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Mavalli Tiffin Rooms - MTR

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14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli | Near Basavanagudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560027, India
080 22230471
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6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, known more popularly as MTR, was established in 1924...
Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, known more popularly as MTR, was established in 1924 and is one of Bangalore's oldest and most well known restaurants.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traditional way of eating south indian food

If you want to eat the South Indian food especially Karnataka special Bisebelle bath then this is the place you must visit. Servers are dressed in traditional Karnataka dress and the treatment is good. Although little pricey for the thali but it's worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ravindra V
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Hyderabad, India
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Hyderabad, India
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62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to eat the South Indian food especially Karnataka special Bisebelle bath then this is the place you must visit. Servers are dressed in traditional Karnataka dress and the treatment is good. Although little pricey for the thali but it's worth it.

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Thank Ravindra V
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are no words to explain the taste and the quantity of the meals that ll B served. It's the best place for a weekend special lunch. Typical south Indian meals with all the essence of typical Karnataka food makes it much more delicious. Though one needs to wait for the seats as it ll be usually crowded but still... More 

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Thank abhishek a
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is said that during World War II, when rice was in short supply, at MTR they experimented in making "Rava Idlis" using semolina and created this new version of Idlis and named it "Rava Idlis". Their Rava Idlis are the best along with other snacks like Masala Dosas, Puri Sagu & filter coffee. They also serve the best of... More 

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Thank NanditaMadhav
Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favorite used to be hotel...but slowly losing its characteristics... we are missing the special treatment that it used to have and the taste also is changed.

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Thank Krishnakumar D
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you haven't tried the dosa and coffee of MTR then your Bangalore visit is incomplete. But remember better be prepared to spend some time waiting to get your turn. If you are someone who can't bear hunger better have something light to take you through the waiting time. They do let you have a visit of their kitchen which... More 

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Thank lordsajan
Bangalore, India
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Eating at this place as a kid, The dishes prepared are very tasty & under hygienic conditions . Only place where the Management allow you to walk through their kitchen . Earlier The lunch served was with a SILVER PLATE & TUMBLER but now it's just LEAF meals & Silver tumbler only.

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Thank Sairam N
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must visit place in Bangalore for a perfect cup of filter coffee n masala dosa. Their upma n rava dosa is also good. There r meals which is a very elaborate one , but worth it. It's an experience. An old n heritage looking place , no frills. Just great food

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Thank Sanjay R
Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Full service, classic full meals restaurant. Bise belle bath is the best. There can be a long wait for lunch, so be ready. This place has been there for decades, and locals grew up eating there. You will like it if you haven't been.

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Thank DCFlyers
Pune, India
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good joint to have traditional south Indian snacks, specially the Masala dosa, The food joint carries a brand image, special taste, and has been the favourite for generations. Ambience is still age old, one should eat using hands (the traditional way) to get the real taste. The taste will force you really lick your fingers... I could not taste the... More 

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Thank Mukund65
Bangalore, India
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once at MTR, you are bound to taste the best in Quality (pure ghee, hygiene) of all of South Indian Foods...in all, starters, main and sweet dish courses. - Bhajji - Soup - Papad - Chutneys - Idlis - Vadas - Dosas - Sambar - Rasam - CurdMilk Shakess - Vegetable preparations - Puris - Butter Milk - Milk Shakes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli | Near Basavanagudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560027, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Phone Number: 080 22230471

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, known more popularly as MTR, was established in 1924 and is one of Bangalore's oldest and most well known restaurants.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?