Ranikhet Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ranikhet

August 8, 2017 Merry Kessler

Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the home for the Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army.
Things to do in Ranikhet

1. Machan Restaurant

The Mall Road | Mallital, Nainital 263001, India Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +91 5942 237 672
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 458 reviews

Machan Restaurant

Reviewed By Adirups - Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

One of the famous restaurant and best spot for non-veg lovers. The outlet is cozy and comfortable and exactly how you would wish to dine at night. Since I was here on New Year eve, the restaurant was cozy and we have to wait for our turn to get a table.
The staff is good and courteous. We eventually struggled at the payment counter since the their card machine had a problem with No 3. If the PIN has 3 in it then the transaction will not go through. Since I had another couple in the trip so they took the bill on their card.
Situated exactly on the mall road, just behind the famous church and Naini Lake. The view from the window was amazing and I can assure the morning breakfast will be definitely great with such an awesome scenery.
I would recommend this place for non-vegetarians as I could not get a chance to try veg options.

2. Sakley's Restaurant & Pastry Shop

Mall Road | Poplar Estate Alps Hotel Compound, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 98999 96737
Excellent
41%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 598 reviews

Sakley's Restaurant & Pastry Shop

Originally started in 1944 in Nanital, Sakley's the Mountain Cafe is a treat for anyone looking at leaving behind the hustle bustle of city life and immersing themselves in the magic of the hills. The menu at Sakley's comprises of a delectable mix of soups, all day breakfast options, pizzas, pastas, sizzlers, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, hot and cold beverages

Reviewed By shivani_foodie - New Delhi, India

sakley's have a branch in Delhi as well, and that gives more feel of a mountain cafe than this one, which is practically on a mountain!! :p
especially when its a chain ur talking about, you come to expect the same quality and standard irrespective of the location.
so when i was in Nainital a couple of days back, i was ideally walking on the mall road, and chanced upon this cafe, so decided to have my dinner there, as its one of my favourite eateries in Delhi.
the decor is good with focus on wooden furnishing, the playlist is great too...the service is decent enough!!
though we ordered just 2 items from the menu, but that was enough to tell me that my expectation of fine quality wont be met here, having said that, given the generic customers and audience of that place, they are decent enough!!
i ordered their Tom Kha soup, which is one of my favourites and i wasnt disappointed, it was rich and a hearty portion was served with oodles of veggies and adequate coconut milk.
next i tried their grilled fish in lemon butter sauce which was completely opposite and a disaster....the fish was certainly not fresh....it wasnt grilled rather was shallow fried, giving it a rubbery skin....the sauce was not and tangy lemon butter one but instead was as thick cream/ white sauce/rue based one...the veggies served alongside were the only saving grace!!
though i didnt have quite a good experience esp. cuz of the fish, still i might visit the place again to try out their pizzas and other offererings.

3. Nanak Restaurant

Mall Rd, Nainital 263001, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 99178 88999
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 216 reviews

Nanak Restaurant

Reviewed By zindgi123in - New Delhi, India

We have visited this restaurant on our Nainital visit & found this restaurant good.. All food having design ghee preparation & found food decent good at taste but prices are little high at obvious angst design ghee predation.. Must visit this place at once..

4. Cafe' Chica'

Prasada Bhawan Mallital, Above High Court, ahead of Vikram Vinage Hotel | Above ATI,, Nainital 263001, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Italian, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$71 - HK$118 +91 5942 236 188
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Cafe' Chica'

Cafe'Chica'is set in the Abbotsford lawns as an outdoor cafe' looking across to the lush mountain ranges as one enjoys the fresh home made culinary delights cooked under the supervision of Ms Janhavi Prasada, who always wanted to run a cafe' of her own. Delicious stuffed croissants, roasts, grills, pastas, soups n salads is what is offered apart from the day's specials. So come with your friends or family for a perfect bonding, share your appetite with us.

Reviewed By JoyjeetM - New Delhi, India

CALL BEFORE VISITING, TAKE DIRECTIONS AND RESERVATION.
The reason I've mentioned they have toilets too because earlier some reviewers mentioned they don't have toilets, but actually they do NOW.
Cafe Chica is named after the owner's pet and the reason we visited specially from Ramgarh to this place because our pet dog is also called Chica.
Now talking about the place, it's located at Abbotsford hotel and it's a steep drive above the Nainital high court. It's really a beautiful place with nice royal Seating arrangement in the garden with such amazing picturesque view of Nainital hills.
Food was good, we ordered pizza and ice teas, they were nice. The pizza was great but the drinks were very average and served in very small glasses.
They have a limited menu and little overpriced. Service was commendable and the lady manager was very polite n welcoming.
I would surely suggest this place for a nice romantic meal.

