Check Out The 10 Best Dinner Restaurants In Hyderabad
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Hyderabad is the quintessential modern Indian city, with a diverse, lively population. No wonder then that the city has plenty of places serving great food across various cuisines - Italian, Continental, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and more. The younger crowd gravitates towards Italian and Continental food, citing the health benefits, while a few prefer Pan-Asian food like Thai, Vietnamese, and Korean cuisines.  

However, if one wants to experience food native to Hyderabad and the surrounding region, one needs to explore the treasure trove that is Deccani cuisine: an amalgamation of South Asian, Mughlai, Turkic, and Arabic cuisines, with a sprinkling of influences from Telangana and Marathwada food traditions. Characterized by the skilled use of spices, herbs, and natural edibles, this food is a striking melange of flavors, across both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes.  

Here are some of the best places for a lovely dinner with the family in Hyderabad. Choose from any of the following options, and you won’t be disappointed no matter what cuisine you explore on the day:  

Bidri  

Located in Hyderabad’s Marriott hotel, Bidri is a fine dining restaurant with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on the menu. Well-lit but cozy interiors envelope the customer while they enjoy the live music at hand. We started the evening with a Badami Chicken Shorba, which had very well-balanced flavors. Then we tried the Murgh Dum Biryani with Palak Gosht, which turned out to be a killer combination. Finally, we ended the meal with Malai Kulfi Falooda. For the money we spent, the service we received, the food we ate, and the ambience, this is a must-visit for everyone who is a connoisseur of fine dining. An absolute steal.   

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rMJGBtsmGuwDh556A

Phone Number: 040 6652 2577 

Type: Veg and non-veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisines: Hyderabadi, North Indian, Mughlai 

USP Dishes: Veg Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Soup, Desserts, Starters 

Address: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Ground Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre Hussain Sagar Lake, Tank Bund Road, Secunderabad 500080 

Timing: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 3500 (Fine dining)

Prego  

If premium Italian wines and fresh pizzas and pastas with a mesmerizing poolside view are your thing, then Prego is the place for you. Extremely well lit interiors with outdoor seating options by the pool beckoned us. With Italian food on our minds, we ordered the Calamari Fritti for the Antipasti. Then we had the Salmon Al Forno with Roasted Baby Potato. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambience provided by the poolside outdoor seating. While the food was somewhat pricey, it neither lacked quality nor quantity. We recommend you give this place an honest chance. We’re sure it will surprise you.  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/RrAr2eUj678K7dff9

Phone Number: 081210 33764 

Type: Veg and non-veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean 

Types offered: Tomato Mozzarella, Mud Pie, Pepperoni Pizza, Wine, Tiramisu, Sunday Brunch 

Location: Raheja IT Park, The Westin Hyderabad, Mindspace, HITEC City, Hyderabad 500081 

Timing: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM Monday to Thursday. 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 

Cost for two: Rs 4000 (Fine dining)

Exotica Banjara Hills (Zafraan)  

This casual rooftop restaurant specializes in North Indian dishes. We heard that this place is quite popular with couples, and when we entered the place, we knew why. The ambience lends itself well to a cozy and private meal free from any intrusions. We, however, were there only for the food and ambience and had no romance on our minds. For a change, we decided to start with a Green Salad and a Mango Mustard Baby Potato. With the stage set for the main course, we ordered the Murgh Lababdar with a few Tandoori Rotis. The soft and fluffy rotis with the perfectly cooked and spiced chicken made for an excellent dinner, which we plan on repeating soon.  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nEkQjnAU7Fr4vvmP7

Phone Number: 096521 15500 

Type: Veg and non-veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisines: Deccani, North Indian 

USP Dishes: Punjabi Kukkad, Raspberry Cake, Paneer Peshawari, Roti Pe Boti, Bloody Mary, Drums of Heaven 

Address: 12th Square, 5th Floor, Building, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034 

Timing: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 2500 (Fine dining)

Tatva Restaurant  

Synonymous with the name, this restaurant offers vegetarian dishes in a luxurious fine dining experience. Whether a romantic dinner or a special celebration, the elegant ambience with tasteful lighting and plush seating offered by this place is bound to impress you. Having heard a lot about their vegetarian food, we ordered the Beetroot And Orange Salad, followed by a Manchow Soup. Feeling refreshed and ready for the meal to come, we had the Pindi Chole with Olive Naan. The spicy and well cooked chickpeas with the soft naan totally mesmerized us. Rest assured, we’ll be visiting again, and we urge you to do the same.  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6mrkYddqoNJwvzYu6

Phone Number: 079950 28026 

Type: Veg 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisines:  North Indian, Continental  

USP Dishes: Tender Coconut Panna Cotta, Crackling Spinach, Dahi Kebab, Quesadilla, Sizzlers, Lasagna 

Address: Building, 1st Floor, S L Jubilee 1215/A, Road Number 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033 

Timing: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1900 (Mid-range)

 

Parampara - Flavors Of India  

Featuring traditional vegetarian cuisine with brick lined interiors and wooden booths, the warm and cozy ambience is welcoming. Walls adorned with traditional Rajasthani art enhance the ambience. We commenced our evening with a Mushroom Soup and Spring Roll. We decided to try the Pineapple Kebab and were quite surprised at the resulting flavor. For the main course, we had the Punjabi Kofta with Makai Roti. We relished this combination, and after indulging in some Instagram posts, we ended the meal with Gulab Jamun. This place is a value for money proposition that we think you shouldn’t miss.  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wW6CmXEaofoZKwfa6

