Nagpur may be a city which hardly comes up in discussions when the culinary goodness across India is debated upon. But the ‘City of Oranges’ has a lot to offer to satisfy hungry souls looking for good food. From delicious street foods like Maharashtrian misal pav, vada pav to chaats, samosas and various desi versions of Chinese and global cuisines, Nagpurkars take their food very seriously.

Of late, the city has been experiencing a sudden surge in the number of restaurants and cafes, all offering a fine range of dishes, both local and global. People of Nagpur are not afraid of stepping into the unknown lanes of food from around the world that is making its way across the city. These restaurants are a tremendous boost to all the foodies not only residing in Nagpur but also passing through this marvel of a city as travelers.

Without waiting any longer, let’s indulge in a gastronomical tour through this wonderful city and uncover some of the best restaurants in Nagpur. Read on, for we are going to give you a handpicked list of the best of the best eateries in the city.

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Nagpur

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Nagpur

Maharashtra is known for its vegetarian delicacies which include street food delights as well as elaborate meals. And the city of Nagpur also has a claim on this culinary legacy. Here’s to you some of the top vegetarian restaurants where you can experience simple yet sumptuous pleasures.

Haldiram’s

Haldiram’s, the name itself is enough! The brand value of this restaurant is so high that it has garnered a huge fan following all over India with its chain of restaurants, and Nagpur is no different. In fact, Haldiram’s is Nagpur’s very own home-grown brand and its beginnings date back to 1970, right in this city. No wonder, regulars swear by the good quality of food served here and the place is almost full during the morning and evening hours due to the quality and reasonable prices. This local legend tickles your taste buds with its fine range of street food and quick bites, starting from chaats and rotis to rice and thalis.  Go to Haldiram Nagpur to have mouth-watering food and you will not be disappointed, for certain.  Though the brand has many outlets in the city, the one in Sadar is the most popular one.

Location: Anjuman Complex, Sadar

Timings: 09:30 am to 10:30 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Raj kachodi, Chaat, Pav Bhaji, Dal Makhani, Chole Bhature

Cost for Two: ₹ 600 (approx.) 

Gayatri Bhojnalaya

Fancy exploring the fine flavors of the Maharashtrian cuisine? Gayatri Bhojnalaya is where you should be heading to. Simple and sublime are the words that define this place, which is touted to be one of the best and famous thali restaurants in Nagpur. Gayatri Bhojnalaya serves a great taste and a variety of items in their delicious thali. This place is good for people who want to eat home-like food, without burning a hole in the pocket.

Location: Dharampeth

Timings: 10:30 am to 02:30 pm and 06:30 am to 10:00 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Thali, Roti, Rice, Kadhi

Cost for Two:  ₹ 600 (approx.) 

Naivedhyam

Naivedhyam is nothing short of a classic for the locals in Nagpur. A family place serving some of the best vegetarian food in the entire city at a value for money price, this place has a long list of patrons. It was started way back in 1979 by Raju Kamdar who, taking inspiration from the excellent food served by a small eatery in Dhulia, laid the foundation of Naivedhyam to give the people of Nagpur some really nice food to binge on. Indian, Mexican, Thai, Italian, you name it, Naivedhyam has it all!

Location: Sitabuldi

Timings: 07:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Tea, Thatte idli, Chole, Butter Nan, Rasmalai

Cost for Two:  ₹ 300 (approx.)

Veeraswami

Looking for great south Indian food right in the middle of Nagpur? Head to Veeraswami straightaway! Opening in the wee hours of the morning, this restaurant pleases its patrons with a great breakfast of dosas and idlis. Veeraswami has a huge crowd of regulars who love to visit here because of the delicious food and prompt service. If not for breakfast, drop in here for a light lunch or if you are in a hurry!

Location: Mount extension Road, Sadar

Timings: 06:30 am to 10:30 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Idli, Butter Masala Dosa, Hot Coffee, Vada Sambar

Cost for Two:  ₹ 250 (approx.)

Reddy’s Gokul Brindavan Restaurant

The name of the restaurant does full justice as it really is the Vrindavan for South Indian cuisine! Crowds gather early morning to eat and pick takeaways of tasty South Indian food. The moment you enter this place, the tantalizing aroma of sambhar fills your nostrils and leaves you longing to enjoy a healthy breakfast. They are able to maintain a consistent taste in their food because of their limited menu. That’s probably why it’s often regarded as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Nagpur.

Location: WHC Road

Timings: 07:00 am to 01:00 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Medu Vada, Lassi, Upma, Masala Dosa

Cost for Two:  ₹ 150 (approx.)

Vishnuji Ki Rasoi

A village themed restaurant, Vishnuji Ki Rasoi transports you to a village as you look at the interiors of this place. The place is famous for the Maharashtrian and North Indian cuisines and it also serves filling thalis which are very famous with the regulars. The kids have a separate play area inside the restaurant. A complete family restaurant, with great vegetarian food and a humble village feel, Vishnuji Ki Rasoi is a great option for a Sunday outing!

