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.
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.
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,
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.
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.