Located at a walking distance from the South Gate of the Taj Mahal, the Joney's Place is a quaint, little food-shack which boasts of serving from Middle-eastern and Indian cuisine. Its modest setup might deter you from entering the place, however, as you sit down to savor the delicacies offered by Joney, you wouldn't bother thinking about the setup. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves sandwiches, hummus, biryani as well as cheese fried rice served with spicy and tangy chicken or mutton curry. A must visit for foodies, drop in at Joney's Place anytime of the day while in the neighborhood.
The Silk Route experience starts right from the moment you enter the ornate red gate. The actual restaurant is located at the basement and is astonishingly large. The hand-carved wooden chairs and black marble tables with floral inlay reminiscent of many Mughal monuments gives the place a touch of class. The ornamental wall lamps complete the ethnic look. Colorful dolls sit poised to entertain the patrons with live puppet shows. The menu is primarily Indian with Mughlai cuisine featuring prominently. Though the restaurant has a Continental menu, the Mughlai specialties are recommended. With special buffets available all week, dining at The Silk Route Restaurant is a experience not to be missed.
The nondescript exterior may give a similar impression about the food served at Lucky Restaurant. This little restaurant however, has a surprising amount of fan following and finds mention in a number of local and international guidebooks. Particularly renowned for it's hearty breakfasts, it serves up a number of Indian and Western specialties as well. The free WiFi on offer makes this a great place to enjoy an early morning breakfast.
A delight for coffee-aficionados, the Latitude is a 24-hour lobby-level coffee shop of the Radisson Hotel Agra. The decor of the cafe is upscale and is neatly decked with tables and chairs spread across the room. A perfect place for conversation with friends and family or if you wish for some lone time, you can also read while you sip on a cup of your favorite latte. Apart from coffee, the cafe also serves food for breakfast, dinner and lunch and hosts a special Sunday morning brunch. Call or visit their website for more information.
Aptly named, the Merry go round is a revolving restaurant located within the Hotel Pushp-Villa in Taj Ganj. Serving a mixed menu of Indian, Chinese as well as Continental, it prides itself for being the only revolving restaurant in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Each rotation takes about 45 minutes to complete and gives ample opportunities to savor the breathtaking beauty of the Taj Mahal while enjoying the food. It's no wonder that the restaurant is a landmark and one of the most recognized facets of the hotel.
The Lounge within The Oberoi Amarvilas exudes elegance from the moment you enter. Like in the Bar, the wood and gold theme dominates the interiors. The walls adorned in chic golden floral patterns perfectly complement the regal interiors. Seating is in the form of comfy sofas grouped around little wooden tables. Serving tea and light breakfasts, the Lounge is a great place to chill out.
One of the few vegetarian restaurants in the city, Pankhuri Restaurant serves as a multi-cuisine restaurant offering food from the Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. The dishes are prepared with freshest of ingredients and some of its specialty includes vegetables and paneer dipped in tangy curries. It is an in-house restaurant of Hotel Moti Palace, although it does have a separate entrance for outsiders to walk in for lunch or dinner. The restaurant is sparkling clean and air conditioned to provide a relaxed atmosphere for the diners. Call for more information.
Come and dine at Deviram Sweets and Restaurant and enjoy the delicious meals that the place has to offer. It is particularly famous for it's Paneer Butter Masala and tandoori (clay oven) kebabs. They also offer refreshing drinks like lassi and milkshakes. The sweet shop sells various delicacies like almond milk, boondi laddoo, dhoklas and other sweets that will tickle all your sweet cravings. The restaurant is set in a laid-back atmosphere with a cozy and homespun vibe.
Head to the fine dining Indian-cuisine restaurant in Baluganj called Vedic Restaurant to experience a delightful treat of vegetarian food. Though the variety in the menu is mainly concentrated on North Indian delicacies of vegetables dipped in tangy and spicy curries, it also has a sizable variety in Chinese cuisine. For a complete Indian meal, start off with one of the kebabs as starters and then move on to the main course which has dishes like Vegetable Pasanda and Dal Bukhara along with naan. A glass of creamy sweet lassi serves as a perfect end to your meal. Apart from the food, the restaurant's calming ambiance and the friendly staff act as real bonuses, especially when you do not want anything else to come between you and the food.
Located within the Meher Complex, Dasaprakash specializes in the cuisine of South India. The little restaurant has a considerable fan following not only because of the excellent food, but also because the number of restaurants in Agra dishing out South Indian are few and far between. Open for lunch and dinner, this restaurant serves vegetarian fare and is one of the best options to have a South Indian meal in the city.
Jahapanah is a popular restaurant in the heart of Agra that is known for its delicious Lucknowi/Awadhi cuisine. Since its inception in 2014, this restaurant has earned a name for itself as one of the best Lucknowi restaurants in the neighborhood. Biryanis served here are popular amongst its patrons and a must try. With chicken, lamb and vegetable biryani available, you can enjoy their most popular dish no matter what your food preference. Are you a meat lover? Order the Chicken Kali Mirch or the Chicken Masala Lucknowi. Jahapanah comprises two completely air conditioned & spacious floors equipped with comfortable seating arrangements to ensure you have a pleasant dining experience.
Agra Chat House is a popular eatery serving Indian savouries in a no frills environment. This shop has been around for some time now and has somewhat turned out to be a popular landmark in the neighborhood. Agra Chat House serves lip smacking North Indian savouries like Aloo Chat, Gol Gappa, Papdi Chat and Aloo Tikki in a very reasonable price.