Not too long ago, Lucknow only had a couple of buffet style restaurants and almost none in the easy-on-the-pocket category. But now, the dining scene in the city is bombarded with restaurants offering all-you-can-eat buffet. Now Lucknow has found you 4 eateries with buffet under Rs.400.

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.

Pic courtesy: Uppercase Diner

Location: B-2, Raja Ram Kumar Plaza, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Time: Lunch -12 noon to 3 pm; Dinner – 7 pm to 11 pm
Price: 399+ tax

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.

Pic courtesy: The Terrace

Location: Hotel Charan’s Plaza, Near Halwasiya House, Habibullah Estate Road, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Timing and prices:

Breakfast: Rs. 300+ taxes from 7.30 am to 10.30 am
Lunch: Rs. 399+ taxes from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Dinner: Rs. 399+ taxes from 7 pm to 11 pm

This restaurant in Aliganj is another pick for your gastronomic delights without blasting your budget. The spread includes a variety of starters, soup, salad, main course and dessert, which is great for the price. The best part about this eatery is that they have three kinds of buffets: Indian buffet, Chinese buffet and Unlimited Burger, Sandwich and Beverage buffet. The Chinese and Burger-Sandwich buffets are only available at lunch time and do not include desserts. The Chinese buffet is pretty reasonable, offering a lot of choices for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians. They also have an a la carte menu.

Pic courtesy: Dreamy Delicacies

Location: 1, 9, Kursi Road, Sector 1, Vikas Nagar, Kursi Road, Aliganj, Lucknow
Timings: Lunch – 12 noon to 3 pm; Dinner – 6 pm to 11 pm
Price: Indian Buffet – Rs. 399+ taxes; Chinese buffet – Rs. 249+ taxes; Sandwich, burger and beverage buffet – Rs. 219+ taxes

With 3 mocktails, 7 starters, soups, salads, a lavish spread for main course, which includes Chinese and continental dishes, followed by desserts – what else can you ask for for Rs.350! Go lunching at B4 – a spacious restaurant in Gomti Nagar. They also have a buffet for dinner that costs more.

Pic Courtesy: B4

Location: CP-01, Rohit Tower, Haniman Chauraha, Viraj Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Price: Lunch: 349+ tax 

Timings: 12 noon to 3.30 pm

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