so city logo Nainital
search icon
header image cover

10 Best Restaurants In Nainital You Simply Gotta Try For Their Amazing Food

Bookmark

Disclaimer: Bearing in mind the current health crisis befalling the city and the world at large, we're tweaking our content policy and recommendations. Stay positive, keep hygiene levels up and don't fall prey to panic and misinformation.

Picture Credits: anjan mohanta

Food is a big part of the checklist for every traveller exploring uncharted territory! Keeping this absolute must-do in mind, we've curated a list of the food joints that you must try out on your visit to Nainital, no questions asked!

1. Sakley's - The Mountain Cafe

article image

Picture Credits: Laraib Aslam

Stories of strewn pines rolled into melting chocolate éclairs, frosty winter nights culminating in warm apple crumble and hot molten truffle...the Sakley’s truly makes the mountains come alive! This legendary bakery offers up a range of cuisines with dishes like Thai Curry, Roast Lamb, Pepper Steak, Honey Chicken etc. besides desserts like Apple Pie, Red Velvet Pastry and Blueberry Cheesecake to name a few. 

Location | Off The Mall Road, Mallital

2. Sonam Fast Food

article image

Located smack in the middle of the Tibetan Market in Mallital, Sonam Fast Food is known for its mouth-watering vegetarian and mutton momos as well as the mouth-watering thukpa. The eatery is always brimming with foodies and is hard to miss!

Location | Thandi Road, Ayarpatta

3. Boat House Club

article image

Picture Credits: anjan mohanta

A highly recommended club/restaurant right on the lake, the only problem is that it's for members only. They do grant 'temporary' memberships also, for a small fee and it's very much worth it if one happens to be spending the day at Nainital. Gorge on cheap food that's subsidised and every bit delicious! 

Location | Nainital Club Road, Mallital

4. Cafe Chica

article image

Away from the constant hustle-bustle of the streets in Nainital, lies Cafe Chica tucked away in the hills. This outdoor cafe, known for its English breakfast, also offers a marvellous view. From their homemade croissants to pastas and salads - there is a LOT to gorge on here.

Location | Oak Park, Above Academy Training Institute, Mallital

5. Embassy

article image

Located on the Mall Road, this one is one of Nainital’s older faves. With its elegant wood-panelled interior and a cosy outdoor seating, they do amazing Tandoori, Chinese and Tibetan cuisine! Be sure to try their pizzas and sizzlers too!

Location | Mall Road

6. Giannis

article image

This outlet is an absolute delight for vegetarians ‘cause they feature an all veg. menu with super tasty soups and North Indian preparations with more of a Punjabi kick to it. The food is low on spice as well as price, so you’ll love your visit here!

Location | Mall Road

7. Chandni Chowk

article image

Picture Credits: Dinu Y

Grab a bite of Purani Dilli in Nainital with a foodie rendezvous at Chandni Chowk right on the Mall Road, with fun interiors that will make you revisit Old Delhi in the comfort of your own city, you’ll love their attention to detail and great food that’s pure value for money. 

Location | Mall Road

8. Zooby's Kitchen

article image

This one’s a foodie haven for all the chicken lovers because this places dishes out some lip-smacking chicken preparations! We highly recommend you try out their Mutton Korma whenever you go!

Location | Mall Road

9. Nanak Restaurant

article image

This is another vegetarian paradise known for its delectable multi-cuisine dishes.  We'd recommend trying the Biryani and Paneer Butter Masala. While people love the place for its ambience and the quality of the food, it's slightly more heavier on the pockets as compared to other restaurants.

Location | Mall Road

10. Sher-E-Punjab

article image

Known for having constantly served some really hungry bellies for over 35 years now, this place does Punjabi food in all its authentic taste and flavours. Be it Sarson ka Saag, Tawa Chicken or Butter Chicken and Dal Tadka, this place will take your palate for a ride every single time!

Location | Mall Road

Be sure to check out these places ASAP, tummies rumbling!

Bookmark