I agree with Arun, this is a nice little place. Staff are friendly and funny sometimes, very light hearted atmosphere. Being a lone female traveller it was one of the only places i could sit and relax and swim and just be myself without have some dirty waiter try it on. Thanks a million for the experience guys.
It is a great place to hang out in the daytime but it feels very special at night, the way Jimmy (the owner) has done it up combined with the music and that big ganesh poster...felt like the escape from reality that i needed on holiday. I saw many kids there and it seemed very family friendly.
But they could do with some more sunbeds, they only have about 10 and they get taken very quickly.
Favorite Dish: Couldnt get enough of their Indian Chicken dishes, my fav was Chilly Chicken.
Also got serioulsy addicted to their new drink Wimbledon Winner, it is like a cold strawberry tea.
When I visited Arambol during the low season two beach shacks were open. They were situated next to each other and I visited them both. The first time I had a Sprite to drink and sat outside watching the sea, but before I had finished it, it started to rain and I went inside. The second time big black clouds were approaching as I walked on the beach. I was in a hurry to come back to the restaurant in time, before the down pour, and only got a little wet. I sat down at a table where I had good view over the beach and ordered fish and coca cola.. Guess if I got disappointed when they put up a tarpaulin blocking the view in front of me. It was only to protect from the heavy rain blowing in, but before my meal came they took the tarpaulin down.
Soft drinks, like Sprite and Coke, were Rs 20 (June 2010).
Rockfish with French fries and salad was Rs 200.
I stayed at Lamuella and also ate most of my meals there. The food is good as they only serve fresh food. Because I visited during low season only a few dishes in the menu was available. Two evenings I ordered vegetable cuscus and the second time the meal turned out to be different from the first because of the fresh vegetables available.
My favourite was the fresh papaya and lemon juice (no sugar or water added) which I drank several times. It must be the best fruit juice I have ever tasted.
This is what I paid in the restaurant in June 2010:
Papaya and lemon juice Rs 50
Nescafe Rs 40
Egg, toast and espresso Rs 70
Fresh pasta with mushrooms and tofu Rs 130
Vegetable cuscus Rs 120
Beer Rs 50
Water (1 litre) Rs 20
Tea Rs 20
Soft drink Rs 20
The food here is good, clean and honestly priced. Got to try the 'Hello to the Queen', its more like a meal than a dessert. The main thing about this place is it has a nice hassle free vibe. Think it is run by a British Asain guy. Oh and the music is excellent all day. They have board games and books, i sat here all day (for many days) just hanging out, meeting cool people, swimming........just what i wanted .
Favorite Dish: Hello to the Queen (dessert)
Cheese Spinach Mushroom Burger
The Pizzas are good too
Mint Morning (Juice)
This place is somewhere on the road to the beach. Sometimes they have a traditional indian band playing. When I went the entrance fee was 100 roepies and you can drink the tea for free.