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Ginger House

Jew Town Road | Mattancherri, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
+91 484 221 1145
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Ranked #25 of 520 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is India’s first and only museum restaurant which offers you a meal in the setting of history! The restaurant is an architectural marvel, completely made up of antique furniture – including the tables, chairs, counters, pillars, door frames, etc. The Ginger House Restaurant gives great views of olden treasures housed in the Heritage Arts museum showroom and offers the chance for customers to explore Indian heritage along with their meal.The Ginger House Restaurant’s specialities range from a wide range of ginger products to authentic Kerala cuisine! Great food, great ambiance and a wonderful feeling of being a part of a rich legacy – That is the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is an extension of the Heritage Arts antique showroom, located in Jew Town, Mattancheri in Kochi. The restaurant is owned by Mr. N.B. Majnu and his family. Mr. N.B. Majnu started this restaurant in the year (please insert correct year of restaurant starting) and has since been pioneering new and innovative concepts with antiques and its legacies.The Ginger House Restaurant is a unique restaurant, built in the lap of history. It is an antique restaurant, designed tastefully with furniture belonging to the old ages. The Ginger House Restaurant gives the customers a wonderful feel of being surrounded by temple Gods, bronze bulls and other pieces of Indian history, lending an other-worldly charm to their dining experience. The restaurant stands out on account of the way in which it is designed, giving the customers great views of the Kochi baywaters and the antique marvels of the Heritage Art showroom. Every bit of the restaurant is built with antique material, including the chairs, the royal counters, dining areas, decorated ceiling, etc. The wood going into making these are sourced from old tharavadus and Kerala houses. All the furniture is designed in the production house of Heritage Arts. The best part of this is that all of the antique furniture in the restaurant and the museum showroom are for sale!!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is India’s first and only museum restaurant which offers you a meal in the setting of history! The restaurant is an architectural marvel, completely made up of antique furniture – including the tables, chairs, counters, pillars, door frames, etc. The Ginger House Restaurant gives great views of olden treasures housed in the Heritage Arts museum showroom and offers the chance for customers to explore Indian heritage along with their meal.The Ginger House Restaurant’s specialities range from a wide range of ginger products to authentic Kerala cuisine! Great food, great ambiance and a wonderful feeling of being a part of a rich legacy – That is the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is an extension of the Heritage Arts antique showroom, located in Jew Town, Mattancheri in Kochi. The restaurant is owned by Mr. N.B. Majnu and his family. Mr. N.B. Majnu started this restaurant in the year (please insert correct year of restaurant starting) and has since been pioneering new and innovative concepts with antiques and its legacies.The Ginger House Restaurant is a unique restaurant, built in the lap of history. It is an antique restaurant, designed tastefully with furniture belonging to the old ages. The Ginger House Restaurant gives the customers a wonderful feel of being surrounded by temple Gods, bronze bulls and other pieces of Indian history, lending an other-worldly charm to their dining experience. The restaurant stands out on account of the way in which it is designed, giving the customers great views of the Kochi baywaters and the antique marvels of the Heritage Art showroom. Every bit of the restaurant is built with antique material, including the chairs, the royal counters, dining areas, decorated ceiling, etc. The wood going into making these are sourced from old tharavadus and Kerala houses. All the furniture is designed in the production house of Heritage Arts. The best part of this is that all of the antique furniture in the restaurant and the museum showroom are for sale!!
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

what an amazing place - antiques ....large warehouses full of them , a lovely view while sitting at antique tables, delicious food ,and yes you pay a little over the average for all of this but its a lovely relaxing way to spend an afternoon watching the world go by

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place was a great find. You enter at the front of a rather long store selling Indian goods and teas. There's a rather long Kerala row boat that stretches from front to rear of the store. When you walk to the back there's a small glass door at the stern of the boat that you pass through to get... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ginger House Restaurant is an extension of the massive and impressive Heritage Arts Museum. It is located right on the waterfront and you have to walk through awe inspiring antiques to get to the restaurant. We reached there at 3 pm and the staff was happy to serve us lunch at that hour. Ginger is the mainstay of there menu... More

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Madurai
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

​Jewish town is a must visit if you are in Cochin,the walk around can make you hungry,this place is located by the shore and only serves combo meals(No dipping your feet in water).Good food.The grilled chicken needs more cooking time.Good value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We walked from the Fishing nets to Jew town and stopped here for a late lunch and stayed 3 hours. The ginger prawns served on the deck over looking the water was well cooked and delicious but what was memorable came later. As we were leaving we were invited into the museum / antique store. This cavernous warehouse is chocked... More

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Bangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were walking from Matancherry palace towards the sinagogue when we stumbled upon this restaurant. One could easily pass it off as an Antique store :D This was the first time I'd visited a museum restaurant. The ambiance of this place is like nothing else I've seen before - the entrance is a museum cum anitique store and the sitting... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I had very terrible experience here. They charged us INR 800 for veg meal which was not sufficient enough and food quality was poor. It is a good place to see antique but not for dine. Don't go for dine here,it's not worthy.

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Mumbai
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The restaurant is by the lake and the view quite good. While the ambience here is unbeatable (it's a museum AND a restaurant), unfortunately the food is very average. However, if you want to just hang out here with a coffee or a snacks - it's totally worth it!

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Ernakulam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This restaurant is having the best ambience in the City. I was very delighted with there ginger prawn & ginger grilled tiger prawns and I am also happy with their services with an open kitchen and there staffs. the best part about this place is that we can see how the chefs are cooking and the customers are also allowed... More

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Kottayam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The restaurant has sea view and food is very nice.good service .....we are all happy for this restaurant .dont miss it this trip with out giger house

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