Lucknow is a land of foodies – with so many mouthwatering delicacies everywhere from the streets to the traditional eateries and the modern cafes.

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Best Restaurants in Lucknow

The number of eating points have been rapidly increasing in the city and thus we brought to you a simple list of the best restaurants in Lucknow for a family night out!

Let’s go!

RITZ Continental Corner

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Ritzz Continental Corner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Location – M-20, Sector B Rd, Gole Market, Mahanagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226006
Timings – 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Cuisine – North Indian, Chinese, South Indian
Specialty – Handi Paneer, Malai Kofta, Dal Makhani & variety of soups (sweet-corn, hot-sour)
Pricing – aprrox. INR 700-1000 for two

Ritz is one of the most popular and also among the oldest family-friendly best restaurants in Lucknow. My family personally loves the food, the ambiance and the staff there. We have been going there since I don’t even know when. And it’s worth every visit.

The food is delicious, especially the main course North Indian which we prefer. Other than that the staff is extremely friendly. Plus the entire ambience of the place seems to be really fascinating. They even have live performances of singers and instrumentalists now and then that seems soothing to the ears.

So that you do not get confused – when you reach Mahanagar, you see two Ritz restaurants standing side-by-side. The one listed down here is the one on the right – with a sweet shop in the ground floor. The restaurant is on the first floor. And is purely veg.

If you want something in non veg, you might move towards the left Ritz for great taste in that segment.


Royal Cafe

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Royal Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Location – 9/7, Shahnajaf Rd, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001
Timings – 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Cuisine – North Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Desserts, South Indian
Specialty – Butter Chicken, Chicken Biryani, Dal Makhani, Malai Kofta, Paneer Tikka Masala
Pricing – approx. INR 1500 for two

Royal Cafe is what the name suggests – Royal. In every way possible. The city has a lot of places where the restaurant sits – but for me, this one takes the spot of being one of the best restaurants in Lucknow.

Situated just opposite to Sahara Ganj Mall in Hazratganj, Royal Cafe is one of the most visited place for dinner and family parties for people after a long day of Ganjing!

One of the many things that fascinate me about the place other than it’s ambiance and the taste of the food, is the huge sized Butter Naan (Indian Bread) they serve. It looks and feels massive and tastes really fantastic with both – Paneer as well as with a Chicken gravy.


Aryan Family’s Delight

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Aryan Family's Delight Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Location – 90, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, opp. Raj Bhawan, Raj Bhavan Colony, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001
Timings – 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Cuisine – North Indian, Chinese, Fast Food, Desserts, Mughali
Specialty – Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, Noodles with Manchurian
Pricing – approx. INR 800 for two

Aryan was once the most visited restaurant in the entirety of Lucknow for us. With other good restaurants slowly opening up nearer to our place, it slowly began to be a rare visit.

But a few years earlier, when I visited it with one of my friend, I felt it all back in that one bite of their food. It felt so familiar, so – heart warming, you know.

Aryan will always have a special place in my heart and in the hearts of all foodies in the city of Nawabs due to the taste, ambience, the aroma and the legacy that it feels like. It has the taste to bring out lost memories.

Other than the delicious chicken gravy and paneer delicacies, there rolls, coffee and soups also deserves to be tasted at least once in life if you happen to come across this beautiful place.

Also, the Ice Cream Sundaes here look and taste like a fairytale in your mouth! Delicious, flavorful and calming.


Spice Caves

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Spice Caves Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Location – 4/293, Vivek Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings – 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Cuisine – North Indian, Chinese, Fast Food, Shakes
Specialty – Paneer Tawa Masala, Chicken Masala, Dahi Ke Kabab, Drums of Heaven, Virgin Mojito
Pricing – approx. INR 1000 for two

With the coming of years, Lucknow started to grow with the trend and formed a few great themed-restaurants, cafes, pubs and so much more. The Spice Caves is one of those creative restaurants with a special theme of a cave – with caves men, rocky atmosphere, and so much more.

Along with being one among the best restaurants in Lucknow for a family dinner, Spice Caves also comes under the list of the most romantic ambiances for a romantic dinner. With the low lightings, the unique carved walls, slow music and delicious food, it is a place to take your first date on!

The Dahi Ke Kababs over here are a must try – with the soft and sweet taste they are sure to make you want more!

Other than that, the north Indian food – both veg and non veg is the most favorite delicacy here. They also provide buffet dinner at minimal prices which you need to book before hand.


PIRATES OF GRILL

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Pirates of Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Location – Shop G8 – G15, Cyber Heights, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings – 12.00 noon to 11.00 pm
Cuisine – Continental, Sea Food, North Indian, Shakes, Desserts, Chinese
Specialty – Brownies, Grilled Pineapple, Grilled Prawns, Seekh Kababs, Peanut Masala, Chicken Tikka, Soya Chaap.
Pricing – approx. INR 2000 for two

If you want a wonderful barbeque experience with your big family meal – and want a unique experience of taste, staff and so much more – Pirates of Grill is here for you!

Situated in the cyber heights tower in Gomti Nagar, Pirates of Grill is a fantastic place with so many varieties to try and eat your heart out! (not literally)

We went there recently with our whole family and well – it was a lovely experience for them all. Veg eaters, non veg eaters, sea food lovers, dessert seekers and just the foodies!

As the name suggests, the grilled items in the buffet are the most amazing thing to experience while over here. Also, the welcome drinks and stuff is all great and gives you a classy vibe.


