Yes. Bengaluru is the pub capital of India and the city is known for the different varieties of Beer and dishes influenced by the West. However, contributing to the unique food culture of the city, there are a number of restaurants serving traditional food which have made a mark. Halli Mane is one such restaurant.
“Halli” meaning “Village” and “Mane” translating to “House” in Kannada, Halli Mane is one of the popular food joints in Bangalore serving traditional village food. Located in the 3rd Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Halli Mane is easy to locate in the city.
Almost open throughout the day, Halli Mane has made a name in the city for its unique taste and the experience it offers at the restaurant.
Halli Mane Oota
Halli Mane is a pure vegetarian restaurant with a menu card which is similar to the ones which are kept at various Darshini’s across the city. However, Halli Mane does differ in the taste of food which is prepared here and hence, there are a few food items that are exclusively famous here.
A good way to understand the pricing of any South Indian restaurant would be to check the rates of one plate of Idli. At Halli Mane, one plate of Idli (2 pieces) will cost you Rs 26. Justifying the name-tag, Halli Mane has a “Halli Thindi” section which is basically what the restaurant has become famous for.
Akki Rotti, Ragi Rotti, Dal Holige, Coconut Holige, and Mangalore Buns are some of the traditional dishes available in this section. The price is reasonable and the quantity is sufficient. However, the fulfilling Thali comprising both South Indian and North Indian items is the preferred choice for most of the customers at this restaurant.
Mangalore Tiles and the spiraling stairs
Halli Mane is one place which many in the food industry would recommend for its ambiance. The restaurant has both the table-service and the self-service options. While there are tables kept in the ground floor where you can have your food, the first floor is mainly meant for the Thali.
The roof of the restaurant is made of Mangalore tiles and the spiraling stairs that are used to get to the first floor give you the feel of living in an old village house. The service is decent and will usually not consume a lot of time to deliver your order.
Halli Mane is basically a village-themed restaurant with both the aesthetics and the taste of food trying to achieve the objective of the theme. The food is less spicy and gives you the experience of consuming authentic native Karnataka food. Accordingly, Akki Rotti, Ragi Rotti, and Holige are famous here.
The vintage look of the restaurant will make you go nostalgic about the experience of living in your village during the summer holidays in your childhood. The price is reasonable and is located in a place like Malleshwaram, the beauty of the restaurant is all the more accentuated.
Open: 7 AM – 10:30 PM
Where: 3rd Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru