Varkala is a seaside tourist resort and spa located about 55 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram - the capital of Kerala. A beach paradise that is the perfect spot to spend an idyllic holiday away from the hustle bustle of the city, Varkala is visited by numerous tourists from far and wide.
The Restaurants in Varkala cater to all kinds of cuisines ranging from South Indian, to, though scarce, Italian, French and Continental. These restaurants are scattered both on the North cliff as well as the South cliff and the food and service offered is of decent quality.
The traditional Kerala fare and snacks served by the restaurants in Varkala are quite scrumptious and they will leave you craving for more. Majority of these restaurants are seasonal and they spring up during pick seasons.
The most charming among the restaurants in Varkala is the multi-cuisine restaurant attached to the Taj Garden Retreat. Enjoy a distinctive dining experience here with the wide range of options available from casual, all-day eateries to formal, fine dining. Serving a fine array of Indian and International cuisines, this restaurant will bowl you over with its excellent food and scenic views.
Good quality vegetarian food is available at Oottupura Vegetarian Restaurant, Jicky's Rooms, and Hotel Suprabhatham - the only strictly Vegetarian Restaurant in Varkala. The restaurant at Varkala Park Hotel near Varkala railway station is also a decent eatery.
Cafe del mar - lying on top of the cliff, is a food joint which offers first class Indian, Mexican and Italian dishes. While eating out at the restaurants in Varkala, don't forget to sample the fresh fish or seafood that is a specialty here. Seafood is caught by local fishermen and displayed in front of various restaurants. Choose a delicacy according to your taste and budget, and have it prepared in the tandoor exclusively for you.