That European vacation might be far away, but we can always bring the food to you. Check out these restaurants that serve some of the best European pizzas, pastas, grills, steaks and other delicacies right here in Pune.
Play Out Your Euro Trip Fantasies At The Best European Restaurants In Pune
One of the oldest restaurants in Pune, Arthur’s Theme is known for its fine European cuisine, and a cozy ambiance that makes for the perfect setting to enjoy a memorable meal. The menu has an interesting way of showing dishes - they’re all named after people from Europe. Victor of Ghoul, Quixote, Marie Curie, Czar and Napolatino are just some of the hot-sellers on this delicious menu. We highly recommend the delicious grilled fish fillet in pesto sauce (Czar) and the chicken steak (William III)
A meal for two at Arthur's Theme will set you back INR 1,300. The restaurant has a fully stocked bar, indoor and outdoor seating. We recommend booking a table before you go.
The Flour Works
The Flour Works is another iconic establishment in Pune that has been dishing out soul-comforting European dishes since 2012. Their panini sandwiches, salads and pizzas are some of our favourite items on the menu. If you’re looking for a meal, settle in to enjoy their steaks and grills. We’ve heard their polenta is great too. Pair up your dish with some wine and you’re set for an exotic meal experience that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.
A meal for two at The Flour Works will cost you around INR 1,300. The Kalyani Nagar outlet has a full bar available. Both - Baner and Kalyani Nagar - outlets are set up in a bungalow, are pet-friendly and have free WiFi in case you're looking to work out of the space.
An Italian spot in Koregaon Park, Toscano has made its way to Pune all the way from Bangalore. We hear their Mediterranean dishes are to die for, but because it's majorly an Italian restaurant, there's a lot to dig into. Try their bruschetta platter, salads, soups and breads. Their legendary pastas and lasagne are definitely worth trying. The ambiance is also perfect to enjoy the lovely Pune weather all year round. They offer sangrias and other potent gin and vodka cocktails too. It's an ideal brunch spot.
A meal for two at Toscano will cost you INR 1500. The restaurant also has a 'chef's table' where you can sit and leave it to the chef to decide what you'll eat. Toscano also has several Italian wines to choose from, an indoor and an outdoor seating area; and, it has a lunch menu you can dig into for a fixed price, if you're all about dining on a budget.
Sabores European Bistro
Sabores is a beautiful rooftop restaurant in Shivajinagar; and is perfect for date night, especially if you’re in the mood for pastas, steaks and wine. We’re big fans of the outdoor seating; and their cosy, intimate and gorgeous ambiance makes them one of our favourite European restaurants in Pune. The bistro has a lovely view and private shamianas for groups. As for the food, we suggest you try the fish and chips, bacon soup, crepes and the schnitzel.
A meal for two here will cost you INR 1500 and we recommend making a reservation before you head out to eat here.
Curated and created by Chef Ambar Rode, Brassiere Cinq is a European-style bistro on DP Road that has found fans all over the city. The food is mostly French here, but you'll find a lot of other European dishes too. Their soups and salads make for soul-comforting meals, and it's one of our favourite date spots in Pune. Other dishes that we recommend are the French onion soup, eggplant parmigiana with creamy polenta and vonole with clams. If you love French cuisine, you’re going to love what they have to offer. They've also added delicious cocktails to their menu that pair very well with everything on offer. For festivals and seasons, they offer special menus at times, so you actually get a chance to explore European food at its best, here.
A meal for two at Brasserie Cinq will set you back INR 1,000 without alcohol. It's a small restaurant, so do make a reservation before you go.
One of the best European restaurants in Pune, Le Plaisir is the comfort zone of many foodies. It's honestly so popular that folks from Mumbai always head here to dine too while visiting Pune. We'd recommend you relish their sandwiches, pastas, crepes, macaroons and, of course, how can we forget the desserts? Definitely try their cinnamon cappuccino, banana nutella crepe, the cheddar omelette, the pink sauce pasta and the prawn risotto.
A meal for two at Le Plaisir will set you back INR 1000. The restaurant is a 'must-visit' if you're visiting or new to Pune; and their desserts and bakes are what they're best known for.
Bossa Nova is a causal dining bar and restaurant in Deccan Gymkhana that serves fine European and Italian cuisines. Since it opens as early as 8:30am, Punekars love to indulge in a luxurious breakfast here, especially during weekends. Visit to choose from a wide range of pancakes, savoury waffles, tapas, and if you’re there for breakfast you’re going to love their menu offerings. For lunches and dinners, their soups and salads are quite a hit, and we personally love the grills. Their lunch plates too make for great meals.
A meal for two at Bossa Nova will cost you INR 1500. The restaurant has keto food options, a full bar that also pours craft beer, and live sport screenings too. They also have a smoking area.
I Amsterdam in Hinjewadi is a casual dining bar that serves great Indian as well as European cuisine. Try their burgers if you’re going for a comfort cheat meal. If you’re there with a large group, sit back and enjoy their extensive menu offerings, especially their cheese platter, bbq board and their grills. We personally love the grilled lobster.
A meal at I Amsterdam will cost around INR 1400 for two. The bar has live sports screenings, a dance floor and live music at times. They also have a smoking area; and we recommend booking a table before you go.