Petite and elegant Leda lounge bar & restaurant is steadily gaining its reputation as a classy place to dine and unwind in the beautiful environs of Colva beach. The lounge with a capacity for 40 persons and ac fine dining upper level accommodates up to 30 guests. The restaurant and bar is open throughout the year and provides an ideal space for tourist to indulge in an assortment of multi-cuisine,Indian, continental dishes and recipes from different parts of the world and the fully loaded bar counter is sure to pep-up your spirits.
Situated at Colva, south Goa’s most popular beach, Leda Lounge and Restaurant is a place where one would feel a sense of calm and ease that has a lazy vibe to it. Jam nights see this same ambience morph into a whole new beast with an electric nature, and to say that it is addictive is an understatement at best. Thursday evenings at Leda have seen musical excellence as well as faux pas in good humour on-stage with performances by rank amateurs and fine collaborations of assortments of musicians alike. Crossing off things to do, and keeping oneself free for a ‘jam night’ makes for an excellent break from one’s hectict mid-week routine.
One of the brains involved in the formulation of the concept, Shyam Haridas, the managing director chief executive officer of the group that manages Leda said, “The jam nights have been an excellent initiative, especially in the south. We hope to continue with these nights, but it will be an uphill climb if we are to do so, as most bands have commitments for the rest of the season.”
Nakul Arora, a tourist from New Delhi believes, “The band is amazing. As the evening went by, many people started to jam with the band. I actually moved out to the lounge area and enjoyed the phenomenal talent and music. This has been a completely unexpected experience for me.” Lead vocalist of one of Goa’s oldest bands, and in-house entertainment for what could be the last of these energetic evenings for a while, Sandy Pacheco believes that, “Leda is to the south of Goa, exactly what Cavala is to the north. A place where people of all ages can just turn up and have a great time.” And it isn’t just age restricted entertainment either. “The ambience is great and crosses areas, with rooms that are virtually theme oriented, and encompass fine dining, as well as a relaxed sports bar like attitude. The best thing of all, is that anyone can come up and jam, from people in their twilight years to little kids,” Pacheco adds.
If Leda does indeed put an end to this spellbinding series of events, it will be a shame, and one should (and rightfully so) keep their proverbial fingers crossed, that we haven’t seen the last of these events.