Ranganna Military Hotel might not be the oldest Military hotel in the city but it has acquired a hallowed reputation since 1962 when it first opened its doors. My first impressions were a complete contrast from what I expected. Simple yet spotless interiors, lots of natural light and a spacious kitchen where hygiene is paramount. There are hardly any props except a clutch of framed sepia images from the 60s and 70s. Images of Munirangappa (aka Ranganna) then a famous wrestler in these parts after whom this restaurant is named. Ranganna’s son Sunil Kumar mans the counter now and keeps an eagle eye on his diners making sure everyone is being looked after. That can get quite tough by 1:30 pm on most days, when the restaurant is bursting at its seams. A move to a larger, new location in Jayanagar is still not enough to cater to the large crowds.
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