Having already dined in Chakra by Jaipur, Greystones, we decided to check out the group’s flagship property Jaipur on Georges Street. Shortly after being seated we were each treated to a complimentary glass of Kir Royale followed by lightly salted crispy pompadoms accompanied with various dipping chutney’s (mango, yogurt mint and tomato) to enjoy while we flicked through the menu. To drink we ordered a round of Cobra beer, and a bottle of R&G Pinot Grigio 2009. I’m a fan of Cobra, it’s cool & crisp and the wine was full of flavour, refreshing and paired very well with our dishes. Their menu is extensive and offers a good selection of different set dinners. We had booked a table for 6.30pm so we could avail of the early bird menu. Their early bird is at a great price of €19.99 (2 courses) per person. So it didn’t take long to decide which menu to order from! Since there were 5 of us, we could order a great selection of dishes, nearly everything off the menu. We asked for our starters to be brought out as a mixed platter so we could all share.
– Pan-fried potato cakes with spiced green peas, date chutney – Cardamom and mace Spiced Chicken Supreme with Mint Chutney – Skewered lamb mince kebab with Coriander pesto [We also ordered an additional portion of Kali Mirch Ka Jhinga – Black pepper & yoghurt marinated grilled jumbo prawns with avocado & red onion salsa. Really delicious!]
For our Mains we had: – Garlic and butter infused tiger prawns with jalfrezi sauce – Old Delhi style chicken with Tikka masala sauce – Wicklow lamb braised with brown onion and cardamom – Magalorean seafood Curry with Kokum & curry leaves – Awadhi Lamb Korma infused with mace & saffron
The mains came served with pilau rice, boiled rice and my favourite Garlic Naan bread. The naan was so good a second portion had to be ordered. We had a glance at the dessert menu but there was simply no room left. We ate here midweek and there were a few other tables, but the atmosphere of the restaurant was lacking or maybe it was our table being too loud! Jaipur offers great dishes at excellent value however if I had to pick one, I prefer Chakra in Greystones. (There are still other sister properties scattered around Dublin that I still have yet to experience!)
41 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: 01 677 0999 | Website