Top 10 Restaurants in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, a young city is arguably the most beautiful and clean city in India. It has been tagged as the best planned city which is evident from the design of all the sectors and the roads connecting them. Chandigarh, or as the youngster’s call it ‘ChandiLand’, is the capital of two northern states – Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh was the brain child of the Swiss-French architect Le-Corbusier. The wide roads, canopy of trees create beautiful mesmerizing aisles throughout the city. Sukhna Lake, the Rock Garden, the Capitol Complex, the Open Hand monument which symbolises the city and top 10 restaurants in Chandigarh are some of the points of interest of the city. The Greenery, the Architect and the lively people make this city rightly called THE CITY BEAUTIFUL.

 FOODGARH – Food, food and more food

The hustle and bustle of Chandigarh attracts people from near and far. The city is packed with everything from different varieties of cuisines to multiple street vendors. The most common places you’ll find foodies will be in and around Sector 7, 8 ,26 as well as 35. Of all, Elante, with the benefit of being at the heart of the city, serves not only as the destination where people satisfy their taste buds but also provides wonderful ambience for all age groups.

To begin with, Sector 7 attracts people for its fine dining and family friendly restaurants. It includes some of the best authentic food you can find in the city including Mediterranean and Mughlai food.

26 Sector brings all the music enthusiasts and party goers together. Places like Whistling Duck and S Café and Bar combine food and entertainment together to give you the perfect night. It pulls maximum crowd during the weekends and stays “lit” as famously called by millennial’s.

Unlike the above two sectors, Sector 8 has small eateries that are known mostly for their quick snacks. Another difference is they only offer take away and deliveries. Nonetheless, you never see Sector 8 empty. On any given evening throughout the week, you can find queues of people forming outside of Uncle Jack’ , Super Donuts, Crusto’s, etc.

Sector 35 is all about established fast food franchises (from Domino’s to KFC and the most recent addition – Taco Bell). In fact, the first McDonald’s to open up in Chandigarh was in 35, hence making it the fast food hub it is today.

And finally, what completes our ‘foodgarh’ is the mouth-watering street food from the nukkars and the thellas, known locally. The crowd pullers being Gulshan’s Milk Badam inSec-45, Pandey’s GolGappe in Sec- 19, innumerable more.

To add to the above mentioned list of famous food joints, further we bring you the top 10 restaurants in chandigarh – The City Beautiful: 

  1. Chili’s Bar and Grill

Chili’s never fails to amaze and pamper the taste buds with it’s classic Tex-Mex-style food. The atmosphere goes hand in hand with their true essence. What win over the hearts is the amazing staff and the sizzling food. To make things more exciting, they serve special deals on Mondays and Tuesdays such as, 1+1 offer on selected food items as well as alcoholic drinks.

Must try:  Texas Cheese Poppers, Old Timer Burger and Chicken Rice Bowl.

Location: Elante Mall, Chandigarh.

Average Cost: Rs. 1200 /- for two

Zomato Rating: 4.6/5

  1. Pirates of Grill

Like the name suggests it is famous for its live grill buffet. Also, each table encompasses a small grill where diners can order snacks/food and then grill it to their point of perfection and top it off with the dressing of their choice. A new addition being the live performance on weekends is adding to the charm.

Must Try: Mutton Seekh Kebab, Phirni and Barbeque, Sea Food.

Location : Elante Mall, Chandigarh.

Average Cost : Rs. 1600/- for two

Zomato Rating:  4/5

  1. The Brew Estate

The first name that rings in your mind when you crave delicious food accompanied with booze is the Brew Estate. It is famous for it’s freshly brewed beer with unique flavours. It offers fancy outdoor sitting as well. The atmosphere stays upbeat with the amazing in-house DJ. The place is no stranger to party fanatics.

Must try:  Desi Chilli Chicken, Nimbu mirchi wale paneer, Coconut Fish curry, Brewed beer.

Location: Sector 26, 35, Elante mall, Chandigarh.

Average Cost: Rs. 2200/- for two

Zomato Rating: 4.1/5

  1. Whistling Duck

Whistling Duck lives up to its hype – community tables, host to multiple music events, and their ever changing list of inventive cocktails. The food speaks for itself and is an ideal spot for Sunday brunches thus grabbing a 4th spot in top 10 restaurants in Chandigarh.

Must try:  Laal Maas, Birbali kofta, Keema pao, Kheer.

Location: Sector 26, Chandigarh.

Average Cost: Rs. 2000/- for two

Zomato Rating: 4/5

  1. Nando’s

The place is heaven for the chicken lovers boasting a menu comprising of almost all varieties of grilled, cooked chicken dishes.  They are the first to provide with the experience of an open space in an enclosed area i.e. a mall. Although high priced, they are one of the few who excel at the art of making chicken.

Must try:  Peri peri chicken, Murg platter, Caesar salad, Fries.

Location: Elante mall, Chandigarh.

Average Cost: 1600/- for two

Zomato Rating: 3.9/5

  1. Casa Bella Vista Pizzeria

Casa Bella Vista is famously known for their speciality i.e. vegetarian pizzas. What’s so special about Bella Vista? They use an in-house wood fried oven to cook all their pizzas. This little Italians café caters to all pizza lovers out there – Bella Vista offer new and exciting pizza flavours such as pesto and capers. Bella Vista also offers outdoor seating which becomes especially magical at night – you are surrounded by string lights, good music and of course, good food!

Must try:  Wood fire pizzas, Hot apple crumble, Oreo smoothie

Location: Sector 10, Chandigarh

Average Cost: 1400/- for two

Zomato Rating: 3.9/5

  1. Pashtun

The uniqueness of Pashtun lies in it’s traditional food as well as equally vintage crockery. Step in and it takes you back in time. The food items on the menu are impressively named, pushing you to try more. It can easily be called one of it’s kind in the Chandigarh.

Must try:  Paneer makki masala, Murg wajid ali, Kofta -e- shalimar

Location: Sector 35, Elante mall, Chandigarh.

Average Cost: 1000/- for two

Zomato Rating: 3.7/5

  1. Brooklyn Central

It boasts of a uniquely designed urban industrial set-up along with an open kitchen adding to the ambience. The menu offers dishes from all around the world and is complemented with a wonderful mix of cocktails and other drinks. The bartenders welcome the mixing of the drinks as one would wish for.

Must try: Chicken Lasagne, Jersey style bbq burger, Onion rings, Smoky mac n cheese.

Location: Elante mall, Chandigarh.

Average Cost: 1500/- for two

Zomato Rating: 4.3/5

  1. Nik Bakers

Looking for a delicious mouth-watering cake? Well, Nik Bakers is just the right place for you. The bakery cum café serves amazing flavoured cakes and western delicacies. The place provides you with wide range of must try things. The cheesecakes are as yummy as they are prepare in heaven. Nik Bakers – The love from Australia taught that ‘cake is for life not just for birthdays’.

Must try: Blueberry cheesecake, keema patty, pancakes, chicken nachos, pasta.

Location: Sector 9, 22, 35, Elante mall, Chandigarh.

Average Cost: 1000/- for two

Zomato Rating: 4.2/5

  1. TGI Fridays

“Thank God it’s Friday”, an American food restaurant winning hearts all over the world is now finally in Chandigarh. The place provides us with a casual sitting and the best salivating American dishes. TGIF also offers us with great discounts on birthdays and anniversaries, if you are registered with them.

Must try: Mocktails, Chicken wings, Mocha mud pie, Lemonade.

Location: Sector 26, Chandigarh.

Average Cost: 1800/- for two

Zomato Rating: 4.3/5

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