Monsoon closed Tues. Behind a small shop front lies a surprising courtyard restaurant with just eight tables. A relaxed place, playing laid-back music with subdued lighting. The good value menu includes soups, salads, burgers and fresh grilled fish. The bar is fully licensed. A bonus is the free wireless access. Particularly good in the monsoon.Daily 10:30am-3pm, dinner 7pm-midnight.

‘Where wanderlust meets cuisine’ and you find yourself in a Mediterranean courtyard reminiscent of the 1930’s…wooden benches, stone flooring, under the leafy canopy of an almond tree. It is a must have for people who enjoy European food, cause that courtyard is a place for classy, up market but affordable Mediterranean cuisine. Meet Angeline Lobo who with her business partner Vinay Mudkani developed this concept to give Goa something different. Vinay the architect of this concept has worked on a menu that has its focus on nouvelle cuisine, as contrasted with cuisine classique, although both are forms of haute cuisine. Open the classy menu. No lengthy lists of items offered as everything fresh is picked up in the mornings. Start with the Chicken Drumsticks with Bar-be-que sauce. one might shout. Simple lines and classy! Nothing substandard is permitted. There is another starter – the Crab Cake with paprika mayo. Now this is on request.

The Crab and Avocado Salad with a mustard dressing is another crustacean delicacy. For mains the Moroccon Chicken Leg is recommended – Moroccan spice with a predominance of yoghurt and paprika. A great way to spice up that meal! A lasagna on the caeds? Yes with old favourite – the Sesame Seared Yellow Fin tuna, it’s the seafood lasagna listed on this menu card. Roasted Vegetable and Mushroom…aah!!! And if it’s fish…try the Grain Mustard Fish Filet. That seared fish filet in that delicate sauce. The flesh shreds at the touch of the fork, the sauce coats it…is oh so lovingly…and the taste? New innovations like the Portuguese Stew, Jamaican Jerk Chicken and the Gammon Steak also feature of this year’s menu. For the sweet finale try the Hot Chocolate Bake with vanilla ice cream or perhaps the Coconut Pannacota. Superlicious. At Travelbar, you don’t travel too far for a nouvelle experience.


0832 2275788, 9623442330/ 9850471639
Opp Tarkar Ice factory, Calangute Goa.

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