Gwalior is a city that has managed to evolve with the modern times without compromising on its historical elements. Home to a hilltop fort (one of the best places to visit in Gwalior) the city was monikered ‘Pearl among the Fortresses in India’ by the powerful emperor, Babur.
When tourists visit Gwalior, their prime focus is on the history and culture of the city. Little do they realise that the food is another thing, with which they will fall in love, if they try it. Moreover, with so many new high-end restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets opening up, you will never fall short of places to sit and dig into your favourite dishes.
Today, with our blog, we tell you about some of the best restaurants in Gwalior, so you know where to go berserk on binging.
11 Most Popular Restaurants in Gwalior
- Hungry Birds
- Shere Punjab Restaurant
- Param Food Complex
- Indian Coffee House
- Boulevard 69 Cafe and Restro
- Silver Saloon
- Delhi Paranthe Wala
- Alfanzo Restaurant
- Victorian Vantage
- Cafe Prizon
- Kwality Restaurant
1. Hungry Birds
While restaurants in Gwalior are an all-important place, the trend today has been set for tea rooms and cafes, which cater to people looking for a place to simply sit, sip on their tea and indulge in some light snacks.
And, Gwalior has followed this trend with the beautifully made up Hungry Birds. A patisserie and cafe with cosy chairs and ambience, this place is highly popular among the youth of the city. The framed photos on the wall, lights with lamps on the ceiling, and every other small element make up for a quirky décor, which is pretty Instagram-able.
Some of the popular choice of food here are its platters, cold beverages, pizzas and the desserts like chocolate brownie with ice cream. Gather up your tribe and catch up on life or simply order a hot cuppa of tea and immerse yourself in the book you have been meaning to read for a long time.
Location – Roshni Road, Inderganj, Naya Bazaar,
Timings – 11 AM – 10:30 PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 850
Do not miss – HB Special Sandwich, Chinese Pizza, Non-veg platter, Cold coffee
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2. Shere Punjab Restaurant
One of the best non-veg restaurants in Gwalior, Shere Punjab Restaurant is famous for its authentic Punjabi and North Indian fare. It is ideal for those, who want a place where they can dine to their heart’s content without putting a strain on their pockets.
As many people throng it as get their food delivered when they just feel like gorging on their favourite delicacies. If you are just looking for a neat and clean place with simple seating to dig into special cuisines like, this place is it.
Location – City Centre, Mahalgaon
Timings – 9 AM – 11 PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 700
Do not miss – Paneer Roganwala, Chhole Rice, Paneer Shere Punjab Special and Shahi Buttermilk
3. Param Food Complex
You know a restaurant is a popular choice, when it has more than one branch; Param Food Complex is one such restaurant. It is an all-encompassing restaurant with every kind of food available under one roof, where every foodie of your group or family will find something to their liking.
From Chinese to Continental and North Indian, the fast food and full course menu is quite expansive. They have delectable pastries and other bakery treats you will like to treat yourself to after you have had your fill.
Given the quality of the food, the complex is always crowded and getting a seat might be tough, so brace yourself for the same.
Location – SKV Road, Padav Bridge and Millennium Plaza, Govindpuri
Timings – 11 AM – 11: PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 600
Do not miss – Veg Manchurian, Chocolate Truffle Pastry, Pyaz Kachori
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4. Indian Coffee House
No Gwalior restaurant guide will be complete without the mention of Indian Coffee House. A popular chain serving your dose of revitalising drink of the morning, Indian Coffee House is especially popular among the harried travellers who are arriving in the city by train.
Located near the railway station, the place is not particularly popular for its ambience, but still sees a lot of foot fall, thanks to the delectable, and by the way, cheap, dishes they serve. Their South Indian dishes are to die for and will satiate your hunger pangs in just one serving. Complement this with a filter coffee and you are good to embark on your tour of the city (or head out of the city) or go to work, all recharged and ready.
Location – Railway Colony, Thatipur
Timings – 9 AM – 10:30 PM
Cost for Two – ₹ 400
Do not miss – Masala Dosa, Keema Pakoda, Chole Tikka, Mutton Saw
5. Boulevard 69 Cafe and Restro
While the name says ‘Cafe and Restro’, the interior of the place makes you feel like you have just entered a lounge. With comfortable and relaxing lounge chairs, dim lighting and a cool decor, this is just the restaurant in Gwalior where you would like to meet up with friends or spend the night partying away.
The food menu has a delectable mix of everything from Chinese, Afghan to Middle Eastern and Indian. Take your pick and order as you enter so your food arrives in time.
If you are looking to spend an evening with your friends or family, do call up before and ask them about their live performances. Yes, they do that as well.
Location – Empire Building, City Centre
Timings – 11 AM – 11 PM
Cost for Two – ₹ 500
Do not miss – Dal Makhani, Kadhai Paneer with crisp naans
6. Silver Saloon
Located in a historical palace, Silver Saloon is for all the history buffs who like to be transported to the bygone eras when they are dining. Having a good selection of various cuisines like Lebanese, Maharashtrian, Nepalese, North Indian, Italian and Continental, this place is a must-visit.
