A lot has been said about Bangalore’s pleasant weather, with its soothing breeze being a highlight. Not that I don’t enjoy balmy summer evenings or the cool night air, but everything does seem to get better when there is food involved. What relates the two, you ask? Rooftop restaurants, of course! So here are the best restaurants in Bangalore for when you want to dine under the open sky:
High Ultra Lounge
What to try: Scallops With Pickled Plum, Sushi Platter, Spicy Jumbo Prawns, Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Among the highest lounges in Southern India at a staggering 430 feet, the High Ultra Lounge is a must-visit for all altitude lovers. Contemporary in style and offering a pan-Asian menu, this lounge offers some of the best views of the city. While you enjoy the feeling of being on top of the world, tuck into finger foods, signature cocktails, and delectable seafood dishes. The place remains open well into the night, another quality its patrons love.
The Terrace at Windmill Craftworks
What to try: Lunch/dinner buffet, Dal Makhani, Achari Paneer/Chicken Tikka, Matka Kulfi, Brewed beer
Relaxed, classy seating and a calming open-air ambience perfect for a family dinner, romantic date, or catching up with friends – that is what you can expect at The Terrace at Windmill Craftworks. There is Sunday brunch and buffet options too. Those who have visited swear by the craft beer here, and the alfresco dining adds a beautiful touch to every visit.
What to try: Irish Chicken, Non Veg Platter, Peri Peri Chicken, Pink Shooting Star cocktail
In keeping with its name, Skyye offers a spectacular view from the 16th floor of UB City. The under-lit floor, upscale ambience, interesting cocktails, and excellent music draw a posh clientele to this rooftop lounge. Head here whenever you wish to enjoy Bangalore nights with friends in a vibrant, open-air setting where you can even shake a leg. The Continental food menu has decent options for everyone.
What to try: Brewed beers, Brewsky Thin Crust Pizzas, Drunken Chicken Wings
Much-loved beer, spacious rooftop seating arrangements, a wonderful view, and great food – Brewsky has everything it needs for the perfect alfresco dining experience. Although essentially a microbrewery, this place has something for all visitors. From live sports screenings and variety of cuisines to the rustic décor and ideal ambience for a romantic date, Brewsky appeals to everyone. But beer certainly rules supreme!
What to try: Honey Mustard Chicken, Pizzas, Crème Brulee, Chocolate Mud Pot
What puts Bricklane Grill on this list is its calming Mediterranean vibe with all-white interiors, delectable food and drinks, and classy jazz music that serves as the cherry on the cake for a memorable evening of alfresco dining. Since it opens early in the morning, it makes an excellent choice for breakfast too. The choices in European and Mediterranean cuisine are plenty to keep making you revisit the place.
How to Get There:
High Ultra Lounge
Where: 26/1 , 31st Floor, Dr. Rajkumar Road, World Trade Centre, Brigade Gateway Campus, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
Contact: 080 45674567
Timing: All Days 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM to 1 AM
Cost: ₹2,600 for two people
The Terrace at Windmills Craftworks
Where: 331, Road No 5B, EPIP Area, Next to K.T.P.O, Whitefield, Bangalore
Contact: +91 8880233322
Timing: Mon – Sat 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM | Sun 12 Noon to 4 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
Cost: ₹1,800 for two people
Where: Uber Level, 16th Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bangalore
Contact: 080 49090000
Timing: Mon – Thu – Sun 5:30 PM to 11 PM | Fri – Sat 5:30 PM to 1 AM
Cost: ₹2,500 for two people
Where: 55, 5th Floor, Goenka Chambers, 19th Main Road, Jeewan Griha Colony, Phase 2, JP Nagar, Bangalore
Contact: +91 7676796666
Timing: Mon – Thu 12:30 PM to 12:30 AM | Fri – Sun 12 Noon to 12:30 AM
Cost: ₹1,600 for two people
Where: Escape Hotel & Spa, 770, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact: 080 49652568
Timing: All Days 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people