With some of the biggest brands in the industry opening their doors in Pune, this culturally rich city's culinary landscape has flourished considerably. Not to mention, the flavor-packed local fare that also has a lot to do when it comes to the success of the booming food scene and culture of eating out in the city. This blend of old flavors and new favorites has catapulted Pune's reputation of being a foodie hub to new heights. And with lockdown restrictions gradually easing up in the city, all your favorite gastronomic haunts are back to serve you again but, with all the necessary safety protocols in place. So Pune folks get ready to get your much-deserved dose of deliciousness and check out this curation of some of the best restaurants in Pune that are now open for dine-in.
Punjab Grill offers a creative blend of robust Mughlai and North Indian specialties from the regions of the erstwhile Royal State of Punjab. With a delightful selection of hearty preparations like ‘Good Ol’ Butter Chicken’ and ‘Paneer Lababdar’, This authentic chain of restaurants aims at serving a little bit of Punjab with every single bite.
Must-haves: Hara Bhara Kebab, Dal Punjab Grill, Raan-e-Sikandari, Butter Chicken, and Rasmalai.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
One of the best Pan Asian restaurants in Pune, Shizuan is quite popular amongst the locals for their exceptional Asian preparations. If you are a Sushi enthusiast then there's no better place for you in Pune than this fabulous restaurant that is prominent for its extensive variety that includes over 20 different choices, some of which are classics while some of them are quite experimental.
Must-haves: Sushi Platter, Lychee & Date Wontons, Thai Green Curry, Oink Oink Rice, and 5-Spiced Crème Brulée.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
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If you want to dig into some really nice grilled food, head straight to Barbeque Nation. Particularly popular for its lavish buffet meals, this well-known barbeque restaurant pioneered the usage of grill or barbeque on the table. The place is extremely clean, the ambiance is quite inviting and provides the perfect setting for a family lunch. When it comes to the food, the array of options available will leave you spoilt for choice.
Must-haves: Assorted Exotic Grill Veg, Crispy Corn, Chicken Drum Stick, Cajun Potato, Phirni, and Brownies.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Coriander is known for its lavish Sunday brunch spreads. The place is really fancy and the large round pillars remind you of Venice. Their plump multicuisine menu lets you choose from over 10 cuisines and the list includes Asian, Indian further categorized in different states, American, Italian, Korean, Japanese (yeah, sushi is included too) amongst others.
Must-haves: Soft Shell Tacos, Newzealand Lamb Burger, Galauti kebab, Kolkotta Kathi roll, and Hand-Crafted Pizzas.
Cost for two: ₹ 3100
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'Khatiyas', authentic north Indian cuisine, and warm Punjabi vibes is what you can expect from this vibrant restaurant. This 'Dhaba' style place tries to capture the spirit of Punjab, which is quite evident from their menu which is filled to the brim with flavor-packed hearty Punjabi preparations that you simply just can't miss.
Must-haves: Kukkad Tandoori, Sarson Da Saag & Makke Di Roti, Amritsari Fish Tikka, Khatte Pyaz Da Paneer, and Melon Kulfi.
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
One of the best veg restaurants in Pune, Little Italy offers an array of Italian preparations along with quite a few Mexican options. This authentic Italian restaurant in Pune has a legacy that travels through three decades of bringing the very best of Italian cuisine across a multitude of cities so rest assured that anything you order is going to be lip-smackingly delicious.
Must-haves: Garlic Bread, Pizza Napoli, Pasta Al Sole Di Sicilia, and Pannacotta.
Cost for two: ₹ 1400
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Sante Spa Cuisine offers a healthy vegetarian spread comprising of organic yet delectable preparations perfect for those who want the taste but without compromising on health. Their unique menu is divided into sections and offers wholesome vegan, alkaline, gluten-free options to allow guilt-free binging. Also, everything on the menu is made fresh, and by using fresh ingredients that are sourced from the heritage farms across the city.
Must-haves: Tofu Akuri, Quinoa & Broccoli Upma, Smoothie Bowls, Chickpea Salad, and Valrhona Chocolate Pie.
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
One of the classiest fine dining restaurants in Pune, Mosaic serves a wide variety of delectable multicuisine fare that includes everything from light bites to filling meals. It is a well-lit spacious restaurant with attractive interiors and comfortable seating. A true foodie's paradise, Mosaic is quite a gastronomic marvel with a plump menu that has a little bit of everything to appease varied palates.
Must-haves: Curried Egg Sandwich, Thin Crust Pizza, Dum Chicken Biryani, Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Rose Pannacotta.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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The Sea Secret is hands down one of the best restaurants in Pune that has already won the hearts of many Punekar’s by serving authentic Mangalorean, Goan & Kerala seafood dishes. The Sea Secret has not only become a popular restaurant but also the most preferred one when it comes to seafood delicacies because of the fact that it’s really hard to find good seafood serving restaurants in Pune.
Must-haves: Rawa Pomfret Fry, Malwani Lobster Sukka, Tandoor Baby Surmai, and Crab Konkani Sukka.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
This Ahmedabad based chain is known for their chocolate indulgences, from waffles to pancakes to chocolate pizza, fondue, sundaes, options are endless here. Also, they serve absolutely mouth-watering savory snacks as well. The Italian Hot Chocolate at The Chocolate Room comes in 2 sizes: one’s a 'Cuddle Cup' - a tall mug and the other, a 'Warming Cup' - literally a bowl.
Must-haves: TCR Classic Desi Burger, Chocolate Avalanche, Margherita Pizza, and Hot Chocolate.
Cost for two: ₹ 700
Q. What cuisines are served at Punjab Grill?
Ans. The main cuisine served at Punjab Grill is North Indian.
Q. Does Barbeque Nation serve buffet?
Ans. Yes, Barbeque Nation serves a buffet.
Q. Does Mosaic accept home delivery orders?
Ans. Yes, Mosaic accepts home delivery and takeaway orders via EazyDiner app.
Q. What is the current deal available at Mosaic?
Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at Mosaic offers 25% off on Food & Beverage Including Alcohol. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.
Q. What is the current deal available at The Sea Secret?
Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at The Sea Secret offers 25% off on Food & Soft Beverage. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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