Next to Cinepolis,
City Center Mall,
KS Rao Road,
Mangalore – 575001
Unlimited Veg Thali for just 299/-
The best of Indian food and culture-all in one insatiable plate
Nothing epitomises Mangaloreans’ love for food better than the ever favourite thali. Burgers, pasta, pizzas and crew, may hold our fascination for a while, but ultimately thali is pure love! Elaborate brass plates with an array of bowls, serving gazillion items(we could be exaggerating a little bit) with no shortage of extra servings are all signs of a bonafide vegetarian restaurant.
But how does one select a thali restaurant from the ever mushrooming eateries in the city? Well, we just found one that stands out, adding their twist to the tale: The Grand Indian Thali, opposite Cinepolis, City Center.
Like the name suggests, gear up for some royal treatment as each nook and cranny screams panache and opulence. The gorgeous interiors done up with ample lighting is a sight to behold.
Coming to their food, they probably have the most appetizing assortment of food items found on a single plate. From starters like Paneer Samosa, Dahi Puri to various exciting main courses like Aloo Gobi, Mirchi Parota, Veg Zafrani Lucknowi Pulao and sweets in the form of Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai and Shrikand Kesari and more, the list is endless. With a menu, that’s updated daily there is no dearth to the amount of variety that they offer, ensuring you have a wholesome experience. It’s not just the number of items on display, but the quality, exquisite taste and the sheer ecstasy that comes along with it.
Apart from this, you can eat all you want for an affordable pricing of just Rs 299 that’ll keep you going for a long time! Doesn’t it just keep getting better? We thought so too!
At the Grand Indian thali, you get to enjoy a welcome mix of food that’s homely, quick and efficient service, and a warm ambiance created with a focus on food. This is what makes the place a must try for a Mangalorean foodie.
Food Menu – The Grand Indian Thali
Note: The items in the Food Menu will change on a daily basis.
Spindrift’s Thyme – Family Restaurant – Bharath Mall
4.7 (94.29%) 7 Ratings
Bejai Main Road
Enjoy a luxe fine-dine at Spindrift’s Thyme
The most diligently laid plans can go awry. Like you could be heading to Spindrift, as you do every weekend, only to find out that it’s packed like always and you’d have to make do without your brewed beer. Or you want to enjoy the latter with your folks sans all the cacophony. Whatever be the reason, when you desire to set out on a culinary adventure, Thyme is truly a find. In stark contrast to its well-known counterpart, Thyme has white-tiled walls with sparse patterns and a clean, utilitarian ambience, full of flashy lightbulbs shining their filaments at you. With minimalistic decor and a few artsy paintings dotting the walls, the focus is on the food, though not cheap, is exceptionally good.
On our first visit, we tasted a satisfying chunk of the restaurant’s elaborate menu to be able to pinpoint our favourites of the lot. To start, we had the Tom Yum Gong which is a Thai Prawn soup, and it had a burst of flavours all at once; we were wowed-it was fabulous! If something as mundane as a potato salad is transformed into a thrill ride, it’s clear there’s something special going on.
The Thyme special ice tea with a sweet minty flavour and the thick, creamy Kiwi Blossom stole the show among the mocktails. Moreover, the beautiful presentation of these drinks accounts for half their appeal.
There’s a definite sense of crowd-pleasing as well, with a cheery waiter, thrilled in doling out recommendations to suit your palate and quick service.
The Anjal Uppu Munchi features a crispy exterior with fish cooked just right; it’s a study in luxurious subtlety. While, the Chinese fried chicken is an excellent example of a lovely Indianised chinese dish that should be had hot to savour the flavours.
Among the mains, Murgh Makmalai has a pneumatic, turmeric-licked chicken with an egg-white foam topping and gravy so gently creamy with coconut milk, and glossy curry leaves; it’s perfect with a couple of rotis. Rotis are light and buttery, rice fragrant, fluffy basmati.
