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    Gateway Restaurant: So Good...We Went Back

    by Donna_in_India Updated Jul 20, 2014
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    This restaurant is a pure veg restaurant located on the main City Palace road. It is likely that you will pass it a few times during your stay in Udaipur. Usually places that are right in the middle of the tourist trail tend not to be so great. Fortunately that was not the case here.

    We stopped in one afternoon for a late lunch. The food was very good. We all had Indian dishes. I loved the bhindi masala (always my go-to dish in a veg restaurant) and really loved the crispy baby corn, which I hadn't had before (think fried mozzarella sticks). The atmosphere was very relaxing - loved the outdoor seating, which was one flight up overlooking the street (great for people-watching). Prices were very reasonable.

    We enjoyed our meal so much that we went back a second time. I'd definitely recommend eating here.

    Open 9:00 am – 10:00 pm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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    Jaiwana Haveli: Rooftop Restaurant With Great Lake Views

    by Donna_in_India Written Jul 20, 2014

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    Thali at Jaiwana Haveli Rooftop Restaurant
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    The best thing about this rooftop restaurant is the views of Lake Pichola and the buildings around it including the City Palace and the Taj Lake Palace. Indian, Chinese, and Continental food is served. There is inside and outside seating. It's nice to sit outside whenever the sun isn't shining! Breakfast is a great time to kick back with some coffee and an omelette and watch everything coming to life on the lake. Late afternoon is perfect to relax and watch the sunset over the lake. In the evening when it's dark, the City Palace and the Taj Lake Palace are both lit up.

    The food is good (I loved the thali) and prices are reasonable. We happened to be staying here (excellent place to stay too) but even if you're not, be sure to stop by for a meal!

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    Darikhana: Disappointing....Should Have Been Better....

    by Donna_in_India Written Jul 16, 2014

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    The Darikhana restaurant is part of the Jagmandir Island Palace, an HRH group hotel. After exploring Jagmandir Island we went to Darikhana for lunch. The interior - especially the marble columns - is very nice. The multi-cuisine menu was a la carte. There were a few tables of tourists including a large group - I usually don't think that's a good sign (seemed like a tour group). In this case, I was correct.

    The food was mediocre and the prices were high. However, the view across the lake to the City Palace Complex and the Lake Palace (Taj hotel) were lovely...and the AC was most welcomed! Definitely not a place I would eat at again nor would I recommend it.

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    Lotus Cafe & Restaurant: Traveler'sl Hangout with Good Food

    by Donna_in_India Written Jul 15, 2014

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    We stumbled upon this place while we were exploring. I'd normally bypass any place with a sign saying recommended by Lonely Planet but we were hungry. :-) It ended up being very good - serving both veg & non-veg dishes. Prices were very reasonable (less than $5 for lunch & drink). I had the bhindi (okra) masala and it was very good.

    There are a few tables downstairs and more upstairs. We ate downstairs and the only issue I had was 2 very loud tourists sitting within 2 feet of us. Still, I'd recommend Lotus Cafe. Seemed like a good place to meet other travelers. It's open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner (8 a.m.-10 p.m.)

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    Ambrai: It's All About the View

    by Donna_in_India Written Jul 12, 2014
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    Ambrai restaurant sits on the bank of Lake Pichola and is one of Udaipur's most popular restaurants. The views at night are what it's all about....the City Palace and the Lake Palace are both lit up beautifully.

    Ambrai serves Indian, Chinese, and Continental dishes. We all had Indian food, which was pretty spicy. In all my years in India, this was the only place where I got sick from the food.

    We didn't have reservations so we didn't have a table nearest to the water. It was very dark and there were A LOT of mosquitoes. We requested coils but unfortunately they did little to keep the mosquitoes away. Service was mediocre. The live music was a nice touch but not enough for me to go back for another meal.

    If you go, be sure to make a reservation for a table near the water and wear mosquito repellent!

