Lucknow, the land of Nawabs, is known for its architectural excellence as for its culinary heritage. The cuisine here has a distinct identity and celebrates the city’s culinary culture in every way possible. Rich in taste and flavour, Lucknowi food is famous for its absolute taste! From aromatic biryanis to lip-smacking kebabs, from irresistible nihari–kulchas to yummy kormas, the list of Lucknowi dishes is endless.  


List of Best Eateries in Lucknow


The dishes found in the streets of Lucknow have an amazing taste. You cannot resist tasting these delicious dishes found in different parts of Lucknow city. You can also order these lip-smacking foods on trains with the help of the RailRestro app or website. Here is a list of must-visit eateries in Lucknow that will make the task of finding the famous eateries in Lucknow easier for you:


1. Mubeen’s Restaurant




Mubeen is one of the famous eating places in Lucknow for Mughlai dishes. It is located in old Lucknow at Akbari Gate. It serves its special dishes like Biryani, Mughlai dishes, Nihari Kulcha, Pasanda, and their special dessert Kheer. Mubeen India’s cuisine is a mixture of modern style with traditional roots. It is one of the most popular must eat places in Lucknow.


  • Location: Opposite Ek Minara Masjid, Akbari Gate, Chowk, Lucknow
  • Timings: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • Must-try Items: Mutton Biryani, Nihari Kulcha, Chicken Tikka, Roasted Chicken, Mutton Nihari, pasanda, Tandoori Chicken
  • Cost For Two: Rs. 300


2. Falak Numa


Falak Numa is a rooftop restaurant and famous eating places in Lucknow city. It is situated at the Clarks Avadh Hotel and offers splendid views of the skyline city. A great combination of Nawabi environment and Awadhi delicacies make a visit to this restaurant the best experience. Every dish at this place is delicious. Live Ghazal music and a well-maintained bar serving mocktails and cocktails are very famous among visitors.


  • Location: Clarks Awadh, MG Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow
  • Timings: 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm and 08:00 pm – 11:30 pm; daily
  • Must-try Items: Handi Murg Lazeez, Handi Dum Biryani, Subz Galawat
  • Cost for two: Rs. 1600 (approx.)  


3. Azrak


Azrak is a very beautiful, luxury and heritage restaurant. This fine-dining eateries at Lucknow attract you with their captivating ambience. The most famous food served by Azrak is thaalis and varieties of rice dishes. Give a sweet ending to your food experience with a finely prepared dessert-like Malpua with Rabri, Firni, and Sewain ka Muzafar. Apart from these, the Azrak restaurant also offers Pan-Asian cuisine. 


  • Location: Lebua Hotel, Mall Avenue, Lucknow
  • Timings: 06:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; daily
  • Must-try Items: Manchow Soup, Murg Soweta, Zaafrani Murg, Bruschettas
  • Cost for two: Rs. 1600 (approx.)  


4. The Urban Dhaba




One of the relatively new eateries in Lucknow, the Urban Dhaba is the first truck-themed restaurant in Lucknow. The Urban Dhaba restaurant ambience makes for a super-cool place where foodies can enjoy and have their fill. You can enjoy tasty North Indian Dhaba-style food, and also explore Chinese, Mughlai cuisines and Continental based on your preferences. The Bahubali Thali of this place is one of its primary speciality.


  • Location: Vivek Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; Daily
  • Must-try Items: Dahi Kebab, Dal Makhani, Bahubai Thali, Dhaba Paneer, Pindi Chana, Stuffed Capsicum, Butter Nan
  • Cost for two: Rs. 850 (approx.)  


5. Oudhyana 


Oudhyana is one of the best eateries in Lucknow for having the most royal dining experience. Oudhyana is located in Gomti Nagar in Vivanta by Taj. This restaurant offers not only famous local cuisines but also makes sure you enjoy them like one. It is also one of the famous buffet restaurants in Lucknow.


  • Location: Vivanta by Taj – Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
  • Timings: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., and 7:30p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Must-try Items: Lucknowi and Mughlai cuisines
  • Cost For Two: Rs. 2,500


6. Barbeque Nation




When varieties of food are on your mind, there can be no better option than Barbeque Nation in Lucknow. The restaurant has unlimited veg and non-veg starters and a lavish buffet covering a large variety of main course foods along with lots of salads and desserts. Barbeque Nation is a place where you can unwind the foodie in you and come out happy and satisfied. 


  • Location: Riverside Mall, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
  • Timings: 12:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m., 06:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; daily
  • Must-try Items: Prawns, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Mutton Curry, Kulfi, Gulab Jamun
  • Cost for two: Rs. 1600 (approx.)  


7. The Urban Terrace 


There are many best food joints in Lucknow even if you are looking for rooftop dining, thanks to places like The Urban Terrace. Delicious food, elegant ambience, breathtaking views, heartwarming hospitality, and the number of things that make this restaurant special does not end. So, without giving it a next thought, move to Gomti Nagar and then go to Hotel Lineage!


  • Location: Viraj Khand, Gomti Nagar, Opposite Sahara Hospital Gate No. 1, Lucknow
  • Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Must-try Items:  Mughlai, Continental, and Italian delicacies
  • Cost For Two: Rs. 1,100


8. Sakhawat Restaurant 




If you are searching for a budget yet best restaurants in Lucknow, then the Sakhawat’s near the Gymkhana is the Lucknow famous eateries to visit. These eateries have got pocket-friendly priced dishes on the menu and offer the most authentic Lucknowi cuisines. 


  • Location: Qaiser Bagh, Near Gymkhana Club, Lucknow
  • Timings: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. except Tuesdays
  • Must-try Items: Lucknowi Cuisines
  • Cost For Two: Rs. 600


9. Tunday Kababi 




Tunday Kababi Lucknow eateries are the best kabab eateries in Lucknow. Both bade ka, and chhote ka kababs were delicious. The biryani was tasty than Sakhawat and Idrees. The kheer which is served here was the perfect dessert to digest all the dishes you hogged before. And all these items at an unbelievably very low price.


  • Location: Naaz Cinema, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow
  • Timings: 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Must-try Items: Kebab Paratha, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Curry, Chicken Biryani, Mutton Korma, Firni, Kheer
  • Cost For Two: Rs. 300


10. The Lucknow Local


The Lucknow Local is among the Top Cafes in Lucknow. This cafe is decorated in a unique style. A Yamaha bike is placed atop the entrance gate. Once you enter the café, you can find books arranged on the shelves in perfect order. Once you take in the unique and beautiful décor of the place and focus on the cuisines, you will be surprised to find it equally attractive. Among the highlights of the restaurants is the Mango Mint Truffle cake, popular as MMT. You can also attend the cooking workshops the café holds every week on Sundays. 


  • Location: La Touche Road, Charbagh, Lucknow
  • Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; every daily
  • Must-try Items:  Latte, Kit Kat Shake, Oreo Shake, Paneer Makhani Pizza, Nachos, MMT 
  • Cost for two: Rs. 500 (approx.) 


This is not the end of the list of Lucknowi eateries. The city plates up the best of its flavours for you in some other eateries, fine diners, rooftop eateries, cafe, and even street joints. Take your time to explore the happiness at these eateries while staying at a hotel in Lucknow and find absolute joy served to you on a plate.


Train travellers can also order food in Lucknow railway station from the restaurants’ list from the RailRestro train food app or website. You can enjoy the taste of famous street foods of Lucknow and sizzler dishes of restaurants at one click.


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