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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Where to Eat! (Jaipur Journals, Part 4)






Hi All! I’m sure you have read all 3 parts of Jaipur Journals. You can check them out here – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ! This is going to be Part 4 to conclude the Jaipur tour blogs! To be honest, for me, a journey to a place starts the moment I book tickets (no matter how prior) & it ends with the last blog post (no matter how later). So, I’ve got a heavy feeling in my heart because I don’t want it to be over just yet. This Jaipur journey has been on-going since March when the bookings were done. Now that I am on the last post, I have bitter-sweet feelings. I know that I will treasure the memories for a lifetime, but even so, I feel a little blue!


This post being about restaurant recommendations is sure to make me feel a little less blue. When we were planning the trip, we had decided to go to 9 restaurants, of which we went to 7. I think that’s a pretty great record, given how busy our days in Jaipur turned out to be! Check out the restaurants below!






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~~MUST RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS~~
On the House


Best restaurant in Jaipur if you want to eat really good & delicious food. The aroma of rich coffee is the first thing you'll notice after entering the place. Along with good food, ambience is also pretty amazing. Nothing extraordinary, but pleasant!


We had French fries, Nachos & Veg Quesadilla, of which Nachos were exceedingly good! The drinks were good as well. Turkish style Coffee (3/5) & Strawberry Banana Smoothie (4.5/5) tasted good.
The best part was the dessert - Oreo Cheesecake. 10/10!
Cheesecake is a must try when you're here. I have given OTH 4/5 stars on Zomato!




Tapri



This is one of the best places for good food in Jaipur. They have a rooftop restaurant which opens at 7 AM so you can have your breakfast there. The rooftop actually has the décor of a chai tapri!

Obviously, they have a variety of options of teas. We tried the traditional Masala Tea & fancy Hibiscus Tea. Both were perfect! We ate Vada Pav & Grilled Aloo Masala Sandwich. Both were really good in taste & had good quantity as well. Definitely recommended! Rated at 5/5 on Zomato!







~~AUTHENTIC JAIPUR FOOD~~
LMB
Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar (LMB) is one of the famous restaurants where you get authentic Rajasthani food. There’s a thali which is quite famous. We reached there at an odd time, so we had Chole Bhature instead. It was good, so you can try it out! We also had the famous Pyaz Kachori & Dal Kachori, which tasted absolutely delicious! Most of the sweets have a lot of ghee in it & I hate ghee, which is why I couldn’t eat Jaipur specialties like ghewar, jilebi etc.
You can also visit the all time famous Choki Dhani to have Rajasthani food.

Lassiwala

This was definitely the best drink I had in Jaipur & the best lassi I ever had in my life! We started our day with this lassi & the wonders it did to start our day in a positive note! It was so good that you don’t even feel bloated after having a glass full of it! Must recommended when in Jaipur! I have given it 5/5 stars on Zomato!


~~GOOD AMBIENCE BUT NOT GOOD FOOD~~

Samode Haveli



If you're looking to dine in a royal fashion, this is the place for you. But, if you're looking for good food, I suggest you think twice before eating here.

I had Mac N Cheese which was undercooked, chewy & didn't taste good. Also had Spaghetti which was okay enough but not worth the cost. Mashed Potatoes tasted good but lacked the flavour.
The Red Sangria & the dessert Tiramisu were the best ones. It was hands down the best Tiramisu I had tasted.

2 drinks, 3 dishes & 1 dessert costed us above Rs. 4000
Overall experience was very unsatisfactory. I rated it at 2/5 on Zomato.






Bar Palladio
We went for dinner at Bar Palladio on one of the nights. We had been wanting to go here as much as we wanted to go to Amer Fort & City Palace! In our view, it was not just a restaurant. The whole royal Palace theme was what we were excited about! The interiors are no doubt AMAZING! Blue walls, chandeliers, different rooms, stylish bar! It is a Palace turned into a restaurant.
However, the food did not meet our expectations at all. It’s an Italian restaurant where you cannot even understand the menu, leaving us with very little vegetarian options. While the drinks were good, the food was too simple for our taste. No average Indian would like the food here. The only thing we liked was the dessert Blueberry Panna Cotta! I rated Bar Palladio at 2/5 on Zomato.

Peacock Rooftop
It’s a lovely setting for a dinner. It’s on the rooftop & the place is set up with nice lights to give you peaceful vibes. But that’s about it. The food & drinks were not so good. Everything was on the sweeter side with nothing spicy. Not even the Burnt Garlic Noodles! It must be the first restaurant that had a high level of inhospitable service, not to mention the never-ending stairs that you have to climb to reach the top! The waiters were rude & ignored our calls. You can definitely skip this restaurant! I rated it at 1/5 on Zomato.

Some other restaurants that you can check out are Choki Dhani, Sultanat, Café Bae, Kokum Bistro, 1135 AD.

Now that I have poured all my Jaipur knowledge on to my blog, I feel complete. Only one thing is left to do. This was the first time I went with a friend & not having it ruin our friendship. So, here’s to you, Suruchi!

~~OFFICIAL TRAVELLING PARTNER~~


Suruchi! This was our first trip together & never in my wildest dreams would I had imagined it to be so AMAZING! I know I have already AWKWARDLY & FORMALLY thanked you enough. But here it goes again! Thank you for accompanying me on what was easily one of the best trips of my life! I’m glad we finally have one successful tour to check off the bucket list! And, I feel our friendship to be stronger than before & I am SO GLAD for it! While everything might not always be perfect, I’m happy to have you by my side. It’s nice to have a friend! Now that our Pivot Tour was great, you’re going to be my official travelling partner for future trips! No backsies! Here’s to many more memories in the most beautiful places!






All of you, thank you for sticking with me for these FOUR POSTS on Jaipur. For some, it might have been a lot, but I’m sure for some it might have been just what you were looking for. I’m sure there are obsessive planners like me out there & I’m glad to help you out! Let me know in the comments below which was your favourite place in Jaipur!
Goodbye, Jaipur! You were TRULY BEAUTIFUL & BEYOND STUNNING! Thank you for all the memories! I’ll always treasure my time with you.
Until next time,


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