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The Bangala

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Devakottai Road, Karaikudi, India
+91 4565 220 221
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New Delhi, India
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's good to call ahead but even if you can't they'll have a set menu ready in an hour while you go and look over the owner lady's Chettinad mansion. One stone and two birds, so to say. Managed by ladies, the food is rich but not very hot. And once you've had this you can happily tick Chettinad food... More 

Thank OhetukTraveller
Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you've heard so much about a place, you're likely to be disappointed. Just the opposite here, both lunch and dinner were fabulous, with clever subtle flavours and fresh ingredients. Attentive but un-fussy service in grand yet homely surroundings. One of our top five so far on this trip.

Thank LaurieCollard
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was honored with the presence of the charming lady owner and the dinner is a full experience of different dishes. All the spices are so fine and not hot for occidental palets. Very good table and service. Thank you again.

Thank Chantal S
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived at The Bangala yesterday. It is a delightful place wonderfully run by the very hospitable Mrs Meyappan ably assisted by Mrs George and an army of staff. Rooms are spacious and beds comfortable. The grounds pretty. The food is amazing. We have so far had dinner, Breakfast and lunch here and it is foodie heaven. There is no... More 

Thank Mithra877
West Country
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116 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Yes the food is as good as its reputation suggests. From lunch served on a banana leaf through dinner and breakfast, each item was selected and prepared meticulously. The portions aren't huge but seconds are offered so there is little waste from overloading the plates or leaves to begin with, and everything is served with a smile by an attentive... More 

Thank SWmuse
Chennai, India
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I’m not a great fan of Chettinad food, as whenever I’ve tasted them, they food has been always made using too much of spice. But the food prepared in The Bangala is something exceptional. The devilishly divine lavish spread is served in a Banana Leaf, consisting of very interesting local cuisine.

Thank Srijadoctor
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Difficult to get authentic food these days as most of them have become "multi cuisine". Chetinadu restaurants in India are just as likely to offer you noodles and what passes as Chetinadu chicken. The best Chettinadu food I have had was in the house of a friend in Pallathur, with his mother supervising the kitchen. The lunch here was not... More 

Thank Coffeetrader
Fort Mitchell, Alabama
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234 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Had breakfast lunch and dinner here. All were excellent in presentation and flavor. Served on a banana leaf on a plate. Service is as it should be in a premium restaurant. Especially try the dessert - vadam halwa - is out off this world.

Thank bigchet
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This place serves one of the best authentic chettinadu meals in karaikudi. Their service and hospitality are impeccable. This is not a typical restaurant type. This is mainly for the guests staying there. But if you make an advance appointment, they will cook to order. They are on the higher side with rs 850 for veg meals and 1000 for... More 

Thank SwamyP
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

My husband and I were exploring the area and remembered reading about The Bangla (hotel and restaurant) so we went looking for it. We landed up at around 1 PM, tired and hungry. The young man who met us said that there was no food for outside guests, only hotel residents, unless I had called ahead. Disappointed, we were turning... More 

Thank Laxmi R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devakottai Road, Karaikudi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Karaikudi
  • Phone Number: +91 4565 220 221
  • This restaurant is at The Bangala

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