883 Malleswaram T: +91 9341054308 Jayanagar T: 080-9686336389 New BEL Road T: 080-23601449 Kalyan Nagar T: 080-40903598 Cane Crush/Cane-O-La A chain of sugarcane juice outlets with multiple flavours, these offer a hygienic option for juice lovers who are fussy about the pavement crusher. 1, MIG, 1st A Main Road, Sector B, Yelanhanka New Town 9900441231, 9449523053 Opp Indian Bank, Ashoka Market, Avenue Road Opp Water Tank, Next Shanti Sagar, Domlur Also at: 44/1 Bull Temple Road, Near Dodda Ganapathi Gudi, Basavanagudi 9449077700 19/B,, 7th Crs, 5th Mn Rd, Papanna Blk, Ganganagar, 9980913007 70, 11th Mn,30th Crs,4th Blk, Jayanagar, 080-41210004 Corner House Probably Bangalore's most endearing ice cream place with an array of flavours; death by chocolate, a combo of choc cake, ice cream, choc sauce and nuts is a meal in itself and an overriding favourite. Try also apple pie with ice cream and mango ice cream. 1225, Opp To Ragi Gudda Temple, 26th Main, Jayanagar 9th

Block T: 080-26540925/25550885 Also at: 363/364, 1st A Main, 7th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41103654 Whitefield Main Road T: 080-28495444 Seshadripuram T: 080-23447520 HRBR Layout T: 080-65465551 Residency Road T: 080-25550885, 25583262 New Bel Road T: +91 9845196617, 9902196610, 9845196610 Yelahanka New Town T: +91 9845196617 Indiranagar T: +91 9880846251 Residency Road T: +91 25583262, 25550885 Dolce Gelato Italian style ice cream, it serves fat free items. Popular flavours include almond, Ferro Rocher and fruit flavours such as strawberry and raspberry. Lifestyle showroom, Ground Floor, Adarsh Opus, Richmond Road T: +91 9980139070 Gelato Italiano A rather simple ice cream outlet, it specialises in chocolate flavours as well as such ones as Ferro Rocher, Madagascar fine chocolate and chocolate fudge brownie. 31st Cross Road Jayanagar 4th Block, Jayanagar Also at: Mantri Square, Lower Ground Floor, Malleswaram T: 9036289636 Juice Junction A functional juice parlour, it does fresh fruit juices which are a favourite with patrons who love healthy choices. Devatha Plaza, Residency Road T: 080-22241077 Also at: 23, St. Marks Road T: 080-22109112 Jeevanbhima Nagar T: 080-25250089 Wilson Garden T: 080-22293381 M G Road T: 080-25550712 Kwality Walls Hindustan Unilever, the world's largest manufacturer of icecream launched Kwality Walls

in 1995. It delivers superior quality products under international brands. Mantri Square,S 68 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: +91 9591972101 Natural Ice Cream Made with natural flavours, which is its USP, the chain has some unusual and delicious flavours such as lichee, sitaphal, jackfruit, tender coconut and Belgian chocolate. 44/4, Next To Axis Bank, 13th Main, Jayanagar 4th Block T: 080-26541687 Also at: No.9 & 8, Ground Floor, DAS Commercial Complex, Bearing No.825, Kanakapura Main Road, Jayanagar 7TH Block T: 080-26762288/9820093774 No 1021, Near Wipro Park & Sharmas Restaurant, 80 Feet Main Road, 1ST Block, Koramangala T: 080-25634466/25634433 /9590331798/ 8095131798 No.65/13,Shiva Ganga Complex, Near Wipro Corporate Office, Kaikondarahalli, Sarjapur Road T-080-42134664/ 42134334 2984, 12th main HAL 2ND Stage, Indiranagar Swensen's Swensen's is a world famous US based ice-cream parlour chain. Swensen's at Mantri Mall is the company's first outlet in India. They sell delicious ice-cream sundaes. Mantra Square, UG 15 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-22667144 Yogurtbay If you thought that yogurt could be served only as a digestive at the end of your meal then you are wrong! Yogurtbay offers a variety of low-calorie yogurt based desserts, smoothies and much more. The Collection, 2nd Floor, UB City T:080-41738800 FOOD COURTS Pit Stop Some regular outlets and some constantly changing ones keeps visitors guessing about this food court. The darshini-style outlet does brisk business as does the Chinese one.

15, commisionerate Junction, 3rd floor, Garuda Mall, Magarth Road Transit This is what gave Bangaloreans their first taste of food courts and is always buzzing; some of the original outlets are still around, providing a good mix of cuisines. The Forum Mall, 2nd Floor, Hosur Main Road, Koramangala Also at: The Forum Value Mall, 62, Whitefield ORGANIC AND GOURMET STORES Dharani Located inside ISKCON premises, it stocks vegetables, fruits, grains and spices from its own organic farm as well as other organic farmers. ISKCON, Hare Krishna Hill, West of Chord Road Rajajinagar T: 080- 23471956 / 23322346 Fava Deli & Gourmet 203, 2nd Floor, The Collection, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-22117444 Godrej Natures Basket Gourmet food lovers have another reason to celebrate as Godrej Natures Basket is now in our city! They house an extensive range of international and domestic wellness and organic products, gourmet goodies, wine, cheese, Kebabs and cold cuts. They also offer the option of free delivery (within 3kms only). No.514/A, Ground Floor, Cmh Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 25207401/ 25207402 Also at: No.755, 80feet Road, 4TH Block Koramangala T: 080- 41317401/ 41317402 /9739757413 Le Fromagerie A unique home delivery initiative, it stocks exotic French cheeses; check out some of the delightful blue cheeses, Roquefort and emmenthal. La Fromagerie Fresh Food Pvt. Ltd. No. 88, 11th Cross, 1st Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25219675

p. 86

whats cooking?

Mother Earth Presently at two locations, it stocks staples and cereals, dairy products, juices and health drinks, frozen food, even household cleaning items and bath and beauty products; check out the Kancheepuram idli mix, organic ragi, organic sugar, jams and preserves, coffee and tea, and even organic baby food. 541 - 543, Amarjyothi HSBC Layout, Opposite Dell, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur T: 080 65397957

Also at: Mantri Square Mall 2nd Floor, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-65472292

Varthur Main Road, Main Whitefield Road, Near Shell Petrol Pump T: 080-28543245

Sorbet A classy gourmet store, it stocks more than 375 kinds of products that are mostly the ready to thaw-and-serve or heat-and-serve kind; it also has cold cuts, meat products, fresh products as well as pastas, olive oil, chutneys, preserves, chocolates, sauces and the like. 287, Whitefield,

Your food cravings answered! @whatsupguides #WUB13

Read our food review section online:

whats rocking?

It’s fun to go green Delicious green recipes


bars & lounges p 90

BARS & LOUNGES 13th Floor Easily one of Bangalore's most loved watering holes, the 13th floor offers an unmatched panoramic view Bangalore. For the best seats, get there early!! Hotel Ivory Tower, Barton Centre, 84, M.G Road T: 080-41783355, 25589333 Amazing Blue Pub A trendy new pub in Hotel Dew Drops, you can choose to chill by the pool if the din gets too much. Hotel Dew, Drops, 9/1, Platform Road, Seshadripuram T: 080-40609111 Amnesia After the sun goes down Amnesia is your place to hangout. With the most happening people from town at Amnesia, feast on good music, drinks and nibbles. Gorge on delicious Mexican, Carribean and Mediterranean munchies. Host to some of the most fun parties in town, Amnesia is one place you need to visit on a Saturday night! # 35, Residency Road, T: 080-41414141 W: Aqua Sitting at a candle-lit table by the poolside, mojito in hand, retro music in the background, makes for an excellent romantic setting. Barbecued delights abound for whenever hunger strikes/ romance wanes. The Park, 14/7, MG Road T: 080-25594666 Banana Beach Bar With seating - in a wooden sail boat, cocktails - served oversized pitcher-glasses and fun events such as kareoke and quizzes– Banana Beach Bar makes an ideal spot to unwind after a hard day's work. 54, Canara Bank Road, 6th Block, Kormangala T: 080-41303452, 9900088511 B Flat Bar With great ambience, this trendy bar offers drinks and scrumptious food with live music. No. 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-2527 8361 Bling Situated in Whitefield, Bling is an offering to the affluent & classy. Rich leather & wood form

p. 90

whats rocking?

a major part of the décor. The Zuri, Rajpalya, Hoodi, ITPL Road, Whitefield T: 080-66657272 Barleyz Bangalore’s latest brew-house is Barleyz. With an aquatic breathtaking open-air ambience, great music and brew Barleyz is an ideal place to spend quality time with your friends, family or just relax with your colleagues after a hard day at work. Taste their extensive and appetizing menu with starters like Thai crispy vegetable, main course of dal makhani with tandoori breads. Enjoy a sinful dessert of saffron phirnee. Just the place to celebrate every night like Saturday night! Barleyz Junction, Koramangala T:080-6716 9610/6756 9999 Binge Sip a mug of beer, throw a birthday bash, or just have a private meal for two in style, with VIP service. Binge does justice to it’s name. Soul Space Spirit mall, Bangalore Central 3 on Sarjapur Road, Bellandur T: 080-49029555

Bull & Bush Curiously named, Bull & Bush is the only place in and around Garuda Mall for a quick sip while the family is shopping. Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar T: 080- 41126661 Brew - Lounge Cafe

For coffee, conversations, short eats, wines and desserts Brew Lounge Cafe is your bistro! #598, 15th Cross, 35th Main 6th Phase, JP Nagar T: 080-49011000 W: Cabinet Bar Housed in the Sheraton Towers wing, the Cabinet bar has a relaxing atmosphere. A nice place to close that business deal. ITC Windsor, 25, Sankey Road T: 080-22269898 Cocoon –The Lounge Bar

