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“Excellent food and ambience”
Review of Cafe Aylanto

Cafe Aylanto
Ranked #3 of 357 Restaurants in Lahore
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 24 July 2014

They have the best thai flavored lamb chops EVER. Sometimes though, they don't have the mango or avocado that the menu says the chops will be accompanied with. I've always had them medium rare, sometimes rare. The servers have always tried to dissuade me from these options since I think the majority of the guests like well done, but they do a superb job with the rare and medium rare too. Delightful. A dent on the pocket, as this entree is upwards of PKR 1,000.

Apart from this, since going vegetarian, I've had their Mediterranean salad which was super light and very good too. I really liked their asparagus starter too.

Their bread and butter pudding is quite popular and very tasteful.

The menu is continental - a little bit of everything. They have three seating areas, an area closer to the entrance for families (which means kids that can be a little loud), then an area where no visitors under 12 are allowed, so the best place to sit indoors in my opinion, and then an outdoor seating area at the back which is really pleasant on winter afternoons.

Overall, Aylanto knows how to do food right. If you love food and delight in flavors, pay this place a visit. Prices are the highest possible for a restaurant in Pakistan.

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Thank zkhalid
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Recently, we went to this place to have a working dinner. They have a separate dining room for gathering of 12-14 people. It is a nice idea so that people can talk in isolation. However, they need to do something to do some noise control because that beats the whole purpose of having a separate dining room.

Food was excellent as always. I ordered Lamb Chops which were delicious and juicy. Plum drink was tasty and fresh. Starters were average. Their trademark sweet is yummy.

Service is average.

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1  Thank Zahid J
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Ambience is nice and serving is quick. Must give a try. Ordered 'Chicken Moroccan' and 'Chicken Mushroom' with Pinacolada and Zombie drink.

1  Thank Muhammad S
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Well ... the Karachi chapter of Cafe' Aylanto is great, but the Lahore version is basically a place to see and be seen. We ordered steaks which were ordered cooked medium-well but turned out to be almost rare. And boy was it expensive! But as we left, a Ferrari full of young guys and gals drove in who casually handed over the keys to the valet, and walked in as if they had handed over the keys of a sub-compact for him to stick it somewhere!

So forget about the food. Go there if you want to see and be seen.

Thank Z R
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

June 7th, 2014




I have been an avid fan of Cafe Aylanto Lahore since its inception, but I must lodge a very strong COMPLAINT about the despicable and horrid experience we had yesterday at your restaurant in Lahore, yesterday! I would like to bring to your attention that the waiters and staff at the restaurant currently are doing a great disservice to you and your business. We had a reservation for lunch on a very busy saturday at 2 :15 pm. Upon reaching the restaurant at 2: 20 sharp, we were told that our table was not ready, we waited patiently for 15 minutes to be seated in the wrong hall! After being seated, we ordered the food and one after the other your waiters would come and falsify as to why we have not received our reserved table in the inner hall. One of your waiter, without even knowing the background came and stated that we were 30 minutes late, and hence had no right to complain!! We were highly offended at being treated in that manner, by a waiter who had not even bothered to check the actual details before coming to us and blurting non sensical excuses for their inefficiencies.

We went ahead and ordered the food, despite the nuisance and waited to be seated in the main hall when the table becomes available, we were moved after 45 minutes to the table and left their to sit for another hour without our food order being completed or served. We were seated in the far corner in the sofa lounges, where the air conditioner seemed to be out of order. No waiter attended to us, until finally after one and a half hour of waiting for our incomplete food order, we got up and asked for the manager to attend to us. Your most discourteous waiters, told us that we need to wait until he verifies wether we even placed the orders for the items we had been waiting for the last hour and a half! Instead of apologising for the absurd delay, we were handed disgusting service. No remorse or regret was shown by your manager, when we asked him to clear our bill, as we did not want to spend an extra minute at Alyanto. Your manger proceeded to showing an attitude and presented us our bill, charging us for the food that was never served to us over the last 2 hours!!!! They billed us thrice, producing wrong bills every time. Did not apologise even once, nor showed remorse at the fact that a paying customer was extremely unhappy and ready to walk out!

The last straw was when I asked for the names of the waiter and manager, along with the email to lodge a complaint, the manager stood at your entrance, and told us point blank that he will not provide us his name, as he had nothing to with the mismanagement. He refused to provide his name or apologise, all other personnel have been a witness to this. We have never had such an abhorable experience in our lives, where the fiery and rude temperaments of hired employees make Aylanto the worst choice for a dining experience.


Me, along with 3 others who were a part of this fiasco will perhaps never go to Aylanto, as the dining options in Lahore are many, but I felt it important to inform the person at the helm of affairs of how your employed staff is running your name and quality into dirt.
I strongly hope that appropriate action is taken to reprimand them.

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9  Thank travellerPakistan
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