From a cliff-top seafood restaurant in the grounds of a luxury hotel to the down-to-earth beach shacks, here are our favourite eateries in the north.
Cuisine: Greek / Mediterranean
Location: Small Vagator beach, Ozran
With superb seafood and a fabulous view, this is the perfect cliff-top spot to watch the sunset. It isn’t cheap but it is well worth it, due to its stunning location, lively atmosphere, great food and service. Evenings feature live music, breaking plates and traditional Greek dancing.
“Authentic and delicious Greek food and one of the best sunset spots in Goa – you must visit Thalassa with your camera and an empty stomach!” Alastair McClymont, Content and Social Media Executive, Goa Experience
2. Riverside Restaurant
Cuisine: Goan menu with international twists
Location: Acron Waterfront Resort by Baga Creek
Fine dining with the internationally renowned chef, Cyrus Todiwala and his team, well known for their delicious fresh catch of the day. From this tranquil waterfront setting it’s a great spot for watching Baga’s fishing boats, well away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby resort of Baga.
“The restaurant here is just superb, serving some delicious fusion dishes.” Katie Bushnell, Product Manage, Goa Experience
Website: Acron Waterfront
3. Jamies Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian, British, Chinese, European, Indian, Italian, Seafood
Location: 7/188 Saunta Vaddo | Calangute-Baga Rd, Baga
An inexpensive, small restaurant not far from Baga Beach, with a great reputation. It offers a large range of dishes from local curries to steaks and ribs.
4. Pousada by the Beach
Cuisine: Authentic Portuguese-Goan cuisine
Location: On the beach at the end of Holiday Street, Calangute
With very welcoming hosts, including a friendly Labrador called Biscuit, Pousada serves excellent, genuine Goan cuisine by a lovely beach. The atmosphere is jovial and casual. Don’t miss their Prawn Goan Curry and for dessert be sure to try their Goan speciality, bebinca, a multi-layered coconut cake.
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, European, Indian, International, Italian, Seafood
Location: Dando Beach, Candolim
A fantastic beach shack run by Santana Beach Hotel. There’s huge choice on the menu and plenty of sun loungers. In the evening it’s the perfect spot for relaxed dining with your toes in the sand.
Location: Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada, Sinquerim
With an elevated position, this fabulous seafood restaurant at Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada, has stunning views along Candolim and Calangute beaches and on clear days as far as Baga Creek.