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5 Best Restaurants With an Amazing View In Srinagar

The Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir has beautiful gardens, pristine lakes, and an extensive view of the mountains. Apart from handicrafts and dried fruits, Srinagar also has a distinct food culture. There are several multi-cuisine restaurants in Srinagar. But you’ll miss out on a lot if you do not visit restaurants that come with a great view and good quality of food.

Here are some of my recommendations for the restaurants with a great view in Srinagar.

Note: The restaurants aren’t mentioned in any particular order.

1. Vivanta Dal View

The Vivanta by Taj has two luxury restaurants inside the property. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of Dal Lake and snow-capped mountains when you dine here. The lake looks lovely at dusk. The food and service of both restaurants are top-notch.

  • Address:  Kralsangri, Brein, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191121
  • Timings: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine: Asian, Oriental, and Chinese
  • Cost for Two: INR 1900
  • Contact: 0194 246 1111
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2. The Lalit, Grand Palace

This multi-cuisine outdoor restaurant of the Lalit is one of the best luxury restaurants in Srinagar. The view of Dal Lake is outstanding from the restaurant.

You can also relish your food under the shadow of the Chinar trees. The restaurant is famous for incorporating the flavors of Kashmir in the Indian dishes in their ala-carte and buffet menu. If you come here, you have to try out their malai tikka.

  • Address: Gupkar Rd, Srinagar
  • Timings: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine: Asian and Indian.
  • Cost for Two: INR 1600
  • Contact: 0194 250 1001
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3. Gulshan Cafe

This quaint cafe located in the Nehru Park island of Dal Lake is a bookworm’s paradise. It has a separate reading room filled with books. You can spend hours reading and admiring the stunning view of the Dal lake.  The cafe also provides complimentary shikhara rides.

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  • Address: Ghat No 16 Nehru Park Dal Lake
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Cost for Two: INR 500-800
  • Contact: 0194 250 1425

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4. 14th Avenue Cafe and Grill

This beautiful and tiny cafe overlooks the river Jhelum. Its European decor and wooden furniture qualify it as an aesthetic cafe. The menu consists of dishes from Mediterranean, Continental, Indian and Lebanese cuisines.

  • Address: Lal Mandi (Near footbridge) Rajbagh.
  • Location 2 – Main Airport Road, Parraypora Srinagar
  • Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Bakery
  • Cost for Two: INR 700
  • Contact: 0194 231 0472

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5. Milestone

The location of this cafe is unique. The majority of Srinagar and the neighboring districts are visible from the cafe. This place serves the best quality food at a reasonable rate.

  • Address: Hari Parbat Fort, on the hilltop, Badam Wari Path, Srinagar,
  • Timings: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Afghani, Indian, fusion.
  • Cost for Two: INR 800-900
  • Contact: 98588 11911

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If you visit Srinagar, take some time off from your hectic trip to visit these restaurants and breathe in the picturesque beauty of Srinagar valley.

By Meenakshi Majumder