Lucknow has been a witness to major gastronomical evolution in the city. With the advent of popular brands and homegrown outlets, we’ve been wrapped in the charms of some of joints, a little more than others.
Lucknow has it all- be it for weekday chilling post-work, weekend partying with buddies or just a spot for hanging out, no matter what you’re looking for, the city has it all covered. But there are a few spots that’ve stood out in the crowd with their unique offerings and we’re absolutely sold!
So we’ve curated a list of 7 places in Lucknow which are topping our list of unique locales in the city- be it for the food, the ambience or both. (Read and tell us how many of them you’ve checked out!
Embracing Lucknow’s culinary affinity towards ‘health foods’, Healthy Panda Cafe has risen as a favourite amidst the health conscious crowd, who’re on the rise! It would be borderline blasphemous on your part to not visit this recent cafe, which is catering to the needs of gym freaks and calorie conscious people.
They’re debunking the myth that says ‘healthy food is boring’ by serving us with delicious heart-healthy nosh, which makes us feel a little guilty for wolfing down too much at one go. Try out the Veg Lasagna and Grilled Fish and slake your thirst with their Peach Green Tea- you’ll be back for seconds! The High Protein Hulk Coffee is a must-try so bookmark this place right away.
Location: 4/285 Viram Khand, Gomti Nagar
Timings: 10 am – 11 pm
Cost: ₹800 for two people (approx.)
Lucknow’s first Iranian themed kafe, this place is for foodies who are ardent lovers of vintage aesthetics too. The classic Irani teas give us an authentic taste of the culture and for meat lovin’ palate, Nalli Kareli Nihari is the dish to opt for. For the vegetarians, Shabhnami Khumbh, is what will steal the show.
The old-world decor fused with modernism actually makes this place absolutely Instagrammy and the music will make you stay back a little longer.
Location: A1/22, Viram Khand, Near Tanishq, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings: 11 am – 11:30 pm
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people (approx.)
If you’re planning on a Saturyay night, then The Flying Saucer Cafe needs no introduction! It has been our go-to party spot since the time it opened its gate in the city and with its deal and offers every now and then, TFSC has us hooked.
Proudly boasting of the longest bar in UP, TFSC has gained massive popularity in the city amidst the party-hopping crowds. Known for their Pizza, Spring Roll and Garlic Bread, do not miss out on the Long Island Iced Tea!
Location: 4-18, Ground Floor, Rohtas Presidential Arcade, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar
Timings: 11 am – 1 am
Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.)
If the buzz and a smokey aroma of a sizzler makes you drool for a serving of it, then you need to know about Smoked here at Gokhale Vihar Marg. The good folks here have heeded to our needs of feasting on hearty sizzlers, so they’ve introduced more than 25 varieties of this delicacy for you to gorge on. Yes, you read it right! Wash down the grub with their mocktails and loaded freak shakes to end your hearty meal here on a sweet note.
When with your squad, you can try out their sheesha menu so that you can draw puffs and make boomerangs on Instagram, while waiting for the delicious nosh to arrive.
Location: 21, Gokhale Vihar Marg, Gokhale Marg, Gokhale Vihar, Butler Colony, Lucknow
Timings: 11 am – 11 pm
Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.)
Lucknow’s biggest rooftop restro-bar, Molecule Air Bar has raged a storm in the city with their progressive cuisine which blends science and culinary arts, like no other! Come over to sip on their delish tipples on the rooftop with a panoramic view of Lucknow while also indulging in their Butter Chicken Tart and Lal Maas Ravioli. Molecule will make you want to come back as soon as you clock out because the party never ends here.
Location: 7th Floor, Riverside Mall, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings: 12 noon – 1 am
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
The ultimate chicken hogger’s hub, Barcelos has introduced gourmet innovations in the city and have redefined our good ol’ burgers, by adding their bit of unique styles and textures! Known for its flame-grilled menu with peri peri sauces, this joint keeps us looped in whenever we feel like gorging on our meaty favourites from their menu.
Each dish comes with their own dips, sauces and sides which makes the servings even more drool-worthy and of course, they’re wholesome too. They’ve even come up with a new “Sangria Bar” and we have to say the different types of sangrias and drinks here are definitely pulling us in.
Location: FC-4, Food Court, 3rd Floor, One Awadh Center (Cinepolis), Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.
Timings: 11 am – 11 pm
Cost: ₹1,400 for two people (approx.)
The Thickshake Factory has become the first place on our minds whenever someone asks for suggestions regarding places which serve the best shakes in town. Lucknowites have beaten the summer heat by frequenting this spot and their thick shakes, smoothies and slushies, simply keep us engaged like no other. But their beverage options are for all seasons and we don’t need a reason to drop by!
Try out the Ferrero Rocher and Oreo Nutella shakes if calories are just numbers for you and if you’re vigilant about your diet, they’ve options for you too. The Strawberry Six Pack packs a punch and your gym trainer, won’t complain about this one.
Location: MM-1/1023, Vishal Khand, Gomti Nagar, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Cost: ₹300 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 10 am – 11 pm
So if you’re in the city and still haven’t checked these gems out, what are you waiting for? Head over to these hubs with your squad or just order in while chilling at home with fam and you’ll thank us later!