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Top 10 Best Iconic Restaurants in Bengaluru

Bengaluru has a lot of history and when it comes to food, no other city can even come close. Bangalore was a well-known city from generations, therefore, restaurants were set up way before independence. Some of the restaurants carry traits of the colonial era and some are just loved by the locals from generations. Here is the list of Top 10 best iconic restaurants in Namma Bengaluru in no particular order.


New Govind Rao Military Hotel

New Govind Rao Military Hotel founded in the year 1908 is known for its amazing Nati Style Biryani. Govind Rao Military Hotel is a colonial time restaurant, and the food is very spicy and delicious. New Govind Rao Military Hotel is located on Cottenpet Main Road currently, and they serve wide verities of delicious meat dishes.



Shri Sagar (CTR)

Shri Sagar or CTR (Central Tiffin Room) founded in the year 1953 is known for its amazing Benne Dose. Located in Malleshwaram, Shri Sagar or CTR serves the best vegetarian breakfast dishes like Benne Dose, Pongal, Poori, Mysore Bonda, and so on.



Chikkanna Tiffin Room (CTR)

Chikkanna Tiffin Room also known as CTR founded in the year 1965, known for serving the best breakfast dishes. Located in Cubbonpet, this CTR serves the best Khali dose, idli, coffee, masala dosa, Gini dose and much more.



Koshy's Bar & Restaurant

Koshy's Bar & Restaurant founded in the year 1952, serves mixed continental cuisines like Chinese, Breakfast, North Indian, South Indian. The best thing is that they serve alcohol as well.



Mavalli Tiffin Room - MTR

Mavalli Tiffin Room founded in the year 1924, traditionally used to serve food in Silver Utensils. Even though, the food taste has changed drastically, its worth a try at least once if you are in Bangalore.



Shivaji Military Hotel

Shivaji Military Hotel founded in the year 1935 is a well known Non-vegetarian Military style hotel. Set up during the colonial era, this restaurant serves delicious and authentic Mutton Pulao, Leg Soup and much more.



Airlines Hotel

Airlines Hotel founded in the year 1968 is the first-ever open-air cafe in Bengaluru. This Pure Vegetarian restaurant serves delicious Street Food, North Indian and South Indian.



Vidhyarthi Bhavan

Vidyarthi Bhavan founded in the year 1943 is famous for its crispy dose and the way it is served. Vidyarthi Bhavan used to be famous for there extraordinarily crispy and tasty masala dose but the magic has faded away. You can try it once just to see the place.



Nagarjuna Restaurant

Nagarjuna Restaurant founded in the year 1984 is known for its authentic Andhra meals. Even though Nagarjuna is not as old as the other restaurants featured here but it has secured a name for itself as the best Andhra Restaurant in Bengaluru. The dishes like Lemon Chicken, Mutton Biryani, Chicken 65 are to die for.



NV Naidu Military Hotel

NV Naidu Military Hotel founded in the year 1969 is not a well-know restaurant but definitely needs a highlight because of its history. The NV Naidu Military hotel was the first restaurant in Bangalore to introduce Naidu style pulao


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