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Carpe Diem Restaurant

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by Ian Marshall (subscribe)
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Published December 28th 2012
Great vibe and decent food in this cool spot
On the road down to the Post Office upstairs from the "cinema" is this 2 storey restaurant with friendly service and a great vibe.

In my time in Mcleod, it was our main hangout as we had jam sessions in the rooftop cushion chill out area and drank beer until they chucked us out. This being India, they aren't open that late but then the mostly Nepali staff are quite flexible, so you will probably find yourself walking the empty streets of Mcleod Ganj on the way home.

The food when I was here was kind of average to be honest. The Thali pictured below was alright but without the strong spice you really want from Indian dishes. Their foreign food was a bit better, with decent pizzas (although not the best in town). I recommend their fruit custard and rice pudding as late night beer sops to warm in the cold nights of the mountains here.

They do water refills to save both you money and the environment the extra plastic bottles which are restricted in this area.

If you can get a few folk with guitars to come down and start a singalong this is definitely a favourite location.
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Why? Great vibe and singalongs
When: All day
Where: Jogibara Road, Mcleod Ganj
Cost: Around 120 Indian Rupees per dish
Your Comment
Wow! The food looks delicious.
by Shubhit (score: 2|155) 3810 days ago
You published this article about a month after I left - lived nearby for four years! And Carpe Diem was a favourite, staff are lovely sincere people.
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1501) 2568 days ago
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