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Located on busy St Mark’s road, Koshy’s is a legendary Institution which has been around time immemorial. This place is reminiscent of the good old Bangalore culture.
Parking can be a hassle on this ever busy road. If you are in this part of the town for a drink it is better not to drink and drive.
The décor has hardly changed over years. The restaurant has 2 sections the non-AC one which is open throughout the day and the AC section called Jewel box which I think is open during lunch time and again after 7pm. All the action and buzz is in Parade café the non-AC section where most of the patrons are regulars from old Bangalore.
Most of the staff are old timers and are dressed in white more in tune with the traditional restaurant culture.
Coming the food the menu has a variety of items including some South Indian delicacies, Chinese and English food.
Some of the all-time favourites are fish and chips, chili chicken over some chilled beer. The food is good and slightly expensive. Most of the egg preparations are awesome.
The beers are usually served chilled and the place usual stocks most of the domestic beers.
Ambiance – 3.5/5
Food – 3.5/5
Service - 3.5/5
Value for money – 3.5/5
Definitely a great place to handout with old friends over some coffee or beer...
Long time ago pr was it yesterday that i went to Koshy's.
I am not a English breakfast person so you could say that I reached a right place but at the wrong time. The place has a so very much of an old charm that according to me has sunken in the charm. I loved the ambience and the relaxed feel of the place.
I have been to the place twice and it hadn't changed or I should say that is the the only charm of the place- its just doesnt change. It is one of the landmarks of Bangalore- I will have to ask for all the votes of all new n old Bangaloreans for supporting this mascot
Food - oh yes unaltered and god flavors.
It was Sunday morning, friends in town, and it did call for a good breakfast, so ended up unplanned at Koshy's.
The place was packed with people, and a lots more waiting in line to join in. At first seeing the crowd we were like no lets go somewhere else, but my friend was adamant, and insisted saying it worth the wait. And wait we did.
After about 15-20mins of waiting and waiting, atlast we got called in for a guzzling of foodies in town.
The servers were all busy taking orders and serving, people were all chattering loudly, all happy sounds everywhere. The place was kind of dark and gloomy, like some old broken place someone tried to renovate.
Didnt bother too much about others, I wanted food, and I was damn hungry after that wait seeing all others eat heartily.
So after some procrastination with my friend on the order for the brunch, we finalized on,
Ham Sandwich, Bacon Omelet, Bread Toast & Butter, with Tea in Pot.
Without any delay, we got our dishes served super fast. Actually the place we got to sit was near the Kitchen, and since I was hungry I didnt mind it, coz we got everything super fast.
Ham Sandwich was excellent made, that I didnt take any time gazing at it. It tasted just the way I would preferred it to be. The bread was excellent, not hard nor soft, the ham well done, with excellent veggies and sauces. I would have had more.
Bacon Omelet I did steal from my friends plate, which was also superbly made, just perfect.
At first we had not ordered Bread and Butter, but seeing most of them order for it, I too thought lets try this out, it should be something different, and definitely it was. It was their own made butter, and it just tasted super awesome with the Tea.
The place is kind of expensive for everyday visits, but definitely a VFM. The service is superb, without any delays. It also offers South Indian dishes, which I didnt come to try it out there at that price. Ambiance is good, if food is all that matters. Seating is congested, with barely any space to move around, and you are planning for a Sunday brunch then to try to reserve a place or get ready to stand in a queue. Dont expect any royal treatment no matter who you are, the place just means business and treats everyone the same, with the just mouth watering food.
I guess this a heritage restaurant much like Flury's in Kolkata hence a careless word here or there might lead to blasphemy from my end! However my experience of Koshy;s is not the greatest by a long margin! I have crossed the place atleast a hundred times in transit but on the two occasions that I have had the opportunity to pay a visit I haven;t been entirely convinced.
The ambience is dingy at best - in this day and age the traditional old world charm and decor do not work for the modern day foodie , hence my disclaimer at the beginning itself! The food is average and the service isn't any great shakes.
I would recommend the bar section for a cheap guy's night out but really its nothing much to write home about.
Sunday Breakfast at Koshy's. well do not get scared by the crowd or the noise. Its a noisy crowded place and its best to reach just after 9 Am if you want a table ASAP. Had the chicken sandwich, mutton cutlet, and coffee. They even serve cutting chai in a glass. The chicken sandwich was not grilled, but the bread was soft and buttered well and stuffed with chicken. Although there was not anything extraordinary about it, I was engulfed by a "good" feeling as i ate it, maybe it reminded me of home. The mutton cutlet was really nice and is a 'must-try". The coffee was good and strong and it just completed my breakfast.
The ambience is nothing great, but seeing everyone run around and tables filling up one after the another, you just feel refreshed with all the good energy around it. Had a good time and will definitely go again
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