Blue Bar Pricey it may be, but no other place offers an ambience quite like Blue Bar. The trendiest crowds converge here time & again as if it were a magnet. The Taj West End Hotel Race Course Road T: 080-66605660, 66623008, 66623009

Couch As the name suggests, Couch does very well to ensure you stay put in your seat while enjoying your mojito & listening to the dishy music. Sai Complex, 114/1 M.G.Road T: 080- 41512898 Connexions Bar & Lounge An extensive beverage list including international wines, indoor and outdoor lounge areas and a sports zone during major sporting events make Connexions bar the perfect space to relax and network with friends or colleagues over beers, wines or cocktails. The Crowne Plaza, #43, Electronics City T: 080-30030303 Cirrus Essentially an open to sky beer lounge, cirrus is popular among younger crowds, perhaps due to its budget friendliness. Reid & Taylor building, 5th Floor, 765, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 41524067, 9886035778 City Bar 2nd Floor, Concord Block UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42773636


Blimey, a contemporary Irish pub is a new lever in town to laze with friends and folks. Sip on Irish shamrock (vodka based cocktail) or move to a main course of Saint Patrick's pasta and fish and chips for the quintessential Irish flavour. For your sweet tooth indulge in a crème brulee or a bread pudding. Blimey your new bistro in town! 5ndfloor, 1MG Road Shopping Mall, Swami Vivekananda Road, Trinity Circle, Ulsoor T: 080 2208 6777

Above Barista and Tattva T: 080-41552225, 9901066246

Set in an eclectic décor, Cocoon is the place to socialize with your buddies and sip on exotic cocktails and fine wines! La Marvella Hotel, #1, 14th Cross, South-End Circle, 2nd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-4333 5333 W:

Dublin All that the Irish have to offer in having a good night out (sans the temper), Dublin brings the charm of Ireland closer than ever. ITC Windsor, Windsor Square 25, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898

Cloud Bar

Dugout Sports Bar Unwind with your friends and cheer your favourite teams on, over a few drinks and some sumptuous comfort food. 77/A, Cygnus Chambers 3rd Floor, JNC Road, Koramangala T: 080-42000620, 9986568419

Situated in the heart of town on Lavelle Road, Cloud Bar is the newest lifestyle bar in town. as the name suggests, it is on the terrace, and the open setting and white fabric roofing gives one the feeling of touching the clouds. Open on the sides with luxurious and comfortable scattered sofe seating, it is an ideal place to spend a leisurely evening. 2nd Floor, 25/4, Lavelle Road

Durbar Durbar has an extensive wine selection and cocktails. Enjoy the lounge music with your favourite drink at this plush lounge. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram-Rajajinagar T: 080-42521000

Eclipse Eclipse is sets the scene for a night of fun, music and drinks for your entourage. Hosting popular dance events and DJs this club is a regular destination for Bangalore’s cosmopolitan crowd. With a VIP section, Eclipse knows how to pamper its members. A spacious dancefloor and a versatile drinks menu promises a night of fun. 23, The Leela Galleria, Airport Road, T: 080-41265417/ 41265418 /9900448822 W: Firangi Paani Firangi Paani is another Irish themed pub, albeit with a difference. The décor is plush & attention to detail is very good. Good music & great cocktails to cap off a good evening. The Forum Mall, 21, Hosur Road, Koramangala T: 080-22067878 Geoffrey's Another one of many English themed pubs in the city, Geoffrey's is thronged by rock lovers. Panelled wood walls create a nice, cosy atmosphere. The Royal Orchid Central Off Old Airport Road T: 080-25205566 Guzzlers Inn Another old horse in the Bangalore pubbing scene, Guzzlers Inn is still a popular joint among younger crowds. Off Brigad Road, 48, Rest House Road T: 080- 25587336 Hard Rock Café

This brand needs no introduction to the well travelled. The Bangalore franchise is just as awesome as any. 40, St.Marks Road T: 080- 41242222 Harry’s Pub If you’re planning on a relaxing evening with your friends, with some drinks and savouries to binge on, then, Harry’s Pub is groovy place to be! A local you’ll love! World Cuisine Network, 32, 80 Feet Road, 12th Main Junction

T: 080 66494904/43568801 Hint At the top floor above Bangalore Central mall, Hint is a must visit for every Disco fan, and for those who like putting their eardrums to test. Bangalore Central, Victoria Embassy, Opp. Mayo Hall, 47/48, Residency Road T: 080- 41123557, 41123558 I-Bar A trendy bar in a trendy hotel, the I-bar also allows you to chill-out by the pool if the din gets too much. The Park Hotel,14/7, M.G Road T: 080-25594666 Ice Cooler than a polar ice cap, this place is sure to get feet tapping & spirits rising. Vivanta by Taj ,41/3,M.G Road T: 080-66604444 Ion Bar and Kitchen This bar is yet another hang-out for Bangaloreans in the bustling street of Brigade road. Ion Bar and Kitchen is dimly-lit with neon strobe lights giving it a nightclub feel. Try their Russian mafia, a Mojitos with starters like baby corn manchurian, cheese corn nuggets, beer fried onion rings, and dive into their main course of grilled fish in lemon butter sauce. Ion Bar and Kitchen is a place to be if you feel like a breathe-easy evening! 74/175, 2nd Floor, Manohar Crest, Brigade Road T: 080-41122582 Just Another Pub Just Another Pub is one of the numerous watering holes in Bangalore which serves up beer along with retro music. The golden fried prawns are a musttry here. 57, 1st Main, 80 Feet Road 7th Block, Koramangala T: 080- 25700224 Jimi's Beer Cafe Named after the legendary singer Jimi Hendrix the beer cafe is the ultimate place for beer aficionados and music lovers. Their menu also accommodates a range of nonalcoholic beverages and flavoured hookahs. Qwiky's Coffee Building, 467, 80ft road, 6th block, Koramangala T:080-41217849 Also at: Indiranagar,

T: 080-25203879, 9886078879 Residency Road T: +91 9886078879 Jayanagar T: +91 9886078879 Legends Of Rock Feel like you're in the midst of rockstars at Legends of Rock. Live performances are regularly on the menu here. The best place for rock lovers. 3rd Cross, 6th Block, 905 80 Feet Road, Koramangala, T: 080- 41303232 Library Bar

Highly recommended if you prefer conversation, cigars and whiskey over music; the Library Bar makes you feel like a dignitary dappling in opulence. The décor is reminiscent of a traditional English Pub, with luxurious leather and dark wood interiors. Whether it’s with company, or you want to steal some quiet time to read their rare collection of books, try their signature malts and Cuban cigars. 23, The Leela Palace, Airport Road, T: 080-30571234 W: Liquid One of the last few places playing live music, Liquid is set as a terrace lounge with a lovely ambience and fantastic views of the city. Ista Hotel, 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor T: 080-25558888, 40187301 Lobby Lounge Bar As the name suggests, this lounge overlooks the lobby at the Taj Gateway Hotel. The Gateway Hotel 66 Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Lock N Load Pub Lock N Load Pub at the Chairman's Resort is done up a la cowboy with the Wild Wild West depicted through gun fights, bulls on parade etc. No.14/1, Kodigehali Mani Road, Sahakara Nagar T: 080-40703703 Lounge 579 The lounge is a perfect place for unwind while enjoying a drink. It offers Chinese, Continental, Thai, Mexican, Italian and

Indian cuisines along with an array of international liquor and alcoholic beverages. 218, Sunshine complex, HRBR 3rd block,Kalyan nagar, Kacharkanahalli, Kammanahalli Main Road T: 080-25444774, 9901111165 Loveshack

Love Shack is a terrace restobar with a casual ambience. The bar is well stocked. Just 4 Hospitality 541-543, 4th Floor, Amarjyothi HBBCS Layout, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur T: 080-41500787 Mask - World Grill & Resto Bar

The grill and Resto bar of the Aurick hotel is a roof-top escape with a fine selection of wines, cognacs, Rum, Bourbon and whiskies. #598, 15th Cross, 35th Main 6th Phase, JP Nagar T: 080-49011000 W: Mesa Lounge A trendy lounge situated at the lobby level of Svenska hotel is designed with all modern architecture. The double high ceiling, Italian marble flooring and Scandinavian design sofa seating gives the place a very sophisticated ambience. 56D, Electronic City, Opposite Wipro Gate no. 5, T: 080-44310000 Mojo Opp Hyundai Showroom, Residency Road T: 080- 41142038 Monkey Bar The owners of the Olive, recently launched a pub called Monkey Bar which is also located on Wood Street. With a high ceiling and warm brown interiors, this gastro pub is Bangalore's slice of New York. Try their signature burgers and cocktails. Venue: No.14/1, Krishna Manare, Off Richmond Road,

p. 91

whats rocking?

Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T: 080-41116878/ 080 41116879 Muse Terrace Lounge The bar offers a relaxing ambience to unwind over drinks and cocktails. No 206, 2nd& 3rd Floor, Mannan Arcade, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-65705891/+91 9241298920 Noon Wines You can frequently hangout with your friends here. The place often known as Scottish pub has an amazing collection of finest wines. 17/12 Vasavi Complex St. Marks Road T: 080-22215002, 22116277 Opus Scream your lungs out at Opus. Karaoke, live performances & great fare are the order of the day here. One of Bangalore's most wanted. Chakravarty Layout, 1st Main, Palace Cross Road, Vasanthnagar T: 080-23442580, 9844030198 Opus In The Creek The second coming of the hugely popular Opus lounge on Sankey Road. Bigger, better & way cooler. Doddanekkundi Industrial Area, 2, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura T: 080- 40943031, 40943032 Over The Top-Terrace Lounge With a spacious upper and lower deck expanse, this lounge echo’s Bangalore’s alfresco charm with trees that curl around the sitting area. With good food on the menu with starters like Baida roti, Garlic wasbi, Malai Kebab,Mezzela platter, and main course of Burger over the top and Raan over the top. This place is a must do on your list! 2nd Floor, No. 2, 5th Block, 100 Feet Road, Koramangala T:080-30412940 Pebble - The Jungle Lounge A very successful attempt at creating a beachy feel when you're here, it is one of the most happening places in town. Awesome music, unobtrusive ambience & quality crowds are the norm here. Light on the wallet too. Palace Grounds 3, Ramana Mahashi Road Sadashivanagar T: 080-23614109/ 0991695200

p. 92

whats rocking?

