Thronged by locals for its delicious biryani, rice meals, lemon tea and fish fry, Hotel Sea-Gull in Ponnampet town of Coorg was started and is run by Mr. Somasunder, who left his police job to start this restaurant three years ago.
Hotel Sea-Gull is a no-frill, small restaurant with basic ambiance serving a tasty fare of veg and non-veg breakfast, lunch and dinner coupled with all-day snacks.
- Chicken Biryani: very tasty and medium-spiced biryani rice with deep-fried chicken pieces with bone, served with raitha and very delicious, spicy coconut chutney 🤤
- Unlimited Rice Meals : Simple, tasty meals perfect for the vegetarian foodie – served with white rice or boiled rice), sambar, rasam, papad, pickle, raita, spicy chutney and fish curry
- Lemon Tea : one of the best lemon tea I have tasted – a dash of cinnamon and mint leaves accentuate the taste 😋
- Ambiance: Basic Non-AC seating (indoor and outdoor) + Family-friendly
- Food Menu: No written/printed Menu – ask them for what is available. Broad menu includes:
- All-Day: Lemon Tea + Kerala special snacks like Pazaham Pori/Palam Puri, Unniappam, Sugiyam, Vattayappam etc
- Appams, Idly, Puttu, Puri Masala
- No sure if they make dosa for breakfast
- Lunch & Dinner:
- Unlimited Meals with rice (white rice or boiled rice), sambar, rasam, papad, fish curry, pickle, raita, chutney)
- Chicken, Mutton, Fish, Egg, Prawns, Squid-based Items (Gravy-based + Fried starters)
- Biryani (Chicken/Mutton/Non-veg Rice) | Choose between half-plate or full-plate of rice
- Ghee Rice
- Bottled water and soft drinks are available
- Seating Capacity: max 20-25 people
- Toilets: No
- Wheelchair Friendly: No
- Hand-wash: Yes
- Service: is decent and quick
- Food Parcel/takeaway: They parcel all the items on the menu
- EV Charging Point: No EV charging point is available at the premise for cars or motorcycles
- Parking: Free parking in front of the hotel for cars & motorcycles
- Mode of payment: UPI & Cash only – no cards
- Timings: 6 am to 8 pm [Open all the days of the week]
- Location: Hotel SeaGull, Ponnampet-Gonikoppa Road, Ponnampet Town, Coorg [Google Maps Link]
- Note: Currently this hotel is not found on Google Maps, hence the Google Maps link provided is of the next-door training institute – Jai Jawan Defence Coaching Academy.
Is the food worth a ride from Bengaluru?
No, while the food is delicious – it a must-stop place ONLY if you are around Ponnampet or Gonnikoppa.