Popularly known as the City of Nizams, Hyderabad is already praised far and wide for its stunning monuments and scrumptious biryani. But the more you explore Hyderabad, the more number of remarkable city gems you stumble upon, that deserve to be just as popular as the Char Minar. Yes, we are talking about the best restaurants, pubs and eateries scattered across Hyderabad that we can't help but return to time and again.
But with the current universal mandate of staying isolated at home, it's easy to lose sight of all the wonder that awaits you outdoors, especially in a city full of hidden gems like Hyderabad. Fret not, for we are here with a list that will not only inspire you to chalk down your post-lockdown plans pronto, but also make a mental note all the beautiful things you have in the city to look forward to, once normal life resumes. So without any further fancy words, here's a roundup of the 10 best places in Hyderabad we can't wait to revisit as soon as the lockdown ends, and we get the green signal to freely step out.
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One of the most scenic bars in all of Hyderabad city, Fat Pigeon has been our relied-upon venue for a guaranteed good time. The outdoor seating area, coupled with the magnificent views of the city makes Fat Pigeon one of the best rooftop bars in Hyderabad that we can't wait to head to for a laid-back ambience and a couple of refreshing drinks.
The extent of how utterly charming this coffee house is might be a tad difficult to convey unless you've experienced it first hand. And if you have paid a personal visit to this beautiful restaurant, you can probably relate to our urge to go back. The enticing menu, the flavoursome dishes, the scenic bungalow location, and the soothing ambience all land this place as a top mention in every list of the most romantic cafes in Hyderabad.
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While there's no dearth of the best bars and pubs in Hyderabad, this has to be our favourite kind. We got quite used to visiting the Hyderabad outlet of Feu Dessert Bar every time our sweet tooth started acting up, so needless to say, we've spent countless hours reminiscing about this crowd-favourite dessert spot in Hyderabad city, ever since this lockdown restricted us from venturing outside.
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This cutesy little nook nestled in Madhapur offers the most lip-smacking Baos in the city. All the ingredients are fresh, and whipped together with love, to give birth to the best Chinese dishes in Hyderabad, packed with mouth-watering flavours and fragrance. The friendly staff and laid-back vibe further augment the charm of this unassuming restaurant, tempting us to run back right this instant.
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The city's most adored source of beach-like cuisine, Ocean's Basket in Hyderabad has been continually praised for its yummy and tasty seafood preparations. All the seafood is assuredly fresh and healthy, and offered in the form of an extensive variety of meals and dishes. Don't forget to try their Phuket fish the next time you step foot.
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Since the first official outlet was set up in Hyderabad, Karachi Bakery has managed to win the love and loyalty of members across all demographics of the Indian population. And the explosion of baked flavours that erupts in your mouth the minute you take a bite of their buttery biscuits, or cheesecake slices, quickly makes the reason for their widespread popularity, quite evident.
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Our favourite spot in the city for all kinds and degrees of chocolate cravings, our head has been swarming with thoughts of revisiting The Chocolate Room in Hyderabad, a bit too intensely of late. But considering how long it's been since we had a taste of the best waffles in Hyderabad that we found at The Chocolate Room, it really isn't surprising.
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Exactly as garden-like as the name suggests, Kaffe Gardenia is one of the best restaurants in Hyderabad you can go to, for a healthy dose of green in both your meal and surroundings. Located in the heart of the city, Kaffe Gardenia serves some of the tastiest food in all of Hyderabad, that's also immensely reasonably priced.
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If you were to question the residents and frequent visitors of the city, about the best cafes in Hyderabad, Aura Cafe would likely come up as the most common answer. Their extensive menu is packed with absolutely delicious preparations, each of which you need to try for yourself, and the warm inviting interiors will make you want to visit this place and curl up in a corner with a cup of coffee, every chance you get.
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As far as restaurants are concerned, Paradise Biryani is as legendary and iconic as it gets. Lauded by legions of loyal fans, not just in the country but across the globe for its flavourful biryani, this place takes the much-coveted spot of the best restaurant for biryani in Hyderabad, without much room for debate.
Your favourite places in Hyderabad, are a few days worth of patience away.