Kumily Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kumily

July 27, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

Kumily is the largest Gram Panchayat in the state of Kerala and is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is a town in Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Kumily is known as Gateway State Border to Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Things to do in Kumily

1. Our Place

Kumily Thekkady Rd, Thekkady 685509, India Waitstaff, Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations European, British, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$71 +91 70343 77684
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Our Place

Our Place is alive and well in Kumily. But it has moved to a better, more convenient location. If you want to find it now then head for Lake Road and the Park Gates from Ambadi Junction. After a short walk you should be able to spot the Coffee Inn on the right hand side. Keep walking a few meters and you will see the next building on the left is the new home for OurPlace. The new restaurant will be more spacious and with a few extra tables. This should be very welcome news for all of the many visitors who appreciated the special service offered by Shailee and David. Much as we love Indian food, one always misses the cooking of Europe. One smell or taste of David&apos;s bread will have you back in Europe for an instant. Not that you want to go back but simply that the taste bud&apos;s feel young again. The food is a touch of home and can vary from day to day, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all catered for. David and Shailee say that they are opening from 9 am to 10 pm so there should be plenty of opportunities to sample their menu and enjoy the conversation So if Our Place could be better then it is. So here&apos;s to the old Our Place and the wonderful memories it left and here&apos;s to the new Our Place and the future. <br><br>Please note as we have a small and friendly team,it is always advisable to book for a party of Six or more, to avoid too long waiting times. we are closed for between 3 and 7.00

Reviewed By Tinam779 - Peterborough, United Kingdom

The cafe is very comfortable and easy. Lots of options on the menu. If you've been in India a while and just fancy something that resembles a little closer to home then this may be the place for you. The staff are friendly. You are given the wifi password as soon as you come in. Coffee is good. No push to leave as soon as you've finished.
Very reasonable prices.

2. Bar-B-Que

K.K.Road, Kollampattada | Near Periyar Hospital, Kumily, Thekkady, India Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night +91 98956 13036
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Bar-B-Que

Reviewed By SomersetShe - somerset

We had a fun evening learning how to cook authentic Indian food with Mr Sheril and his family. We were invited into his home where he entertained us with this cooking skills but also got everyone to join in and help with the preparation and cooking. It was fun and relaxed whilst being very informative, plus of course at the end of the evening we got to eat a very enjoyable meal.
If Indian food interests you then book yourself a seat at the table. You will not be diappointed.

3. French Restaurant and Bakery

Lake Road, Thekkady 685536, India Takeout, Seating, Reservations Indian, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +91 99612 13107
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

French Restaurant and Bakery

Reviewed By Cutleros - Coventry, United Kingdom

Not sure why it is called the French Restaurant because it has no French influence whatsoever but we have just had a lovely breakfast of muesli, banana pancake and coffee.
The muesli was fantastic - packed full of fresh fruit and the coffee was amongst the best we have had in Kerala (although that is not saying much!)

4. Athidhi

Thekkady, Idukki 685 546, India Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff Indian, Asian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 222195192
Excellent
42%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Athidhi

Reviewed By Narssimhan K - Mumbai

We went there for breakfast and had an assortment of items but the best was their vegetable sandwiches. I had two! :) The ambiance resembles an old castle. Nice place for breakfast. Reasonable prices too. Check it out!

5. Bamboo Cafe

Lake Road | Near to Thekkady homestay and Aramam massage centre, Thekkady 685509, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +91 94474 31950
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 261 reviews

Bamboo Cafe

Reviewed By Angelica S - Bogota, Colombia

They have very good tandoori oven!
So the grilled fish and fish tikka are amazingly fresh coming out smoky from the grill. Really delicious. The cashew and garlic naan also amazing and the fruit juice is fresh juice. They get it when you say "no spicy" or "no sugar" so we finally could enjoy many indian dishes not spicy. Would love to go again!

6. Ambadi

Ambadi Junction, Thekkady 685536, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 97454 65999
Excellent
29%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 395 reviews

Ambadi

Reviewed By 19Matt76 - Kochi (Cochin), India

Checked 'Restaurants near me' online, and Ambadi Restaurant came up, with 4 stars. Walking distance from our hotel, decided to give it a try. Turned out to be a real good choice. The restaurant interiors are really well set up, attractively furnished. Good, prompt service, and great food! The prices are reasonable and is another positive on overall experience. 4 stars !

7. Hotel Ariya Bhavan

Thekkady Junction, Thekkady, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 4869 223 204
Excellent
18%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 122 reviews

Hotel Ariya Bhavan

Reviewed By Parvesh S - Delhi

We reached at 4PM so probably thats why they had limited options to offer only masala dosa. Food quality was just ok. Service was horrible. I had to go to their kitchen multiple times to request people to serve us. Surely cannot recommnend anybody.

8. Sree Krishna Marwadi Gujarati Hotel

K K Road | Main Market Area, Thekkady 685509, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +91 95675 35335
Excellent
13%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 181 reviews

Sree Krishna Marwadi Gujarati Hotel

Reviewed By ShiyasRehman - Aluva, India

We had dinner from this place during our visit to Thekkady. The food was really yummy and served very hot. The hotel was very much crowded with guests and the service boys were running around to cater to the requirements of the guests but they...MoreDear Sir Thanks A lot For writing to us, It Just refreshes our energy each time when get chance to serve awesome food critic like, Looking forward to welcome you back Warm regards Shivam

9. Spice Garden Restaurant

By-Pass Road, Kumily, Thekkady 685509, India Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +91 99954 64884
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 244 reviews

Spice Garden Restaurant

Reviewed By Michael1052 - Armidale, Australia

We visited here a number of times, and oddly found the food and service far superior on the last night, otherwise I would not have given it four stars (different waiter and cooks).
The food is very nice, and authentic, if not exceptional. They just don't go that extra length to be exceptional. But on the whole, we quite enjoyed eating here, and the atmosphere is very attractive. I liked the South Indian flute music they played, even if they played the same CD every time we visited - you can do that with flute ragas.
On our first visits, we found the table cloths dirty and a disinterest by the staff to clean up well after customer's left. This can be common in India, where you find you have to wipe the last diner's rice grains off the table and sit in front of their stained place mats - surely it's not that difficult to replace a table place mat that's stained after the customers leave? But I would have expected a little more from what is a very atmosphere-conscious restaurant like Spice Garden.
Still, they were minor issues, and in general, we kept returning here because we liked their food and atmosphere. Although they are somewhat overpriced for what they offer, I can definitely recommend it.

10. Thekkady Cafe

Periyar Lake road | Near the Entrance to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady 685509, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 96056 04595
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 163 reviews

Thekkady Cafe

Reviewed By Michael1052 - Armidale, Australia

The food was quite good, especially the Cashew Korma curry. I would have liked to try their thalis, but ran out of time for that. Definitely a place I would revisit if I returned to Kumily.

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