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KIDS CORNER Confidance: A Students Show by Shiamak Davar's Institute Of Performing Arts Date: Dec. 9 (Sun) A dance extravaganza presented by Shiamak Davar’s Special Potential Batch (SPB) and Junior Dance Company (JDC) is a fascinating mix of various dance styles across the world, with all the ingredients of an international stage performance! The SPB and JDC consist of students personally hand-picked by Shiamak and receive professional dance training. Venue: Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Gandhinagar T: 080-41317661/2/3 Children Products & Schools Exhibition by Times Kidz World Date: Dec. 14-Dec. 17 (FriMon) The Most Comprehensive exhibition on Schools, Children Products, Kids Garments, Toys, Education and needs. Venue: Koramangala Indoor Stadium,80, Feet Road T:9620463920 / 96639 42541

Learning German Is Fun by Goethe Institute Date: Dec. 14-Jan. 7 (Fri-Mon) Learning a language can be fun! Get to know others of your own age and enjoy the experience of learning German together with songs and stories, dance and drama, movies and much more. Venue: Max Muller Bhavan,Stage I, 716 CMH Road T: 080-25205305


Residential Youth Camp by Prasanna Centre for Life Management Date: Dec. 22-Dec. 25 (Sat-Tue) Vision For Life is a unique week long residential camp, which amalgamates the rich wisdom of eastern philosophy and the dynamic ingredients of western psychology. It focuses on management techniques to impact, educate and inspire participants to move towards Day Long Workshops For kids And holistic development of the A Bird and Herpetology Workshop individual society at large. Venue: Prasanna Centre for By The Gerry Martin Project Date: Dec. 14 - 16th Dec. (Fri-Sun), Life Management,No. 1, Nirguna Mandir Layout, Near Ist Block Dec. 21 - Dec. 23 (Fri-Sun) Park, Koramangala Day Long Workshop - Children will T: 080-41535832 understand the value of nature through interaction with a number of different animals and introduction to Christmas Special Colors of Joy the basics of wildlife conservation. by Art Of Living Bird and Herpetology WorkshopExciting workshop on Reptiles and Date: Dec. 22-Dec. 25 (Sat-Tue) Birds. In the crisp winter sunshine, Colours of Joy brings together a children will have the chance to unique bouquet of courses observe a number of migrant bird specially designed for children. species that come to the Devikere ART EXCEL (All Round Training lake and numerous native reptiles in Excellence) course channelizes who emerge to bask in the sun. a child's brimming energy Venue: Hunsur and Martin's Farm, through various meditative 33 Carmelaram Post, techniques and interactive Chikkabelandur, Sarjapur Road sessions leading to improved T:9972068300 health, memory and E: concentration. Not only does it

provide an outlet for their creativity but, also stirs in a sense of belongingness, compassion and friendliness towards all. Made especially for children, the course helps build confidence and rids oneself of daily stresses. Something all children today seem to need. Venue: Art of Living International Center,Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth 21st Km,Udayapura T:080-67262626/27/28 Skiing by Inme Date: Dec. 25-Dec. 30 (Tue-Sun) Get introduced to skiing and its equipment and ski on the slopes of Solang Nala, 14 km from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass,the best in India and also used for National Skiing Competitions. The program is being run by professionals who are National Level Skiers', who have represented India in various competitions. Participants will learn how to balance themselves, turn, and do straight runs followed by lots of time on the slopes. The program ends with the children participating in The Great Shalom Race! Please note that the design and execution of the program depends on weather conditions. In the event of unfavourable weather, the group leader might make changes to ensure child safety. Venue: Solang Nala, 3/3, Mosque Road Cross T:080-4155 4663

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Masters Of Imagination

Venue: The Bangalore School Of Music 8, End Of CBI Road, HBCS Layout, R.T. Nagar T: 080-41285017 Children’s After School Program by iLeap Academy

Date: Throughtout December (Mon-Sat) Time: 10:30 am-8pm (Monday to Saturday) Gallery Third Eye presents works of artist Paramesh D Jolad and Ram Onkar. Venue: Gallery Third Eye, F-2, Epsilon Villas, Yemlur Main Road T: 080–41640471 Classic Cocktails

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Days: Throughout December Drink exotic cocktails and get infused into the Christmas spirit at The Polo Club. Venue: The Polo Club, MG Road T: 080- 25585858 The Children's choir



Days: Throughout November Time: 10.30 am onwards iLeap Academy is an after school program that helps develop children’s skills. This novel idea is for children to enhance important concepts of learning such as vocabulary, memory, attention, and perception. They are organizing workshops in different areas of learning; Language development, paint, science program, theatre program and iread. Age group: 2 to 14yrs. Venue: iLeap Academy, No.625, 11th Main, 11th Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar T: 9945804444 Ladies Night and Karaoke at Love Shack Days: Wednesdays music The most entertaining night in town with ladies night and karaoke with Dj Martin D’Souza at Love Shack. Venue: Love Shack 541-543, 5th Floorabove Mother Earth, Domlur T: 080-66492719

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Sangria Sundays Days: Sundays Time: 12 noon onwards Head to Urban Solace,a place to have fun conversations with friends and family, along with chilled sangria and French fries. Rs 350 for a pitcher of sangria with a free portion of French fries. Venue: Urban Solace 32, Annaswamy Mudalair Road, Ulsoor T: 9945022177/ 9845013055 Applied Fiction

art Days: Throughout December Galleryske presents works by artists Pors and Rao. Venue: GALLERYSKE 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town T: 080-6595 1972 Discount At Minawala

Karaoke Night with Shooters on the House music Days: Thursdays Karaoke Night with Dj Martin D’Souza to kick-start your weekend. Perfect combination. Venue: Herbs and Spice # 39, 80ft Road HAL 3rd stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25290399

Days: Throughout December Time: 10.30 am onwards iLeap Academy is an after school program that helps develop children’s skills. This novel idea is for children to enhance important concepts of learning such as vocabulary, memory, attention, and perception. They are organizing workshops in different areas of learning; Language development, paint, science program, theatre program and iread. Age group: 2 to 14yrs.

Date: Mon-Fri Time: 12noon-4pm Bangalore’s fine dining lounge brings to you a corporate lunch to spice-up your weekday. Indulge in an exquisite three course/ four course meal. Perfect place to unwind! Venue: Unit No- UG- 09, Upper Ground Floor, Orion Mall, Rajaji Nagar T: 080-22682038

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Date: Throughout December Discounts galore at India’s chic and stylish jewellery house ‘Minawala’, with no conditions applied. Select from luxurious neck pieces,cocktail rings, chandelier earrings and Ganesha pendants. You might just find your dream diamond choker! Venue:The Collection, 1st Floor, Shop No. 4&5, Vittal Mallya Road T:080-41314045 Christmas Gingerbread Cottage Days: Throughout December This Christmas, there’s more to do than

just shop for goodies and gorge on good food. Here is somethingexciting in store for you! Head to The Oberoi to watch the Christmas Chalet made of gingerbread, and also get to taste some yummy bread, too. Venue: The Oberoi, 37-39 , MG Road T: 080-25585858


Christmas Cocktails Date: Throughout December & drinks Cocktails are a great way to rejoice festive season. Head to Olive Beach for Eggnog, Pumpkin Pie Martinis, Apple Pie Martinis and Drunken Hot Chocolate. Make your day a cosy cocktail one! Venue: Olive Beach, No 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T:080-41128400

1 Dec.


Saturday Night With DJ Rohan Kapoor

Relish spicy South Indian food at Saffron. From Meen Polachalu from Kerala to Tangy tiger prawns from Mangalore; This winter indulge in the South Indian food festival for versatile flavours. Venue: Saffron, Outer Ring Road T: 080- 49094909 Learn To Make English Treats For Christmas workshop

Caffeine Craving

Date: December 1 (Sat) Time: 4pm – 6pm Its Christmas time! So this festive season learn to make Mince Pie Fruit Cake and Ginger Bread Cookies at Red Fork with expert tips from Monika. Come-over and get your hands on the baking tray! Venue: Red Fork, 594, 12th Main , Indiranagar, HAL 2nd Stage T: 080-41154372 Between The Lines theatre Date: December 1 (Sat) Time: 7:30 PM Onwards Language: English A play written by Purshottam Agarwal, which is based on the 1949 Hollywood screwball comedy Adam’s Rib. This muchanticipated drama stars Nandita Das and Subodh Maskara. Venue: MLR Convention Centre, Dyvasandra Industrial Layout Mahadevapura, Whitefield T: 080-33151260/33151261

Date: December 1 (Sat) Kick-start your Saturday night with DJ Rohan Kapoor at FBar. Venue: FBar, 18, Ali Askar Road, Cunningham Road T:9900045800

food Finest of Dilli Date: December 1 (Sat) & drinks Time: 7:30 pm Onwards Get a taste of awesome Delhi food with a variety of spices. Watch chefs make mouth-watering delicacies through live kitchen counters at GAD. Venue: GAD, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Simply South Date: December 1 (Sat) Time:6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Date: December 1- December 2 (Sat-Sun) Time: 3.30pm and 7.30pm Language: English Written by the greatest writer in English Language, William Shakespeare. Directed by Rajat Kapoor. Will be performed by the troupe Cinematograph and The Company Theatre, Mumbai. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

Midnight Buffet at Cafe Mozaic food Date: December 1 (Sat) & drinks Time: 10.30pm – 1am Head to Cafe Mozaic for a midnight buffet,the place to indulge in your afte hours cravings! Venue: Cafe Mozaic, Lobby Level, Vivanta by Taj, MG Road T: 080-66604444 Nothing Like Lear


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Date: December 1-December 5 (Sat-Wed) Mad Over Donuts have some exciting new flavours to pamper the coffee lover in you! Head to any outlet and bite in. Venue: Available at all outlets, Bangalore

2 Dec.

First Anniversary Celebration

Date: December (2 Sun) Time: 4.30pm onwards Taaqademy Music School celebrates their first anniversary at Alliance Francaise Bangalore. Venue: Alliance Française de Bangalore, P.B 108, Thimmaiah Road, Millers Road, Millers Road T:080-41231340


Sunday Brunch food Date: December 2 (Sun) & drinks Time:12:00 pm - 3:30 pm The perfect lazy Sunday Brunch to enjoy with family and friends. An extensive buffet spread along with cocktails and

mocktails, all at Cafe Mozaic. Venue: Cafe Mozaic,Vivanta by Taj Lobby Level, MG Road T: 080- 66604444


Kuttanadan Food Festival & drinks Date: December 2 (Sun) There is more to South Indian food than just rice and rasam. Ente Keralam brings to you Kuttanadan Food Festival. Try authentic Karimeen moilee, Kuttanadan kalanji curry and seafood delicacies. All dishes cooked traditionally in Kuttanadan style! Venue: Ente Keralam Old No.12, New No.1 Road, Ulsoor T: 080-32421002

troupe Evam Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Chennai. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982 Khao Galli

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Mexican Food Festival

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Date: December 5 (Wed) Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Thinking of how to spruce up a boring weekday evening? Head to cafe Mozaic for Indian street chaats, Tarot Card Reading anda whole lot of fun! Venue: Cafe Mozaic, Vivanta by Taj Lobby Level, MG Road T: 080-66604444

Date: December 2 (Sun) Savour authentic Mexican food at Casablanca. Venue: The Pride Hotel, 93, , Richmond Town, Richmond Road T: 080-22112720


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6 Dec.

The Jameson Movie Quiz with Riccha Paul


Art By Evam Date: December 4 (Tues) Time: 7.30pm Language: English Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Evam. Will be performed by the troupe Evam Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Chennai. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982

Venue: Alliance Francaise Bangalore, Thimmaiah Road, Millers Road, Millers Road T: 080-41231340

7 Dec.

Gasha Date: December 7-December 8(Fri-Sat) Time: 7.30 pm (Fri),3.30 and 7.30 pm (Sat) Written by Irawati Karnik and directed by Abhishek Majumdar. Produced by Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation. Devised by Indian Ensemble. Venue: Alliance Francaise Bangalore, Thimmaiah Road, Millers Road, Millers Road T: 080-41231340

8 Dec.

The 39 Steps theatre Date: December 8 –December 9 (Sat-Sun) Time: 3.30pm and 7.30pm Language: English Written by Patrick Barlow. Directed by Bhargav Ramakrishna. Will be performed by the troupe Evam Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Chennai. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982 Addicted To House With DJ Rohan Kapoor



5 Dec.

Five Point Someone Date: December 5-December 7 (Wed-Fri) Time: 7.30pm Language: English Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling novel ‘Five Point Someone’ . Directed by Sunil Vishnu K. Will be performed by the

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Date: December 6(Thurs) Time: 7.30pm The Jameson Movie Quiz with Riccha Paul at The Beire Club, the perfect way to spend your Thursday night. Venue: The Beire Club, 20/2, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-4212 4383 Book Launch

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Date: December 6 (Thurs) Attend a book launch of John Balian’s novel ‘Grey Wolves and White Doves’ at Alliance Francaise Bangalore.

Date: December 8 (Sat) Time: 6.30pm onwards Burn the dance floor with Pebble’s trademark Saturday night ‘Addicted To House Season Finale’with DJ Rohan Kapoor. Venue: Princess No. 3, Ramanamaharishi Road, Bellary Road T: 080-23614109


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Date: December 9 (Sun) Time: 12.30pm - 3.30 pm Enjoy a ‘Brunch With Santa’. Have loads of fun! Sing a Christmas carol. Indulge at ‘Fruits of Passion' a Christmas Gourmetstore. As Christmas spirit is in the air, this brunch is sure to bring happiness and joy to this season. Venue: ITC Gardenia, No 1 Residency Road T: 080-22119898


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Written and directed by Prakash Belawadi. Will be performed by the troupe Samudaya. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982


Purushaartha Date: December 12 (Wed) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by Prasanna. Directed by Prakash Belawadi. Will be performed by the troupe Sunchitra Centre for Film and Drama. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982



15 Dec.

Where Did I Leave My Purdah Date: December 15-December 16 (Sat-Sun) Time: 3.30pm and 7.30pm Language: English Written by Mahesh Dattani. Directed by Lillete Dubey. Will be performed by the troupe The Prime Time Theatre Co. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982 DJ Rohan Kapoor



Lady Macbeth Mattu Eddelu Date: December 13 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm theatre Language: Kannada Written by Ramachandra Deva, Dariopho, Frankarame and Lakshmi Chandrashekar. Directed by Chidambararao Jambe and Lakshmi Chandrashekar. Will be performed by the troupe Kriyative Theatre. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982



NLP Practitioner Certification Date: December 10-December 15 (Mon-Sat) Time: 9 am -6pm NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) a technique that will help you transform your life better. This programme will improve your quality of life. So enrol if you want a brighter future! Venue: Royal Orchid Hotel T: 9042394967


Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982


Date: December 15 (Sat) Kick-start your weekend and have a rocking time with DJ Rohan Kapoor at Hint. Venue:Hint, No. 47/48, 5th Floor, Bangalore Central, Victoria Embassy, Residency Road T: 080-41123719

Namma Robert

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16 Dec.

Kitsch Mandi



Hayavadana Date: December 11 (Tue) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by Girish Karnad. Directed by B V Karanth. Will be performed by the troupe Benaka Bengaluru. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To

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Date: December 14 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada

Date: December 16 (Sun) Time: 1 pm onwards ‘Kitsch Mandi’ is back! It has tons of

activities; a live band, face painting, and this time the focus is more on visual arts. An exciting workshop to look forward to is screen printing. Block your dates! Venue: Pebble, Palace grounds (Princess riding academy entrance)


Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982 Christmas Feast

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Venue: Olive Beach,No 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T:080-41128400


Huli Hidida Kadasu Date: December 18 (Tue) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by Dr D K Chowta. Directed by Nishanth Gowda. Will be performed by the troupe Roopantara. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982

19 Dec.

Nadu Raatri Ramayana


Date: December 20-December 25 (ThursTue) Olive Beach is the place to experience all the festivities of christmas, and how!Chef Manu Chandra, Chef Varun Pereira and Pastry Chef Girish Nayak invite you to taste a charming Mediterranean Offering. Venue: Olive Beach 16, Wood Street Ashoknagar, Bangalore T:080-41128400 The Jameson Movie Quiz with Riccha special event Paul Date: December 20 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm onwards Catch the Jameson movie quiz with Riccha Paul at Toit. Head over for some awesome prizes and a whole lot of fun! Venue: Toit 298, 100 Feet Road, Namma Metro Pillar 62, Indiranagar T:080 25201460 Christmas Gourmet Bazaar

Date: December 19 (Wed) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written and directed by Paul Sudarsha. Will be performed by the troupe Prayogaranga Theatre Trust. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982

20 Dec.

Male Mantrika Date: December 20 (Thurs) theatre Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by K Y Narayanaswamy. Directed by B G Ramakrishna. Will be performed by the troupe Ranga Niranthara. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th

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Date: December 20-December 23 (ThursSun) Time: 12pm-4pm This Christmas, Olive Beach transforms into a European market place. It will have Christmas lite-bites likeAssorted Christmas Cookies,vanilla Sweet Bread, English Toffee and chocolate bread. Also nibble and nosh on alarge array of breads and baked goodies. Venue: Olive Beach,No 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T:080-41128400 Christmas Hampers Date: December 20-December 23 (ThursSun) Olive Beach brings to you the ‘Olive hamper’ this Christmas, which you can gift your family and friends. Choose from Assorted Truffles, Mixed Berry Jams, Cinnamon Buns to Citrus Pound Cake. Hamper from Priced at Rs 1500 onwards.


