7 Best Restaurants in Darjeeling

By Izifiso
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Best Restaurants in Darjeeling

Any ardent lover of the mountains must have Darjeeling on their bucket list. One of the most enchanting tourist spots in India, Darjeeling awes all with its majestic hills and verdant tea gardens. However, did you know that Darjeeling boasts a handful of the country’s most sumptuous eateries including cafés, multicuisine restaurants as well as tea-shops? Read on to find out more about the best restaurants in Darjeeling.

The best part of Darjeeling is people know how to enjoy life with food and music. You will, find the bests at the Best Restaurants in Darjeeling.
The best part of Darjeeling is people know how to enjoy life with food and music. (Source) Arko Mukherjee with a Guitar at Darjeeling.

Glenary’s

This café and multicuisine restaurant has been in the tourism legacy of Darjeeling for decades, going as far back as the colonial period. Near the famous Darjeeling Mall on Nehru road, this extremely popular eatery stands as a two-storeyed building with a bakery/café on the ground floor and a multicuisine restaurant on the floor above. The smell of freshly baked cake, chocolates and cookies engulfs the customer walking through the doors of Glenary’s. The place is famous for its sumptuous breakfast, sandwiches, fresh loaves of bread, burgers, rolls, Darjeeling tea and coffee as well as confectionaries like chocolates, muffins, biscuits and cookies. Do not miss out on the experience of breakfast at Glenary’s on its open terrace as you have your meal and enjoy a panoramic view of the Darjeeling city with your family and friends.

Direction: Nehru Road Near Clock Tower, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Landmark: Clock Tower
Rating: 4.4 (11,607 reviews)*
Budget: 300/- for one

Glenary's : Best Restaurants in Darjeeling
A common but must photo point for every Darjeeling lover. Outside view of Glenary’s from Mall road. (Source)

Keventer’s

Another of the most popular spots to make your tummy happy in Darjeeling is Keventer’s. Located at Club Side, Nehru Road, Darjeeling, this is another of the eateries attached intimately to the tourism legacy in Darjeeling. A visit to Keventers is a must as part of your itinerary if you do not want to miss one of the best experiences of having breakfast or your afternoon snacks at Keventer’s open terrace which looks at the nearby hills and the beautiful city. Sandwiches, ham, the wholesome English Breakfast and the famous meat platter with bacon, sausage, salami, cutlets and meatballs is a must-have while at Keventer’s. Moreover you can pair it with Darjeeling tea or coffee in a pot or milkshakes and hot chocolate. The Keventer’s bakery with its great range of biscuits and cookies is also on your list during your next trip to Darjeeling.

Direction: Shop No. 1, Club Side, Nehru Rd, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Landmark: Clock Tower
Rating: 4.4 (7,769 reviews)*
Budget: 300/- for one

On a sunny morning just relax and order your favorite dish with a smile
On a sunny morning just relax and order your favorite dish with a smile (Source)

Kunga Restaurant

To enhance your mountain-experience with traditional Chinese and Tibetian food, you can definitely visit Kunga Restaurant at Gandhi Road, Darjeeling Bazar. Here you have a wide range of food items, including the very popular momos (fried, steamed), chicken and veg, Thukpa, Chilli Pork, noodle soup, banana pancakes and more. Takeaway is also available as is valet parking. A must have on the menu: the Sunday Brunch.

Direction: 51, Gandhi Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Landmark: Clock Tower
Rating: 4.4 (2,647 reviews)*
Budget: 300/- for one

Feeling hungry right! Try Kunga for authentic traditional Tibetan food. (Source)

Hasty Tasty

At a walk of just 2-5 mins from Chowrasta Mall on Nehru Road, is the restaurant ‘Hasty Tasty’. Although pure veg in its menu, the specialty of this place is that it offers cuisines on a pan-India level including North Indian, Punjabi, Gujarati, South Indian as well as Italian foods like pizza. Apart from sandwiches, this place offers momos along with North Indian thali with potato dishes, curry and paneer. South-Indian delicacies like Idly, Dosa, Uttapam  as well as Biriyani all are very popular here. All of this can be paired with Darjeeling tea, coffee, lassi and milk shakes too.

Direction : Nehru Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Landmark : Clock Tower
Rating : 3.5 (1,436 reviews)*
Budget : 300/- for one

Hasty Tasty is solving the problems of vegetarians in Darjeeling.
Hasty Tasty is solving the problems of vegetarians in Darjeeling. (Source)

Revolver Restaurant

If you are craving some authentic Naga or Nepali dish while in Darjeeling, Revolver Restaurant is the perfect place for you, located at a 10 minute walk through Gandhi Road from the prominent Clock Tower. A part of the Revolver Hotel, this restaurant is open to both hotel guests as well as others. Breakfast at Revolver Restaurant consists of toast, fried eggs, bacon, sausages, butter and jam, with eggs to order according to your choice(whether fried or boiled). Among beverages, the place boasts its special hand made coffee with roasted beans, Darjeeling tea and fruit juices. The main attraction however is the Naga Platter with bamboo shoot with chicken or pork, Yahako(rice, dal, curry, pickles) and Khutta ko Achar( pork trotters). The best part is that all of these are healthy foods with the least amount of oil that will satisfy your taste buds yet not add to the extra pounds.

Direction : 110 Gandhi Road, Behind Union Chapel, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Landmark : Union Church
Rating : 4.6 (371 reviews)*
Budget : 200/- for one

If you are looking for a Naga dish in Darjeeling check out this Music Band-themed restaurant and homestay.
If you are looking for a Naga dish in Darjeeling check out this Music Band-themed restaurant and homestay. (Source)

Nathmulls of Darjeeling – Tea Cosy

One of the most prestigious tea manufacturers of Darjeeling that has a worldwide reputation of great quality tea export, Nathmulls has a tea-boutique cum sit-in tea shop at Rink Mall, Laden, Darjeeling. The glass and wood-paneled tea bar overlooks the beautiful hilly slopes as it sits on the edge of a hill itself. On the ground floor there is a tea boutique with various kinds of tea on display, and the sit-in service lets you sip your favourite among fine organic and conventional estate teas, speciality teas, flavoured fruit teas and chilled teas.

Direction : The Rink Mall (Opp. GPO), 19, Ladenla Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Landmark : RinkMall
Rating : 4.2 (113 reviews)*
Budget : 200/- for one

Darjeeling without tea is like Paris without the Eiffel tower.
Darjeeling without tea is like Paris without the Eiffel tower. (Source)

Gatty’s Café

With its brick walls, dim lighting and large menu board, Gatty’s café is a quirky, youthful multicuisine eatery at Zakir Hussain Road, off the Chowrasta Road. This Italian and Arabic café serves mouth watering dishes like pasta, ravioli, lasagne, French fries and lots of desserts are available here. Live music gigs and karaoke abound too in this place. There is also a lounge where you and your folks can enjoy movies while you bite into your favourite food. The vegetarian spaghetti and the garlic bread here is a must-have.

Direction : Dr Zakir Hussain Road Darjeeling, West Bengal, India 734101
Landmark : TV Tower
Rating : 4.5 (52 reviews)*
Budget : 200/- for one

The vegetarian spaghetti and garlic bread here at Gatty's Café
The vegetarian spaghetti and garlic bread here at Gatty’s Café (Source)

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