Cafe 1947

Italian in Manali

This mood-lit bar-restaurant with a willow-shaded riverside terrace is popular for smoking shisha pipes (₹460) to an insistently upbeat soundtrack. It also serves good lasagne, thin-crust pizza and superb fresh-trout platters: perfectly grilled fish with garlic-coriander sauce, orange and lemon garnish, and a whole array of crunchy fresh veggies. Hard to beat.

Drinkswise, a beer/mojito costs ₹350/400 and single/double espressos ₹70/95. Acoustic music on Saturday nights, even off-season.