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    Gopi Rooftop Restaurant

    by MalenaN Written Oct 23, 2010

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    I chose to stay at Gopi’s Guest House because they had a nice rooftop restaurant. It was a good place to sit in to eat or read a book. From the restaurant there is a great view over Virupaksha Temple and on a hot day it is nice with the breeze on the roof.
    In the menu you will find a big variety of food, both Indian and dishes of pasta and pizza. But because Hampi is a religious place you will not find alcohol on any of the menus.
    This is what I paid in June/July 2010:
    Black Coffee Rs 15
    Toast, butter Rs 40
    Scrambled eggs, toast Rs 50
    Fruit salad Rs 60
    Lemon juice Rs 25
    Lemon-mint juice Rs 30
    Papaya juice Rs 40
    Pizza al Fungi Rs 120
    Tagliatelle al Fungi Rs 110
    Malai Kofta Rs 70
    Plain naan Rs 15

    Gopi Rooftop Restaurant
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    Durga Huts Roof

    by MalenaN Written Oct 24, 2010

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    Durga Huts Roof has got good food and a relaxed atmosphere. There are a couple of tables with chairs, but most tables are lower and you sit on mattresses. It is easy to meet other travellers here, but the majority are very young.
    This is what I paid in June/July 2010:
    Aloo Gobi Rs 70
    Malai Kofta Rs 75
    Plain Naan Rs 20
    Lemon Juice Rs 25
    Mango Juice Rs 50 (too much of the seed was in the juice so it was not good)

    Aloo Gobi at Durga Hut's
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    Mango Tree

    by MalenaN Written Nov 1, 2010

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    The Mango Tree restaurant is situated under a big Mango Tree west of Hampi village. To come here you walk along the river and then through a banana plantation. In my guidebook it says they have delicious food. I didn’t try the food but some people I spoke to said it was good. It also says in the book that this is a great place to chill out in. Well, with this in mind I though I would be sitting here for quite a while, but I stayed just as long as it took me to drink my coca-cola (Rs 18 in June 2010). The setting is nice and calm, with views towards the river. When I arrived the two or three tables with chairs were occupied, but there are several low tables at the terraced seating. There are no cushions and the wall lean back so I didn’t find it a comfortable place to sit in. And there were too many mosquitoes and flies. Even if the Mango Tree didn’t live up to my expectations I returned another day, but I was disappointed again and didn’t stay long that time either.

    At Mango Tree

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    The Mango Tree: For some a limited choice

    by Eddie101 Updated Aug 23, 2003

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    Well, you can pick from vegetarian, vegetarian or vegetarian. Hampi being a holy city is meat and alcohol free, not a problem to most people, in fact the dossa, dahl fry and thali is really good. But if you feel as though your going thro' "de-tox", give them 24hrs notice, and meat and beer in the fridge can be provided, although at a rather inflated price, and the beer may be served from a teapot to diguise that fact, and somewhat taints the flavour, but when needs must,haha!!

    Banana Plantation (The Mango Tree Restaurant)
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    New Shanthi Restaurant: Awesome for the music!

    by bungi333 Updated Sep 3, 2010

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    New Shanthi has tried to give the place a new age feel to it. They play wonderful lounge music. They also display some new agey art work, which i think are for sale.

    The food here is good. Good quantity servings unlike the Mango Tree. Pretty close approximation to western food. You get pastas and pizzas and good breads and cakes and donuts.

    They bake their own bread and have their own wooden pizza oven. Bread and pizza fresh and tasty.

    Price is pretty reasonable.

    Since they have only tin roofing, it could feel a bit stuff in the afternoons. Evenings and mornings are pleasant though.

    Friendly staff. You can also chat with the owner of the restaurant, Mr. Elango. He will give pretty good tips on travelling in Hampi.

    Favorite Dish: Their bread and pizza. Their omelettes are good too.

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    The Mango Tree: Awesome for the view!

    by bungi333 Written Aug 5, 2010

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    This restaurant is set up around a big mango tree. Hence, the name. It is situated on the bank of Tungabadra river, and it overlooks the river. They serve only vegetarian food.

    Nice view, comfortable seating (sitting on the floor and leaning against slated wall). Their international cuisine isn't that great, but the Indian stuff is good.

    Their breakfast quantity isn't that great. Neither is their coffee (they use instant coffee powder).

    I would visit this place primarily for the view.

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  • Geetha: Geetha's Grumpy Grannies

    by Bassow Written Mar 8, 2006

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    If, like me, you tire quickly of the rude waiting and the western atmosphere of The Mango Tree, head back to Hampi bazaar. When wandering down the street towards the bull monolith, you'll find Geetha's restaurant on your left (not to be mistaken with Geetha's Riverside restaurant mentioned in the Lonely Planet, which was quite poor). Geetha's is the place recommended by all the locals for its clean kitchen and authentic cooking. Here, the woman of the house cooks for her customers what she would for her guests, straight from her own home. Consequently the food is clean, cheap and authentic. The waiting is done by her husband. Don't let his grumpy demeanor and bad English scare you off: the man has bothing but good intentions.

