Manali restaurants

Top Choice French in Manali

La Plage

Dinner at this outpost of a chic Goan eatery is like being invited to the hip Paris apartment of your much, much cooler friend. French standards such as onion soup or mushroom quiche are joined by specialities such …
Multicuisine in Manali

Lazy Dog Lounge

This slick restaurant-bar features big plates of fresh, flavourful international food – from pumpkin-and-coconut soup to oven-baked trout and Thai rice bowls, as well as good Indian dishes – that's well above typica…
Asian in Manali


The most popular traveller choice in central Manali, tightly packed Chopsticks serves a big range of Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese dishes with professional efficiency. Amid Tibetan lutes and Chinese lanterns, it doe…
Continental in Manali

Casa Bella Vista

Not the cheapest, but the best pizzas in the Old Manali area – thin-crust, log-oven pizzas with tasty topping combinations. The salads and pasta are good too.
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Upstairs overlooking the roundabout at the top of the Mall, Khyber isn't a bad place for a cold beer, fruit wine or even a mojito. The food is also good – the speciality is meat-heavy Punjabi and Afghani cuisine but…
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Popular and spacious, Rendez-Vous has a large front garden-yard and a quite classy inside room with varnished pine tables and brick pillars, and does a decent job on dishes including tandoori trout, chicken tikka, h…
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Drifters' Inn

A loungey restaurant-cafe that's good for hearty breakfasts, strong coffee, international dishes from eggs Florentine to Thai curries, and imaginative beverages such as seabuckthorn fizz, as well as plenty of alcoho…
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The decor downstairs is solidly old-school, with uniformed waiters, while the upstairs is bright and more contemporary. The North and South Indian dishes are well prepared and there are some surprising international…
International in Manali

Johnson’s Cafe

The restaurant at Johnson Hotel is tops for European food, with specialities such as lamb and mint gravy, wood-oven-baked trout, and apple crumble with ice cream. The restaurant-bar is cosy, but the garden terrace i…
Cafe in Manali

Dylan’s Toasted & Roasted

This ever popular hole-in-the-wall cafe serves the best coffee in town, plus cinnamon tea, hearty breakfasts, pancakes and wicked desserts including ‘Hello to the Queen’ – ice cream, melted chocolate and fried banan…