Summary : the Kwality Restaurant has a real café feel—like a Joe Lyons transplanted from London
If you can afford about Rs200 per head excluding tax, you can eat very well in Agr . The lunchtime buffets at the Mughal Sheraton (Chinese or Continental), at the Ta View (variety of cuisines) and at the Clarks Shiraz (Chinese, Continental and Indiana ) are all good value. The breakfast at the Clarks is an experience. Travellers return here in the evening, for live music, a la carte specialities (try the steaks), and relaxin atmosphere.
For cheaper fare (Rs70), try Zorba the Buddha below the tourist office. It’s a Rajneesh place, serving pure vegetarian food in air-conditioned comfort. Music and service are well above par. At the bottom of Sadar Bazaar, the Kwality Restaurant has a real café feel—like a Joe Lyons transplanted from London. It’s a rather dim, dingy place, but there’s nothing wrong with the food, the pastry counter, or the air-conditioning (Rs70 ).
Over the road, the cheaper Prakash does popular Indianstyle snacks. ITDC Cafeteria & Restaurant is very handy for Taj Mahal day-trippers (it’s just outside the entrance). Food though is limited to sandwiches, omelettes, snacks (Rs45).