Goa, with its pristine beaches, lush greenery, and rich cultural heritage, is known for its diverse cuisine, and especially, its seafood. To give the locals and travellers a taste of authentic Goan cuisine and seafood delicacies, Mr Xavier Furtado established The Fisherman’s Wharf, Mobor, in 2005. Situated on the banks of River Sal, it is the pioneer establishment of the very well-known ‘The Fisherman’s Wharf’ brand. In this feature story, we explore what makes The Fisherman’s Wharf Goa a must-visit restaurant.
Mr Furtado’s vision of setting up a restaurant at a riverside property inspired him to establish The Fisherman’s Wharf. He wanted to offer guests a unique dining experience where they could relish authentic Goan cuisine in a complete Goan aura.
What sets The Fisherman’s Wharf apart from other waterfront restaurants is its commitment to maintaining top-notch quality. Every aspect of the supply chain, from the procurement of raw ingredients to the final plated dish, is of utmost importance. The seafood served at the restaurant is sourced from local markets, ensuring a steady supply of fresh catch. With a broad variety of fresh catch kept on ice display, guests can make a better choice of fish and crustaceans. The food is prepared by stellar chefs who pay attention to detail and guests’ preferences, making sure it is flavorful and top-quality. Finally, impeccable hospitality and service complete the dining experience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes in the way people dine out. At The Fisherman’s Wharf, the top priority is customers’ health and food safety. The restaurant has strictly followed all standard operating procedures and government protocols. These include maintaining social distance between tables, sanitising tables from time to time, digitising payments and menu offerings, requesting staff to get vaccinated and wear double masks, and placing hand sanitizers at all entry and exit points.
The Fisherman’s Wharf offers a unique cuisine of seafood delights with an amalgamation of Goan authenticity and Indian and global flavours. The menu offerings are an ode to the jewels of the sea, cooked with the typical zest of the Goan kitchen. King Prawn Recheado, Spicy Prawn Balchao, Pomfret in Butter Garlic Sauce, and the classic Goan Prawn Curry with Rice are some of the signature dishes. The restaurant also offers Asian favourites, Indian signatures, and Continental and Mediterranean options, catering to guests from all around the world.
The rustic ambience of The Fisherman’s Wharf, with its huge brass pots, woven bamboo baskets, wooden boats, and glimmering lights, gives diners the true splendour of the Goan vibe. The picturesque view of the shimmering waters of River Sal adds to the dining experience. The restaurant is an entertainment hub with rhythmic beats to get your feet up and grooving while you enjoy tasteful quenchers and treat yourself to an impeccable food spread.
Every guest that steps into The Fisherman’s Wharf leaves with a memorable experience. The restaurant has welcomed several renowned personalities, including Bollywood celebrities and politicians.
Fisherman’s Wharf in Goa is not just a restaurant, but a complete sensory experience that delights its guests with authentic Goan cuisine, fresh seafood, picturesque views, and warm hospitality. Mr. Xavier Furtado’s vision of bringing the essence of Goan culture to the dining table has been beautifully executed through his team of chefs, who create a menu that caters to every taste bud. The restaurant’s commitment to responsible dining and hygiene has ensured that even during the pandemic, guests can dine in a safe and hygienic environment. With its unique ambience, decor, and location, the Fisherman’s Wharf is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Goa, and promises to leave an unforgettable impression on every diner.