BonSouth, Koramangala

This place had been on my list for a long while, but we never got around to visiting it for some reason or the other. Over the long weekend, we decided to tick it off our list and went for lunch. But I was on one of my vegetarian streaks, and didn’t try out any of the non-vegetarian fares 🙂

BonSouth looks like a big village house with whitewashed walls and a mini garden. There’s a waiting area outside lined with cushions that add just the right pop of colour. The place is huge with plenty of seating available, both indoor and outdoor.

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Lunch @Southindies, Indiranagar

Have mixed feelings about this place. I had visited the Southindies outlet near Infantry road quite a few times, when I was staying in that area, and I must say that outlet was far more beautiful than this one. Even though the food is good here, the place is slightly mismanaged.

We went here this Saturday, with a reservation through Zomato, but still had to wait for a while before we were ushered to our table. They have some outside seating too, and I was glad that we got a table there overlooking the busy 100ft road.

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Kopper Kadhai, Koramangala

This place has been garnering a lot of attention on Zomato since its inception, and we hadn’t visited it yet. So the next day after Diwali, we decided to take our parents out here for lunch.

The restaurant has very simple decor, and looked rather dark and gloomy for a bright afternoon. There were not many customers, so we got a table easily but the place seemed to be down with a Diwali hangover 😀 Their valet was missing, dishes from menu were unavailable, and the service was very slow.

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Finally a 5/5 @Windmills Craftworks, Whitefield

If you are a Bangalorean and haven’t visited this place, you are missing something 🙂 I can’t stop gushing about this place, so this review is a long one 😀

This place had been on my to-visit list for a while, but it’s really far from my place (somewhere around 23 kms), so it was still pending. We finally got a chance to visit this paradise on a weekday. Thankfully it didn’t take us very long for reaching this place, but a long time to come back home.

It is spread across 6th and 8th floor of a particular building in EPIP zone, Whitefield. We both instantly fell in love with the place, the moment we stepped in. It is classy and not at all loud in terms of decor and music.

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Chikamagalur, Day 2

After our first day’s miserable service and F&B experience at the hotel, I had almost given up on this place. I was not hoping to see much in the breakfast buffet, but to my relief it was much better than their disastrous dinner spread.

This spread was decent, with live counters for dosa, omelette, waffles, pancakes etc. I particularly liked the South Indian dishes. Dosa was paper thin and crisp. Idlis and vadas were fresh and well done. Sambar was more like a dal, but nonetheless very tasty.

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Weekend trip to Chikamagalur, Day 1

Chikamagalur is a small town located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range. Climate is lovely and there are plenty of coffee estates all around. It takes around 4-4.5 hours from Bangalore to reach here.

We stayed at Taj Gateway during our visit. It is a beautiful heritage property. There are small lotus ponds and flowers all around the place. Away from the hustle bustle of city, this place is a mini-paradise.

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Team lunch @Buff Buffet Buff, Koramangala

Team lunch after a long time! After lots of discussions on a long list of suggestions, we decided on Buff Buffet Buff since it was closest to office and not tried yet.

We made a reservation and reached around 1:00 pm. The restaurant occupies the ground floor of Blue Petal Hotel, which is located on the very busy JNC road. It’s quite spacious and the decor is neat & simple. The first thing you’d notice upon entering the restaurant, is their attentive staff.

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