The perfect coastal ambience - thatched-roof gazebos overlooking the sea surrounded by swaying palms – sets the tone for unforgettable meals at our seafood specialty restaurant. Blessed by Kovalam’s fresh-off-the-boat daily catch, the restaurant showcases an enviable line-up of snapper, kingfish, mackerel, prawns, lobster and squid, expertly featured in Continental and Indian favourites by our chefs. While grilled seafood lashed with lemon and a side of wasabi mayonnaise or batter-fried anchovies with several pints of beer remain all-season hits, the kitchen specializes in the refined and spicy, world-famous Chettinad cuisine of Tamil Nadu. These distinctive dishes use South Indian spices like kalpasi (black stone) and the rotund goondu milagi (dry, red chilly). Pair the exceptional curries with idiyappam (string hoppers) and steamed local ponni rice tempered with curry leaves and gunpowder, for a gourmet experience that’ll draw you back repeatedly.
The resort’s all-day diner is one of Chennai’s most popular restaurants, drawing in the city’s well-heeled crowd, especially for our legendary Sunday champagne brunches. Guests can savour Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines, seated in a refined décor with South Indian elements inspired by the timeless temple art of Mahabalipuram.
Exposed brick walls washed in sunshine yellow, lime green and cobalt blue create a playful, yet sophisticated ambience at our sunken, poolside bar. The sea breeze keeps things casual all day, with guests dropping in for a tipple before and after a swim. Post sunset, the dim lights are ideal for casual conversations over mojitos and sangrias, until late night.