Located right by the breezy, sunny Ashwem beach, São is perfect for a meal with a big group of friends or family. The food is a blend of Goa and Europe, with prawn sol kadi ceviche, kebabs, mutton liver pâté, and more. Fay Barretto of Mr. Bartender and The Crew is responsible for the bar menu, so the drinks are a must try. The restaurant also offers luxury beach beds during the day for lazy afternoons by the sea.
Sao by the Shore, Beach Road, Ashwem, Goa; Instagram
Seven Rivers Brewing Co., Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Sinquerim
Housed within a Portuguese villa in the Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa, this beer garden features indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for cracking open a cold one. There are classics like Witbier, Hefeweizen and Kölsch, as well as locally inspired flavours like the Poi lager, which uses poi as part of the mash bill, and the Kokum Gose.
Seven Rivers Brewing Co., Taj Holiday Village, Sinquerim, Candolim, Goa; Instagram
Mademoiselle Café, Assagao
Chef Megha Kohli (of Café Mez in Delhi) helms this new café in Goa, situated within a newly opened boutique hotel of the same name. The Parisian-style café offers French delicacies such as the Pain Perdu, flaky croissant sandwiches, and, for those with a sweet tooth, creamy Baileys and strawberry tiramisu, lemon tarts, and chunky chocolate cookies.
Mademoiselle Café, House no. 90/3, Vagator, Assagao Panchayat, Bardez, North Goa; Instagram