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4 Restaurants to Excite Your Diwali in Bangalore

Festive season is incomplete unless you relish the true taste of the rich traditional food and dig deep into sweets. Diwali celebrations are no fun without these. Nothing can match a sumptuous spread of buffet or irresistible a la carte at your favorite restaurant in the festive season. Bangalore is home to some very refined places to dine-in, however, when it comes to festivity and celebrations you take pleasure by treating yourself with the best food in the city. A plethora of restaurants display the best of cuisine and offer dining packages to lure the guests to their places.

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Diwali is synonymous to good food!

Here, cutting down the clutter I recommend the following are the places to enjoy your Diwali in Bangalore. Lazeez 

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If you love biryani and chicken preparations then this is the place to be at that promises to make your festival even more special. The exotic food and lively festive ambiance makes up your day here. Mastering in the art of preparing great biryani, Lazeez has now earned quite fame in the city. Make your Diwali delightful with a rich spicy biryani here! Sultans of Spice

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Royal dinig at Sultans of Spice

The place is a royal feast to your taste buds. Featuring North Indian and Afghani cuisine, Sultans of Spice takes you back to your roots with its exotic traditional preparations. The best part of the place is that it is quite light on the pocket. What else can make you happier when you get to enjoy royal treatment at pocket pleasing prices and that too in the festive season! Chianti

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Italian pleasure

One of best places in Bangalore that serves authentic Italian food in affable ambiance along with warm service.  Inspired from the traditional Italian cuisine, the creative menu is a sheer delight and can titillate your palate with subtle flavors and mouth-watering preparations. This Diwali be different and dig into exotic international cuisine. Smoked out Barbeque

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Grilled chicken

Nothing beats the grilled and barbeque preparations of chicken. This festive season I recommend your to meet your crave for grilled chicken preparations at Smoked out Barbeque where the robust flavors of the finely cooked chicken promise to take you to a gastronomical ride. The juicy chicken and beef steak would keep bringing you back to this place, I bet! Make your Diwali special in Bangalore with the cuisine you prefer. 

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Dine-Out Venues in Vishakhapatnam

Vishakhapatnam, or commonly known as Vizag, is a great destination to unwind and relax. It has the bliss of long, unperturbed beaches and lush greenery. It has natural wonders like waterfalls and caves and also many religious places, temples and monuments to visit. The city is an emerging metropolis with lots of new hotels, restaurants and pubs/lounges cropping up as newer indsutries are flooding in. This blog lists out three top fine dining venues in this city for you to easily choose from:

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Classic Minestrone Soup (Zuppa)
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Little Italy in Harbour Park Road, Siripuram, Vishakhapatnam, is our first suggestion for a dining venue. The food is purely vegetarian and yet entraps the essence and taste of true Italian cuisine in every fold of their pasta, every layer of their lasagne or every piece of their pizza! The cheesy bites found here are really enticing and does not have a parallel. This is a chain restaurant that is there in Delhi and other cities as well. The standard and quality of food served is commendable. Little Italy is known for their ‘at-home’ style, comfortable ambiance and the service is good. You will surely enjoy the food here, given the variety of choices even when only vegetarian base is found!

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Chicken Satay with Peanut Butter Sauce
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GAD, in The Gateway Hotel on Beach Road, Maharani Peta, Vishakhapatnam, is one of the most apt venues when it comes to your celebrating something special, say, a special occasion like anniversary, birthday or even a date… It is very romantic in its ambiance and has a beautiful view all around. The beach or the poolside, both manage to animate what you see though those large glass windows. You can also sit out in the terrace and enjoy the wild sea wind in your hair while you sip into your drink and munch on the bites! The ambiance is what makes it simply awesome. The food is notable as well. This is a multicuisine venture and thus has impressive choices. Enjoy your dine-out here and feel the difference, revel in the romance!

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Egg Biryani
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Lastly, in this blog, we will talk about Tulips, nestled in The Green Park hotel on Waltair Main Road, Ramnagar, Vishakhapatnam. Tulips serves North Indian, Chinese, South Indian and Continental cuisines and is sought after by foodies for the sheer excellence of the food. There is much variety available and every palate has some interesting options! Service is good. The North Indian fare is rather popular here. You might want to dig into the biryani-s they offer!

Call 076767 76767 for reservations via BYT.

Food in Amritsar

Amritsar, a city located in the north-western part of India, in Punjab, is one of the prime food hubs for pure North Indian cuisine. The variety available is surprising and endless. The food is absolutely delicious. Thick creamy gravies, fresh vegetables and great, strong flavours of North Indian spices are classic characteristics of North Indian Punjabi cuisine that Amritsar’s rich culinary culture says.

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Paneer Bhurji
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Food in Amritsar has a different level of excellence, altogether. Grand dishes like Amritsari kulcha, Amritsari parantha, sarson ka saag, dal makhni, kadai paneer, phirni, kesar wali lassi, paneer bhurji, chole bhature, malai chai, halwa, fish fry, rajma chawal, kebabs, matka kulfi and kulfi faluda. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

Well, there are numerous restaurants cropping up in Amritsar and this BYT blog lists out a few for you to choose from.

