Let Love Take Over: Kerala’s Romantic Restaurants

They say love does not follow No Thoroughfare and it enters everywhere!!! Having said that, Kerala ensures love steps into a slice of heaven on earth. The state is invaded by spectacular fine dining restaurants which stand as an inspiration for  that utterly romantic rendezvous.  Starry blue sky, view overlooking the sea, an ambiance to spark conversation and meal to remember forever, these restaurants melt the hardest hearts. Whether it is that first date to remind you butterflies or the wedding anniversary to know that new you, an evening in these restaurants come with seductive charm.

Grab your significant other and head to the romantic booth:-

The Rice Boat, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa

Every amorous encounter finds ultimate setting at The Rice Boat in Taj Vivanta Kochi. Housed on a stationery ‘Kettuvalam’ or Rice Boat, this space oozes rustic charm of the yesteryear Kerala. Not only you get drowned in the company of your significant other, but the spectacular waterfront view of the Fort Cochin seems to grow on you too. The signature dishes such as tiger prawns in coconut oil, white snapper in banana leaf and soft-shelled crab with tartar sauce come to life along with the soulful conversations. Whether you relish the fresh water catch or catch up with the Chefs whipping up magic in the interactive kitchen, this is one romantic dinner that Kochi loves to host.

Where: Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala

Call: 0484 664 3000

Fort House Restaurant

Is this the most romantic restaurant in Kochi? Well, it is simply impossible not to be seduced by Fort Restaurant’s gorgeous courtyard, where you will eat, drink and meet eyes under the starry sky with the shimmering fairy light!!! A leisurely lunch with burst of local flavors while you gaze at the ships pass by at this alluring waterfront location is sure to spark of that hidden connect. The big-hearted menu features comfort stars like Appam and Pork Vindaloo to give you romantic company apart from the one you already have!!! This Dreamy date is all about soulfulness!!!

Where: 2/6A, Calvathy Road, Fort Kochi, Kerala

Call: 0484 330 6337

Malabar Junction, The Malabar House

If heritage leaves you spellbound apart from love then an evening in the Dutch colonial Malabar House is sure to fix that romantic evening. Far away from the city, this boutique art hotel comprises of 18th Century Colonial Villas around a quaint courtyard and that is exactly where the acclaimed Mediterranean accent restaurant, Malabar Junction is located. Nestled among eye-catching artwork and exotic antique, Malabar Junction is an indulgent haven. While the emotions work its way out, the taste buds find home with The Duck Duet, lemongrass Tiger Prawns or Malabar Burger accompanied by an exhilarating wine menu. Passion Fruit Cheesecake ends the romantic meal while another journey might have just started this very evening.

Love knocks at 1/268-269, Parade Road, Kochi, Kerala

Call: 0484 221 6666

The History, Brunton Boatyard

It is not only the company that might make you forget the present, the historical charm of Brunton Boatyard will whisk you away to the past. The restored period building houses The History which overlooks the Kochi’s historic harbor and gets to host that luscious indulgence. While you sit back at the waterfront garden, spot birds and watch boats pass by over that laid-back meal, you wonder life has been good and love, surely liberating. Discovered by the Anglo-Indian Community of Fort Kochi, The Railway Mutton Curry adds that zing to that already sizzling chemistry.

Love knocks at 1/498, Calvetty Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala

Call 0484 284 6500

Bait Restaurant, Taj Green Cove Resort

It is not only the companion you fall for every day, a visit to Bait Restaurant at Vivanta by Taj Kovalam makes you fall for every other thing from ambience to food to the vibe!!! Bait Restaurant is located on a nearby strip of land, with gorgeous views of the sea on the one side and the gentle ripples of a serene lagoon on the other. You will be swept off your feet by the old-world charm created by the thatched roof, laterite wall and the worn-out lanterns. From the Beer Battered Calamari to the Murgh Dalchini, the gastronomic experience is unforgettable. A homemade Kulfi Dessert shared with your beloved ensures that another mesmerizing date follows soon.

Love knocks at G. V. Raja, Vattappara – Thattathumala Rd, Kovalam, Kerala 

Call 0471 661 3000

The Terrace, Leela Kovalam

The Leela Kovalam sits on a cliff, offering panoramic views of the Kovalam shoreline and the Arabian Sea. When you visit signature restaurant at Leela Kovalam, The Terrace, you are bound to forget the rest. This restaurant located by the infinity pool with sleek wooden décor and spacious calmness is ideal when conversations are about to take over the evening. Meen Pollichathe, Kingfish in spices cooked wrapped in a banana leaf is recommended by the Chef and is bound to give things a racy start. This quiet sanctuary with thoughtful attendants makes sure your evening runs smooth and memorable too.

Love knocks at Beach Road, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Call 0471 305 1234





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Sinjini Saha

Sinjini serves as the Feature Writer for What's Up Life. She redefines lifestyle through unique bird eye view to possibly everything that comes under the roof. Whether it is penning down offbeat thoughts or interacting with experts or just about dishing out regular articles, she intends to mix the high and low of everything that is hip and happening. Sinjini graduated from Loreto College post which she scooped up experience from her professional stint with Times of India and Zee TV.


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