Top 13 New Restaurants To Explore Bengaluru's Food Scene
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Bengaluru, a city that beautifully marries modernity with tradition, has risen to global prominence. Its food scene stands as a testament to this transformation, offering a rich and diverse culinary paradise for both locals and travellers. The vibrant restaurant landscape in Bangalore mirrors its dynamic spirit, with options to suit every occasion and season. From grab-and-go eateries to quick-serve diners and a plethora of exotic Indian and international establishments, the bustling city exemplifies this culinary diversity.

As the city continues to evolve, we present a curated list of the top 13 new restaurants in Bengaluru, ensuring you have the perfect dining destination for every specific occasion. So, read on and bookmark this page to navigate the city's thriving food scene effortlessly. After all, finding your way through the internet's traffic is still easier than Bangalore's bustling roads.

Loya, Taj Westend

Loya, the flagship Indian-themed restaurant at the Taj West End in Bengaluru, offers a culinary journey through North India, celebrating flavours from the Himalayan foothills to the Punjab region. Inspired by Bakarwals (shepherds), Loya revives old culinary traditions and heirloom ingredients, employing unique techniques like smoking, slow cooking, and open-fire cooking. It also features Loya 'Paanch,' a bar that combines old-world charm with modern elegance, offering local drinks and a contemporary twist on North Indian spirits.

The restaurant's interior boasts grand arches and patterns, and outdoor areas incorporate natural elements like rocks and Himalayan spring-inspired water features. Curated music sets the tone with folk tunes and traditional rhythms.

The menu showcases dishes like Loya dum murgh, sepu wadi, and seviyan pulao, all prepared with traditional techniques and clarified butter for rich flavours. The restaurant also emphasises indigenous ingredients in its cocktail menu, offering drinks that complement North Indian cuisine like the Sparkling Saffron and Mountain Margarita.

Location: Taj Westend, Racecourse Road, Bengaluru 560001

Timings: 12:30 To 2:45 PM, And 7:00 To 11:45 PM

Cost for 2: ₹6400

Two Moons

In Bengaluru's bustling culinary scene, Two Moons stands out as a star amidst the rapid restaurant growth. This restaurant offers a tantalising journey through India's diverse regional cuisine with a continental and modern twist. Founded by Thejus Shivarama and Namratha Nagarahalli, Two Moons takes its name from a serendipitous sight—a table marked by two wet glass circles resembling twin moons.

The restaurant's inviting ambiance, adorned with pastel hues and celestial decor, sets the stage for a memorable dining experience. Two Moons' menu features a variety of dishes, including innovative mocktails, flavourful soups like mutton paya and prawn rasam, appetisers like pimento peppers and falafels, and standout mains such as lobster thermidor and meen Polichatthu. Don't forget to indulge in delectable desserts like phirni crème brûlée and biscoff cheesecake. As a lounge, it offers live music and a selection of alcoholic beverages, making it a must-visit in Bengaluru's culinary scene.

Location: 1 MG Road Mall, MG Road, Bengaluru

Timings: 12 Noon To 12 Midnight

Cost for 2: ₹2500


Swwing, Bengaluru's newest culinary sensation, invites diners on a gastronomic journey inspired by the coastal cultures of the Indian Ocean. Founded by Akshay Luthriya and Chef Tarun Sibal, the restaurant's name and cuisine reflect a cosmopolitan, gender-neutral vibe. Located in Indiranagar, the menu boasts 40 distinct dishes, combining coastal cuisine influences from South India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, and Korea.

Swwing is set to offer an array of flavour profiles using local and seasonal produce, and the experience is elevated through wine pairings from around the world. With medium plates like cauliflower schnitzell, tomato sticky rice biryani, Coorg gnochhi roast, and seared tuna papadum with mango thokku, Swwing's cuisine is set to redefine traditional flavours in the days to come. To end on a sweet note, desserts like coconut jaggery ice cream and basque cheesecake with date and jaggery compote await. 

Location: 789/A, First Floor, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Appareddipalya, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560038

Timings: Opens At 12:00 PM 

Cost for 2: ₹2500

Naru Noodle Bar

Naru Noodle Bar, nestled in Bengaluru's heart at The Conservatory, offers an interactive 8-seater ramen experience. Online reservations for lunch and dinner are essential at this ramen bar, with counter seating allowing diners to observe culinary artistry. They specialise in "futsuu" ramen, urging quick noodle enjoyment within 5 minutes. The menu showcases delectable items like fried king oyster mushrooms, edamame, chicken karaage, and pork gyoza.

The real highlights are their soul-comforting ramen bowls, like Spicy Tori Ramen, Tokyo-style shoyu, and Tonkatsu Ramen. Naru Noodle Bar exclusively caters to dine-in guests, with each slot lasting 90 minutes. Vegetarian options with shiitake mushroom extract are available. Note that reservations are non-refundable and subject to availability, while children under 10 and pets are not accommodated.

Location: The Conservatory, 105, Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru

Timings: 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 PM, And 6:00, 7:30, and 9:00 PM

Cost for 2: ₹2500

Navu Bistro

Nestled in a cozy Domlur location, Navu Project, now known as Navu Bistro, continues to amaze diners with its exceptional cuisine. Highlights include the beloved cauliflower creme brulee and a unique jackfruit and litchi salad with Asian-inspired spices. Don't miss the innovative dishes like mustard ice cream with tomato salad, reimagined baklava, and the Navu chocolate bar.

Their house special, the eight-month-aged wine-infused moo bresaola, and dishes like spinach agnolotti with handmade pasta and ox-tail ragu are must-tries. Experience intimate dining at NĀVU, which is currently open exclusively for evenings, with a redeemable Rs. 800 cover charge per person. Reservations are available for groups of up to four guests.

Location: 32, Patel Rama Reddy Rd., K.R.Colony, Domlur I Stage, 1st Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru, 560071

Timings: 7:00 To 11:00 PM

Cost for 2: ₹2000


Discover Pangeo, a premium lounge and bar nestled in the heart of Brigade Road, Bengaluru, offering an extraordinary gastronomic journey and immersive ambience. With a menu boasting over 150 dishes, including innovative creations like Haleem Baklava, Ross Omelette, Peri Peri Tandoori Prawns, and Amritsari Fish Tikka, the culinary experience is a fusion of global flavours. Personal meal bowls, oval-shaped pizzas, and tantalising toppings further elevate the dining adventure.

The "Cocktail Tree" offers a curated cocktail experience, and there's a delightful array of mocktails for non-alcoholic enjoyment. Sip on meticulously crafted cocktails such as Michelada and High on Ragi, and explore unique concoctions like My Garrison and Strangest Things. Exclusive lounges, Chivas XV and UB Lounge enhance the alcohol-tasting experience, while the lush, hieroglyph-adorned 16,000 sq. ft. space sets the stage for enchanting nights with techno, afro, and house music.

Location: 4th floor, 171 - 172, Forum Rex Walk, Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Timings: 12:00 Noon To 1.00 AM

Cost for 2: ₹3200

Sstella Asian Kitchen And Bar

Experience culinary sophistication at Sstella Asian Kitchen, Bengaluru's newest fine dining destination. Each dish is a masterpiece, a harmonious blend of flavours and textures that captivate both the palate and the eye. Dive into the authentic world of Asian cuisine, where wok-tossed creations reign supreme. For cocktail enthusiasts, Sstella offers impeccably crafted libations that are a true delight.

Indulge in delights like Edamame Cream Cheese Dumplings, Smoked Chicken Salad, Chicken Katsu Bao, Japanese Cold Salmon Pizza, Tori Cheddar Roll, Mock Duck in Schezwan Sauce, Butter Chilli Garlic Prawns, and must-try ramen bowls. Explore a diverse range of innovative cocktails to complete your dining experience.

Location: 3rd And 4th Floor, Royal Meenakshi Mall, Bannerghatta Road

Timings: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Cost for 2: ₹2500


Juliet, a captivating rooftop restaurant in Bengaluru, artfully combines the vivacity of Asian street food, the sophistication of European flavours, and the richness of Indian patterns to create a mesmerising dining ambiance. Set amidst breathtaking panoramic city views, the menu boasts a fusion of Asian tapas and European delights, offering dishes like pudhina masoor chaap, Sichuan chicken hosomaki, nasi goreng, and more. These culinary creations not only tantalise the taste buds but also inspire lively conversations. Complementing the skyline vista, Juliet offers tropical highballs and fruit-focused cocktails, like Spell-Bound, Juliet's secret, Starry night, Aperol is a place, and more.

Location: 1 MG Road Mall, MG Road, Bengaluru

Timings: 7:00 PM To 1:00 AM

Cost for 2: ₹3000


Cumulus, an alfresco dining experience by SMOOR, has graced Bengaluru's culinary scene within the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP). This fine-dining rooftop restaurant seamlessly merges art and gastronomy. Set against the backdrop of central Bengaluru, Cumulus elevates diners' senses with a symphony of Continental and Asian cuisines. From Trio bell pepper bruschetta to exquisite sushi and Thai curries, the menu boasts a harmonious blend of flavours and textures. Delectable desserts like classic tiramisu and pecan caramel tart, along with SMOOR's renowned hot chocolate, complete the culinary journey. 