21 Dec.

Kailasam Keechaka Date: December 21 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by G P Rajarathnam.Will be performed by the troupe Sanchari Theatre. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982


22 Dec.


Date: December 22 (Sat) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by Mohan Chandra. Directed by Dakshayani Bhat. Will be performed by the troupe Dhrushya. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982


23 Dec.

Suryastha Date: December 23 (Sun) Time: 3.30pm and 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by Jayavanth Dalavi and

Sha.Mam.Krishnaraya.Directed by Dr B V Rajaram. Will be performed by the troupe Kalagangotri. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982

Date: December 24 (Mon) Get your spirits high this Christmas with festive cocktails and single malts at the Lobby bar Highland Nectar. Venue: ITC Gardenia, No 1 Residency Road T: 080-22119898

Date: December 24 (Mon) Have traditional five course meal with a turkey roast. So this Christmas, mollycoddle the foodie in you at Le Jardin. Venue: Le Jardin, MG Road Christmas Oriental Special food & drinks

Kebabs & Kurries End Of The World Dance Music Festival

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Date: December 23 (Sun) DJ Rohan Kapoor is all set to rock your Sunday night with End Of The World Dance Music Festival at Pebble. Venue: Pebble, Princess No 3, Ramanamaharishi Road, Bellary Road T: 080-23614109


Date: December 24 (Mon) Kebabs & Kurries brings to you an Indian culinary sojourn along with some sparkling wine. Experiencethe festive food in a lavish spread! Venue: ITC Gardenia, No 1 Residency Road T: 080-22119898 'The Girls at the Grill’ food & drinks Date: December 24 (Mon) West View, the International Grill Room brings a feast for the senses.Guests may also choose to opt from the A La Carte menu. Experience the finest Christmas dinner. Venue: ITC Gardenia, No 1 Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Edo

Date: December 24 (Mon) Experience an Oriental Christmas meal at an award winning restaurant, Rim Naam. Venue: Rim Naam, MG Road T:080-25585858


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Date: December 24 (Mon) Have a sophisticated Christmas Eve dinner buffet at the 'The Cubbon Pavilion'. Venue: ITC Gardenia, No 1 Residency Road T: 080-22119898

Date: December 24 (Mon) Delicate Japanese cuisine at Edo with serene and soothing music in the background paints quite the eclectic picture for you to enjoy. Choose to opt from the A La Carte menu from signature dishes or your favourite ones! Venue: ITC Gardenia, No 1 Residency Road T: 080-22119898

Festive Drinks Christmas Dinner at Le Jardin

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Date: December 25 (Tue) Festivities are all about good food. This Christmas,savour traditional Western favourites along with Indian and Oriental classics. Also sip on sparkling and mulled wines, all at The Oberoi. Venue: The Oberoi,37-39, MG Road T:080-25585858 Marana Mrudanga theatre Date: December 25 (Tue) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written and directed by Rajendra Karanth. Will be performed by the troupe Chithara. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982 Grand Christmas Brunch food & drinks Date: December 25 (Tue) Trial a gastronomical experience of the ‘Grand Christmas Champagne Brunch’ at 4 diverse dinning locations (Lotus Pavilion,

Cubbon Pavilion, Kebabs & Kurries and EDO). Have the best Christmas afternoon with family and loved ones! Venue: ITC Gardenia, No 1 Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Mediterranean Christmas Brunch

Written by Jogi.Directed by Archana Shyam. Will be performed by the troupe Antharanga. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982


Date: December 25 (Tue) Solemnize Christmas Day by the beachside at Olive Beach. Frolic on aMediterranean festive feast. Relish honey glazed smoked ham salad, mace scented poached pears with walnuts and blue cheese and much more. Venue: Olive Beach,No 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T:080-41128400


26 Dec.

Thukkoji Date: December 26 (Wed) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by Ramesh Chandra. Directed by Walter D’Souza. Will be performed by the troupe Sneharanga. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982

Radio Static Date: December 28 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by Prakash Belawadi. Directed by Ragi Shivamogga.Will be performed by the troupe Abhinaya Taranga. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982


29 Dec.

Bara Date: December 29 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by Dr U R Anantha Murthy and K R Ganesh. Directed by Shashidhar Bharighat. Will be performed by the troupe Sanchaya. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982


30 Dec.

Chirakumara Sabha

27 Dec.

Gnyapaka Chitrashaale

Date: December 27 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada

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Make Some Noise Music Carnival



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Post Office, Near Rv Dental Collage, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982


Days: December 31 (Mon) Time: 6.30pm onwards Bring your 2012 to a great end with ‘Make Some Noise Music Carnival’ The NYE Edition featuring DJ Rohan Kapoor at Pebble. Venue: Pebble, Princess No.3 Ramanamaharishi Road, Bellary Road T: 080-23614109 Come Alive 2013l

Date: December 31 (Thurs) Bangalore's biggest new year carnival is here! Bring n the new year with the most happening DJs in town! Featuring DJs Whosane, TT and Ram P! With Come Alive angels and Fire demons to keep you entertained, it'll be best way to party the night away! Venue: Hotel Royal Orchid, Old airport road. Sprawling lawns, Geoffrey's, Cafe Limelight, Spring hall, Season hall, Poolside. Visit for more details! Or call 96201-34428

Date: December 29 (Fri) Time: 3.30pm and 7.30pm Language: Kannada Written by the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagoreand B Puttaswamaiah.Directed by Manjunath L Badiger. Will be performed by the troupe Samashti. Venue: Ranga Shankara, No.36/2, Next To

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Language launches a new collection of shoes with a variety of colours. Aesthetically designed and suitable for rough-tough use. An interesting collection whichcan be worn for an informal gathering or a casual outing. Venue: Language, 7/1Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-32558400 Mohawk Collection

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email Ritu Kumar brings a new line of Mohawk collection this party season. You may just find your perfect LBD this Christmas and New Year! Venue: Ritu Kumar, 8, Pappana Street, Off St.Mary's Road The Great India Palace. T: 080-41120278/279 Also at Ritu Kumar No 33, Sundari Armadale, Value Mall Whitefield Main Road T: 080-41120278/279

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LUXURY (Rs. 10,000 and above) ITC Windsor-Bengaluru Built with all the grandeur and charm of old world, this white edifice is famous for hosting the aristocrats from across the world. This colonial style building with 240 guest rooms and suites is situated near the business and commercial centre of Bangalore. Windsor Square, 25, Golf Course Road, T: +91 80 2226 9898

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

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

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One of the top-notch luxurious hotels in Bangalore, The Leela 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 Gateway Hotel The Gateway hotel in Bangalore, with its spacious rooms and cordial service is one of the best hotels in Bangalore. The hotel has been awarded the' National Tourism Award' for three consecutive years. Of the 94 rooms and 4 suites some of the rooms are categorised as 'Green Rooms' as part of the 'Earth' initiatives. 66, Residency Road T: +91 80 6660 4545 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 Ista Ista is a luxury business hotel, where you can see a perfect blend of business with pleasure. They have set new standards of luxury and comfort. They ensure that the guests have their own personal space with all the contemporary amenities during their stay.. 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road,

Ulsoor T: +91 80 2555 8888 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 Le Meridien This five star international hotel is known for its magnificence and excellent service. Le Meridien facilitates a pleasurable stay to its guests with all the comforts and convenience. 28, Sankey Road T: +91 80 2226 2233/2228 2828 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 Paul It is an exclusive all suite luxury hotel which is situated in the heart of the city. The hotel provides all world-class facilities and personal services to its guests. The interiors are warm and relaxing and promise a pleasurable experience throughout the stay. 139/28, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur Layout T: +91 80 4047 7777 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, Opp Golf Course T: +91 80 3052 7777 Chancery Pavilion

The hotel is often known as the new age 5 star luxury business hotel of Bangalore. With 234 well-equipped rooms Chancery Pavilion is a perfect place to stay for business travellers and tourists alike. 135, Residency Road T: +91 80 4141 4141 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 Royal Orchid Central It is a well furnished contemporary hotel, with a friendly and welcoming ambience. They make sure that the guests feel at home during their stay at the hotel. 47, Dickenson Road T: +91 80 2558 4242 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 The Zuri Whitefield Bengaluru The Zuri Whitefield is one of the finest 5-star business hotels in the city. The hotel boasts 162 rooms (2 Presidential and 4 Executive suites) and 5 F&B outlets, including a fine dining Italian restaurant, a Pan-Asian restaurant, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, an executive bar & grill and a lounge bar. Sophisticated and stylish, the hotel also offers guests an opportunity to unwind at their signature spa, Maya Spa. ITPL Road, Whitefield T: 080-66657272 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 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 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. th rd 12 Main, 3 Block, Koramangala T: 080-45121212

warm and welcoming ambience. Sy. # 90/4 Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Munnekollalu Village T: 080-49094909 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 Svenska Bangalore Svenska is a luxury boutique hotel chain from Sweden. The hotel is based on the Swedish design policy of clean, straight lines and minimalist interiors. Emphasis is given on the use of natural materials and earthy colors which provides a very sophisticated ambience. 56D, Electronic City, Opposite Wipro Gate no. 5, T: 080-44310000 Escape Hotel & Spa

Park Plaza The luxury hotel situated in the city centre, has beautifully designed green spaces which adds to the elegance and charm of this place along with its

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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 Casa De Bengaluru It is a luxury apartment hotel, situated at the IT and commercial hub of Bangalore. The hotel is a perfect example of luxury and extravagance combined with homely warm.. Casa De Bangalore has beautifully done interiors with contemporary designs and amenities plus offers very good service. 873, 17 E Main, 6th Block, Koramangala +91 80 4269 0690 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

Moevenpick 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

2/9, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080-42671166

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 PREMIUM (`. 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.

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/ 08039884444/ 9972578033 Matthan Hotel Sterling's Mac Group, pioneers in the restaurant business, has ventured into the hospitality segment in India by offering a unique concept 'Matthan' a five star deluxe hotel offers a a blend of business and leisure. Located on HAL Airport Road,

the hotel is close to a number of business and IT Parks, which makes it an ideal location stay, work & relax. 134, HAL Airport road, Kodihalli T: 080-4249 4949 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 Goldfinch Hotel A highly reputed hotel with all the extravagance of a 5-star hotel; it is a gem of a hotel. It is uniquely themed hotel with simple and sophisticated decor and all modern facilities.. 32/3, Cresent Road, High Grounds, Off Race Course Road, +91 80 4129 1300 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 12th Avenue This serene and elegant hotel is an ideal place for both business people and leisure travellers. Their impeccable service, cleanliness and focus on comfort make this place a 'home away from home'. 614/615, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar +91 80 4191 1717

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

The Atria It is a very nice and large business class hotel, situated in a quite part of Bangalore. Well furnished interiors, all modern facilities and very good hospitality are the attractions of the place. 1, Palace Road +91 80 2220 5205

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

ST. Marks Hotel It is located in one of the business centres in Bangalore, which makes it a prime destination among business people. 4/1, St Marks Road +91 80 2227 9090/ 4001 9000

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

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

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

37th Cresent The hotel with contemporary decor has a distinct styling. All the rooms of the hotel offer contemporary life style with all the luxuries and comfort. 37, Cresent Road, High Grounds, +91 80 4037 3737 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 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, +91 80 4135 0000/01 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

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Jayamahal Palace Heritage Hotel The enchanting Palace hotel is known for its royalty and elegance. The interiors are endowed by paintings, furniture and decorations which portray the heritage of Gujarat tradition. This luxurious hotel also has beautiful green gardens. 1, Jayamahal Road, Behind Cantonment Railway station +91 80 4153 5715/6/7/8 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

The Monarch The Monarch, with its high standards of quality is a blend of luxury and sophistication. They offer world-class facility at affordable prices. 54, Brigade Road +91 80 2559 1915

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

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 4023 9000

Hotel Sea Grape Garden Hotel Sea Grape Garden is located in the business and entertainment centre on Residency Road. The strategic location of the hotel makes it closer to most of the prominent destinations in Bangalore. It is one of the finest hotels with all modern facilities. Toucan Plaza, 65, Residency Road T: 080-42744444

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

La Marvella

The President Hotel

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

This 3 star contemporary hotel guarantees a comfortable stay in the hotel with all modern

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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 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 Ibis Bengaluru Techpark The international hotel, strategically located on the outer ring road in Bellandur has 332 well furnished rooms and offers luxury and unmatched comfort for the guests. Opposite Intel Campus Sarjapur Intel Campus Sarjapur Outer, Ring Road T: 080-9538897341 BUDGET (Below `. 5000) 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 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 Museum Inn This hotel is equally popular among the business people and leisure travellers. They offer very good service and the ambience is comfortable. 1, Museum Road +91 80 4111 3333 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 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 Nahar's Heritage All the well maintained and well furnished rooms of the hotel 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 Ramada Bangalore Ramada is known for its hospitality which is of international level. It has spacious rooms that are cozy and comfortable. The hotel is suitable for any kind of stay. 11, Park Road, Shivajinagar +91 80 2286 5566/55/ 4001 9555

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

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

The Elite The Elite is a well known hotel that focuses on the corporate guests and business people. This top notch budget hotel is famous for its luxury and hospitality. The interiors are wonderfully done and the service is flawless. 627/628, 5th Cross, 15th Main, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block Koramangala +91 80 4175 5500/4000 8000

Shilton Royale Shilton Royale is the flagship hotel of Shilton group. Situated in the business and IT hubs of Bangalore it aims at providing comfort and convenience to business travellers. 9, 100 Feet Road, Koramangala, Diagonally Opp to Oasis Mall +91 80 4060 7777

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 Citadel Hotel It is a budget hotel with royal splendour and contemporary comforts. Its proximity to the shopping and commercial centres makes it one of the most well sorted hotels. It has 3 conference halls,3 board rooms in addition to the 111 rooms and suites. 41, Sheshadri Road, Anand Rao Circle +91 80 4240 2222

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

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

The Park Residency The hotel is situated in one of the major commercial, business and entertainment centre in Bangalore. 31, Residency Road, T: +91 80 2558 2151/2559 6718/ 19/20

Hotel Nandini Hotel Nandhini is a centrally located budget hotel in Bangalore. It has all the modern facilities in order to make the stay of guests comfortable. 72, St. Mark's Road +91 80 4126 6666

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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 9 marks inn Located at the heart of central business centre 9 Marks Inn is a business hotel. The hotel is quite impressive with western decor complete with modern amenities. 9, St. Marks Road T: 080-22112888/22112889 Also at: th st 345, 12 Cross, 1 stage CMH Road, Indiranagar T: 080-4332222/41631643 The Elanza Hotel The sophisticated star hotel has 43 elegant fully furnished rooms. The hotel's proximity to business as well as commercial districts of the city makes it a favourite amongst travellers. AMR Hotels, 88/2, Richmond Road T: 080-22233666

