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Lighthouse Beach | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam, India
9249986554
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food Miserable Manager.

Having eaten here previously we tried to beek for a group of six early in the day. The waiter was willing, then the manager came and said only if we sat further back in the restaurant. The point of booking was to get a better table. So we walked away. Speaking to other people, found they take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Pubrun
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Windermere, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

have eaten here several times the position right on the walkway helps to keep you cool during the heat of the day the service and food was excellent on the 3 times we visited well worth a visit

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Having eaten here previously we tried to beek for a group of six early in the day. The waiter was willing, then the manager came and said only if we sat further back in the restaurant. The point of booking was to get a better table. So we walked away. Speaking to other people, found they take bookings THEN give... More 

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Cardiff
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Used to drink here on the way home. knobby the waiter always looked after us and we should have listened to him and eat there sooner . The food was lovely a good choice of fresh caught fish and big portions We spoke to lots of people who have been coming back for years

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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I had been recommended to this restarant...and was not disappointed. We had grilled grouper and crab masala.just gorgous.everyone was very helpful and the atmosphere relaxed.we are staying at the leela hotel and would thourghly recommend this trestarant.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visit Kovalam twice a year for holidays and eat at Kingfisher 90% of the time in the evenings. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is excellent quality. The portions are very generous compared to other places along the beach too. It's the safest place I've eaten and that's after 30 visits to Kovalam I've never... More 

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Eversley Cross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate here three times during our trip. Once for lunch, which was simple and enjoyable. We had various pakoras. Four of us ate dinner there, and for three it was very good. Our friend ordered an egg biryani, which did not come until we were half way through our main courses. It was explained that the first eggs had... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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123 reviews 123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The dishes are not great but the location - watching the sea, tourists and dining was a good experience. Rates on the upper side.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

tried promphret here which was just ok. The staff was much more absorbed with the foreign tourists that they choose to ignore us. Still, the food here is cheaper than other restaurants on the beach.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have eaten in the Kingfisher Restaurant on each occasion that we have visited Kovalam (6 holidays in all) and from our experience it is the best place to eat on Lighthouse Beach. Of course we have not tried every restaurant and restaurants come and go each time we return, so we could be well off mark, but we have... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Although the resteraunt is very basic (like the rest on those on the beach).the food is cooked perfectly and tastes exellent. Try the vegetable pakora to start. Beer is served in a tea mug from a bottle that is wrapped in newspaper and hidden under the table, as alcohol sales are not allowed. Fish in garlic butter is my favourite.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lighthouse Beach | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: 9249986554

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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