Pecos One of the oldest surviving watering holes in Bangalore, Pecos is a must visit bar. Classic rock tunes still entertain patrons to this day. 34, Rest House Road, Brigade Road. T: 080- 25586047 Purple Haze Old school rock 'n' roll music, chilled beer & packed crowds, all in all an awesome experience. 2nd Floor, Opp Prestige Towers, 17/1, Residency Road T: 080- 22220054 Also at: Above Pavithra Restaurant, B11 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080- 26632072 Opp. Innovative Multiplex Theatre, 90/3 Marathahalli Sarjapur Ring Road, Marathahalli T: +91 9740998905 Retro A multi-cuisine restobar, on the rooftop of Ruchi restaurant, it is a dimly lit place with a country side look. It offers a variety of drinks along with a great choice of food. 18/1, Cambridge Road Above Canara Bank, Halasuru T: 080-25363694 Rewind Unwind at Rewind with seafood, booze, and music! Simple joys of life. Venue: 315, 4th Floor, HRBR Layout, 2nd Block 7th Main T: 080-30412940/ext: 502 Sherlock Holmes 60/1, Cole's Road, Frazer Town T: 080-2551 0669, 9886035778 Shiro Walk in to Shiro & you will be forgiven for thinking you're in a monastery. The giant buddha forms the centerpiece at this super chic & contemporary lounge. The Collection, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. T: 080- 41738861 Sutra Essentially a lounge that doubles up as a nightclub, Sutra boasts of contemporary styling to entice the young & happening. Outdoor seating is also available. The Lalit, Kumara Krupa

Road, High Grounds T: 080-30527777 Slounge 'Slounge' like the name suggests has a laid back loungy ambience. Relax with a drink after a long days' work while enjoying a game of chess, carom, shoot pool or you can try your hand at the play station. Lemon Tree Hotel, St. Johns Road T: 080-44802000 Also at : 55/A, Phase-1, Hosur Main Road, Electronic City T: 080-44232323 Skyye Lounge Bar

Located on top of UB City's luxury mall, Skyye Lounge undoubtedly one of of Bengluru's most popular rooftop venues. Stunning views of the city make this the perfect setting to party, dine or unwind. UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-49090000 Take - 5 Lounge Formerly on Race Course Road, Take 5 has now moved to Indiranagar, but it hasn't lost any of its charm or patronage. Extremely relaxing & chilled out. 957 12th main HAL 2nd stage 100ft Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25211080 Take 5 Resto Bar 475 Krishna Temple Road, 1 stage Indiranagar T: 080-25200502 Tapas Lounge The Spanish style Tapas Lounge is an extension of Caperberry restaurant. Infused with some of the finest lounge music, it sets the mood for a relaxed, enjoyable evening over fine eclectic cocktails, single malts, wines and much more. Interactive personalized service makes the Caperberry lounge an ideal space for business meetings but also a great place to hang out with friends. Ground floor, The Estate, 48/1, Dickenson Road T: 080- 25594567

Tease Unwind after a hard days work. Enjoy the view from the garden pavilion zone or step in and be charged up by the music. Vivanta by Taj - whitefield ITPB, Whitefield T: 080- 66933333 Tavern Another classic Irish pub setting, Tavern has been a long standing favourite with Bangalore. Great music everytime is a guarantee. Museum Inn, 1 Museum Road T: 080-41113339 The Biere Club Set across three floors, this micro brewery is located in the heart of the city. The Biere club offers a variety of home –brewed beers such as ale, lager, wheat and stout. Enjoy the English pub-like ambience and classic rock music, while sipping on a mug of chilled beer. 20/2 Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42124383, 42124384, 42124386 The Hub A bar with a modernistic decor 'The Hub' offers a relaxed atmosphere with refreshing drinks and Wi-Fi connection. Taste their Royal Vipadu, a starter made of grilled prawns and sip on a long island ice-tea. Ibis Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T: 080-66700600 The Polo Club Stylish, informal & easy paced, the Polo club has a great view to boot. The unparalleled lawns of the Oberoi are invitation enough. The Oberoi, 37 & 39, MG Road T: 080-25585858 The Pub World Laxmi Plaza, 65, Residency Road, T: 080- 25585206 TGI Friday’s After a short hiatus this American restrobar is back serving their famous LITs, barbeque chicken wings, and cheesy nandos with a wide selection of slcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Royal Meenakshi Mall, 4th floor, Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road T: 080-67080290 Also at: Lido Mall, Ulsoor T: 080-30412940

Toit With its old world charm, rock music, high ceiling, rustic brick walls and English pub-like ambience - Toit enjoys a steady fan following . Sprawled across 11000 sqft, Toit has three bars (one on each floor), a stage and more than adequate seating – reaffirming the fact that size does matter. Metro Pillar, 62, 1 00 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25201460

Wat Bar Wat Bar is a high energy lounge bar in Matthan Hotel. This extremely stylish place offers a wide range of international wines and spirits. Matthan Hotel 124, HAL Airport Road T: 080-42494949 Windsor Pub Chilled beer, delectable pork curry & appams, Windsor Pub

takes care of your senses in more ways than one. Kodava Samaja Building, 7, 1st Main Road, Vasanthnagar T: 080- 41148006, 22258847 Xtreme Sports Bar HAL 2nd Stage, Above Reid & Tayor Showroom, 765 100Feet Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9663312703 Above Spar Hypermart, 39/4, Bannerghatta Road

Zero G An old haunt now, Zero G does make you feel high up in the atmosphere, with superb views of the city. 10th Floor, Prestige Towers 99/100, Residency Road T: 080- 41125528, 9845252264

Get the scoop on the best bars and pubs in town!

Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge

T: 080- 42077070, 422077071

@whatsupguides #WUB13

Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge gives a modern twist to a traditional concept. Slip on your sandals, take off your “Tai” and experience the phenomenal food, exotic libations and striking decor. Upper Ground Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, Dr. Rajkumar Road T: 080-22682037/ 38 Trinity Club Lounge

This modernistic lounge bar offers a wide range of alcoholic beverages, cocktails, and snacks to savour with your drink. A perfect place to relax with friends, family, and colleagues. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 080-39884444/ 9972578033 Vaayu Sky Lounge A part of the BJN group, Vaayu is another open air lounge serving some of the funkiest cocktails you'll find in the city. Eva Mall, 60 Brigade Road T: 080- 41118477, 41113388 Viva Arriba - Global Tapas Lounge Savour some authentic Spanish Sangria along with other signature cocktails at the Global Tapas Lounge. Enjoy a little slice of Spain in Bangalore. No. 618, 3rd and 4th floor, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25212002

p. 93

whats rocking?

Explore the busy streets of Namma Bengaluru!

et e r t S rt a m S de Gui

The most commonly visited area of Bangalore, this bustling street is frequented by tourists and locals alike, where high-street meets thrift stores and where international food chains meet proud local cuisines. Tourists visit for emporiums and shopping, while the locals and the college crowd head here for the food and pub scene. Whether tourist or local, one thing is for sure Brigade road is easily the cultural centre point for Bangalore, connecting to all the main roads such as MG road, Church Street, Avenue road and more!

Brigade Road

Distance from City Centre - 6.5 kms. appx

One of the main roads of the city, MG Road or Mahatma Ghandi road was titled the ‘South Parade’ during British Rule. With the Metro main train station starting here, this gives you an idea on how the road is one of Bangalore’s pride and joy. This long road is dotted with stores, offices, cafes, pubs and restaurants on one side and with the 22 acre Parade grounds on the other. Military Bands perform every fortnight and the grounds also boasts a park, which offers a green escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

M.G. Road

Distance from City Centre - 6 kms. appx

A shopping destination for everything under the sun, from ethnic brocades, utensils to clothes and shoes. Commercial street is your bargain central - noisy, colourful and chaotic, it offers a glance into an Indian bazaar where cosmopolitan brands meet local brands. But it is not all about shopping; the street food brings people from all over Bangalore. Try the chaats, sweets, egg rolls, pastries and south Indian food. This is the perfect place to work up an appetite, after a hard day of shopping.

Commercial Street Distance from City Centre - 7.5 kms. appx

To sum up this street in one word, we would say - uptown. Boasting of all the designer brands, salons, fine-dining, boutiques and the famous UB city, Vital Mallya road has carved a niche for itself for people who want to live the good life. From Louis Vuitton to Ritu Kumar, the brands keep coming. Enjoy cuisines from Mediterranean to swanky pubs, post 6pm is when this place comes alive and the fun never stops.

Vittal Mallya Road Distance from City Centre - 4 kms. appx

How to get around? Auto min. - Rs.22 approx Bus fare min.- Rs. 3 approx Taxi min. - Rs. 75 approx

A locality with a vibrant commercial setting and by lanes that take you to quaint suburbs. The main roads 100ft. Road, 80ft road and CMH road carry malls, independent retailers, restaurants, cafÊs and pubs. But the defining factor of Indirinagar, is the boutique factor. Whether it’s customised cupcakes, tailors, designers, antique stores, masala chai or fine-dining, Indirinagar makes a lovely cosmopolitan getaway from the hustle and bustle of central Bangalore.

Indiranagar Distance from City Centre - 11 kms. appx

A bustling locality with restaurants, pubs and shops to suit every budget, Koramangala gives you a feel of the everyday life for Bangaloreans. Might come across as a popular place for the college kids, scratch beneath the surface and you will find eclectic food and pub joints, which you won’t find anywhere else.

