The smell of freshly cooked food is something that draws everyone, and if that food is the best you have ever had, then there is nothing like it. India is known for its diverse food palate with hundreds of cuisines across states and territories. From the deserts of Rajasthan to the high mountain peaks of Himachal, every region has something unique to offer.
If you are a fan of the mountains and planning to go to Manali anytime soon, you have to check out these best places to eat in Manali as they serve some of the best foods you will ever have, with an ambiance to die for!
Mount View Restaurant
Arguably the oldest fine dining restaurant in Manali, Mount View restaurant is known for its delectable palate of Chinese, Tibetan, Italian, Japanese, continental, and Indian delicacies. It’s a haven for foodies, with a rooftop beer garden. The place is open between 8:00 to 11:00 PM and is located in the heart of Manali at Mall Road.
The Open Air and Multi-Cuisine Restaurant
It’s a part of The Orchid Greens, a 3-star hotel in the log huts area of Manali. The place features fine luxury dining with the best in food and ambiance. So, if you are thinking of taking your friends and family somewhere fancy for lunch or dinner, the Open Air and Multi-Cuisine Restaurant is a must-visit. It has one of the biggest open-air gardens in town, with beautiful views of the mighty Himalayas. Since tourists frequent the place, make sure that you call up the hotel directly to reserve your seat.
Are you a fan of Mexican or Italian food? Then the Renaissance Manali has got you covered with some of the finest Mexican and Italian delicacies you can savor. It’s the perfect place to grab a quick bite or have a hearty meal over fine music. The place features a vintage ambiance with some great music to keep you entertained. It’s open between 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM and is located on Old Manali Road near the Manu Temple.
Rooftop Restaurant at Keylinga Inn
All of us love some quiet time, don’t we? Located in Hotel Keylinga Inn, Prini, Naggar Road, this restaurant is perfect for those times when you just want to lie back and relax. The calming ambiance, with picturesque views and some great food, is the perfect remedy to heal your soul and give you some much-needed retreat from your busy city life. Visit this place if you are looking for a restaurant with some great views and scrumptious food.
Basil Leaf Restaurant
It’s a classy place designed especially for couples and families with a lot of variety on offer. It’s one of the best dining places in Manali, and if you are looking to enjoy some great food and views in a luxurious setup, the Basil Leaf Restaurant is the place to be while you are in Manali. The place features both indoor and outdoor seating, and you can enjoy some great barbeque with a bonfire. The place is usually open between 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM for breakfast, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for lunch, and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM for dinner. It’s located at Naggar Road, Shuru, Prini in Manali.
Dylan’s Toasted and Roasted Coffee House
It’s one of the most famous restaurants in Manali frequented by all kinds of travelers and vacationers. Dylan’s Toasted and Roasted Coffee House makes some of the best coffee in town. It’s located on the old Manali Road and serves awesome coffee and desserts that are unmatched by any other place in this part of India. It’s open between 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM except for Sundays.
What can we say about this place! It’s got a surreal ambiance with apple trees all around, some great old-world music with stellar mountain views; it’s a French café that’s perfect for people looking for a place away from all the touristy spots in town. If you are a nature lover and appreciate both good music and food, the La Plage has everything going for you with 360-degree views of the Himalayas with great food and music away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hit the Club House Road in Old Manali Village between 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM if you want to visit this place.
Open Air Restaurant at Apple Bud Cottages
In the mood to enjoy delicious food with breathtaking views sitting under the wide-open sky? Open Air Restaurant at Apple Bud Cottages is the place you want to be. Located at Kanyal Road, Upper Rangri, it’s perfect for an early morning breakfast or an evening date with your loved one. It’s quite popular with travelers, so make sure that you call the restaurant beforehand to inquire about timings to reserve your seat beforehand.
Serving the best in Italian food, Il Forno is one of Manali’s finest. You are going to love the rustic ambiance, with some amazing views of the Himalayas. The place is surrounded by apple orchards adding to its overall peaceful vibe. Moreover, it’s one of the most affordable French restaurants in Manali, serving the best of soul food sourced from their garden. Open between 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM; it’s located on Hadimba Road, Siyal. Don’t forget to try out their wood-fired pizzas and calzones when you are there; you are going to love them!
Flat Plate Restaurant
The Fat Plate restaurant is located inside Gurung Cottages, which is situated on the left bank of the Beas River. If you are tired of outside food and missing home-cooked food, the place serves delicious homely food in the lap of nature. Everything on the menu is cooked using locally sourced vegetables, most of which are grown in their kitchen garden. It’s open between 10:00 AM to 10: PM and is located in Shuru, Manali.
Your travelogue is never complete without mentions of some of the foods you have had across places you have visited. So, whenever you happen to visit Manali, make sure that you visit these restaurants as they serve some of the most exotic and delicious cuisines you have ever had. And don’t worry about where to stay when you are there. OYO Rooms has got you covered with some of the best properties across the whole of Manali. So, whether you would like a place closer to the happening places in town or prefer a place away from all the hustle and bustle, you are always one click away from booking that perfect place to feel cozy during a cold winter night!
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