Multicuisine in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Opposite the beach, this elegant restaurant at the 1860s heritage-style Raheem Residency is Alleppey’s finest. It has seating on a bijou open-sided terrace reached via a spiral staircase (though the sea views are now mostly blocked by a flyover). The menu creatively combines Keralan and European cuisine, specialising in local seafood; try the Alleppey fish curry or paneer-cashew curry.

Indian wines, Goan port and beer are all served, too, as are mini Keralan meals (₹350). In the fairy-lit garden below is the equally popular Harbour Restaurant, with a similar menu and deliciously cool beers.