Firstly, it's not on Bypass Road, it's on SBT Road next to Periyar Seven Hills Guesthouse.
Food is excellent and not the same old tourist fodder. Where else have you had beef with pineapple and chocolate.....it was delicious! Not the cheapest (anout the same as all the other tourist fodder places we checked out) but we ate there twice and would recommend the food and garden ambience.
The caberet was not so good. We think it was just an unfortunate one off but a near neighbour who had drunk too much came in for an arguement. We subsequently found out from our guesthouse that he had lost money gambling to the owner of Coconut.
A scuffle followed just inside the house and I did see the owner kick the man while he was down. Owner is a large fit young man whilst the other man was around 50 and much smaller. This was not James Bond fighting for his life so kicking an older, smaller man while he is down is not acceptable in my book.
I think the owner realised his mistake and then became quite contrite and tried so hard to gently get the man to leave. He did but returned with what we are guessing was his son. He argued with the owner and hit him just once. The owner did not defend himself almost in admission that he had done wrong.
Then it all quietened down and we enjoyed our food and beer although, as previously suggested, it is slow service as he relies on 'just in time' stock management. i.e he goes out on his bike to buy the ingredients but at least they are fresh.
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