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MTR - Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

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#14, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru 560027, India
+91 80 2223 0471
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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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Thank Sivanesan S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Santosh A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very good South Indian restaurant with authenticate South Indian taste. Especially meals are awesome. Must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If youre in love woth south indian food, this is the place to be. Cheap and good quality breakfast is what you can expect from thisplace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to this place and that was luck by chance. was at jc road and looking for any cafe for my family when google suggested this to me. A sort of heritage place and food was good. Dont have high expectations

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely lost its charm. Not a great breakfast nor lunch. Unavailability of menu items, and great expectations made me disappoint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 20:30
Thursday
06:30 - 20:30
Friday
06:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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
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.

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