Breakfast to dinner, mid-afternoon nibbles to mid-night snacks – the city has a favoured eatery for all. Check out our cherry-picks of the handpicked top dozen stand-alone foodie joints in the city, in a handy menu format for each meal of the day!
While known for their European pastry and bakery items, they also offer amazing breakfast options. Their light and healthy Chicken Sausage is tossed in olive oil, topped with barbeque sauce and perfectly seasoned with pepper. Eat this with toast or fries and round it off with some fruit punch or cold coffee.
Go for the: Chicken Sausage
Price: Rs. 500 for two
Where: Daspalla Hills
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This plain-Jane Rajasthani place has more to offer than one would expect. While the North Indian fare and breakfast buffet is the draw here, nothing can beat the aloo or gobi stuffed parathas served with tangy lime pickle.
Go for the: Aloo or Gobi Paratha
Price: Rs. 180 for two
They’ve tweaked the regular fries recipe and turned it into something even more amazing called the Latin French Fries. This dish is made using potato fries topped with south-west sauce, barbeque chicken sausages and fried egg, served with a side of veggies. Pair it up with a freshly made mojito and it’s a full meal.
Go for the: Latin French Fries
Price: Rs. 600 for two
Where: Gangapur Layout, Siripuram
Just Down the Street
Offering a wide range of starters, kebabs, curries and more, it is their rolls and biryanis that draw the crowd in. Order in the Murgh Malai Kathi Roll or Smoked Malai Murgh Curry through the week and the Awadhi Murgh Dum Biryani that is only available on Sundays.
Go for the: Kathi Rolls or Biryani
Price: Rs. 550 for two
Where: Home delivery
Edit: Just Down the Street has unfortunately close down.
Known for their Tangdi Biriyani (full joint biriyani) and their juicy kebabs, they are not to be missed. But we recommend you try out their Avakaai Kodi Biriyani, Crispy Corn or the good old comforting Special Chicken Fried Rice served with spicy sherwa and onion raita.
Go for the: Special Chicken Fried Rice
Price: Rs. 1000 for two
This restaurant serves pure vegetarian food and is not skimpy about the quantity served. Go there for their Rajasthani Thali if you miss genuine North Indian fare. Their paneer curries and Rose Lassi is also a must try.
Go for the: Rajasthani Thali
Price: Rs. 500 for two
Where: South Jail Road
From ginger and badam tea to strong coffee, this mobile café serves different kinds of beverages to take care of your evening needs. The Osmania biscuits that literally melt in your mouth are the perfect accompaniment to their tea or coffee.
Go for the: Filter coffee & Osmania biscuits
Price: Rs. 50 for two
Where: Outside Tenneti Park
Pani Puri Bandi
This bandi serves delicious pani puri that come in two variants – spicy and sweet. Go for the sweet variant if you’re tired of the regular old pani puri, but only after you’ve eaten their set-your-mouth-on-fire aloo dum.
Go for the: Aloo dum
Price: Rs. 80 for two
Where: Kirlampudi Bus Stop
Shree Shyam Restaurant
If you want something light yet fulfilling, the Special Thali here is the one to go for. Consisting of ghee slathered light-as-air pulkas, rice, dal fry, three curries – one of which is a mouth-watering aloo fry, papad and curd, it’s a delectable delight.
Go for the: Special Thali
Price: Rs. 200 for two
Andhra Special Foods
If you want to tease your palette with some delicious home food this is where you belong. Everything here is just as homely as it can get. The flavors blending with Andhra spices makes it more welcoming. The Gaari with the chicken curry is to die for.
Go for the: Gaari with Chicken Curry
Price: Rs. 60 Per Plate
Where: Beside Aqua Sports
The favourite midnight haunt of every party-goer in the city, Daspalla Executive Court offers everything from Bisi Bele Bath to plain old Curd Rice and Idli. But the one that draws people to the place is the delightfully greasy Kheema Dosa.
Go for the: Kheema Dosa
Price: Rs. 350 for two
Where: Ram Nagar
Breaking railway food stereotypes is the new 24-hour food court at the railway station. It is the place to be if you’re craving some good food after midnight and are stuck for options. Having counters like Dominos, Sai Ram Parlour, Maroosh, Curry Kitchen, Noodlewok, Andhra Centre and Crème Castle, the food court has almost everything one would need.
Go for the: Special Chicken Biryani
Price: Rs. 500 for two
Where: Railway Station