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“Affordable and decent place .”
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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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Kochi (Cochin), India
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Affordable and decent place .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

This place is affordable and decent. Can go with family . Nice landscape and friendly staff .
Flexible checking in and checking out times. Polite staff , will go out of their way to help you . Well organised. I went with my wife and I think this is a good place. Centrally located place . I reccommend

Visited August 2012
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Lovely chilled white wine, the food was very good. Views from the restaurant are amazing. WE would certainly eat at the restaurant again.

Visited February 2012
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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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Thank Thomas M
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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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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Thank Eric B
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