Central Kerala restaurants

Top Choice International in Kochi (Cochin)

Malabar Junction

Set in an open-sided pavilion, the restaurant at Malabar House is movie-star cool, with white-tableclothed tables in a courtyard close to the small pool. There’s a seafood-based, European-style menu – the signature …
Top Choice Indian in Kochi (Cochin)

Dal Roti

There's a lot to like about busy Dal Roti. Friendly and knowledgable owner Ramesh will hold your hand through his expansive North Indian menu, which even sports its own glossary, and help you dive into his delicious…
Top Choice Indian in Kochi (Cochin)

Ginger House

Hidden behind a massive antique-filled godown (warehouse) is this weird and wonderful waterfront restaurant, where you can feast on Indian dishes and snacks – ginger prawns, ginger ice cream, ginger lassi…you get th…
Top Choice Cafe in Kochi (Cochin)

Kashi Art Cafe

An institution in Fort Cochin, this natural-light-filled place has a Zen, casual vibe and solid wood tables that spread out into a semi-courtyard space. The coffee is strong and the daily Western breakfast and lunch…
Top Choice South Indian in Thrissur (Trichur)

Hotel Bharath

The air-conditioned and spotless Bharath is regarded by most locals as the best veg restaurant in town and the place for a lunchtime thali meal, Keralan breakfast or spicy curry.
Cafe in Cherai Beach

Chilliout Cafe

For European-style comfort food by the beach – think burgers, pizzas, crêpes and barbecue – Chilliout Cafe is a breezy open-sided hang-out with sea views and a relaxed vibe. No alcohol.
Seafood in Kochi (Cochin)


On the footpath behind the Chinese fishing nets are several fishmongers, from whom you can buy fish (or prawns, scampi or lobster), then take your selection to one of the outdoor restaurants along Tower Rd where the…
Indian in Kochi (Cochin)

Grand Pavilion

The restaurant at the Grand Hotel is as elegant and retro-stylish as the hotel itself, with cream-coloured furniture and stiff tablecloths. It serves a tome of a menu that covers dishes from the West, North India, S…
Seafood in Kochi (Cochin)

Fusion Bay

This unassuming little family restaurant in central Fort Cochin is renowned locally for its Kerala Syrian fish delicacies cooked in the pollichathu style (masala spiced and grilled in a banana leaf), and assorted se…
Cafe in Kochi (Cochin)


This atmospheric cafe is the perfect venue for ‘high tea’, with 16 types of tea, sandwiches, cakes and a few meals served in chic, airy rooms. Witty tea-themed accents include loads of antique teapots, tea chests fo…