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 The Orchard Suites A home away from home, they are ranked among the best serviced apartments in Bangalore. They combine hospitality and style in such a way that they suit both business travellers and leisure travellers alike. 105, 1st Main Road, Off Sankey Road, Sheshadripuram +91 80 4123 4444 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 Senate One of the best of its kind they provide the best of accommodation with all the luxury at affordable price. Block G, Diamond District, Airport Road, +91 80 4137 8888 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 Terrace Gardens Terrace Gardens is the first bed and breakfast. They provide quality accommodation with a homely atmosphere. The serviced apartment is recognized by the department of Tourism and is well known for its cleanliness, service,

location and value for money. Kausalya Villa, 15, Brunton Road Cross, M G Road, +91 80 4112 3239/2558 1836 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 Aranha Homes The guests are provided with all modern facilities to make their stay comfortable. These serviced apartments are so professionally maintained that one will feel the comfort of one's home while his/her stay here. 148, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, 4th Main, Indiranagar, +91 80 2535 2020 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 Citadine Richmond These luxury service apartments with contemporary life style are designed in such a way to have a feel of home away from home. From travel arrangements to security, they take care of every minor detail to make sure your stay is comfortable and memorable. No.1 Langford Gardens, Richmond Road T: +91 80 7100 0001 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 Mapple Mapple is considered as a breath of fresh air in the Indian hospitality industry. They offer two types of service apartments - premium suite and deluxe suite. The apartments are

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suitable for both long and short stay. 7 E, DDK, Industrial Area, 1st Phase, ITPL Road, Whiefield, Mahadevapura, T: +91 80 4032 4032 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 City Central Service Apartments City Central Service Apartments offers fully furnished, equipped apartment and executive home which are ready to move into. Serviced apartment is created and designed specifically for people who travel for long periods of time, and who will be resident in one particular place. 812, 7th main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: +91 98450 02490/ 2529 6312/2529 6437 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 Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort

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 Cidade De Goa Cidade De Goa is a luxury resort built in the midst of 40 acres of lush green space. With architectural influences of selfcontained Portuguese hill hamlets - it makes for an ideal place to unwind while giving you the luxury of re-connecting with nature. Office: 441, 18th Main, 6TH Block, Koramangala, T: 080-40933222 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. th 30 Km, Bangalore-Mysore Highway, Shyanamangala Cross, Bidadi, T: 08022632222 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 Silver Oak Silver Oak resort has 22 rooms and suites, facilitates guests with a 24 hour coffee shop, a restaurant, snack bar, swimming pool, health club, billiards and various courts for games like tennis, badminton, volley ball, squash etc. 23 km, Rajankunte Post,

Doddaballapura Road T: +91 80 2846 8880 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 Confident Resorts & Retreats India Pvt Ltd The luxurious resort group in Bangalore has the best residential and recreational facilities. 19km, Bannerghatta, Main Road, T: +91 80 4011 3333/ 6667 3333 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 The Park Slope Hotel A luxury, full service resort in the bustling area of Jayanagar, Park Slope offers a lavish retreat amongst the luxury of nature. The resort has 10 stylish suites as well as facilities like an outdoor Infinity pool with underwater lights and music. 466/11 Ashoka Pillar Road Jayanagar 2nd Block T: 080-26565466, 32489031

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new Indian menu, with dishes from across the country, is a huge attraction. The Oberoi, 37-39, M G Road T: 080-2558 5858 Average meal for two ` 14001800 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 Monsoon Overlooking the deep blue swimming pool, the restaurant is simple yet elegant, with nothing overwhelming. The buffets are wonderful, but it's the a la carte menu which wows. From the soft shelled crabs to pomfret fry, from chicken murgh masala to the weight-watchers menu, it's great all the way. The Park, 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25594666 Average meal for two ` 20003000 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 Paparazzi Stylish and classy, and located on the top floor of Central Park restaurant, it seems to have lost some of its oomph from when it opened. The kababs, Chinese dishes and a few European dishes are still good. Royal Orchid Central 47/1, Dickenson Road Manipal Centre T: 080-25584242 Average meal for two ` 1200 Pinxx There's no guessing the colour theme, and novel when it started, it does seem over the top feminine now. The food is

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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 Raj Pavilion Sparkling by day, beautiful by night, the glass roof and poolside location is among the best in the city. The menu is largely from the Colonial era as the name indicates and spans Indian and Chinese, with an endearing twist, especially the mulligatawny soup and the Chinese dishes. ITC Windsor, 25, Windsor Square, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 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 Stir Smart and chic at the same time, the restaurant has got a makeover with the re-branding. Its food too reflects the change with a smart buffet combos and a nice a la carte selection at other times. The Gateway Hotel 66, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Average meal for two ` 2000 FAST FOOD

Calypso 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 Fanoos An ordinary store-like eatery in Johnson market, this is Indian fast food at its best. The kababs and chicken rolls are fabulous in a hearty kind of way and worth the occasional indulgence. 17/1, Hosur Road, Richmond Road T; 080-22275161 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 Ice & Spice No nonsense and rather tiny, with nothing much in atmosphere to stand out, the eatery nevertheless has a loyal band of fans who love the lamb and chicken burgers, tarts and mud pies. 22, St. Marks Road T: 080-41121160, 32507859 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 KFC The famous international chain specialising in fried chicken variations has tweaked a couple of combos for the Indian palate, especially the zinger burger and pulav options. Fast, efficient and crowded. 4, Brigade Road T: 080-41510224 Also at: Commercial Street T: 080-41510390 Majestic T: 080-41494959 Indiranagar T: 080-25203445 Koramangala T: 080-22067993 Whitefield T: 080-41158626 M G Road T: 080-41240876 Cunnigham Road T: 080-41231393 Malleswaram T: 080- 22667077 Jayanagar T: 080-42198198 New BEL Road T: 080-42111515 RT Nagar T: 080-41697177 Rajarajeshwari Nagar T: 080- 28607900 Banshankari T: 080-41208887 Frazer Town T: 080-41758292 Modi Hospital Road T: 080-42102115 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266321 Forum Value Mall, Whitefield T: 080-41150001 Kammanahalli T: 080-41626565 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 Pollo Giardino In the mood for a quick bite or want something to snack on? Head to Polo Giardino for delicious Pastas, Pizzas, Burgers, Sandwiches, and a whole lot more! Outer Ring Road, Bellandur T: 080-64506460/ 8970111005

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

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

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 ` 8001000

Skewer's Apart from their delicious Indian Kathi rolls, Skewer's also offers meal boxes for lunch and dinner. Choose between herbed rice and parathas with either grilled chicken/mutton curry/vegetable mix or a cheese omelette. No. 682, Varthur Main Road, Ramagondanahalli, Whitefield Near Bajaj Service Showroom T: 65658444, 28540963

Subway A chain serving sub sandwiches with filling choices which are ideal for a quick meal, the outlets have come up with some interesting salad choices that made for a decent meal. 6, Kasturba Road, B-01 T: 080-22860813, 22860813, 98454333126

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: Bannerghatta Road T: 080-41215613 Brigade Road T: 080-25091320, 41121905 Koramangala T: 080-22067695 Shivaji Nagar T: 080-65705404 Whitefield T: 080-41151323, 41156868 Old Madras Road T: 080-41665051 Kasturba Road T: 080-22860813 Marathahalli T: 080-32402669, 32445444 K Kamaraja Road T: 080-25584466 Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-22112525 Domlur T: 080-41486266

Also at: Koramangala T: 9986303447 Gopalan Innovation Mall Bannerghatta Main Road TGIF 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: 1ST Floor, Lido Shopping Mall, Near Trinity Circle, Swamy Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor T: 080-25307301/ 08025307302/080- 41287111

Alampur More of a watering hole, the restaurant is popular and hasn't changed in a quarter of a century. The food, predominantly Andhra meals and the chicken biriyani, are hot favourites here. 44, Race Course Road T: 080- 22256578 Average meal for two ` 500

Bheema's Almost always crowded, Bheema's takes spicy rather too seriously. It is popular owing to its location on Church street and serves ubiquitous Andhra fare. There's also Chinese and North Indian on the menu, but the restaurant's priorities are rather clear. Asha Bldg, Ground Floor 31, Church Street Road T: 080- 25587389/41122535 Average meal for two ` 250-300 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 Jashn The restaurant offers an inimitable food and wine menu, giving their diners authentic Nzami / Hyderabadi food.With a regal Nizami décor and private dining area, this restaurant offers buffet as well as ala-carte. Plot no 82, 80 Feet Road, R.M.V 2nd Stage Opp to Ramaiah hospital Main gate Next to Polar Bear T: 080-9742929292, 9886559194 Mayuri A popular chain of Andhra

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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 Nandini A chain of Andhra restaurants scattered all over the city, each of the outlets tries to offer something different in terms of décor and atmosphere, though the food is uniformly fiery in all, especially the chilli chicken and chicken 65. 14/A/37, 27th Cross (Opp. Karnataka Bank), 4th Block Jayanagar, T: 080-26535090/91/ 92/93/94 Also at: Minerva Circle T: 080-26424244 St. Mark's Road T: 080-41266666 J. P. Nagar T: 080-40355566 R. T. Nagar Main Road T: 080-40455555 White Field T: 080-41259166 Indiranagar T: 080-40799966, 08040799999 Kathriguppe Circle T: 080-26890011, 26890033 Gandhi Nagar T: 080-22203842, 22208306 Average meal for two ` 200 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 RR Among the earliest restaurants to introduce Andhra food to Bangaloreans, it is still a very popular eatery. The novelty is the Hyderabadi cuisine restaurant they have added which serves excellent biriyani. 55, Off Brigade Road Church Street T: 080- 41122505



6 Ballygunge Place A mix of ethnic Bengali as well as colonial, the restaurant feeds into the nostalgic element with such diverse dishes as prawn cocktail and dab chingri. For the veggies, there's always luchi and aam ada dal. 612, 1st Floor, 12th Main HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41521390 Average meal for two ` 500

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

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 Bay of Bengal An enterprise of KC Das, and located just above the flagship, the restaurant is convenient without too many frills. By far, the fish is king here: the hilsa is definitely worth a try as it is fresh, as are the chital and the bekti, especially in paturi style. 48/1, St. Marks Road 1st floor,Above K C Das T: 080-25320332 Average meal for two ` 300 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 Oh! Calcutta Classy and elegant , with lovely prints of old Kolkata make for a rather nostalgic setting. The theme is Colonial Calcutta with an interesting take on fish n chips, bhappa chingri, bekti gandhoraj, dum alu, cholar dal, smoked hilsa and the lobster. 15/16, House of Lords St. Marks Road T: 080-22277722 Average meal for two ` 10001200

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Annachi One of the pioneer Chettinad restaurants in Bangalore, it is a smart looking place with a lot of little artefacts from the area. But go here well prepared for the fiery fare. Faves include the veg thali, pepper chicken, kheema dosa, egg parota, fish and other curries. 54, 100 Feet Road Defence Colony, Indiranagar T: 080-41261181 Average meal for two ` 900 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 Naachiyar's All done in terracotta, this hole in the wall takeaway place has graduated into a decent restaurant though don't go expecting any frills. The food though is pretty good, served on banana leaves; try the veg meals, kozhi kothu, Kerala parota, prawns and chicken curry. Near Yamini, 36/2 Haudin Road, Ulsoor T: 080-41738588 Average meal for two ` 300

COASTAL Coastaal Express A thorough Mangalorean restaurant, there's not much dĂŠcor 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 Coast II Coast Not much guessing required here, but the restaurant does serve Tandoori and Chinese as well, though there are best ignored. Focus instead on the chicken ghee roast, kane masala fry, Mangalorean style chicken curry and the rice dishes. 113, 6th Cross, 6th Block Koramangala T: 080-41460666, 64505444 Also at: M G Road T: 080-30523388 Average meal for two Rs 250 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 Sana di ge Located inside a hotel, the restaurant is decidedly Tulu in pedigree, though those from Tulu land are not so sure. Nevertheless, the regional fare extends to such dishes as kane rava fry, prawn fry, crab, mussels, neer dosa and sannas. 32/3, Cresent Road, High Grounds, Off Race Course Road T: 080-41291300 Average meal for two ` 600-700 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 Oasis Better known as a watering hole rather than a family place, Oasis was probably among the first to popularise Kerala cuisine in the city; fish and prawn curry rice are very popular, as are the pomfret fry and Kerala parota. 1, Church Street Off Brigade Road

T: 080-25586081 Average meal for two ` 200 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 Coconut Grove Designed to recreate a bit of the Kerala ambience, it has undergone a subtle makeover in recent times and is much better looking. The food though, is as good as ever, especially the appams, ulli theeyal, a rather fiery red fish curry as well as the biryanis. 86, Church Street T: 080- 25596149/25596262 Average meal for two ` 800 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 Vembanad Savour a cuisine as exclusive as an ethnicity and loved irrespective of boundaries. At Vembanad Restaurant at The Paul, delicacies from Southern coasts of India are brought ashore and presented by the award winning chefs of the Kumarakom Lake Resort. Treat yourself to an exotic culinary voyage amidst a glorious ambience of luxurious heritage at its finest. 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 ` 1800 to Rs. 2500

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 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 Aromas of China A classy setting, especially at the Eva Mall branch, the spread is wide; the buffet especially has a wide range of choices. Try the steam boat as well as dimsums from the a la carte menu. 19, Lalbagh Road, Richnond Circle, Shivshanker Plaza, Next to Tata Motors T: 080-41113355 Average meal for two ` 1400

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 Beijing Bites Run of the mill Indo-Chinese, some of the outlets are bright and lovely while the food court outlets are quite pedestrian. However, the Szechwan dishes, rice and noodles, as well as the Thai curries are quite nice. II Floor, Epip Industrial Area Opp. Sai Baba Hospital Above Raymond Showroom Whitefield T: 080-40930388 / 0488 Frazer Town T: 080-41251616 Richmond Road T: 080-22075060 Banashankari T: 080-41723700 R T Nagar T: 080-41492149 Marathahalli T: 080-41504388 HSR Layout T: 080-25729855 Jayanagar T: 080-42068388 Whitefield T: 080-40930388 Vijaynagar T: 080-41608828 Average meal for two ` 400 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 Chinese Hut A rather old haunt, the restaurant offers good views owing to its location. The food is iffy but some of them, such as fried chicken, chilli babycorn and fried rice are like soul food for regulars. 45, Palace Road High grounds T: 080-22281922 Average meal for two ` 600

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 Chung's Pavilion A local favourite, it is an average Chinese eatery, specialising in thick soups and red, garlic-laden gravies. Go here if you don't want to spend too much. 3047, 80 Feet Road HAL II Stage, Indiranagar T: 080- 25254142 Average meal for two ` 700 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

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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 Chung's Another popular chain of budget Chinese restaurants; expect no flourishes but the restaurants are neat and clean nevertheless. Dishes span the usual Chinese friend rice, noodles and soups, though there are some Thai dishes which are interesting. 295, Sri Krishna Complex, 22nd Cross, 10th Main Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080- 26644700 Also at: Vasanth Nagar T: 080-22202224 Malleswaram T: 080-23368222 Indiranagar 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 Ginseng A nicely done restaurant with interesting oriental touches, the restaurant specializes in South East Asian cuisine; must eats include the sushi and peking duck, though some of the Thai is delicious as well. Hotel Royal Orchid, C Floor Adjoining KGA Golf Course, Airport Road T: 080-25205566 Average meal for two ` 18002000 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

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in hoi sin sauce, glass noodles and interesting desserts. HM Eleganza 31, Museum Road T: 080-40001234/9008001196 Average meal for two ` 400 Magnolia Done up in pink with a lot of flourishes and water bodies, this Chinese and Thai eatery is quite a nice place to relax. Try the crispy fish, mixed fried rice, the crab dishes and Thai curries. 840, 7th Cross, 15th Main 3rd Block, Koramangala T: 080-41102222 Average meal for two ` 1000 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 Mandarin Trail Mandarin Trail at Mantri Square is a Chinese fine dining restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Mantri Square, 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-2266 7351 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 Oko Classy and beautifully located on the terrace of Ashok, overlooking greenery, Oko is among the city's best pan Asian restaurants and expensive too. Especially good is the sushi, satays, rolls, and the noodles. The Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa Road, High Grounds T: 080-30527777 Average meal for two ` 5000

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 Sake Located on the terrace and incorporating the five elements, the restaurant offers terraced seating as well as a closed one in front of a teppanyaki; food ranges the whole South East Asian gamut with the sushis hitting the high mark; try also the pepper prawns, grilled NZ lamb and the satays. The Zuri Hotels, Rajpalya Hoodi, ITPL Road, Whitefield T: 080-66657272 Average meal for two ` 3000 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 In Wok An old timer, the location in a basement is not much of an attribute but loyalists claim its Szechwan chicken, spring rolls, fried rice and noodles are the best in town. The momos are a good alternative too. 85, Sheriff House, Near Lakme Beauty Parlour, Richmond Road T: 080-22242288/22211081 Average meal for two ` 500 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 Tasty Tangles Beautifully located and airy with choice of indoor/outdoor seating, the restaurant is a great place to linger, though the menu is not extensive; try the satays and the laksa, both of which are good. UB City, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738812 Average meal for two ` 1000 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 The Szechwan Court Cosy and sophisticated, done in warm colours and oriental flourishes, this is among the city's most elegant Chinese restaurants. The dim sums are the highlight, though the peking duck, pomfret in five spice and fried lotus stems are delicious. The Oberoi Hotel, 39, M G Road