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Murg Saagwala
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Oka Open Kitchen at Astoria is a restaurant that is known for their service and great food. Fish butter fried, paneer shahi, chicken saagwala, dal makhni, mutton rogan josh, missi roti, garlic naan, keema kulcha with gravy and keema egg curry are quite popular here. The restaurant is simple and does not have much of an extraordinary decor to be described but the food and the popularity is amazing!

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Kohliwada Fried Chicken
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The Beer Cafe in Trilium Mall, White Avenue, Amritsar, is a rather cheerful place with loads of beer and superlicious finger food! A whole range of Kingfisher beers, Fosters, Tuborg, Hoegaarden, Carlsberg, Bavaria and more are there alongside some impressive array of liquors, both, domestic and international labels. With all this chill-sips, there comes a wide range of amazing dishes like Fish Amritsari, Chicken Tikka, Chicken Malai Tikka, Kohliwada Fried Chicken, Mushroom Tikka, Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken and more that you can enjoy with some yummy Indian breads! If you want to try something more unique and unconventional, you can have various types of maggi! A very innovative blend of ingredients with maggi is a good option to try out!

Call 076767 76767 for reservations via BYT.

Fine Dining Options in Kanpur

Fine dining is one of the most common modes of celebrating a special occasion among most people. Kanpur, a budding city in Uttar Pradesh also has quite a few fantastic fine dining options for you.

Fine dining refers to those types of complete service restaurants that have specific, dedicated menus or courses for a meal. Even there are styles of plating and presentation for the food before it comes to the table. The atmosphere or ambiance is created and maintained in a special way to add comfort and an essence to your experience.

This BYT blog elaborates on three fine dining restaurants in Kanpur, as follows:

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Murgh Afghani
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Cawnpore 1857, in The Landmark Hotel on Near Naveen Market, Mall Road, Kanpur, is the one to top the list. The Landmark Hotel is a very efficient and well reputed five star hotel in Kanpur and Cawnpore 1857 is very popular for their North Indian fare and most importantly, they serve from Kanpur’s local palate. This is a pretty costly restaurant but the ambiance is what blows you away and transoprts you to a pre-independence India when the city of Kanpur was actually called Cawnpore. 

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Ajwaini Machhi
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Mehfil in Phoolbagh ranks second in the list of fine dining restaurants in Kanpur. It serves North Indian, Continental, Italian and Chinese cuisines and is noted for the delicious North Indian dishes it plates out. The staffs are well groomed and the ambiance is classy. The best thing is that the restaurant has maintained its standards all through.

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Chelo Kebab Platter
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Palate Multicuisine Restaurant is a really nice place to visit for a multi-cuisine fine dining experience. The drinks and the food, both have a reputation of being too good. The standard is maintained and it is large group friendly. Palate is actually a good option for getogethers, celebrations and family outings. The food served is fresh and asty. Portions are also quite good for the per plate cost.

For reservations, please call 076767 76767 or log on to www.bookyourtable.com.

Top Notch Restaurants in Nagpur

Nagpur, a busy city in Maharashtra, India, is the 13th largest urban development in India. It is a major commercial and political centre and is also known as the ‘Tiger Capital of India’. Nagpur is also one of the most important IT sectors of the state. Thus, people keep coming in and the hospitality business is budding well!! There are quite a few fantastic restaurants in Nagpur and this blog lists out 3 of them for you to choose from!!

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Bacon Wrapped Prawns
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The first on the list is Hibiscus (Gupta House, Above IDBI Bank, Ravindranath Tagore Marg,Civil Lines, Nagpur) which is a beautiful and classy restaurant that dishes out North Indian, Continental and Chinese food. Hibiscus is dressed in wooden furniture and nice, cosy turquoise and deep red sofas welcome you to the tables! The restaurant is good for a romantic fine dining experience as well. But, the real reason behind the popularity of Hibiscus is the tasty and amazing food. Prawns Cocktail, Hawaiian Chicken Salad, Chicken Satay, Butter Chilli Garlic Prawns, Crispy Potato, Fish Orly, Bacon Wrapped Prawns and a couple of other items from the menu dominate the bills here!

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Kung Pao chicken
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Deeply dedicated to Chinese and Pan-Asian cuisines, the sophisticated restaurant of Ni Hao (Hotel Radisson Blu, Wardha Road No 7, Vivekanand Nagar, Nagpur) is one of the first choices for an Oriental food-lover, when in Nagpur. The restaurant is pretty nicely done and brightly lit with golden lights and large interior framework. Kung Pao Chicken and Darsans with Icecream are must try-s!

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Hyderabadi nalli gosht dum biryani
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The third restaurant in this list is the fantabulous Indiya Oye of the Hotel Radisson Blu. The restaurant is brightly dressed in different colours and shares a rustic Rajasthani cultural influence in its get up. This is a great place for dates, romantic timeouts and family lunches/dinners. It is known for its yummilicious North Indian and Mughlai cuisines!

