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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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12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Its a famous destination but food runs out fast

Mavalli Tiffin Room or MTR is a destination opp Bangalore's famous Lalbagh since 1924. It serves South Indian 'tiffin' or snacks and meals (during fixed times). Food is tasty but is laden with ghee. MTR opens early at 6:30 am. The fast-moving items (& sometimes even the Sambhar) get over by 9... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ranjeet K
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well what should I say.... Authentic thali, mouthwatering dosas, tasty idles and sambhar, neat and clean environment, we'll mannered staff. Good spread, different delicacies to try.... Is that enough for u to try it out? Hun?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I remember eating for the first time at MTR 15years ago. It was only now that I went back again, trying to rekindle those memories with that signature taste of MTR but alas, it does not seem the same to me anymorem. We had to wait as usual but that's the fun part and I am afraid that was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Mavalli Tiffin Room or MTR is a destination opp Bangalore's famous Lalbagh since 1924. It serves South Indian 'tiffin' or snacks and meals (during fixed times). Food is tasty but is laden with ghee. MTR opens early at 6:30 am. The fast-moving items (& sometimes even the Sambhar) get over by 9 am. So, go early morning. Its nice to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

MTR on lalbagh road is best enjoyed after a brisk walk in the pristine surroundings of the world famous LALBAGH GARDENS. The idli's, vada & the masala dosa is a must have followed by coffee in the signature silver glasses. It is heavy fare & will fill not only your palate but also your senses & the best part is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Please do have the rava dosa out here. I have never eaten a better dosa than that! Their Chutney(dunno the local name for it) is different and does things in your mouth which makes you want more of it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

No wonder it is full of people.. All the time.. Must eat bisi bele bath..and it is a good amount of food if you are ordering a special meal - take only if you are a good eater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had the week end lunch last sunday. It was a wonderful experience. We were extremely happy at the quality of food and equally the service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food here was okay. Generally serves south indian food. The ice cream was just okay. Just near to lalbagh.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The ambience is great - reminds one of the old time houses. The service is very fast - one can only understand this, where waiters carries about 5-10 dosa plates to serve in multiple tables, when one experiences the very long waiting times! I was lucky to have gotten a table right off as I entered for breakfast on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The place is in legends and not for nothing. We had heard of long queues and longer waiting time but the day we went for it we got tables within half hour. Food is varied and delicious. Staff is old and courteous. Overall experience is that of having accomplished something.

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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, Seafood, Vegetarian

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
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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