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“Premium restaurant in Varkala”
Review of Clafouti

Clafouti
Ranked #3 of 93 Restaurants in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 9, 2013

A modern restaurant, deisgned to make the best of the spectacular views from Varkala clifftop.
The guy on the path outside will show you the catches of the day (he's knowledgeable but don't expect to haggle very much!) and the fish we had was very good quality.
A guy staying in our hotel recommended it (he visited Varkala annually and ate here every day).
It's operated by the same group as Akhil Beach hotel and others in town, so ask if you can get a guest discount.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our group has been staying at Clafouti resort from over 16 days. It is really nice palace and specially Clafouti Restaurant food and services found excellent. Restaurant staff is very friendly, very active and cool.I really enjoyed the breakfast, Lunch and Diner at here. i took lunch other places also but did not find such overall satisfaction. i will always miss a lot such tasty food of the restaurant as well as friendly nature of staff. i would like to come next time in the future.i wish all the best for restaurant future forever.

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Thank Syed_Wasim140
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had several evenings in Clafouti, each as wonderful as the last. The seafood is to die for! Make sure you get there for a cocktail while the sun goes down - very special!

Thank Charlie R
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I went yesterday to Clafouti after a long time. There were 3 tables occupied. i looked for a waiter and the 2 who were working were sitting at opposite corners working on their cell phones.

I went to ask the bus boy, he said to sit somewhere. then the waiter came and gave me a menu which is very dirty, pages torn. i ordered a tuna sandwich and a soda. i got something that tasted like chicken salad, not tuna. Fries were edible and the salad was big chunks of raw:
carrots. beet roots, something that might have been cucumbers, cabbage. No tomatoes, no dressing. Nothing could be eaten as it was served without being cut, sliced, or grated. They have no mustard available.

The bill arrived and the folder was dirty and ripped.

This is supposed to be a prime restaurant on the Varkala Cliff. Brand new construction that resembles an airport waiting room, yet imposing.

I did not get sick from the sandwich, but i will never go there again and never recommend it to any person i care for.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have been staying in Varkala for over 2 months and have spent many mornings, days and evenings eating and drinking in Clafouti Restaurant. As a solo female traveler, I found this a great place to sit comfortably for many hours and all my needs and requests were happily received from the wonderful, friendly and very accommodating staff. The view to the sea is breath-taking as is the beautiful sea breeze. I have seen dolphins swimming whilst gazing out to the sea which is always a perfect bonus!

The food is consistently good as is the service. Clafouti offer a wide menu including Indian (curries and tandoori), Chinese, Thai, Italian, Barbeque, Continental and Mexican. Clafouti also offer fresh seafood, the best variety along the Varkala cliff and is cooked to perfection. They stock wonderful varieties of prawns, squid, crab, lobster and too many fish to mention! The chef prepares delicious lemon, butter garlic grilled fish and prawns using coriander and chilli's as requested. It's awesome!!! The portion sizes are generous and beautifully presented. There are a good choice of breakfasts to suit all tastes and a coffee machine serving fabulous beverages.

I am grateful to say that I have been treated very well and been looked after tremendously by all the wonderful staff that work here. The service is excellent and as a result of using Clafouti Restaurant so frequently, I feel like I will leave with fond memories of all the great staff who took care of me so well.

If you are looking for great food, great service, clean and comfortable restaurant and brilliant views then Clafouti Restaurant is the place to go!!!

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