Phone Number: 080749 32383 

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian, Deccani 

USP Dishes: Starters, Soups, Kebabs, Dal Fry, Palak Paneer, Rotis, Naans, Kulchas, Biryanis, Pulaos 

Address: Ground Floor, ANR Center, Road Number 1, Opposite City Center, Naveen Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034 

Timing: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1300 (Mid-range)

Okra  

With a poolside view, this upscale restaurant located inside the Marriott hotel is quite an experience. The bright blue hues of the pool make for a great ambiance as you are treated to great food. If you'd like to actually sit by the pool and feel the cool breeze off the water, there are couches where you can lounge and savor the food. We had the Tangda Chili Paneer, followed by a Gosht Biryani. Great tasting food with an amazing atmosphere. What’s not to like?  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8FmUFrUbRHv9oavg7

Phone Number: 040 2752 2568 

Type: Veg and non-veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisines: North Indian, Hyderabadi, Continental 

USP Dishes: Okra, Buffet, Salads, Breads, Pasta, Desserts 

Address: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Tank Bund Road, opposite Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad 500080 

Timing: Open 24 hours, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 3500 (Fine dining)

Thai Pavilion  

Located inside the Vivanta hotel In Hyderabad, this restaurant specializes in pan-Asian cuisine. An ever-changing menu keeps things interesting. Simple and well-lit interiors are a highlight of this place. Remembering our Thai cuisine choices from a while ago, we went in with an open mind, ready to try a variety of dishes. Som Tam set the pace for us. The young papaya with a sweet, sour, and spicy dressing made the Som Tam a memorable salad. Then we tried the Pe Phad Prik which is Crispy Lamb with Bell Peppers. Tender lamb pieces were simply hypnotic. Running short on time, we had the Apple Tofu for dessert and were fully satisfied.  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/bB7XCTdae6jGx5Ab9

Phone Number: 040 6725 3645 

Type: Veg and non-veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisines: Thai, Pan Asian 

USP Dishes: Som Tam,. Manchow Soup, Pho, Teriyaki Chicken, Tom Kha 

Address: Vivanta Begumpet, 1-10-147 & 148, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500016 

Timing: 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 2500 (Fine dining)

The Water Front  

Both indoor and outdoor seating are available here. The outdoor seating with a view overlooking Hussain Sagar Lake is the highlight here. We picked one such spot overlooking the lake and got set to slay the food. We started with a sweet corn soup and a Honey Chili Potato. With the starters out of the way, we proceeded to the Kadai Subz and Butter Chicken with Jeera Rice. Having enjoyed this combo, we moved on to Gajar Ka Halwa. Our overall experience was quite pleasant, and we loved the ambience above all. While the food was great, we recommend you give this restaurant a shot, at least for the view.  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/DXqaQzZcyfM43zAk8

Phone Number: 040 2330 8899 

Type: Veg and non-veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisines: North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese 

USP Dishes: Honey Chilli Potato, Hakka Noodles, Dal, Kebabs, Butter Chicken, Soup 

Address: Raj Nagar, 6-3-1240/225/23, PV Narasimha Rao Marg, Beside Eat Street, Hyderabad 500004 

Timing: 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1400 (Mid-range)

Veerji Ka Dhaba  

For people who want to have an authentic dhaba experience in Hyderabad, this is one of the right places. The simple seating with open interiors is a welcome change from the average city restaurant. Now, to make it very clear, this is a vegetarian restaurant, but even non-vegetarians are bound to relish many of the menu offerings here. Thinking of the dhabas in North India, we ordered a Paneer Tikka and Gobi Manchurian for starters. Then we had the Kaju Rice with Alu Mutter and were left licking our fingers. Finally, a Lassi washed everything down well and left us satiated. Must visit for those who want authentic Dhaba food.  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/YHudxiyNsZDmqaaP7

Phone Number: 093932 64525 

Type: Veg 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisine: North Indian 

USP Dishes: Rotis, Paneer Chatpat, Gobi 65, Malai Kofta, Aloo Jeera, Kaju Rice. 

Address: Snow World Road, Lower Tank Bund, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad 500080 

Timing: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 400 (Budget-friendly)

Signature Grills - The Veg BBQ Restaurant 

 Innovative wall lighting seems to be the highlight of this place, ambience-wise. The quirky wooden furniture only adds to this ambience. Seeing chaats on the menu, we decided to forego the starters and order ourselves a Ragada Chaat and an Aam Tikki Chaat. We loved the chaats and wanted to go in for seconds, but decided against that as we were eyeing the Kashmiri Kofta which we ordered with Masala Kulcha and we devoured this combination. For dessert, we had the Coconut Mango Burfi. Delectable and sweet, the burfi appealed to our sweet tooth, and we happily went in for seconds. We highly recommend you try the food here. We’re quite sure you won’t be disappointed.  

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/SWhvJ9hQbpUUwRSY9

Phone Number: 073311 61010

Type: Veg 

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Available Cuisines: BBQ, North Indian 

USP Dishes: Barbeque, Buffet, Corn, Starters, Pizza 

Address: 1233, Thrill City, PV Narasimha Rao Marg, Necklace Road, Hyderabad 500004 

Timing: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1600 (Mid-range)

With both fine and casual dining restaurants aplenty in this twin city, there is an option for nearly every type of taste. Some other options you can check out are Altitude lounge Bar, Mezbaan Momo Cafe, By The Bay, and Verandah The Cafe.