Bay view (Fisherman’s cove, Taj Vivanta, Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu)

In a nutshell:

A unique experience of dining as near as possible to the sea, in the open but in s very controlled environment, very attentive service and extraordinary food.

Address & other details: Bay view

Meal for 2: 3000 onwards

Cuisine type : vegetarian & nonvegetarian

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bill – proof of payment


I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description- in case u r in a hurry:


seating area

We had heard about this restaurant for many years from friends and fellow foodies. Just had not made a leisure trip to this place yet.



close up of the shades

The restaurant is located on the beach inside fisherman’s cove – a Vivanta by Taj hotel.



view from the tables

The restaurant is open air, with beautiful shades made of natural materials.



another view

Breeze was ample in December – very enjoyable



these were being sold by a man on the beach

The view of the sea was unbeatable.



view of restaurant from the beach

Menu card was simple to read and not too long.



fresh catch of the day

The service guys were very good. They took very good care.



malabar parotha

The experience was memorable- will remember for a long period of time.


Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:

Masala fried nethli was red , crisp , batter fried small fish. Batter itself was very enjoyable. Fish retained its flavours and juiciness. It was super crisp and super YUMM. Rate it 4.5/5.


masala fried nethli

We also ordered two kinds of Fresh catch fish – red snapper and sea bream. We ordered both full fish with bones

red marination

One had a red masala paste marination – curry leaves, red chillies and other spices. It had a charred effect, was very juicy , was full of flavours and was very tasty. Rate it 4.5/5

The other fish had mild marination, had full flavours of fish, the fish was fresh and juicy. Rate it 4.75/5

mild marination

Lobster – kal yera manga charu was a curry made from lobsters. While ordering I specifically asked if the lobster Wud become chewy in a curry, I was assured it Wud not b. Else I Wud not hv ordered.

lobster curry

The gravy turned out to b outstanding- thick YUMM gravy with strong flavour of curry leaves. Just unputdownable. The lobster was indeed a bit rubbery and did not do justice. Rate the gravy 4.95/5. Rate the lobster 3/5.overall rating of the dish Averages out to 4/5

For dessert we had Jaggery and coconut kulfi . Thick, intense kulfi with full flavours of both jaggery and coconut. Super loved it. Rate it 4.5/5


Overall rating of food here averages out to 4.45/5

Wud surely revisit.

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