T: 080-25585858/41358202 Average meal for two ` 2500 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 Wok with Chung Spacious and spread out, the restaurant is ideal for Sunday family outings. It serves Chinese, Thai and a selection of Korean which is the novelty. Try the chicken satay and the barbecued spare ribs. 35/1-A, Varthur Main Road Munnekolala, Marathahalli T: 28540039, 28540041 Average meal for two ` 400

Very high end, very classy and very nice: the latest ITC properties to be launched, this 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

Xian This popular Chinese restaurant, offers a variety of chinese dishes available at reasonable prices. With their comprehensive menu and excellent food, Xian's a musttry. 132, Ground Floor, Gangadhar Chetty Road, Ulsoor T: 080-41515163, 25580503


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

THAI CAFES 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

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

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

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



Hae Kum Gang

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

Ants CafĂŠ Relaxed and laid back atmosphere, this is ideal for a leisurely meal; there's even an all day breakfast so doesn't matter what time you wake up; try the eggs, sandwiches and coffees. 2023/B, 14th A main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-4152742/41715639

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Berries and Barrels Berries and Barrels is a cafe with a twist. A coffee and wine lounge with a chic ambience, it serves wines, wine cocktails, coffee, smoothies and juices and caters to all age groups. Brigade Gateway, Opp World Trade Centre Mallesshwaram T: +91 9886617871 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 Boca Grande Homely and amiable, the ambience is very café and tends to make people linger. Ditto with the all day breakfast, as well as the lasagne, crepes and other desserts. 606, 8th Block, Near Bethany High School, Koramangala T: 080-41105183, 41110889 Cafe Aloha Designed like a beach shack, 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 Thulp Casual ambience makes for a very homely feel; board games and abundance of books further enhance this feel. The food is mostly burgers, sandwiches and like, almost all of which are excellent. The highlight however is the changing menu on the blackboard: fish and prawn curry rice, Thai curry rice, pandi curry and sannas… 998, 1st Main, 1st Block, Koramangala T: 080-40933344 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

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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 and Cycles The first of its kind cycling cafe in India provides cycle enthusiasts in the city with all cycling related information. Check out the international cycles on display in the cafe. 4 KR Garden, 5th Main Road, Opposite NGV Indoor Stadium, Koramangala 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 Café Matteo Trendy and buzzing, with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, Matteo is a notch above the usual coffee places. Nice range of coffees while some of the dishes, especially burgers, pastas and salads, are delicious. 2, Church Street T: 080-43336000 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 Café Terra More of an all-day breakfast kind of place, which also serves meal combos, this is more a homely kind of place to linger or get that familiar dish. To go with the coffee, try the muffins and waffles. 1020, V3, Trinity. 1st floor, 80 Feet Road Koramangala T: 080-41313553 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 Chaipatty Chaipatty, a chain of cosy tea shops with kitsch art and products adding to the ambiance. Apart from their famous chai and kullad, they also sell Maggi, Pakodas, Sandwiches, Pastas and Momos. 772, 100 Feet Road, Opposite Foodworld, Indiranagar #1024, 7th Main, 80 Feet Raod Koramangala 8, Siddapur, Varthur Main Road, Behind Just Books, Whitefield T: 080-41534140 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 Green Theory An old bungalow converted into a café, Green Theory serve vegetarian Continental and Italian food. The ambience is lush, serine and very charming. Relish a cup of coffee with your favourite savoury to enjoy the green experience.

No. 15, Convent Road, Residency Road T: 080-41663836 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 Infinitea Smartly done up tea place, it is trendy and has become a place for the young to hang out. It offers a wide range of teas as well as a selection of interesting snacks and meal combos. 2, Shah Sultan Complex, 17/1, Ali Asker Road, ent. Cunningham Road T: 080- 4114 8810/8428 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 Kalmane Koffee Spartan but clean and tidy, this chain focuses on the matter at hand: coffee. There are a few choices, but almost everything is good, fresh and reasonably priced. No deflecting attention with fancy food either. 433/30/1 Ist Floor 4th Block, 28th Cross, 10th Main, Jayanagar T: 080-41505585 Also at: Forum Mall, Koramangala Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: 080-32519870 Mantri Mall, Malleswaram T: 30160000 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

My Tea House Meant to be a refuge for the serious tea drinker, the ambience is nevertheless one of relaxation, where one can linger over a cuppa. Choices range from Nilgiris and Darjeeling to Arabian, Ceylon and Tibetan. Have the cakes if you feel peckish. 293, 100 Feet Ring Road 7th Block, 4th Phase, 3rd Stage Banashankari T:080-65975430, 9448367927, 9241112071 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 Pepper Cafe Pepper cafe fittingly named as they use a variety of pepper in the preparation of their lipsmacking food. No. 9, St John's Road, Ulsoor T: 080-41130000 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 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf This US based cafe is now in Bengaluru city. ALaputancafé, it has an extensive menu of tea, coffee and all day breakfast options like pancakes, hummus, sandwiches and salads. Perfect place to indulge in comfort food! 1 MG Road Mall, 1ST Floor, Near Trinity Circle, M G Road T: 080- 22086888 Also at: No.1, SJR Primus, Adjacent To Raheja Arcade, Koramangala T: 080-41160500/ 40990500 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. st 61, 1 Main, S T Bed Koramangala T: +91 9900517582/ 984546784

cheesecake. 74, Sumeru Towers, 3rd floor, Brigade Road T: 080-41131616 Average meal for two ` 400

Urban Solace A charming little café facing Ulsoor lake, there are just a few tables with bright tablecloths and some frames on the walls. The menu runs to sandwiches, burgers and a few dishes, but the ambience is cool; special events, like jazz evenings are a hit. 32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Ulsoor T: 080-25553636



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

EUROPEAN / CONTINENTAL /MEDITERRANEAN 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 Aqua Stylish poolside location with gazebos and a charming ambience, especially at night, makes this is a great dining place. The food is mostly European and Mediterranean; try the tapas, the sea bass, NZ lamb chops and the lavish Sunday brunch spread. The Park, 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25594666/5081 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

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 Casa Piccola Bangalore's first taste of budget Continental, and a chain at that, this is no gourmet fare. Yet, the old style Continental cooking has a fan following especially for the spaghetti bolognaise, steaks and burgers. A-14, Devatha Plaza 31, Residency Road T: 080- 22212907/41101888 Average meal for two ` 500 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 Fava Done elegantly and offering differing styles of seating, Fava is high end Mediterrean food at its best. Try the pita with dips, lamb tagine, veg stacks, the grilled fish… It does some lovely cocktails as well. The Collection UB City 203/24, 2nd Floor, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-22117444 Average meal for two ` 10001500 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 Grasshopper Outside the city, set in the backyard of a sprawling bungalow, this is far, far away and an absolutely fantastic place for a meal. The menu is a set one based on preferences so it is something of a surprise, but is almost always good. 45, Kalena Agrahara Bannerghatta Road T: 080-26593999 Average meal for two ` 3600 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 Herbs and Spice Set on a terrace, with minimal fuss décor and furniture, the restaurant sets out to serve delectable European food. Popular dishes include the ravioli, quiche, walnut and pear salad as well as the toffee pudding. 39, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25290399 Average meal for two ` 800 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 Ithaca Though smart and stylishly done, Ithaca can also be cozy and warm. It specialises in Med fare, especially Italian, with a sprinkling of some rare dishes such as the dolma as well as the usual paella and polenta. The Chancery Pavilion, 135, Residency Road T: 080-41414141/41510000 Average meal for two ` 8001000

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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 Olive Beach Romantic and with just that hint of the Med in its ambience, this is such an enduring favourite. By far the hit is the Sunday brunch, with its humungous spread; other favourites are the pan seared foie gras, the 8-hour lamb and the chocolate valronha. 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T: 080-41128400 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 Medici Light walls, deep furniture, a glass wall to watch life outside – Medici combines all these to provide great ambience. There's also French and Italian on the menu, though the latter scores with thin-crust pizzas and such dishes as the warm duck salad. 1206, Mannan Arcade, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-42350674 Average meal for two ` 2000 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

Secret Garden Among Bangalore's best kept secrets, it is located on the terrace of a house in a cul de sac. Salads, pastas, baked fish, grilled chicken, fig and walnut cake are favourites here. 7/1, Edward Road, Off Queens Road, Cunningham Road T: 080-41131365 Average meal for two ` 600800 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 Sunny's The old timer, with its lovely ambience, is still a favourite, while the spanking new branch in Indiranagar is making waves as well. Go for the prawn cocktail, rolls, orange glazed ham, fish diane, pastas, salads and paris brest. 34, Embassy Diamante, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41329366, 41329391 Average meal for two ` 1000 Also at: No.769 & 770, 100 Feet Road, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41255156, 41255157, 41255158, 41255159 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 Take 5 Pub meets restaurant, the place offers nice views of 100 feet road. The food is largely old style Continental but delicious as well, especially the steaks, grilled fish and steamed lemon chicken. 54, 2nd floor, MSK Plaza, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-65300645 Average meal for two ` 500 Also at:

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957 12th main HAL 2nd stage 100ft Road T: 080-25211080 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 Twenty.21 Stylish and modern, the restaurant offers a beautiful ambience for its candle light dinners. Enjoy European, Italian and Continental cuisines at their sit down buffet. Ground Floor, G-25/26, ITPL Ascendas Park Square Mall, Whitefield T: 080-28026660/ 9945290209 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 Woodstok Set in a bungalow in the middle of a busy area, the restaurant manages to exude a sense of serenity. The fare is mostly continental, such as bakes, steaks, pizzas and the like. 3777, Service Road Domlur, HAL 2nd Stage T: 080-42115042 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 Café 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 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

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 Incanto Ornate and elegant furniture, murals depicting Italian landscape and a classy atmosphere form an apt setting for innovative Italian cuisine; try the smoked salmon appetizers, seafood bake and pastas. The Zuri, Whitefield Road Seetharampalya, Hudi T: 080-66657272 Average meal for 2 ` 1200 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 Pasta Street Is an amalgamation of flavour and elegance with a wide range of pasta to choose from the menu. Choose from Pasta Milano Crema, Spaghetti Roma Chilli-Garlic and a dessert spin off on the goodness of grain; Pasta with Warm Chocolate sauce, topped with nuts. 27/2, Chicago Avenue, Cunningham Road T: 080-40976578 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 Spaghetti Kitchen Spaghetti Kitchen is a speciality restaurant that offers a repertoire of authentic Italian dishes. Innovative dishes like

Mushroom Cappuccino Soup, Black pepper chicken and Vodka Penne add zest to the menu. 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9004690988 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 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 Via Milano With a warm, buoyant, lighthearted ambience, Via Milano serves delicious Italian food and wine to balance your palate. 607, Asha Plaza, 3rd Floor, 80th Feet Peripheral Road, 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41309997 /41309994

LEBANESE 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 1947 Stepping into 1947 feels like going back into the Colonial era; a wall dedicated to Dandi March and a ghazal night on Thursdays, makes it a perfect place to unwind at the end of your day. They serve authentic North Indian, Chinese, and Jain food. 1947 also organizes parties and outdoor catering. Banashankari Ram Towers, 296, 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari, Near Deve Gowda Petrol Bunk T: 080-6791213/979989435 Also at: Jayanagar T: 080-41261947/ 9739989453/ 9739989446 Rajarajeshwari Nagar T: 080-28605666/9739095042 West of Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar T: 080-41281947 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 Chakra Diner & Bar The chocolate-coloured wallpaper at the entrance of the restaurant gives it a perky feel and the beige upholstery is a warm place to park yourself and relish the Indian, Mughlai, and North West Frontier cuisine. Apart from family and small gathering, it also has an option for Business dinners. Level 4, Coronet Greens Commercial, Bellandur Gate, Sarjapura Road T: 9740412222/9740413333

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 Cinnamon Kitchen This multi-cuisine restaurant is popular for its authentic Punjabi dishes amongst the North Indian and Thai cuisines served. No.1, 2nd Floor, Madison Complex, Kodihalli, Airport Road T: 080-25210081 / 08025211400 / 080-25211401 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 Counter Culture Tucked away in Whitefield, this old factory-converted restaurant offers a unique dining experience. With tall walls, a high ceiling and an open performance space - this tastefully designed property offers sumptuous food and drinks along with entertainment such as music, performing arts etc. 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield T: 080-41400793 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

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Simple décor 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 Egg Factory Another multicuisine restaurant working with one main ingredient – eggs. It is a nice and bright all day diner serving eggs in various forms such as omelettes, scrambles, French toasts, curries, subs, pastas and desserts. Ground Floor, White House, St. Marks Road T: 080-42110041 Average meal for two ` 250 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 Feast A vibrant one-of-its-kind culinary experience that features Indian, South Asian

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and Western cuisines prepared from the freshest ingredients available. Enjoy their special Sunday Brunch as well as their ice-cream teppayanki. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-42521000 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 Foodyz Home delivery service only. From soups to starters, mains to breads, they deliver anything. Choose from soups like Tomato Egg Drop, starters like Chicken Lollypop, curries like Fish Fillet in Hot Bean Sauce, Mutton Vindaloo with rice and a variety of Indian breads. Travel charges apply above 5kms only. 125 Anam Enclaves, Thanisandra, Thanisandra Main Road T:080-65680234/ 9241237899/ 9342909345 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 Health Zingo Thinking about multigrain Pav Bhaji to keep you fit and vegetable juice to make your skin glow? Then, take a ride to Health Zingo! They serve nutritious lunch and dinner with cold pressed oil that is used for cooking. This is your one-stop place to eat healthy food. Green Land Layout, Bellandur, Ring Road, Sarjapura Road T: 9019234758 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 I and Monkey I and Monkey offers a wide variety of cuisines ranging food from Continental and Italian to Euro – Indian cuisines, along with alcoholic beverages. No.968, 12 Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080 -40923656 / 40923657 Average meal for two 1500 – 2000 Imli This roof-top, open-air restaurant offers North Indian, Punjabi and Rajasthani food with a “home-made” feel. Great for dining in large groups or with office-parties, Imli is a welcome addition to Indiranagar’s many dining options. No 204, 5th Main Road, 7th Cross Road, 1st Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-40949464 / 9845056444 Isys

