33 Reviews / 35 Ratings
Well my childhood buddies and I had been to this restaurant called Queens which is a Punjabi restaurant and we ordered food which was really tasty (no complaints about food), would like to advise the Queens management to get A/C installed inside the hotel so that it would be cooler inside. The service was quick and the price is reasonable, will definitely go ahead and let my friends and relatives know about this place in order to eat tasty food... Thanks once again Queens.
Horrible Experience! will never go back
I entered the restaurant with a friend and got seated! While deciding what to eat the waiter became impatient,forcing us to hurry up. Post ordering, before even finishing half the food, the waiter started telling us to eat fast as it was time to close(there were other people there too). He repeated it twice and ultimately gave us the bill before finishing our food.I exclaimed saying " allow us to eat peacefully at least and if u were so worried about the closing, why did u offer us a seat.The manager who apparently looked like a hooligan started arguing in a very rude manner defending his staff. We left the food and walked out wondering how they got those certificates on the wall. The food was worthless anyway.Never going back again.
Experience :( From Last Sunday i.e. June16,2013
Well , I happened to be travelling to bangalore and here I was on Church Street with two of my childhood buddies. As we strolled around , we were looking for a decent resturant with good desi Indian cuisine and obviously not exorbitantly priced. Anyways here we saw a BURPP certification and we quickly decided that we can bank on Queens. The ambience was reasonable (as it s a small resturant and had to be little packed). Prices no doubt were under control. We ordered for the simplest of food 'black dal , steam rice , one veg & chapatis'. To our surprise we ended up seeing the poor quality rice plate and yes the ill-fated dining has to do with the black dal. We are so toned to eating those thick black dal and enjoy it as a pure punjabi dish, realized that they could not differentiate much between the routine dal fry and black dal except for the ingredients. Anyways taste was OK, we requested to fry the rice & convert into Zeera rice. Somehow we could manage to gulp the menu. People who are in search of low price food in the area can visit and try, however at least i can't gaurantee one will get the best of food. As we were so engrossed in our conversation it dint do much damage to our evening. However it surely left us with a feeling 'we could have tried 'mast kalander' or something else. At the end I will rate it below 3 on a scale of 5 for taste. Hygiene I believe had been taken care of , no complaints from our table!
Food ok, but staff not OK
Been here a couple of times, food is really tasty and upto the mark, but the staff needs to be more courteous and should really improve on serving the customers with a smile and on time. Its a small place suitable for partying.If you have a huge gang and want to party here, avoid the place as you'll not enjoy. As I said, food is really good.
We thought of going back to this cult hotel after a long time today. We are sick of testing new places and hence decided and not take risk and go to a place well know for its food quality. The visit was as tragic as it could get. We ordered for a Peshawari Kebab which is aroun Rs 220 for 6 pieces, the waiter served us stale last day leftover Kebabs, which was as solid as a rock. Upon bringing this to the notice of the waiter, he realized that we could find out that it was the kebabs from last day, quickly replaced the balance kebabs with fresh ones, which were again OK. Nothing great for the cost. We ordered Butter chicken, forget the qty , abysmally less would not even serve 3 rotis, but also pathetic taste. For the kind of small menu they have we expect it to taste good. I then ordered fried rice which was like made out of rice and chicken leftover from the previous day.
I will never get back to this restaurant is what I have promised myself.
Extremely Bad Food and Very low quantity
Had a horrible experience. The quantity that came for whatever we ordered was not sufficient at all. The amount of money that you spent is not worth the experience that you get here. We ordered butter chicken and it was served in a very small bowl and it had just 4-5 extremely small chicken pieces. Please visit this restaurant at your own risk.
Pathetic Food.........Zero On Quantity
This joint does not deserve a Burrp certificate at All.We ordered Chichen Tandoori (Half) thinking this will be good in taste as well as decent quantity however to our surprise this was not even 100gms.Hello........Queen Owners Half portion means half part of chicken not 4 very very small pieces of ant size....Apart from this there was chicken makhani with no chicken at all......ya there some boneless shreds for namesake........Then we thought may be Non Veg is not good....lets try veg ............we ordered paneer jalfrezi...........and again same story .......gravy wd no paneer...........Zero on Food Quantity and Quality.
Rather than the quality of the food, I think what makes this place popular is that it has been around for such a long time in one of the most popular localities of Bangalore. I make it a point to eat at Queens almost every time I am on Church Street. This place is tucked away just before Amoeba. Seating is quite limited and the ambience is quite rustic. The food is North Indian style and is generally quite good. Being a veggie, I can only vouch for the veg dishes but Aloo Mutter is certainly a must have. Meal for two would typically be around 700 to 800 and expect a small crowd and hence waiting on weekends.
This is one of the most famous restaurants in Bangalore and why not, the food here is yummy!! one of my friends took me to this place for lunch.. after that, i have been couple of times.. whether you are a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, you will simply love the food.. apart from food, you'll fall in love with the ambiance ass it gives you a feel of a very authentic Indian restaurants with dim light and glass made of copper.. on the whole its brilliant.
IDIOTIC EXCUSE................BAD FOOD
we had ordered food from queens today which we thought to be really good but today we got a shocker as the tandoori chicken that we got was totally burnt and was totally bland too.the rotis too were not cooked properly........one doesnt expect such service from a place where you have to send your own people to pick up food as they dont even home deliver.When being called and told about the food quality sent to us we got a shocker........we were told that because of the assam problem their chefs have left and so the food is bad............had we been informed about the problem beforehand we wouldnt have ended up spending 1100 bucks on such IDOTIC EXCUSE..............WE HAVE BEEN FOOLED BUT U GUYS BEWARE..............
this place don't deserve a burpp certificate!!
Saturday night I visited queen to have some good kebabs .. It's been three years since i visited this place.. Nothing changed except the quality m quantity of the food!!! Me n my wife both were suffering from diareaah thanks to queens restaurant !!
We ordered kebabs , nan n some chicken curry kebab tasted ordinary n the curry was excellent taste n the plain nan was. Excellent too..as I said earlier the quantity was very less..burrp at times mislead people by the false ratings..per head it would come up to 1 to 1.5 k .. Prices r quoted reasonable in the menu Bt very less quantity n small chicken pieces in the curry n I dnt wana talk abt the kebab quantity !! So value fr money is zero!! As my wife is a good cook she told me the curry was tasty coz of agino motto added in excess n the red colouring they put in the curry which enhance the taste.. Neways we both had terrible diarreah .. I would never visit or recommend this restaurant especially to foreigners I can imagine wt their condition would be..coz lotta foreigners visit this place.. I would recommend not to visit this place n screw up your health..
P.S this is a genuine report I have nothing against queens restaurant.. Is tht I wasted my money time n scrwed up our Health I'm little disappointed ..coz nothing can be done in India..I wish we had rules like Arab countries wher they cancel their licence neways thanks for reading ..
A tramp on the ramp.
I'm inside a mud hut, sipping water in dented glasses, having food on wobbly tables, Oily rice for pulav from waiters who blind sight people. I would give mixed reviews. The food is a little above average and the price is moderate. The ambience is rustic, but uncomfortable and hot. Not a place I'd recommend.
A Nice place to visit
The place is always crowded, mixed crowd.
Everyone minds their own business as they are happy they have a table.
Fodd is good
Ambience slightly hot, should make arrangements for good ventilation.
A must have is the Jal jeera.
Not expensive at ALL.
Dinner for 5 included-
1 starter, 10 phulkas, 3 sides, 6 jal jeeras, veg biryani, chicken biryani costed us
Where's the masala honey ???
Inspite of the snazzy restaurants in the vicinity, we decided to make a beeline for Queens primarily because a few people in our group of 7 swore by its food and also because it won the BURRP Best VEG VFM award 2009 for Bangalore....For starters, we ordered paneer tikka and chilly where supposedly the paneer was succulent but the masala bland (I can vouch for the non veg items since I ate only those !!!) . We also ordered Peshawari tikka (chicken) which was good ...but again 5 pieces for 180 !!!! I'd be happier if they charged 250 but gave decent sized proportions.
