Restaurants In Chandigarh: Taste The Flavours Of The World

Locals of Chandigarh will tell you that the architecture of this new-age city was carefully crafted by Swiss-French Le Corbusier who themed it around a living organism. The Capital Complex or the area where you have the government building is the brain of the city,the gardens represent lungs and Sector-17 is the heart with a range of hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping malls. These bars and restaurants in Chandigarh provide a unique culinary experience, serving different flavours of India and the world.

When it comes to food, Chandigarh will surely give you a great gastronomic dining experience. The modern architecture of the restaurants in Chandigarh will make your trip memorable. And if you love rustic and street food, then the local, lip-smacking food won’t disappoint you.

Here is Neo Travellers’ list of 9 restaurants in Chandigarh that you must try when you visit this young city.

Backpacker’s Café

Topping the charts of the list of restaurants in Chandigarh is Backpacker’s Café – one of Chandigarh’s favourite breakfast places. This place is ideal for travellers, providing hearty, healthy meals along with several travel magazines to flip through while the food is served. Backpacker’s Café has a charming décor with a display of books, guides and toy vehicles. The café serves breakfast throughout the day (yes, they do!) and have a variety of options – from traditional bread to tailor-made choices and delicious burgers. They also offer a range of smoothies, shakes and vegetable blends. This place is perfect for travellers and breakfast-loving people.

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Meal for two: INR 1,200 without taxes
Address: Elante Mall, Shop No: 48/A, ground Floor Purv Marg MW Area, Industrial Area Phase I
Timing: 10 AM to 11 PM (Mon-Sun)
Telephone: +91 8437041470

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Nik Baker’s

Nik Baker’s is a famous restaurant in Chandigarh which is a hit amongst people who crave cakes, desserts, quiches and tarts, or savouries like burgers, wraps, omelettes and waffles. The bakery serves breakfast and offers a range of delectable healthy smoothies and mocktails for their health-conscious customers. Nik Baker’s is the perfect place to grab a quick bite for lunch or breakfast. And did we tell you, this place has a friendly, vibrant atmosphere to add a little positive edge in your day?

Nik Baker's - restaurants in chandigarh

Meal for two: INR ₹650 without taxes
Address: SCO 441 & 442, Sector 35 C, Sector 35 (Restaurant is also located in 5 more locations)
Timing: 8 AM to 12 AM (Mon-Sun)
Telephone: 0172 5062251

Pal Dhaba

The adage, don’t judge a book by its cover is apt for Pal Dhaba. This restaurant is Chandigarh is one of the most famous places that attracts people of all strata. Don’t judge the place by its ambience or décor since the food here does all the talking. Savor the succulent chicken and mutton kebabs or indulge in creamy butter chicken and crisp naans and rotis – the choice and stomach are yours! Try the lassi here (a drink made with rich, creamy yoghurt) to gulp it all down and enjoy a true Punjabi meal. Its outside seating area is quite neat and well done and is often packed with regular patrons. The reason for Pal Dhaba’s success in the constant involvement of their owners who make sure no customer leaves unsatisfied.

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Meal for two: INR 700 without taxes
Address: SCO 151 & 152, Sector 28 D, Sector 28 Restaurant is also located in 3 more locations)
Timing: 11AM to 11PM (Mon-Sun)
Telephone: 0172 2650709, 0172 5046214

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Gusto Kitchen and Kaffe

Gusto Kitchen and Kaffe, now known as Scola, is a trendy small little restaurant in Chandigarh that is famous for serving delicious food. Most of the times, the café serves delectable hummus, patatas, falafel, etc., but sometimes, it can be a huge miss. The staff is largely pleasant and the owner is usually at the restaurant. The service can often be slow and the portions are small. But do try their ‘Hummus Be Lahm”, “The fig and feta salad” and the butter chicken with a twist – all are the signature dishes of the restaurant. Make sure when you go there and have a vegetarian meal, you specify no egg, no meat, no fish, etc. The place is otherwise a good option to have a hearty lunch or dinner.

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Meal for two: INR 1,700 without taxes
Address: SCO 180, Inner Market, Sector 7 C, Sector 7, Chandigarh
Timing: 11 AM to 11:30 PM (Mon-Sun)
Telephone: 0172 4630400, 0172 4622300

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Hunka Hunka Town

Hunka Hunka Town is a restaurant located in Chandigarh’s Sector 26. The ambience is retro American that will delight rock star Elvis Presley’s fans. The Meze platter, which is a must try, has a great collection of assorted Mediterranean food. You can also try other Mediterranean food like the perfectly done Falafel, the absolutely smooth hummus or the soft and supple pita bread. The Meze platter can serve 3 people. The service is prompt and the food quality is good. Do try some of their desserts – it will surely leave a sweet memory!

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Meal for two: INR 1,500 without taxes
Address: SCO 21, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Timing: 11 AM to 11:30 PM (Mon-Sun)
Telephone: +91 9988881222, +91 9810901241

Whistling Duck

Whistling Duck is an award-winning restaurant in Chandigarh that is an ideal place to visit for a light lunch. This place has been recognized as the best multi-cuisine restaurant by the Times Food Guide. The décor of the place is trendy, with low-hanging ceiling lights, long trestle tables made of wood, and comfortable sofas. The menu has limited options with quirky names. There is an option to sit outside and enjoy the view. The place is best suited for casual dining and is a great place to try Indian food. A word of caution: the service is very slow, even on weekdays!

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Meal for two: INR 1,700 without taxes
Address: SCO 10, Back Lane, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Timing: 11:30 AM to 12 AM (Mon-Sun)
Telephone: +91 9023691893, +91 8968382266

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