Thava Continental @ Ballito is the third branch of Thava Group of Restaurants which is owned by Mr. Mathew Abraham.
Other two restaurants are running successfully at Johannesburg, South Africa. Basically Thava is an Indian Restaurant and it has its roots in Kerala, India. Thava Continental @ Ballito is running inside the beautiful four star Luxury Guesthouse, known as The Boathouse on the beach. For the last 2 consecutive years Thava won the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award (The prestigious American Express Platinum Awards, which recognize restaurants for consistent excellence in service and food). Thava Continental @ Ballito specializes in Indian cuisine as well as Continental cuisine and prides itself on its use of the freshest local ingredients, aromatic dishes and, in a first for South Africa, its unique Indian Tapas offering – pure indulgence; perfect for sharing, perfect for experiencing.
Thava Indian Restaurant has its roots in Kerala, India. Affectionately known as God’s own country, owner Mathew Abrahams’ origins in this picturesque part of the world inspired the warm, inviting atmosphere, friendly service and outstanding food.
Thava specialises in Indian cuisine and prides itself on its use of the freshest local ingredients, aromatic dishes and, in a first for South Africa, its unique Indian Tapas offering – pure indulgence; perfect for sharing, perfect for experiencing.
Served in tasting portions as a starter, or as a shared main meal, guests can select from a combination of any items straight off the set or daily specials menu.
There is a mouthwatering array of vegetarian, lamb, chicken or seafood dishes to select from. Reflecting the diverse culinary specialities of India, Thava’s menu includes fragrant curries, briyanis and stews, spicy Tandoori and Masala dishes, all served with traditional breads, rice dishes and side dishes of freshly prepared chutneys, pickles or vegetables.
With a Tandoor oven in open view, diners can watch how breads and Tandoori dishes are prepared. The breads are not to be missed and diners are spoilt for choice, with a vast selection of Indian flatbreads, including the popular naan and roti, as well as paratha – a traditional layered bread that’s torn apart to serve and literally melts in your mouth. There’s also the unique Thava roll, which has to be sampled to be appreciated..
To complete the meal, dessert comes in the form of a selection of heavenly traditional Indian sweet temptations, or your selection of speciality coffees.
Owner Mathew Abraham, who hails from Kerala, was inspired to open Thava to give Jozi residents the opportunity to experience the food from this region. “Kerala is a blend of different cultures and religions – Hindu, Christian and Muslim – and these influences are reflected in the blend of flavours that makes the food from this part of the world so divine. My passion for food comes from my mother, who is an incredible cook, and whose recipes and hours of consultation on the dishes via telephone to India have resulted in a menu that is truly divine.”