Moving onto the most important aspect of our meals at least, the desserts are surely an icing on the cake. We vouch for the gulab jamun cheesecake and the Chai potli creme brule with a crumbly caramelised top and a hint of masala chai, though this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, pun intended! The moist Indonesian crepes with a banana filling and Pineapple truffle delivered a clever finishing flourish to an extremely well-done meal.
Overall, Spindrift’s Thyme is undoubtedly an enjoyable experience in fine-dining. It’s a soothing place to have a nice dinner with your family and intimate friends circle. We’ve no doubt it will find the devoted audience that it deserves. And if you fancied the former, you’d love this too.
Next to T.M.A.Pai Conventional Hall,
Opp. First Cry Store M.G.Road, Ballal Bagh, Mangalore, Karnataka 575003
Onyx will bowl you over with it’s freshness, zip and zing.
There are some restaurants when they have everything else that’s going for them, offer food that’s better than it should be. The view from Onyx air lounge and kitchen, overlooking M.G road on one side and the T.M.A Pai hall on the other is so vast, and the sense of floating above so engrossing, that the magic of the food and ambiance is merely a bonus. Add to it, a bartender that expertly swirls the bottles like in the movies, and your life seems complete.
A monumental live screen with a separate large 17 seated table is poised ever so royally in the already classy, vivid atmosphere. In keeping with its name Onyx, i.e., which removes negative energy, here is a unique place perfect for get-togethers to bond over food, drinks, music and more! Interactive elements like Teppanyaki live, an exclusive dessert counter and an expansive island bar, you name it, and Onyx has it.
On a hot summer’s night, when Mangalore shimmers yellow and green beneath a topaz sky, Onyx air lounge and kitchen is much the same. With a sub-level party room, separate smoking section, great selection of alcohol and high-quality cutlery, the friendly staff is an extra.
So with all this going on, the food is as robust and sturdy as the place that it’s a part of. It’s also as international as the contemporary interiors they display.
Their Oreo shake is made of a crisp, tasty wafer and crumbly oreo bits and cream, that does smoothly tingle your palate. It comes with colorful sprinkles decorated all around the top to distract you from the chocolaty brown oreo hues.
If it’s a mocktail that stands out, it has to be the Bell Pepper, comprising of cantaloupe, orange juice, and bell pepper melon. Though it has a high bell pepper flavor, it still isn’t overpowering and is nice and smooth. Dislike Capsicums? No worries, because the Melon Sour Mocktail scores big time with a watermelon base and a minty flavor that is undoubtedly for the sugar fans.
There is, naturally enough, a varied menu dedicated to the superstar contents and yet we opt for the Chicken Kalmi Kebab because what’s life without a kebab?However, only one thing matters with a Kebab. Has it been adequately cooked and crisped? Here, it has. It comes with a green sauce that complements it perfectly.
Meanwhile, we can’t skip out on a Paneer dish, so the Paneer Peri Peri it is. The tinge of Peri Peri is best savored when eaten slowly. Another dish that we highly recommend is, the Chilli cheese rum-flaming pizza, crispy, delectable balanced with the bitterness of the rum in a nice contrast. And then, there is the Bhatti ka murgh presented beautifully in a brass jug with charcoal pieces at the bottom and juicy Chicken kebab skewers.
Afterwards, as you move stealthily onto the vast dessert station, you can find a tempting array in the Masala Chai Panacotta and the ravishing cheese paan. A unique sponge cake is seen in the Tres Leches but full points to the dessert winner for us -Marble Cheesecake that we scarfed down in seconds
With nothing short of a ‘pitch-perfect meal,’ your love for the place just intensifies. An in-house DJ spins out pulsating music and is raring to rock the place while the inventive cocktail menu is impressive(read Tamarind Martini). The VIP lounge in a stylish cubicle with a customized menu and personalized hostess is enough to lift your spirits.
Onyx air lounge and kitchen sure has raised the bar, for party dwellers of the city making it swanky, sassy yet affordable for Mangalore’s clubbing culture. What are you waiting for?
