Havelock Island offers tourists the world on a plate. While all the upscale resorts and hotels have good multi-cuisine restaurants, there are a few iconic places to eat in Havelock that have become landmarks. With vegetarian, seafood, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisine widely available, every visitor can be sure of finding a restaurant to suit his palate.
Havelock Island’s culinary trail merits an unhurried exploration. With so many delicacies on offer, Havelock is a food lover’s paradise. Book your tour with SOTC today and travel the road to gastronomic nirvana.
Located within the Emerald Gecko resort, this is an unusual place, as it is the first budget restaurant to serve gourmet food. A beachfront property decorated with pretty little lights, the restaurant serves up a romantic atmosphere at night, along with quality Indian and Continental fare. The bistro is also known for its authentic Bengali food, made with hand ground spices, coconut milk and mustard oil.
A part of the Wild Orchid beach resort, this restaurant has a casually sophisticated ambience. It is one of the most famous seafood fine-dining restaurants in Havelock. You can pick your dinner from the fresh catch displayed on the central ice podium, then relax on the breezy outdoor deck while your meal is prepared.
An independent, owner-run café that began as a simple shack, Full Moon stays true to its purpose of serving fresh food in a homely atmosphere. Located on Beach No 5, Full Moon has an extensive menu, which includes Indian, Mexican, Italian and other western cuisine.
This is one of the best places to eat in Havelock, if you’re big on breakfasts. A cosy, open-air café that serves freshly-cooked rolls and dosas, juices, milkshakes and ice-creams, you can relax with comfort food like Nutella dosas and interesting desserts, while listening to lounge music in a carefree, laid-back ambience.
Considered one of the best places to eat in Havelock, Anju Coco is popular with both locals and tourists. Its generous breakfasts and excellent seafood, especially barbecued fish, bring in crowds of eager diners. The atmosphere of the café is casual and friendly, with a lively buzz.
Popularly known as B3, this lively café with a breezy deck declares that it’s the best pizzeria in Havelock. Frequent diners believe that B3 lives up to its name, with delectable pizzas, pastas and European dishes cooked to perfection.
This is one of the top places to eat in Havelock, if grilled seafood is what you’re looking for. A tin shack run by an exuberant Swapan, the restaurant is a must-visit for its cheerful, unpretentious charm and grilled fish, personally cooked by the owners and served on a banana leaf. You can even buy your own fish from the market, and Swapan will willingly cook it for you.
It may remind you of an Indian dhaba, but Golden Spoon’s menu features the freshest fish, prawns, lobsters and crabs, cooked in simple, authentic styles. Easy on the budget, fresh and delicious, the seafood at Golden Spoon is regarded by many as the best to be had on Havelock.