Picture this: You are passing by Kottayam at noon and you are looking for a thali meal. We give you a list of restaurants in the city where you can enjoy a hearty meal and walk away feeling content. These are not places where you can relax over a meal, these are places where you have your food in a jiffy and get back on the road - or back to work. And yes, these are budget options.
Thali, is one of the most favoured lunch meal destination for the residents of Kerala's literary hub, expect to find it crowded when you walk in. The traditional meals at Thali is a sumptuous spread which includes sambhar, avial and other vegetarian curries. If you are a non vegetarian, the fish curry meals is a must. There are many who opt for a vegetarian thali and spice it up with the traditional Beef ularthiyathu too. If 'meals' is not what you are looking at, you can head upstairs to Meenachil, a multi- cuisine joint. The biriyanis and fried rice are really yum.
Where: KK Road, opposite the Malayla Manorama Meal for two : Rs 300 approx Parking : Available
Just as the name suggests, Anand is bound to make all vegetarians happy. Give the fried rice and manchoorian the cold shoulder, they are tasty of course, but we are talking about the 'Thali meals' here. The thali spread has the traditional fare and they refill as many times as you want. So if you are packing a huge appetite, want value for each paisa spent, Anand is the place to be.
Where: KK Road, Near Stadium Meal for two : Rs 160 approx Parking is a slight issue
Manipuzha – Vaishali
This is for the hard-core non-vegetarian. The fish curry meals are tasty and filling. The chicken curries, the beef, and other sea food are a bit on the spicy side. But this sure is the place to be if you prefer non-vegetarian fare.
Where: Shastri Road – near bus stop Meal for two : Rs 450approx
Kana Restruant Kana is famous for their breakfast spread. However, the lunch spread is good too. If you are looking at having typical Kottayam delicacies, Kana is the place to be.
Where: Hotel Shakti, Baker Junction Meal for two : Rs 300 Parking : Available
This is for someone who loves the Tamil style of cooking. The sambhars are just perfect and it is very economical too.
Where: Near KSRTC Depot Meal for two Rs100