When Food's The Destination: 5 Restaurants In Maharashtra To Drive To For Great Food

Shaili posted on 23 January

Ten-Second Takeaway

If you’re like us, you’ll find the need to set off on a food adventure from time to time. Maharashtra is full of amazing choices when it comes to cuisine, thanks to the coastal belt region. Not just that, the preparation styles vary from one restaurant to another, so there’s always something for everybody.

From multi-cuisine fine dining to dhabas that have their own charm; we’ve cast the net wider to find some really interesting restaurants around Maharashtra, worth paying a visit. So, set off on your own mini adventure and get set for an amazing foodgasmic experience.

The Kinara Village Dhaba, Lonavala

If you’re into North Indian cuisine and love the regal spread of all things right and good in this world, don’t miss visiting this dhaba for an awesome experience. Close to Karla Caves, this traditional venue has a rustic vibe to it – shamiana tents with fairy lights, bullock carts, swings and diwans, and even live music nights.

What To Eat: Crispy Chicken, Sweet Lassi, Sarson Ka Saag, Butter Chicken, Paneer Butter Masala

Price: INR 1,300 for two people approx.

 

Casual Dining

Vaksai Naka, Old Mumbai Pune Highway, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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Sadhana Restaurant, Nashik

On the way to Sula Vineyards, this restaurant is a must-visit, especially for breakfast. Sample some of their Chulivarchi missal pav, bhakri and jaggery jalebis {there you go – it’s the perfect start to your day}. If you are visiting friends, make sure you ask them to get a table as it can get crowded over the weekends. If you’re traveling with kids, they’re said to have a play area with bullock cart rides and puppet shows.

What To Eat: Misal Pav, Chulivarchi Misal, Gulachi Jalebi, Buttermilk

Price: INR 250-300 for two people approx.

 

Fast Food Restaurants

Hardev Bagh, Near Someshwar, Gangapur Road, Near Satpur, Nashik, Maharashtra

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The Grapevine Restaurant, Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar’s hidden gem is this restaurant, owned by Chef Raiomand, that serves up fresh sea food, continental and Parsi cuisine that really is delicious. Cosy, chic and comfortable, it is just about a 5-minute walk from the main market. With a number of food accompaniments {you have a Sula wine list and many other options}, you’re really set for a good time and the Chef is known to stop by, have a chat with you and recommend something to suit your taste.

What To Eat: Lamb Shanks, Strawberry Pie, Dhansak, Kebabs, Patra Ni Machi

Price: INR 350 – INR 800 per dish

 

Casual Dining

Mahabaleshwar Jama Masjid Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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Celebration – Mercure, Lavasa

Make your foodie experience complete by staying overnight at Lavasa and getting to sample some delicious food along the way. Options are plentiful between gourmet cuisine or even local delicacies like the traditional Maharashtrian thali in Lavasa. Celebration offers a wide variety of continental and Indian cuisine, with a great ambience, helpful staff and a good breakfast spread.

What To Eat: Breakfast Buffet, Tandoori Items, Stir Fry Noodles

Price: INR 1,800 for two people approx.

 

Casual Dining

Hotel Mercure, Dasve Circle, At Post Dasve, Taluka Mulshi, Lavasa, Maharashtra

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Blue Water, Pune

Good ambience plays a huge role when it comes to the perfect dining experience, so this place is definitely on our list of must-visits! With so many seating options available to you – ground area is awesome if you’re in a group and want to watch a match together, relax with your drink of choice or even enjoy a weekly Ghazal performance. The upstairs area is covered and again very comfortable. On any given day of the week, you are sure to find some sort of activity, a musical performance by a band or even solo specials.

What To Eat: Butter Chicken, Paneer Masala, Prawns Butter Garlic, Desserts, Continental

Price: INR 1,500 – 1,800 for two people approx.

 

Casual Dining

Near Basket Bridge, Off Aundh-Ravet BRT, Ravet, Punawale, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune

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