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


Published on: Oct. 16, 2022, midnight Last modified on: Oct. 16, 2022, 7:02 a.m.
Himani Sona
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Himani Sona

I’m a Bangalore based Culinary Chronicler who finds joy in food storytelling and photography. I like to research and document food narratives through writings, illustrations and photographs. When I’m away from the lens and pen, I’m mostly hiking in the woods.