Alpha, (opposite Secunderabad Railway Station), ? +91 40 2770 2291. Popular for beja fry, available only in the morning and served for breakfast.
Cafe Bahaar, Opp. Commissioner Office, Old MLA Quarters, Basheerbagh, ? +91 40 2324 3798, +91 40 2323 7605.Biryanis and meat curries, moderately priced.
Baawarchi, Plot no. 66, RTC Cross Rd’s, Chikkadpally Musheerabad (Opposite Sandya Theatre), ? +91 40 2760 5308, +91 40 2763 4490, . 11:30AM-11PM. Biryanis Rs 150.
Bowl O’China, . This is a chain restaurant started by the same folk who run Hyderabad House. It is present in multiple locations all over the city. Average Indian Chinese food. Rs 200.
Chutneys, 1: 2: Nagarjuna Circle, Near Punjagutta flyover, ? +91 40 2335 0569, +91 40 2335 8484, +91 40 5557 8651. Vegetarian, and quite well-known in Hyderabad. South Indian dishes like dosas, idlis and uttappas. “North Indian” is also good. Is extremely crowded on weekend nights, and there is awaiting time of upto 30 min. Does not serve alcohol. Rs 150.
Durga Mess, Prakash Nagar,Opp: Old airport (Prakash Nagar,Opp: Old airport), ? 9705557749. we serve better Taste
Hyderabad House, Multiple locations,. This is a chain of restaurants, serving Hyderabadi
Shadaab, Madina Building, ? +91 40 2313 4446. Famous for its Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani and Jabda Gosht available only in the morning, served for breakfast.
Sandarshini. Delicious South Indian dishes. Is present in over 5 locations
Taj Mahal Restaurant, # 4-1-999 Abids (Part of Taj Mahal Hotel), ? +91 40 2475-8250, +91 40 6551-1122. 11AM-11PM. One of the original “Udupi” style restaurants, this is strictly vegetarian and does not serve alcohol. It is part of the Taj Mahal Hotel, not to be confused with the nationally famous Taj chain of luxury hotels. The food in the restaurant is tasty and good, and like Udupi restaurants, serves South Indian, North Indian and “Chinese”. You are advised to stick to South Indian. The ambiance in the A/C section is old-school.
Paradise Restaurant, Paradise Circle, M G Rd, Secunderabad. 11:30AM-11:30PM. This restaurant is branch of one of the oldest places serving Biryani and of late has lost some of its sheen owing to explosion of business. Also serves the best falooda in Hyderabad. It has both a sit-down restaurant and takeaway. They do have branches, but confusingly imitators with similar names have sprung up all over the city.
Barbecue Nation, Banjara Hills (opp. City Centre Mall). Enjoy unlimited starters on a barbecue grill right on your table. Desserts are just ok. In happy hours(before 8 pm) the price will be 650+taxes Otherwise 850 650+taxes.
4 Seasons, 9-4-77/3/D/4/5/6, Yousuf Tekri, Tolichowki (opposite R.T.A Office), ? +91 40 65578671. Serves multiple cuisines, but raved about for its Arabic and Lebanese food. Lunch and dinner. Credit cards accepted. Around Rs 800 for two.
Aangan, 1-8-1/0/B, Yatri Nivas, Sardar Patel Rd, Secunderabad, ? +91 40 2781 6881, +91 40 2781 6882, +91 40 2784 0005. 10:30AM-11:30PM. Mughlai, Chinese and Hyderabadi dishes. Rs 300.
Angeethi, Unit 701-703, 7th floor, Reliance Classic, Rd # 1 Banjara Hills, ? +91 40 6525
Fusion 9, Number 4, First Avenue, Road Number 1, Banjara Hills, ? +91 40 6657-7722, +91 40 6657-7755. 11AM-4PM, 7:00PM-11:30PM. Lounge bar and restaurant, with an astonishing range of cuisines from different parts of the world.
Hall Of Fame, Plot Number 1098, Road Number 36,Jubilee Hills, +91 40 64516969, +91 40 64526969. 11AM-11:30PM. Sports
Grill. American, Italian and Mexican food with sport viewing.
Golden Dragon, Taj Krishna, Road Number 1, Banjara Hills, +91 40 6666-2323, +91 40 2339-2323, . 12:30PM-2:45PM, 7:30PM-11:45PM. Opulent Chinese restaurant. Rs 800.
Arena, Taj Deccan, Rd Number 1, Banjara Hills, +91 40 6666-3939, . 24 hr. Coffee shop serves Sunday brunch. Sushi Bar.
Spice Junxion, Taj Deccan, Road Number 1, Banjara Hills, +91 40 6666-3939, . 12PM-3:30PM, 7PM-11:30PM. South Indian cuisine with a trendy twist. Lunchtime platters with 10 starters, 8 main course items and 4 desserts served in a span of 40 min. Regular menu items are dosa with mutton curry and idly with chicken curry. The condiment trolley has 17 different types of chutneys, pickles, spicy powders, papads and vadiyalu from South India. Desserts; paan ice cream, all-spice chocolates and traditional south Indian sweets are made in-house.
Kebab-e-Bahar, Taj Banjara, Banjara Hills, ? +91 40 2339-9999, . 7:30PM-11:45PM. Kebabs from all over, including Hyderabad and Northwest Frontier.
Bakeries, cafes, sweet shops and fast food
Hyderabad has a large number of outlets that are positioned as bakeries. These are primarily takeaway places, where one can buy sandwiches, burgers, biscuits and puffs to go (called parcel in local parlance.) Usually, there are a few chairs and tables thrown in as an afterthought.
Many Western chains have set up shop in the posh areas of Hyderabad. Among these are Texas Chicken, McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos and Subway. Most of these have multiple outlets and all of them have Indianised their fare to varying extents. The Indian pizza chain Pizza Corner also has many outlets.Barista, Cafe Coffee Day and Java Green outlets are good places to have coffee and conversations.
Deli 9. 9:30AM-10:30PM. Bakery and cafe. Cakes, pastries, quiches, and puffs. 2 locations. Rs 200.
Pulla Reddy Sweets, is an iconic chain of sweet shops. The outlets are found all over Hyderabad and are so popular that it has spawned imitators who copy the distinctive yellow signs and choose some variation of “Reddy” (a common last name in Andhra Pradesh) as the name.
Almond House, Shop No. 3-6-237, Lingapur Building Himayath Nagar, ? +91 40 2322-6068, Quality Indian sweets.