Call BYT at 076767 76767 for reservations!

Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore

How many of hardcore seafood lovers know about the wonderful Indian cuisine restaurant, Terracotta, nestled in the Vivanta by Taj hotel, Bangalore? It is one of the best destinations for a quiet evening dedicated to food and drinks, with your family and friends…


Fish Curry
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Food and Terracotta are synonyms, pointing to excellence and depth of variety of the North Western Frontier’s culinary world. There is so much on offer that it’s easy to feel confused! The managers are well educated about the menu and can guide you well. The Galouti Kebab is one of their signature specialties that you simply cannot afford to miss! Kashmiri spiced chicken, Amritsari style white fish, Dumplings of fresh cottage cheese, Khumb methi malai matar, Salmon grill, lamb grill, red snapper mustard tikka and choose from a section of diverse options for Biryanis. Do not forget to order for the chef’s special ‘Lucknowi Garlic Kheer’ before end it!! The Amritsari White Fish is, perhaps, one of the best dishes you’ll enjoy if you are an ardent seafood fan. There are many other scintillating preparations that you can relish and will strike a note of appreciation in your mind.


A Seafood Kebab Platter
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Terracotta is all about liveliness and splendour. The lavish interior décor and pleasing indoor-outdoor setting says it all. The earthen colours in shades of brown and the random checker-box patterns both in the ceiling and on the floor bring about a soothing harmony. The glass wall on one side lets in the nature to fill up your senses if you are sitting indoors. While dining, if you choose to spend the time out in the pleasing Bangalore weather, a flickering little candle set on your table shall bring in the poetry your senses were longing for.


A Prawn Dish
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To create a valued remembrance, call 076767 76767 to make a reservation here and experience a grand fine dining closure! Let Bookyourtable (BYT) be at your service!!

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Dressing your best, putting your best foot forward and going out for shopping is one of the best things that you could do on a lazy Sunday afternoon. And after that, how about a Sunday Brunch? Sounds cool, doesn’t it? But the question lies in the fact that which one restaurant you choose to hang out with friends and food? So, allow bookyourtable to take the opportunity of introducing you to the Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore!

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus is all bright and cheerful with the bright sun visiting the restaurant and the citrus colours that makes presence all around. Citrus at Leela Palace, Bangalore is one of the bets fine dine restaurants that allows you to get together with your friends and family as one and celebrate Sunday as a day of feasting and togetherness. What’s the fun part? The restaurant serves you cuisines from around the globe. Their live cooking stations can’t be missed at all! The chefs with a welcoming smile prepare delicious dishes for you.

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Cheese platter
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Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

Spaghetti dish
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So what all can you savour at the buffet station? The cheese selection in the buffet section is probably the best one in the city. You know what? Just forget the calorie count this Sunday and dig into their variety of International cheese. A number of International delicacies like pizzas, pastas, smoked salmon, salads, a platter of cold cut meat and chicken pate are some of the best prepared dishes from the menu. However, if you love desi khana, well, they have biryani, kebabs, Indian breads and a range of delicious Indian curries made to suit your taste buds.

Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore

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You sure would want to sip on some beverages as well. Try from their range of sparkling wines or a cocktails and mocktails. Mojito is just one of those perfect drinks that would refresh your senses on a summer afternoon.

See you soon at the Sunday Afternoon Brunch at Citrus – Leela Palace, Bangalore! To get reservations done, visit bookyourtable or call 076767 76767. Happy Brunching!



Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore

Food is, perhaps, one of the most common topics all over the world and the variety in each cuisine is overwhelming… Basking in a breezy Bangalore evening, when food comes to mind, Terracotta, an Indian Specialty restaurant in Vivanta by Taj, is sure to come up in your mind…


Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore

Terracotta is a beautiful, quiet and classy space tucked in Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore. It offers both, indoor and outdoor setting to suit your mood and company.


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Indian food has a huge variety and diversity but Terracotta is revered for its unique collection of Indian delicacies. To begin with, Kebabs (starters) are the best picks. Terracotta’s Galouti Kebab is unquestionably the greatest kebab in the Lucknowi region, so soft that it literally melts in your mouth… Try such a bite with your choice of beverage and feel the ecstasy! Following your treat of kebabs, comes the semi dries (kadahis & tawas) and their dish of chicken braised with lahori crushed spices cooked “Kadahi style” with desiccated coconut & herbs is simply out of this world in terms of its exclusiveness! You must definitely not miss out on Terracotta’s ‘Plated grills’ in which steaks of salmon matured in a richly spicy marinade of mustard oil & char grilled is a bona-fide choice. Also, char grilled Australian rack of lamb coated with full bodied Indian spices is no less in its charm! You can complement your grills with any of their luscious biryanis. Lastly, no Indian meal ends without a sweet treat and the Garlic kheer, a specialty of the chef from Lucknow, is held in high esteem.


