Kerala's Western Ghats restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Munnar

Rapsy Restaurant

This spotless glass-fronted sanctuary from the bazaar is packed at lunchtime, with locals lining up for Rapsy’s famous paratha (Indian-style flaky bread) or biryani. It also makes a decent stab at fancy internationa…
Multicuisine in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary


For a dining splurge, head to the cavernous palapa-style restaurant at the new Kofiland Resort on the outskirts of town. Overlooking the pool and lagoon through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, it has a vast menu of …
Multicuisine in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chrissie’s Cafe

A perennially popular traveller haunt, this 1st-floor rooftop cafe is clean and airy and satisfies with cakes and snacks, excellent coffee, well-prepared Western faves like pizza and pasta, and even a Middle Eastern…
Multicuisine in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Ebony’s Cafe

This long-standing breezy rooftop joint has lots of pot plants and traveller-friendly tunes, while the menu serves up a simple assortment of Indian and Western food from mashed potato to basic pasta dishes and cold …
North Indian in Munnar

Sree Mahaveer Bhojanalaya

This pure-veg restaurant in SN Annex Hotel is madly popular with families for its great range of thalis: take your pick from Rajasthani, Gujarati, Punjabi and more, plus a dazzling array of veg dishes.
Cafe in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

French Restaurant & Bakery

This family-run shack set back from the main road is a good spot for breakfast or lunch, mainly for the fluffy tuna or cheese baguettes baked on-site, but also for pasta, pizza and noodle dishes.
South Indian in Munnar

Saravana Bhavan

Branch of the popular South Indian pure-veg chain serving all the idlis and dosas you could want.
Cafe in Munnar

Taste the Brews

A cool cafe near the bus stand for Continental-style breakfasts and tastings of local tea and coffee.
Indian in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Ambadi Restaurant

At the English-manor-style hotel of the same name, Ambadi has a more formal feel than most with an almost church-like decor, but the broad menu of North and South Indian dishes is very reasonably priced and the food…
Indian in Munnar


In the slightly fancy hotel of the same name, this brightly lit, smartish place serves Chinese, North and South Indian and Keralan specialties, including occasional lunch and dinner buffets (₹400).