NB This review was 5 years ago...I've not been recently but the word on the grapevine is not good!
This restaurant is new this season (07/08) and is run by Soumyen who used to be the Head Chef at 'After Seven'. Seats about 50/60 people, and has a live pianist. The food is of the highest quality, and excellently presented.
Favorite Dish: Lets see:
Tuna Steaks, the signature dish of Chicken; the Fillet Steak; Fish, Chips, and mushy peas; The Snapper Fillet...plus the chocolate mousse, souffle's etc - its all yum!
Chris Bee, the original Chef at Sublime, has opened a great restaurant serving modern cuisine in Saligao. Lovely garden setting, nice lighting, and this weekend had live Sitar & Tabla playing.
NB You must make a reservation...number is 9822484051
IMPORTANT! Chris has moved the restaurant yet again...about the 4th move since I've known Chris...its now somewhere up north...Mandrem? So I've kinda given up on this place!
Favorite Dish: My starter was roast beetroot salad with wasabi dressing...fantastic! For mains I had A fillet steak served on mash with a lovely red wine sauce...simply gorg!
NB This review was a few years ago, but now in 2011 the food is still great!
Wok &Roll a South East Asian Restaurant created to tingle your taste bud, as Food is everyone’s first Language. This creation is situated just below the Fort Agauda, catching the view of the nerul creek, the Nerul Bridge & the beautiful Candolim church, nestled in the sleepy part of Candolim in sinquerim
At Wok & Roll, Cuisine & Service is at its best, as the owners Asheen, Alwyn & Joe are products of the 5 star Hospitality industries. Ingredients are flown in from the South East of Asia and blended with the fresh Ingredients of the Local market, giving you the authenticity & freshness of the cuisine. Local being their main cliental the cuisine is very moderately priced.
The restaurant has an environment which makes you relax and laze, filled with artifacts and paintings, surrounded with lush green plants & lounge music taking you into a trance.
Wok & Roll is your escape to South East Asia.
Favorite Dish: BEEF PANANG
SPARE RIBS WITH HONEY AND PLUM SAUCE
DUCK PAN ROLLS
FAMOUS THAI CURRIES
& llllllllllOOOOOTTTTSSS MOOOOOOOOORE
A daytime cafe located between Baga and Anjuna,makes it an ideal place to rest after a visit to the Flea Market held on Wednesdays in Anjuna.European food,sandwiches,snacks like croissants and buns,homemade jams,cookies,desserts(mmmm!) and lots of coffee!
Relaxed atmosphere,good portions,overall a nice experience!
Favorite Dish: Everything!Try some homemade Ham!
Great food in a lovely setting with lots of huge palms and greenery...but during the day it doubles as a travel agency, hence the name!
Favorite Dish: Too many to mention! Tuna Carpaccio, Angels on horseback, various steaks, red snapper, crab stuffed tomatoe, and a cold soup to die for! The food style is similar to that at Sublime...
There are lots of beach shacks on the beach at Candolim - however when we visited Goa it was in April -right at the end of the tourist season - a lot of the shacks have shut up shop and lliterally disappear away leaving just the beach behind. Bobby's was one of the few left.
All the seats look out to the ocean - you can sit at a litttle candlelit table and watch the sun go down and the twinklilng lights out in the sea.
Favorite Dish: We really enjoyed the vegetable curry with rice - I think it has coconut in it. the portion sizes are just right. The aloo gobi was also great
To the other side of Hi-Tide is Cafe Nirvana. The breakfast here is great - a 'small monty' costs 130 INR, and includes bacon and a really delicious Goan sausage.
We had lunch here too, and can recommend the veggie burgers (60INR).
The owner is an American guy who has lived here for years, and loves the Doors!
This is the place we stayed at (see hotel tips) so it was pretty convenient for it to have a restaurant as well. We had breakfast here several times, and dinner once.
The veggie set breakfast is very good value at 100 INR, as for that price you get baked beans, toast, boiled veg, chips, tea or coffee AND juice, whereas separately on the menu beans on toast (40) and orange juice (60) would come to the same total.
Their dinner menu includes pizza and burritos, both of which are good.
The Round Cube Beach Cafe is a cross between a restaurant and a bar. They do very good food, and dinner for two there cost us 245 INR including drinks. The guy running the bar was very friendly, and played some decent music.
This Italian restaurant is on the main high street of Palolem, just up the road from the gates from the beach and on the right. It is a little more expensive to eat here than somewhere more local, but I can thoroughly recommend the lasagne.
Fishermans Cove is a restaurant in the main road of Candolim, and is a choice if you don't want to walk down the Beach Road. They serve all kinds of food. I was there only one time due to the bad attitude of the waiter. The food (Chicken tikka) was good.
We stayed at the Seagull which was recommended by a friend. The stay was great and restaurant too was very well managed. We ate out a few times at several different place and concluded that the Seagull was the best.
They had good entertainment a few times of the week and also had a Giant screen on for most of the games shown..
There are many eating places around but either the service or the food or the atmosphere or the hygiene or the washrooms would be a let down...
So having experimented with almost all the restaurants around within 500 metre radius we then ate at the Seagull for the rest of our stay.
The manager Shiviji was always obliging and willing to make every effort to please guests..
Its definetely a MUST VISIT place..
Favorite Dish: Seafood was our favourite cause we love seafood but all the rest of the meals too were great and the place was packed most nights..
Chocolatti is an unusual place for Goa, where there is definitely not enough places serving good desserts! What started a few years ago as a place that sold very good cakes and chocolates, etc. has grown into a special place. The tables outside are set in a very relaxing garden and it is the perfect place to stop for afternoon tea (or cappuccino) and dessert. It is also a nice place for lunch but be sure to leave room for dessert or make 2 visits! (Also open for breakfast.)
Salads, sandwiches, etc. are on the menu but I think the highlight is the desserts. Try the chocolate cake, brownies, truffles, etc.!
Open 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This is a very popular place that is located in the heart of the action in central Calangute. As the name suggests, there is heavy emphasis on steaks with all types being available plus things like surf & turf, which, for me, was great to see after travelling around India for 11 weeks up until then with hardly a whiff of beef as cows are sacred in India. You can sit outside and watch people go by but also the traffic along the busy road. Inside, you can sit and watch football on TV.
I came here every morning to have breakfast that cost Rs100 compared with Rs200 in other places nearby. It consisted of beef bacon, 2 small cocktail sausages, large fresh toasted bread roll, baked beans, 2 eggs and mushroom, so you can call it a proper English breakfast! I also had a dinner here of Chinese chilly pork and rice which was good to have as I hadn't eaten pork since I started my big Indian trip in Delhi about 11 weeks before. Also tucked into an ice cream sundae and, of course, a beer. Good place with a nice veranda out front to sit and watch people go by.