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“Pathetic to the pits” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Veranda Bistro

Veranda Bistro
42-C | Main Market, Gukberg II, Lahore, Pakistan
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Ranked #44 of 136 Restaurants in Lahore
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: "New Restuarant"- A Grade atmosphere, Food and Service, may be the best restaurant in Lahore..... Sunday Live Jazz Brunch-phone: +92423
Lahore
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pathetic to the pits”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I recently took my wife to Veranda Bistro at around 8ish for dinner where i was very politely insulted at the reception. We wanted to have their buffet and the receptionist asked me for the number of persons and when i told him 2 we were told that the restaurant is fully booked even though i could see half of it empty at that time. A few seconds later a group of six walked in for a table for buffet (without booking) and were told to wait and they will be seated in less than 5 minutes. I was shocked at this double standard treatment and asked the receptionist what all this was about and further shocked at his response which goes "buffet for 2 is not feasible for us and they are a group of six". At this moment i protested to speak to the management and i was told to cool down and they could give me a table in 45 minutes. I later asked if he is only trying to waste my night or actually will give me a table. Icing on the cake: "Sir, please eat somewhere else tonight" That day i decided to boycott veranda forever and advise all others to boycott this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
karachi
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“Quick and nice lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great restaurant with a lovely courtyard to eat and enjoy the Chilly Lahore weather. Nice extensive buffet lunch with a good variety of green salads, Thai and Continental cuisine and yummy desserts. The variety of drinks could be better though. Overall a must visit when in Lahore.

Visited December 2012
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Lahore, Pakistan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The customer service is horrible and very rude. the food is just average. the food was not upto the mark. The hype about the place is just plain sad.

Visited October 2012
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Lahore, Pakistan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good Ambiance Average food No Parking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Had to park on the open road in front of a neighbor's gate, who could easily have had my car removed had he called the police! It's amazing how they can open up such a posh restaurant and not have parking for a 3rd car!!!
Anyway, once you've bid farewell to your car and left it at the mercy of unknown neighbors (Not knowing if you'll see her again), the general atmosphere inside is great. The staff is courteous and friendly and the lighting is good.
We opted for the buffet and regretted it! The choice was rather limited, and they seem to run out of food every 10 minutes. Someone runs off to the kitchen to get a re-fill while you wait, plate in hand. The quality of food was not bad and the fact that the serving area was bit cramped was mostly compensated by the ambiance and the food itself.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lahore, Pakistan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“VERANDA BISTRO ---- Ultimate Mediterranean Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is an upscale Mediterranean restaurant in Gulberg, Lahore. Excellent food, great decor, very peaceful, calm and somber place to be at.

Price is on higher side.

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Visited March 2012
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