Chicken Biryani
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A glass of awesome daiquiri!
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When you want to experience a great ambience in a prodigious restaurant with heavenly spreads of delicate flavours, Terracotta is your game! Call (0)76767 76767 to make a reservation or click here. Your Food Advisor – Book Your Table brings the best of the best enlisted at your hand anytime, anywhere!

Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore

Looking for the best North Indian cuisine restaurant in Bangalore? Come to Terracotta, an in-house restaurant of Vivana by Taj, in Whitefield (Bangalore)!

Terracotta in Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore

Terracotta in Vivanta by Taj,
Whitefield, Bangalore

In Terracotta, you’ll find the best of everything that you may look for to have a complete fine dining experience. Terracotta has the perfect ambience, impeccable beauty and splendid food. You are bound to be pleased by what your spoon shall bring to your mouth and your eyes shall imprint into your mind!

A distant view of Terracotta in Vivanta by Taj

A distant view of Terracotta in Vivanta by Taj

The Indian cuisine specialty restaurant, Terracotta, takes pride in its authenticity of the dishes served and the unquestionably greatest dish from all of Lucknowi region, the Galouti Kebab, is one of the most prized plates on their offers. Its spices are in proportionate blends and the kebab literally melts on your taste-buds! The Chicken made in Lahori style with desiccated coconut and spices is yet another wonder that is highly recommended. But they also have some great dishes for Seafood lovers like spicy steaks of salmon marinated with mustard oil and grilled. However, the Australian rack of lamb coated with perfect Indian spices has quite a big fan following. The taste of biryanis needs no introduction since all are more than the best on the scale! Lastly, the odd Garlic Kheer is yet another little option to pamper yourself before you end your Nawabi meal.

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Grilled salmon with Indian spices marination
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Terracotta is all about exuberance and beauty. The plush interior décor and wonderful indoor-outdoor setting says it all. The earthen colours in shades of brown and the random checker-box patterns both in the ceiling and on the floor bring about a soothing harmony. The glass wall on one side lets in the nature outside fill up your senses if you are sitting inside. While dining, if you choose to spend the time out in the pleasing Bangalore weather, a flickering little candle set on your table shall bring in the poetry your senses were longing for.

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Call 076767 76767 or click here to help bookyourtable make a reservation for you at Terracotta and wish you a happy meal!

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Leela Palace is one of the most popular luxury boutique hotels in the city. The interiors of the hotel are spectacular and the service is worth commenting on. It is one of the top-rated hotels in the country with intricate artwork and fine architecture that are a visual treat. Housing as many as six eating options, The Leela Palace also tops the list of five-star hotels with fine-dine options most preferred by Bangaloreans. In this blog, we’ll tell you about that restaurant that exudes royalty and richness …  Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore!

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Lovely chandeliers light up Jamavar

There is hardly any Bangalorean who is not aware of Jamavar. So what’s the buzz all about? Well, it is the decor that hundreds talk about. Food ofcourse! But the entire setup is what takes your breath away. It is one restaurant that is decked up like a bride every single day. Resplendent in palatial chandeliers & exquisite Jamavar textiles, The Leela Bangalore’s Jamavarreceived the distinguished honours of being chosen by ‘Forbes’ as one amongst the “Top Ten Power dining restaurants in the world.” The walls are adorned with Jamavar wall paintings specially crafted with pure 24-carat gold leaf and vegetable dyes. The tables are set with rich silk linen and silver cutlery. Take some time to admire the beauty!

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Maharaja Table at Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Jamavar offers three seating options – one main dining hall, a private ‘Maharaja’ seating and an open-patio seating. The Maharaja table overlooks the live show kitchen. You might choose any of the seating options as per your convenience and preference.

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Lobster Neeruli

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Butter Chicken … creamy and delicious!

A team of highly professional and skilled chefs and staff is another notable characteristic of Jamavar. The staff helps you with every little details like recommending their special dish or making a note to customize the dish as you may prefer it on your palate. The chefs take extra care to plate a perfectly delectable dish. The menu is a blend of North Indian and South Indian delicacies. Spiced Lobster Neeruli, Jhinga Masala, Butter chicken, chicken tikka are some glorious dishes that Jamavar is popular for. Finish your meal with some sweet kulfi.

Jamavar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Kulfi … a perfect end to a hearty meal!

What more! We have given you many details about Jamavar. Why don’t you experience the visual delight by yourself? Valentine’s Day is around the corner, visit bookyourtable site and get your reservations done to spend an eventful evening. Romance with the love of your life and Jamavar!

Jamavar, The Leela Palace – Bangalore

Jamavar is the fine dine restaurant at The Leela Palace located at Old Airport Road, Bangalore. This is the Indian speciality restaurant that is one of the most preferred among the five-star Indian restaurants in Bangalore.

