Manali is not only a gorgeous hill station that attracts thousands of Indian and foreign tourists each year, it is also the home of some of the best restaurants that you will ever try. From Chinese food to Spanish food, from quaint little eateries to fine dining restaurants with panoramic views, Manali restaurants have something for everyone.
Casa Belle Vista
Casa Belle Vista overlooks the Manalsu River, in Old Manali. The restaurant is surrounded by pine trees, and is run by a lovely Indian-Spanish couple. Enjoy lovely continental cuisine along with a nice selection of wine. Run by a Spaniard and her Indian husband, you can be sure that the food has an authentic European touch to it. Sit on tables made out of a tree trunk, and enjoy wood-fired oven pizzas as the specialty. Note: This restaurant is only open between April and November.
One of the most popular restaurants on the Mall road, Chopsticks is a good option for multi-cuisine Asian fare. With a strong Tibetan influence in both its décor and cuisine, you can also find some Chinese and Japanese dishes on the menu. Good dishes to order here include the Tibetan hot pot, hakka noodles, momos and thukpas.
The Corner House
The Corner House is a much loved and highly rated restaurant on the Manali Mall road. Guest recommendations include the Masala Trout fish, the pizzas, the Greek salad and the veggie burger. Come here for great service and a warm ambience to boot.
Scrumptious Burger & Fries at the Corner House (Photo: Tripadvisor)
Enjoy a river view from the windows of this café, which has a reputation for impeccable customer service. Listen to some awesome music while you eat your food. Although the prices are a bit on the higher side, nevertheless it is worth a visit. The spaghetti and cold coffee here are highly recommended.
Dylan’s Toasted and Roasted Coffee House
If your idea of a good time is catching up on your book over a nice cup of coffee in the morning then you must make a trip to Old Manali’s winding lanes. In the vicinity of the Manu Temple, you’ll find this quaint little café decorated with posters of the celebrated Bob Dylan. The coffee, breakfast dishes, cookies, different kinds of teas and apple crumble are especially awesome.
Dylan’s Toasted and Roasted Coffee House in Old Manali (Photo: Rediff)
Now that you have this handy list of the best Manali restaurants at your fingertips, don’t forget to put it to good use when you visit the hill-station!