A Meat-Eater's Guide To Eating At The Best Cafes In Jaipur


We like being a little contrarian sometimes. And, it’s a complete myth that Jaipur doesn’t have great non-vegetarian dining options.

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Fine dining in Rajasthan, the royal way. Located within the Amber Fort. Luxurious and romantic, this grand restaurant serves in pure silver crockery, under sparkling chandeliers that hang from a recast roof with glass inlay and gold leaf motifs. Sit on regal furniture with silver-plated armrests. The Food isn’t too shabby either.

WHERE: Level 2, Jaleb Chowk, Near Sheela Mata Temple, Amer Palace, Amer.

Tel: 91 9829066688

PRICE: 2,500 for two.

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A hot favourite during Lit Fest (because of its proximity to the main venue), it’s also highly likely that you will run into some glittering Literati here. They also have great outdoor seating: candle-lit and romantic in the evening, charming and sunny with canopies during the day.

WHERE: Narayan Singh circle, Hotel Narain Niwas, Kanota Bagh, Narayan Singh Circle.

Tel: 0141 2565556

PRICE: `2,000 for two.

Run by a father-daughter duo, Jammie’s Kitchen is a delightful place for a spot of old-school cooking and authentic flavours. Perfect for a long lunch in the winter sun (they have lovely outdoor seating), they’re particularly a great option for non vegetarians visiting Jaipur (which otherwise tends to have only veg dining options).

WHERE: 52, Green Park, Queens Road, Vaishali Nagar,

Tel: 0141 3319406

PRICE: 1,500 for two.

If you’ve ever asked for recommendations for places to eat in Jaipur, this is the first name that pops up. It’s an old old classic–it opened back in 1949 and has been an MI Road landmark since. Serves veg, non veg and alcohol, too! Unless you’re craving chinese or have an upset stomach and need to have continental food, we’d suggest skip both and instead have their Rajasthani thali. It’s pretty good.

WHERE: Panch Batti, MI Road,

Tel: 0141 3319272

PRICE: 1,500 for two.

From a collection of luxury home decor and accessories, to promoting organic living, and a bistro offering world cuisines, Taruveda offers an experience that is beyond just a meal.

WHERE: 2 Mysore House, Jacob Road, Civil Lines

Tel: 0141 4043157.

PRICE: 1,000 for two.

Don’t go by it’s rustic-meets-touristy set up, the Lal Maas here is one of the best you’ll get in Jaipur. Also good for other Indian food, be sure to drop in if you’re craving rich, spicy Rajasthani cuisine, close to the venue.

WHERE: Maya Mansion, Opposite GPO, MI Road.

Tel: 0141 2371313.

PRICE: 1,000 for two.

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