Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Bangalore Nights: The Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

Tea time in the Mavalli Tiffin Rooms


My good friend Sriram took me to The Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (commonly known as MTR). It is a restaurant located on the Lal Bagh Road in Bangalore.

Remarkably it has branches in Singapore, Dubai and London.  Facebook fans ask when the MTR are coming to California! 

MTR was founded as a restaurant by Yajnarayana Maiya and his brothers in 1924 and has been popular and successful ever since. It is a simple restaurant serving classic south Indian dishes such as rava idli, masala dosa and chandrahara (yum yum). 

Sriram told me that for many years, the customers entered the restaurant through the kitchen so that they would be able to satisfy themselves about the restaurant's cleanliness before they ate there. 

We enjoyed a lovely meal before our walk through the Lal Bagh Botanic Gardens.