Dining in Udaipur

Dining in Udaipur is made special by the infamous roof top restaurants which mean that wherever you choose to eat, your experience will have no equal and will undoubtably be unforgettable.

Every street in Udaipur has some exciting hidden treasures so the best way to find a good restaurant is simply to explore. Every day go somewhere new and every day your heart will appear to stop beating as you discover another magical roof top terrace full of beautiful food and views of the sun setting over the stunning Pichola lake.

Listen out for the live entertainment, the sound of dancing feet, womens saries swirl in a myriad of colours and sounds while you delight in some of the finest food in the world.

Here is a guide to some of the best restaurants in Udaipur carefully selected from personal experience and word of mouth ...enjoy!

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The Aamantran Restaurant

Beautifully decorated in traditional Rajasthani themes, the Aamantran Restaurant at the Raj Drashan Hotel, serves up stunning multi-cuisine food.

Choose from Chinese, Indian or continental, but if you are going to visit then you really have to try the Indian Jiaozi. It's a dumpling that comes with a choice of fillings: ground meat, roasted peanuts, vegetables, cheese with meat and vegetables.

Aravalli Restaurant

The Trident Hotel in Udaipur is set in an absolutely stunning location and also plays host to the Aravalli Restaurant. The restaurant which has views over the rolling Avaralli hills offers sumptuous multi-cuisine food from either a buffet or a select a la carte menu.

Alongside the romantic views and tasty food, are a range of rather special cocktails and wines which mix well with the electric atmosphere and the warm mountain air.

Also in the hotel is the Amrit Mahal Bar which also provides a great choice of food and drinks.

Jagat Niwas Palace Terrace Restaurant

The Jagat Niwas Palace Terrace Restaurant in Udaipur is housed in a seventeenth century havelis which is both beautifully decorated and uniquely located.

The open air restaurant lends itself to fine dining and with spectacular, panoramic views of the lake and the lake palace, the restaurant, especially at night is one of the romantic locations in Udaipur.

The tables are set brilliantly and the cushions are elevated to create the desired alcove for you where you can sit and eat your meal at leisure. The vast a la carte menu, at first sight, offers a strange selection of food but I can assure you that you will not be dissapointed!

It is a very popular restaurant so it is definitely worth booking in advance.

Neel Kamal Restaurant

Some of the finest dining in Udaipur is brought to you by the Neel Kamal Restaurant, which is placed on the Lake palace and is definitely a must. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to eat in this place and it has got to be one of the most perfect dining locations in the world.

With the Avaralli hills on one side and the illuminated city and city palace on the other, the Neel Kamal restaraunt offers a unique dining experience and is highly regarded to be the most romantic restaurant in Udaipur.

It serves both Indian and continental food and there is always classical Indian music playing in the backround. The cooking is all wood fired and along with the huge selcetion of fine wines, this is truly an unforgettable experience.

Induldge in some traditional Rajasthani delights such as the Royal Palace Thali which is a compilation of local specialities, such as wood-smoked morels in saffron-cashew gravy or the lentil dish Thikari kid al.

The restaurant is far from cheap and you have to dress reasonably smartly and book in advance. The restaurant is open from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm for lunch and 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm for dinner.

Padmini Restaraunt

This palace, located at the grand Laxmi Hotel and opposite the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake serves up some real speacialities.

The decor of the palace is that of the ancient Rajputs. The furniture and paintings reflect the palace's old heritage while you will discover some well cooked, proper Rajsthani Cuisine.

Dal-Bati, Churma, Kebabs, Lachha Parantha and Safed Maans are some of the reccomended dishes. There is also Tandoori and other North American food and some Chinese which you will probably want to avoid.

No need to book.

The Oberoi

The environment you find yourself in when dining at the Oberoi is one of style and elegance, which can send a shiver down your spine.

The hotel has two restaurants which offer outdoor or indoor dining and serve mouth watering Indian, Continental, Thai and Mediterranean cuisine. There is a wide range of fine wines and cocktails to choose from and there is often live music and traditional Indian dancing.

Dress smartly and book in advance.

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