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MTR - Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

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As featured in 3 Days in Bangalore and 1 other guide
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#14, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru 560027, India
+91 80 2223 0471
06:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Fri 06:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 21:30
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is undoubtedly delicious. We had pongal and bisibelebath. The service is good and courteous. But getting seats is a task during peak hours.

Thank Shivakiran M
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We often visit MTR with family and friends.It is one stop favourite destination for all.The food here is aithentic tasty south indian and very hygenic..For lunch they have wide spread variety of menu which ranges from puri,dosa,bisibela bath and other things.The tiffin here is also yum.Its a must visit if u are in Bangalore!!

Thank PoornimaMadhukeshwar
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you live in Bangalore you don't need a read about MTR... you already know it well. Among the few authentic places in Bangalore that serve south Indian food in South Indian style. Best known for its Malala dosa and the famous Rava idily. And filter coffee High quality food... very delicious and yes the tiny cup of ghee if... More 

Thank rohit1bhutoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you wish to eat tasty authentic South Indian food, pay a visit to this place. I went to one in JP Nagar. Taste of food is really delicious.

Thank VibhoreJ
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was invited by a local friend to have IDLI and DOSA. I just loved it. The food was really good. All the gravies were great!!!

Thank Ricardo M
Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard so much about MTR and has to try it . We reached the place at 12.20 and a queue had formed - once the Room opened , you pay for the vegetarian meal INR240 per person , get a ticket and go upstairs . You wait for your ticket number to be called and are then ushered to... More 

Thank Sivanesan S
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been there last week. The taste of food has deteriorated big time. Rava idly...for which this place is famous for....was hard n not tasty at all. Have given 2 stars....just for Nostalgic feeling....not for food.

Thank Santosh A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have visited to MTR few weeks back and we have ordered 4 south indian special melas with high price and less items,we are expecting something but we saw routine items,especially that Sambar is not good.and also had only one sweet Gulab jamun it's nice but need more sweets from South Indian Meals Menu.we need to expected something Special sweets.... More 

Thank Ranjith K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant serves traditional Karnataka food. They serve in marriage panthi style i.e. they allow one set of people (around 40 to 50) in a room and serve them lunch. Only after everyone in that batch finishes, they allow another 50 people and serve them. All items they serve are super fresh and piping hot. It would be a feast... More 

Thank Lakshmi Narayan... S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to MTR for decades now. They serve excellent South Indian food but they don't give sambar with all the items (from what i remember). MTR is now spread all over Bengaluru but we still like the original restaurant the best (because of nostalgia, I think, though the food is equally good at all their restaurants). Do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #14, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru 560027, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru
  • Phone Number: +91 80 2223 0471
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?