Bon Appétit: Top 11 Family Restaurants In Pune You Can't Miss

    Dinner is better when your family eats together. A good dine out is all about ambience, comfort, tasty food and the quality time you spend while sharing happiness on the dinner table. Here’s us, because we are such foodies, weighing in on the city’s best family restaurants.

    Firefly

    If you want spend a peaceful dinner time with your family away from the hustle bustle of the city, then this poolside place is a go to destination for you. With uber calm ambience and mouth watering Mughlai delicacies, this place is a must hit. The Tex Mex cheddar tangdi kebab and baked gulab jamuns are absolute delights!

    Cost for two: INR 1100

    The Northern Frontier

    Located opposite Aga Khan Palace the place caries the charm of being a family restaurant with amazing food. With grand décor, bright lighting and artistically folded table elements the place is aesthetically pleasing. Being one of the oldest family restaurants in Pune, Northern Frontier has authentic Indian food in their menu accompanied by a bar menu.

    Cost for two: INR 1100

    Nawab Asia

    As nawabi as the name sounds, more nawabi is the ambience, food and service. With cozy and stylish low sitting sofas, dim lighting and premium feel, Nawab Asia is the best for your meat and Mughlai food cravings. Must try the kebabs and biryani.  

    Cost for two: INR 1200

    J1 The Maratha Fine Dining

    J1

    Shivajinagar, Pune

    Looking for some heart warming Maharashtrian food? Located in Shivaji Nagar, J1 has been serving some delicious Maharashtrian soul food for quite a while now. The place is done up in a very classy and rustic way. The restaurant is famous for it's authentic Maharashtrian food however,  J1 is also known for serving some delicious non-vegetarian dishes. You have to try their chicken as well as mutton kheema starting at INR 300, which is perfectly cooked and tossed in spices and leaves you sweating at the end of it. Apart from the kheema, you must try their Kolhapuri-style mutton and chicken sukka which is too good to describe. 

    Cost for two: INR 1000

    Malaka Spice

    Malaka Spice is one of the most popular family friendly restaurants in Koregaon Park that has been host to several family gatherings and celebrations since the 90s. A perfect place to enjoy South East Asian cuisine, Malaka Spice provides  lovely, pleasant outdoor seating arrangement that is loved by large groups and kids. If it’s an intimate dinner with the family, you can also opt to sit inside. We recommend dropping by for a lazy Sunday lunch! 

    Cost for two: INR 1800

    The Sassy Spoon

    The Sassy Spoon

    Koregaon Park, Pune

    The Sassy Spoon serves some of the best continental fare in the city, and is a huge hit with large family groups and even kids. In fact, a lot of families celebrate their kids birthday parties here. Reserve this for a special occasion since the menu is priced on the higher side, but the celebration is worth the money thanks to a lovely indoor as well as outdoor ambiance, great food and exceptional service. 

    Cost for two: INR 1500

    Kerala Café

    Kerala Cafe

    Kalyani Nagar, Pune

    Kerala Café in Baner is seen buzzing with families and large groups almost all throughout the day. Drop by for breakfast on the weekend, a light lunch, or a celebratory dinner with your loved ones. The menu offers delish South Indian cuisine, and is a hit with fish and seafood lovers. The expansive ambiance also makes it kid-friendly. 

    Cost for two: INR 700

    Prem's

    Prem's

    Koregaon Park, Pune

    This iconic restaurant in Koregaon Park has been a family-favourite for years now. A spacious seating arrangement makes this restaurant kid-friendly too, and the al fresco seating makes for a pleasant space for family gatherings. Order from a expansive menu that has something for everyone- North Indian, Chinese and European. If dal makhana and butter chicken is what you’re in the mood for, Prem’s makes some super delish, home-style preparations of these comfort foods. 

    Cost for two: INR 1300

    Ram Krishna

    One of the most legendary family restaurants in Pune, Ram Krishna was opened way back in the 70s, and has since then become a favourite choice of dining destination for families. If vegetarian grub is what you want, head over to relish popular dishes from North and South India. We personally love the chole and butter naan combo, and the dosas are perfect for a light meal. The restaurant is almost always packed, so be prepared to wait to be seated. 

    Cost for two: INR 650

    Ahling

    Ahling

    Sangamvadi, Pune

    Ahling has been a favourite for many, especially the old families that have been living in Pune for years. This legendary restaurant is great for soul-comforting, good quality Chinese food. A notch above the average chindian fare you find in most Chinese restaurants, Ahling has made a name for itself in the culinary scene in Pune. Drop by for their chicken chilly, golden fried prawns, manchow soup, noodles and rice dishes. If you like fish and seafood, they have a pretty impressive menu that you can choose from. This cozy, small place is perfect for a lazy lunch with the family. 

    Cost for two: INR 1200

    Abejo

    Abejo

    Yerawada, Pune

    This Awadhi restaurant in Pune is just about a year old, and has already found a set of loyalists who love to celebrate at Abejo with their family. With live music on weekends and offers on booze, Abejo makes for a great meal experience that consist of authentic Awadhi food and house special cocktails. We recommend their galoutis, biryani, nalli nihari and dal makhana- all of them being hot selling favourites of patrons. Their desserts are pure indulgence too! 

    Cost for two: INR 1200