Recommended restaurant in Leh? Bon Appetit

My recent trip to Ladakh was a delight on so many fronts.

Not only is this a super fabulous part of the world, with heavenly landscapes and lovely people, Ladakh will now forever be the place where I climbed my first “proper” mountain.
I was last in Ladakh in 2009, also on a trekking trip but boy, have things changed in 4 years. Not so much in the mountains and villages, to be honest, but in Leh, the capital, the changes are amazing. There are many more hotels, shops, internet cafes, and eating places than 4 years ago (many more cars, too, inevitably) but the great thing this time was that we actively ate well, as opposed to just eating. If you get my meaning.

One of the highlights of my time in Leh, on the eating front, was lunch at the appropriately named “Bon Appetit”.

It was a revelation.

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Gorgeous location, with views to die for.

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Lovely open airy spaces, both indoors and out.

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Great service. And the food…

My dears, the food.

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Perfectly al dente pasta –  my choice for lunch (below) – loved the clover garnish.20130723_144855

Delicious rocket salad.20130723_144815

Equally deliciously presented and tasting pizzas.

Great cold coffee.

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We were a party of 6, and everyone declared their meal/beverage to be a winner

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Below is the outdoor tandoori & kebab area, as well as the pretty aromatic herb garden through which you access the restaurant, which seemed much more Provençal than Ladakhi.  Gorgeous nonetheless.

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 Personally and enthusiastically recommended.

We paid our bill, and I did not tell anyone at the restaurant that I blog and review.

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