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North Cliff | Clafouti Beach Resort, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
+91 470 260 1414
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there on the afternoon to eat a bakery and a tea. The banofee pie is really good !! And the view on the sea too !

Thank Marianne Q
Graveson, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came to Varkala for the 3rd time and I love to have a rest in Clafouti, to have a good espresso coffee or breakfast, sometimes lunch, sometimes dinner and enjoy the excellent and fresh fruit juices. The staff is still the same and I'm always happy to see them. Smiling and caring, thank ou once again. Looking forward to... More 

Thank Mic-Love-to-Travel
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

How often can you have a good lunch in a restaurant on a cliff and that offers great views of the sea right in front of you? Clafouti is one such place. ..

Thank Vineeth_r_c
Zhengzhou, China
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, many vegan options, the curries are creamy and and naan is excellent. Good views, can see dolphins sometimes in the distance. Cheapest beer we found as well..

Thank steve k
Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had evening meal which was ok but nothing special. Had Prawn curry which was reasonably nice but have had very much tastier in Kerala hence only a 3 rating, prawns lacking in taste and size. On the plus side good friendly staff and the food is edible enough.

Thank Vonce
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food with a varied menu, very attentive staff though the atmosphere was a but lacking for my preference. They take cards!

Thank Lauren H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very good egg fried rice which is very good on itself and huge portion enough for two people sharing. The green curry prawn served with rice was excellent. There's lots of vegetables in the curry with generous portion of prawns. Friendly service. Recommended restaurant while in Varkala.

Thank wintermelon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located by the cliff, providing really nice view. You can sit back and watch people passing by, waves and simply relax. The staff was friendly and quite helpful. I didn't like the way they handled live lobsters, passive cruelty I would call it, but I think it's a cultural thing. However, I'm glad we've ordered vegetarian food.... More 

Thank Mikołaj K
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Provides a beautiful view at the cliff , and most importantly a well spread menu and reasonably priced.

Thank Brendon F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice on our trip to varkala, and found the food delicious, though very spicy if you don't ask specifically for mild, (beware the fish in banana leaf!!) waiting staff were friendly and helpful, and very laid back, so not the place to go for a quick bite, but for a relaxed evening meal it was perfect.

Thank Avril T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Chinese, Indian, Seafood, Asian, Thai, Tibetan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Cliff | Clafouti Beach Resort, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: +91 470 260 1414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?