Military Style Hotels in Bangalore You must Visit
There is something about dining at military hotels - a kitchen with a tale to tell, long safeguarded recipes, piping hot biryani rice served in stitched leaf plates, meatballs drenched in a flavourful gravy, and hungry hands waiting to feast. Bangalore is dotted with just such military hotels, with some that should be on your must-try list.
1.Sri Maruthi Miltry Hotel, Rajajinagar
Sri Maruthi Military Hotel's non-vegetarian fare is mildly spiced and has subtle flavors. Every military hotel delicacy is available here, including Thale Mamsa, Boti, Leg Soup, and Nulli Bone Fry. Try the Pudina Chicken Dry with Biryani rice for something mild on the palate, and the Ragi Mudde with Mutton Saaru for something meaty.
Sri Maruthi Miltry Hotel: Ketamaranahalli Circle, 1st Block, Rajajinagar
Timings- 7 a.m to 3 p.m, 6:30 p.m to 11 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
2. Shivaji Military Hotel, Jayanagar
This iconic spot has been serving the best of military food for over 90 years. Their decades-old Mutton Donne Biryani should be on your must-try list for its delicate, flavor-packed meat. Or just stop by for breakfast and dunk in the Khali Dosa in their rich Paaya Soup.
Shivaji Military Hotel: 1st C, Main, 45th Cross Rd, 8th Block, Jayanagar
Timings: 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m
3. Ranganna Military Hotel, Jayanagar
Their piping hot Mutton Palav (pulao) with Keema Gojju and a hearty mutton leg broth paired with the Bangalore weather is a match made in heaven. Their Bangude (fish) fry is said to be on par with the mutton dishes on the menu. Don't forget to down that glass of rasam that they serve at the end, to help digest the meaty meal.
Ranganna Military Hotel: Krishna Rajendra Rd, Opposite Indian oil petroleum, 7th Block, Jayanagar
Timings: 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m and 7:30 p.m to 10 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
4. New Govind Rao Military Hotel, Cottonpet
This pre-independence restaurant is the OG of military hotels. The regulars line up as early as six in the morning for their dose of Paya Soup, Idlis, and Keema Curry. If you're unable to decide what to eat, the eatery offers a chicken/mutton combo that includes a palav, fried variety, dry preparation, egg, and soup.
New Govind Rao Military Hotel: Sudha lodge, 7, Cottonpet Main Road, Akkipete, Chickpet, Bengaluru
Timings: 7 a.m to 10:30 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
5. Naidu Military Hotel, Venkatachaliah Lane, City Market
When you approach this restaurant tucked away amidst the busy streets of City Market, you'll be met by a rustic door, an old-school board bearing N.V. Naidu Hotel in big, strong letters, and vintage checkered floors. While this military hotel is known for its Mutton Biryani, the Mutton Fry and Dosa offer healthy competition.
N.V Naidu Hotel: Kalasipalya New Extension, Old Taragupet, Opposite Parimala Theatre, City Market
Timings: 8 a.m to 10 p.m. Closed on Saturdays.
6. Cauvery Military Hotel, Kengeri
Looking to feast on Naati non-vegetarian food? Cauvery Military Hotel's got your back. Pick from their selection of Boti Thali, Mutton Thali, Mutton Palav, and much more. And if you have the stomach for it, the Military hotel also serves Boti Blood Fry.
Cauvery Military Hotel: Near Bus Stop,Nagadevanahalli, Outer Ring Rd, Kengeri Satellite Town
Timings: 12 p.m to 12:30 a.m on Mondays. 7:30 a.m to 10:30 p.m on other days.
7. Sangam Military Hotel, Basavangudi
Apart from their daily fare of meaty Biryanis, Kebabs, Liver Fry, Boti Fry, and Gojjus, they also serve a Sunday special menu featuring Leg Soup and Thatte Idli. Vegetarians can have the Tomato curry with Ragi Mudde. In case you’re planning on Military style food for an event, the eatery also takes catering orders.
Sangam Military Hotel: 14th Cross Rd, Yediyur, Basavanagudi
Timings: 12 p.m to 4 p.m and 7:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m
8. Gowdru Hotel, Indiranagar
Try the Leg Soup, Mutton Keema Balls Masala, and Naati Chicken Biryani that form the staples of their morning special breakfast menu available only from 7 a.m to 10 a.m. Vegetarians rejoice! They also offer Veg Ragi Mudde Meals and Veg Chapati Meals available only from Monday to Saturday.
Gowdru Hotel: Opposite Muthoot finance, 2nd Stage, Stage 3, Indiranagar
Timings: 11:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m and 7 p.m to 10 p.m on Saturdays. 8 a.m to 4 p.m and 7 p.m to 10 p.m on other days.