Hyderabad is home to the best Mughlai & Nizami cuisine. And for the foodies around the globe, it has never disappointed any palette. But with the present scenario of the ongoing pandemic, the hospitality industry did face a big blow, like all the others. But bouncing back to business is the need of the hour, and that's exactly what Hyderabad's hospitality scene is all about. With existing eateries slowly picking up their business, there are new places that have courageously opened their doors for the town's foodies. From cafes to bars — there's a lot of awesomeness to be discovered. With great food, amazing ambience and an experience to relish, every place is upping its social media game. Now, here's a list of new locations in Hyderabad that you must check out!
1. Pakka Local
Films and Food… if these two words appeal to you, then Pakka Local is a place for you. Both film fanatics and foodies can have a gala here. It is a place where you cherish your regional food with a filmy style. Located in Banjara Hills, an aesthetic mansion is transformed into an outstanding eatery. The lush green garden adds to the beautiful ambience. Wait till you see the interiors; you will be left speechless. There are gigantic wall posters of some of the iconic movies strategically placed all over the interiors and you get the feel of dining with these cine stars. The upholstery and the flooring are all kept floral to compliment the pale-coloured walls. The place also offers quite a cozy outdoor seating amidst the greenery. What catches the attention is the massive sculpture of ‘I LOVE PAKKA LOCAL’ right at the entrance, which wins the heart of the insta constants. Talking about the menu offerings, this new casual dining has a spread of Andhra, North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese, fast food, beverages and desserts. If you are a foodie and looking to try something new, this place is a must-visit.
INR 1200 for two (approx.)| Open in Google Maps
Branches: Kondapur / Gachibowli
2. Ohri’s UPPU
As a part of one of the known hospitality brand in Hyderabad, Uppu has been winning hearts ever since its opening. Ohri’s Uppu is a dedicated South Indian cuisine restaurant under the brand name. UPPU means salt in many Indian languages from down south. Serving delicacies authentic to 5 southern states, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, and Kerala, the name is quite apt. Like every other Ohri’s property, the theme of the restaurant is well-thought of. The interiors is decked up in black with carvings on the walls, the gigantic pillars with patterns inspired from the south temples, copper cutleries and classical live music all gives out a very regal feeling. The menu has a mix of food from 5 states, so you get a widespread to choose from. The contemporary-looking bar gives this conventional interior a modern twist. From Malabar Chicken stew with appam to ghee roast chicken, to Battani Masala to Ragi Sankati and any other dish you pick up from the menu, it will definitely leave you craving. If you are into South Indian cuisines, then make it a point to visit UPPU.
INR 1200; without alcohol for two (approx.) / Rs. 180 for a pint of beer | Open in Google Maps
Been in the city for a year now, but let’s not count the year gone by as it brought no good memories. So, let’s start afresh with UTTARI. This eatery is dedicated to the flavours of North India. The motto of this eatery is bringing the authentic taste of the North to the South. This casual dining celebrates the culinary diversity of Uttar Bharat, by spoiling you with a choice of dishes that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. An elaborate get-together, a dinner with family or friends or even for a business meet, experience the aroma of Uttari in everything offered here. Tucked in Gandipet, which is a long drive away from the city hustle-bustle. That builds an appetite for a good platter to be devoured. When the restaurant assures 'Swad Uttar Bharat Ka', then one must try out their dishes to believe them. Ajwaini Fish Tikka, Tandoori Chingri Kebab, Angara Murgh Tikka, Malai Tangdi Kebab, and Mutton Galouti Kebab, you will indeed have a tough time choosing what to eat. Unlike the ones in the city, it is a very spacious space where maintaining social distancing becomes difficult, but not at Uttari. A chic looking restaurant that concentrates on the modernity of look instead of making it too traditional to fit the name. Next time plan for a drive to Uttari and relish the authentic north Indian flavours.
INR 1000 for two (approx) | Open In Google Maps
4. The Bar Stock Exchange
From the City that never sleeps to the City of pearls, The Bar Stock Exchange is a pleasant addition to the resto-bar scene of Hyderabad. The foodies have found this new joint to chill and enjoy a drink. Conceptualized on the lines of our renowned stock market, TBSE is a fun, unique and cutting-edge bar concept that allows customers to trade in food & booze, with prices starting from as low as MRP prices! India's first stock market-based pub chain where the drink prices change based on real-time demand, TBSE presents an experience similar to trading in the stock market. This new concept has picked up amongst the revellers. Now, isn't that fancy? So, whether in trading or not, you are always welcome to try a hand at this only stock market of drinks.