Coming to the main course, there was dal (saltless, masala-less !!!!), papads (they're listed as rotis on the menu!!!), bhindi masala (ok), veg jalfrezi or some other sorta mix veg (again bland), paneer butter masala (more of garlic but fair) and chicken tikka masala (chicken in tomato puree)
This and the lights went out midway through the meal, the smell of kerosene wafted in (thanks to the generator that made a few of us real uneasy) , no table to accommodate 7 people which meant adding a flimsy chair and meant that once you sat, there was no way you could get up till until the end of the meal and long waiting times....
Overall, nothing to write home about, service levels low and would probably give the place a miss in the future...P.S. do add some mirch in the food from now on !!!!! And it would be gr8 if burrp could keep a check on the places it has recommended to see if food and service levels are still up-to the mark !!!!!
I visited the place over the weekend and must say that it is a very overrated restaurant. Located on Church Street opposite Oye Amritsar, it is a small restaurant serving north indian food. After hearing from a number of sources I decided to give the restaurant a try and I was really disappointed to say the least.
Firstly the restaurant is very small and if you land up on a weekend, the wait is easily close to 20 to 30 mins. There is no way that you can book a table and just walk-in straight. Apart from getting the table the service is very poor. We were sitting on our table for more than 10 mins before somebody from the staff took our orders. And also the food was not something to talk about. It was ordinary punjabi food.
Overall it was a very lousy experience and I shall avoid going to such restaurants from next time.
amazing desi food !
If u are looking for typical north Indian food then Queens is the place to be. The price is extremely cheap and the service is good ! Though small and not air-conditioned, all you can think about when u step into this place is food!
i have been a regular visitor to this place .All curries especially dal is finger- licking good.Usually little crowded during weekends but u must visit this place ! worth your money ! :)
meal for two ll cost about 500.
MUST TRY : Dal , phulka , aloo gobi and lassi !
VFM Desi Khaana
My friend and I, after watching a movie at Rex, hungry like never before, wanted to hog something quick and nice. We quickly walked on Church Street and I said, we must look nowhere but Queens. Ive heard about this place from many and of course burrp! is anyday a good source of all the info wrt restaurants.
Its a very small place giving you a total desi look with muddy walls being painted and the space totally crammed. We just had to wait for 5mins before occupying our table. As we were terrible hungry, we dint take too long to order the regular Rotis and Dal Makhni.
The food isnt any extraordinary but, a complete VFM. It definitely is tasty and they have a super quick service. Due to my love for Dal Makhni, I most of the times, end up eating only the Dal and I did the same here as well till the last drop.
Total bill for 3 Rotis and Dal Makhni was 160 bucks and its completely worth paying so much!!
Ghar ka Khana
When you're out and want to avoid greasy, over spiced food, head here. The food is good. Probably as healthy as the food made at home The decor/ambiance..well..it's interesting. Quite dark (at noon) and poorly lit.
We were in a hurry one saturday afternoon and asked them to speed up the order. The service is prompt and courteous. Might have to wait if you get too close to the universal lunch time (1-3 pm), but since we were there at 12:15 pm, it was empty, save for us.
Queens is all about the food and nothing but the food! ambiance is zero, decor zero, but food - now thats where she scores! Queens serves u the usual north Indian fare and snack rolls on the same lines... Now what really makes this place great is that this is the kinda a place u wanna go have a 'good' meal. like the other reviewers have said a 'ghar ka khana' feeling. But wouldnt go so far as telling that it just that...Dont go looking for 'gourmet' or fine-dining' food at queens! please .. its simple and good tasteful food! served without any ceremony! and it has been consistently good bout the dozen times i have been there, over couple of years. Always left the place tummy full and satisfied :)
P.S - Its worth the 15 min wait... place is really small so u almost always end up waiting to get a seat. that's one star down.
Its difficult to spot this place.Dim lit, cave like ambiance, don`t feel like getting in when seen from outside.
Had phulkas and baigan ka bharta.Taste wise nothing special, its like ghar ka khaana. North Indian food with a slight south Indian touch .
