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Big Bollywood Adda – Balmatta Junction

Big Bollywood Adda

Hotel Prestige,
Collectors Gate,
Balmatta Junction,
MANGALORE – 575002
Phone: +918242410601

Celebrate Bollywood and lip-smacking grub at this Desi pub.

Though we may not admit it far too often, a whole lot of us are die-hard Bollywood fans. Of course, we all go through the precarious head shake when films break into unrealistic plot lines or no-brain entertainers, but at the end of the day; a good dose of masala Hindi movies can relieve stress like nothing else. So, what happens when there’s a deadly fusion of Bollywood and delectable cuisine, that is every movie buff’s dream come true? Give thanks then, to Big Bollywood Adda, the new resto-bar from Hotel Prestige, at Balmatta junction, which manages to look glossy and still delivers food with a serious kick. Of course, there’s a lot of decor to whistle. Big Bollywood adda welcomes you with a popcorn machine, quirky Bollywood movie posters right from ancient Indian cinema to the likes of Padmaavat and everything is set up in retro Bollywood style. The menu, table mats, cutlery and even the staff’s uniform, assures you of a filmi ambience and is remarkably different from the rest of the pubs in the city. Your juice can arrive in a skull-shaped jar or a bulb-shaped container, and for all you know, you may even marvel at it.

GPRS - Big Bollywood Adda - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta Junction, Mangalore
GPRS – (Ghee Roast Sausage Pulao)

The dish which sort of stood out amid the starters: a rust-coloured cone overflowing with cheesling bhel and crunchy fried chicken, aptly named Chicken Khurana bhel, is distinctive, to say the least. The flavours are subtle, but unique and give an exciting twist to our ever-popular street snack, a kind of indulgence that lifts it far beyond a plate of mere bhel puri.

There’s another crispy seafood, and chicken papad dish served in an overturned umbrella-shaped bowl, holding in place two sauces-mayonnaise and spicy ginger-garlic; to scoop and dredge into, that make an interesting appetiser while you wait for the main course. We are still wondering why it’s called Crackpot though, a mystery for another day, perhaps.

For the mains, we very much liked the sound of Sorpotel Na Milegi Dobara: Portuguese spiced mixed pork with ladi pav where the earthiness of the meat spoke of a different calibre, altogether. Not to forget, the incredible ghee roast sausage pulao, because life without ghee roast is bleak, and, for us an unmissable dish at any place that serves it.

 

Sorpotel Na Milegi Dobara - Big Bollywood Adda - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta Junction, Mangalore
Sorpotel Na Milegi Dobara – (Portuguese spiced mixed pork with ladi pav)

Dessert may be less thrilling, but good for all that. A tooth-achingly sweet candy floss with caramelised popcorn and Toffee, topped with strawberry whipped cream Nutella freak shake that plays out as a less indulgent and aromatic dessert. If you’re in the mood for some tipples, the alcohol is moderately priced, and they do serve an astonishingly good cocktail called Candy floss, essentially a vanilla vodka flavoured with basil leaves and Malta orange. Order a couple of these and get armpit deep in a menu that is sure to make a mark.

 

Food Menu – Big Bollywood Adda

Food Menu - Big Bollywood Adda - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta Junction, Mangalore
Food Menu – Big Bollywood Adda – Hotel Prestige, Balmatta Junction, Mangalore
Food Menu - Big Bollywood Adda - Hotel Prestige, Balmatta Junction, Mangalore
Food Menu – Big Bollywood Adda – Hotel Prestige, Balmatta Junction, Mangalore
Note: The cost of the food displayed on the page/menu/image is subject to change. Please check with the restaurant/outlet before ordering.

