Jaipur Palace is located a few minutes down the road from the famous Curry Mile and is found attached to the shabby Lansdowne "Hotel". We were pretty dubious about this place when we first entered, however, we were quickly blown away by the extensive all-vegetarian menu and the friendly and attentive owner's patient explanations of many of their unusual dishes. There were so many good recommendations that we couldn't decide between them and ordered far too much! Many dishes we tried were new to us but every one was mouthwatering and it was hard to choose a favourite. Can't remember most of the names but I think one of them was called Patra (steamed colocasia leaves rolled with a masala mix) it had a firm texture and was utterly delicious. Hubby had Malai Koftas and I had a curry with Aubergine and pomegranate. There were 8(!) types of daal to choose from; we tried the most unusual sounding one of course. We also went for one of the dosas (it was huge and came with a few accompaniments) Yes, it really was just the 2 of us! All of the other occupied tables were Indian families, which told us that this place is pretty authentic. And everyone was drinking mango lassis which made us very jealous - we'd already ordered beers when we realised what we were missing out on! Unsurprisingly I had about doubled in weight by the time we left but I was also ridiculously happy.
We do visit Manchester every few months to see family so will most definitely be making many repeat visits to work through the rest of the menu! I will be dieting profusely until then, so that I can gorge myself silly again on our next visit! Highly recommended!
Cons: a bit out o the way from the city centre, a bit too far from home in general