Manali restaurants

Top Choice International in Manali

Johnson’s Cafe

The relaxed yet stylish garden-fronted restaurant at Johnson's Hotel frames a mountain view through foldaway windows, and its wood-fired pizza oven is cleverly positioned to warm the bar area in winter. Excellent Eu…
Italian in Manali

Cafe 1947

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-trou…
Multicuisine in Manali

Rocky's Cafe

Trancey vibes and dangling prayer-catchers set the tone, and there are plenty of chess sets on the wide sunny terrace, but what really makes the climb worthwhile is staring into infinity, contemplating the dazzling …
Himachali in Manali


Upstairs, 250m south of the bus station, Vibes is a great place to try authentic, beautifully presented Himachali food that's rarely available outside local family weddings.
Mediterranean in Manali

Casa Bella Vista

Just across the river from Old Manali, climb a short stairway to enjoy Bella Vista's high-quality vegetarian Spanish and Italian food served in a comfortably spacious setting with a florally feminine touch.
Multicuisine in Manali

Lazy Dog Lounge

This slick restaurant-bar produces flavoursome international food – from roast-pumpkin soup to peri-peri chicken, quinoa salad to semi-deconstructed pad Thai (Thai noodles in tamarind sauce). The inside space is cla…
Multicuisine in Manali

Drifters' Inn

This loungey restaurant-cafe with a mellow, jazzy soundtrack is good for hearty breakfasts, strong coffee and international dishes, from eggs Florentine to remarkably good Thai green curries.
Asian in Manali


Tibetan lutes and ornate Chinese lanterns give panel-walled Chopsticks an attractively distinctive if slightly dated feel. It's handily located just across the pedestrianised Mall from the bus station and serves a v…
French in Manali

La Plage

This decadent summer-only outpost of a chic Goan eatery serves French standards, like onion soup or mushroom quiche. You can also try specialities like overnight-cooked lamb, smoked trout, broccoli-and-courgette las…
International in Manali


Twinkling fairy lights and strings of plastic flowers give a sweetly naïve charm to this cosy cafe-restaurant. Its Mexican meals are worth trying, while the beers/mocktails are great value (from ₹180/100).