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Featuring a kaleidoscope of flavours and ingredients — brunches in Bengaluru are an eclectic affair. On the menu for the weekend are refreshing pan-Asian classics, indulgent Mughlai delicacies, and heady cocktails, complete with live music and picturesque ambience. We round up a list of restaurants to call up for reservations. By Eshita Srinivas
Characterised by bottomless
mimosas, artisanal bites, and lazy conversations – brunches have firmly established themselves in the weekend itineraries of Bengaluru locals. This tradition reportedly began in England around the late 19th century and quickly took off in the United States. Over the years, however, the meats-and-sweets affair has gotten a makeover, with a range of cultures adding their own unique spin to the spread.
In Bengaluru, known for its diverse and experimental palate, this has translated to brunch spreads with sushis and shawarmas. Combine these with a range of deliciously crafted cocktails, elegant
desserts, and live entertainment and you’ve got yourself a one-way ticket to an eventful Sunday. Whether you’re looking for a new spot to hit up with your crew or are ready to dip your toes into this weekly ritual— we’ve got a roundup of the best restaurants in the city to head to. Brunches at these spots in Bengaluru are a delicious affair
Elegant and luxurious – this restaurant is one of the most popular spots in the city for delectable pan-Asian fare. Naturally, the brunch spread has a medley of classics like
sushi, maki, gyoza, and noodles. There’s plenty of hibachi rice, Thai curry, prawn laksa, and stir-friend tenderloin to go around as well. Savour these alongside handcrafted cocktails like caipiroska, tropical mule, lemon drop martini, and sangria. Traditionalists could get a glass of one of their elegant selection of wines instead.
End your meal on a sweet note with indulgent options like red velvet cake, chocolate volcano, and carrot cake. Best part? Chef Priyank Chouhan switches the menu up every week, ensuring you’ve got something deliciously new to look forward to. And with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline in the mix, you’re bound to have a good time.
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Address 222, 3rd Floor, Comet UB City, Vittal Mallya Rd, Bengaluru
Phone +91 80417 38861
Modern, global delicacies meet a laidback, poolside ambience at this popular restaurant in the city. The Sunday brunch involves a range of farm-to-table creations including salads, soups, breads, and appetizers. Sample cold cuts and kung pao chicken while sipping on the choicest cocktails.
There’s also a range of live counters offering Maharashtrian specials like moong usal and puran poli as well as chaat, pancakes, and grills. Sweet tooths, you’re in for a treat here. On offer are date and toffee pudding, milk chocolate blondie, masala chai creme brulee, dark chocolate and orange gateau, and more. Delicious!
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Address Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore, 1/1, Old Madras Rd, Ulsoor, Bengaluru
Phone +91 96206 55502
Sundays at this
restaurant, known for its indulgent Indian fare, are all about unwinding. On offer at this feast, titled the ‘Badmaash Luncheon,’ are Mughlai and North Indian delicacies which include options like soya kalimirch, malai broccoli, barrah kebab, nalli barrah, and more.
Relish these with a side of heady tipples like the vodka-based Anarkali, gin-infused karibevu negroni, or rum-forward khatta meetha pudina. For dessert, try the chocolate and Bailey’s rasmalai, thandai gulab jamun, and angoori rabdi. The restaurant has also thrown in Bollywood tunes by Bikash Sunar into the mix to really elevate your brunch experience.
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Address UB City, 203, 2nd Floor, The Collection, 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru
Phone +91 81236 72267
This fine-dining establishment is known to offer classic creations with the choicest ingredients. On the menu for the brunch are a range of imaginative
cocktails and heavenly desserts. Walk by live kitchens for some chaats, shawarma, homemade pasta, or delicious Korean rice bowls. There’s also sushi and maki rolls to savour.
Seafood enthusiasts, don’t miss out on the signature creations from Far and East at the spread, which might just include freshly-shucked oysters. Add to this a selection of cheeses and accompaniments as well as delectable cocktails. For the last course are decadent pastries, profiteroles, tiramisu, and eclairs. That, along with a live band to keep you entertained, is the perfect recipe for a satisfying brunch.
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Address Four Seasons Hotel, 8, Bellary Rd, Dena Bank Colony, Ganganagar, Bengaluru
Phone +91 80452 22222
Adding to the lineup of pan-Asian brunches is this popular spot in the city that’s always buzzing with activity. On the menu here is a seafood celebration, with Japanese classics and heady cocktails. Choose from delectable creations like genkai salad with tuna and Chilean sea bass, black pepper tofu brussels sprouts, maki sushi with fried avocado and balsamic caviar, and spider maki with soft shell crab and avocado.
Savour these with a side of signature cocktails like Bangkok bling, which features gin, Thai ginger, and lemongrass as well as Japanese sunset, which comes with rum and hibiscus tea. Promising decadence in every bite and sip, the restaurant opens up to a stunning view of the city, which alone is worth the visit. Your brunch spread will also feature indulgent desserts and groovy music. Need we say more?
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Address Sankey Rd, next to BDA Head Office, Kumarapark West, Bengaluru
Phone +91 95388 99155
The new kid on the
microbrewery block, Fox In The Field specialises in quirky grub and crafty brews. The Sunday brunch, held at the terrace ‘Fox And The Moon’, features a tasteful selection of wines and spirits as well as delectable creations like leafy bhel, baby bacon and onion kulcha, spiced chicken satay, amar kosha pork chops, aloo anardana kulcha, and more. Combine this with groovy music and you’ve got yourself the perfect brunch.
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Address Forum Shantiniketan Mall, 2/ 3/ 4/ 5 Floor, ITPL Main Rd, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Phone +91 97409 79797
This elegant, bustling space serves up some of the most unique creations in town. Their Sunday brunch, hence, is equally eclectic. On the menu are options like quattro formaggi nuggets, ghost chilly murgh tikka, ghugni chaat, and soya tikki with cream cheese. Hop by several live counters serving up the most comforting pastas and pizzas or dig into hearty portions of Sikkim vegetarian fried rice or chicken donne lentil crisp.
Savour these with a side of classic mimosas or experiment with tropical cocktails like whisky and orange-based bumblebee, rum-forward Caribbean carnival, or gin-infused watering can with lemongrass. End your meal on a sweet note with the crush kiwi nutty mousse or red velvet pasty.
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Address 15, Madras Bank Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
Phone +91 80489 09678