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 rd Road, 3 Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41808777, 41808700 Jalpaan This upmarket vegetarian food joint serves Indian and Italian cuisines, their cheese fondue is a must try. 539-49, 9th Cross, 7th Block Opp Netradhama Hospital, Jayanagar T: 080-26761992 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 Lebmex This casual restaurant serves an authentic Lebanese and Mexican vegetarian fare. Some of the favourites include falafel, hummus, pita bread, nachos,etc 487, 5th block, J.T.Plaza, Near JNC, Koramangala T: 080-25635000 Also at: Forum Value Mall, Whitefield T: 080-25939333 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 Like That Only From the makers of Olive Beach, Like that only is one place you have to go visit. Like that only is whimsical, quirky and irreverent- yet is a celebration of fabulous food and drinks amidst a magical, wonderland setting. They serve global cuisine like European, Pan-Asian and Japanese. Hadadur Road, Whitefield next to Forum Value mall T: 080-25505850 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 Naushad the Big Chef This multi – cuisine restaurant offers a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Indian, Mayalee, Hyderabadi, Punjabi, Mughlai and South Indian cuisines. No.125/A, KHB Colony 5th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41465252, 41685252 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 Phileas Hogg An interesting décor, with map tracing the cuisines its serves, this is a charming place both for ambience and food. Try the mutton patty, prawn tempura, steaks and seafood specialities. 90/3, Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli T: 080-42001297 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 Reeha's The seventy-seater multicuisine restaurant serves Indian and Chinese cuisines.Some of their specialities are Chicken Tikka Masala, and Murgh Achari, Nargis Kofta Chicken, Fish Dahi Wala, Bengali Fish Curry, Prawn Pepper Dry and vegetarian specialities include Paneer Pasanda and Bhindi Do Pyaza. 5 1st Floor, 1st Main, 1st Block, Jakkasandra, Koramangala T: 080-41101577 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 Shezan Designed to resemble a café more than a restaurant, it is pleasing and comfy, serving Continental, Indian and Chinese. Some of the bakes and steaks are good while the kabbabs, nalli gosht and biryani

are decent Indian choices. 25/5, Kasturba Road Cross, off Lavelle Road T: 080-22249319 Also at: 35/2, Shah Sultan Complex Cunningham Road T: 080-22287895, 22262195 Average meal for two ` 300 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 fine dining option that offers an international, interactive buffet with strong South Indian Flavours. You can also explore Indian, Oriental and European spices. With live cooking counters, guests can get custom made dishes. IBIS Bengaluru Techpark Sarjapur Outer Ring Road Bellandur 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 The Fisherman's Wharf Popular for seafood, 'The Fisherman's Wharf' offers Goan and fusion cuisine. This restaurant also has an attached bar. No. 26, Opp. Shub Enclave, Sarlur Road, Amblipura Village, off Sarjapur Road T: 9379848553/7353764081 Average Meal for Two 8001000 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 lipsmacking main courses. 5th Floor, 1 MG Mall, Opposite Vivanta by Taj, MG Road T: 080-22086666/ 9743488880 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 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 Touche Diner Bar Restaurant Touche is the first touch table dining destination in India with state-of-the-art design and technology. It is a multicuisine restaurant with an amazing range of food and drinks. 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9591101111 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 Turquoise From Indian to European, Turquoise restaurants offers an array of scrumptious dishes. The restaurant is set in two floors and also host to live entertainment. nd rd th 9, 2 & 3 Floor, 5 Block Koramangala T: 080-65776588

offers an array of cuisines such as Chinese, Andhra, Mughlai and Mangalorean. 1&2 1st Cross, Kaderanhalli Crossroad, Subramanyapura Main Road,Padmanabhanagar T: 080-4201-4000 Veg by Nature

With prime spots across the city, Veg by Nature focuses on serving healthy vegetarian food. 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 Zen-sation With plush interiors, comfortable seating, an expansive rooftop and a stunning views of Lalbagh amidst greenery, the restaurant takes dining - experience to a whole new level. Guests get to savour exquisite Indian and Italian delicacies. The Park Slope Hotel 466/11, Ashoka Pillar Road Jayanagar, 2nd Block T: 080-26565466, 32489031 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

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 Vanani The forest-themed restaurant pays is named after the goddess of forest –Vanani. With its forest like décor, the restaurant

Angeethi Among the foremost dhabastyle restaurants in the city, complete with charpoys, Angeethi continues to score with its food, especially the tandoori dishes including rotis, and the tandoori chicken. The lunch buffet is great value for money. Museum Inn, 1, Museum Road T: 080- 080-41113340 Average meal for two ` 800-900 Bakasur As the name suggests, Bakasur (a man who eats in huge

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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

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

Baluchi Simple and elegant, the focus at Baluchi is all about the food. Specialising in frontier food, it has some innovative dishes such as the cold kababs which are actually brilliant. The rotis, rann, stuffed morels and biryani are delicious. Th Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa, High Grounds T: 080-30527777/3052 Average meal for two ` 5000

Copper Chimney Inside a mall is probably not the best of locations, but the views of the city that the restaurant offers is fantastic. Among the favourites here are the kababs, the chicken gravies, rotis and the grilled prawns; do check out the desserts as well. 47/48, Victoria Embassy Central, Residency Road T: 080-66111800/66111900 Average meal for two ` 800-900

Banjara One of the locality's old timers, with a pleasing dĂŠcor 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

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

Barbeque Factory Known for its succulent kababs and gourmet food, Barbeque Factory provides a unique dining experience. Savour the culmination of spices in their biryanis and round your meal off with a traditional Indian Meetha Paan. Lotus 612/1, 80 feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41505325, 9686269976 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 By the Blue Enjoy the poolside view and delectable grills in this speciality Indian restaurant. Grand Mercure Bangalore 12th Main, 3rd Block Koramangala T: 080-45121212 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

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Gramin No nonsense eatery, which doesn't believe in ostentation, Gramin is loved for its all veg fare which is simple, healthy and easy on the stomach. No greasy or creamy stuff here. Apart from the thali, popular dishes include the haryali dal, rotis and simple veg subzis. 20, 7th Block, Raheja Arcade Koramangala, T: 080-41104104/41104103 Average meal for two Rs 300 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 Golmaal Parathas Golmaal Parathas offers a total of 99 different varieties of delicious parathas. Near Jyothi Nivas College, Khb Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, T: 080- 42085757

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 Gufha The restaurant themed like a natural cave promises an unusual dining experience. The restaurant provides a true jungle-like ambience with even the wait staff dressed like jungle men. It serves Afgani and Peshawari cuisines. The President Hotel 79/8, Diagonal Road Jayanagar, 3 Block T: 080-41808777, 9980909192 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 Kabab Studio Located on a hotel terrace, the ambience combines the great views it provides. As the name indicates, it specialises in kakbas, especially the galouti and chicken tikka; it has a fair share of North Indian menu that's pretty good. Goldflinch, 32/3, Cresent Road T: 080-41291300 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 Khansama Muted lighting, elegant furniture and royal touches such as battle scenes and portraits, make this a unique dining space. The food is good by and large, but some of innovations are interesting like the cheese and olive nan and salmon kabab. UB City, Level 2, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080- 41114499/4477/4466 Average meal for two ` 800 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 Klub The Taj's brand specialising in Indian with a twist, the restaurant at the West End is beautiful, opening into the sprawling lawns. It has a delectably huge menu; try the dal makhni, rotis, some of the chicken dishes, the fish fry, and end with some mouth watering desserts. Taj West End Race Course Road T: 080- 66605660 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 Mast Kalandar Honest to goodness, simple, veg North Indian fare chain, this is a fusion of fast food and sitdown, in that you have to order your food at the counter. Nevertheless, it is very popular with such dishes as kadichawal, rajma-chawal and parathas flying off the shelves. 420, 80 feet road, 6th block, Koramangala, Opp Federal Bank T: 080-41214646 Also at : Jeevanbheema Nagar T: 080-41538606, 42292871 Banashankari T: 080-41282465, 42083474 Average meal for two ` 100 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 Mokshh's Dhaba With no frills attached and the perfect old world charm, Mokshh Dhaba offers you hands on experience on solid, hearty Indian and Tandoori food. Mokshh, Sarjapura Road T: 7259454005 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 Oye Amritsar Dhaba style décor, complete with 'puncher shop' milestones and graffiti, the fare is truly hearty Punjabi fare; the highway mutton curry and fish tikka are great.

20, 4rd Floor, Asha Enclave, Church Street T: 080-41122866 Average meal for two ` 600 Also at: No 54, Near Vijaya Bank and Diagonal Opp To Nilgiris, 6TH BLK, Canara Bank Road Koramangala T: 080- 66497484 3rd Floor, Royal Meenakshi Mall, Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road T: 080-25125200/67080201 2nd Main Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 41232111 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 Punjab Grill An endeavour by Jiggs and Zorawar Kalra. The restaurant offers the most authentic Royal Frontier food from the regions of undivided Punjab. Treat your taste buds to a variety of kababs prepared using Tandoor, Sighri, Tawa and Kadhai. Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra SJR Primus, Ground Floor, Koramangala, 7th Block T: 080-40902161 / 62 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 Ramana's A simple restaurant with white walls adorned with tribal art, spices packed in glass cases on the partitions; uncomplicated veg fare yet very tasty. Try the khasta roti, bharwan mirchi, veg kadai and dals. HM, Geneva House, 14, Cunningham Road T: 080- 080-22263200 Average meal for two ` 350-400

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 Sahib Sindh Sultan Designed like a railway compartment, this is a rather charming and unique restaurant. Check out the atta chicken cooked in a pocket of wheat dough; try also the chicken curries, the railway mutton curry and sinful Indian sweets. Level 2, Forum Mall, Hosur Road, T: 080-22067878 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 Soul is a contemporary Indian specialty restaurant in Svenska hotel. This fine-dining restaurant offers the best of Indian cuisine. Svenska Hotel, 56D, Electronic City, Opposite Wipro Gate no. 5, T: 080-44310000 Tandoor

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 Taste of Rampur A reference to the royal chefs of Rampur, the restaurant is done for comfort with plush cushions. The food is rather good, and not meant for calorie-counters; have the kababs, gosht nahari, Mughlai roti and kaali mirch murgh. 24, 1st Floor Industrial Layout 5th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41460000, 41102888 Average meal for two ` 600-750 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. st 1 FLOOR, 25/4, Lavelle Road, Above Barista T: 080-41552225/9901066246 Terracotta

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

Airy and bright, fronted by trees, this is a classy restaurant. Especially interesting is the walk through kitchen where you can

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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 The Pink Poppadom Glitzy and glamourous, the restaurant is all about classy elegance, looking out across rain trees. The Awadhi fare here is rich and exotic, especially the tandoor and fried kababs including the hara bhara kabab; also try the prawns, dal makhni, rann and the rotis. The Ista Hotel, 1/1 Swami Vivekananda Road Ulsoor, T: 080-25558888 Average meal for two ` 800 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 Tiger Trail The hunting references can get a bit overwhelming, what with the leopard skins prints but the place is rather cosy. Have the chaats, kababs, malwani chicken, saag paneer, masala prawns and jeera pulao. Ramada, 11, Park Road, Near Indian Express T: 080 -22865566 Average meal for two ` 600 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 Umerkot Rather plain and unassuming, don't let the dĂŠcor throw you. The food is excellent; start with kababs and try the murgh Afghani and dal as well. The

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biryani is good too. 30, 4th block, 80 Feet Road Koramangala T: 080-25500426 Average meal for two ` 500

mouth watering Persian cuisine and Sheeshas. st 1, 1 Floor, Church Street T: 080-41478209

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

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

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

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

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 Adyar Anand Bhavan A Chennai chain which has made it big here, the outlets are bright and uniform with no pretensions. The dosas, akki rotti and pongal are good as are some of the chaats; other dishes are basic. Steer clear of the North Indian and Chinese fare. 7 Block, Koramangala T: 080-41466299

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.

Also at: BTM Layout T: 080-41466399 Indiranagar T: 080-41280909 Ganganagar T: 080-41515454 Average meal for two Rs 100 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 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 Brahmin's Coffee An eatery in a garage with just four items and the eating on the pavement are not likely to instil confidence but the crowds will inspire. Idlis with runny chutney are the highlight, while the vada and chow chow bhath are mere supporting actors. Ranga Rao Road (Near Shankar Mutt), Shankarpuram 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 Dakshin High profile, high end and absolutely elegant, the restaurant is all about South Indian in a fine dining setting. Apart from the thali, try the meen moilee, kozhambu, sweet appams and fish curries. ITC Windsor, 25, Windsor Square, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Average meal for two ` 1500 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 Halli Mane Designed to look like a village home, as the name indicates, the place is far too crowded always, no question of lingering. The thali is quite basic but opt for the kadubu or the akki and ragi rottis, and

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have the divine filter coffee. 3rd cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080- 41279754 Average meal for two ` 180-200 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 Kamat Yatrinivas A restaurant complex serving North and South Indian fare, it is the North Karnataka segment on the top floor which draws the crowds. Thali meals on banana leaves is the only item, but the jowar rotis with an array of curries including brinjal, sprouts and lentils is delicious and very spicy. 1st Main, 1st Cross, Gandhinagar T: 080-22260088/22263727 Average meal for two ` 150 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 Maiya's This is a South-Indian restaurant started by Sadanand Maiya, son of the founder of the renowned food brand MTR. Spread across three floors it has different restaurants one each floor. From sweets and savouries to breakfast and dinner, Maiya's offers a wide range of delicacies for every palate. 459/30, 30th Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-43414400 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 Sanjeevanam Cholayil Sanjeevanam is a healthy vegetarian restaurant. The food is prepared based on naturopathic principles and is in fact prepared only in earthen, bronze and copper vessels. The food also has the approval of doctors and dieticians. 50, 100 Feet Road, Opp. Kendriya Sadhan Madivalla Bus Stop 2nd Block, Koramangala T: 080-25631962, 25634430 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 South Indies Vegetarian high end dining became popular with this elegant restaurant that serves vegetarian from the four South Indian states. Check out the appams and parotas with stews and curries, tamarind and tomato rice and various sweets. 147, Chevron Hotel, Infantry Road T: 080-41636363 Average meal for two ` 600 Also at: No 840/A, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41636363/ 41636365 No.23, Old No.1185, 26th Main Road, Jayanagar 9TH Block T: 080-22443434/ 41636364 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 Upsouth This restaurant, offers combo

meals with a unique combo options such as Masala Dosa, Puri, Sambar vada, Ghee Idly Sambar, Kesari bhath with Sambar and 3 Chutneys with Buttermilk , in a single combo! 26th Main Road, 9th Block, Jayanagar, Opp Ragigudda temple T: 918022443434 Also at: Mantri Square T: 918022667377 Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway T: 080 22682268 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 Aioli BBQ and Grill Smoke House Aioli BBQ is a Mediterranean fusion cuisine restaurant. Don't miss their salads, grilled spicy vegetarian sausages, oriental prawn skewers and grilled stuffed eggplant. No 409, 1st Floor, 5th Main, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout T: 080- 4208 4259, 096 63 611776 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 Average meal for two ` 900 IBIS-Executive Bar & Grille Enjoy a sumptuous meal by the pool at IBIS. Dig into a lipsmacking range of barbeques which includes a special spread for kids. The Zuri Hotel, ITPL Road, Whitefield, T: 080-66657272

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 Miller's 46 This is for hardcore sizzler fans in a Wild West setting, complete with rough wooden tables and waiters in cowboy costume. The food is uniformly good, their signature being the Chateaubriand, though the choice of sides, such as potatoes, is interesting. 46, Millers Road, Vasanthnagar T: 080- 41131746 Average meal for two ` 400 Kobe

The mall location probably is the reason for the generic décor 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 The Grill House One more Wild West themed sizzler eatery, it has the usual steaks and sizzlers, but some of

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the starters like the prawns in a glass and the sides like the Mexican potatoes are great add ons. 43, 7th main Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 25256571/32972411 Average meal for two ` 600

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: No.8/6, Kensington Point, Gurudwara, Ulsoor Lake, Ulsoor Road T: 080-40977011

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 Mantri Square T: 080-39883988

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 Papa John's A generic pizza joint, the barbecued veg pizza and the chicken pizza are great choices. Phoenix Idiom, Plot No.35 Airport Road, Murugeshpalaya, Jivan Bimanagar Range T: 080- 41507272 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-40997272 HSR Layout T: 080-42197272 Jayanagar T: 080-42107272 Kammanahalli T: 080-41237272 Bashweshwarnagar T: 080- 42157272 R T Nagar T: 080- 41307272 Pizza Hut Loved for its deep dish and pan

Pizza Corner Clearly aimed at the young and yuppie generation, it has some good appetisers and soups, but the pizzas, especially with the Indian flavours, rule. The conizza is a fave with kids. 121,Money Centre, Op To Forum, 7th Blk,Indl Lyt,Hosur Rd, Koramangala T: 080-41104605, 41104606, 44112233 Also at: Bannerghatta Road T: 080-44112233 Jayanagar T: 080-41474472, 44112233 Indiranagar T: 080-41154083, 41154084 T: 080-Hebbal 44112233 Cox Town T: 080-41250034, 41250035, 44112233 Whitefield T: 080-41693022, 44112233 Electronic City

T: 080-44112233 Old Madras Road T: 080-41665009, 44112233 Magrath Road T: 080-41241357, 44112233 Malleswaram T: 080-44112233 Whitefield Main Road T: 080--65467106 Peenya Indl Area T: 080-41325888 M G Road T: 080-44112233 Residency Road T: 080-41210022, 44112233

BAKERIES AND CONFECTIONARIES Breadworks One of the new-fangled deli kind of stores, this nevertheless dishes up some interesting breads including baguettes, sour dough and multigrain, as well as sandwiches and cakes. Other items on offer include cookies, brownies and such like. Tr3, 4th Floor, Esteem Mall, Bellary Road T: 080-41610832 Also at: No 37, Next To Reva Show Room, 7th Cross, Lavelle Road T: 080-41497129 No 294, 6th Main, Hal 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T; 080- 42115554 Spencers, 1ST Block, Opp Wipro Technology Park, Koramangala 080-25522053 692/1, 16th Main, 6TH A Cross, 3RD Block, Behind BDA Complex, Koramangala 080-41110570 503, 4TH Cross, 2ND Block, Hrbr Layout, Kalyan Nagar 080-40901323 No.G-03, Ascends Square Mall, Itpl, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield 080-28026541 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

