Al-Khan Restaurant Lahore

One of my favourite things about living in Pakistan is having a full Pakistani breakfast on Sunday mornings. So how lucky was I to be taken by some friends to Al-Khan in Lahore’s southern districts?

Breakfast is served at Al-Khan Restaurant!

Breakfast is served at Al-Khan Restaurant!

At Al-Khan you can tuck into a buffet with the typical channa (chick pea) dishes with fresh and hot naan. I loaded up my plate with typically heavy Punjabi breakfast dishes; a chicken masala dish, potato masala, aloo paratha, eggs both buttery fried and spiced omelette, and of course siri pai. If you have never tried siri pai before, make sure you’ve come along with an empty stomach – this fatty, oily mixture of slow-cooked lambs brain and trotters served with bread will have you feeling stuffed all day.

Halwa puri and lassi at Al-Khan Restaurant

Halwa puri and lassi at Al-Khan Restaurant

There’s also halwa puri – sweet semolina served with fried bread puffs – to compliment the savoury mains. Of course they have lassi – a godsend in the summer. And to my delight, they served Kashmiri tea – a milky pink cuppa with nuts, spices, sugar and a hint of salt.

Kashmiri Chai!

Kashmiri Chai!

As someone who needs to be careful about what they eat from the street, Al-Khan perfectly satisfied my hankering for an authentic Lahori breakfast. One of the pitfalls of eating at high-end places is a lack of authenticity, however Al-Khan balances authentic, real taste with hygiene – a great hybrid of what I wanted and peace of mind! I’l definitely be back for more!

Al-Khan Restaurant, Thokar Niaz Baig

Al-Khan Restaurant, Thokar Niaz Baig


Food: 9/10

Ambience: 8/10

Service: 8/10

Cost: Rs. 400 – Rs. 700

Thokar Niaz Baig, Main Raiwind Road, Lahore

(another branch in Shahdara)

(42) 35312906, (42) 35312957

Daily: 11am – 11pm

Comments (8)

  • Anna @ shenANNAgans Reply

    Hmmm…. siri pai first thing sounds a little challenging for this little lady, but the milky pink cuppa sounds delightful. Great post, you adventure to parts of the world I wouldn’t really hit up, so its cool to visit via you.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:19 am
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Siri pai is a bit challenging at any time of day!! You either love it or hate it, I think!! And the milky pink cuppa was heavenly 🙂 Thanks for reading, I’m glad I could put a bit more of the world within reach 🙂

      October 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm
  • paper boat sailor Reply

    Such tempting photos! I lived in North India for quite a few years and had more Punjabi food than I would’ve liked, but I’ve always and forever wanted to try the same in Pakistan. Hopefully I can cross over one day soon.

    October 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm
    • Tim Blight Reply

      One day!! There’s nothing quite like Punjabi food 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      October 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm
  • Agness Reply

    The food looks freaking awesome!!

    October 30, 2014 at 6:17 am
    • Tim Blight Reply

      It IS! You’ll just have to visit, Agness 🙂

      November 2, 2014 at 10:57 am
  • Annie Tong Reply

    Hey Tim,

    Oh my goodness channa hot naan and Halwa puri my favorite! I am so hungry right now thanks for sharing 🙂

    Annie ox

    November 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Ohhhhh so delicious!!! I’ll be subscribing to your site too, thank you! 😀

      November 28, 2014 at 11:27 am

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