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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 522 restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
1 review
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Upon arrival we were welcomed to "India's first and only museum restaurant" - it seriously is like eating lunch in the holding rooms of the British museum. The food and drink was fine but go here for the extravagant, dusty rooms piled high with some of the most exquisite antiques you will ever see. The place is ginormous.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This restaurant is based at the back of an Antique Store overlooking the river. We got here at 1pm and were dissapointed to be told more than half the menu was not available because they had run out of ingredients. The food we ordered would have fallen under 'dinner' rather than lunch and was tasty.

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Bangalore, India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Love love love this shop. I've always been a fan of architectural antiques and old stuff and this shop has rooms and rooms stacked full of interesting items. We bought, boy did we buy ! Just waiting for the shipment now... The restaurant has a sea view and the food is nice. It complements the Ginger experience; shop and then... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

For me the long snake boat in the shop was the highlight at this place. The location is really nice (don't forget your odomos) and the food selection looks quite good. Our food was good but not exciting but the ginger lassi is worth to drop in. If you want to eat something special like prawns for lunch then make... More

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