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The Kerala

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$14 - $21
Indian, Asian, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

This is the first time I have been to this restaurant. The staff were welcoming and friendly. We were seated quickly. After I had looked at the menu and didn't see the usual Indian fare, I was told that this is a dosa restaurant. Having...never tried a dosa I thought "why not?". I had a calamari starter that was beautifully cooked, the batter was light and the squid had just the right amount of bite without being rubbery. The highlight though was the chicken dosa. The batter was light and the filling had nice pieces of chicken. The three accompanying dips added an extra dimension. I tried the dips first and thought the middle one (see photo) was a bit spicy for my palette, but on the dosa . . . I loved it. Would I go again? AbsolutelyMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2021

The restaurant is small and a little dated, but the atmosphere is great. Good, low-level background music, good quality tableware. The menu, as can be seen on the website is fantastic, with many unusual options and good descriptions of the large and diverse selection of...dishes. Gluten free options are numerous and the staff were happy to double check the details, which is reassuring for coeliacs. The food was extremely good, well cooked and flavoured, and as described on the menu. The service was exceptional, we were served by three different staff, all of whom were friendly, professional and restored my faith in the Service industry.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 26, 2021

There are stylish, modern restaurants, with designer interiors and mood lighting. This is not one of them. A rather odd interior, which is like 5 people were each asked to contribute one item each, but did not consult with each other. But the food is...lovely. Full if flavour, fresh and great vegetarian choice. Do not go here if you want a romantic, swish venue. But do go here if you love good food. Try something different. Have the dosa, if you want something completely different.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 23, 2021

Whilst visiting the area, we decided to book a delivery to where we were camping, although the person who took the order confirmed the address the driver also rang back to confirm this. The meal was excellent, was hot and everything we ordered was delivered...- gotta be the best Jalfrazi I've tasted in ages.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed March 22, 2021 via mobile

Ordered a take away over the weekend. Such great food! Paneer butter masala and pepper chicken were my favourites!!! And the konchu prawns (battered). Ordered quite a few items from the menu and I was not dissatisfied with one dish. Family really enjoyed it too....This is completely different to your typical commercial curry like a tikka or a korma but I am converted 100%. I wish I took a picture to post... next time! Thank you :)More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 22, 2021 via mobile

I wouldn’t even give it a 1 if there was an option for zero. This restaurant overcharged and denied it until I proved it, some dishes average, 1 very poor and inedible. Staff don’t wear face masks and vile attitude from the female front of...house. Would think they would be grateful for the custom during these times, the reality is they don’t care at all. AVOID at all costsMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2020 via mobile

Southern Indian cuisine not to be confused with other Indian dining/take always. A lovely selection of starters & specialist breads. Gluten free and vegetarian options. We have eaten at the restaurant but this month have opted for two takeouts. The first arrived some what let’s...with a missing main meal:/( But our second attempt was much better for my sons birthday. It arrived early and we were offered a special price to compensate for last order. I enjoyed the Kerala prawn curry the others all had chicken . Delicately fragrances rices to compliment plenty to go round with sides. Excellent value! The staff are all lovely including the delivery chap! No complaints this time:-)More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

Don't hesitate on this one, tried for the first time and the collective household review was wow. Great to have dishes that don't align to the norm on the curry front. Only option was takeaway, but lovely welcome from the staff. Definitely recommend, go off...piste with your selection you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed April 29, 2020

During lockdown, we've been tying to support our local restaurants and takeaways by having a takeaway once a week. We ordered from the Kerala yesterday evening and were very impressed by the range of dishes available and the quality and tastiness of all the dishes....We had Kerala Lamb, Chana Masala, Chicken Calicut, and a number of side dishes - all absolutely delicious. It was easy to order and pay over the phone, the delivery came on time - left at the door by someone wearing gloves and a mask. We will definitely be ordering from The Kerala again, and look forward to when the restaurant opens again. Thoroughly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed April 1, 2020 via mobile

Me and the other half wanted something nice for lunch during the corona virus outbreak, what a fantastic find this was! Cannot recommend the lamb ular dish enough along with the chicken biryani. Well priced, great food and friendly service. Have recommended to family members...already.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kerala

Yes, The Kerala offers takeout services.

Yes, The Kerala offers delivery services.

Yes, The Kerala is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Kerala is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5