Bun World An erstwhile Iyengar bakery chain that got a makeover, the cakes and pastries are as yummy as ever, but there plenty of other goodies like puffs, stuffed buns and cookies that are delectable. 52/1, 17th Cross, 10th Main, Malleswaram T:080-23314456 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 Cake Walk Cake walk offers fresh cream cakes, fantasy cakes, premium cakes, cheese cakes, desserts, pies and brownies. They also undertake orders for special occasions. No.754, NR Cmh Signal, Sri Krishna Temple Road, Indiranagar T: 080-66492825 Also at: No. 437, 8th Mn,4th Blk, Koramangala T: 080-41463329, 41463169/9379480401 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 Cookie Man Cookie Man, launched in India in January 2000 by Australian Foods (I) Pvt. Ltd, is a premium range of cookies made from unique recipes. It is India's No 1

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brand of fresh baked cookies. Steeped in Australian tradition and exemplifying a youthful international palate, Cookie Man's cookies have the same superior standard and premium quality across the world which is made with finest ingredients available. Mantri Square 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-30160163 Also at: Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-22067766 Garuda Mall magrath Road T: 080-41126710 Airport T: 080-66783907 Forum Value Mall, Whitefirld T: 080- 40961440 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 Daily Bread A chain that stocks a great variety of breads including whole wheat, multigrain, garlic and muesli. Also has muffins, sandwiches and salads. 43, 4th B Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala Industrial Area, Koramangala T: 080-43436666 Also at: Banerghatta Road T: 080-64546662 C V Raman Nagar T: 080-42053475 HRBR Layout T: 080-64554592 J P Nagar T: 080-64526672 Indiranagar T: 080-64526665 Jayanagar T: 080-64524223 Sadashivnagar T: 080-64526671 Ulsoor T: 080-64526669 Forum Value Mall T: 080-64554594 R T Nagar T: 080-42146829 Sarjapur T: 080-64546665 HSR Layout T: 080-65833513

Kundanahalli T: 080-65832439 Church Street T: 080-64526667

savories. Le Meridien, 28, Post Box-174, Sankey Road T: 080-22262233, 22282828

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

Lavonne An academy, patisserie and cafĂŠ; 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

French Loaf A chain of deli kind of outlets, breads, baguettes, paninis and pizza bases apart, it has some great quiches, croissants, tarts, cakes and pastries. The cashew, choco chip and plain home make cookies are excellent. 1/3, Ulsoor Road T: 080-32217203 Also at: 1, Clarke Road, Richards Town, Frazer Town T: 080-32480810 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 Just Bake Just Bake offers cakes, pastries, snacks, chocolates, sandwiches and burgers at reasonable. They also undertake special orders for birthday cakes and wedding cakes. Mantri Square 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: +91 9632671772/ 8970650626 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 La Boulangerie The hotel's pastry shop, at the lobby level, is a fave place for those in between times for a range of pastries, sweets, cookies, chocolates and

Li'l Juliet Is a pastiche of dessert boutique. They have a wide range of goodies to choose from, Brownies like Chocolate Walnut, Cheesecake Swirl, Pies and Tarts like Blueberry and Peach Frangipane, Orange Dark Chocolate Macarons, Mango Coconut Mousse Cake, Cold Desserts like Chocolate and Strawberry Trifle. And, a whole lot more! Central Kitchen No.86 ground floor, St John's Church Road T: 9620133555/9740002211 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 Oven Fresh True to its name, the cakes and bakes in this eatery are fresh. Apart from the ubiquitous breads, it serves up some nice cream pastries as well as sandwiches. Try the homemade style cookies as well. 40&41, 5th cross, Near to Police station, Malleswaram T: 080- 23446173/32951245 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 Sweet Chariot A chain of bakeries, the cakes and bakes are good, but their diet cake is particularly well

done. Some of the meal options are nice as well. 15/2, Residency Road T: 080-41309306 Also at: Indiranagar T: 080-25918869 Koramangala T: 080-41217697 Brigade Road T: 080-25580729 BTM Layout T: 080-41202072 J P Nagar T: 080-32016655 Sheshadripuram T: 080-41138507 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 Thom's Bakery A reputed old time neighbourhood bakery, the stuff is always warm and oven fresh. If you feel like a savoury bit, the veg and egg puffs are great. 1/2,Wheeler Road T: 080-25301860, 25361076 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

waffles and crepes, served with fresh fruit, ice cream and, of course, amazing chocolate! Mantri Square, F67, 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-30160153 Also at: No.25, Ground Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080 41214925 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

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Also at: 1st flr, ST. Patricks Complex, Opp: EVA Mall, Brigade Road T: 080-66497978 ICE CREAMS and JUICES

Chocolicious Get the finest quality Belgian chocolates in Bangalore at Chocolicious. These hand-made chocolates are made to perfection using traditional chocolate making techinques – perefect gifting solution for any occasion. 2, Dickenson Road Commercial Street T: 080-42061999


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 / 08026489043 Flavour of the month - Check our What’s Happening Section

CHOCOLATIER Bliss Chocolate Lounge The 'Bliss Chocolate Lounge' is the first ever luxury chocolate destination designed to provide a luxurious ambience; it is a place to indulge in chocolate temptations and experience a whole new concept of chocolate meals prepared by international Chocolatiers. The menu includes mouth-watering delicacies like Spanish donuts,

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

Chocolate Junction An out and out chocolate place, with a wide variety of nut and fruit centres. Also available are hampers and gifting solutions, as well as a chocolate fountain that can be hired. 117, Annaswamy Mudaliar, Facing Ulsoor Lake, Ulsoor Lake, Dickenson Road T: 080- 25555195 / 25514908

Addict Juice Bar Addict is our honest attempt to create a Healthy fast food concept that will have you looking Fantastic, feeling Fabulous and bouncing all through the day with Energy. Our All Natural, Delicious Smoothies & Juices served in our chic cafes have all that it takes to keep you Happy, Healthy & Addicted. Mantri Square,S 67 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: +91 9743937333 Baskin Robbins Not just great ice creams but the tingling aroma of freshly made 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 Bella Mooz The ice cream parlour offers refreshing smoothies, slurrpys, floats, ice cream, cookie sandwiches and ice cream cakers. 16/2 Phoenix Arcade Church Street, Richmond Town, T: 080-25593711 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 Coconut Express Coconut Express uses fresh tender coconuts to make a variety of beverages. Their specialities include exotic kulfis, low calorie chocolates and cakes without gelatin and eggs. Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: +91 9739403211 Also at: Forum Value Mall, Whitefield Airlines Hotel, Lavelle Road ITPL 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 Cream and Fudge Factory A range of ice cream flavours, try the mix and match where they will pair or mix any number according to what you want. 368 , 7th Block, Opposite Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-41726222 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 Dolci Desserts Dolci offers some of the most delicious Italian desserts like merengues, tarts, pies, cakes and croissants. Fresh out of the oven, these tasty treats are hard to resist. 18/3, Ali Askar Road T: 080-40977132 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 Gelato Pazzo Black granite tables and wooden chairs make for a cozy place. The ice creams are good, though not

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fabulous, but generous and great value for money. 10th Main, BTM II Stage, BTM Layout T: 080- 65676444 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 Jus Booster Juice Booster Juice Smoothies are delicious, nutritious and thick chilled beverages. Made with the best fruit from around the world! A delicately blended mĂŠlange of whole fruits, juices and yogurt go into each smoothie. Only real berries are used - strawberries, raspberries and blue berries imported from Europe and South America that pack in natural vitamins and antioxidants. Mantri Square, F50 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-30160057

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 Orchard Fresh Made of pink and white interiors, apt for an ice cream place, It has some rare flavours like lemon grass and prune. Flavour combos are a good way to try different varieties at one go. Shed No.4, 600/676, Next to Wockhardt Hospital, Bharath Industrial Estate, Bannerghatta Road T: 080-26492015

Mamma Mia A chain of ice cream and frozen yogurt outlets, it is making waves for the latter, especially the baileys, fruit froyos and sorbets. 6th main, 4th cross, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar T: 080- 41149465

Polar Bear When you want to chill out in style, the place is "Polar Bear" Ice cream zone which serves grand tastes in great ambience. The setting is perfect for youngsters and family outing. Their signature product, Ice Cream Pizza, has already won thousands of hearts all over Bangalore. Right from the alltime favourite Vanilla and Strawberry, to the latest entrant natural flavours such as Kashmir Kesar, the menu is exhaustive which also comprises of Gud Bud, Death by Chocolate, Brownie Fudge and Hot Chocolate Fudge, Polar Bear has come up with its own Ice Cream Salad, Fruit N Cake, Fresh Orange Sundae, Coffee Kick and Kesar Kulfi to name a few. Mantri Square, F68 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-30160077

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

Richie Rich Among Bangalore's old timers, the flavours run the usual gamut, but its reputation runs on the freshness of its flavours. 5, SNS Plaza, Kumara Krupa Road, Sivananda Circle, Kumara Park East, Kumara Park T: 080- 22269655/ 30589655

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

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 Willy Vaniliy Willy Vaniliy is an upmarket gourmet dine-in restaurant. Catering to burgers, sundaes and ice-creams of authentic Belgium flavours, it provides a complete gourmet experience. 58/A, Vishnu Priya Arcade, 18th Main, 5th Block, Koramangala T: 080-65470742 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 Palette Sprawling, bright and airy, the outlets are separated by space in the middle which goes all the way through down. Interesting choice of American and Indian fast food, while three restaurants and a sports bar share space as well. Mantri Square, Sampige Road Malleswaram 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 Spoon With different styles of seating, this is a bright and well lit food court. The Italian and Indian outlets have decent food, while there is a dedicated potato outlet dishing out fries and wedges. 3rd Floor, Sigma Mall, Cunningham 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 Brown Tree Enjoy dry fruits, exotic spices, organic food, health food, sugar free food, imported chocolates and biscuits, juices and syrups, low fat food, suparis and churans, gift hampers, teas and coffees and much more 42, Church Street, Bangalore, 560 001. T:080 4166-2527 /28 Also at: No 614, 6th Block, 80 Ft Road (Opp Mahindra Showroom), Koramangala T: 080-41901416 No 19, Sampige Road, 2 nd Cross, (Opp Reebok Showroom), Malleshwaram T: 080-42067091 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 Fabindia A lesser known fact is that it that this popular apparel and furnishings brand stocks several types of cereals, grains, pulses, spices, sugar, tea, coffee, honey, fruit preserves and herbs, classified under three categories. 152, Commercial Street T: 080-32905429 Also at: Hebbal Magrath Road T: 080-32922335 Indiranagar T: 080-32962101 Jayanagar T: 080-321971973 Koramangala T: 080-25520004 Whitefield T: 080-32966131

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Fava Deli & Gourmet 203, 2nd Floor, The Collection, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-22117444 Foodworld Gourmet A part of the departmental store chain, this stocks the more high end variety of products be it pastas, olive oil, preserves, cold cuts, sausages, cheeses and the like. It sometimes also has vegetables not available elsewhere as well as fresh herbs. 88, Shariff Bhatia Towers M G Road T: 080-41474789 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 Gourmet West Gourmet West from Westside is another store that will fulfil all your gourmet needs and bring fine dining to your table. It offers a wide variety of items like cheeses, cold cuts, meats, olive oil, signature breads, dips, sauces, sandwiches, salads and more. Discover products from across the world at amazing prices. 1st Floor – Westside No.21, Forum Mall, Koramangala 080-6667012/66670124 1st Floor – WestsideCTS-15, Garuda Mall, Magrath Road 080-66641230/ 66641231 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 Lumiere Not just a store, but there's a restaurant as well which uses organic products; the store stocks organically grown grains,

pulses, honey, spices, nuts and food products like jams and squashes sourced from different parts of the country. 27/7, Sri Kote Ashirwad Towers, Outer Ring Road, Doddanekundi, Marathahalli T: 080-66389370 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 Namdhari's Fresh With branches all over the city, Namdhari's offers vegetables, fruits and herbs, though not everything is organic. Innovative and popular are its DIY packs for sambar, Thai curry etc. as well as the herb pots. 821, Kusal Arcade, Opp Indoor Stadium, 20th Mn, 8th Blk, Koramangala T: 080-41103777, 41103778 Also at: Jayanagar T: 080- 41502443, 41502444 Indiranagar T: 080- 41152909, 41152910 Banashankari T: 080-26794033 Residency Road T: 080-40220315, 40220316, 41233687 Langford Road T: 080-22111441 BTM Layout T: 080-41572605 Sarjapur Road T: 080- 41688568 HSR Layout T: 080-42134022 Banaswadi T: 080-41615837 Whitefield T: 080-25395201 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, Varthur Main Road, Main Whitefield Road, Near Shell Petrol Pump T: 080-28543245

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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 Chic, contemporary styling with bright pink & blue hues added to hip hop & house music make for a heady mix, and we haven't even gotten to the cocktails yet. Chancery Pavillion, Residency Road T: 080-41414141 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 a major part of the décor. The Zuri, Rajpalya, Hoodi, ITPL Road, Whitefield T: 080-66657272

luxurious and comfortable scattered sofe seating, it is an ideal place to spend a leisurely evening. 2nd Floor, 25/4, Lavelle Road Above Barista and Tattva T: 080-41552225, 9901066246 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

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 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 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 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 Cloud Bar

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

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 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 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 rd 3 Floor, JNC Road, Koramangala T: 080-42000620, 9986568419 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 offers a luxurious ambience and a spacious dance floor. Pick your favourite drink and groove to the music. Leela Palace, Opposite To Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road T: 080-41265417/ 41265418 /9900448822 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! Venue: World Cuisine Network, 32, 80 Feet Road, 12th Main Junction T: 080 66494904/43568801

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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 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

Library Bar

Highly recommended if you prefer conversation over music, the library bar makes you feel like a dignitary with its luxury & opulence. The Leela Palace, 23, Old Airport Road T: 080-30571234

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

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Mojo Opp Hyundai Showroom, Residency Road T: 080- 41142038

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

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, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T: 080-41116878/ 080 41116879

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

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

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

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

Loveshack 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

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

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

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

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 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 Skyye Lounge Bar Situated at the 16 floor of UB City, the Skyye lounge bar is highly chic with very good ambience. UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-49090000 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 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

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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 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

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

Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge 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

Xtreme Sports Bar HAL 2nd Stage, Above Reid & Tayor Showroom, 765 100Feet Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9663312703 Above Spar Hypermart, 39/4, Bannerghatta Road T: 080- 42077070, 422077071

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 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

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

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Arogya Ayurvedic Centres Arya Vaidya Nilayam (AVN) started off as a small clinic in 1930. It has now grown into a full-fledged healthcare centre providing treatment for a range of chronic disorders. Holistic therapy, integrating Ayurveda, Yoga and physiotherapy is offered here, along with recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes. Golden pebbles, Plot 33 & 34, Gulmohar Avenue, Munnekulala, (near marthahalli bridge), T: 080 – 41750389

Moreover, this wellness centre offers traditional Ayurvedic therapies in a beautiful, heritage setting. Tailor-made individual packages are combined with personalised care by the centre's expert physicians and para-medical staff. 111, Hemandanahalli, Samethanahalli Post Whitefield T: 080-41161195, 65651090/91 +91 98450 71990 Also at: #3282, 12th main, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar Kormangala, R.T.Nagar Ayush Ayurvedic

E:marthahalli@avnayurveda. in W: www.arogyabangalore. com Angsana Oasis Spa

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 Ayurvedagram This health spa resort is rated among the best when it comes to Ayurvedic treatment.

