After a star studded Opening ceremony that saw some of the Best names in Indian cinema attend the function in Goa, the next focus falls on the festival itself. Some So here is a list of places where you can eat like a king, grab a quick bite or even shake a leg at IFFI 2017.
With four restaurants in India, The Fisherman’s Wharf promises ‘ A Slice of Goa to everyone who walks in’. At the popular D. B. Bandodkar Road in Campal, the restaurant is the perfect place to get a blend of great food, impeccable service, and a fantastic atmosphere to create the perfect dining experience for you.
Timings:- 12pm to 11pm
Must Try: Sea Food, Sangria, Chicken Tikka Masala,Mocktails, Masala Prawn, Prawn Balchao,Crispy Chicken
Average Cost: ₹1,100 for two people (approx.), ₹80 for a pint of beer (approx.)Cash and Cards accepted.
A Venture of the Vivanta by Taj group, Tamari is one of the best Asian restaurants in Goa. Serving a wide variety of food such as Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine (Sushi) it promises to give you the best food in fine style. Apart from the popular Pan Asian favourites, the food can be ordered as small-plates, stir-fries, sizzlers, big-plates, curries and sauces.
Timings:- 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Must Try: Sushi, Okonomiyaki, Brownie, Thai Wok Chicken, Tempura Prawns
Average Cost: ₹2,000 for two people (approx.), Cash and Cards accepted.
3. Goan Story
Another taste bud tickling venture by The Taj group, The Goan Story offers Goan cuisine with a specially crafted menu by Celebrity Chef Urbano do Rego. A Chef who is none other than the Taj Group of Hotels’ Corporate Chef for Goan Cuisine, the food is assured to make you feel like a true Goan.
Location:- Goan Story
4. Panjim INN
The Panjim Inn is Goa’s first Heritage Hotel, the restaurant named the Verandah is located on the first floor of the hotel.The Verandah serves a mix of Goan, Indian and Continental cuisine, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, but the Goan curries are special.The popular dishes are Pork Sorpotel and Sambarachi Kodi (a typical Goan Prawn curry).
Location:- Panjim Inn
Timings:- 11 AM to 10 PM
Must Try: Pork Sorpotel and Sambarachi Kodi
Average Cost: ₹500 for two people (approx.), ₹100 for a pint of beer (approx.)Cash and Cards accepted.
5.Barrels & Bones
The best steakhouse at IFFI can be found at Barrels & Bones, the best quality, prime meats area dished out in an ambience that will take make you believe that you are in the Wild West. Barrels & Bones offers a range of appetizers, fresh breads, salads, sides, extras, pizza and main course with dips to go alongside.
Location:- Barrels & Bones
Timings:- 11 AM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Must Try: Margarita, Chocolate Salami, Potato Skins, Blueberry Cheesecake, Sangria,Stuffed Chicken, Chicken Skewer.
Average Cost: ₹1,500 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted.
6. Route 66
Named after the U.S. Route 66 which was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System, this Smoke House serves mouth watering Cheese Burgers, Juicy Steaks with Fries and an assortment of American Grills Magic . Truly a place to unwind and let the good times roll.
Location:- Route 66
Timings:- 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Must Try: Onion Rings, Cajun Chicken Pizza,Pasta Arrabiata, Gourmet Burger, Fries
Average Cost: ₹1,250 for two people (approx.), ₹59 for a pint of beer (approx.)Cash and Cards accepted
7. Mum’s Kitchen
This Restaurant identifies itself as a movement that consists of “MOTHERS” who helped to compile the menu of some mouthwatering goan delicacies like Kombdechem Sukhem (Pan fried Chicken Dish), Tisreo Sukem (Clams) and many more. Look out for some authentic goan tastes in here!!
Location:- Mum’s Kitchen
Timings:- 11 AM to 11 PM
Must Try: Sea Food, Peri Peri Prawn,Sol Kadhi, Prawn Curry, Fish Curry, Prawn Balchao
Average Cost: ₹1,700 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted
An authentic place for scintillating and exotic cuisine experience, Daawat is a restaurant located to opposite Kala Academy. This place offers some of the best cuisines which includes Goan, Chinese, Tandoor, and Indian with mouth-watering dishes. Enjoy your food with some live music on Tuesdays in a soothing ambiance and atmosphere.
Timings:- 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
Must Try: Lunch Buffet, Sea Food,Chicken Cafreal
Average Cost: ₹900 for two people (approx.)Cash and Cards accepted
9. The Junction
Located in Caculo Mall, the Junction is a good choice for everyone looking for some different dining experience. It seeks to provide the customers with a memorable experience with their unique auto-themed décor and diverse menu. It’s unique ambience showcases some amazing & creative interior design and serves some unique culinaries like Pepper garlic fried calamari, Chicken Stroganoff, Paneer Kurkure and end your meal with a splendid dessert.
Location:- The Junction
Timings:- 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 11 PM
Must Try: Pepper garlic fried calamari, Chicken Stroganoff, Paneer Kurkure
Average Cost: ₹650 for two people (approx.) with alcohol,Cash and Cards accepted
Set in a beautifully restored old Goa home, Mustard, in all its forms, is immediately associated with both Bengali and French cuisine. It is Goa’s first ever menu of authentic Bengali delicacies. It brings together the best of the West and the East. If you go in the evening, try the garden seating. Mustard also shares the building with one of Goa’s finest home stores, so you can buy something lovely to take home, too.
Timings:- 11 AM to 11 PM
Must Try: Creme Brulee, Bhapa Doi, Kosha Mangsho, Sweet Potato Mash, Luchi,Tabbouleh, Prawn Cutlets
Average Cost: ₹1,800 for two people (approx.), ₹100 for a pint of beer (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted.