Saying ‘Please’ And ‘Thank You’ Can Get You Big Discounts At This Hyderabad Restaurant
Image Credit: Tweeted by @Dramchandram

Service is a big component of the F&B industry, this is perhaps why, so many restaurants also charge a special service tax, to recognize the efforts of their service staff, but more often than not we tend to take this service for granted and forget basic courtesy and manners. To make sure patrons give service staff the respect they deserve, A Hyderabad restaurant, ‘Dakshin 5’ has come up with a novel concept of ‘courtesy discounts’. You heard us right. In a tweet by @Dramchandram we learnt about a restaurant located in Khajaguda, Hyderabad, where you can save big bucks by simply saying words like, ‘Thank You’ And ‘Please’.

For instance, if you order saying ‘A Veg Thali’, you would have to shell out ₹165, but if you say ‘A Veg Thali, Please’, while placing the same order,  you would only have to give ₹150. You can further take it up a notch by saying ‘Good Afternoon, A Veg Thali, Please’, and you will get the same thali for ₹135. Which is a flat discount of thirty rupees, isn’t that fascinating? The city of Hyderabad is renowned for its food, and an initiative to bring back basic courtesy in dining spaces, is surely a welcome move. 


More often than not, whenever we think of Hyderabad, we instantly seem to conjure up an image of Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, whereas the city has many notable, veg preparations to boast about as well.

Here are some Veg Hyderabadi dishes for which we can be the most well-behaved people in the room.

Bagara Baingan

A flavoursome eggplant curry made with peanut oil, mustard leaves, curry leaves, tamarind paste and jaggery. A delish blend of flavours that can be the highlight of any spread.  

Khatti Dal

A hearty lentil preparation teeming with goodness of tomatoes, garlic, green chillies and tamarind water. Its tanginess, makes it distinct from most dal preparations across the country.  

Mirchi Ka Saalan

This curry, made of chilli pepper, is a complex and beautiful preparation that is often teamed with Hyderabadi biryani, but you can have it with steamed rice too, and it will taste just as brilliant.

Burani Raita

Hyderabad has its very own raita too, and this yoghurt-based side dish comes with the goodness of crushed garlic, red chillies, salt and  

Gongura Pappu

Gongura or Sorrel leaves, are Andhra’s pride and these naturally, citric greens can make for an excellent base for a pickle, or a dal. Gongura Pappu, is a dal preparation that has wholesome comfort written all over it.