    Favorite Dish: South Indian Thaly. A wonderful assortment of grilled vegetables in a mildly spicy sauce with the required extra curd, pickles etc. for a price that wouldn't get you a starter at the Mango Tree.

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    Moonlight: Best local dinner in town

    by illumina Written Dec 21, 2010

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    If you take the main back street heading left off Hampi Bazaar (with your back to the temple), and follow it round, you should, if memory serves, find this little blue building with trellises and patio furniture.

    They do serve international cuisine, but ignore that. I had a very decent paneer butter masala here, but the highlight was my partner's choice - the cheese kofta, which was cheese inside mashed potato, coated in breadcrumbs and fried, then served in a tomato curry sauce. Delicious - yes I pinched some!

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    Rama Guest House: Up on the roof

    by illumina Written Dec 21, 2010

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    The rooftop restaurant at Rama Guesthose, which is where we stayed, does some decent snacks and meals. We had lunch of veg chow mein there on the day we arrived as we were too tired to go out straight away!

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    The Mango Tree: River view, relaxed atmosphere, good food

    by iblatt Written Mar 14, 2009

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    One of the best-known tourist spots in Hampi, "Mango Tree" rightfully deserves its good reputation. We reached the restaurant after a pleasant walk through a banana plantation overlooking the Tungabhadra river. The restaurant is beautifully situated on terraces with the river below and mango trees above. The crowd is a mixture of foreign tourists and Indians. Food is strictly vegetarian, with a wide selection of tasty dishes. The service is friendly and efficient.
    After a half day of walking around temples and monuments in the sun, we found in "Mango Tree" good dining and a perfect relaxation.

    Mango Tree restaurant, Hampi Entrance to Mango Tree restaurant, Hampi Mango Tree restaurant, Hampi Way to Mango Tree restaurant, Hampi Happy diners in Mango Tree restaurant, Hampi
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    Geetha's: In the middle of Hampi Bazaar

    by illumina Written Dec 21, 2010

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    On the left side of Hampi Bazaar if you face away from the temple was Geetha's restaurant, which we had dinner at our first night in Hampi. We had a very satisfying thali, in the middle of a massive storm with thunder and lightning! There were a few locals eating there as well, and everyone was very friendly.

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    Virkateshwara Hotel: Festival special

    by illumina Written Dec 21, 2010

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    During the Virupaksha Car Festival, this hotel was offering a 'festival special sweet and salty' breakfast, which we just had to try! It turned out to be two helpings of what looked like semolina, one, as promised, sweet, like a pudding, and the other savoury. Quite odd, but worth a go!

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    35-Mango Tree Restaurant: Good, clean, wholesome Veg food

    by anilpradhanshillong Written Mar 5, 2013

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    After an exhausting day of clambering over ruins and trudging along dusty trails, it is truly delightful to rest your weary and battered feet, wash up and obey the growling noise in your stomach. That is when almost all tourists make a beeline to the ‘Mango Tree’ restaurant located within Hampi itself.

    A colourful signboard encourages you on by indicating that your destination is just a minute away. Before you go in, remove your shoes, wash up and then take your seat either on the same floor itself or below that or out in the verandah. The service is prompt, helpful and courteous.

    Entire Hampi is alcohol-free and vegetarian. So you settle for a sumptuous ‘thali’ and partake of the free ‘papar’ provided by the management. Better to order mineral water. You can while away your time by surreptitiously glancing at your neighbour’s plate and wondering if you have placed the correct order. Your piping hot ‘thali’ arrives in a few minutes and you can then tuck away to your heart’s content. They do have desserts.

    Outside the entrance, near the road, you may watch a local craftsman busy at work sawing away at a soft stone as he brings alive some sculpture or the other. It’s a free treat

    First Written: Mar. 6, 2013

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    The Mango Tree: Have a romantic dinner...

    by illumina Written Dec 21, 2010

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    This restaurant is a bit more touristy, but it's worth the trek and the prices for the ambiance and surroundings. You have to walk along the ghats and then along a path between banana plantations to get there, and then walk through the compound and down the steps to the seating on terraces overlooking the river and a glorious sunset. Once the sun has gone down, they light lanterns.

    The service is attentive, the food is good (and the lemon sodas out of this world) and the setting is amazing. They serve both Indian and continental food. We had thalis for dinner, but returned on our last day for a late lunch and had pasta which was equally pleasant.

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    Shiva Moon: A good rest spot

    by illumina Updated Dec 21, 2010

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    This little cafe is on the path between Vitthala Temple and Kodanda Rama temple. We had a drink there the day after the big storm - and the winds had knocked down their power supply! - and came back again later in the week for breakfast, as the owner was really friendly.

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