The Monal Restaurant Islamabad

The Monal Restuarant Islamabad is located at a very nice place, the staff is well trained, open kitchen is a cool addition, the menu is quite large but the food quality is not up to the mark, service is too slow and the prices are very high.

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The Monal restaurant is located on Pir Sohawa road 17KM’s away from Islamabad at an approximately 30 minutes drive. The Monal is famous for its great food menu, breathtaking scenic views, romantic atmosphere and ideal place for friends and families to get together.

On the way to Monal, you will experience stunning natural views and Daman-e-Koh (a picnic point in the middle of Margalla hills) in case you have never been there. If you are an adventurous and like trekking, this is a great opportunity to reach Monal via Margalla road by foot. It will take 2 to 3 hours depending on your fitness level.

Whether you intend to start your journey meanwhile sun shines on Margalla hills, or whether you choose to drive in the romantic moonlight, it will cherish your heart long after and the experience you have will remain with you unforgettable.

However, it is recommended to visit this beautiful restaurant in the evening, ideal for romantic couples or honeymooners. The Monal offers food with live music every evening and also arranges musical nights on festive occasions.

The Monal Menu

The restaurant serves food from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM. The menu has a variety of foods that you can order including Cuisine, Continental, Fast food, BBQ, Platters, Drinks, Desserts, Italian and families, and individual deals. The Monal also has a party menu, breakfast menu and Sunday brunch.

Download/Preview complete new menu here.

Food Quality

Indeed the location of the restaurant is tremendous, warm welcome that you receive on your arrival is awesome and has a very large menu. But does it serve excellent quality food?

I must say, I was a bit disappointed with delay despite it was not overcrowded and the food served was not warm enough and Naan was bit cold, the tea flavor, they should make sure it hits the tables hot, maybe weather? I think, it wasn’t only me who experienced this thing but there are many other people who complained about it, be it on Tripadvisor, Google or Facebook.

Based on my first visit I would say the Pakistani platter was fine but not Mutton handi, I tried it at many restaurants, unfortunately, failed to meet my expectations. I would suggest them to raise the food standard a little.


Absolutely at best and child-friendly. However, parents or guardians should stay with their kids and you should never allow them to attend washroom alone, not only at Monal but at any public place.

Best time to visit Monal

In winters the best time to visit Monal would be 12:00 PM till 5:00 PM. After that it gets cold and sitting outside can become uncomfortable. You can be seated indoors, but one does not go to Monal to be seated indoors without seeing the beauty of the Margalla Hills and Islamabad.

However, in summers you can visit in the evening a few minutes before sunset till 11: 00 PM.

A Beautiful Sunset View from Monal Restaurant
A Beautiful Sunset View from Monal Restaurant

Wait! There’s more. The Monal restaurant has a wide area reserved for parking, the place is suitable for disabled persons as well. Staff is professionally trained, however, service is a bit slow. The restaurant took a great initiative in order to control food wastage. They offer 10% off to tables who do not have food leftover. Appreciated!

The review will be updated, upon our next visit. Let us know in the comments below what do you think about the Monal Restaurant and how was your experience.

Monal Phone Number: (051) 2898044
Get Directions: 9KM Pir Sohawa Rd, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

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