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Reviewed 30 March 2021 via mobile

Ordered food thro SWIGGy while staying at Kumbakonam. Taste was average. Adai avial was of very poor quality and taste. Chappathi and parotta are ok with an average Kuruma. Cost wise cheap but quality is average.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 11 February 2021

We visited this hotel located in Sri Adi kumbeshwarar Temple complex for breakfast , lunch and dinner. The owner Mr Ramani @ Rajagopalan was very friendly and gave us a history of this traditional hotel . The owner and all the staff are very dedicated...to service.The food was extremely tasty at very affordable price.. there were a wide variety of South Indian food items. Will definitely visit this place again when we come for our next visit to KumbakonamMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Last week we had lunch there. excellant food n authentic taste. will surely visit again n again wherever we will go to kumbhakonam.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 30 December 2020

An absolute gem! Hidden inside the complex of the Kumbeshwara Temple and is accessible only by foot through the shopping arcade. Parking is easily available in the streets around the temple complex. Do Not be fooled by lookalikes and other places using their brand name,...the original one is in the Temple complex and in a place where it seems time has stood still . We went there around lunch time and were welcomed with a warm smile for full meals. An unlimited stream of delicious potato curry , pushnikai kootu, vathalkuzhambu, sambar, rasam and rice were sumptuously served on a banana leaf. The standout was the parruppu podi and ghee to start the meal. We were also tempted into ordering a parotta and kurma which was happily served, needless to say it just blew our tastebuds. All the dishes were exemplary and the mouth waters just reminiscing the tastes. Our only regrets were that we did not have multiple stomachs to eat more and the time to come back for their legendary tiffin service. The service was amazing with all the food being served with ample generosity, humility and a smile that made the experience akin to dining at someone's home. The conversations with the owner Mr. Ramani (also known as Mr. H. Rajagopalan) was exceptional about the history of this place which has been around at least since 1914. We hope to visit this place again several times and hopefully soon to gobble up their mouth-watering offerings. Divine food from Divine people appropriately in a Divine location!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

High quality vegetarian food. South Indian food items only, meals, breakfast and dinner. Clean, hygiene. Located inside the Sri Adi Kumbeswarar sannidhi street amidst shops. Very cheap, serves food on plantain leaves. Staff are very courteous and friendly.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 November 2020

When we called ahead the day before to verify the location and timings, even on the phone we felt the warmth. It continued when we reached and were greeted with a simple but exquisite spread on a banana leaf. My daughter, a fussy eater, had...three rounds of paruppu podi rice with home made ghee. The personal attention and attention to details, the cost of the meal, the warmth of all those who serve there and the degree coffee-everything was too good. Thank you Mr. Ramani and Mr. Radhakrishnan. Next time we will come back for your legendary tiffenMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 September 2020

My brother and I visited Mangalambica frequently last summer. The service and the quality of the food was excellent. And they pay attention to cleanliness. When I visit Kumbakonam next, this will be one of the first places I'll be going to.

Date of visit: October 2019
Radha K, Manager at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Thank you for your review. Pleasure to serve patrons like you.

Reviewed 2 June 2020

excellent restaurant with mouthwatering food . evening tiffin items very tasty to savour after or before a temple visit . you find tiffin items only made at home like rice upma etc which are tastier than that at home . close your eyes and have...all meals while in the area here . There is a fraud restaurant of similar name on the street outside the temple compound . all autorickshaws take you there as they get a commission from the owner . so dont get tricked as we were once . phone number of the original hotel is 98840 71561More

Date of visit: December 2019
Radha K, Manager at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed the evening tiffins. It is our pleasure to serve loyal patrons like you. Stay safe and hope to see you again when the pandemic is over.

Reviewed 9 March 2020

One of the “Must Visit” place in Kumbakonam for authentic Tamilnadu cuisine Everything is so good here – Ambience, Food, Hospitality, Hygiene, Service We get to experience the nostalgic feel of the early 1900’s and it still remains one of the most preferred restaurant for...the locals. Every person whom you enquire for food recommends this restaurant. Food options – Varities of Dosas, Idli, Pongal and the best was Wheat Flour Halwa (authentic style), Filter Coffee (not to forget) Most importantly – they serve the food with LOVE! (A rarity in this money driven world) I'll surely visit this place once again when I am at Kumbakonam.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Radha K, Manager at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Thank you Mr. Vivek for the review and recommendation. Would love to serve you again!!

Reviewed 7 March 2020

This hotel has been providing good homely food to the customers at affordable rates. This is based on my personal experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Ganesh S
22 September 2018|
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Response from 937rajkumark | Reviewed this property |
May be Sunday opening, like normal days
23 July 2018|
Response from Guide44242684545 |
All breakfast and lunch items are gluten free. At dinner, all items except Chapati and Parotta is gluten free.
31 July 2017|
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Response from foodfreak92 | Reviewed this property |
Idly,vadai,poori,pongal,dosa varieties,rava dosa varieties
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Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5