Best Restaurants in Lahore to Visit If You're on a Budget
September 26 , 2023

Best Restaurants in Lahore to Visit If You're on a Budget

Lahore is a city full of beauty, diverse culture, and some of the most beautiful landmarks in Pakistan. But there is one thing that sets Lahoris apart, which is their love for food. Whether it is from an exotic food chain or from one of the thousands of cheap restaurants in Lahore, Lahore’s food is famous worldwide. These restaurants are not only famous for their food but also for the calm and pleasant environment they provide. In fact, who doesn’t look for ambiance?

Here we will discuss some of the best restaurants in Lahore that provide a diverse variety of tasty & budget-friendly food so you can satisfy your taste buds without getting hard on your pocket.

The Kitchen

Gulberg is one of the famous locations in Lahore that has a variety of food outlets. Situated in Gulberg, the Kitchen is for sure the perfect choice for a get-together. This cafe has a refreshing ambiance, perfect for casual meetups, celebrations, or just for a solo food trip. They have a variety of dishes including Chinese, Italian, seafood, and much more. And hey, did we tell you that they provide an all-day buffet as well? Just make a reservation and voila, enjoy your feast.

Waris Tikka

Moving on towards the heart of Lahore, Old Lahore, also known as Androon-e-Lahore. These small and tight streets truly preserve the customs and traditions of our people and for sure have some of the best foods in Lahore. When we are talking about Androon, how can we forget Waris Tikka? A part of their family heritage trickling down from their ancestors, Waris Tikka provides a vast variety of Bar B Q, seasonal fish, and karahi. They are famous for their unique taste.

Sadiq Halwa Puri

Imagine it's a Sunday morning and you wake up craving some desi nashta. Be it halwa puri or naan channay, Sadiq Halwa Puri is unbeatable in taste. With multiple branches across Lahore, you can grab your breakfast from the nearest shop. Not an ideal place for solo female visits, but if you are with family or friends, Sadiq Halwa Puri also provides an option for dine-in. What’s more, it is also light in your pocket.

Stone Oven

In early 2021, after success in other cities, a branch of Stone Oven was opened in Lahore Johar Town. A mid-range restaurant that provides a wide range of mouth-watering pizzas. We tried their stuffed crust pizza and trust us, it was finger-licking good. Their menu also includes appetizers, pasta, sandwiches, and many more deals to choose from according to your mood. Their taste is to the point and the food is for sure value to money. And seriously we will say that it is one of the best restaurants in Lahore for pizza that we have tried.

The Sweet Rack

What comes after a good meal? Yes, you are right, a much better dessert. Situated at Garden Town, the sweet rack has everything to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether it is a cookie or brownie that you want or a single piece of cheesecake, the sweet rack has got you covered. Their menu also has tons of cakes along with a gluten-free section starting from as low as Rs. 230 per serving, making it our favorite dessert place here.

Johnny & Jugnu

A fast food chain that has a very inspiring back story. The restaurant started by a student during his last year of graduation became one of the most famous restaurants in Lahore. Their fine marketing and advertisement helped them expand their business to various branches across Pakistan which was once started with a single shop in DHA phase 4. With a very precise menu, Johnny and Jugnu have a very good money-spent value. The size of their meal is sufficient to satisfy your hunger even if you haven't had breakfast earlier.


Last but not least comes a food chain that doesn't need any introduction. KFC is not only popular in Lahore but is also a well-known franchise worldwide. Whether you pick a burger or a piece of fried chicken, their meals are a great choice for you and your pocket, making it one of the best foods in Lahore. The best part is that KFC is everywhere, you do not need to drive for hours to reach it. You can just visit the nearest branch and enjoy a meal there. They also provide drive-thru along with dine-in, takeaway, and home delivery.

In a nutshell, these were some of the best restaurants in Lahore with a suitable price range that we had tried in the past few years. And.. honestly, there is no reason to risk your experience any further as these restaurants have plenty of dishes on their menu that can take tons of visits to try out. These restaurants are not only budget-friendly but also provide a good environment for a family hangout. From Pakistani to continental, Chinese or Italian, Sweet dish or a soup, these restaurants can get you all.