Location: Rooftop, Museum of Art & Photography, 22, Kasturba road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Timings: 12:00 To 3:30 PM and 7:00 To 11:30 PM From Tuesday to Sundays. Closed on Mondays

Cost for 2: ₹2500


Indulge in the vibrant street food culture of Italy at Spettacolare!, Bengaluru's latest vegetarian Italian restaurant. Since its opening early this year, this eatery has been dishing out classic Italian street food with flair.

You can kickstart your Italian culinary adventure with homemade Granita and savour Panzerotti—dough pockets brimming with marinara sauce and mozzarella or ricotta and sautéed mushrooms. For the main course, delight in fresh handmade pasta like Fettuccine Alla Carbonara, featuring sautéed mushrooms for a veggie twist, or relish a Napoli-style Margherita pizza with its airy wood-fired crust.

Another star of the menu is the Romana pizza, with the enticing Stracciatella beckoning. Cap off your meal on a sweet note with Cannoli, boasting sweet ricotta that's sure to satisfy. Spettacolare! also caters to vegans with cashew cheese options for pasta and pizza, and they offer Italian sandwiches known as Panuozzo. An outstanding feature of the restaurant is its commitment to crafting fresh mozzarella, fettuccine, spaghetti, and other ingredients in-house, ensuring an authentic Italian dining experience. If Italian comfort food is your passion, Spettacolare! is a must-visit.

Location: 208, Stage 2, Hoysala Nagar, Paramahansa Yogananda Road, Indiranagar

Timings: 12 To 11 PM

Cost for 2: ₹1500

Nomad Pizza

Nomad Pizza, now open in the heart of Bengaluru, offers a global pizza journey with popular styles from Naples to New York. This 80-seater restaurant features a menu showcasing comfort classics like Classic NY Pepperoni, Neapolitan Quattro Formaggi, Chicken Chicago Deep Dish, Detroit Olive And Sundried, and even an Indian Butter Chicken pizza. Guests can pair these delicious pies with a selection of cocktails or coffees. American chocolate chip pizookie and English apple pie are the desserts worth a try. Notably, Nomad Pizza is a pet-friendly establishment, making it a welcoming spot for pizza enthusiasts and their furry friends alike.

Location: 12th main road, HAL 2nd stage, Appareddipalya, Indiranagar

Timings: 11:00 AM To 11:00PM

Cost for 2: ₹1500


Paragon, the renowned Malabar/Moplah cuisine restaurant with over 80 years of history dating back to 1939, has made its grand debut in Bengaluru, winning acclaim and securing the 11th spot on the "World's Most Legendary Restaurants" list by Taste Atlas. It started as The Paragon Baking Company, founded by Govindan Panchikail and his son, P.M. Valsan, in Kozhikode. Over the years, it evolved from a bakery famous for puffs and Christmas cakes to a restaurant specialising in Malabar cuisine. 

Paragon's iconic dish, the biryani, lives up to its reputation, offering rich flavours and subtle spicing that elevate the biryani experience. The restaurant's menu extends beyond biryani to include dishes like Mutton Varattiyathu, Vegetable Mango Curry, and Spicy Raw Mango Salad, ensuring a well-rounded dining experience. Paragon offers a delightful culinary journey priced affordably, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts.

Location: Sobha Mall, Church Street, Ashok Nagar

Timings: 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM

Cost for 2: ₹1500

Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar, the renowned gastropub, has made a triumphant return to Bengaluru, located in the refurbished Museum building. This revival promises an exceptional dining and drinking experience with a diverse menu that encompasses regional Indian cuisine, global favourites, and street food from around the world.

The bar menu, creatively crafted by lead mixologist Harish Chhimwal, showcases a fusion of traditional Indian flavours with global bar trends, featuring innovative cocktails like the monkey queen, manga mule, rum cha, and the church street corner, incorporating indigenous ingredients like amla, queen pineapple, and red banana.

The menu also includes beloved Monkey Bar classics and enticing bar bites such as the fiery Coorg-inspired fire pork and the crunchy Garfield-inspired deep-fried anchovies. 'Paddus with a twist' offers a South Indian fusion, while small plates feature delights like prawns kheema pao, juicy lucy slider, and pandi curry from Coorg. The extensive and diverse offerings cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences, making Monkey Bar a must-visit destination in Bengaluru.

Location: Monkey Bar, The Museum, No. 1, Museum Road, Off MG Road, Bengaluru 560001

Timings: Sunday to Thursday, 12 PM to 12 AM; Friday & Saturday, 12 PM to 1 AM.

Cost for 2: ₹2500