Jamavar, The Leela Palace – Bangalore

Maharaja table at the private dining room of Jamavar, The Leela Palace

What makes Jamavar so special? The ornate style and richness of this restaurant is the unique selling point of the restaurant. The restaurant is named after Jamavar shawl of Kashmir that was available in the 16th century. This three-metre shawl was so fine that it could be slipped though a finger band. The beauty of this restaurant is impressive. Wall paintings with 24-carat gold leaf adorning the walls and royal looking chandeliers make this restaurant look no less than a palace. The restaurant also has an outdoor seating that makes it a pleasant option on a breezy evening.

Jamavar, The Leela Palace – Bangalore

Outdoor seating at Jamavar

The menu of Jamavar  is a mix of rich North Indian and South Indian dishes. Succulent kebabs, biryanis and rich curries are prepared in the most authentic way under the supervision of Chef Farman Ali who is an expert in North Indian cooking.

Jamavar, The Leela Palace – Bangalore

Paneer tikka

Jamavar, The Leela Palace – Bangalore

A number of choice from the delicious range of dishes at Jamavar

The signature dishes of the restaurant include Lobster Neeruli, Lucknowi Chop, Paneer tikka, Sunheri Jhinga, Mangalorean Kori Gassi, Rogan Josh, Murgh Handi Lazeez and Tandoori Nalli, dum Nalli Korma. With great flavours and textures, each of these dishes are the favourites of the patrons.  Biryani, naans and tandoori roti accompany these dishes.

Kesar & Pista kulfi, jalebi, gulab jamun are some choices for plate cleaners. If these tickle you senses, make reservations at Jamavar , The Leela Palace at the earliest. Visit bookyourtable for reservations.


Special Occasion restaurants – Begumpet, Hyderabad

Begumpet has some five-star restaurants and hotels to boast of. All of these restaurants with their variety of cuisines and soothing ambience are just the perfect places to celebrate your special days. Let us take a look at some of these Special Occasion restaurants – Begumpet, Hyderabad.

Table reservations are recommended. Visit BookyourTable.

Marco Polo (Special Occasion restaurants – Begumpet, Hyderabad):

Special Occasion restaurants - Begumpet, Hyderabad

Marco Polo Bar – ITC Kakatiya

Marco Polo is the stylish lounge of ITC Kakatiya. The decor is fine with subtle yellow glow on the walls and flickering candle lights on each table. The ambience and service will make for an unforgettable evening with your friends and spouse.

Special Occasion restaurants - Begumpet, Hyderabad


Marco Polo promises an unforgettable experience with its stellar selection of the finest wines, malts, cognacs and other beverages along with a delightful line up of adventurous cocktails and gourmet snacks. Cheese ‘n’ Potato, Salt ‘n’ Pepper Baby Corn, Golden-fried Prawn and Danish Caviar are some snacks you might pair with your LIIT, Martinis and Margaritas.


Deccan Pavilion (Special Occasion restaurants – Begumpet, Hyderabad): 

Special Occasion restaurants - Begumpet, Hyderabad

Deccan Pavilion – ITC Kakatiya

ITC Kakatiya has another popular restaurant, Deccan Pavilion. The restaurant is open round the clock and takes you on a culinary journey across India and abroad with the best of Indian cuisine and innovative International dishes. Deccan Pavilion has a soothing ambience, aquamarine blue and emerald green with five show kitchens.

Special Occasion restaurants - Begumpet, Hyderabad

Dum Pukht Biryani

A variety of soups, salads, kebabs, main course dishes from multiple cuisines and a delicious selection of gourmet desserts are laid down for their breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet spread. The A-la-carte menu has choices like Dum ka Murgh, Burrahni Gosht, Barrah Kebab, malai kofta, Charminar Boti, Dum Pukht Biryani and dishes from the Chinese and Continental cuisine.

The chefs at Deccan Pavilion will happily offer you a delicious dish even if you arrive here in the wee hours of the night.

The Grill (Special Occasion restaurants – Begumpet, Hyderabad):

The Grill at Vivanta by Taj is a lovely pool side resto-bar with live grills and a lovely pool side ambience. The Grill is located at the second floor of the hotel and is perfect to celebrate a special anniversary with your beloved.

Special Occasion restaurants - Begumpet, Hyderabad

The Grill – Vivanta by Taj

The very skilled chefs offer you a variety of grills from around the world. Prawns, chicken wings, chicken breast, grilled lamb, Grilled vegetables/paneer are some options. Howver if you wish to try the signature dishes of The Grill, go for Chicken Shaslik, Smoking Gun infused kebabs or Mixed Grill platter. Hot Chocolate Souffle with vanilla ice-cream is the best you could choose for a dessert.

Enjoy a special evening!

Diya – The Leela Ambience Gurgaon

Diya – The Leela Ambience Gurgaon is an Indian restaurant located in the lobby level of the hotel.  Diya is the Times Award winner of the best North Indian (Hotel). Diya , located at the lobby level of the hotel is a fine and modestly decorated restaurant overlooking the Rajokri gardens. India is known for its hospitality and the saying, “Atithi Devo Bhava”. The staff at Diya is trained to follow this art of hospitality amidst a contemporary setting. With a capacity to accommodate 112 guests, the restaurant serves a mosaic of Indian cuisines.

