Salt N Pepper, Lahore - Review by Aqeel Ahmed
Salt 'n pepper (aka SnP) is one of my favorite eating places in the city. More than just the food, I adore the simple and creative name it has.
Located near the Libertyroundabout, Gulberg, it is one of the oldest eating places in Lahore. Offers continental, desi and chinese food. Ever since I have been going there (last 10 years atleast), they've been amazingly consistent about the quality of food and taste. This is a trait, very hard to find in Lahori restaurants.
A lot of people I know are fond of their stuffed chicken breast. They make good Lasagne (not always available) and excellent beef burgers.
Do try their strawberry juice if you happen to go there in the right season. Chicken and Apple salad is juicy and yummy. Occasional introductions of dessert of the month or dish of the month keep breaking the monotony.
No matter when you plan to go there (weekday or a weekend) the place is always full. Despite their recent capacity expansion, they haven't been able to accomodate their increasing fans without making them wait in the lobby on the ground floor. Very strangely, this constant increase in demand hasn't affected their attitude, quality or serving time, which indeed is a commendable thing.
Interior is good and clean but acoustically, it is a bad design. Since the shiny tiled floor is not carpetted, it reflects all the sounds. One can even hear the sound of a spoon drop from across the hall. You can well imagine the cumulative noise produced by 200 people eating, talking and clanking their forks and knives while sitting in the same hall.
Price range: Rs. 200 - 400
Cleanliness: Very good