Nainital being a popular tourist spot, houses a flattering variety of cuisines from North Indian, Chinese, Continental, Italian to Thai, Tibetan and the local cuisines of Uttarakhand. Hence you can enjoy popular Indian delicacies like Dal Makhani, Tandoori Roti, Naan, Paneer dishes as well as savor a number of continental delicacies. The local cuisine can be equally mouth watering with preparations like Ras (a dish made with several dals), Baadi, Bhatt ki Churkani, Aloo ke Gutke (a spicy preparation of boiled potatoes, Arsa (a sweet dish), Gulgula (a sweet snack) and lots more.

Photos of Famous Food in Nainital

Local dishes of Nainital
Local dishes of Nainital

Restaurants in Nainital

The Lazy Leopard

Bakery, Cafe

Located amidst the dense oak trees and isolated from the hustle-bustle of the crowd, The Lazy Leopard offers the finest global cuisines in the city. For a very calm and soothing dining experience, this restaurant is highly recommended.

At the Palace Belvedere, Awagarh Compound, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India

Machan Restaurant

Indian, Italian, Thai


INR 150-200 for two

Perfect combination of good food and a decent ambience. Located on the Mall Road, this joint is generally over crowded by visitors, but it's a place worth waiting for.

The Mall Road, Mallital, Nainital

Sakley Restaurant

Asian, Indian, Italian


INR 100-425 for two

The best bakery with one of the most interesting menus in whole of Nainital. The place is a must visit if you are a hardcore non-vegetarian. Must haves - Thai Curry, Honey Chicken, Roast Lambs, Pepper Steaks, Non-veg Sizzlers, etc. The unforgettable Chocolate World will have you under its spell in a moment. A number of other,equally tempting desserts are served here.

Mallital, Off the Mall Nainital

Places to Visit In Nainital