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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

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 Sanjeevanam This holistic health services centre from the Cholayil Groupoffers therapies based on Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga. The centre also provides treatments for hair and skincare apart from various health products made from natural ingredients. 50, 100 Feet Road, Opp. Kendriya Sadhan Madivalla Bus Stop, 2nd Block, Koramangala T: 080-25631962, 25634430 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. Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, T: 080-28017000 / 08, +91 98453 74400 COSMETOLOGY/WEIGHT LOSS

Also at: 14 Sunnydale, Janadarshini Layout, behind New BEL Road E:

Abraham's Dr. Anil Abraham's Skin Clinic is a well-known dermatology speciality clinic that offers skin as well as hair treatments. #12, 14th Main Road, 1st floor Vasanthnagar, near mounts T: 080-22261560

Birla Kerala Vaidyashala Pvt Ltd. A joint endeavour between the Yash Birla Group and Kerala Vaidyashala, their manifesto is to promote and preserve the age-old science of Ayurveda. It offers total health orientation programs for lifestyle disorders and chronic health ailments. 304, 5th main 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar T: 65395566

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

Also at: #203, Double Road, Indiranagar, T: 080-25255152

Impressions A slimming and beauty clinic, Impressions offers various programmes tailor-made for people of different age groups and body types. Its weight treatment programmes include

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weight loss, weight gain, slimming, obesity treatment, stress relief and detoxification. S.T Bed, 967, Ammashri Complex, 2nd Floor, Koramangala T: 080-4261 2345, 9900330123 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. th th 884, 19 Main, 39 Cross th Jayanagar, 4 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 Kosmoderma Kosmoderma is a cosmetic skin and laser centre. 67/2, Lavelle Road T: 080-42110070 268, 3rd Cross, 2nd Stage Domlur-Indiranagar T: 080-41525222, 25352211 Also at: 449, 9th Cross, 24th Main 2nd Phase, JP Nagar T: +91 9591152821 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

Vibes Vibes offers health and beauty services. It specialises in slimming techniques which range from diet, exercise and behaviour modification for weight loss, to herbal massages for muscle toning and detoxification. 93/12, Shreyas Point, South End Road, Jayanagar, T: 080-41219697, 26576606, M +91-9986070707 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 Apollo Dental Centres A division of multi-speciality healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals, the centers have a team of 32 specialists to treat specific dental disorders. 154/11, Opp Indian Institute of Management T: 080-41103111 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 Swiss Smile India Dental Clinic With up-to-date technology and experienced specialists, Swiss Smile provides a comprehensive range of dental treatments. 97, Hosur Road (Opp Forum Mall, Diary Circle Side) T: 080-43390000

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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 360째 WORKOUT Health and Fitness 360째 Workout, with the best of the facilities for physical fitness helps boost your overall physical, mental and emotional well-being. The fitness centre provides you a clean, safe and comfortable enviorment to stay fit. #39, Krishna Nagar Industrial Layout, 1st Cross, Tavarekere Main Road, Koramangala Near Forum Mall and Christ University T: 080-40992414/+91 9481814578 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 Gold's Gym Part of an international fitness chain, the Bangalore branches offer the latest equipment group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, spinning,pilates and yoga. Mirza House, No.2, Convent Road, Richmond Town T: 080-41477626/627/628 Also at: RMZ Infinity, Old Madras Road, T: 080-41657218 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 Fitness One With over seven years of experience behind it, this centre proffers of customised fitness plans that promise to boost the quality of life. Fitness One also runs a chain of corporate fitness centres. 212, off Indiranagar, 100 feet Road T: 080-25521222 Also at: Domlur, 2nd Stage T: 080-25351152 Jayanagar T: 080-26531222 Sadashivnagar T: 089-25521222 Brook Fields T: 080-41154106 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 NAP Figure and Fitness Boutique NAP offers a unique no-sweat workout. Their specialised equipmentgives an effective workout and buildsone's natural health by lowering stress and cholesterol levels, improving blood circulation and increasing flexibility and agility. 107, Art Arcade building, 80 ft Road, 4th block, kormangala T: 080-41205555, 9900705555 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 PINK Pink is an all-woman gym with a focus on women's wellness and weight loss. Expert nutritionists and trainers help members set and achieve personal fitness goals. The programmes offered include belly dancing, Pilates, exercise to music, cardio- kickboxing and step aerobics. #2813, 27th main, NIFD college, HSR, 1st sector T: 080 - 22585222 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 Talwalkars Talwalkars Better Value (TBVF), started in 1932, is India's largest chain of health centres. The centres provide expert advice, personalised supervision, on-going facility upgrades and a result-oriented approach. 4th T Block, Jayanagar 364, Ashwath laxmi mansion 35th cross 16th main, T: 080-26631686 / 080-26631706 E: Also at: Ulsoor Road T: 080-41135671 / 080-25595817 E: Sadashivnagar T: 080-41138238 / 080-41138239 E: sadashivnagar@ Next to Dalmia, 683/A, 2nd phase J P Nagar T: 080-41753244 E: Koramangala T: 080-40933043 / 4 / 5 E: koramangala@

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. Zela Built over 30000 sq ft, Zela is a luxury health and fitness club that offers you something that you have never experienced before. It provides customized fitness regimes to each member. It has professional trainers and global specialists such as Les Mills which is a New Zealand based international brand that specialises in group fitness. 58, Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-65463261 Also at: Residency Road T: 080-43347000

3, Marielle Apartments, Ground Floor, Magrath Road T: +91 9845055608, 08025091110/2 Bodycraft Spa and Salon With years of experience behind it, Bodycraft brings together well-trained professionals and the latesttechnology to offer skin therapy, hair care and wellness treatments. 62/10, Suchitra Apts, Coles Road, Frazer Town, T: 080-2551-0209/3661/4596 Also at: Indiranagar, T: 080-4146 9944/45/46 Jayanagar T: +91 9900248359 Koramangala T: 080-2206 7746 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

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 Hakim Aalim Hakim Aalim is one of the best hair lounges in Bangalore. This customer-friendly place provides the latest trends and the best service. 20/1-1, Eliza Manor, Lavelle Road T: 080-42110380 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.

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Cleos Cleos is a beauty and cosmetic salon equipped with state-ofthe-art facilities. The multifacility salon offers comprehensive solutions for hair and skin care. 34, Castle Street, Ashok Nagar, (Road Opposite to Sacred Heart Church), Off Richmond Road T: 080-41511576, 41511574, 41511574 Also at: Cox Town T: 080- 4125 4746 Frazer Town T: 080- 4125 4746 BTM Layout T: 080- 4131 4541 HRBR Layout T: 080-4166 5296 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 Jean Claude Biguine The unisex salon at UB city with its French lineage offers a whole new range of services to pamper yourself from head-to toe. Get the trendiest hair cut to the latest skin and hair treatments at Jean Claude Biguine. 25/3-1, Lavelle Road, Ground Floor T: +91 080 41514000 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, T: 080-25267446, 080-25202945 Lakme Salon Lakme offers a comprehensive range of beauty services in the hair, skin and beauty departments. Services include treatments for the skin including facials, hair colouring, cutting and styling, advanced manicures and pedicures as well as other essential beauty services. 58, G.M Arcade, Industrial Layout, Opp Joythi Nivas College, 5th, Block, Koramangala, T: 080-41101222, 41216255 Also at: Whitefield T: 080- 65370022, 65370033 Bannerghatta Road

T: 080-41558202, 41558203 Brookefield, T: 080-41527788, 41527733 Richmond Road, T: 080- 2221 1909, 2229 4521 Indiranagar, T: 080- 41154230, 25274238 Jayanagar, T: 080 – 26991117, 26643897, 41552999 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 Limelite This unisex salon is best known for its trendy hair cuts and glow-inducing facials. The salon has a kids section too. Besides haircuts, styling, pedicure, manicure, waxing, threading and the like, the spa has remedial treatments for skin and hair that fight dandruff, acne and pigmentation. 158, Mota Royal Arcade, 1st Floor, Brigade Road, T: 080- 25326400 , 25326401, 9845650900 Also at: Indiranagar, T: 080-2521 1672/3 Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-22103764 Brigade Road, T: 080-2532 6400/01 Koramangala, T: 080-2570 2373 Jayanagar, T: 080-2244 3205 Sarjapur, T: 080-2574 0322/23 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 Neeru's - For Men & Women A unisex salon, Neeru's' speciality is make-up services, including party make-up, bridal make-up, eye make-up and brush make-up. Hair and skin treatments can also be availed here. 25 Gurappa Avenue, Primrose Road, T: 080-2558-0880/1334, 4112 Peaches Peaches is a well-known salon and day spa for women. Several exotic treatments like mud and chocolate wraps are on the menu. You can also indulge in Ayurvedic and Thai massages as well as aroma therapies. 12, Aga Abbas Ali Road, Ulsoor, T: 080-41131234 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

Also at : Koramangala T: 080-41101041 Jayanagar T: 080-26640673 Strandz Salon & Academy Strandz, a unisex salon is the ultimate destination for all your hair styling and tattooing needs. Also available are services like facials, waxing, pedicure, manicure and body massage. 28, 2nd Floor, Off Castle Street Next to Hotel Empire T: 080-40917204 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 Aquazone

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. st 18/3, 1 Floor, Ali Askar Road Cunningham Road T; 080-22201549

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Also at: UB City T: 080- 22345678 Ozone, Whitefield T: 080- 25936299 Asian Roots This luxury spa offers an assortment of beauty treatments. Asian Roots also provides anti-aging services,bridal packages and body therapies. Lavelle Junction, Old No. 4/1, Walton Road T: 9686115381 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. 775, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, T: 080- 42115122/23/24 +91 9620224701 DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) This is the latest hair transplant craft in the world. With a pain free procedure, it promises natural hair growth. Boost your confidence with a DHI treatment, offering the latest in hair technology. Lavelle Junction, 4/1, Walton Road T: 080-22270046/47/ 9686115381

Salon Mousse A salon for men, women and kids,it offers hair-styling as well as hair treatments. 789-B, 12th Main, HAL 2nd stage Indiranagar T: 080-3391 0480 Sasha Sasha offers the whole gamut of beauty services, from simple haircuts to body piercing, under one roof. The salon has experts in hairstyling and nail extensions. Mole and wart removal and a range of massages are also offered here. 201 2nd Floor, 5th Avenue, Brigade Road T: 080-2532-7499

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

Aquazone is an underwater gym/spa at The Park Hotel. Apart from basic routines like the treadmill, cross trainer, cycles and weights, the spa has sauna and massage rooms as well. Floral wraps, body polishing with silks and Keralainspired pedicures can be had at the hands of qualified masseurs. 14/7, The Park, MG Road, T: 080-25594666 Angsana Oasis Spa 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

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 JIVA The Jiva chain of spas offer authentic and traditional Indian wellness treatments. Drawing from ancient Indian healing wisdom and Ayurveda, Jiva Spa offers treatments with products made from pure

Indian herbs, Indian aromatherapy oils, natural creams and special ingredients. Vivanta by Taj – M G Road 41/3, MG Road, 080-6660-4444 Also at: Whitefield Road 080-6693-3333 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

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 doneup spa's holistic therapies and massages detoxify, smoothen, tone, relax and revitalise your system. 19, Lavelle Road, T: 080-41328320 Rejuve Rejuve spa is a space to unwind. It offers a selection of signature therapies by skilled masseurs that leaves you feeling refreshed and energised. The Spa at The Lalit Ashok Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Opt Golf Course T: +91 80 30527777 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 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 The 5th Element Fifth Element is a traditional Thai spa. It offers a broad selection of massages, body polishes and facials. You can also try the super indulgent three-hour Fifth Element Treatment, which includes a body scrub, massage, facial and a Cleopatra-style rose petal and milk bath. 489, Amarjyothi Layout, West Wing, 8th Main, Inner Ring Road, Koramangala, T: 080-41268111 The SPA

Spread over 10,000 sq. ft. The Spa at The Leela Palace offers massages that are a blend of European techniques and ancient Asian traditions, like the Swedish massage and the Indian Magic massage. 23, The Leela Palace Kempinski, Airport Road, T: 080-30571234

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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 Taman Buddha The spa helps you rejuvenate and de-stress, using techniques such as reflexology and stone therapy. It strives to enhance your physical well-being through holistic treatments. No. 2/3, Poojari Layout, 80 Feet Road, RMV II Stage, Near MS Ramiah Hospital W: T: 080-23514329, 9742055329 The Bodycraft Spa & Salon Refer to our salon section Whitemantra Spread over 7000 sq ft in an independent setting, the spa offers various massages and treatments according to your needs. They offer seasonal specials which are worth checking out. Their salon offers the latest in hair care technology. 142, Rustom Bagh HAL, Airport Road T: 080-32429960/25214870 E: contact@whitemantraspa. com 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 Yvollanda’s Spa and Beauty Salon A certified L’Oreal Club Salon for Men and Women. They offer skincare services, Hot stone massages to aroma therapies, pedicures, manicures, and bridal services for men and

women. No.228, 4th Cross, 3rd Block, Kalyan Nagar, HRBR Layout T: 080-25436540/41687397

Richmond Road T: 080-32942905 M: +91 9844065252 W: TATTOO PARLOUR

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 Religare Wellness A one-stop-shop, it provides complete health solutions for the entire family, while its extensive network of stores provides both choice and convenience. 29, Bull Temple Road Basavanagudi T: 080-22956223 Also at: Jeevan Bheema Nagar T: 080-22956226 8th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22956228 9th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22956229 Malleshwaram T: 080-22956240 Yelahanka New Town 22956239 Banerghatta Road T: 080-22956241 Yeshwanthpur T: 080-41172646 Airport Road T: 080-41151363 R T Nagar T: 080-41244034 Koramangala T: 080-41216022 Bennerghatta Road T: 080-41107583 The Skin Store It is a complete store for all skin products. 36/1, 7th Cross, Cambridge Layout T: 080-41725416 The Ostara Shop Ostara is the quintessential New Age store. This unique shop is well-stocked with Fengshui elements and mirrors, healing crystals, Ganeshas, aroma oils, energy candles, spiritual books and decorative knick-knacks. 10, Sai baba Temple Road, Cambridge layout,

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, T: 080-2235-4167, 94482-001 Comfortably Numb Comfortably Numb offers hundreds of trendy designs to choose from, or you can even have your own signature tattoo created by its artists. #306, 2nd floor near to Empire Hotel, Mangala Layout, Kammanahalli T: +91 9845588748 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. Hakim Aalim Hakim Aalim - a leading hair salon in the city also offers comprehensive tattooing services. 20/1-1,Eliza Manor, Lavelle Rd T: 080-42110380 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 YOGA a1000 yoga De-stress from a hectic day at work in a1000 yoga. This yoga studio teaches corporate yoga, therapeutic yoga, hot yoga, and power yoga, prenatal and postnatal yoga. Experience Nirvana for a better tomorrow. Venue: No 42, HAL 3rd Stage 80ft Road, Indiranagar T-080-7411549394 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 Arogya Mandira Trust Arogya Mandira is a wellequipped holistic healthcare centre, with both inpatient and outpatient facilities. The centre incorporates Yoga into its therapeutic system 148, 1st 'R' Block, Near ISKCON, Rajajinagar, T: 080-23579755 E: 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 Ekagra At Ekagra, Yoga classes have been designed keeping in mind contemporary lifestyles. This centre's Yoga practice targets specific body parts, along with Pranayama. 1/2, 7th floor, Lavelle Mansions, Lavelle Road, T: +91 9886622700, +91 9884401001 E: 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 Siddha Yoga Siddha Yoga is the path of inner transformation and discipline founded by Siddha Yoga Guru, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. Yoga is combined with spiritual study and meditation here. 19th Main, 6th Block,

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Near Kormangala Police Station, Koramangala, T: 080-25530493, 25595618/19 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

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AMUSEMENT PARKS Fun World & Water World

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

awareness from the 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 GOLF COURSES

Wonder La

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

Doddakallasandra, +91 80 28477450, 2847 7451, 2847 7454 Http://www.fantacygolfresort. com 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 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 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

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

Snow City, is now a snow-ball throw away! Climb a snow mountain or hurl a snow ball at your buddy. All this and lots more fun at Snow City in Namma Bengaluru! Venue: Jayamahal Main Road, Armane Nagar, Palace Road T: 080-23550000

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 Freeway Gayathri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Ramana Maharishi Road, Sadashiva Nagar, T: +91 80 2361 1329 http: 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 Patel Inn Resort It is the only resort which is situated within city limits. It is a perfect place to relax and with all facilities necessary for a perfect holiday spot. Another feature of this place is the Race Pace Karting. This has also hosted the 6th leg of JK Tyres National Karting Championships. No.1, 2nd Block, Govindraj Garden, 15th Cross, R T Nagar, Snow City You don’t have to go to Interlaken or the Himalayas to experience snow anymore.

