5 Theme-Based Restaurants In Bengaluru That Will Take You Places
Looking for a change of scene from your typical fine-dining restaurants? These themed restaurants in Bengaluru will transport you to a different land, a fantasy world where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal in a unique setting.
Best Theme Based Restaurants in Bengaluru
1. Black Pearl
Ahoy there, matey! As the name suggests, Black Pearl is inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. This two-storied, pirate-themed restaurant is structured to resemble the upper and lower decks of a pirate ship. Chow down on Caribbean, Indian, and European dishes while relaxing on chairs reminiscent of human ribcages. Get a feel of what it would be like to sail with Captain Jack Sparrow as you sip on rum and enjoy juicy kebabs. The Black Pearl is present in two locations in Bengaluru.
Cost for two: INR 1,400
Must-haves: Roasted pineapple dessert, Kebabs, Lemon ginger prawns
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (12:00pm–4:00pm & 6:30pm–12:00am), Sunday: (12:00pm–4:00pm & 6:30pm–12:00am)
1) 105, 1st A Cross Road, Jyothi Nivas College Road, Koramangala 5th Block, Bengaluru,
2) 20/7, Swamy Legato, Outer Ring Road, Kadubeesanahalli, Marathahalli, Bengaluru
Served Cuisine: Barbeque
2. Central Jail
Ever wondered what jail is like? At Central Jail, you get to go behind bars in style, with finger-licking food. Eerie lighting and exposed brick walls give the place a realistic appearance. This jail-themed restaurant may have numbered cells, waiters dressed as jailers, and managers in police uniforms, but the food is far from prison quality. So, enter your cell, not as a prisoner, but to enjoy various cuisines ranging from seafood to Chinese to Mughlai dishes.
Cost for two: INR 800
Must-haves: Chicken biryani, Butter naan, Chicken Kolhapuri
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (11:30pm–3:30pm & 7:00pm–10:30pm), Sunday: (11:30pm–3:30pm & 7:00pm–10:30pm)
Address: 433/30/1, 28th Cross, 10th Main, Opposite BDA Complex, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru
Served Cuisine: Indian and Arabian
Escape the bustle of the city and enter the land of mystic caves. This cave-themed restaurant does justice to its name (Gufha = cave in ‘Hindi’), with a pre-historic feel, dim lighting, tribal masks adorning the walls, and chairs covered in animal prints. Here, you dine amidst tiki torches, cobwebs, and gurgling waterfalls. The staff, dressed as hunters, will serve you lip-smacking Mughlai, Afghani and North Indian meals in earthenware.
Cost for two: INR 1,100
Must-haves: Afghani biryani, Chicken curry, Paneer tikka, Rabri
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (12:00pm–4:00pm & 7:00pm–11:00pm), Sunday: (12:00pm–4:00pm & 7:00pm–11:00pm)
Address: The President Hotel, 79/8, Diagonal Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru
Served Cuisine: Indian
This resto-bar is a replica of a typical middle-eastern city plucked right out of the Arabian Nights. While you can’t fly to Ruh on a carpet, you can drive down to the restaurant and dine amidst elaborate chandeliers, ornate cutlery, soft candlelight, and embroidered chairs. Enjoy Mediterranean, Moroccan, Mughlai, and other middle-eastern delicacies, as you lounge on cushions and smoke a flavoured hookah, Arabian-style!
Tip – This is a perfect spot for a date night. And while you can always use public transport, we recommend you book a car online for the same. The best part? You can use your digibank debit card and avail big discounts, whenever applicable.
Cost for two: INR 1,000
Must-haves: Persian fenugreek fish, Lavash chips
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (12:00pm-1:00am), Sunday: (12:00pm-1:00am)
Address: 4th Floor, Ganapa Tower, Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Near Bangalore Central, Bellandur, Bengaluru
Served Cuisine: Middle Eastern
5. Silver Metro
Toot-toot! All aboard the Silver Metro! If you thought trains in the city were passé, think again. This metro-themed dining spot has interiors that closely resemble the insides of a brightly-lit metro coach. It even features two of Bengaluru’s most popular areas – Brigade Road and Indiranagar – as stations. The only difference – this metro serves up some delicious food. Treat yourself to Indian and Chinese cuisines, minus the maddening crowds!
Cost for two: INR 900
Must-haves: Veg and chicken momos, Paneer, Dahi puri
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (12:00pm–3:30pm & 7:00pm–11:30pm), Sunday: (12:00pm–3:30pm & 7:00pm–11:30pm)
Address: Ohri’s, 3rd Floor, Total Mall, Madiwala, BTM, Bengaluru.
Served Cuisine: Indian