Koramangala Distance from City Centre - 11 kms. appx

The old part of Bangalore, this place is definitely worth a visit. Home to Lalbagh, the greenery extends to the suburban residential area, which welcomes you with huge Kannadiga Bungalows, temples, mosques and shopping bazaars . This place is quintessentially Bangalore and has shops that have been established there for generations, from sarees, jewellery, furniture to old restaurants with southIndian meals, Jayanagar also hosts the latest shopping brands and cafes. To get a glimpse of Bangalore in the past, head here.

Jayanagar Distance from City Centre - 7.1 kms. appx


Forms is a furniture store that houses exquisite hand-crafted furniture from Nagpur. Pick from contemporary, classic and modern furniture, on display or can be custom made to suite your taste and living space. 523, New Diagonal Road, Behind Bheema Jewellers, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-26655551/2 Groom Concepts Choose from a limited edition, super luxury wedding collection that offers you a choice of readymade and customized suits. Designed to add to your dashing demeanor, these suits are made from the most superior fabric from across the world. 5,6 Hindustan Complex, B.V.K. Iyengar Road, Bangalore-09 T:080-41470910/ 080-41470905 Home Concepts As the name suggests, Home Concepts luxurious style show marvelously in their products. Choose from curtains,upholstery, wall papers, wooden flooring, home linen and accessories. 292/1,1st floor Commercial Plaza, K Kamraj Road (off Commerical street) T: 080-65367999 Fanzart

Transform your living space into a luxurious one with an exclusive range of designer fans from the American Brand ‘FANZART’. Their range consists of over 50 exquisite models to adorn the ceilings and Suited for every décor. Choose from Ceiling Fans (Handcrafted wooden fans, Stain Glass Hand painted fans, Fans with Retractable Blades, Classical, Contemporary etc.) with or without remote controls, Blade fans and

p. 106

whats to Buy? Chennai P N Rao # 123/A, ttk road, Opp. Boston school, Near univercell, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018 # 044 – 42118118 / 24660560 Email id:

Waterproof outdoor fans. 61, Defence Colony, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar T: 080-40917331 Manyavar Manyavar stocks ethnic men’s wear and specializes in wedding attire for men. Mantri Square, F 57 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667041 Also at: Jayanagar III block (Below Reid & Taylor Showroom), 27th cross, 10th main, Ph-080-22667041 5&6, Kamaraj Road (Entrance Commercial Street) Ph-080- 25590339 Mantri Square, Shop.No.58 & 59 Upper Ground Floor No.1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram Ph-080- 25590339 125 M G road, Thomas cook building, near MG road metro station Ph-080-40981957 393 CMH road (Near HDFC Bank) Indiranagar Ph-9902332096 P N RAO


PRINT main red

gradient bottom

C0 M96 Y90 K2

C13 M96 Y81 K54



C0 M0 Y0 K0

C100 M100 Y100 K100

PMS 1795C


on light backgrounds standard

PMS 1815C


no gradients


stacked logo (for sharing only) standard

no gradients


stacked logo (for sharing only)

Kalanjali Handlooms Kalanjali launched by Ramoji Group has come up with their handloom division where one can shop for traditional clothing including silk saris and salwaars. Mantri Square, F 49 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667051 Ritu Kumar Ritu Kumar’s designer boutique offers rich bridal saris and elegant western casuals from her latest collections. Pappanna Street off St.Marks Road, T: 080-41120278

Anamika Pathak Design Studio

P N RAO has a fine collection of men’s wear including shirts, trousers, suits and blazers. M.G. Road P N Rao # 69, M.G. Road, T:080 – 25589652 / 25581778 / 41133309 E: Jayanagar P N Rao # 116/A, elephant rock road, Jayanagar 3rd block, T:080 – 40811811 / 41627080 E: Indiranagar # 494, CMH road, Indiranagar 1st stage, T:080 – 42042606 / 42042596

One of the city’s largest showrooms for home furnishings, the store offers a range of curtains, furnishing fabrics and fashion fabrics. 279, Amar Jyothi Layout Intermediate Ring Road Domlur T: 080-40381900

on dark backgrounds

Also at: Orion mall- G-37, Orion Mall Malleshwaram, T: 080-22682162 Whitefield Main Road T: 080-40982689 W:

Drapes Avenue

Anamika Pathak Design Studio showcases two in-house premium labels, “Kalghaa” a couture` luxury wear label specializing in Bridal Wear, wedding trousseau and style consultancy exclusives provided by the designer herself. “LLucerne”, its readyto-wear label caters to those women who desire impeccable quality with exotic style. 1316/C, 80 Feet Road, 9th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase T: 080 26585284

Also at : Lady Curzon Road, Off Infantry Road, Ramanashree Chambers T: 080-25592253, 25593029 ‘Sri Durga Avenue’54, 33rd cross Jayanagar4th block, T:080-26639992 Featherlite Collection

Featherlite is one of the leading furniture manufacturing & marketing organizations in India. Featherlite’s core expertise lies in manufacturing and marketing extremely innovative and cost-effective, customized office furniture. 6/A, Miller Tank Bund Road, Behind Ambedkar Bhavan, Vasnathnagar T: 080-40209631 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-40209631 Marathalli T:080-65684510 Linen Galore

Linen Galore is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a range of linen furnishings. Rich textures and clean simple lines characterise its line of linen accessories. 54 1st Floor, Commercial Street T: 080-25599699 Linens N Drapes

This is your one-stop-shop for all your furnishing needs. All your dream of making your home look close to a sprawling giving space will come true when you shop at Linens N Drapes. 176/3, commercial street, next to Woody’s T: 080-25599744/42058319 Opulence

For a variety of home décor solutions visit Opulence. 1542 ,`salasar House`, Near Bus Depot, 19th Main, 7TH Cross, HSR Layout, T: 22581595, 22581596, 22581597 Eka

works on a heartening premise – it brings the different arts and craft forms from around of the country and makes them available in one space. The store boasts an exquisite collection of miniature paintings, blue pottery, Kashmiri carpets, objects d’art, Indian ethnic clothes, gem stone jewellery and wood works. 144, Opp to Mittal Tower, M G Road T: 080-25584083 /84 /51 Jute Cottage An intriguing store where everything is made out of jute, from handmade bags, folders and accessories to slippers, knick knacks and hammocks. 181, 1st Floor, Next to Nilgiris, Brigade Road T: 080-25590066 Also at: Mantri Square, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667277 Olympic The Sport Shop

Eka is known for its eclectic collection of Indian lifestyle products that reflect the culture, art, craftsmanship and diversity of the country and its people. It has items as varied as rustic furniture, a finely carved icon, a stylized figurine, apparel, jewellery, incense and more, all with a unique ethnic touch. 19, Gangadhar Chetty Road Near Ulsoor Lake T: 080-25544371 Also at: #523 #523 New Diagonal Road,Behind Bhima Jewellers,3rd block Jayanagar T:080-26655552/26655551 Nikaara Provides beautifully crafted custom-made home décor to suit your lifestyle. Visit them to take a look at a variety of décor trends. 1, Anmol Carlson Court, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield T: 080-28454098, 9845958860 Central Cottage Industries Emporium Central Cottage Emporium

The store supplies all kind of sports gears to the sport persons in the city. 84, K. H. Road T: 080-22244303/22270879 Also at: Malleshwaram T: 080-23464839 H. S. R. Layout T: 080-25729929 Banaswadi; T: 080-42084338 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41307068 Favourite Shop One of the most popular garment stores in Bangalore. It provides a variety of readymade garments for men, women & kids. 84, 27th A Cross, Jayanagar 4TH Block T: 080-41239860 Also at: Mantri Square; T: 080-22667042 Indiranagar; T: 080-41119446

M G Road; T: 080-25585665 Commercial Street; T: 080-25589456 Soch Soch offers an exclusive collection of traditional as well as western wear. Choose from elegant saris, kurtas as well as western formals and casuals. 5, Melwanis Kidds Corner, Commercial Street T: 080-25588833/25588844 Also at: Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: 080-40913718/40913719 Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-22067660 Mantri Square, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667043 CLOVE

Clove is your store for ethnic elements; designer Salwar suits, wedding wear and kurtis. They have a wide selection to choose from their exclusive collection for any occasion. #32&33, Commercial Street T: 080-2551818/2551819

#181, 18th B Main, HAL 2nd stage Indiranagar T: +919342422204 E: W: Jevar Jewellers Jevar Jewellers brings timeless jewellery with great quality. Choose bangles, pendants, necklaces and ear rings. From traditional to modern styles, visit to Jevar Jewellery store. 179, Commercial Street T: 080-2558 9862 / 2559 4761 W: Leo Natura Leo Natura is a company that has redefined cooking through its products. They make hard anodized aluminium pressure cookers with 10 years warranty. You can also avail special discount for bulk orders. Make the experience of cooking more special with Leo Natura. Available at all Spar Hyper Markets and Total Hyper Markets Also at: B, Bommasandra Industrial Area Anekal Taluk, T: 080-27833643

SDimension T O N E F LO O R I N GStones , S T O N E C LA D D I N G , WAS H B AS I N , Natural S T O N E A RT E FAC T S , S T O N E F O U N TA I N S .



NATURAL STONES Contact: Dimension

Add nature, with Koramangala Club) Bangalore - 95 # 73C,an 17E element Main Road, 6thof Block, Koramangala,(near Megamart is a venture of a stylish touch, to your living Arvind Mills. The brand offers space. Dimension Natural T. +919611933221, +919611920802 | Tel/Fax (080)41251183 Make Dimension Stones your Design Legacy! casual wear and formal wear for Stones offer stone flooring, men, women and kids. It also stone cladding, stone artefacts offers top international & and stone foundations, guarnational apparel brands with anteed to give your ambience fabulous offers throughout the a facelift. year. 73c, 17thE main Rd, 6th block, Near Deve Gowda Petrol Bunk, Koramangala Banashankari T: 9611933221 T: 080-42924444 Forum Value Mall, Whitefield Inspired Innovations T: 080 43474444 Banashankri - II Stage T: 080-22973155 Inspired Innovations provide Kammanhalli solutions for a secure lifestyle. T: 080-25437376 If you want to equip your Koramangala home or office with CCTV T: 080-22973152 Surveillance, fire alarm and fire Hongasandra, Begur Hobli hydrants then Inspired InnovaT: 080-32449306 tions will help you find these Rajajinagar safety gadgets at an affordable T: 080-22973156 price. Rammurthy Nagar

p. 107

whats to Buy?