Diya – The Leela Ambience Gurgaon

Diya – The Leela Ambience Gurgaon … so serene and understated!

You are welcomed by a huge metal-framed rosewood door followed by a showcase of modern and traditional Indian art. The restaurant decor is soothing and stylish blessed by abundant natural light that streams in through the wall-to-wall high windows. Complimented by light from the beautiful crafted hanging lamps and a gurgling water fountain in the centre of the restaurant, Diya lends a calming effect to the diners. The restaurant also has a glass enclosed private seating area.

Diya – The Leela Ambience Gurgaon

Mutton Seekh kebab

Diya – The Leela Ambience Gurgaon

Murg Methidar Korma … a speciality dish at Diya – The Leela Ambience Gurgaon

The menu is a culinary mosaic of Indian flavours. Tandoori platter (fish tikka, chicken malai kebab, Tandoori jhinga and mutton seekh kebab) is one of the best picks here. The kebabs soft and succulent having been marinated with the right hint of spices and cooked to perfection. The other dishes that are equally delicious and unique are Vegetarian mix grill, Gosht khitchra, saag gosht, dal makhani, Murgh Kurchan, Malai kofta, Gosht Aur Badam Ka Shorba, Tawa Seared Duck Breast, Anjeer Chutney, Panchphoran Crusted Salmon, Galauti kebab, Sigri kebab, Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani.

Diya – The Leela Ambience Gurgaon

Aam ki Kulfi (Mango Kulfi)

Desserts like chenna payesh with coffee liquor, Mandarin zest scented Phirni, aam ki kulfi and green apple shrikhand steals the show. All the dishes in the menu are just outstanding, something you have rarely tasted before. The restaurant opens only for dinner from 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm. For reservations at Diya , visit BookyourTable.

K and K-Kebabs and Kurries – ITC Grand Central

ITC Grand Central at Parel, Mumbai is a five-star luxury hotel celebrating a variety of culture and cuisines. K&K – Kebabs and Kurries pays tribute to the rich Hyderabadi, Lucknowi, North Indian and Mughlai cuisines. The ambience of the restaurant is very rugged yet represents the beauty of ancient Indian forts with high ceilings, soothing colours, brass motif engraved entrance and a gracious show kitchen where you can take the pleasure of watching chefs cook your dishes with utmost perfection. The sight of charcoal coated meat chunks and the magical aroma is enough to tickle your senses and increase your appetite twice.

Kebabs and Kurries - ITC Grand Central

K and K – Kebabs and Kurries – ITC Grand Central

Kebabs and Kurries - ITC Grand Central

Kebab varieties at K and K – Kebabs and Kurries – ITC Grand Central

As you get yourself seated and place your order, you wait eagerly for your dishes to arrive. The sight of the skilled chefs in the different kitchens entices your senses making you even hungrier. As the succulent kebabs make way to your table off the grill rods, you pounce like a carnivore and devour a piece into your mouth least bothered about how hot it is. That is exactly the magic of North Indian and Mughlai food.

Kebabs and Kurries - ITC Grand Central

Tandoori Murgh

Kebabs and Kurries - ITC Grand Central

Awadhi Biryani

The menu is very interesting. It walks you through a wide variety of kebabs cooked in Tawa, grill, tandoor and clay oven. The gravies and curries find a definition here with so many types under one roof – Korma, Qaliya, salan and do pyaza. Tali Hari Macchli, Murgh Angaar, Murgh Barrah, Sikandri Raan, Tala Gosht, Kakori Kebab, Gosht Hari Mirch, Tandoori murgh, Kalinga Machhi (a Orissa speciality fish dish with mustard), Burrhani Gosht, Chooze Biryani, Awadhi Biryani, Haleem, Quas-e-Quaza, Mirch Baigan ka Salan and Seh-Rangi-Pulao are some varieties to be tried here. Each of these ancient culinery delights is given a chefs’ twist to create something innovative.

Kebabs and Kurries - ITC Grand Central

Paneer Korma
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However the restaurant is thoughtful enough to craft a menu for the vegetarians too. Green napkins and green goblets are served to their vegetarian guests so as not to create any confusion.

K&K – Kebabs and Kurries also hosts a Sunday Brunch with a variety of North Indian and Mughlai dishes like kebabs, curries, Dal Bukhara, Dum Biryani and some desserts. Accompany with wines, beer or a mocktail. For reservations, visit Bookyourtable.

The Peshwa Pavilion – ITC Maratha, Mumbai

Andheri East, Mumbai has a reason to boast – ITC Maratha. It is one of the most grand and luxury hotel of Mumbai; be it in service, architecture, food, ambience or courtesy. ITC Maratha excels in everything that is necessary to be called a hotel of international stature. The hotel is the proud owner of 7 fine-dine restaurants and a five-star bakery.

Mumbai is said to be ‘a city that never sleeps’. True! Similarly, the fine-dine restaurant of ITC Maratha that never sleeps is The Peshwa Pavilion. It is the 24 hour coffee shop cum fine-dine restaurant that can offer you a delicious bite and coffee even in the wee hours of the night.

The Peshwa Pavilion – ITC Maratha

The Peshwa Pavilion – ITC Maratha

The restaurant is located in the central atrium of the hotel and is a sight with an impressive decor. The restaurant is designed such that it is connected to every floor of the hotel. High ceilings, elegant setting, bright lights, wooden chairs, marble table tops, tall faux palm trees and a glass dome … doesn’t the whole picture look beautiful and elegant.

The Peshwa Pavilion serves buffet and a-la-carte meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet are served daily with an array of Indian and International delicacies. Wednesday buffets are focussed on seafood specialities along with Indian dishes. The crowd gathers around the live kitchen counters and they also have a section serving home-style Maharashtrian delicacies.

The Peshwa Pavilion – ITC Maratha

Pepper crusted Tenderloin

The Peshwa Pavilion – ITC Maratha

Kadhai Jhinga

Layered Pudina Paratha, Chicken Frankie Hot Dogs, Cheesy Penne Bake, Artisan Pasta, fish n chips, pepper crusted tenderloin fillet, risotto, pizzas, simple Indian masala khichdi, salad, paneer tikka, Rogan josh, Kadhai jhinga, dal makhani, Murgh Bohri biryani and many other dishes form part of their a-la-carte menu.

The Peshwa Pavilion – ITC Maratha

Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream

Desserts like Chocolate brownie with ice cream, Belgian dark chocolate truffle cake, Blueberry cheesecake, Cinnamon apple crumble are good choices to finish a meal on a sweet note.

So, now you know where to approach after party for a quick bite. For reservations at The Peshwa Pavilion, visit BookyourTable.

Eau de Monsoon – Le Meridian, Delhi NCR

Le Meridian stands tall in Windsor Place Road, Delhi NCR. With an architecture of International standard and service that is of world-class calibre, it is one of the favourite hotels of expats and celebrities visiting the NCR. The hotel offers restaurants of many popular cuisines like Indian, Chinese and Continental. Below, we’ll bring you info from the interiors of Eau de Monsoon – Le Meridian.

Eau de Monsoon - Le Meridian

Eau de Monsoon – Le Meridian

Eau de Monsoon - Le Meridian

Doesn’t the chendelier look beautiful? … Eau de Monsoon – Le Meridian

Eau de Monsoon is an Indian restaurant serving traditional food from the kitchen in International plating. The restaurant has a simple decor; shades of brown and rust with glass walls. There are fountains that give a wonderful effect of rain splashing on the walls giving it a very dreamy look. The tables are covered with fine table linen and set with delicate glassware and expensive cutlery. The restaurant has two private dining rooms and a wine library with stocks from old world and new age. Beautiful chandeliers light up the interiors as the sun sets.

Eau de Monsoon - Le Meridian

Kurkuri hari mirch

Eau de Monsoon - Le Meridian

Grilled broccoli with asparagus
Photographed by Rekha Kakkar

When the staff serves the dishes before you, you think again if you are in an Indian restaurant or abroad. The style with which the food is plated is admirable. The menu is extensive with a plethora of starters, mains and desserts all crafted out carefully in an artistic fashion. Surkh Lal Bharwan Khumb, Kurkuri hari mirch, Panch Mirchi ka Paneer, hari mirchi parantha, Khatte baingan, Mirch Mussalam, Deconstructed samosa, chicken tikka, Tandoori mustard sole, dosa with frozen coconut chutney, Biryani, Spicy Naan, Tandoori Broccoli with grilled asparagus are some dishes you can try here.

Eau de Monsoon - Le Meridian

Pair your food with some great wines from their wine cellar

The wine cellar has some great wines you may sample and pair with your Indian food served in International style. You might also take help of the Sommelier to taste food with the perfect wine pairing.

Get your reservations done at Eau de Monsoon. Visit BookyourTable.


Punjab Grill – Delhi NCR

Punjab Grill, an endeavour by Lite Bite Foods is a fine North Indian speciality restaurant celebrating the culinary culture of undivided Punjab. Punjab Grill was created to give you an experience to explore the diversity of delicious North-West Frontier food.  The food has a great blend of Hindu, Punjab, Pathan and Sikh cuisine.

Punjab Grill

The airy ambience at Punjab Grill – Saket, Delhi

Punjab Grill

The chefs at work … Punjab Grill at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Punjab Grill has many outlets in Delhi NCR. All the outlets have a very beautiful decor with an air of elegance and sophistication. Luxurious delicate cutlery adorn the tables and the staff is courteous, thus making the ambience classy and amicable. The outlet at Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, Delhi has a terrace seating that makes for a wonderful and preferable ambience by diners.

