Chandigarh, India’s first planned city is a foodie’s paradise. From street food like chaat, sweet dishes and gourmet restaurants, there’s something to suit everyone’s palate. Not just Punjabi cuisine, you’ll also get continental and European cuisine here thanks to several international brands opening shop in the city. So if you are in Chandigarh, make sure you visit our pick of top five restaurants that offer some lip-smacking food.
Just like the name suggests, this place holds an old world charm with its classic Mughlai and Punjabi dishes but they also offer Oriental dishes on their menu. The ambiance and food is both royal and scrumptious. If family dinner scenes is on the cards, this restaurant is perfect for it.
Where: SCO 189-191, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh
Cost for 2: Rs 1,200
This is a must-visit place for anyone who loves Italian cuisine. Try authentic dishes like ravioli, pasta and finish off the meal with their delectable tiramisu. A fine dining place, it also has a bar and is open only in the evening from 7 pm onwards. The place is on the expensive side but its authentic food will leave you craving for more.
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Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Plot 6, Dakshin Marg, Sector 35 B, Chandigarh
Cost for 2: Rs 2,500
3. Garlic & Greens
Garlic & Greens is a vegetarians’ delight. Try their signature garlic soup and thin crust pizza. Their cottage cheese pie and risotto are also one of the best in the city. Not just Italian food, the restaurant also serves amazing desserts like baked panna cotta, tart and cheesecake. And if you are a morning person, you can also try their breakfast menu.
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Where: 308, 3rd Floor, Elante Mall, Chandigarh Industrial Area, Chandigarh
Cost for 2: Rs 1,200
4. Pirates of Grill
This Pirate-theme restaurant has one of the best and most lavish buffet spreads with a mix of north Indian, Continental and Asian cuisine. What’s more, it also has live music and you will be spoilt for choice with their choice of drinks. Open for both lunch and dinner, this is a must-try place for foodies.
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Where: 313, Third Floor, Elante Mall, Chandigarh Industrial Area, Chandigarh
Cost for 2: 1,500 onwards
We cannot not have a restaurant that serves north Indian cuisine in our list and Saffron is one of the best ones in the city. A tad expensive on the pocket but the delectable dishes will make up for the money spent. A formal setting, this fine dining place is known for its family friendly ambiance and also authentic food that give a taste of north Indian cuisine. Saffron is only open for dinner, 7 pm onwards.
Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Plot No 6, Dakshin Marg, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh
Cost for 2: Rs 3,000
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