New Govinda Rao Military Hotel Review | Bangalore’s Oldest Restaurant

New Govinda Rao Military Hotel Review

The New Govinda Rao Military Hotel started in the year 1908, is the oldest known restaurant in Bengaluru. Located on Cottonpet Main road, this restaurant serves authentic Donne pulao. This restaurant was previously called Govinda Rao Military Hotel was relocated hence they added new. This restaurant started by Govinda Rao was initially for the British East-India military then it became famous and continued to be the leader in serving authentic Donne pulao. It is said that Donne Pulao’s recipe came from this restaurant.

New Govinda Rao Military Hotel Mutton Biryani


New Govinda Rao Military Hotel Mutton Biryani

The New Govinda Rao Military Hotel serves Donne pulao and its recipe is more than a century old. The authenticity is undoubtedly real, therefore, commenting on it would be the stupidest thing ever. This restaurant serves other dishes as well but mainly starters like fry and dry. So the biryani or pulao at this Military Hotel is ok, I mean it did not reach the expectation that I had. I have had food at many Military Restaurants and the spice was a big miss. This Donne pulao was slightly bland and the flavours were not that impressive. The Donne pulao is supposed to be very spicy as how the Military guys liked but it was less maybe because of the public demand. The meat and rice were beautifully cooked. I also tried chilli chicken and pepper chicken which were delicious. So overall, New Govinda Rao was a hit and a miss for me. I would recommend you to try it once and let me know what you feel in the comment section below.

Note: According to the owners of the New Govinda Rao Military Hotel, The SG Rao Military Hotel is a fake restaurant started by the employees of the real Hotel.



No. 7, Cottonpet Main Rd,
opposite Suda Lodge, Akkipete,
Cottonpete, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560053
Ph: +91-9743938590

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev was born on 1st April 1989 in Bangalore, India. He developed an early interest in writing as a result of his fascination as a child with the stories that appeared to him in his dreams. As most of his writings are typically reflections of his dreams, many people refer to him as a dream writer. His passion for the Old Scriptures sparked creative insights that helped him craft lovely tales that are present in all of his novels.