Visiting the city of Gwalior is not about history alone, but food too. From street food outlets and cafes to fine dining restaurants, Gwalior has a wide variety to offer when it comes to different Indian cuisines. Here’s our list of the must-try restaurants in the city. With great ambience and appreciable service, these restaurants will surely give you a delightful eating experience.
Cafe, Fast Food, Italian, Chinese, Tea , Indian, $$$
As the name suggests, this café has a prison wherein you can sit and enjoy your coffee and food. One of its kind in Gwalior, the café opened up recently and has become quite popular among the youth of the city. The funky interior of the place makes it a fun place to come and enjoy with friends. A special and quirky feature is that the waiters here are dressed like prisoners.
This is a simple fine dining restaurant, best known in the city for its finger-licking good food. The restaurant has two outlets in Gwalior, one at City Center, and the other at Lashkar. If you’re looking for a serious dining experience with friends, family or relatives, then Kwality Restaurant is where you should go. Here, you can enjoy cuisines like Indian, Mughlai and Chinese. Must-try dishes are paneer malmal, chicken tikka masala and chicken bharta.
A pure-vegetarian restaurant in Gwalior, Alfanzo is a multi-cuisine food outlet. The restaurant building has three floors that serve different purposes – ground floor has the Alfanzo bakery and casual dining, first floor is for fine dining and second floor has a banquet hall. Chhole bhature and chhole kulche are a must-try here. With professional staff and good service, this restaurant is a great option to try different foods at one place.
A one of its kind vintage café in Gwalior, Captain’s Café is one of the favorite places where the youth of the city prefer to dine. Continental is the prime cuisine served here, along with different types of teas and coffees. While you’re here with your gang, do try the yummy grilled fish. There’s a special ‘helmet coffee’ which is offered to whoever comes wearing a helmet. Also, the menu is done in the form of a newspaper, which is a unique concept for cafes in Gwalior.
Known for its elegant ambience, Boulevard 69 is a popular café in the city. Live singing performances are an attraction here. The café offers a variety of good quality food and amazing coffee. For a get together with family and friends, Boulevard 69 is a good option and fast food, Chinese, Afghani, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines can all be enjoyed.
This is a chain restaurant, famous for mouthwatering food and coffee. Very close to the railway station, Indian Coffee House is a must-try on your visit to Gwalior. If you’re looking for a nice and welcoming ambience here, then you might not like the place much. However, if you want to calm your hunger pangs with some delectable food, then Indian Coffee House is where you would want to come again and again. Don’t forget to try masala dosa, which is a South Indian specialty here.
Diner, Restaurant, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Indian, Asian, Street Food
One of the best places in the city for casual dining, Param Food Complex offer a number of food options to choose from. If you’re a vegetarian looking for variety in food, then you must visit this restaurant in Gwalior. Bakery products like pastries, cakes and a wide range of sweets are also available. Continental, Chinese and Indian food can be enjoyed here too.
Diner, Restaurant, Indian, Chinese, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Street Food, Fast Food, $$$
For authentic Punjabi and North Indian food, you should definitely dine at Shere Punjab Restaurant. It is a popular family restaurant in Gwalior, known for the best chhole-rice in the city. With simple seating arrangement, you must visit this restaurant on your trip to the city, at least once. Other signature dishes that you can try here are Veg Shere Punjab Special, Paneer Shere Punjab Special and Shahi Buttermilk.
A superbly done creative space, Hungry Birds is the place where you can catch up with your gang for some light chit-chat and delicious food. The café is well-known for its cool interiors and is much talked about among the youth of the city. Also, if you wish to spend some time all by yourself, then just grab your favorite book and a warm cup of coffee at Hungry Birds, and you’re good to go.
A fine dining restaurant, Virasat, which means ‘legacy’, is a heritage restaurant in Gwalior known for a traditional-style feast. The restaurant is built in a 200-year-old building, and also has open terrace dining. In a quiet and cozy setting, Virasat is a one of its kind restaurant in the city. It has wall paintings of historic Indian figures with a small description about them. North Indian and Mughlai cuisines are the specialty of this restaurant.