The name, you've probably heard, means 'oven'. A pretty name is not all Angeethi has going for it, though. This designer dhaba does such great business, especially on weekends, because it has no competition in the vicinity and the food here is quite delish. Especially hits the spot when you're want a huge lunch to precede a warm and happy siesta.
SS is a big hit with Andhraites for two reasons: first, it confines its exploration of South Indian cuisine almost exclusively to the Andhra belt and its palate-scorchers. This, the natives would agree, is the only sensible way to go about it. And second, it does such a great job of bringing authentic regional flavours to your table that a full-course meal feels like a little whirlwind tour of the state we call home.
The lounge concept is wonderfully, deliciously Hyderabadi - the traditional Hyderabadi with the ada and the tehzeeb of sparkling conversation over a delicious leisurely meal, not the nouveau townie who is always running to stay in the same place. Maybe we just have to reach back and tap into our past when time was computed by the experience to soak in the perfect lounge experience.
You could choose to sit in our comfortable dining chairs or you could choose to move on to our lounge area where you can stretch your legs. If you are a group of 20 or more (in fact even 60) you could move on to our private seating area where you will feel as if you own the place and you are the only one around.
IN TODAY'S age when there is so much emphasis on environment, it is heartening to find a restaurant set in eco-friendly environs. Moreover, this restaurant is tucked away from the pollution, grime and hustle-bustle of city life. Our Place, located on Road no. 10 Banjara Hills.
Tabla is a pleasant place to spend some time at, and affords a lovely view of the city. The design of the interiors is uncluttered and the service is helpful and warm. The restaurant serves Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine, and its best-sellers list is an eclectic mix of them all.
The Hub is a cellar restaurant in Panjagutta. It is bright, clean, functional and informal. The furniture is simple and comfortable — chairs, banquettes and tables. All said and done, the Hub is an inviting place, refreshingly unpretentious. It will give you a good meal at a very reasonable price.
MC's interiors are pleasantly designed, and it's a good place to entertain large groups, because there's enough space and privacy for everyone. Plus, the service is fair and swift.
Food here tends to be quite heavy and a glass of Kabuli Lassi or Kabura's special Chaas - with chaat masala and some wonderful mystery herbs - might be a good idea to swig along with your meal. After all, you don't want to be too stuffed when you get to dessert, which has a couple of finger-lickin' Indian sweets.
Malgudi does a thorough job of its menu, just as it does of its look. On copper thalis and banana-leafs you are served all the delicacies of the South, state-wise. Favourites from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and of course, Andhra Pradesh, find their way into Malgudi's carefully segregated menu.
Haveli specialises in Mughlai, Hyderabadi and Punjabi cuisine. This restaurant draws quite a bit on the popularity of all-time classics like biryani and kebabs to keep it going. But it does a good job of the classics, so no one's complaining.
L'autre serves Japanese, Indonesian, European, Burmese, Thai, Mexican and of course, Indian, among others You will find something different here that - and excuse the tired phrase - you might not elsewhere in the city.
Chutney's specializes in South Indian snacks, though they also have Chinese and food from up North. Coming to the name; there are four varieties of chutneys, two coconut and two ginger that accompany every snack item.