Lotus Court : Michael’s dedication and commitment to excellence propelled LCR&B forward


Michael’s venture into the culinary world began with his catering services, where he poured his heart into crafting delicious meals that left guests raving about the flavors and quality.

Inspired by nature’s beauty, particularly the gradual blooming of a lotus flower, Michael saw parallels in his own journey.

Just as the lotus starts as a small bud and blossoms into a magnificent flower, he envisioned growing from a modest caterer to a successful restaurateur.

For over a quarter of a century, Michael has been a fixture in Dahisar East, diligently building his reputation and honing his craft. It all began with a cozy spot named Side Walk, where his culinary prowess earned him a loyal following.

Armed with valuable experience from prestigious five-star hotels and armed with a wealth of guest data, Michael felt ready to take the next big step.

In June 2009, Lotus Court Restaurant was born, marking the realization of Michael’s dreams. Despite the initial challenges, Michael’s dedication and commitment to excellence propelled the restaurant forward.

Fast forward to the present, and Lotus Court Restaurant has not only endured but thrived, celebrating 14 years of culinary excellence. One of the restaurant’s standout features is its selection of seafood dishes, which quickly became the talk of the town, drawing patrons from far and wide.

With 12 fruitful years spent at Side Walk, Michael brought his wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new venture, ensuring its success.

When scouting for the perfect location for Lotus Court, Michael stumbled upon an opportunity at Orchid Plaza, where a shuttered vegetarian restaurant presented a blank canvas.

With keen foresight and a knack for seizing opportunities, Michael transformed the space into a culinary haven. As word of mouth spread and the crowds swelled, Michael saw the need for expansion.

Renting two additional flats, Michael seamlessly integrated them into the restaurant, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere with ample seating for families and groups.

The attention to detail extends to the interiors, where every element is carefully curated to enhance the dining experience, from the elegant decor to the cozy ambiance.

Michael’s journey from humble beginnings to culinary success is a testament to his passion, perseverance, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Restaurateur & Founders’ ‘Michael Fernandes & Chris Fernandes

As Lotus Court Restaurant & Bar continues to flourish, Michael remains dedicated to delighting guests with exceptional food and hospitality, ensuring that every visit is a memorable experience.

We have some special dishes that customers really love, like Chutney Stuffed Bombil, Prawns Tawa Garlic, Squid Lotus, Tisriya Masala, Crab Sukha, Surmai Tawa, Gawathi Murgh Handi, Chicken Dum Kebab, Chicken Chatpata, Bheja Tawa Fry, Paya Soup, and Wajri.

We make sure to serve fresh fish and chicken by getting them daily and preparing them ourselves at the restaurant. We even show the fish for display so guests can choose and see the quality before ordering.

Some of our special seafood includes Chutney Stuffed Bombil, Karandi Stuffed Bombil, Pomfret (Tawa/Tandoori), Surmai, Squid Lotus, and Crab Sukha.

Chutney Stuffed Bombil is our specialty dish with a special story. It was invented by my mother in the restaurant, and now we have different variations of it.

Yes, we do serve our special dishes like Squid Lotus (a Chinese starter), Squid Butter Garlic, Paya Soup, Wajri Dry Fry, Mori Tawa, Tisriya Masala, and customized Pomfret/Rawas.

Linus Coutto and Clifford Rodrigues’ handles the restaurant operations & heads the team particularly from their work experience in prestigious 5*hotel’s further managing with excellence and ensuring top notch services to all guest.

Linus Coutto  & Clifford Rodrigues, Operation Heads & Staff at Lotus Court Restaurant

We serve seafood all year round, except for Gaboli, which is seasonal. All other seafood dishes are available regularly.

Courtesy : In Conversation with the Restaurateur & Founders’ ‘Michael Fernandes & Chris Fernandes at Lotus Court Restaurant, Dahisar, Mumbai