Jodhpur Royal Dining Dubai will have you eating like a king
Jodhpur Royal Dining Dubai serves really good Indian food with little modern twists. I loved this melt in the mouth, slow cooked lamb dish. A bit of New Wave Indian but not too much.
Where is Jodhpur Royal Dining Dubai located
This restaurant is located in the grounds of the Al Murooj Rotana complex near Dubai Mall. Go to the lobby and ask for a buggy to take you down to the restaurant. Then walk back up to burn off some of the calories you’ve consumed!
What to expect Food Wise at Jodhpur Royal Dining Dubai
We visited for dinner in August and sampled a comprehensive tasting menu of both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. The main chef Pradeep Khullar is extremely passionate about his craft and seems to really want to take constructive criticism on board to improve the overall experience for diners.
A bit of molecular gastronomy, lots of play on presentation, food arrives on little scooters and miniature pressure cookers, but still some traditional bits of serving, so larger sharing bowls of food for daal and chicken dishes.
Stand out dishes for me were the Black Lemon Pickle Prawn that was came with a beetroot carpaccio. AED 95 for 3 pieces seemed like good value.
I loved the kaffir, cranberry and mango sorbet and the presentation was really cute. But it would have worked well as a light dessert as opposed to a palate cleanser in the middle of this very Indian meal.
Our party all agreed the melt in the mouth lamb dish that had been cooked slowly for 8 hours was also excellent in all respects.
Room for improvement at Jodhpur Royal Dining Dubai
I know Chef Pradeep is working on a new menu so we’ll be reporting back on that once it’s ready, it may include a nod towards Rajasthan too! But what I felt let the restaurant down was the decor. The heavy furniture and dark ambience really didn’t seem to complement the genuinely innovative and tasty food, so it’s not a place I’d like to linger at for now.
But do go for the food. It’s open for both lunch and dinner every day. This restaurant was fairly full with mainly Indian diners on a quiet evening in August, that says a lot for the food!
Do you think palate cleansers are necessary within Indian meals? Let me know in a comment
Thank you Monica.