T: 080-42049470 Puttappa Complex, Mahadevpura White Field Road, T: 080-22973150 Brigade Road T: 080-25584651 Commercial Street T: 080-42109801 Kanakapura Main Road T: 080-41506237 C.V Raman Nagar T: 080-64553796 Frazer Town T :080-41252758 K.G. Road T: 080-22973154 9th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22973153 Gandhi Bazar Main Road T: 080-26673445 K G Road T: 080-22356057 R.P.C Layout T: 080-23215018 Basaweshvarnagar T: 080-23581746 New BEL Road T: 080-41363682 Sarjapur Main Road T: 080-42038612 Esteem Mall, Hebbal T: 080-40930193 Dasarahalli T: 080-41172006 VijayNagar T: 080-23215018 R.T. Nagar T:080-23333178 N S JEWELS

For a fine collection of antique, ethnic, diamond and gold jewellery, NS Jewels is a store where beauty is combined with quality. A place to discover beautifully crafted masterpieces of glamorous jewellery all in one location. 7/2, Walton road, Near Lavelle Road Café Coffee Day T: 080-4151 8008/9 W: Nas Home A new branding initiative by Zara Furnishing – Nas Home, is a one stop shop for all luxury furnishings, fabrics and home linen. Avail their personalised designing, customizing and tailoring services, as well.

1214, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar T: 080 - 25202871/65376316 W: E: Pluss Exclusive Store A contemporary store for men and women of all sizes including plus size clothing. K.H.B. Colony, Kormangala, 5th block T: 080-42005068 Prasiddhi Silks Prasiddhi Silks is known for its collection of elegant traditional and handloom saris. From tussar to bandhani, find some exotic sari creations here. 23/2, Double Road, K.H Road T: 080-22236613 Also at: Commercial Street; T: 080-25321545 Bannerghatta Road; T: 080-26689345 M.G Road, T: 080-25594586 QWIRK BOX

have floor care and restroom products like; mats, mops, soaps, air fresheners and paper items. With an eco-friendly approach Ayrshire truly is a world class brand. 3rd Floor, Jansons Building,#75 & 76, Commercial Street T:080-41329095 / +91 97410 00326 / +91 95909 96628 The Swadeshi Store The Swadeshi Store is an exclusive home furnishings store dedicated to furnishings and accessories in pure handwoven cotton. 31, Krishna Nagar Industrial Layout, Hosur Main Road T: 080-25532061, 25536805

Iris Aroma Boutique Iris Aroma Boutique has a potpourri of scented and designer candles, home accessories and antique lamp-holders. This is your one-stop destination for a tasteful home. No.54, Lavelle Regency Apartment, Lavelle Road T: 080-22225064 W: AYRSHIRE (Scott Creative LLP) Ayrshire is one of the leading distributors of uniforms and work wear. They provide apparel for traditional uniforms and industrial wear. They also

This store sells dress materials, saris, dupattas, kurtis and salwar suits embellished with ‘Schiffli’ embroidery. 110, Commercial Street (opp. Westside) T: 080-25550899/0799 Also at: Sankey Road T: 080-23348157/8161 Jayanagar; T: 080-41230010

p. 108

whats to Buy?

This jewellery house offers elegant designs in gold, diamond and platinum set with different gems and stones. 8 Kamaraj Road Commercial Street T: 080-41418181 Also at: Malleshwaram T: 080-41416161 American Laundry

America’s fashion house is now in Bangalore. Shop at American Laundry for causal and party wear. This store houses LBD, animal print dresses and floral print tops. Be the first to rock their funky collection. 130/1 Commercial Street, Near McDonalds T: 9900237174/75 Phoenix Market city Mall, Whitefield T: 99015 85280 Vivekanandha Sarees

Trendy and brand-new, TLB guarantees authentic, quality leather with their chic range of designer bags, shoes and jackets. Their products are a combination of classic leather styles and edgy designs in colours, never seen on leather before! We, the fashion-conscious Bangaloreans know what’s good for us so the verdict is leather is definitely here to stay! 965, 1st Floor, 12th Main, Indiranagar (above Phobidden Fruit) T: 080-40984777/ 9845117987 W: Y&O Dress for your special occasion with Y&O’s customised suits and fabrics. 75, Commercial Street, Jansons building, Level I For appointments call:

From launches to offers, follow us to get the city’s best deals

Davanam Jewellers

Swiss Embroideries

TLB- The Leather Boutique An exclusive store for women where you can find your dream fabric with custom-made designs and services. Also available at Qwirk are designer wear, accessories, and home line. #233,6th main, 4th block Jayanagar T: 080-22441340/ 60013700

91 80 2558 6810/41513321 W:

@whatsupguides #WUB13

Looking for a sari with great quality and value for money? Vivekanandha sarees is the right place to buy 6 and 9 yard sarees. From silk, cotton, kota and semi-tussar-silk this is your one-stop shop to buy your dream piece of fabric. No 8, 17th cross, Margosa Road, Malleswaram T: 08431916969/09886696960

whats the secret?

Mother nature knows best spoil yourself with nature's goodies


ayurveda p 112 cosmetology p 112 dental care p 112 healthclubs p 112 salon p 113 spa p 113 wellness stores p 114 tattoo parlours p 114 yoga p 114 spirituality p 115 healing centres p 115

AYURVEDA Angsana Oasis Spa

Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, T: 080-28017000 / 08, +91 98453 74400 COSMETOLOGY/WEIGHT LOSS

Angsana Spa offers you authentic Kerala ayurvedic messages and treatments in a warm, serene atmosphere. Main Doddaballapur Road, Addevishwanathapura Village, Rajanukunte T: 080-3240 8370 / 98801 42905

Arth Ayurvedic Health Centre Indiranagar-based Arth is bestknown for its non-surgical therapies for backaches, slipped discs, spondylosis and arthritis. The centre's therapists have been trained in the classical techniques of Ayurveda. 13th Main, 8th cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-2528 8630, 2525 4654 Ayush Ayurvedic This wellness centre administers authentic Kerala Ayurvedic massages and treatments in a clean and friendly ambience. Only branded Ayurvedic medicines are used here, and the services of skilled professional therapists are employed. 202 New BEL Road, RMV 2nd Stage, Devasandra, T: 080-4174 8384, 4174 8385 Also at: 14 Sunnydale, Janadarshini Layout, behind New BEL Road E: Kerala Ayurveda Started in 1945, Kerala Ayurveda is a prominent healthcare centre where expert Ayurvedic doctors are on call for consultation. Treatments like Panchakarma, oil massages and Rasayana Chikitsa are offered here. 3282, 12th Main Road HAL 2nd Stage Indiranagar T: 080-66491696 Soukya Soukya is a globally well-known residential integrative medical centre with a focus on holistic healing. Authentic Ayurveda therapies are offered in this 30acre organic eco-friendly farm.

p. 112

whats the secret?

DermaGlo Laser Aesthetics Skin Clinic A professional 'medical aesthetics' and cosmetic dermatology centre, it specialises in providing skincare treatments to enhance health and beauty. Lakeview Farm, Near Shell Petrol Pump, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield, T: 080-65464509,+91 9901840019 GVG Aesthetic Health Centre With a team of experienced and committed doctors, GVG provides aesthetic health care services such as Laser treatment, Cosmetic procedures, Obesity-related solutions as well as Plastic & Reconstructive surgery. 884, 19th Main, 39th Cross Jayanagar, 4th Block T: 080-41744222 Kaya Skin Clinic Kaya is a venture from FMCG company,Marico. This clinic provides skincare services that are result-oriented, and driven by expert dermatologists and skin practitioners. Treatments are recommended after assessing the specific needs of your skin. 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, T: 080-4126-9978/9979 Also at: MG Road, T: 080-6661-1005/06 Koramangala, T: 080-6567-4479/80 Radiance Medispa Radiance is a one of a kind luxury skin clinic which offers the latest dermatological treatments as well as state-ofthe-art laser treatments. So walk in and give your skin the five star treatment it deserves. C 14, Galleria Leela 23, Airport Road T: 080-41733328/8861064287 VLCC One of the largest slimming and beauty chains in the country, 'shaping your confidence' is VLCC's manta. In addition to its various weight management

programmes, VLCC also has a personal care unit that addresses beauty needs. C-7, BMP ward 67, Near Bethany School, Ganesha Temple Road, T: 080-25501820/21, 080-41469705 Also at: JP Nagar, 6th Phase, T: 080-41679290/91/92 Indiranagar, T: 080-25207131/32/33 DENTAL CARE Narayana Hrudayalaya Dental Centre The centre provides cuttingedge treatment for dental diseases along with advanced dental healthcare services including laser dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, dental implants, orthodontics, periodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery amongst others. 30/A, 14th Cross, 9th Main Road 6th Sector, HSR Layout T: 080-25727914 Dental Medical Centre This multi-speciality centre is equipped with the latest technologies and offers the whole range of dental treatments. C 12, Devatha Plaza 131, Residency Road T: 080-22212648 HEALTH CLUBS & GYMS Affinity International Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Affinity is a gymnasium cum spa. Skilled trainers are on call to assist you in your fitness regime. Affinityalso offers healthcare programmes for weight loss, weight gain, body-building and body-sculpting. 40/43, 8th Main, 5th Cross, Sadashivnagar T: 080-40896699/40896609 Figurine Fitness Figurine Fitness is one of the country's biggest fitness complexes. The gymprovides a special fitness programme called 'Circuit Slimming', which is a clever combination of aerobics and gym-training. 3127, ESI Hospital Road, Hal 2nd stage T: 080 - 25290655 Also at: Indiranagar

