Restaurants in Islamabad
The first Restaurant was opened in 18th Century by a Parisian named Boulanger in Paris. Well it’s just the information that i think people would like to know. Well i should come to my main topic. So today i will talk about the Top 12 Best Restaurants in Islamabad, Pakistan. Many People would love to read this, because I know Pakistani People love food. Most of the People in Pakistan actually wake up daily to try new Restaurant.
If you have a small budget and want to visit a country with diverse culture, unspoiled natural beauty, ancient history, centuries old traditions and delicious food. Then there is no better place to visit other than Pakistan.
The People of Pakistan are so friendly. You will not only enjoy the beautiful place, but I guarantee that you love the hospitality of these people too. After visiting Pakistan you definitely take the sweet memories with you.
“Pakistan is a Safe Country to Visit”
Many foreign visitor don’t come in Pakistan due to Bomb Blast in last 2 Decades. Since than People afraid to visit this Beautiful Place on Earth. There are some Political issue that also become part of that crises. It was 2015 in which total GDP of travel and tourism was US$328.3 Million, the total of 2.8% of GDP. Since than many tourist are coming in Pakistan with ease. I would like to say that there is big part of media to increase the awareness about the country.
—Below video will help you discover Northern Area of Pakistan.
Islamabad — The Most Beautiful Capital in the World
Start your visit from Islamabad, the beautiful capital city of Pakistan. Some of the Interesting Places you can visit in Islamabad are the Following–
Look Versa Heritage and Museum
Pakistan Monument and Museum
Lake View Park
Saidpur Village (Old Village of the Mughal Era)
Faisal Mosque (Largest Mosque in South Asia)
There are many hiking routes in Islamabad if you’re interested to See Maragalla Hills. Pir Sohawa, on top of Margalla Hills is another place to visit and have a look the whole Islamabad from Top. I will share my personal experience About Monal Restaurant. Really quality food with great Service. So you must try Fish or Chiken Karahi of Monal Restaurant.
TOP 12 RESTAURANTS IN ISLAMABAD 2018
Before we go further i would like to say that if you try any of the Restaurants in Islamabad from the list below. Please share your Experience with the world. So let’s find out the list of Top 12 Restaurants in Islamabad that i find after research and reading people Reviews on google. So you should take a look on these Top 12 List of 2018.
- Rakaposhi Café & Patisserie
- Khaas Gallery café
- The Lime Tree
- Mocca Coffee
- The Monal
- Siena Ristorante
- Polo Lounge
- Chaaye khana
- Street 1 Café
1. Rakaposhi Café & Patisserie
Rakaposhi Café & Patisserie is the ideal place to while away some time in an elegant setting, Found at street level in Islamabad’s luxurious Serena hotel. The red-dominated venue boasts a sensual design, with spot lighting, marble floors and a number of unique, large pillars coated with reflective copper foils, and enticing seating on the outdoor lawn. Besides coffee and other hot and cold beverages, the cafe serves delicious snacks such as typically Asian samosas, tongue-tingling fried pastries offered with a variety of flavorful fillings, or the signature Serena Club sandwich, layered with fried egg, grilled chicken, turkey bacon and cheddar cheese. For those with a sweet tooth, the patisserie has a rich gamut of tempting delicacies, made from scratch in-house.
2. Khaas Gallery Café
At Khaas Gallery Café, hungry art lovers can kill two birds with one stone with lunch. This lunch-only restaurant is set inside the premises of Islamabad’s Khaas Gallery, one of the leading contemporary art galleries in the city, committed to showcasing the works of exciting young talent, which also holds a historical collection of mesmerizing 18th and 19th century prints depicting the landscape and traditions of Pakistan. The food served at the adjoining cafe is no less worthwhile than the art. The menu presents a list of fresh, crunchy salads and tantalising entrees such as the exquisite Thai red curry, offered with steamed rice and sautéed vegetables. The coffee is also incomparable.
3. The Lime Tree
Kuch Kaas is a centre for arts, culture and dialogue with a rich program of debates and activities for the improvement of Pakistan and its citizenship. Located in Kuch Kaas is another of Islamabad’s little gems, The Lime Tree, a bar and bakery serving drinks and freshly-baked sweets. The best part of The Lime Tree, however, is the atmosphere: the simply decorated venue, filled with the copious light from the large windows, invites visitors into a homely and relaxing ambiance, where guests can enjoy their drinks while admiring the exquisite art on the walls or reading one of the books from the cafe’s bookshelf. There is even a beautiful lawn with gazebos, coffee tables and comfy sofas to enjoy drinks in the open air.
4. Mocca Coffee
Mocca Coffee has successfully created a corner of Scandinavian culture in the capital city of Pakistan. The northern influence is evident in the minimalist design of the parqueted, creamy-colored venue on one hand, and the attention to select, organic ingredients on the other, such as the acai, wheat-grass or spirulina mixed in with the fruit smoothies. The menu also offers worldly delicacies such as crespelle, nachos and Spanish omelettes; and impresses with the choice of scrumptious cakes, pies, cupcakes and desserts. But coffee is king here: more than simply a cafe, Mocca is devoted to good coffee, with every blend expertly roasted and brewed before being lovingly served in a variety of manners.
