Head To This 80-Year-Old Restaurant At Camp For The Love Of Kebabs, Biryani & More

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If you live in Pune, but haven’t eaten at George Restaurant on East Street in Camp – you haven’t really lived! An icon, landmark, stalwart, legend in it’s own right – George Restaurant is widely considered one of the best in the city.

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George was started in 1936, by Englishmen {remember, these were colonial times}. After India’s Independence in 1947, it’s hard to trace the owners – but the current manager Mr. Jawad Jawadi says, that the Restaurant has been run by an Iranian family – the Aryaeis – since 1992. Mr. Jawadi has been managing George for over 25 years now, always a smiling face at their front desk. Famous for their Indo-Mughlai fare, their mutton biryani {INR 350} and butter chicken {INR 330 with bone, INR 300 boneless} are probably the best in Pune. The recipe for their biryani has remained unchanged since the 1940’s – and the taste is consistently delicious. We also love their chicken rotisserie {INR 380, available only in the evening}, as well as the Persian delicacies like jujeh kebab {INR 300} and chello kebab {INR 320, on Monday and Thursday only}. There are Continental specials, snacks, salads, Chinese food, sandwiches, desserts, and even Pizza on the menu – but we highly recommend trying their tandoori kebabs, biryani, and mutton gravy dishes. The food here is halal, and they do not serve beef, pork, or alcohol.

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Their massive ground floor dining area is always packed with patrons, while the air-conditioned upstairs dining has particular times for service. The unsung heroes of George are their staff – friendly and courteous, they have a knack for remembering your face and exact order, even years later. They offer take-away and delivery {to select locations via Swiggy}, so you have the option of taking the food home and stuffing your face in peace. The restaurant also donates their leftover food to NGOs at the end of the night – some of which fill the bellies of humans, and others – animals.

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Get on over to George Restaurant and treat yourself to some scrumptious grub! You’ll be thanking us later.


Great news – we hear they’re opening a new George Restaurant outlet at NIBM Road, in 2018!

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