The historic city of Jaipur apart from being a tourist hot spot is slowly evolving into cultural hub. With unique and eclectic experiences, Jaipur is offering much more than a dose of history to locals and travellers. A prime example of this is how the food scene in Jaipur has seen a dramatic evolution.
While iconic restaurants such as Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar and Niros in Jaipur continue to be the best restaurants in Jaipur as they charm hearts and bellies. There is a new breed of restaurants that are upping the ante when it comes to experiential fine dining. Take a look.
Here are 10 experiential and best restaurants in Jaipur you must check out:
1. Verandah Café
Get a taste of the royal life at Verandah Café at Rambagh Palace. The hotel itself is one of Jaipur’s foremost luxury hotels and so the dining experience at Verandah Café is an extension of that. You will find yourself dining on carefully crafted modern Indian dishes with a dash of continental flair. You will also find peacocks as delightful companions roaming the grounds. A must-try at the café is their afternoon tea service with either a European fare or Indian and with an exceptional selection of teas.
Address: Rambagh Palace, Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur
Cuisine: North Indian, European
Cost for two people: Rs. 4000
2. Townsend Bar & Kitchen
A modern-vintage restaurant, Townsend Bar and Kitchen has ample al fresco seating as well as indoor space. The warm earthy tones of the stones and antique-inspired decor is offset with the use of teal blue and wrought iron. The cocktails are made with great care and the food is well executed with lots of people pleasers, including sushi, dumplings, pizzas and a good portion of Indian dishes for those who want a taste of comfort.
Address: Moti Doongri Rd, Anand Puri, Gangawal Park, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
Cuisine: Asian, Italian, Indian
Cost for two people: Rs, 1500
3. Bar Palladio
From the day Bar Palladio opened its doors to the public, the eatery has been the talk of the town. The bar is a homage to cocktail bars of the yore such as Caffé Florian and Harry’s Bar in Venice but with a Mughal aesthetic. Named after Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, Bar Palladio Jaipur’s vivid blue interior promises to offer the best of Italian flavours in the pink city. Bar Palladio has never fallen from its position as one of the top restaurants in Jaipur since its opening.
Address: Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, Kanota Bagh, Narain Singh Road, Jaipur
Cost for two people: Rs 2000
4. Native Cocktail Room
If you love a good cocktail, then you will love Native Cocktail Room. The bar with its speakeasy persona attracts only the serious cocktail connoisseur and promises not to disappoint. The food too is designed to pair well with the cocktails—it is one of the best dinner places in Jaipur. While the décor is an aesthetic combination of Indian kitsch and Art Deco vibes
Address: 51, Hathroi Fort, Hari Kishan Somani Marg, Ajmer Road, Gopalbari, Jaipur
Cuisine: Asian, Italian
Cost for two people: Rs 2000
The word baradari means a pavilion with 12 doorways in Hindi. The one in Jaipur’s City Palace is a carefully restored space that aims at offering you a modern interpretation of royal life. The restaurant has a multi-cuisine menu that gives you classic Italian dishes as well as tourist-friendly Indian fare.
Address: The City Palace, Gate 2, Jaleb Chowk, Jaipur
Cuisine: European, Indian
Cost for two people: Rs 2500
6. 1135 AD
Check out the rich and elaborate meals of the thakurs and rajas of Rajasthan at 1135 AD. The ornate décor takes the royal theme very seriously, with gold and silver inlay work and exquisitely carved furniture. The dishes on the menu are a collection of delicious kebabs and salan, gosht, kormas and more for different royal territories.
Address: Level 2, Jaleb Chowk, Amer Palace, Near Sheela Mata Temple, Amer, Jaipur
Cuisine: Mughlai, Rajasthani
Cost for two people: Rs 2500
7. Spice Court
If you want to taste the original flavours of Rajasthan, you cannot go wrong with Spice Court. The restaurant is set in a colonial bungalow that has been styled to look like the gymkhana and clubs of the bygone era. Classic kersangri, laal maans and daa lbaati churma is a must have. You must also give the keema bati a try here.
Address: Jacob Road, Mysore House/Achrol House Colony, Madrampur, Civil Lines, Jaipur
Cost for two people: Rs 1500
8. Roastery Coffee House
Inspired by the baoli or stepwells of Rajasthan, Roastery Coffee House’s design also features the unique architectural element. This is the fifth outlet of the homegrown café brand in India, the idea was to tap into the state’s abundant heritage. Apart from sourcing the best coffee India has to offer, Roastery Coffee House's bakery products and chocolates are renowned country-wide.
Address: J-8, Subhash Marg, C Scheme, Jaipur
Cuisine: Italian, American
Cost for two people: Rs 1000
On the 11th floor of the Mall of Jaipur is this lounge. Rosado is a 500-seater luxury lounge divided into indoor and outdoor spaces with themed décor. Founders Tarun and Varun Behl intend for Rosado to be a space that can cater to families, groups and party lovers as well. The menu boasts of global influences in food as well as cocktails.
Address: 11th Floor, Mall Of Jaipur, Gandhi Path, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur
Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Mexican
Cost for two people: Rs. 2500
10. Meraaki Kitchen
The vegetarian restaurant has a minimalist and modern approach to food and décor. The modern interpretation of vegetarian food has come as a breath of fresh air for the pink city locals who relish every bite of sev puri tacos and biryani arancini. You can also book the space for a specially curated dining meal.
Address: 27, Madrampura, Opposite Pillar 88, Civil Lines, Jaipur
Cuisine: Indian, Italian, Mexican
Cost for two people: Rs. 2000