Darbar Restaurant

Darbar Restaurant and Bar, new outlet specialising in delicious Japanese food and drinks, and also Continental and Nepali staples; spacious parking and a lush green garden. 7am to 9pm, Hotel Kaze Darbar, Kamalpokhari, (01)4420737

Vootoo, the new home of Newari cuisine, as well as a continental menu for those who don’t want an adventure. Lajimpat, (01)4005222

Natsul, a Korean restaurant for all things barbeque, from succulent pork to crunchy vegetables; you can have delicacies cooked right at your own table or partake of the dedicated barbeque pit. Lakeside, (061)229198

Dragon Chinese Restaurant, try the Kung Pao Pork if alone and the Mai Cao if with company. Lakeside, Pokhara

Maya Devi Village Restaurant, enjoy a BLT sandwich breakfast with fresh fruit, muesli and curd in the lap of a Phewa Tal sunrise, and visit the magnificent vultures in their enclosures. Pokhara, 9806647917, mayadevivillage.com

Haus Café, pastas, pizzas, desserts, Haus does everything with equal perfection. Pulchok

Phat Kath, offers French-ish food, a takeaway creperie, low tables and hookahs for hippies, tables and chairs for others, and a formidable hip hop soundtrack for everyone. Thamel

Chongqing Fast Food, gear up for some mouth watering Chinese dishes like Sour and Spicy Pork and Kung Pao Chicken. Thamel

Ghar-e-kabab, serving the best of north Indian cuisine, with live Sarod recitals on some days. Hotel Annapurna, Darbar Marg

The Village Cafe, authentic Newari food that comes straight from the heart. Pulchok

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