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French Restaurant and Bakery

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Lake Road, Thekkady 685536, India
+91 99612 13107
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights in Kumily and ended up eating here three times (and taking out another meal). We found that a lot of places around town didn't open until 6-7ish, and we were out both nights so needed a bite sooner. The place is an outdoor, rain covered building, with quaint red, yellow and green wall paintings and quirky table... More 

Thank Jack G
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We'd had a large lunch and were looking for somewhere to get a simple supper. The French Restaurant did the job. It is basically a shed but it's quirky and the service is great. We had bagettes and a fruit salad with home made curd. All very good.

Thank Annie H
Coventry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

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!)

Thank Cutleros
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We saw this and had to go inside. While the food was good, you have to go into this place realizing that its basically a shed. Just because they have many things on the menu doesn't mean they can get them all at the moment and if you get there a little later in the day they may have less.... More 

Thank Kristopher K
Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It is run by husband and wife and they were very friendly and welcoming.We ordered egg toast, spaghetti and lassi. Food was very good especially the sauce on spaghetti was freshly made and very tasty. The ambiance of the restaurant is not really great though.

Thank Navin-travelog
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

It is a family shop run by a husband and wife. They serve you lovely traditional pancakes, though i expected the fluffy small pancakes. Neverthless, it tasted good, so was happy. This is a good stop if you are interested in interacting with the locals and have home cooked food.

Thank LeenuPeter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Even if it was the low season, the two owners could provide me a very good pasts meal with two pancakes for my next breakfast! Be aware that the location is in Kumily and not where it is currently indicated on TripAdvisor (24/07/2016). The place is a bit tricky to be found because it is not directly on the road.... More 

Thank Eric B
Kochi, Kerala, India
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102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Went here for lunch as the other popular was not open for lunch.Was welcomed by the owners wife. The Indian menu was not available as it was not season. Had a veg sandwich with homemade bread.The bread was very well made.The pineapple juice was also decent.Very village like ambience with typical friendly Kerala hospitality. This place is bang in the... More 

Thank Sumith D
Milan, Italy
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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I have not eaten in many restaurants in thekkady (only three). We have ordered here some Indian food, a baguette and pancake. The latter is really excellent! I was surprised to find this in thekkady. However the place (pretty and cosy but a bit shabby. It could become much better with little work) and the rest of the menu... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is a small cosy restaurant run by a talented, hardworking couple providing an excellent range of Indian or European food ranging from light lunch to more substantial dinner. Those longing for some European style bread will enjoy the home cooked French baguette. The setting is very attractive in a small garden off the road leading up to the nature... More 

Thank Helen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, European, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road, Thekkady 685536, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Idukki District  >  Thekkady
  • Phone Number: +91 99612 13107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?