Want to fine dine in Kovalam? Here’s where you can

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Kovalam has the best range of options in accommodation and fine dining, if you know where to book – and look!
It’s a fortunate blend when scenic beauty melds with the best in dining and accommodation. And that’s exactly what the best Kovalam beach resorts offer. The LeelaKovalam–the only cliff top luxury beach resort here – is a class apart when it comes to a deluxe stay, impeccable service and the best in dining options. The views from the hotel are stunning; after all, it is the country’s only cliff-top resort! Its restaurants (The Terrace, The Café at the Club, The Tides, The Sky Bar and The Bar), are acclaimed for their delectable food and drinks, as well as the tasteful interiors.


Apart from these dining spaces, you may also want to get a taste of what else is out there. Here are some fine dining restaurants in Kovalam that you might want to check out:
1. Bait, TajVivanta.The TajVivanta houses the superb Bait, one of the renowned fine dining restaurants in Kovalam. It is a seafood specialty restaurant, and you can reach it by taking a golf buggy from the hotel premises. Designed like a beach shack, the waves of the sea actually lap up to one side of the restaurant and part of the menu is created on open kitchens outside. You will love all their spicy but delectable seafood recipes on their menu.

2. Curry Leaf, Leela Beach. The Curry Leaf is known for its large spread of both North and South Indian food. Primarily a preferred destination for non-vegetarian food, it also offers a reasonably large menu for vegetarians. Be sure to try their local seafood and beef delicacies, sourced fresh on the same day and cooked in home grown spices. Plus, you will love the amazing vistas you can see from this two-storey restaurant.

3. Malabar Cafe. Seafood is king all over Kovalam, as is expected from a beach town that attracts a lot of tourists. The Malabar Café is the ultimate destination for sea food, especially their grilled fish and tandoor treats. Sample their grilled sea bass or red snapper basted with flavoured butter and lemon, and also the fish of your choice cooked to perfection in a tandoor oven. You can also make your way through lobster, prawn and crab dishes which are mildly spiced. All the food here is ideal for those who do not have a threshold for spicy fare.