Lahore is a city with an extremely rich food culture. People from Lahore are famous all over the country for their love for food. The city offers a vast variety of options when it comes to gastronomy. In recent times, the style of food has achieved popularity in a number of different countries, because of its palatable and milder taste, mainly through the Pakistani diaspora. Since food is the main attraction, that is why most happening places in Lahore are the cafes and restaurants. Here are some of the most happening dine out places in Lahore;
Coffee Tea & Company
Coffee Tea & Company (CTC) is popularly known for its amazing décor, for it has a strong British heritage in terms of its architecture. CTC’c menu ranges from breakfast items to some other cuisines such as Mexican and Italian for Lunch and Dinner. It simply gives you an experience which is pleasantly memorable.
Expresso despite being a local venture has earned a reputation, considered equivalent to that of an international chain. It attracts customers for its cozy and warm ambience. Its outlets have reserved the family oriented dine outs in spite of serving fast food items like wraps, sandwiches, pastas and paninis in its menu. The range is further complimented with its enjoyable desserts and beverages. The strong aroma of coffee that prevails in all of its outlets makes it an irresistible choice for people of all ages. Expresso is also known to be a pioneer in establishing a breakfast culture out in cafes as it brought inviting coffees, breakfast and brunch to its menu. It brought in the coffee revolution by introducing an expresso bar. The option of 24 hour delivery makes it a convenient option for night birds to satisfy their midnight cravings.
Peeru’s Café aims to provide a modern and cultural aesthetic sense to its visitors with its vast variety of food items and Puppetry museum of art and craft. It is an ideal spot for those who are looking for a comfortable break from their daily lives as the outdoor offers sitting area of houses and trees decorated with lamp lights while indoor offers an exquisite craft and warm lighting along with the new age retro concept and live performances with bonfire in the cozy winters of Lahore.
Café Zouk, having an advantage of being located at the main shopping and dining area of M.M. Alam road is the favorite outing spot for top notch designers, celebrities, tourists, businessmen, politicians and the local people who want to treat their taste buds on an occasional basis. Zouk is known for its intricate recipes, upbeat ambience and generous servings. It is one of those few cafes which has maintained an iconic symbol of excellence within the Lahore restaurant business since it has started its operations and has successfully been able to upgrade its interiors and clientele base. Another unique aspect of this café is that it offers a mix of classic and modern dishes. Some of the favorites are Royal Mulligatawny soup, Buffalo Wing, classic Thai soup, California Club, Roast Chicken, Gourmet European Smoked Sandwiches and Philadelphia stake. Other than this Chicken Chili Mint, Thai Cashew Nuts Chicken Milano, Caspian Chicken Chicken Chili Dry, Tango Chicken with Tarragon, Pasta Alfredo, Sunset Jalapeno Chicken and Zouk special noodles are also appreciated by many customers.
Polo lounge is yet another popular place for those who want to step back from the hustle bustle of city place and want to find themselves in serenity. Its ambience along with the upscale food quality makes it a viable option for fine dines out.
The name Cosa Nostra means ‘our thing’ in Italy. Consequently the entire concept of the café is based on this phrase only. Its ambience makes you feel as if you are in the suburbs of Rome. Cosa Nostra has been decorated with fine crystal chandeliers, old wine bottles walls. The aroma of fresh pizzas and baked cheese gives you a feeling of Italy. If you are looking for a local Italian cuisine then this place should be a must visit for you.
Bombay Chowpatyy, located at 28 C2, Gulberg 3 gives a unique experience to its customers by offering facilities such as live music, valet parking, WI-FI, option of reservation and credit cards along with a beautiful and inspiring decor. Some of its mostly liked dishes include malai boti, chicken biryani, butter chicken, palak paneer, pakoras, chicken samosas, wraps, chicken qeema paratha, egg fried rice, masala dosa, mix vegetables, chicken chowmein rasmalai and so on. The dishes are cooked with traditional flavors which give you a royal experience. It also allows a gathering of up to 75 people for various occasions such as birthdays, company lunches and get-togethers.
Café Aylanto, located in the posh locality of Gulberg Cafe Aylanto is one of the most significant and esteemed restaurants in Lahore. Its menu is mostly Mediterranean served in an elegant, yet casual environment offering both an indoor as well as outdoor sitting arrangement.