5 Best and Affordable Places to Have Lunch in Gulberg, Lahore


Sometimes it’s hard to specifically set aside time to eat out, what about lunches? They are always spontaneous and also a lot of fun! Click here to see Best Desi Food Restaurants in Lahore.

If you are in Gulberg Lahore and you don’t know where to have lunch, this list will surely help you choose your ultimate destination. We love dining with our friends in a casual restaurant, so we’ve rounded up 5 of the best places for lunch in Gulberg Lahore to make your life easier!

1. Nandos

Nando’s is a great place for lunch, especially if you’re a little bit diet conscious. The grilled chicken is served with PERI PERI spices and sauces. The taste tingles on your tongue and leaves you wanting more.

Nando’s is a Portuguese restaurant; that’s why everything you see on the menu here is pure chicken. This may not be a place for beef lovers as even all burgers and steaks are made from chicken breasts! However, if you want to treat yourself to quality chicken dishes, I recommend having lunch at Nando’s. This casual diner has a busy routine because of the mutual love people share for it. Anyway the food is always fresh steam for its customers which is the best.

The menu is wide and there are also offers to share platters which is great because within Rs you can get a whole chicken, drinks and side activities. 1800!

Our suggestion: If you want to try their appetizers, their Peri Bites are a signature dish and their Hummus is the best you’ll ever taste. Try their Espetada for a unique main course! And if you love dessert, try their layered chocolate cake.

2. Rina’s Kitchen:

Rina’s Kitchenette opened in Gulberg barely a year ago. Initially it was only located in Y Block, DHA, and was often considered the place to get the best desserts! However, let me assure you that their food is incredible too. I love going to Rina’s Kitchenette for lunch because of how sunny and pleasant it looks at that time! Their pizzas and sandwiches are to die for. The servers at Rina’s are quite helpful. Whenever I want to try a new dish there, I make sure to consult one of the servers and I am always guided in the best way! The food is always fresh and it smells delicious too.

Rina’s Kitchenette is quite affordable, which is just the icing on the cake for great food, a fun atmosphere and fantastic service. You can get a nice meal and drinks for around Rs. 1000 here. One plus I see here is that you can also get some incredibly amazing desserts at Rina’s after your meal!

Our suggestion: You MUST try their Smashburger if you like beef burgers, and their Aglio e Olio if you like spaghetti with white sauce.

3. Jade Cafe:

When someone talks about “Jade Cafe”, they always associate it with a place with the best pizza and burgers in town. I recognize that thought! Jade Cafe is such a lively restaurant to hang out, especially at lunch time. It is located on Kasuri Road, Gulberg, adjacent to China Town. The ambiance of Jade Cafe is simply beautiful, with the interior of the restaurant extremely chic.

Jade Cafe offers a variety of dishes to its customers, and you can have a delicious lunch here for Rs. 1000 if you only order a main course and drinks for yourself. To view the full menu, click here.

Our suggestion: try their Parmigiana Chicken! It is one of their best and most special dishes.

4. Bamboo Union

Bamboo Union is a restaurant serving pan-Asian cuisine, opposite Mall One in Gulberg. The restaurant started out with only Chinese and Thai food on the menu. However, in the past year Bamboo Union has broadened its kitchen horizons and introduced a Japanese menu too!

The restaurant is a casual eatery, so I think it’s a perfect place for lunch. The atmosphere is great, it’s never too noisy, the servers are always polite and honestly I’ve never had a bad experience at Bamboo Union! The food is always fresh and their sticky rice is the best I’ve ever had! You get a wide variety of options to choose from in their menu, which includes chicken, beef and even seafood dishes. If you are considering ordering from the Pan-Asian chicken and beef menu, the bill is expected to be around Rs. 1200 with a main course and drinks. However, if you order from the Seafood section, you may have to pay around Rs. 1500 with the main course and your drink. To view their menu, click here.

Our suggestion: try their Cashew Nut Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Fish Chilli Dry, and if you like sushi you must have their Spicy Tempura Maki!

5. Costa Nostra

Cosa Nostra is an Italian Restaurant, with an interior that gives you a real Italian feeling. It’s a lovely cozy place, with indoor seating under the roof and also outside in the open air. The menu features all-Italian cuisine, ranging from pizzas and all kinds of pasta to burgers and sandwiches with an Italian twist. The amazing thing about Cosa Nostra is how they have managed to use authentic Italian recipes and blend them perfectly with our local taste – this is why Cosa is one of the best places with Italian cuisine in Lahore today. For me, Cosa Nostra is a great place to have lunch when you are in Gulberg. The menu is huge and on average you have to spend Rs. 1500 per person (if you don’t go for the Cosa Nostra specials) for your main course and drinks. Click here to see Chinese Restaurant in Gulberg Lahore.

Our suggestion: try their Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with chicken on it! You will have no regrets.

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