This article was written in 2021.
When it comes to the food culture, Hyderabad is known for its fine dining restaurants since the time of the Nizams. The Nizams loved to dine royally and that culture is still seen in many establishments in the city of pearls.
While there are many street food vendors and food trucks whose food will blow your mind away! when it comes to fine dining, Hyderabad will not disappoint you, food lovers! The list of "High-end restaurants" is literally endless, you have a huge variety of different kinds of restaurants that you could choose from that suits your needs. You have romantic restaurants, rooftop restaurants, old palaces turned into fine dining restaurants, and hotels, you will also find high-end cafes serving some of the most delectable food.
Today we will be looking at a list of the best fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad you could head to if you want to treat yourself with some royalty or if you would like to take your partner on a romantic date they would never forget or just want to take your family for a nice meal in a restaurant with great ambiance and service.
Best Asian fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad
1. Haiku, Banjara Hills
If you love Asian cuisine, Haiku should definitely be on your list of must-visit restaurants! This restaurant is also the perfect place for a quiet romantic lunch or dinner date. Designed by a famous Hyderabadi designer, the restaurant has a very charming vibe and ambiance to it with a very simplistic and minimalistic look to the entire place. The interiors and decors were chosen to bring a very calm and refreshing feeling, with the patterned walls and wooden furniture and decor, along with the subtle lighting using lanterns. The menu of the place is also quite interesting, they serve a wide variety of Asian cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, and Korean! The food tastes absolutely delicious. You will find quite a few options if you're a vegetarian as well, so if you're a foodie and a vegetarian, it won't be a problem. We recommend you to ty their Khao Soi and Sashimi platter, and also their signature dish - Avocado crab stick and jade tofu.
INR 1800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. Zega - Sheraton Hotel, Gachibowli
Located in the luxurious Sheraton Hotel, Zega is a plush Asian eatery with some of the most exotic Asian dishes and rich interiors and decor. If you ever want to experience true luxury fine dining, you should head to Zega. Talking about the interiors and decors, the restaurant has taken inspiration from modern abstract designing elements such as huge modern chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, French windows, different options of seating arrangements, all very comfortable. Talking about the food, they serve Asian and Chinese cuisines. If you are a sushi lover, you're going to instantly fall in love with this place. They have a lot of sushi options that you can choose from, they even have vegetarian sushi available as well! The staff is really friendly and would do everything possible to make your visit comfortable and lovely. The place also has excellent presentation skills when it comes to its food. You should definitely keep this restaurant in mind when looking for a fine-dining Asian restaurant.
INR 1900, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. Yi Jing - ITC Kohenur, Hitech City
The newest edition to fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad, Yi Jing is a Chinese restaurant in ITC Kohenur. The interiors of the place are heavily influenced by the color red. The walls, the furniture, and even the chandeliers are red in color! You also have several wall hangings of Chinese history and messages written in ancient Chinese dialect as decors. Yi Jing would be a great place to take your partner on a date as this new establishment has got the reputation of one of the best romantic restaurants in Hyderabad. The menu is quite elaborate as well, with many of the classic favorite dishes along with some very new and interesting dishes as well for you to feast on! The size of portions served in each dish is also pretty good and enough to fill your stomach. One thing we loved about the place was their service. Your food reaches your table incredibly fast. That being said, it will be a good idea to reserve your table in advance as the restaurant is always full.
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best fine dining restaurants in Hitech city, Hyderabad
4. Firewater - Kitchen & Bar
Firewater is also another newly opened restaurant in Hitech city that offers its customers an amazing fine dining experience. It's a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves some of the best dishes from each of those cuisines. They have Chinese, North Indian, Mughlai, South Indian, and Continental dishes. Talking about the place, as soon as you enter you'll notice they have given a lot of attention to details when it comes to their interiors and decor. With the wood-paneled walls, chandeliers, a display animating wood logs burning, and a guitar that doubles as a bottle holder. The restaurant has such quirky decor all over the place. They even have private seating arrangements of different seating capacities, so if you'd like a nice private family dinner, that could be arranged at Firewater. Their menu has a lot of vegan options as well. Their South Indian dishes in specific have a lot of tasty vegetarian options that have authentic South India's taste and style of cooking. Their North Indian menu would make you think you're sitting in a dhaba in Punjab and eating mouth-watering food. Their chicken dishes are the best when it comes to their Mughlai food dishes. The service is a little slow, but the wait is totally worth it when the food arrives and you divulge yourself completely.
INR 1300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Prego - The Westin
If Italian food is on your mind, Prego is the best restaurant to head to! This fine dining restaurant by The Westin is a rooftop restaurant by the pool that has both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. This restaurant is also a favorite of vegetarian food lovers because of the huge variety of vegetarian food dishes are there on their spread. You can have a nice candlelight dinner with your date by the pool in the evening stargazing and also overlooking the beautiful skyline of Hyderabad, all while dining some of the best Italian cuisines. Talking about the food, they have both buffet and A'La carte options. They also serve a Sunday Brunch which is absolutely delicious with a widespread menu. As mentioned earlier, their menu consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The dessert section of their buffet is something you should definitely try. The best of their dessert is the ice cream section. They have a lot of flavors to choose from and all flavors of their ice cream taste delicious! Do try their signature dish - Pollo Picante pizza if do decide to visit Prego.