T: 080-25294019 +91 9845032994 Jayanagar, 7th block T: +91 9845032994 Hyper Monkey Fitness Want to add the element of fun to your workout? Hyer Monkey Fitness is just the place. Walk into a session with no weights or machines. They offer classes like zumba, kick boxing, pilates and a whole lot more, targeting weight loss, fitness and the entire spectrum of a healthy lifestyle. #48, I Star, 3rd floor, 100ft Rd, Koramangala 4th Block right T: 9886456906/9611877678/ 9964991052 Naren's Footloose Aerobics Naren's Footloose Aerobics has consistently strived for many years by maintaining the status as one of Bangalore's most popular fitness brand and personality. Thus remaining synonymous with health and fitness through professional, friendly, fun, caring and efficient services. 36, N R Chambers Richmond Road T: +91 9845227477/ 91 9741984849 SNAP Fitness SNAP has a string of convenient and affordable centres across the city, and provides nutrition as well as wellness services. The highlights are excellent cardio and exercise equipment and a comfortable and friendly ambience. 12th Main Road, Indiranagar 3293, 1st Floor, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage T: 080-25200488 Also at: HSR Layout Banashankari T: 080-42124326 / 42124327 Basavanagudi T: 080-2660 0012 THE ZONE Located in an unusual setting – a spacious bungalow, theoperating philosophy here is 'work your body, work your mind.' Programmes customised to suit individual lifestyle patterns are designed by the centre's experts using a mix of proven fitness practices. 384, 1st Cross, 4th Block Koramangala T: 080-2552 9366 / +91 98801 21418 E: W: www.zonefitness.

T: 080-25267446, 080-25202945

SALONS Advanced Hair Studio Advanced hair studio offers a sophisticated hair extension procedures which include hair replacement and hair re-growth solutions.For all the confidence and style that comes from great hair visit Advanced hair studio Section No.50, Opp Koshys Bakery, Wellington Street, Richmond Road, Bangalore. T:080 49090900 B:blunt One of the premier hair salons in India, B:blunt offers the finest in hair and skin care services with the best hairdressers, manicurists, beauticians and dermatologists at par with international standards. The salon also boasts of celebrity clientele. 3, Marielle Apartments, Ground Floor, Magrath Road T: +91 9845055608, 08025091110/2 Bounce Bounce showcases awide selection of hair products and mini-spa therapies. The posh salon also sports a trendy and energetic atmosphere. Each stylistat Bounce has his or her own unique signature style;and the onus is on personalised attention. 36, 1st Floor, Magnolia Tower Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-41329100 Habibs This top-notch salon is a venture by well-knownhairstylist Jawed Habib and is purportedly one of the country's leading salons. 22, 1st Floor, 5th Cross, 60 Feet Road, 5th block, Koramangala T: 080-41104055 Also at: J P Nagar T: 080-41650417 Kanya Beauty Salon Kanya offers hair and skin treatments for women at affordable prices. With branches in Chennai and Bangalore,its portfolio of services includes hair-styling and colouring, pedicures, manicures, facialsand body massages. 133, His Grace, 60 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar,

LES Cheveux This salon offers various skin, hair and body treatments. It also provides bridal make-up packages. 3277, 1st Floor, Elfarera Meridian, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-33910466 Mirrors & Within A high-end unisex salon at the Leela Galleria, the salon offers an array of beauty treatments and services provided by internationally-trained specialists. UB City # 24, Vittal Mallya Road Bangalore - 01 Rejuve A luxury unisex salon that offers assorted beauty treatments and spa services, Rejuve also provides hair care and anti-ageing treatments. The aromatherapy and Ayurvedic massages are specially recommended. 8, 80 Feet Road,S.T Bed Area, Koramangala T: 080-41217229, 9663408998 Shehnaz Husain Herbal Salon Shehnaz Husain's signature salon is a well-known franchise throughout the country. It is one of the best salons using only herbal products for beauty care and skin care. 18/3, 1st Floor, Ali Askar Road Cunningham Road T; 080-22201549 Also at : Koramangala T: 080-41101041 Jayanagar T: 080-26640673 YLG Salon & Spa YLG provides beautification treatments for women including massages, body scrubs, body contouring, facials, make-up, waxing, hair rebonding, nail art, hair colouring, perming or hair straightening. 13, 1st Floor, 6th Block, Kalyan Mantapa Road, Koramangala, T: 080- 40922004, 9663309531 Also at: Mantri Mall, Malleswaram T: 080-30160061

SPA Amanvana Luxury Spa Resort Set in a beautiful locale Amanvana luxury spa resort in Coorg is elegance personified. Amanvana luxury spa resort transports you into a land of relaxation and comfort. To make your holiday a memorable one, this spa resort has many activities as well. Be it a family vacation or a holiday just for two! Amanvana promises ultimate pleasure. Amanvana - luxury boutique spa resort (Unit of Coorg Holiday Resort (P) Limited) Post Box No. 21 Guddehosur Kushalnagar 571 234 T : +918276 279353 / 54 / 55/ 094806 96070 / 094806 96071 E: Corporate Groups call 9480696073 or mail at W: Angsana Oasis Spa

775, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, T: 080- 42115122/23/24 +91 9620224701 Ista Day Spa Ista Spa is a spaceto unwind and de-stress. It offers a selection of massages by skilled masseurs that leave you feeling refreshed and energised. Ulsoor, 1/1 Swami Vivekananda Road T: 080-2555 8888 E: bangaloresales@istahotels. com Kenko Reflexology & Fish Spa Kenko Spa is the first of its kind in the country. It is a 'fish spa' – this speciality treatment involves having thousands of doctor fish nibble at your feet to give you a pedicure. Also get other pampering therapies like foot and hand reflexology acupressure therapy and body massages at this wellness spa on Mallya Road. 36, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42070303/42110304 Movenpick

Managed by the Banyan tree Group, Angsana's spa retreats are designed to be sanctuaries to refresh and rejuvenate your body as well as spirit. Angsana has over 40 spas around the world; in Bangalore they are located at UB City, Ozone in Whitefield and Angsana Resort at Rajanukunte. Angsana Oasis Spa and Resort Main Doddaballapur Road, Addevishwanathapura Village, Rajanukunte, T: +91 80 2846 8892/94/96 / 9880142905 Also at: UB City T: 080- 22345678 Ozone, Whitefield T: 080- 25936299 Chandan Sparsh Chandan Sparsh is a wellness spa and salon. Setacross 3,000 sqft, the spa offersglobally patented FDA approved technologies. Chandan or sandalwood is used as the basic ingredient in almost all its therapies.

Movenpick offers a selection of treatment rooms with variety of indulgences such as a steam room, sauna and wet zone. Movenpick has partnered with Sohum Spa – which offers Ayurvedic treatment along with Oriental and European treatments. 115 Pipeline Road, Near BEL circle, Gokula Extension T: 91 80 4300 1000 Oryza Oryza is a day spa where you can enjoy Balinese and Thai massages as well as Ayurvedic treatments. The tastefully done-up spa's holistic therapies and massages detoxify, smoothen, tone, relax and revitalise your system. 19, Lavelle Road, T: 080-41328320 FootWorks Lounge

p. 113

whats the secret?

Located in the cosmopolitan Orion Mall, take a break from your shopping spree and pamper your feet. Footworks offers foot reflexology and massages, whether you are in a rush or want to take it slow their sessions last anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes. OrionMall Shop No.121A, Brigade Gateway DrRajkumar Road Malleshwaram-Rajajinagar 080-2268 2266 WWW.FOOTWORKS.CO.IN Cunningham Road The Hatworks Boulevard(Opp. Cafe Coffee Day Lounge) 32 Cunningham Road Tel :080- 4153 2266/77 Koramangala 1st Floor Ma Grace7th Main 3rd Block (Next to Raheja Residency)Koramangala Tel : 080-4148 2266/77 Sadashivnagar 1st Floor J M Plaza 35,2nd Main Sankey Road (Opp.Indian Bank) Sadashivnagar Tel : 080-4146 2266/77 Lanna - The Thai Spa

The newly opened Lanna-The Thai spa, a unisex spa is a time for wellness and cooling off. Try their body massages; Lanna Healings Stones, Lanna Relax and Lanna Signature. Take a break, laze and tranquilize at Lanna-The Thai Spa. No.94-P, VIII Cross, XI Main, RMV Extension, Sadashivanagar T: 080-23611444 W: Redz Expect exceptional service and staff trained in latest trends, techniques and products at this unisex salon and spa. 248, 15th cross, 24th main,JP Nagar 5th phase Next to Sure Fertility clinic T: 080-26591333 SPA.ce

p. 114

whats the secret?

