Chandigarh is a well-projected city which offers happening nightlife, local shopping areas, and unique lifestyle. As you drive into the city, you can’t help but agree with the popular claim of it being the best-planned city in India. From beautiful tourist places to big shopping malls and from street food joints to some stunning restaurants and cafes, Chandigarh has it all. When you visit the city beautiful, make sure to spare out some time to visit the city’s amazing eateries.
Eating Out in Chandigarh: Top 7 Restaurants!
The city beautiful is no longer just about butter chicken and dal makhani. It is now a home to some amazing restaurants and cafes serving delightful global fare, especially European, American and Asian. The city’s love for scrumptious food reflects in the array of fine dining choices available here.
Established more than a decade ago, this restaurant is one of the top rated and most visited restaurants in Chandigarh. Here, you can enjoy scrumptious barbeque starters with live music and dance performances. The unique thing about this place is that you can grill your snacks yourself. Ranging from sumptuous starters to magnificent main course, the restaurant offers it all. Visit this place once and you will be in love with it.
Where to find: SCO 39, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Food hacked for Mocktails, Gol Gappe, Paan Kulfi, Bbq, Beer, Sea Food
Hours of Operation: 12 Noon to 3 PM, 6:30 PM to 11 PM
Cost: Rs 1,300 for two people (approx.)
The beautiful and soothing white and blue décor of the restaurant makes you feel like you are dining in some Mediterranean country. It is a perfect place for dinner for Italian food lovers. The restaurant offers a variety of delicious food items. Try the arancini, served with a tangy tomato-based sauce and radish shavings when you visit this place.
Where to find: SCO 1A (Backside), Madhya Marg, Sector 7
Food hacked for Red Wine Chicken Risotto, Oven Roasted Pork Loin, Mustard Cheddar Crusted Sole and Spaghetti Aglio Olio.
Hours of Operation: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost : Meal for two: Rs3,500
If you love big spaces, ample sunlight and community tables, then the Whistling Duck is the place to go. This stylish contemporary restaurant serves a varied selection of global cuisines. Some of the dishes in their menu sounds very interesting and they do live up to the hype too. The place also offers a variety of innovative cocktails.
Where to find: SCO 10, Back Lane, Sector 26
Food hacked for Kheer, Lal Maas, Karela Salad, Vietnamese Prawn Curry, Chicken Curry, Rendang Curry, Veg Panini.
Hours of Operation: 11:30 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost: Rs1,700 for two people (approx.)
Swagat Restaurant and Bar
One of a string of swanky restaurants along Madhya Marg in Sector 26, this South Indian–themed place serves North Indian, South Indian and Chinese cuisines. The place is popularly known for its Coastal Mangalorean fare and Chettinad seafood – from prawns, squid, crab to tandoori pomfret and fish gassi (coconut-based curry).
Where to find: SCO 7, Madhya Marg, Sector 26
Food hacked for Koliwada Prawns, Chicken 65, Mangalorean Gassi, Malabari Fish Curry and Ceylon Parottas.
Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM to 12:00 Midnight
Cost: Rs 1,600 for two people (approx.)
Pirates of Grill
From Global Cuisines to Desi Favourites, the restaurant serves a number of mouth-watering delicacies. The Pirates themed restaurant clubbed with a lavish buffet, topped with some live music is a place to satisfy your taste buds. The restaurant also has grills embedded in the tables for that authentic grill experience to customize your own food your own way.
Where to find: Elante Mall, Shop No. 313, Third Floor, Elante Mall, Chandigarh
Food hacked for Pudina Paneer Tikka, Salsa Potato, Brazilian Churrasco Chicken and Angoori Kofta Curry
Hours of Operation: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost: Rs 1,400 for two people (approx.)
Craving for those sumptuous delicacies? Pal Dhaba is the place to satisfy those hunger pangs. An evergreen dhaba popular for it’s Chicken and Mutton dishes is one of the oldest eateries in the city. The dishes offered by this all so famous “Dhaba” are aromatic and lip-smacking.
Where to find: Shop 165-166, Sector 28-D, Chandigarh
Food hacked for Tandoori chicken, butter chicken, butter keema kaleji, mutton and chicken curries.
Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Cost: Rs 700 for two people (approx.)
Located in the courtyard at Elante Mall, Brooklyn Central is an American-style resto-bar. The urban set up teamed up with simple decor creates a casual space to catch up with friends for a fun-lunch.The menu of this restaurant offers popular dishes from across the globe.
Where to find: Courtyard, Elante Mall
Food hacked for Cinnamon French Toast, All American Corn Chowder Soup, hot dogs, grills and Brooklyn’s Pancakes and Waffles.
Hours of Operation: 11am-11:30pm
Cost : Meal for two @ Rs:3,000 approx.
Have a little mercy on your taste buds and throw yourself a great treat!