Travelling is a package that not only comprises visits to eminent spots but also trying out the various local cuisines there. Food is an integral part of survival and good food is necessary for a satisfying trip. Mahabaleshwar experiences a large influx of tourists from October to February and for justified reasons. This scenic little town is a paradise for the enthusiasts of horticulture, nature and natural untouched beauty. Seamless rows of strawberries in its markets are going to leave your aesthetic senses pleased while random kiosks selling mouthwatering strawberries and fruits will simply complement the essence of this town.
Several hotels in Mahabaleshwar are located on and near the Main Market and that makes the tourist attractions easily accessible. Coming to good food, there are many budget-friendly and expensive restaurants where you can visit to satiate your cravings for fine dishes. That being said, given below is a list of the top restaurants in Mahabaleshwar that you can pay your visit to after visiting this city on vacation.
The Grapevine is a beautifully decorated restaurant in the heart of Mahabaleshwar town. It has a certain Mediterranean touch to it, with the decor having been used thoughtfully and the large collection of wines available in the bar. If you are willing to try out the region-special Parsi delicacies, Mediterranean dishes or Indian meaty delights, The Grapevine promises to tick all the boxes. Seafood is also one of the speciality of Grapevine and if you are visiting this place for lunch, make sure to try out the seafood dishes made with freshly caught tiger prawns, squids, and pomfrets. Such a well-equipped restaurant in terms of food, at a hill station like that of Mahabaleshwar, is a treasure for the visitors to find.
Tourists in Mahabaleshwar have the name of this restaurant on the tip of their tongue, thanks to its lip-smacking food. With a glasshouse-like decor and a well-lit interior, this is a great place to hang out with your family after a hectic day of sightseeing. Saayali is renowned for its vegetarian and non-vegetarian fusion delicacies and is frequently visited by both tourists and the natives of Mahabaleshwar. The menu is multi-cuisine and contains delicacies of the Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines. Make sure not to miss out on the day’s specials as these dishes are specially prepared and are different from what is normally there on the menu. Gujarati thali, spring rolls, and butter chicken are some of their bestseller food items.
The Sizzler Place
You can certainly not miss out on the only place in Mahabaleshwar that offers stupendously tasty sizzlers. Besides vegetarian and non-vegetarian ones, The Sizzler Palace also offers a wide range of Kid’s Special Sizzlers which are prepared carefully for little ones to indulge in. This place is located in the same complex as Saayali Restaurant. This place is mostly crowded during the lunch and dinner hours and therefore, make your reservations in advance to enjoy the best dishes of this place. Curated specially for an indulging experience, the sizzling hot brownies served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce is the star dish of this place. Besides, you can also opt for a choice of aerated beverages, an exotic cocktail, a refreshing mocktail or their crowd’s favourite beer.
If you are looking for affordable good food in the Main Market area of Mahabaleshwar, then this is the place. With a wide range of delicacies from local cuisines of the different states in India to contemporary world cuisines of Chinese and Continental, Meghdoot is an ideal place to satisfy a hungry stomach without burning a hole in your pocket. It is also one of the best places in the town for amazing non-vegetarian dishes. Besides, it also serves the best shawarmas and kebabs that you will find in the entire Mahabaleshwar. All these are available at pocket-friendly rates and are served hot and fresh on the plate.
Angaarey is situated within the premises of the Brightland Resort near Kates Point in Mahableshwar. It is a slightly posh al-fresco restaurant serving the freshest of the delicacies in town. Highly trained and expert chefs take care to curate and update the menu on a timely basis. This makes them stay up to match the modern standards of gastronomy and thus, please you in every manner possible. The menu contains an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies prepared with utmost care and precision to bring to its guests, the very best of Mahabaleshwar. Mushroom barbecue is a part of their live kitchen and is their most sought-after delicacy.
Abide by this list on your next tour to Mahabaleshwar and explore the culinary scene of this place and also devour what this city has in store for its guests.