Looking for good buffets that don’t burn a hole in your pocket? Now Lucknow has found you the best eateries that serve buffets under ₹500.

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Uppercase Diner
Pic courtesy: Uppercase Diner

Located in Hazratganj, you can expect some delicious food at Uppercase Diner by MasterChef Pankaj Bhadouria. Starting from drinks, chaat counter, starters, salads, soup to main course, and desserts (oh that was a mouthful!), the assortment is satiating for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians. The warm and soothing ambience makes the dining experience more delightful. If you are not a buffet person, they also have a pretty decently priced a la carte menu too.
Location: B-2, Raja Ram Kumar Plaza, Hazratganj, Lucknow
B-2, Raja Ram Kumar Plaza, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Lunch: 1 pm to 3 pm; Dinner: 7 pm to 11 pm
Price: ₹499 + taxes

The Terrace
Pic courtesy: The Terrace

Lucknow’s first affordable buffet place with a 3 course meal, which includes starters, mains and desserts. The cuisine is a mix of Indian, Chinese, Italian. The staff is courteous, always ready to help. The interiors are bright, with a terrace for limited seating.
Location: Hotel Charan’s Plaza, Near Halwasiya House, Habibullah Estate Road, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Timing and prices:

Lunch: Rs. 419 including taxes from 12.30 pm to 5 pm
Dinner: Rs. 472 including taxes from 6.45 pm to 11 pm

Best Choice of Awadh

This restaurant is another pick for your gastronomical delights with a lively interior and a pocket-friendly buffet. Serves a flavourful spread of starters, soup, salads, main course and desserts, which is great for the price. Their buffet menu includes a mix of North Indian, Chinese, Italian food and beverages. The dinner buffet offers a more choices for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians, and hence costs a bit more. They also have an a la carte menu.
Location: JB Emperor Square, 1st Floor, Kanpur Rd, Bargawan, Lucknow
Timings: 12 noon to 4 pm
Price: Veg lunch: ₹399 + taxes; Non-veg lunch: 499 + taxes

Saffron Kitchen Restaurant

This eatery offers Indian and Chinese cuisine on their buffet. Starting with the refreshing drinks and mocktails to chaat and kebabs, from breads and biryanis, main course and desserts – fill your plates with as much food as you would like.
Location: D-209, Sahara Plaza Patrakarpuram Chouraha, near Ford Hospital, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings: Lunch – 12 noon to 4 pm; Dinner – 7 pm to 11 pm
Price:  Veg for ₹399 + taxes; Non-veg for 499 + taxes

B4 – Barbeque, Buffer, Bar, Banquet
Pic Courtesy: B4

With mocktails, starters, soups, salads, a lavish spread for main course, which includes Chinese and continental dishes, followed by desserts – the buffet here is lacking in nothing! Go lunching at B4 – a spacious restaurant in Gomti Nagar. They serve buffet for dinner as well, priced slightly higher.
Location: CP-01, Rohit Tower, Hahnemann Chauraha, Viraj Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Price: Lunch: ₹399 + taxes 

Timings: 12 noon to 4 pm

NL Tip: Do get your table booked before hand, to avoid any inconvenience.