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    Jagat Niwas restaurant, Udaipur: Lovely view over the lake.

    by pfsmalo Written Jul 4, 2014
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    Sitting on top of the 17th c Haveli of the same name with a splendid view over the lake is the Jagat Niwas restaurant. The waiter was pleasant and brought drinks quickly. We all took the mutton curry to make a change from the usual chicken. Fine, well-cooked and tender. Didn't have too long to wait but anyway with the view it wasn't a problem.

    We paid around 2200 INR (25€) all together including the various drinks which was pretty reasonable.

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    Jaiwani Haveli's Rooftop Restaurant: Curry with a view

    by Ramonq Updated Jun 23, 2012
    Great view

    The restaurant is right on the rooftop of Jaiwani Hotel and it offers one of the finest view of the Lake Hotel and Jag Mandir islands. It has an attentive and helpful staff. The restaurant offers vegetarian and non-veg eclectic flare. Of course, their expertise in Rajasthan style cooking.

    Favorite Dish: I tried their vegetarian curry with mungo beans. It was not hot (spicy) as I had expected but it was satisfying.

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    JAIWANA ROOFTOP RESTUARANT.: BEST VEGETARIAN IN UDAIPUR

    by lynnehamman Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    ROOFTOP  DINING- JAIWANA HOTEL RESTUARANT
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    We always stay at Jaiwana Hotel- so I have eaten many,many meals at the Rooftop Restuarant. Not only is the food of the very highest standerd- the view is spectacular.
    Breakfast, lunch or dinner is served indoors, in a glass enclosed diningroom, or outdoors on the rooftop terrace.
    The service is prompt, friendly and efficient. Yash, the owner/manager oversees all meals, and runs a strict ship here. He also makes sure that all his guests are well looked after. What amazed me (although it should not have) was the amount of NON residents at the hotel, who came to this restuarant just for meals.They were staying at nearby hotels, but word gets around regarding good food. And so good it is! Yash keeps the menu up to date by changing it monthly. The vegetarian dishes are tasty, imaginative and unusual. Meat dishes are also available. Also on the menu are a few Western favourites, like pastas- although I cannot imagine anyone choosing these over the great Indian dishes available.
    Desserts are a speciality too, with a wide variety.
    Booking ahead is a good idea- it gets crowded. Go at sunset, and watch the sun setting over the Arravelli Hills & Lake Pichola. An unforgettable sight.
    Beer and wines are available.

    Favorite Dish: Vegatarian "Sizzler" - comes sizzling and steaming to the table. It is mouth-watering & spicy.
    Spicy tomato soup
    Vegetable Biryani
    Aloo Mutttar ( spicy potato dish)
    And for dessert- the Gulab Jamun (hot) is the best in India. Wickedly rich.

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  • THE SUNSET TERRACE RESTAURANT: A LAKESIDE TERRACE

    by pravdr Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    BEAUTIFUL TERRACE WITH TABLES LAID OUT
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    forget about the food.this venue is all about ambience and romance. the sheer location will make the experience of dining enjoyable.this place comes alive after sunset.ideal time to go is just before sunset to watch the vivid colors of the desert sun as it takes its final bow.the lake palace in the foreground shimmering in the lake makes for a grand finale.as the sun dips down the tables are laid and candles put in place.the clear desert sky starts throwing up the twilight colors as the guests start filtering in and to the accompaniment of light musisc the palaces are illuminated.the atmosphere is so romantic that even hardcore romantic buffs can feel numb.
    then comes the second part beverages of exotic kind and food bon appetit!!

    Favorite Dish: almost everything they serve up is classy.

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  • POOLSIDE RESTAURANT: POOLSIDE AT SHIVNIWAS PALACE

    by pravdr Updated Apr 4, 2011
    SHIMMERING POOLSIDE
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    the poolside is a great place to have a dinner in the evening.consider yourself lucky if you are invited to a wedding dinner.the starlit open skies with the illuminated palaces and the minarets form a grand backdrop.the shimmering pool with ancient trees with a huge canopy with lights sparkling make up for a fairytale evening.the buffet ranges from INR 1200 per person to INR 12000 per person if you are holding it in an exotic location like jagmandir which is on an island inside lake pichola and the guests are taken there with a boat.
    celebrity weddings, rich businessmen,corporate parties,stars are a rule here.

