Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) restaurants

Top Choice Keralan in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Villa Maya

Villa Maya is more an experience than a mere restaurant. Dining is either in the magnificent 18th-century Dutch-built mansion or in private curtained niches in the tranquil courtyard garden. The Keralan cuisine is e…
Top Choice South Indian in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Ariya Nivaas

Trivandrum's best all-you-can-eat South Indian veg thalis mean long-running Ariya Nivaas is always busy (especially at lunchtime), but service is snappy and the food fresh. There's an air-con dining room upstairs.
Keralan in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Padmavilasom Palace

At elegant, history-rich Padmavilasom Palace, Kerala's traditional vegetarian sadya (banquet) is delivered in all its banana-leaf sumptuousness within the courtyards of an exquisitely restored 19th-century ammaveedu…
Indian in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Indian Coffee House

Right beside Trivandrum's main bus stand, this branch of the famous Indian Coffee House serves its strong coffee and wallet-friendly snacks (biryanis, omelettes, masala dosa; savoury crepe stuffed with spiced potato…
Cafe in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)


Pocketed away in an otherwise unexciting mall, 2km east of central Trivandrum, this laid-back self-styled cafe-bistro is run by a duo of hands-on actors. Indian and international flavours mingle on the punchy menu –…
Indian in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)


A busy family favourite serving authentic Keralan seafood dishes such as molee (fish pieces in coconut sauce) and prawn masala, and excellent biryanis and tandoori. The main restaurant (with an air-con room) is spre…
Cafe in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Cherries & Berries

For comfort food, icy air-con and free wi-fi that really works, take a trip 2km east of the city centre to Cherries & Berries. The menu includes waffles, mini-pizzas, hot dogs, toasties, cakes, build-your-own om…
Bakery in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Bread Factory

For fresh bread, cakes and little bags of biscuits, next to MG Rd's well-known Azad restaurant.
South Indian in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Ananda Bhavan

A classic, cheap pure-veg place opposite the Secretariat specialising in tiffin snacks, thalis and dosas.