Bhairo is situated on the rooftop of the Taj Lake Palace in Rajasthan’s Udaipur. The White City of Udaipur with its lakes and palaces. The marble gem that gives the impression of that it is floating in the middle of Lake Pichola with breathtaking views of the Aravalli Mountains, several palaces and Udaipur. The palace was originally built 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, sixty second successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar, but it is today a part of the Taj group since 1971.
Only selected people can dine at Bhairo. You can only reach the palace and Bhairo via the hotel’s boats from their jetty or arranged together with the Taj group and you must be a guest of the hotel or stay at any of Udaipur’s other five star hotels to be admitted. There are more great hotels nearby, like The Oberoi Udaivilas, but we can recommend at least a couple of nights at Taj Lake Palace.
Bhairo is an outside restaurant only so its opening hours depend on season and weather. The views you have from the restaurant are undoubtedly the best you can have anywhere in Udaipur and can compete with any in the world, with wonderful views of the surrounding lake and all seats have the best possible views of the city palace, Palace of the King of Mewar.
The cuisine is contemporary European, but with clear Asian touches. Bhairo has only been around in its present shape for a couple of years and there is still more to do to reach top quality, but the ambitious restaurant and kitchen team is working hard to reach the highest international standard. The team tries its way to deliver best possible taste experience and succeed sometimes and sometimes not. The menu is inspired by many others, but nothing wrong with that as long as the flavours do what they should for your taste buds and they mostly do on behalf of Bhairo.
The unique location and surrounding environment alone make up for a dinner at Bhairo. Taj Lake Palace has its fine dining restaurant Neel Kamal as well with its Indian cuisine, but Bhairo is our first bet so give it a try and you will probably be very satisfied at the same time you are paying tribute to the maharajas.
Written by Andy