Suggested places to eat & drink in Cochin:
Malabar House: located just next to the Parade Ground.
Malabar Junction: a multi cuisine restaurant offering international and Indian cuisine along with seafood speciality. This is renowned to be one of the best restaurants in South India and I wouldn’t disagree. The menu is varied and lives up to expectations. We recommend the Lunchtime Thali, particularly the Vegetarian Thali which is popular in this area of India.
‘Divine’: the wine lounge. Funky, modern bar serving a range of wines and tapas but somehow managing to retain that unique Malabar Escapes Indian style. Fab. Try the degustation wine and tapas.
Brunton Boatyard: located just next to the Chinese fishing nets.
History: a specialty seafood and multi cuisine restaurant (where the menu adopts the names of places pertaining to the times of the British Raj)
Terrace Grill: Fantastic outdoor seafood dining on the first floor with amazing views over the harbour and Chinese fishing nets.
Armoury Bar: great for cocktails, try a Mojito!
Old Harbour Hotel: located opposite the Chinese fishing nets. Dining at Old Harbour Hotel is a delight, particularly at night when the garden is lit up to create a magical atmosphere. The restaurant has an indoor dining area that spills out onto a terrace with tables dotted around the garden and under the ancient mango tree. There is a good range of Western and local cuisine to suit most palettes but the speciality has to be the fish which is freshly caught just across the road! There is a special seafood menu and barbecue every night in the garden. We also enjoyed the duck curry – another Keralan speciality. All vegetables are organically grown and there is an emphasis on freshly squeezed juices.
Masala Fort: Bastion Street, behind Post Office, Fort Cochin. Contact number +91 9947487613, +91 9946849490. Owned & run by our good friends, Sophiya & Adrian D’souza (ex Malabar House), this is great value, great tasting local food.