Wow - falafel, humus, pineapple lassi, space chocolate balls - just unimaginably fabulous food! I've had some digestion problems for a while [what a bummer, eh?], but as soon as I started feeling better, I was off to the Eye to eat, eat, eat! ;) It's a bit more expensive that the local dhabas, but it's Israeli!
There was this great guy called Pawan who was waiting there & who always played trance music... We just used to lazy around playing backgammon, chess or cards for hours - literally! We would get there in the morning & leave after the sunset! Of course, the view from the Eye is simpy breathtaking, since it's located on the third floor.
Aah, it's heaven!
Favorite Dish: Hello to the queen is hot crumbled chocolate cookies with ice-cream - go figure! ;)
Venus restaurant serves decent good-value veg dishes (Chinese, Indian and Continental) for breakfast / lunch / dinner. Just around the corner from main post office, on the way to Vishnu Temple. The corridor seats are perfect for a cup of Chai as watching the world goes by.
Favorite Dish: Veg chowmien and veg fried-rice
Multicusine restaurant which serves Continental, Chinese and Indian food.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
People can enjoy their meals sitting outside in the garden while watching natural beauty followed by Rajasthani folk dance and cultural activities.
Breakfast Rs 150 per person
Lunch Rs 200 per person
Dinner Rs 250 per person
Favorite Dish: Don't Miss German Bakery which provides a number of Bakery Items.
This was one of the best restaurants I experienced whilst touring around India for four months! There are lots of Israeli food on menu along with some great Italian dishes. I had penne pasta in a chilly and mushroom white sauce which was great. But not as great as the desert - hot banana crumble with chocolate sauce and ice cream! Bear in mine that I'm English and at this point had been away from home for 8 weeks, to see hot banana crumble on a menu was almost like seeing a mirage! I only in Pushkar for 2 nights and went to another restaurant the following night but returned here afterwards just so that I could have the crumble again!
I'm sure everyone who went to India has been told not to eat in the street! Well, that's reasonable if you have a bad digestion or something, but you're missing out so much!
The best food you can get is exactly in the street, in the local dhabas, where they make the food the real Indian way. If you eat in westernized restaurants, you will get westernized food, less spices & higher price. In dhabas you basically get what the locals get, which definitely makes it tastier, better & more natural.
Of course, I don't mean that you should eat in dhabas only - I mean, everyone deserves a decent meal - but if you're looking for something real Indian [and you're out of money], dhabas are the thing! Don't get intimidated by the looks, it's all hand-made, fire-cooked & water-washed...
Favorite Dish: The street vendors have all kinds of sweets, but if you're looking for a munch just to keep you going, take some fabulous samosa or something like that. If you're looking for a full lunch, there's always thali or rajma, which is always perfect!
I remember there were some restaurants that gave as-much-as-you-can-eat for 50 INR! Take the opportunity & live India!
Pushkar is a holy place, so there's no alcohol, no meat, no eggs.
But that doesn't mean that no decent food can be found.
Both, the Venus Hotel and the Moondance have very good and inexpensive veggie food.
A warning : if you try the bhang lassi at Moondance, make sure you don't have a bus to catch or any other important things to do. This one drink made me high for 7(!) hours!
A beautiful place to watch the sunset with a nice glass of banana lassi, is the lakeside terrace of the Pushkar Palace Hotel.
Favorite Dish: Try the Kashmiri Burger at Moondance !
Despite its great location, the Sunset Café also serves great veggie dishes (of course!!)
This tourist-packed restaurant is right in front of Kishangarh Ghat, the city’s fav hangout spot for watching the sunset over the holy Pushkar Lake. The opening hours is 7:30 a.m. to midnight. Be there about at least half an hour before sunset (depending on the season), because it only has 3-4 tables outside.
Favorite Dish: I strongly recommend the “Special Sunset Sizzler” and Mushroom Au Gratin
This is a very nice place where to rest for a bit drinking a cola or whatever, even having a dinner.
A nice and quiet place with amazing and so beautiful people!
You will find this place on the main street direction the main Gath.
After eating at the superb Rainbow restaurant the night before, I came here with the thought that this place had to do a lot to win me over. I had a "Shepherd's Pie", which in England is normally made from minced beef, but here was strickly a veggie dish so it was merely vegetables and a mashed potato and melted cheese top. Not bad but not quite the same as back home. This place is very busy with just one guy rushing around all the tables so service isn't brilliant. They had apple crumble on the menu but this wasn't available when I tried ordering it so I left and went back to the Rainbow to have their brilliant hot banana crumble instead.
We discovered Sanjay Hotel rooftop restaurant after a week and it became our favorite spot. The view is simply the best in Pushkar , you can see the whole lake from here with it being obscured by buildings etc.
The food was good , the portions ample and best of all the prices were very reasonable.
We made this our hang out place for the afternoons and after 3 days found other people had come to the same conclusion ...same faces , same tables every day.
With a glass of Chai being 5 rs a pop I could lose myself in a book all afternoon and not break the bank
Favorite Dish: My wife loved the Special Thali at 60 rs. Its the usual thali fare but the portions were good , food tasty and they were very accommodating to swap this for that , lose the naan add extra chapati's etc .
Beautiful view of the pond with a super peppy and happy service. It is hard to ask for more, but if you do, then the food is terrific too. You know the food is given thought when the menu's cover reads: All dishes prepared with love by Raju. =)
It's vegetable shepherds pie is famous and now I can tell you for good reason. The curries were delicious too and the spices can be customized to your palette of the moment. Do give this place a try.
It was strange to hear them play the ambient music of Krishna Das and Nina Hagen there because I have tracks by them too.
The buffet offers solid, wholesome vegies. No kidding around. Soul food but in a temple style sort of way because the dishes are mild and chunky. Good stuff for Rs100 per person. Clean, spacious environment. I personally liked it but for those who want a spicier affair, try another place. They also started to offer wood fired pizzas.
this is where we had lunch. they serve rajasthani food here and other basics. I simply loved it! very tasty and just like 'ghar ka khana' (homemade food). the people at the shop are also friendly - as most shopkeepers in pushkar tend to be. that day, there was some cricket match going on in which india was playing and we had quite a good time discussing cricket over lunch with these guys!
Favorite Dish: i had a thali which was great and it was real filling. also must try the host of sweets that they make. i had an amazzzzing malpua!
A nifty little place you have to walk up to the third floor to eat there. It as a nice view, and a laid back attitude. I havent been back since 2005 so I hope it still there because really it was some of the best food I had in India. The food was of good quailty as were the ingredients.
Favorite Dish: I love the eggplant, hummus peta (the fries are actually inside of it too)
This place does not need any introduction because everyone seems to know about it. Very popular. Comfortable environment. Food is prepared fresh and with care.
What I liked best was their bakery; the cheese cake needed more sugar but the banana nut bread was wonderful. I did not get a chance to try their delicious Bowl of Joy, which really wasn't corny on the menu. Their business card reads: Probably the best coffee for many moons. Yes, the coffee was nice and strong!
Relaxed, friendly owner. Open from 7:30am to 6:30pm. Place is closed from mid-May to first week of July. Not many tourists in Pushkar then.
P.S. Just to be clear, the photo is Not of Honey and Spice :)