Nestled within the vibrant suburban island-village of Panangad, Kochi, lies “The Backwaters,” a culinary haven offering a unique blend of global flavors and rustic Kerala cuisine that promises an immersive dining experience set amidst the tranquil waters and vibrant local culture.
The Backwaters, situated in an open-air, waterfront location, seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings to highlight its waterside ambiance.What sets The Backwaters apart is its commitment to providing more than just a culinary journey. It’s a place where dining is just the beginning of a multi-faceted adventure. For those with a sense of adventure and a love for the great outdoors, this place is a paradise. The concept of ‘sea to table’ comes live here as they offer you to catch your own fish. Paddle gently through the serene waters, taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you by indulging in Kayaking or just sailing through the seamless waterbed. One can also experience dining in a traditional rice boat that will allow you to get the best of culinary experience and the adventure world. For a wonderful quiet afternoon you can also opt to read under the trees or paddle your way through the village on a bicycle.
Along with these adventures, indulge in a culinary treat with a menu that is carefully curated by Chef Rohan D’Souza. The menu, a delightful collaboration between Chef Rohan D’Souza and local village chefs, offers an exquisite array of starters, main courses, and desserts. Highlighting Kerala’s culinary heritage are dishes like Chicken Pathiri, Kozhuva Fry, and Meen Chatti Curry, featuring locally sourced ingredients cooked with traditional expertise.
The space is Owned by OC Thomas & Anuja Thomas of Rainforest Luxury Resort Athirapally & Olam On The Lake, Kochi, in collaboration with restaurateur Twinkle Keswani and renowned Chef Rohan D’Souza. It spans across 21,750 sq ft, offering a garden seating area by the water’s edge, providing a serene and spacious environment for patrons to immerse themselves in the beauty of the locale.The design philosophy prioritizes simplicity and the use of natural materials, ensuring that the surroundings remain the focal point. The layout maximizes the connection with nature, offering an immersive outdoor experience. The extensive lawn features a combination of seating and discreetly lit areas, guiding guests while preserving the natural landscape. The bar area, elegantly designed with wooden and brass elements, sets a cozy atmosphere. Furthermore, the lounge area, featuring a bamboo structure, creates an inviting space, while the dining area is thoughtfully furnished to enhance the overall dining experience. Guests can also enjoy tables right at the water’s edge. The Backwaters design gracefully merges with the village of Panangad, providing a welcoming environment for guests to fully appreciate this natural, rustic waterside destination.
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a food connoisseur, or simply someone seeking a peaceful escape, The Backwaters offers an array of options to create a truly memorable and holistic experience, where nature, adventure, and exquisite dining converge with Kerala’s authentic flavors. Live the Panangad life with The Backwaters!!
The Backwaters, Kochi is a feather added to the wings of Twinkle Keswani and Rohan D’Souza. They have launched several other restaurants such as Pisco By The Beach, Goa which has also won the Times Food Restaurant Of The Year 2023, Montagne in Leh, Toro Toro, Goa which has won Multiple Accolades by Times Food and a few months ago they launched Halo Cocktail Bar & Kitchen in Hyderabad.