The best restaurants in the Andamans
Though there is nothing better than strolling into a small roadside shanty and letting the owner present his fresh local fare, some dining experiences are best enjoyed at a restaurant. Get ready to be regaled with a smorgasbord of sumptuous seafood with a contemporary Indian touch in the Andamans. Much like the inhabitants here, the food too, represents a wide mix of Indian flavours that run the gamut from north to south. Here are the best spots.
When holidaying on a tropical island, seafood should be your priority—not least because it’s the freshest fare you’ll find. Lighthouse Residency dishes out the best seafood in Port Blair.
Red Snapper is the go-to restaurant for a seafood fix. Part of the Wild Orchid Resort, the restaurant exudes a rustic charm replete with bamboo-heavy furnishings and a thatched roof to blend in with the tropics.
The breezy open deck of the Mandalay restaurant at Fortune Bay Resort in Port Blair is perfect to settle in for a long evening. Seafood junkies can dig into fresh fish, crab and lobster, although the menu accommodates plenty of other options like Chinese and Indian too.
The Ha-O restaurant at Sun Sea Resort at Port Blair is the place to head when you’re craving some good old Punjabi cuisine. Offering a good mix of Punjabi favourites—inclufing a tandoori menu—this is comfort food at its best.
The bar and restaurant at Barefoot at Havelock is one place that you should not skip. The fare leans towards a mix of continental cuisines and encompasses all the favourites—from pizza and burgers, to sandwiches and pastas—served against the backdrop of classic movie posters.