There are restaurants you remember for the food served and then there are the places that leave you with a lasting impression, places that gift you a beautiful experience interwoven with food, the time that you spent there, the ambience and just about everything related to the place. You remember not just the food here, but how you were awestruck the whole time you were there, how fun the whole evening was, how this beautiful place stole your heart! Villa Maya, in Trivandrum, is one such place that bowls you over from the time you first step in! Located at Enchakkal, the restaurant is a revamped mansion that was once an ‘Ammaveedu’, one of the residences of the erstwhile Travancore Maharaja’s consorts.
Everything here speaks of perfection and class, right from the signage outside to the presentation of the food. Just about everything! There is a sense of royalty and the whole place exudes elegance – the architecture, wall paintings, the décor, and even the traditional inspired washroom that is highlighted by the unique ‘urli’ shaped washbasin!