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Vanas – Seafood Restaurant – Coastal Cuisine – Kadri

Vanas – Seafood Restaurant

Opp Natural Ice Cream,
Mallikatte – Kadri,

Phone: +918243511071

Hotel Thammanna – Kodialbail

Hotel Thammanna

City Point Building,
Ground Floor,
Mangalore – 575003
Phone: +9886141124 / +8242497444

Hotel Thammanna - Kodialbail, Mangalore
Hotel Thammanna – Kodialbail, Mangalore

Hi-Dine Family Restaurant – Attavar


Hi-Dine Family Restaurant

Casa Granda Mall
Phone: +918242428111

Food Menu – Hi-Dine Family Restaurant

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

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

Aurfila Restaurant – MG Road

Aurfila Restaurant

G4, Ground Floor,
Inland Avenue,
MG Road,
Mangalore – 575002
Phone: +91812344111
Quattro Fromaggi - Pizza - Aurfila Restaurant - MG Road, Mangalore
Quattro Fromaggi


Food Menu – Aurfila Restaurant

Brown Rice – Multi Cuisine Restaurant – Kankanady

Brown Rice – Multi Cuisine Restaurant

Below Corporation Bank,
Pearl Plaze,
Opp City Gold,
Bypass Road, Kankanady,
Phone: +919739055630

Food Menu – Brown Rice

Food-Menu-Brown Rice - Multi Cuisine Restaurant - Kankanady, Mangalore
Food-Menu-Brown Rice – Multi Cuisine Restaurant – Kankanady, Mangalore
Food-Menu-Brown Rice - Multi Cuisine Restaurant - Kankanady, Mangalore
Food-Menu-Brown Rice – Multi Cuisine Restaurant – Kankanady, Mangalore

Coast Asia – Manipal

Coast Asia

First Floor,
Above Radha Medicals,
Manipal Commercial Complex Building,
Manipal, 576104

Phone: +917353040333

There’s an exciting addition to Manipals gastronomical scene- CoastAsia a pan Asian cuisine restaurant. Located in the newly built Manipal commercial complex on Manipal main road is set to bring Asian flavours on your plate.

CoastAsia mainly serves North Indian, South Indian, Mangaloren, Seafood and South East Asian cuisine from Thai and Malaysia. The menu lists some of the authentic Mangalorean dishes like ghee roast, hingauda, and also South Asian dishes like laksa, canai, panang curry etc

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating arrangement with a capacity of over 100 guests. It has an AC and non AC section. The ambiance and decor is warm and mesmerising.

Content & Pic's by Laxmi Shenoy

The Grand Indian Thali – City Center

The Grand Indian Thali

4th Floor,
Next to Cinepolis,
City Center Mall,
KS Rao Road,
Mangalore – 575001

Phone: +9182442427428

Unlimited Veg Thali for just 299/-

Opening in April 2018

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.

The Grand Indian Thali - City Center, Mangalore
The Grand Indian Thali – City Center, Mangalore

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.

The Grand Indian Thali - City Center, Mangalore
The Grand Indian Thali – City Center, Mangalore
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,

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

New Sizzler Ranch – Balmatta

New Sizzler Ranch 

Opp of Don Bosco Hall,
Balmatta Road,
Phone: +918244260002

Mexican Hot n Spicy – Valencia

Mexican Hot n Spicy

Shanthi Kendra Building
Near Bajaj Showroom
Valencia – Jeppu
Mangalore 575002

Phone: +918861488411 / +918244111411
Chicken Al-Faham - Mexican Hot n Spicy - Valencia, Mangalore
Chicken Al-Faham – Mexican Hot n Spicy – Valencia, Mangalore

Food Menu – Mexican Hot n Spicy – Valencia

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

Kings Garden Multi Cuisine Restaurant – Adyar 🗺

Kings Garden Multi Cuisine Restaurant 

Adyar Katte Junction,
NH 73,
Mangalore – Bangalore Road,
Mangalore 575007
Phone: +918242275811

Spindrift’s Thyme – Family Restaurant – Bharath Mall

Spindrift’s Thyme

4th floor,
Bharath Mall,
Bejai Main Road
Mangalore 575004
Phone: +917829438333

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.

Thyme (Spindrift) - Family Restaurant - Bharath Mall, Mangalore
Thyme (Spindrift) – Family Restaurant

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.

Spindrift's Thyme - Bharath Mall, Bejai, Mangalore
Spindrift’s Thyme – Bharath Mall, Bejai, Mangalore
Content by Megan D' Souza

Maanadhige Restaurant – Kottara

Maanadhige Restaurant

Hotel Ayush International,
Near Infosys,
Phone: +918244119111 / +9182441192222

ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen – M G Road

ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen

5th Floor,
Kayarmanj Building
Next to T.M.A.Pai Conventional Hall,
Opp. First Cry Store

M.G.Road, Ballal Bagh,
Karnataka 575003
Phone:  +918050301111

 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.

Chilli Cheese Rum Flaming Pizza - ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen - MG Road, Mangalore
Chilli Cheese Rum Flaming Pizza – ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen – MG Road, Mangalore

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.

Oreo Shake - ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen - MG Road, Mangalore
Oreo Shake

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?

ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen - MG Road, Mangalore
ONYX Air Lounge & Kitchen – MG Road, Mangalore
Content by Megan D' Souza