Jayaram Bakery: Well known in the city
Established in 1966, Jayaram Bakery is a leading and reputed name in Madurai for bakery products & restaurants. I came here for lunch after visiting the Sri Meenakshi Sundareshvara Temple and had a meal upstairs above the bakery shop. Good food and wonderful bakery items.
The Mughal: Indifferent curry
The Mughal is the Royal Court Hotel's rooftop restaurant. There are less than a dozen tables in a dimly lit place without a view. Service was at best indifferent.
This is in contrast to the hotel's main restaurant, which is an extension of its lobby. Service is excellent here and diners have a choice between an extensive buffet and a la carte orders.
Favorite Dish: At The Mughal I ordered Russian Eggs (Rs 90) and Kashmiri Mutton Curry (Rs 140). The Russian Eggs -- a dish I've ordered from Tokyo to London to San Francisco -- amounted to one egg sliced in two, a few peas and carrots, a lot of lettuce and gobs of mayonnaise. The mutton was gristly and overcooked, the sauce not a bit spicey.
In the main restaurant everything was good, especially the deserts.
Madurai has number of juice stands and shops. In hot weather of Madurai, the juice made to order from fresh fruits really quenches your thirst.
Favorite Dish: Watch which fruits are in season. Mangos, oranges, mosanbi are all good.