5. Garden Restaurant

Hotel Uttarakhand, Kausani 263639, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Fast Food, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +91 90129 24222
Excellent
20%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 49 reviews

Garden Restaurant

Reviewed By Sammychanda - Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

This is an average restaurant with average food. Though they have an exhaustive menu but most of the things are not available. What you really get is basic North Indian fare and some chinese dishes like chilli chicken, chowmein etc. The place lacks in cleanliness and hygiene and the staff is not very willing to cater to the customers.
Overall, quite disappointing. But considering, this is the only decent place for eating in Kausani, you might stop to datiate your hunger pangs.

6. Giannis Pure Veg

Hotel Channi Raja Mall Road, Nainital 263001, India Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$39 +91 74650 86694
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 327 reviews

Giannis Pure Veg

Reviewed By ameetlath - Mumbai (Bombay), India

Tried this place. Lovely Food.Bang on the mall road..so you can enjoy your food with a good view of the beautiful Naini lake.

7. Mohan's retreat

Binsar Almora road, Binsar, India Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff Italian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Mohan's retreat

Reviewed By abhijitpanda - Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

There are not a lot of restaurants in Binsar area and this one stands out because of the location, the restaurant has good ambiance with options of indoor and outdoor Seating options(pics attached). Its located in the premises of "Mohan's Binsar Retreat" which looked like a very decent B&B to me.
We chose to order a mix of Indian food- Roti, Yellow Dal and curry as well as Italian- Chicken Pizza and Chicken Pasta. The Pizza and Pasta were definitely good but were on the pricier side. Indian food were good too and arrived much faster than the Italian food. We felt the Indian preparation was better as compared to the Pizza and Pasta.
Food Quality: Good
Ambiance: The best in Binsar
Service: Non Intrusive slow service
Good for: Family as well as Couple
Overall: A must visit place when in Binsar/ people visiting Kasar Devi temple

8. Baker's Hut

Near The High Court | Opposite Uttrakhand High Court, Nainital 263002, India Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Indian, Cafe Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +91 99270 41727
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

Baker's Hut

Baker's Hut provides freshly baked goodies, we have a very dynamic menu which keeps on changing from day to day as we strive to give variety to our guests and customers.

Reviewed By DDS26 - Mumbai, India

easily the best baker in town. Excellent pastry, rolls and coffee. Located in the Hotel pavilion, service is excellent and very warm. Must visit this during winter to enjoy hot coffee and weather

9. The Grill House: Multi-Cuisine Restaurant

Ghatti _ Basot Road | Village Micholi, Almora 263680, India Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations Fast Food, International, Italian, Barbecue, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +91 80108 74874
Excellent
56%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

The Grill House: Multi-Cuisine Restaurant

The Grill House: Multi-Cuisine Restaurant ‘THE GRILL HOUSE’, our multi-cuisine restaurant offers an authentic ambience where one can savour unparalleled Italian, Continental, Mexican, European, French, Chinese, Lebanese, Pan-Indian and also traditional Uttarakhand's cuisines. Savour the delicacies while appreciating the mesmerising beauty of the Himalayas. Dining Options: Treat Your Taste Buds. Feel Sheer Bliss. Exotic food brings sheer pleasure. At The Grill House, we try to make you feel at bliss by offering lip-smacking delicacies from across the globe. Relish mouth-watering culinary delight and impeccable service at the restaurant. Exotic food brings sheer pleasure. At Essence of Nature, we try to make you feel at bliss by offering lip-smacking delicacies from across the globe. Made from the freshest handpicked ingredients from our very own organic farms and served at a height of 6000 feet amid the Himalayas, EON offers an extensive selection of widespread delicacies.

Reviewed By RAHULKANDOI - NEW DELHI

The place offers very nice food with certain amazing dishes. We ate Gulabi pasanda dish which was very nice.Thank you so much Mr Rahul. You are always most welcome in 'The Grill House' Restaurant. Thanks for your valuable review.

10. Baba Cake

Kasar Devi Binsar Road, Almora 263601, India Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating American, Indian, Cafe, Fusion Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$31 +91 99973 41795
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Baba Cake

Delicious cakes, thalis, snacks and a loving atmosphere with good vibrations! Try our amazing apple-crumble!<br>We are open only season-wise: Usually Baba Cake remains closed July/August and closes end of December to reopen in March. This might vary depending on the season.

Reviewed By MattJoe - India

Having come across Baba Cake accidentally with no expectations, it was one the of the greatest experiences. On a late evening walk whilst in Kasar Devi we ended up here planning to grab some cake and go. Once we entered and met Baba we knew...MoreHi there! Good to hear that we were a nice and surprising discovery for you!!! Thanks for the great review!

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