Torqo3 Karting Track This is supposed to be the best karting track in the city. They are located inside E-Zone Club in Marathahalli. They enable you to develop karting skills and master this art. E-Zone Club, Outer Ring Road, Maratahalli, T: +91 90084 90303 WALKING CLUBS Stay Younger Corner #1/1, K.R. Road, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082 Venture Adventure Club and Resorts in Bangalore Off. # 107/7 Heritage Estate, Puttenahalli, Yelahanka, T: +91 92430 68286, +91 92436 02124 CYCLING/BIKER CLUBS 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. 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 Bike Nomads Bike Nomads is a group of 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. 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 IndiMotard Adventures A-1, A-Block, A.E.C.S Layout, Brookefields T: +91 80 2852 5759 / +91 99808 29440 Pit Stop Racing Balan Farm, Natraj Layout, JP Nagar, 8th Phase, near brigade millenium apartments T: +91 94482 70820 94481 42771 GAMING Game Zen This is a new gaming lounge with innovative and interactive game solutions. Hi-tech facilities like Sony Play Station 3, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Wii are hooked up to 32” Sony Bravia LCD TVs via HDMI to ensure the best audio and video quality. TMR Towers, Thubarahalli Varthur Road T: 080-080-41435660, 9663633266 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 The Living Room For all you game lovers in the 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 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

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 BEST SELLERS Sethji by Shobha De Shobha De is an Indian author of seventeen books. She is

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known for being out-spoken and opinionated on several issues. Shobha De has penned her latest novel‘Sethji’, a book about the head of ABSP, a crucial coalition partner in the government. Sethji is a man who is cut-throat, ruthless, and a domineering political personality. Two of the most powerful men team-up against himand challenge Sethji. In this situation,he is forced to trust only one person; Amrita his daughter-in-law. This book exposes the dark side of Indian politics.

incredible Leader in the field of digital technology, Emerging as a philanthropist by devoting himself with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and also being more concerned with Third World health issues and educational reform.‘Impatient Optimist’ makes a good read.

Impatient Optimist: Bill Gates in his Own Words by Lisa Rogak Read about Bill Gates as an American entrepreneur, software executive, philanthropist and the chairman of Microsoft. Lisa Rogak takes the reader through Bill Gate’s life, from being an

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her works; Fire, Earth and Water. She now presents Midnight's Children, a film based on the original novel by Salman Rushdie. A story about a time when India got independence from Great Britain, and two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai and Shiva. They are destined to live their future, different from what their parents grew-up in. Watch this much anticipated drama, as it will definitely leave an imprint in your mind! Director: Deepa Mehta Music: Nitin Sawhney Cast: Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Siddharth Narayan Shahana Goswami, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rahul Bose, Seema Biswas, Darsheel Safary Hotel Transylvania

Angel of the Dark by Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe

Mumbaistan: 3 Explosive Crime Thrillers by Piyush Jha

Director Piyush Jha ofthe Chalo America and Sikandar Fame turns author with Mumbaistan. This book is a collection of three explosive novellas. Mumbaistan explores the corruption and crime of Mumbai city. Piyush Jha takes you through the slums of Dharavi and the prostitutes of Kamathipurs.A gripping novel as the author is at his impeccable best.

Release Date: 21 December The charming inspector with a caterpillar moustache and a pair of Ray Ban Aviators, Salman Khan as Chulbul Pandey is back! The lovable yet corrupt cop. The smouldering presence of Sonakshi Sinha as Rajo Rani Pandey and Prakash Raj as the antagonist of the film certainly has something interesting to offer! So keep your dates blocked this December for the sequel. Dabangg 2 promises loads of romance and action. Director: Arbaaz Khan Music:Sajid-Wajid Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Prakash Raj, Deepak Dobriyal

Sidney Sheldon, anacademy award winning American writer, is back withhis latest creation. An interesting story about an elderly multimillionaire who is found murdered in Hollywood and his wife is raped. The cops assume the motive of thisact isrobbery. The cops areunable to trace the culprit, and the case is eventually closed. After a decade, within 5 years, similar murders happen in three different cities. The police codename the killer as ‘Angel of Death’. Read this engaging novel to unravel the mystery.

Release Date: 7 December Akshay Kumar or more popularly known as Khiladi Kumar who has earned the reputation of being ‘The Indian Jackie Chan’is here with Khiladi 786. This action film is directed by Ashish R Mohan, and stars Akshaya Kumar who is the king of ‘Khiladi Series’. The teaser of the movie got over 1.5 million viewers in 5 days. This definitely sparks some anticipation! Gearup for another Khiladi blockbuster this Christmas season. Director: Ashish R Mohan Music:Himesh Reshammiya Cast: Akshay Kumar, Himesh Reshammiya, Paresh Rawal, Asin Thottumkal, Mithun Chakraborty. English Midnight`s Children


Release date: 28 December Deepa Mehta is a film director and screenwriter best known for

Release date: 7 December America’s computer-animated comedy film, Hotel Transylvania is here. The story of Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) a protective father, and the owner of a five-star resort Hotel Transylvania. He invites the famous monsters to celebrate his daughter Mavis' birthday. An unanticipated young traveller Jonathan (voiced by Andy Samberg), visits the resort. From here begins the story, where Dracula’s doesn’t want his daughter to fall in love with an ordinary guy. Director: Genndy Tartakovsky Music: Mark Mothersbaugh Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Jon Lovitz, Cee LoGreen, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Release date: 14 December The Hobbit is the latest epic fantasy-adventure film directed,

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co-written and produced by Peter Jackson. Based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit (1937). The series will act as a prequel trilogy to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film is an adventure thatfollows the journey of the character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Definitely worth a watch! Director: Peter Jackson Music: Howard Shore Cast:Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans , Orlando Bloom , Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Ian Holm.

From the makers of ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’, directorAshwani Dhir is back with ‘Son of Sardaar’. A film with romance and drama, it’s a remake of the Telugu film, ‘Maryada Ramanna’. ‘Son of Sardaar’ is a story about two Sardaar families who are at loggerheads with each other. Director: Ashwani Dhir Music: Sajid-Wajid, Himesh Reshammiya Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Arjan Bajwa, Vindu Dara Singh, Mukul Dev. Jab Tak Hai Jaan

NOW SHOWING Hindi Talaash

The Jodi of ‘kya bolti tu’, Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee are back together on-screen with ‘Talaash’. This film is a suspense thriller. A story of a prowess cop (Aamir Khan), the inquisitive housewife (Rani Mukherjee) and a prostitute (Kareena Kapoor). They get entrapped in a mystery that is connected to their lives in unexpected ways. Watch ‘Talaash’ for suspense, drama and cupidity. Director: Reema Kagti Music: Ram Sampath Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Shernaz Patel, Rajkumar Yadav

mind away. The upcoming bond thriller directed by Oscar Award-Winner director Sam Mendes, starsDaniel Craig. He adds a glamours enigma to the role of 007.This film begins with a disastrous end to an operation in Istanbul and leads to the rumour that James Bond is dead. Watch out for great action sequences and terrific cinematography. Director: Sam Mendes Music: Thomas Newman, Skyfall performed by Adele Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Judi Dench. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Yash Chopra, the man who defined ‘romance’ in Bollywood cinema with films like ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, ‘Silsila’and ‘Lamhe’, with the best melodies and exotic locations, is now back with ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ marking his return as a director. His flamboyant style of film-making is certainly reflected in his latest directorial venture. This film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. A saga that narrate a story of love and passion. Director: Yash Chopra Music: A. R. Rahman Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma English Sky Fall Fasten your seatbelts, take a deep breath and keep that martini at bay. The 50th anniversary James Bond saga, Sky Fall, is here to blow your

The finale of the teenage vampire-human-werewolf saga is here. The birth of Rebesmee gathers other vampire to guard the child from false allegation. This ends the conclusion of secrets and mysteries of the romantic saga that enchanted millions. Directed: Bill Condon Music: Carter Burwell Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

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Die Young

The Spirit ft Will I am

Hall of Fame

Bruno Mars

Locked Out of Heaven

Mumford and Sons

I Will Wait



I Cry

Flo Rida

Finally Found You

Enrique Iglesias


50 Ways To Say Goodbye

One More Night

Maroon 5

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What’s The word: The Bucket List

With the Mayan Calendar coming to an end on the 21st of December, Juhi Sheth shares city’s funny man Sandeep Rao’s check-list! It’s more th an likely th e the conc list gained ept of a b much pop ucket ularity afte Bucket List r the movi . We Thoug e, The ht long and whose list we’d like in hard about sight into, Techie turn and voila! ed stand up a born, conf comedian. used vege tarian, Sund A Bangalorethe laughs eep finally at his joke took -telling to c to go pro. onvince hi Starting off m here on ho 2010, he’s me-ground come quite in a long wa regular ap y pearance s at The Co since, with in Mumba medy Store i, and othe 6. Was ‘become a comedian’ on that list? r hot spots a sense of people with humour se em to gra Sundeep sa vitate tow Not really… Comedy just felt right! Being on stage and ys ard. from having he’s finally found his calling, and making people laugh just feels like the right thing to do! seen him liv more. Afte e, we coul r all, as he dn’t agree And yes, I love the attention! (laughs)  says, “life is funny. live it!”. 7. How about ‘be anything but a techie’? 

You’ve gone and ruined this interview by mentioning the forbidden word. But I suppose natural selection will take its course and soon we’ll be rid of them! 8. On a scale of 1-10, how awesome your list? I reckon I actually live quite a boring life and don’t venture out mine’s about an 11! But this isn’t about me, since I’m not and grace the world with my presence. However, having famous or anything. Anyway, you were saying? said that I do have certain things I would like to do before   I pop it! I think things that are very attainable but not Hahahaha! I can’t really rate my list. But since it’s mine, ’ll acceptable. For example; I’l like to slap a crying baby on probably give it an 11 as well! ;) a plane, trip a person who’s trying to skip a cue, punch a fat lady, etc. l’d also like to go sky diving, play a round of tennis (considering I have bad eyes… I can’t do this), climb a mountain, read a book, drive a fast car, fly a plane and go into space!       2. How do you think you’re doing so far, in terms of crossing things off that list?    Well, let’s see. I haven’t done any of them! Except may be trying to drive a car. I ended up crashing into a stationary jeep that belonged to a missionary! Don’t know what was scarier; the crash or the attempted conversion!   3. Is this list at all influenced by our impending doom in a little over a month?  1. I know we’re still young and all (somewhat), but surely you have a bucket-list? Care to share some of the things on it?

What impending doom? A population approaching two billion, disease and IT; Aren’t we already doomed? 4. What is this list influenced by?   Frustration, inability and alcohol!   5. How much of this list is x-rated? Because let’s be honest, at least part of it has gotta be!   Surprisingly, none of it. Everything X rated is attainable for me! (winks)

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.CAPRICORN (Dec. 23-Jan. 20)

December looks like the month of solitude. A lot has happened this year and it's time to sit back, relax and clear your head. It's a good idea to save your money, so don't do a big spend. Your dream vacation is just a few months away and you'll need every penny saved.

Your instincts have always lead you in the right direction, so let this month be no different. People may try and get involved in your life and they might end up doing more harm than good. Don't be pushed into travel plans that you are not keen on indulging in. LEO (July 23-August 23)

Looks like an argument with your partner is on the verge of breaking out. Compromising is the best solution for now. Be patient at work, things can look unbearable, but you will get through it. Keep calm, and carry on.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20) SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

You're not always serious in matters of the heart, and this could cause problems between you and a loved one. What you may see as funny, others may not. Be particularly careful with your choice of words during this time as you may cross the line and hurt someone's feelings. Being extravagant this month also may not be a very good idea. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 18)

Stay away from meaningless disputes. They will only cause more trouble in your life. A potentially agile month, keep your energies focused on your self and your work, rather than the surroundings. It'll be a great time to take a break and allow the dust to settle around you. Have a look at our What's the Escape section on page 171 for a quick, relaxing holiday. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)

There is no point in punching walls. Your time to have the final say will come, but unfortunately, it is not now. There are enough and more problems around you, so try not to make new ones. A short trip with a close friend is a good idea, as it will do you both some good. For travel information regarding buses, airplanes and trains, turn to page 20.

Money issues are finally going to disappear and there's even a surprise waiting for you! Return the favour with a gift of acknowledgment. It does not have to be a big one. It's the thought that counts! Check our What's to buy section on pg 127 on a guide to where the coolest shopping locations are in the city! SAGGITARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 22)

VIRGO (August 24-Sept. 23)

No one seems to be taking you seriously or listening to your advice. You're also clashing with those you love, around you. Take a step back, gather your thoughts and analyze the whole situation before making any further advancements. You don't want to ruin things further. PISCES (Feb. 24-March 22)

The end of the year 2012 gives you a new look into life. You realize who your true friends are and which ones are fake. Don't be afraid to own up to a mistake. It'll do you good. Luxury is not a good option, so don't splurge. The holiday season can make you think otherwise, though.

You have worked really hard to get where you are. Don't worry about the money, your efforts are soon going to pay off. It should be the least of your worries! Take some time off and spend it with your loved ones and family! Why not catch a movie or a play? Check out our What's happening section on pg 53 for more information.

After a hard year of working very hard, it's time to finally take a break and enjoy the little luxuries of life. You may have even been in a tiff with your partner, but the best part is making up, isn't it? Treat yourselves to a nice, relaxing spa day at one the best spas in the city. Turn to page145 in our What's the secret section for more details!

A great month for single pisces as love blossoms! Your charm and wit make you irresistible and the month swings by with a lot of happiness. Enjoy the attention. Your family is also dying to be with you, so don't disappoint them. Why don't you spend some quality time with them over a delicious meal? Check out our What's Cooking section on pg83 for the best restaurants in town!

from the

Department of Investigations into End-of-the-World

-and-Other-Nonsense Affairs To all citizens of Bangalore, It has recently been brought to our notice that some anti-social elements have been creating terror and dread in the hearts of citizens, by spreading false stories about the world coming to an end on December 21st, 2012. In its usual swift and efficient manner, the government has set up a special department; consisting of high-ranking academicians, IAS officials and assorted babus; to investigate the same. Our detailed and thorough investigation; that included one telephonic interview with a scientist, many hours and a majority of our budget spent on local priests and astrologers, viewing of crucial cinematic material, and even sending a 40-member team to Mexico to get to the root of the problem; has revealed that this so-called prophecy by members of the ancient Mayan civilization is nothing but hokum. And yes, that is our official take on the whole disgraceful rumour-mongering. Absolute hokum!

A 2,000 page report as to why we have decreed this to be hokum is available to all citizens on request, a small fee and a waiting time of 3 years. Although by then, the date of the end-of-the-world would’ve come and well, the world would not have ended, so you may not find this information as relevant as we’d hoped. Meanwhile, we have for you, some of the salient points of the committee’s findings that will prove, without doubt, that the world is not ending on December 21st and that all of you hoping for a new beginning can forget about it and get on with life as you know it:

According to ancient Indian mythology, Maya is a Sanskrit word for illusion. Beyond that, the Department of Investigations into End-of-the-World-andOther-Nonsense Affairs refuses to acknowledge any fly-by-night operation that has the cheek to call itself Maya. Furthermore, the department is looking into patenting this word, along with some others, to avoid similar misuse in the future. In fact, a new committee is being set up to generate such a list of terms so that we can avoid such snafus in the coming years.

Let’s look at what our city has been through in the recent past, shall we? •In the last 18 months, we’ve seen three different chief ministers come and go from the hallowed halls of our parliament house. •We have survived (barely) a dengue epidemic, as well as an avian flu scare. •We have experienced a change of topography as a once flat city is now a landscape of hillocks, thanks to the piles of garbage that have been dumped on our street corners, pavements and any space that was not already occupied by homes, vehicles, hawkers or people. •We have lived through the side effects of cyclone Nilam,followed by the onslaught of Diwali fireworks. •We have been declared the second most obese city in the country. •We have also been crowned the costliest city to live in, in India. •Traffic on our roads has continued to rise, in spite of our government’s best efforts to curb it by increasing road pot holes and fuel prices.

Let’s face it proudly, citizens. We are a city of survivors. If none of the above could cause so much as dent in our lives, some silly old prophecy by a now non-existent civilization is certainly not about to do that. So let us rejoice and look forward to a brand new year of more such challenges and the triumphs of overcoming them as we sail past 21st December and into the New Year. Until then, our official message to all our citizens is to Keep Calm and Prepare for the end-of-season sales in January.

Yours faithfully, Public Relations Officer, Nidhi Raichand Department of Investigations into End-of-the-World-and-Other-Nonsense Affairs

What's Up Bangalore December 2012  

December 2012 - Vol 3 Issue 18

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