With the monsoon finally receding, it’s time to get out of cramped restaurants and into some nice, open air dining options. Pune has quite a few rooftop places to choose from. If you are just hanging out with friends or trying to impress a special someone, the below mentioned places are amongst the nicest you will find.
Serving a list of cuisines this place has Indian, Chinese, Thai and Malaysian. The décor is very stylishly done. You would be wise make reservations, especially on weekends. The prices are a little on the higher side but then again you are paying for the ambience right?
Address: Aditya Shagun Mall, Pashan Road, Bavdhan, Pune.
Damage for two: Rs. 2500
Located on the 12th floor of Double Tree by Hilton, this is the only rooftop restaurant with an actual pool in it. Views are stunning and the food is basically North Indian fare. Completely open with no covered area available, you can enjoy your meal under the stars, in the real, unadulterated sense. If you happen to live that side of town or just want some good food, do give this place a visit.
Address: DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel, C 32, MIDC, Chinchwad, Pune
Damage for two: Rs. 2000
The highest rooftop in our city (24th floor of JW Marriott), this fine-dining place is where you go to impress. Food is lip-smacking and the place has an ambience to match. If you’re here and don’t want to deal with the elements, you can choose to sit in their indoor seating area which has huge glass walls that won’t restrict your view.
Address: JW Marriott Hotel, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.
Damage for two: Rs. 2750
Open Window Café Bistro
One of the most economical on our list, this place is relatively new in the city. They serve Continental and Italian food with beer and shakes. The spot is a favourite amongst the college crowd in the Shivaji Nagar and surrounding areas. The décor is young and quirky.
Address: 1125, Hotel Ambassador, Opposite Jagtap Dairy, Shivaji Nagar, Pune.
Damage for Two: Rs. 1000
Lost the Plot
Open air movies, snacks and drinks, this place is the only one of its kind in Pune. Enjoy movies on a big screen under the stars (and the moon, if it’s out) while relishing the delights they have on offer. Headphones are provided so other guests don’t get disturbed. This is a must try for all movie lovers.
Address: Seasons Apartment Hotel, 7th Floor, 128/2 Sanewadi, Aundh, Pune
Damage for two: Rs. 1200
The Flying Saucer Sky Bar
The biggest USP of this place is the view from the rooftop; one that of the entire Pune airport’s runway. Now who wouldn’t like some of that gorgeous eye candy? The restaurant serves Mediterranean, Continental and North Indian cuisines.
Address: 9th Floor and Terrace, Lunkad Sky Vista, New Airport Road, Next to Dorabjee’s, Viman Nagar, Pune
Damage for two: Rs. 1500
The culinary scene is changing in Pune; new places seem to be coming up on a monthly basis. These are our top picks for the best rooftop restaurants in town. Grab some friends or your partner and enjoy the panoramic views these places have to offer. You won’t be disappointed!