If you love good food, you will love Dhaba Estd 1986 at Riverside Mall, Lucknow. Not only does the food pack a Punjabi punch, but it is also presented in the most unusual manner. Don’t be surprised if the dal you ordered comes to the table simmering over a small burner, or a mutton dish comes in a cute little balti. Here are some of the dishes we loved for their taste, as well as the super se bhi upar wala presentation at this dhaba-themed eatery.

Dhaba Raan

Dhaba Raan: A meat lover’s delight, you must try this triple cooked whole leg of baby lamb, served in an earthenware pot with mutton kofta biryani, sauteed vegetables, masala onions, curry and mini dhabe di roti. A complete meal in itself!
Balti Meat: A signature dish at Dhaba, as the name suggests Balti Meat comes in a food safe balti!
Bhatinda Chicken Curry: Like your food piping hot? You will enjoy this typical Punjabi chicken dish that is served on a mini burner!

Bhatinda Chicken Curry (L) and Balti Meat (R)

Tiffin Paneer: Not that the fanfare is only for the non-vegetarians! Panner lovers must try the Tiffin Paneer that comes in a two-tier dabba, along with ajwaini paratha.
Kanastari Baingan Bharta: Never has baingan ka bharta looked more appetising! It comes in a little steel box reminiscent of Indian kitchens of the yesteryears, where grains used to be stored in similar boxes called kanastars, just much bigger. The presentation is total desi, the food 100% delicious!

Kanastari Baingan

And while you are enjoying a hearty meal at Dhaba Estd 1986, don’t miss the cocktails -just like the food, totally Instagrammable!

Location: Riverside Mall, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010
For reservations and enquiries, call: 8188066415, 8188066414

*Pics courtesy Dhaba Estd 1986