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Molly's Retreat Restaurant

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Molly's Retreat B +B | Gv Raja Road, Samudra Beach, Kovalam, Kovalam, India
+91 471 249 5949
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We choose Molly's for our first meal in Kerala because of the reviews. We both decided to have the Keralan curry, one fish and one chicken. Both were clearly freshly prepared and cooked and very good too, if a little on the hot side, but not unbearabley so. The owner was very friendly, but then everyone here is. Great meal... More 

Thank Guyj2010
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, small and friendly, clean with a great pool, only let down was the outside people coming in to use pool and hogging the sun beds before guest even had breakfast.

Thank Mark R
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A group of 4 of us visited our first night in Kovalam, very handy for our hotel( the Taj), sadly we walked into a power cut, thus trying to negotiate the menu was a challenged solved by other customers who fortuitously had torches, this is no doubt a regular occurrence, food was freshly cooled, however the calamari was bland &... More 

Thank Rogandrose C
Rugby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stayed in local hotel and found this delightful restaurant. Food well prepared and delicious. Pre ordered lobster for next day and was not disappointed cooked to perfection. hoping to book for a stay in mollies next time.

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Costa del Sol, Spain
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a small and basic restaurant that serves the most amazing Indian food that is freshly cooked when you order it, you can even watch them making the chapatis. The service was both good and friendly and is within a 5 minute walk of the Uday Samudra Hotel.

Thank Constablefamily33
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The ambience of this place was uniquely made, providing a feeling of village hut. Food options are predominantly Western with almost equivalent Eastern cuisine options though. Fish curry, Kerala style preparation was good. Noodles is also a thing you can try at this place. Staff here isn't very courteous to its visitors, though this might be subjective to certain conditions... More 

Thank Premsteve M
Henfield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very nice place to eat with a menu that will suit all tastes.The Marsala dishes were really tasty. Service was a little slow but at least you know that everything is freshly cooked.

Thank iandv2016
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

What a find. This is a wonderful restaurant tucked away off one of the main roads in Kovalam. Well worth visiting. Food was fabulous. So much so that we went there twice whilst staying in the area for 3 nights!! It looks like a fantastic place to stay too. Wish we'd found it before booking Turtle on the Beach! The... More 

Thank Crispies_11
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175 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Really like the viait there the dinner there was awesome and great in taste we had many dishes and all were good.

Thank asirf
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Fantastic little find. Lovely staff (Cunumen), and customers alike. This place is so popular many hotel guests go back years after year. We had breakfast, dinner and ice cold Kingfisher on several occasions. Superb value and a lovely ambience. Great for an early or late evening drink. A must!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Molly's Retreat B +B | Gv Raja Road, Samudra Beach, Kovalam, Kovalam, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 471 249 5949
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?