Under the Mango Tree

Top choice mughlai in Bhopal

Jehan Numa Palace’s best restaurant specialises in barbecue kebabs and tandoor dishes (including vegetarian options). Most things on the menu are top-class, but the sampler platter of varied kebabs (from ₹1000) may well be the best meal you have in Madhya Pradesh.

Great food, wine, draft beer (Woodpecker, a local swill) and cocktails all combine under a romantic white pavilion and the heavy boughs of a venerable centenarian mango tree.

Take note that a couple of days a week are considered 'dry' days and alcohol isn't served.