SPA.ceis one of the swanky spas in town. Well-trained therapists provide a range of spa treatments from Swedish massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, hot stone therapy to the traditional Indian head massage. Bliss Hospitality Pvt Ltd, 70 Opp Embassy Woods, Cunningham Road T: 080-4132-7526 Also at: 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar 080-4217-1052 Tantrika An oasis of peace and tranquility spread over 16 acres of lush, verdant greenery, this aromatherapy spa offers customised wellness solutions and body wraps, milk baths and mud packs. Manipal County, 65, Singasandra, Off Hosur Road, T: +91 98456 75999 / 99027 22001 / 2573 4242 / 65668457 Thai Sabai Thai Sabai Spa stems from Thailand's tradition of spas. Most of the specialists at this spa are from Thailand. So head here for authentic Thai massages, reflexology and aroma oil therapy. 139, Infantry Road, Sterling Heights Basement, T: 080-4151 3090 The Bodycraft Spa & Salon Refer to our salon section The SPA

Enter a tranquil realm, as you step into The Spa, with the air smelling of fragrant essential oils. Indulge in their tailormade packages and signature treatments, such as ‘Essence of Leela’ - a popular 2 hour treatment involving essential oils, full body exfoliation, aromatherapy massage and a head massage. Other treatments tackle jet-lag, stress and detoxifying. From Swedish massages, Ayurveda treatments to facials, The Spa at The Leela Palace is your one-stop destination to de-stress and rejuvenate. 23, The Leela Palace, Airport Road, T: 080-30571234


T: 080-2235-4167, 94482-001

The Bangalore Mobile Spa and Salon Company Love spas but hate travelling to them? Now the complete spa experience comes to your doorstep. The Bangalore Mobile Spa and Salon is India’s first mobile spa that offers treatments at your home customizable to fit your need, theme & budget. The Mobile Spa Team arrives ready to pamper you and your friends on special occasions with an athome spa party. They also offer optional services like décor and catering. #689 GF, 12 cross, 7 main, BEML layout, Thubrahalli layout ITPL road

Naresh Mehandi Designers Naresh Designers provide all manner of temporary tattoos including those of cartoons, bridal motifs, animals and stars. Trained artists provide safe tattoos using good quality inks. 142, 2nd Cross, 5th Main, Opposite Kanteerava Stadium, Sampangiram Nagar, T: +91- 9844086787 W: www.

Thann Sanctuary Spa Part of the world wide chain of luxury spas Thann is a one of its kind spa for total wellness. Try their energy healing massage, healing stone massage and Thann Signature Massage which is deep tissue treatment to relieve your aching muscles. Ground floor, Zela Luxury Health Club, No.133, Residency Road T: 080-41743772 W:


WELLNESS STORES Reliance Wellness Reliance Wellness outlets showcase products and services that enrich the body, mind and spirit. Pre-emptive, curative and health and beauty solutions are available under one roof. 22 4th Block, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala T: 4168-1811 2012 Shreyas Plaza, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 2296-5340 The Skin Store It is a complete store for all skin products. 36/1, 7th Cross, Cambridge Layout T: 080-41725416 TATTOO PARLOUR Bramha Tattoo Studio Brahma Tattoo Studio provides a sizeable section of tattoo designs to choose from – over 30,000 of them, in fact. The centre uses Korean needles and organic ink to tattoo the patterns. 26 2nd Floor, Dubai Plaza, Brigade Road,

Theatre Boy Get abstract designs, flowers and animalsor whatever else you fancy at this tattoo parlour. 673/786 1st C Main, 6th Cross, 2nd Phase Girinagar, T: +91 98861-66541

Anandamaya Wellness Center Anandamaya was started by Dr Gurudatta in 2007. A customised and integrated approach incorporating the traditional healing sciences of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese medicine, Yoga & Naturopathy is used to treat various disorders at this wellness clinic. 1252, 27th Main, 7th Cross J P Nagar I Phase T: 080 22449007/22645417 Email: drguru Art of Living Sri Sri Yoga primarily teaches Hatha Yoga techniques, integrated with other paths of Yoga. A combination of gentle and vigorous asanas is taught to create well-being in the body.An equal emphasis is given to Yoga techniques that nurture the mind and spirit. The Art of Living International Center 21st Kilometer, Kanakpura Road T: 080-26080291 E: contactus@artoflivingyoga. org Prithvi Natural Healing & Yoga

Prithvi offers Yoga instruction and Yoga therapy to treat lifestyle diseases. 841, 10th Main, 5th Cross, Near Cauvery School, II Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41161666, +91 98451 62225 m Yoga Yuva Kendra Yoga Yuva Kendra promotes Yoga therapy as a remedy fora variety of ailments without the

use of medication or surgery. According to the school's philosophy, the daily practice of Yoga leads to a feeling of oneness with nature, conservation of energy and a slowing down of the ageing process. 344, 8th A Main, Milk Colony, Rajaji Nagar T:080-23370489 9243475199, 9481775919 SPIRITUALITY Versalis Versalis, a leading wholesale dealer and retailer of Rudraksha Beads. They also have a variety of products such as Rudraksha, Malas, Paraditems, Sphatic items, Idols of God, Yantras and Gems for your spiritual needs. 13, BVK Iyengar Road T: 080-41527016 Healing centres Sanjeeveni

Sanjeevini solutions are India’s number 1 pain relief and quit addiction laser cafe. Sanjeevini solutions treat problems like migraine, cervical pain, frozen shoulder and arthritis. For better healing and healthy living Sanjeevini Solutions is your centre of pain relief. #316, "SREE KRUPA" 3rd floor Above sunil fashion creations, Next to Adigas, opp to Karur vysya Bank, 15th-16th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswarm T: 080-42288079 / 41127201 W: Also at: #71/1, “LAKSHMI NIVAS” , 17th “F” Main road MIG, KHB Colony, Koramangala 5th Block T: 080-4114 2201 / 4097 4944 8/12,Basement floor, Near Southindies hotel, South cross road, Basavangudi, T:8884493271/8884493273

“Me-time” just got easier! Follow us to uncover the city's wellness and fitness centres

@whatsupguides #WUB13

p. 115

whats the secret?

whats entertaining?

Fist bump

The side of city green Funother activities in the Every day green tips


amusement parks p 120 mountaineering clubs p 120 golf courses p 120 driving ranges p 120 go-karting p 121 walking clubs p 121 cycling & biker clubs p 121 radio-controlled car racing p 121 gaming p 121 wedding destinations p 121 bangalore photography club 121 catering p 121 event management p 121 music house p 121 best sellers p 122 movies p 122

AMUSEMENT PARKS Fun World & Water World

A great place equally enjoyed by kids and adults. Fun World, located in Palace Ground is one of the oldest amusement parks in the city. It is a 3-in-1 amusement park where you have a Fun World, Water World and Star City. They also have Go Karting at affordable rates. Jaya Chamaraja Nagar, Palace Grounds, J.C. Nagar +91 80 2343 0496, 2354 3290 Innovative Film City The place promises entertainment in an innovative way. Situated in the MysoreBangalore highway at Bidadi, Innovative Film City offers a range of ways to have fun. The major attractions of the place includes Ripley's Believe it or not Museum, Louis Tussaud wax museum, Dinosaur World and Fossil Park, Mirror Maze, Aqua Kingdom and Cartoon City. The place also has a mini golf course and a go-karting zone. #24 & 26, Mysore Road, Bidadi Industrial Area, Rajaji Nagar, Industrial Estate, +91 80 6696 6666 http://www.innovativefilmcity .in Lumbini Gardens On the banks of Nagavara Lake is situated the Eco friendly Entertainment and Boating Park of Bangalore. You can go for boating in the lake or simply hang out in the park. They also have wave pool, kids play area, kids ride and bungy jumping. #45, Nagawara Lake Ring Road, Hebbal, Arabic College +91 80 3299 7009, 6567 9037 http://www.lumbinigardens. com Jawahar Bal Bhavan Jawahar Bal Bhavan is a children's park located in Cubbon Park. Adults are allowed to this place only if they are accompanied by children.

p. 120

whats entertaining?

There are joy rides for children. The famous ones are Puttani Express, Ferrris Wheel. The park houses the Sri Jayachamarajendra Hall which is known for the summer camps. Cubbon Park, +91 80 2286 4189

professionals here. This club also facilitates trips for those who are interested in cycling, biking or walking trips. Off. # 107/7 Heritage Estate,, Puttenahalli, Yelahanka +91 92430 68286

Indian International Golf and Tennis Pvt. Ltd. Golf Avenue, Shop 1 Post Box No. 817 Kodihalli, Near Airport HAL 2nd stage +91 80 2526 1018 +91 98451 93435


Wonder La

ACS Golf Course in Agaram It is considered as one of the best Golf courses in Bangalore. Near New Golf Hut, Agaram +91 80 2535 4599

Karnataka Golf Association The KGA club as it is popularly known as is the result of an eighteen-hole championship golf course. The club also has a lot of facilities like banquet hall, swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. It also holds tournaments like The Wills Southern Open, The KGA Open Amateur Golf Championship and The All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship. No.1, Golf Avenue, Airport Road, Kodihalli, +91 80 4009 0000, 4009 0001

Have a fun and frolic filled weekend with your family or friends at Wonder la. This well maintained park has sophisticated dry rides and wet rides. They also have a Virtual Reality Theatre, Indoor Musical Fountain and Laser show. 28th K.M. Mysore Road Hejjala, +91 98455 57777 MOUNTAINEERING CLUBS Bangalore Mountaineering Club This is the right place for adventure lovers. Chec-kout for their trekking trips, Camping, Jungle safari, White Water rafting, Rock climbing, Parasailing, Paragliding, Scuba Diving etc. Murgeshpalya, 69, 3rd Main, K R Garden,, +91 99020 27262 National Adventure Sports Academy A premium educational institution which offers adventurous activities for those who love to explore. They offer adventurous activities for families, groups and individuals travelers. #123, "Sri Mylara", SFS 407, 2nd Phase, Yelahanka New Town, +91 80 2856 7083 Venture Adventure Clubs and Resorts If you want to explore the adventurous side in you then visit this club. Get your share of adventure sports and nature awareness from the

Bangalore Golf Club Bangalore Golf Club is the second oldest Golf course in India. It is a well maintained popular Golf course in Bangalore. 2, Sankey Road, High Grounds, +91 80 2228 1876 Eagleton in Bidadi Industrial Area

A world-class golf course that enhances the image of Garden City. This magnificent golf course provides every golfer with an unforgettable experience. Mysore Road, Bidadi Industrial Area +91 80 2263 2222, 2677 4403 http://www.eagletonindia. com Green Acres and Fantasy Golf Resort

Prestige GolfShire This lush-green, state of the art course is spread across 275 acres, and is also the city’s premium real estate property. With an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, managed by Troon Golf, prestige Golfshire is heaven on earth for any golfer. Equipped with a fully loaded club house, it’s an ideal course to invest in! Venue: Nandi Hills Road, Karahalli Post, Kundana Hobli, Devanahalli Taluk T- 080-28015800 SPT Sports Academy Aspiring golfers can get the best opportunity to master this sport form with this club. SPT Sports Academy, No.198, Kodathi, Sarjapur Road, T:+91 80 2844 1566, 6598 3284 DRIVING RANGES

The golf course is one of its kinds that offers a premier family Golf attraction in a natural setting. The 18-hole course meets all international standards and is suitable for amateurs and professionals alike. NH-7, Yelahanka-Devanahalli Road, Near ITC Factory Doddakallasandra, +91 80 28477450, 2847 7451, 2847 7454 Http://www.fantacygolfresort .com

SPT Sports 10, 1st Main Road T: +91 80 4147 5441 Chamundeshwari Photo Emporium 131, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor T: +91 80 2536 1341 Touche Golf School Agrahara Village, Jakkur Post Yelahanka, Hobli T: 080-28571922/23/26/27 Bangalore Academy Touche Golf maintains a driving range in Bangalore Golf Club.

