India's culinary landscape is as diverse as its culture, and every year, Condé Nast Traveller India unveils its list of the country's top restaurants, setting the stage for epicurean adventures. In 2023, the much-anticipated rankings were disclosed at a grand ceremony held at the Taj Lands End, Bandra. While the nation celebrated the incredible culinary talents across India, two remarkable restaurants from Jaipur managed to secure a spot on this prestigious list. Join us as we explore the two gastronomic gems that made it to this year's ranking.
Bar Palladio, Jaipur
When you think of Jaipur, images of opulent palaces and vibrant traditions may come to mind. However, nestled in the heart of this historic city is Bar Palladio, an establishment that seamlessly blends Italian elegance with Rajasthani grandeur. This chic restaurant and bar, located at the historic Narain Niwas Palace, offers an unrivaled ambiance with its cobalt-blue interiors, frescoed ceilings, and charming courtyard. It's a haven for those seeking a unique dining experience and an extensive menu offering Italian delights. The restaurant's selection to the top 50 list is a testament to its ability to transport you to another world while indulging your palate with the finest cuisine.
The Johri, Jaipur
Situated in the Pink City, The Johri is a celebration of Indian flavors and a culinary journey that takes you through the country's diverse gastronomic heritage. The restaurant's name, 'Johri,' refers to a jeweler—a fitting choice, given that dining here is an experience as precious as a gem. The decor reflects the richness of Indian culture and art, offering an authentic setting for an exquisite meal. The menu showcases a plethora of regional cuisines, allowing diners to explore the flavors of India, from Kashmir to Kerala. With an impeccable blend of traditional and contemporary culinary artistry, The Johri adds a unique sparkle to Jaipur's dining scene.
Condé Nast Traveller India's Top Restaurant Awards
Condé Nast Traveller India's Top Restaurant Awards are an embodiment of the culinary excellence that India has to offer. The list comprises an array of dining establishments that cater to a broad spectrum of tastes and preferences. The rankings are determined through a rigorous process involving 100 jurors from across the country, ensuring regional diversity and minimizing conflicts of interest. This exhaustive evaluation process provides us with a comprehensive guide to the best restaurants in India, offering a culinary journey like no other.
Full List Of India's Top 50 Restaurants
Indian Accent, The Lodhi, New Delhi
Avartana, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
Sienna Store & Café, Kolkata
The Bombay Canteen, Mumbai
Izumi Bandra, Mumbai
Bengaluru Oota Company, Bengaluru
Cavatina by Avinash Martins, Goa
The Table, Mumbai
For The Record - Vinyl Bar, Goa
Le Cirque Signature, The Leela Palace, Bengaluru
The Restaurant, The Bangala, Karaikudi
Izumi Assagao, Goa
Edible Archives, Goa
Kappa Chakka Kandhari, Chennai
Olive Bar and Kitchen, New Delhi
La Loca Maria, Mumbai
Karavalli, Vivanta Bengaluru
Residency Road, Bengaluru
Bar Palladio, Jaipur
Falak, The Leela Bhartiya City, Bengaluru
Plats, New Delhi
Wasabi by Morimoto - The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Baan Thai, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Burma Burma Restaurant & Tearoom, Indiranagar, Bengaluru
Carnatic Café, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi
Petisco, Goa Noon, Mumbai
The Glenburn Penthouse Restaurant, Kolkata
Southern Spice, Taj Coromandel, Chennai
Oota Bangalore, Bengaluru
Naru Noodle Bar, Bengaluru
Boteco - Restaurante Brasileiro, Bengaluru
Bread and Chocolate, White Town, Puducherry
The Johri, Jaipur
Toast & Tonic, Bengaluru
Chinoiserie, Taj Bengal, Kolkata
Coromandel Cafe, Puducherry
Cafe Lota, New Delhi
Baoshuan, The Oberoi, New Delhi
India's diverse food culture is something to be celebrated, and the Condé Nast Traveller India Top Restaurant Awards do just that. Jaipur, with its rich heritage, now has two incredible additions to the list of the country's top restaurants, further solidifying its reputation as a must-visit culinary destination. Bar Palladio and The Johri, each in their own unique way, reflect the grandeur and taste of this historic city. Whether you're a local resident or a traveler exploring the Pink City, these restaurants are a testament to Jaipur's growing reputation as a food lover's paradise.
So, the next time you find yourself in Jaipur, don't miss the opportunity to indulge in the culinary delights that have earned Bar Palladio and The Johri their rightful places on the list of India's best restaurants. The two Jaipur gems offer not just a meal, but a gastronomic journey through history and culture that's simply unforgettable.