Top ChoiceAsian in Pune

Malaka Spice

Maharashtra's shining culinary moment is a fury of Southeast Asian fantasticness; trying to choose one dish among the delectable stir-fries, noodles and curries – all strong on seafood, vegetarian options,...

Top ChoiceSouth Indian in Pune

Savya Rasa

This modern, fiercely regional South Indian restaurant champions the best of India's bottom half and isn't afraid to tell you if you are ordering the wrong bread with the wrong curry. Listen to the staff and...

Top ChoiceBistro in Pune

Le Plaisir

Foodies in the know often tout this modern bistro on Pune's upscale west side as the city's best place to eat. Sydney-trained chef Siddarth Mahadik keeps it real – nothing flashy, nothing fake is his mantra – and...

Top ChoiceItalian in Pune

Dario’s

At the rear of Hotel Sunderban, this Italian-run veg paradise is one of Pune's most elegant dining experiences, providing you plant yourself in the gorgeous and intimate courtyard for an alfresco meal. Homemade...

European in Pune

Arthur's Theme

This eclectic and friendly Sikh-run European bistro has rave reviews seeping from its pores. Indeed the food, a lengthy list that includes rarely seen proteins like turkey and duck in addition to extensive...

Maharashtrian in Pune

Maratha Samrat

This Pune-based chain (there are three branches) is a great place to sample Marathi food in a clean, discerning environment. Among traditional metalwork and Maharashtra cultural knick-knacks, numerous limited...

Bakery in Pune

German Bakery

A Pune institution famous for its traveller-geared grub and fusion food (such as vindaloo pork chops with garlic mash), including omelettes, cooked breakfasts, Greek salads, espresso and lots of sweet treats (try...

Bakery in Pune

Kayani Bakery

A Raj-era institution that seems to be stuck in a time warp, where those in the know queue (in the loose sense of the word) as though a famine is on for Shrewsbury biscuits (₹400 per kilogram), bread, Madeira...

Multicuisine in Pune

Prem’s

In a quiet, tree-canopied courtyard, Prem’s is perfect for a lazy, beery daytime drinking session on the breezy patio, with decent draught beers to try (White Owl, Bira). The morning after? Well, Prem’s is the...

Multicuisine in Pune

The Place - Touche The Sizzler

The perfect old-school eating option where the menu evokes the days of the Raj and Queen Victoria: shrimp cocktails, Russian salads, steak cordon bleu and a few options from the tandoor. The smoking sizzlers...

Cafe in Pune

Coffee House

A calm and clean, coffee-coloured, almost Art Deco retreat with booth seating, a huge menu and satisfying filter coffee (₹50). Dishes include Texas-sized dosas and other excellent South Indian menu items, plus...

Indian in Pune

Mayur

Famous throughout Pune for its sweet, spicy and unlimited Gujarati-style thalis, which are lovingly prepared, as well as good lassis and juices. Come hungry!