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Let These 7 Iconic Eateries in Hyderabad Take You Back in Time

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - March 25, 2022 2 min read

Life only moves forward. But it's always a good idea to relish the past—at least the better parts of it. Well, that's precisely what we intend to do in Hyderabad. Amidst the newly opened food chains and fancy cafés, we found some classic eateries that stood the test of time. 


Check our list of the 7 iconic restaurants in Hyderabad. 



Subhan is a vintage bakery serving scrumdilicious cakes, biscuits, and rolls for more than six decades. Their evergreen recipes with modern twists; are the whole reason for this to be one of the most iconic restaurants in Hyderabad. Don't leave without trying their plum cake and Osmania Biscuits. 



If you're looking for authentic Irani chai and Osmania Biscuits in Hyderabad, end your search at Café Niloufer. Established in 1978 by Shri A Babu Rao, this iconic eatery is now a lovely place for coffee (well, more like chai) dates and gossip sessions. The prices are affordable, and the preparations are simply delightful. We also recommend their Beetroot Nuggets and Brocolli & Cheese Soup. 



Just a kilometre away from a prime location in Hyderabad (Charminar), this iconic restaurant has been famous for its Irani chai, Hyderabadi Biryani, and Mutton Haleem for more than 50 years now. But that's not all. They have an expansive menu of North Indian, Mughlai, and Lebanese preparations worth trying. 



Drawing the decor inspiration from the 70s disco theme and serving the most amazing non-vegetarian yummies, Hotel Shadab is a must-visit iconic restaurant in Hyderabad. Everything from Haleem to kebabs, tandoori chicken, soups, and dessert, this eatery has it all. A true haven for foodies across the world. 


Do try: Pakistani Chicken, Masala Prawn, Chicken Biryani, Nizami Handi, Chicken Keema, and Nihari.



Another jewel in the city, this iconic restaurant, specialises in authentic Hyderabadi preparations ranging from biryani to Irani chai, Osmani biscuits, and Haleem. It's a must-try family restaurant with quick service, affordable meals and a vast menu. 




Started in 1953, Paradise is one of the most celebrated restaurant chains in Hyderabad. It's a culinary fair for everyone who enjoys authentic Hyderabadi flavours. This iconic eatery has also earned many accolades, and being people's first choice, is one of them. We highly recommend their Mutton and Chicken biryanis. 




Here's an iconic restaurant in Hyderabad, proving that the city is more than just biryanis. Famous for their chicken pakoras, Nanking is literally the king of Chinese cuisine. The Liu Family set it up in 1957, and the place has been raging with foodies ever since. If you're craving Chinese in Hyderabad, this is the place to be. 


Get in touch with your city's history. Begin with these iconic restaurants in Hyderabad. 

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