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It doesn't get much better than this on the Lahore dining scene: set inside the old walled city, Andaaz offers seating on an airy terrace overlooking the splendid Badshahi Mosque, which lights up beautifully at night. The menu centres on cuisine from the subcontinent, featuring a variety of karahi (thick curry) and tandoori dishes.


The province of Punjab is known for its especially abundant culinary offerings, and Lahore in particular is heralded as a hot spot for gastronomy. Some of the dishes you'll certainly encounter on restaurant menus include all manner of meat grills and kebabs, spicy chicken karahi and Lahori, along with a variety of further chicken dishes, and deep-fried goodies sold off street sides. To acquaint yourself with local dining culture, begin at the new Food Street nearby the Lahore Fort, eventually working your way down to Anarkali Bazaar.