Reasonable price but small serving.
Congested dining area. Can`t talk loudly, can`t move the chairs.
Visit once for the homely food served in copper plates n bowls.
Good food, crowded place
We had come here for lunch on a Saturday noon. We were seated on uncomfortable chairs near the kitchen. So my eyes started burning due to the smoke from the chimney... I could barely eat the food which was served. All the while, i was wiping tears... I was full by eating butter naan with some chicken sabzi ( forgot the name oops . It was good but spicy. The masala papad and jeera water didn't control the tears flowing from my eyes... A good place to eat but crowded. Go for the food..
I've heard about the place for many years, but surprisingly never went it, perhaps it was the incongruous name ...Anyway, as people have commented, the phulkas here are fresh, and hot, the daal makhani is creamy and spicy, the bhindi fry was crisp and gently spiced ,the rogan josh was surprisingly good with tender meat and a gravy like grandma used to make it (not my grandma though, she was vegetarian)
the price is just right and I can understand why it's not easy finding a table at this gem of a restaurant..
The place is located at Church Street. The seating space is very less and the wait time is too high. And this takes a star off from this place.
The service is fast and slightly hurried.
Try this place for vegetarian food. Baingan bharta, paneer dishes, dal, bhindi. All excellent.
Home of good food
Queens was once referred to, very fondly, as the only restaurant in Bangalore that serves "phulkas" (for the uninitiated a phulka is a fluffier, lighter version of the traditional North Indian roti and almost a staple in all households). There's a lot of competition on that front now but Queens still manages to stand out amongst the newbies and retain the simple basics that made it the gold standard once.
The restaurant is located in a shady part of Church Street, and if you're not looking for the trademark green canopy on it's outside (amidst the jumble of small shops and parked motorcycles around) you might just miss it. The decor inside isn't much better (old style mud walls and dull lighting) and can even be a tad unappetizing for someone who doesn't know the place well but the food is well worth those dampeners. It isn't exactly home like food but it's very well prepared authentic North Indian with the spices and the flavours got perfectly right. The choices are limited (as compared to most other North Indian eateries in Bangalore) and the menu hasn't changed in years (or hadn't till I was there last) but almost everything on it is worth a try.
One small note: Do make a reservation in advance or you might end up waiting for a good half an hour or more before you're let inside.
Best North Indian food in Bangalore (so far)
No place like Queens. If you haven't been there, weep. Angeethi is a serious challenger to the throne, but Queens squeaks by on several counts.
We are steadily working our way through their menu and haven't been disappointed yet. No surprises on the menu -- standard Punjabi fare, but their secret seems to be super fresh ingredients, and meticulous execution on time tested recipes.
A vegetarian heaven, this little, hole in the wall restaurant is the place to go for some delicious ghar-ka-khana. It also serves non-veg but the vegetarian food is what you should indulge in for complete bliss. Packed at lunch time with the office and college crowd from MG Road and Church Street, Queens is dark and dingy with cave paintings on the rough looking walls. Chairs and tables are arranged really close to get the maximum usage out of the available space. Dont let all this scare you off from tasting the food. Try their tandoori rotis, stuffed capsicum (a dollop of heaven) or aloo curries and dals. Terrific not too spicy, not too oily. The lemon juice is a winner as well. The food never fails to impress, it is always fresh and delicious. Go there when you are tired of the malai koftas and butter chickens.
Parking is not available you have to take the risk and look for parking either on Brigades, Church Street or MG Road. Or maybe park at Garuda Mall. Prices are reasonable and a meal for two is approximately Rs.300.
This place is too good. I go to many restaurants - but nothing beats the vegetarian food in Queens. It does not look like it serves such yummy stuff but it does. It is very very difficult to get a place here because so many people love it. When I first started going here, it was not so well known, but now everyone has found it. Good for them, tough for me.
You should try the phulkas and dal and the aloo gobhi here. Piping hot and fresh, you will forget about everything and just enjoy the food. Eating here has become a ritual for me. But I go here only with people I really like and who feel the same way about food. It is an experience eating in Queens. My favourite place.