Indian Restaurant suggestions:

Jun 19th, 2011, 08:25 PM
  #21  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,925
jules must have been in the other Bik--ner....

because there had been no B reporting here i was confident that we will be the first....

along that line can any one give me suggestions as to how we should act.... should we be all powerful in the British tradition in india.... should we be malable.... should we be scared.... should we be like a conquering despot??

confused and afraid...
rhkkmk is offline  
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:38 PM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,513
dgunbug oh we certainly saw the leading attraction of the "R" temple!! The smell was not to be forgotten! That was just in short snifs in Feb I can only imagine what it must be like for intrepid July travellers.

Perhaps I should look at my trip report to see if I mention dinner?!
jules39 is offline  
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:53 PM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,121
I can't remember who said this. Someone wise.

'You must learn how to be King...'

'Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them...".
dogster is offline  
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:50 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,131
The goddess Cicerone graced Bikaner while you were still counting pennies at the bank:

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...ays-in-feb.cfm

Here's Jules' report and some others:

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...afantastic.cfm

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...n-question.cfm

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...m#last-comment
Marija is online now  
Jun 20th, 2011, 06:03 AM
  #26  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,131
Very strange, thursday. Your post wasn't there when I did mine.
Marija is online now  
Jun 20th, 2011, 06:56 AM
  #27  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 446
For Varanasi there's not that much choice, we stayed at the Ganges View on Assi Ghat and ate Thaili's at the Haifa restaurant a couple of minutes walk away, that was the place that served us beer in a teapot. (No alcohol is served in Varanasi)We also had 2 other options recommended to us but we never ate at them they were Varuna and Keshari.

Jaipur, we had meals at Niro's and Copper Chimney which were both good but because we were quite tired on our first night we ate at the rooftop restaurant of our hotel (Umaid Mahal)and had the best Butter Chicken we've ever ate, nothing has matched it since so we've now given up ordering it.
We didn't manage to eat here but friends ate at the Laxmi Mishthan Bhander and liked it although I can't remember if it's only vegetarian food.

Jodhpur, our favourite was "On the rocks" it's a garden restaurant with all little glittering tealights on the trees, it was such a pretty place that anything we ate would've been worth it but the food was very good.

Udaipur, as others have said Ambrai is a favourite but also Whistling Teal was good, we also had a look at the Savage Garden menu which was recommended to us but the menu is Italian so as we are from Italy we gave it a miss but if you're a bit fed up with Indian you might give this a try, the place was packed so it must be quite good. We were staying at the Jagat Niwas Palace and ate there one evening but we made the mistake of ordering the Butter chicken which as I'v already said was nothing compared to the one we had in Jaipur at the Umaid Mahal.
Clark55 is offline  
Jun 20th, 2011, 07:26 AM
  #28  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 24,356
@Marija - it was odd - it didn't go up when I first posted it. I assumed it had been eaten by some lurking web bug and went to bed. Maybe Fodors has put me on preview???
thursdaysd is offline  
Jun 20th, 2011, 10:29 AM
  #29  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,925
all great suggestions... k is getting busy doing her research on each one...

in B we are at the hotel bhanwar niwas---"real india"??
rhkkmk is offline  
Jun 20th, 2011, 11:49 AM
  #30  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,892
"No alcohol is served in Varanasi" - incorrect.

We had beers every night at the Dolphin Restaurant.
Craig is offline  
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:45 PM
  #31  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,131
We (regrettably) drank wine at the Taj Ganges in Varanasi.
Marija is online now  
Jun 21st, 2011, 10:36 AM
  #32  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 446
Marija not to worry you didn't sin as the rule only applies to a certain distance around the river so all the hotels not situated near are allowed. Now you Craig were very naughty as no meat, eggs or alcohol are allowed near the river and the Dolphin being right on it is way out of line serving beers.
Seriously, I think the distance is 500 metres from the river but I could be wrong, it could be more. The restaurants don't keep alcohol on the premises not even hidden somewhere and there are strict controls but they usually send a child out for some who comes back with it wrapped up in paper and it's mostly served it in a teapot so that it looks like tea, I am therefore surprised that the Dolphin serves it so blatantly.
We also bought a bottle of wine from a shop near the Haifa but it was all very hush hush.
Clark55 is offline  
Jun 21st, 2011, 11:15 AM
  #33  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,131
I regret not the sinfulness of my deed but the poor quality of the Indian wine.
Marija is online now  
Jun 21st, 2011, 11:58 AM
  #34  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,892
Perhaps in vertical distance we were okay

At least we didn't eat any meat - hopefully the gods will go easy on us...
Craig is offline  
Jun 21st, 2011, 12:47 PM
  #35  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,756
Appreciate these recommendations in cities Bob has asked about. Could anyone make further recommendations for Orchha, Gwalior or Khajuraho restaurants?
dgunbug is offline  
Jun 21st, 2011, 03:08 PM
  #36  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,131
We ate at the Orchha Resort and were quite pleased. Our initial impression of the dining room was not favorable. The room was pretty empty and featured a buffet which we didn’t want to eat. (As part of our stay-well strategy we only ate buffets at breakfast when there was no alternative.) The vegetarian items on the lunch menu were not particularly appealing and we ended up selecting vegetable kabobs and a potato dish. We were very surprised when they turned out to be excellent. The vegetable kabobs were more like cooked vegetable patties with wonderful seasonings. Based on the success of this dish we tried ordering vegetable kabobs at other places but they just weren’t as good.
Marija is online now  
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:06 PM
  #37  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,925
i can't wait for my first beer or gin and tonic with a hamburger on my balcony overlooking the river, in fact almost touching the river..
rhkkmk is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2011, 05:38 AM
  #38  
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4
Restaurants in South Delhi- McD, Cosy and Naveen Restaurants
Restaurants in Central Delhi - Saravana Bhavan, Nirulas, Bhowani Junction and Parikrama.
devikasinghds is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2011, 12:56 PM
  #39  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,110
"No alcohol is served in Varanasi." You can bring miniatures of alcohol and drink in your room, which we did a couple of times in various hotels, not wanting to offend the sensibilities of our hosts.

In Gwalior, we stayed at the Usha Kiran Palace ("the second palace," as the houseboy called it) and had good food in their dining room. Hard as hell to find the hotel, though . . .
indianapearl is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2011, 03:18 PM
  #40  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,925
i do not mind offending them if they do not mind offending me...
rhkkmk is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:14 PM.