Get off the beach and visit Octopus on the Chaudi road, just a couple of kliks from Patnem, to find very good Modern European cuisine. This season the excellent burgers continue with some new & interesting dishes added including Bouillibasse - fish soup French style, a good vegetarian selection, the traditional Sunday Roast, (I think the only place around where you'll find pork crackling or homemade horseradish sauce, complete with all the trimmings). Also new interesting desserts like the 'deconstructed' fruit crumbles.
The MAIN attraction for me is the recent addition of a 'full monty' breakfast/brunch on Saturdays only for Chaudi Market Day...wonder of wonders, Peter, the owner, has managed to source CUMBERLAND SAUSAGE & BLACK PUDDING!!!
Octopus is really worth the effort of dragging yourself out of the beach cafes, and makes a lovely change from local Indian food.
Oh, and there are great offers on COCKTAILS which Pete, a mixologist from London, wizzes up to perfection!