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“Great place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Varkala Bistro

Varkala Bistro
Middlecliff, Varkala, India
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Ranked #18 of 56 Restaurants in Varkala
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Great food great views,visited twice in 3 weeks and was pleased with what we had. pleasant staff too

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Varkala
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best meal on the cliff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The best meal i have ever had in india was in Bistro Varkala. I didnt have to be worried of the food what makes with my stomach. So fresh, so tasty, so delicious indian,tibetian,thai..food. Yami yami yami.:) Staff is very friendly, restaurant is clean and beutifull view of sunset.
I will miss this place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“You don't know what you've got till it's gone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This often happens when I begin my travels somewhere. I go to a restaurant, eat a few different dishes, and the standard is set for the rest of the trip. Bistro in Varkala was no different. After being in India for just a week, I didn't realise quite how good Bistro was until it wasn't there any more. The malai kofta was the best I've had in the 5 weeks that I've been here so far, the paneer tikka masala was excellent, so excellent that my partner ordered it nearly every time, and their version of hash browns was a perfectly spiced, perfectly baked potato dish with well-fried onions and peppers. The prices are good, and if you stay at the Taj Hotel, you get a discount on the food. The staff are friendly and like to chat and get to know you. The restaurant sits about 2 metres from the clifftop, so you have nothing else to look at but the wide, blue sea. A great place to eat, relish every moment that you're there.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good Varkala option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This was our fist taste of dining in Varkala and we were very happy with the choice. Wide menu - wife was ready for a bit of Western fare and I was happy to keep in the Indian swing of things. Both happy with our meal & pretty cheap. Staff were pretty good, very friendly and views were also very nice - toilet was pretty shabby but I guess that is the norm here. We'd go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best meal in varkala.... Don't miss out on the momos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

This was definitely the best meal we had in varkala- the momos are out of this world! In addition the staff were extremely friendly and helpful which made a huge difference compared to most other restaurants on the cliff. Great atmosphere, good music, very fresh fish. Delicious food. Highly recommended!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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