To be honest i don’t look forward in eating at seafood restaurants most of the times when i plan to dine anywhere.You may call me a funny and rare specimen of a food enthusiast for that and i will humble accept that fact without any arguments in defence or offence. But to be invited at The Coastal Macha,Restaurant recently has put in some amount of encouragement in me to start visiting more such places like this and in fact why not visit The Coastal Macha itself more often and recommend it too for the Coastal delicious eatings here. So lets get to know about ‘The Coastal Macha’ which is one of a kind Restaurant owned and operated by Sabrina and Piyush who are very pleasant and welcoming over here. The restaurant is spread open at 55, Southern Avenue, Kolkata and is decked up right from out till inside in a sparkling jazzed up manner. A lot of lights and interior works makes this place a eye catcher indeed. You will see the Coastal connect for its Fish basket decor hanging in the corners of the installed lights above tables and glass facades around .The entrance has some nice set of small colourful boat structures hung in the side stair way on the wall.The seating arrangement is impressively a 38 seater spread which is very good. The view from the dining space hits the capture of the road which definitely makes eating very enjoyable and nice. The idea of giving the tables a layer of sand ,shells and stones below the transparent glass is a complete theme setter of this place.I loved the whole set up,hats off to the designing team for the whole idea incorporation.
The service is efficient enough to make you feel good here.The food spread here is very interesting and great on taste ,presentation ,quality and quantity very generous indeed. At first I was welcomed with a drink called KOKUM COOLER which was identified in red colour and had a lovely taste of Kokam fruit totally very refreshing. Next two appetizer dishes came one was SQUID KOLIVADA and one was TANDOORI DEVILLED CRAB which looked absolutely tempting with its presentation .Although could not have a eat at this, as i am not so fond and allergic to sea food except fish ,really my bad it was that day. After this then came the main course comprising of APPAM first which was excellently made with the right balance and softness ,then came the STEAM RICE which was nice and grainy and went well with BHETKI GOAN CURRY that had lovely soft pieces of Bhetki fish cooked in goan curry style. It was a very good pairing with Rice and Appam both. The SQUID XEC XEC and MUTTON KOLI MASLA were extremely well made with a great aroma set on the table once it came . The Xec Xec i did not taste and try but looked very delicious and it was over in a few moments thanks to my fellow food bloggers .But the dish for me was the Mutton Koli Masla which was so good that a repeat order was needed because it was over barely it came on the table even more in demand than the Squid Xec Xec . I loved the spices used and the pairing of rice did magic to it . Only thing i would next time like is that more meaty portion should be present in it but i completely understand it is difficult to keep that a check in every make and the kitchen forces does its best i could see that by the end of the day and its a regular thing in every restaurant you come across so fair and square there.
That brings an end to my course of food at ‘The Coastal Macha’ and the uniqueness of this place to do the different for the Coastal cuisine lovers sets this place to new heights. Compliments and good wishes to the management for its future ventures ahead in taking this place to another level .