The Mughal’s Dastarkhwan

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The Mughal's Dastarkhwan Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Location – Near Quinton Road, Ward Jagdish Chandra Bose, Lalbagh, Lucknow
Timings – 12.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Cuisine – Mughlai, Chinese, North Indian, Lakhnawi
Specialty – Chicken Masala, Chicken Kali Mirch, Butter Chicken, Galawati Kabab, Biryani, Shahi Tukda
Pricing – approx. INR 700 for two

One of the most amazing, delicious, famous and best restaurants in Lucknow has to be what this city is really famous for in the food department – Dastarkhwan!

Many restaurants have been formed all over the city and the best thing about it is that at most of the places the taste remains the same.

In this list, we talk about the Dastarkhwan restaurant in Alambagh – a proper restaurant with classy dining – not the infamous little food haven with lesser seats and more human.

The Butter Chicken, Chicken Masala, Galawati Kababs, Mughali Parathas, Biryani and everything related to these delicacies is just the ultimate food heaven right there for your taste buds!


Grand Son of Tundey Kababi

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Grand Son Of Tunday Kababi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Location – Rukmani Vihar, RBL Road, Telibagh, Aashiana, Lucknow
Timings – 12.25 pm to 11.00 pm
Cuisine – Mughlai, Lakhnawi, Biryani, Rolls, Kababs
Specialty – Chicken Masala, Butter Chicken, Galawati Kabab, Biryani, Roasted Chicken
Pricing – approx. INR 500 for two

Tundey kababi – just the name seems to be one thing that people all across the country and maybe even around the world refer Lucknow with, right. And why not – it has been strong since early years and maintains the delicacies of the city since decades now.

The best Tundey Kababi restaurant as per the local reviews is the one situated in Aashiyana called the Grandson of Tundey Kababi. The seating arrangements to the staff to the food – is all worth it even if you come here from the opposite corner of the city.

The Mughlai delicacies here are on an entirely different level here when compared to other places in town. The Biryani, Seekh Kababs, Mughlai gravies, rolls, roasted chicken etc. are all mouth watering and every bite is an experience in itself.


The Terrace Rangla Punjab

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The Terrace Rangla Punjab Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Location – CP-1, 3rd Floor, Anand Plaza, Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings – 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Cuisine – North India, Authentic Punjabi, Desserts
Specialty – Makke Di Roti & Sarso Da Saag, Rangla Special Bater, Jungli Mutton, Paneer Mokshya, Lassi
Pricing – approx. INR 1100 for two

Terraces are Lucknowites’ favorite when it comes to partying or nightout dinners with friends and families. And the Rangla Punjab is one of the most amazing terrace or rooftop restaurants with authentic Punjabi Dhaba vibes and theme.

They have plenty background and items which make it so click-worthy and insta-friendly for the socials and the entire vibe of the place makes you feel a little bit of Punjab under the skies of Lucknow.

Right from the crockeries, seating arrangements, to the walls and even the music is all Punjabi.

They even have khatiyas for seating and a truck where you can sit, eat and take a lot of pictures in.


OUDHYANA

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Location – Vivanta By Taj, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010
Timings – 12.30 pm to 11.30 pm
Cuisine – North India, Mughlai, Lakhnawi
Specialty – Platter, Shahi Tukda, Biryani, Paneer Tikka, Warqi Paratha, Dum Aloo Lakhnawi
Pricing – approx. INR 3000 for two

Oudhyana by Taj is one among the classy and more charismatic vibes for a restaurant. It feels royal in all that it is – and the food seems to be a very premium quality with taste and experience.

It is one of the best upscale restaurants in Lucknow offering Awadhi cuisine at its very best.

Mentioning the best restaurants in Lucknow for family, and not listing down Oudhyana makes the list seem incomplete. It is one among the oldest and yet the most sort out restaurants in the city. Many people even dream to at least once get to experience what it is about this restaurant that makes it so unique.

Not just that the food is incredible – but the entire ambiance and feeling of the place cannot be expressed in words. You need to experience it on your very own.

Most people think these classy upscale restaurants mostly fail to produce the best authentic food since there way of making it is more sophisticated. But for the Oudhyana, that it not true. It is said to be one such upscale restaurant where the food – the Mughlai Awadhi cuisine is presented just as it should be – aroma, taste and feel – all top notch.


MOLECULE

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Location – 7th Floor, Riverside Mall, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings – 12.00 noon to 01.00 am
Cuisine – Bar Food, Drinks, Chinese, Continental
Specialty – Chili Garlic Prawn, Guava Nectar, Beer, Cocktails, Soya Chaap Masala, Pasta, Grilled Chicken
Pricing – approx. INR 2000 for two

Molecule is one of the most famous and best restaurants in Lucknow – more like the best affordable air bar in the city.

Situated over the Inox Riverside Mall in Gomti Nagar, this place attracts hundreds of youngsters since the first day it opened in.

The most attractive elements about this place – is the DJ, the food, the party vibes and the affordable alcoholic drinks they offer.

Some people have even reviewed it as the Best Pub in the entire city! With the rooftop ambiance, the scenic city lights view, the riverfront just right in front and the rhythms of the music makes you feel the excitement of the place. Hands down one of the best places for parties.


Conclusion

From classic restaurants, to royal venues to the music festival like pubs – Lucknow has all of it and more. With the numbers of these eateries rapidly increasing in the city, it is slowly becoming one among the best places for a food and fun trip. Even for the locals it is a mind blowing opportunity for fun and games and to relax for a while.

I hope you liked my list of the 10 best restaurants in Lucknow. You can comment down below which one is your personal favorite for a family or friends gathering.

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