Johnson’s Cafe

Top choice international in Manali

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 European food includes lamb with mint gravy and plum-sauce spare ribs, but the standout is majestic Manali trout-fillet curry served with rice, salad and delicious madra-palak (a spinach-cheese dish).

Follow with apple crumble and a quality coffee (espresso ₹70, Irish coffee ₹450). Wines by the glass/bottle from ₹500/1200, beers from ₹350.