Authentic taste of home

Popular menu

Many sorts of multi-cuisine luxury eateries have sprouted in and around J P Nagar 1st phase.

However, the good old Shankara Narayana Refreshment, popularly known as Bhattra Hotlu, continues to be more popular than all these places.

What is unusual is its simple menu and what’s special is the soft rice idlis which simply melt in one’s mouth.

The idli comes with watery coconut or pudina chutney and sambar. Delicious kharabhath, along with hot coffee, also makes a great combination.
Ramachandra Bhat, one of the owners of the food joint, is always seen interacting with customers and keeping an eye on the kitchen.

He started the eatery 19- years-ago with Rama Adiga.

“Ours is a small food court and we have stuck to limited items namely idli-vada, kharabath, kesaribhat and dosa. But the response we are getting is great.”
“Customers are showing special fondness for our food and we are eventually serving them the best,” he asserts.       
 
When asked about the popularity of the idli, they serve, he says, “Actually we don’t
follow any special cooking procedure. Ingredients of good quality that we use and the appropriate fragmenting makes them smoother and tastier.”
Along with the breakfast, they also provide light meals. But they are reluctant to try any type of cuisine.

“I never believe in numbers. My customers are satisfied with the menus we are offering,” he says.The eatery has the backing regular customers. According to Bhat, about 75 percent of the customers are regulars.

Yogish is one such customer, who shares a close bonding with the hotel. “I come very often to taste the authentic Kundapur style  food, especially Kesaribath and Kharabath.”
“The very aromatic sambar and its peerless taste is something I cherish most. The idlis are superb and fluffy. The taste of the food seems even better as the prices also don’t burn a hole in the pocket”, he includes.

“The staff of the hotel are very nice and are always serving meals with a smiling face,” he includes.

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