Location: Bajaj Nagar

Timings: 07:00 pm to 10:30 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Puran Poli, Thali, Dal Tadka, Khichda

Cost for Two:  ₹ 600 (approx.)

Best Non-Vegetarian Restaurants in Nagpur

Best Non-Vegetarian Restaurants in Nagpur

Don’t think the restaurants in Nagpur are all about vegetarian dishes. The city will plate up for you a great variety of meat-based delights as well. From legendary tikkas, biryanis, and bhunas to several signature items from Chinese, Italian, and other global kitchens, Nagpur’s best non-vegetarian restaurants serve it all!

Barbecue Restaurant

When you are in the mood for some good non-vegetarian food, go to Barbecue Restaurant as it is one of the best non-veg restaurants in Nagpur. A fantastic place to dine in, the restaurant is always crowded and you can spot long queues outside. Order from their exceptionally tasty north Indian food menu and especially the tandoor items and kebabs as they take your taste buds on a joyride the moment you gulp them!

Location: Mount Road Extension, Sadar

Timings: 06:30 pm to 11:30 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, Chicken Malai Tikka, Mutton Seekh Kebab,

Tandoori Chicken

Cost for Two:  ₹ 650 (approx.)

The Breakfast Story

The Breakfast Story, as the name suggests, serves all-day breakfasts which are absolutely delectable! Once you step inside, you can see that great emphasis has been placed on the interiors and the looks of the restaurant, featuring second-hand goods recycled to lend a quirky and funky charm to the whole place. Unconventional shopping trolleys are placed holding newspapers and the place also features furniture engraved with fun games such as snakes and ladders. You will never have the same food each time you visit here, as the restaurant menu changes daily to bring to you innovative and new recipes. A great place to curl up and read your favorite book or just hang out with your friends, the Breakfast Story is a great option!

Location: Hingna Road, Jaitala

Timings: 08:00 am to 2:30 pm and 03:30 pm to 07:00 pm; every day

Must Try Items: English Breakfast, Pancakes, Waffles, Curried chicken, Hot Coffee, Pancakes,

Sandwiches

Cost for Two:  ₹ 600 (approx.)

Ashoka Restaurant

One of the best and oldest fine dine restaurants of Nagpur, Ashoka is a great choice when you crave some good non-veg food. It’s a humble looking restaurant, but the awesome food served here more than makes up for that. The preparations listed in the menu are as old as 60 years and includes Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. Some of the best sizzlers in the city are served at here. Soups, noodles, rice, salads, sizzlers, desserts, Indian breads, cocktails, wine or mocktails, you name it and Ashoka Restaurant has it all.

Location: Sadar

Timings: 10:30 am to 04:00 pm and 06:30 pm to 12:30 am; every day

Must Try Items: Chicken Tikka, Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Biryani

Cost for Two: ₹ 1300 (approx.)

Dalchini Curries-n-More

A great option if you want to indulge in Maharashtrian style non-vegetarian delights, Dalchini is a budget-friendly option for meat lovers. It is a modern restaurant catering to those who love classy Kolhapuri non-veg cuisine and is one of the reasonable places where you can enjoy egg, chicken, mutton, and vegetarian thalis. Great hospitality and pocket-friendly menu make Dalchini a great option worth a try while you are in the city.

Location: Bajaj Nagar

Timings: 12:30 pm to 03:30 pm and 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Pandhra Rassa, Chicken Thali, Mutton Bhuna, Biryani, Vegetarian Thali

Cost for Two:  ₹ 650 (approx.) 

Biryani and Barbecue

Nothing makes a non-vegetarian foodie happier than a plate of hot and spicy biryani. A fine platter of barbequed or grilled chicken is a close second. What if we tell you there’s an eatery in Nagpur that brings both these to your doorstep? Biryani and Barbecue serves one of the best Hyderabad biryani and mutton masala biryani in the entire city. Located inside Empress City Mall in the heart of the city, the outlet promises quick home delivery in a beautifully packaged box.

Location: Empress City Mall, Cotton Market

Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Hyderabadi Biryani

Cost for Two:  ₹ 500 (approx.)

Sing’s Restaurant

How can Punjabi tadka be left behind when we are speaking about some of the best non-veg restaurants in Nagpur? Eat your way through the tandoors, kebabs and the yummy gravies at this restaurant. Nagpurkars love to order in from here or just land up at the restaurant and feed on finger-licking non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian food. Whether you are craving for some North Indian dishes or Mughlai delicacies, this place won’t fail you at all!

Location: Dhantoli

Timings: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Chicken Lahori, Tandoori Chicken

Cost for Two:  ₹ 800 (approx.)

Other Must-Visit Restaurants in Nagpur

Other Must-Visit Restaurants in Nagpur

This isn’t the end of the story. Nagpur has many other gastronomical havens located across the city. Do you have some extra time on hand to explore and indulge in heavenly food? Here’ a list that will guide your restaurant-hopping.

