As the elevator rides up to the Déjà vu Lakeside restaurant at the Hotel Arcadia in Kottayam, the first thing that will impress you is the view it offers of the town. From the tenth floor, where the restaurant is situated, you get a good view of the town, which is a roll of hills and valleys with the rivers cutting through. And once you have taken in the view of the town, especially during the night, it is time to settle down and decide on what to eat.
The menu at Déjà vu Lakeside restaurant will come as a surprise to you. It is a treat for a non-vegetarian and there is plenty on offer for a vegetarian. There are soups to choose from and starters to dig into. From tuna to prawns, beef and chicken, the spread here is mouth-watering. Tuck into the sizzlers, the non-vegetarian, of course, they are a real treat. And the fish and chips here is crisp and juicy.
If you are looking for a desi experience, the buffet is your best bet and it is economically prized. Look out for their fish, chicken and beef curries, they will surely make you forget your diet plans. The traditional buffet spread goes beyond the various forms of dals and paneers to satisfy the vegetarians.
Leave a little space in your bellies for the desserts. And remember to order them while you are half way into your main course. At Déjà vu, they take time to dish up the desserts – and they you really should try them out.
Déjà vu Lakeside restaurant is for people who love to sit down, relax and enjoy a sumptuous meal. The service here will not suit you if you are in a hurry. The service staff are cordial and helpful.
A meal here will not burn a huge hole in your wallet. So what are you waiting for?
Where: Déjà vu Lakeside restaurant is at Hotel Arcadia, which is near the KSRTC Bus stand. Kottayam