Located at their beach front, Bait in the Vivanta by Taj offers a tempting array of seafood with marvelous views of the Arabian Sea to go with. This restaurant features a bar and alfresco seating. Tempting the palate is their wonderfully prepared prawn curry and signature wood fired snapper with a choice of tamarind or mango accents. With the fresh breeze painting your face, impeccable food and colorful concoctions from the bar, Bait provides for a simply unforgettable dining experience.
Creating the perfect blend of great food, fine art and music, Nirvana Lounge is an upbeat place that will dazzle your senses with everything that it has to offer. Dig into pan-Asian cuisine weighted towards Thai, Nepali and Chinese fare. Complement the savory flavors with a cup of expertly-brewed coffee and feast your eyes on contemporary, thoughtful artworks that adorn the wall. Stuff like cushion seating, a Buddha painting behind the main stage, bookshelves, and the rule of leaving your slippers outside the restaurant are some quirky touches that add to the overall peculiar atmosphere. The peppy music playing in the background also lends a fun, festive vibe to the place and adds to the casual, laid-back feel of the place. Jam sessions also take place every weekend, and open mic nights where people from the audience can sing, perform a dance or do stand-up comedy are also quite common. The place is great for both reconnecting with friends, making new ones or spending a cozy evening with your companion. If you are looking for a dining experience that you’ll remember for a long time, head to Nirvana Lounge and create some unforgettable memories.
The Sky Bar is a lounge and cocktail bar located inside The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, Kerala. It is a rooftop bar with an indoor and an outdoor seating that offers a spectacular views of the sea. You can enjoy the cool sea breeze kissing your face, listen to the waves that match the music by the in-house DJ, enjoy their out-of-the-world cocktails and mocktails, and bite into their selection of mouthwatering snacks. The Sky Bar is thus a perfect place to lounge, relax and have an unforgettable night out. This trendy rooftop bar is shut during monsoons.
Villa Maya is one of the best fine dining restaurants in the town as it is not only a visual delight but also a gastronomical gem. Set in a restored Dutch manor dating back to the 18th Century, its customized lighting lends an atmospheric ambiance to it that is ideal for special occasions and romantic dates. From the floating pavilion to the open court, foyer and dining rooms, everything oozes of refined elegance. Their vast menu is inspired by the cuisines of Italy, Morocco, India and Kerala. Each dish is intricate in terms of texture, flavor and presentation, and will tempt your palate. Their Keralam dishes covers the length and breadth of the state and offers an insight of the various influences that different culinary traditions have brought forth. It is a place to dine in leisure and savor every bite. You can also choose in their serene garden replete with lily ponds and fountains. Reservations are highly recommended.
Cherries & Berries is a family-friendly coffee house and dessert place. Set in the style of a modern, European cafe, expect the environment to be warm, welcoming and laid-back. Feel rejuvenated with a cup of fine Italian coffee, satiate your appetite with simple, homemade European food like pizzas, pasta, wraps, European-style burgers and a lot more. Wash down the savory meals with a drink from their extensive beverage menu. Frappes, milkshakes, coffees are just some of the options on the menu. The restaurant also offers child-friendly portions. If there is something as delicious as the food and drinks served up at this eatery, then it has to be their sumptuous desserts. Pamper your sweet tooth with a creamy pastry like Death-by-Chocolate, a hot favorite with the locals or go for one of their ice creams or cupcakes. Whatever your reason to stop by at Cherries & Berries, expect to be delighted by the hearty meals and drinks.
Situated within The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, this multi-cuisine restaurant is open all day and night. The Terrace provides a buffet facility with an inviting array of Oriental, Continental and Indian cuisines on the menu, not forgetting the authentic Kerela delicacies as well. With a pool side view for the eyes, refreshing breeze of Arabian sea for the mind and a tempting food for the mouth, The Terrace offers its visitors an invaluable dining experience.
The Indian Coffee House - Maveli Cafe in Thampanoor is one of the most famous Indian Coffee House franchises in Thiruvananthapuram, perhaps, because of the distinctive architecture of the building. This iconic structure was designed by renowned Indian architect Laurie Baker and is shaped like a cup, with tables set on wide steps leading to the top of the cafe surrounding the main center-column . Here, you can sip on the fresh hot coffee or enjoy other beverages such as fruit salad and fresh fruit juices along with local delicacies to munch on. Located next to the Thampanoor Central Bus Station, this budget coffee house is crowded during peak hours.
If you want to try out some spicy and delicious Punjabi food, Sharma Punjabi Dhaba is the place to go to. Although not much in terms of ambiance, the restaurant is one of the most popular Punjabi places in the city thanks to its amazing food. Try out soft rotis, spicy paneer butter masala and stuffed aloo paranthas and simple dal tadka. Serving purely vegetarian dishes, this restaurant definitely comes as a welcome change from the South Indian and Kerala restaurants in the area.
Lined with number of restaurants and eateries along the station road, Hotel Aryaas is a vegetarian restaurant that serves variety of food not only from the local cuisine but also from the north Indian cuisine. The menu mainly consists of delicacies made from paneer such as paneer tikka masala, paneer kadai and paneer bhurji to go with fresh freshly prepared paratha (bread made from wheat flour). If you want to try the local flavor then you can enjoy the dosa or appam with sambhar and coconut chutney, and round it off with fresh juices and ice creams for deserts. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with tables set for small families as well as large tables for group of 10 people.
Located very close to Thampanoor Bus Station and Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station, this restaurant offers a wide variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. The place will be crowded most days for lunch and dinner. The interiors are simple and the seating is cozy. The food choice is vast with a lot of Kerala specialties available and the most popular one being fish curry with rice. This is a nice place to have a quick fulfilling meal when in the city.
Travancore Kitchen, situated along the Station Road, is a fine place to enjoy food from local as well as from North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. The restaurant has a menu stuffed with variety of delicacies with equal emphasis on vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. This restaurant is one of the best places in this part of the city to enjoy the local delicacies of fish such as prawns fry and fish curry along with iddiyappam (steamed rice noodles) or puttu (pancake made of rice flour). Just like most of the restaurants in the city, Travancore Kitchen offers fresh fruit juices, milk shakes and ice-cream for desserts. Ideal place to dine with family, the restaurant also has takeaway service.
Located inside Hotel Arulakam, Arulakam Restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant that serves delicacies from the local cuisine. This budget price restaurant boasts of variety in its menu with as many as 10 different rice preparations, with range of other delicacies such as chettinad, kadai, Chinese and tikkas. You can either enjoy these inside the casual dining setup or place an order for home delivery. Call for more information.