The first thing that springs to mind when you think of Bangalore is its weather. Given that the city is filled with high rises, there is nothing better than a delicious meal on a rooftop, under starry nights or bright skies with Bangalore's famed weather. Here is a selection of rooftop bars and eateries you should consider visiting for an exceptional dining experience.
1. Terrace Bar & Kitchen (by House of Commons), JP Nagar
South Bangalore's Terrace Bar & Kitchen is a newcomer with a refreshing rooftop courtyard dotted with greenery and elegant lighting that flares up at night. The menu features continental, Mediterranean, and global cuisine with an impressive cocktail selection. Soak in the panoramic views of the skyline under their retractable roof, perfect for Bangalore’s unpredictable weather.
Address: No 1, (old 141/37), Rooftop, 24th Main, Marenahalli Rd, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bangalore
2. Ebony Restaurant, M.G Road
Ebony Restaurant, perched on the thirteenth floor of Barton Center has long been a go-to spot for romantic dinner dates, thanks to the elegantly lit dining space under the open sky. The multi-cuisine restaurant offers flavours spanning North Indian and South Indian to even Parsi, Indonesian, and Thai. Chow on the Arkot Mutton Chops as you take in the view of Central Bangalore from the rooftop.
Address: Tower-B, 13th Floor, 84, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Bangalore
3. Kazé Bar & Kitchen, Ashok Nagar
Kaze’s terrace bar, housed on the 21st floor of the building, does justice to its name which translates to the wind in Japanese. The impressive open-air setting has cane furniture, tall bar stools, an extended open deck and live sushi and sashimi counters for brownie points. Order from their contemporary pan-Asian menu featuring gyoza, soups, dim sums, and sushi and couple it with wine or sake for a perfect evening.
Address: 21st Floor, SKAV, 909, Lavelle Road, near to ITC Gardenia, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore
4. Salvadores, Residency Road
Salvadores is nestled away on the topmost floor of a mall and transports you to the Victorian era. Names of dishes chalked on a portable blackboard, lamp posts placed at intervals, and a pathway lined with potted plants make up the rooftop setting, making it beautiful even during the day. Drop by for breakfast and choose from their menu offering Mediterranean, French, Italian, and Sri Lankan dishes.
Address: 5th Floor, Bangalore Central Mall, Residency Rd, Bangalore
5. The Woodpegger Retro Bar & Kitchen, Vyalikaval
This rooftop bar and kitchen is themed around classic retro caricatures and serves global cuisine with Indian flavour infusions and vintage cocktails. The space has white interiors, and wooden tables, and is lined with greenery making it look refreshing even in broad daylight. Order the Mysore Mutton Chops Saaru with a chilled beer and enjoy a live performance at the venue or join in on a karaoke night with friends.
Address: 4th & 5th Floor, #26/B, 1st Cross Philomina Hospital Road, Chanakya Layout, opposite Manyatha Tech Park, Nagavara, Bangalore
6. Sly Granny, Indiranagar
This communal space is covered in designs from the mid-20th century and bears collections of electric art and artefacts on their exotic wallpaper. The indoor space features old English club-style dining, with vibrant upholstered chairs and sofas, while the rooftop is equally stylish with vintage furniture, mood lighting, and scattered plants. From their primarily European menu, the Walnut Pie is a must-have.
Address: 3rd Floor, 618, 12th Main Rd, above Chicco, 7th Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore
7. Harima Japanese Restaurant, Ashok Nagar
Harima is the place to go if savouring Japanese dishes with craft beer or sake in a romantic setting is your idea of a weekend night out. You can choose to relax in the rooftop area with low-hanging trees and vibrant lights or be in the Japanese room with low-lying tables and floor sitting. You could also book the space for large private parties.
Address: 4th Floor, Devatha Plaza, 131, Residency Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore
8. Broadway The Gourmet Theatre, HSR Layout
The restaurant has outdoor seating in the form of a balcony and rooftop seating with picnic tables suitable for larger groups. The menu consists of Indian and Asian cuisine and the restaurant also has a teppanyaki counter. With a full bar, live sports screening, and kid-friendly Broadway is an ideal hangout spot for all age groups.
Address: 27th Main Rd, Agara Village, Sector 2, HSR Layout, Bangalore
9. Tiamo, Halasuru
Tiamo is the ideal fusion of tantalising flavours and beautiful views. The restaurant is elegantly lit with spacious seating and cosy corners under open skies by the deck of infinity pools and features a menu replete with Mediterranean and Italian flavours. Try their Saffron Seafood Casconcelli or Caponata di Melanze with a cocktail from their experiential bar and soak in the breathtaking views of Ulsoor Lake.
Address:25/3, Kensington Rd, Halasuru, Someshwarpura, Bangalore