The Bukhara

Serving a variety of cuisines like Italian, Mughlai, North Indian, Chinese and Thai, the Bukhara is one of the swankiest eateries in Nagpur. You can have a good time with your partner here in a romantic, intimate evening, thanks to the soft and soothing interiors of the restaurant. If you are a die-hard fan of chicken biryani, you will love your time here as their biryani is to die for. The place also houses a full bar where you can have cocktails, shooters quenchers, beers, wines, and more. The sheer variety of dishes is what makes the Bukhara an instant hit among foodies. Non-vegetarian kebabs, curries, biryanis, soups, salads, quesadillas, breads, bruschetta, pasta, risotto, pizzas, noodles, and the list goes on and on – now you know what we mean by variety, don’t you?

Location: Sitabuldi

Timings: 07:00 pm to 12:00 am; every day

Must Try Items: Chicken tikka, Butter chicken, Tandoori chicken, Thai, Chinese

Cost for Two:  ₹ 1000 (approx.)

The Creative Kitchen

The Creative Kitchen is a fine dining restaurant located inside the Radisson Blu, one of the top five star hotels in Nagpur. Head to this stylish restaurant if you want to gorge on an extensive buffet spread, considered one of the best ones in the whole city. Their menu includes various dishes from North Indian and South Indian to Italian and Continental cuisines. You can enjoy complimentary mocktails along with live music on a fun evening with family or friends.

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Vivekanand Nagar

Timings: 06:30 am to 1:45 am; every day

Must Try Items: Sunday Brunch, Waffles, Chaat

Cost for Two:  ₹ 2500 (approx.)

Zuree Urban Kitchen

Located in the food heaven of Nagpur at Mount Road, Sadar, Zuree is a fine dining restaurant for all those who love good food and equally good ambiance. The place exudes a romantic charm with its relaxing setting and rich décor. You will spot exotic dishes mentioned in the menu giving you a feeling of an out-of the-city experience. Want some samples? Well, how about Pollo Picante (a Lebanese preparation), Moroccan Stew with Cous Cous, South African Style Peri Peri Chicken, Middle Eastern Lamb Chops, and the like? Comfortable seating, plush interiors, valet parking and swift service make Zuree one of the must visit and good restaurants in Nagpur. Don’t forget to enhance your dining experience with a glass of wine or a great dessert from the menu, like tiramisu, chocolate fondue or a piece of cheesecake.

Location: Mount Road, Sadar

Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Cocktails, Chicken Tikka, Biryani, Wine, Tiramisu, Chips

Cost for Two:  ₹ 1200 (approx.)

Fountain Sizzlers & Bistro

No culinary scene in a city is complete without a dedicated place that serves lip-smacking sizzlers and for Nagpur, Fountain Sizzlers & Bistro (popularly known as FSB) is THAT place! A serene and classy place to go to for catching up on your continental cravings, the place is always bustling with crowds. It is a great place to have a sizzler at any point of time and the menu here is a mixture of continental and Italian fare with a few Indian dishes as well. Go for a plate of rich, flavorsome lasagne, Thai Sizzler or Lebanese Mezze Platter, the choice is yours! Those who are a little picky about healthy food can also opt for FSB’s special Green Lite Sizzler. And if you haven’t guessed it yet, the place serves only vegetarian items.

Location: Dhantoli

Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Cottage Cheese Sizzler, Tiramisu, Pasta, Lasagne, Blueberry Cheesecake

Cost for Two: ₹ 1100 (approx.)

Chill N Grill

A new age restaurant where you can enjoy the skyline of Nagpur with its roof-top setting, Chill N Grill has a varied menu. You can choose from a great range of Chinese, Thai, Continental and North Indian dishes and devour your meal while enjoying sports and music on a big screen. Great quality of food, amazing ambiance, and cool décor make this place a great option to hang out during weekends. Chill N Grill, as the name suggests, boasts of young and joyful vibes.

Location: Residency Road, Sadar

Timings: 11:00 am to 12:00 am; every day

Must Try Items: Chicken Lasagne, Tandoori Chicken, Fish Tikka, Pasta, Mocktails

Cost for Two:  ₹ 1000 (approx.)

Bouffage Café and Bistro

A funky and vibrant café echoing the youthful side of Nagpur, Bouffage Café and Bistro is a chic option for chic foodies. A warm and welcoming ambiance greets you the moment you spot the huge signboard with the name of the café. The menu is impressively designed with varied items such as burgers, lasagne, sizzlers, kebabs and a lot more to choose from. You can also select interesting coolers or shakes from their drinks menu or simply sit back and enjoy a cup of rich coffee.

Location: Shankar Nagar

Timings: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Butter chicken, Coffee, Lasagne

Cost for Two: ₹ 750 (approx.) 

Mustard Restro Lounge

Mustard Restro Lounge is a fine dining place you can visit with your friends and family. Boasting of a great ambiance, this place is also owned by the famous Bawarchi group. Good service along with a great taste in food, Mustard Restro Lounge can be your destination for next weekend to chill at.

Location: Shriram Tower, Sadar

Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day

Must Try Items: Biryani, Cocktails

Cost for Two:  ₹ 1000 (approx.) 

There’s more to explore. There’s more to indulge in. As far as the food scene is concerned, Nagpur has every flavor in its kitty and you will have a great time exploring different cuisines in the Orange City. So, let your food trip begin!