Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
December 13, 2005
The service was a mixed bag on the three occasions I ate at Avalon Sunset. The waiters are very helpful and always smiling, but the time between placing and receiving an order is typically slow at around half an hour, and the lack of toilet facilities added to the ever changing availability of items on the menu can get irritating. One thing I liked was that the staff were in no hurry to move people on after they’d finished their meals, unlike other restaurants where the bill appears almost before you’ve finished the last spoon full of rice. The kitchen is outside at the bottom end of the restaurant and seemed clean enough. The cutlery and glasses were unstained and the tablecloths had at least been washed.
While the restaurant is a decent choice for breakfast or lunch, the fact that it’s not on the beach itself means it’s never very busy until the evenings, when the dim lighting and open sides provide a wonderful view of the sun setting over the waves, the sky gradually darkening until only the stars and the slowly moving lights from the traffic jam of boats heading down the coast to Panjim can be seen. You won’t find a more romantic spot in the whole of Anjuna.
From journal Three Weeks on a Beach: Goa