• Signature Dishes: North Indian vegetarian dishes
  • Opening Times & Days: 7am to 11pm, daily
  • Address: Near Main Gau Ghat, Badi Basti, Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
  • Contact: 0145 277 3417
  • Reservation: No

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The rooftop restaurant at Hotel Everest Pushkar specialises in good quality, reasonable North Indian vegetarian dishes. Situated on a rooftop, the view over Pushkar city is quite spectacular. If you’re in Pushkar, look them up and I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful dinner.

Rooftop Hotel Everest Pushkar


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On our first night in Pushkar, we decided to have dinner at the rooftop restaurant of Hotel Everest. Given that we were staying here, it was a good option while we got acquainted with the city. It turned out to be a great decision, as it’s one of the best Pushkar restaurants and turned out to be our favourite.

The hotel is located in a good spot, right in the heart of Pushkar. It’s situated in a narrow laneway, so there are a lot of twists and turns to get here from the main road. However, there are really good signs on the walls along the alleyways so it’s fairly easy to find.

The rooftop restaurant at Hotel Everest specialises in North Indian vegetarian dishes. It is a small restaurant with only five tables and a kitchen situated on the rooftop.

We headed up to the rooftop around 7 pm for dinner. There were a lot of people at the restaurant as all five tables were filled. As a result, there was a lot of chatter, which gave a lively atmosphere to the place. Graham and I prefer background music when dining in a restaurant, but there was none here.


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The rooftop of the restaurant has a good view as we got to look out over the city of Pushkar. We could see a lot of buildings in the foreground and a distant hill which could be climbed at sunrise.

The service was a bit slow and the waiters were inattentive. It took a while to get the attention of the waiters to order our meals. Also they took their time before our dishes were taken away after dinner.

For our dinner we ordered two vegetarian mains – Mushroom Masala and Malai Kofta – with Jeera Rice and Chapattis.


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Mushroom Masala is a vegetarian dish containing mushrooms, tomatoes and capsicums in a spicy masala sauce.

This dish was cooked well and tasted really good. The vegetables were soft and moist, and had been delicately fried before being put into the sauce. The vegetables were nicely coated in the sauce and had a really good masala flavour which we enjoyed thoroughly. The sauce itself was thick and wasn’t oily, which we really appreciated. However, there weren’t a lot of mushrooms in this dish which was the only disappointment.


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Malai Kofta is a vegetarian alternative to meatballs. It is a classic North Indian dish which originated from the Mughlai cuisine. ‘Malai’ refers to the cream, and  ‘koftas’ are deep fried paneer (Indian cheese) and vegetable dumplings. Cooked in a rich and creamy tomato gravy, it is a rich dish which is extremely delicious when cooked well.

This was the best malai koftas we had on our trip around India. It had a solid paneer stuffing, which was the highlight of this dish, as all the other malai koftas we ate had very little stuffing. The sauce was mildly spiced and we particularly enjoyed it with our chappatis. The sauce also had cashews and raisins which gave it a savoury flavour which Graham particularly liked.

Chappati, also known as roti is flat, unleavened bread that is commonly eaten all over India. It is thinner than a tandoori roti or naan bread, and is cooked on a tava (flat pan).

The chappatis we ate here were freshly cooked, soft and moist. It supported the malai kofta really well, and we finished off the dish by dipping the chappatis in the sauce.

Jeera (cumin) Rice had a lovely flavour as the amount of jeera was well balanced with the rice. We always enjoy eating jeera rice over plain rice as the jeera accentuates the flavour of the curry. Here, it added a lot of flavour to the mushroom masala curry. The rice was fluffy and moist, so it was great to eat with the mushroom masala curry.


Eating at restaurants affiliated to hotels can be a hit or miss in India. At Hotel Everest, we thoroughly enjoyed the food, even though it was vegetarian. We ended up paying a bit over Rs 200 for our dinner, which was very reasonable for such a good meal. If you’re looking for great Pushkar restaurants, we highly recommend the rooftop restaurant at Hotel Everest.


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