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“Good breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clafouti

Clafouti
Ranked #2 of 87 Restaurants in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Chinese, Indian, Seafood, Asian, Thai, Tibetan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brussels, Belgium
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Good breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

Great value breakfast here, and honey pancake is delicious at 40R. We ate here one evening and the fish was no where near as good as gipsy kings, plus their fries were really greasy and undercooked. I don't recommend for dinner.

Visited March 2012
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
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Ubud, Indonesia
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Ho Hum -- International Backpacker Cuisine at its finest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

"Multi-Cuisine" is not only migration cuisine (e.g. Italian dishes prepared by Nepalis in India); it is also a cynical style of cooking that appeals to a certain palate. In this case -- Clafouti along with 99% of the restaurants on Varkala Cliff -- the dull tastebuds of a Anglo-European clientele used to no surprises.

Super fresh seafood -- check.

Amazing spices available -- check.

Great fresh produce -- check.

Result:

-- Prawns/Fish/Crabs/Squid; done in seven different ways, all boring and bereft of any love;
-- Curries; think gluggy, thick treatments on your choice of wonderful ingredients poured like cement over otherwise immaculate fresh produce; and
-- Tandoori everything -- just don't expect the bread to be anything but chewy.

Sometimes, especially in places like Clafouti, you begin to wonder about the phenomenal influence of boring customers on culture, especially food.

Try Subrapatham in Varkala town or ask your hotel in the morning to cook some Keralan food. Because you won't get it on Varkala Cliff.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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“Great food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

Excellent sea food, and some of the best traditional Indian dishes we had in Varkala.

Visited January 2012
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france
2 reviews
“Excellent Restaurant......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

Great restaurant in varkala.me and my friends our 2 days evening time spent with clafouti restaurant.caun't imagine such a delicious food they served us.dont forget try butterfish tikka and curry.live fish they displayed,we can select as your choice.rate is affordable.super location with nice breezy wind.

Highly reccomond this restaurant ........

Shut down your thirsty and hungry from this nice restaurant.

Visited February 2012
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Tomsk, Tomsk, Russia
1 review
“Clafouti - a consensus on quality, friendly and "sun" of personnel and accessibility for all travelers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

I think this place can truly be called a restaurant.
Always friendly and smiling staff, all meals are freshly prepared and insanely delicious.
Very pleasant, positive energy
Magnificent views of the ocean
Especially from the second floor
I advise everyone to visit Clafouti
And you do not want to look for another place!!

  • Visited February 2012
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