Ettukettu, the multi-cuisine, 115-seat restaurant owns the place of pride at Kumarakom Lake Resort. A princely eight-sided mansion with 2 central courtyards, the Ettukettu bespeaks of the grandeur of yesteryear Kerala’s regal architecture. Commissioned by the King Marthanda Varma as a gift to his favoured martial arts tutor, Edamana Kellamthat Gurukkal, the mansion was built with all the magnificence of the homes of the nobility of those days. The Ettukettu had been dismantled from its original location and relocated in all its glory at Kumarakom Lake Resort, and is today dedicated to the culinary arts as it once was to martial arts.
The Continental, Chinese, Mughlai, North Indian and traditional Kerala culinary delicacies at the Ettukettu are a gourmet’s delight, but the reigning speciality at this regal restaurant is the ethnic Kerala cuisine with a slew of fragrant spices lending the cuisine its very own flavour. Specialties served include Syrian Christian Duck Roast, Duck Curry, Karimeen Pollichathu, Karimeen Mappas, Appam, Thamarappam, Idiappams (string-hoppers), etc. Wide buffet spreads of various cuisines are also set here for breakfast, lunch and dinner.