Af Fresco dining by the waters edge: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Fish freshly caught is set out for you and you could buy it and then right next door they will cook it for you.. sit by the water, on the sand or inside the shack and slowly eat it.. best time of course is in the evening..
Favorite Dish: freshly caught sea fish usually from the chinese fishing nets just by the water
The Restaurant: Lunch at Metropolitan Hotel ..full of techies
A buffet dinner..
excellent curries from kerala and a smattering of north indian food but the food is Kerala Spice.. and you would be surprised to know that the chef is from Nepal.. he told me that most of the chefs in this part of the world are from Nepal.. I remember seeing Nepali people cooking at the Fort Cochin area as well.
Suresh took me and Sunil to Lunch. A sumptous lunch, cost us less than 8 usd for three... great value..
Tandoor / Chillies: Try Andhra Meals / Chicken Pepper Fry
Tandoor/Chillies twin restuarant on Layam Road is quite exciting. Try Chillies first. Andra Meal served on plantain leaf is mouth watering. The HOT CURRIES are exotic. Try the Chicken Pepper Fry here. It's different.
P.S. It's quite spicy!
Favorite Dish: Chicken Pepper Fry
Rice served on Plantain leaf
Paneer Butter Masala (TANDOOR)
Seagull Restaurant: Fresh Fish & Cold Beer on the Waterfront
The waterfront location makes this an ideal place to have some fresh seafood and an ice cold Kingfisher beer. You can sit on the open deck or in the 2nd floor AC room. There is also an open air covered seating area. Both the open deck and the 2nd floor room have wonderful views on the water letting you watch the ships go by while enjoying your meal.
The waiter brought over a tray of fish for us to select our lunch. We decided on fried pomfret, fish curry (whole fish with the head), and rice. Good choices all around - lunch was tasty.
Service was good and the AC room was packed at lunchtime with locals. Both sections downstairs were also full.
Prices were reasonable but be sure to ask the price of the fresh seafood so you are not surprised or overcharged.
Open Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
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Menorah Restaurant: Dining in the Historic Koder House
In years gone by the Koder House has been host to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Nobel Laureates, and prominent dignitaries. Today the three-storeyed Jewish heritage building is a boutique hotel and a landmark for visitors to Fort Cochin.
While we did not stay here, we had the pleasure of dining in Menorah, the hotel's multicuisine restaurant which not only offers Kerala, Continental, and India cuisines, but is the only restaurant in India to serve Jewish food. With the Chinese fishing nets literally steps away, fresh seafood is prominent on the menu. Main course offerings include Malabar Fish Curry, Alleppey Prawn Curry, Mix Grill Seafood Platter, and my favorite (and what I ordered), Chicken Korma, which was excellent.
The offerings for dessert included a specialty Jewish pudding (it was okay), a local favorite, Kerala payasam, and other Indian sweets. Wine and beer are served.
The decor and atmosphere were pleasant and service was good. I'd recommend stopping in here for a "nice" lunch or dinner.
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Ritz restaurant: A good place for Appam
People who had invited me to cochin had put a car and a driver at my disposal, so i decided to take advantage of it, by asking the driver to take me to the best place for Appam nearby . he drove to MG road in Ernakulam and there it was appam with the gravy.. very tasty indeed
Favorite Dish: Appam of course
mango tree lounge & cafe fortcochin: seafood grill at its best
Mango Tree lounge & cafe is located at princess street fort cochin above cafe cofee day. very famous for sea food grills,bistro,italian and continental foods.excellent indian tandoor also there. the major attraction is the presence of more than 70 years old Mango tree and rich heritage ambience in the restaurant.never miss the chance to sit under the mango tree with excellent music and tasty choice of dishes.worth visiting the restaurant.different experience
all the best travera
Favorite Dish: grilled pomfret wrapped in banana leaves and traditional kerala appam. try it out hot.appam has got brown lace around and the grilled fish will give you a tempting aroma of banana leaves.
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Teapot: Great place for coffee...oh and tea!
Came here for breakfast in the mornings and this place is very nice with teapots suspended from the ceiling. As the name suggests it's a great place to have a tea or cafe with a huge range on offer plus some great cakes like Death by Chocolate. The tables are made of tea chests, their stencilled writings proudly proclaiming: Produce of India. Tea accessories like strainers, tea balls, tea cosies, milk jugs and sugar pots; the entire tea paraphernalia is on display.
Kochi is home to some wonderful seafood restaurants. If you walk along the waterfront near the Chinese fishing nets, you'll see lots of stalls displaying their daily catch and they'll cook it for you, there and then! On offer are large and tiger prawns, shrimps, scampi and various types of fish that I don't know the name of. I had some large prawns at one place along with some salad and rice plus a drink for Rs320. Great stuff!
