A very convenient amalgam of nature and history is something all of us adore, don’t we? And what better place for it to come to life than at the dreamy backwaters of Kerala? Yes, you heard that right. The Ginger-House Museum is a waterfront restaurant hidden behind a pile of antiques that could easily be mistaken as a museum’s warehouse. Oh wait, is it not that? By Shubhanjana Das
India’s only and first museum restaurant, Ginger House-Museum restaurant seems to serve historic nostalgia in a setting that is reminiscent of the same, with the interiors of the restaurant made of antique furniture for you to ogle at before turning your eyes to the green resplendence of the backwaters of Kerala.
The restaurant looks and feels like an extension of its Heritage Arts antique showroom, established in 1978, as tastefully curated as the restaurant’s interiors itself. From doors to masks, statues to furniture and even the bar counter, everything exudes a vibe of the eras gone by and it goes without saying that this serves our aesthetic sensibilities just perfectly.
Walk through the Heritage Arts showroom where the antique artefacts are at a boastful display, which also includes a life-size snake boat canoe till you reach the expanse of the waterfront where the authentic food experience, as would be served to the kings, will be spread out in front of you. The choices range from dishes heavily inspired and based on one star ingredient, the ginger. Try their ginger grilled tiger prawns, cashew-pulao, and even ginger ice-cream! Perfect for the ideal lunch with family, Ginger House-Museum Restaurant gives a new face to dining in Kerala.
We’re ready with our cameras, spoon, and fork to dive in!
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Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala – 682002