INR 1200 for two (approx.) with alcohol / Rs. 140 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
5. Tarz Creators studio & Cafe
Instgramable it is!! Nowadays, being insta worthy is a prerequisite for any food joint. Falling under the category is this new place called Tarz Creators Studio & Café. A very contemporary looking eatery that has everything to meet the eye. From comfortable twin seating to fairy lights to the décor colour, everything is worth a click. Located in Filmnagar, this café serves a wide range of cuisines, including North Indian, Middle Eastern, and cafe food. From grills like Indian Salmon to Israeli Hummus — although the options are limited, you'll find a reason to go back. And being a youth-friendly place, the pricing also is kept to pacify not only their taste buds but also their pockets. Being situated in the most visited locations, this peppy café is gonna be the best place to watch the upcoming IPL season. So, why not get the live screenings exciting with Tarz.
INR 800 for two (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
6. Blue Block Club
Keep the blues away and head to this new joint that pours out life into our daily monotony. Blue Block Club is picking up to be the new hotspot among the club hoppers. This newbie in the Jubilee Hills pub sector is a club that has an ambience as per its name. Be it the floors or seating arrangement or the even mirror studded walls, and everything is stocked up in Blue, which makes this place certainly an offbeat one compared to other pubs in the league. Coming to the food, the place offers – Chinese, Continental and North Indian cuisines. The island bar in the centre is the attraction piece for sure and with the lovely concoctions dole out, it is certainly worth getting tipsy on the bar stool. Time to enjoy brilliant acoustics, delicious food & refreshing drinks set amidst a resplendent ambience is available only at BBC. So, no news is bad news at this BBC!
INR 1200 for two (approx.) without alcohol / Rs. 149 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
7. The Sanctuary Bar & Kitchen
A sanctuary amidst the city crowd, how amazing does that sound? Located in Film Nagar, this bar and kitchen have been an absolute favourite hang-out spot recently. Sanctuary is a haven in all sense for the gourmets of Hyderabad. This eatery offers a global, gourmet gastronomical experience, like never before. It is a fine dining experience that will sweep you off your feet with the ambience and the décor at first sight. The mesmerizing outdoor and indoor seating, the candle lights, the stone buddha statues, the lush greenery around and the contemporary upholsteries give a complete package of a great dining experience. The place indeed gives a vibe to chill with your squad or create a perfect date night with your boo. The menu is quite elaborate with – Continental, Asian, Italian, North Indian and South Indian cuisine, along with an impressive bar menu. So, if you wish to experience nature in city, head to Sanctuary!
INR 2000 for two (approx) | Open In Google Maps
8. Cock and Bull
No cock and bull stories here… only unforgettable memories! This is the idea behind the newly opened Irish pub in town – Cock & Bull. Amidst an opulent lounge, gorgeous chandeliers, exclusive sections and incredible attention to detail, you experience a range of luxury indulgence. When you step into this pub, you are now up for soulful evenings, as you would unwind to a symphony of melodies in the luxury environment. The attractive vintage décor makes it a one-of-its-kind place to visit. The bar menu boasts rare and appealing whiskeys and scotch brands, along with other poison of your choice. The food menu is extensive, including – Italian, Mediterranean, Continental and British.
INR 2500 for two (approx.) with alcohol / Rs. 300 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
9. Goosebumps Bar & Grill
Yet another bar & grill option that can be explored safely is Goosebumps. Located in Hitech City, this contemporary bar is quite a favourite hangout spots among young working professionals. This casual dining offers a varied range of cuisines to soothe your palate like – continental, Italian, Asian, and North Indian. The place also offers a rooftop arrangement which makes it a more sought-after resto-bars these days.
INR 2000 for two (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
Though we have listed a number of newly opened food joints here and as much as we would love you to visit these places, we would also wish for your safety. Hence, visit these places as each of them follow safety protocols to serve their guests with an experience to remember. And of course, not to forget that our safety is in our own hands… so mask up and stay safe!