INR 3000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Kanak - Trident Hotel
If you love Indian food and authentic Indian cuisine, you're in luck! Kanak is an Indian restaurant at the Trident Hotel service some of the best North Indian and Mughlai dishes on their menu. The chefs of this restaurant have carefully curated the menu to make sure customers love it, and they have nailed it right on point. You will find loyal customers visiting Kanak to dine at least once a week. Talking about the place, the interiors and decor of the place are quite simple but elegant, with complete marble work on the wall and flooring as well, huge chandeliers lighting the place, tables spaced graciously throughout the restaurant which gives ample distance between 2 tables to give a nice personal space, the staff is also very courteous, they will greet you at the entrance and one of the staff would take you to your table and explain the entire menu if you'd like them to and would also give suggestions based on your preferences. They also host a few live music events at their restaurant to keep the guests entertained. Talking about the food, you will find North Indian, Hyderabadi, and seafood dishes. They also have a chai bar that serves freshly brewed premium teas like Assam tea, Darjeeling tea, and Kashmiri Khawa.
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best romantic fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad
7. Alfesco - Taj Krishna, Banjara Hills
If your definition of a romantic dinner date is a candlelight dinner in an open-air restaurant in the evening stargazing and enjoying delicious food, then Alfresco at Taj Krishna is the perfect place to head! Alfresco is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad you can visit. This outdoor restaurant has very chic decor and has a very calm and refreshing vibe. Set in the outdoor makes this restaurant very desirable to visit during the winters, once the sun goes down and the lights are up, Alfresco becomes very picturesque. They serve tasty North Indian, Continental, Italian, and Mediterranean food dishes. The staff is also very friendly and the service is also fast. If you are planning for a special date night for your partner you could contact the restaurant in advance and make the necessary arrangements as well, to make your date personal and private!
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. The Onion Glass, Gachibowli
The Onion Glass is a restaurant tucked inside the Boulder Hills. This restaurant by Fusion 9 overlooks a golf course and is very scenic. If you decide to take your date here for a special evening, you will love to watch the sunset with your partner while sipping on some of the best wine and eating tasty food. Talking about wine, if you love wine, you will love The Glass Onion, they have some of the best wine collections in the entire city! You will find almost all Indian and international brands of wine. The Glass Onions is one of the best romantic restaurants in the city, with the amazing scenery, the wine collection, and mouth-watering food, your evening couldn't get any better! Even if you're not a wine person, they have quite a few refreshing cocktails that you could choose from. Talking about the food, you will find North Indian, Mughlai, and Continental cuisine here. You should definitely try their Chicken Kebab's, they literally melt in your mouth and taste amazing! All meat lovers would instantly love the non-vegetarian menu of The Glass Onion. They have a huge menu with a lot of non-vegetarian options. That doesn't mean vegetarians are left out. You will find quite a few vegetarian options as well. Their dessert menu is also something you will love! Do try their signature dishes - Teriyaki Mushroom, Telangana spicy chicken, butter chicken, and Lahori Paneer tikka.
INR 1300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. So. The Sky Kitchen, Film Nagar
One of the most romantic restaurants in Hyderabad is probably So. The Sky Kitchen. This garden-style rooftop restaurant is a fine dining restaurant serving Hyderabadi cuisine, Noth Indian cuisine, Continental cuisine, Mughlai cuisine, and Italian cuisine. The interiors and decor of the place are very rich and elegant. They have both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements available to choose from. They also host quite a few live music events which further adds to the ambiance of the restaurant. You will find a lot of planters all over the place adding to the beauty of the restaurant. In the indoor seating section, you'll see the walls are completely white-out with abstract wall art on them. But their USP is definitely the view from the outdoor seating section. You'll get a view of the KBR national park. The park makes the weather of the locality very cool, and So. The Sky Kitchen took full advantage of that. Watching the sun go down from the restaurant is a really amazing experience, this will be the highlight of your date if you do visit this restaurant for a romantic dinner with your partner.
INR 1600, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Most expensive fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad
10. Bidri - Marriott Hotel, Necklace Road
Probably one of the most extravagant fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad, Bidri is the place you need to head if you love desi food. They are known to serve authentic Indian cuisine. Talking about the place first, the minute you enter the restaurant you will experience true Indian royalty! Even though the interiors and decor are really simple, when put all together, is really elegant. The service and hospitality of the staff also add to the overall experience. The staff is really friendly. The service is fast. Talking about the food, they serve Hyderabadi, Lucknowi, Kashmiri, and Andhra cuisines. You have a variety of options to choose from their menu, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. For all meat lovers, you should definitely try their Chicken biryani and mutton biryani with the Mirchi ka salan! During EID they even prepare authentic Hyderabadi haleem which tastes really good! They even have live gazal events in their restaurant to add to the ambiance. Bidri must be on your must-visit list of fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad!
INR 4500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
11. Adaa - Taj Falaknuma Palace, Falaknuma
Probably one of the most expensive restaurants in Hyderabad, Adaa is a fine dining restaurant. Adaa is the signature Indian restaurant of the Taj Falaknuma. If you ever want to experience the royalty and lifestyle of the Nizams, this is the place to go! The recipes of the dishes are sourced from old Farsi journals. Restaurant guests even get a special 30 minutes tour of the Palace glimpsing the history of the palace and the Nizams who lived in the palace. Talking about the food, they serve authentic Indian cuisine and specializes in Hyderabadi cuisine. If you're a biryani lover, you'll love their chicken biryani, mutton biryani and even their veg biryani is equally delicious! The service is really quick and the staff is really courteous and would love to assist you whenever you require something. If you love sweet dishes, you will love their double ka meetha! The restaurant is quite small and cozy, so we will recommend you to reserve your tables in advance. This place should definitely be on your list to visit in Hyderabad!
INR 6000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps