Kerala's Western Ghats restaurants

Multicuisine in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Spice Village

With tables sprinkled across a verandah or an earthy interior adorned with wood carvings, the sophisticated Spice Village resort restaurant serves a regularly changing menu of South Indian and international delicaci…
Multicuisine in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Chrissie’s Cafe

A perennially popular traveller haunt, this 1st-floor and rooftop cafe delivers with cakes and snacks, excellent coffee, free water refills, well-prepared Continental faves like pastas and salads, and fabulous signa…
Indian in Munnar

Rapsy Restaurant

This spotless glass-fronted sanctuary in the bazaar is packed at lunchtime, with locals lining up for Rapsy’s famous paratha (Indian-style flaky bread) or biryani. It's equally popular with travellers and makes a de…
Multicuisine in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Grandma's Cafe

Hidden down a few steps, this lively indoor-outdoor cafe-restaurant is all bamboo tables, good vibes and bright yellow walls scrawled with messages from past diners. Breakfasts wander the globe from French toast to …
Cafe in Munnar

Taste the Brews

An easy-going traveller-oriented cafe, opposite the bus station, for Continental-style breakfasts (omelettes, fruit salads), fresh juices, carrot cake and tastings of local tea and coffee.
Indian in Periyar Tiger Reserve


At the English-manor-style hotel of the same name, Ambadi feels more formal than most Kumily eateries, with an almost churchlike decor of carved wood and tiled floors. It's popular with locals and visitors alike for…
Multicuisine in Munnar

Ali Baba & 41 Dishes

A sizzling Indian-international menu of red-hot noodles, spiced seafood platters, paneer/chicken tikka, northern gravies and southern thalis draws locals and travellers to this halal restaurant with Munnar-themed mu…
South Indian in Munnar

Saravana Bhavan

Town-centre branch of South India's favourite pure-veg chain, serving all the idlis, dosas and filter coffee you could want. The restaurant was closed at research time due to the 2018 floods so check locally to see …
North Indian in Munnar

Sree Mahaveer Bhojanalaya

Friendly and well-dressed, this all-veg hit at the northern end of Munnar keeps busy with families for its great range of thalis: pick from Rajasthani, Gujarati, Punjabi and more, plus a dazzling array of vegetarian…
Multicuisine in Periyar Tiger Reserve


Overlooking a pool and a lagoon through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the cavernous restaurant at the swish Kofiland resort (3km west of town) presents a vast menu of North and South Indian dishes with an emphasis…