Here are three out of Many brag-worthy restaurants in Chennai
*Cost for 2 is given on the basis of reasonably-hearty eaters
This Thai restaurant sitting pretty in the midst of Alwarpet on TTK Road serves flavourful Thai food. It is a favourite for both its food and its service. Don’t-miss dishes there are the babycorn tartlets and raw mango and papaya salad for vegetarians and the soft-shelled crab and chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves, Thai green and red curries (both veg and non-veg) and the Tom Yum soup. The water chestnuts dessert is a huge favourite of many folks and the chocolate mousse tastes like a heavenly sin.
The interiors offer a very Oriental ambience. This restaurant is a rather cozy but well-lit place.
Cost for 2 would be around Rs. 2000/-
This cool nest on Chamiers Road offers a variety which ensures that you can either just meet someone for a small coffee (and we mean that quite literally! There is a Cappucino Piccolo available which is like a shot of Cappucino!), or lounge around and have a leisurely multi-course meal. Don’t-miss dishes are the Caeser Salad, Quesadillas, Thai Green Curry and rice and the warm pies. Their breakfast menu includes an awesome-tasting Muesli so you can take it from there as to how good everything else might be! It’s a great brunch place.
The interiors offer a quaint and refreshing feeling as the building is white and the green foliage outside lends a seemingly ‘foreign’ ambience.
Cost for 2 would be around Rs. 1,500/-
New Woodlands Vegetarian Hotel
This old comfort-zone on Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai is a pure vegetarian hotel and has a couple of restaurants – Vrindavan and Krishna and one or both are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you must taste the essence of South India in one place, it may as well be here. It is pocket-friendly and family-and-friends friendly. One of the old Madras greats, you get dollops of nostalgia here as you sip on South Indian Filter Coffee (kaapi) and munch on their crispy ghee roast Dosais. Don’t-miss dishes include Dosais, Idlis with their famous and timeless getti white chutney, amongst the tiffin items and their comforting Tomato Soup, Paneer Butter Masala and Butter Naan, and Vatha Kuzhambu served on the table for lunch and their meals or thaalis – both South and North Indian. To be fair, almost all their dishes are Don’t-Miss-Its. Apart from their gulaab jamun, they serve homely favourites like Bournvita and Horlicks too!
Cost for 2 would be around Rs. 500 for breakfast and Rs 1200 for lunch.
Stay tuned for more and more restaurants you just should not miss trying in Chennai!