Bangalore serves up the best barbecues where rich flavors and fiery grills collide to give your palate a ride of a lifetime! We've summed it up to just 10 of the best eateries in town.
Live grills and saucy appetizers make their way to your taste buds here at Barbecue Nation. With sumptuous, juicy, meat falling off the bone, in all its goodness, the pioneers of Barbecue Nation have gone all out to bring to you the taste you crave for. The fiery journey began all the way back in 2006 and to this day serves up happy food. Operating across 60+ outlets, the highlight of this eatery would be the Live Counters where chefs whip you up exactly what you ask for, right in front of you, in minutes. No questions asked. The specials recommended would be the Tunisian BBQ Chicken coated in the most flavorful dressing, couple that with the Chilly Garlic BBQ Pineapple for that perfect balance of sweet and savory. The Paneer Ajwaini Tikka and the Cajun Spiced Potato in all its spicy goodness leaves you with that tingling sensation that only the perfect spice levels can leave you with. Savoring the memories and not the calories, the specials set you out on an ecstatic journey that only leaves you wanting more. The live music, fiery grills and tasteful menu can create the most soulful experience for any wandering mind.
100ft BBQ Lounge - De-Oriell Boutique Hotel:
The chic interiors juxtaposed with the live entertainment set a very warm ambiance of sophistication and comfort. The atmosphere paves the way for a very zesty yet relaxed mood where you can enjoy the extensive items on the food menu as well as the cocktails. If the lounge bar doesn't quite excite you as does Beer, fear not, they've got barrels for you! The cuisines offered range from North Indian, Tandoor, Barbecue and Continental. Every person who has tried the chef's special Chicken Dum Biryani can easily vouch for the fact that it is an absolute assault on the palate. The brilliant flavors combine together giving you a lasting sensation of all the spices that were thrown in there so meticulously. The barbecue prawns have a sort of crunchiness to it that compliments the relish used. The tangy barbecue wings with all that sauciness cannot be missed out on.
The Punjab Grill serves up North Indian food with a contemporary twist to it, leaving you wishing for more. The rich amalgam of Sikh flavors and royal spices has placed Punjabi cuisine on a rather high culinary pedestal. The menu is a take on older processes infused with a modern contemporary touch to it. The ambiance coupled with the spiciness of their mains makes you feel like you are one among the royals. The Chef's recommendation would definitely be the Murgh Tikka. The meat is perfectly cooked and in all its juicy succulence just melts away in your mouth. The Tandoori Lobster, Oh! Must you hear more? An infusion of the rich spices of cloves, cardamom and methi balanced with liquor coats the pot roasted Lamb chops.
Zingron - Naga Kitchen
In the dialect of one of the 16 major Naga tribes, Zingron essentially means The blessings of the morning sun. It would appear that the sun just began shining on the Naga cuisine, here in Bangalore. One distinctive feature of this unfathomed cuisine is the use of monstrous amounts of chilli, not any chilli but The chilli- raja mirchi or bhoot jolokia as it's commonly known. The chef recommends the smoked pork spare ribs smeared with red chilli paste which sets off all those fiery bells leaving you teary eyed, yet wanting more of the tender meat just peeling off the bone. When in Naga, do like the Nagas we suppose! The Beef Zingron Special cannot be passed for regardless of how full the smoked pork has left you! For that true Naga experience infused with the North Eastern flavors we've grown to love, Zingron is where you should shine some light!
This restaurant is brimming with flavors of Japanese, American, Continental and European cuisines. The gorgeous interiors cradled in an enormous glass facade sets you back in time quite a bit. The wine wall is a showcase of the wines that have been collected from across the world. The specials would definitely be Bar Be Que Chicken Garlic where you find the piquancy of the garlic complementing the chicken in ways you would least imagine. The Goat Cheese Lollipop is of the highest standards with cheese just oozing out from everywhere! Hopefully you saved some room for dessert as the delectable Creme Brulee awaits to send you on an absolutely guilt free trip!
The Only Place
The Only Place has a classic picnic sort of vibe to it, you'd feel that the minute you walk in and spot the checkered table-cloth over the Oh So Simple Tables. The ambiance is very family oriented and more so very friendly. No picnic is complete without a grill and some meaty greasy stakes. The Only Place is a pleasant reminder of this! The highlight of the menu would have to be The Whopper Burger, which has got everyone talking. The Steaks would come in next. Cooked to excellency and beyond, the meat is so tender yet juicy, it is simply irresistible. For one, a meal here could be one of the two things, nostalgic or jaded.
Taking Barbecuing to all new heights, we have the one and only Absolute Barbecue. It lives up to its name and how! An unprecedented flavor punched, delicious, mouth-watering journey is in store for you and boy, we are not kidding! The grilled shrimp is to die for fully packed with seasoning leaving you with a sort of punch in your mouth. The perfect balance of sweet and savory would be the pineapples which are cooked in ways you would least expect them to. From duck, quail to rabbits, in terms of variety AB offers you a lot. The ambiance is just perfect, but the minute you tuck into your food, all that seems irrelevant as your palate is taken on an expedition of a lifetime.
Brewing up a revolutionary culture is a little brew pub that goes by the name of Toit. Of bodacious brews, excellent food and a brew pub experience that is going to leave you coming back for more, Toit is the place. The signature dish goes by the name Toit Steak, no surprise there! A moist portion of beef steak that has been marinated for hours soaking in on all those marinade flavors and exploding in your mouth with each bite. Served up with some creamy spinach sauce for the perfect balance. The Glazed Chicken Steak slowly cooked in a secret sauce topped off with a pepper infused mushroom paste.
The rustic interiors with the classic Wall of Fame definitely adds to the ambiance of this place. A relaxing, comforting atmosphere combined with all the elements you need for a nice soothing evening. The Juicy Lucy Burger doesn't disappoint. With juicy lush grease oozing out, you wonder if it's your saliva or the grease you're licking off your fingers! Nachos Del Sol is a classic take on Nachos, simple yet palatable. The Chicken wings braised in a rich barbecue sauce is to die for.
Church Street Social
When you stumble upon the bare-bones exterior of Social, you might be fooled into thinking it's an old warehouse, the swarm of youngsters outside confirm it's a hip and happening place. The decor is simply beautiful, the wooden benches, concrete pillars and industrial piping add a very modern twist to it. The food here is great. The Fully Loaded Nachos are a hit with pretty much everyone. Also, what you must feast upon is the Chinese Bhel.
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