Catching a break once in a while and chilling out is luxury within itself. Yet, when it comes to food and dining, nothing can beat the classic fine-dine experience. No matter how cool or avant-garde a place is, the luxury of a well adjusted and a well set table, servers who actually care about what they’re doing and food that comes all pretty and decked up, is something we all look forward to.
It is a beautiful thing, to be able to enjoy a meal and not care about much else in life. Well, if you too are looking to have a relaxed meal, something that can be leisurely, fun and elegant at the same time, we have just the list for you.
The beauty of Azrak, the luxurious Awadhi restaurant nestled in the boutique hotel Lebua is nonpareil. The blue mosaic tiles, white carved walls and the brown of the woodwork, gives Azrak an ethereal vibe and we cannot help but compare it to the stunning cafes along the Greek islands. Azrak is the place to be if you crave sophistication and the added charm of stunning decor and dishes so wonderfully prepared they leave a lasting impact on your palate.
Location: Lebua Lucknow, Saraca Estate, 19, Mall Avenue, Hazratganj
If you truly want to experience grandeur and fine dining, there is no better place than the Taj Mahal. Oudhyana, the restaurant dedicated to the fine Lakhnavi and Awadhi cuisine is by far the most luxurious and beautiful place in Lucknow. The unbeatable charm of high ceilinged, shiny chandelier-ed, plush restaurant is something that draws the best to it and everytime we hear fine dine and luxury, Oudhyana is the first name that comes to our lips.
Location: Taj, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar
Newly opened, this place defines fine dining like nothing we have seen in the city. With its varied menu which focuses on classic cuisines such as Italian, Continental, Chinese and India , Ginger is here to define what dining actually feels like. The restaurant is newly made and the interiors much like the menu, are a classic. You get the quiet ambiance of a beautifully made and decorted restaurant with soothing vibe and great food to complement it.
Location: Rohtas Presidential Arcade, Near Decathlon, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar
The flamboyant Percussion Restaurant truly personifies the phrase ‘old is gold’, for Lucknowites. This is a place that has been serving us for the past 7 years and has given us unlimited memories of great food and unforgettable experiences. Their tagline – Music, Food, Life is a true representation of what they stand for and promote. Luxe and classy, Percussion is amidst the popular go-to spots for Lucknowites because of its amazing food and beverage menu, its cozy decor and of course, the tasteful music.
Location: 2/139, Vijay Khand, Next to Gomti Nagar
When it comes to fine dine and Lucknow, The Centurion is a known name. The biggest buffet in town, in sheer space and number of options, The Centurion is probably one of the first names that pops into people’s head when they hear Lucknow and fine dining in the same sentence. The restaurant, with its elegant decor and the expansive buffet, should be on top of your fine-dine restaurant list.
Location: Top floor, Wave Mall, Gomti Nagar
The restaurant is a fine blend of elegance and sophistication. If you’re tired of the garish and loud bistros, you have to pay a visit to Saute, a fine dining restaurant that serves the best of Mughlai, Oriental and Continental cuisine. Since there is something here to satiate everyone’s palette, Saute in Aliganj is the place to be at for a fun filled family outings and celebrations.
Location: Hotel Sandstone Inn, A 1/6, Sector H, Near Puraniya Chauraha, Aliganj
GT Road is yet another one of the great additions to Lucknow’s food scene. The buffet restaurant which has foods from most places along the grand trunk road, is a crowd favourite and if we’re being honest, it’s our favourite too.The food, the setting, the ambiance and even the dishes, everything here screams luxury and we are all for it. The buffet restaurant serves some of the most delicious Indian dishes you’ll try and the desserts here are to die for.
Location: Rohtas Summit, TCG 3/3, Vibhuti Khand Gomti Nagar
The Urban Dhaba stands for everything millennial and fun, from a rural theme, a whimsical decor to dishes that have quirky-clever dish names, and we love it all. The Urban Dhaba is one of the best places where you can find the Indian version of all sorts of fancy food, yet you’ll also find that the experience here is that of a fine-dine restaurant. With the rich decor and the wonderful food, the overall experience is of something that you wouldn’t forget easily.
Location: 3/187 Vivek Khand, Gomti Nagar, Above Spencer's
There you go, these are our picks of fine dining restaurants in Lucknow where you can relive the charm of a fine meal, a good beverage and a hearty conversation. Enjoy the great service, the excellent food and thank us later.