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North Cliff | Clafouti Beach Resort, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

seven years ago this was my favourite clifftop venue with amazing ambience and food. This week we returned to probably the worst food on the clifftop and staff that didn't seem to care about the visitors or the food. Such a shame to see such a change at Clafouti. Very disappointing meal indeed.

Thank Ginpinny
Napier, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very boring veges in cashew gravey. There were perhaps 2 tablespoons of veges. The drink I ordered was warm and I had to ask for ice. It's off season here so perhaps this place is better when the season gets going?

Thank Nitboc
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide variety of options and food is very tasty; especially for someone who has come early in the morning to enjoy the beach.

Thank luv2travel072015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good service superb view of the sea neat and clean cottages value for money good place to stay for 2-3 days...

Thank Akhil A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

By far the best restaurant cum cafe at the cliff top with an amazing place with mouth watering food the smoothies here are to die for amazing view from the first floor watch the sunset view from the cafe it's just amazing ...!!!

Thank nischalf
Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The food was good and there is a great view of the sea and we spent 3-4 hours relaxing. But stray dogs and cats are a distraction.

Thank Mgkappan
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We had our lunch and dinner at the beach side restaurant and this one offers some great spread and quality of food and service. We liked sizzlers pizza, tandoori chicken and nan bread

Thank RameshPokharia
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I have been staying in Varkala for a while and this by far is my go-to place on the cliff. Professional service and everything I've eaten has had clean, fresh flavors. The food is by no means great but a lot more dependable than the other cliff restaurants. Non-intimidating and well-trained staff which is a rarity on the cliff (most... More 

Thank U-va D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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70 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I Ordered the seafood salad and my girlfriend had the Greek salad. We split beef momos. Both salads were very bad. Greek salad had no feta or lettuce. Seafood salad had small chunks of one type of fish and only a few pieces of calamari. The momos were ok though. Hopefully the indian food it better. The service was good... More 

Thank Scott B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The place serves some great fish dishes and I would recommend it for a good dinner. Their variety of veg food too was good and taste was to our liking.

Thank ghoomakkad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Chinese, Indian, Seafood, Asian, Thai, Tibetan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Cliff | Clafouti Beach Resort, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: +91-470-2601414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?