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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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Bengaluru, India
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I decided to heed and go for South Indian lunch today. This place is not 5-star, but the food is near that mark! Simple, devoid of fancy plating but honest-to-goodness with refill(if one so like to do) and not heavy on one's tummy. And oh, so reasonable, will definitely visit again soon with the wage-earner in tow. Will be on... More 

Thank gloriouspark
Bengaluru, India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the fine dining restaurants in Bangalore and most renowned one. It is very very crowded and most of the times you need to spend 30 to 45 minutes before o order your food. If you are not visiting when you visit Bangalore then you are really missing something in Bangalore. One of the pre-independent Hotels in Bangalore having... More 

Thank Rajeevalochan
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To get a sneak peak into Bangalore's culinary side, MTR should be the first step. Pure vegetarian Delight. Can not be missed , if you happen to be in bangalore.

Thank Nbajaj123
Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sober atmosphere with good, healthy, tasty and hot fresh food. Best South Indian Hotel in Bangalore.

Thank ecopackindia
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here to have a great lunch after almost standing in queue for around 45 min to give our names to the manager. The kosmari, chutney, poori, sagu is my favourite. Bisibelabath, no one can miss it. The onion raita is so tasty. Sambar is wholesome with lots of vegetables. Offlate, I heard, that the rice has soda or... More 

1 Thank madhusuden
Panjim, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to indiranagar mtr and had rava idli. The beat ever. They have a coconut tree in between the tables. Very nice hotel.

1 Thank Rfrom_goa
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a very old eating place but the food here is just so heartening. This is the same MTR which sells packaged food (ready to cook). I must say, if you are visiting Bengaluru, you need to visit this place...ths food here is so amazingly good. Must try their Rava Idli and Dosa

1 Thank Jaykochar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The famous MTR. It's been there for ages . Still the food and ambience are same. Well kept for years. Great servings of lunches coffees and dosas. Love it for dosas. Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Best filter coffee in town

1 Thank Sarika S S
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place if you feel you want to be in a crowd. All vegitarian the place is really busy. Food is good but cleansines could be much better - until of course they want it to resemble a busy bus stand

1 Thank Hari A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bang bang on food. Best of the class south Indian speciality food. Went out there with family and some guests. And every one loved the food. Must say it's one of the wonders of India. Out of the world food. Good staff. Pure ghee. Mouth watering best dosa. Will definitely Keep visiting

1 Thank Darshan P

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?