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New Lighthouse Restaurant

Fresh seafood grilled, steamed or barbecued to taste is the speciality at this unadorned favourite, but there's also punchy veg or prawn biryani and an impressive globe-trotting menu. The upstairs beer terrace...

Indian in Port Blair

Annapurna Cafeteria

An excellent frills-free pure-veg option, reminiscent of a high-school cafeteria, that rustles up rich North Indian–style curries and delicious South Indian favourites, such as dosas (large savoury crêpe), vadas...

International in Port Blair


Amid palmtops, the SeaShell hotel's breezy and sophisticated rooftop lounge appeals for its sleek bar (cocktails ₹415), open-plan kitchen, high-season live music and views of Ross Island (Netaji Subhas Chandra...

Indian in Port Blair

Gagan Restaurant

This locally loved and low-key Bengali hole-in-the-wall serves great food at good prices, including Nicobari fish, crab curries and paneer in a world of versions.

Indian in Port Blair

Icy Spicy

It doesn’t look much from the outside, but buried away in this small mall is a busy, smartish pure-veg restaurant. It's often packed with visiting Indians, here for the tasty thalis (₹180 to ₹220), biryanis,...

Multicuisine in Port Blair


Right on the water at Sinclairs Bayview hotel, the Bayview is a relaxing place for an unhurried meal, with fine sea views and a tempting Indian-international selection, including spiced prawns, paneer masala and...

International in Port Blair

Excel Restaurant

The atmospheric bamboo restaurant atop Lalaji Bay View guesthouse brings a Havelock-style menu to the city, with grilled fish, burgers, momos (Tibetan dumplings) and more. A mellow, social place to chill out over...

Indian in Port Blair


From the family team behind the much-loved nearby Gagan Restaurant, Ananda does an astonishingly varied selection of South Indian breakfasts, rice and noodle stir-fries and North Indian veg, chicken, mutton and...

Cafe in Port Blair


Port Blair’s only real contemporary, wi-fi-equipped hang-out cafe is opposite the airport, 2km south of the city centre. The chocolate-brown decor sets the tone for brownies, espresso, French-press coffee and...

Seafood in Port Blair

Lighthouse Residency

Pick from seafood curries, tandoori specials, noodles and biryanis in the bright dining space, or head to the bar for a cold Kingfisher.