Here we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Lahore restaurants 2018 after testing their food. If you are in Lahore and want to taste from the best restaurants of Lahore, read this article and you’ll get to know.
Apart from being a city rich with cultural heritage and tradition, Lahore is widely popular for its food culture. From spicy roadside food to classic fine dining, Lahore provides a variety of cuisines for every food lover. Nationwide, it’s a food paradise for visitors and Lahoris alike.
Thus, check our guide to the best restaurants in Lahore.
#1. Andaaz Restaurant
Andaaz restaurant is a great choice especially if you’re in the mood for seafood. Just the name of their Jhinga Karahi is mouth watering.
What others say about Andaaz?
Location is Superb: Amazing food with lots of varieties , a very good location and view in front of bhadshai masjid — Laeba Tosif, Lahore
Perfect: Andaaz has good food, good service and an astonishing view! It is a gastronomical experience one should indulge while visiting Lahore — Roma, Beijing, China
A must visit place for every one living in or visiting Lahore:
By all means value for money sort of place, the ambiance is great having all ancient and traditional decor, staff is welcoming and follow the Mughal Era theme, they make you wash your hands on your table, offer you a welcome snack Pappar (Crackers) served with traditional chutnis (Sauces) which will blow your mind with variety of taste. Then the main course meals, some of the best are Daal Makhni, Tangri Ka Tikka (BBQued chicken piece), tradional handis and their Indian Thalli. Last but not least their traditional desserts will give you the best after taste that you will take along — Waqas Z
This place offer great food as well as the great service and nothing can beat it’s royal location as you can enjoy the ancient Lahore fort and shahi mosque night views it’s a something royal family experience — Nouman Q
#2. Monal Lahore
Monal is an established name in Islamabad and since a few years also in Lahore. The menus are in fact identical. So, for me it was the vegetarian platter (that included a delicious dal) while others at the table enjoyed a mixed grill. The mint-based welcome drink was very refreshing. The restaurant offers a view of Lahore’s busy modern side. Parking is available at the lower levels of the building where the restaurant is located. Toilets were clean. The place seemed very popular and is good value for money.
The location is central and easy to access from Guru Mangat Road. I found it easy to park my large pickup truck. The waiters are courteous, welcoming and numerous. The brunch buffet food selection from desi cuisine to pancakes and maple syrup was good and food quality was outstanding. Every time you finish a course your dirty plate is whipped away and you get a new one. Tea was served at the table. There is a white selection of desserts, all tempting and delicious. I loved the overall ambiance of the place on a sunny Sunday morning.
4. Cuckoo’s Den
Cuckoo’s den was an amazing dining experience. The food was delicious, my favourite was the lambs brains which I loved but the Chicken Kurahai was also brilliant. The mint mojito was sooo refreshing also.
For the best experience climb as high as you can and get a table with a view of the Mosque and food street. The sounds and smells of the street soon with the incredible setting made this an unforgettable night.
Service was a touch slow and I’m not going to comment on the cleanliness of the place but this was still one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I’ve had anywhere for a long time.
Qabail tribes hotel is one of the best restaurant in Lahore. Located on MM Alam road behind pizza Hutt – this place is must for BBQ lovers. Food here is nice , lamb chops are very good and all other menu items I tasted deserve applause. Chefs are from tribes – NWFP – Pathan , so it’s their daily basis work that’s why one can easily say – !abail restaurant rocks.
#6. Haveli Restaurant
Haveli restaurant is famous for it’s authentic food and cuisine. Food is great and tasty. Usually go there once in a while. view of badshahi masjid can be viewed from here. Staff are great . Best to get reservation before visiting on weekdays. This place is famous for it’s rich cultural history. Highly recommended for food lovers.
#7. Salt’n Pepper
Salt n Pepper is one of those restaurants that hold a special place in every Lahori’s heart. This restaurant has been around for a while and was one of the very first eateries of Lahore. Their Stuffed Chicken with Pineapple and Pakistani VIP deal is one of my all time favourites. The restaurant itself is very mediocre and so is the food except maybe a couple of things. The staff is not very friendly. Would only visit this place to relive old memories.
#8. Bundu Khan
one of the best breakfast with halwa puri chanay murg cholay nihari paratha lassi and mix chai perfect nashta we sat in the outdoor portion sunday morning good weather good service real fun with friends good place for families also do not accept credit cards.
Best is Fortress Stadium Lahore Branch. The branch has undergone colossal renovations during this period and from an open air restaurant, it has now become a high end fine dining venture. Food is excellent and carries the centuries old taste of Mughlai cuisine. Staff is courteous, helpful and forthcoming. The restaurant also remains one of the cleanest one in the areas despite huge rush. On weekends, it is suggested to have prior booking owing to long waiting time during rush hours. Must try Rice with Shashlik, Paratha, Kachumar Salad, Mutton Handi, BBQ Ribs and Coconut Kheer. However, anything ordered is sure to be perfect
#9. Village (Khul k khao)
An awesome restaurant themed on the traditional Punjabi look and cuisines as the name suggests too ‘The Village’. They offer all sort of Punjabi cuisines (and by all I mean all, you can think of it and its there). Apart from the cuisines, the interior is decorated just like a traditional house of a Punjabi village. Also the waiters and staff are dressed in the local attire too. Must visit.
#10. The Lakhnavi
The word ‘Lakhnavi’ means ‘of Lucknow’ (a city in India) which, along with Delhi and Hyderabad, were the centres of Moghul cuisine. As such, this restaurant – ensconced within the Avari hotel — lives up to its name.
The meat dishes are exquisite and come with a variety of bread to choose from . The choice of juices was rather limited — only Anar (pomegranate) juice available on the day.
Service was excellent and our party was well accommodated and served despite overlapping kitchen closing times.