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Lighthouse Beach Beach Road, Kovalam 695527, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very clean and cosy place to eat nicely made vegetarian food. My favortie is the paneer butter masala, make sure to try it with some chapatis. Service is very good to, they remember you, your preferences from time to time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great quality of food with nice service. though the food is little bit costly but it was worth eating here

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Thank ankit b
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Lonely Planet is the only vegetarian restaurant with clean and hygienic food. The hotel is located in front of lake where you can see the different kind of bird like Kingfisher etc.

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Thank Charania
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Atmosphere really nice overlooking a pond with kingfishers, cormorants and kites. Even a stone tiger looking into the water. Lovely coffee and fruit salad with curd

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Thank Jason C
Shimla, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

staff is good but food tastes just about average. maybe it is because of predominance of foreign guests, they keep the food pretty bland. same dishes we ordered elsewhere tasted much better. take your call - if you love it bland this is the place

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Thank Raja_09
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Its the one of the few veg restaurants on kovalam beach. Being vegetarian, I had to go there for dinner. Service is very poor. For a bottle of water, we had to wait for almost 15-20 mins. Food was OK. What I observed was they were serving foreigners only and ignoring local people. Staff is not enough in front of... More 

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Thank Bhumika D
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This vegetarian restaurant was high on our list after checking the TA ratings and reviews. Our expectations were only partially met. The menu was certainly expansive, and we decided to stay with Indian food. Seeing that most guests were Europeans, we asked for everything to be made spicy. The chilli gobi was so bland, for heaven's sake, if you call... More 

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Thank ullabee
Waterbeach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Went here by recommendation and we loved it. Over looking a pond where you can watch the birds fishing for their breakfast. Amazing food!

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Thank JaneHow1
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This casual restaurant is hidden away behind Lighthouse Beach overlooking a shady pool. The food is exceptional good, with a range of dishes we'd never heard of, but we plunged in, (to the food,not the pool), and were not disappointed. Being "Pure Veg" though, means you cannot get a beer!

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Thank DerekfromErko
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Let me start by stating I'm not a veggie, quite the opposite I'm a raving carnivore and certainly prefer a bacon sandwich to a broccoli soup any day, however this has got to be one of the best restaurants in Kovalam! We have worked our way through most of the menu in the fortnight we've been here and been amazed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach Beach Road, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?