The construction of this grand palace dates back in 1835. Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi resided in this splendid palace that holds the old world grandeur & charm to its true spirit. Now managed by the Taj group, this palace continues to be one of the top luxury destinations in Jaipur.
As soon as you enter the premises with exceptional façade lighting, the property looked every bit of dreamy during the night time. After a temperature check & sanitization, we headed towards the hotel reception area which was intricately decorated with standout furniture, striking lighting, eye-catching paintings & decorative things looking like it came straight out of a history book about palace living. One has got to visit this exceptional beauty for the most luxurious royal experience.
For our third anniversary celebrations and finally the first holiday after March’20, we wanted the dinner to be extra special for which we finalized the remarkable Rambagh Palace as the venue. The place offers various dining options including:
- Suvarna Mahal
- Steam (Wood-fired Pizzas & lounge bar)
- Rajput room (All day dining, quick bites)
- Verandah Café (Light Indian & Continental dishes)
- Polo Bar
- The Oriental (Pan-Asian delicacies)
Let me begin by telling you, I am yet to dine-in at a prettier restaurant with the fine-looking décor and exquisite cutlery. Suvarna Mahal specializes in Indian cuisine and the whole vibe is set around this cuisine, from the golden glasses to service staff dresses. The details in the interiors are spectacular and it is hard to give them a miss. The menu includes delicacies from Rajasthan, Awadh, Punjab & Hyderabad, giving you the opportunity to have the best food from all of India at one place. The vegetarian appetizers we ordered tasted quite fine however; the Dahi Kebabs in particular were extremely spicy which is unusual of any luxury dining places. From my experience, these places balance out the flavour in a way such that we do not end up having too much of a particular spice in the food. The mains again were quite pleasant tasting and did the job well. A special mention for the customisation options that they offer in case you not find what you want to eat on the menu.
To our dismay, the service at Rambagh Palace was a bit of a struggle. We were initially seated outside where we requested the hotel staff to move the heater closer to the table to which their reply was unsure and we were told we would be informed in a bit. But then really nothing happened and nobody informed us why that couldn’t be done. Even if some requests cannot be accommodated, the patrons must be informed about it. Since there wasn’t enough connect with the staff in the outside seating, so we moved inside to Suvarna Mahal where again the order taking process, changing of cutleries and food preparation took too long. It was probably an off day in terms of appropriate staffing. Anyhow, what the service lacked, the food & grandeur of the extravagant looking palace made up for.
Cost For Six
We were a group of six people, ordered a couple of drinks, appetizers for all & mains. The whole experience cost us approximately 4000 per person.
Summing It Up!
To quickly sum up the entire experience:
Ambience/Interiors/Mood : 10/5
Food & Drinks: 3.5/5
Would I recommend: 3.5/5 (Every place could have an off day for service but the whole experience is so worth it! Also, I’d love to have a meal in Steam the next time.)