5. The Monal
Islamabad sprawls at the feet of the verdant Margalla hills, the foothills of the Himalayas which make for the city’s captivating backdrop; the bird’s eye view of Islamabad from the hills is priceless. The Monal provides an excellent view of this breath-taking panorama. The restaurant is quite a bit off the beaten track, but the drive across the lush hillsides to reach it is a worthwhile experience in itself. Once there, dining on any of the seven, large outdoor terraces while overlooking the entire city in the distance offers an incomparable experience. The Monal serves an interesting range of different cuisines, including Italian, French, a selection of Asian specialties and the popular barbecued meats.
According to my point of view “The Monal” is the Best Restaurants in Islamabad. The Reason for that is the Beautiful View of Islamabad from Top of the Mountains.
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6. Khiva Restaurant
It might be daunting to make a pick from the many, many options on restaurant Khiva‘s menu, but any of the courses on offer, drawn from the culinary traditions of Pakistan and other Asian cuisines, are sure to please the diner’s palate. Choose from Pashtun specialties such as the delicious grilled thin minced Peshawari beef or lamb egg chops; a range of succulent meats barbecued the Afghan way; lamb or chicken stewed in a karahi or a handi, two local pieces of kitchenware; and a wealth of other equally delicious dishes, including a gamut of enticing soups and salads. Enjoy the lavish meal in Khiva’s tranquil, intimate setting, in a welcoming venue characterized by a number of beautiful carpets hanging on the walls, rather than lying on the floor.
7. Siena Ristorante
Italian food is quite popular in Islamabad, and Siena Ristorante serves some of the best Italian fare in town. Named after the picturesque city in Tuscany, the restaurant offers many of Italy’s most acclaimed specialties. Start with bruschettas or a fritto misto of calamari and prawns, and proceed with some oven-baked lasagna or pasta alla carbonara before moving on to one of the juicy steaks on the menu. There are several dining rooms, each themed around a particular Italian city, but nothing beats the Venice-inspired pool: docked on the water are a few gondolas equipped with small tables, and at the center of the pool floats a small platform with one romantic table for two which can be reached through a bridge reminiscent of Venice’s Ponte di Rialto. Maybe a little tacky, but that’s what makes it fun.
Housed in a private residence, from the outside Majlis makes no impression; but one step inside, and the restaurant strikes visitors with its amazing layout and rich decor. Large, finely-carved wooden tables, beautiful carpets and exquisite murals depicting natural scenery give Majlis a thrilling yet intimate feel that unfailingly surprises first-time visitors and patrons alike. An Arab restaurant, Majlis’s kitchen introduces a scrumptious menu dominated by Lebanese specialties. Highlights include kabsa rice, hammous tahina, babaganoush and a varied range of tasty kebabs. For the full Majlis experience, wrap up the meal smoking a shisha on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace.
9. Polo Lounge
Islamabad’s Saidpur Village is a charming old village on the margins of the city, rich with culture and historical architecture. Local authorities have been trying to bring the area to the attention of residents and visitors by promoting the establishment of restaurants, shops and art galleries in Saidpur. The village has buzzed with the openings of new eateries, and Polo Lounge is one of the best. The restaurant’s forte is the enchanting view of the scenic surroundings which can be enjoyed from the balcony, but the kitchen also deserves praise for the refined offerings with which it spoils Polo Lounge’s guests. So visit this classy restaurant to try well-executed fine dining in Islamabad, including delicacies like of grilled chicken fillet with blue cheese sauce and Japanese style beef steak.
Themed café 1969 brings its visitors back to the glorious 1960s, a prosperous period that saw exceptional growth for Islamabad and the whole of Pakistan. The ample space is characterized by bright colors, an elaborately decorated roof from which a glass chandelier with floral motifs hangs, furnishings typical of the 1960s and old newspaper clippings featured as prints both on the walls and the table mats. 1969 also flaunts a large outdoor space where guests are welcome to have their tasty meal while enjoying the fresh air. Offering simple but authentic Pakistani and continental fare, 1969 is a food haunt like no other in Islamabad.
11. Chaaye Khana
Chaayekhana offers a concept that has been conspicuously missing from Pakistan. A high-end cafe that specializes in all things tea; an alternative to the lobbies of expensive hotels that serve tea-bags in water. A place where people come with family and friends to have their favorite type of tea while relaxing in a congenial atmosphere. Chaayekhana is a place where one can meet with business associates for quick cup of tea to discuss matters of commerce or where someone can grab a book to enjoy with a cup of tea or work on their laptops in solitude.
Chaaye Khana has over seventy blends of teas, hand-picked from all over the world. Chaayekhana cater to the hard-core tea drinker who knows exactly what he wants, as well as to those with an adventurous streak, who want to try out one of its blends from its six different verities.
12. Street 1 Café
Street 1 Cafe in Islamabad is the most popular upscale market, Street 1 Cafe is a household name, synonymous with high quality cuisine and refined sophistication. So Street 1 Cafe delivers an extraordinary culinary experience and offers consistently pleasurable dining in an elegant, yet casual atmosphere.
Street 1 Cafe brings together the characteristics of a cozy Italian countryside escape with modern fusion cuisine. While the menu is mainly comprised of Italian dishes, new items are frequently added to reflect various trends in international flavors and artistic presentation. From adventurous and exotic specialties to traditional Italian pasta dishes, Street 1 Cafe presents an exclusive selection of favorites which can be enjoyed by everyone.
Street 1 Cafe offers a unique dining environment for everyone. Different segments of the restaurant are specifically catered to different tastes and requirements. Kids are welcome in the dining area, which offers a non-smoking atmosphere and bright lighting. That make it more suitable for children and families.
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