What secrets lie in the bylanes of Hazratganj only your parents can tell you! For example, this: Madras Restaurant, a tiny joint tucked away in a lane near Gandhi Ashram. It used to be the place to go to for South Indian food once upon a time. Though this place is no longer as famous as it used to be, it still has its loyalists.

The modest eatery was started by KP Parmeshwaram Nayar, who came to Lucknow from Kerala and decided to set up a restaurant that dished out South Indian cuisine. Dosas were a mere 2 annas back in the 1950s! The place is now run by his son. Most of their cutomers don’t walk in for a dosa anymore, preferring instead a take-away or home-delivery order (available on Swiggy and Zomato). But Masala Dosa continues to be the most popular item on the menu even now, as it used to be back then. Though you also get North Indian and Chinese cuisines here, it is the South Indian that’s

Price: Dosas start at Rs.55 and go upto Rs.100. A plate of Vadas costs Rs.30 only!
Timings: 9.30 am to 10.30 pm
Where: New Market, Hazratganj. Just take the lane next to Gandhi Ashram towards the Multi-level Parking, and turn left into another lane behind Amar Fax.