Restaurants

Top Choice Nepali in Patan

Newari Kitchen

This excellent-value restaurant is a great place to start exploring Newari food. The set meals are a good choice, or combine a wo (lentil) or chatamari (rice) savoury pancake with the excellent pancha kwa (stew with…
Top Choice Spanish in Patan

El Mediterraneo

This local tapas bar feels surprisingly authentic thanks to the attentive owner, a Spanish-speaking Nepali who lived in Spain for several years. Dishes range from paella and risotto to chicken with pisto (tomato, pe…
International in Patan

Café du Temple

A tour-group favourite at the north end of Durbar Sq. The airy rooftop tables are covered by red-and-white sun umbrellas and the menu runs from Chinese fried rice to daal bhaat (traditional Nepali dish of rice and v…
International in Patan

Patan Museum Café

In the rear courtyard of the Patan Museum, this pleasant open-air place is a good spot to take a break from museum and temple-gazing. The garden setting feels elegant and refined, though the service can suffer durin…
International in Patan

Bricks Cafe

This converted century-old traditional house is a great place to take a break from shopping at the nearby interior design shops of Kupondol. You can relax in the peaceful courtyard, and the food, from wood-fired piz…
Malaysian in Patan

Sing Ma Food Court

For the authentic tastes of Malaysia, head to this busy food court south of Pulchowk. The noodle soups, nasi lemak (coconut rice with anchovies) and beef rendang (dry coconut curry with lime leaves) are the real mam…
International in Patan

Si Taleju Restaurant & Bar

A narrow, towering place with four floors, each with a different feel. Best is the top-floor dining room with magical views north across Durbar Sq to the mountains beyond. You’ll find all your favourites (momos, bur…
International in Patan

Dhokaima Café

A sophisticated cafe set inside a Rana-era storehouse by the Patan Dhoka gateway. Shaded by a sprawling walnut tree, the courtyard garden is a peaceful place to enjoy a good range of light and healthy dishes, such a…
International in Patan

Café de Patan

Southwest of Durbar Sq behind a small Uma Maheshwar Temple, this quiet place is a long-running travellers’ favourite, with an open-air courtyard and a rooftop garden (though no views). The menu runs to momos, Chines…
International in Patan

Cafe Swotha

Fresh and modern with lots of glass and a tiny garden, Swotha serves light salads, quiches and sandwiches made with seasonal ingredients, plus daily specials. It's attached to Traditional Homes Swotha.