Visiting Goa This Season? Here Are 10 Of The Fanciest Restaurants You Must Visit

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    From the special-occasion restaurant to the cosy, romantic dinner date spot, if it’s on this list, we think it’s fancy. And we are sure, you will too. Here is our pick of some of the fanciest restaurants in Goa that you need to visit when you are in town next time on vacation. Be sure to bookmark this top recommendation on these restaurants in Goa. 

    Jamun

    Jamun

    Assagao, Goa

    The aesthetic and spacious interiors, with traditional Indian design elements, exude an alluring yet, rustic vibe. Indoors, the pop of colour in hues of purple and well-informed staff, belie a welcoming informality. Celebrating Indian regional cuisine and its diversity, the menu is an exercise in choices. Try the Beetroot Galouti Kebab, coated with popped amaranth seeds, dressed with avocado chilli and a crunchy fried curry leaf. The Jardalu Salli Murgi, will also appease your palate. You can’t be here and not sip the signature Jamun cocktail.

    Cavatina By Avinash Martins

    Cavatina

    Benaulim, Goa

    A popular fine-dining place in South Goa, with smart interiors and a cool atmosphere. This one serves local Goan dishes in a contemporary avatar. Founder chef Avinash Martins bustles around and visits every table, enhancing the dining experience. The tasting menus are thoughtfully curated. Impressive presentations of dishes steeped in local flavours and ethos are the hallmark. The tonnantle bangde or hay-smoked mackerel on kalchi kodi paav and chempde tor and a rice-coconut koiloreo (Goan pan-fried bread) stuffed with vegetable caldine and served as a taco, for vegetarians, are strongly recommended. 

    Tamil Table

    Yet another sprawling Portuguese home in Assagao makes way for a classy and elegant restaurant. The serene surroundings and tasteful interiors beckon diners immediately. This one serves contemporary Tamil cuisine and the innovative cocktails like Guava Mary and Curry leaf G&T, are an added charm. The Pork Belly Chettinadu and Coconut milk pulao are absolutely worth sampling. This place is fast becoming a staple on the Goa dining scene. 

    Olive Bar & Kitchen

    A little sun-kissed, a little wind-blown and decidedly lazy. That succinctly sums up Olive Goa, with its white walls and an alfresco dining area. A place to soak sunshine and take in the spectacular view of the Arabian Sea, while you enjoy Chef Evan Gwynne’s delectable Mediterranean gourmet-cafe fare with local produce. Think, a selection of fine Italian and Mediterranean mains. Goa's wonderful spirit and flavours, come together to offer you a memorable experience. 

    Amavi By Sumera

    Amavi

    Calangute, Goa

    With seating spread over 3 levels, this sprawling chic restaurant boasting unique architecture is all about comfort, style and understated elegance. The place is dotted with plants and the brick walls, brown and rust tones in the decor, lend this place a touch of glamour. The brainchild of Chef Sumera Bhalla, her inventive and sophisticated European food, with top-notch quality ingredients and innovative cooking techniques, stand out. The Seafood and Chorizo Paella and Beef Wellington are the highlights. 

    Suzie’s

    This garden restaurant, synonymous with effortlessly chic décor is appealing, while the laidback and relaxed vibes, scream out loud. Suzie’s is known for its delectable five-course dinner and eclectic cocktails. Fusion fare dominates Chef Suzie’s curated menu, but with seasonal and local ingredients galore. The Maple Mustard Snapper and Monsoon Mutton, among the lip-smacking food, deserve a special mention. For dessert, the luscious Srikhand Cheesecake is an apt grand finale. A visit to Suzie’s will help you get your Mojo back.

    Mahe

    The charcoal-green exterior of this colonial mansion, juxtaposed with the light pink and sage green interiors, accentuates the minimalist décor. Inside, the metal furniture and origami lamps, heighten the elegance. To relish the diverse flavours of India’s modern coastal cuisine is the raison d'être to visit Mahe. If small plates, full flavours and unapologetic spicing, are your bag, this place will get your pulse and taste-buds racing. The Kerala Beef Fry and Chicken Pulao are particularly noteworthy. Vegetarians can relish the Aubergine Recheado. Spoil yourself with the fun cocktails by the in-house mixologist.

    Maka Zai

    This bright yellow corner restaurant in Anjuna announces its presence from a distance. Indoors, the seating is comfortable yet, simple, elegant. The air is redolent with comfort and a homely vibe. The Asian food is decidedly innovative, but with a Goan twist. The signature dish is a poee mashup with a bao called a baoee, stuffed with mince or Thai seafood. General Hans Drums of Hell, is surely worth trying. The playfulness in the cocktails is evident, as is the cutting-edge mixology. This one certainly is a place, which makes you say “I want” or Maka Zai in Konkani. 

    A Reverie

    There’s something dreamy and magical about the ambience, From the iconic white-washed corridor to the extremely Instagrammable Crystal chandeliers, golden accented lights en route to your entry, this place exudes a mystical aura. The upholstery and comfortable, wooden and copper benches, complete the picture. A myriad of flavours and textures, are what you can expect by way of the food experience, where global meets Goan, in an imaginative menu. Try the Chorizo Bao And Worshipped Prawns here. A Reverie truly is an expression of the evolution of food and drink on the table and the surrounding environment.

    Yazu

    Food isn’t the only thing that elevates this place. Watching the sun go down in the ocean, is a treat this expansive Pan Asian beach club offers. The varied food and cocktails menu epitomizes food and drinks that are high in flavours and quality. The expertly crafted signature cocktails with a flamboyant presentation, add to the mystique. Look out for the classic chicken and prawns XO dumplings, potato and cheese pot dumplings here, while you sip their Yazu Margarita.