Content by Megan D Souza

Infiniti – Lounge Bar – Balmatta Road, Hampankatta

Infiniti – Lounge – Bar 

Next to Shetty Lunch Home
Usha Building,
Opposite Don Bosco Hall,
Balmatta,
Mangalore

Budweiser @ Infiniti Lounge, Balmatta, Mangalore
Budweiser @ Infiniti Lounge, Balmatta, Mangalore

The Old Bison – The Retro Bar – Attavar

The Old Bison – The Retro Bar

Nandigudda Rd
Opp Big Bazzar,
Attavar, Mangalore

For cool music, comfort food and happy hours, delight in The Old Bison

Variously a bar, restaurant and club/gig space, The Old Bison sure is a peach of a place to eat while venturing into the quiet bylanes of Attavar. Located opposite Big Bazaar, it encompasses a menu that runs the gamut from steaks, pasta and chicken to biryani, seafood dishes and the continental fare with creative twists to their desserts. The kitchen dishes up numerous varieties like Balls of Fury (stuffed cheese balls with spicy sauce), Butterfly Prawns (crispy deep-fried jumbo king prawns served with schezwan mayo) or the Chefs special – Kill the beast burger.

Chow on their delicious chicken lollipop or their curiously addictive BBQ chicken wings served with spicy chilli sauce as you soak in the easy-going vibe, contemporary wall art and blaring music. Be it Mughlai cuisine in the form of Chicken Mughlai stew or pitch perfect Macaroni served elegantly in white sauce, they’ll keep you coming back for their extraordinary flavour experience.

Desserts are worth saving space for with their array of pan ice creams like Banaras pan, rum and raisins served with /without liquor.

Sunday brunches are the raison d’être for exclusive friends and family get-togethers, and at The Old Bison, there’s all the more reason to celebrate, with a combo comprising French fries, cheese nachos, chicken /paneer cheese sliders, chicken n’ sausage pasta and more, all for INR 799.

A line up of events, the occasional Ladies night offering complimentary shooters and cocktails to women, are all guaranteed to show you an exhilarating time at The Old Bison, so mulling over weekend hang outs is no longer an option with this glorious new addition to Mangalore’s bustling list of fancy bars.

The Old Bison - The Retro Bar - Attavar, Mangalore
The Old Bison – The Retro Bar

Food Menu – The Old Bison

The Old Bison - The Retro Bar - Attavar, Mangalore
The Old Bison – The Retro Bar
Content by Megan D Souza

Retro Lounge Bar – Valencia Jeppu

Retro Lounge Bar

1st Floor,
Shanti Kendra Building
Sliva Cross Road
Next to Mangala Restaurant
Valencia Jeppu
Mangalore

Phone: +918792133333

Retro Lounge Bar - Valencia Jeppu, Mangalore
Retro Lounge Bar – Valencia Jeppu, Mangalore
Retro Lounge Bar - Valencia Jeppu, Mangalore
Retro Lounge Bar – Valencia Jeppu, Mangalore
Retro Lounge Bar - Valencia Jeppu, Mangalore
Retro Lounge Bar – Valencia Jeppu, Mangalore
Retro Lounge Bar - Valencia Jeppu, Mangalore
Retro Lounge Bar – Valencia Jeppu, Mangalore

Retox Lounge Bar, Mangalore

Retox Lounge Bar

Near Hotel Woodside
Balmatta Road
Hampankatta
Mangalore

Retox Lounge Bar - Hampankatta, Mangalore
Retox Lounge Bar – Hampankatta, Mangalore
Retox Lounge Bar - Hampankatta, Mangalore
Retox Lounge Bar – Hampankatta, Mangalore
Retox Lounge Bar - Balmatta Road, Hampankatta, Mangalore
Retox Lounge Bar – Balmatta Road, Hampankatta, Mangalore
Retox Lounge Bar - Balmatta Road, Hampankatta, Mangalore
Retox Lounge Bar – Balmatta Road, Hampankatta, Mangalore

 

 

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Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka

Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar
Indrani Amrut Palace
Near Srinivas College,
Mukka Check – Post,
Mukka,
NH 66,
Mangalore – 574146

Phone: +918242477315 / 16 / 17

Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar relishes on scrumptious world cuisine offering a wide variety of exotic cocktails as well as fine wines and spirits along with global cuisine.

Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore - AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore – AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore - AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore – AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore - AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore – AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore - AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore – AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore - AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore – AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore - AroundMangalore
Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Mukka, Mangalore – AroundMangalore

DV8 – The Lounge Bar

DV8 – The Lounge Bar
Empire Mall,
3rd Floor,
MG Road,
Mangalore

DV8 - The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 – The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 - The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 – The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 - The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 – The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 - The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 – The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 - The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore
DV8 – The Lounge Bar, Empire Mall, Mangalore

Spindrift – Brew Pub

Spindrift – Brew Pub

5th Floor,
Bharath Mall,
Bejai,
Mangalore – 575004

 

Phone: +917899738333

 

 

Spindrift - Brew Pub - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Spindrift – Brew Pub – Bharath Mall, Mangalore

Bond over freshly brewed beer, hearty conversations and excellent cuisine at Spindrift brewpub

Just when the Mangalorean pub scene was getting dreary, we discovered Spindrift brewpub: the city’s first, and possibly, only microbrewery, where you can de-stress after a tiring day’s work or simply head to for an enjoyable weekend.

Cosily tucked in the corner of the 5th floor in Bharath Mall; it has recently been a crowd-puller; because it is indubitably the best watering hole we’ve had in recent times.

We headed there for a friends’ reunion, and we couldn’t have asked for a better hang-out.

The soft-cushiony comfort, easy-going atmosphere and rollicking music coupled with Bob Marley littered themes, makes for a tranquillizing time; lifting your spirits in more ways than one.
Having a range of craft beers like Lager, Ale, Wheat and Stout, as well as an exquisite selection of cocktails and other drinks, Spindrift also boasts of sumptuous food.

Among the starters what stood out were the chicken wings, and if you like yours hot, then the Firecracker chicken wings are your best bet. We also gorged on the Moroccan lamb cigars that had flavorful mutton mince infused with Moroccan flavours. On the Chef’s recommendation, we tried the Spindrift Dynamite Prawns which is an in-house special that brought a twist and made the dish a lot more appetising. Another entree dish that made it to the hit list is the Big Mamma’s Chicken bake served with garlic bread.

Special mention to their unique fusion food–Ghee roast nachos that are just world-class.
However, the show stopper on our table was the Jalapeno-Mango Chicken rice that we relished, with the chicken being succulent, sweet and spicy.

To conclude our meal, we had an elaborate dessert menu to pick from, and we ultimately decided to settle with their mango pannacotta that was smooth, creamy and melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Each bite of this dreamy Italian dessert was enticing, and we are coming back for more!

With an in-house DJ, occasional live performances, barbeques and brunches, the entertainment quotient is always on an all time high.

Weekends just got a great new definition with Spindrift brewpub, and we are ecstatic.

Spindrift - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Spindrift – Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Spindrift - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Spindrift – Bharath Mall, Mangalore

 

Spin Drift - Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift – Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift - Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift – Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift - Brew Pub, Mangalore
Spin Drift – Brew Pub, Mangalore
SpinDrift – Brew Pub - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
SpinDrift – Brew Pub – Bharath Mall, Mangalore
SpinDrift – Brew Pub - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
SpinDrift – Brew Pub – Bharath Mall, Mangalore

Food Menu – Spindrift, Mangalore

Note: The cost of the food displayed on the page/menu/image is subject to change. Please check with the restaurant/outlet before ordering.

Content by Megan D' Souza

Inchara Restaurant

Inchara Restaurant
Sanjeev Complex,
Shakti Nagar Cross Road,
Kulashekara,
Mangalore 575005

Phone: +91-0824-2230101

This place has an awesome roof top section and a pub in the second floor. It is also a good Family Restaurant.

Roti - Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Roti – Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Dal Tadka - Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Dal Tadka – Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Butter Chicken - Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Butter Chicken – Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore
Inchara Restaurant, Kulashekara, Mangalore

Froth on Top

Froth on Top

Silk House,
Arya Samaj Road,
Balmatta,
Mangalore

Phone- +91-824-4256855

Froth on Top, Mangalore is known for its delightful ambiance and awesome paintings on its walls. Don’t miss to have Kheema Rice, Onion Rings, 3 in 1 Rice and Goan Pork Sausage.

Froth on Top, Mangalore
Froth on Top, Mangalore
Froth on Top, Mangalore
Froth on Top, Mangalore
Froth on Top, Mangalore
Froth on Top, Mangalore
Froth on Top, Mangalore
Froth on Top, Mangalore