Perched on a cliff overlooking the Vagator beach, Olive Bar & Kitchen is definitely making a statement in Goa and has been successfully for a few years. All done up in white, with trims of blue which is the traditional Olive décor, but this is the only one that actually comes with a beach view (so take that all the other cities that had Olive for years before Goa). Comfortable wicker furniture seating under a lovely covered roof or outdoors, with lounge beds & showers if you want to take a dip between your meals, makes it a perfect place to spend your whole day.
The team served us some of the most innovative & fabulous cocktails we have had in Goa in a long time. Their signature sangria, or the Vagator Rum Punch are definite must tries, along with their range of Day After Series (hangover cures they say). They have an expansive menu, curated under the watchful eye of Chef Ewan, with some great fusion food that combines Greek & Goan flavours. We started of with a Mezze Platter that came with, among other things, a delicious Romesco dip and a warm poi (local Goan bread). Then came the Tiger Prawns Per Per which is a great combination of flavours made with prawns & baked potatoes. The Beef Carpaccio, their pizzas, house made pastas and more will keep you busy at all times. Finish it all off with the delicious Caramellized White Chocolate Mousse, that came with a lovely raspberry sorbet (again made in house) or their Jaggery Cheescake. By the end of it, you will be ready to use one of those sun beds to just flop there forever.
Price: signature cocktails start at INR 500, small plates start at INR 350
Timings: 12PM - 12AM