When it comes to enjoying your food, good company and an excellent view sure do help. In the modern world where social media has become an important part of our lives, the ambiance of a place becomes as important as the food served there. As Srinagar is witnessing a rise in the restaurant culture, the quality of the food served and the ambiance provided, are proving to be a game-changer. Many restaurants take advantage of the already breathtaking natural settings to enhance the dining experience.

For food lovers who like to enjoy their meals while being surrounded by the stunning beauty, naturally provided by Kashmir: here is a list of three must-visit eateries in Srinagar.

1: Vivanta Dal Lake

One cannot deny that mountains offer the best scenery that nature has to offer. Perched atop Kralsangri Hill, with the best panoramic view of Dal Lake and the majesty of the Zabarwan mountains in the background, The Vivanta assures its customers a fantastic view as they enjoy their meal. The multi-cuisine restaurant offers a unique dining experience as the food served here is a mixture of tradition and modernization. One gets a bird’s eye view of the surrounding in every season that Kashmir has to offer, be it the snow-covered peaks of the Zabarwan range, mesmerizing view of the Tulip garden in springs, or the majestic ambiance that comes with the arrival of Autumn, Vivanta has it all covered.

2: The Vintage Boulevard

One finds walking around the boulevard a soothing experience as it is, add a pinch of wind and a panoramic view of the stretch this is what The Vintage has to offer. located atop a 4-story building, this Dinner offers a clear-cut view of the sparkling lake surrounded by Houseboats up to Hari Parbat fort. Equipped with enough space, one can easily navigate to a table of his liking and enjoy a mouthwatering meal with a variety of continental and local dishes. For the people who like enjoying their food amidst the hustle-bustle a city has to offer, this place is a must-visit.

3: 14th Avenue Raj Bagh


A beautiful tiny cafe overlooking the mighty Jhelum river, this place always finds itself in the presence of a niche audience. Coffee lovers, who like to work without being disturbed as the flow of the river inspires them, this cafe is nothing less than bliss. The European decor and the wooden furniture provide a relaxing atmosphere. The menu consists of dishes from Mediterranean, Continental, Indian and Lebanese cuisines, which ensures that everyone finds something they would like to eat while enjoying a soulful conversation or just detoxification from our day-to-day life.

SOURCE: By Muneeb Naqeeb

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