As you enter this top restaurant in Gwalior, you will be impressed with the décor, complete with paintings on the wall. As you settle in, you will feel warm and welcome, thanks to the impeccable service and gracious hospitality of the staff. Of course, if you feel like soaking in the view of the garden, the outdoor seating area is the one you should opt for.
Often times, the restaurant serves a complimentary dessert. You will have to visit the place to find out if you are that lucky customer.
Location – Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Jayendra Nagar, Lashkar
Timings – 7 AM – 11 PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 1500
Do not miss – Baked Fish Fillet, Grilled Chicken Steak, Non-veg Thali
7. Delhi Paranthe Wala
Next on our Gwalior restaurant list is the ubiquitous Delhi Paranthe Wala. I say, ubiquitous because this one replicates the tastes of the famous paranthe walas of Delhi. And today, Paranthas (of Delhi specifically) have become omnipresent and are anyway an integral part of the Indian diet.
So, if you have been craving for some paranthas laden with butter, some pickle and curd, then you must definitely stop at this famous restaurant in Gwalior. They have almost every kind of paratha you can think of, starting from the beloved aloo ke parathe to the extremely delicious paneer ke parathe with an extra filling of paneer, of course.
Location – Sarafa Bazaar, Bajrang Katra, Daulataganj
Timings – 8 AM – 9 PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 250
Do not miss – Aloo and paneer Paranthe with extra butter and green chutney
8. Alfanzo Restaurant
A haven for those who stay away from meat, this is the best veg restaurant in Gwalior. This multi-cuisine restaurant has three floors, so seating space is not a problem. While the first floor is a dedicated bakery with a casual seating area, the second floor is a proper dine-in hall, ideal for large groups and families.
The third floor is where you can host your parties because it is a full-fledged banquet hall. An all-rounder when it comes to restaurants, ain’t it? So whether you love proper North Indian fare or would simply like to have a cup of coffee with a muffin, this place has it all.
Location – City Centre, Mahalgaon
Timings – 8 AM – 10 PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 600
Do not miss – Chhole Bhature, Chhole Rice, Paneer Bhurji Pav Bhaji
9. Victorian Vantage
As the name suggests, this place is for all the old souls who like a little of vintage in everything, especially the restaurants they choose to dine at. Having two floors, the restaurant has vintage decor made up by antique furniture on the first floor and a roof top that serves panoramic views along with the dishes of your choice. Of course, if you want to blow off some steam with your hookah, we recommend you head to the rooftop.
When it comes to the food, everything right from the starters to the main course is cooked to perfection and plated perfectly. The cuisines which you can choose from are North Indian, Chinese, Continental, Mughlai, Italian and Afghani.
Location – Achleshwar Mandir Road, Inderganj, Naya Bazaar
Timings – 11 AM – 11:30 PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 800
Do not miss – Pink Pasta, Lime Soda, Dry Chilli Mushroom, Tawa Chicken Sizzlers, Paneer Lababdar, Chicken Tandoori
10. Cafe Prizon
Serving a delightful experience in a jail is what Cafe Prizon does. Oh and giving you quirky barricades with quotes like ‘Have Issues, Use Tissues’ is another thing they have added to their ambiance.
Yes, as the name suggests, the cafe’s quirky interiors resemble a prison. The waiters dress like prisoners when they come to ask for your orders and serve you. All of this is part of the unique dining experience which this recently launched cafe aims to provide to its customers.
On the food menu, you will find biryani, pizzas, cold beverages and several other fast food preparations. Make sure you visit this Insta-worthy cafe when you are in the city of Gwalior.
Location – Chetakpuri, Vijaynagar
Timings – 11 AM – 11 PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 550
Do not miss – Frappe, Burgers
11. Kwality Restaurant
One of the top restaurants in Gwalior, Kwality Restaurant sure delivers on the title of its name – quality. It has a simple seating and cool décor with tiled flooring, bright lightning and no-fuss contemporary furniture. With quality food and top-notch service being their first priority, the restaurant attracts plenty of regular customers along with new ones who want to satiate their hunger. Their menu includes everything from Chinese and North Indian to Mughlai delights.
If you are visiting with family or your friends, book a seat in advance as at peak hours, it tends to get crowded.
Location – Green Garden Road, City Centre, Mahalgaon
Timings – 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM and 6 PM- 10:30 PM, All Days
Cost for Two – ₹ 1000
Do not miss – Paneer Malmal, Chicken Masala, Chicken Tikka Bharta
Already ideating what all pig-out joints to head to when you visit the city of fortress? If not, we recommend you do so because Gwalior has a lot to offer. And, when we say this, we are certainly thinking of the delectable food served in its every nook and corner. As we said, the city has kept up with the trends of metros and it won’t disappoint you.