Dal Roti: Dal Roti and Mr Romesh Menon, its eclectic owner
While I was at the Dentist (Fatima Dental Specialty Clinic), the younger Dr John vouched for the food at Dal Roti, when I complained that the quality of Food in Fort cochin has gone down. Ask for Thava Biryani and you wont be disappointed, said he.
walking along the ageing mansions facing the padang/maidan/football ground, where once the ruling brits lived, one crosses into lilly street where you could see the entrance to the Bishops House.
The interior decoration of the place reflects the owner/chef with his eclectic taste, while it says that it serves Northern Indian Plains Fare, it is the interaction with his client that makes Mr Menon to adapt the dish to the client. He more or less designed the dish we requested for with the spices and the flavour.
he is an avid reader so we have a lovely conversation about Indian Literature in English and he explained why there has been a recent "boom" in indian literature.
as you enter there is a large wall hanging, dominating the room as well as a terracota of the bull, sacred in hindu mythology. it houses just a few tables and there is an alcove where one could sit and read, he invites you to do that..He also recommended Kashi Cafe for coffee..
Favorite Dish: Paneer Makhani, with red sauce with large chunks of Paneer in it, mellow in its taste as requested.
vegetable Biryani, savoury and plenty for lunch, as a single dish
ginger lime soda which quenches ones thirst
90+80+35+35 inr for a nice lunch and a chance to meet that rare breed of Indian, an intellectual, rather than ritualistic and nationalistic.. on this visit Mr Menon is the second intellectual we have met in Fort cochin, the other one being a gentle giant by the unlikely name of rockey..
I highly recommend this place
Krishna Cafe: Once more at Krishna Cafe
Backpackers and the tourists visiting Cochin has really degraded the local cuisine in that most of the restaurants in Fort Cochin cater to the tourists and the quality of the food has gone down. But Krishna Cafe does not have to do anything like that, they serve the original fare from South India..
each of my lunch or dinner at any of the restaurants serving the tourist trade in Fort Cochin cost me between 125 to 200 inr but the dinner at krishna cafe is less than 35 inr, four to five times cheaper. I also happen to like their food
Favorite Dish: Paper Dosay Masala
Vegetarian Hotel in front of Aspinwall Building: Lunch in the time of the British Raj
LUNCH IN THE TIME OF THE BRITISH RAJ
This vegetarian restaurant has not changed its location nor its menu for the past sixty years or so and the man serving and manning the cash counter had been there for 45 of those..
For the first time today, I saw some Europeans eating there. the lunchtime menu of “meals” rice with curd, various vegetable curries and sambar was somewhat bland. But who can complain when the meal which was filling and a cup of the sweet Indian tea was served for 1 euro?
DLips MangoTree Roof Top Restaurant Fort Cochin: Excellent Ambience and Great Fusion Menu
Multi cuisine restaurant with an excellent roof top locality. 65 years old mango tree spread over the roof top. serves tasty tibetan momos, italian pizzas,continental,thai,chinese and indian tandoor dishes. please don't forget to try out mango tree special fish in banana leaf and hot tandoor fish tikkas. warm service accompanied with a touch of country music. ideal place for spending your evenings.
Favorite Dish: Fish in Banana Leaf and Hot Tibetan Momos
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Arya Bhavan: Basic Tamil Food
This place fills up during lunch time, with "Meals Ready" sign advertising their complete meal which can be had on a banana leaf for 1 usd or less.
Hygiene in places like these are suspect but then again, if you are fussy about that you cant eat at most of the places in india and you would end up eating at makkos and pizza hut. good service. fast food really, but freshly made
Favorite Dish: Nye roast dosai
the lunch for two people came to 35 rupees which is under one dollar us
Palms Restaurant at Metropolitan: Taken to Lunch
When invited to go to Lunch, I suggested that we go to Palms restaurant. As I was leaving the very same afternoon for Bombay and Paris, a nice lunch was welcome. It is expensive by Keala standards, about 500 rupees for lunch but then again it is the best you can get. Because of the monsoon, they were throwing in a cocktail free with lunch. didnt get much buzz though, nice pineapple tasting cocktail and they said they had added gin
Favorite Dish: once again i tasted a variety of the foods, and this time the chef joined me in explaining the various dishes. Malayalees are extremely friendly and they are very happy that a visitor would make extra effort to come and eat at their place. this is my third time there
kerala fish curry
various vegetable condimetns
tapioca with fish curry
i had lunch there on 13th july. it is still the best. the general manager joined us when wew were having lunch and the attention was superb.
you could finish the dinner with payasam which is a local dessert
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