Food of Lucknow

Lukhnow's cuisine borrows much of its royalty, grandeur and elaborate delicacies from its glittering past, while is vibrant, colourful and sparkling with a rich street food culture. Mughal delicacies like the countless varieties of Kebabs as well as Tikkas, Roomali Roti are the dishes that one must try in Lucknow. They are available in various styles and versions and in almost every food outlet, while the older areas of the city can offer you authentic flavors of the Mughlai food.
Galouti kebabs are a very typical Lucknow specialty - extremely soft mutton kebabs made with chopped papaya. An equally lip-smacking item that you can't miss in Lucknow is the Biryani. Other than these do indulge in Sheermal, Nahari and Kulcha, Kheer, Jalebis, Chaat, Kofta, Samosa, Qulfi, Petha, Kachori and countless more relishes.

Read: A Guide to Street Food of Lucknow


Here are the top 7 restaurants in Lucknow:

Mirage restaurant

INR 500 For Two
11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
5/5, 3rd Floor, Park Road, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India
Mirage restaurant
If you are looking for a perfect romantic dinner date in Lucknow, Mirage might just be the place. With the best quality of food and a wide range in fare, plus its value for money Mirage is the perfect place to dine out with family as well.

Moti Mahal Restaurant

INR 700 For Two
8:30 AM to 11 PM
75, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India
Moti Mahal Restaurant
It is said that Moti Mahal is one of the integral landmarks on the food map of Lucknow. A pocket friendly restaurant, this is a low lit, air conditioned place with a soothing ambiance. Try Lucknowi Dum Aloo, a specialty of Moti Mahal.

JJ Bakery

INR 300 For Two
9:30 AM to 10 PM
1, Sapru Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India
JJ Bakery
This little bakery is spread over the whole city and is very popular among the locals. The bakery provides fresh cakes, delicious cookies and some refreshing shakes. A nice place to sit and eat.

Royal Cafe

INR 450 For Two
11 AM to 11 PM
51, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India
Royal Cafe
Royal cafe is a street side cafe located right in the heart of the famous Hazratganj Market. With a flattering variety of street food, Chinese dishes, Thai and many more, the Royal Cafe find itself crowded most of the time due to its many fans and visitors.

Oudhyana

INR 2500 For Two
12:30 PM to 2:45 PM, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Vivanta By Taj, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, India
Oudhyana
A perfect blend of style with simplicity, this place is known for lip-smacking Mughlai and authentic Lucknowi food. Tungdey Kebabs, and Reshmi Kebabs are the must try dishes here. The Sevian ka Muzzafar is the specialized dessert of Oudhyana. A decent place to dine out with family.

Brindavan

INR 250 For Two
11 AM to 11 PM
1A, 1st Floor, Sapru Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India
Brindavan
With not many options available for good South Indian food in Lucknow, Brindavan brings you quite close to the authentic South Indian experience. Decent ambiance and great quality of food, would make your visit worth it.

Falaknuma

INR 1600 For Two
1 PM to 3:15 PM, 8 PM to 11:30 PM
Hotel Clarks Avadh, 8, M.G. Marg, Hazratganj, LucknowIndia
Falaknuma
Giving an amazing view of the city from the restaurant, Falaknuma serves Awadhi food in a very decent and lively ambiance. A not-so-expensive restaurant, this is a perfect place to enjoy a luxurious experience.

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