Bunder Chamber Road,
U K Compound,
Near Post Office,
Phone: +918242426565 /+919972666644
Delightful Kerala fare at Thalassery kitchen
Kerala, the land of lush sceneries, stupendous views and coffee plantations, but what stands out most is the remarkably diverse cuisine, which like the state itself represents the meeting of cultures.
Bringing forth the flavors of Kerala to Mangalore is Thalassery kitchen, at Bunder, with an array of dishes to tickle those taste buds.
As we all know, Kerala’s love for coconut is evident how most dishes are doused in the same, with a unique blend of spices giving it a sharp, pungent flavor that is elevated with a tinge of tamarind.
At Thalassery kitchen, the main attraction is the famous Thalassery biriyani, which unlike its biriyani counterparts, is made from a special type of rice called Jeerakasala,(also known as kaima rice in Kerala) while the masala is an amalgamation of Kerala spices. Spicy, delectable and is fast gaining popularity with Mangaloreans who are flocking the restaurant just to dig into its varieties like dum biriyani of meat, chicken and fish.
Being a coastal state that has copious amounts of seafood, the fish meals served are a gourmet’s delight.
Additionally, you can feast on some traditional delicacies like the meat kondattam, Kada fry, chicken fry, meat phaal tawa fried or grilled, seek kabab and much more.
A simple, yet comfortable place to enjoy some classic Kerala cuisine. Head to Thalassery kitchen for a soulful meal.
This new eatery is what you need to tickle those taste buds and soothe your soul
Authentic street food lovers of Mangalore are in for a treat because Mumbai Street kitchen has just hit the town! Whether it’s piping hot pav baji or some mouth watering pani puri, we all love to satiate our craving for these savouries from time to time; but with the question of hygiene looming largely, finding quality street food seems like a Herculean task. At long last, we’ve found our solution in Mumbai street kitchen, a vegetarian’s delight and food lover’s paradise.
Located on the ground floor of Excel Mischief mall, on K.S Rao Road, Mumbai Street kitchen is spacious, well-lit and has a vibrant, youthful ambience.The decor is extraordinary with antique kitchen utensils like kettles, lanterns and fruit baskets dangling from the ceiling, along with names of familiar Mumbai roads and a quirky billing counter that has a taxi framework, giving us old-school Mumbai feels.
They offer a bountiful collection of delectable eats to satisfy those finger food hankerings. From smooth, creamy Lassis, tempting chaats, rolls and sandwiches to South Indian preparations like dosa, uttapam, pakodas and bajjies; there’s no stone left unturned to ensure that you get the complete culinary experience at Mumbai street kitchen.
We recommend the Aloo Chaat which has chunks of crisp, fried potatoes tossed in spicy tamarind sauce and drizzled with sev, pomegranate, cilantro and beetroot. The Dahi Puri also made it to our list of favourites, and you will find it particularly hard to resist these mini puris stuffed with potatoes and a sweet and sour combination of chutneys, sev and most importantly the gush of fresh, soothing curd accompanying every bite.
If you’re looking to sample something interesting, then the ragda patties are an excellent choice made with ragda, potato patties and a garnish of tomatoes, onions and sev to add that extra punch, along with a combination of chutneys.
The misal pav is another must-try, to experience the flavours of Maharashtra. Toasted golden brown Pav and perfectly spiced up misal is for those who ‘joyfully eat with their hand’.
For some fresh fruit juices, Faloodas, mocktails and Lassis, Bombay Baadshah located adjacent to Mumbai street kitchen, has an impressive variety of quenchers.
On the whole, with a smorgasbord of palatable options, the foodie in you is sure to be delighted so relax, unwind because the street food experience is about to go to a whole new level at Mumbai street kitchen.
Food Menu – Mumbai Street Kitchen
Mumbai Street Kitchen – Veg Casual Dining – A wide range of delicious menu for snacks, grills, chats etc.