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 is delivered in all its banana-leaf sumptuousness within the courtyards of an exquisitely restored 19th-century ammaveedu (royal re…
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 dosas) in a red-brick tower that looks like a …
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.