Hotel Tamarind, Taj Bangalore, Devanahalli, and Salt Indian Restaurant, Whitefield, walked away with the best Indian restaurants in their respective categories, while Hotel Alto Vino, Bengaluru, Marriott Hotel, Whitefield, and Caperberry, Lavelle Road, walked away with the best European hotel in their category at the EazyDiner Foodie Awards in Bengaluru yesterday.
In the Critic’s Choice Award, celebrated food critic and journalist Vir Sanghvi’s winners’ list included Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs, ITC Windsor and Hotel Rim Naam, The Oberoi.
Kapil Chopra, Chairman of the Board, EazyDiner, said, “EazyDiner believes in getting you out of your home to celebrate eating out. The people of Bengaluru have voted for the restaurants that they love in huge numbers. It is our aim to reduce the friction between diners and the restaurants whilst also ensuring that you get a great deal with every meal. Heartiest congratulations to everyone in Bengaluru who are changing the way people eat out.”
The evening was co-hosted by renowned stand-up Papa CJ and Co-founder of EazyDiner Vir Sanghvi.
The Awards were given out in two categories: Vir’s Critic Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards. Thousands voted for their favorite restaurants in Bengaluru. These awards represent both popular as well as critics choices. The entire selection process is audited by KPMG, ensuring complete transparency and authenticity of the awards.
EazyDiner, a real-time instant reservation platform in India that was founded by experienced hoteliers, restaurateurs, and celebrated journalist and food critic Vir Sanghvi, features over 3600 restaurants in 10 cities over India and UAE – Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Dubai. It is opening in Chandigarh and Hyderabad in September.
Here’s the full list of the awardees:
Vir’s Critic Choice Awards:
1. Best Indian Restaurant in a Hotel – Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs, ITC Windsor.
2. Best Thai Restaurant in a Hotel – Rim Naam, The Oberoi, Bengaluru
3. Best Indian Restaurant as a Standalone– Punjab Bistro, Koramangala
4. Best Cocktail Bar in a Hotel – Bang, The Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru
5. Best Coffee Shop – JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru
6. Best Pub – The Biere Club, Lavelle Road
7. Best Restaurant Concept- Sly Granny, Indiranagar
8. Best Café Concept – Ciclo Café , Indiranagar
9. Breakthrough Restaurant Concept – BBQ’D, UB City
10. Best Chinese Restaurant in a Hotel– Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru
11. Best European Restaurant as a Standalone– Toast & Tonic, Brigade Road
12. Legendary Restaurant – Karavalli, The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore
13. Best Restaurant Chain – Barbeque Nation
14. Hotel of the Year –ITC Gardenia
15. General Manager of the Year– Amaan Kidwai
16. Lifetime Achievement Award– Chef Purushotam
People’s Choice Awards:
1. Johnnie Walker The Journey Best Indian Restaurant in a Hotel –Tamarind, Taj Bangalore,
2. Johnnie Walker The Journey Best Indian Restaurant as a Standalone -Salt Indian Restaurant, Whitefield
3. Johnnie Walker The Journey Best European Restaurant in a Hotel -Alto Vino, Bengaluru, Marriott, Hotel Whitefield
4. Johnnie Walker The Journey Best European Restaurant as a Standalone –Caperberry, Lavelle Road
5. Best Cocktail Bar in a Hotel –Chime, Sheraton Grand Whitefield Bengaluru Hotel Convention Center
6. Best Chinese Restaurant in a Hotel -The Lantern Restaurant & Bar, The Ritz Carlton, Residency Road
7. Best Mediterranean Restaurant as a Standalone- Flechazo, Marathahalli
8. Best Asian Restaurant in a Hotel -Blue Ginger, The Taj West End
9. Best Chinese Restaurant as a Standalone-Yauatcha, 1 Mg Road Mall
10. Best Pan Asian Restaurant as a Standalone-Broadway - The Gourmet Theatre, HSR
11. Best in Nightlife as a Standalone-Druid Garden, Sahakara Nagar
12. Best Café in a Hotel-Citrus, The Leela Palace
13. Best Café as a Standalone- Om Made Café, Koramangala
14. Best Microbrewery- Byg Brewski Brewing Company, Sarjapur Road
15. Best Romantic Restaurant- The Fisherman's Wharf, Sarjapur Road
16. Best Rooftop Restaurant- High Ultra Lounge, Malleshwaram West
17. Best Sunday Brunch- JW Kitchen, JW Marriott, Lavelle Road
18. Best Sushi Restaurant- EDO Restaurant & Bar, ITC Gardenia
19. Best Buffet Restaurant- Barbeque Nation, Marathahalli
20. Best Quick Service Restaurant- Rajdhani Thali Restaurant, Indiranagar
21. LiveTable Digital Champion- Kava & MoMo Café