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grande place | forteresse, Jaisalmer, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Just before we could enter the King's palace, struck the hunger bell, and we hit here. Even though, the owner was having her own meal, she welcomed us as if were here long returning babies :) Real cool place. The freshly squeezed alphonso shake was a delight to have with the oh so homely pasta . Will return forever and... More 

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Dehradun, India
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Happened to visit the place twice and one time was on birthday. Food is amazing and so is chef/owner. Walking through Fort I came across this restaurant. Open terrace leading to the main kitchen and a small room. You can sit anywhere even right next to the chef and chit-chat with him. The owner is himself a great cook and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

I was staying in the Fort and there aren't too many options to eat in the evening without walking out into the old city. The 8th of July has a superb location overlooking the main square of the Fort. I was a little disconcerted when I arrived to find I was the first (and only) customer. There's a very varied... More 

Thank SunBunny50
Pune, India
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Located in the fort of jaisalmer, simple place. The owner seems to be pampering but at some point it feels artificial (My personal view). The best taste we had in was paratha. Lassi and other stuff is good but will say the taste is same all over. But paratha are a good try.

Thank AkshayCA
England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This place was great to sit at and people watch over the main square of the fort with breakfast. The mango smoothie and jaisalmer lassi with saffron and almonds were absolutely delicious. I enjoyed a cheeky home comfort of vegemite on toast too. The Indian couple who runs this place have a wonderful nature and enjoy speaking to tourists in... More 

Thank JackNalice
Bengaluru, India
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This restaurant is within the fort, and run by an admirable woman who is hostess, cook, manager and owner all in one! It's best to go with the food she recommends - we were not disappointed! The Jaisalmeri special parathas were amazing, the vegetable side dishes were strictly okay but clearly made with fresh (organic?) ingredients, so healthy. The apple... More 

Thank rtd2_in
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This little quaint place is bang opposite the fort. It's quiet and lets you be. The lady who runs it Rama, is most interesting and makes it a point to add her personal touch while serving the dishes you ordered for.Herapple pies and ice creams are delish!! She also offers cooking classes to those interested along with stories galore. A... More 

Thank Sharmila R
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

I took a cooking class from Rama so I saw how she kept her kitchen and I learned to makes some basic curries/gravies. She is extremely hygienic and this is coming from someone who is quite particular about these things. Everything we had was delicious. She takes such pride in her work and makes everything from scratch. All of her... More 

Thank Ash R
New Delhi
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

This hotel is situated just opposite the Maharaja palace. Run by an Indian lady Mrs Bhatia - whose husband stays in Sydney. We asked for something quiet authentic - she proposed a juice of Alphonso Mango and freshly made Apple pie with home made vanilla ice-cream. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. (My daughter was throwing tantrums for ice cream and... More 

Thank SoumyaM
Plymouth, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

We have been traveling in India for three weeks with our son. He has lived, worked and traveled extensively in in India over the last three years. We think, and our son agrees, that "8 July Restaurant" is the best random restaurant in our travels i.e. fresh, tasty, wonderful personality of Rama the owner, etc. The food is so fresh.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: grande place | forteresse, Jaisalmer, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Rajasthan  >  Jaisalmer

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?