Diu is a unique and composite blend of Gujarat's and Portuguese cuisine. This blend then, leaves few food domains that are not covered in the island's menu. On one hand you find traditional Gujrati food, its flavors and elements derived from the state nearby and on the other hand you have an influence of the past with Portugeese cuisine only complimented by the sea around and a dominance of exotic sea food.
While these are the defining cultures, one can find a few more international cuisines as well as typical Indian food in the restaurants. The island is also popular because of availability of alcohol, givent the adjacent dry state of Gujrat.
Cat's Eye View
8-10AM, 12-2.30PM & 7-9.30PM
INR 100-500 for two
This open aired restaurant at Hoka Island Villa with its pleasant, tree-shading ambience is excellent with breakfasts. Their prawn coconut curry and fish & chips are worth mentioning.
Hoka Island Villa, Nagoa Beach, Diu, India
Night Heron Restaurant
INR 100-250 for two
Going with its name, the Night Heron Restaurant is more suited for evening meals or just relaxing with some beer. It serves South Indian cuisine for breakfast while lunch and dinner menus feature North Indian and Chinese cuisine.
Bunder Chowk Jetty, Daman and Diu, India
Continental, Seafood, Portuguese, Bar
INR 65-260 for two
This garden restaurant with its fresh ambience is one with a soul. One cannot miss the delicious pasta, chicken or seafood. Their menu also boasts of a bunch of Portuguese dishes. If you're looking for a nice place to relax with some good coffee, chilled beer and good music, O'Coqueiro is the place for you.
Near Diu Museum,Firangiwala Road, Diu
O'Coqueiro Music Garden Restaurant
INR 30-120 for two
Although the menu card is small, the quality of the food is brilliant. Amazing fish dishes and great veg pastas make this a must visit for everyone who is in Diu. Also, this is one of the few places on can enjoy good coffee as well as good beer.
Firangiwala Road, Near Diu Museum, Diu, India
INR 150-500 for two
Apana Foodland never fails to leave one amazed at the variety of food this outdoor restaurant facing the waterfront has on offer. It does breakfasts, Gujarati, North Indian and Chinese food and to great effect. Once can also pre-order the fish dishes of which a few notable ones are the shark tikka and the kingfish/prawn served with rice, chips and salad. The Gujarati fruit salad is also a must try.
Before Collector Office, Fort Road, Bhavsarwada, Diu, Daman and Diu 362520
Sea View Restaurant
The open-air Sea View restaurant is located just behind the Ghoghla Beach giving its visitors an exquisite menu full of Indian dishes and seafood. The spicy prawn biryani is filling and worth savoring.
Ghoghla Beach, Diu-Una Road, Diu, India
La Dolce Vita
8 AM-10 PM
INR 120-300 for two
Ambient, owing to its location on the beach side of town, this pretty garden restaurant is better known for its excellent value-for-money breakfasts which may include homemade muesli, fruit salad, pancakes, coffee and lassi. It is also known for its pasta and seafood especially fish curry.
Hospital Road, Diu, India
Hotel Sao Tome Retiro
INR 400 for two
With barbeque parties held every other evening furing the months of October to April this is the place to be if you're in for some delicious seafood and beer by a campfire with other travelers.
Near Museum, Firangiwada, Diu 362502, India
Shri Ram Vijay
9 AM-1.30 PM and 3.30-10 PM
INR 25-50 for two
Started as a family business, this small, clean, old-fashioned ice cream parlor has quite a history to its credit. Going strong since 1933, Shri Ram Vijay is famous for its handmade ice creams and milkshakes. Their classic Dew ice cream soda is a must try.
Bandar Road, Diu Ho, Diu - 362520
8.30AM-1.30PM & 3.30-9.30PM
INR 20-25 for two
This place serves great home made ice cream for the costumers. This has to be a must visit for the ice cream lovers. Must tries include Dew cream sodas and milk cola. They also serve sandwiches and pizzas to go with the drinks.
Opposite Central Bus Stand, Diu, India
This fish market is a great place to shop for pomfrets and crabs. They are extremely reasonably priced.
Diu, Daman and Diu 362520