Although a plethora of restaurants serve authentic food in Chandigarh but there are a few that manage to be the most visited ones among them. The city beautiful is home to the Punjabi people and if there is one thing synonymous with the word Punjabi it is definitely Food. People from the northern parts of the country including Himachal Pradesh spend their fair share of time in the city for their education and the food that the city offers makes them ‘feel at home’. The city houses some of the finest restaurants in the country and below we have compiled a list of the most visited restaurants in Chandigarh.
Virgin Courtyard, Sector 7
Virgin Courtyard is one of the finest dine out places in the city and will surely impress your date for a candle light dinner. The place takes inspiration from European cafes and boasts of some kick ass Italian cuisine. They also boast of a wide variety of wines to cater to the wine lovers of the city. If you love attention to detail then we have to tell you that Virgin courtyard is one of the places which take pride in making their own pastas and bread by hand. One of the very few places in town with a character this is Chandigarh’s most visited places.
Address: S.C.O- 1A (backside), Sector 7-C , Madhya Marg, Chandigarh
Contact: 086 99 000999
Swagath Restaurant & Bar, Sector 26, Chandigarh
One of the popular chains owned by the JRB Group of Sagar Ratna fame, Swagath is one of the finest and most visited restaurants in Chandigarh. Located in Sector 26 of the city, this place has managed to hold its own among the other popular places in the same lane. With having opened the first restaurant in 2001 in Delhi, the Swagath Chain of restaurants now boasts of outlets in various parts of the country. The menu consists some of the finest Mughlai, Indo-Chinese and Sea Food dishes with the Prawn Gassi having a special place in the hearts of frequent visitors.
Address: Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh, 160019
Contact: 0172 500 2626
Pal Dhaba, Sector 28
If you haven’t heard about this place yet then chances are you’ve been living under the rock for at least a decade. Definitely one of the most visited places in Chandigarh, Pal Dhaba is located in Sector 28. It does not try to be something that it is not and doesn’t offer the best ambience compared to the other places in the list. What it does offer instead is the best Butter Chicken you will ever have in your life that goes along with butter naan which is guaranteed to melt once inside your mouth. The only chance a date works out here is if both of you love food more than each other. *Wink*
Address: SCO no 151-152 Sector 28 D, Chandigarh
Contact: 0172 504 6214
Whistling Duck, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Another immensely popular place, Whistling Duck has a cult fan base of its own among the people of Chandigarh. Known for its excellent ambience and great food, this place is definitely the best place for a candle light dinner in Chandigarh. The Vietnamese Prawn Curry and Vegetarian Panini are the two things people love here the most and a special mention to the healthy Karela Salad. They have a line up of great artists that will keep you entertained with their live music.
Address: SCO 10, Back Lane, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Contact: +91 9023691893, +91 8968382266
Hot Millions Salad Bar and Restaurant, Sector 17, Chandigarh
If you have any doubts what a housewife can do then Hot Millions will clear that doubt of yours for life. Established in 1979, this place was started by an ambitious couple who have not looked back since. Having operations under different names like AB’s and Oriental Lounge, it has various outlets in Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula and Ambala. The place that introduced you to burgers and fries back in 1979 is definitely one of the most visited restaurants in Sector 17, Chandigarh.
Address: SCO 76-79,1st Floor, Shopping Plaza, 17D, Sector 17, Chandigarh
Contact: 0172 272 3222
Previously known as Khyber, Pashtun still manages to top the list of most visited restaurants of the Chandigarh city. If you are looking for an affordable outing with your friends and family then this restaurant offers the best bang for your buck. Known for its ethnic feel and food, Pashtun is one of the best buffet places in Chandigarh. It is also coming up with another outlet in Sector 20, Panchkula.
Address: SCO 333-334, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh
Contact: 0172 260 7728
Mainland China, Sector 26, Chandigarh
The most iconic Chinese restaurant in the Chandigarh city, the taste of Mainland China will take you straight to Chinese subcontinent. Located in Sector 26 of Chandigarh, it is one of the most visited restaurants in town. Offering a great ambience and authentic food, this makes up for a perfect place for a candlelight dinner with your date. Their sea food, dumplings, and General Tao’s favourite chicken are to die for.
Address: SCO 40, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Contact: 0172 5000005, 022 39491234
One of the most iconic places when it comes to food buffets in Chandigarh, Barbeque Nation knows how to fetch large crowds to its doors. Sector 26 is probably the go to destination for good food in the city and Barbeque Nation has its outlet here as well. If you are a big time foodie, this place can offer you a variety of snacks from Kebabs and cutlets from the menu along with a main course that is to die for.
Address: SCO 39, Madhya Marg, Block 2, Sector 26, Near Green Market Chowk, Chandigarh
Contact: 1800 108 6060
Pirates of Grill
Competing agaisnt the likes of the famous Barbeque Nation and affordable offerings like the Buffet Hut, Pirates Of The Grill has managed to outcast them.The most visited buffet place in Elante Mall situated in industrial area of Chandigarh, this place is well known for their choice of snacks and main course. The love and affection for this place magically increases if you are a fond of non-vegetarian food and there is no one else to blame than the chicken lolipops and kebabs they serve.
Address: Shop No. 313, Third Floor, Elante Mall, Chandigarh, 160102
Contact: 0172 401 7444
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