Being the City of Lakes, Udaipur has plenty of lake-front restaurants that offer you fine dining experience. However, this small town has more to offer than you can imagine. If you are looking for some exceptional food in Udaipur you have to do better research. Most of the top restaurants are generally located close to the Lake Pichola. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t look beyond it. Lake Fateh Sagar and the places around it can offer you equally good food options. We made an instant decision to visit 1559 A.D. for dinner and it is surely one of the best restaurants in Udaipur. Let me share what we discovered.
After a very busy day, we decided to take a break and continue some of the activities on the following day. We started off our Saturday with the bicycle tour in Udaipur and then we took a break before we went for the Daboo printing tour. Walk and Pedal Travel Tours curated and managed both the tours and we had a great time. However, wanted to pause for the day and therefore we headed to our homestay. We had a quick nap and by evening we were ready to head somewhere.
Since we were close to the Lake Fateh Sagar, we decided to head to Fateh Sagar Pal. This is a straight lane that offers a great view of the Lake Fateh Sagar especially during the evening hours. This place was just 15 minutes away from our homestay and therefore we had a great time enjoying the evening walk.
We took some sunset shots and soon it was time for dinner. Using the Zomato app we decided to head to 1559 A.D. which is not very far from the Fateh Sagar Pal. We had been to 1559 A.D. on two occasions earlier but we had no clue about the quality of food served here. This was an instant decision to try a new restaurant.
1559 A.D. derives its name from the historical year when Maharana Udai Singh founded Udaipur in 1559. Initiated in 2009, the restaurant. is managed by the same people that also manage Upre in Udaipur. Unlike other lakeside restaurants in Udaipur, it has no grand entrance or breathtaking lake view. However, make no mistake it is one of the best restaurants in Udaipur at least as per our recommendation.
The moment you walk in the main entrance you see this garden area that has plenty of tables spread across evenly. If you enjoy meals in the open area you can have your lunch or dinner here. The lighting is perfect for the evening hours and gives you a pleasant feeling.
However, we chose to sit inside and the staff helped us pick the best seat. The interior of 1559 A.D. is classy and clean. The beige and white colour combination works perfect. The furniture isn’t flashy either. The simple and classic décor makes it look a perfect family restaurant that you can think of. We took the round table in the corner that would offer us better pictures.
Since we have been eating lot of Laal Maas and other meat items regularly we decided to eat vegetarian this time. Hence, we purposely picked the simple vegetarian items that would provide us with the right food experience.
We ordered some Aloo Gobi (Potatoes with Cauliflower) with plain naan. It was a very simple dinner but we were excited to try it in Udaipur. In terms of taste and quality, the food was really good. The brownie with ice cream was the best we had in Udaipur.
Since the management of 1559 A.D. and Upre is the same you can find similar food items on the menu. However, we personally felt that the brownie with ice cream here is far superior to that served in Upre.
The moment you step into 1559 A.D. you begin to feel a sense of comfort and class. The décor of the restaurant is designed keeping that in mind. The property makes you feel at home and at ease. You don’t get that regular restaurant vibes when you are here.
The lounge area of the restaurant is equally good. You can spend more time here than at Starbucks if you want to have over the food conversations. During the evening hours, there is live music playing that adds to the overall experience.
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Our impromptu visit to 1559 A.D. was definitely memorable. If you are in Udaipur, you should try this restaurant for the top class service they have to offer. They have ample parking space outside and you can have some quality time with your partner or family and friends.
If you are looking for something more than a lakeview restaurant this is the place that can offer you the best experience. The location is easy to find and you have a good variety of vegetarian and meat food items on the menu.
On our way out, we met Kalu, a balloon-seller selling LED balloons. We decided to interact with him and surprisingly he was extremely generous and kind to us. He allowed us to hold the balloons and take few pictures. We had a great conversation where he shared about how he goes about selling balloons and other stuff on the streets of Udaipur. After that we took a long walk to our Airbnb homestay in Udaipur talking about the day we spent.