Can real food - seasonal, local, scratch-made, and creatively presented - survive in the Kochi suburbs in a way that feels accessible to a wide audience weaned on fondness for the unpredictable and unexplored? The answer is yes. And Hotel Presidency have cracked the code, transitioning from their fine-dining backgrounds to create a perfect neighborhood Roof Top Restaurant and American Launch Bar with their second edition of expansion. Presidency is a diverse rising group of local independents in Kochi who've managed to multiply without sacrificing the essentials of identity and heart.
There are caveats to this rooftop experience, but if the stars align you’re in for a treat. You’d never guess this unassuming 50+ seat Roof Top Launch Bar has such a stunning bird’s eye view of the Kochi city. But that unassuming semblance of blond-wood elegance is part of the genius that makes this open-window all-day atelier an ideal model for the modern restaurant-bar, casual in ambience but sophisticated in the details. Get the best views of conspicuous MG Road, eliciting Kochi Metro and an unbarred view of the Marine Drive that draws greater inspiration and deeper rustic resonance from the Kerala coastline.
An evocative Indian and Continental menu, a hand-crafted excellence that deftly melding and exudes passion awaits to coddle your taste buds. The food is outstanding, from starters like the rustic Lucknowi Kebab Platter to the Rajasthani Sweets Platter; their resonant menu is executed with bold, fresh flavors and local inspirations that provide a fine reminder of why Presidency has long been one of the most sought after family dine-out option in Kochi. A solid bet for the ubiquitous fact of a good family outing to suburban life of Kochi. The restaurant is better set up for eating but you can still snaffle the short bar menu and drink in the skyscraping panorama all year round, be it summer, winter or monsoon.
The Presidency’s atmospheric roof garden serves a menu as eclectic in style as the metro rail that hustles through the overhead lines beside. It’s a popular spot, not just for families and post-shopping dining, but also with in-the-know locals, thanks to its oasis-like feel, friendly staff and a menu that pulls in the punters all year round. The all-day à la carte menu is clean, international and focused on fusion. Blurring the pleasures of land and sea into one rustic, messy, juicy ode to meaty luxury, it always conveys a scholarly breadth of the region’s cuisines as well.
Presidency roof top restaurant, is a truly sought-after spot with a globe-trotting menu, designer looks and a peaceful terrace with pleasant city views. For a classier night of family outing or business trip, this is always swanky enough to pamper the City type in you, but also hip enough to welcome the Soul in you.