No. 2 Sankey Road GO KARTING E-Zone Club Pvt Ltd 23/24, Mahadevapura, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Opp Malgudi Dabha, T: +91 80 41719481 /4171 9482, T:+91 99451 79112, 98864 79786 Fun World & Resorts India Pvt Ltd Fun world is an amusement park where you can go for a trip on a holiday with your family and friends. Apart from 36 thrilling rides it also has gokarting tracks also. Palace Grounds, Op To TV Tower, J C Nagar Entrance, J C Nagar T: +91 80 2343 0496, 2343 1651 Grips Motors New #304, Mysore Road G.E.F., Near Post Office T: +91 80 6597 3356/ 6597 3357/ +91 98454 83077 Patel Karting It is one of the best tracks in Bangalore which is made of concrete. New 38/2/2, Patel's Inn Club Resort, 15th Cross, 2nd Block, R T Nagar T: +91 80 2333 7575

individuals who are bike lovers. Anyone who is passionate about riding and wants to go on tours in bike can join this group. The one factor that distinguishes this group from the rest is that anyone can join this group irrespective of the kind of bike he owns. Bike Nomads plan trips to all parts of India and explore the untraveled roads. 60 Kph “You can never come back from a ride”- the club which runs on this philosophy looks out for bike riders who believe in this and arranges trips in search of new places and new people. Bangalore Bikers Club This is a forum for those who are interested in cycling. Anyone can be a member of this group be it a serious biker or a week-end rider or a daily commuter.

WALKING CLUBS Venture Adventure Club and Resorts in Bangalore Off. # 107/7 Heritage Estate, Puttenahalli, Yelahanka, T: +91 92430 68286, +91 92436 02124

IndiMotard Adventures A-1, A-Block, A.E.C.S Layout, Brookefields T: +91 80 2852 5759 / +91 99808 29440

BikeZone Cycling Bikezone is a club for people who are fanatical about cycling or biking. It is a forum where you can plan trips and discuss about biking and cycling.

BARTENDING SCHOOL Tulleeho Beverage Education and Training Learn the art of making the perfect Cocktail. Tulleho academy will teach you this process through a fun and interactive session of workshops. #163, 18th B Main Koramangala 6th Block T: 080-41687008 WEDDING DESTINATIONS Elements

RADIO-CONTROLLED CAR RACING Dirt Mania A perfect destination for speed fanatics to experience the thrill. Nelgulli, Somanahalli Post, Off Kanakapura Main Road, 7 K.M from Art of Living T: +91 98867 21669


city! The Living Room is your zone for entertainment. It has seven consoles of Microsoft X Boxes, two Nintendo Wii and one Play Station. Their USP? Each console is actually set like a living room. No.45/7 Residency Cross Road T: 080-4091 2024

Pit Stop Racing Balan Farm, Natraj Layout, JP Nagar, 8th Phase, near brigade millenium apartments T: +91 94482 70820 94481 42771 GAMING

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club Enfield Bullet Motorcycle is the binding factor of the members of this group. The group is passionate about the bullet and you need to own one to become a member of this group. They plan trips to different places of India on their Enfield. rtmc/info/site

BluO Bluo, India’s largest and 27 lane cosmic bowling centre has interesting things to offer. Their USPs are an X Box 360 Lounge, Private Karaoke Lounges, Exclusive Platinum Lounges,and a Tattoo Studio.Definitely the coolest place to hang-out in town. Orion Mall, 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram West T: 080- 6728 2222

Bike Nomads Bike Nomads is a group of

The Living Room For all you game lovers in the

Bangalore’s cosmopolitan hamlet has something to look forward with ‘Elements’. This luxury wedding haven, tuckedaway in the outskirts of the city, is the fabulous new wedding location. The USP of this destination is ‘The Maharani’s Mandap’ and ‘The Bridal Villa’.Choose to tie your nuptial knots in an opulent locale. Sunitha Ninan Joseph, Executive Director T: 88675 29199 E:Sunitha.Joseph@elementscel BANGALORE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Bangalore Photography Club Nurture your photography skills with BPC's free workshops and out-door shoots; they also host an annual exhibition called ‘Frames of Mind’. With around 800 members sharing their enthusiastic ideas and works BPC is your one-stop photography community. info@bangalorephotographycl www.bangalorephotographycl

CATERING Crystal Clear Hospitality Crystal Clear Hospitality is a professional outdoor catering service who provide catering services for weddings, corporate dinners, special birthdays and cocktail parties. With their team of professionals Crystal Clear Hospitality delivers quality food and services for any occasion with zest! #5, KSFC Layout, Oil Mill Road, Lingarajpuram T: 9986027164 / 98862 66866 E: W:www.crystalclearhospitalit W: EVENT MANAGAMENT Ideology Events Are you looking for someone to organize a special event or a party? Then Ideology Events will help you do so! For flawless execution and impeccable style Ideology Events will do a good job. E: W: Neferritti Neferritti will help you implement your dream wedding into reality. They organize destination weddings, theme weddings, signature weddings, events and a lot more! Make every occasion a special one with Neferrtiti. No. 85. Nandidutga main Road Jayamahal T: 080-4128 9035/42048038 W: MUSIC HOUSE Thomsun Music House Thomsun Music House is a music school where you can nurture your true love for music. With state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced staff you are sure to become a rock star! # 3503, 14th Main, HAL Stage II, Indira Nagar T: 080-42401000/2 W:

Follow us for fun things to do in the city! @whatsupguides #WUB13

p. 121

whats entertaining?


Read this book about the event that shook the world.

The Slim Punjabi by Harmeet Bangalore based marketing professional Harmeet explores her love for writing and cooking through ‘The Slim Punjabi’. She shares Punjabi recipes, orients you with Punjabi culture and gives a slice of the most celebrated stories of love and passion from Punjab. The book moves away from the cliche of butter chicken and ‘balle balle’. For all those who just love to burrow deep into food and culture, this book makes the perfect read.

No Easy Day By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer The book that has got the world talking, is a detailed account of how the US Navy SEAL team carried out the plan of killing the terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden. It takes the readers through an insiders account of how a team of six men were successful in crushing down Bin Laden’s secret headquarters. ‘No Easy Day’ chronicles the blood, sweat and tears involved in the operation.

p. 122

whats entertaining?

MOVIES Hindi Raanjhanaa Release date: June 21 Raanjhanaa is fashionista Sonam kapoor’s comeback film as plain-Jane Zoya. Making his bollywood debut is Tamil actor and the ‘Kolavri’ star Dhanush in lead role as Kundan. An intense love-drama directed by Anand L. Rai, Kundan is in love with small town girl Zoya who has big dreams. The movie takes you through the streets of Delhi, Punjab and Chennai, with a flavour of quintessential love in the air. This film is sure to keep the audience glued to their screen as it promises a fresh love-story! Director: Anand L. Rai Actors: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol

Ghanchakkar Release: June 28 Ghanchakkar is the most anticipated comedy film of the year. Audience can expect a high dose of

entertainment with a good amount of suspense and drama starring Vidya Balan as Neetu and Emraan Hashmi as Sanju who plays a criminal wanting to retire from his profession and decides to make a big buck that will be sufficient for life. There are many twists and turns that he and his wife Neetu go through before they get their hands on the gold-mine. Watch Ghanchakkar as it seems like a rather unconventional comic-story this month. Director: Rajkumar Gupta Actors: Emran Hasmi,Vidya Balan

English After Earth Release date: June 7 A galactic story about a father and son who return to Earth severely injured. And, from here begins their journey of survival. After Earth is directed by the most celebrated Indian American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan who has won the Academy Award for his films and has also been awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. Popular for

making contemporary movies with a supernatural twist, his upcoming thriller stars Will Smith and his son - Jaden Smith in the lead roles. Catch this sci-fi adventure to find out what wild encounters await the shipwrecked voyagers. Director: M. Night Shyamalan Actors: Will Smith and Jaden Smith

The Internship Release date: June 7 From the makers of the 2012 film ‘The Watch’ they are now back with ‘The Internship’. Directed by Shawn Levy and starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, this is a film about two guys who get an internship at a reputed company, and are flanked by colleagues much more tech savvier than them. Watch this film if you are an American comedy enthusiast and look forward to having some adult-time fun with a bit of naughty humour. Director: Shawn Levy Actors: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Joanna Garcia and John Goodman

Nandi Hills


p. 126

Bannerghatta National Park


p. 127

Image Courtesy: Sneha.N

p. 128

p. 129

What's Up Bangalore June 2013  

June 2013 - Vol 4 Issue 6

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you