Punjab Grill

Chaamp Taajdar

Punjab Grill

Chicken tikka

The menu has been designed such that to give food gourmands a taste of the food that has been specialities of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Kabul, Amritsar, Multan and Patiala. You’ll find such items in the menu that though traditional in origin has undergone twists and turns in the modern hands of the accomplished chefs. Tandoori Guchchi, Raan Hari Singh Nalwa, Salmon Tikka (the finest Scotch salmon is used), Burrah kebab, Bharwan Kesri Guchchi, Chaamp Taajdar (Pot roasted and braised lamb chops) and Chicken Lababdar, Kadhai Bater and Bater Masaledar. The other usual popular dishes include Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani. The desserts are authentic Indian with their special touch like Phirni, Kheer, Rum Flambéed Gulab Jamun (this is a must-have dessert), Kulfi Falooda, Litchi ki Tehri, and rasmalai.

Punjab Grill

Phirni – A delicious Indian dessert

Here are the outlets in Delhi NCR that you can spot around you.

Punjab Grill – Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Punjab Grill – Select CityWalk Mall, Saket

Punjab Grill – Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden

Punjab Grill

Tandoori Guchchi

Visit BookyourTable for reservations. Punjab Grill outlets at Saket and Gurgaon serve a scrumptuous lunch buffet on all days of the week. Dig in!



Zambar – Delhi NCR (Gurgaon)

ZAMBAR is much more than Sambar with a zangy, zingy twist!(Lite Bite Foods website). Zambar offers you something much beyond just sambar, idly, dosa or vada; a wide range of South Indian cuisines from the legendary spice coast of the South. This restaurant from Lite Bite Foods is a South Indian restaurant plating before you a piece of the authentic culinary tradition of South India.


Zambar interior – Gurgaon


The Houseboat seating at Zambar

The decor is elegant with touches of South Indian traditions. Dim lighting, an enticing rangoli at the entrance, brass lamps, a huge show-kitchen, house-boat style seating, and a big screen displaying fun facts from Kerala is Zambar . Delhi Food Tours said of the restaurant, “I think Zambar was a breath of fresh air. Just walking into the restaurant, you get the whiff of typically south Indian spices which can be traced to the open kitchen within seconds. ”


Zambar seafood Thali … You just can’t miss this!

The menu is a collection of the best picks from Chettinad, Andhra, Mangalorean, Coorgi, Malabar and Syrian cuisines. Chettinad meal from Tamil Nadu has the indispensable flavours of tamarind, asafoetida, star anise and much more; fiery Andhra coastal offerings; the aromatic mild spices of Karnataka cuisine especially Mangalorean and Coorgi; as well as the diverse mixture of Kerala’s Malabar and Syrian cuisines with coconut and loads of seafood are the special offerings from the kitchen.


Seafood dosa at Zambar


Pomfret fry at Zambar

Seafood Biryani, Fish Curry With Appams, Mutton Fry, Prawn Platter, Shark Puttu, Chicken Chettinad, King Fish Delight, Achmma’s Lamb Curry, Lobster Andhra Style, Mackerel fish fry, Pomfret fry, idli with an assortment of chutneys, Appam with Kerala style Fish curry, South Indian biryani, Seafood dosa, Shark Puttu, Mushroom Pepper Fry, Chettinad Potato Roast, King Prawn Stir Fry, Mutton Sukka and Chicken Ghee Roast – the menu is extensive. The staff helps you to make the right choice as per your palate.

Visit BookyourTable for reservations at Zambar. A wide variety of food festivals take place at Zambar from time to time. taste the best of the South Indian coastal belt.

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs – ITC Maurya, New Delhi!

Dum Pukht – It is a Persian word meaning slow cooking. One of the most refined forms of cooking that is two centuries old; Dum Pukht is cooking over a simmer flame within sealed earthenware pots or deghs, the meat is cooked with its own juices and marrow just by addition of the slightest spices for subtle flavours. This is a form of fine cooking that was prevalent in the kitchen of the Nawabs of Awadh.

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs restaurant – ITC Maurya, Delhi

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs

Dum Pukht table decoration

ITC hotel, New Delhi houses one such fine-dine restaurant that serves this grand cuisine of India in a regal ambience in the form of Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs. Times Award winner of the best North-Indian restaurant, Dum Pukht has an exquisite decor; like to have arrived to some grand film set. Intricate work on walls and ceilings, Mughal-age chandeliers, state of the art lighting, candles on each table, royal blue furnishing, fine linen and royal cutlery – all work together to create an ambience of royalty.

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs

Biryani at Dum Pukht

Dum Pukht, explores the tradition of cooking kebabs, stews and biryani in a sealed clay pot over a slow fire native to the 18th century Awadh cooking from the kitchens of the Nawabs. Kakori Kabab, Dum Pukht Biryani, Hara Kabab, Guchchi Sabz-e-Zar, Kham Khatai, Maash Qaliyai, Murgh Chandi Tikka, Koh-e-Awadh, Tararey Jhinga and naans are some of the dishes you just can’t miss out here. These aromatic dishes have won numerous accolades and high praise.

Dum Pukht opens only for dinner from 7 pm – 11:30 pm. But with the traditional dishes available in a nouvelle form, it is a favourite North Indian restaurant in the northern region of the country. Visit BookyourTable for reservations and other offers.