Taj West End – Mynt
The heritage Taj West End on Race Course Road is a haven of green and serenity. Mynt, the hotel’s all-day restaurant that spills over onto the vast lawns surrounded by foliage is the perfect way to unwind on a Sunday. Here, you can tuck into specialities from across the globe and have grills made to order in the open air section. Live music, lovely cocktails and tempting desserts make this a top choice for Sunday brunch in this part of town. Prices start at Rs 1750
ITC Gardenia – Cubbon Pavilion
Say ITC hotels and there’s an instant connection with food, and good food at that. The ITC Gardenia on Richmond Road has six top class food and beverage outlets. The Sunday brunch is the perfect way to experience the best of these all at one go. ITC Gardenia’s brunch has offerings from Cubbon Pavilion, the hotel’s all-day restaurant, the breezy Lotus Pavilion, plus signature dishes from Edo, the award-winning Japanese restaurant. There are also some flavours from Kebabs & Kurries, the hotel’s Indian restaurants. The hotel’s lovely, outdoor air and food that ranges from Korean Bibimbap to Goan sausage pao to an array of delightful grills, thukpa and sushi make this one of the best Sunday brunches in town. Prices start at Rs 2450
ITC Windsor – Raj Pavilion
Yes, ITC Hotels have perfected their food over decades and ITC Windsor on Sankey Road is a standard-bearer. Raj Pavilion, the hotel’s all-day restaurant styled after a glass house is the attractive venue for the Windsor brunch. It’s an eclectic array that combines local favourites and international selections. Think masala fish fry, dimsum, roasts, salads and a sinful line-up of desserts. Champagne and live music add to the experience. Prices start at Rs 2450 for a no-alcohol brunch.
With its laidback Mediterranean air, Olive Beach beckons the Sunday crowd to come, unwind, and forget the cares of the week. This stylish, but casual restaurant is one of the pioneers in the brunch business and still does a great job. Tuck into an amazing array of Med-inspired dishes – from fresh salads to seafood and superb pizza. A great collection of wines and cool cocktails, plus some fab music make this a must-do. Priced at Rs 3250
Citrus, The Leela Palace
Citrus at the Leela Palace on Old Airport Road can take credit for introducing truly luxurious Sunday brunches to the city. This spacious restaurant, with an outdoor terrace, continues to be a great place to chill on Sundays. The lavish spread includes dishes from across the globe and a pastry garden is a special attraction. Drink champagne or savour the cocktails while you indulge in the gourmet offerings here. Prices start at Rs 2700
Conrad Bengaluru – Caraway Kitchen
This towering edifice with a view of Ulsoor Lake hosts one of the most expansive Sunday brunch spreads downtown. It’s an all-encompassing line-up from all of the hotel’s kitchens. The brunch is at the hotel’s all-day restaurant, Caraway Kitchen and flows into the lobby. Here, you’ll find a delectable array of carefully crafted salads, a super seafood station, plus Oriental specials. Prices start at Rs 2400
Shangri-La Bengaluru -- bCafe
bCafe, the all-day restaurant at the Shangri-La in Vasanth Nagar is another vast brunch downtown. The modern restaurant has various live stations whipping up everything from chaat in fancy avatars to khaoswey and a comforting line-up of Indian dishes. Shangri-La lays claim to one of the largest collections of dishes and also makes special cocktails for this weekend indulgence. A children’s activity area allows guests to make this a family outing
JW Marriott – JW Kitchen
This bustling all-day restaurant at the JW Marriott on Vittal Mallya Road becomes a buzzing gourmet destination for the whole family on Sundays. An outdoor area allows you to have an al fresco experience and choose from a range of grills and tandoor-cooked dishes. Indoors, there are huge piles of salads, breads, cheeses and dishes from across the globe. There are plenty of activities especially created for little guests, including a candy wall. Prices start at Rs 2450
JW Marriott – Alba
This luxury spread is at Alba, the speciality Italian restaurant at JW Marriott on Vittal Mallya Road. If you are a fan of sophisticated Italian food then this is the Sunday brunch for you. Alba is an elegant restaurant, perfect for special occasions. The brunch is packed with regional favourites from across Italy from antipasti to handmade pasta, pizza and luscious desserts. The prosecco flows and what’s not to like?
Taj MG Road – Café Mozaic
The recently renovated Taj MG Road at Trinity Circle is superbly located and also houses the vibrant all-day restaurant Café Mozaic. This bright space overlooks the hotel’s pool and this makes it a charming setting to while away the hours on a Sunday. Choose from the vast array of eclectic dishes, both local and international, order a cocktail or three and have a wonderful afternoon downtown here.
The Oberoi -- Le Jardin
Everything about The Oberoi, on MG Road, spells class and the hotel’s all-day restaurant, Le Jardin, is no different. The restaurant lives up to its name and allows you the feeling of dining in a green garden. Attentive staff, fantastic wines and well-made cocktails welcome you to The Oberoi brunch. The food takes in everything from tandoor dishes to juicy roasts and Indian favourites. There are fun things for the kids to do as well.
by Priya Bala
Hikkaduwa and Bentota are been there done that places for most travellers to Sri Lanka. But the island, with its jagged coastline, has an unending list of sp...
by Priya Bala
Blessed with pine-covered slopes, snow-topped mountains, still fjords, impossibly high waterfalls and gushing rivers, Norway is one of the most scenic countr...
by Priya Bala
South Indian restaurants serving authentic breakfast in Bangalore
by Priya Bala
The Leela hotels are a uniquely Indian concept, born from the vision and industry of the late Captain Krishnan Nair, a legend in the hospitality business of ...
by Neha Gupta Kapoor
A plethora of restaurants in Tokyo pander to any foodie. Here is a list of eateries whose tastes resonate traditional Japan closely.
by Priya Bala
The second largest city in Tamil Nadu has a unique South Indian vibe and culture. Here’s how to experience this ancient city even on a short visit: