Four New Restaurants in Hyderabad to Visit in Early 2022

I start by wishing my readers a Very Happy New Year. Like every year, 2022 comes in with fresh resolutions, fresh hopes and fresh initiatives. The restaurant industry also is gearing up for bright sunshine, the year will definitely be the end of this pandemic, and the large numbers of hotel and restaurant professionals who had gone through terrible times in the last two years will look up to a lot of improvements starting this year. In this post, I will look at a few cool restaurants that have started operations in the last few months.

Also Read: Three Cafes to Visit in Hyderabad

Mrs Mage

Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli had hosted a pop-up after a successful pop-up of their new concept named Mrs Mage in 2020.  Mrs Mage, the protagonist, seems to be a compulsive traveller and the pop-up showcased recipes that she has liked during her journey. Some were authentic dishes and some concoctions which has been rusted up exclusively for her at a remote corner. The pop-up showcased these special items. Thus, we have here a kind of global fusion food, with quite a few comfort dishes thrown in. 

Chilli Lime anchovies/Mrs Mage

Happy with the response they had received, the hotel now gave her a permanent place in later part of 2021. The second permanent outlet from the brand after Hyatt Ahmedabad, Mrs Mage is located in an idyllic setting next to the swimming pool,  and the shack-like place has a full menu of delicious and some offbeat food and drinks. On a moonlit cold evening. Jack's Crispy Chilli Chicken, Qianmein Noodles Lotus Stem Fritters, Steamed Chicken Bao, Chilli Pork and Marina Beach Kothu Paratha were some of the dishes which appealed to me.  Mrs Mage Parfait and Bombe Alaska are desserts not to be missed, with the table theatrics coming as a bonus.

Marina Beach Kothu Paratha/ Mrs Mage

Would recommend this place for a quiet dinner with some good cocktails (the whisky lover me tried Whiskey Sour and Old Fashioned). Nice food, great ambience and affordable prices.

Mrs Mage Parfait

The second new restaurant I am quite excited about is Anna Native, a new place in Sainikpuri, Secunderabad’s new buzzing locality. Serving dishes from the South Indian states they impressed me both with the presentation and taste of food.  I was very impressed with the fact that Chef Ismail had worked on the presentation of the dishes, adding table theatrics for some of them, but had not moved away from authenticity of most of them. 

Anna Native

The Kodi Bonda Soup was light but tasty, with chicken bondas served on top mounted on a stick. Anna Native Potlam Biryani is their take on MLA Potlam Biryani, it has an assortment of meat and seafood along with rice tucked inside an omelette.

Kodi Bonda Soup (top) and Sabudana Vada /Anna Native

Gollichina Chicken Wings, Sabudana Wada are some of the dishes which can be savoured here, while Chicken Chettinad served with appams, Guntur Chilli Prawns, Gongura Prawns and Ghee onion rice are some more items which deserve special mention. Me, a diabetic had to watch while my wife feasted on the desserts Junnu and Mango Delight - both of which were super as per her.

Anna Native Potlam Biryani

Another new place in Secunderabad, Soul Fine Dine-by The Butler has opened up in Park Lane, offering mainly Continental food with a touch of Mediterranean too. The 50-seater affordable place offers a set menu of delicacies, running up-to five courses. Loved quite a few of the offered dishes from the menu of the day including the Chicken Quiche, Carrot Celery Soup, Lebanese Chicken and Pannacotta. The outstanding dishes were Pumpkin Parsley Soup, Red Snapper in Butter Garlic Sauce and the Apple Pie

Soul Fine Dine/ Lebanese Chicken

The place also has special menus and promotions from time to time like a special French menu for two weeks in October when a French chef was visiting, a Duck special in December and so on. So look out festivals here. The owner Chandan is an extremely enthusiastic person and knows his food, and we can definitely expect from him more surprises from time to time.

Quiche / Soul Fine Dine

Ohri's Ming's Court, one of the most popular Chinese restaurants located at Basheerbagh (which we have been visiting since ages) now has a new outlet at Ohri's building, Banjara Hills. The place serves Pan-Asian delicacies apart from the Chinese it is known for. The original restaurant has quite a lot of loyal customers in the city and is buzzing all the time. So a new branch in a different location was warranted. 

Ming's Court Banjara

At a menu preview, we tried out a few dishes from here - both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Balinese Grilled Fish was the star of the evening. The Thai Green Curry, Red Pepper Lamb, XO Prawns and Chicken Gyoza were the other dishes of note. Burmese Khau Suey is another dish here not to be missed. They also have a range of Sushis and dimsums as well as, the latter served in a basket with a choice of various condiments. 

Naughty Girl Sushi Roll (Top) and Dim Sum/ Ming's Court

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