Antares Restaurant & Beach Club
So even before going to Goa, I had a lot of buzz about Antares Restaurant & Beach Club. It describes itself as “MODERN AUSTRALIAN WITH AN ASIAN INFLUENCE” . It is helmed by Sarah Todd who was of course a Masterchef Australia finalist. Her love for Indian food and culture is well known and she has put her heart and soul into this venture.
As we were celebrating a special occasion, we ended up for dinner there . The Stunning location is of course the stretch over Vagator cliffs where many posh joints like Bo Tai , Titlie , Yaha etc are situated. The famous Thalassa was also in the same place but some time ago it moved to Siolim .
As you can see in the video above, the Ambience of the restaurant is stunning and the music is very lively. You immediately feel you are in the party capital of India.
The Views over the Vagator Cliffs are breathtaking
Antares is known for its creative Cocktails like Plum Berry Martini & Tamarind Chilli Margarita. All the drinks we ordered were top notch and hit the spot.
I thought the selection of foods, especially for vegetarians was quite limited.
More Importantly, the Quality of food was very underwhelming. There wasn’t anything wrong with the taste, just that the wow factor expected from such a place was missing, the same food could be had in thousands of other places in Goa for a lot less.
Lastly, the dessert that we ordered, Salted Caramel Gelato was mind blowing.
All in all, a mixed kind of outing with Great Location, Views, Ambience, Service & Dessert and very middling food….
Titlie Culinary Bar
If you have food in only one place in Goa, let it be at Titlie
While the views from Titlie are stunning and I will let the pictures speak for themselves, the food at Titlie is some of the best I have ever had in India. This is the kind of Gastronomic Brilliance most celebrated Chefs & Restaurants aspire to but very few achieve. Each and evert dish we ordered was an explosion of myriad tasted in our mouths and to be honest I cannot imagine how any of them could be improved upon. It really is that good and then some…
Since Title is situated very close to Antares, the views from here also similarly stunning.
The drinks we ordered here were very good too.
The only drawback about this place was that I think they have some minimum cover charge of at least 3k or more after the evening which I think is ridiculous..
Mikey’s Place, Candolim
Compared to the above 2 Glamorous places, Mikey’s Place in Candolim is a very down to earth place with very reasonable price. However, it still is a great place for a meal because the food here is fresh, the service is very efficient and there is very good live music on most evenings.
The food took some time coming but when it did come we gulped it down in a short time..the variety on food on offer was extensive they had many types of Sizzlers which everybody seemed to be ordering..
Here are some of the pictures of the places above…
Do let me know what you think of the pictures above ….