Uttar Pradesh restaurants

Top Choice North Indian in Lucknow

Tunday Kababi

This is the cleaner, more tourist-friendly outlet of Lucknow's renowned, 100-year-old, impossible-to-find kebab shop in Chowk, where buffalo-meat kebabs go for ₹20 a plate. Here the prices are higher, but the staff …
Top Choice North Indian in Agra

Esphahan

There are only two sittings each evening at Agra's finest restaurant, so booking ahead is essential, especially as non-hotel-guest tables are limited. The exquisite menu is chock-full of unique delicacies, with the …
Top Choice Multicuisine in Varanasi

Brown Bread Bakery

This restaurant's fabulous menu includes more than 40 varieties of European-quality cheese and more than 30 types of bread, cookies and cakes – along with excellent pastas, sandwiches and breakfasts. Sit downstairs …
Top Choice Mughlai in Lucknow

Oudhyana

If you want to savour the flavours of the Nawabs performing at their culinary best, look no further than Oudhyana, where Chef Nagendra Singh gives Lucknow's famous Awadh cuisine its royal due at this signature resta…
Top Choice Dhaba in Agra

Mama Chicken

This superstar dhaba (casual eatery) is a must: duelling veg and nonveg glorified street stalls employ 24 cooks during the rush, each of whom handles outdoor tandoors, grills or pots. They whip up outrageously good …
Top Choice Indian in Varanasi

Darbhanga

Seriously some of the best Indian food we've ever had. The palak chaman (paneer in spinach and spices) is heaven in your mouth and the aloo chaat (fried pieces of parboiled potato mixed with chickpeas and chopped on…
Top Choice Modern Indian in Agra

Pinch of Spice

This modern North Indian superstar is the best spot outside five-star hotels to indulge yourself in rich curries and succulent tandoori kebabs. The murg boti masala (chicken tikka swimming in a rich and spicy gravy)…
Top Choice Cafe in Varanasi

Open Hand

This shoes-off cafe-cum–gift shop serves real espresso and French-press coffee alongside breakfast platters featuring pancakes, omelettes and muesli. There's also a range of salads, sandwiches, pastas and baked good…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Vrindavan

MVT Restaurant

This mellow, well-run restaurant on the 2nd floor of the MVT Guesthouse is a great place to get a break from Indian food. The menu runs from Thai to Mexican, alongside wraps, salads and good ol' baked potatoes, plus…
Top Choice Mughlai in Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Eat On

This standing-room-only food shack does only one thing, but does it so well and so cheaply that queues of hungry punters spill out into the surrounding streets. The draw is the perfectly spiced chicken biryani, cook…