Where to Eat in Bhimtal: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 23, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Bhimtal is a town and a nagar panchayat in Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, situated at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level and is about 22 kilometers from Nainital. The major attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake, which has an island at its centre. Besides tourism, Bhimtal has also now become a mini district headquarters since most of the district administration offices have been shifted to the newly constructed Vikas Bhawan, the building complex for district administrative offices.
Things to do in Bhimtal

1. Neelesh Inn

Bhimtal Lake | Bhimtal, Nainital, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly +91 22 2404 2211
Excellent
30%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Neelesh Inn

Reviewed By Junny81 - Noida, India

This hotel has been build at the best location in Bhimtal. The best part is it is beside the lake but away from the honking traffic, providing you a perfect place to relax.

2. Embassy

The Mall, Mallital, Nainital 263001, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +91 5942 235 597
Excellent
27%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 302 reviews

Embassy

Reviewed By RyaenMha - London, United Kingdom

Polite staff, good food, value for money.
We tried their North Indian cuisine and it was delicious. The waiter(middle-aged guy) addressed to all our requirements on time. Ambience is reasonably ok. It’s on the mall road. One can have their dinner and go for a nice walk on the mall road next to the lake.
The Gulab Jamun and fruit custard they have in their dessert section is too sweet, order if you have a real sweet tooth.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Sher-e-Punjab

Lower Mall Road, Nainital 263002, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night 235220
Excellent
27%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 177 reviews

Sher-e-Punjab

Reviewed By lotusdiamond - delhi

Sher-e-Punjab is good restaurant in case you like spicy food. Restaurant is located on Mall road just opposite to the Lake. Interiors are good and comfortable Seating. They serve in copper utensils. Service is quick and prices are competitive as compare to other restaurants in this category at Nainital. Food is satisfactory but little spicy and oily. Non veg dishes are prepared well. You have many options to dine at this city so choose as per your preferences.

6. 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..

7. Southern Delight

On Bhimtal-Nanital Road - 2 minutes way from Bhimtal tiraha | Opposite Uttarakhand Gramin Bank & bank of baroda ATM, Bhimtal 263136, India Reservations, Seating Indian Dinner +91 97197 38212
Excellent
44%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
42%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Southern Delight

I can't believe you don't have this listed. We stayed one week in Bhimtal and ate at this place every day! It is awesome - please add this to your list.

Reviewed By Samir_Delhi - New Delhi, India

Although a place where you can eat south Indian food but the Chinese food was better. They also serve north Indian food.
Located conveniently on the road leading to Bhimtal (1 KM north of Bhimtal) from Bhowali. The Seating arrangement is differently organized - tastefully done. Service is quick and price is very reasonable.

8. Chandani Chowk

The Mall Road, Tallital,, Nainital, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Excellent
25%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 245 reviews

Chandani Chowk

This hotel is a concept restaurant. Even if you don't eat there it is worth to see the nicely created Chandani Chowk. The out look of restaurant is like Lal Killa and there are four chatwala with robotic movements are kept at the entrance. Good food is an additional advantage. Must visit this Pure Veg. restaurant. We loved this one in our visit to Nainital during June-12.

Reviewed By Devander-Shivani

This place is themed on the famous Chandni Chowk of Delhi, offering food items from there ! The food is just about average, we tried the Chana Bhatura, the Rajma Chawal and the Veg Thali, our of which the Thali was the best ! You need to go to this restaurant for the awesome Jalebis and the hot Badam milk served in Kullads( earthen glasses) ! Must do if you love jalebis !!

9. Italiano

Hotel Pinecrest | Nainital road, Bhimtal, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +91 98970 84604
Excellent
30%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Italiano

Reviewed By Ashima S

The food at Italiano was a complete surprise and a very pleasant one indeed. We ordered pizzas for take away and even when we had them a couple of hours later, they were as fresh as ever. The taste was to die for. We had a 4 cheese pizza and another veg pizza and both were outstanding. The base of the pizzas was really good and did not become chewy or soggy. What did not appeal was the restaurant ambience. It was more like a local coffee shop and not very inviting. The external ambience was great though.

10. 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.

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