    Favorite Dish: all indian and conti dishes are made to perfection.

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    Lake Palace Hotel: Night on Lake Pinchola

    by atufft Written Jan 6, 2011

    We viewed the palace from a distance at the City Palace, and immediately decided that we HAD to eat dinner there. That evening, we took the launch that leaves from below the City Palace. In the foggy darkness we arrived at the quay servicing the lake palace, and after a stroll around the grounds, were seated in at a corner table with windows of the lake on two sides. The marble palace construction takes over all parts of Jag Niwas Island as far as I could tell. The inside of the restaurant is as detailed in terms of painted and ornamentation as one finds anywhere in India. The meal was extraordinary, but so was the price. We also saw antique sailing vessel depart from the palace into the foggy night. Aboard was a full restaurant and bar for a special party.

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  • ARAVALLI: MEMORY OF MOUNTAINS

    by pravdr Updated May 9, 2009
    THE ROYAL EMBLEM OF SUNGOD IS IN VOGUE
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    well had a nice experience of having an early morning breakfast. the spread was selective not too lavish but good in quality the seating arrangements were excellent. the views from the restaurant overlooking the swimming pool with the aravalli mountains in the background is stupendous. the bright light can be sometimes disconcerting due to the glare. the evening time is magical with the swimming pool lit up and the ambience is very romantic.

    Favorite Dish: buffett breakfast

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    Restuarant At City Palace: A Royal Delight

    by lynnehamman Written Oct 20, 2008

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    We had tea & scones here while visiting the palace. The variety of cakes & desserts was large and difficult to choose, but we settled for some old fashioned scones. Served with Fresh Cream & Jam. I had a look at the dinner menu - it was extensive , with both vegetarian dishes, and many Mughal meat dishes. I regret not having proper meal here.........the atmosphere and views were great. It overlooks the lake, and service was quietly efficient.

    Favorite Dish: Afternoon Chai & Scones

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    Ambrai: Good Place for a Long Lunch

    by lynnehamman Updated Oct 15, 2008

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    RELAXING AT AMBRAI AFTER LUNCH
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    This wonderful open air restuarant is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is part of an hotel,but is heavily frequented by locals & tourists alike. Under huge shady trees, there are wrought-iron tables with comfortable chairs, and birds and squirrels round around, and perch on tables. Views are fantastic, overlooking ghats and the lake. Lunch can stretch on the whole afternoon.....its very relaxed. The service is good, the food is delicious, and the beer is cold.They also have a good wine list.
    At night, it comes alive with atmosphere. Candle-lit tables and music add to the exotic atmosphere.On weekend evening also dancing. It is wise to book for an evening meal.
    Ambrai can be reached on foot. It is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Lal Ghat,across the bridge.

    Favorite Dish: Pokara. Also all the vegetarian dishes were unbeatable.

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    Savage Garden: Great Atmosphere, Great Food

    by lynnehamman Written Oct 5, 2008

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    Courtyard, Savage Garden
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    This restuarant,tucked away in Chandpol, has a deep-blue painted walls, with mirrors & murals, and beautiful plants lining the charming courtyard. Its secluded & cosy. It also has an indoor dining area, which has comfortable seating, and is very tastefully furnished. It has a very relaxed atmophere... and is always crowded with happy travellers. The service was quick & efficient.
    For Lunches, its good to sit in the shady courtyard. They serve a good ice cold beer, or anything else that is required. The lunch menu is not as extensive as the dinner menu, but very adequate. Dinner is special, with candles and flowers and beautiful crockery & silver. Its best to book for an evening meal. Because it stays open until a very late hour, most diners can enjoy a meal, listen to the music, and linger over a cocktail afterwards.
    We really enjoyed this place......it has a funky feeling, quite unusual compared to other places we had eaten at.

    Favorite Dish: The Thali dishes were good, and various vegetarian dishes excellent. And the Tomato Soup was great, if somewhat spicy.

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